Filed under: Action, Announcement, Anti-fascist, Central
As we have been covering, the small resort town of Whitefish, Montana is under seige by Alt Right trolls after several of their residents decided they no longer wanted to deal with Richard Spencer and his family making money in their town. The organization Love Lives Here, an affiliate of the Montana Human Rights Network, has been doing broad-based community organizing in the town. This includes supporting the Jewish residents who have been specifically targeted for threats from the Daily Stormer and their friends by creating a system where by all residents of the town put “Menorah cards” in their window to show solidarity. They have recently organized a large rally for diversity, showing that residents will be supporting each other and that the racialist narrative of the Alt Right has no draw in the town.
Love Lives Here will not be organizing the counter-demonstration to the Nazis who are planning on “marching against Jews” on January 15th, their strategy is to build the community base of support yet not to actually engage with the Nazis. On the other side, Montana Antifa, based in the nearby Missoula, are planning on organizing the counter demonstration to show that Montanans are not going to sit back and let their towns be terrorized by armed skinheads.
Right now Montana Antifa are organizing a fundraiser to pay for the basic costs of having the counter-protest, including bussing in folks from surrounding towns that want to raise their voice against the hate.
Also, in a recent statement from Montana Antifa:
IMMEDIATE ACTION. Read this carefully and closely: NO THREATS, NO HOSTILITY, AS OF RIGHT NOW NONE OF THESE HOTELS HAVE DONE ANY WRONG. We’re asking that you call into the hotels on this list and express these two concerns:
1.) Concern that the hotels would assist Nazi insurgents by sheltering them and allowing them a base from which to commit their evil acts.
2.) Concern for the safety of the hotel, hotel staff, and guests in light of armed thugs setting up a base of operations in the hotel intending to do harm to the community.
STRESS THESE POINTS:
-There is a planned armed March by Neo-Nazis in Whitefish
-They are planning on bringing in a force of Neo-Nazi skinheads from California who are likely to be armed
-These are dangerous people intending to harm the neighboring communities in a public action with heavy media coverage.
PLEASE DO NOT:
-Threaten the hotel
-Insult the person answering the phone or the hotel
-Make ANY “or else” statements
-Harass the hotels
-Go off on a tirade
-Ask if they have Battletoads 2
Be respectful, respectable, and conduct yourselves smartly.
HAVE FUN, OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY:
Super 8 Kalispell Glacier National Park
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
The FairBridge Inn & Suites – Outlaw Convention Center
Kalispell Hilltop Inn
Americas Best Value Inn
Greenwood Village Inn and Suites
Red Lion Hotel Kalispell
La Quinta Inn & Suites Kalispell
Kalispell Grand Hotel
Hampton Inn Kalispell
SpringHill Suites Kalispell
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell
Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn And Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton Kalispell, MT
Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell
Glacier Ridge Suites
Colombia Falls: Meadow Lake Resort
North Forty Resort
Cedar Creek Lodge
Glacier Inn Motel
The River Rock Hostel
Meadow Lake View
Western Inn and Campground
Bad Rock Bed and Breakfast
Glacier Mountain Lodge
STAY POLITE AND INFORM INFORM INFORM