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RefuseFascism.org exposes, analyzes, and stands against the very real danger and threat of fascism coming to power in this country. Seventy-four million people voted for Trump in 2020. The Republi-fascist Party has been purged of dissenting voices. The mass fascist movement has hardened in the wake of their January 6 coup attempt. Fascist initiatives around restricting voting, immigration and abortion rapidly advance in statehouses across the country. The election of Biden has not eliminated the danger, it has only bought some time.
Fascism is not just a gross combination of horrific reactionary policies. It is a qualitative change in how society is governed. Once in power, fascism’s defining feature is the essential elimination of the rule of law and democratic and civil rights. Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive “traditional values.” Truth is obliterated and fascist mobs and threats of violence are unleashed to build their movement and consolidate power.
The Democratic Party will not stop this nightmare. Trump, fascist Fox News, and the Republi-fascist Party have branded them as enemies and “traitors.” Yet, the Democratic Party will consistently pull to try to work with, conciliate with and collaborate with them. There can be no reconciliation with fascism except on the terms of the fascists. Fascism must be resolutely opposed.
RefuseFascism.org unites with people from diverse perspectives to sound the alarm and prevent the consolidation of this American fascism. Through our website, podcast, social media, and publications we engage, dialogue and debate with a broad array of writers, scholars, legal experts and people from different walks of life to educate people on the roots, nature, trajectory of the real and present danger of fascism. And, through our engagement and networking with people and social movements we are forging understanding and relationships aimed at preventing the consolidation of fascism.
Since the founding of RefuseFascism.org our stand and resolve have not wavered:
We pledge to the people of the world:
In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America
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The very real danger and threat of fascism coming to power in this country
RefuseFascism.org unites with people from diverse perspectives to sound the alarm and prevent the consolidation of this American fascism. Below, we share articles and other resources aimed at understanding and waging the commensurate response to this threat.
Biden’s Camp Cheers on Trump’s CNN Town Hall: An “Opposition” Party that is Worse than Useless
By Coco Das
Let me get this straight. At this late hour, you’re relying on the Democrats and the 2024 Election to Stop Trump? What about the fact that after Trump’s CNN town hall, an atrocity of normalization where he had free rein to spout his white supremacy and misogyny and his fascist lies that the 2020 election was stolen from him… gleeful Democratic strategists and pundits were all over the airwaves spouting their dangerous message – that this was good for the Democratic Party going into the 2024 election?
It Is Time to Get Real. It Is Time to Fight for Abortion Rights!
Speech by Coco Das, Austin TX, 4/8/23
Yesterday, after 5 pm on Good Friday, perhaps/likely with the hope that people would not get into the streets with their outrage on Easter weekend, a federal judge in Amarillo Texas, Matthew Kaczmaryk revoked FDA approval of the abortion pill mifepristone. Mifepristone is one of the safest drugs…
Reposted from The Paul Street Report:
Don’t Laugh Off Fascism -Three Key Mistakes on Trumpism-Fascism
By Paul Street
It’s easy to dismiss the fascist menace stalking the United States by focusing on the outrageous wackiness and buffoonery of national-level Republi-fascist politicos… Don’t do it. Bear in mind that Adolph Hitler was widely dismissed as a bloviating clown as he rose to power and marched humanity towards a global war that killed at least 50 million people.
Your Questions Answered
Historian Paul Street, contributing editor/writer Coco Das, and show host Sam Goldman, all of the Refuse Fascism editorial board, address listener questions on fascism, recent events, and resistance including: what’s with the yearning for lost empire? Do liberals understand fascism? Where is the outrage? … and more!
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The Refuse Fascism podcast, featuring commentary on the latest events and interviews with scholars and activists from many different perspectives, is an essential tool for understanding and uniting to stop an American fascist movement that imperils all of humanity. PROMOTE THIS PODCAST
Produced and brought to you by volunteers with RefuseFascism.org. Hosted by Sam Goldman.
Sam talks to educator Michael Vavrus, professor emeritus at The Evergreen State College, about his new book Teaching Anti-Fascism: A Critical Multicultural Pedagogy for Civic Engagement. Then, Coco Das comments on the official start of the contest between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump for top dog fascist as well as the fascist persecution of the courageous Indiana abortion doctor Caitlin Bernard.
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Tucker Carlson and Stochastic Terrorism
Host Sam Goldman speaks with Wajahat Ali about Tucker Carlson’s white supremacist legacy and anticipated next steps in the aftermath of his firing from FOX News. Then, Coco Das talks to open source researcher Aric Toler who uncovered the details of the Allen Texas mass shooter’s fascist ideology.
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Beyond Fake Opposition And Honeyed Words
Coco Das comments on the recent CNN-hosted Trump Town Hall (aka Klan rally) and Democratic reactions. Plus: Sam interviews Akin Olla, National Press Secretary for the Dream Defenders, and contributing opinion writer for The Guardian, about the Dream Defenders’ recent mobilization against Florida Governor Ron Desantis.
The Sweeping and Intensifying Fascist Attack on Trans People
A wave of legislation targeting trans people is sweeping the country. Sam Goldman talks with Brynn Tannehill, author of American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy and her latest, My Child Told Me They’re Trans … What Do I Do?: A Q&A Guide by Parents of Thriving Trans Children.
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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. – READ MORE
The Danger is FASCISM… What IS Fascism?
Andy Zee’s remarks from a panel hosted by Sunsara Taylor, host of the radio program We Only want the World and co-host of The RNL — Revolution, Nothing Less — Show.
What are you going to do about the Nazi Problem?
By Coco Das
…Whatever moral and political stand the German people should have taken to defeat the Nazis early, however much determination they should have shown, applies to us tenfold now.- READ MORE
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
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!
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Bob Avakian is the revolutionary leader who has – for decades – been warning of the development of a fascist movement in the US.
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This round table on the abortion rights emergency sounds the alarm , deepens understanding of the stakes, arouses people’s fighting spirit to not let this go down, and explores what kind of future is possible and worth fighting for.
What is Refuse Fascism?
RefuseFascism.org was initiated on an emergency basis in the wake of the election of Trump and Pence in 2016. Our founding mission called on all who recognized the catastrophic danger of the Trump/Pence regime to unite and organize to drive the regime out of power through sustained, non-violent mass protest. We pledged to the world that we would not stand aside while there was still a chance to stop a regime that imperiled humanity and the earth itself. With our slogan: In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! And our single unifying demand: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
This Pledge to the People of the World, initiated by Refuse Fascism, appeared in the New York Times on November 9, 2020
Co-initiator of Refuse Fascism Cornel West on the impact of the analysis and work of Refuse Fascism over the past five years
It was the Refuse Fascism movement … that has put fascism on the map for the past five years. And that needs to be said!
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