3 October For Immediate Release
VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY JOIN IN CALLING FOR PROTESTS DAY AFTER DAY BEGINNING OCTOBER 3RD
Come to Hollywood and Highland at 2pm Saturday Oct 3rd – and join with people in cities across the country to begin protests on this day and every day after…
At the debate, Trump told his Racist Armed Supporters to “Stand By” to do what?… Steal the election.
White Supremacy + Destroying the Election = Fascism
Trump Pence Out Now!
People from every corner of society are making this Call.
Watch Rich Procida, author, attorney, journalist for LA Progressive and producer for Bible Study for Progressives, Michelle Xai speaking to the beginning plans HERE – followed by a statement from Ernestine Henning, Supervisor (ret.) AME Church, Sunsara Taylor, Refuse Fascism Editorial Board, Andrew Hastings, Dean College student HERE – Jolly and Antoinette Scully, Extinction Rebellion, Noche Diaz from the National Revolution Tour and Xochiyotl, Human Rights Advocate HERE – and a statement from Peter McClaren, Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Chapman University HERE
A partial transcript of powerful statements made at a press conference on Friday, October 2nd follows:
Ernestine Henning Supervisor (ret.) AME Church:
“We are facing an emergency! No matter our race, our gender, our religion or our economic status, Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to all of us. We have wondered how Hitler happened? We are watching, seeing, how Hitler happened! And we can’t and won’t wait for fascism to consolidate! Trump is a criminal and a con-man who has no boundaries and whose biggest con-job has been on America itself. He is thus, a danger to the nation, to the world and to the whole of humanity. His own niece said, in her book about him, that ‘he is the world’s most dangerous man.’ Bernie Sanders recently said, in a TV interview, that ‘if you believe in the Constitution, in the rule of law, Donald Trump has got to go.’ The, illegitimate, fascist Trump/Pence regime, has got to go. I am calling everyone into the streets to protest Oct 3 and through month of October to demand and achieve Trump/Pence Out Now! We MUST win, our very lives, and the lives of people everywhere, depend upon it….”
Xochiyotl. Human Rights Advocate
“Donald Trump continues to be the biggest threat to humanity and democracy not only in the US, but around the World.
Whether it is minimizing the threat of climate change and denying the evidence and fact based scientific approach saying it is the scientists who are wrong. Or by Putting people in danger with his immigration ban,
The illegal detention and separation of families at the border, that will damage them physically, mentally and emotionally forever.
The mass incarceration of American freedom fighters and the human rights violations to freedom of speech, Eugenic tactics like sterilization of women in ICE detention centers, the continuous death to COVID-19 of American citizens and the denial to medical access and basic necessities like PPE, and so much more.
Fascism lives in silence.
Fascism has grown in darkness.
Take it to the the streets this October 3rd and demand this fascist regime out of the White House because we cannot depend on elections alone.
We must fight back and exhaust all the peaceful means we have.
It’s our last chance.”
“RefuseFascism.org has been at the forefront of efforts to deny our country from accepting Trump’s inglorious dream of a fascist America. The Trump/Pence regime is the most dangerous political administration in recorded history. We cannot overstate the importance of throwing it out of office and ensuring that nothing like it ever presents itself again. No political struggle has ever demanded such urgency for direct action. Become a member of RefuseFascism.org and join the fight for freedom.”
Antoinette Scully, Extinction Rebellion
Who I Am.
Good morning. My name is Antoinette Scully, I’m a local community organizer and member of Extinction Rebellion in the San Fernando Valley. My statement will be short and to the point.
Thank you to Refuse Fascism and the local press for having me speak here on behalf of myself and our local Extinction rebellion chapter.
Fascism Is Anti-Science and Leads to Climate Collapse Which Leads to More Fascism
Extinction Rebellion stands with refuse fascism because our government is anti-science and that stance is leading us to climate collapse very quickly. We’re already in motion to have 1 billion climate refugees globally, we’re already in motion for food deserts, scarcity, and water shortages, and to continue to be ruled by a fascist regime makes all of those things much much worse. By not having systems in place mitigate the climate crisis immediately, we place ourselves within the system that is breaking down and will treat those who have the least among us as the worst. I stand with Refuse Fascism because we need to illuminate fascism within any government and all sections of society to bring about justice for all people.
The Trump/Pence regime openly denies scientific research to the severity of their own administration, as we learned of Trump’s covid diagnose late last night. Their anti-science stance has also dismantled health and environmental protections. We are pawns in the capitalist game of power and oppression.
Why I’m Here
I’m here today because I know how closely interrelated our climate crises is with government inaction, anti-science, and the blatant fascism that is spreading worldwide. This White Supremacist Capitalist Heternormative Patriarchal government perpetuates almost every type of injustice I work against. If you are a feminist or a housing advocate, a racial justice activist or an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community. A supporter of immigrant rights and equity at its core, you have been let down, lied to, attacked, or left behind by our government.
My liberation is tied to many and your liberation is tied to mine. I’m here because we must work together, through coalitions and advocacy, because the power belongs to all the people- not a scheming government willing to kill your grandmother for profit. We cannot do this in small, insulated factions, whining about whose cause is the more just cause. Our causes are tied together by the hierarchy of injustice that is fascism.
Join Us Tomorrow
Extinction Rebellion already knows that we need to be in the streets and use direct action to change our government. If you call yourself a rebel you should be out here in the streets with Refuse a Fascism for the next 30 days. If you call yourself an environmentalist you need to be out in the streets with Refuse a Fascism for the next 30 days because your values align with removing fascist regime.
You can find out more information about extinction rebellion at xramerica.org or our local chapter on Instagram at XRA.sfv.
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