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Staking a claim


In Laurie Penny’s most excellent review of Ivanka Trump’s book, she includes the following excerpt:

Simply put, staking your claim means declaring something your own. Early in our country’s history, as new territories were acquired or opened—particularly during the gold rush—a citizen could literally put a stake in the ground and call the land theirs. The land itself, and everything on it, legally became that person’s property. Our Lady of Complicity | Laurie Penny

I believe the next round of protests needs to be “staking a claim” on Trump towers around the world.

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