Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/932/24220

From The Socialist newspaper, 18 January 2017

For international solidarity to...

Resist Trump

Seattle protest against Trump's victory called by Socialist Alternative, photo Socialist Alternative

Seattle protest against Trump's victory called by Socialist Alternative, photo Socialist Alternative   (Click to enlarge)

Socialist Alternative (co-thinkers of the Socialist Party in the US) and Socialist Students US

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States represents an unprecedented danger to workers, young people, and the oppressed, not only in the US but around the world. A ruthless billionaire businessman himself, Trump promises to carry out racist and sexist social policies. He is preparing to escalate attacks on the environment, unions, and workers' rights, as well as vital social services like public education.

His erratic and nationalist 'America First' foreign policy will further destabilise global politics, and risks provoking more bloody catastrophes.

On 20 (the day of Trump's inauguration) and 21 January, we are joining with others to call for millions across the United States and worldwide to come out in mass demonstrations and student strikes to begin building a powerful grassroots resistance.

The protests on inauguration day could be the biggest demonstrations against the inauguration of a US president in history, and the student strikes could be the biggest since the Vietnam War.

While the biggest fightback will come from workers, women, immigrants, and young people in the US, Trump's election provided fresh confidence to far-right demagogues everywhere. His attacks on Muslims and refugees from war-torn areas like Syria will encourage similar persecution around the world.

And Trump's promise of further deregulation and attacks on workers is part of an international campaign of the ruling class for further austerity. But if mass protests can inflict a defeat on Trump in the US, it will inspire workers around the globe to fight back.

Socialist Students (US), Socialist Students (UK), Sindicato de Estudiantes (Spain), and Sindicato de Estudiantes (Mexico) are joining together to call for global days of action on 20 and 21 January to #ResistTrump.

Join a protest near you

Here in Britain, Socialist Students will be standing in solidarity with all those who are fighting to 'build a wall' against Trump and his racist, sexist, pro-1% policies. Email socialiststudents@gmail.com if your area isn't listed or if you would like to organise a protest yourself.

London

6pm, US embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, W1A 2LQ

1pm, Goldsmiths University, 'Build a wall against Trump', outside the library

4.30pm, City and Islington College, rally and meet up point before embassy demo

East Midlands

12.30pm, West Notts College, Derby Road, Mansfield

6pm, Leicester City Centre, meet at the clock tower

Wales

4pm, Cardiff, Cardiff University, meet on Park Place

West Midlands

5pm, Coventry, meet on Broadgate, CV1 1FS

12.30pm, University of Warwick, meet at The Koan

Yorkshire

5pm, Leeds protest, Dortmund Square

7.30pm-9pm, Leeds public meeting: How can Trump be defeated? O'Neill's, 26 Great George Street, LS1 3DL

5pm, Sheffield city centre protest

6pm, Sheffield Dump Trump gig, West Street Ale House, 52-54 West Street, S1 4EP

4.30pm, Huddersfield, Market Place

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 18 January 2017:


What we think

Labour's civil war continues - build a mass workers' party

Tories torn in two on single market


Resist Trump

Resist Trump

Inaugurate the resistance

We can stop Trump's sexist agenda in its tracks


International socialist news and analysis

Mexico: Mass movement against "gasolinazo"

USA: Seattle activists win housebuilding programme

1917revolution.org website to launch


Socialist Party news and analysis

'Black alert' NHS: Demonstrate 4 March

Eight billionaires own as much as half humanity!

Pollution kills 600: fight for clean air!

Northern Ireland calls snap election: back Labour Alternative

Millwall FC move threat: Defend the Den - 'wall not Renewal


Workplace news and analysis

Billions in profit for Tesco, cuts and job losses for workers

Liverpool dockers and drivers protest "appalling lack of facilities"

Manchester: BA cabin crew pay strike

London: Taxi drivers gridlock City of London

Southern Rail strike continues

Unite the Union elections

PCS union national executive elections


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

The Socialist: read it, write it, sell it

Protesters surround Sheffield's cutting council

Fracking protest in Sherwood Forest

Residents protest at plans to close nine community centres

Anger at south east Kent Momentum meeting

Socialist Party national committee agrees document for congress


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Theatre review: high art and savage poverty in Bootle

John Berger: remarkable art of a contradictory socialist

Socialist artists invite others to exhibit work

The Socialist inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 18 January 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Donald Trump:

triangleTrump escalates geopolitical tensions on Korean peninsula

triangleAttacks ratchet-up Syrian conflict and fuel tensions between powers

triangleInternational Women's Day: taking action against capitalist oppression

triangleBuild a movement to defeat Trump!

triangleDebates on building the anti-Trump movement

Protest:

triangleSocialist Students call on chicken May to debate Corbyn

triangleWorkplace news in brief

trianglePalestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike protest

triangleYorkshire meeting in solidarity with the #JobstownNotGuilty campaign

Workers:

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleWindow workers walk out after seeing through contract changes

Solidarity:

triangleTamil Solidarity Day

triangleProtests in solidarity with LGBT+ people facing persecution in Chechnya

Sexism:

triangleMass movements, not 'fringe cultures', can win feminist change

US:

triangleTrump regime faces deepening crisis

Socialist:

triangleBook launch meeting: showing the Socialist Party's active participation in events past and present

Socialist Students:

triangleCorbyn's pledge: free education - May's plan: hike fees

Students:

triangleCorbyn's alternative for young people

Racist:

triangleRefugee rescue

Socialist Alternative:

triangleWhat is the socialist alternative?

International

International

24/5/17

CWI

International news in brief

24/5/17

US

Trump regime faces deepening crisis

17/5/17

Israel

Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike protest

17/5/17

Brazil

Brazil: General strike against Temer regime

10/5/17

Jobstown

Jobstown Not Guilty trial round-up

10/5/17

Sport

US: women ice hockey players' strike threat wins living wage

10/5/17

France

France: Macron won't solve economic & social crises

3/5/17

Ireland

Packed court laughs down cutter Joan Burton's comparison

3/5/17

Trump

Trump's policies hit a wall

26/4/17

France

Mélenchon result shows potential for building a mass left force

26/4/17

Ireland

Jobstown trial begins

19/4/17

Turkey

Turkey: constitutional referendum result a pyrrhic victory for Erdogan

19/4/17

Trump

Trump escalates geopolitical tensions on Korean peninsula

19/4/17

Ireland

Protest is not a crime: back Jobstown Not Guilty

19/4/17

France

Melenchon result shows potential for building a mass left force

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle27 May Book launch meeting: showing the Socialist Party's active...

Socialism Today 209 cover

triangle25 May Britain's election and the coming battle for Labour

triangle25 May Human rights workers strike in support of sacked union members

triangle24 May The media, May and the general election

triangle24 May Corbyn and Brexit: Why a socialist approach to the EU is needed

triangle24 May Obituary: Rhodri Morgan 1939-2017, architect of the 'Welsh Labour'...

triangle24 May 5,000 march against plans to cut teachers

More ...

triangle30 May Birmingham South East Socialist Party: Education in crisis - the socialist answer

triangle30 May Manchester Socialist Party: Chechnya - Gay rights and the repressions

triangle30 May Bristol North Socialist Party: History of the Russian Revolution

triangle30 May Derby Socialist Party: How can the Tories be defeated on 8th June?

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice