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(en) US, Organize to Stop Racism and Neo-Nazism in Cadillac!

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2004 10:33:57 +0200 (CEST)

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The following is one of two leaflets issued by anti-authoritarians at a
counter demonstration against a neo-Nazi “Unity” event. The event was held
in the northern Michigan town of Cadillac. The fascist event was sponsored
by a Michigan Unit of the NSM (National Socialist Movement).
This leaflet was wrote up the anarchist group NightVision. Memebers of
NightVision joined with the organization, DIRECT ACTION, to protest the fascists.
Organize to Stop Racism and Neo-Nazism in Cadillac!
Racists on the rise – Organize to Shut Em’ Down!
Michigan is seeing a rise in racist and White Supremacist organizing.
Recent events include public events like the one here today in Cadillac as
well as in Detroit last weekend. We have seen neo-nazi groups mass
distribute white supremacist literature around Flint. And throughout
southern Michigan there are reports of racist White Power gangs recruiting
at high schools.

Neo-Nazis like the National Socialist Movement, National Alliance and the
KKK have a long history in Michigan. Over the last couple of years these
groups have been on the down low and slipping into inactivity, but this
may be changing. This spike in activity could be a new push to reactivate
the White Supremacist movement in Michigan. Were not gonna let this go

Once racist nazi gangs get a foot hold in our towns and on our streets
their strength and confidence grows. As these groups become more powerful
they try to control the youth scenes through intimidation and violence. It
is typical of neo-nazi groups to terrorize those who speak against them,
or even those who try get out of their movement. This past year saw Nazis
in Flint kill a young man who refused to join their group. Acts like
these can be stepping stones towards more organized and sophisticated
forms of racist movement building. We have to get together, organize an
antiracist response and smash the Nazis and their agenda!

Fighting For our Future – Class struggle, not Race Hate

Across Michigan and the Midwest we are seeing our communities fall into
crisis. Under funded schools rarely offer a meaningful education;
increasing unemployment because corporations are moving jobs to other
parts of the globe - where they can exploit other poor and working people;
and an overall sense of loss of our community where the things we own take
priority over our friends and families, all of these are running us into
the ground and it’s time we step up and take action.

But what can we do? The Nazis and racists blame everyone except those who
are the real enemy – the boss class and corporate money makers. The source
of our problems comes from the government and a ruling class that takes
advantage of us and has made it big at our expense - all our expenses
regardless of color or culture. While the racists and Nazis try to further
divide working people, the answers they proclaim only deepen the crisis
and prevent us from finding a true collective answer to our common
problems – problems that span across lines of color, birthplace, or
language. Real solutions can only come from a united effort of many
peoples that is dedicated to uplifting all working and poor peoples!

Who Are We

We are working people, we are students, we are people in the community. We
are Queers, we are Straights, and we are people who refuse to be defined
by any label and love who we choose to love! We come from all kinds of
different backgrounds and cultural up bringing, and we are committed to
fighting racism, Fascism and White Supremacy!

We are a part of an international movement that is working to build
confidence and courage in our communities and class. We are for the
complete re-organization of this world and are fighting to empower those
of us on the bottom who are used and abused by those on the top. Change
will only come from a movement that fights for the benefit of all.

We confess that the problems facing us are difficult and that answers are
difficult to come by. But we firmly lay down that the violence, racism and
class division the Nazis represent will only keep the problems around. The
first steps in making solutions has to be in stopping the Nazis and
racists! Through ideas, and if necessary, through force we need to
organize to defeat them! Native, Black, Latino, Asian and White – together
we will win!

Diversity - Solidarity – Working Class Pride!

The flier was issued by the NightVision Anarchist Collective. NightVision
is a member collective of the Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist
Collectives – Great Lakes

NightVision Anarchist Collective - PO Box 4502 - East Lansing MI 48826
FRAC: http://www.frac.ws

DIRECT ACTION!: http://www.direct-action.net/

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