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  • The Concept of the Wall

    Rather than addressing the human insecurity at its root causes, wealthy people and states alike are protecting themselves from the harms they have created as they have for thousands of years: by building walls.

  • American Carnage: The Obscenity of Trump's Inauguration

    William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: Donald J. Trump is president, but the growl of organized protest will never be far from him now.

There is fear, but also hope, in the hearts of the organizers who are fighting Trump's oppressive and discriminatory agenda. The first day of the new administration saw a surge of resistance on many different fronts, including immigrant rights, the struggle to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, the Movement for Black Lives and more.

Riot police hold a line against activists blocking an entrance to the National Mall as they rally against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: Victor J. Blue / The New York Times)Riot police hold a line against activists blocking an entrance to the National Mall as they rally against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: Victor J. Blue / The New York Times)

The incoming administration has signaled it intends to expand policing tactics that have been ruled unconstitutional, and take a hands-off approach to rogue, racially discriminatory departments. Aggressive policing at today's inauguration day protests may foreshadow future crackdowns on resistance under the new administration.

Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010.(Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times</a>)Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010. (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

Overturning Roe v. Wade may not be as simple as the new administration and its congressional allies suggest. However, over the last two decades, anti-choice legislatures have been chipping away at abortion rights, even though a majority of people in the US are in favor of the right to choose.

There are times when two seemingly unrelated tax policies intersect to create windfalls for fortunate people who are in the right place at the right time. If Republicans succeed in repealing the estate tax, Trump's cabinet and their heirs may be able to defer capital gains taxes forever.

Why I'm Taking Part in the #BridgesNotWalls Action

Friday, January 20, 2017 By Priscilla Eyles, Speakout | Op-Ed

Over 150 coordinated "Bridges not Walls" actions are planned across the UK and Europe for January 20 -- and actions are planned as far afield as San Diego, California and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In a show of solidarity with those resisting incoming US president Donald Trump, in London we will be dropping banners off each of nine famous Thames bridges to highlight and resist the right-wing rhetoric and agenda at home in the UK and Europe.

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There is fear, but also hope, in the hearts of the organizers who are fighting Trump's oppressive and discriminatory agenda. The first day of the new administration saw a surge of resistance on many different fronts, including immigrant rights, the struggle to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, the Movement for Black Lives and more.

Riot police hold a line against activists blocking an entrance to the National Mall as they rally against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: Victor J. Blue / The New York Times)Riot police hold a line against activists blocking an entrance to the National Mall as they rally against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: Victor J. Blue / The New York Times)

The incoming administration has signaled it intends to expand policing tactics that have been ruled unconstitutional, and take a hands-off approach to rogue, racially discriminatory departments. Aggressive policing at today's inauguration day protests may foreshadow future crackdowns on resistance under the new administration.

Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010.(Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times</a>)Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010. (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

Overturning Roe v. Wade may not be as simple as the new administration and its congressional allies suggest. However, over the last two decades, anti-choice legislatures have been chipping away at abortion rights, even though a majority of people in the US are in favor of the right to choose.

There are times when two seemingly unrelated tax policies intersect to create windfalls for fortunate people who are in the right place at the right time. If Republicans succeed in repealing the estate tax, Trump's cabinet and their heirs may be able to defer capital gains taxes forever.

Why I'm Taking Part in the #BridgesNotWalls Action

Friday, January 20, 2017 By Priscilla Eyles, Speakout | Op-Ed

Over 150 coordinated "Bridges not Walls" actions are planned across the UK and Europe for January 20 -- and actions are planned as far afield as San Diego, California and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In a show of solidarity with those resisting incoming US president Donald Trump, in London we will be dropping banners off each of nine famous Thames bridges to highlight and resist the right-wing rhetoric and agenda at home in the UK and Europe.

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  • Author 52769
  • Label Op-Ed
  • Related Content 24965,25985,36884
  • Disclaimer This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
  • FB description Grassroots movements impact policies and social attitudes.

Economic Update: Organizing for Social Change

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment