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How to set up an anti-fascist group

Comrades from Antifascist Network in the UK created this easy, step-by-step way to start your own ANTIFA CREW in your area. A very handful text on these times, where the fascists are harassing our barrios and communities.

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 FROM: http://antifascistnetwork.org/how-to-set-up-an-anti-fascist-group/

supportYourLocalAntifaGet active:

If you want to do something about the presence of the far-right in your local area or do something in your area about fascism generally, the answer is to start getting active. Don’t worry if you don’t have loads of people, just a few activists can make good decisions, support each other and share any work.

Get organising:

Most anti-fascist groups start from few friends. Look around amongst your mates: who is pissed off about the far-right on the streets and in public life? Who wants to do something about it? Who thinks that petitions and demanding politicians to do something are not the only options? Who has participated in any actions? One local AFN group expanded after a call out to block a fascist meeting in a local pub; another developed from an existing group involved in direct action. Trust between anti-fascists is usually built up over actions.

Discuss together what type of group you want to build. The AFN does not impose any political line on local groups or tell them how to campaign in local areas that have very different political cultures, but you may want to consider how ‘public’ or ‘closed’ you want your group to be. Do you simply want to support AFN street actions? Or might you want to get involved in relevant networks, such as migrant solidarity groups, or even host community meetings? There are AFN groups that do just one, some or all of these things. No AFN group works with the police or is affiliated to a political party. All try to work non-hierarchically. Continue reading

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Tinley Park Five: Fight fascism!

Via Workers World

On May 19, one day before the 15,000-person protest against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit in downtown Chicago, another kind of protest took place in a suburban community of Chicago known as Tinley Park. Eighteen anti-racists, with weapons in hand, confronted members of the Illinois European Heritage Association. Ten people were reportedly injured, mainly with head wounds.

The IEHA, which is associated with Stormfront, the so-called “Nationalist Socialist Movement” and the Knights Party, was holding an “economic summit” at the Ashford House restaurant. It was the fifth such summit organized by white supremacists in the Midwest since 2010. Continue reading

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VICTORY – NEO-NAZI BANDS APPEARANCE IN NYC CANCELED!

New York City Anti-Racist Action is pleased to announce that Otto´s  Shrunken Head has agreed to cancel the three fascist bands – Venganza  Tatuada, Combate 49 and First Strike – that were scheduled to play on  Saturday night. ARA put a call out for a phone jam to the venue,  demanding that the bands be pulled from the bill. It only took 24 hours,  and with everyone’s help, we sent a strong message that fascists and  neo-Nazis are not welcome in NYC. Continue reading

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