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Recognizing White Supremacist Symbols in the US

FROM: makingnoiseinthesouth.com

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LAURENS, SC – DECEMBER 5: An American Nazi Party member gathers during a white-supremacist event outside the Redneck Shop December 5, 2009 in Laurens, South Carolina. The American Nazi Party & International Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held their 7th annual White Unity Christmas Party which was publicized as a family event. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

White Supremacist Symbols and Far-Right Propaganda at Georgia State University and in North Georgia

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The storyRacist, Far-Right Propaganda and Threats Against Leftists at Georgia State University: What Does It Mean, Who Is Responsible? was recently published by an anti-fascist group in Atlanta in the wake of white supremacist symbols appearing around Georgia State University in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

 

With this in mind, and with debates about race now a common theme in national and regional political discussions, mnis members consider it important that the general public know what symbols are commonly used by white supremacist hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, National Socialist Movement, Aryan National, American Renaissance, and others. This is an attempt to cover some of the more well-known symbols and habits of white supremacist hate groups, although these symbols and behaviors are constantly changing and adapting to pressure from anti-fascist/anti-racist groups and the general public.

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Running The Fascists Out Of Town!

FROM: Antifa International

Recently, a group of antifascists in Nyköping, Sweden succeeded in completely shutting down fascist activity in their city. This is an interview made by Antifa International with A., one of the Nyköping antifa, about how they did it:

1) Can you tell us a little bit about where you live?

We’re present in the city of Nyköping. It’s your regular city, nothing very special about it!

2) When did you notice that nazis were beginning to be a problem in your town?  Was there a certain event or point that made you decide that you had to take action?

We decided to get together and do something ourselves when we started noticing an increase in fascist activities in our city and everywhere else, and to get this city as friendly and as discriminatory free as possible for the refugees that would be arriving.

4) When you decided to take anti-fascist action in your town, what concerns did you have?

Most of our concerns were with safety. Being masked up and dressed in black only gets you so far, and there were certain concerns with security officers and cops.  Seeing as these “soldiers of odin” also are masked up, people had a bit of a fright when we started out, until we showed them where we stood whenever we were out.

5) How did you decide what action you should take?  Did you research it first, or talk with other people?

We did a lot of research before! We actively follow this tumblr and have made use of a lot of the tips. We started out with first covering small areas with just stickers, but quickly moved on to street art, longer nights out and covering larger parts of the city with stickers in one go.

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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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