Posts Tagged ‘Women’s March’

I am a nasty woman

January 22, 2017

Ashley Judd reciting ‘I am a nasty woman’  at Women’s March In Washington DC.

Telling the truth is a revolutionary act

January 22, 2017

In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. — George Orwell

The Party told you to reject all evidence with your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. — George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

The point is that the attacks and the attempts to delegitimize this president in one day — and we’re not going to sit around and take it.  – Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff

The method for taking over the state and for it becoming a totalitarian police state, is always the same, and it’s always the identification of ‘the other’ as the enemy. In Trump’s case, it’s the Chinese, the Mexicans, and Islam – it doesn’t matter who it is. With Hitler, it was the Jews, the Communists, the Gypsies, anybody who had a physical deformity, or whatever it might be, the homosexuals – they were all lumped together. — Roger Waters

The resistance begins today. — Roger Waters

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, war is peace.

On Inauguration Day, the crowds in Washington were far fewer than for the Inauguration of Barack Obama. The anti-Trump protest, Women’s March, the next day, dwarfed that for the Trump Inauguration.

Estimates of the Women’s March put it at three times for the Trump Inauguration.  The Metro reported it carried three times as many passengers on Saturday as on Friday.

In cities across America, massive anti-Trump demonstrations.  No only in USA, across the world. There was a massive demonstration in Sydney.

But no, according to Trump the media was lying.

If Trump lies on the size of a  crowd, can we believe him on anything he says?

His White House press mouthpiece repeated the lie.  Repeated the lie and launched an unprecedented attack on the media.

When White House chief of staff threatens the media, says will not tolerate media questioning  legitimacy of the Trump presidency, this has shades of Nazi Germany.

What is he going to do, lockup up journalists as they do in Turkey, kill journalists as in  Russia?

In Mexico they have a phrase for Trump, Trump Eres Un Pendejo, Trump, you’re an arsehole.

#J20 The Other Inauguration

January 21, 2017

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. — Desmond Tutu

20 January 2016, saw Donald Trump sworn in as US President.

He has taken office with the lowest poll rating of any US President in modern times.

The day started with banner drops on bridges across the world, Build Bridges not Walls.

It was the sign of things to come.

The night before, massive protest outside Trump Tower in New York.

A sign of things to come, in Washington on Inaugural Day, the police were teargassing, using pepper spray and stun grenades on protesters.

Today in Washington, Women’s March dwarfed the crowds for Trump on Friday.

This was repeated in towns across the US, and across the world.

If Inauguration Day was Day 0, this was Day 1, this is only the beginning.

The surprise is that BBC covered, let alone put at the top of their news coverage, as usually they ignore all protests.

A system in transition, offers the opportunity for change. Trump offers that opportunity if people are prepared to rise to the challenge and seize that opportunity.

Protest now needs turning into action.  Kicking out the corrupt Democrats who lost the election, ordinary people seizing control of Town Halls, following the example of towns and cities across Spain, follow the examples of Madrid, Barcelona and A Coruña.

To invest in jobs and people, build open coops, then network those coops.