From a Refuse Fascism Volunteer: Taking RefuseFascism.org’s Message Into #NationalWalkOutDay – Read the story
To all students and young people who are lifting your heads, disrupting your normal routines to call out a great horror and hold those in power accountable, we stand with you. It’s truly horrifying that we live in a society where mass shootings are routine occurrences, and it is righteous that we are demanding change. The world needs even more students standing up: standing up to the authorities, standing up to the politicians who pretend nothing’s wrong, standing up to those who offer “thoughts and prayers” and tell us to wait, to duck our heads and patiently go along with this…standing up and taking to the streets, walking out and refusing business as usual…for ourselves and for students across the country.
At the same time, it is critical that we broaden our scope and take even greater responsibility. The heart-wrenching truth is that we’re coming of age in a time of unparalleled danger. We’re now living under the fascist Trump/Pence regime. We don’t use the word “fascist” as an insult or exaggeration; we use it to describe the reality of what they’re imposing on this country and the world…
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We encourage everyone to read the Summary of Findings from the Refuse Fascism January 2018 National Tour. We look forward to hearing your thinking on this summation! From the lessons from the National Tour:
“In its first year, the Trump/Pence Regime has made significant strides in imposing a fascist remaking of society, shattering the political, social and cultural norms of U.S. society and international relations.”
“At the same time, the regime has been increasingly normalized, accommodated, and conciliated with, including among those who are outraged…”
“People see the abnormality of the regime, but continue to think and act within normal channels…”
“Refuse Fascism must constantly reground our thinking and the struggle to end this nightmare in what it will take to create a political situation where the Trump/Pence Regime is removed from power, and to proceed in everything we do from that perspective. “
“We learned that a key lesson from history must be fought for: there has never been a substantial change in the direction of the history of this country that has not been achieved through mass determined struggle. For many this was new, for others, forgotten – which must be revived.”
– read the whole report here.
Defiant Young Women Disrupt Trump’s Treasury Secretary at UCLA:
This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO!
And Refuse Fascism is the Organization, and the Way to do that!
Read the story here >
March 1: Immigrants Stay – Trump/Pence Must Go!
Around the country, people held 11 minutes of silence for all eleven million undocumented immigrants.
These are our sisters and brothers!
More from March 1 here.
Refuse Fascism Events:
678 962 7732
Atlanta [at] refusefascism.org
Friday March 16 Film Showing: Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! A Talk by Bob Avakian
7:00 pm Jackalope Theater 1106 West Thorndale, just east of Thorndale stop on Red line. $10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Monday March 19 Organizing Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 pm About Face Theatre
5252 N. Broadway, Chicago (1 block west of Berwyn Stop on Red line)
ohio [at] refusefascism.org
texas [at] refusefascism.org
Tuesday March 13 Trump in Beverly Hills
Protest 5:00 – 9:00 Beverly Gardens Park (at the Beverly Hills sign on Santa Monica Blvd between Beverly & Wilshire)
Wed March 14 Organizing Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 Location TBA
New York City
Wed March 14 Organizing Meeting
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Asian American Writers Workshop
112 West 27th Street 6th Floor NYC
Sunday March 25 Tango Against Trump
Benefit for RefuseFascism.org
2:00 – 5:00 pm Asian American Writers Workshop 112 West 27th Street 6th floor
Learn to tango with Rebecca, a popular teacher and performer. Tickets $15 advance/$20 at the door. 917 741 6716
NYC [at] refusefascism.org
Orange County CA
Tuesday Mary 13 Protest at Trump appearance in San Diego
6:00 am sharp Car Caravan departing from south side of the SARTC at 6:15
Refuse Fascism Orange County will be hosting a carpool caravan to San Diego. We will be joining up with Women’s March San Diego once there.
San Francisco Bay Area
Sunday March 18 Organizing Meeting
6:00 – 9:00 pm All Pilgrims Christian Church 500 Broadway East Seattle
NW [at] refusefascism.org
Tucson [at] refusefascism.org