Updated July 19, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


July 15, 2017, We Declare:


In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America


In Chicago Carl Dix reads the statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

To the Brave
Fighters and Dreamers
of July 15

From the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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Summation and evaluation of the July 15 national day of protests will be at revcom.us in the coming weeks.

New York, New York

NYC: March to Trump Tower, Drive Them From Power

The message of July 15 resounded off the walls and streets of Manhattan, reaching, shaking up, and challenging people. The marchers came from all walks of life, with a wide range of perspectives and outrages, and a common determination to drive out the regime.

The day kicked off with a dozen or so people who had been part of 100 Hours of NO! In the Name of Humanity, We Indict FOX FASCIST NEWS. They marched through a street fair, down 6th Avenue, chanting, “No pussy grabbing, no patriarchy, no fascist USA;” and “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.”

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Los Angeles, California

In the Face of Fascist Thugs Yelling "USA, USA, USA"—
Hundreds Rally and March to say "HUMANITY FIRST!"

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Hollywood and Highland, the site of the Trump Hollywood Star, to rally and march against the Fascist Trump/Pence regime. Fascist thugs came to contest the march, to try to intimidate and silence protesters, and to “defend” the Trump Star. They were not successful. People gathered for two rallies and marched through the street, shutting down Hollywood Blvd., powerfully demanding the Trump/Pence Regime MUST GO!

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At Hollywood and North Highland...

San Francisco, California

Hundreds Rally at UN Plaza and March Through the Mission

July 15 San Francisco

Over 300 people joined the “Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” rally at the UN Plaza. Then about 240 people marched, starting on Market Street, the main street in this city, and then going into the Mission district along Mission Street to 24th.

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Chicago, Illinois

Rally begins in Chicago, at Grant Park. Photo: special to revcom.us

March to Trump Tower in Chicago


July 15: Rally and March of 100s in Downtown
...The march, which went through downtown and to the Trump Tower, had a big impact—hundreds of people lined the march route, clapping, joining the chants, and taking pictures; and some taking up signs and joining the march....
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Revolution Club, Chicago, on March

Video: Refuse Fascism Chicago

Washington, DC

Notes from Washington, DC, Anti-NRA March

From a reader:

July 15, in the morning, more than 200 people came to a rally in front of the Department of Justice—this was a continuation of the protest called by organizers of the Women’s March, Women’s March from #NRA2DOJ, in response to the vicious videos from the NRA (see statement from Refuse Fascism, “We Must Support Those Under Attack”) which began on the day before at the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in suburban Virginia. People marched 17 miles from there to the Department of Justice, where a rally was held the next morning. There were very strong demands in relation to the fascist attack videos that the NRA had recently put out, and there were gun control advocates and people who had family members die from shootings. Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Tamika Mallory from the Women’s March were among those who spoke. There were some NRA and Trump supporters, perhaps 10 on other side of street, but overall there was not the menacing atmosphere there had been at the NRA headquarters the day before.

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After a rally yesterday at the NRA headquarters in suburban Virginia against recent fascist NRA videos, people marched to DC and rallied at the Dept. of Justice on Saturday morning. See “We Will Not Be Intimidated Into Silence” Protesters Denounce NRA for Inflammatory Videos. Photo: special to revcom.us

People march from the DOJ to the Trump hotel in DC as part of the July 15 nationwide Trump/Pence Must Go protests. Photo: special to revcom.us

Houston, Texas

Houston: Facing Down Armed Fascists – and Not Stopping Until This Regime is Driven from Power

Here in Texas, there was a mixture of excitement, tension and fear leading up to the July 15th rally and march to demand that Trump and Pence Must Go. About a week earlier, we learned that a group of fascists was coalescing to disrupt our event, and were in fact planning to become an armed presence at all protests to keep the protesters in line.

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Atlanta, Georgia

The demo started with a rally/speak-out in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site. There were about 75 people that came for the rally, but hundreds of tourists stopped to listen to the rally and take pictures. The rally led to a march down the Beltline, a path that surrounds the city and has many hundreds of people walking and biking. The march ended in Piedmont Park. The crowd was diverse, including immigrants, students, Black and white, multi-aged. There were people there from the Impeach movement, many that came directly after the Women’s March (which took place a few hours before our march). There were ’60s people and some that came to perform street theatre, like Donna J. Trump, who impersonates and mocks Trump. Among those speaking were a Somali immigrant who is a refugee activist, and a woman who works with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The following was read at the Atlanta July 15 protest:

When I was born 80 years ago, Franklin Roosevelt was president of the United States. I’ve seen many come and go but Trump is without a doubt the worst yet! He is a dangerous man! Who obviously sees himself as a dictator! It is high time that a “groundswell” of opposition rise up from the people. Silence is acquiescence! I’m delighted that this group is coming together today to put the Trump Administration on notice that the people are “fired up” and will not take it anymore!”

From Dr. Joe Beasley, who was Southern Regional Director of National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and is chairman of Benedita de Silva International Foundation and the Asian American Center in Atlanta.

Boston, Massachusetts

The J15 rally was held in Statue Park in Davis Square, Somerville at the conclusion of a day-long arts festival. The rally was attended by 85-100 people, most coming off learning about it on Facebook. Some were with groups like Indivisible and Interfaith Worker Justice. One woman said she had voted for Hillary Clinton but was now so furious with the Democrats as well as Trump that she wanted to get with Refuse Fascism. Speakers and statements read at the rally were from: Refuse Fascism; Rev. Rob Mark of the Church of the Covenant; “To the Fighters and Dreamers of July 15,” from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA; activist with Interfaith Workers Justice Coalition, on the case of a Salvadoran immigrant who was recently detained for deportation by ICE while he was getting an extension on his work visa; Academics Against Fascism (AAF); a statement from a Refuse Fascism woman activist, who is a quadriplegic and could not attend the rally (the statement was read by a doctor with AAF); a Salvadoran woman (born in U.S.) who was not planning on speaking until she listened to Refuse Fascism statement. The rally ended with a singer/songwriter singing Woody Guthrie’s “Deportee.”

Cleveland, Ohio

A diverse group of 60 people came out: Black and white high school youth, women in their 80s, a young Black man representing proudly with a rainbow NO! sign, people in electric wheelchairs, a Muslim woman in a hijab, and people connected with Indivisible and the Cuyahoga Progressive Caucus. Several fascist militia men showed up, armed with automatic rifles and dressed in fatigues, trying to intimidate people. We did not let these fascists hold us back from our mission. At the rally, speakers from different perspectives spoke to the urgency of the demand: NO! In the name of humanity, the Trump/Pence Regime MUST GO!

Denver, Colorado

From RefuseFascism.org:

“We were at that state capital (one of the pictures shows the state capital with the posters lined up of “J’accuse … The Crimes Against Humanity of the Trump/Pence Regime“). I did a two paragraph speech.  I talked about each poster… we chanted “Trump/Pence must go!” as we started marching down Lincoln St to Fox News. 

On the way there [we stopped at] two other News Stations… We stood in front of CBS and chanted than we marched down to the next News Station ABC and chanted.  They looked out of their windows.  We continued on to Fox31 and we lined up the Indictment Posters and started chanting to show Fox 31 that we are protesting along with Refuse Fascism nationwide.  There was 3 people standing in the lobby and seen us coming.  They all ran for cover as if just the 8 of us there were going to storm the place.  I had one of my team contact them by phone and they sent down a reporter.  I handed the reporter the indictments on legal paper.  He went back inside the building and we started to chant again.  We succeeded in doing what we were suppose to do and we were glad that we did this along with everyone nationwide.

The walk was 1.5 miles.  I had one medic with us.”

Detroit, Michigan

Fifty people came together at the Joe Louis Fist Memorial in downtown to join in the nationwide day of protest. Speakers included Refuse Fascism, Metro-Detroit Political Action Network and others, followed by a spirited march through downtown behind a home-made banner, “NO! Drive Out Trump/Pence Regime!” (The National Lawyers Guild provided legal observers.)

Photo: Metro-Detroit Political Action Network

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Honolulu, Hawaii

Our march was loud, visible, and fast-moving as it moved through the Waikiki tourist district during the busy supper-hour.   Beaches and sidewalks were crowded; diners came to windows, and tourists came out to their hotel lanais.  Many clapped, raised their fists, or joined the chants.  A few shouted their support for Trump and some GI’s tried to get a group together to counter us while another group of GI’s showed their support. While much smaller than we’d anticipated (only about 25) the march ended with high spirits and strengthened determination.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Seattle, Washington



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