Hear from: • Coco Das • Andy Zee • Lilly Wachowski • Rosanna Arquette • Cornel West • Rev. William H. Lamar IV • Arturo O’Farrill • Ruchira Gupta • Steve Hofstetter • Jodie Sweetin
Two huge things happened yesterday. First, Donald Trump fomented a coup attempt. He summoned a mob to come to DC to protest on the day that Biden was officially to be certified by Congress as the next president. He stirred up that mob for over an hour, telling them to march to the Capitol to “show strength.” Then he sent the mob to Congress, and refused to even make a show of calling them off for hours. Waving their Confederate, American and Trump flags like battle-axes, some of them armed, they scaled the walls and broke the windows and rampaged almost untouched through the halls, terrorizing legislators and vandalizing offices. Their sole demand: that Donald Trump, who lost the election by a decisive margin, must nevertheless be illegally put into power for four more years.
We are in unprecedented times, uncharted territory; Trump has not only continued but doubled down on his effort toward a coup—toward illegally overturning the election and installing a fascist regime.
Tens of thousands of fascists, many of them armed, succeeded in stopping the final step of the official reporting and certification of Joe Biden’s clear-cut victory in the presidential election. They overcame police, took over the halls of Congress, vandalized offices, and forcibly drove the members of Congress out to take shelter.
WHAT IS THE DANGER OF TRUMP’S ATTEMPT TO OVERTURN THE ELECTION?
Trump’s Fascist Moves to Overturn Election Intensify
As Iran’s Islamic regime was preparing to ramp up a new wave of vicious repression, Amnesty International (AI) issued a detailed report, “Trampling Humanity: Mass Arrests, Disappearances and Torture Since Iran’s 2019 November Protests.” A press release about the report opened with these bullet points about the situation:
Trump Summons Fascist Mobs to DC to Stop January 6 Election Certification
It Takes Science and Leadership to Truly Get Free
A Talk by Andy Zee
Bob Avakian (BA) is the most important political thinker and leader in the world today.
A letter from a participant in the new campaign to free Iran’s political prisoners Burn the Cage, Free the Birds, which was launched by their call “Let Us Unite and Fight Together against Waves of Suppression in Iran.”
In the past few weeks the U.S., in league with its ally and henchman Israel, has been threatening and attacking Iran. Most recently, one of Iran’s top nuclear technology scientists was assassinated. Iran accused Israel, and Israel has not denied this. Earlier, U.S. media reported that Trump had asked his military commanders and strategic policy makers for a plan to bomb Iranian nuclear technology labs. The advisers reportedly persuaded him not to. Trump did not deny asking for such plans, and there is still talk that he may launch some sort of attack.
The last several weeks have witnessed an unprecedented campaign against the truth that Joe Biden won the election… and the truth overall. So let’s start out with the truth. Which is that Biden won, by over 7 million votes of the people and by 74 votes (306 against 232) in the Electoral College. Read more »
by Andy Zee
Refuse Fascism/The Revolution Nothing Less Show
See the full film, excerpts and Q&A of this film
Watch this panel discussion presented by Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Nothing Less show, originally streamed Wednesday, December 16,
The recent wave of arrests of political and social activists by the brutal regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) comes at a critical time in the country and the world. The cruel sanctions imposed by the Western imperialists on Iran have not lessened even as the country is being hit especially hard by Covid-19. Trump recently issued veiled… Read more »
by Bob Avakian
by Coco Das
Excerpt from SCIENCE AND REVOLUTION, On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian, An Interview with Ardea Skybreak
by Raymond Lotta
On November 27, Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated when the car he was traveling in was ambushed in northern Iran. Iranian government officials alleged that the killing of the scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was the work of Israel. The Israeli government has issued no statement on the assassination. The U.S., Israel’s main imperialist backer, also has not said anything officially about it. Trump, however, re-tweeted a comment by an Israeli journalist that Fakhrizadeh’s death “is a major psychological and professional blow for Iran.”
Issued by friends and supporters of resisters inside Iran, and re-posted from social media.
Pages upon pages of the life history of the Islamic Republic of Iran are marked by repeated waves of persecution, terror, imprisonment, torture, execution; by firing squads, gallows, and arrows… This history has another side as well: repeated waves of resistance, struggle after struggle: Our struggles.
A call from and to people in the U.S. to join and develop the campaign for political prisoners in Iran right now.
Since October 2020, a new rash of widespread, illegal and illegitimate crackdowns against political and social activists was carried out in Iran by the brutal regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). Among those arrested are supporters of labor movements, teachers, students, and family members of known activists, Baha’i religious forces, long-time and recent liberal, radical and revolutionary dissidents against the reactionary IRI.
On Monday, November 23, more than two weeks after Joe Biden was projected to be the winner of the election, the first signs of reckoning with this undeniable reality have come from the Trump/Pence regime, with the Trump-appointed head of the GSA (General Services Administration), Emily Murphy, sending a letter to President-elect Biden informing him that the necessary funds would be released to finance the transition.
If you’ve had a recurring nightmare repeatedly jolt you awake, it can be a problem, indeed dangerous, to not find out where that’s coming from, and work your way through it… For the sources of that terror lie deep and can reassert themselves.