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Announcement :: Race
Stop the Nazis! - Organizing Meeting, Sat. 4/30 - 4pm
29 Apr 2005
Stop the Nazis from speaking in Boston!
STOP THE NAZIS!

URGENT! The NAZIs are planning to come to Boston. We have to stop them. Billy Roper, head of the neo-NAZI group "White Revolution" has announced plans to lead a protest of the Holocaust memorial to be conducted at Faneuil Hall on May 8th.

Why do we have to oppose them? The right wing has become confident in recent months, and this in turn has emboldened the far-right. The evidence? The "Minutemen" were allowed to roam the Arizona borderland unopposed in their vigilante and racist hunt of Latinos suspected of being undocumented immigrants last month, leading to several episodes of human rights violations. In Boston, violence against gays and lesbians was up 30% last year. History has shown that if fascists are unopposed, they can gain a foothold and recruit others to their views. This in turn allows the "official" right wing to push forward their agenda (think: Death Penalty in Massachusetts, an end to gay marriage, etc.) and makes far right fascist politics even more accessible. We can stop this cycle by coming out in large numbers to demonstrate to the NAZIs that they are not welcome in our city and that they will not recruit a base of support here! This is exactly what was done by hundreds of activists when the NAZIs last came to town in 1994. They were run out of town and haven't been back for eleven years. We have to show them that they are still unwelcome in Boston!

URGENT! Come to an organizing meeting to plan our counter protest! Saturday, April 30th at 4pm at the Harvard University Science Center, room 304.

Directions: Harvard Sq. on the Red Line, walk through Harvard Yard and out the other side. Science Center is just beyond the gates.

Contact nonazisinboston (at) yahoo.com for more information.

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Re: Stop the Nazis! - Organizing Meeting, Sat. 4/30 - 4pm
30 Apr 2005
This is important - I'll come by as fast as I can after work...
THANK YOU for organizing this.
Re: Stop the Nazis! - Organizing Meeting, Sat. 4/30 - 4pm
01 May 2005
My experience is that it's best to show up with a counter-protest many times their size, but to let them hang themselves with their own bullshit and laugh at them.

They look like ranting idiots while surrounded by a positive counter-protest.

If you get confrontational and especailly if it comes to violence, it works in their favor. They can play the martyr role and (maybe rightfully) claim that they are being denied free speech.

Just don't play into their hands. They're looking for someone to pick a fight so they can brag about how they're bravely defending whatever bullshit it is they believe in. No one brags about being laughed at.