Trump and his cabinet picks are on record defending torture as a legitimate form of interrogation, even calling torturers "patriots." With the torturers hired by the Bush administration having escaped prosecution, Trump's administration may feel that it can use torture with impunity.
Debates over intersectionality and inclusion continued in the final days leading up to the Women's March on Washington, which inspired sister marches in an estimated 673 cities across the world. Truthout spoke with participants in the DC march about why they came, how it felt to participate and the hard work that lies ahead for all of our overlapping movements.
While the government officials developing and enforcing US immigration policy changed on January 20, the economic system in which they make that policy did not. As fear sweeps through immigrant communities in the United States, understanding that system helps us anticipate what a Trump administration can and can't do in regard to immigrants, and what immigrants themselves can do about it.