25 September For Immediate Release
How Fascism Works & How To Stop It
A Dialogue with Andy Zee & Jason Stanley
Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by Revolution Books; an online Bookend & Cultural Partner Event of the Brooklyn Book Festival – Information Here
Refuse Fascism is excited to share this important announcement from Revolution Books:
Revolution Books in collaboration with the Brooklyn Book Festival presents this urgent program: How Fascism Works, and How to Stop It: A Dialogue between Yale philosopher Jason Stanley and co-initiator of Refuse Fascism and spokesperson for Revolution Books Andy Zee.
The “F” word–fascism. Can it happen here? Is it happening here? What to do?
Donald Trump announced on September 23 that he wouldn’t commit to a “peaceful transfer of power” if he loses—in complete violation of the Constitution. Under the Trump/Pence regime we have witnessed a program of blatant white supremacy and male supremacy, and xenophobic racism toward immigrants. It is a regime that has steamrolled over institutional norms. A regime that acts to criminalize and crush protest and dissent, dispatching paramilitary federal troops and unleashing armed white vigilante thugs.
These are the facts. What are the lessons of history? And in this unprecedented situation what are the appropriate forms of action to stop fascism?
Jason Stanley is a philosopher at Yale. His book, “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us Against Them,” sets out essential features and dynamics of fascism.
Andy Zee is a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism and spokesperson for Revolution Books. He makes the case that we are now being ruled by a fascist regime and why we need mass, sustained, nonviolent but determined protest to drive this regime from power and prevent the full consolidation of fascist rule. He is helping organize such daily protests beginning October 3 demanding Trump/Pence Out Now!
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Revolution Books in Harlem is a bookstore about the world and for a radically different world. A center of a movement for an actual revolution.
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 Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!