As mainstream media coverage of the anti-fascist struggle has skyrocketed over the last year, we’ve noticed that questions surrounding it have largely been confined to concern over a narrowly defined free speech. This has been accompanied by numerous, sometimes deliberate, misrepresentations. While narratives of violence have tended to be over-represented in accounts of anti-fascist and anti-racist organizing, reporting on the alt-right has been the opposite, downplaying the violence inherent to the recently re-energized white nationalist movement. Because clashes in Northern California between anti-fascists and white supremacists have captured so much media attention over the last year, we feel it necessary to place these incidents within their proper context. Continue reading “Looking Back: Anti-Fascism in Northern California 2016-2017”
**UPDATE: Danny Brace is no longer William Planer’s attorney. It has been brought to our attention that Brace and Planer were unable to agree on a defense strategy, and have decided to part ways. Brace has been replaced by Michelle Spaulding, who was retained as Planer’s new attorney on record at his February 23rd court appearance. Spaulding is arguing a self defense strategy for Planer, and they are now preparing for his upcoming trial. A private attorney from the Spaulding and Campi law firm located at 901 H st, suite #200, Michelle Spaulding clearly has no problem taking money raised by the now defunct Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) for Planer’s legal defense via donations from white supremacists across the country. Visit our Facebook page to learn how you can join our campaign against Michelle Spaulding and her collaboration with this dangerous neo-Nazi.**
Between preparing for state repression and supporting our comrades as they fight their cases, Antifa Sacramento has had a lot to keep up with this summer. Now, with the Torch Conference fast approaching, we have more support roles to fill than ever. So, we’re excited to announce a new way that you can help us fill those roles and get some sweet merch out of the deal, too! Continue reading “Antifascist Action T-Shirts Are Here!”
Ever since the successful shutdown of the neo-Nazi rally in June of last year, Antifa Sacramento has been ceaselessly preparing for the impending threat of state repression to come down on our community. Now, that repression has materialized in the form of a series of arrests targeting some of the brave individuals who risked life and limb to oppose fascism on State Capitol grounds. Continue reading “When State Repression Hits: Our Official Statement”
Join us in remembering the events of June 26th, 2016, when anti-fascists bravely prevented white supremacists from rallying in Sacramento, California. Despite a massive police presence and near-deadly stabbings by neo-nazi skinheads, people from all over Northern California held it down and ran the fascist scum out. Now, a year later, we are releasing a poster ready for you to download, print and distribute in commemoration of that day. We honor the sacrifices of the past and look to the future with resistance and determination in our hearts. Together, we will continue to fight fascism and oppression. The struggle is far from over.
In unyielding solidarity with those working to expose and oppose fascism across the country and around the globe. We stand with you.
In early March, the California Highway Patrol completed its investigation of the anti-Nazi shutdown that happened in Sacramento last June, forwarding a 2,000-page report to the District Attorney’s Office. Law enforcement is urging the DA to charge 106 individuals with 514 misdemeanors and 68 felonies over the stoppage of the white nationalist rally that happened nearly a year ago at the State Capitol. While the intent here is no doubt to scare people, there is still a legitimate threat directed at our community. With this in mind, we would like to humbly offer these suggestions to prepare for the repression that the state has in store. This statement is intended for any anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters who attended the anti-Nazi demo on June 26, 2016, but it is also relevant to anyone in the same communities as those who attended. Continue reading “June 26th: Resisting State Repression”
**This post was updated recently to include the flyer on Chris Locke that we created, published via Facebook on June 14th, 2018 and then started putting up around midtown and downtown Sacramento. The picture of Locke doing the Nazi salute is from when him and a small group of other far right people went downtown to harass the large demonstration against the racist Jeff Sessions’ appearance in Sacramento on March 7th, 2018. While Chris was downtown that day not only was he doing the Nazi salute but he was also hurling racial slurs directly at certain protesters.
Many activists in the Sacramento area are already familiar with the exploits of Christopher Alden Locke, a local nationalist, christofascist, closet case, and compulsive liar extraordinaire who got his start as a gay rights activist and Anarchist. Chris has a history of lying and unpredictable behavior that dates back to long before he even came out as a nationalist and Neo-Nazi supporter. Now, Chris has taken up arms against a local reproductive health clinic in a string of disturbing events ranging from extreme stalking to a possible connection to a recent break in. The community must put an end to his reign of terror before it goes any further, and the first step is exposing him for what he truly is. Continue reading “Local Anarchist-Turned-Nationalist Takes to Terrorizing Reproductive Health Clinic”
ALERT: The Sacramento Make America Great Again March, which will have multiple right-wing extremists and Neo-Nazis in attendance, including several who have a direct history of stabbing activists, is scheduled for the same day as the annual Cesar Chavez March. If you are planning on attending the Cesar Chavez March on Saturday, March 25th, take every precaution to stay safe in the streets. Do not travel alone, and be on the lookout for fascist activity. These groups are violent and unpredictable, and there is no telling what they may have planned. Don’t allow the threat of their violence to prevent you from attending, but do plan on being on high alert throughout the day. Continue reading “Nazi Crew Responsible for Sacramento Stabbings to Co-Organize Trump March on 3/25”
Yesterday, news broke that the CHP is urging the DA to charge 106 individuals with 514 misdemeanors and 68 felonies over the shutdown of the white nationalist rally at the state capitol nearly a year ago. This development, while alarming to many, should come as no surprise. If anything, it is just another clear indicator that the state is the enemy of radical movements and of the people, and that the police are not to be trusted or given any information for the sake of our collective safety and freedom. In the coming days, we will be releasing an in-depth and comprehensive guide to protecting yourself from and preparing for state repression. For now, here are some key things to remember: Continue reading “Fighting Fascism in the Face of State Repression”
The individual who can be seen raising a fist in this piece of art is one of the six antifascists who was stabbed by Neo-Nazis at the capitol in Sacramento on June 26th, 2016. This artwork was created after it was brought to our attention that he still has thousands of dollars in medical bills to pay. Continue reading “One antifascist has thousands of dollars in medical bills still to pay!”