Within hours of Trump being elected, the Socialsit Party's co-thinkers in the USA - Socialist Alternative, put out the call for mass protests across the country to unite against sexism and racism and to begin building the movement against Trump and the the billionaire class. In less than 24 hours nearly 40,000 people answered their call!
The numbers of people – mostly young people – who attended in each city is electrifying: New York City had 10,000 people; Philadelphia 6,000; Boston 10,000; Seattle 6,000; and Oakland 5,000.
Socialist Alternative in the US have initiated the call for a national shut down on 20 January, the day of Trump's inaugeration.
We will protest in solidarity with the workers, young people, Black Lives Matter activists, trade unionists, LGBT people, abortion rights defenders and all of those in the US and across the world who reject Trump's policies and want to build a new party of the 99% to fight austerity and capitalism. Join us!
Coventry Socialist Party stand in soldiarity with Socialist Alternative who say ..
''We need to build a grassroots movement against threats to escalate mass deportations of immigrants and a clampdown on muslim communities, among other attacks. Socialist Alternative will be at the forefront of building these demonstrations and organizing broad community coalitions to stand united against bigotry and hate.
But to challenge Trump’s agenda, we need your help. We need the millions of people who stood for Bernie’s political revolution to join in building an independent grassroots movement that can stand against fierce attacks from Trump and the Right. ''
''The Democratic Party has proven they are incapable of stopping Trump. It is time to build a new party for the 99% based on the united power of all exploited and oppressed people, on movements for social and economic justice, on the belief that we CAN do better than this corrupt and rotten system!''
From the Guardian: In Seattle, city councilwoman Kshama Sawant, a socialist politician and avid Bernie Sanders supporter during the presidential primaries, told a crowd of activists on Wednesday night that people should plan to disrupt Trump’s inauguration in January.
“We are going to shut it down,” she said.
Here's the leaflet from Socialist Alternative: http://www.socialistalternative.org/2016/11/09/build-resistance-trump/#prettyPhoto
Here's the latest article: http://www.socialistalternative.org/2016/11/09/resistance-trump-party-99