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Bookstores Issue Public Statement Condemning Trump/Pence Fascism

Revolution Books in Berkeley is a signatory to the statement, below, from concerned bookstores and book people. This regime aims to impose “thought control” and stifle the truth with “patriotic education”– witness its assault on the 1619 Project and critical race theory. Our voices must be raised. At this extreme moment, the Trump/Pence regime with its white supremacist, male supremacist/LGBTQ-hating, and racist anti-immigrant agenda is already stealing the election. We must act ourselves, and help people understand the stakes, and act, before it is too late to prevent a catastrophe. Revolution Books encourages all who oppose a fascist future to raise their voices, protest in the streets like they did last summer, and: • Join with Noam Chomsky  •  Cornel West, Chuck D  •  Lilly Wachowsky  •  Jessica Care Moore  •  Martín Espada and others in the Pledge: In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America

Statement

We are a coalition of bookstores and book people around the country proud to represent the heart of information and learning in our communities. We advocate for the amplification of diverse thought. Fascist messaging spews from the White House as Trump and his administration create an environment of distrust. We refuse to be complicit in his authoritarian governance. To rely on voting alone is not enough.

We urge our community to join the cause of resistance on Refusefascism.org. The time is now to unite, to speak out and to use nonviolent means to remove this regime. We stand with the children in cages at the border, with women, LGBTQ people, BIPOC communities, and other communities threatened by Trump and his administration.

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  • Alexander Akin (Bolerium Books), San Francisco
  • Bird and Beckett Books & Records, San Francisco
  • Dog Eared Books, Valencia Street, San Francisco
  • Fair Trade Books, Red Wing, MN
  • Left Bank Books, NYC
  • Bob Martin, Berkeley bookstore volunteer
  • Owl and Company Bookshop, Oakland
  • Page Against the Machine, Long Beach
  • Rebound Books, San Rafael
  • Revolution Books, Berkeley
  • Revolution Books, Harlem
  • Kurt Thometz (The Private Library), NYC
  • Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books, NYC
  • Walden Pond Books, Oakland