Trump’s appointees are a motley and dangerous crew of banker billionaires, white supremacists, and other right-wing extremists. They have nothing good in mind for anyone but the banks, oil companies, and the military-industrial complex.
We must keep building the grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalist assault on workers’ living standards and the environment. Real social change throughout history has come from the bottom, the mobilized people's movements, and not from the centers of institutional power, the professional politicians or the capitalist elites.
It has always been the Democratic and Republican Parties alongside the capitalist elites working to expand and enrich Wall Street, Big Oil, and the military-industrial complex at the expense of the people. This has come at the cost of millions of people murdered in US wars of aggression, racist mass incarceration, daily police terror in communities of color, the near elimination of unions, grinding down of wages, cutbacks to social programs, tuition hikes, predatory foreclosure crisis, and unprecedented mass migration from countries devastated by free trade and war.
This crisis caused by capitalism and the rule of the billionaires in society created such misery for millions of people that it has inspired a militant fight back on all fronts including the Fight for $15, the undocumented youth movement, the Movement for Black Lives, Standing Rock, Occupy, Trans liberation, and more. Trump and the billionaire class hope to roll back the forward march of these struggles.
This country needs a real political revolution. Millions of people feel entirely disenfranchised by a political system that delivered the least favorable and trusted candidates in U.S. history. Many hoped that the Bernie Sanders campaign would represent a new direction and opportunity to take on entrenched power, extreme inequality, and poverty.
Donald Trump is a racist, sexist bigot and we must build a resistance movement to challenge his program and defeat the billionaire class! Join us in the streets!