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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with journalist Steven Monacelli of Protean Magazine on how communities across so-called Texas are mobilizing in the face of increasing far-Right violence and harassment.
The recent spate of viral anti-LGBT protests in Texas have a consistent logic and characteristics. Journalists and media observers should take note.
1. A sketchy "nonprofit" or political group makes a call to action on social media. pic.twitter.com/3wkeBm9IzO
— steven monacelli (@stevanzetti) July 11, 2022
During our discussion, Steven talks about how far-Right grifters act as online megaphones for the wider movement, finding targets that groups on the street rally against, which then in turn produces content that airs on Fox News. We talk about how various communities are responding to these threats with a variety of tactics and strategies.
Friday 6/24 around 40 heavily armed antifascist activists assembled in the Gayborhood of Dallas to send a message to Christian Fascism: whether that be Influencers, Proud Boys, or SCOTUS. “We are not afraid. We will not go back. We will bash back.” pic.twitter.com/6gp8Yyv41I
— Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club (@EFJBGC) June 25, 2022
We also touch on the far-Right turn within the GOP of Texas, self-described “Christian fascists,” the massive impact on the Uvalde shooting, and much more.