J20 - Counter-Inauguration Protests

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Tens of thousands of people will be traveling to Washington, DC on January 20, 2017 (J20) and January 21, to protest the inauguration of Minority President Donald Trump. Many other cities will see similar protests and actions. Infoshop News will be providing information about all of the scheduled protests iand we will be posting news about the protests as they happen in D.C, and around the country.

Scheduled protests include a general disruption of the inauguration (J20), a Women's March on Washington, and many others. Many Americans dislike and oppose Donald Trump as a despicable human being. Many are worried that his policies will greatly beneift the rich, further worsening the gap between the 1% and the rest of us. Many are upset that Trump's rhetoric has fueled a massive wave of hate crimes against women, people of color, Muslims, Jews, queers, immigrants and anybody who isn't like the hateful bigots. Many people are upset at plans by the Trump regime to create a registry of Muslims. All of this has promoted many people to protest on J20.

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Women's March on Washington (January 21, 2017)

Other Washington, DC Protests (January 20, 2017)

Protests and Events Outside of Washington, DC

International

Australia

#DisruptJ20 Call to Action

DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States.

We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies. If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over. It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.

Trump stands for tyranny, greed, and misogyny. He is the champion of neo-nazis and white Nationalists, of the police who kill the Black, Brown and poor on a daily basis, of racist border agents and sadistic prison guards, of the FBI and NSA who tap your phone and read your email.

He is the harbinger of even more climate catastrophe, deportation, discrimination, and endless war. He continues to deny the existence of climate change, in spite of all the evidence, putting the future of the whole human race at stake.The KKK, Vladimir Putin, Golden Dawn, and the Islamic State all cheered his victory. If we let his inauguration go unchallenged, we are opening the door to the future they envision.

Trump’s success confirms the bankruptcy of representative democracy. Rather than using the democratic process as an alibi for inaction, we must show that no election could legitimize his agenda. Neither the Democrats nor any other political party or politician will save us—they just offer a weaker version of the same thing. If there is going to be a positive change in this society, we have to make it ourselves, together, through direct action.
From day one, the Trump presidency will be a disaster. #DisruptJ20 will be the start of the resistance. We must take to the streets and protest, blockade, disrupt, intervene, sit in, walk out, rise up, and make more noise and good trouble than the establishment can bear. The parade must be stopped. We must delegitimize Trump and all he represents. It’s time to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and the world that sustains us as if our lives depend on it—because they do.

In Washington, DC

DC will not be hospitable to the Trump administration. Every corporation must openly declare whether they side with him or with the people who will suffer at his hands. Thousands will converge and demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime. Save the date. #DisruptJ20

Around the US

If you can’t make it to Washington, DC on January 20, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of January 20. There is also a call for a general strike to take place. Organize a walkout at your school now. Workers: call out sick and take the day off. No work, no school, no shopping, no housework. #DisruptJ20

Around the World

If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of neocolonial power. Our allegiance is not to “making America great again,” but to all of humanity and the planet. #DisruptJ20

Spread the word. Join the fight. #DisruptJ20

 

 

Dear Friends,

President-Elect Trump is a meme that’s gone too far. We’re here to organize, fight back, and mobilize the public with a very clear message: “No business as usual.” The Disrupt J20 crew is organizing direct actions, mass housing, medical support, convergence spaces, legal support, and an action camp / training the weekend before the Inauguration. Full details are below.

DIRECT ACTIONS, MEETINGS, & PROTESTS

Jan. 14-16 (Sat-Mon)

Jan. 15 (Sun)

Jan. 16 (Mon)

Jan. 18 (Wed)

Jan. 19 (Thur)

Jan. 20 (Fri)

  • 3am  – 10am: Various blockades organized around issues and communities – Climate, Racial Justice, Trade Justice, Economic Justice, Communities Under Attack, Labor, Anti-War and Palestine, and many more (DC, Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia)

  • 9am – 5pm: Disrupt J20 convergence space and action camp (McPherson Square)

  • 10am: Anti-Capitalist & Anti-Fascist Bloc (Logan Circle)

  • 12pm: Festival of Resistance March & Rally (Columbus Circle)

  • 3pm & after: Additional actions still being planned!

HOUSING

We have secured space for mass housing at a local church from Sun, Jan. 14, to Sat, Jan. 21.

Please bring a sleeping bag and anything else you need to be comfortable. We will post community guidelines that all utilizing the mass housing option will be expected to follow to ensure everyone’s safety.

To receive further updates and reminders about mass housing, please RSVP here. If you’re interested in coordinating separate housing in DC for your group, please visit this housing board.

MEDICAL SUPPORT

We will have a great medic crew attending medical needs for the week, with a medical office near McPherson Sq. If you’d like to get involved, please email medics@disruptj20.org.

CONVERGENCE SPACE

Throughout the week, we will provide various convergence spaces for meetings and trainings. From Jan. 14-16, our convergence space will be at the J20 Action Camp location. From Jan. 17-19, our convergence space will be located at our mass housing location. On Jan. 20, our convergence space will be at McPherson Square.

LEGAL SUPPORT

We are organizing a legal hotline, which will go live prior to the 20th. The National Lawyers Guild is  independently organizing legal observers for J20 mobilizations.

J20 ACTION CAMP

From January 14-16, Disrupt J20 will hold a series of trainings and workshops in DC to prepare people for upcoming actions, including those around the Inauguration. We will collectively analyze and discuss why resistance and action is important under the Trump administration, how we can resist, and what future our actions are building towards.

We will lead workshops on Nonviolent Direct Action, Know Your Rights, Street Safety, De-escalation, Community & Workplace Organizing, and many more topics. More information and a full schedule will be distributed shortly.

The J20 Action Camp will be held at American University on Jan. 14-15, and at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Jan. 16. To sign up for the J20 Action Camp, please RSVP here.

We’ll see you in DC on J20 (or before),

The Counter-Inauguration Welcoming Committee & Disrupt J20 crew

 
 

 

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