Don’t Designate Anti-Fascism Activists as “Terrorist Organization”

Protesters - Rosemary Ketchum

Target: William Barr, Attorney General of the United States

Goal: Denounce President Trump’s baseless and dangerous claim that anti-fascist protesters are a “terrorist organization.”

President Donald Trump has threatened on Twitter to declare Antifa a “terrorist organization,” despite the fact that Antifa is merely a general term used to describe anti-fascist activism. This is a clear attack on the protesters who have demonstrated against police brutality and systemic racism across the country following George Floyd’s unjust death.

Designating Antifa as a terrorist organization is not only inaccurate but dangerous: By painting anyone who demonstrates against fascism as a “terrorist,” Trump may be paving the way toward censoring, targeting, and charging anyone who opposes him under the guise of national safety. Demand that Attorney General William Barr stand up to Trump and speak out against this tyrannical threat.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Barr,

President Donald Trump has failed in every conceivable way to address the pivotal moment our country is experiencing. Rather than heeding the voices of the American people and committing to the fight against systemic racism and police brutality, he has instead attempted to label protesters as “terrorists.”

Antifa is not an organization, but a general term for anti-fascist activists. Designating it as a terrorist organization is not only ignorant but dangerous. Under such a broad definition, Trump may hope to label anyone who opposes him as a terrorist, which will pave the way for true fascism. I urge you to stand up to the president and denounce this ridiculous claim.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Rosemary Ketchum




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