The Media Needs to ‘Relentlessly Document the Impact’ of the Trump Administration
President Trump was in office less than 24 hours before millions of people around the world took to the streets to express their commitment to human rights and their opposition to decisions they expect his administration to make.
On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Truthdig editorial team and columnist Bill Boyarsky broke down what Trump has done thus far and discussed what can be expected from his administration and his opposition in the days to come:
Boyarsky attended the Women’s March in Los Angeles, and he told the Truthdig team that the “statement of goals were certainly more than women’s issues.” But would this intense activism last beyond Saturday’s march?
Many expressed little hope that the opposition would continue. “The masses are so distracted,” communications coordinator Sarah Wesley said. “Meanwhile, the rich are just looking at us going back and forth.”
Boyarsky, however, drew on his own journalistic career to explain how small, local organizing efforts can be effective — as long as people remain committed.
Staff writer Emma Niles agreed. “It’s going to be these small steps that are not full of glory but do make a difference,” she said.
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—Posted by Emma Niles