Sam Menefee-Libey, Anya, Defending the Inauguration Day (J20) Protesters
The arrest of and charges against more than 200 people demonstrating against Trump’s inauguration was a major escalation of political repression. 194 faced charges carrying more than 60 years in prison! These charges have been courageously resisted by the defendants, and on December 21, 2017, the trial of the first six defendants in this case ended in a stunning defeat for the government. January 18, 2018, the government dropped charges against 129 defendants, but doubled down on its persecution of the remaining 59.The next trial begins April 17.
We'll hear from Sam Menefee-Libey of the Dead City Legal Posse and Anya, one of the defendants, on the latest developments in this important fight.
For updates, and ways you can support the people on trial, go to Defend J20 Resistance.
Bob Avakian (BA), THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible! - Questions and Answers
We'll hear another excerpt from the Q&A that followed Bob Avakian's talk before nationwide protests last November.
In this segment, Bob Avakian responds to the question, "Minorities have been in not a very favorable situation in this country to fight against everything that is going against them… because they’re not in the land where they originally come from. How can we protect those who need to be on the streets fighting with us, how can we protect the ones that are being targeted directly? How can we get them to be on the streets?"
To access the entire talk, plus Q&A, click here.
David Palumbo-Liu, Fascists on Campus - Progressive Professors Under Attack
Placed on watchlists. Harassed on social media. Threatened. This is becoming normal in an environment increasingly hostile to faculty.Over the last year, targeted online harassment of faculty has emerged as a significant threat to academic freedom.
David Palumbo-Liu, Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, has been targeted by the fascist paper, Stanford Review, called a "terrorist" for being a member of the Campus Antifascist Network, and set up for a campaign of on-line harassment. The American Association of University Professors published a list of fifty professors who have been targeted. Dr. Palumbo-Liu will also talk about the resistance to these attacks, and the hundreds who have stepped forward to support him.