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Protests and Response
Events Following the Election of Donald Trump
Ed. - In the days following the election of Donald Trump there were hundreds of protests and response events around the country. Most of these were small, led by students, immigrants, LGBTQ activists and other groups that have concerns about what may happen in the Trump administration. Socialist or anti-capitalist ideologues are also using the election of Trump to advance their agendas. A considerable amount of activity is being planned for Inauguration Day. To give a sense of what these protests were about, below are examples of a few event descriptions culled from Facebook on Nov. 13, 2016.
Not My President
Friday, November 11 at 6 PM - 11 PM
Historic Fourth Ward Park 800 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
We do not respect the fact that Trump is president of the United States. This country has had its endless share of bigotry and racism, even under the most seemingly progressive of leaders. There is, however, a nakedness to Trump's racism, sexism, and classist opportunism that has made us all wake up to the path this country is on. We have not been okay with it, and we will no longer be tricked into sitting still and quiet. We will no longer delude ourselves into believing in pure evil and the lesser of two evils. This system is what is evil, and it must go.
No to Trump and no to any future leaders who prey on our fear and lie to us plainly, be they dressed as friends or foes. No to a president that wants to ban all Muslims. No to a president who calls Mexicans rapists. No to rape culture. No to a president that not so subtly romantices white supremacy and mourns its loss though we all know it has been alive and well. No to leaders who propogate the destruction of our environment.
No also to submitting to the Democratic Party's wishes to give Trump a chance. We won't. These political parties have failed us. We are sad, we are angry, and we are powerful. We will not just submit to business as usual. They've had their chance.
Trump is not our president.
Please join us in anger, despair, triumph, and resilience as we refuse this farce of democracy. We will meet at 6 pm this Friday in Historic Fourth Ward Park at the North Avenue enterance (across the street from Ponce City Market and beside the Masquerade). Then, we will march.
Friends from ATL is Ready, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Rise Up, and Atlanta Industrial Workers of the World will be joining us.
#NotMyPresidentATL #FuckTrump #FucktheDems #BantheBan #Not1More #BlackLivesMatter #NoDAPL
@WSU Rally & March To Shut Down Trump's Racist Vision For America
Friday, November 11 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Wayne State University Undergraduate Library 5515 Gullen Mall, Detroit, Michigan 48202
RALLY & MARCH TO SHUT DOWN TRUMP’S RACIST VISION FOR AMERICA!
5 PM – Gather in front of the undergrad library at
Wayne State University
• Defend Immigrant Rights
• Stop Trump’s Deportations
• Open Borders
• Shut Down Immigrant Concentration Camps (Detention Centers)
• Defend Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary Campuses
* Make Wayne State a Sanctuary Campus
* Reaffirm Detroit's commitment to being a Sanctuary City
• No Wall, No Militarization of the Border with Mexico
• Stop the Creation of a Trump-led Police State
• Build a Mass Movement for Democracy and Equality to Stop Trump’s Racist and Misogynist Movement of Hate
Join BAMN. We will not accept the coming to power of a fascist movement in America. No Trump Tyranny!
Donald Trump has used the presidential election in the United States to build a movement modeled on the semi-fascist ultra-right wing immigrant bashing parties of Europe, like the Le Pen National Front, and the historical experience of the rise to power of Mussolini’s fascists and Hitler’s Nazi’s. With Donald Trump’s assumption of the presidency, the first step would be taken in the creation of a fascist power over the American government and the American people. The feeble electoral tactics of Clinton’s Democrats have failed to prevent this disaster for democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Both the Democratic Party and the American news media have proven bankrupt in defeating Trump or even in speaking the plain truth about the threat he presents and the real character of the movement he heads.
Trump and his movement can be defeated, but only by a new mass movement committed to the principles of democracy, equality, diversity, and openness. Only such a movement can defeat Trump, his billionaire club backers, and his mass lynch-mob followers’ struggle to undermine those principles in order to carry out draconian attacks on immigrants, organized labor, and all oppressed communities. Trump’s movement is at war with the new majority-minority America with its progressive commitment to diversity, tolerance, and internationalism. Trump’s demagogy and even his personal image promises a return to a reactionary utopia of white-skin privilege and male power over women.
To defend the democratic gains of the past, and realize the potential for a fully human liberation in the future, and to avoid the destruction of both Americans’ most cherished principles and a world of increasing division, hate, and violence, we must build a new mass movement to defeat Trump and everything he stands for. The building of such a mass democratic movement is the greatest and most urgent challenge of our times. Our new mass movement, by mobilizing everything that’s best in us, can defeat Trump and his ugly mob, which concentrates everything that is worst in American history. Now is the time to build the movement to defeat Trump through mass political education, struggle, and direct action. Join BAMN now in building this movement. We cannot let Trump win.
Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). www.bamn.com firstname.lastname@example.org 313-575-9329 [11/9/16]
BAMN is building the movement to end Jim Crow, second-class treatment of black people and other minorities and immigrants, documented and undocumented. We are building a united mass, integrated civil rights movement that will unite black and brown, gay and straight, to win full freedom and equality for all. We are fighting to defend public education, to defeat budget cuts for education, to defend public jobs and public services, to win college financial aid and citizenship for undocumented immigrant students, and to make every school, college, city, municipality and state a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. BAMN is also fighting to build a new, international youth leadership for the environmental movement.
Tell Trump We're #HereToStay (March & Rally)
Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2 PM - 4 PM
1 Central Park West, New York, New York 10023
We are #HereToStay #NoNosVamos. Stand with us and oppose Trump's anti-immigrant, sexist, racist agenda!
Starts at Trump International Hotel @ 1 Central Park West (2pm) and will begin marching at 2:30.
Members Meet Up: Make the Road Offices at 12 noon (Depart at 1pm)
You can come to our offices first or just meet us outside the Trump Hotel.
Text HereToStay to 83224. We'll send you important updates about the rally. Messaging and data rates may apply. Text STOP to unsubscribe.
Este domingo, 13 de noviembre, únase a Se Hace Camino y nuestros aliados para luchar contra la agenda racista, sexista y anti inmigrante de Donald Trump.
Mostraremos al país que estamos aquí, no nos vamos, no seremos silenciados.
Lucharemos juntos para proteger a nuestras familias y nuestras comunidades.
Que: Acción para resistir el racismo, xenofobia, y sexismo de Trump
Hotel and Tower
(1 Central Park West, Manhattan)
Cuando: Domingo, Nov. 13 2:00pm y marcha 2:30
Sponsors: Make the Road New York, Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New Jersey, Make the Road Pennsylvania, Urban Youth Collaborative, AQE, NYCC, VOCAL-NY, Strong for All, Citizen Action, Working Families Party, Center for Popular Democracy, Community Voices Heard, T'ruah, Justice League NYC, ALIGN, New York City Anti-Violence Project, New York Immigration Coalition, Congregation Kolot Chayeinu, NYC DSA, Communited united for Police Reform, Churches United For Fair Housing - CUFFH, CUNY Dreamers, N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change, NYU's LaLSA, NYU Law Immigrant Rights Project, Global Action Project, DRUM, NYU Law Muslim Law Students Association, NYU Law’s South Asian Law Students Association, NYU School of Law's Black Allied Law Students Association
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Love Over Hate: A Rally for Inclusion
Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3 PM - 5:30 PM PST
Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122
The current situation in this country is too important and too impactful for us to remain silent or to be complacent.
We must stand together; whether you are female, male, a member of the LGBTQ community, African American, Latino, white, Muslim, this is about all of us. Intolerance and hatred will not define us. We cannot allow it to do so.
Join us in Cal Anderson Park on Sunday, November 13th, for an evening of love, support, and togetherness. Bring your children, your families, your support systems and join us as we show the nation, and the world, that the United States of America is a country of kindness and equality. We will stand together with acceptance and love. We will protect our communities and our families against this hatred. We will stand with any and every human being that faces discrimination, bigotry, or hatred.
We will not be silent. Together, we are strong and our voices will only grow into a deafening roar.
“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou
11/9/16 - I just want to make a clarification about what exactly this event is, as I have received several questions. It is not a protest, an anti-trump rally, or a situation in which violence will be promoted. This is a creation of space in which any and all people are welcome, accepted, and celebrated. Love wins, and this rally is to emphasize that point. If you are afraid, if you don't feel safe, if you are hurting in any way, we are here for you. I hope to see everyone on Sunday. You are loved.
11/10/16 - Everyone is welcome. Clinton supporters, Trump supporters, Sanders supporters, it doesn't matter. If you are coming into the created space, looking for love and healing, rather than violence or hatred, this is the event for you.
Public Meeting: Building Resistance Against Trump!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
157 Saint Pauls PL, Brooklyn, NY 11226-2708
Now is the time to get organized. Join Socialist Alternative in Flatbush, Brooklyn, for a public meeting discussing how we can build resistance against Trump.
If you cannot attend, other meetings are happening this week:
In Harlem on 11/17: https://www.facebook.com/
In Queens on 11/20:
Trump's white nationalist rhetoric has already led to a rise in attacks on Muslims, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. We need to fight against discrimination in all its forms and defend each other. This has begun with mass protests in the streets. But Trump is also dangerous because he is a billionaire looking to deregulate financial institutions and line the pockets of rich shareholders. Come discuss how we can build the resistance against sexism, racism and Islamophobia and a movement for good jobs and high living standards in the long term. Socialist Alternative, NYC calls for an invigorated anti-racist working class movement and a new party to the left of the failed Democrats. Another world is possible!
157 St. Pauls Place, Basement
Subway to Church Ave. [B/Q]
Meeting to discuss ways to promote change in a Trump presidency
Monday, December 12 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Somerville Theatre, Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Hi all! There has been interest from the MA chapter of the Pantsuit Nation to get together to discuss ways to organize and mobilize real change in the impending Trump presidency.
We are truly stronger together and I look forward to meeting to discuss ways to collaborate and uphold progressive values and priorities!
I'll include more information as it's made available. Message me separately if you would like to help in organizing.
Forward Together Day Boston
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM
We are planning, with friends around the country, to gather in our respective capitals and larger metropolitan areas on January 20th, 2017. Together we will take a stand on behalf of common decency.
The event will be a "PRO" event.
Pro- LGBTQ+, people of color, women, people with disabilities, people of all faiths/religions or none, our environment, our civil liberties, our humanity.
The march / sit-in will stand as a peaceful statement that we are the people that have been attacked and their allies, and we will not be intimidated.
STAND AGAINST TRUMP
Protest on Inauguration Day Against War, Racism and Inequality
Defend immigrants and build workers' unity!
Progressive people from all over the country will be descending on Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017 to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.
It is critically important that we keep building a larger grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalism’s assault against workers’ living standards and the environment.
Real social change comes from the bottom, the mobilized grassroots, and not from the centers of institutional power, the professional politicians or the capitalist elites.
This country needs a real political revolution. Millions of people feel entirely disenfranchised by a political system that delivered the least favorable and trusted candidates in U.S. history. Many hoped that the Bernie Sanders campaign would represent a new direction and opportunity to take on entrenched power and extreme inequality, for a higher minimum wage, to defend Social Security, rebuild the labor movement, provide universal health care and free tuition.
That campaign was largely suppressed, but its end does not change the desires and aspirations of tens of millions of people, workers and youth in particular, who are demanding real change. On Inauguration Day, thousands will be in the streets regardless of who is elected — to give voice to the millions of people in this country who are demanding systemic change.
Donald Trump is a racist, sexist bigot. We believe that tens of thousands of progressive people will be in the streets on Inauguration Day and in the weeks and months afterward.
How one voted on election day is one thing, but even more important is whether we succeed in building a mass movement that can truly change the country, and the world.
Waiting for the same politicians who led to the rise of Trump to now stop him is a lost cause.
Join us on January 20, 2017 for a massive mobilization of the people — RSVP, Endorse, and get Transportation Information for the event here!