What Will We Do about a Trump Coup?
What Will We Do about a Trump Coup? Views from the Left October 29, 2020
President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 presidential election. His talk and action suggest he might use federal police or the military to interfere with the election process, commandeer polling places and seize ballots, and call on state legislatures to refuse to certify Biden’s victory. Republican governors would likely cooperate and Trump could call upon his supporters in armed rightwing militias.
What we will do in response to such an attempted coup? What can we do with our unions, with our anti-racist and immigrant rights organizations, with our community-based groups, with our women’s groups and LGBT organizations? How can we organize? How can we stop an assault on what’s left of our democracy?
- Jeremy Brecher—historian, author, and co-founder of the Labor Network for Sustainability
- Bill Fletcher, Jr. —talk show host, writer, activist, and trade unionist
- Kim D. Hunter—Detroit poet, cultural and political activist
- Robin Peterson—Chicago, Co-Chair Chicago DSA
Boston Socialist Day School 2019
Join us for a one-day school on some of the key issues facing the left today.
Socialists and Local Politics Gayle McLaughlin (Richmond Progressive Alliance, former mayor of Richmond), Matt Miller (Boston Democratic Socialists of America), Robin Peterson (Chicago socialist city council campaigns).
Chicago DSA Closed Facebook group
- This is the official Facebook group for Chicago DSA and its branches (South Side, Northside, and Oak Park)
Democratic Socialists Swag Swap
Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Committee
In March 2018 Robin Peterson was involved with the Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Committee.
"How to fight back"
Northside Chicago Democratic Socialists of America shared an event. April 9, 2018.
- Join activists from every corner of the city to discuss how to fight back. What's next after the election? What other demands should be on the table in our fight for housing justice? What kind of struggles are taking place in various neighborhoods? Come to discuss, learn and strategize ways forward.
- Andy Thayer (Uptown Tent City Organizers)
- Moises Moreno (Pilsen Alliance)
- Loreen Targos (CDSA/Lift the Ban Campaign)
- Jawanza Malone (Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Obama Library CBA Coalition)
Moderated by Robin Peterson (CDSA and Solidarity)
Sponsored by the CDSA Housing Working Group and the Chicago branch of Solidarity.