Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Build Resistance in the MLK Day Parade!

Save the Date....Spread the word....Organize your friends

January 16, 2017, 9am

Build Resistance to the Trump/Pence Regime
in the MLK Day Parade!
Gather at Magic Island, Ala Moana Park, by 9am
(look for the blue world flag)

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i has had a contingent in the MLK Day Parade for the last 15 years, but this year there is a new urgency to our message.   

Donald Trump champions white supremacy and whips up a racist lynch-mob mentality. He has viciously attacked Mexicans and Muslims and incites fear and hate of all who are “different”  He crudely demeans and degrades women. He denies science and has called climate change a hoax.  He is a militarist threatens to use nuclear weapons and has has appointed a cabinet filled with billionaires and generals to implement his agenda.

People of conscience are filled with fear, disgust and anger. 

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i supports the Refuse Fascism initiative and this year's contingent is intent on building massive resistance to the Trump/Pence government on Inauguration Day (January 20) and beyond.   

Not only do more than a thousand people participate in this parade, but many more line the sidewalks along Kalakaua Avenue.  We'll be calling on everyone in Waikiki (residents and tourists alike) to join the J20 Day of Resistance on January 20.   

Spread the word.  Bring your family, friends, classmates and colleagues.  As the RefuseFascism statement states
“Imagine if people, in the tens of millions, filled the streets, powerfully declaring that this regime is illegitimate and demanding that it not be allowed to rule! The whole political landscape would be dramatically transformed, every faction within the established power structure would be forced to respond—and all this could well lead to a situation in which this fascist regime is actually prevented from ruling. This is not some idle dream but something which could be made a reality if all those who hate what is represented by this fascist regime translate their outrage into firm determination and massive mobilization to create the conditions which make this possible.”

Everyone who hates everything Donald Trump and cabinet represents is urged to join this contingent.   We'll have a flatbed truck and those who can't walk the route are invited to ride. Bring your sign, water and noisemakers.  Most importantly, bring your friends!

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