Last Friday afternoon, “Anonymous” hacker took control of the official website of the “Nationalist Movement,” a white supremacist organization. The Mississippi white power group was brought to media attention over the years when they held multiple marches on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader.
Supporters of Golden Dawn took to the streets to attack the self-organized space Resalto close to the spot of the murder of antifascist musician Pavlos Fyssas. Golden Dawn supporters returned to the streets of Athens on Saturday 25th January. Dozens of fascists once again marched through the neighbourhood of Keratsini, the same area where Golden Dawn members murdered Pavlos Fyssas in September.
On September 12th, 13th, and 14th of 2014, South Side Chicago ARA will be hosting the 1st Annual Torch Network Conference (http://torchantifa.org). Torch is a North American antifascist Network that evolved out of the Anti-Racist Action network.
It is with both great excitement and some sadness that we introduce TORCH, an anti-fa network. Out of the old Anti-Racist Action Network rises a new, militant anti-fascist network. This isn’t a fracture or schism coming from internal strife but the result of the realization that the blueprint laid out in a time before the internet no longer serves as a sufficient model for combating fascism. We acknowledge that many of our comrades have lost much, some their lives, under the banner of ARA. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten and their fight is still our fight. Because of changes in the current political climate as well as our own political development, our understanding of what fascism is and how it relates to other political entities such as the working class, capital, and the state has evolved. We wanted to build a new network that fit our needs and politics. One that is more relevant and appealing to a new generation of anti-fascists.
A week after antifascist hip-hop singer Pavlos Fyssas was murdered in cold blood by a gang of Golden Dawn thugs, tens of thousands of antifascist protesters staged an impressive rally and marched on the Golden Dawn headquarters in Athens to confront the rising threat of fascism head on. Clashes briefly broke out after riot police prevented the march from reaching the party’s offices and began firing tear gas at protesters to disperse the crowd. Some molotov cocktails were thrown, some trash bins burnt and some bank windows thrown in, but overall the march remained mostly peaceful.
In an update to the story we ran yesterday on the town of Leith, North Dakota being taken over by Neo-Nazi racists, Michael Pugliese tells us from the ground that “Lakota, Dakota, Anishinabe, Apache, African, Irish, German, Norwegian, Spanish, and other anti-racist individuals stood together to fight against the attempted nazi takeover of Leith, North Dakota.”
Last night at 9 PM sharp 20 anti-fascists marched to the Mezzanine to disrupt the Death in June show. Several people waiting in line were wearing fascist uniforms and flashing fascist tattoos at the Anfifas. The Mezzanine hired an all black security team who when told they were doing security for a fascist band decidec to step aside. At least 10 people wearing fascist uniforms and sporting fascist tattoos were beaten.
After the EDL had been marched back over Tower Bridge police began making mass arrests, arresting everybody in the two kettles and moving them onto buses leased from Hertfordshire-based bus company Sullivan's Buses. Arrestees were ferried to several outer-London police stations were they were processed and bailed with conditions preventing them from demonstrating against the EDL, British National Party and English Volunteer Force within the M25.
We are enraged, we are in tears, we are fearful for our kids, we are trying to make sense of what this all means through our own grassroots intellectual culture facilitated by Facebook and Twitter, we are taking to the streets and we are tired of watching the murder of Black boys and men sanctioned by the fundamentally racist U.S. legal system.
1. Demonstrate. Participate in the demonstrations taking place in towns, rural areas and cities in every region of the country. Tens of thousands of people are gathering to express our collective outrage and demand justice for Trayvon Martin and an end to criminalization of communities of color. Recruit people in your life to join you, get people out into the streets.
Thousands of enraged protesters gathered across France on Thursday in homage to a teenage activist who died after being attacked by skinheads. Police have arrested seven suspects in connection with an attack deemed “politically motivated.”