The Trump/Pence regime is on a collision course with humanity and we must knock it off the rails. Join us in a rally at Independence Mall and march to the nearby Philly ICE headquarters on July 6th. Since the beginning of June, the world has begun to see the truly depraved conditions of Trump’s concentration camps and now the Democrats have just handed over $4.6 BILLION for more of the same and worse. We will demand, and call on others to join us in demanding: the fascist Trump/Pence regime must go!
As this regime puts new heavier deadlier sanctions on Iran, makes huge strides in banning abortion domestically while tightening their global gag rule, and continues to expand their apparatus of raids and deportations - we must ask ourselves: Can we stop these outrages by fighting on a parallel track with this regime, resisting each outrage as the regime carries on, trying to control the narrative where we can and organize local initiatives that can mitigate the worst effects of these policies? Even without stopping them, can we protect enough people, save enough lives, or slow down the advancement of fascism enough to ride this out until 2020? Put simply: No we cannot. But there is another strategy.
How do we win victories under these siege conditions? By realizing and internalizing that a rare thing has occurred: though removing Trump and Pence won’t solve all these problems in a stroke, it is now the single necessary precondition for moving forward on any of them. Through the process of standing together to demand this regime be removed from power, not just for ourselves but for all humanity, a transformation in people’s sense of agency will also occur. It would puncture the defeatism and hopelessness that is affecting millions of people who do not want the kind of future this regime is promising. Things are usually not that simple in life, but for once, this time, they are.