Quick update on anti-fascism and state repression in the US and elsewhere.

Last Monday, white supremacist groups tried to hold a nationwide day of action in the US. I don’t know much about how it went down overall, but it’s definitely the case that the protests led to anti-fascists being arrested in Philadelphia and Sacramento. Bay Area Anarchist Black Cross has a lot of info about the arrests in California. The clashes in Sacramento were also notable for the fact that they featured a black bloc including someone dressed as Captain America, which is pretty much amazing:

Captain America fighting nazis.
Meanwhile, in Arizona, Dane Rossman has been suddenly pulled up on charges dating from an anti-nazi demo in November 2010, which could see him facing up to 20 years in prison. I’d not heard much about this case previously, and it definitely sounds like he could use some support.
Outside the US, it’s been less than a month since the last murder of Nikita Kalin, a 20-year-old anarchist and anti-fascist in Russia, in a chilling reminder of what can happen if these people aren’t stopped. His life was commemorated in a recent memorial service at the Cable Street mural in London. Of the six anti-fascists jailed in the UK last year, five are now out, but Ravi Gill is still inside – it must be really harsh being the only person still imprisoned out of the large group originally charged, so it’d be worth writing to him to let him know people on the outside remember him. And the people jailed from anti-fascist activity are far from being the only people locked up for their part in social struggle, Brighton ABC have an extensive list of other prisoners who should be supported.

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"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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