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Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday - The Michael Slate Show with Andy Zee: November 4, This Nightmare Must End. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!


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Friday, August 4, 2017
10 - 11 AM - PDT
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This week:

THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017 
Take To The Streets And Public Squares in cities and towns across the country, continuing day after day and night after night-not stopping-until our DEMAND is met:

NO!
This Nightmare Must End: 
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

Andy Zee, co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, joins us to talk about where do we got from here, and what's got to happen. He recently wrote, "'This Nightmare Must End' captures how millions of people feel right now. This feeling is at times inchoate and, at others, it enrages. It disturbs sleep, dominates conversation. For immigrants and Muslims it is terror that is lived-a foreboding pervading every aspect of life. Where you never know if this is the day you will be snatched from family and the life you have made-perhaps to be returned to a place you don't know where you may face persecution or even death.

"What people don't know, and need to know, is that THEY ARE THE WAY OUT OF THE NIGHTMARE . . . ."

Read the whole presentation here

PLUS, Listener calls.

Toward the end of the show, we'll be taking your calls about November 4, This Nightmare Must End. Tune in for details.
August 19: Regional Conferences to Plan for November 4

Register Today! Click here to go to refusefascism.org and register
Sat, August 19, 2017
Organizing Conferences
This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Regional Conferences in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin, hosted by RefuseFascism.org
Come Get Organized for nation-wide protests that begin November 4th and continue - night after night and day after day, growing from thousands to hundreds of thousands to millions - until our demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Millions feel that the Trump/Pence Regime is truly a nightmare and ache with the question of how to stop this unrelenting horror. The stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity and the planet itself.

Who will end this nightmare? We will. Only the determined struggle of millions of people acting together with courage and conviction can drive this regime from power.

Who should attend this conference? Students and youth, the faith community, representatives of organizations and people who are unaffiliated, artists and professionals, long-time activists and folks who have never protested before - everyone who wants to see the nightmare of the Trump/Pence Regime end and is willing to act together to accomplish this.

We will start organizing now for:

NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Take To The Streets And Public Squares

in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night-not stopping-until our DEMAND is met:

This Nightmare Must End:
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

To contact RefuseFascism-SoCal:
FB: RefuseFascismLA

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Sunsara Taylor, Defending Courageous Students at Claremont McKenna College; Alice Childress' "Trouble in Mind"; Jeffery Robinson, ACLU, on Trump's Long Island speech

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Friday, August 4, 2017
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Sunsara Taylor, Defending the Claremont McKenna College Students and Getting Ready for the Future
Sunsara Taylor, writer for revcom.us / Revolution newspaper, and co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org, joins us to talk about the harsh punishment given to students at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, for setting an example for people everywhere by shutting down a speech by the white supremacist and fascist Heather Mac Donald. Three students have been suspended for a year and two others suspended for a semester for the non-violent protest that stopped Mac Donald from spreading fascism and white supremacy, attacking the Black Lives Matter movement and portraying killer cops as victims. Defending these students, and others who may be targeted, is a crucial part of opposing fascism.


Trouble in Mind, by Alice Childress, at the Theatricum Botanicum

We'll speak with actors Earnestine Phillips and Max Lawrence, from Trouble in Mind, now at the Theatricum Botanicum. The play, by Alice Childress, was first perfomed in 1955. It portrays a group of mostly African American actors who begin rehearsals of a new play written by a white playwright, under the direction of a white director. During the course of the rehearsal, it becomes clear to one member of the Black cast that following the direction they are given would mean giving up part of their humanity. 



Jeffery Robinson, ACLU, on Trump's "police state" speech in Long Island 



We will also be joined by Jeffery RobinsonACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality, on his recent article "Donald Trump's Talk to Police Officers Was Police-State Authoritarianism Distilled to Its Essence".   
 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Carl Dix, Revolution Summer, Chicago; Birthright, A War Story, Women and Abortion; Sounds of #J15

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Friday, July 28, 2017
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This week:

Carl Dix on Revolution Summer in Chicago
Carl Dix, a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, is in Chicago with the Revolution Club. All summer, the revolutionaries have been in Chicago with the message: 
This Summer in Chicago Will NOT Be a Bloodbath of Killing Each Other; This Summer Will NOT Be Free Rein for Police to Murder and Terrorize Black and Brown People; This Summer We Get Organized for Revolution to Emancipate All of Humanity.
The brutalizing,fascistic police have unleashed terror on the people, raiding holiday cook-outs, declaring a daytime martial law curfew, arresting revolutionaries, and threatening and harassing anyone who steps out to support them. People in the neighborhood have responded by blowing whistles, taking videos of the cops. The revolutionaries have vowed not to back down or turn their backs as people are terrorized -- and as the fascist Trump regime sends in more cops and continues to threaten the people. 


"Birthright - A War Story," Interview with Director Civia Tamarkin

BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a vicious anti-woman movement tightens its grip across America.


This is the real-life "Handmaid's Tale."

Civia Tamarkin is the Director, Writer and Executive Producer. She is an award-winning investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker and former former television news executive.



Voices from July 15, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

We'll hear voices from several rallies around the country on July 15. Hundreds, in several major cities, took to the streets and raised a unified demand: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! This signifies something new -- An organized force proposing a bold plan to demand that an entire regime be removed from power because it is fascist and what that would mean for the future of humanity and the planet.  

Saturday, July 22, 2017

JULY 15: Protest and Demand - THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!

"The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!" is the demand of nationwide protests taking place in towns and cities across the USA on Saturday, July 15. These protests are organized and supported by a broad coalition of groups. In several cities, including Los Angeles, they have been threatened by counter-protesters. 

IN LOS ANGELES - JULY 15 @ 3 PM
 at Hollywood & Highland 
In Los Angeles, contact Refuse Fascism at 323.946.1742  SoCal@RefuseFascism.org 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Science and The New Communism - Monday,June 5th, 3 pm @ The Black Forum, UCLA

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at UCLA on Monday, June 5th

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Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Concerts vs. the Trump Regime; Bob Avakian, "What if . . . ?"

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Friday, June 2, 2017
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This week:

TEAR DOWN THIS WALL! A Dresden Orchestra Stages a Huge Happening at the US-Mexico Border


We'll speak with Sven Heinrich from The Dresdner Sinfoniker, a contemporary symphony orchestra from Dresden, Germany, who will stage a concert at Parque del Mar in Tijuana, Baja California, between 11 AM - 4 PM on Saturday, June 3. The location is right at the US border. 

The orchestra said, "With this happening we are not only protesting against President Trump's proposed border wall, but also against the isolation and nationalist policies around the world. Together, we will demonstrate that music knows no boundaries and art can help to build bridges across all barriers."

 

Grand Performances Summer Season in Los Angeles

At a time when the Trump administration is looking to disembowel the arts and deport immigrants, Grand Performancesis flying in the face of the attacks on immigrants and Muslims with eclectic programming choices representing immigrants from Columbia, Iraq, Iran, Mexico, the LGBT community and more. The series of free concerts takes place at the California Plaza in Downtown LA, from June 2 - September 23.

We'll be talking with Nurit Smith, Deputy Director of Grand Performances. She recently said, "In a world filled with uncertainty it's now more important than ever to have a safe haven, a place of refuge to make one feel uplifted."

 

Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, an Excerpt fromRevolution and Religion, the Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, a Dialogue Between Cornel West & Bob Avakian
We'll hear Bob Avakian (BA), talking about "What if . . . ?" The times we're going through right now underline the importance of people getting into BA.

See below for an announcement of an important program this coming week at UCLA, "Science and the New Communism, Why Knowing What's True Has Everything to Do With Getting Beyond This World of Horrors, A Presentation and Exchange on the New Communism developed by Bob Avakian".


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Science and Revolution
Why Knowing What's True Has Everything to Do With
Getting Beyond This World of Horrors
A Presentation and Exchange on the New Communism developed by Bob Avakian
Join us for a discussion of what the breakthroughs in the New Communism have to do with getting beyond a world where "might makes right."

Presenter:
Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, NYC, speaking on behalf of The Bob Avakian Institute

Discussants:
Andrew Apter, Professor of Anthropology and History, UCLA
Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Professor of History, UCLA
Monday June 5, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00pm
The Black Forum, Haines 153, UCLA

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday @ Trump Star in Hollywood - Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!


Received from Refuse Fascism - SoCal


To all who recognize the danger of the Trump/Pence Regime:

Last week, after learning that Trump had fired James Comey as Director of the FBI, Refuse Fascism issued a statement (updated on May 15) where we identified this as a "pivotal moment." Pivotal in the further consolidation of fascism by the Trump/Pence Regime - signaling to the world that this regime will disregard the rule of law as freely as they disregard the truth and that they will roll over any one not loyal to Trump and his regime.
We also said that this was pivotal for the people posing the question: 
Will we do everything now to lead masses of people who are alarmed and outraged to act with determination to take to the streets to demand that this regime be ousted from power?
Our statement puts before all that: 
"What matters right now is what masses of people do: acting together with determination and creativity, expressing outrage and anger, taking to the streets with the spirit of no business as usual and demanding that this regime be driven from power. In dealing with the extraordinary, we must rid ourselves of ordinary thinking. The RefuseFascism Call to Action needs to get before hundreds of thousands of people now. The RefuseFascism "NO!" already seen and photographed in protests around the country needs now to be everywhere - including everywhere right up in the face of the fascists and those Democrats who accommodate the regime.

We united with the spirit of a person who joined our protest and shouted out that people should be out against Trump: "every day until he's gone." This stand is still on the mark. Even as this need not mean that everyday Refuse Fascism should continue to call and hold the same protest. Everyday, we need to be finding the ways to organize and unite with more and more people, everyday spreading the RefuseFascism Call to Action in the tens and hundreds of thousands, on line and on paper. Every day planning creative actions that happen with more and more frequency so that soon they are everyday and everywhere with growing numbers and power leading up to the time when, as The Call to Action says: 
"when millions of people can be moved to fill the streets of cities and towns day after day and night after night, declaring this whole regime illegitimate - Demanding, and Not Stopping, Until the Trump/Pence Regime Is Driven from Power."
We recommend that everyone learn from the spirit and experience of ActUp as put forth in an article on Huffington Post by Michelangelo Signorile where he writes: "I'm calling for what ACT UP, the life-saving AIDS activist group with which I was involved, did in the '80s and '90s when our lives were at stake, when our people were dying all around us, and when the government allowed the deaths because it believed nobody cared about dying and dead queers. You don't need a large crowd, but you do need an idea that grips people, puts the target on notice, displays passion, makes a spectacle, and says, 'No more business as usual.'"
With orientation, we are proposing the following:
[1] Spread the RefuseFascism Call to Action (as well as the NO! Signs and banners) to every outbreak of resistance, and to every gathering where people are discussing what to do to stop the horrors of the Trump/Pence Regime.

[2] Get together in RefuseFascism chapters or with friends and colleagues and plan a creative action that disturbs the air, rouses the people, and puts the regime and all who are accommodating and conciliating with it on notice that we are going to fight to stop this fascist regime and drive it out.

[3] NO! Days: Pick one day a week where everyone RefuseFascism has been in contact with goes out everywhere - on public transport, at bus stops, campuses, hospitals, workplaces, and display the NO! - in big ways, and with masses of people wearing the NO! These NO! Days can become days when people start to gather and march together growing in strength.

[4] Anytime there are Congressional town halls - RefuseFascism needs to be there sharply calling out those who support the regime, and/or those who abet it with hand-wringing and go slow plans to let the normal workings of the system take their course - which will be too damn late!

[5] Unite with other organizations to plan larger and larger protests. For one example, go out to religious, community and political groups who have been active against mass incarceration, the war on drugs, and police brutality and propose taking action against The Trump/Pence Regime's attorney general Jeff Session's call for enforcing maximum prison sentences and propose protests under the broad slogan of Trump and Pence Must Go.

[6] Make plans to be at college commencements. Recruit students to spend their summer working with RefuseFascism! Summer RF Tours are being planned.

[7] Raise funds. Raise funds. Raise funds. Hold a fund-raising party and watch the National Teach-In video and the Battle for Berkeley video. Driving out a regime will take huge sums of money. Everyone can be a part of the fight to save humanity and the planet by contributing to driving out the Trump/Pence Fascist Regime.  To donate to Refuse Fascism LA for local materials and expenses go to: http://tinyurl.com/donate2rfla

Contact us in Southern California to join us and organize others in any and/or all of the above.  
323.946.1742                        @RefuseFascismLA
 

In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America.

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