This week, President Trump was impeached in the House of Representatives and more than 100,000 people around the US came out to participate in the #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw demonstrations (the Crowd Counting Consortium is still counting).
As Americans mobilized to protest the President and express their support for the impeachment process, many were asking about what is the purpose of protest in American politics right now. Last Friday, I wrote a piece for TIME that discusses protest in the US right now. In particular, I explain how Resistance Groups are employing protest as a tactic to mobilize energy for efforts in the 2020 election (rather than to confront and disrupt the political system).
This week, my perspective and American Resistance were mentioned in “Impeachment Needs to Move to the Streets” by Jeet Heer for the Nation and in “The Resistance Almost Missed Impeachment” by Elaine Godfrey for the Atlantic.
Unless something outrageous happens in the next 11 days, I doubt we’ll see much more resistance in the streets in 2019. Happy holidays to all!