On Friday, Donald Trump became president. (Sorry, if you haven’t heard.) But, at least so far, the response has been heartening.
Millions marched this weekend, many of whom had never attended a political protest before. It was inspiring and hopefully a sign of things to come. But any movement, especially one in its infancy, needs ideas. We decided to do a big event — along with Haymarket Books and Verso Books — on inauguration Friday to help spark a conversation about what resistance should look like in the age of Trump and what kind of positive program we should be fighting for.
Over a thousand people gathered in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Theatre (and over 100,000 across the United States and abroad watched at home or at livestreaming parties) for The Anti-Inauguration. The event featured author and activist Naomi Klein, journalist Anand Gopal, the Intercept‘s Jeremy Scahill, the Guardian‘s Owen Jones, and Princeton African-American Studies professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with introductions by Jacobin editor and publisher Bhaskar Sunkara.