Date(s) - 28.06.2017
19:00 - 22:00
How did Trump come to power, and what does that tell us about the times we are living in? What strategies are effective in countering increasingly repressive governments and the rise of grassroots nationalism?
Framing Trump’s presidency in a global context, we will explore some of the approaches to self-organization and self-defense that anarchists and others are employing in various parts of the United States. Immediately upon Trump’s election, anarchists set out to disrupt business as usual in hopes of fracturing the ruling class before the US government could legitimize even more repressive policies. In the first weeks of Trump’s presidency, a powerful wave of protest around the United States temporarily accomplished this goal. Now, as the Trump administration endeavors to realign itself with the rest of the state machinery while grassroots fascist organizing gains momentum, resistance movements face new dangers and new opportunities.