[Marxism] Fwd: These Are the Groups Behind Those ‘Spontaneous’ Anti-Trump-Ban Protests - The Daily Beast

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Feb 2 04:41:05 MST 2017

On the dark and cloudy morning in Brooklyn after Donald Trump’s 
election-night upset, 20 members of the nonprofit Make the Road New York 
gathered in the conference room of their office for an all-hands 
emergency meeting.

The Latino and working-class organizing group, which specializes in 
immigrant rights, had not fully prepared for its nightmare scenario of 
Trump winning the presidency. Few people in the room believed the 
Republican candidate had more than a slim chance of victory.
The mood was extremely emotional. Some were visibly distraught, some 
were furious, some even cried.

But as the day went on, the small huddle of organizers got back to work 
to chart a course forward—to prepare for what Daniel Altschuler, their 
director of civic engagement and research, would later describe as a 
“defining fight of our lives.”


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