Inside With Out Now

Inside With Out Now

By Refuse Fascism
Hosted by volunteers with RefuseFascism.org, a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet, and that it is our responsibility to drive them from power through non-violent protests that grow every day until our demand is met. This means working and organizing with all our creativity and determination to bring thousands, eventually millions of people into the streets of cities and towns, to demand:
This Nightmare Must End:
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go
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Jeff Sharlet: Trump's Rallies Are Church & He Is The Gospel
Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (now a Netflix documentary) is interviewed by Samantha Goldman, activist with RefuseFascism.org (@SamanthaGoldm19).  If you were horrified by Pence’s instructions to pray instead of wearing a mask, or bewildered by the seemingly unshakeable support from evangelicals for a morally bankrupt character like Trump, you need to follow Jeff Sharlet's work. Recent articles on Vanity Fair include “You Know What to Do”: Decoding the Grotesque Symbolism of Trump’s Tulsa Rally and “He’s the Chosen One to Run America”: Inside the Cult of Trump, His Rallies Are Church and He Is the Gospel. You can find him on Twitter at @JeffSharlet. Support the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence regime: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
48:31
July 6, 2020
Jared Yates Sexton: Trump's Death Cult, American Mythology, White Supremacy and Deadly Denialism
In an interview recorded May 18, writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton discusses Trump’s death cult with activist Sam Goldman. Jared Yates Sexton is an author and political analyst whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Politico, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. Most recently he’s the author of American Rule: How A Nation Conquered The World But Failed Its People, forthcoming from Dutton/Penguin-Random House in Fall 2020. He can be found on Twitter @jysexton and hosts The Muckrake podcast. Read his latest piece, Deus Vult: Donald Trump and America's Holy War Threaten Everything We Know at TheMuckrake.com. Then, Sarah Roark, Co-Editor of RefuseFascism.org talks about whether we can or should wait until the November elections to remove Trump. Follow Sarah's political writings at RefuseFascism.org and follow her on Twitter @afterdaylight. Refuse Fascism is calling for nationwide protests July 4 to demand This Nightmare Must End - Trump/Pence Out Now! Find out more and get involved at RefuseFascism.org. Support the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence regime: 
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34:21
June 28, 2020
Carl Dix & Coco Das: Into the Streets for Juneteenth
As Trump continues with plans to hold a rally in Tulsa the day after Juneteenth (Emancipation Day), Coco Das (@coco_das), an editor of RefuseFascism.org, and Carl Dix (@carl_dix) discuss how and why the people must act urgently right now to defend Black lives, demand an end to police murder and the growing police state and most of all: demand the ouster of the Trump/Pence regime. Protests are planned around the country on Juneteenth (June 19th) and on Saturday (June 20, the day of Trump's rally). Find out how to join a Trump/Pence Out Now contingent at refusefascism.org. Support the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence regime: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
51:35
June 19, 2020
Jason Stanley: How Fascism Works
Protests continue against white supremacy and police murder across the country, as more people identify Trump as a fascist and demand his resignation. Today's episode is airing on Trump's birthday, which is being "celebrated" with protests outside the White House and in multiple cities around the country.  Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator), philosopher and author of "How Fascism Works," is interviewed by Coco Das (@coco_das), an editor of RefuseFascism.org. This discussion was recorded on June 3.  “By placing Trump in transnational and transhistorical perspective,  Stanley sees patterns that others miss. . . . Stanley’s comparative  perspective is particularly effective in illustrating how fascists use  fears of sexual violence. . . . By calling Trump a ‘fascist’—a word that  strikes many Americans as alien and extreme—Stanley is trying to spark  public alarm. He doesn’t want Americans to respond to Trump’s racist,  authoritarian offensives by moving their moral goal posts. The greater  danger, he suggests, isn’t hyperbole, it’s normalization. And twenty  months into Trump’s presidency, the evidence is mounting that he’s  right.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) Support the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence regime: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
42:07
June 14, 2020
Ruth Ben-Ghiat: "When They Don't Hide It"
Coco Das, one of the editors of RefuseFascism.org interviews Ruth Ben-Ghiat, historian of fascism, who tweeted on May 21st: "When do you know authoritarian corruption has advanced to a new stage? When they don’t hide it. Trump’s been frank: if it might lose me the election, it cannot be allowed." Since the interview, an extraordinarily broad and diverse movement against police murder has erupted across the country, with incredible repression and brutality inflicted against protesters in DC and other major cities - Refuse Fascism has been out there working to join the demand for justice with the need to drive out this fascist regime. Support the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence regime: Venmo @Refuse-Fascism or donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
34:13
June 8, 2020
Lucian Truscott IV: "For Trump, there is only one victim: himself"
RefuseFascism.org volunteer Sam Goldman talks with Lucian Truscott IV, writer for Salon.com in an interview that was recorded via Facebook Live a couple weeks ago, during what was a very different moment, as anti-science fascists were mobilizing to demand states reopen.  THIS WEEK Call to Action: Trump has unleashed US military police against peaceful protest and threatened to call out the military nationwide. An uprising has begun. Day after day, night after night, coast to coast, the streets fill with Black youth refusing to face another day in fear and people of all backgrounds who have had enough of white supremacy and a culture of soul-crushing cruelty. Comparisons to 1968 fill some with dread and some with hope, but one thing is clear. Millions have been shaken awake. Trump has thrown down a heavy gauntlet to the people who have been heroically protesting in the face of heightened repression. Under the orders of Attorney General Bill Barr, federal forces hurled unrestrained brutality on peaceful protesters at Lafayette Park on June 1, driving them out so that Trump could rant like a police-state dictator and pose with a Bible for his Christian fascist followers. He invoked the Second Amendment to call out his armed vigilante militias, threatened to send the U.S. military into the streets to restore a fascist “law and order,” and bragged about dispatching “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers” into D.C. Day after day, night after night, coast to coast, the streets fill with Black youth refusing to face another day in fear and people of all backgrounds who have had enough of white supremacy and a culture of soul-crushing cruelty. Comparisons to 1968 fill some with dread and some with hope, but one thing is clear. Millions have been shaken awake. Trump has thrown down a heavy gauntlet to the people who have been heroically protesting in the face of heightened repression. Under the orders of Attorney General Bill Barr, federal forces hurled unrestrained brutality on peaceful protesters at Lafayette Park on June 1, driving them out so that Trump could rant like a police-state dictator and pose with a Bible for his Christian fascist followers. He invoked the Second Amendment to call out his armed vigilante militias, threatened to send the U.S. military into the streets to restore a fascist “law and order,” and bragged about dispatching “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers” into D.C. Yet the people have not cowered. In the face of all the tear gas and rubber bullets, the curfews and threats of more firepower, the rulers have proven that they are not all-powerful. For the first time under this regime, the people have seized the initiative and have not let go. In contrast to the hate and bigotry of the Trump/Pence regime, these protests are infused with a love for humanity, and those in power seem more out of touch and illegitimate by the day. The splits at the top, even among conservatives, have sharpened up. A determined struggle that doesn’t yield and won’t be provoked has created a serious political crisis. This is how regimes around the world have been forced out of power. Continue reading this call to action and get involved. Chip in to support the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence regime: Venmo @Refuse-Fascism Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
34:41
June 4, 2020
Amanda Marcotte: Trump’s Refusal to Wear A Mask As A Signal of Fascism
Coco Das, member of Refusefascism.org Editorial Board interviews Amanda Marcotte, writer for Salon.com about her recent piece Oops, they did it again: Trump's refusal to wear a mask as a signal to fascism. Read, sign, and spread the Refuse Fascism Statement of Conscience and Call to Act: bit.ly/RFOutNow Chip in to support the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence regime: Venmo @Refuse-Fascism Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
44:37
June 1, 2020