The film of Bob Avakian's new speech, "THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible" addresses the most urgent question
of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to
humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk--from the most
radical revolutionary on the planet--makes the case for massive,
sustained nonviolent outpourings to begin on November 4 in a compelling
way. It traces the roots of the regime--the deeper and more immediate
causes of its rise to power. This hour-long speech is full of substance,
A trailer, short clips, and the Q&A that followed the talk is available at revcom.us or vimeo.com
Some of the questions addressed in the Q&A (available at above links):
What do you say to the late night comedians, the Steven Colberts etc, who do some powerful exposure and ridicule but also run the risk of becoming like court jesters and, in this case, contributing to the normalization of fascism?
If successful in driving out, or forcing Trump to resign, who will step in to take the reins? What happens next? And are these replacements prepared to lead this entire diverse country and its military?
How is it possible to maintain a movement of that scale for a long period of time?
We have this multi-national corporate news media that's fractured into a thousand pieces and even so, Refuse Fascism can barely get on air. What sort of strategies do you think we can come up with to get through this?
Minorities have been in not a very favorable situation in this country to fight against everything that is going against them... because they're not in the land where they originally come from. How can we protect those who need to be on the streets fighting with us, how can we protect the ones that are being targeted directly? How can we get them to be on the streets?
Could you speak to the role of students, including that there have been vicious attacks on critical thinking at known liberal or historically radical places, ie Berkeley, and how should we approach bringing students forward to the call of Refuse Fascism as well as unleashing them in that process?
(Article changed on October 27, 2017 at 23:16)