Day 1 of 40 Ways to Fight Fascists!

We are collaborating with Spencer Sunshine (@transform6789) to release this resource for practical ways to engage in this critical moment

To fight fascism, we must first understand fascism!

pdf:
spencersunshine.com/2020/08/27/for…

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2. Find collaborators

We can only do this work together! Sharing notes, checking work, avoiding duplicate efforts & supporting each other during these difficult times is critical!

pdf:
spencersunshine.com/2020/08/27/for…

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3. Keep an eye on the local far-right

A critical part of antifascist work is keeping tabs on far-right figures. Knowing where they are & what they're planning is key to community defense

pdf:
spencersunshine.com/2020/08/27/for…
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5. Remove and replace far-right propaganda

We do not want the far-right recruiting and we don't want community members seeing their vitriol. We are strong and messaging around our neighborhoods should reflect that!

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6. Push public groups to oppose fascism

It is critical that we bring as many ppl as possible into this fight. In order to defeat fascism we must build a mass movement

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7. Make it difficult for far-right groups to organize

Whether it's counter-protesting, deplatforming, disrupting comms, etc, it's critical we throw a wrench in the gears of far-right organizing

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8. Refute their lies

It is critical for us to counter far-right messaging. We must educate our communities about the lies and propaganda fascists put out and we must do so without providing them a platform. ¡no pasarán!

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9. Use the court system

Litigation against the far-right for their violence, for their harassment, can be a powerful tool to disrupt their work. From the streets to the courtrooms, we will fight on every front!

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10. Expose Fascists At Home and At work!

After identifying key Far Right activists find out where they work and live. Call their boss and pressure them to fire the fascist in their midst.
Tell their neighbors too!

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11. De-platform fascists online

Fascists rely heavily on platforms like Facebook and Twitter to recruit and spread messaging. We must deprive them of this space where we can. Shut it down!

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12. Prevent the far-right from crashing progressive events

When we build / organize together, we are focused on the work & sharing community space that is ours. A key aspect of antifascism is protecting these spaces ✊

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13. Drive wedges between individuals and groups

When we understand ideological differences between right-wing factions, we can drive wedges to discourage more widespread adoption of far-right tendencies

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14. Find new collaborators

The struggle against fascism is an #EverydayAntifascist fight! We have to organize outside our bubbles and sync up with everyone we can to be successful

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15. Organize anti-racist bar crawls

When fash post up at a pub, organize your anti-racist crew to hold space. Build relationships and put the chuds on notice: we cede no space for fascist organizing!

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16. Help fascists become formers

There must be a path for fash to transform & commit to something better. It's difficult work and not for everyone, but we must be here for it

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17. Get your message out first

It's important to show that our community is united against fascist organizing. Flyering, canvassing, media. Fash aren't welcome here & they must know it!

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18. Build educational programs

Public talks, reading groups, classes, mentorship... beyond individual study, we must put this into practice & build #EverydayAntifascist educational programs together!

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19. Hold memorial events

Y'all are our community - our partners in the struggle. We are in this fight together. Stay together, stay tight; and never forget those stolen from us! ❤🔥

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20. Make a spectacle

Spectacle? Did someone say #Spectacle?! This work is hard; let's bring joy where we can!

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21. Organize trainings & resource fairs

First aid, self-defense, personal / tech security, political education, etc... we have so much to share w/ each other! What trainings have stood out to you?

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22. Form emergency response teams 🚑

Fascism is inherently violent. We need well-rounded emergency resp teams that can quickly mobilize to keep our community safe from the fash. We protect us!

Big thx to @lolololodex for img!

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23. Recruit early and often

Capacity is critical! There is so much work to be done in so many different areas. Too many ppl are doing way too much. We need to consistently be bringing in new folks!

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24. Fundraise before you need it

We should always be deliberate about how / when we fundraise. But the last time we wanna do so is amidst busy event or action planning. Be prepared to move quickly!

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25. Win public opinion

Antifascism is a mass movement. To succeed, we must know our audience, carefully establish messaging aligned w/ our values, and communicate effectively & accessibly!

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26. Push local officials to do the right thing

Even if it's not our main focus, this pressure can be a strategic component of broader efforts.

From city hall to the streets, no justice, no peace!

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27. Organize counter-demonstrations

We do not allow the far-right to have space to mobilize, intimidate, assault community members, or recruit. Period. When they show up, we shut them down!

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28. Pressure local businesses

Any reasonable business is gonna be on board w/ refusing space for fash & the far-right. Just a matter of educating those establishments & supporting them to do the right thing!

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29. Document their rallies

Carefully collecting high quality photos / videos of individuals and their actions at far-right rallies can be vital for us to establish relationships and identities!

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31. Call out fascists and call in colleagues

To defeat fascism, we need a broad movement. We will be militant about about opposing the far-right, but we must work through internal issues intentionally ❤

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32. Support people being threatened

To get doxxed, harassed, or attacked can be terrifying. When this happens to community members, we must rise to the occasion and fiercely support each other. We keep us safe!!! ♥️🏡✊

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33. Establish a safe house

When folks are threatened and don't feel safe at home, it's critical to have a place to go. We must build networks to protect each other in case of emergency!

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34. Help the families of victims

From 2008 to 2019, the US far-right committed over 360 murders, meaning thousands of ppl lost family members. Reach out & offer support to their loved ones ♥️

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35. Aid the injured

We're so grateful to street medics like @PDXActionMedics / Rosehips. Whether we're injured on the streets or elsewhere, it's key to care for folks injured in the fight!

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36. Support those targeted by the law

Facing brutality, surveillance or prosecution can be devastating (physically, emotionally, financially). We have to rally to support each other in these times! ♥️

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37. Support imprisoned activists

Incarceration is horrible. Letters, phone calls, visits, commissary help, and other support to prisoners is so important. ❤

You will not be forgotten

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38. Warn people who are threatened

When we say "we protect us", we mean it. Researchers & others privy to actionable info... a key part of the work is to give folks a heads up when they're targeted

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39. The far-right is violent. It's critical to document this and expose the threats and attacks against our community. We keep us safe!

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40. Support communities pushing back against fascist recruitment

Countering recruitment is both essential and, at times, dangerous. We must support folks doing this high-stakes work

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