August 1, 2020
ON THE IMMEDIATE CRITICAL SITUATION,
THE URGENT NEED TO DRIVE OUT THE FASCIST TRUMP/PENCE REGIME,
VOTING IN THIS ELECTION,
AND THE FUNDAMENTAL NEED FOR REVOLUTION
1 The situation today holds truly unprecedented and momentous challenges, with profound implications not only for the people in this country but for all of humanity. Three years ago, I spoke to this reality—which has become even more pronounced, and even more dangerous, in the time since then:
We are confronted by—we are now being ruled by—a fascist regime: relentlessly assaulting civil rights and liberties and openly promoting bigotry and inequality; acting with callous disregard or cold-blooded malice toward those they consider inferior and a drain or stain on the country; on a mission to deny health care to millions who will suffer and many who will die without it; crudely degrading women, as objects of plunder, breeders of children without the right to abortion or birth control, subordinate to husbands and men in general; defying the science of climate change, attacking the science of evolution, and repudiating the scientific method overall; a regime brandishing an arsenal of mass destruction and threatening nuclear war; intensifying state terror against Muslims, immigrants, and people in the inner cities; unleashing and giving encouragement and support to brutal thugs spewing vile “America First,” white supremacist, male supremacist, and anti-LGBT venom—a regime that boasts of all this and declares its intention to do even worse.
Read the full statement
A statement from Bob Avakian
revolutionary leader, author and architect of the revolutionary new communism
To all those who have risen up so powerfully and are demonstrating to say “No More!” after the murder of George Floyd, and all the other cold-blooded murders by police.
To all those who have drawn inspiration from this righteous uprising.
To all those who have had the blinders forced from their eyes and have been provoked to think anew about what kind of country it is that we live in.
Watch this Important Panel Discussion
A Deadly Serious Attack on HOW People Think…
with Lasting Harm
“We are confronted by, we are now being ruled by a fascist regime. Calling this regime fascist is not an insult, but speaks to the terrible reality…” WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO at refusefascism.org
An important message that concisely outlines the dynamics of the struggle around the presidential election. This originally appeared at revcom.us in late September, before the election and Biden’s victory over Trump in the popular and Electoral College votes. The points here are even more relevant than ever.
In response to revelations late Monday night in the New York Times that last Thursday, Trump had to be “dissuaded… from moving ahead with a military strike” against Iran, RefuseFascism.org is holding an emergency protest to demand,
“Don’t Bomb Iran! Trump/Pence Out Now!”
Protesting the threat of war with Iran. Washington D.C., November 17
The New York Times reported today that in an Oval Office meeting last Thursday, Trump “asked senior advisers…whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks.” According to the Times, “A range of senior advisers dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike.” But clearly, this does not mean that the danger of Trump’s launching a war has gone away. The Times cited “administration officials” revealing that Trump “might still be looking at ways to strike Iranian assets and allies…”
The election is over. Biden won. Trump lost. Now he and his fascist regime need to go. Trump, awash in his bitter fascist delusion, has not conceded. Pence, Barr, Pompeo play a preposterous yet deadly game with their hands on the levers of power talking of a “smooth transition to a second Trump term.”
Right now, WE—the 77 million-plus in this country who voted out the Trump/Pence regime and the millions more across the globe who celebrated this—are on the offensive. WE have the momentum. WE have the political initiative. They—the Trump/Pence regime and its supporters—are on the defensive. They have been politically knocked back on their heels. They have been thoroughly defeated and thoroughly repudiated. BUT… WE can’t let up. We have to STAY on the offensive, because they are trying to pull some dangerous BS to stay in power, and in the name of humanity, we cannot let that happen.
On Monday, November 9, “A Pledge to the People of the World: In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” appears as a full-page ad in the New York Times. The Times originally tried to censor this, but reversed the decision. The ad has a number of signatories, including Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Lilly Wachowski, Arturo O’Farrill, and Chuck D.
Mainstream media and Democratic Party leaders treat the fight to drive Trump/Pence out as a done deal. They dismiss Trump’s multiple lawsuits in battleground states, many of which are specious and may be thrown out due to lack of evidence, and which wouldn’t affect enough votes to flip the election even if they won. They say that when Trump declares the election will be settled by (“his”) Supreme Court, he’s just blustering—that there is no way that the clear results of the election could be overturned by the Court or other institutions.
This is dangerous “happy talk.”
Trump/Pence OUT NOW!
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Some Points of Orientation for This Juncture
Trump and MAGA-Thugs Not Backing Down or Going Away.
The Fascist Forces Have a Plan to Steal the Election, and They Are Working It…
Trump is not quitting. The fascist forces under the command of Trump and Pence—in the government and in the streets—are not quitting. If the election showed anything, it has shown that these forces are deeply dug into this society and will not be vanquished without a huge struggle. Fighting all the way through to drive out this regime is going to be a huge part of that struggle.
The video clip The New York Times has CENSORED the Refuse Fascism Pledge to the People of the World represents a very sharp depiction of some of the features of the struggle that will inevitably come on to the political stage upon which we must and can carry out this struggle.
Reposted from RefuseFascism.org, November 4
Trump has been stealing the election and threatening violence for months, with all this rising to a crescendo in the days before the election. Now he claims victory demanding that the counting be stopped immediately – with millions of ballots yet to be counted, overwhelmingly from the urban cores where Black and Latino voters are concentrated!! NO! Trump’s demand is illegitimate, utterly racist, and would complete the theft of the election and the imposition of fascism.
INTO THE STREETS, TODAY AND TONIGHT AND AS LONG AS NEEDED!
WHITE SUPREMACY, PATRIARCHAL THEOCRACY AND FASCISM ARE ILLEGITIMATE!
TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!!!