Unbelievable, Nazis in Minneapolis! Minneapolis? The home of Teamsters local 574 and the Baldies? The National Socialist Movement, who seem to be everywhere these days, are threatening to demonstrate against an anti-racist event at a local YWCA in the city. The NSM are a straight-up Nazi outfit and increasingly active and national. Under no circumstance should they be permitted by to organize in Minneapolis or anywhere else.
Minneapolis has long been a center of anti-fascist and ant-racist organizing and there hasn’t been any open fascist presence in the city in many years. The NSM know this history better than anyone and their threat must be taken seriously. For years at anti-fascist demos Anti-Racist-Action had organized the arrival of the crew from Minneapolis doubled whatever forces were already there. Well before ARA Minneapolis was leading the way on politicizing the apolitical, street fighting crews that had come together around the influx of fascists into the scene. Nazis in Minneapolis? This is a threat to every anti-racist.
If you are in that area get out there and join this demo:
Press Release: This Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, the neo-nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM) has threatened to demonstrate against an anti-racist workshop being held at the YWCA on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. The NSM has declared the anti-racist organizers “traitors” to white supremacy.
This provocation also has a wider goal: The NSM has been holding racist anti-immigrant rallies in southern Minnesota, and now they are seeking to establish a presence inside the City of Minneapolis. For years Minneapolis has been a virtual “no-go” area for organized racist activity, due to the efforts of young anti-racist organizers.
In the wake of the racist attacks in Brooklyn Park last week, the nazis’ threat cannot be ignored. They plan to bring their racist, homophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic message of division and hate right into the heart of the city. They must not go unopposed!
10:00 am Saturday
October 3rd 2009
Lake Street & 22nd Ave (outside the Midtown YWCA)
Solidarity Against Racism!
No to the Nazis!