We are sharing voices speaking out in opposition the dangerous implications of a Trump presidency from a range of viewpoints.
We must manifest the power of NO! everywhere.
Michael Shannon, nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards, wore the NO! Refuse Fascism button on the red carpet and afterwards.
This message: NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept A Fascist America! Drive out the Trump/Pence Regime! is the central message of the organization RefuseFascism.org.
The Cut (nymag.com): Michael Shannon’s Oscars Accessory Says It All
From The Washington Post:
Michael Shannon was wearing a pin on his lapel that said “NO!” Surely some liberal cause, alongside all those ACLU ribbons. What does it mean?
“It’s just ‘no,’ ” Shannon said.
No to everything?
“Yeah, just ‘no,’ ” he said, and at this point, after this night, it sounded like a winning platform.
by Dan Howarth
The Architecture Lobby, an organization based in Brooklyn, is proposing a national day of action this Friday (March 17) in opposition to the Mexican border wall planned by president Donald Trump. The Architecture Lobby is calling for architects and engineers to take a stand against the proposal by leaving their desks for 45 minutes in demonstration.
“While there are innumerable reasons to stand against the immigration policies of the current administration and this project specifically, this call is motivated by the belief that the fields of architecture, and engineering are fundamentally rooted in a goal to improve our societies by producing structures that render them more just, more equitable, and more beautiful,” said The Architecture Lobby. “The southwestern border wall stands in clear and direct opposition to this goal.” (more…)
March 17, 2017: Teach-In in New York:
What is Fascism…
What it means for humanity that the Trump-Pence Regime is fascist, and why it must be driven out
“The Trump/Pence Regime is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it is….Donald Trump and Mike Pence have assembled a vicious cabal that has put forth positions and begun initiatives which demonstrate that they fully intend to shred political and social norms with catastrophic consequence. Because Trump has his finger on the nuclear trigger, the Trump/Pence regime is more dangerous to the world than even Hitler…” (from the RefuseFascism Call to Action)
Is this true?
What is Fascism?
How is the Trump/Pence Regime moving to institute a fascist form of rule?
What will this look like and how fast could it happen?
Is there a way to stop it?
What does this mean for what each of us, and all of us together, must do?
Andy Zee of the Refuse Fascism Advisory Board digs into these questions. His talk goes deeply into the Refuse Fascism Call to Action, followed by a Q&A.
From the RefuseFascism Call:
“Millions of people, outraged by this regime, took to the streets delivering a stinging rebuke to Trump the day after the inauguration. Protest and resistance continues against the many attacks on the people by Trump/Pence administration. This must grow broader, deeper, and more determined. This resistance is righteous and necessary, but it is not sufficient. We must recognize that the character of fascism is that it can absorb separate acts of resistance while continually throwing the opposition off balance by rapidly moving its agenda forward. The Trump/Pence regime will repeatedly launch new highly repressive measures, eventually clamping down on all resistance and remaking the law … IF THEY ARE NOT DRIVEN FROM POWER.”
What is Fascism . . . What it Means for Humanity that the Trump/Pence Regime is Fascist And, Why It Must Be Driven Out.
A Talk by Andy Zee
from the Advisory Board of RefuseFascism.org. at a Refuse Fascism teach-in
Thank you and welcome Live Stream and video audience. Tonight I am going to take some time to get deeply into the Refuse Fascism Call to Action. Then, we will have a discussion and then the local chapter has a plan for some smaller discussions, which will not be livestreamed.
It is my intention that this talk provide a deeper understanding of what we face with the Trump/Pence regime and what we need to do to stop it. This talk should spark other teach-ins, dialogues, salons, forums, short YouTubes as well as provide impetus for planning and organizing to develop the ways and means to drive out the regime. So, let’s begin. (more…)
No, This Past Week Was NOT Trump Backtracking and Listening to Cooler Heads. This Was Fascism Honing in on Key Goals and Fighting to Consolidate Itself
This article first appeared in Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
This past week, various media pundits and ruling class spokespeople argued that Trump had begun to listen to his cooler-headed, more experienced advisers. They said this showed that the Trump/Pence regime was becoming a more “normal” administration, and straying from its agenda.
Well, look at what Trump/Pence actually did, just this past week of April 9-15:
Ramped Up Fascistic Assaults on Immigrants, Latinos, Black People and Women:
Days after New York City cab drivers went on strike to protest President Trump’s executive order on immigration, another community of immigrants central to the life of the city are planning a strike of their own. Bodega owners — a trade where Yemeni Americans are well represented in New York City — plan to close their doors on Thursday to show their opposition to the ban. (more…)