January turned out warmer than expected in at least one respect. The size of the Women’s Marches on January 20 were larger than expected, with hundreds of thousands of people flooding into the streets in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Hundreds and thousands turned out in countless other cities across the U.S., exposing the deep well of anger toward the Trump administration.
One week later, and vastly outnumbered by anti-choice protesters, more than a dozen organizations, including the ISO, took a courageous stand to demand reproductive justice during the annual Walk for Life. Thousands upon thousands of anti-woman crusaders marched through the streets, confronted by dozens of pro-choice activists chanting, “Walk for Life, that’s a lie, you don’t care if women die!”
And on the night of January 30, after Trump gave his first State of the Union address, SocialistWorker.org editor Alan Maass gave the socialist response, offering a vision of solidarity and resistance in opposition to Trump’s racist “America First” agenda.