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Creating Enemies, Creating Hell

"And finally it comes down to this: When you create enemies, you create hell." For all the shocking, bombastic style of the new administration, Robert Koehler is most disheartened by the continuing enmity at the heart of U.S. policy. Creating governing structures that reject the enmity and blame that lead to war are a bigger task than defeating Trump.

The Women’s March, Part 1: Solidarity Without Enmity

"The spirit of solidarity that infused Saturday’s marches worldwide was hopeful and invigorating. But solidarity can be channeled over and against enemies, or it can be channeled toward a vision of ever-widening inclusivity that rejects the concept of enmity altogether." Lindsey Paris-Lopez hopes that the movement birthed from the women's marches will ignite solidarity that seeks to redeem, not scapegoat.

The Birth of a Movement

Robert Koehler attended the Women's March in Chicago. "[T]hese rallies were also more than a sum of their parts. They were a culmination — a fusion — of the issues the participants stood for, and thus they were something new, nameless, in the process of becoming."