We have seen in the recent actions of Trump how he would move to consolidate authoritarian power. He claimed the nation was in danger. He claimed the danger was from Antifa.
Here is the statement of the Communications Workers of America:
He claimed the right to use military force even over the opposition of some governors.
He used the military force in the Washington D.C. event- now described as a photo op. He has turned it into a campaign video claiming that he alone protected religious institutions.
His media camp has endorsed and supported him.
Military forces and police forces cooperated with him in an unconstitutional seizure of power.
Naomi Klein makes a good case in No is Not Enough, that we should prepare to resist a seizure of power.
As responsible citizens, we should begin to plan for resistance.
For example, we could plan to resist the imposition of a curfew by mass demonstrations. We will need ways to control those who will provide the Trump regime an excuse for repression with their looting.
The military action taken by Trump and Barr strongly reinforce our need to continue to work toward the defeat of Trump in the 2020 elections if those elections go forward. The need to defeat Trump in the elections is even more urgent today than it was two weeks ago.
National DSA is beginning a process of creating a new strategic plan. Certainly, the new urgency to defeat Trump should be reflected in DSA planning.
North Star caucus members
antiracismdsa (blog of Duane Campbell)
Hatuey's Ashes (blog of José G. Pérez)
Authory and Substack of Max Sawicky
Online University of the Left
In These Times
The American Prospect
Black Agenda Report
Dollars and Sense
Working Families Party
Poor People's Campaign
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Progressive Democrats of America
Democracy for America
Black Lives Matter
Movement for Black Lives
The Women's March
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Abortion Rights Action League
National Organization for Women
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights