Just wanna give a shout out to Rose City Antifa. The media contortions and liberal misperceptions of antifascist action are so grossly inaccurate.
As local news media plays sensationalist clips of smashing car windows or something on fire, real antifascists are busy doing the actual work to counter fascism.
This article (CW fascism, violence) shows how susceptible people are recruited. RCA takes a deep dive into the sad story of Alyssa Vinsonhaler
Why is it that Patriot Prayer constantly comes out to try to disrupt May Day? Even when event organizers are having a mellow, community-focused, explicitly nonviolent event?
They hate socialism. They hate the strength of our true diversity. They hate our discourse and our positions against the US state. They hate our principles and our commitment to direct democracy
The true believers don't give a fuck about black bloc or "stopping antifa"; they want to stop our organizing. We won't let them
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Mastodon is a decentralized, but federated network. This means that when you join organizing.social, you get to interact with everyone you choose to on the wider Mastodon network; but you also get to see locally scoped content (from this instance) and help build a network particularly focused on building community and organizing those around us against oppressive systems and towards a society rooted in equity and global justice.
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