Which city do you [Steve_American] live in? My experience of yanks coming out in NYC was mainly from a few orgs like PSL, WWP, some anarchist groups and BLM activists. Liberals only came out for very white activity like the women's march.
There was also a ton of various groups I wasn't familiar with out on May 1st, which was nice to see.
I have retired to SE Asia.
In America I lived in Kansas City, until age 16, then Chicago area until age 28, then Boulder, CO (near Denver) until I moved here.
Because of AGW I intend to never fly again. It is immoral, like pouring poison into the river. Flying is adding too much 'poison' to the air.
By progressive I mean "I want an active Gov. of the people, by the people, and for the people."
. . . Like Pres. Lincoln who was for the Homestead Act instead of selling the land to speculators to resell to settlers at a profit, for the Gov. doing 'Internal Improvements', for civil rights in the form of keeping slavery from spreading and later ending it, for building the Trans-continental RR, for creating the Land Grant Colleges/Universities, etc.
. . . Also, like FDR who gave us labor rights, minimum wages, the 40 hr work week, and Social Security, etc.
Elsewhere I have set out my current goals for Progressives to aim for --- restore democracy by getting money out of campaigns and letting all citizens vote easily, have the House be elected using 2nd choice voting, from multi-member districts, and increase its size to 2.5 times its current size, smash economic inequality by somehow making it impossible for a couple to earn more than 1000 times the poverty level (indexed to rise with inflation) and having more wealth than 30,000 times the poverty level, tax corporations progressively to make it impossible for them to get too big because the top tax rate is 99%, set certain lessons "in concrete" in the Constitution (Soc. Sec., national health insurance, the above voting and economic rules, etc.).
. . . All Progressives must fight to stop AGW before it is too late.
So, One Degree, I am in favor of what you call centralized Gov. I think the original Federalism was fine in the mid-1800s, but transportation and communication have improved so much that America must be more uniform than it was originally. It makes no sense for some states (or example) to treat Black citizens as scum when they are driving through their state (make them piss in the bushes behind the gas station).