Thursday, September 14, 2017

Received from REVOLUTION CLUB CHICAGO

Come and watch the film showing 

Sunday, September 17 
2pm - 9pm at the
Revolution Club Organizing Center
1857 E 71st St. (71st & Bennett), 
$5 donation


In the fall of 2012, Bob Avakian gave a series of talks in different cities. This is a film of one of those talks.


Yes, this is a film, but that is not its essence.  This is a daring,  substantive, scientific summoning to revolution.  6+ hours that can change how you see the world and what you do with the rest of your life.  Is this hype?  No.
-From one of the filmmakers
 
Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity.
-Bob Avakian, from the film
 
My dear brother Bob Avakian... is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.... He is one of the few coming out of the 60's who never sold out, he never caved in, he never gave up, held on to his forging of a rigorous, scientific analysis of the objective realities that are driven by a revolutionary love - because he has such a deep love for poor people, oppressed people, all around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with our brother, one thing you cannot deny: that he is the real thing. No doubt about it."
-Cornel West, introducing his interview with Bob Avakian on the Smiley & West radio show
(October 5, 2012)




Received from Insight Press:

How To Spread It Everywhere

THE NEW
COMMUNISM

The science, the strategy, the leadership
 for an actual revolution,
and a radically new society
on the road to real emancipation

eBook Now Available


  1. Buy the book--eBook or Print--and get everyone you know to buy it. The print version is available at Revolution Books and other bookstores or on-line at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The e-book is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and other on-line retailers.
     
  2. Write a Review or comment on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other on-line sites. This is important. More reviews give the book more prominence. These can be written right on the page that advertises the book.
     
  3. Get the book into local and campus bookstores and libraries. Patron requests can make a big difference in convincing bookstores and libraries to order the book.
     
  4. Spread awareness about the book. Get it out on social media. Distribute flyers at events, in neighborhoods and on campuses. Materials are available at Insight Press.
     
  5. Pay special attention to getting the book out on college campuses. Submit articles and reviews to campus newspapers and blogs. Go to professors and get them to use the book in classes.
Write us your experience & send pictures to info@insight-press.com.

Insight Press

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Received from REVOLUTION CLUB CHICAGO

Defend The RNC 16!

Meet the heroes facing prison and jail for standing with the people of the world and sounding the alarm on Trump's fascism.

Sunday, Sept 10th, 2pm
Revolution Club Organizing Center 
1857 E.71st St., Chicago, IL 60649

Donald Trump campaigned under the slogan "Make America Great Again" and the fascist program of law and order, white supremacy, "build the wall" scapegoating of immigrants and Muslims, disgusting misogyny, and unbridled wars of aggression.

The RNC 16 said "We are standing with the people of the world today" and chanted "1-2-3-4 Slavery, Genocide and War. 5-6-7-8 America Was NEVER Great" and burned the American Flag at the RNC as Trump was being nominated. 

Come hear about the righteous stand and bold action they made at the RNC, and find out about the upcoming trial to persecute these heroes, including comrade Niko who has been in Chicago all summer working for revolution and is one of the two facing trial on felony charges September 19th. He must be supported and we have to have his back! 



As Repression and Threats Against Dissent Grow...
Two Protesters Face Felonies in Cleveland for Burning Flag at Republican National Convention
September 4, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

On September 19, two of the RNC 16
defendants are going to trial in Cleveland,Ohio. They are facing serious felony charges. The RNC16 are 16 protesters who were arrested for burning an American flag on July 20, 2016 during a righteous political protest outside the entrance of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on the very day the RNC selected Donald Trump to be its presidential candidate. Donald Trump campaigned under the slogan "Make America Great Again" and the fascist program of law and order, white supremacy, "build the wall" scapegoating of immigrants and Muslims, disgusting misogyny, and unbridled wars of aggression.

The way the authorities and fascist stormtroopers attacked these protesters was a harbinger of what has happened since then: physical assaults and heavy charges against people exercising their basic right to protest, including the righteous and protected speech of burning the American flag. What happens in this case has big stakes for what happens in the struggle against the fascist consolidation of the Trump/Pence regime and their Nazi minions. Those who are being prosecuted for protesting the Trump/Pence regime must be defended.

"We're standing with the people of the world today!"

On July 20, 2016, in protest of Trump's nomination, Gregory "Joey" Johnson along with the Revolution Club went right up to the gates of the Republican National Convention and declared: "We're standing with the people of the world today!... Donald Trump is an open fascist. Hillary Clinton is a proven war criminal. We're not following either one of their leaders.... America No. 1? America First? It always has been first: at genocide, at slavery, at exploitation, at destruction of the environment, at torture....We're standing here with the people of the world today." Then Joey Johnson lit the American flag as he stood in the middle of a safety circle of the Revolution Club who chanted "1, 2, 3, 4, Slavery, Genocide and War! 5, 6, 7, 8-America Was NEVER Great!" (Johnson is the same Johnson of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Texas v. Johnson that established flag burning as constitutionally protected speech in 1989.)

Even before the flag was lit, a mob of police and fascist thugs brutally attacked those in the safety circle. Sixteen of the protesters were arrested and charged with serious felony and misdemeanor charges. The two protesters going on trial on September 19 are charged with a total of five felonies and two misdemeanors and face up to three to four years each in prison. There are 12 other defendants who face numerous misdemeanor charges.

DROP THE CHARGES ON ALL THE RNC 16!
What you can do:
* Demand that ALL charges be dropped NOW!

For the felony cases:

Michael O'Malley
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
Phone: 216 443-7800
Fax: 216 698-2270

For the misdemeanor cases:

Kimberly Barnett-Mills
Acting Chief Assistant Prosecutor
City of Cleveland
Phone: 216 664-4850
Fax: 216 664-4399

* Pack the courtroom on Tues., September 19, 2017

The (IN)Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

* Donate money and raise funds for legal costs & travel:


* Invite Gregory "Joey" Johnson and other RNC 16 defendants to speak-

at your school, community group, or other gatherings about why he burned the flag, what the flag really represents, and the danger of forced patriotism.

* Make a statement on social media demanding "Drop the Charges on the RNC 16"!

* Go to www.revcom.us/static/meme/memes-to-post-and-tweet-en.html#rag (please copy to revclubmedia@gmail.com or Twitter: @joey4revolution)

* Contact the Committee to Free the RNC 16 at

* Send this article to all your friends and colleagues.

* Go to revcom.us for updates
The response to this protest foreshadowed how this fascist regime (even before coming to power) would treat political protest. This included the use of illegal and pre-emptive massive police brutality, the over-charging of protesters so that they face the threat of years in prison, AND the role of fascist thugs in assaulting protesters. All for exercising constitutionally protected political protest.

In the months before the RNC, the Secret Service, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security were in Cleveland knocking on doors and spying on political activists and others. Thousands of militarized cops (with a $50 million federal budget for "heightened security measures" and equipment for the RNC) from across the country swarmed Cleveland. All this to preemptively intimidate people from coming to protest and to suppress protesters who dared to come.

Not only were the RNC 16 attacked by this massive police force-fascist thugs physically assaulted them, and then tried to play "the victim." During the flag burning, two fascists physically assaulted Joey Johnson. They publicly bragged about punching and kicking Joey Johnson in an interview with Alex Jones posted online later that day. (See "Who Is Alex Jones and Infowars.com.") Not only were these thug provocateurs NOT charged for an assault on Johnson, but based on their claim that they were "burned" in putting out the flag-an act violating the constitutional right to protest by burning the flag-they became the "victims" for which the prosecutors charged Joey Johnson and one other protester with assault! These fascists admitted to assaulting Johnson and then bragged about filing charges, but the authorities went ahead and pressed charges against Johnson and another defendant! In the face of public support and media coverage, this bogus charge was dropped six months later.

In the last months-from Sacramento, to Berkeley, to Charlottesville-we've only seen these kinds of extralegal assaults grow, with fascists coming to intimidate protests in full battle gear, wielding bats, knives, and even using their cars as weapons. Often, these fascists get a free pass from the police to terrorize and brutalize righteous political protest.

Serious Stakes and Consequences

On November 29, 2016, Donald Trump tweeted a dangerous threat: "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American Flag-if they do, there must be consequences-perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail." During his campaign rallies, Trump openly longed for the days when protesters were "carried out on stretchers." Since Trump's inauguration, state laws have been passed or are pending to criminalize peaceful forms of political protests, including giving immunity to drivers who run over protesters who are in the streets or highways as long as it is "an accident." The NRA has made videos calling their followers to attack those resisting and protesting against the Trump/Pence regime, including specifically targeting people who burn the American flag.

Here is a case of real freedom of expression, which is being suppressed BY THE STATE. Protesters facing prison sentences based on trumped-up charges after they were brutalized by the police and fascist thugs. Fascist provocateurs getting away with threats and outright violence, working hand in glove with the cops. Yet the news of this is being kept hidden while the media-wise people (some of whom want to both criticize Trump but at the same time keep that criticism and the whole struggle against Trump within very strict-and restrictive-bounds) direct our attention to the "threats" posed by those who are protesting against fascism and fascist attacks on the people. While we're being told that people like Ann Coulter and such ilk, with backing and access to the fascist regime in power, should have an "all access" pass to vomit their filth all over people.

What happened on July 20, 2016 at the gates of the RNC with the burning of the American flag was an alarm being sounded against what has become a true nightmare for humanity. This bold (and completely legal) flag burning called out Trump's campaign and now regime for what it is: a fascist regime which must be opposed. That day, before the eyes of the world, we saw a clashing of two futures for humanity. The RNC 16 said, "We had a right to [burn the U.S. flag] and it was the right thing to do!"

The upcoming felony trial, and continued prosecution, of the RNC 16 is a very serious
attack on the right to dissent. This has great stakes in the context of the Trump/Pence regime moving to consolidate a fascist America. And the arrests and prosecution of protesters is aimed at silencing and intimidating all those who have been drawn into motion to stop this. We must not allow this to go down, their repressive moves to criminalize dissent have to be defeated by all who are horrified and outraged by the future the Trump/Pence regime is working to lock into place. In addition to the importance of winning this fight in the courts, it can give strength and courage to everyone who wants to see a better world.

At the gates of Trump's coronation and in the face of a massive and brutal police assault and of fascist thugs, and before hundreds of international media, the RNC 16 stood up for the people of the world. These beautiful and courageous brothers and sisters must be defended and the powers that be must not be allowed to punish them for the so-called crime of telling the truth. They acted in the name of humanity and now all of us are being called on and challenged to do the same. Join in this fight: 
DROP THE CHARGES ON THE RNC 16!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Received from revcom.us

New Talk by Bob Avakian



The Problem, the Solution, and the Challenges Before Us

Touching on Essential Questions Concerning the Actual History of this Country, The Nature of the Capitalist-Imperialist System We Live Under, The Consequences of This for Humanity, The Way Forward to a World Free of the Unnecessary Suffering and Horrors Bound Up With All This, and the Breakthroughs That Must Be Made Now

An important talk given by Bob Avakian earlier this summer.
Read talk | Download PDF | Listen

Revcom.us--where you go to scientifically understand and radically change the world... Go to www.revcom.us every day.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Back from Charlottesville Carl Dix Speaks on "What Must Be Done NOW!" : Sunday 8/20

You are invited to...
A Talk by Carl Dix
Trump's Violent Reassertion of White Supremacy,
the Threat of Genocide and What Must Be Done, NOW!

Sunday, August 20, 2 to 5 pm
Southside YMCA, Studio B
 (free parking lot available)
Sponsored by the Revolution Club, Chicago
with support from The Bob Avakian Institute

Friends of Revolution Books,
Last weekend in Charlottesville Carl Dix joined with thousands who stood up to the fascist thugs. This Sunday Carl will speak to how the Trump/Pence regime was spawned by the system of capitalism/imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution!
 
The Trump/Pence regime is consolidating a fascist program that will mean unimaginable horrors for humanity and, as part of that, will bring down a reign of terror on top of centuries of savage oppression of Black people. Carl Dix, drawing on the new synthesis of Communism developed by Bob Avakian, will speak to how this regime was spawned by the system of capitalism/ imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution!

Carl Dix is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party and a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership and his visionary new synthesis of communism. He is a courageous freedom fighter from the 1960s who went on to become a revolutionary fighter and a communist. Dix spent two years in military prison for refusing to fight in the unjust Vietnam War. He emerged unrepentant and went on to become a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), USA, dedicating his life to the emancipation of all humanity. Carl is a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism. He co-founded, with Cornel West, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN), and initiated Rise Up October that brought thousands into the streets in New York City in 2015 demanding a stop to police terror.

For more information:
Phone (312) 804-9121 Email revclub.chi@gmail.com

Saturday, August 12, 2017

PROTEST 
CHARLOTTESVILLE 
MURDER

Today, Sunday 8/13, 1pm
Gather at Millenium Park at Randolph and Michigan. Rally then march to Trump Tower!
 
Share the Facebook event

Statement from Carl Dix, from Charlottesville
August 12, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

by Carl Dix


Groups of white supremacists displaying Confederate flags and white nationalist banners have been roving through Charlottesville all day. They have launched physical attacks on people, and one of them even rammed a car into a crowd of people, killing one person and seriously injuring a number of others. Trump's response to these horrors was to condemn hatred, bigotry, and violence "on many sides," and to say we need to love our country, our God, our flag, and our history.

This is double-barreled. This is not about hatred "on all sides," but about white nationalists glorifying the legacy of the oppression of Black people in this country, and displaying their determination to continue and intensify this oppression.

And love for the country, the flag, and the history of the U.S. is part of what's being used to weld these reactionary white supremacists into shock troops for
the enforcement of fascism in this country. This white supremacist rally was called to prevent a statue of Robert E. Lee, commander of an army that fought to keep slavery in effect, from being removed from a public park. And these white nationalists embraced decades of segregation and lynch mob terror that enforced the subjugation of Black people after slavery was ended. This rally also included celebration of Hitler and all kinds of anti-Jewish poison. This history should not be loved, it needs to be recognized for what it is-a history of savage oppression. It, and the system that spawned it, must be rejected. This history, and the present-day reality, including Trump's insane threats to bring down fire and fury, the likes of which the world has never seen on North Korea, point to the need for an actual revolution, a real fundamental change that brings in a whole different system. And right now these fascists, from Trump down to the white supremacist scum stalking the streets of Charlottesville, are moving quickly to hammer their fascist regime into place. This must be STOPPED, and it's up to us to STOP it.

What is going on in Charlottesville is a direct outgrowth of the Trump/Pence fascist regime. And it is the outlines of a new civil war in this country. These fascists are serious. And we must wake up and confront them with resistance that is just as serious.

And we need to go from resistance to mobilizing to end the nightmare of the Trump/Pence regime. Right now these fascists, from Trump on down, are moving very quickly to hammer into place their fascist regime and this must be STOPPED. The organization Refuse Fascism has called for people to come into the streets and public squares and cities and towns across the country beginning on November 4 and stay in the streets day after day and night after night until the DEMAND is met: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO! For this to happen, everybody needs to be at August 19regional conferences to organize and mobilize for this.

ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Take To The Streets And Public Squares in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night--not stopping--until our DEMAND is met:

August 12, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

Photo: Twitter/@DailyProgress (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress)
On Friday night, the eve of the "United the Right" fascist rally in Charlottesville, a mob of hundreds of torch-wielding white-supremacist neo-Nazis marched through the University of Virginia, yelling fascist, racist, and anti-immigrant slogans. In the midst of this, a group of students from the school held up a banner saying "VA Students Act Against White Supremacy." These students stood their ground in the face of violent threats and attacks from the fascists. The powerful picture of this heroic action spread on Twitter-and clearly inspired many others. Among the responses: "VA students-I've shared this with my two sons. Your display of bravery and humanity is an inspiration for all who want a better world" "Huge respect to these young people for not being intimidated. Millions-actually billions of us share your values." "Fuck Yeah! Now that's humanity."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Carl Dix Speaking at the Chicago South Side YMCA Sunday, August 20

Trump's Violent Reassertion 
of White Supremacy,
the Threat of Genocide and 
What Must Be Done, NOW!
A Talk by Carl Dix

Hold the Date: Sunday, August 20, 2pm
South Side YMCA, in Studio B
6330 South Stony Island Chicago
(free parking lot available)
Sponsored by the 
Revolution Club, Chicago
with support from The Bob Avakian Institute

The Trump/Pence regime is consolidating a fascist program that will mean unimaginable horrors for humanity and, as part of that, will bring down a reign of terror on top of centuries of savage oppression of Black people. Carl Dix, drawing on the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian, will speak to how this regime was spawned by the system of capitalism-imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution!

Carl Dix is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party and a follower of and advocate for Bob Avakian, his leadership and his visionary new synthesis of communism. He is a freedom fighter from the 1960s who went on to become a revolutionary fighter and a communist.

Revolution Club Organizing Center
1857 E 71st St (71st & Bennett, 2 blks w of Jeffery)
Open 3 pm to 7 pm every day except Monday
(312) 804-9121 facebook.com/revclubchi 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago

Revolution Summer! 
Chicago Fund ALERT:  

If we reach $29,000 by midnight Tues August 1, a generous donor will give $1000 to get us to $30,000!  as of July 29 we need about $1500 to reach this goal.  Please send this email to 5 others, and  DONATE.  Learn all about Revolution Summer HERE.

ABOVE PHOTO: Carl Dix Sets Record Straight to Chicago Police Commander, July 22, 2017
On Friday July 21 Revolution Club members were urging people to defend and exercise their rights, and to learn about, and get into, the movement for revolution.  This neighborhood has been the target of what can only be described as "unofficial" martial law for the previous several weeks, with police forbidding people to even be on the streets, harassing people for wearing revolutionary tee-shirts or blowing whistles when police appear, carrying out raids on simple holiday parties, etc.  The Revolution Club had vowed to defy, and to lead others to defy, this illegal and illegitimate unofficial martial law, and that's what they were doing when the police assaulted them, arresting 5 for hanging a sign on a pole and using sound amplification, setting the stage for what happened the next day Saturday July 22....

From the article at revcom.us "FACE OFF ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO""Carl stepped up to take on the bullshit of this so-called "commander," and started speaking on the reality of what the police have been doing in that neighborhood. As he did, more people started to come over and line up with the RevComs. Six or seven people who had been listening in the park walked over and grabbed Revolution T-shirts and put them on right there.

"When the commander was reduced to oinking that the revolutionaries don't even live in that neighborhood, one person in a Revolution T-shirt jumped up on a milk crate and threw his hand in the air and said, 'I do! I live here!' Others chimed in saying the same thing. An old man who had been listening from across the street and had told us earlier how he too had been ordered off the sidewalk by the police, came over to join in getting in the face of the commander. And when the commander told Carl if he wants to talk to the neighborhood he should sit down and talk with him, one of the people at the rally (who had been working with the Club) said, 'Why would we want to talk to you, we want to talk to the people, but you don't want us to talk to the people, don't nobody want to talk to you!'
"After the confrontation with the commander, the RevComs gathered people who had been at the rally and marched together through the neighborhood..."
"This was a good day. But it was only one good day. And "good days" aren't enough anyway. We should cherish victories, but even more than that we should build on them. We need to take this forward to building a movement for revolution, a revolution that can take down this whole system and get us to a whole new world....."
"The Revolution Club, Chicago, says this: We mean what we say, and we will not back off or turn our back on what we have started, on the people who need this revolution. We will keep coming back and digging in, to strengthen this movement for revolution, to build up the bases, spread the influence, and organize the forces we need to make revolution. We will not be scared off, backed down or driven away."

READ FULL REPORT HERE. 
SEE VIDEOS HERE , AND HERE .

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Revolution Club in Chicago Calls Rally Today to Protest Pig

Twice Friday morning, 10 squad cars from Chicago's 7th District came out to mob and arrest 5 members of the Revolution Club on 57th and Racine. People in the neighborhood not only objected to this attack, but took videos of it... This neighborhood has been the target of what can only be described as "unofficial" martial law for the past several weeks, with police forbidding people to even be on the streets, harassing people for wearing revolutionary t-shirts or blowing whistles when police appear, carrying out raids on simple holiday parties, etc. The Revolution Club had vowed to defy, and to lead others to defy, this illegal and illegitimate unofficial martial law, and that's what they were doing when the police assaulted them.
Read
full article


The Revolution Club, Chicago, declares: We mean what we say, and we will not back off or turn our back on what we have started, on the people who need this revolution. We will keep coming back and digging in, to strengthen this movement for revolution, to build up the bases, spread the influence and organize the forces we need to make revolution. We will not be scared off, backed down or driven away.

YOU need to have their back! You can support them right now by donating to
Revolution Summer! ChicagoFund GoFundMe so that bail and court costs can be met.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago

Received from the REVOLUTION CLUB Chicago
Tonight, you can make a difference to whether youth in Chicago stop killing each other & get into preparing for an Actual Revolution

Donate to GoFundMe: If we get to $24,000 by tonight, a generous donor will add $1,000 to take us to the half-way point to the goal of $50,000!

From a donor:
"Chicago is ground zero, Carl and the Revolution Club need your help in taking a stand. Back in the day, Fred Hampton and the Panthers were organizing the gangs to not shoot each other. If you can spare anything the donation will be put to good use. I have great respect for Carl and I trust what he stands for. I was in prison with Carl and I saw what a principled brother he is."

From a medical professional who made a generous donation:
"I grew up doing volunteer work with my parents. So I've seen the injustices and inequality of underprivileged communities as well as the sense of hopelessness in the children/adolescents who can't see a way out. When my friend discussed the revolution club it got my interest immediately. An organization that is working to change things on a big scale. I'm in agreement that the world needs to open their eyes and see the blatant disregard for other humans just because of the low income or skin color. Thus glad to see a national movement for change."


From the Revolution Club in Chicago: Another Day in the Hood Until...
"...Then, two guys who are known and respected in the neighborhood walked right up to the revcoms, a few feet away from where the police had lined up in a stand-off, and hugged one of them, calling him by name and thanking him for what the revolutionaries were doing. This changed things. The guys knew very well that they were making themselves a target to the police by stepping forward in this way, but they felt compelled to stand with the revolutionaries in this situation. And in doing so, they set an example for others around. The pigs shifted to making more outright and explicit threats, and at the same time the people around got firmer in their own support for the revcoms and standing with them...." Read full report here

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We received the following from Chicago organizers for refusefascism.org--

Emergency Organizing Meeting:
Prevent the Trump/Pence Regime from Taking Power
Stop It Before It Starts!
Monday at 7 PM - 10 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
125 E 26th St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Exciting news: Starting at 6 pm, we will watch the live stream from New York City's launch event, with Carl Dix, Immortal Technique, PZ Myers, Jeremy Scahill, and Chase Iron Eyes, before kicking off our launch here in Chicago. Come early if you can!

We'll start with a brief presentation of the Call from RefuseFascism.org (full text below) with speakers from various perspectives/communities speaking on WHY "In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America!" followed by working groups -- YOU are needed!

"Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger. Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear, and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become massive resistance -- before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands."
"Should we fail to rise with determination and daring in our millions now to stop this, the consequences for humanity will be disastrous.... "
"We therefore CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE beginning on December 19, reaching a crescendo by the January 20, 2017 Inauguration."
Come, get into:
* Why we must REFUSE to accept a fascist America
* How Trump/Pence could be prevented from taking power
* How YOU can be a part of making this happen
Go to www.refusefascism.org for initiators, signatories, for more information and to sign on. Follow @refusefascism on twitter
The Call for a Month of Resistance:
Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger. Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear, and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become
massive resistance -- before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.
Should we fail to rise with determination and daring in our millions now to stop this, the consequences for humanity will be disastrous. We, the undersigned, know in the depths of our beings, the catastrophe that will befall the people of the world should the Trump/Pence regime assume full power.


We therefore CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE beginning on December 19th, reaching a crescendo by the January 20th 2017 Inauguration.
Our resistance must spread rapidly to every sphere and every corner of the country. Because we refuse to accept a fascist America, millions must rise up in a resistance with a deep determination such that we create a political crisis that prevents the Trump/Pence fascist regime from consolidating its hold on the governance of society.

The Presidency of Donald Trump Is Illegitimate.
Donald Trump did not win the popular vote. Not even close, he lost by 2.5 million votes. He won the Electoral College -- an institution set up in 1787 to protect slavery. This legacy of the most brutal oppression of Black people has become the means that enabled the election of Trump and Pence.
More fundamentally, it is the fascist character of the Trump/Pence regime and what they are planning to do which renders it illegitimate and an immoral peril to the future of humanity and the earth itself.

Under the slogan "Make America Great Again," Donald Trump has viciously attacked Mexicans and Muslims, threatening to register and deport millions, closing borders. He incites fear and hate of all who are "different" -- nationalities, religions, or gender. He crudely demeans and degrades women, openly boasting about molesting them. He champions white supremacy and whips up a racist lynch-mob mentality. Trump has mocked the disabled. He is a bellicose militarist, who threatens to use nuclear weapons. He openly advocates war crimes -- including torture. He vows to pack the Supreme Court with justices who will take away the right to abortion and gay rights. He denies science -- calling climate change a hoax and will wreak devastation on the environment. He has attacked and threatened the press and stirred up his supporters to do the same. He has threatened to strip citizenship for constitutionally protected dissent. Trump has utter contempt for facts and the truth, and consistently lies to advance his agenda. As for the rule of law, Trump went so far as to openly threaten his opponent, Hillary Clinton, not only with jail, but even assassination. By any definition, Donald Trump is a fascist. He has put together a regime that will carry out this program, and worse.

This is fascism and it is a very serious thing. It has direction and momentum that must be stopped before it becomes too late.

Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive "traditional values." Fascism feeds on and encourages the threat and use of violence to build a movement and come to power. Fascism, once in power, essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights. Fascism attacks, jails, even executes its opponents, and launches violent mob attacks on "minorities." In Nazi Germany in the 1930s and '40s, fascism did all these things. This is where this can go. And yes, Hitler himself could "talk graciously" when he felt it would serve his interests and lull his opponents.

In the world today, shockwaves reverberate. Over decades in the U.S. virulent movements of white supremacy and anti-immigrant hysteria have gained momentum. A narrow, intolerant, and political form of Christian fundamentalism has been brought into government and policy at all levels. The Trump/Pence cabinet and judiciary will coalesce all of this and worse at the highest level of power, with horrific consequences.

No election, whether fair or fraudulent, should legitimize this. "Reaching across the aisle" only legitimizes that which is illegitimate.

If you work with fascists you normalize the road to horror. You cannot try to "wait things out." Those who lived through Nazi Germany and sat on the sidelines, looking on as Hitler demonized, criminalized, and eventually rounded up one group after another, became shameful collaborators with monstrous crimes.

Don't Conciliate... Don't Accommodate... Don't Collaborate!

The Trump Regime Must and Can Be Stopped Before It Starts!
This is not wishful thinking but could be made a reality if all who hate what is represented by this fascist regime translate our outrage into massive mobilization to create the political conditions which make this possible. We are millions. Our only recourse now is to act together outside normal channels. Every faction within the established power structure must be forced to respond to what we do -- creating a situation where the Trump/Pence regime is prevented from ruling.

We call on each and every one who opposes what this regime stands for, and what it will do, to take part in and actively build, this resistance and refusal. Organize. Plan. Act.

The Month of Resistance
Starting 12/19/16, it begins -- the day the Electoral College meets to vote in each state: hold a press conference or a protest. Starting now, distribute this Call everywhere and on social media, host house meetings, fundraising events concerts and forums. Everywhere step up the resistance: walkouts from schools and work, protests against attacks and threats on Muslims, women, people of color, LBGT people -- all linked to the objective of Stopping the Trump/Pence regime. The struggle must grow.
On MLK weekend, there needs to be massive demonstrations of many thousands in key cities, including Washington. D.C., that grow to millions over the next week, protests that don't stop . . . where people refuse to leave and more and more people stand up with conviction and courage demanding:
NO! We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!

#NoFascistUSA                            @RefuseFascism
Initiators include (list in formation):
Bill Ayers
Herb Boyd
Isabel Cardenas
Carl Dix
Niles Eldredge
Charles Gaines
Chase Iron Eyes
Everett Iron Eyes Sr.
Robin D. G. Kelley
PZ Myers
Milton Saier
Sunsara Taylor
Cornel West
Michael A. Wood Jr.
Rev. Frank Wulf
Andy Zee
David Zeiger

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