One Day...
Must Be Driven Out

August 25, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |



In just the last 24 hours:

  • Trump pardoned the racist Joe Arpaio, made famous for torturing undocumented immigrants in hothouse prisons, where he made a public show out of mass humiliation and dehumanization. This pardon is not just about Arpaio as an individual but is a celebration of these fascist and genocidal tactics. And it is an escalation of the regime’s outright assaults on the rule of law.
  • Trump ordered a ban on transgender people joining the U.S. military. This ban is about further dehumanizing and stripping basic rights away from a whole section of people whose existence cuts against the patriarchal fixed gender norms of this society. This is part of enforcing a deep hatred of LGBTQ people and deep-seated patriarchy—a core part of the larger fascist program.
  • Trump is seriously considering ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which will put 800,000 young people in the crosshairs of deportation. Youth who were brought to the U.S. at an early age—fleeing war and hunger (brought about due to U.S. policies). They are students and youth who now face the immediate prospect of being sent to a country they don't know—torn from their families, their schooling and more. This mass criminalization, dehumanization and round-ups of immigrants is a core part of the larger fascist nightmare.
  • Trump passed crippling financial sanctions against Venezuela as part of a thug move to try to force the Venezuelan government to buckle to U.S. interests. This will only mean more suffering for the people of Venezuela. This is brutal bullying by “America Number One.”
  • The anti-environment Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a recommendation to Trump that three national monuments be reduced in size. These precious and beautiful lands would be destroyed and opened up to commercial use. This complete destruction of the environment—with the ideological backing that "god gave us these lands to hold dominion over" is also part of the larger fascist program.

All this while a deadly storm is barreling down on the people of Texas and Louisiana with no organized way out.

One nightmare on top of another on top of another on top of another. This is fascism consolidating—committing crime after crime after crime.  

This must stop! We must take on every one of these outrages—but that alone is not sufficient—we will be on losing ground if we don't connect the dots. All this is part of a larger fascist regime—and all of it must STOP.

Every day, every outrage must fuel our determination to get organized—November 4, It Begins!

On November 4, "We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!"

From the call from Refuse Fascism for November 4: "Who will end this nightmare? We will. Only the determined struggle of millions of people acting together with courage and conviction can drive this regime from power.”



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