December 28, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
The following was received from refusefascism.org:
Cornel West, Carl Dix, Alice Walker, David Strathairn, 2,000 more issue Call to Action to Prevent Trump/Pence From Taking Power
Immediate Release December 28, 2016
Contact: Larry Everest 917-553-8972 / 917-407-1286
A Call to Action with a single unifying objective: NO! This Fascist Regime Must Be Stopped Before It Starts! has been issued by Cornel West; rapper Vic Mensa; director Joe Dante; writer Alice Walker; poet and musician Saul Williams; musician (MC5) Wayne Kramer; actor David Strathairn; revolutionary communist Carl Dix; biologist PZ Myers; painter Danny Simmons; Yusef Salaam, of the Central Park 5; Chase Iron Eyes and Everett Iron Eyes, Sr. from the Standing Rock Sioux and many others.
"In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America" has been signed by over 2,000 people including prominent scientists, artists, intellectuals, activists and religious leaders. It warns that Trump is "assembling a regime of grave danger" whose fascist character "renders it illegitimate and an immoral peril to the future of humanity and the earth itself."
"A Southerner, Fascism was well known growing up," Alice Walker states. "So this 'new' fascist America is a redux, All the more unbearable for being so. Who wants to go back there?"
The group has launched a campaign to raise $100,000 to publish its Call and reach and organize millions. This Call to Action is being issued days before planned New Year's eve protests—a "Festival of NO!"—across the U.S. Two weeks of rolling protests will follow, with NO! reverberating throughout society, culminating on MLK Weekend with massive demonstrations of many thousands in key cities, including Washington, DC, that grow to millions over the next week, protests that don’t stop... where people refuse to leave and more and more people stand up with conviction and courage demanding: "NO! We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!"
Go to RefuseFascism.org for Initiators, Call to Action, Plan to STOP Trump / Pence, schedule of Protests and Events
@RefuseFascism Facebook: RefuseFascism #NoFascist2017
"Imagine if people, in the tens of millions, filled the streets, powerfully declaring that this regime is illegitimate and demanding that it not be allowed to rule! The whole political landscape would be dramatically transformed, every faction within the established power structure would be forced to respond—and all this could well lead to a situation in which this fascist regime is actually prevented from ruling. This is not some idle dream but something which could be made a reality if all those who hate what is represented by this fascist regime translate their outrage into firm determination and massive mobilization to create the conditions which make this possible."
—From RefuseFascism.org, Plan to Stop Trump/Pence
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