Freedom Action Political Revolution

Today’s March for Truth… and Justice… and Democracy - Resistance & Revolution
Written by JoAnn Chateau

Catch some scenes from the Saturday, June 3, 2017 nation-wide March for Truth. Click here to see the latest March for Truth updates on Twitter.

Today’s March for Truth has four objectives.

  1. Establish an independent commission to investigate the Trump Team and possible collusion with Russia
  2. The new commission must operate with transparency
  3. Congress must compel Donald Trump to release his tax returns
  4. Any crimes or collusion discovered must lead to prosecution

You feel the fervor at the New York City March for Truth, with loud chants and drums: “Resist! Resist! Resist!” via Olga_Lautman NYC.

Is resistance just for the young? Olga_Lautman NYC captures the calm, sober reasoning for resistance from a quite mature citizen attending the March for Truth.

Community activist Amara Enyia speaks at the March for Truth in Chicago. She says, “Truth is a sword, truth is a shield, truth is a liberator.”

There’s much creativity, wit and wisdom in the homemade posters and signs of Truth Marchers.

Even if you didn’t make it to the March for Truth, you can retweet this to show your support.

Vive la Résistance!

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • Of course, this is a good thing and most necessary. I worry, however, that the left is not attending to the fact that their message is mostly oppositional. Those who want to stand against Trump are seen by his loyalists as attempting to dismantle the only life-raft anyone is offering them. It is not sufficient to vilify them, as some do, and thus cement their belief in HIM. Moreover, assuming his administration eventually unravels, what then? Where is there an agenda that addresses the enormous challenges of an economy that requires both advanced skills and the sheer intellectual capacity to learn those skills?

    • The Establishment Democrats seem to have nothing to offer except that they are better than Trump. Even though that campaign focus lost Clinton the presidency, they continue to limit themselves to trashing Trump.

      Trump is very bad, but the rotten system made him possible.

      To me, the real issue is the corrupting influence of Big Money in our political system. Wealthy donors call all the shots, smothering real democracy. We will never solve any problems until we end the corruption.

      I want to see thoughtful, genuine public servants, ranging from conservative to progressive, argue the merits of their ideas and proposed solutions – like stones that polish one another, a cognitive competition that makes both sides sharper and more aware of all that’s involved.

      • I don’t disagree, JoAnn, but so much of this happens at an emotional level (as we see on both sides), not an intellectual one. Jonathan Haidt has researched this element as it influences and determines our attitudes toward politics and religion. In order to reduce the Big Money influence, one will first have to win lots of elections in order to pass the legislation to accomplish the reduction. And, if the honest, bright public servants are really to be honest, they will have to talk honestly about the limits of their solutions for The Forgotten Man of today and his children and grandchildren tomorrow, in a world in which there is a shrinking space for people of average intellect who, in the case of the Forgotten Man, used to have good paying jobs which won’t be available going forward in the kind of work he used to do.

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