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Deirdre Fulton – In Show of Internal Dissent, Federal Workers Rising Up Against Trump

From the 1,000 State Department officials rushing to sign an official dissent cable, to the 180 federal workers signing up for a workshop on civil disobedience, to the dozens of “rogue” agency Twitter accounts that have sprouted up in the last week, internal resistance to the right-wing Trump agenda is rivaling the power of people on the streets—perhaps not in numbers, but in energy and creativity.

In fact, according to the Washington Post, which reported on various strains of internal opposition on Tuesday, this “resistance from within” may be “potentially more troublesome to the administration” than airport protests or call-in campaigns.

“The resistance is so early, so widespread, and so deeply felt that it has officials worrying about paralysis and overt refusals by workers to do their jobs,” wrote Post reporters Juliet Eilperin, Lisa Rein, and Marc Fisher.

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