Posts in: anti-fascism

Whose free speech? Cops protect ultra-right while fencing off counter protest

February 2019

On December 1, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the city police weighed the free speech and freedom of assembly rights of human rights activists and the extreme right wing against each other — and came down, again, on the side of the fascists. Showdown at City Hall. The Washington Three Percenters, a right-wing militia,… Read more »

Lessons from the struggle: Massive community outreach was key to driving Nazis from Fawkner

January 2019

It’s a little more than two decades since anti-fascists celebrated the closure of National Action’s (NA) organising centre in Melbourne’s outer northern suburb of Fawkner. The Tyson Street “bookshop,” actually a bunker, closed in April 1998. A 15-month campaign exposed the fascists and ensured their project was a political flop.  A clear and present danger…. Read more »

Look to ourselves, not the state, to banish violent fascists

January 2019

In late 2018, eighty-one thousand people petitioned the Department of Home Affairs to stop U.S.-based fascist, Gavin McInnes, from entering Australia. The petition cited McInnes’ calls for violence against women and people of colour and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s listing of Proud Boys, the group he formed, as a hate group. Home Affairs refused… Read more »

Poverty by design

December 2018

Why worker’s paychecks can’t pay the bills — in the richest country in the world.

Clinic defenders take on the ultra-right

October 2018

Critical lessons learned: Build a united, multi-pronged response to fascist rallies. Don’t talk to the FBI. Stand up to police abuse.