What Is the Resistance?

(March 3, 2017; Sarah Kendzior, The Globe and Mail): “Some analysts have compared the resistance to earlier political movements such as Occupy Wall Street or the Tea Party, but there is little similarity in impetus or scope. Tea Party demonstrations were held against a popular president and peaked at about 300,000 protesters in a day; Occupy reflected widespread economic concerns, but never achieved the demographic diversity of the current protests. What is now called resisting is often Americans simply helping others: a concept so alien to the Trump administration that it is labelled as subversive. Lawyers volunteer to aid unjustly detained immigrants; clergy hold interfaith rallies when one religion is attacked; citizens look out for their neighbours and lobby officials on their behalf….”

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