For immediate release
Los Angeles Protest Rally and March: 7th and Alvarado (MacArthur Park Metro)
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, Nov 10 at 2 pmRefuse Fascism Los Angeles: 323-946-1742 * National: 917 407 1286
SAT: Nationwide Protests Demand Trump/Pence Must Go
RefuseFascism.org has called protests demanding "Trump/Pence Must Go!" on Saturday in New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. The organization said today:
"The most defining thing about these recent elections is that the fascist program of the Trump/Pence regime became more consolidated and its fascist social base was more fully unleashed. Pipe bombs sent to leading Democrats and CNN. A hideous antisemitic massacre. Racist murders of African-Americans. Vicious anti-immigrant lies of an “invading caravan” to be met by US Troops who Trump said should shoot if the refugees throw rocks. Trump whipping up his rallies – Nuremberg style. On top of two years of the regime eviscerating what are supposed to be civil and legal rights, banning Muslims, locking in a majority fascist Supreme Court, stoking violent white supremacy and xenophobia, hateful misogyny, and ripping up international alliances and ramping up the threats of war.
The Trump/Pence regime and the forces within it have said they view this presidency as the “last chance” to secure their vision for this country. This will continue and grow worse – with Trump now firing Sessions, attacking reporters, doubling down on his racist nationalism – unless and until it is stopped by the masses of people acting in fierce and sustained opposition outside the confines of politics as usual.
The Democrats winning a majority in the House did not change this. The Democratic opposition throughout the elections and Nancy Pelosi’s post-election speech, refused to confront Trump’s fascism, but instead normalized, accommodated, and then promised to collaborate with the regime that is bringing an American fascism. About the Democrats, it could be said:“ First they came for the Muslims, and I protested once and then let it happen… Then they came for the immigrants, and I voted for healthcare and stayed mum.” They are determined to maintain order – even if that is the order of fascism – rather than risk the instability that it would take to confront and drive out the fascist regime and the nightmare they are hammering into place.
The people who hate and fear this whole fascist nightmare and direction must now ACT with great determination in the streets – while organizing to move tens of thousands and soon millions to join them in the streets – with sustained determination until we drive this fascist regime from power in the name of humanity. This is why we are out here today and are calling on people to be in the streets with us on Saturday across this country to say: In the Name of Humanity, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!"
Protests on Saturday November 10:
New York City 1:00 pm Washington Square @ The Arch
Atlanta 1:00 pm MLK Jr. National Historic Park 450 Auburn Avenue NE
Boston 12:00 pm Park Street T Stop at the Boston Commons on Tremont Street
Chicago 1:00 pm Federal Center and Plaza, 219 South Dearborn Street
Cleveland 1:00 pm Cleveland Public Square
Detroit 1:00 pm Corner of 9 Mile and Woodward, Ferndale
Honolulu 4:00 pm Atkinson/Ala Moana F
Houston 4:00 pm Market Square Park 301 Milam
Los Angeles 2:00 pm MacArthur Park, 7th and Alvarado
Philadelphia 2:00 pm Independence Mall, 525 Market St
San Francisco 1:00 pm Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco
Seattle 1:00 pm Cal Anderson Park
Organizers available for interview: So Cal: 323-946-174; National 917 407 1286
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Received in an email from Refuse Fascism
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Friday - The Michael Slate Show: After the Elections -- Regime Still Consolidating Fascism; Attack on Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA
Monday, November 5, 2018
This Election Week, Bring People What They Most Need...
As the U.S. enters the midterm elections, we face an unpredictable, dangerous, and highly politicized situation. Millions are agonizing over what’s taking place – from the Trump/Pence regime’s fascist offensive to the intensification of this system's horrors, and more – even as they are largely looking for answers in the wrong place.
At such a moment, let’s be bringing people what is most desperately missing: an understanding of WHY all this is happening... why are thousands of immigrants—men, women, and children—fleeing their homelands at risk of their lives to come to the U.S.? Why are the Democrats silent in the face of this and have no answer that does not accommodate with the fascists? What does the unleashing and emboldening of white supremacists, Nazi anti-Semites, and aggrieved misogynists unleashed by the Trump/Pence regime have to do with the history of this country and the regime’s strategic game plan for this society and the world?
And most importantly: What is the problem, and why the deeper underlying causes of all these horrors—the oppression of Black people, of women, of immigrants, the wars, and the environmental threat to the planet—reside in the system of capitalism-imperialism, which has now given rise to a fascist regime imperiling all humanity—and what is the solution, the way out of the madness, horrors, and existential crises threatening humanity and the planet, and what we need to do now!
This SYSTEM CANNOT BE REFORMED... it MUST BE OVERTHROWN! There is a strategy for making revolution, for winning, now elaborated in the speech by Bob Avakian (BA) in two parts: Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution.
This week, we are also featuring three clips from the Q&A following the speeches, which provide crucial orientation.
WE SHOULD BE EVERYWHERE... spreading the speeches Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution and THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible, and these three clips—bringing the leadership we have in Bob Avakian to people and building the movement for an actual revolution.
Spreading these films is spreading revolution—and this coming week, let’s dramatically ramp up screening these films—organized and impromptu with imagination, everywhere people are gathering, everywhere there are people discussing and arguing about what should be done. Show the film on walls and in the streets, in bars or cafes, in neighborhoods and around college campuses, in classrooms, living rooms, barber shops, nail salons, and car washes. On Election Day, ride the trains and play clips. Go to bars and campus cafes where people are watching returns and play the clips. Be out among the people with these materials... enlisting them in spreading—and organizing people into—the revolution. After every showing ask people to pull out their phones and help spread the trailer and the clips on social media.
Write us at revolution.reports@yahoo.
If you are an artist, if you are active in the immigrants’ rights movement, a member of a student group, a member of church, mosque, or synagogue, active with the ACLU, progressive Democrat groups. If you work in a company or in a NGO, if you know youth groups and people trying to serve the community. If you are active in the environmental or animal rights movements or on an athletic team, if you are part of any kind of family, or if you are just one person with an outrage and a conscience: YOU can post the clips featured here on Facebook pages, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, to blogs and various lists.
If you are someone with a large following on social media you can make an impact by saying that this—this whole question of reform and revolution—needs to be engaged by everyone, not foreclosed because it pushes people beyond comfort zones.
This is a time when the courage of people to open up the most fundamental questions and solutions will be part of how history will judge all those who do, or could have, known better.
Revolution Clubs and those relating to the movement for an actual revolution: Put before people what we are trying to do, in spreading this revolution and the problems we are trying to solve, getting their ideas to contribute to a national movement while at the same time unleashing them to take various initiatives themselves.
And as you do this, challenge people to ACT—to change the direction of history in the interests of the people. Start by being part of the demonstrations called by Refuse Fascism to begin on Wednesday, November 7, under the slogans:
Regardless of Whether You Voted... No Matter Who Wins
We Must Be in the Streets, Beginning the Day After the Midterm Elections TO DEMAND AND DEMONSTRATE OUR DETERMINATION THAT:
IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY, THE TRUMP/ PENCE REGIME MUST GO!
Again, we can’t predict where the next few days may end up... but bringing these answers and breaking open mass debate can advance the revolution and expand its organized forces... It can contribute to the “organized forces and the leadership of this revolution... [becoming] the ‘authority’ that growing numbers of people look to and follow—not the lying politicians and media of this oppressive system—not those who front for the oppressors and preach about ‘reconciliation’ with this system—not those who turn people against each other when they need to be uniting for this revolution.”1
All this raises people sights to the possibility of a radically different world, the need to fight for that world, and involves them in this process.
1. HOW WE CAN WIN—How We Can Really Make Revolution
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Friday - Michael Slate Show. Bob Avakian, "Next step if Trump/Pence regime consolidates power?"; Sunsara Taylor, Fascist Violence - Nov Protests; & "Members Only" play
"Shut the f*ck up about immigrants crossing the border. Look what this system has done to their countries" Bob Avakian on Michael Slate Show - FRIDAY
Monday, October 22, 2018