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Wednesday evening owls: beating Trump is just the start

Almost 5,000 people attended the Idaho Women's March in downtown Boise on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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Heather Digby Parton at the salon writes –Progressive and Power: When Trump is defeated, the real battle begins::

Salons Andrew O & # 39; Hehir wrote a thoughtful piece this week on political engagement, claiming that voting is a tepid form of activism anyway, especially in America where it often becomes "a bizarre form of symbolic theater or public therapy". He suggests that direct action is needed to move the country forward, citing the civil rights movement, ACT UP AIDS activism of the 1980s, and the anti-globalization protests of the late 1990s as movements that have been viewed as far outside the mainstream at the time, but pushed their agendas much faster than they could have achieved through traditional lobbying or partisan policies. He points out that the Post-Parkland student movement, Greta Thunberg's climate strikers, and Black Lives Matter protesters are among other things the rumble of a new generation preparing to postpone the envelope beyond what we've seen.

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