The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on occasions that I wish it always to be kept alive.
As resistance spiked this weekend – at airports, in the streets, and above all in the media, people throughout the nation are making plans for future marches and other public statements of resistance. As the list of local and national protests expands by the hour this is but a smattering of the sorts of initiatives that are in the works. Past posts have covered these:
- People’s Climate March. https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/global-warming-and-the-march-go-on/)
- March for Science https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/marchers-will-support-research-science-real-facts/).
The “spirit of resistance to government will go on. Some examples:
- Supporters of public education are planning a Washington March at a date-to-be-determined during the summer.
- The Capital Pride Alliance is hosting The Magic of Pride Conference in Washington March 10-12. http://www.capaitaalpride.org/eventts/parade-2017
- The Juggalos have already scheduled a March for September 19 – read more about the Juggalos and their issues here – http://www.juggalomarch.com
- To date hundreds of communities, organizations and individuals have requested and are taking action based on Indivisible, the “manual” on taking action at the local level. Brave New Films has produced an video introducing the basics of the manual in a convenient video: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/indivisible?utm_campaign=indivisible_ot1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=bravenew – locally MPR is taking a lead in the Indivisible initiative: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/indivisible/episodes
- The Women’ March was the beginning, not the culmination, of that initiative. To keep up with what’s evolving in Minnesota sign up for the NEW Minnesota Women’ March Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/375965222773592/
To put things in perspective, check this recent article on history-making protests in US history: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-womens-march-history-20170121-story.html or skim the Wikipedia entry on past protests in Washington, DC.
The “spirit of resistance to government” is a revolutionary but definitely not a new idea.