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Women's March on Washington

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Idris2002, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Dom Traynor

    Dom Traynor Ngāti Tarara

    It will mostly be middle class white women so I wouldn't worry.

    That's not me being critical of the ideas behind the march merely sceptical of the organisers abilities. I could be wrong.
     
  2. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    surely better from a trump point of view to let them have their protest which everyone knows will change nothing and then for them to go away rather than up the stakes and make people notice it.
     
  4. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    He wants to be seen as an authoritarian who can shut down the feminists and the liberals and the minorities and anyone else who might fancy protesting. His base will like it too; remember that a lot of the campaign centred on how (mostly BLM) protestors were violent thugs.

    On the other hand, it's definitely open to legal challenge, and he also hates to lose and acts like a spoiled child when he doesn't get what he wants, which might do him harm (but probably not - it hasn't so far).
     
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    yes. but i bet no one would have noticed a peaceful march on inauguration day which wasn't reported.
     
  6. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Quite possibly, but it wouldn't help his image.
     
  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Theres a solidarity/parallel "women's" march in london on sat 21st jan {"we call on people of all genders to march...}...and supposedly in cities around the world
    website: Home
    Schedule
    12PM MARCH ASSEMBLES IN GROSVENOR SQUARE
    2PM - 3.30PM RALLY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE
     
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    anyone out from urban?
     
  9. YouSir

    YouSir Look out Laika, it's Earth.

    D.C. is a very mixed place and I'd guess BLM and other community organisations will be turning up too, although as others are coming in from out of town that might still make for a M/C white majority.
     
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  10. YouSir

    YouSir Look out Laika, it's Earth.

    I've got friends who are out and posting on Facebook, usual march stuff tbh. As you'd expect.
     
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  11. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    Ye I went along, left before the speeches. Was yuge, if quiet. I went to cheer mysrlf up more than because I think it will change anything.better than feeling angry and depressed about it on your own at home.
     
  12. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yes. It was stupidly enormous. The US ones will doubtless be bigger, particularly Washington.
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    a couple of weeks back I was feeling a little annoyed at the amount of attention Trump gets in the UK, in fact how much attention all US politics gets, and the distraction that is from our own rulers.... And on some level annoyed that trump is activating some resistance here whilst whilst farage walks relatively freely....

    but I was wrong. Trump is now the daddy to all these assorted nationalist pricks, and I'm very happy people are out in the streets today. It's an ideology, not just a local politician, and the task of challenging it has to start somewhere...

    we all know the shortcomings of a to b marches, but actually I think these ones are important.
     
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  14. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yeah. I think it's important to denormalise this stuff, particularly for those in the US - see also Spencer getting a smack in the face on TV. Less that marches will do anything in themselves and more that they challenge a general PR campaign and help people feel they are not alone, which then leads to specific political action. Actually that's the point of marches in general.
     
  15. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Just on my way back... Was the toss up between a gym session or a meaningful 3 hour walk. Was a beautiful day for a walk :)
     
  16. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    Where i was in the march it was pretty much silent, no slogans, no shouting just shuffling along. Felt kind of sombre despite the sunshine and massive crowd, which i reckon is kind of fitting, but maybe that's just me being a morbid sod.
     
  17. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper It's a complicated world innit.

    So what political action are these marches a part of, or going to lead into? Come to think of it what were the speakers saying should happen next?
     
  18. YouSir

    YouSir Look out Laika, it's Earth.

    Who cares what speakers at marches say? More interesting is what groups had a presence on the march, what they'll do and who they reached when they were there. Marches are a show of solidarity and an outreach for smaller movements, if they're anything useful.
     
  19. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

    Reports saying 500K - journo friend on the ground saying near on a million! :cool:

    Smash the fucking patriarchy!
     
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  20. Cloo

    Cloo U R dOin me a friTen

    Me too! Was a great event and my daughter was really excited by all of it, which was fantastic. There was also quite a lot of attention to Brexit, Austerity, Tories etc as well, so it did bring in a lot of themes. The biggest one, I`m pleased to say, did seem to be a positive commitment to love, equality, freedom etc. :)
     
  21. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

     
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  22. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    What was the BREXIT theme?
     
  23. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Isn't Trump pro Brexit ?
     
  24. Cloo

    Cloo U R dOin me a friTen

    I just meant there were a lot of placards about these themes as well and people were tying together these areas of concern.
     
  25. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    image.jpg
    Cher on the Washington March with minders
     
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  26. YouSir

    YouSir Look out Laika, it's Earth.

    A true woman of the people. From a reasonable distance, they are dirty after all.
     
  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Saturday shoppers, means nothing :hmm:

    ;)
     
  28. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Meanwhile....

    News · End Violence Against Women

    Government ploughing on with proof of rape for third child tax credit and not giving if the woman still lives with the perpetrator. Cunts.
     
  29. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Larger marches tend to be 'flatter'. I think it's because there are fewer people around who are used to wandering around yelling stuff.
     
  30. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I think you were in a quiet bit! There was lots of chanting and dancing and stuff in other places.
     
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