Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Anti-fascist, Interviews, Northwest, Radio/Podcast
This latest episode of the Two Paychecks Podcast continues a conversation with Hex, a member of the General Defense Committee (GDC), who was shot on January 20th, 2017, at the University of Washington in Seattle by a far-Right Milo Yiannopoulos supporter.
This is part two of our interview with Hex, an activist and member of the General Defense Committee (GDC) who the Alt-Right tried to murder on inauguration day outside of a Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event. Here Hex continues talking about his feelings of restorative justice, but also gets into anarchist tactics and how radicals can use public records requests to their advantage.
Perhaps, the most important thing he covers is what he calls “invisible labor” to describe the work that the radical community put into supporting him during such a dark time and how much it helped him to pull through.
After the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, we’ve seen the true face of the Alt-Right. I’m not talking about their transparent fascism, but how quickly they passed the buck, snitched and thrown each other under the bus. Hearing Hex talk about the support he received from the General Defense Committee, and how friends and allies have stepped up, illuminates the humanity and compassion of movements that risk everything to fight such oppression.