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Anti-racists to protest Tea Party April 14

Published Apr 11, 2010 10:37 PM

The Boston chapter of the Bail Out the People Movement will be holding a protest against Sarah Palin and the Tea Party on April 14 at 9:30 a.m. The protest will take place at the Boston Common Bandstand, where these extreme ultraright reactionaries will be holding a rally. The major theme of the BOPM protest is calling for a fightback movement against racism, sexism, anti-lesbian/gay/bi and trans bigotry and anti-immigrant bigotry. Call 617-522-6626 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Following are excerpts from BOPM’s call for the April 14 action.

On April 14 Sarah Palin and the so-called “Tea Party Express” have announced that they will hold a rally at the Boston Common Bandstand starting at 10 a.m. This is the same group of ultraright-wing, neofascist racists that have tried to exploit the current economic crisis by using the vilest racist tactics to attack Obama, unions, immigration, health care and the environment. While the demagogues — including Fox News and many others that are in control of this group — may try and hide behind populist slogans, it should be clear to all that their true goal is to further the political and economic program of Wall Street, Big Oil, the wealthy and the corporations and they will stop at nothing in order to do so. Let’s be clear — there is nothing grassroots about any of the Tea Party factions; they are all funded by the same racist, ultraright organizations such as Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity.

We cannot stand by and allow Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to gather and try to use racism to divide us without a response. History has shown that only through organizing and mobilizing a strong, anti-racist, pro-working-class counterattack against both the economic crisis and racist division will we be able to successfully defeat right-wing, neofascist organizations and their supporters once and for all