, 22 tweets, 6 min read Read on Twitter
#THREAD #ThereIsNoCivilWar #Antifa 1/ "What is actually happening on November 4? A protest is being launched by the activist group Refuse -
2/ Fascism, which is intended to stir a non-violent mass movement to remove Trump from office, according to Perry Hoberman, a professor at -
3/the University of Southern California who is a member of the group’s steering committee. The idea is to mobilize people to hit the streets
4/ in a peaceful demonstration against #Trump ’s administration, Hoberman says, stressing that it has absolutely nothing to do with starting
5/ another American civil war.“Right wingers will spin anything into anything,” Hoberman says of the #civilwar #conspiracy. “It’s just an -
6/attempt to smear anyone who isn’t a fascist.”Keep #reading so you have all t #Nonfiction #INFORMATION #CivilWar2017 #refusefascism #Antifa
7/ "The Revolutionary Communist Party (REVCOM), which according to activists who spoke to Newsweek is an active but not particularly large -
8/antifascist group, also issued a statement. On its website, the group said a 2005 pamphlet by its founder, Bob Avakian, called The Coming-
9/Civil War & Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era, was inserted into Jones’s commentary about Refuse Fascism’s planned protests
10/& conflated to be part of the same story."This statement being pushed by Jones is a lie,” the statement says. Sunsara Taylor, an activist
11/who belongs to both REVCOM & Refuse Fascism, told Newsweek that the 2 groups are unrelated,& that the protest is intended to also include
12/"Hillary & Bernie voters" who believe that the Trump regime "must go" if immigrants & people of color are to be protected, & if a nuclear
13/war with North Korea is to be prevented. Newsweek reached out to InfoWars & YournewswireDOTcom for comment about their reporting,but did
14/not immediately receive a response." "Mark Bray, an activist, academic & the author of Antifa, The Anti-Fascist Handbook, says right wing
15/conspiracy theorists who are obsessed with the idea of antifa don’t fully understand what the word means." "Mark Fenster, a law professor
16/ at the University of Florida & the author of a book about conspiracy theories in American culture, argues that we shouldn’t be as
17/dismissive as we once were about the potential dangers of baseless conspiracy theories like those currently spinning around #antifa
18/protesters-" "November 4 will come & go & most likely nothing will happen,” Fenster says of the theory. “But it will drive traffic online
19/ & in turn deepen a fear in some people that a civil war is really coming.”Fenster says conspiracy theories have “long been a part of
20/ American culture,” but only some of them have the potential to cause harm to people." “The conspiracy theories that are based on racial
21/superiority are much more dangerous & have the potential to inspire real violence,” he says of other ideas that are trafficked by some
22/members of the so-called alt-right" #NonFiction version 🙄#ThereIsNoCivilWar nor any wish to have 1 as far as lots in rest of world see 2👥
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Catherine Walsh
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!