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Say No to Hate: Jack Turner

The most urgent problem facing not just Atlanta, but all of humanity, is the fact the U.S. is now ruled by a fascist regime (Trump/Pence) set on reshaping society in a way that will be catastrophic for humanity and the planet.

Jack Turner is an activist and member of Refuse Fascism.org.

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Jack Turner for Refuse Fascism.org: The most urgent problem facing not just Atlanta, but all of humanity, is the fact the U.S. is now ruled by a fascist regime (Trump/Pence) set on reshaping society in a way that will be catastrophic for humanity and the planet.

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Jack Turner: The only way to stop Fascism is to drive it out. Voting alone will not stop the Trump/Pence regime from rolling ahead with their nightmarish agenda. What’s required is a massive uprising from below. This would be hard, but possible. Possible, because millions of us feel the horror of Trump and Pence.

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Jack Turner: I think the idea that protest in the streets doesn’t work ignores the reality of nearly every change, concession, and victory being won through the determined struggle of people in the streets refusing to back down. The illusion is that change comes from confining oneself to the official channels of dissent, i.e. voting.

Recently we have witnessed massive protests around the world where people got in the streets and stayed in the streets and refused to back down until their demands were met. We’ve seen rulers fall in Egypt, South Korea, and very recently Armenia. This is possible here, but it will require a different kind of protest. That is what Refuse Fascism is fighting for. Much of it is outlined in our Call to Action which is up on RefuseFascism.org

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Jack Turner: Social media in and of itself is not a viable form of protesting. People should raise big questions and debate them online. Important truths (and untruths) can pierce through the curtain of mainstream media. Social media can also give voice to those who are denied a voice, and is a powerful tool to organize mass protests in the real world. However, social media cannot replace feet in the streets; if it does so it is completely ineffectual and harmful.

There are other contradictions as well. Social media also serves as one of the greatest threats to privacy, and is used by governments around the word to keep tabs on movements, activists, and journalists. It is a good tool if used wisely.

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Jack Turner: Social media ... haha. Refuse Fascism is a national organization. Our chapters work together to decide how to respond to the current horror enacted by Trump/Pence, but we do this by recognizing that each of these attacks are part of a whole fascist package and that we will get swallowed up if we try to fight each offense in isolation. We have to demand that Trump/Pence go because we refuse to accept a fascist America.

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Jack Turner: There are a lot of organizations doing great and important work and people should contribute to them. However, at this moment the biggest threat facing all of us is looming fascism. If Trump/Pence are not stopped, all of the good work people are doing and the causes people are fighting for will be moot. People need to go to Refuse Fascism.org. We will unite with anyone that wants to see the Trump/Pence regime removed from power and the soonest possible moment.




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