After a year filled with defeats and in-fighting, far-Right groups in the U.S. are planning a series of rallies in August to try to resurrect their floundering movement. Large rallies are being planned in Portland, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Washington D.C. in the first half of August, featuring the most violent sections of the Alt-Right, neo-Nazis, the “Patriot”/militia movement, and the Alt-Lite.
In Austin, on August 18th, they are planning a so-called “March Against Far-Left Violence,” part of a day of similar protests planned across the country. All these events are an attempt by far-Right and fascist groups to re-consolidate their movements and regain some of the momentum that they’ve lost in the past year. It is imperative that we send them home disappointed
Massive counter-protests are being organized across the country, using the hashtags #AllOutAugust and #AntifascistAugust
All of these far-Right rallies are intentionally clustered around August 12th, the anniversary of their “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville last year where they brutally attacked students, clergy, and community members and murdered Heather Heyer (
Already, fascists from across Texas have shown interest in the August 18th event in Austin, including neo-Nazi groups like Patriot Front and White Lives Matter, Alt-Lite groups like the Proud Boys, and other individuals who travel the country to participate in racist violence in places like Charlottesville and Portland. They think Texas is their territory. We intend to prove them wrong.
While the far-Right seeks power only through their violence and intimidation, homogeneity and control, we seek a different way.
- Invite all your friends and explain why it is important.