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Nov 8, 18

This Is America #39: Cracks in Trumpism

Welcome, to This Is America, November 7th, 2018.

In this episode we’re switching things up, and presenting a conversation featuring an analysis on the midterms which offers an anarchist critique of electorialism as any sort of “progressive” strategy, a look at what the data from the midterms tells us in terms of the political Center attempting to re-solidify itself and suburban cracks in Trumpism starting to emerge, some possible scenarios for what Trump will do after firing Sessions, and more importantly, some ideas about what this actually does mean for the autonomous and anti-capitalist social movements and struggles.

But first, let’s get to the news!

Living and Fighting

  • There’s quite a few call-in campaigns with prison rebels. If you can, check out the last week or so of posts on IGD and make plans with friends to make calls together.
  • Currently there is a call-in campaign to get neo-Nazi organizer Patrick Little kicked out of UC Berkeley family student housing and beyond. Little has called for the violent murder of all Jews and for them to be raised like “livestock.” More info here.

  • Antifascists have set up an anti-anti-semitism fundraiser to raise funds for antifa putting in the good work outside of Zionist and far-Right groups like the ADL. Help them out here.

  • On November 2nd, people in Toronto confronted and protested against Steve Bannon. For an in-depth interview and analysis of the mobilization, check out No Borders Media.
  • On November 3rd, a march took place in Flatbush, Brooklyn against gentrification and white supremacy, and ended in front of the store where “Cornerstore Caroline” accused a young black child of “touching her butt,” and proceeded to call the police. Video cameras clearly showed it was in fact the youth’s back pack that brushed against her.

  • In Seattle, Joey Gibson and crew were kicked out of a Mexico restaurant by the staff. One report on Twitter wrote: “Last night “Patriot Prayer” asshat Joey Gibson’s ugly face slithered into Neon Taco but was IMMEDIATELY recognized and booted by workers, all to chants of “NAZIS, GO HOME!” from the crowd.”

  • On November 4th, a collection of MAGA muppets, militia members, Alt-Lite media makers and livestreamers, and full on white nationalists rallied across the west coast in what was referred to as “Red Tide,” rallies. The demonstrations however become more or less pink puddles, as in Sacramento only 60 people showed up, while an antifascist and antiracist counter demonstration chanted against them. In Tacoma, less than ten far-Right Trump supporters turned out against an antifascist demonstration of over 100. Finally in Los Angeles, California, far-Right Trump supporters devolved into almost a full on brawl as they accused each other of associating with the neo-Nazi group Rise Above Movement and Juan Beneitiz, a Colombian immigrant who is convinced he is a neo-Nazi skinhead.

  • In Southern California, members of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) and supporters of the Kurdish struggle for autonomy rallied against Turkish repression.

  • In Tampa, Florida, members of the Yellowhammer Alternative organized autonomous disaster relief in the wake of a series of tornadoes.

  • On November 5th, anarchists and autonomous feminists again showed solidarity with Anna Chambers, holding banners and showing up in solidarity against rapist police in Brooklyn.

  • In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, people showed up in court to support of those still facing charges stemming from the collective removal of the Silent Sam statue.

  • Finally on November 7th people held a rally outside of Tucker Carlson’s house in Washington DC and protested him as the “new face of Bannonism” and for his connections to white nationalists. The account Smash Racism DC was quickly taken offline, however the video from DC Black Lives Matter is still up.

That’s gonna do it for us today, we will see you soon!

Upcoming Events:

  • Ongoing: Support for the Vaughn 17 at trial. More info here.
  • Ongoing: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief tour. More info here.
  • Thursday, November, 8th: Antifascist Songcircle: Rosh Chodesh Krystalnacht, Brooklyn. More info here.

  • Friday, November 9th – 12th: Tree-sit training camp to Save Ancient Mattole Forest. Northern California. More info here.
  • Saturday, November, 10th: Counter-protest National Socialist Movement (NSM) at Arkansas State Capitol. More info here.
  • Saturday, November 10th: #OutLiveThem antifascist mobilization in New York. More info here.

  • Saturday, November 10th #OutLiveThem antifascist mobilization in Chapel Hill, NC. More info here.
  • Tuesday, November, 13th: Protest white nationalist Katie Hopkins, 6 – 9 PM. University of Austin Texas. More info here.

  • November 16-18th: SOA Watch Border Encuentro. Called by School of the Americas Watch, this will be a mobilization against border imperialism. More information here.
  • Saturday, November 17th, 11 AM, Washington Square Park. Come out to oppose the Proud Boys and other far-Right groups. More info here.

  • Saturday, November 17th, 1 PM. Stand with Survivor’s and Against Patriot Prayer. Portland, OR. More info here.
  • Saturday, February 2nd: Antifascist Mobilization at Stone Mountain, Georgia. More info here.

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