As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself -- Sasha Abramsky
Writer Sasha Abramsky wrote in the Sacramento Bee last month, "Recently, . . . I have been reading about Germany in the 1930s, about what happened when a great and cultured country was handed over to a gang of sadists, misogynists, and racists, when security services were given carte blanche to use the methods of the iron fist, and when torturers were rewarded by promotion rather than prosecuted for their crimes.
"And I have been reading about what happened when the great mass of the citizenry either supported the transformation or sat back and did nothing, some mistaking their silence and disdain for effective opposition, others simply hoping against hope for 'normalcy' to return."
We'll speak with Sasha Abramsky about this. He is a writer who teaches at UC Davis.
More From the Q&A of The Talk by Bob Avakian, THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America. A Better World IS Possible
If more people watched this talk, it could change today’s political equation. But far too few have seen this talk, or even know about it. You are needed to be part of changing this.
This week we'll hear, "Could you speak to the role of students, including that there have been vicious attacks on critical thinking at known liberal or historically radical places, i.e. Berkeley, and how should we approach bringing students forward to the call of Refuse Fascism as well as unleashing them in that process?" Access the film, the complete Q&A and much more here.
Andy Zee, Why Nothing Short Of Removing This Whole Illegitimate Regime From Power Will Stop This Nightmare
Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, NYC and co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org, joins us to talk about the shocking damage already done to lives here and around the world by the Trump/Pence regime, the far worse things they are posed to do, including threatening WAR, even nuclear war.
Nothing short of removing this whole illegitimate regime from power will stop this nightmare, and a crucial part of this is Refuse Fascism.
Read and sign the new call from Refuse Fascism here.