— Josh Haskell (@abc7JoshHaskell) February 27, 2018
Press release here
Also see: Open Letter to UCLA Administration on Steven Mnuchin Speaking on Campus
On February 26, Steve Mnuchin, the Trump/Pence Regime’s Secretary of Treasury spoke at UCLA, channelling the infamous French monarch Marie Antoinette (who, when told the French peasants were starving and had no bread proclaimed “let them eat cake”).
But courageously jumping up in the audience one after the other, Refuse Fascism and Revolution Club members called out Mnuchin and the regime he serves: For “punishing Black and Brown people and [being] responsible for the misery this system has put people in.” For being part of “a regime that is hell-bent on consolidating fascism.” They exposed Trump’s tax “reform” as “targeting people who are most vulnerable.” For “the politics of cruelty… the politics of fascism… attacking people who are in poverty, taking away health care, taking away social security programs…” “People won’t have anything to eat!”
“Where is this money to go?” they asked— “to the military, to create more nuclear weapons, to bomb more people around the world.” And they challenged people: “Don’t go along” with this, “don’t be people who normalize or be a part of this.”
NY Times… Washington Post… Wall Street Journal… ABC News Twitter Feed:
- Read the comments here of people outraged by the assault on the courageous truth-tellers.
- “A video Steven Mnuchin doesn’t want you to see,” Washington Post (scroll down to the question from a 6th grader).
- “Mnuchin Blocks U.C.L.A. From Releasing Video of Students Heckling Him,” New York Times
- “Mnuchin, Dogged By Protesters, Doesn’t Want Video Posted,” Wall Street Journal
Three protesters, all women, were set upon by UCLA police who either carried or dragged them out of the auditorium. Mnuchin, like a ghoul exposed and cringing in the sunlight, tried to ban distribution of video of the event but too late – hundreds of thousands of people have seen video of what happened.
Listen to the message of Refuse Fascism and get with and join Refuse Fascism – the only organization that recognizes that this regime really is bringing fascism to the most powerful country in the world, threatening humanity everywhere, especially as it ratchets up the threat of war, including nuclear war.
We say: NO! The Trump/Pence Regime must go! And Refuse Fascism is the only organization recognizes that the only way to stop fascism is through the action of masses of people in the streets demanding the whole regime must go.
This is one of the videos @stevenmnuchin1 doesn’t want you to see! We spoke up for the people of the world, were dragged out, arrested & banned from campus, incl a UCLA student & alum.
— Michelle Xai (@MichelleXai) March 2, 2018
Thinking that you can wait out fascism or elect Democrats – who conciliate and capitulate to the fascists over and over – is not just folly but paves the road to real horror. There is only one force powerful enough to dislodge this regime and its drive to consolidate fascism: The people acting in our own interests, now is the time to act up and get organized. Vote in the streets with our feet. Refuse Fascism has a plan. Get with it and join. No time to waste.
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 every day until our demand is met. This means working and organizing with all our creativity and determination to bring thousands, eventually millions of people into the streets of cities and towns, to demand: