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.”
Letter from a reader
“We Won! Trump Lost. But It’s Not Over, Trump/Pence Must Go!”
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.
Follow this section on the revcom.us site:
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!!!
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Reposted from RefuseFascism.org:
Election Day is upon us. The atmosphere is thick with threats from the Trump/Pence regime that there will not be a peaceful transfer of power, but rather a theft of the election – a “continuation” Trump called it … in reality, if they remain in power for 4 more years, it will be catastrophic for humanity with a leap in their fascist program.
MASS PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES Nationwide
To Protest and Demand:
Saturday October 24 / Sunday October 25
(Reposted from RefuseFascism.org)
by Bob Avakian
PART 3 of
VOTING WILL NOT BE ENOUGH—
WE NEED TO TAKE TO THE STREETS,
AND STAY IN THE STREETS
DEMANDING TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!
(Short Version—The Basic Picture and Essential Vision)
Trump IS Stealing The Election.
Act DECISIVELY NOW & All Next Week…
FOR THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY: TRUMP/PENCE MUST GO! TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!
by Bob Avakian
“If fascism fully takes hold in the most powerful country in the world, this could lead to a catastrophe from which humanity may not be able to recover.” (This Is the Situation, These Are the Stakes)
Many people have been talking about Trump’s threats to steal the election and then violently enforce that theft. Some now say that we should prepare to go into the street after Trump and the Republi-fascists make good on those threats to try to steal the election.
But there’s a problem with that plan: the fascists already ARE stealing the elections and threatening violence to enforce it.
A Dialogue between:
RevBooks Spokesperson Andy Zee and Yale philosopher Jason Stanley
“There IS a way to STOP Fascism NOW: Oct. 3 We Begin!”
by Bob Avakian
Trump’s Fascism –
More Blatant and Dangerous Every Day:
How a Determined Fight and Massive Mobilization Could Defeat This
(Long Version—The Larger Canvas and Fuller Picture)
by Bob Avakian
Trump Is Already Stealing the Election
and Threatening Even More Violence to Stay in Power
by Bob Avakian
The Democrats Can’t Fight Trump
the Way He Needs to Be Fought
Revolution Nothing Less!
A PDF file of three articles from revcom.us