On Tuesday March 20th the Laurier Student for Open Inquiry, headed by recent alt-right darling Lindsay Shephard (who you may remember from Laurier’s previous row about ‘free speech’), attempted to host a talk by white supremacist Faith Goldy. There have been reports of local alt-right students and activists in attendance, a showing of the Proud Boys (who recently attempted to hold a rally in Brantford), George Hutchinson who was pushing the ‘white students union’ drivel, and perhaps even some members of Operation Werewolf, who are explicit in their refusal of political correctness and equality, and whose slogan “Iron and Blood,” imagery and history scream neo-fascism.
About 500 people took part in a demonstration of the alliance “Solidarity wirh Afrin Dortmund” on March 21. It was one of the biggest mobilizations in Dortmund, Germany since the start of the attacks by the Turkish regime against Afrin.
On the 31st of May 2017, a student of a vocational school in Nuremberg (Germany) was to be deported to Afghanistan. His classmates did not accept this and reacted, together with hundreds of others, with a blockade to the attempted deportation. The police‘s answer to this was as typical as it was brutal: In the end, there were several injured and arrested people.
Deportation alerts from Germany: March 26 to Afghanistan. March 27 to Pakistan.
Anathema A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical, Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2018.
A collection of anti-immigrant and alt-right hate groups – Soldiers of Odin, the Proud Boys, and the III% “Militia” among them – are planning a “Patriot Walk on Locke”. They’re hoping to cast themselves as more than the racist, xenophobic goons they are by capitalizing on public sympathy for Locke Street. We won’t let them!
USA, California: Sacramento Police fired 20 rounds when they murdered an unarmed Stephen Clark, a 23 year old black male, on March 18. No weapon was found. Only a cellphone was recovered at the scene. On Friday there will be demonstration in Sacramento.
The Platform for Afrin issued a call for a march to protest the Turkish invasion in Afrin and NATO on March 27 in Brussels.
Reportback about a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Ljubljana, Slovenia on March 21.
Statement by Solidarity and Resistance.