On Sunday, March 4th, Richard Spencer will attend and speak at the Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas (FMI) conference in Detroit. Spencer will be accompanied by an entourage of notorious fascists. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the white nationalists and groups likely to attend. Continue reading #DefendDetroit: Know Your Nazis – Who To Expect at Richard Spencer’s Conference in Detroit on March 4th, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee– On February 6th, 2018 local residents converged on the Cordell Hull Building in Nashville, Tennessee to encourage the Commissioner to support a bill that would effectively decriminalize marijuana use. Local anarchists and antifascists (Nashville AntiFa, Nashville Anarchist Black Cross, and Middle Tennessee Autonomous Network) gathered to advocate for this bill. Although the vast majority of citizens attending were advocating decriminalization to facilitate the utility of medical and recreational cannabis, anarchist and antifascist support was largely predicated on the fact that this bill would be an important cap in the prison pipeline for petty drug crimes.
Although anarchists do not seek to beg an authoritarian government for personal rights, this rally was an important event in which our collectives could engage in thoughtful dialogue and educate others in our community about the prison industrial complex, which profits from arresting non-violent marijuana users, and to advocate personal freedom and bodily autonomy. “Our collectives firmly believe the government has no right to tell you what you can or cannot do with your own body,” one anarchist stated to a rally attendee. Continue reading Combatting the industrial prison complex by advocating decriminalization of illicit drug use in Nashville
2018 has been busy, folks. We started off with a ridiculous snowball fight with some Proud Boys and Martin Meyers at the Womxn’s March that is barely worth mentioning and had a major confrontation with members of the Traditionalist Worker Party at a Turning Point USA Event in Fort Collins, Colorado. The week prior to the event, five people were spotted putting up “My Borders, My Choice” and “It’s Okay To Be White” flyers. They yelled “See you Friday, Fa**ots!” at participants in an anti-Trump noise demo in Fort Collins.
On Saturday, February 10th, multiple groups of fascists and far-right conservatives converged in Seattle, WA (occupied Duwamish territory) at Red Square in the center of UW’s campus. A call for anarchists and anti-fascists to oppose this gathering was posted nearly a week prior. The occasion for such a gathering was a “Freedom Rally” that the UW College Republicans had invited Joey Gibson and his group Patriot Prayer from Vancouver, WA to attend. The fascist creep that has been edging its way into the patriot movement for the last several years in the pacific northwest has been well documented by Rose City Antifa, among others. With this in mind, anarchists and anti-fascists took it upon themselves to organize last-minute efforts to sabotage this gathering of fascists and their more center-leaning accomplices. Sure enough, a handful of different fascist and fascist-leaning right-wing groups converged together on campus; The Cascade Legion, Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, UW College Republicans and various groups of militia-wannabes who patrolled the perimeter of Red Square in their olive-green army fatigues.
The internationalist fighters in Rojava said that they will defend Afrin against fascist Turkish regime’s invasion attacks. Video interview.
Last week in Italy there was a strong antifascist reaction in the streets of dozens of cities after the terrorist attack in Macerata (Marche) by Luca Traini, a Lega xenophobic party militant who shot and injured six black-skin people as a kind of vigilante revenge against other crimes occurred there. With rampant media overexposure of far-rightist messages also by traditionalist Forza Nuova and neofascist CasaPound parties – in a context where racism and borders are largely deployed by the Government against migrants and poor people – over two hundreds of demonstrations in a week show a way to start a new long-term general struggle against supremacism and fascist ideology in the crisis. Here is the translation of our (Infoaut) statement about the demonstrations all over the country last Saturday.
Originally Posted By San Diego AntiFascist & AntiRacist Coalition
Hansel Orzame ( Hanzels FB ) is a proud boy from West Covina. One of the 11 proud boys who came down from the Riverside / IE area. While doing counter intelligence work we discovered their plans to bring multiple weapons to the park including two pistols. They were deeming the area gang infested full of ” La Raza ” , ” Brown Berets ” , and ” Antifa “. This is the true definition of terrorism. This is why debate is not one of our tactics . These people need to be met with full force and stopped. Continue reading San Diego CA: The True Intentions Of The Patriot Picnic
This report is from early January. Comrades from Finland asked us to re-publish it.
Who you gonna call when Nazis strike on your campus? When Vanguard America propaganda was plastered over Black History Month displays on the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga campus on Feb. 7, an anonymous community member immediately alerted Chattanooga Redneck Revolt (Warning, both are Facebook links).
Statement from antifascist forces in Afrin from February 13.
The Black Bloc Papers second edition – An Anthology of Primary Texts From The North American Anarchist Black Bloc 1988-2005. The Battle of Seattle Through The Anti-War Movement. Edited and compiled by David Van Deusen and Xaviar Massot of The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective.
“He Would Check My Pulse by Touching My Neck and Monitor My Condition.” Arrested Penza Antifascists Talk about Electric Shock Torture in Remand Prison Basement.
Ilya Shakursky and Dmitry Pchelintsev, arrested in Penza and charged with involvement in a “terrorist community,” have told their attorneys that Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers tortured them in the basement of the city’s remand prison. Mediazona has decided to publish the story told by Shakursky’s defense counsel and the transcript of what Pchelintsev relayed to his lawyer.