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Refuse Fascism invites you to a Southern California Regional Meeting. Come discuss a new 4 month plan make plans and organize others into this movement to drive out the Trump/Pence Fascist regime! We will discuss the new CALL from Refuse Fascism to drive out the Trump/Pence Regime.
Join us on Saturday March 24, from 6 PM-9 PM at Church in Ocean Park (235 Hill St, Santa Monica 90405) for a showing of the film of a talk by Bob Avakian:
THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible
This film will address:
How serious a threat does the Trump/Pence regime pose to humanity? Could fascism really happen here?
What is the character of the regime - is it fascist, and if it is, what are the implications?
What are the roots of this regime? Is it a terrible aberration, “more of the same”… or something different still?
What must be done to stop it? How?
Is a better world possible?
These questions, whether spoken or implicit, lie at the bottom of nearly every political debate and discussion today. Bob Avakian, in his filmed talk on the Trump/Pence regime, addresses those questions from a lofty level, with a penetrating scientific approach, and with a depth of compassion and breadth of humanity that is unique.
The film of Bob Avakian's new speech addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk -- from the most radical revolutionary on the planet -- makes the case in a compelling way for massive, sustained, nonviolent outpourings, involving diverse perspectives, and continuing until the demand is met: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Avakian traces the roots of the regime -- the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power. This hour-long speech is full of substance and heart. See trailer below.
Light refreshments will be provided and donations are most welcome but there is no door charge.
Illegitimate Arrests Across the Country As Activists Disrupt the Fascist Mnuchin and Challenge Him to Debate
“RefuseFascism.org activists on two coasts have been targeted with excessive politically-motivated suppression, repression and governmental snooping, including by the Department of Homeland Security for nothing more than nonviolent political speech. Not only must this repression stop, the message these young women were conveying – exposing the cruel and fascist program of Mnuchin and the Trump/Pence Regime he serves and calling on people to join us in standing up to stop a fascist America – must be heard far and wide.” —RefuseFascism.org
We'll talk with Tala and Emma, activists with the Revolution Club and Refuse Fascism.
Read more at revcom.us. Justice for AJ! Family Members Speak Out on Police Murder of AJ Weber, a 16-year-old Murdered by Sheriffs in Los Angeles
On February 4, Superbowl Sunday, LA Sheriffs' deputies confronted 16-year-old AJ Weber, chased him into the courtyard of the apartment complex in South Central Los Angeles where he lived, and gunned him down. According to witnesses who say AJ's body later, he was shot a dozen times in the back.
The Sheriffs attempted to justify the cold-blooded murder of a Black teenager with a list of familiar lies: AJ "matched the description" (a Black man wearing jeans and a tee shirt); he had a gun, though no gun was found; they feared for their lives; he reached for his waistband.
The family of AJ have been joined by community members and others to confront the killer cops at community meetings and protests. The Sheriffs have responded by terrorizing the community, arresting 15 local people, according to activists.
We'll hear from AJ's friends and family members about the murder, and the ongoing struggle for justice.
UDPATE: Two members of Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Club, LA who were arrested at UCLA last Monday for speaking out against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and banned from campus, were arrested again this Monday night on UCLA campus for defying this illegitimate ban… and then banned for another 7 days by UC Police and UCLA.
They pledge to be on campus anyway on Tuesday, March 6. We are calling on everyone to join them.
"We refuse to accept this," said UCLA student, Tala Deloria, "we are being ruled by a fascist regime and UCLA is conciliating with this by saying people who speak out against fascists at school events are 'a danger to students' when Mnuchin and the regime he's part of are the ones posing an existential threat to our planet."
Yesterday, Monday, March 5, activists with RefuseFascism.org and the Revolution Club were arrested in Los Angeles and Washington DC for challenging Steve “the Mouse” Mnuchin to debate. This comes on the heels of the widely publicized arrests of protesting students and others during Steve Mnuchin's speech last week at UCLA, footage of which he then begged UCLA to suppress.
RefuseFascism.org denounces this pattern of targeted political persecution of those who dare to speak up and challenge the fascist policies and program of Mnuchin and the Trump/Pence Regime. “The Trump/Pence Regime, including Steve Mnuchin, has no answer to challenge that our activists put to them. Instead, like the fascists they are, they rely on lies and police state repression,” said Sunsara Taylor, spokesperson for RefuseFascism.org.
In Washington, two supporters of Refuse Fascism were illegitimately arrestedwhen they tried to read a challenge to debate directed at Steve Mnuchin in front of the Treasury Building. As of 10:00 pm, the young women have been held for six hours by MPD at the 2nd District. Phone: 202 715 7300.
In Los Angeles, two members of the Los Angeles Revolution Club and RefuseFascism.org,including a student at UCLA, were arrested on UCLA campus in the lobby of a public event. This was six hours after they had posted a video challenging Steve “the Mouse” Mnuchin to debate. These were two of the people arrested during Steve Mnuchin's event last week. The police claim they were in violation of a seven day “ban” on them setting foot on campus, but this claim – like the “ban” itself – is illegitimate.
RefuseFascism.org demands that Steve “the Mouse” Mnuchin show up to debate and answer for his crimes, not send his critics out in handcuffs.
Text of challenge to Steve Mnuchin to debate:
We – the young women from RefuseFascism.org that you were so upset by last Monday at UCLA – challenge you to a debate.
Since the public hasn’t gotten to see the speech that you suppressed due to your thin skin and aversion to people speaking the truth, we want to give you a second chance to defend your cruel life-destroying budget, tax cuts and the fascist regime you’re part of.
Bring your alternative facts and wagon of deadly bullshit, see if you can find a spine, and channel your inner Marie Antoinette. Since you seem so embarrassed, maybe your boss and the fascist-in-chief Trump can give you tips in shameless Nazism.
You seemed so tough gloating about impending nuclear war, but quivered in your jackboots when a 6th grader asked you a challenging question and when we exposed your politics of cruelty and fascism.
But look, we are sympathetic. After all it’s a heavy weight to carry -- installing a fascist regime in the U.S… All the verbal gymnastics required in justifying starving entire countries into submission to U.S. rule through economic sanctions. And there was so much work involved in stuffing so much mass suffering into that tax bill, further impoverishing the already impoverished… but that’s okay, let them eat cake!
If you’re frightened by the fact that we won’t back down in exposing your fascist lies, we promise to instruct the audience to refrain from those intimidating hisses. You can have Mike “Dark Ages” Pence pass out muzzles at the door and Sarah Huckabully Sanders can referee.
We’ll wipe the floor with you in a debate – anytime, anywhere. You’ll be resting on the interests of your band of fascist troglodytes, we’ll be resting on the interests of the 7 billion people in the world.
"The Young Karl Marx," Interview with the Filmmaker Raoul Peck
We'll talk with Raoul Peck, director and co-writer of "The Young Karl Marx," a new feature film that opens this week in the US. The film brings to life a key five-year period in the life of Karl Marx and his great collaborator Freidrich Engels, as they struggle to bring a new revolutionary science into being.
In 1843, At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl), with his wife Jenny Marx (Vicky Krieps) is expelled from Cologne by Prussian police. In Paris, they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and author of a brilliant study of the English proletariat. Together, between censorship and police raids, Marx and Engels struggle to bring forward the most scientific method for understanding the world -- and changing it. The film ends as the young revolutionaries finish work on the Communist Manifesto, in early 1848, which is destined to be a year of upheaval and revolution throughout Europe.
At the beginning of the film, there is no Marxism. By the end, it has become a dynamic force for bringing forward a new world. Raoul Peck is an internationally-acclaimed writer and director born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His earlier films include Lumumba (2000), and I Am Not Your Negro (2016), a documentary about writer James Baldwin.
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Get into Bob Avakian, the Karl Marx of this era: at revcom.us
Critical answers for urgent times... And a doorway to a better world
Come to one of the screenings of the film:
At UCLA: Thursday March 1- Math Sciences 5233 @ 3pm Friday March 2 - Young Research Library Study Room G01 @ 1pm Tuesday March 6 - Haines Hall 279 @ 3pm Also, the Church in Ocean Park invites you to a screening Saturday March 3 from 6-8:30 PM235 Hill St., Santa Monica
OR Click HERE to watch his filmed talk THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible.
Stand up against Trump’s comprehensive and white supremacist attacks on immigrants and immigration. Stand with DACA youth, with TPS recipients, with all those in detention right now. Stand with those whose families have already been torn apart and those who live each day with that fear. We will not sit by in silence. In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America! Take pictures and spread them on social media using: #ImmigrantsStayTrumpPenceMustGo!
See RefuseFascism.org to: sign up as an endorsing organization, get your gathering listed, find out about gatherings in your area get organizing materials.
Join the Revolution Club LA for a screening of this landmark talk from BA.
Sunday, February 25 @ 6:30 PM Peace Center 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (between Venice & Washington Blvds.) Culver City 90230
How serious a threat does the Trump/Pence regime pose to humanity?
Could fascism really happen here?
What is the character of the regime—is it fascist, and if it is, what are the implications?
What are the roots of this regime?
Is it a terrible aberration, “more of the same”... or something different still
What must be done to stop it? How?
Is a better world possible?
These questions, whether spoken or implicit, lie at the bottom of nearly every political debate and discussion today. Bob Avakian, in his filmed talk on the Trump/Pence regime, addresses those questions from the loftiest possible level with a penetrating scientific approach, and with a depth of compassion and breadth of humanity that is unique.
First They Came for the Muslims, Then They Came for the Immigrants Not this time . . .
Ravi Ragbir, Defending Immigrant Activists
We'll hear from Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, and one of a number of immigrant rights activists being targeted. For years, Ravi has been a courageous leader in the battle for immigrants to live with dignity and security in this country. He has been in this country for 27 years. On Thursday, January 11, he was detained and threatened with immediate deportation when he reported for what was supposed to be a routine check-in with ICE in Manhattan. The hundreds of supporters who came with him sat in to block the ambulance taking him away - in the face of a brutal attack by the NYPD.
He was freed from custody on Monday, January 29, on an order from a federal judge. Carl Dix, Stand Up Now with the Immigrants
Carl Dix, a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, will join us to talk about "FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE MUSLIMS, THEN THEY CAME FOR THE IMMIGRANTS Not This Time…," an important new statement from Refuse Fascism (see below), as well as some points on the orientation and actions needed today. On January 19, Carl Dix marched with hundreds of people, overwhelmingly Haitian immigrants, for miles from central Brooklyn, across the Brooklyn Bridge, through lower Manhattan and to the Trump Building on Wall Street, in angry and spirited denunciation of Trump’s racist attack on Haiti and African countries as “shitholes.”
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE MUSLIMS, THEN THEY CAME FOR THE IMMIGRANTS Not This Time…
Stand Up Now with the Immigrants This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
The gloves are off. The Trump/Pence Regime has launched an all-out comprehensive and qualitative leap in the implementation of a program of genocidal ethnic cleansing of immigrants – particularly targeting Black and Brown peoples.