Mass Mobilization Against The Alt-Right in Washington DC, 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 DC.
This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, antisemitism, 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 DC 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, 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, DC, and Philly, the movement grows. We occupy ICE offices, confront racism, antisemitism, islamaphobia, 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
Other Calls to Action
For the CrimethInc. international call to action
In Charlottesville: Community members are mobilizing to show that anti-racist, anti-fascist resistance continues regardless of whether Nazis actually show up. Join and support them on August 11-12.
Jason Kessler will find no rest, no refuge, no respite. Communities in DC will unite against hate, borders, prison, and the vision of Unite the Right.
If you can't make it to Washington DC 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
Crimethinc Ex-Workers Collective
D.C. Antifascist Collective
Future is Feminists
The International Capoeira Angola Foundation-DC (FICA-DC)
March For Racial Justice
One People's Project
Resist This (Former DisruptJ20)
Rising Tide North America
Smash Racism D.C.
Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville
Workers Against Racism
- The date of this event has changed to August 12th when the Nazis will be in DC. August 11th will have a different event happening in Charlottesville so stay tuned. If you can make both events, great!
- This event page is specifically for the mobilization in DC, NOT the one happening in Charlottesville.
- We won't be revealing our rally point until early August. Keep an eye on the discussion section of the event for updates and info to share around.
- Don't wait to start making plans. Make your carpool and lodging arrangements ASAP. Ask to take the weekend of August 12th off from work. Talk to your friends about why it's important to go and come up with a plan of action together.
TO RECAP WHAT HAPPENED AT THE LAST UNITE THE RIGHT RALLY...
SOME OF THE FAR RIGHT GROUPS CONFIRMED ATTENDING UNITE THE RIGHT 2 INCLUDE:
- National Policy Institute
- Vanguard America
- Patriot Front
- Proud Boys
- Atomwaffen Division
- Hammerskin Nation
- Klu Klux Klan
- Patriots of Appalachia
- New Byzantium
Things to consider bringing to the demonstration(s)
- A helmet- everyone should have a helmet no excuses (now accepting donations)
- Medical Supplies
What we need help with:
-Street Medics in case someone gets hurt
-Drummers for our drum line
-Drivers for carpooling
-Hosts willing to provide housing for activists
-Artists who can design posters or help with banners
- Groups or individuals who can help with outreach via handing out fliers
- Coming soon we’ll need help with fundraising!
Assume the worst and invite everyone you know. This isn't about rhetoric or civility. This isn't a polite disagreement. A Neo-Nazi youth movement wants to take over the country and we need to prevent that from happening. Let's make their entire weekend absolutely miserable for them. Let's make sure that we walk away from this stronger than when we walked in. Build those connections, networks and relationships. Make friends!
Workers Against Racism