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News :: DNC
All Out For Valley Forge!
05 Sep 2004
With the Bush administration firmly entrenched in power, true fascists – an assortment of neo-Nazi and other far-right groups – are no longer afraid to organize publicly, far from their home base of support. The National Socialist Movement (NSM) is planning a large public demonstration on September 25th in Valley Forge, PA. The NSM, who refer to themselves as “America’s Nazi Party,” feel no need to hide in their homes in Minnesota, and have instead chosen a location on the East Coast less than half an hour from the very multi-racial and multi-cultural City of Philadelphia. We in Anti-Racist Action are planning a counter-demonstration to oppose these fascists, and are inviting all those who believe in freedom and equality to join us in sending the NSM a strong message that fascist scum are not welcome in Pennsylvania!
September 25th, 2004
Valley Forge National Battlefield
Valley Forge, PA

With the Bush administration firmly entrenched in power, true fascists – an assortment of neo-Nazi and other far-right groups – are no longer afraid to organize publicly, far from their home base of support. The National Socialist Movement (NSM) is planning a large public demonstration on September 25th in Valley Forge, PA. The NSM, who refer to themselves as “America’s Nazi Party,” feel no need to hide in their homes in Minnesota, and have instead chosen a location on the East Coast less than half an hour from the very multi-racial and multi-cultural City of Philadelphia. We in Anti-Racist Action are planning a counter-demonstration to oppose these fascists, and are inviting all those who believe in freedom and equality to join us in sending the NSM a strong message that fascist scum are not welcome in Pennsylvania!

While it may appear that the NSM is just a fringe group, especially here on the East Coast, and that it is not worthwhile to oppose such a group, it is important to note that there is currently a power vacuum in the white power movement. With Matt Hale, the leader of the World Church of the Creator in jail, and the death of William Pierce, the founder and head of the National Alliance, other fascist scum are feeling lost without any strong leadership. Other white power organizations like the NSM realize that this power vacuum exists and are attempting to fill it. It is for this reason that the NSM will attract fascists of all stripes – in numbers – to their demonstration in Valley Forge. Neo-Nazis are currently seeking organization, structure, and public organizing – all of which they will be looking to the NSM for on September 25th.

For this reason alone, it is of utmost importance that anti-fascists show a huge amount of opposition in Valley Forge. This is not a time that we can we can sit back and ignore the organizing fascists are currently engaging in. We CANNOT give the neo-Nazis any room to organize and recruit. We must not allow the existing power vacuum to be filled. We must be there on September 25th in Valley Forge to take away any illusion of organization and power the NSM is trying to present. We must stand up and join together, sending a clear message that such activity is not welcome in our communities.

Please join us in opposing the NSM rally in Valley Forge. Let’s send these neo-Nazis home knowing that their behavior will not be tolerated here in PA, or anywhere else. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Philadelphia Anti-Racist Action – philly_ara (at) yahoo.com

In solidarity, Philadelphia Anti-Racist Action
See also:
http://www.aranet.org/forge/

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SATURDAY, THE 25TH? I'LL BE THERE!
05 Sep 2004
Americans should be outraged at racist. I'm appalled. 21st century? Still bigots of all sorts in America. Time to send these assholes a message!
(I grew up in the 60's and 70's. Seeing racists problems throughout our country.)
Time to send these wanna bees a message!
Re: All Out For Valley Forge!
06 Sep 2004
"We must not allow the existing power vacuum to be filled."

--Nature abhors a vacuum.