August 26, 2020

Long Live GoGo stages concert outside White House to drown out Trump’s speech

WHAT: A live go-go band will play outside the White House to drown out Trump’s RNC nomination acceptance speech on the South Lawn

WHO: Long Live GoGo and ShutDownDC

WHEN: August 27, 9-11PM

WHERE: 17th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Text STRIKEDC to 88-202 for real-time location updates)

WHY: On Thursday, August 27, Donald Trump will convert the White House into his own private campaign venue as he delivers his RNC nomination acceptance speech from the South Lawn. He plans to stand in front of his Presidential Palace and make his pitch to the American people for four more years of his racist, reckless, and destructive agenda.

We aren’t having it. We’ll be at the White House on Thursday to drown out his racist rhetoric with another vision for the future of our country. We’re standing up for democracy and committing ourselves to the hard work of dismantling the interlocking systems of oppression that have held us all down since the founding of this country.

HOW: For press inquiries, please contact:
Justin “Yaddiya” Johnson, Long Live GoGo
Hope Neyer, ShutDownDC
Beth Yirga, Palm Collective

Refuse Fascism
27 August For Immediate Release
Contact: Larry Everest

Tonight in Washington DC, Refuse Fascism Protest to Demand Trump Pence Out Now!

Thursday August 27 #TrumpPenceOutNOW
7:00 pm Rally Black Lives Matter Plaza
16th & H Streets NW Washington DC

Saturday September 5 United Nationwide Mass Protests Demanding #TrumpPenceOutNOW – click for times and locations

“With the close of the RNC, we are speeding toward an election that will be a showdown over the form of rule in this country. Will the Trump/Pence regime be allowed to hammer in their vision of a white Christian fascist America – with Trump worshipped as the hand of their god with a divine right to rule? This is what has been promised through this week’s horror show,” says Coco Das, editor of

Relying on the elections that this regime is already sabotaging without a mass protest movement refusing to accept a fascist regime will be a catastrophe. Starting now, we must show the world that we are uniting, we are organizing, we are determined, we are preparing to struggle with all we’ve got, and we will not stop until the Trump/Pence regime is driven from power and its fascist program brought to a halt.

Tonight, as Trump makes his final fascist speech on the White House Lawn accepting his party’s nomination, Refuse Fascism will be there to protest and demand Trump Pence Out Now!

Interviews available with Carl Dix and Jamel Mims, leaders of today’s protest.
“Law and order for the fascist-in-chief means police & vigilantes can wantonly gun down Black & Brown people-And people must suffer this terror in silence. This is a big reason why we must say #TrumpPenceOutNow in the streets tonight.” says Carl Dix.

“The double homicide in Kenosha is the future in Trump’s Amerikkka. Open white supremacists terrorizing the streets, collaborating with police – murdering #BLM protestors. In 3 years in office – they’ve only grown more emboldened. We have to drive Trump and these fascists out NOW,” says Jamel Mims.

Read the call for Refuse Fascism protest in DC

“Now is the time for millions of people in this country to marshal the real power that we have, the power of mass non-violent protest to manifest to the world that a force in this country is uniting, organizing, and preparing to struggle with all we’ve got, starting now and not stopping until this regime is gone from power and the fascist program it is bludgeoning into place is brought to a screeching halt.”

Interviews Available:

Carl Dix is a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, a co initiator with Cornel West of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, and a co initiator of During the 1970s, Dix spent two years in Leavenworth Military Prison for refusing deployment to Vietnam. Dix has been on the frontlines of the struggle against white supremacy and fascism, from August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017, to the January 20, 2020 armed fascist “Lobby Day” rally in Richmond, to the streets of Minneapolis/St. Paul in the wake of the May 24 murder of George Floyd.

Jamel Mims is a bilingual rapper, multimedia artist, and activist with Refuse Fascism and the Revolution Club. A Fulbright Scholar who studied hip hop culture in China in 2008, his leadership in #BlackLivesMatter protests was highlighted in The New York Times, and his work featured in The Nation, VICE, XXL, Radii China and more.

Also read:

Call from Refuse Fascism for nationwide protests September 5 raising demand: Trump/Pence Out Now!”