We are Appalachian Antifascists. We have been organizing to stop the TWP and their cronies since they announced their plan to come to our community. They’re planning on being in East Kentucky the last weekend of April. There’s no place for white supremacy or neo-Nazis here, and we’re ready to let them know – and we hope you’ll join us.
Pikeville is not DC or Sacramento. Smashing windows and burning limos is not an effective tactic here. In fact, the Nazis will be rallying near local high school students attending prom. We love a good black bloc as much as y’all, but feel this is neither the time nor place for those tactics. We have been doing long-haul organizing and will continue to do so after the Nazis leave. Our strategy is to prevent them from coming and to disrupt them if they do come. We invite you to join us, but stress that strategy is everything.
There will be resistance at their conference on Friday, April 28th at Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonsburg, KY and Saturday, April 29th at their rally in downtown Pikeville, KY. We expect there will be many of them, and they plan to bring weapons in addition to partnering with known violent groups. Connect with your crew, come with a plan, and be sure you’re targeting the Nazis and not our community. We are finalizing medical and legal support, but resources are limited. Come prepared.
If you hate fascists and believe in a diversity of tactics, come help us show the TWP they’re not welcome and that our friends are many. Oh, and you’ll win an Appalachian merit badge if your tactics of disruption use soupbeans. Here’s a good recipe:
- pinto beans (2 cups dry)
- fatback (bacon fat and/or salt pork)
- salt n pepper
Soak your dry beans overnight (gotta get the gas out) and then put ‘em in a big pot. Add enough water to cover your beans. Add some onion and salt and pepper to your liking. Then, add your fatback. Or not. Some of us here in Appalachia are vegan (one recommends adding some cumin and sriracha into the mix). Bring it all to a boil and turn your heat down to medium-low. Continue to cook your beans til they turn soft and reddish-brown, probably 2-4 hours.
You’ll hear from us soon. We look forward to seeing y’all in the mountains.