VIDEO & PHOTOS: “I Am Muslim Too” Rally in Times Square, New York City – February, 2017

Thousands of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square Feb. 19 for the “I Am Muslim Too” rally organized by Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons to support those affected by President Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Demonstrators brought signs that said, “I am a Muslim too” and American flags and were joined by notable supporters including NYC Mayer Bill de Blasio, Imam Shamsi Ali, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Susan Sarandon, Daisy Khan, Linda Sarsour and many leaders from the community for this event in support of equality, tolerance, human dignity and human rights, supporting American Muslims. At Garn Press we applaud the marchers and thank them for their commitment.

Related Books: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – “Trumplandia” and “United We Stand”

COMING SOON: Trumplandia: Unmasking Post-Truth America by NCTE George Orwell Award Winning Author P.L. Thomas

In unprecedented times when American values are at stake P.L. Thomas provides a moral compass for so many people who expected the first woman to become President of the United States. Thomas argues that this assumption grossly underestimated the rise of Donald Trump, which was an inevitable culmination of who the U.S. truly is as a people. In a series of brilliantly written essays Trumplandia examines how a reality TV star as president represents post-truth America as a failed democracy and as a country still deeply poisoned by racism, classism, sexism, and xenophobia. Running throughout as well is an implicit question: How can we resist Trumplandia and truly become a ​democracy?

COMING SOON: United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance

In United We Stand Divided We Fall Garn Press has gathered together essays by great scholars and renowned teachers who oppose the direction in which President Trump is leading the country. These are essays, to quote George Lakoff, which frame American values accurately and systemically day after day, telling truths by American majority moral values. These are essays of protest against and resistance to Trump’s presidency, to his billionaire cabinet, to the privileging in the White House of white supremacists, the promulgation of “alternate facts”, the denigration of media sources, the purges of State Department personnel, the gag orders at the EPA and scientists placed on “watch lists”, the travel bans on people from wide swaths of U.S. society and on refugees … the list is long.

They are also essays that tackle the question of what we can do to stop Trump from becoming a fast moving catastrophe. When the hands of the Doomsday Clock were moved closer to midnight. President Trump was named specifically as an existential risk to humanity. There is no doubt that we must all act. The writers of conscience who have written this collection of essays are all actively engaged in opposing President Trump and their writings encourage us to participate in the resistance movement.  Read with a pencil in hand. Make notes on what you can do to join aspects of the movement that reflects the needs and concerns of your community. Through social media you can go global while acting locally. 

 

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