Women’s March in Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Women's March in Antigua Guatemala 5

As in many cities around the world, women marched on Antigua Guatemala streets to protest the inauguration of newest the president in the US and to support women’s and human rights in general. Below you can watch a short video to hear the demands of those protesting on Calle del Arco in Antigua Guatemala. Further down, there are a few photographs to give you a sense of the atmosphere.

What are your thoughts about the different Women’s Marches around the world?

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Women's March in Antigua Guatemala 4

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Women's March in Antigua Guatemala 1

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Women's March in Antigua Guatemala 2

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Women's March in Antigua Guatemala 3

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Women's March in Antigua Guatemala 6

© 2017, Rudy Giron. All rights reserved.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Catty Long

    The trigger for this type of movement is the presidency of Donald Trump..Women are marching to defend the rights of the LGBT community, the minority populations in the US, the disabled, the poor, the hungry, the immigrant…
    Trump has been elected by a minority of self appointed white male conservative christian…Make your own conclusions about what that means really
    IMO Women have more guts than most men…..

    • J Crich

      These types of marches are nothing more than the collective “agonal respiration”, or last breathe before dying, of the socialist left. Such a sweet, sweet sound. The good people of America have stood up against the creeping and deceptive hatred of the fascist left who want nothing more than to control every aspect of life. They want absolute control of everything. Such central control (i.e., Socialism, Fascism, Communisim) is doomed to failure and has proven over and over again that it is a failing ideology. It has failed millions and millions of people, time and time again – leading to repression, poverty and destruction. Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, Castro, Chavez. Sadly, the list goes on and on. May this evil cycle finally end.

      • angela

        The 2.5 million people around the world who marched on Saturday were marching for human rights, women’s rights, and against a corrupt, malignant narcissist who was elected by the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote by 3 million votes. The definition of fascism is the melding of corporate and state interests, and is a right-wing ideology, diametrically opposed to a progressive ideology. Please consider the words that you use.

        • J Crich

          Yes. Donald Trump was elected by the Electoral College. Just as every U.S. President had been elected. The process was understood by all going in to the election, believe me. Campaign strategy (advertising dollars, rally locations, even the VP selection in the case of Hillary’s campaign) on both sides was chosen to maximize Electoral College votes. If the criteria was popular votes there would have been a totally different campaign on both sides. Who knows how the popular vote would have ended up. So to refer to the popular vote is nonsensical. An analogy is that a team wins the World Series by winning the most games, not by getting the most total runs in the series.

          Regarding the use of the term fascism, the core tenet is central control. Which is what I said. Progressivism as applied in reality is fascist because it seeks central control versus decentralized control. Your equating Fascism with right-wing is an outdated social-political model.

          So please consider the incorrect thinking that you use.

      • Jeannine

        …how can you put Pol Pot, Hitler and Stalin who have killed millions and millions of people in the same category as Castro and Chavez ???? Maybe you don’t agree with their politics, but they certainly haven’t slaugthered their people like the others, have they ?

        • J Crich

          I was putting them in the category of leaders who relied on central control as the means to govern. The consequences of which has been disastrous to the people they govern – time and time again. Castro did not murder millions like Stalin but he did create misery for millions. He turned a once thriving nation that was the Latin jewel of the Americas into a stagnant and impoverished nation. His regime (with very strong central control) executed thousands of political prisoners and his brutal methods have caused over a million Cubans to flee from their homeland. Censorship and civil rights abuses continue to this day. So, Castro was evil and the world is better off with him dead. I, along with many of my friends and family, rejoiced when he finally died. Chavez was the same as Castro, except not as smart. What havoc they have caused!

          The larger point I was making is that governments with strong central control are harmful to the world and that de-centralized, local control is more better since it is much more efficient at responding to individual needs and wants. Millions and millions of people making millions of transactions and decisions each day (i.e., free-market capitalism) will be much more efficient than a centralized authority (Socialism/Fascism/Communism) and result in a much more productive and prosperous society.