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The Battle for Berkeley
Date Thursday May 04
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley, Hearst Field Annex, Room D37 off of Bancroft Ave, Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorRefuse Fascism
The Battle for Berkeley:
Why it’s Right, and Righteous to Drive
Fascists Off Campus,
Out of Berkeley... and Out of Power!
A Talk and a Challenge to Debate by Sunsara Taylor

Thursday, May 4, 6pm
Hearst Field Annex Building D
Room D37
UC Berkeley

Fascists are targeting Berkeley! A series of “intellectual” hitmen for the Trump/Pence regime—Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos, David Horowitz—have zeroed in on UC Berkeley. Twice in April, hundreds of ready-to-brawl “alt right” white supremacists, neo-Nazis, bikers and militia descended on downtown Berkeley.

This is not about “free speech.” Far from being persecuted or suppressed by the state for their ideas, the ideas of these fascists are being imposed on the world by the most powerful state in the history of humanity. Every day, the fascist Trump/Pence Regime is slamming ahead to implement precisely the kind of genocidal racism, woman-hating cruelty, war-mongering ambitions, planet-destroying lies, and anti-immigrant ethnic-cleansing these “intellectual” hitmen promote. Free speech? Trump is threatening to gut the separation of powers, repeatedly attacked the press for challenging his regime's “alternative facts” and threatened to strip the citizenship of those who burn the flag. Every day, the Trump/Pence Regime is working feverishly to consolidate a fascist America.

At what point will you say: “NO, this must stop!”?

Berkeley is being targeted precisely because of its radical history. If the fascists can make Berkeley bow down, it will strengthen their ability to make the whole country to accept new norms and bend to their will. Ignoring them won't make them go away. Standing aside or keeping your head in your books is unacceptable. That's what the “Good Germans” did during Hitler's rise to power.

Come hear Sunsara Taylor break down why it is not only right, but righteous, to drive fascists off campus, out of Berkeley... and most of all, out of power! Why Berkeley must really become Berkeley again. And, why, in this “Battle for Berkeley,” the right side must win!

Finally, a challenge:
To Robert Reich, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders – or anyone else who wants to join them in defending the “right” of these fascists to spew their bile and fight for their genocidal program – Sunsara Taylor challenges you to debate this. The stakes for humanity are no less than the lives and future of billions.

Sunsara Taylor is a revolutionary communist and follower of Bob Avakian. Avakian, a veteran of the Free Speech Movement, is the architect of the New Communism and is leading a movement for an actual revolution and for a radically new society on the road to real emancipation. Taylor sits on the Advisory Board of and has led thousands in the streets to go up against this fascist regime, aiming to drive it from power.


510.253.5551* norcal [at] * @refusefascism

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