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Women's March on Washington

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

  1. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    Yeah, same experience for me too. I purposely walk ahead of quiet bits on a march though as I prefer the interaction.
     
  2. Dom Traynor

    Dom Traynor Ngāti Tarara

    Yes I was aware of that.

    Must admit I am pleasantly surprised by the size and global reach of the turn out.

    I was driving through a small town yesterday with my partner when we saw about 20
    Women gathered in the Main Street, all white and middle class in a mostly working class town which is 50% white at most. We went and joined them for 20 minutes and they were all good people involved in decent local politics. I didn't draw any conclusions to be honest just thought it was interesting.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
  3. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    What chants were there ?
    (I'm shit at chanting feel really self conscious doing it).:oops:
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  4. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    Estimates of 1.2 million!

    Best gold placard of 2017 goes to London:

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  5. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    One day i would love to see tens of thousands marching against the brutal welfare reforms in the UK which have led to significant loss of life, i wonder when it will happen, I Daniel Blake has surely made people aware.
     
  6. Dom Traynor

    Dom Traynor Ngāti Tarara

    Yes because gender equality isn't real politics
     
  7. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    So equality isn't on your list then?
     
  8. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    Are you saying that there have not been any well attended Anti-Austerity/cuts marches?

    I need to know because I am pretty sure I have attended.
     
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  9. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    They're a colossal bell end is all we need to know.
     
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  10. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    I didn't say that, i was referring to what primarily the liberal middle class choose to protest about, in numbers, and what they largely ignore. In the 1930's the left marched and died for internationalism, raised money for Milk for Spain, but here we also had the national Unemployed Workers Movement that organised large protests against the Mean's Test, in other words it did both, now tell me when was the last big march on say the bedroom tax, social security this decade?
     
  11. Dom Traynor

    Dom Traynor Ngāti Tarara

    The UK has seen some pretty big anti austerity marches over the last few years.

    What you mean treelover is that women have gone too far and it's time they wound their necks in and got behind your priorities.
     
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  12. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    Fruitloop.
     
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  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    When was the last march you had a hand in organising?
     
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  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Just so
     
  15. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    Knuckle shuffle, clearly.
     
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Have you ever heard of Cable Street?
     
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  17. Dom Traynor

    Dom Traynor Ngāti Tarara

    The most active women he knows Mrs Palm and her daughters ​
     
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  18. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    He fucking hates the thought of women protesting.
     
  19. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby it can't happen here Enforced Holiday Banned

    See, IMHO, Trump's the straw that may just break the camel's back. In these days of FGM, women being oppressed in so many countries, domestic abuse, sexual assault, women being told that they can't govern their own bodies, body shaming and so on... Trump who has legitimised despicable sexism and assault might just galavanise people to demonstrate.
     
  20. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    You don't want to see a march against the deaths from the social security cuts, mmm.
     
  21. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member


    Do you spend all your life following posters around this site.
     
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  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Do try to stay on topick.

    When was the last march you had a hand in organising?
     
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  23. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    Shut it. This is about women & equality, fuck all else.
     
  24. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    That's the hope isn't it, that somehow President Trump is a good thing, because it couldn't be any worse. But demonstrating isn't going to be enough, obviously, the reasons why it was possible for that man to become president are deep rooted: He's just a symptom but such an obvious odious pustule that it does give hope, in a way.
     
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    He's an anal cyst
     
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  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist



    I take the point that maybe a lot of Trump's supporters couldn't make the trip to Washington.

    Still gonna annoy him though :D
     
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  27. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Just seen a clip of Madonna announcing that ' the revolution starts now'
     
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  28. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    My daughter just texted me: she went to the Women's March in Montreal.

    Vive les quebecoises!
     
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  29. Dom Traynor

    Dom Traynor Ngāti Tarara

    #alllivesmatter
     
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  30. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Canadians headed to Women’s March turned away at U.S. border | Toronto Star

     

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