Today is a day to celebrate the youth and elders, the students and scholars, the veterans and laborers, the freedom fighters risking pepper spray, batons, arrests, flash-bang grenades.
Today is a day to say “Thank You” to the women and men marching in streets fighting for equality, shouting “Sí, se puede!”, linking arms in solidarity.
Today is a day of gratitude for those reclaiming the squares and parks and plazas and malls from the force of oligarchy masquerading as democracy.
Today is a day to honor the legacy of generations resisting colonization, occupation, decimation, and genocide.
Today is a day to believe “there ain’t no power like the power of the people!”, that “The people united will never be defeated.”
So take a moment TODAY and thank a protester. Thank them in person, on twitter, on Facebook, via email. Shout it in the streets. Wave your sign. Let’s take back this (Black) Friday. Let’s make it “Thank-A-Protester” Day Internationally.