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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

In the New Year... Let’s Fight for a New World!

DONATE to the National Revolution Tour - $8,000 needed by January 1st
 In the New Year... Let’s Fight for a New World!

Take a moment to watch this short video:  "What If the world doesn't have to be this way?
Racist graffiti and taunts at Syracuse University while fascist spokespeople are given a platform at UCLA and Berkeley; according to UN reports, the U.S. is increasing its greenhouse gas emissions while the planet burns; immigrants trapped in hellish conditions at the border are prevented from even applying to enter the U.S.; the fascist Trump/Pence regime digs in and doubles down in the face of the Democrats’ impeachment hearings—the hell of this imperialist system grinds forward with outrage upon outrage. The need for revolution cries out, the need for a whole different kind of society based on the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America.

The National Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour has been in the thick of these fault-line battles, boldly breaking onto the scene in the spirit of “You Think You’re Woke... But You’re Sleepwalking Through a Nightmare—This System Cannot Be Reformed, It Must Be Overthrown.” The Revolution Tour has been fighting to build the #OUTNOW movement to mobilize millions into the streets to drive the Trump/Pence regime from power, bringing its scientific understanding and approach based on the revolutionary leadership of Bob Avakian. See some of what the Tour has been doing across the country [here].

Recently, hundreds of people around the country donated to meet a $25,000 goal. They were inspired by a force of people who are going out to build a movement for revolution, who are fighting for a whole new world free of exploitation and oppression and living that morality today, and who—coming from that place—are also challenging others to join into and build this #OUTNOW movement. This developing financial base for the Tour is an important part of organizing forces for that revolution.

A great deal is demanded of these revolutionaries in times like these—and now a minimum of $8,000 more is needed by January 1 to sustain their basic needs, produce materials, and enable them travel to wherever they are most needed.

Contribute towards fighting for a new world—there are many ways to contribute:
  • Make a year-end donation to a force that is about really changing the world; challenge others you know to donate as well.  
  • Revolutionary greeting cards—download them, produce them, give them to friends and family, and sell them to raise funds.
  • Donate to the Travel Fund—contribute airline miles or dollars to the fund. Write to tourmilestogofar@gmail.com.
  • Become a sustainer—from $5/month to $500/month—and contribute to the ongoing needs of the Tour.
  • Join with others to organize a holiday fundraising gathering for the Revolution Tour, giving others a chance to meet some members of the Tour and/or local Revolution Club members.
  • Donate your skills in social media or video making. Call the NY Revolution Club: 646-717-7161.
  • Be part of organizing or donating to giant yard sales to raise $500 to $1000 a month. Call or email back to find out what is needed: 323-424-6687 (LA).

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

FRIDAY - The Michael Slate Show: Paul Street, Beyond Impeachment, Remove This Regime from Below. Plus, Andy Zee, December Disruptions -- #OUTNOW

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Friday, November 29, 2019
10 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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This week: 

Paul Street, Beyond Impeachment, Remove This Regime from Below

Paul Street wrote in "Beyond Impeachment, Remove This Regime from Below, "The best way to remove Trump is not merely through elite procedures designed by wealthy 18th Century slaveholders, merchant capitalists, and publicists for whom democracy was the ultimate nightmare. It is through a sustained mass rebellion by and for those the U.S. Founders and the American ruling class today fears most: We the People."

Andy Zee on #OUTNOW and December Disruptions

Andy Zee, co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, and member of the National Revolution Tour, joins us to talk about the next step for the #OUTNOW movement:There is no Santa Claus, and He Won't Remove Trump and Pence.

A month of flash protests, banner drops, rapidly responding to sharp political events, and other actions to disrupt the advance of fascism, disturb the normalization and complicity of those who oppose Trump/Pence but are passively going along, and build the movement to drive the regime from power.
 

Could it really happen here? Dialogue & teach-in @ UCLA - Dec. 4th

Could it really happen here?
Is the Trump/Pence Regime bringing American fascism?
Is silence complicity?
Dialogue and Teach-In

Wednesday, December 4
6:00 – 9:00pm

Franz 2258A, UCLA Campus
(across from the Faculty Center)

Zak Fisher, GSA President, third year law student
Jeffrey H. Solomon, Ph.D, Lecturer, Department of English, UCLA
Atlas Winfrey, National Tour to Get Organized for Revolution, Refuse Fascism & one of the UCLA5
Moderated by: Tala Deloria, UCLA alum, Revolution Club & one of the UCLA5
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The Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity. Concentration Camps on the border…environmental devastation accelerated… the danger of war, even nuclear, threatened… white supremacy rules… fascist mobs and racist mass murderers… truth and science erased… the right to abortion near gone… theocracy threatened... the rule of law and democratic and civil rights are stripped away… THIS IS FASCISM UNFOLDING AND IN POWER.

Fascist speakers descend on college campuses, trying to crack strongholds of “liberal academia” and shut down critical thinking and dissent – with the Universities themselves paying hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes millions, for security. Trump threatens to cut off funding for campuses where there is meaningful protest against these fascist speakers and school administrators enact policies that shut down ANTI-fascist protest (UCLA is where Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was booed and where people protesting – the UCLA5 – were physically removed from their seats and arrested, dragged through the courts but ultimately acquitted). Recently, UCLA hosted Donald Trump, Jr. in what was the equivalent of a Klan rally with a crowd of hundreds of young fascists cohered around the myth of “white genocide,” organizing for a “white ethnostate.” These views, also held by Stephen Miller, are shaping Trump's immigration policies of ethnic cleansing. All while DACA hangs in the balance.

Is it right to call this a FASCIST regime? What is fascism? How would a fascist America impact the world? Is it a pendulum swing that can be stopped through elections or a different form of qualitatively more draconian rule that can only be stopped through mass, sustained, non-violent protest in the streets as put forth and initiated by the Call from RefuseFascism.org of #OUTNOW?  What role and responsibility do students have?

As young people, we are often asked what we want to be when we grow up, but we are never asked what kind of world we want to live in. This is the question we have to lift our sights to – beyond our cell phones and syllabi, beyond our personal aspirations: what's our responsibility to humanity and the planet?


Co-sponsored by Refuse Fascism, LA and Office of the GSA President, UCLA
Refuse Fascism, LA • 323.946.1742 • SoCal@refusefascism.org • @RefuseFascismLA • RefuseFascism.org

Thursday, November 21, 2019

FRIDAY - The Michael Slate Show w/ Michael Lynk on the Trump Regime and Israel; Andy Zee #OUTNOW; Atlas Winfrey, #CoulterProtests at Berkeley

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Friday, November 22, 2019
10 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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This week: 

Michael Lynk on the Trump Regime and Israeli Settlements; Andy Zee #OUTNOW; Atlas Winfrey, #CoulterProtests at Berkeley

Michael Lynk, Special UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, on US Support of Illegal Israeli Settlements
In response to this week's declaration of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who attempted to legitimize Israel's theft of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory, said:

“The American government’s decision to jettison international law and to legitimize the illegal Israeli settlements is probably the very last nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.”

This is part of a broad genocidal assault on the Palestinian people.

We'll talk with Dr. Lynk about the impact of the US decision, and the overall situation in the occupied territories.

Andy Zee on Mass Meetings on Driving the Trump-Pence Regime #OUTNOW!

Five weeks ago, #OUTNOW launched a movement demanding the Trump Pence Regime Must Go Now. There have been weekly protests in cities around the country. On November 16, a call was issued for mass meetings Sunday November 24, to develop plans to drive out the regime.

Making History Is NOT A Spectator Sport…
You Are Needed To Help Drive Out A Fascist Regime

If you are anguished by what the Trump/Pence regime has already done and filled with dread for the future, will you bury your hopes and conscience? Or, will you come out and make a real difference? NOW IS THE TIME.

We'll speak with Andy Zee, co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org, and member of the National Revolution Tour about the situation we're facing and the importance of these meetings.

Thousands Confront Nazi Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley

At UC Berkeley Wednesday night, thousands came out to oppose - and shut down - Ann Coulter. Fascists are organizing on campuses throughout the US, often, as at Berkeley, with the help of school administrators. At Berkeley, a number of groups, including Refuse Fascism,  organized a massive protest that blocked entrances, and confronted the police state that the administration and UC police imposed on the campus. One member of Refuse Fascism was arrested and brutalized inside the talk for shouting, "You're a fucking fascist," at Coulter. We'll hear from Atlas Winfrey of Refuse Fascism, one of the organizers of the protest.

We Recommend:

November 24, L.A. Mass Meeting - Trump/Pence #OutNow!


Sunday at 3 PM
Sepulveda Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230

Join the Facebook Event

Join us at these mass meetings, Sunday November 24, to develop the plans to drive out this regime. Your ideas are urgently needed – as is your active participation. If you are already in fighting against the regime or one of its many outrageous crimes, if you are involved with a candidate but also see the importance of mass protest now – then please bring your organization’s views and thinking into this meeting and/or set up a time for Refuse Fascism to talk with your group.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NOW is the time for people to take to the streets

From RefuseFascism.org:
NOW IS THE TIME to TAKE to the STREETS to DEMAND:
TRUMP/PENCE #OUTNOW!
Saturday November 16 
In Los Angeles:  2 PM at MacArthur Park, 7th & Alvarado
In Santa Ana:  1 PM at 4th St. & Spurgeon


The Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity.
Concentration camps on the border…Environmental devastation accelerated…Danger of war, even nuclear, threatened…White supremacy rules…Fascist mobs and racist mass murderers…Truth and science erased…Right to abortion near gone…Rule of law and democratic and civil rights are stripped away…THIS IS FASCISM UNFOLDING.

If you are anguished by what the Trump/Pence regime has already done and filled with dread for the future, will you bury your hopes and conscience? Or, will you join us in protest? Come on out and make a real difference. NOW IS THE TIME.
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In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!


Political lines are drawn. Impeachment hearings have begun.
We must not be spectators...it's time for the people to act.

THERE IS A WAY to REMOVE the TRUMP/PENCE REGIME


Public televised hearings to impeach Trump begin today. Sharp political lines are drawn with high stakes. Trump and Pence have ordered the Republicans to obstruct the hearings. Yet, the Democratic leadership has all but conceded that Trump will not be removed by the Senate.

What can change all of this? WE CAN – the power of the people taking to the streets in sustained non-violent protest raising one simple and unifying demand: Trump/Pence #OUTNOW! And then, continuing week after week all across the country growing in numbers and determination until this demand is met.
What can you do?
>>Find a protest or make your own
>>DONATE to spread #OutNOW. Only $3008 needed to reach first $50,000 goal.

Gather your friends, your school, place of worship, community, organization, and come out this Saturday. Spread the word. Let's show people in this country and the world that we will not adjust to the injustice and crimes of Trump and Pence. We will protest again and again until this regime is gone.

There's still a chance to stop a regime that imperils humanity and the planet.
Let’s stand together with conviction and courage overcoming fear and uncertainty, to struggle with all we've got to demand:


Trump/Pence #OUTNOW!

For more on the #OUTNOW Movement and RefuseFascism.org which initiated this movement, visit RefuseFascism.org

Wednesday #OutNOW Webinar November 13
9:00 pm EST 6:00 pm PST
Hear from leaders & organizers of #OutNOW protests, including people who have joined in the last 4 weeks.
We are all working on how to bring sustained, mass non-violent protest when it's needed most.
>>Register here.  You can view online, listen by phone, or view on Facebook Live


RefuseFascism.org national team
917 407 1286
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"Hope For Humanity On A Scientific Basis" - New from Bob Avakian

 From revcom.us:
 

Hope For Humanity
On A Scientific Basis

Breaking with Individualism,
Parasitism and American Chauvinism

 

Bob Avakian
Author of The New Communism

Prepublication copy
November 2019
This is an important new work by Bob Avakian, from which the excerpt "Individualism, BEB and the Illusion of 'Painless Progress,'" which has been posted on this site since the summer of 2019, has been drawn.
CONTENTS                              

 
Lack of real hope for a better life in this world is a heavy chain weighing down, suffocating and deeply scarring the masses of humanity, including the youth who are concentrated in the ghettos and barrios of this country as well as its overflowing torture chamber prisons. And the extreme individualism promoted throughout this society, the obsessive focus on “the self,” has reinforced the heavy lid on the sights of people, obscuring their ability to recognize the possibility of a radically different and better world, beyond the narrow and confining limits of this system, with all its very real horrors. These are the major questions I am going to be speaking to here.

Read this new work HERE.

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Revolution Tour needs YOUR support. Join the livestream today/Sunday

From revcom.us:

The Revolution Tour needs YOUR support.
Join the livestream, TODAY @ 2 pm PST.
$25,000 goal extended to November 15

At this moment when the whole political order in the country is being shaken to its roots and the fight to bring out millions into sustained protest to drive the fascist Trump/Pence regime from power is taking shape, the Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour is playing a critical role.  Its members are pouring their energies and understanding into the #OutNow! movement and at the same time inspiring people with their bold message that this nightmare of a system must be overthrown and that a whole different kind of world is possible and urgently needed. 
The Revolution Tour needs YOUR support.
Tune into the Livestream TODAY/Sunday @ 2pm PST – build the audience, spread it on social media, organize a group showing.  Send in video or written statements of support.
From around the country, individuals and groups have stepped forward to offer matching challenges.  We have 3 matching challenges totaling $2,180. Be part of donating and raising the funds to meet these challenges and bring forward the $11,454 still needed to meet the November 15th goal of $25,000.
Call (646) 717-7161 to donate, pledge or call in additional matching challenges.
WATCH LIVESTREAM ON FACEBOOK @TUNEINTOREVCOM.
Additional ways you can support the Tour:
  •  Become a sustainer and donate any amount from $5 to $500 a month to support the ongoing work of the Tour in carrying forward its mission.
  • Support a Tour member for a week with a donation of $250 or for a month with a donation of $1000 – help cover the costs of food, rent, transit and enable the Tour members to get out in the world with their message of revolution. 
  • Donate to the Revolution Tour Travel Fund: Write to tourmilestogofar@gmail.com with your donation of airline miles or funds to enable Tour members to travel to where they are most needed.