Everyone who opposes the Illegitimate, Fascist Trump-Pence Regime
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THE TRUMP-PENCE REGIME
BEFORE IT STARTS
TUESDAY, JAN 17, 2017
BRING DC TO A HALT!
Assemble: 4 PM McPherson Square, I & 15th NW
National Phone #: 917-407-1286 | DC #: 213-804-1811
In the streets:
Sight, sounds, views of people moving to STOP Trump & Pence
The Trump/Pence Regime Is Illegitimate.
Trump lost the popular vote by almost 3 million. He won in the electoral college –founded to reinforce slavery, used since to embed inequality in voting. Trump has no “mandate”. More fundamental: Trump promises to inflict repression and suffering in this country, to deport millions, to increase violence up to the use of nuclear weapons internationally, and to inflict catastrophes upon the planet itself. He has assembled a cabinet of Christian fundamentalists, war mongers, racists, science deniers, and woman haters. His entire regime is illegitimate, and must not be allowed to rule. We REFUSE to accept a Fascist America!
Trump’s Twitter Assault on John Lewis and the Illegitimacy of the Trump/Pence Regime
John Lewis declared “I don’t see Trump as a legitimate president” because he said Russia interfered in the US election. Trump repeatedly attacked Lewis on twitter saying he should focus on fixing his district, and “burning and crime-infested inner cities”. Evoking stock-in-trade white supremacist imagery, Trump’s attacks on Lewis, a veteran of the historic 1965 Selma march for voting rights, is outrageous.
John Lewis is right: Trump IS illegitimate. But NOT because of Russian meddling in the election but because of the fascist character of the Trump/Pence regime and what they are planning to do. See the Call to Action for more on this. No election, whether fair or fraudulent, should legitimize this.
Fascism on the March
Trump refuses to allow CNN to pose question, calls them “fake news” for reporting the existence of a compromising dosier on him. Muzzling of any opposition, including critical reporting from the press, is a hallmark of fascism. A Trump-Pence regime must not be allowed to rule.
NO! Stop this fascist regime before it starts.
From the streets: sights and sounds of people moving to STOP Trump & Pence.
Voices of Resistance & Conscience Against Trump & Pence
Trump Doesn’t Give a Damn About Children and Babies
Donald Trump now cares about “innocent children, innocent babies”? The same Donald Trump who’s ripped innocent children and babies from their immigrant parents’ arms when ICE agents snatch and deport them? The same Donald Trump that’s condemned innocent refugee children and babies to a living hell by trying to block them from entering the U.S.? He says the horrific pictures of pictures of the children killed by the gas moved him, but where was his concern when a photo showed the body of a young refugee boy washed up on the beaches of the Mediterranean? The same Donald Trump who is creating a climate of terror and violence against Muslims, parents as well as innocent children and babies? What a sick, putrid lie! (more…)
This article originally appeared in Revolution Newspaper, revcom.us
The rule of law is under serious attack—and this is part and parcel of a fascist restructuring of society.
Trump and his cabal are packing high-level courts with fascists and fascist-enablers, all the way up to the Supreme Court. And they are discrediting, bullying, and whipping up their base against, and threatening to simply ignore, court orders that get in the way of their aims.
Trump’s assault on the rule of law is overt. After courts issued temporary injunctions against his ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees, his henchmen issued threats like “[O]ur opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” This is Hitler talk.
A Q&A with March for Science co-chair Valorie Aquino
Marcus Patrick Ellsworth 03/29/2017
On Earth Day (April 22), the March for Science will take place in Washington, D.C. Following the presidential election in November, many people started raising concerns on social media about federal budget cuts and other policies that could threaten scientific research. Hashtags like #StandUpForScience gained popularity and galvanized local rallies, like this one held in Boston in February. In the middle of this growing movement, an international coalition of scientists and advocates came together to make a national march to draw attention to these concerns. Valorie Aquino, co-chair for the march and current Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of New Mexico, offered MTV News some insight into why this march is necessary, the importance of scientific contributions to society, and how science is connected to social justice movements.
MTV News: People are familiar with calls to action for causes like gender equality, LGBTQ rights, or racial justice, but what does it mean to protest for science?
Valorie Aquino: We’re protesting government policies that misrepresent, silence, or outright reject scientific evidence. Scientists also have a long history of speaking out about their work and actively engaging in civic debates: Einstein made efforts [to advocate for] peace and civil rights and researchers came to the aid of Flint, Michigan residents by testing their drinking water. Standing up for science includes standing up for how science is applied in society. (more…)
Jussie Smollett of his powerful, timely new video, “This song is for the oppressed. That’s why I feel like people will connect with it because it is very broad, because oppression is so broad”.
Ryan Houldin, Civil Rights Attorney at Philadelphia CAIR:
Shortly before a Federal Court in Hawai’i temporarily blocked the implementation of the Trump/Pence regime’s Muslim Ban 2.0, Revolution spoke with Ryan Houldin, a civil rights attorney at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Philadelphia. The views expressed by those we interview are, of course, their own; and they are not responsible for the views published elsewhere in our paper.
Revolution:What can you tell us about what is being argued in court in opposition to this ban?
Ryan Houldin: So, I can fill you in a little bit but there’s also specific immigration law issues that are being litigated which I’m not able to comment on because we don’t handle immigration. But, in terms of more general, constitutional challenges, the first lawsuit brought about different claims because of what happened. There were a lot of people who actually were granted a lawful visa from the state, they got here and they were turned away. That is really a violation of due process, and the Second Amendment. You know, you can’t deny somebody a right without some kind of hearing, and you can’t just have custom agents on the spot just saying that this visa is no longer valid, see you later. And send them back on the plane. That’s clearly unconstitutional. So that’s a procedural due process claim that was in the first complaint in most of these lawsuits, that will likely not be in the second one because of some of the amendments that they made to it. (more…)
March 15 About 2,500 people protested Trump’s visit to Nashville, Tennessee today. News reports indicate that students walked out of Fisk University, an historically Black University, earlier in the day. One account said “Protesters (from Fisk) were met with hundreds of fellow demonstrators who marched from Public Square Park and swarmed near the Municipal Auditorium just before 6 p.m. The lively crowd chanted, sang and held signs.” Speakers at a downtown rally denounced Trump’s attacks on immigrants and his Muslim ban (a restraining order to temporarily block this law was issued while the demonstration was underway). Protests like this need to spread, to grow, to be sustained – and to be aimed at driving Trump’s entire fascist regime from power.
More voices of conscience here