FROM ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE:
Millions of people gathered in cities around the world today for Women's Marches in what was the largest inauguration-related protest in U.S. history. Read our full dispatch below.
FROM NBC NEW YORK:
ITP V.017 EDITORS NOTE:
FROM YOUTH CODE:
There will come a day when our children’s children will have to atone for the precedent set in this day and age. This time now where the rights and freedoms of our bodies are governed by individuals seething with hatred in their hearts. This era where the callous ignorance of sheltered thought dictates matters. Where women are objectified and denied the ability to control their own bodies. Where two people in love are not able to marry and be looked upon with civility by their fellow citizens. Where the gender that an individual identifies with is disregarded and chastised by people born in a body they feel satisfied in. The world we exist in denies us the right to live happily. We are continuously spoken for by voices not our own.
The age is upon us where we stop mandating what rights others do with their free bodies. Where we stop looking upon others as if they were just bags of discard worthy flesh. Where we stop the senseless ignorance and injustices, starting in our diets and ending in our decisions. We are above and far more compassionate than the voice’s beat. We are better than to let anything exist without its decisions made for itself. The time is now. Speak against cruelty in all living things. Act against hatred. Stare narrowmindedness in the face without fear of consequence. We all have a limited time of existence. We must do our part to stand together and promote a world where inequalities cease to exist. We owe it to ourselves, if not the children ahead of us in our own lives. Homophobia, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, racism, animal cruelty, and overall inconsideracy to life on this planet must be put to an end.
FROM BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN:
The E Street Band is glad to be here in Western Australia. But we're a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America and in Melbourne who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare, and immigrant rights. We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-