Refuse Fascism

Refuse Fascism was established shortly after the November 2016 U.S. presidential election in which Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. The creators of Refuse Fascism were Revolutionary Communist Party "chairman," Bob Avakian and members Carl Dix, Sunsara Taylor (an advisory board member with World Can’t Wait), and Andy Zee (a spokesman for the Manhattan-based Revolution Books shop managed by the Maoist activist C. Clark Kissinger). One of Refuse Fascisms’ founding “initiators” was Cornel West.

Refuse Fascism laid out its political and ideological platform in a December 2016 manifesto titled In the Name of Humanity We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America! This document depicted President Trump as an illegitimately elected “fascist” and declared: “In the name of humanity we REFUSE to accept a fascist America!” Emphasizing the fact that Trump had lost the nationwide popular vote to Mrs. Clinton by some 2.5 million votes, Refuse Fascism characterized the Electoral College—which of course was where Trump had won the presidency—as an outdated and useless “product and legacy of slavery.”

“More fundamental,” said Refuse Fascism in its manifesto, “is the illegitimacy of such a fascist regime” as Trump’s. Noting that “Hitler himself came to power through the process of elections and established legal procedures,” Refuse Fascism charged that Trump: (a) “has made clear … that he intends to radically attack the rights of immigrants, Muslims, Black people, women, gay and trans people, the disabled, and many others who have been historically oppressed in this society”; (b) “will pursue a geopolitical policy that will be very short on facts and long on aggression, threats of aggression, insane nuclear proliferation, torture and threats of torture, and continually going to the brink of war and no doubt beyond, and all while stoking the fires of xenophobia and scapegoating”; (c) has “no respect for the freedom of the press and expression”; (d) “has already begun to seed the government with Christian fundamentalist theocrats and breathed new life into anti-Semitism”; (e) “has created an atmosphere around women that has further empowered rape culture and already damaged the lives and chances of every woman and girl in this country”; (f) “will seriously and qualitatively exacerbate a situation [vis-a-vis the environment] that is already heading to disaster”; (g) has “super-charged the notion that this is a ‘white man’s country’ in which the rights and existence of Black people and other people of color count for nothing”; (h) “has put proven white supremacists … in positions of power”; and (i) has “given impetus to every fascist, neo-Nazi and bigot to directly express themselves by violently going after people who are not white, male, Christian or straight.” As a result of Trump’s ascendance to power, Refuse Fascism warned, “the days of white vigilantism and … lynch mobs … will now be back with a vengeance.”

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Refuse Fascism's Allies

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Antifa Ally Link
REVCOM Ally Link

Refuse Fascism's People

Name Relationship URL
Robert Avakian Founder Link
Carl Dix Founding Member Link
C. Clark Kissinger Founding Member Link
Sunsara Taylor Founding Member Link
Cornel West Founding Member Link
Andy Zee Founding Member Link

Refuse Fascism's Actions

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2020-09-07 Refuse Fascism calls for 60 days of riots to oust "demented bull.," Donald Trump Link
2020-09-06 Refuse Fascism calls for nationwide protests against President Trump Link
2020-08-28 Protest outside Trump’s fascist RNC speech shows two futures Link

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Refuse Fascism Call To Arms

On September 5th, we must make a LIVING DECLARATION to the world that we are uniting, we are organizing, we are determined, we are preparing to struggle with all we’ve got, starting now and not stopping until the Trump/Pence regime is driven from power and its fascist program brought to a halt.
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