Stop the Raids! Stop the Torture, Close the Concentration Camps
Organize Now for Mass Non-violent Sustained Protest to Demand:
This Nightmare Must End! The Trump Pence Regime Must Go!
Join with, build, and bring this message, along with RefuseFascism.org’s Call to Action into protests taking place against the cruel attacks on immigrants and migrants happening across the country, to organize people to join with us in a movement to drive OUT this regime. Join them (Below: bringing the message Trump/Pence Must Go! into protests on July 12).
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When the Trump/Pence Regime’s policy of family separation was first revealed last year, Coco Das and Sarah Roark wrote on RefuseFascism.org, “When held up against the United Nations definition of genocide, the actions of this regime are laying the groundwork for further crimes against humanity.” One year later the regime is still in power and its cruelty has metastasized.
The Trump/Pence regime is essentially torturing immigrants in concentration camps. Children are taking care of younger children, kept in “icebox” conditions, and denied basic hygiene and healthcare. People told to drink out of toilets. There isn’t enough air to breathe inside overcrowded facilities. Seven children have died.
This Xenophobic Attack on Immigrants is the Linchpin and Battering Ram of a Larger Fascist Program
Torturing children and babies is not only an atrocity in its own right – it is the spearhead and battering ram of a whole fascist program being imposed on America by the Trump/Pence regime, with dire consequences for the people of the world. This is how fascism advances: dehumanizing whole sections of people and normalizing cruelty, preparing hearts and minds to look away as atrocities worsen. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” is a 21st century fascist program of Manifest Destiny – “America First” – wrapped in the flag and Mike Pence’s Bible taken literally, with a program of white supremacy, misogyny, and xenophobia.
Over a tumultuous 2.5 years, this regime has pushed its racist “Make America White Again” agenda forward through an atmosphere of chaos. It is reshaping the courts, working to overturn established rights including the right to abortion, threatening war against multiple countries, pouring fossil fuel on an already burning planet, and has repeatedly stated they may hold onto power past 2021 – regardless of the results of the next presidential election.
This Fascism Cannot Be Stopped By Relying On Democrats, Elections, Or Routinized Protest
Yet, to quote the Call to Action from RefuseFascism.org, “All too many people think and act as if what we face is just the worst of pendulum swings between Republicans and Democrats. NO! This regime if left in power will effect a thoroughly reactionary restructuring of society.”
And Call to Action goes on to say, “The Democratic Party leadership will NOT lead us out of this. They are about maintaining order for their whole set up. For them, order is more important than justice, even if that means the order of fascism.” Was this not driven home, yet again, when – despite their majority in the House – the Democratic Party just handed Trump $4.6B in funding for his concentration camps and more. History has shown that appeasing and collaborating with fascism leads to ever-greater horrors. If you pour your hopes into “leaders” like this, who aid in the running of concentration camps, you become complicit with those crimes.
The Crisis They Have Not Faced Yet – Mass, SUSTAINED, Protest Until the Regime Is Driven From Power
The core of the regime pushed its agenda forward through one crisis after another… but there is one crisis they haven’t faced yet. In recent years, people in Algeria, South Korea, and right now in Hong Kong and Sudan, are demonstrating the liberating potential of massive, sustained, non-violent protest, showing the world how even entrenched tyrants can be forced from power. This is what must now happen here.
We are talking about a different kind of protest than we have yet seen in this country, where people go out in the streets for a day and then back to their regular lives as the horrors advance. Instead, what we need is protests that continue day after day and don’t stop, creating the kind of political situation in which the demand that the Trump/Pence regime be removed from power is met.
This is what we must be organizing and preparing for now.
Join Refuse Fascism in this great cause—bring to people everywhere the understanding that nothing short of removing this whole illegitimate regime from power will stop this nightmare and organize them into this movement. Go to RefuseFascism.org, read and share the Call to Action at protests against Trump’s concentration camps and far beyond, and get organized to drive out the Trump/Pence regime.