If you have been reading Linux Beach recently, or some of the local publications such as the Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica Daily Press, The Argonaut, Westside Today, or City Watch, that have covered this developing story, you already know about this local struggle against some of the same plainclothes Nazis and Klansmen that marched and murdered in Charlottesville. From their livestream chatter we have learned that they have decided to destroy the 6 year old Committee for Racial Justice because they see any fight against racism as "anti-white." They have declared it their new "Berkeley," but its not going to work out that way for them.
|Join us! Sunday, 10 September 2017|
Virginia Ave Park, 2200 Virginia Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
They sent a handful of hecklers hiding behind masks to the July meeting to disrupt it with racist and anti-Semitic taunts. They came back with maybe 25 white supremacists, and a handful of new recruits, to try to disrupt the August meeting, but we managed to keep them out of the meeting. They have vowed to come back and bring "hundreds" to the September meeting with the intention of "shutting it down."
A racist president has emboldened them, that is why they brought their poison to Santa Monica in the first place. They hadn't done it before in 6 years of CRJ meetings.
Some of the leaders of the August 6th attack on CRJ spoke the following weekend to the collected fascists in Charlottesville. This is our local connection to that national struggle. After Trump's embrace of their deadly rally, and his pardon of Arpaio, they are on a sugar high,...and need to be brought down.
That is where you come in. We need you to help us deliver a resounding No! to these forces of hatred and bigotry. We need the progressive community of Greater Los Angeles to turn out in force and en masse to tell these neo-Nazis and plainclothes Klansmen "NOT IN MY TOWN! NOT ON MY WATCH!"
There was a closed meeting of about 50 CRJ activist this past Sunday for non-violent resistance training conducted by Abby Arnold and Vivian Rothstein from CLUE-LA. It was based on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s six principles of nonviolence, with practice in the specific skills needed for the challenge we’re facing now. It was decided at this meeting that the September meeting would be at the usual place and open to the public. You are invited to join us, as are Santa Monica City officials and all local politicians who reject this new wave a fascist violence, and we know the police will be there.
The West Coast Collective did a few podcasts about the ruckus based on my video:
And Louis Proyect found this video of our own Fake Alaskan praising Syrian President Bashar Assad, proving that the white supremacist world of Left-Right convergence is a very tiny one.
C U in September 10 ⚽ B there or B Square!
Syria is the Paris Commune of the 21st Century!