Chicago meeting: After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?

Protest in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 10, 2016. Approximately 1,000 people participated. Photo by Gregg Bekke flickr.com/photos/gdbrekke/30278724284/

Protest in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 10, 2016. Approximately 1,000 people participated. Photo by Gregg Bekke flickr.com/photos/gdbrekke/30278724284/

The election of Donald Trump, even with a minority of the vote, was a victory for U.S. and global counter-revolution. It is a serious setback for all freedom movements.

What Trump represents is fascism, the brutal excrescence of capitalism under threat. He poses as a champion of white workers and middle-class people while offering them a vision of the past which pushes women, African Americans, immigrants and others “back in their place.” He offers no solution beyond scapegoating and hatred.

  • How do we fight this backward movement?
  • What are fascism’s roots in capitalism, racism, sexism, heterosexism and imperialism?
  • Can economic classes be counterposed to “identity politics”?
  • Can a vision of liberation help dispel the fake alternatives that the Right pushes?
  • Can a philosophy of freedom help release the full power of the freedom movements for the needed reconstruction of society?

Join us for a free and open discussion.

Speaker: Franklin Dmitryev, National Organizer, News and Letters Committees

See Lead-Editorial in the new issue of News & Letters:

Lead-Editorial: No to Trump’s counter-revolution! No to fascism! Fight for a new human society!

 

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