Join the “Burn Confederate Flag Day” Movement at a 9/12 T-Bag Party!
Jesus General is one of our favorite bloggers! And he has a great idea to start fun filled opposition to the nasty t-baggers when they have their obnoxious 9/12 t-baggery event.
Burn The Confederate Flag Day
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On the afternoon of Saturday, July 31st about 65 people converged in downtown Portland to participate in the Call to Action Against Racism and Fascism, a coordinated effort by anti-racists in North America and beyond. In Portland, anti-racists from Portland Anti-Racist Action, Sisters of the Road, Rose City Copwatch, and Bring the Ruckus along with others from the community came together to oppose bigotry and white supremacist organizing in their city. The crowd was addressed by speakers from Rose City Copwatch and the Center for New Community who spoke to the need to confront racism and bridge struggles against white supremacist violence. The crowd then energetically marched through the Old Town neighborhood chanting “No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!”
Read the full report here.
What It Is, And How We Can Respond
Saturday, April 24, 7PM-9PM
First Unitarian Church, Buchan Reception Hall
1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland
FREE educational event (donations accepted)
In Portland, a long-time anti-racist is targeted for assassination in the downtown area. In Vancouver, BC, an anti-fascist activist’s house is bombed. In Los Angeles, the National Socialist Movement rallies and is opposed by hundreds. In the Northwest, the Aryan Nations faces resistance as it searches for a community to base its new compound.
- How are white supremacists organizing in Portland? On the West Coast generally? Should neo-Nazis just be ignored?
- How have communities responded to white supremacist activity, and what can we learn? Are there lessons from Portland’s own history?
- Is neo-Nazi organizing connected to anti-immigrant movements? The Tea Party phenomenon? How?
We are hosting a panel discussion and community speak-out to address these and other questions. Our goal is to bring people together who are interested in this topic, provide broader context & resources, as well as to kick-start conversations about building responses.
Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm for the efforts ahead. We look forward to seeing you there!