On Saturday, March 25th, the far-right will attempt to bring their “movement” out of the comments section of the internet and into the streets of Pittsburgh. Let’s show them who really owns the streets.
Originaly published by Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition – PSSC
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing them for people across the US and Europe so they are able to read what is going on.
This is an open call to action. The Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition has only just begun reaching out to our friends and other community organizations, and so we would like to encourage folks to either join us at our upcoming coordination meeting (TBA) or to plan their own actions. If you want to make your own call to action / facebook event page, go for it!
If you want to get involved, voice any concerns or criticisms, or coordinate in some other way, message our page or shoot us an email at studentsolidaritypgh [at] gmail.com. PSSC is an informal network of feminist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, environmentalist, socialist, and anarchist youth and student organizations.
In the past few months, Pittsburgh community members have been torn from their loved ones and deported, brutally attacked by racists, and subjected to increased harassment because of their gender, race, religion, sexuality, and immigration status. On top of this, recent sightings of white-nationalist flyers from alt-right groups like Identity Evropa and American Renaissance show that fascists are stepping up their recruitment efforts. The organizer of the Pittsburgh MAGA march claims that “Pittsburgh will never be the same.”[sources linked below or in the event page discussion section]
“They intend to force their agenda on you. That’s what all the guns are for, what the police and drones and surveillance cameras are for, what the FBI and CIA and NSA are for, what all those laws and courts and executive orders are for. It’s what their church is for, what those racist memes are for, what online harassment and bullying are for. It’s what gay bashings and church burnings are for.
This is not a dialogue. A dialogue—from which some of the participants can be deported at any time? A dialogue—in which one side keeps shooting and incarcerating the other side? A dialogue—in which a few people own all the networks and radio stations and printing presses, while the rest have to make do with markers and cardboard signs? A dialogue, really?
You’re not in a dialogue. You’re in a power struggle. All that matters is how much force you can bring to bear on your adversaries to defend yourself from them. You can bet that if you succeed, they will accuse you of breaking off the dialogue, of violating their free speech. They will try to lure you back into conversation, playing for time until they need no more stratagems to keep you passive while they put the pieces in place for tyranny.
This isn’t a dialogue—it’s a war. They’re gambling that you won’t realize this until it’s too late. If freedom is important to you, if you care about all the people marked for death and deportation, start taking action.”
Text adapted from the CrimethInc. piece “This is not a Dialogue” https://crimethinc.com/2017/01/26/this-is-not-a-dialogue-not-just-free-speech-but-freedom-itself