Out with the Whole Fascist Cabal!
In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America
Trump and the Whole Fascist Cabal Must Go Now! Roundtable Discussion January 13 featuring: Rosie O’Donnell, Jason Stanley, and Andy Zee. Hosted by Sunsara Taylor
On January 6, the world witnessed with shock: MAGA mobs storming the U.S. Capitol, climbing the walls, smashing windows, rampaging through the halls and looting Congressional offices—called forth and unleashed by Donald Trump, who could be called the wannabe second president of the Confederacy. Even AFTER this violent siege, 8 GOP senators and 139 representatives (that’s 2/3 of the Republifascists in the House of Representatives) still voted to overturn the election. A new poll yesterday showed that 77% of Republicans still support Trump.
This was an attempted fascist coup and it was years in the making.
That is the word: Fascism. What is that? It’s vigilantes shooting Black Lives Matter protesters. It’s open white supremacy. It’s refugees in concentration camps. It’s paramilitary forces using violence to suppress dissent. It is lie upon lie such that the very concept of what is real and what is true is destroyed. It is outright theocrats dominating the courts. It is the brazen open attempt to overturn the election of Biden – it is shredding even the pretense of democracy.
Now, Trump MUST GO! The fascists are still rampaging at Statehouses around the country. They are bragging about their accomplishments, threatening further mayhem, and are already making their assault on January 6 a rallying cry to come back. Trump, for his part, is upholding his “stormtroopers” and is reportedly even more bellicose and unhinged. Every day Trump remains in power he poses a catastrophic danger to humanity.
What is more, he must be decisively repudiated – impeached and convicted – which would mean he could never come back to elected office. Even more important, this would be a real setback to the fascist movement he still leads.
This fascist movement is not going away even with Trump removed. There are tens of millions of people, who have been led, organized and shaped in a fascist direction, with their own media and schools and institutions, for over 40 years, to view themselves as the “real America.” There are elected officials at all levels of government who view and will act as if the Biden administration is illegitimate and they now have an armed street-fighting force “on call” filled with revenge. Inside and outside the halls of power they will continue to fight for their white supremacist, xenophobic, and patriarchal program.
And, they will continue to undermine the very concept of truth – leaving tens of millions to be susceptible to the calls of demagogues and the vilest conspiracy theories. If the millions of people who desire a just world, who care about humanity, fail to organize and pledge to not allow a fascist America, it will not appease these fascists; it will leave them a clear field to advance. We saw on January 6 where this leads.
This is the moment – as calls ricochet through Congress to remove Trump – to find the ways and means to demand the removal from power now of Trump and the whole fascist cabal, from Pence to the Senators and Representatives in Congress, to fascist legislators who called for the coup in the 50 states!
The road to the January 6th fascist coup attempt was paved by a refusal to hold Trump and his fascists accountable …again and again over four years. Not after Charlottesville. Not after children locked in cages. Not after Trump’s acquittal in a weakly pursued impeachment on very narrow grounds which only cemented Trump’s belief that he was above the law.
We demand Trump’s immediate removal to stop the tremendous harm he can do between now and January 20th. We demand this now as part of building the strength of our side for the fight to decisively defeat this fascism that has been allowed to fester and spew forth. Note well: A failed coup, can lead to a successful coup or a “legitimate” return to power fueled by the same fascist program but with a vengeance.
The struggle for the future is far from over. We must continue to speak and act and call forth others. Our just and necessary demand that Trump be removed from power now must be met, not just for ourselves, but for humanity.
Trump Must Go Now!
Out with the Whole Fascist Cabal!
In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
1/7/2021: A “Must See” Press Conference
The Danger We Face; What We Must DO:
Featuring Andy Zee, Cornel West, Rosanna Arquette, Lilly Wachowski, Arturo O’Farrill & More
Trump/Pence Out Now!
The Day after the assault on the Congress, the following voices of conscience spoke with searing depth on the continuing danger posed by the fascist coup:
Coco Das, writer, Refuse Fascism Editorial Board; Andy Zee, co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org and host of The RNL – Revolution Nothing Less – Show; Lilly Wachowski, filmmaker; Rosanna Arquette, actress and activist; Cornel West, author, activist, scholar; Rev. William H. Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC; Arturo O’Farrill, musician; Ruchira Gupta, Indian journalist and activist; Steve Hofstetter, stand-up comedian; Jodie Sweetin, actress and activist.
The Danger of Trump’s Attempt to Overturn the Election
On January 4 and 5, Sunsara Taylor, host of the radio program We Only want the World and co-host of The RNL — Revolution, Nothing Less — Show, hosted two critical discussions on the theme of WHAT IS THE DANGER OF TRUMP’S ATTEMPTS TO OVERTURN THE ELECTION. The second of these featured:
- Andy Zee host of the Revolution, Nothing Less Show, follower of the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian, co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org
- Dr. Cornel West revolutionary Christian, activist/scholar, co-host of The Tightrope podcast, co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org
- Rev. William H. Lamar IV, author of the Washington Post op-ed “My church will replace our Black Lives Matter sign. Will America replace its own racist myth?” after his church was vandalized by Proud Boys on Dec 12
Andy Zee: The Danger is FASCISM…
It is the shredding of even the pretense of democracy…
Pastor William H. Lamar IV, of Metropolitan AME Church in DC
His church, near the White House, was vandalized by Proud Boys who tore down their Black Lives Matter banner on December 12, 2020.
Cornel West on what’s going on in DC and the importance of Refuse Fascism
We ain’t using this language just haphazardly.. .
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ALSO: on January 4: Refuse Fascism co-initiator Sunsara Taylor hosted a round-table discussion on the danger of Trump’s demand the election be overturned with Carl Dix, from the Revolutionary Communist Party, advocate of Bob Avakian’s New Communism refused to go to Vietnam, co-initiator of Refuse Fascism; and Michael Coard African, Attorney, Radio & TV Host, Newspaper & Magazine Columnist, Adjunct Professor, and Vegan. LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION:
Decent people need to stand the hell up and stop what is going on! Whether they succeed in overturning this particular election, they are succeeding in normalizing what no one can deny is fascist behavior toward public officials, dissenters and elections, with ominous implications for not just the future but the near-term present.
Understand, STOP this American Fascism
Fascism is not just a gross combination of horrific reactionary policies. It is a qualitative change in how society is governed. …What is crucial to understand is that once in power fascism essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights. – Learn more
“[Fascism] didn’t start with Trump. He cohered a certain coalition that rose to power and was very effective and actually advanced, as you pointed out, through every institution in society including the courts, the military the police and it’s not going away… it’s leaving behind this whole block of elected officials who have power, who really believe or are peddling this conspiracy that this election was stolen from Trump. And there’s this whole fascist base that we saw mobilized and energized to go and storm the Capitol. That still is going to require the mass of the people being mobilized and organized and activated to refuse to accept that…” SHARE THIS INTERVIEW
Why did 74 Million Vote for Trump?
The simple and basic answer: Because they agree with him.
Presentation from Andy Zee at the panel discussion “Why did 74 million people vote for Trump?
What is the danger and what do we do about it?”
Trump has cohered diverse reactionary and fascist movements that predated his regime into a force that has now tasted power, is embedded in key institutions especially the courts, and that lives and seethes in its own conspiracy laden universe of victimization that will propel an aggreived revanchism. This is a movement that is not going away. – READ ANDY ZEE’S PRESENTATION
A conversation sparked by RefuseFascism.org’s forum: “Why Did 74 Million People Vote for Trump?”
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Bob Avakian: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible!
“We are confronted by, we are now being ruled by a fascist regime. Calling this regime fascist is not an insult, but speaks to the terrible reality…” WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO.
Bob Avakian is the revolutionary leader who has brought forward a new communism, and in that context and as part of that, he has – for decades – been identifying and warning of the development of a fascist movement in the US backed by very powerful forces in society.
Marie Burt on the podcast Inside with Out Now
Why is Accountability Important
On Trump’s last full day in office, Sam Goldman talks with Dr. Jo-Marie Burt, (scholar of political violence, human rights and transitional justice in Latin America; professor at The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and Senior Fellow at The Washington Office on Latin America). What can we learn about recovery from the Trump years and attempted self-coup from other countries? SUBSCRIBE / SHARE THE PODCAST produced by Refuse Fascism volunteers
Holocaust Survivor: “It Could Happen Here”
Sam Goldman interviews George Levy Mueller, author of Lucie’s Hope, a memoir of his life as a child in Nazi Germany. He and his younger sister Lucie survived life in three concentration camps. Plus, a clip from William H. Lamar IV (pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C) speaking at Black Lives Matter plaza on January 9. Listen to this episode of Inside Without Now, a podcast brought to you by volunteers with Refuse Fascism. LISTEN on Spotify, Apple, Google or other podcast channels.
November 24, 2020
Andy Zee Opening Remarks at the Forum: What Just Happened? Trump, America, and the Danger of Fascism
If you’ve had a recurring nightmare repeatedly jolt you awake, it can be a problem, indeed dangerous, to not find out where that’s coming from, and work your way through it… For the sources of that terror lie deep and can reassert themselves. READ MORE
A Pledge to the People of the World
The Refuse Fascism Pledge to the People of the World: In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America must resonate far and wide and become not only a needed political and moral compass, but the organized expression of a network ready to act with nonviolent determination to not allow fascism to grow and dominate and terrorize humanity. The critical days until Trump and Pence are gone from power present real and present danger. We remain vigilant. We Pledge: In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America.
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RefuseFascism.org presents MUSICIANS AGAINST FASCISM
Highlights of an extraordinary concert filmed January 19, 2017 at Symphony Space, NYC featuring: Arturo O’Farrill and many more of NYC’s greatest jazz innovators. All invited to watch; donations requested to support RefuseFascism.org
RefuseFascism.org is a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet, and that it is our responsibility to drive them from power through non-violent protests…Read more