sabato 14 aprile 2012
Call for 3rd Annual July 31st Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism by the Anti-Racist Action Network
Join us on July 31, 2012 as we come together to deliver a message to
fascists and racists in our neighborhoods and communities: Get out!
For the past two years, antifascist and anti-racist organizers across
the world have worked together to make July 31st a day to oppose white
supremacy. This annual event was started in 2010 as a response to
white supremacist attacks against anti-racists and antifascists,
attacks that were meant to stop us from organizing.
Fascists and racists should not have a chance to let their ideas take
root in our communities. History has shown that ignoring racist groups
when they hold marches and demonstrations does not make them go away.
Organized racists and fascists--whether neo-Nazi, Klan, white power
skinhead crew, or the Minutemen--leave intimidation and violence in
their wake wherever they settle.
We don't believe in waiting for the police to handle the fascists and
racists, either. We've had our fair share of encounters with the
police, and we know their job is to protect and serve us with
harassment, beatings and arrests. We've seen how the police stand
around and protect the fascists whenever they hold a rally or a march,
but are quick to crack skulls at an anti-war march or an Occupy
protest. We've also seen how the police routinely criminalize, harass,
arrest, and attack people of color and queer people. We know that
institutions like the police and prisons can never be “fixed” or
“reformed” if their function is to maintain a racist and homophobic
We encourage participants to support the July 31st Day of Action in
whatever ways make the most sense locally. Want to plan a punk or
hip-hop show to raise funds for antifa? Do it. Want to flyer your
neighborhood about a local neo-Nazi? Go for it! Want to organize an
anti-police brutality march or a prison abolition teach-in? Yes,
If you are having a hard time finding inspiration for a solidarity
action, we wish to remind folks that over the past few months two
great intelligence releases have transpired;
The first was the hack on American Third Position(A3P). After having their website defaced and then destroyed, antifascists hackers then released loads of juicy private conversations as well as hundreds of members and supporters names and addresses. See the mirror here, a re-post here or the address list here.
The next is the National Socialist Movement(NSM). The ex-wife of the NSM leader, Jeff Schoep, handed over a notebook of his filled with the full NSM membership roster , including names and addresses and some social security numbers, of every member dating back from 2004 up to December of 2011. See the full story here or just the address list here.(some of the addresses are dated of course so be sure to make confirmations before dissemination)
Both of these organizations would make for great targets for the J31 day of action. In fact, we hope that they are the major focus of this Day of Action.
Although we recognize the limitations of single "days of action", we
hope July 31st will serve as a catalyst for long lasting, pro-active
antifascist affinity groups or organizations. We believe that we need
a dedicated and large force of militant antifascists with great
intelligence, analysis, and dedication to crushing emerging extreme
Right and fascist movements.
If your organization or crew is interested in endorsing the July 31st
Day of Action, please contact us at July31DOA@yahoo.com