Police attack counter-protest at Boston ‘Straight Pride’ parade

By C.J. LAPOINTE Outnumbering the “Straight Pride” parade participants, counter-protesters dominated and framed the discussion on Saturday, Aug. 31, as the fascist/Alt-Right tried to co-opt the LGBTQIA community’s Pride events with the hateful message of “Straight Pride” in Boston. While the left outnumbered the right, it was noticeably smaller than the 30,000-person response to a…

White supremacist terror

By BARRY SHEPPARD Three mass shootings in a little over a week have changed the political discussion in the U.S., bringing to the fore white supremacy and the terrorist mass murder it has produced. Many in the media and Democratic presidential candidates have cited Trump’s racist themes and actions as furthering white supremacy and white…

Cops attack Celebrate Pride & Fight Fascism rally in Toronto

By MITCHELL SHORE — TORONTO — On Sat., June 22, members of Socialist Action (Canada) joined union members, feminists, LGBTQI+ activists, anarchists, and others at the “Celebrate Pride—Fight Fascism” rally near Toronto City Hall. We were there to protest against the anti-immigrant group PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization of the West), the Canada Yellow Vests,…

Duluth protesters: ‘Say no to hate!’

By LUCAS ALAN DIETSCHE and ADA RITSCHER   The Twin Ports of Superior, Wis., and Duluth, Minn., have had to confront several incidents by white nationalist groups in recent years. In one notable event, in 2012, one of the groups had a public event at Duluth City Hall, which was protected by the police when some…

Mobilizing against the far right

By STEVE XAVIER On Jan. 19, there were reports of threats and intimidation against women’s rights events in several cities, including Boston and Orlando, Fla. According to a source, Proud Boys and allied rightists attacked the Portland, Ore., Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) hall and a Democratic Socialists of America meeting in the same…

‘Proud Boys’ assault NYC protesters

By MARTY GOODMAN “We will kill you. That’s the Proud Boys in a nutshell.” — Gavin McInnes, Proud Boy founder “The German resurrection is a male event.” — Engelbert Huber, Nazi author, 1933 Shortly after an Oct. 12 presentation by fascist “Proud Boy” founder Gavin McInnes at the Manhattan Republican Club, three anti-fascist protesters were assaulted by…