Spirited resistance movement sparks hope amid the fear and loathing.
Gallery of photography by Alan Pogue, James Retherford, and Nathalia Ochoa, below.
AUSTIN — As we suffer through the first month of the Trump presidency, with all its horrors, we have something very important to be thankful for: a thriving multi-faceted nationwide movement of resistance to Trump’s ultra-right-wing, hate-driven message.
And it all started with the massive mobilization January 20-21, 2017, the weekend of Trump’s inauguration.
The women’s actions — in Austin, nationally, and internationally — were significant because they constituted an act of great solidarity on the part of women around the world and a powerful, militant response to the shocking misogyny of Trump and his supporters; because they made for a triumphant counter-inauguration, bringing a resounding sense of hope to a very chilling narrative; and because they may have laid the groundwork for a serious anti-fascist resistance movement in this country.