Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Dr. Astrid Caldas, Climate Change; The terror against immigrants; BA, "Why do people come here from all over the world?

Received from RefuseFascism-LA:

Join Refuse Fascism contingents in So Cal and bring the message NO! into the upcoming protests and marches. This is how we reach millions with this message and get organized to drive the regime out.

Saturday April 29 - 10:00 AM Join the NO! Contingent at the People's Climate March at the corner of Eubank and PCH, Banning Park, in Wilmington. Look for our banner.  (call Refuse Fascism Office for carpool from West Adams to Wilmington)
Monday May 1st - 9:00 AM.  Join the NO! contingent at May 1st protests/strikes/marches. 
Meet us at 9:00 AM at 7th& Alvarado (across from MacArthur Park) look for the NO! Banner

If you are attending the May 1st March that starts at Broadway & Olympic, meet us at 9:00 AM. at the SW Corner of Broadway & Grand - look for the NO! Banner.

If you have time to volunteer to do phone banking, social media, fundraising and getting materials together, contact us to organize and work from home at 323.946.1742 or
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Friday, April 28, 2017
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This Week:
Climate Change: What's happening now, What's going to happen, and What we need to do

Following last weekend's historic March for Science, the People's Climate March will take to the streets in locations all over the US on Saturday, April 29. We'll be talking with Astrid Caldas, a climate scientist with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She'll be talking abut the impacts that climate change is already having, the impacts that are coming soon, and what people need to do for humanity and the planet. 

The dehumanization, attacks and repression against immigrants

Rita Dentino, Executive Director, Casa Freehold of National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles (CHIRLA) join us to talk about the Nazi atmosphere and repression against undocumented immigrants. The Trump/Pence regime is ratcheting up terror, detention, and deportation directed at 11 million people within the borders of the U.S., and is creating a climate of demonization and marginalization for all immigrants, and for Muslims in general.

Bob Avakian:
Why Do People Come Here From All Over The World? 

We'll hear Why do people come here from all over the world? by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. Bob Avakian lays bare the reasons people come to the US from all over the world, the nature of the system that drives them here, and what happens to them once they get here, 

This is an excerpt from Revolution, Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible and What It's all About, the film of a talk given in 2003. For more excerpts, go to the Revolution Talk Youtube Channel.

TODAY - Refuse Fascism Teach-In: Fascism in America

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"When Hitler first began to make a name for himself-which was in the early 1920's-nobody took him seriously, because he seemed a buffoon, uneducated, so crude and ultimately, unlikeable that the elite, the intellectuals couldn't imagine that this person would ever become a threat to the entire German, Austrian and ultimately global culture."
                                 - George Prochnik, author and New Yorker contributor
National Live-stream Teach-in: Fascism in America   

Could It Happen Here?  
Is It Happening Here? 
What Is the Danger that the Trump/Pence Government Poses?
TODAY in SoCal - 7 PM Pacific Time
Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230
(Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Join Refuse Fascism in L.A. to watch the teach-in together, and afterwards find out about Refuse Fascism's plans for the People's Climate March on Saturday and the Monday May First protest in support of immigrants, and how you can volunteer and contribute. 

(or tune in to the livestream at 4 PM Pacific Time

Fascism has direction and momentum. Dissent is criminalized, truth bludgeoned, group after group demonized and targeted.  All this has begun under Trump. 

The speakers for the teach-in are: 

George Prochnik, author, New Yorker contributor; 
Andy Zee, Refuse Fascism co-initiator, Revolution Books NYC spokesperson;
Rita Dentino, Exec. Dir., Casa Freehold of National Day Laborers Organizing Network;
Kierán Suckling, a founder and Executive Director of Center for Biological Diversity 

Contact RefuseFascism-LA at 323.946.1742 or

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Andy Zee - 10 Days of Resistance; Rush Holt - The March for Science; Peter Fritzsche - Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

Received From RefuseFascism LA:  You are needed! 

*    Join the RefuseFascism-SoCal contingent for the March for Science on April 22 at 8:30 AM at the entrance to Pershing Square (top of the steps at 5th and Hill). 
*    Volunteers needed all day & night Thursday and Friday - phone bank & sign making, etc. 
*    Join RefuseFascism-SoCal on April 24 for Holocaust Remembrance Day action;  RF contingent at the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
Contact us at 323.946.1742 or for details and to volunteer.  
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This Week - What the World Needs:
10 Days of Resistance
NO! In the Name of Humanity - We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

Andy Zee, Spokesperson for Revolution Books, New York, and member of the Advisory Board of, will talk about 10 Days of Resistance, beginning with the March for Science, April 22, through May 1 protests to Stop the Regime's Demonization, Attacks and Deportations of Immigrants.

The Trump Regime is not self--destructing. It is moving quickly to hammer into place a fascist form of rule. In the coming weeks, thousands of people will be in the streets, and these protests must be supported and amplified. This is an important moment to bring forward a movement of determined resistance.

During these 10 days, "People must see the NO! everywhere and learn that there is an organization working for the time when millions act together, filling 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. Millions must stand together with conviction and courage to resist and say NO! We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America, not just for ourselves, but in the name of humanity."

The March for Science, April 22, Earth Day

Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society, and one of the partners in the March for Science, will talk about the importance of this event. The March for Science website says, "The March for Science is a celebration of science. . . . People who value science have remained silent for far too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world. Staying silent is a luxury that we can no longer afford.  We must stand together and support science."

Peter Fritzsche on the Holocaust
Holocaust Remembrance Day is 
April 24. This year, it coincides with Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. We will speak with historian Peter Fritzsche, author of Life and Death in the Third ReichAn Iron Wind, and Germans Into Nazis

In his works, and Life and Death in the Third Reich particularly, Peter Fritzsche deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip. Its basic appeal lay in the Volksgemeinschaft - a "people's community" that appealed to Germans to be part of a great project to redress the wrongs of the Versailles treaty, make the country strong and vital, and rid the body politic of unhealthy elements. The goal was to create a new national and racial self-consciousness among Germans. For Germany to live, others - especially Jews - had to die. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Monday, 4/17 - Science and Revolution: First in a Series of Discussions

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Monday, April 17
7 PM
2716 S. Vermont, #8 (upstairs)
 (just south of Adams)

Join the Revolution Club, L.A. as we kick off a series of discussions on the powerful book Science And Revolution, an Interview with Ardea Skybreak. For our first discussion we'll begin with the sections: "A Scientific Approach to Society, And Changing the World" and "A Scientific Outlook, A Boundless Curiosity About the World". (This Interview is also available for download online at

From Insight Press:

At a time when science - from the theory of evolution to the understanding of climate change - is under attack; when efforts are underway to muzzle scientists and suppress their work; when a barrage of "alternative facts" (lies) of all manner are being promoted with impunity as a substitute for the truth; and when blind obedience is being imposed in opposition to critical thinking-all of which has disastrous implications- this provocative interview with Ardea Skybreak is highly relevant and assumes great urgency. 

In this wide-ranging interview Skybreak, a scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, speaks to why science and the scientific method are essential not only in relationship to the natural world but also to understanding society and transforming it in the interests of humanity. 

Skybreak is the author of, among other works, The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, and Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation.

For more information, contact the Revolution Club in Los Angeles at 323.331.1769 or

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday - The Michael Slate Show: Shutting Down a Fascist at Claremont Colleges; Richard Falk on Syria; Training Police to Profile Immigrants; 10 Days of Resistance

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This week:

Shutting Down the Fascist Heather Mac Donald at the Claremont Colleges

Heather Mac Donald is an author who uses an intellectual veneer to justify the slow genocide against Black and Brown people, denying any discrimination against oppressed peoples, and supporting mass incarceration, stop-and-frisk, prison overcrowding and unchecked police violence. She's one of a number of fascist speakers who have been touring college campuses in the past few months. But on April 6, she ran into righteous opposition at the Claremont Colleges, a campus east of Los Angeles. Her speech was shut down by hundreds of students who organized to "Shut Down Anti-Black Fascist Heather Mac Donald." Students are now being threatened with expulsion for this righteous action. We'll speak with one of the many organizers of the protest. 

Ten Days of Resistance, 
April 22 to May 11

We'll also be talking about Refuse Fascism and the critically important 10 Days of Resistance. Refuse Fascism is calling for people to organize and join mass contingents of many thousands of people under the banner of: NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!


Richard Falk on What's Happening in Syria and the Middle East
Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years.  In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed him to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967."

We'll talk to Richard Falk about recent events in Syria, the Middle East, and the role of the US.

The ACLU Exposes Police Manuals that Train Cops 
to Profile Immigrants

The ACLU recently wrote a letter exposing police manuals written by a private company, Lexipol, which "suggests that officers may systematically consider English proficiency and even race as a basis for reasonable suspicion of a crime." It also advises local cops on arresting people for federal immigration violations -- and is in use in several California "sanctuary cities." We'll talk with Adrienna Wong, Staff Attorney of the ACLU of Southern California.