Since the announcement of Trump’s candidacy and his eventual ascension to the presidency we have seen a rise in white supremacist/fascist organizing and a level of hate crimes across the nation reminiscent of the 80s and 90s. Still, like a virus, fascism adapts to different conditions and takes on a different face in each new iteration: During the wave of white supremacy in the 80s and 90s, Nazis were much more easily identifiable. Born out of the punk rock scene, they primarily hijacked the style of traditional non-racist (and in many cases, anti-racist) skinhead culture, adopted a militant look, and took to the streets to commit acts of violence against those who they deemed as lesser-than. This then-new breed of violent white-supremacists were simply called “skinheads” in mainstream media, but to traditional anti-racist skinheads and to anti-racist activists they were and continue to be called “boneheads”.
Image above: Portland Area white supremacist and Mortgage Banker, Andrew “Murphy” Harkins at the “Unite The Right” evening rally in which white supremacists tried to surround a statue of Thomas Jefferson. Charlottesville, VA, August, 11th, 2017.
Continue reading Rebranding Fascism and Refinancing Mortgages: Andrew Murphy Harkins, Portland’s Nazi Banker
While many were celebrating the defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama, a neo-Fascist group called Patriot Prayer was protesting a Hillary Clinton appearance in Portland, Oregon. Joey Gibson, the leader of Patriot Prayer who reportedly assaulted one woman countering them. This is her account.
Continue reading What Happened in #Portland: Joey Gibson’s Assault Victim Speaks Out
This is a call out to anarchists and anti-capitalists to converge on the Refuse Fascism rally & march at Jamison Square, in Portland, OR at 2PM this Saturday, November 4th.
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A fascist who attended at the fascist Patriot Prayer rally in Vancouver, Washington attempted twice to run over antifa counter protesters with his truck yesterday. The driver, Billy Wilson, was briefly detained, but later released without charges. Earlier there were skirmishes during a fascist rally in Portland, Oregon.
Image: Billy Wilson attempted twice to run over antifa counter protesters with his truck in Vancouver, WA on September 10.
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Local alt-right demagogue, Joey Gibson, refuses to stop his organizing activities despite the recent tragedy in Charlottesville. At this stage there can be no doubt that no matter what lip service Gibson pays to being a nice guy full of “love”, his actions demonstrate at best callous disregard, and at worst complete support for the violent impact of his rallies and those like it.
Continue reading #Portland: Stand Up! Community Defense Against Patriot Prayer!
Open letter by antifascists from Portland to the patriot militias: The Alt Right Murders Veterans.
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On Sunday, June 4th, Warriors for Freedom LLC, a for-profit, far-right group centered in Vancouver, WA, is holding a rally in Terry Schrunk Plaza. The rally is being billed as a “Free Speech Rally,” but prior incarnations of these rallies have included acts of harassment, white supremacist proselytization, and created a climate of fear among our most vulnerable communities, while providing opportunities for racists to network and normalize their genocidal world view. We are calling for a broad coalition to come together to oppose them at a rally in Chapman Square on June 4th at 12pm. We will make it abundantly clear that we will not tolerate violent bigots in our downtown, such as the white nationalists that sneak in among these “warriors”.
Continue reading #Portland Stands United Against Fascism
This May Day in Portland, Oregon about 1,500 people rallied and marched against capitalism, racism, and colonialism, including immigrant families, undocumented folks, people with disabilities, and working families with kids. It was International Workers Day, which commemorates the Haymarket affair, which took place in Chicago, in 1886, and is also known as May Day. May Day commemorates anarchist organizers murdered by the State for agitating for an eight-hour work day on the way to a truly free society, and is an avowal to continue their work.
Image: Portland on Mayday 2017. Photo by I.M. McBee
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Events like May Day are a temperature check for the collective hive mind of the left reflecting on the year behind them. Because it is a tradition that skates back more than a hundred years, it rarely stands out as the most pressing of days, mainly because it is part of a regular organizing cycle. Good years or bad losses, May Day comes on the same day.
Continue reading #Portland #MayDay When Riot Cops Attack: Repression & Solidarity
In Portland, Oregan Black Bloc activists clashed with police during this years May Day protests.
Continue reading #MayDay: #BlackBloc Activists Clashed With Police in #Portland