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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SATURDAY Nov 10 at 2 pm in Los Angeles ~ Trump/Pence Must Go!

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Los Angeles Protest Rally and March: 7th and Alvarado (MacArthur Park Metro)
Day/Date/Time:  Saturday, Nov 10 at 2 pm
Refuse 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

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

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Political Attack on Upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference at UCLA

The National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference scheduled for November 16-18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, has been attacked by the Los Angeles City Council, which passed a unanimous resolution calling on the University administration to cancel the conference, whose theme will be, "Radical Hope: Resistance in the Face of Adversity." This is one of a number of attacks on Palestinian rights organizations and the BDS -- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions -- movement in the wake of the Anti-Semitic massacre of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Pro-Zionist groups have attempted to connect Anti-Zionism, or just criticizing Israel, with Anti-Semitism. We'll hear fromRaphael Eissa, from the National Students for Justice in Palestine about this.


After the Elections -- The Trump/Pence Regime is Still Pushing Forward to Consolidate Fascism

The election is over, and things have not changed. The Trump/Pence regime, and the fascist section of rulers they represent, are pushing forward. The Democrats are accommodating and collaborating.

At this time, people need to understand what's happening, and they need to act.

We're going to replay an interview with Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, NYC and a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, which we did last week before the election.

Then, we'll hear a piece by Bob Avakian, the leader of the revolution and the architect of a new framework for revolution, the new synthesis of communism. It's from the Q&A from the recent talk, Why We Need An Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution. This clip is, What would be the next step if the Trump/Pence regime consolidates power?

Monday, November 5, 2018

What will it REALLY take to STOP fascism?

This Election Week, Bring People What They Most Need...

November 5, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

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.
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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.com and share your experiences on social media—where ever you are—big city, small town, prison cell, or with Americans and others overseas.
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:
568nomatterwhowins

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

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"What would be the next step if the Trump/Pence regime consolidates power?" - From a Q&A with Bob Avakian


We'll hear a Q&A that followed the newly released speech: Why We Need An Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution

“...we have two choices: either, live with all this—and condemn future generations to the same, or worse, if they have a future at all—or, make revolution!” – Bob Avakian, from this speech

This two part speech was given by Bob Avakian (BA) in the summer of 2018 in several cities. BA is the leader of this revolution and the architect of a new framework for revolution, the new synthesis of communism.

Watch this speech... Spread it... Fund it. Join the movement for revolution and find out more at revcom.us, @tuneintorevcom

Sunsara Taylor joins us to talk about where things are today, the recent fascist assaults, including the massacre of 11 people at the Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and the upcoming demonstrations, November 7 and 10, called by Refuse Fascism

We are living in critical and perilous times.

The elections set for November 6 are shaping up to be a major political flash point. In rally after Nazi-style rally, Trump has been whipping up his fascist base not only to vote, but to adopt an increasingly aggressive stance to those he has declared to be enemies.

In the past week there has been a series of violent fascist political actsincluding the murders of 11 Jewish people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. No matter who wins, and whether people vote or not, Refuse Fascism has called for protests November 7, the day after the elections, and November 10, in cities around the US.

Sunsara Taylor joins us. She is a writer for revcom.us/Revolution newspaper, and a co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org.

Writer Oliver Mayer and actor Marlene Forte, from Members Only, now at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) 

In Members Only, the long-awaited sequel to the ground breakingBlade to the Heat, 20 years have passed.​
It is 1982 in New York City: the golden age of boxing, the dying gasp of disco, and the flowering of identity politics. Pedro Quinn is well past 40 and still fighting, not only for championships but for the right to be himself, on his own terms. He even has a protege, a young female boxer who reminds him of his own youthful fights in an out of the ring. But when a detached retina threatens to end the only life he knows, and when old frenemies Vinal and Sarita want to make a movie about the champion he killed in the ring 20 years ago, Quinn can no longer hide from the ghosts of his past.

On the Midterm Elections and the Fascist Violence

Revolution / revcom.us issued this Call to Our Readers

On the Midterm Elections and the Fascist Violence

The elections set for November 6 are shaping up to be a major political flash point. Trump has been holding increasingly aggressive and almost daily fascist mass rallies around the country in the lead-up to these. He has been whipping up his base not only to vote, but to adopt an increasingly aggressive stance to those he has declared to be enemies. At the same time, there has been in the past week a series of violent fascist political acts.
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In the face of this, we urge our readers to:


One: watch and spread these new clips from Bob Avakian, in which he answers two questions that were asked during his speaking tour during summer 2018 about what we can expect from and what we must do about the Trump/Pence fascist regime.
Two: fully throw in with 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!

In Southern California:
Los Angeles
Wednesday November 7, 6:00 pm
Pershing Square, 5th and Hill St., downtown Los Angeles Facebook Event
Saturday November 10, 2:00 pm
MacArthur Park, 7th and Alvarado, meet at MacArthur Park Metro Station Facebook Event

Orange County

Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 pm
Harbor Blvd and Chapman Ave, Fullerton California Facebook Event

San Bernardino

Wednesday November 7, 2 pm to 5 pm, Refuse Fascism Inland Empire, and MEChA of San Bernardino Valley College, are holding a protest to call for removing the Trump-Pence regime, on  at 295 E Street (at the corner of Court) in downtown San Bernardino. Facebook Event
(Go here for places/times and other info for nationwide protests on Wednesday, November 7, and Saturday, November 10.)

Three: watch, watch again, and get out THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible, a filmed speech by Bob Avakian going deeply into the fascist character of the regime, its roots in this capitalist-imperialist system, and what must be done in the immediate struggle against this; as part of this, reach out to those who have seen this film and strongly encourage them to show it and spread it during the period leading up to and immediately after the elections.

To deeply understand the threat to humanity posed by the Trump/Pence Regime...
Watch the film of this 1-hour talk by Bob Avakian
Watch the 
5-minute trailer of the talk

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"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

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Bob Avakian's Answer to People Who Complain About Immigrants Crossing Borders
On October 13, a caravan of some 600 migrants left Honduras determined to make their way to the U.S.-Mexico border to apply for asylum. As they trekked through Guatemala and reached the Mexican border six days later, their numbers had grown to an estimated 5,000, mainly from Honduras, with entire neighborhoods joining, according to some of the migrants. From "STOP: The demonization, criminalization and deportations of immigrants and the militarization of the border" at revcom.us.

This is occurring against the background of a fascist regime in power in the US, the Trump/Pence regime, which is step by step consolidating a fascist form of rule. It's also a time when many people in the US who 
don't want to see a fascist America are putting their hopes in the electoral system, voting for Democrats who say they will do nothing to help drive the fascists from power. Meanwhile, the Trump/Pence regime are consolidating their hold on the courts, building up their fascist storm troopers, following up their successful Muslim ban with a campaign of ethnic cleansing of immigrants and even Latino citizens.

We'll listen to an excerpt from the new film of a recent talk by Bob Avakian, "Why We Need an Actual Revolution and How We Can Really Make Revolution." The film had its online premiere on October 19, at 
revcom.usThe film is also available on a flash drive as a thank-you gift. See below



KPFK Fall Fund Drive Continues
Support KPFK and The Michael Slate Show and Keep the Show on the Air

The past few weeks, listeners have responded in a big way to support The Michael Slate Show. Many have responded to the offer to send books to people incarcerated in America. So this week's thank-you gift includes an option to donate for an extra book to be sent to a prisoner.

FOR A CONTRIBUTION OF $100 OR MORE, YOU CAN REQUEST "WHY WE NEED AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION, AND HOW WE CAN REALLY MAKE REVOLUTION," IN HD, LOADED ON A FLASH DRIVE.
 

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BAsicsfrom the talks and writings of Bob Avakian is a book of quotations and short essays that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation.

SEND A COPY OF BASICS TO A PRISONER: FOR A CONTRIBUTION OF $200 OR MORE, YOU CAN REQUEST A COPY OF "WHY WE NEED AN ACTUAL REVOLUTION, AND HOW WE CAN REALLY MAKE REVOLUTION," PLUS THE BOOK BASICS, FROM THE TALKS AND WRITINGS OF BOB AVAKIAN.AND A COPY OF BASICS TO BE SENT TO A PRISONER.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Wednesday - You Are Needed to Help Fill 3 Courtrooms. Trump/Pence Must Go!

From Refuse Fascism-SoCal:
Court Support for 3 of the #Freeway9
Wednesday, October 24th,  8 - 11 AM
 Metropolitan Courthouse

1945 S. Hill St. (& Washington Blvd.)


3 of the 9 Freeway defendants will be appearing in court on Wednesday.  They are all set for Pretrial. They have all been sent to 3 different court rooms, trying to keep them all separate. WE NEED TO FILL UP ALL 3 COURTROOMS!

Spread the word, bring everyone you know. Let's demand they DROP ALL CHARGES!
Join us for a short rally outside of the courthouse before we head inside. 8:00 am in front of the courthouse!

While the Trump/Pence Regime is continuing to push on forward their fascist program, while they continue to criminalize immigrants & attacking the Central American caravan of refugees who are fighting for their lives, while they consolidate their fascist courts by bringing Brett Kavanaugh a FASCIST judge, while they continue to threaten the people of the world, women LGBTQ, the environment, these brave, heroic protesters, continue to face ILLEGITIMATE charges for sounding the alarm of FASCISM & calling on people to get out into the streets & demand that THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!

Share on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864900123587518/.


Trump/Pence Must Go! Organizing Meeting
Wed., Oct. 24th, 6:30 - 9 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
650 N Berendo St, Los Angeles, California 90004

Join the movement to STOP the Trump/Pence Fascist Regime & drive it from power, through SUSTAINED, Non violent, MASS protests in the streets.

We are getting organized to make the November 7th & 10th protests, after the Mid-term elections, as powerful as possible!

In the face of this fascist regime continuing to consolidate their power, while they continue to criminalize immigrants & viciously attack the Central American caravan of refugees who are fighting for their lives, while they just put into place a FASCIST Supreme Court, by bringing in Brett Kavanaugh, while they viciously go after women, LGBTQ, the environment, the people of the world & the planet it self, we MUST NOT sit silently to the side and allow them to consolidate their program, it CAN BECOME TOO LATE! 

Join us!
In the Name of Humanity, The Trump/Pence Regime MUST GO!
socal@refusefascism.org - 323.946.1742

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Let's make both November 7th & the 10th as powerful as possible!
WE PLEDGE that we will not stand aside while there is still a chance to stop a regime that imperils humanity and the earth itself. Join us. Let’s stand together with conviction and courage, overcoming fear and uncertainty, to struggle with all we’ve got to demand: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!