On Aug. 10 and 11, the National Days of Action Against White Supremacy will mark the second anniversary of the courageous counterdemonstration in Charlottesville, Va., against racist, fascist organizations encouraged by Donald Trump.
The racist violence was supported by the Charlottesville police and city officials that allowed the march of armed Nazi and Klan thugs to commit horrible violence against the anti-racist protesters. Heather Heyer was murdered and Deandre Harris, a 20-year-old Black man, was brutally beaten. The National Days of Action will also honor the courage of Heather Heyer and Deandre Harris.
The following call was posted in the publication Fighting Words:
By Fighting Words Staff
As of July 23, at least 14 organizations have joined together to mark the second anniversary of Charlottesville by calling for National Days of Action Against White Supremacy–Impeach Trump for Hate Crimes. Plans are being made to hold marches, demonstrations and other activities on Aug. 10th and 11th. Organizations include:
Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
Moratorium NOW! Coalition
Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement
Peoples Alliance–Bay Area
In Defense of Our Lives
Peoples Power Assembly
Youth Against War and Racism
Communist Workers League
Struggle–La Lucha for Socialism
Socialist Unity Party
Labor Against Racist Terror
Colectiva Brown Berets de la Bahia
CODEPINK San Francisco
Workers World Party
Anti Police-Terror Project
In announcing this event, the organizations issued the following statement:
For the second anniversary of Charlottesville (Aug. 10-11), a call for National Days of Action Against White Supremacy–Impeach Trump for Hate Crimes
We hold in our hearts the memory of anti-racist activist Heather Heyer and the dozens injured by the fascists in Charlottesville, including Deandre Harris, a 20-year-old Black man, who was beaten with metal poles in a parking lot by a fascist gang, putting him in the hospital. While it was a Nazi thug who murdered Heather, it is the bigot-in-chief Donald Trump, endorser of the “very fine” Nazi and Klan scum, who has enshrined their genocidal ideology as his national policy against the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and all people of color.
Migrants at our southern border, who are “engaged in a federally protected activity” of seeking asylum, are having their babies ripped from their parents’ arms, their children kidnapped and placed in cages, women forced to drink out of toilets. Cages are so crowded that no one can even lie on the floor. Food, soap — even toothbrushes — are denied them, all on the orders from Trump because of their “race” and “national origin.” This meets the very definition of a federal hate crime multiplied thousands of times.
Trump is showing off his brutality “stripes” to his rich friends on Wall Street, to show them how tough he’ll be to those who oppose their cutbacks, like the dismantling of Obamacare. We’re supposed to fight over the scraps that they grant us. That’s why they’ve poured more than $100 million into Trump’s re-election campaign. We demand that Congress immediately impeach Trump for hate crimes and dump his whole gang of rich bigots!
We ask that organizations who agree with this message organize and publicize an activity within their community on these dates. Message us to have your group’s name added to this call.
Sponsoring and endorsing organizations have already announced actions in Detroit, Wisconsin and the Bay Area, with more in the works. Among the announced actions include a demonstration at the San Francisco offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has so far refused to permit impeachment hearings against Trump.