January 22, 2017

Millions march against the rise of fascism in the United States

The numbers aren't in yet, but upwards of 2 million people march against the policies and espoused fascism of the newly elected president Donald Trump. While Trump spent his day attacking the media and complaining because his delusional view of the crowds at his inauguration were different than the truth that was reported, millions of people took to streets around the world.

Part of the crowd on 5th Ave

I participated in the New York City March, and it was impressive. I have attended marches for over 40 years, and this was the biggest one that I have ever seen. Reports say that there were 250,000 people. I don't know. What I know is that the street were filled with people. We were people of all ages, from 3 months to very old. While this was a "Women's March" it was a wonderful mix of women and men, from all races and economic backgrounds.

Here are some more of my favorite signs and pictures from today:

Pussy hats in the subway

Yarmulke pussy hats

A family of pussy hats

Without Borders, Without Flags, Solidarity

Our small portion of the 250,000 people in NYC

The marches were great, empowering and re-energizing. However, it is what comes next that is really important. This must become a movement. Not one that just goes out and votes Democratic. It must become a movement that takes on the power structure and fights for the rights of working people. A movement that fight for immigrants, against racism, against xenophobia. A movement that fights to ruling class on all levels for a better life for all.

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