South Side Chicago ARA
On July 31, 2010, militants and organizers across the U.S., Canada, and
Europe participated in the International Day of Action Against Fascism and
Racism. Please join us on July 31, 2011, as we collaborate again to
struggle against white supremacists organizing in our communities.
Who: Revolutionaries everywhere!
What: Organizing events and actions against fascism and white supremacy!
When: July 31, 2011! Where: Wherever you are!
Why: To clean up the streets and take out the trash!
On March 27, 2010, Luke Querner was shot while exiting a bar in downtown
Portland, Oregon. While police investigation and local reporters initially
played this off as gang-related violence, friends, family, and community
members spoke up to let the truth be known: Luke was an anti-racist
skinhead that organized against white supremacists in his community, and
was in turn attacked by white supremacists in an effort to silence and
intimidate anti-racist/anti-fascist organizers. Luke survived the
shooting, which left him partially paralyzed.
In response to the shooting, anti-fascists organized the July 31 Day of
Action Against Fascism and Racism to publicly fight back. This occurred in
the midst of a rise of racist far-right activity in the U.S., including
Arizona's racist SB1070 immigrant bill, Tea Party tax protests, and
vigilante border patrols by neo-Nazis.
We have chosen to put out a call to action again this year as a means of
coordinating anti-fascist struggles. In 2010, we saw a variety of actions
and efforts that reflected the diversity of the participating
organizations, which included benefit shows, public events, protests, and
public outings of white supremacists. Only by organizing against white
supremacists and fascists can we protect ourselves from their violent
attacks, and not by putting faith in the police and legal systems that
enforce borders and criminalize People of Color.
On July 31, 2011, join together with radical anti-fascists to take it to
the streets and oppose racism and fascism in our communities.
List of Endorsers
Circle City Anti-Racist Action
Four Star Anarchist Organization
Gay Liberation Network
South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action
If your organization would like to endorse this call to action, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your name
to the list of endorsers.