A Call to Professors and Scholars:
In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse To Accept a Fascist America
“No Classes As Usual” on Thursday/Friday, January 12/13
The Trump-Pence regime is completely illegitimate. It is fascist. Millions must rise up and flood the streets of DC and across the country before the Inauguration. To prevent this catastrophe before it comes. The atmosphere on the campuses must become charged with the message and determination: NO! To that end, we call for:
–“No classes as usual” on Thursday/Friday. Classes should become forums to discuss Trump and what fascism is and the lessons of history… Trump and the attack on civil liberties… Trump and Black lives… immigrants and Muslims… women…. Trump and the environment. People can read and discuss the Call to Action: In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America
–Protests and walkouts on campuses on these days, as at UCLA, should be supported and classes cancelled so students can take part.
–People should start organizing NOW for January 20th–to come to DC starting MLK weekend, to be in the streets everywhere… and for the campuses to be zones of NO to fascism.
Sign and circulate this call. Send accounts to [email protected]/
Christopher Chase-Dunn, distinguished professor, sociology, University of California Riverside*
Fidel Fajardo-Acosta, Professor of English, Creighton University*
Ivan Huber, Professor Emeritus Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University*
Raymond Lotta, Political economist, Revolution/revcom.us
Reverend John T. Pawlikowski, Professor of Social Ethics, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago*
Talia Schaffer, Professor of English, City University of New York Graduate Center; Queens College*
*Institutional affiliations for identification only.