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Boston Caravan to Oppose Racists in York, PA Saturday, January 12
07 Jan 2002
The National Alliance, the World Church of the Creator, and the Eastern Hammerskins are converging on York, PA. Help us be hundreds to oppose them!

Since the call below was issued, the National Alliance has contacted the FBI trying to convince them to prosecute Anti-racist groups on conspiracy to deny civil rights (due to another call for this event) and threatened ARA groups that they will be armed. Furthermore, it has come to light that a section of the Eastern Hammerskins will also be present, making this quite the event for the racists, as three organizations will be present, the National Alliance, the World Church of the Creator, and the Eastern Hammerskins.

Over the last several months racist groups on the East coast have been gaining strength as well as confidence. They have organized several rallies in Washington, DC where they almost outnumbered anti-racists and managed to carry out their plans without much interference.

Because of this, several groups from across the region have decided that enough is enough, and that York should mark a turning point where we show the racists that this has gone too far. In order to do this we need to have a large and organized presence. Already, affinity groups and contingents from Baltimore, Columbus, Philadelphia, Washington, New Jersey, New York, and of course York itself have confirmed that they will be present to oppose the racists. Police have already admitted that they expect at least 200 anti-racists to be present.

In order to make this mobilization as strong as possible, Barricada is organizing caravan travel from Boston to York. We intend to leave Friday afternoon (January 11th) and be back by Saturday night (January 12th). Housing will be provided to those who come. We really need to be as many as possible in order to repeat the success of Wallingford.

If you would like to come, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin to calculate how many cars will be needed (if you can provide your own car and you can take others that would be greatly appreciated) and so that we can inform you of the time and place of departure.

We understand that York, PA is a fair distance away, but we feel that the situation warrants the trip.

Antifascists Always!

The Barricada Collective
barricadacollective (at)
As many of you may or may not be aware, the white supremacist group, World Church of the Creator and their leader Matt Hale will be coming to the Martin Library in York, Pa on January 12th.

The WCOTC is notorious for picking a town with a present or past racial conflict and exploiting the situation to gain new members. This time they are coming to York, Pa because of a race riot that took place in 1969 where a black woman was killed in a hail of gunfire by white youths. The mayor, who at the time was a cop, is being charged with inciting white youths to kill black people.

A few months ago, boneheads were arrested in South Jersey for breaking into a black couple's home and beating them with baseball bats while they slept. Bonehead attacks have also occurred in Baltimore outside of shows. To put it simply, shit is getting out of hand! The WCOTC has also threatened to crash the town of York's local unity rally. We need to show up in record numbers, TO SEND THEM RUNNING and NEVER LET THEM HAVE THE STREETS!

So far this call to action is being endorsed by Philly ARA, Columbus ARA, Goshen, IN ARA, Barricada Collective, and Tute Nere. Email: Philly_ARA

directions from philadelphia: take 76 west to 83 south.

from Pittsburgh, and western pa: take 76 east, all the way to 83 south from north jersey: take 78 west into Pennsylvania, all the way to 83 south.

from 83 south: take the George st exit 22, once you reach the end of the on ramp, you want to go straight, but there is an island in the middle of the road preventing you from doing that, so just go right, turn around on that road back towards the intersection, and make a right onto George st. keep driving until you get into the center of york. we will be meeting at the corner of George and market sts in the town square at 10:30am. don't forget to bloc up.
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