Bodega Cats Get the Day Off
Protest fatigue? We get it. But it works.
This week, according to CNN, Trump skipped a planned visit to a Harley-Davidson factory "after the company decided it wasn't comfortable hosting him amid planned protests.... The canceled trip highlighted the difficulties Trump will continue to face as he looks to implement his agenda while his presidency is engulfed in controversy."
Farhad Manjoo echoes this in his discussion of the Women's March and the airport protests: "Over two weekends, the protests have accomplished something just about unprecedented in the nearly two years since Mr. Trump first declared his White House run: They have nudged him from the media spotlight he depends on. They are the only force we’ve seen that has been capable of untangling his singular hold on the media ecosystem."
Wired thinks "the machinery is in place to make Trump protests permanent."
How to help Yemeni bodega owners who are protesting today
In response to the Muslim ban, Yemeni store owners have shut down more than 1000 bodegas in New York City today between 12-8pm. Many are directly impacted by the ban.
Show support on their Facebook page.
If you're in NYC, rally in support today at 5:15pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Follow @TalalNAnsari for live updates from around the five boroughs.