Wednesday, May 3, 2017

April: A Month of Resistance!

During April, millions of people took to the streets to speak out against the Trump/Pence Regime. They marched, they rallied, they drummed and they chanted.  People who had never marched before became organizers.  People and organizations that  had never worked together worked to lead mass protests.  Scientists stepped out of their laboratories; labor unions rallied their members; and faith groups spoke out for the planet. People made their voices heard at Town Hall meetings; they fought to create sanctuary cities and states; and they held forums.  And yes, all of this happened in Honolulu too!  Some of the major actions in Honolulu:

→  April 15:  Tax Day March.  About 500 people participated in a march and rally to demand that Trump show his taxes and for government transparency.  The march was in solidarity with more than 300 others across the U.S.

→  April 22:  March for Science:      More than 2300 people participated in Honolulu's march and rally in solidarity with more than 500 marches across the U.S. and around the world

→  April 29:  People's Climate March:  700-1000 marched through Waikiki, in solidarity with hundreds of thousands across the U.S. and around the world.

→  May 1st Protest:  More than 500 marched for labor rights and immigrant rights in an action called by a coalition of labor unions and joined by allies, joining millions in the U.S. and around the world who were on the streets on May 1st.

World Can't Wait/RefuseFascism participated in all of these, as well as in smaller actions such as  the protest against Mike Pence, against Tania's deportation, and more.   You couldn't miss our big "NO!  In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America" placards, reflecting the urgency of the situation we face today.

This growing movement of resistance is something to celebrate, but it's not enough.  The Trump/Pence Regime is still in power and much greater resistance is needed to drive the fascist regime out!   

We urge you to link up with World Can't Wait/Refuse Fascism Hawai`i to be part of building resistance.   We are making big plans for the summer.  Want to know more?   Join us at a public discussion of what's needed and what we're aiming to do on Wednesday, May 10th, at 6:300 at the Friends Meeting House in Manoa.  

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