As Trump threatens the elections and sends fascist stormtroopers into cities:
Stay in the streets in August
Build for UNITED NATIONWIDE MASS PROTEST Saturday September 5
DEMAND TRUMP PENCE OUT NOW!
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We are speeding toward an election that Trump is already contesting and now threatens to delay.
This election, if there is an election, will be a showdown over the form of rule in this country. Will the Trump/Pence regime hold on to power and be given a “mandate” to violently suppress dissent and criminalize protest? Will a regime that brands as their enemy all those who struggle for a better world – whether for Black lives or the environment or immigrants’ rights – be unleashed to exact revenge aimed at destroying our ability to stand up again?
This and worse is unfolding now, and it has a name: fascism.
Now is the time to marshal the people for a determined struggle by Labor Day to demand the Trump/Pence Regime get OUT NOW. All who have been demonized and criminalized by this regime and the millions who hate Trump and what he stands for must unite with an unwavering resolve to remove this regime from power at the soonest possible time.
A fierce battle for the future is underway.
The energy that millions of people, from many different nationalities, backgrounds, and political beliefs, brought to the streets across this country after the horrific murder of George Floyd, and the determination that thousands brought to the streets of Portland to stand strong against Trump’s stormtroopers, can and must become the force to remove this hateful regime from power.
For more than three years, people have relied on the normal channels to stop this regime, only to watch them turn into dead ends. But the months of protests after George Floyd’s murder show how dread can be transformed into a force for hope. Our power is sustained, mass, non-violent protest in the streets. Our strength is our diversity. Our demand is for justice. These are the ingredients that have driven out hated regimes and corrupt leaders around the world, from South Korea in 2017 to Armenia in 2018 to Puerto Rico in 2019.
Using voter suppression and gerrymandering, unfounded accusations of voter fraud (mainly by immigrants and Black people), attacks on mail-in ballots, and a plan to recruit ex-military and police as “poll watchers” to “challenge” voters they deem as suspicious, the Trump/Pence regime has shown its determination to maintain a stranglehold on power through legal and extra-legal means. Even talk of canceling or indefinitely “postponing” the elections is not outside the realm of possibility. Relying on the upcoming elections without a mass struggle now to demand the removal of the regime is a mistake with catastrophic consequences for people in this country and around the world.
We cannot wait for the Trump/Pence regime to further delegitimize and degrade the elections. Just as the German people could not have stopped their genocidal fascist program without driving out Hitler and the Nazi regime, we must act with all our resolve to drive this regime – a 21st century fascist regime led by a demented bully with his finger on the nuclear trigger – out of power. Allowing a regime like this to consolidate its rule in the most powerful country in the world is to foreclose on a future for humanity and the planet.
There is no painless resolution to this deepening crisis. In the words of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. …Power concedes nothing without a demand.”
To stop a vicious American fascism that threatens the very future of humanity, the necessary and unifying demand – for all our different struggles – is Trump Pence Out Now! We issue this demand not to compete with or deny the importance of any other particular demand or movement for justice, but to create the only conditions under which any of these crucial movements can possibly succeed – in fact, the only conditions under which our humanity can prevail and our planet can survive. We must recognize that this regime is determined to crush all of us and deliver a nightmare future in which no one except their people will have basic human rights. That is worth repeating: no one can have justice or safety or hope under a fascist regime, except fascists.
It is a grim reality to face, but facing it will allow us to free ourselves at last from the gaslighting, misinformation, partisan obsessions, turf wars, and confusion that have kept us helplessly paralyzed. It will reopen us to possibility, solidarity, and the celebration of our common humanity. Only when this is done will we reclaim our power as a people devoted to love and justice.
If, on the other hand, we fail in this, history too clearly teaches us the price that we will pay – beginning with our most vulnerable but ending with all of humanity. We have everything to lose, but also everything to gain.
These are the two futures before us. Which one we get is up to us.
This nightmare must end:
The Trump/Pence regime must go NOW
In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America.
Volunteer to work with Refuse Fascism to build the movement demanding the removal of the whole Trump/Pence regime.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY
This IS Fascism Unfolding. We mustn’t become numb to the constant torrent of atrocities. Instead, they must fuel our determination to act on what we know.
From the Revolution Nothing Less show
“Trump/Pence Fascism Is Aggressively Advancing in Portland, Chicago & Beyond.
ARE YOUR EYES WIDE SHUT?”
Trump’s American fascism is aggressively advancing, unleashing its triad of white supremacy, male supremacy and America-First violence. In this episode, Andy Zee takes a deep look at Trump’s two new “operations” that make up one fascist offensive.
A conversation with activist/journalists on the ground in Portland
by Coco Das
- What the hell is political theater and “performative authoritarianism?”
- Why are you waiting for this to come to your city instead of flooding the streets now to say no to a fascist police state?
- What makes you think you can vote this out?
BE PART OF REMOVING THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME
The movement to drive out the dangerous and illegitimate Trump / Pence regime depends on ordinary people like you getting involved and doing things that perhaps you didn’t think you were capable of.
Become a Trump/Pence OUTNOW Organizer
Reposted segment from the Revolution Nothing Less show on YouTube
Critical Lessons from the Legal Battle (and Victory) Demanding Charges Be Dropped Against the Freeway 9
In late June, 2020, the Los Angeles City Attorney dismissed cases known as the “Freeway Cases,” protesters who took action in Los Angeles on the 101 Freeway in 2017 demanding The Trump Pence Regime Must Go!
The batttle to free the Freeway protesters was waged in the courtroom, in the streets, on campuses, and in the media including op-ed pieces in the LA Times. And the victory in court was possible because courageous people put the interests of humanity first.
Watch, discuss, and share the segment on the Freeway 9 from the Revolution Nothing Less show. The lessons of this battle will be crucial in the struggle to drive out this fascist regime.
Starting July 18 (and ongoing), Refuse Fascism organized actions around the country protesting the federal crackdown on protest in Portland, and demanding TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!
“Why can’t this be the movement, that not only drives that bloated bag of fascist feces to his bunker..but that drives this fascist regime OUT of the white house..” @JamNoPeanut #TrumpPenceOutNow#PortlandKidnappings
— Trump/Pence Must Go NOW—#OutNow (@RefuseFascism) July 18, 2020
Special message from actress @JodieSweetin on why she supports Refuse Fascism
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NOW not November.
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— Trump/Pence Must Go NOW—#OutNow (@RefuseFascism) July 20, 2020
What Is REFUSE FASCISM, What Is #OUTNOW!
The world as we have known it is being torn asunder. We must cast off fear and passivity and rise up together to drive out the Trump/Pence regime.
Voices of conscience and courage on the threat the Trump/Pence regime poses to humanity
Quanah Parker Brightman of United Native Americans: This dictatorship that Trump has in the White House needs to go now, today!
From Wounded Knee to Portland. Quanah Parker Brightman of United Native Americans speaks at #RefuseFascism press conference in Oakland. “As Indigenous People we’re sick and tired of seeing the army and fascist gestapo coming in.” This dictator the White House needs to go NOW! pic.twitter.com/p3TJPJXf8j
— Bay Area Protest Photo (@ProtestPix) July 25, 2020
Also: Read recent comments from people on why they signed the Refuse Fascism Statement of Conscience / Call to Act
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 that grow until our demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! We welcome individuals and organizations from many different points of view who share our determination to refuse to accept a fascist America, to join and/or partner with us in this great cause.