Ravi Ragbir: They want to make this a white America.
Listen to the interview here:
On February 2, 2018, detained immigrants rights leader Ravi Ragbir was interviewed on the Michael Slate radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles about the attacks on immigrants, on leaders of the immigrants rights movements, and what kind of response is needed.
Ravi Ragbir: “I’ve been saying ethnic cleansing, they told me to stop talking about ethnic cleansing because it’s really, really harsh. But you heard them talk about the s-hole countries and stopping people from those s-hole countries—the Caribbean, Africa. And then in the same breath they will say we need to have more people like from Norway, for instance. Isn’t that an outrageous statement? And isn’t that an obvious statement of what he wants to do and what his populist supporters want to do? They want to make this a white America. And America has never been white. The Native Americans were never white. The pioneers, the people who came here, may have been white but there were non-whites already living here.”
… “I am not giving up. When I spoke to [other detained immigrants] in Krome [a concentration camp for detained immigrants], I told them they cannot give up. Every single one of them has to stand up to this agency, and there will be people who will support them. There’ll be people who will be there for them.
Logic at the Grammys
There were many powerful moments of artists and performers speaking out at the 2018 Grammy Awards. At the end of the evening, at the close of his suicide prevention song ( 1-800-273-8355) Logic let rip with a speech calling out racism and oppression of women and Trump’s “shithole” nations shit. That part of that speech was censored on TV, and mainly whited out in mainstream news coverage. Watch it uncensored here:
— Lines of Logic™ (@LinesofLogic) January 29, 2018
“A Story Like Mine”- Halsey’s poem from Women’s March 2018 in NYC
Edel Rodriguez: Art Against Trump
by David Meyerhoff
My parents and grandparents escaped from Germany and survived the Holocaust. My father went to college in France and was caught in “Surrender on Demand” where all Germans-the vast majority were Jewish- had to turn themselves into French authorities… Read More
From actor Jim Carrey
I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination. ;^\ pic.twitter.com/Kwca91IIy2
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 13, 2018
— robin bell (@bellvisuals) January 14, 2018
Protesters Vow to Protect and Defend “Temporary Protective Status” Immigrants
Hundreds in Los Angeles Protest Trump’s Rabid “America First” White Supremacy and Attacks on TPS Salvadorans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans
On Saturday, January 13 approximately 800 people rallied and marched through downtown Los Angeles to protest the Trump/Pence regime’s recent decision to rescind TPS (Temporary Protective Status) protection of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua (who have lost their TPS protection) and for other immigrants who’s TPS protection awaits a decision. The Trump regime’s Homeland Security Dept. recent cruel termination TPS for 263,000 Salvadorans, national 7/11 store raids, and Trump’s rabid white-supremacist/“American First” “shithole countries” comments were the immediate sparks for the protest. The action included immigrant rights groups, unions, students, young professionals, and a number Spanish speaking immigrant families. Refuse Fascism energetically contributed to the action by promoting the necessity to intensify this struggle to stop this fascist regime’s attacks on immigrants and the understanding that this struggle must be consciously linked to a movement to drive out this entire fascist regime. Along with a range of organizations, numerous people who’d had TPS protection spoke movingly from the mic. It’s important to note numerous masses took up Refuse Fascism’s message This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! – check out the video.
Democratic friends and loved ones. And I’m speaking to all of y’all, by the way. Berniecrats. Hillarycrats. Justice Dems. TYTers. Centrists.
I am so there for all your efforts toward 2018. I want, desperately, to see a #BlueWave. I will donate and volunteer and pimp it on social media and all the things. But I need you to be able to answer for me one very simple question.
Do you actually see that happening with our system of checks and balances in the current decaying state it’s in, and if so, how?
I make no claims to never ever winging it. And obviously there are multiple scenarios for success as well as failure. But if you’re going to argue with me that what I’m currently doing with Refuse Fascism has no plausible path to victory, you’re going to need to lay out for me your own plausible path and why it’s better. – Read more
“We now have people in power who are willing to totally dehumanize people and profit from that dehumanization. We have to understand how quickly that can escalate.”
RefuseFascism.org contributor Coco Das is interviewing supporters about their involvement with Refuse Fascism. This interview is with an educator who was active in Texas and attended the November 4th rally and march in Austin, Texas. He now lives in Oklahoma.
– Read interview
People Damn Sure Need to Be Brought Together to Stop Fascism… That’s Not Going to Be Smooth Sailing, But We’re on a Mission to Do That
A Revolution Club member’s thoughts on what it’s going to take, bouncing off the speech to the Refuse Fascism mass meetings. – Read here
The Seattle Lesbian: Off the Couch and Into the Street: Why I Finally Joined a Protest Movement, by Amanda Laughtland.
Just last Saturday, I had walked and chanted my way through the first few city blocks of my first-ever protest march when an air raid siren sounded, and I lay down with twenty other activists in the middle of a busy intersection in downtown Seattle…
… we weren’t alone in the dark. Read More
A Poem for Heather Heyer and all the Unsung Heroes:
“There’s no way in hell I was gonna run and hide…
If you’re not outraged you’re not paying attention.”