Punching Nazis: A discussion of antifascist tactics (JAN 28)

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We’ve all been captivated by the footage of Richard Spencer, the founder of the Neo-Nazi “alt-right” movement, getting sucker punched during an interview where he was justifying his dangerous, genocidal beliefs.

The tactics exhibited in DC, anti-fascism, are a form of activism, or a political movement, now almost a century old. Anti-fascism stands in stark contrast to the arguments of some who claim that every viewpoint deserves to be given a platform. Anti-fascists, by contrast, believe that nationalism, racism, and neo-nazis are inherently violent, and that acting, even violently, against those who advocate genocide is self-defense.

At this informal workshop, we’ll have a brief discussion of the history and tactics of anti-fascism, and view a few videos of antifa activists in action. Then, we hope to have a lively and inspiring discussion about the self-defense of oppressed and endangered communities.

While we’re interested in discussing the hows and whys and history of anti-fascism, at Oh Shit! What Now? we believe that PUNCHING NAZIS IS ALWAYS GOOD* and plan to begin our discussions from that viewpoint.

We strive to make all Oh Shit! What Now? events a space free of oppression, so please leave your bullshit at home. For more information on our group, our safer spaces policy and our rules, please see our FAQ.

*To clarify, we’re open to discussing all antifa tactcs, including nonviolent ones, but not interested in debating the morality of punching Nazis.

Class details

  • What? Punching Nazis: A discussion of antifascist tactics
  • When? January 28, 7-9 pm
  • Where? MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E North Loop Blvd, Austin, Texas 78751
  • Why? Because punching Nazis will never go out of style … until every Nazi has been punched.
  • FREE.
  • MonkeyWrench Books is wheelchair accessible, and a short walk from several bus lines.

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