Hatred took to the streets last weekend. Hordes of KKK members, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists carried torches, brandished weapons and chanted words too ugly to repeat. A violent car-ramming attack took the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
This recent display of hatred didn’t come out of nowhere. America was built on slavery and settler colonialism. Now, white nationalist sympathizers are holding top positions in the White House.
Here’s the White House’s alt-right axis of evil:
Steve Bannon: Before becoming Senior White House advisor, he was the chairperson for Breitbart News. He proudly described the outlet as the “platform for the alt-right,” allowing the publication of an infamous article celebrating white supremacist leaders, including Charlottesville rally organizer Richard Spencer.
Stephen Miller: Before working for Michelle Bachmann and Jeff Sessions, he cut his racist teeth bashing Latinos and Muslims in his high school and college papers. As Senior White House policy advisor, he became the architect of Trump’s Muslim ban.
Sebastian Gorka: The anti-semitic affiliation of Trump’s top counterterrorism advisor are well known. Before immigrating to the U.S., Gorka was a member of a Nazi-aligned Hungarian nationalist order. He says violence is a fundamental part of Islam, promoting Islamophobia.
Firing Bannon, Miller and Gorka will send an important message that unity and love, not division and hatred, is the direction our country and world must take. Join us in calling on John Kelly to #FireBannon, Miller and Gorka. Then, share this message on Facebook and Twitter.
Towards a peaceful world for all,
Ann, Ariel, Brienne, Haley, Jodie, Katie, Mariana, Mark, Mary, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Paula, Taylor and Tighe
P.S. One of the most lasting ways to dismantle white supremacy is by building a local peace economy. Learn more about how to do this at CODEPINK’s August 26-27 Peace Camp in Sonoma Valley. Or join the delegation in Cuba.