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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Friday - Michael Slate Show: Part 2 of Bob Avakian's Latest Talk, Plus, If You Hate Pres. Shithole: WHY People DO Come Here from All Over the World"

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Friday, January 19, 201810 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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This Week:

The Second Half of THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible, A Talk by Bob Avakian 

 
We'll hear the second and final part of the talk "THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible," by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party last fall.

Bob Avakian (BA) dissects that the election of Donald Trump signals that we are being confronted and now ruled by a fascist regime. It examines why people voted for Trump and how things came to the point where we are confronting the real horror of a fascist America. Told briefly is the “longer story,” the broader history that has led to this.

See and share the talk here. 

And, If You Hate President Shithole, Find Out WHY People DO Come Here from All Over the World

 
"Why do people come here from all over the world?" a clip from "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian" given in 2003 in the United States. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. 

Join Refuse Fascism at Women's March Saturday

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One year ago, millions clogged the streets of every major city in this country and many small towns in the historic Women's March. Together, we felt our power and showed the world our disgust and anger at the hideous, racist, sexual-predator-in-chief who had just been inaugurated.

We were right to be in the streets – and it is even more needed now.  Join RefuseFascism.org at the Women's Marches this weekend.
In Los Angeles - Meet up at 8 a.m. at 5th & Hill Street
(north west corner in front of Starbucks)
Look for NO! Banners & Signs

For more info:  323.946.1742 or SoCal@refusefascism.org
Ask yourself: Did you imagine that in one year it would become normal to have an open white supremacist in the White House – a man who calls whole nations and continents filled with Black and Brown people “shitholes”? To have the Muslim Travel Ban in effect? For immigrants everywhere to live in outright terror, afraid to even drive their kids to school or go to court for a parking ticket because they might be snatched and disappeared forever by ICE? For immigrants rights leaders like Ravi Ragbir, Jean Montrevil and others to be targeted and taken into detention, on track to deportation while most of society goes on with business as usual? To have Trump threatening a nuclear holocaust via Twitter?

This must never become normal. It should never be accepted or accommodated to. This nightmare of the Trump/Pence Regime grows worse by the day. They are moving fast to impose fascism on America and only the people with our feet in the streets can stop them!

All this is why it is so important for everyone to come back out into the streets this Saturday on the anniversary of the inauguration of the fascist Trump/Pence Regime and on the anniversary of the historic Women's March. This is why we invite you to march with the RefuseFascism.org contingent as we bring in the following urgent demand and message:

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


Bring drums, buckets, bright colors, your own signs & NO!signs
Check with local areas for sign-making parties

NYC: January 21, 2017

RefuseFascism.org is a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet, and that it is our responsibility to drive them from power through non-violent protests that grow every day until our demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! We welcomes individuals and organizations from many different points of view who share our determination to refuse to accept a fascist America, to join and/or partner with us in this great cause.

RefuseFascism.org national team
DONATE TO STOP TRUMP / PENCE >
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Bob Avakian, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Plus, Trump Targets Salvadoran Immigrants

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Friday, January 12, 201810 - 11 AM - PDT
The Michael Slate Show


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THIS WEEK:
THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible, A Talk by Bob Avakian 

We'll hear the first half of the talk THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America, A Better World IS Possible," by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party last fall.

Bob Avakian (BA) dissects that the election of Donald Trump signals that we are being confronted and now ruled by a fascist regime. It examines why people voted for Trump and how things came to the point where we are confronting the real horror of a fascist America. Told briefly is the “longer story,” the broader history that has led to this.

See and share the talk here. 
Trump Ends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants

 
We'll also talk with Julie Mitchell, Managing Attorney at CARECEN, and Evelyn Hernandez, a TPS holder and organizer. about the Trump regime's latest decision to end Temporary Protected Status, TPS, for Salvadoran immigrants. He had previously ended TPS for immigrants from Haiti, Honduras and Sudan. About 250,000 Salvadoran immigrants have received TPS, which allows them to live and work in the US. This status was created in 2001, under the Bush administration. All may face deportation after decades in the US.

CARECEN defends human and civil rights for Central Americans and all immigrants, works for social and economic justice and promotes cultural diversity.
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Refuse Fascism National Organizing Tour

Comes to Los Angeles: January 11-17


Nearly one year after the 2017 presidential inauguration, it is clear that Refuse Fascism's initial analysis was right: the Trump/Pence regime is a fascist regime, and it will destroy millions of lives soon, ultimately humanity and the planet itself, if it is not driven from power. Since the Muslim ban, since Charlottesville, since the threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea, many have woken up to the reality and imminence of this danger.

Nothing short of driving out this regime through mass, sustained political resistance will end this nightmare. While millions of people want Trump and Pence gone, they haven't acted in a commensurate way. Why is this? What has been holding people back from taking to the streets? What is the role of the Democratic leadership in keeping this regime in power? What can we do to break the silence of normalization and give people a way to make real change?

These are some of the questions we'll discuss at a mass meeting to welcome the Refuse Fascism NATIONAL TOUR! Volunteers are travelling to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York to organize and strengthen Refuse Fascism, and this meeting is your chance to hear a presentation and engage in discussion with national representatives of the organization working to stop Trump and Pence.

If you know in your heart that we have to stop this regime...if you know that it is quickly becoming too late...if you are determined to act in the name of humanity, join us in welcoming the national tour, and invite your friends, family, coworkers, organizations, religious congregations, book clubs, and others. Be part of the solution. At this stage, everyone is needed to make a real breakthrough.

Here's what you can do to support the National Tour RIGHT NOW: Make a donation and spread the word today. Fundraising is needed for all our organizing work, and without funds, we won't win. Share the link, too! http://donate.refusefascism.org/RefuseFascismSoCal  Volunteers needed to build for tour, phone bank, get the word out everywhere!
See Organizers' Meeting below on Wed. Jan. 10, 2017.
This nightmare must end: the Trump/Pence regime must GO!
Refuse Fascism Mass Meeting
Saturday January 13 @ 2 PM Self Help Graphics and Art
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Take Pico/Aliso Gold Line Station
To find out more, contact Refuse Fascism LA:
socal@refusefascism.org 323-946-1742

Student Meeting with National Tour 
TUESDAY, JAN. 16,
6 - 9 PM

UCLA - Campbell Hall
 
Calling all students in Southern California

Students have played a major role in almost every movement for social and political change and this is needed now more than ever.
Are you tired of the Trump/Pence Regime? Are you tired of hearing about human rights and the environment being under attack daily? Tired of hate speech and bigotry filling your campuses and communities? Most importantly are you tired of feeling helpless against a system that seems larger than you? If any of the above applies to you, then join us for this organizing meeting with national leaders of Refuse Fascism visiting Los Angeles as part of the national tour.

Just a small sampling of what's in store on January 16th:
  • Meet and greet other students from around the state
  • Presentation from Refuse Fascism on why it is right to call the Trump/Pence regime fascist, and why we have to mobilize to remove them from power, and how this could be done. Come listen and ask your questions!
  • Group discussion about what are the obstacles and pathways in getting students and others to step outside their comfort zone and take to the streets! Why, when there is so much hatred against Trump, are people not yet willing to disrupt business as usual? How do we change that?
  • Strategizing/planning together. Sharing information, materials, chants, creative/disruptive protest ideas to wake up and shake up our campuses!
  • A great day of empowerment and meeting like minded people

Welcome the National Tour of RefuseFascism.org

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Refuse Fascism National Organizing Tour

Comes to Los Angeles: January 11-17

Nearly one year after the 2017 presidential inauguration, it is clear that Refuse Fascism's initial analysis was right: the Trump/Pence regime is a fascist regime, and it will destroy millions of lives soon, ultimately humanity and the planet itself, if it is not driven from power. Since the Muslim ban, since Charlottesville, since the threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea, many have woken up to the reality and imminence of this danger.

Nothing short of driving out this regime through mass, sustained political resistance will end this nightmare. While millions of people want Trump and Pence gone, they haven't acted in a commensurate way. Why is this? What has been holding people back from taking to the streets? What is the role of the Democratic leadership in keeping this regime in power? What can we do to break the silence of normalization and give people a way to make real change?

These are some of the questions we'll discuss at a mass meeting to welcome the Refuse Fascism NATIONAL TOUR! Volunteers are travelling to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York to organize and strengthen Refuse Fascism, and this meeting is your chance to hear a presentation and engage in discussion with national representatives of the organization working to stop Trump and Pence.

If you know in your heart that we have to stop this regime...if you know that it is quickly becoming too late...if you are determined to act in the name of humanity, join us in welcoming the national tour, and invite your friends, family, coworkers, organizations, religious congregations, book clubs, and others. Be part of the solution. At this stage, everyone is needed to make a real breakthrough.

Here's what you can do to support the National Tour RIGHT NOW: Make a donation and spread the word today. Fundraising is needed for all our organizing work, and without funds, we won't win. Share the link, too! http://donate.refusefascism.org/RefuseFascismSoCal  Volunteers needed to build for tour, phone bank, get the word out everywhere!
See Organizers' Meeting below on Wed. Jan. 10, 2017.
This nightmare must end: the Trump/Pence regime must GO!
Refuse Fascism Mass Meeting
Saturday January 13 @ 2 PM Self Help Graphics and Art
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Take Pico/Aliso Gold Line Station
To find out more, contact Refuse Fascism LA:
socal@refusefascism.org 323-946-1742

Student Meeting with National Tour 
TUESDAY, JAN. 16,
6 - 9 PM

Venue TBA
 
Calling all students in Southern California 

Students have played a major role in almost every movement for social and political change and this is needed now more than ever.
Are you tired of the Trump/Pence Regime? Are you tired of hearing about human rights and the environment being under attack daily? Tired of hate speech and bigotry filling your campuses and communities? Most importantly are you tired of feeling helpless against a system that seems larger than you? If any of the above applies to you, then join us for this organizing meeting with national leaders of Refuse Fascism visiting Los Angeles as part of the national tour.

Just a small sampling of what's in store on January 16th:
  • Meet and greet other students from around the state
  • Presentation from Refuse Fascism on why it is right to call the Trump/Pence regime fascist, and why we have to mobilize to remove them from power, and how this could be done. Come listen and ask your questions!
  • Group discussion about what are the obstacles and pathways in getting students and others to step outside their comfort zone and take to the streets! Why, when there is so much hatred against Trump, are people not yet willing to disrupt business as usual? How do we change that?
  • Strategizing/planning together. Sharing information, materials, chants, creative/disruptive protest ideas to wake up and shake up our campuses!
  • A great day of empowerment and meeting like minded people

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Received from Refuse Fascism - SoCal:
 
 
 
In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America
 
 
Dear Friends,
Save the Date (and get involved)!  Saturday, January 13, 2018.  The "January Refuse Fascism Tour" will be in Los Angeles. If you know in your heart that we have to stop this regime...if you know that it is quickly becoming too late...if you are determined to act in the name of humanity, join us in welcoming the Refuse Fascism National Tour to LA.
Time and location for the Saturday, January 13th mass meeting will be coming soon.  Please contact Refuse Fascism in Los Angeles to help and to get involved with making this January Refuse Fascism Tour a success. 323.946.1742
Here's what you can do to support the National Tour RIGHT NOW:
Make a donation and spread the word today. Thanks to several generous donors, your contribution before the end of the year will be DOUBLED, up to $20,000! Fundraising is needed for all our organizing work, and without funds, we won't win. Share the link, too!
We would like to thank all those who helped the recent weekend Fundraiser Matching Funds Challenge - everyone who made calls, spread the word, or made a donation. Thanks to these efforts we were able to reach our weekend national goal of $25,000! 
Which brings us to this weekend's Matching Funds Challenge!
At a time when the fascist Trump/Pence regime threatens the future of humanity, your donation to Refuse Fascism makes it possible to change history.
Over the next three days, by midnight Sunday, we aim to raise another $25,000 towards the $250,000 goal.  ALL donations will be DOUBLED until we reach $70,000 on the campaign, and we need to get to $75,000 by Monday.
There are many ways you can take part: by making a donation yourself…by reaching out to friends and family to encourage them to give… or, by joining a phone banking team at the Refuse Fascism offices this weekend.  (If you’d like to join the team this weekend, please call us at 323-946-1742.)
Together we have accomplished a lot in the past year - but the Trump/Pence Regime’s existential danger to humanity continues to grow.  RefuseFascism.org is not stopping, and we need your support now.
RefuseFascism.org has stood as the one national organization that has consistently identified this regime as fascist and recognized that the people must take it upon themselves to drive this regime from power.  We cannot wait for some politician or leave it to the very courts that Trump is both undermining and packing with fascist judges.
Instead, we have been mobilizing the people to go into the streets with a single unifying demand:  This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!  We are working towards the time when thousands will grow to millions, coming back day after day - in massive, sustained, and nonviolent political protest until this demand is met.
Yet, most people who will be part of this movement do not yet know about RefuseFascism.org.  With your help, we can change this!

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Imperialist & Fascist Logic of Trump Tax Bill w/ Raymond Lotta; Palestinian Prof. Saree Makdisi: Trump & Jerusalem

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Friday, December 29, 2017
10 - 11 AM - PDT
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THIS WEEK:
 
Three Key Points on the Imperialist—and Fascist—Logic of the Trump Tax Bill, with Raymond Lotta 

We'll speak with Raymond Lotta, who recently wrote, "The new tax law is NOT principally a handout, motivated by corporate greed—although greedy hands are seeking to maximize and game its benefits, which are utterly skewed to the wealthy. This tax bill is a conscious and strategic move to deal with economic contradictions and imperialist great-power needs." Raymond Lotta is a revolutionary intellectual and an advocate for Bob Avakian’s new synthesis of communism.  Read his article "Three Key Points on the Imperialist—and Fascist—Logic of the Trump Tax Bill" at revcom.us HERE.

Palestinian Professor Saree Makdisi: Trump and Jerusalem

Saree Makdisi, Palestinian Professor at UC Los Angeles, on Trump's decision to move
 the US embassy to Jerusalem, which he described as a death blow to the idea of a "two-state solution." Prof. Makdisi is a professor of English and Comparative Literature, and the Author of Palestine, Inside Out, an Everyday Occupation.
 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Saturday - Screening of Bob Avakian talk on The Trump/Pence Regime, a fascist regime

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The Bob Avakian Institute invites you to a screening and discussion of:
“The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America.
A Better World IS Possible.” 
A film of a talk by Bob Avakian
Saturday, December 30, 2017
5:00 p.m.
directions
(between Venice and Washington Blvd.)
In this hour long talk, Avakian addresses the most important question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. He explains how this is in fact a fascist regime and traces its roots — the deeper and more immediate causes of its rise to power.  In it, BA makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings of the people as crucial to creating a situation where this regime could be removed from power.
Bob Avakian provides the kind of rigorous analysis and understanding, along with great heart, that can inform a fully commensurate response.  
Please join us, to watch this talk together, to get into discussion with others and to learn more about the work of The Bob Avakian Institute.
Watch the trailer here:
TRAILER: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist USA: A Better World IS Possible
 
For more information:  TheBobAvakianInstitute.org