World March of Women members from around the world were out on the streets in solidarity with us in the United States on January 21, 2017 as part of the Women’s March on Washington. As we are dealing with the repercussions of Trump’s administration on our communities, it is important to note that many countries around the world have also faced the rise of a reactionary right-wing governments, impacting women and people of color in particular.
On January 10th, we held our third and last call in the post-elections series, on Lessons from International Resistances to Right Wing Regimes. With the global phenomenon of the shift to the right, we know that in the US we are not facing nationalism, fear, anti-immigrant sentiments, or neoliberalism alone. In fact, our international allies have been struggling with these for longer than we have, and have lots that we could draw from. We had an incredible panel of speakers who shared with us the political context of their countries, and lessons for us to learn from.
Watch video updates from our delegates at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of Parties 22 (UNFCCC-COP22) in Morocco, November 2016.
Diana Lopez of Southwest Workers Union
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Right to the City Alliance (RTTC) and Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) are teaming up for the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation from January 18-21, 2017 and Trans-Local Actions in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
Visionary Opposition in the Era of Trumpism
REDIRECT: Please visit http://ggjalliance.org/ITRgrowresistance for the most updated information on this program, now called It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance.
Every day the landscape continues to change on a national level. The appointments Trump has made for his administration are clearly an assault on all the gains that people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ communities, and workers have fought for. This will have implications locally, nationally, and globally for years to come. Now is the critical time for a resistance movement to be visible and strong, on the defense and the offense.