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Mass Mobilization Against The Alt-Right in Washington D.C., August 10-12
We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington D.C.
This is for Heather Heyer, Corey Long, Deandre Harris, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12.
Our lives were forever changed on August 12, 2017, when neo-Nazis, KKK and militia members, and Alt-Right trolls from across the US and North America converged on the town of Charlottesville, Virginia.
White supremacists lit torches and attacked students as young as 17 last year while the police looked on and did nothing. The next day, people bravely confronted hundreds of armed racists. In the ensuing confrontation, one person gave her life, and many more were scarred forever. Tens of thousands immediately took to the streets. Suddenly the world would never be the same.
Old statues fell. And a new street-based, grassroots power rose.
Now the white supremacists want to come back. On August 12, 2018, the Alt-Right will hold "Unite the Right 2" in Washington D.C. in front of the White House at Lafayette Square. Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer, and the Trump Adminstration are all implicated in the murder of Heather Heyer. The Alt-Right relentlessly harass and threaten people of color, Jews, women, sex workers, trans and non-binary people, and the undocumented.
Their rallies are all public displays of violence and calls for genocide. They are Brian Trainer and every killer cop. They are the ICE agents. They are the prison system that breaks up families. In Portland, D.C., and Philly, the movement grows. We occupy ICE offices, confront racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and white nationalism.
We will be in the streets on August 10-12, and we intend to win.
For updates follow @ShutItDownDC on Twitter
Jason Kessler will find no rest, no refuge, no respite. Communities in D.C. will unite against hate, borders, prison, and the vision of Unite the Right.
If you can't make it to Washington D.C. on August 10-12, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of August 12. Occupy an ICE office, shut down a police station, or demonstrate at the home of a local racist, ICE agent, or prison profiteer.
Outside the United States
If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of colonial power. Our allegiance is not to "making America great again," but to all of humanity and the planet.
Black Lives Matter Charlottesville
Black Lives Matter D.C.
Charlottesville Summer of Resistance Welcoming Committee
Anon Anarchist Action / A(A)A
Buffalo Red and Black / Roja y Negra
Crimethinc Ex-Workers Collective
D.C. Antifascist Collective
D.C. Industrial Workers of the World
The Future Is Feminist
Howard University Student Power
International Capoeira Angola Foundation, D.C.
International Socialist Organization
Libertarian Socialist Caucus, DSA
March for Racial Justice
Mid-Atlantic General Defense Committee
Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Millenials for Revolution
New York Anti-Racist Action
Occupy Wall St
One People's Project
Resist This (Former DisruptJ20)
Rising Tide North America
Socialist Party of D.C.
Smash Racism D.C.
Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville
Suffolk County DSA
Workers Against Racism