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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:49 AM

Are marches being organized and scheduled? How do we find out? nt

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Reply Are marches being organized and scheduled? How do we find out? nt (Original post)
nature-lover Jan 2020 OP
C_U_L8R Jan 2020 #1
Hotler Jan 2020 #2
Cal Carpenter Jan 2020 #6
Wednesdays Jan 2020 #3
triron Jan 2020 #4
Cal Carpenter Jan 2020 #5
nature-lover Jan 2020 #7

Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:52 AM

1. It would be something

if there were millions surrounding Congress as it votes. Not sure it can be done with the variable schedule... but I'd drop everything and try to be there. Certainly locally.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:43 AM

2. We should be setting the example for the rest of the world for

how to protest government. Spring is coming and now is the time to start the discussion of organizing. There were 3-4 million people on the Washington Mall for Obama's inauguration. The orange one will lose his shit if 4-5 million people showed up to protest his fat ass.
I will march.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:18 PM

6. I'd turn that around

We need to learn from the example of the rest of the world. If our news covered international movements better, we'd see the hard-core shit that's been going on in Latin America, for example. We'd see how common it is in places like France for people to pour into the streets on a moment's notice when Macron tries to fuck up their retirement/pension system (https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/strikes-protests-france-unveils-retirement-bill-68499373).

We are way behind the curve on this stuff, and we rarely see honest and thorough coverage of what's happening elsewhere in the world when it comes to people's movements. But if you dig a little, you can find it.

If you do want to march, check this link for events happening tomorrow: https://www.answercoalition.org/jan_25_event_listings

They are organized around No War With Iran, but there will no doubt be a focus on impeachment.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:47 AM

3. MoveOn.org has been silent

since the "No War" protests on January 9.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:09 PM

4. I sent them a rather nasty email.

They had a rather tepid response. Not impressed. They seemed rather clueless to me.

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Response to nature-lover (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:14 PM

5. Tomorrow is an international day of action against war with Iran incl Wash DC

https://www.answercoalition.org/jan_25_event_listings

I'm sure most of the US cities will have a strong pro-impeachment contingent. Particularly the DC event!

Most marches and rallies like this are organized by independent organizations, not partisan groups. DU used to be a great source of info about this stuff, but as this site has circled the wagons and focused almost solely on elections it has become less welcoming as far as groups like ANSWER and Code Pink who are nonpartisan in their criticisms of government. I'd suggest finding activist groups in your community in order to stay connected to this type of info.

Party activists and movement activists have some overlap, of course, but their roots are different.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:34 PM

7. Thank you

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