Watch the Defiant, Anti-Fascist Hometown Welcome for Trump in New York

Trump is sleeping in his own bed tonight for the first time since becoming president.

“No war, no hate!”

“Black lives matter!”

Protesters gathered on the New York Public Library steps Monday evening in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s arrival in the city—the first time he is scheduled to stay the night in his opulent home high in Trump Tower since becoming president.

The solidarity march was billed as a way to fight back against neo-Nazis and white supremacists who shook Charlottesville, Virginia, with violence on Friday night and Saturday. Those clashes turned deadly when white nationalist James Alex Fields Jr. drove through a crowd of anti-fascist counterprotestors, killing one and leaving at least 19 others injured. Fields has been charged with second-degree murder and was denied bail at his first courtroom hearing on Monday.

The events in Charlottesville triggered numerous anti-racism protests all across the country. Monday’s protest in New York City drew activists from a coalition of groups, including Black Lives Matter and Gays Against Guns.

Marya Schock, a history professor, came to the protest with her father, Don, and her 11-year-old son, Elias. “More and more people need to take to the streets until the vast majority of the American will is articulated,” she said.

Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter Greater New York, was at the New York march on Monday and had also been present at the Charlottesville rally over the weekend. “Their celebration of hate was stopped by people with love in their hearts,” he said.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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