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Report Back from the Front Lines of Boston Common
boston_antifa_03.jpgIn the time after Charlottesville, we are a movement in mourning.

When we learned that far-Right groups (including some present at Charlottesville) were set to descend on the Boston Common in the name of “free speech,” we formed plans to shut it down. As the number of counter-protesters intending to combat the event grew, a multiracial antifascist crew was assembled for the purpose of blocking fascist access to the event and defending our neighbors and community members, if needed.
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25 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Police and Prisons : Politics : Race
Boston Rallies Against the far-Right: The Future of Anti-Fascism?
blackrose01.jpgDespite the efforts of the fascists and white supremacists to rebrand themselves after their attacks in Charlottesville, 40,000 counter-protesters turned out in Boston on Saturday to oppose their so called “free speech rally” in the Boston Common. The counter-protesters outnumbered the fascists about 1,000 to 1, a clear improvement since the previous such event in Boston on May 13, when similar forces were able to take to the streets without significant numbers in opposition.
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24 Aug 2017 | Filed under: Commentary / Police and Prisons : Politics : Race
Report Back From Boston: Antifascists Win August 19th
boston_antifascist_rally_06.jpgIn the wake of the right-wing terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Boston experienced widespread sympathy and support for antifascism on a scale never before seen in a city with an ugly reputation for racism. Exactly a week after the events in Virginia, the Alt-Right organizer of the “Boston Free Speech Rally” planned to move forward with holding the event which would provide a platform for controversial figures of the Alt-Right (Based Stickman, Joe Biggs, Augustus Invictus) and had the support of fascist and KKK groups who planned to attend.
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22 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Politics : Race
Boston Common Right Wing Rally Ended Early - Pictures - 19 Aug 2017
Boston Leftist Protest 19 Aug 2017.jpgBoston MA: The Right Wing rally at the Boston Common Bandstand only got about 50 people huddled on the stage with two security fences and 500 police to guard them. By 11 am several thousand counter-protesters were at the fences confronting the Right Wing rally.
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20 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Politics
Counter-Protesters Outnumber Alt-Right 1,000 to 1 On Boston Common
boston_common_counterprotest1.jpgAugust 19, 2017 - A handful of alt-right filth invaded Boston Common today for a "free speech" rally, but were driven out of the city by 40,000 counter-protesters. This in stark contrast to the previous such event in May in which antifascists were isolated and outnumbered by white supremacists.
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19 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Politics : Race
Worcester, MA: Three Arrested in Charlottesville Solidarity March
1-11-1068x591.jpgOn Sunday August 13th, a crowd of several hundred people turned out in front of Worcester City Hall to show solidarity with those in Charlottesville, Virginia and the death of an anti-fascist protester who had been killed while demonstrating against white supremacists the day before. The morning before the rally, anarchists hung a banner saying “FIGHT BACK AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY, #defendcville”, advertising the rally on a chain link fence outside the Worcester World Cup, a huge annual soccer tournament involving many different immigrant communities across the city.
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16 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Politics : Race
A Short Summary of Recent Socialist Alternative Co-option of Working-Class Anger in Boston
Reflecting on the report back about police brutality and Socialist Alternative co-option at the SEATAC Muslim ban protest posted earlier, I decided to submit a short summary of their recent fuckery in Boston.
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02 Feb 2017 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Politics : Race
Environment Massachusetts and student activists highlight attacks on solar power, urge officials to commit to 100% renewable energy
IMG_8586.jpegThis morning Environment Massachusetts held a press conference to release a new report, "Blocking the Sun," documenting attacks on solar energy and kicking off a statewide student lobby day for renewable energy.
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02 Dec 2016 | Filed under: News / Environment : Politics
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