A day of nonacademic, participatory discussions, brought to you by the Berkeley Anarchist Study Group.
On Saturday September 23 people will march against white supremacy in Berkeley.
Last month, thousands gathered in San Francisco and Berkeley to defeat the hatred of fascism and white supremacy. A united front of labor, clergy, students, socialists, anarchists and others successfully prevented the fascists from holding their rallies.
What happens when folks follow the advice of hand-wringing liberals and ignore Nazis? What happens when militant antifa forces do no present themselves to repel Nazis from rallying in public spaces? The Nazis feel empowered to brutally assault anyone who objects to their genocidal fantasies, as was shown in Charlottesville the night before a Nazi murdered Heather Heyer. On August 11, 2017, a horde of Nazis with tiki torches expressed their “free speech” rights by chanting Nazi slogans, then proceeded to surround and viciously attack a small group of University of Virginia students brave enough to counter-protest Nazi hate.
The fascist Alt-Right planned two rallies in the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday, but both rallies were confronted with massive counter protests. Saturday’s rally in San Francisco was cancelled by organizer Joey Gibson and on Sunday anti-fascists pushed the fascist Alt-Right out of MLK Civic Center Park in Berkeley.
White-supremacists and other fascists are returning to San Francisco and Berkeley on August 26 and 27, 2017. Local organizers are calling for people to come together by the thousands to say: We will not allow your hate in the Bay.
White supremacists, Alt Right activists and Neo Nazis are converging on Berkeley, Sunday August 27. Let’s show them that there is no space for hate and fascism in the Bay. Let’s show them that we are united in our resistance and that we will not give them a platform to further their racist agenda. Everyone to the streets! Make sure to arrive as a group and leave as a group. Respect a diversity of tactics and do not denounce other protestors to the media or online. Let’s keep each other safe and make sure these bigots never come back to the Bay.
Called for by a coalition of Bay Area anti-racist and anti-fascist groups including SURJ. We publish SURJ’s call on Facebook.
Fascists are planning a rally in Berkeley, California on August 27. First counter protests are announced.
Anarchists in Athens, Greece dropped a banner in solidarity with antifa comrades in Berkeley, California