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Friday, January 13, 2017

Flash! RefuseFascism.org Co-Initiator Carl Dix Disrupts Sessions Confirmation Hearing

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Hello Resisters!

Flash! RefuseFascism.org Co-Initiator Carl Dix Disrupts Sessions Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday morning, RefuseFascism.org Co-Initiator Carl Dix and several other protesters disrupted Senator Sessions confirmation hearing and were removed in handcuffs. Dix was dragged out chanting, "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA." Another RefuseFascism.org protester was dragged out saying: "We refuse to accept a fascist America. We have to be in the streets starting January 14 to stop the Trump/Pence fascist regime from coming to power."


As the attempted normalization and implantation of what would be an illegitimate, fascist and truly catastrophic regime continues with the hearings on the Ku Kluxer Sessions, we must urgently come together to stop this regime before it starts. There are Plans to do that, beginning this weekend. There are ways to organize this beginning now.

There are meetings Wednesday 1/11 and Thursday 1/12 near you to gather our strength and organize the massive numbers needed to make this reality.  Find out what is scheduled or schedule one yourself.

Three main things to do today:

Get out to any anti-Sessions actions and bring the materials from the organizing kitwith you when you do.

Call for, build for, plan to come to meetings on Wednesday or Thursday night.
Make your plans to get to DC Saturday and stay as long as you can.

Meeting in DC: Thursday January 12 - 7pm
Thursday, January 12 - 7pm
1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010 
Mass organizing meeting to organize for January 14 #FloodDC to STOP the Trump/Pence fascist regime before they come to power. 

Onward,
The RefuseFascism.org National Team

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In Southern California?
  Join us for the local organizers meeting on 
Wed., Jan. 11th at 6:30 PM
at Echo Park United Methodist Church
1226 N. Alvarado, just off Sunset in L.A.

Contact us at 323.946.1742 or refusefascismLA@gmail.com to get involved. 
You are needed!  

Friday, January 13 - The Michael Slate Show - Refuse Fascism calls on people to Flood DC, Stay in the Streets, Stop the Fascist Trump/Pence Regime BEFORE It Starts

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This week's show will be devoted to NO! In The Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America. 

"The fascist regime that Trump and Pence are now forging represent an unprecedented danger to humanity. They must be stopped before they take control of the levers of power to commit immense horrors here and around the world. This would continue and leap beyond the countless crimes the U.S. rulers have committed for more than two centuries. To do this will take massive resistance of unprecedented scope, breadth, and determination involving millions of people in all corners of society." -- RefuseFascism.org

In the past week, there have been disruptions at Senate hearings on Trump's cabinet nominees, especially that of Jeffrey Sessions, a full-page ad in the Washington Post, and many voices speaking out. Refuse Fascism has called for people to flood Washington DC, with protests beginning Saturday, January 14, with plans to stay in the streets, demonstrating and spreading the word night and day, drawing more and more people, until many millions are in the streets demanding that this fascist regime be stopped before it starts. 

For those who can't make it to DC, there are also actions planned at many other cities around the US, including Los Angeles. Refuse Fascism lists events on their website, and encourages people to create their own events if there's no event nearby. 

We'll talk with several of the initiators and endorsers of Refuse Fascism:

Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party

Lalah Hathaway, Grammy Award-winning singer
Arturo O'Farrill, Afro-Latin jazz musician, pianist and composer
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In Los Angeles, contact Refuse Fascism LA at 

 Upcoming events:

January 14 - #NoFascistUSA Encampment at L.A. City Hall

Take to the Streets 
Be at the Halls of Power 
Every day and every night Jan. 14-20
 
Don't Stop 

March into the night...every night  Grow in Numbers...We will be: First: Hundreds & thousands taking to the streets Then: Becoming ten and a hundred thousand Grow each day to become millions across the country as the week of Jan. 16-20 unfolds...
Bring signs, drums, horns & noisemakers.  Share on social media.  Spread the word to friends & organizations
Join the Facebook event
 

January 15
NO Deportations NO Wall NO Racism NO Fascist USA Rally and March
Assemble, Olympic and Broadway, 2pmMarch to City Hall

Join the Facebook event

Monday, January 9, 2017

Action TODAY, Jan. 9, 4-8 PM; Next Steps in the Fight to Stop the Trump/Pence Regime Before It Starts

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Action TODAY, Jan. 9, 4-8 PM; 
Next Steps in the Fight to Stop the Trump/Pence Regime Before It Starts

Momentum is growing in the fight to Stop the Trump/Pence Regime Before It Starts! But there is still a big challenge to reach the millions who don't yet know about this movement, and involve them in becoming active participants in the streets.  Join us Wednesday for the next critical organizing meeting (see details below).


Here Are the Next Steps. You are needed to make these powerful advances:

Monday Jan 9 at 4 - 8 PM,  LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring St LA 90012 
The first day of Congress after certifying Trump's election.Joe Biden said "it's over."  NO! NO! NO! - we are calling on the tens of thousands going thru downtown LA and on the freeways during rush hour to say NO! it's NOT over!  Stop the Trump-Pence Regime Before It Starts!  March from City Hall to the freeway overpasses with NO! banners and then march over to Little Tokyo where we'll reach the Japanese American community including those who had families who were put into U.S. internment camps during World War II.  

Tuesday, Jan 10 at 9 AM, Press Conference, Church of the Epiphany, 2808 Altura St., Lincoln Hts, LA 90031.  NO!  Stop the Trump-Pence Regime Before It Starts
No Trump!  No Pence!  No Walls!  No Deportations!  No Racism!

This press event will feature the NO! campaign that declares: In The Name Of Humanity, We Refuse To Accept A Fascist America.  Its focus is a call to immigrant masses, and their sisters and brothers everywhere, to HIT THE STREETS, Sunday, January 15 at 2pm in downtown Los Angeles, at Olympic and Broadway.  Rally on Olympic and Broadway, followed by a march to LA City Hall.  This event is part of mobilizing millions throughout the U.S. to prevent the Trump-Pence regime from consolidating power.

Featured speakers are co-initiators and signatories of RefuseFascism.org's CALL TO ACTION recently published in the New York Times.

Isabel Cardenas, Salvadoran American activist
Fr. Richard Estrada, Priest in the LA Episcopal Diocese, immigration and human rights activist
Rev. Richard Wulf, Pastor, Echo Park United Methodist Church
Ernesto de la Loza, muralist

Wednesday, Jan. 11th6:30 PM - Your attendance is critical at the next organizing meeting at Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N. Alvarado, just off Sunset in L.A.  Bring your friends, ideas, and donations!

Thursday - Friday, Jan 12-13 Walk Out!
In So Cal and throughout the country - middle schools, high school, colleges and universities:  Walk Out!  Jan 12-13 - a massive mobilization of students.  We are millions!  Our only recourse now is to act outside normal channels.  Oppose the white supremacy of Trump-Pence, their attacks on immigrants, Trump's crude degrading of women and his utter contempt for scientific truth and facts.  Walk Out!  Hit The streets!  No Business As Usual!

Saturday Jan 14 LA City Hall 200 N. Spring St LA 90012 starting at 12 noon - 
GET IN THE STREETS AND DON'T LEAVE

Martin Luther King weekend - we take action to highlight and raise determined opposition to the white supremacist, American chauvinist, religiously bigoted character of this fascist movement and regime.  Starting Saturday, Jan 14, at LA City Hall we draw forward everything thus far built, and build further.  WE ARE CALLING FORWARD MILLIONS - WE ARE CALLING FORWARD YOU, and YOU organize others who organize others.  We plan to STAY in the streets, encamp at LA City Hall, to demand Trump-Pence be prevented from taking office before Jan 20.  Our actions in LA are part of nationwide actions, with the focus on millions in DC.  #FloodDC

Your donations and fundraising are urgently needed!
Contribute to the national fund drive to reach the $100,000 goal for major ads in newspapers and on-line publications.  
And/or donate to the local fund drive for the #NoFascistUSA car caravan from LA to DC, and for all of the posters, flyers, stickers, and banners to spread this movement throughout SoCal.  Ask friends, colleagues, and family to match your donations!

Update:
This weekend the #NoFascistUSA car caravan to DC got a send-off from LA! Next stop Arizona, as they head to Washington, DC to be part of bringing DC to a halt.

In addition, teams went to the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Golden Globes, Orange County storekeepers, and churches.  An artist is creating powerful No! banners using stencils, so contact us if you want to work with him.  One highlight was meeting a father and son who just heard about RefuseFascism on the radio, and stopped by the office last night at 11 PM after driving from San Diego County to deliver No! car magnets for the car caravan, plus two beautiful English and Spanish banners, stickers, t-shirts and hats that they donated. They took a big stack of posters and flyers to distribute back in their area.  

Send your photos and short reports on what you are doing to Stop the Trump/Pence Regime Before It Starts! to the national office at RefuseFascism@gmail.com, and to the local office at RefuseFascismLA@gmail.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!


In Southern California?  
Contact us at 323.946.1742 or refusefascismLA@gmail.com to get involved. 
You are needed!  

Sunday, December 25, 2016

We received the following from Los Angeles organizers for refusefascism.org--

"DIE IN" AT TRUMP STAR ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD. 
TODAY / CHRISTMAS, 3 PM

NO! In The Name Of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept A Fascist America!

Trump-Pence Fascism MUST BE STOPPED Before It Starts

TRUMP STAR ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.  
just west of Highland. Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028

All across the country, people will demonstrate on New Year's Eve outside of Trump owed properties ~ WE ARE BUILDING A MOVEMENT TO PREVENT THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME FROM TAKING POWER!

Converge on NEW YEAR'S EVE at 6pm
Brietbart Headquarters
8383 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(Followed by march to West Hollywood)

Breitbart News Service headquarters are on Wilshire Blvd. near San Vicente, in Beverly Hills, CA.  One of the first things Trump did after the election was appoint Steve Bannon, Brietbart's (former) executive chairman as "Chief Strategist" and "Senior Counselor" for the Trump-Pence regime.  Breitbart New Service is the major national website and voice for fascists who are deeply steeped in white supremacy, women-hating misogyny, homophobic anti-LBGT ravings, and virulent anti-Semitism.  They whip up a violent agenda against all Muslims, Latino immigrants and more.  Steve Bannon has been the owner and "hands on" force behind Breitbart, before he took over running Trumps campaign and now is a key person leading the strategy of Trump-Pence to impose a fascist America on the world.  NO!  In The Name Of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept A Fascist America! We are converging at Brietbart headquarters and hitting the streets NEW YEARS EVE with thousands of others across the country to declare our intention to mobilize millions to STOP the Trump-Pence fascist regime BEFORE it starts.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

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Voices from the Emergency Organizing Meeting 
to Prevent the Trump/Pence Regime 
from Taking Power
A really critical emergency organizing meeting to stop the Trump and Pence regime before it starts took place on December 19 in New York City's Cooper Union. At least 260 people came out on very short notice, and over 200,000 watched online. They heard a diversity of voices: scientists, religious leaders, artists, immigrants, a leader at Standing Rock, feminists and revolutionary activists.

We'll hear excerpts from statements by Carl Dix, Jeremy Scahill, PZ Myers, Fran Luck, Sunsara Taylor, Andy Zee and others.

You can watch a video of the event, and find out more about stopping the fascist regime before it starts, at RefuseFascism.org


In Los Angeles, contact Refuse Fascism at RefuseFascismLA@gmail.com. For more about plans for LA, check out the report on revcom.us.

For upcoming events, nationally and in your area, go to STOP Trump Events at RefuseFascism.org. 
All across the country, people will demonstrate on New Year's Eve outside of Trump owned properties

NEW YEAR'S EVE 6PM
Breitbart* office
Corner of Wilshire and LaCienega


In Los Angeles, people will gather outside the Breitbart* office at the corner of Wilshire and LaCienega followed by a march to and through West Hollywood.

Join us - write to refusefascismla@gmail.com - to become organizers of organizers of millions saying No!

* Breitbart News Service is the major national website and voice of the Alt-Right - i.e. Fascists.  Steve Bannon, Trump's new white-house Chief Strategist was its former executive chairman.    When Dylann Roof murdered nine black people in North Carolina and posed with the  Confederate flag, Breitbart ran an article headlined "Hoist it High and Proud: The Confederate  Flag Proclaims a Glorious Heritage."  Bannon signed off on this piece.
IN LOS ANGELES:  On Wednesday night, December 21, 68 residents, activists representing representing several organizations from diverse backgrounds, artists, filmmakers, students, and clergy gathered at the United Methodist Church in LA for an emergency organizing meeting, taking up the call to build and mobilize to say NO! STOP a Trump/Pence Fascist Regime Before It Starts.  Read about the meeting here
  Revolution Books / Libros Revolució

Monday, December 19, 2016

Livestream Today, 12/19 at 4 PM PST - Stop Trump/Pence Regime from Taking Power

We are staring down the barrel of fascism. That is what the Trump-Pence regime represents, and it will be a disaster for humanity if this regime succeeds in taking over the full reins of power. 

Tonight an Emergency Town Hall and Organizing Meeting is taking place at Cooper Union in New York City. We urge all of you to watch the livestream at HuffPo's Facebook  at 4 PM PST (or attend if you are back East). There is nothing more important than this battle.  This meeting is kicking off a Month of Resistance under the slogan: "NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!"  

Below is the announcement from the organizers for the Emergency Meeting in NYC.

The election of Trump presents us all with an urgent and unprecedented situation, requiring the imagination and daring able to wrest open possibility. What follows is a plan to actually prevent the Trump-Pence regime from consolidating power.  
Read the Call to Action below, to add your name, and spread the word about this to everyone you know!

We invite you to watch the livestream Monday4 PM PST.
 
Carl Dix 
Chase Iron Eyes
Josh Fox
Fran Luck
PZ Myers 
Jeremy Scahill 
Immortal Technique
Andy Zee
will address:
  • Why We Must REFUSE To Accept A Fascist America
  • How The Trump/Pence Regime Could Be Prevented From Taking Power
  • How You Can Be A Part of Making This Happen
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Come to the Los Angeles Organizing Meeting.
Wednesday, December 21st, 6:30 PM
Echo Park United Methodist Church

1226 N. Alvarado St. (near Sunset Blvd.), LA 90026