Louis Huey, like the crowd of boomer-conservatives he panders to, is not one to let an opportunity to play the victim pass him by. He has been telling his online friends some WILD stories about us.
On December 2, 2017, Denver activist group Resist 5280 held a March Against White Supremacy. 2017 has been a banner year for hatecrimes, which isn’t surprising given the current political environment. One would think a march against white supremacy wouldn’t be that controversial of an event. One would be wrong.
The Denver event brought out a contingent of counter protesters. In the same way that being “anti-anti-fascist” just makes someone pro-fascist, protesting a march against white supremacy just makes them pro-white supremacy. Which isn’t surprising given the counter-protesters.
This Saturday, October 21st, there is a planned “Freedom Rally” at the Capitol in Denver. The Rally is being organized by one “Ty Freedom” of militia group “American Freedom Keepers.” AFK bills themselves as a kind of radical centrist militia, espousing the usual claims about the constitution. They generally seem less fanatical than the III%ers, and they have been seen here in Colorado Springs waving American flags on the Bijou/I25 overpass.
Today in Houston, local anarchists and other leftist groups came together to host a book fair featuring workshops, speakers, and free literature. For a city that has lost so much over the past month, one would think that such a wholesome fucking event would be free of Nazi attempts at intimidation. Unfortunately, that is not the world we live in.
We had been wondering what the local Nazi’s had been up to ever since their main man William Planer had been arrested on violent felony charges a couple weeks ago. As it turns out, they’ve been up to their same old shit.
For two groups that claim no affiliation with each other, The Proud Boys and the Neo-Nazis of Colorado Springs to like to employ the same lame-ass tactics as each other, namely, showing up to events hosted by peaceful liberals with the intention of supporting our marginalized communities, trying to cause a shit storm. Classy, we know.
July 20-27th is the International Week of Solidarity with the J20 defendants. On Inauguration Day, anti-Trump protesters were kettled and mass-arrested in Washington D.C. Many of those mass arrestees are facing multiple felony charges and up to 75 years in prison simply for showing up to a protest and being in the vicinity of a black bloc. These mass arrests and heavy sentences are a show of force by the state, with the intent of chilling political protest.
The Colorado Springs Proud Boys have been laying low since their embarrassing attempt at holding a rally in Boulder back in June. They’ve been hassling the Socialists, at a brewery because of course, but not much more than that.
The militia movement in the United States made headlines this week when Oregon Republicans approved a measure authorizing militia groups like the Three Percenters and Oath Keepers to run security for them. The Multnomah County Republicans now have what is essentially a private army at their disposal. This should be troubling for most people. We all tolerate (with varying levels of coercion) U.S. Military and local Law Enforcement because they ostensibly have some kind of civilian oversight. There are Mayors and City Councils and the Secretary of the Army and shit to make sure their respective institutions, whose whole purpose is to do violence on behalf of the state, are governed and administered in an acceptable way. Obviously, the levels of police brutality, the murders of people of color, and the wildly unconstitutional use of drones and military interventions across the world show how weak that oversight is, but at least it’s something.
This is a great documentary about the anti-fascist movement in france in the 80s and 90s. They had the same issues then we are facing now, and they shut that shit down.
In previous posts we’ve looked at some of the leaders of the Colorado Against ANTIFA/Communism group, which impotently conspired to thwart the red menace that is the immortal science of Marxism-Leninism. Today we’ll take a look at the founder of the group, Josh Miller.