In the months following the US entry into the First World War in 1917, the US needed to train tens of thousands of soldiers quickly. Training camps were authorized in a number of locations, including the construction of Camp Logan in Houston, TX. On July 24th, 1917, the 3rd Battalion of the 24th Infantry … Continue reading 1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston
Since the presidential inauguration, far-right forces have been mobilizing under the slogan of free speech. Right-wing demonstrations began in February with a clash between rightists and anti-fascist activists who were intent on stopping a speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos. This confrontation gave the so-called alt-right the opportunity to play the victim and advance their … Continue reading Mass Mobilization and Solidarity Can Defeat The Far Right
A community meeting (5/24/17) in Bristol, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, sent a clear message to white nationalists who have been posting flyers in the community -- You will not divide us! by John Leslie The meeting of about 70 community members -- co-sponsored by One Bucks, The Bucks County Peace Center, The Bucks County … Continue reading Organizing against white nationalism in suburban Philly
This week, Jimmy Dennis was released after more than 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. by John Leslie The crime and the frame-up On Oct. 22, 1991, Chedell Williams and her friend, Zahra Howard, went to the Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia to buy a transpass. Outside of the … Continue reading Jimmy Dennis — Free At Last!
Following the anti-far-right/fascist riot at UC Berkeley, national media and President Trump exploded in a storm of criticism of the events that took place, with threats to pull UC funding and increased police repression following the successful shut down of an alt-right hate speech by Milo Yiannopoulos- a close collaborator of alt-right Steve Bannon … Continue reading A Victory against Milo’s Far-Right & Next Steps for a Mass Movement
On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President, a masked antifascist punched Richard Spencer. Two weeks later, the University of California Berkeley was forced to cancel an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos when protests caused over $100,000 of property damage. Both men are fascists, although they prefer to use the term “Alt-Right” to cover … Continue reading White Nationalism, Fascism and the Alt-Right