A day of action against fascism and racism

December 6, 2018

As the Trump administration fans the flames of racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia, the far right has taken advantage in this climate of hate to try to strengthen their forces. But there is another side to this story: the majority that wants to oppose the far right and drown out their message of hate. As part of building that opposition, organizations and individuals are coming together on December 10 for a Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism — and inviting everyone who opposes racist hate to take part.

THE TRUMP administration has emboldened the growth of the alt-right, far-right and fascists across North America. We have seen the consequences: from the deadly white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville; to the anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh; the racist murder of Black people in Louisville; the deadly violence against women; and attacks against immigrants and refugees. We have also seen organized assaults against anti-fascist protesters.

The rise of fascism in the United States further emboldens the growth of the far-right and fascism internationally. We have seen the spread of far-right governments and fascist movements from Hungary, to India, the Philippines, and most recently with the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.

We are organizations and activists calling for this December 10, long recognized as “International Human Rights Day,” to be a Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism.

Masses of people take the streets in Boston to protest the far right

We come together against the attacks on migrants and refugees, Muslim and Jewish communities, Black and Brown people, transgender and queer people, women, Indigenous peoples and their sovereignty, the disabled and all other working class and oppressed communities. An injury to one is an injury to all.

Some things you can do as individuals, organizations or coalitions on December 10:

Plan specific anti-fascist and anti-racist actions like solidarity statements, panels, teach-ins, speak-outs, rallies or marches.
Connect anti-fascism and anti-racism to ongoing local campaigns.
Affirm and celebrate anti-fascism and anti-racism in community, artistic or cultural events.
Post your photos, videos, events and solidarity statements on our Facebook page.
Use the hashtags #AllAgainstFascism #AllAgainstRacism

For more information, to endorse the Day of Action, or to list your event, contact [email protected] or go to A Day Against Fascism and Racism Facebook page

Endorsements of this call to action include (list in formation)

Alan Wald, Emeritus Professor, University of Michigan
Alan Maass, Editor, Socialist Worker
Alex Schmaus, International Socialist Organization
Alpana Mehta, International Socialist Organization
Andrew Ross, Professor of Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Ben Manski, Democracy advocate
Bernadette Devlin-McAliskey, Irish socialist and civil rights activist
Bhaskar Sunkara, Editor, Jacobin*
Bill Fletcher, Writer, activist
Bill V. Mullen, Professor of American Studies, Purdue; Campus Antifascist Network
Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Dave Zirin
, Sports Editor, The Nation; author What’s My Name Fool
David Palumbo-Liu, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Stanford University; Campus Antifascist Network
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Native journalist, scholar, author
Françoise Verges
Henry Giroux
, Dept. of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
Jill Stein, Green Party presidential nominee (2012, 2016)
Jorge Mujica, Labor organizer and journalist
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Author, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, Political Science and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lamis Deek, Attorney and human rights advocate
Lawrence Cox, Author, Why Social Movements Matter; Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Michael Hirsch, New York City DSA*, Lower Manhattan and Labor Branches, Editorial Board, New Politics magazine
Michael Letwin, former President, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW 2325
Mireille Fanon Mendes France, Frantz Fanon Foundation, ex-UN expert
Nada Elia
Ninotchka Rosca
Patrick Bond
, Professor of Political Economy, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Robin D.G Kelley, Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair, UCLA
Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz, Author, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Satya Mohanty
Shane Burley
Steven Salaita
, Independent scholar
Todd Alan Price, AAUP Illinois State Council; Director of Policy Studies, National Louis University
Tom Morello, Musician, activist
Verta Taylor, Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Wagatwe Wanjuki, Feminist activist, writer
William Robinson, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition in the U.S.
Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (APJP)
British Committee for the Universities of Palestine
Campus Anti-Fascist Network
Campus Anti-Fascist Network U.K.
Committee to Stop FBI Repression-NYC
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Existence is Resistance
Freedom Socialist Party
Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County
International Socialist Organization
Jewish Voice for Labour, UK
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return

Labor for Palestine
Labor for Standing Rock
Liberty Tree
March for Racial Justice
Move to Amend
Movimento Alternativa Socialista (MAS/Portugal)
National Lawyers Guild-Massachusetts Chapter
National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP)
NYC Solidarity with Palestine
Oxford Antifascists
revolutionary socialism in the 21st century (rs21)
Resistência (Corrente Interna do PSOL/Brasil)
Rutgers University AAUP
Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Showing Up for Racial Justice
, Charlottesville
Socialist Action
Socialist Alternative
Toronto New Socialists
Tree of Life Educational Fund (TOLEF)
U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)
U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights

* Organization listed for identification purposes only

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