Almost a year has past since the death of Heather Heyer, and once again, a variety of racist and fascist groups are attempting to “Unite the Right” in a series of demonstrations across the US, bringing together the most violent sections of the militia movement, the Alt-Right, neo-Nazis, the “Patriot” movement, and the Alt-Lite.
Starting in Portland, Oregon on the 4th, Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys will rally behind Joey Gibson, who will then bus down to Berkeley, California for a rally the very next day on August 5th. Then in Washington DC on the 12th, original Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler will host a rally featuring neo-Nazis and former KKK leaders like David Duke. Then, on August 18th, Boston based Alt-Right group ‘Resist Marxism’ is calling for far-Right demonstrations across the US to stand against “Far-Left Violence.”
In the face of a growing street movement against ICE and prison slavery and stumbles from within the Trump administration, the goal of the current far-Right street movement is to build a large, big-tent street fighting force which can not only act as a violent auxiliary to the State, but also go on the offensive and attack the Left in the broadest sense possible.
#AllOutAugust is an antifascist initiative across the US and Canada to push back against a new wave of far-Right and Alt-Right organizing and attempts by neo-Nazis to climb out from under their rocks. With a variety of rallies and demonstrations planned, notably around the one year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville where a neo-Nazi murdered one person and injured several others, anarchists, autonomists, and antifascists are getting organized and mobilizing. Events and materials will be added as they are announced.
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EVENTS AND MASS MOBILIZATIONS
Resist Marxism Counter-Mobilization in Providence, Rhode Island
- IGD Providence. IGD’s roundup of what all went down against Resist Marxism.
#AllOutPDX: Shut Down Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys, Portland, Oregon
- IGD Portland. IGD’s roundup of the mass mobilization against Patriot Prayer.
- “Something Has Changed Forever,” a report back.
- This Is America, interview with medic on the street.
#AllOutBayArea: Sweep the Fascists Off the Streets, Berkeley, California
Students United for Charlottesville, Las Vegas, Nevada
#A10 Free School Resistance Training in Washington, DC
- Day long conference full of workshops and teach-ins. See a list of panels, speakers, and talks here.
Mobilization Against Racist Anti-Islamic Groups, Toronto, Canada
Protest Against Patriot Prayer in Vancouver, Washington
Virginia Students Act Against White Supremacy Student Rally, Charlottesville, Virginia
“A Service for Repair,” Charlottesville, Virginia
#A12: Community Mobilization in Charlottesville, Virginia
#AllOutDC: Good Night Alt-Right, Washington DC
Candle Light Vigil for Heather Heyer, Traverse City, Michigan
Unity Not Hate Picnic, Pittsburgh, PA
Fight the Far-Right: March and Rally, Lancaster, PA
Vigil for Heather Heyer and Victims of White Supremacy, Durham, North Carolina
March in Solidarity with Heather Heyer and all Those Killed by Fascism, Portland, Oregon
The far-Right group, ‘Resist Marxism,’ which includes open neo-Nazis, is holding events across the US in a variety of cities. People are mobilizing to confront them. Here are some cities where counter demonstrations are planned. For background info on Resist Marxism and their connections to neo-Nazis and the Alt-Right, go here and here.
Fascists Go Away!: March Against Police Brutality, Philadelphia, PA