Filed under: Anti-fascist, IGDcast, Interviews, Radio/Podcast, The State
In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we are lucky enough to be joined by three different grassroots antifascist journalists and community organizers who discuss both the state of the far-Right in 2020 and larger trends they are seeing playing out in their local areas.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We’ve found the Groypers pic.twitter.com/M7rQSjpSSC
— 𝙁𝙐𝙇𝙇 𝙆𝙄𝙏 LEFT COAST RIGHT WATCH 𝙄𝙄 (@LCRWnews) February 28, 2020
For our discussion we are joined by Abner Hauge from Left Coast Right Watch, who talks about the evolving situation in the greater bay area as well as the Pacific Northwest, in terms of groups like Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. Next is Molly Conger, a long time activist in Charlottesville who discusses the seemingly never ending drama surrounding lawsuits steaming from the disastrous Unite the Right demonstration that took place in 2017. Lastly is Goad Gatsby, who is also based out of Virginia, who opens up about the state of the neo-Confederate movement and the militias following the events in Richmond on January 20th.
a photographer who captured the moment this defendant sat in front of the backhoe that had just struck him is selling prints of the image, proceeds to benefit the fund that paid for his lawyer today! https://t.co/4b7ZjMSf5I
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) February 28, 2020
Throughout our long discussion, we cover a lot of ground, talking about this election cycle, Trump, the various far-Right and white nationalist formations, accelerationism, Groypers, the attempt by some to move into grassroots GOP politics, and much more.
Jason Kessler thinks there is proof that there is an Antifa conspiracy because the person he thinks the judge has a clerk with a facebook friend with a Strike Anywhere logo and Jason's dumbass can't tell them apart. pic.twitter.com/RsrUfBi4Tl
— Goad Gatsby (@GoadGatsby) February 27, 2020
While our conversation is extremely broad and covers a lot of ground, a clear picture emerges that while the far-Right may be beaten and disorganized, they are still attempting to push their people into office and influence policy, while at the same time, remaining extreme dangers to our communities and social movements. This is not the time to put our guard down.