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Women Are Leading The Resistance Against Trump
Who run the world... er... resistance against authoritarian forces?

Here’s a quick rundown of nine of the women who have dedicated their time, power and political capital to upholding the democratic principles on which the United States was founded ― even under Trump:

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates

Sent a letter to top attorneys at the Department of Justice instructing them not to defend President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from the Muslim-majority countries

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly

The first judge to rule on a lawsuit filed in opposition to President Trump’s executive order

 U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema

Within an hour of Donnelly’s rulling, Judge Brinkema issued a temporary restraining order, blocking the deportation of green card holders who were being detained at Dulles International Airport. She also ruled that lawyers must be allowed access to the Dulles detainees.

U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs and Magistrate Judge Judith Dein

Issued a seven-day restraining order from Massachusetts blocking the executive order, which not only prevents the deportation of detainees, but also the detention of approved refugees, as well as visa and green card holders from the seven countries specified in President Trump’s executive order.

Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez

Co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington


1. How much poison are you willing
to eat for the success of the free
market and global trade? Please
name your preferred poisons.

2. For the sake of goodness, how much
evil are you willing to do?
Fill in the following blanks
with the names of your favorite
evils and acts of hatred.

3. What sacrifices are you prepared
to make for culture and civilization?
Please list the monuments, shrines,
and works of art you would
most willingly destroy.

4. In the name of patriotism and
the flag, how much of our beloved
land are you willing to desecrate?
List in the following spaces
the mountains, rivers, towns, farms
you could most readily do without.

5. State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
the energy sources, the kinds of security,
for which you would kill a child.
Name, please, the children whom
you would be willing to kill.

-Wendell Berry, Questionnaire

U.S. Soldier examines the grave of an unknown U.S. soldier who was buried by the enemy before retreating. The first American soldier that noticed the grave, decorated it with mortar shells and ferns. Photo by Four Star General Charles Day Palmer of Chicago, Illinois.