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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Dahr Jamail on Climate Disruption; Kathryn Joyce on Christian Fascists and the Real Life Handmaid's Tale

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Friday, July 20, 2018
10 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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This Week:

Dahr Jamail, Global Temperatures Increases Could Double as the World Burns



We'll speak with Dahr Jamail on his latest writings on climate change, or anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). He's written about the out of control rise in temperatures, and the many impacts, from super storms to failing crops to the threatened extinctions of key species. Dahr Jamail is a long-time investigative reporter, known for years of unembedded reporting from Iraq and the Middle East. He is a Truthout staff reporter, and writes the Climate Disruption Dispatches series.

Kathryn Joyce, Christian Fascists and the Real Life Handmaid's Tale
We'll hear an interview I did with Kathryn Joyce, author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, a book which is being reprinted because its message has become even more urgent. This is the Christian fundamentalist movement at its most extreme end, with a war against feminism as a key part of maintaining the fabric of the theocratic society they want to bring into being in the US -- and actually are now putting into place. It is a movement built on the absolute, total submission of women to domination by men and their god. 

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Four Points on the Past Week: Fascist Moves, Talk of “Treason,” and the Real Interests of Humanity

Trump’s summit with Putin, especially coming right after his nomination of a Fascist to the Supreme Court and his bullying at the NATO conference, has administered a shock to the established political order.  How should those who oppose the outrages of the present system—all of which have intensified under Trump—understand this?  And what must be done by revolutionaries, in this situation, to move things forward?

Read the Four Points at revcom.us

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Join the Revolution Club - Protest, Screenings, Rent Parties, and More!

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What is the Revolution Club?
Revolution requires organization: The Revolution Club is where you get organized to fight the power today to STOP the horrors of the system, and to transform the people FOR REVOLUTION. Revolution requires a scientific approach: the Revolution Club is where you learn BA's new synthesis of communism, and how to apply it to solve the challenges we face.
The Revolution Club moves boldly and it moves wisely, up in the face of the enemy, projection revolution into every corner of society.
Thurs., July 19 @ 5 PM - Rent Party
At our organizing center:  2716 South Vermont #8 (upstairs)
Come join the Revolution Club for an evening of dancing and music, poetry and conversation.. Come to celebrate the better world that IS possible.
Bring donations, gifts, food, to support the Revolution Club and the movement for revolution as a whole. Come find out about BA the leader of the revolution.
Sat., July 21 - 9 AM.  Join the Revolution Club contingent at the Families Belong Together march against the Fascist Regime’s Attacks on Refugee/Immigrant Families
MacArthur Park @ Red Line Metro Station, 6th & Alvarado, Los Angeles
We say, “We Don’t Have an Immigration Problem—We Have an Imperialism Problem” and “This System Cannot Be Reformed, It Must Be Overthrown

Sun., July 22 from 4-7 PM:  American Crime film series & discussion 
2716 South Vermont #8 (upstairs)
The American Crime series are regular events hosted by the Revolution Club—the place where you go to get organized to fight the power today to STOP the horrors of the system and to transform the people for revolution.
Each series featured will focus on some of the worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers and their capitalist system, out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of America to the present day.
We are building up a revolutionary force in the USA, together with others internationally, to overthrow the capitalist imperialist system which is at the root of all this global oppression and exploitation.
Tues., July 24 @ 7 PM - BA Quote & Discussion
2716 South Vermont #8 (upstairs)
Join the Revolution Club to discuss "What Would It Take to End This Country's Savage Oppression of Black People?"
"There is the potential for something of unprecedented beauty to arise out of unspeakable ugliness: Black people playing a crucial role in putting an end, at long last, to this system which has, for so long, not just exploited but dehumanized, terrorized and tormented them in a thousand ways—putting an end to this in the only way it can be done—by fighting to emancipate humanity, to put an end to the long night in which human society has been divided into masters and slaves, and the masses of humanity have been lashed, beaten, raped, slaughtered, shackled and shrouded in ignorance and misery."--Bob Avakian
Sat., July 28 from 7-10 PM:  Night Film-Screening of BA Speaks:  REVOLUTION - NOTHING LESS!
The park area on Vermont & Exposition Blvd.
Social Hour: 7pm
One-hour Screening: 8pm
On this planet today, there are no questions that are more important—and no answers that are more thoroughgoing—than what is spoken to in BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! And there is no person more filled with contempt for the powers-that-be and the horrific order they trumpet and enforce—nor more filled with scientific confidence in the potential of masses of people to change all that—than Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

Sun., July 29 from 4-7 PM:  American Crime film series & discussion 
2716 South Vermont #8 (upstairs)
 
Donate @ tinyurl.com/FundTheRevolution

Contact the Revolution Club-LA:  323.424.6687revclub_la@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday - National Faith Weekend: Trump/Pence Must Go!

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Protests Must Continue and Grow!
In The Name of Humanity Stop Terrorizing Immigrant Children!


“Suffer the little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” - Matthew 19:14

People of faith, of all religions, of such did we see torn from mothers and fathers during the brutal years of slavery in this nation.Of such did we see, in this nation, during the genocidal separation of Native American children, from their families, to deprive them of their language and destroy their culture.Of such did we see when Japanese children and families were torn from their homes and isolated in concentration camps across this nation.Of such did we see when children and families were taken from their homes to be incinerated in the ovens of the Holocaust during the monstrous Nazi regime of Hitler’s Germany.

Of such do we now see in this nation with immigrant, children crying desperately for their parents and locked in cages by the illegitimate, barbaric, Trump-Pence regime, that America must expunge for crimes against humanity.

If a nation, a society is judged by the way it treats “the least of these” then how will we, churches, synagogues, mosques, etc., how will we be judged?

It is an atrocity that people are being used as pawns to get a wall built;
That children, akin to the era of slavery in America, have been ripped from the arms of their parents; and moreover are being held in detention centers or transported across the country with little hope of ever being reunited with their parents;

That Trump’s new executive order has mandated military concentration camps — indefinite incarceration in military prisons —for immigrants and refugees. Children. Adults. All families.

And, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the White House: Biblical scripture can be used by anyone to justify their twisted beliefs or deviant behaviors. Scripture was used by King George III loyalists. It was used to justify slavery in general and the Fugitive Slave Act specifically. There is little doubt that the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria was similarly justified. It is patently clear that all laws are not just. It is an absolute atrocity that any political figure in twenty first century America could justify the evil evidenced by the irreparable harm being done to more than 2000 children in these United States of America.

We are at critical mass. In the hope of justice and peace, it is time for our religious communities to join together in solidarity to oppose and stop the growing list of atrocities of the Trump/Pence regime and take immediate, positive action to protect humanity!

Protests Must Continue and Grow! Turn Up The Heat – Stay In The Streets! This Nightmare Must End! The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

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Faith Task Force of Refuse Fascism I Am My Brothers Keeper – The Trump Pence Regime Must Go!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Friday: The Michael Slate Show w/ Boots Riley, "Sorry to Bother You"; Robin Reineke, When Family Separation Is Forever; Natl Faith Weekend: Trump/Pence Must Go!

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Friday, July 13, 201810 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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This Week:
 
Robin Reineke, When Family Separation is Forever; Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You; National Faith Weekend: Trump/Pence Must Go!

When Family Separation is Forever, with Robin Reineke

Robin Reineke, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, recently wrote, "Families are being separated at the border today, not only by detention practices, but also by death and disappearance. Both are the result of policies designed to inflict maximum suffering.

"While trying to defend their inhumane policies of separating families and imprisoning children, several 'Trump administration officials have recently cited “deterrence' as their strategy. For those of us who have been working on the border for a long time, who have found dead bodies on our hikes, spoken with mothers like Nelson’s, and held dry bones in our hands, this language is painfully familiar." We'll talk with Robin Reineke about death on the border, and the government policies behind it. 

Boots Riley, Director of Sorry to Bother You

Boots Riley, Rapper, Producer, Screenwriter and Director, joins us to talk about his recently-released debut film, "Sorry to Bother You." Set in a present-day, dystopian, alternate version of Oakland, California, the film is a hilarious comedy, with terrific acting, and as one reviewer observed, "enough social commentary to fill a dozen comedies." It examines the choices facing particularly Black people today, and the idea that you can make it, but only if you learn to ignore injustice and think only of yourself -- and even then, you face betrayal.

Cassius “Cash” Green, played by Lakeith Stanfield, is desperate for a job, and becomes a telemarketer. As he succeeds, he is faced with decisions about the course of his own life, and the fate of many others. 
I Am My Brother's Keeper:
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!



We'll speak with Rev. Frank Wulf, Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Echo Park, and a member of the Faith Task Force of Refuse Fascism, about National Faith Weekend, and a special event in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 15.
Join the Facebook event.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monday - Protest Trump's new supreme fascist - West Hollywood

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Demonstrate Monday July 9

5:30 - 7 PM
Matthew Shepard Triangle Memorial Park
Santa Monica Blvd. & Crescent Hts.
West Hollywood


Protest Trump's FASCIST Supreme Court Pick!
In the Name of Humanity,
We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Monday night, July 9, join RefuseFascism.org in nighttime protests nationwide as Trump announces his new fascist Supreme Court nominee. There is no electoral road to stopping Trump from locking in a fully fascist Supreme Court with his next pick, so the people must step outside normal political channels and refuse to accept a fascist America! Across the country, RefuseFascism.org will rally, speak out, and more…
Initiated by RefuseFascism.org @RefuseFascism
In LA:  323-946-1742 - RefuseFascismLA.org
FB:  RefuseFascismLA

From revcom.us - Read and share:  
Trump Aims to Replace Supreme Court Justice Kennedy with a Rock-Solid Fascist

And listen to Sunsara Taylor, writer for revcom.us and co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, in her interview on The Michael Slate Show last Friday.  


 

Just in:  Sights and Sounds from July 7 Protests to Demand: This Nightmare Must End! The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Michael Slate Show with Sunsara Taylor: What's Needed to Stop this Fascist Regime, and Are You Willing to Follow Your Convictions... All the Way?

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Friday, July 6, 201810 - 11 AM - PDT
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Sunsara Taylor: What's Needed to Stop this Fascist Regime, and Are You Willing to Follow Your Convictions... All the Way?



Sunsara Taylor, writer for RevCom.us/Revolution newspaper, and founding member of RefuseFascism.org, joins us on the eve of nationwide protests July 7: Take to the streets in cities and towns nationwide TO  DEMAND: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! We'll talk about what's been happening in the world recently, the horrors and deadly threats carried out against immigrants, women, Muslims, oppressed nationalities -- against humanity and the planet.

We'll talk about the need for the people to stand up against the regime, to step into and step up the effort to put a halt to the rapidly consolidating fascist system of rule -- why it's necessary, and why it's possible to end this nightmare, and what people should be doing now.

In order to get to where we need to be, we encourage people to share their questions and comments. You can call in during the show, or post your messages on Facebook or Twitter
 
Into the Streets! 
 

From Refuse Fascism:



 
Immigrants and refugees terrorized, mass detention camps, thousands of children still separated from parents…
The Supreme Court on the verge of a fascist majority for generations…

Demonstrate Saturday July 7

In Los Angeles:  4 PM - Meet at MacArthur Park Red Line Station
on Alvarado between Wilshire & 7th

Take to the streets in cities and towns nationwide

TO  DEMAND:

This Nightmare Must End:

The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Find a protest in your area and Pledge to march on July 7

Children torn from parents… concentration camps for tens or hundreds of thousands… threats to bypass judicial process… The assault on immigrants is the linchpin and battering ram of a whole fascist program:
* The Muslim Ban. * White supremacy and terror. * Environmental deregulation as the planet burns. * Open misogyny and theocratic restrictions on abortion and even birth control. * Stripping away rights recently won by LGBTQ people. * 8 million on the verge of starvation in Yemen due to U.S. backed war. * Threats of nuclear annihilation * A thoroughly fascist Trump/Pence Supreme Court for generations.
This is an American Fascism: “Trump/Pence regime’s ‘Make America Great Again’ is a 21stcentury fascist program of Manifest Destiny – ‘America First’ – wrapped in the flag and Mike Pence’s Bible taken literally, with a program of white supremacy, misogyny, and xenophobia.”