To all who stood up on July 15th – in 18 cities to say In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! and did so in several cities in the face of the hateful vitriol and in one case violence of the Trump Fascist ghouls, WE SALUTE YOU!
Hundreds, in several major cities, took to the streets and raised a unified demand: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! This signifies something new. An organized force proposing a bold plan to demand that an entire regime be removed from power because it is fascist and what that would mean for the future of humanity and the planet. Everyone who stepped out today, everyone who threw their heart into organizing for today should know, we have put this demand, the stand and organization of RefuseFascism.org on the map.
That matters. We said in the speech given in 18 cities today:
“Today is the beginning of what must be a new stage of our struggle. There must be no illusions about what we face. We must discuss, debate and struggle hard with each other to understand the tremendous necessity we face in confronting a regime in the most powerful country in the world that is hellbent on consolidating fascism. Yes, it is an American Fascism – Manifest Destiny and American exceptionalism – a fascism wrapped in the Bible taken literally and the American flag, saturated with racism, misogyny, and xenophobia.
“Going forward from today what we do and what we say must shatter the illusion and the self delusion that what we face is just another in long line of bad administrations, and that “checks and balances” of the system will prevail and rescue us. NO! That would be a turning away from the situation we confront.
“The task before us is not just to strengthen our resistance, to find the ways our different struggles can come together. But, we must not fail to sound and then answer the alarm that what is at stake is even whether or not there will be the political, the legal and the civic space for dissent and resistance. Already in state after state and at the Federal level they are moving to raise the stakes for dissent and protest. The rights and dignity of the people have no place in the program and coarsened heart of this regime. NO! We must transform our struggle to be something far more serious, a struggle that can alter the course of history – driving out a regime that imperils us all.”
In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept A Fascist America!
The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO!