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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
Video/photos:No War On N.Korea protest 8/13/2017
no war korea boston 8-23-17 (3).jpgBoston Common-Park St.-Aug. 23, 2017:
Protest yesterday in Boston against a US war on
North Korea. Good turnout, great speakers, including Jill Stein.
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24 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
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
Prison Action News 10.2 Late But Worth It
Prison Action News Volume 10 Issue 2 is now available!
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21 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons
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
Boston Common Right Wing Rally Fizzles Out as 50 Face 10,000 Counter Protesters 19 Aug 2017
BOSTON —

Most of the crowds have dispersed after the controversial "Free Speech Rally" disbanded before it ever really began, but some lingering crowds continue to clash with police near Boston Common.

The controversial rally on the Common was met with overwhelming opposition Saturday morning as thousands of people surrounded the cordoned-off bandstand and another 10,000 or more marched to the area from Roxbury.
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19 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Organizing
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