NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION

#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 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. A website will appear shortly with more details. #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 Facebook: tinyurl.com/disruptj20

Signed,

  • Agency
  • CrimethInc. Workers’ Collective
  • It’s Going Down
  • subMedia
  • Earth First! Journal
  • AK Press
  • PM Press
  • Indigenous Action
  • New York Anarchist Action
  • The Base
  • NYC Anarchist Black Cross
  • Pittsburgh Autonomous Student Network
  • Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition 
  • NightShade Pittsburgh
  • Pitt Against Debt
  • Pitt Students for a Democratic Society
  • Steel City (A) Team
  • UNControllables
  • Antifa Seven Hills
  • WNC Antifa
  • Asheville Anti-Racism
  • Black Rose Book Distro St. Louis
  • Resonance: An anarchist audio distro
  • Rose City Antifa
  • Torch Antifa Network
  • Central Oklahoma Black/Red Alliance (COBRA)
  • Sprout Distro
  • New Wave Army
  • Puget Sound Anarchist Black Cross
  • Four Corners Antifa
  • killedbypolice.net
  • Chicago Anarchist Black Cross
  • NYC Anarchist Book Fair
  • NYC ANARKOARTLAB
  • Autonomous Actions Against Prisons—Seattle
  • Antifa United
  • Denver Anarchist Black Cross
  • Loughborough Labour Party
  • Words as Weapons
  • Hackerñol
  • Stinney Distro
  • The Roosevelt Group
  • LeftSec/AnonAnarchistAction - i2p Darknet anarchohacker collective
  • Hispagatos - International hacking collective
  • Shades of Silence
  • Wildfire Anarchist Prison Newsletter
  • Students Without Borders
  • Solidarity Houston
  • South Florida Smash HLS
  • Students Against State Violence
  • Bloomington Solidarity Network
  • Anarquismo en PDF
  • Burning River Anarchist Distro
  • Lehigh Valley Vanguard
  • UNIDOS POR LA REFORMA
  • Rocky Mountain Antifa
  • Hudson Valley Anarchist Network
  • Proletarian Liberation Front
  • Agência de Notícias Anarquistas-ANA (Brazil)
  • Morgantown Ultra Left Network
  • New Brunswickers against Fracking
  • Art Haus of Albany
  • Black Powder Press
  • WorkersAssemble
  • Stand Up Fight Back
  • CopWatch Patrol Unit
  • Revolutionary Security Corps
  • L.I.F.E.E. Organization
  • Anonymous NYC
  • Mutiny Antarsya Tempe
  • Flatirons Anarchist Alliance
  • Redneck Revolt
  • Anarchist Initiative Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Hampton Roads Justice Network
  • Sword of Spartacus
  • Olympia General Membership Branch of the IWW
  • gROUPSELF Kollektive
  • Firestorm Books and Café
  • The Autonomous Womyn’s Front
  • Revolutionary Road Radio show
  • Revolutionary Caucus of Tampa Bay
  • The Refuge
  • wakeATL
  • St. Louis Antifa
  • SkrubSec
  • Direct Action Monterey Network
  • Ottawa Antifa
  • Black Rose Federation
  • International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA)
  • SUB-ANTIFA (Indonesia)
  • Black Autonomy Federation
  • (Anti-)German CrimethInc. Cell
  • Black Mosquito (Germany)

If you endorse this call, sign your name at the bottom of this list and circulate it. Email disruptj20@riseup.net to be included in the above list.