RefuseFascism Mission Statement
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!
The very real danger and threat of fascism coming to power in this country
by Coco Das
Maybe we should listen, because here’s the biggest political reality: Trumpism – a 21st century fascism hellbent on revenge, violence, and the gutting of the rule of law – is far from over, and no one is going to stop them but millions of people who refuse to lie down and accept it.
by Paul Street
I had not previously understood with sufficient clarity the significant extent to which current American anti-abortion sentiment and activists are linked to a broader right-wing neofascist world view and movement.
If you thought the fascists who support Trump would retreat after they stormed the Capitol on January 6 and were then met with widespread condemnation, you would be wrong.
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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. When we began this podcast, the Trump/Pence fascist regime was tightening its grip on society; we called the podcast “Inside With #OutNow” as the movement to get these fascists out became all the more urgent. Throughout all of this we have mobilized people to act in the name of humanity.
Produced and brought to you by volunteers with RefuseFascism.org. Hosted by Sam Goldman.
Coco Das interviews Ana Ramón, Director of Advocacy for the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) about the new legislation that takes aim at anti-racist and truthful teaching of social studies and other subjects for students in Texas.
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Walter Masterson is a comedian known for going deep into Trump territory. Andy Zee is one of the initiators of Refuse Fascism and a host of The Revolution Nothing Less Show on YouTube.
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Sam Goldman on the rallies for abortion rights and what is needed now, followed by an engagement with author Rafia Zakaria on the actual nature of the U.S. war on Afghanistan and more.
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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.
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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.
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
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!
Bob Avakian is the revolutionary leader who has – for decades – been warning of the development of a fascist movement in the US.
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!
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!
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. We remain vigilant. We Pledge: In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America.
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