In humanity’s name

 

Editor:
Saturday, July 15, is the national day of action to say “No, in the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America.”

In Alameda, we have gathered to proclaim our commitment to inclusivity and peace at our weekly noon vigils since Jan. 14. This Saturday we will join people in 17 other cities around the country to focus on the “no to fascism” message: 

The Earth and the species that inhabit it — including humanity — should sustain life and not be despoiled by ignorance, greed, intolerance, hatred and disregard for science. We will not accept the cruelty and brutal future promoted by the White House.

  • Immigrants are not “illegals” or criminals, to be demonized, terrorized, hunted down, locked up, and thrown out. 
  • Muslims and refugees are not people to be shunned, banned and cast out to be swallowed up by oceans and wars.
  • Women and LGBTQ people are not objects to be grabbed, demeaned, victimized and denied their fundamental right to control their reproduction and how they choose to live. 
  • Blacks and Latinos are not people to be denied the right even to live, gunned down by the police with impunity, incarcerated in genocidal numbers and denied basic rights. 
  • The people of every country are not “collateral damage” to be subjected to bombing, drone strikes, invasions, occupations, the threat of nuclear war and a program of “America First” that would bludgeon them into submission. 

The children, elderly and poor of this country and every country should have food for sustenance, health care, homes to live in and not be denied these basic rights for the benefit of the few.

To all who agonize and rage at what is being done to the people of our country and the world, please join us on Saturday, noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. 

 

Ruth Smiler

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