TODAY: Protest of Trump Advisors & White Supremacy

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Protest of Trump Advisors and White Supremacy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
A rally will begin at 5:00 P.M., at JFK Park (87 John F. Kennedy St Cambridge, MA 02138)

Marginalized communities, not just white nationalists, will have a platform to share their concerns, struggles and stories. After the rally we will peacefully march together, to show Trump advisors that individuals living in Boston and Cambridge will not normalize white nationalism or white supremacy. We will call a spade, a spade.

Background: Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is hosting the “Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2016 Conference,” a two-day conference on the 2016 Presidential Election this Wednesday, Nov. 30 th and Thursday, Dec. 1 st . Stephen Bannon, white nationalist and chief advisor to President-elect Donald Trump, was a confirmed participant along with several other close advisors to Trump, Hillary Clinton and media pundits from CNN and elsewhere.

While Bannon has reportedly backed out of attending the conference, Harvard has publicly defended their invitation. We stand with those who denounce Harvard for giving Bannon and the Trump Team a platform to legitimize their white supremacist agenda. Politicians of both political parties have put out calls to help ensure that Donald Trump “succeeds.”

Trump’s “success,” however, would mean the terrorizing of immigrant and Muslim communities, an increase in the already ever-present police harassment and brutality centered in Black communities, the destruction of women’s health care services and the slashing of vital social services. In Massachusetts, over 400 calls reporting hate crimes throughout the state have come into the Attorney General’s office in a single week . We stand in defense of the Muslim and South Asian communities against Islamophobia and racist scapegoating. The police have seemingly impenetrable impunity when it comes to crimes against our people. The reality is that policing has become safer over the years ; that white men are responsible for the majority of police killings in the U.S; and that white supremacists are more dangerous than foreign terrorists . Instead of addressing these concerns, Trump says that Black communities need more “law and order” policies. We stand against police corruption, intimidation, and impunity. Black lives matter! Justice for all victims of police brutality!”

COSPONSORS (with Harvard student groups):
Boston NAACP
Boston NOW (Nat’l Organization for Women)
Student Immigrant Movement
Massachusetts Peace Action
Massachusetts Student Peace Action
Answer Coalition
USW Local 8751
Workers World Party
Socialist Alternative
International Socialist Organization
If Not Now
Jewish Voice for Peace
Political Research Associates
Students for Justice in Palestine – Northeastern Universtity Chapter
Democratic Socialists of America
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Chelsea & East Boston Anti-Fascist Coalition
Boston Feminists for Liberation
Massachusetts Against HP
Boston Mobilization
Democracy Center
Cambridge Support for Syrian Refugees
New Hampshire Against Police Brutality
Muslim Justice League
MassArt Students Against Trump
(and growing…)”

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