Today New Yorkers put down their devices and took to the walls to resist on post its!
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Bravo Davide Bonazzi.
It comes as no surprise that Dr. Angela Davis was speaking out at the Women’s March on January 21, joining her voice with the millions that are in opposition to a white supremacist administra…
Source: Angela Davis, we honor you.
One day after the Trump inauguration a whole gender of Americans marched in solidarity against potus [Aziz Ansari SNL]. Across the country and across the world.
This message of solidarity flew in the sky ave New York as women, men, children and animals covered the ground.
These are some of the messages that touched my ex-immigrantly and writerly soul:
Russians are coming [not for trump!]
Butlerian woman who braved the cold:
Kids & animals protesting their dim future; sadly the climate couldn’t walk to protest:
And some images I saw in a flash & couldn’t shoot because of the hordes of crowds, but which remember:
Unpresident him diversely we stand
Hands too small. can’t build wall Not mein fuhrer
A photo a friend & colleague shot and gave me as we are both at a public univ:
Fred Baitinger in the flesh @ Washington March 1.21.17
And some I saw from other marches that I absolutely appreciate & love:
I cannot find sources for these two amazing images.
The marches and images around the country and world prove clearly that Trump’s transition wasn’t final when Obama classily handed him over to the American people on 1.20.17. because the next day – and even before – women descended on his regime in loud protests. This transition is going to be a long one.
And since the first lady fill-in has no feminist agenda for us women except as a glammed-up “post feminist huckster selling us male power” [Jill Filipovic’s expression], and since it IS a march for women, and by women that includes men – because it is NOT divisive! – I’ll end with my own image and words, hoping that they don’t fall on deaf ears:
What I saw today blew my mind out of its darkest corners: droves of millenials descending upon 5 avenue and 34th out of nowhere walking in-between cars and buses, almost on top of cars, causing them to come to an abrupt halt, tourists on tourist buses standing in support yet shock, police lagging behind and not interfering one bit. Millenials, for the first time with no devices stuck to their faces, looking up, heads held high chanting “fuck donald trump”, “don’t grab my pussy”, “love trumps hate”, “women’s rights are human rights”, “not my président” as they marched up to trump towers with these brazen words of freedom as their weapons. Marching up the avenue of the state to which trump belongs, trump’s home where he is most scorned and disliked. It was moment of reckoning for my somber mood since this morning’s bad news. A sense of pride swelling up inside as I joined them.
But the opposite occurred in my daughter’s school. Young voices silenced, tears speaking where voices should’ve been singing. Kids spilling tears all day today instead of preparing for their future for fear their parents get deported. The principal had to send letters to parents urging them to get counseling and at the same time apologizing “Hollande style” for not being able to chose who the president is.
What a world we live in! What’s become of this great free nation we call ‘America’? Barely one day old and so many tears, discontentment and demonstrations across the country – NY, Oregon, LA etc – from the young and old alike on the streets and classrooms of our nation.
Which president, in the history of this country that leads the world in freedom, and by example, has ever been so disliked that hate has preceded even before his rule begins?
Alas! Words fail!