White supremacists are particularly ticked off at the City of Charlottesville, VA. That’s because the city has spent the past several months stripping away public tributes to the Confederacy. It hasn’t made the “Heritage not Hate” crowd all that happy either, but when it comes to protests and rallies, they have pretty much let the “Heritage IS Hate” crowd have their go at it while they say nothing.
Ever since some white supremacists came out with tiki torches a few weeks ago to defend a statue, a few other groups have been feeling their oats. Enter the Loyal White Knights, which is probably the most visible Klan group in recent years, even while they don’t really amount to anything.
While the Klan plans to have a rally on Saturday, people on our side are planning to come out to oppose them. Leading that effort is the group Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ Charlottesville who will have a “Community BlocKKK Party” at Justice Park (formerly Jackson Park – as in Stonewall) just before the Klan gets there, ending just after they leave.
This rally will be a precursor to Matthew Heimbach’s “Unite the Right” rally at Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park – as in Robert E.) on August 12.
So yeah, we will have a busy summer – and let’s face it, in Trump’s reign, we expected it. We don’t think these MAGAts expect how badly they will lose though!
The Group Islamberg Friend or Foe? is hosting a “Ride for Homeland Security” that is targeting an isolated Muslim Sufi community near the Delaware River in the Catskills. In the past, Islamberg, which is in Thompkins, NY, has been threatened by various right wing individuals, most notably Robert Doggart of Tennessee, who was convicted a few months ago and sentenced last month to almost 20 years for plotting to build a militia that would attack the community. And this ride has happened before last year , but that only brought out 5 bikers to over 400 counterprotester, and well…that’s just embarassing. So this time, Gavin McInnes’ Proud Boys are jumping into this crap. The ride was announced in The Official Proud boys magazine, repeats disproven allegations that the community is associated with terrorism. The announcement promises to have “Proud Boys, and Alt Knights, and Red Elephants, and Oath Keepers, and III%ers, and Veterans, and Bikers for Trump, and Gays for Trump, and Republicans, and Libertarians, and Democrats”. The Alt Knights are a branch of the Proud Boys that specializes in an apparently relishes street fighting. And as their announcement noted, militia groups want in as well. The primary event announcement originated on facebook and appears to have been created by a III% supporter.
The community of Islamberg was created over thirty years ago by Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in order to house mostly African American Muslims escaping poverty and inner city problems in New York City. After a rocky start, the relationship with the town has been positive. But that doesn’t matter when you have a political agenda that does not jibe with reality. Enter the Proud Boys. The neo-Fascist group calls itself a “Western Chauvinist fraternal organization” but their actual structure and praxis is more like a street gang. Their initiations, like many other violent gangs includes “being punched in” which for them is being beaten while reciting the names of 5 breakfast cereals. Their 4th degree initiation which makes you an “Alt Knight” is to get in a violent fight with an “antifa”. They don’t differ much from the many gangs that inflict violence on neighborhoods throughout the US, and their penchant for their jokey style of going about their day to day is no different from the “ludicrous initiations, the baffling of public curiosity, and the amusement for members” that Albert Stevens in his 1907 Cyclopædia of Fraternities said defined the original Ku Klux Klan. The neocon Bikers for Trump is generally a group for Trump supporters to posture as tough guys, but they have reportedly participated in violence against protesters during the Inauguration and they may have played a part in violent removal of protesters during the Trump campaign. The Oath Keepers and III% have participated in the many “March against Sharia” events this year and they have provided armed security for right wing events, even neo-Nazi ones like the one recently held in Pikeville, KY.
Let’s be real: the bottom line is these groups wish to bully a small Muslim community in the Catskills. While their call asks people not to commit crimes against Islamberg, they say in their Facebook announcement they are doing this “as American Patriots prepare for what promises to be a Holy War”. The risk is that that they will attract people and inspire people who will not follow their guidelines as we have seen with Joey Gibson’s “Patriot Prayer” in Portland, or that they will provoke violent individuals like Jeremy Christian who murdered 2 people also in Portland who tried to stop him from harassing a Muslim woman on a train. People of conscience need to stand against this cowardly bullying tactic. Hopefully this years bigot biker ride will be as much of a flop as last years but let’s not just assume that’s the case.
It was first announced on Stormfront and immediately it started going through the antifa circles, so you know that AmRen 2017 is going to be met with opposition. They know it too. That’s probably why the theme of this year’s conference is “Turning the Tide”, That’s not just a reference to what they think might be happening during Trump’s reign. It is also the name of a popular antifa publication by Anti-Racist Action L.A.-People Against Racist Terror! That’s a good sign that they are picking a fight, particularly with antifa, but after years of going it alone throwing Jared Taylor & Co. out on their asses from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the Washington, DC area to Charlotte, NC, antifa are finding out that thanks to the Electoral College giving Trump the White House they are joined. Significantly. So Montgomery Bell Park Inn just might find itself with the biggest anti-AmRen rally they have seen since AmRen had been hosting conferences there in 2013.
Now for those who don’t know, this is at a conference center at Montgomery Bell State Park. It’s 45 minutes from Nashville, Tennessee and there is no public transportation there. They chose this location not just because it is a public facility – which means by the way that the public has a right to be inside the conference center that we should say has a great restaurant – but because it is so remote. That’s not going to deter folks this time around, and the fact that this is taking place in the summer as opposed to the usual spring outings they have, expect that even more.
The third in a series of rallies in Charlottesville, VA by White Supremacists to protest the removal of Confederate memorials will take place on Aug. 12, and this one will be organized by local bonehead Jason Kessler. This one however might be particularly interesting because it is basically a call for every neo-Nazi and neo-Fascist that we have been seeing all over the place to come out to what is now called Emancipation Park, and they pretty much answered the call at this point. Of course, being that one of them is Matthew Heimbach and his Traditionalist Worker Party, that means due to the coalition of boneheads he and the National Socialist Movement and League of the South cooked up, that means those two groups are coming as well! This just might be the first time we have see the likes of Richard Spencer – who just stepped down as Executive Director of the White Supremacist National Policy Institute – rubbing elbows with National Socialist Movement’s Jeff Schoep! The fact that in-the-beltway, suit-and-tie Nazis are perfectly fine with being seen with the uniformed ones (and in the case of Spencer, especially given how much he said they hated him) has definitely been noticed not just by antifa, but also by a community that has grown weary of one rally after another by this crowd. And they have been planning to play with this crowd for a while now. Hell, they are even urging people to call the hotels that might be booked by Nazis attending! Failing that, however they are planning to be out there before during and after the Nazis show and they want those who support them as they work to dismantle memorials to white supremacy to come out and join them in confronting those that are upset about that. Considering that 1500 came out to oppose the Klan on July 8 when they came out, and Spencer and his crew were opposed in a clandestine attempt to hold a rally holding torches May 13, this one does not bode well for those pushing neo-Fascism coming to defend the neo-Fascism of yesteryear.
“This is Texas Freedom Force” (TITFF) has decided that they would like the monument of white supremacy– the Confederate statue– in Travis Park to stay. They are masquerading their white supremacy behind the notion of “preserving history.”
SATX4 will not stay silent in the face of white supremacy. History of white power belongs in a museum, not in the heart of our city. Let’s show up and show San Antonio that we will not stay silent nor will we tolerate white supremacy and hate. Join us at our counter protest to continue to petition the removal of the Confederate statue.
Once again, in the name of free speech, someone who doesn’t want you to have yours – or any other freedoms – if you are not his kind of American is coming to a college campus near you. The University of Florida, here in the hometown of musician Tom Petty, who died Oct. 2, tried to keep Dick Spencer off their campus, when he tried to organize an appearance last month in the wake of Charlottesville. But it’s on again and folks are preparing for him and his crew of boneheads to make it down to the Sunshine State. They have been preparing for a few months as it is, so expect numbers. The University of Florida has a website up for anyone who has questions. The Torch Network also has a call out for everyone to come and oppose this event.
Bradley Griffin, who posts under the name “Hunter Wallace” on his blog Occidental Dissent, has announced that a “White Lives Matter” rally will be held in Shelbyville, Tennessee three days before Halloween. According to him this will be organized by Nationalist Front, the coalition of of organizations that includes not only the White Lives Matter organization, but also Matthew Heimbach’s Traditionalist Worker Party, the National Socialist Movement, League of the South and Vanguard America. In short the very same people who were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville are bringing it to Tennessee. In fact, before this was called a “White Lives Matter” Rally, it was called “Unite the Right 2.0” recalling the Aug. 12 event that ended with the death of Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer allegedly at the hands of someone who was seen earlier holding a Vanguard America shield.
This is the third event this year in Tennessee that locals are mobilizing against, the other two being the American Renaissance conference in July just outside Nashville and the Stormfront conference in Crossville just a few weeks ago. They are looking forward to making a go at this one as well!
Looks like Tennessee is going to be a hotspot on Oct. 28, because in addition to the town of Shelbyville, the Nationalist Front, a coalition of groups that include the National Socialist Movement, the Traditionalist Worker Party, League of the South and various Klan groups, will be holding a march in Murfreesboro as well. Below is the statement from Murfreesboro Loves, the main coalition organizing against them:
W H Y
As you are aware by now, several groups of bonafide white supremacists (League of the South, National Socialist Movement, and Traditionalist Workers Party) have decided to hold a “White Lives Matter” rally in Murfreesboro. The League of the South applied for a permit to rally from 11-4 on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in the inner circle area of the County Courthouse on Murfreesboro’s square. That application is pending.
Murfreesboro’s citizens reject their white supremacist ideals. The diversity of faiths, nationalities, race and sexual orientation are the things that make our community such a beautiful place to live and work and raise our families. And we intend to show them that #murfreesboroloves on October 28th.
W H A T
This will be a peaceful, nonviolent, non-confrontational event.
Details coming soon. But this will include a march, prayers, speakers, fellowship, food and more.
We plan to make it family friendly.
This event will still take place even if the hate rally is canceled.
W H E N
This will depend on the rally permit.
It will be in the afternoon.
W H O
The following organizations support this event.
if you want your organization to be added please message one of the hosts.
AAUW Murfreesboro ❤
Advent Lutheran Church ❤
American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) ❤
Key United Methodist Church ❤
MTSU Student Coalition Against Hate ❤
Murfreesboro Cold Patrol ❤
Murfreesboro Muslim Youth ❤
Radical Arts (theatre org) ❤
Roots for Refugees ❤
Rutherford County Democratic Party ❤
Rutherford County Interfaith Council
Rutherford County Chapter – SOCM ❤
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition [TIRRC] ❤
It looks like the College Republicans at Columbia U. are trying to get their Fash on, booking two fascists to speak at the university in recent week. The first one was Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League, and that didn’t go over too well last week. The other is “Pizzagate” hypeman Mike Cernovich, and he’s coming to the school on Mischief Night. Now Cernovich is more than just the peddler of debunked conspiracy theories. This garbage in human skin who pushes the routine that “diversity is code for white genocide” believes that Black women should be slut shamed to prevent them from getting AIDS, says that date rape does not exist and was actually charged with rape in 2003 (it was knocked down to misdemeanor battery), promoted a campaign of harassment against women in the video game industry called Gamergate, and according to one tweet, will not support immigration of Muslims into the U.S. (as if it is his choice in the first place) until we all stop talking about white privilege and Islamophobia:
Until the concepts of “white privilege” and “Islamaphobia” are completely rejected, I cannot support Muslim immigration into the U.S.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 18, 2015
Hell, he just doesn’t like Muslims period, nor does he likes Jews who call out antisemitism:
5. Islam is a greater existential threat to Jews than alt-right “oven memes.”
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 16, 2017
Freedom is not big on his list of favorite things, apparently:
29. The natural state of man is slavery, which is why those who seek freedom will always be the most despised, and powe mongers adored.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 17, 2017
And of course, he has a weird tweet about Harvey Weinstein:
30. Harvey Weinstein wasn’t adored in spite of his brutality, but because of it. No one admires the weak.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 17, 2017
So in the interest of preserving his right to question the rights of those he doesn’t like, especially those of women, he will be given a space to speak. And so be it. We are sure there will be people coming out and demanding that same space to speak in to call him out.
All Out to Oppose Nazis, Richard Spencer, Mike Enoch, Sunday in Washington DC
The Nazis will be at the White House on Sunday, 2 PM. Of course, people of conscience will be there to oppose them. DC activists are calling on anyone who stands against white supremacy, anti-Semitism, anti-feminism, anti-immigrant bluster, Islamophobia, and more to join us and prevent the Nazis from holding their rally. Please join us. The movement needs you!
Richard Spencer and Mike Enoch both sent out tweets on Saturday afternoon, stating that they will be at the White House, Lafayette Park, at 2 PM, for an anti-immigrant rally. Their “organizing” seems to consist of just sending out tweets, so we expect their numbers to be small.
With less than 24 hours notice, the people of the Washington DC area are responding. We will be present in the park to create a wall of noise and drown out Nazi voices. We will stop them from organizing toward their hateful agenda.
Come join us. Bring your passion and your noisemakers. Wear black, if you wish, in solidarity with antifascism.
The supposed reason that the Nazis want to meet tomorrow is to protest against the recent not-guilty verdict in the highly politicized San Francisco trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant. Garcia Zarate was accused of the murder of Kate Steinle, who was white, but the prosecution did not present enough evidence, and the jury did not find Garcia Zarate guilty.
Right-wing pundits, white supremacists, and Nazis have been using this trial as a lightning rod for anti-immigrant sentiment.
Let’s show them that the Washington DC community stands behind immigrants and will protect our communities. And we stand against Nazis!
We need you to stand with us on the right side of history. Please join us!
EVENT SUBMITTED BY: DC activists