general strike against fascism on January 20th, 2017

Originally published by the precursors to the Autonomous Student Network at UT.

The flagrant continuation of the the white supremacist, imperialist state via the inauguration of DJ Trump must be resisted with our every ounce. Starting day one of Trump’s presidency we need to demonstrate the power of all oppressed people through the wide scale rejection of work and class coupled with a wide scale mobilization on the streets and in our workplaces and universities. A mass refusal of participation in the current order will send a strong message to the forces of racism, fascism and oppression that it will not be collaborated with, it will not be tolerated, and it will not be accepted. Additionally, our resistance shall create a space in which we can come together, form bonds and share our thirst for freedom from oppression.

Students, call on your professors to join the strike and for them to not hold class on #J20. A refusal to agree should be seen as collaboration with the same fascists that threaten all people of color and the working class. Professors and students who do not participate should be called out for the acceptance and tacit approval of these threats and should be outed as such.

walk out or call in sick.

lets shut it down.

The Birth of ATXResists

Republished from ATXResist’s Facebook

Editor’s Note: On November 9th, 2016, a collection of student activists called for an anti-Trump mobilization in the immediate aftermath of the election. The first of the anti-Trump mobilizations in Austin, it was also one of the most radical in its politic and messaging. Three days later, this statement was published by the organizers, announcing the formation of ATXResists as a coalition–of students and community members committed to combating Trump and the world that produced him. In the following weeks, a series of meetings would give form to a stronger, primarily student coalition that would introduce new forms of militant student activity at UT for the next few months. We republish this initial statement now as part of our Archiving project, to preserve the historical memory of this organization and its accomplishments (as well as its limitations) so that they may inform current and future organizers on and off campus. This will be the first in a series of entries highlighting ATXResists in particular. 

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