Open Letter to University of Florida President Kent Fuchs: No Platform for Fascist Richard Spencer!

Open Letter to University of Florida President Kent Fuchs: No Platform for Fascist Richard Spencer!

President Fuchs: We at the Campus Antifascist Network, a multi-campus, international organization of scholar-activists, are writing to encourage you to revoke your invitation to  the National Policy Institute to host a speaking event featuring the “alt-right” activist Richard Spencer on the campus of the University of Florida.  You had made the correct decision earlier this semester to not allow Spencer to come because of the cost of ensuring the safety of faculty, staff, and students.  These facts have not changed…

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CAN Condemns CSU Administrative Support for Milo Yiannopoulos

CAN Condemns CSU Administrative Support for Milo Yiannopoulos

The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN), an international, multi-campus organization comprised of activist-scholars and students, denounces the decision of administrators across the California State University system to allow an unapologetically racist, Islamophobic, transphobic, ableist, and misogynistic far-right provocateur like Milo Yiannopoulos a forum for his bigoted social and political views. His past events have made it clear that he is not interested in dialogue or debate—he means merely to provoke, and thus his presence on campus serves no conceivable educational purpose….

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CAN Statement on TPUSA Harassment of Faculty at UNL

CAN Statement on TPUSA Harassment of Faculty at UNL

The Campus Antifascist Network, an international organization of activist-scholars with over four hundred members and eleven active chapters inside the US, condemns the ways the University of Nebraska, Lincoln administration has handled the August 25th Turning Point USA incident on its campus and the manners in which conservative politicians have used the mainstream press to defame an outstanding scholar. Turning Point USA is a billionaire-funded national astro-turf organization that specializes in portraying faculty in a false light and disseminating reports across alt-right media…

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CAN Takes a Knee

CAN Takes a Knee

Muhammad Ali’s historical refusal to participate in the Vietnam War, roundly denouncing US imperialism abroad and racism at home, was more than simply a landmark moment in sports history; it was a socially transformative event that further legitimized dissent against the war effort. A short while later, the Black Power salute given at the 1968 Olympics, when U.S. track-and-field stars John Carlos and Tommy Smith raised their fists during the US national anthem, also to protest the war in Vietnam,…

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Open Letter to CSU Fullerton President Mildred Garcia: Do Not Bring Hate to CSUF!

Open Letter to CSU Fullerton President Mildred Garcia: Do Not Bring Hate to CSUF!

Pres. Mildred Garcia California State University, Fullerton Office of the President 2600 Nutwood Avenue CP-1000 Fullerton, CA  92831 President Garcia: The Campus Antifascist Network, a multi-national, intercollegiate organization of activist-scholars with over four hundred members and eleven active chapters inside the US,  stands in solidarity with CSUF students and faculty in their protest of allowing right-wing hate-monger Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on your campus. As a prominent representative of white nationalism and “men’s rights,” Milo Yiannopoulos is a champion of…

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CAN Statement in Support of Mark Bray

CAN Statement in Support of Mark Bray

President Phil Hanlon Dartmouth College Office of the President 207 Parkhurst Hall Hanover, NH 03755 The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) stands in support of Prof. Mark Bray at Dartmouth College. In so doing, we join the over 100 Dartmouth professors who have already formally expressed solidarity with their colleague, and with the many other faculty and students who are expressing solidarity with Dr. Bray through other channels. Dr. Bray’s scholarship is a testament to Dartmouth’s reputation as a prestigious institution…

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CAN Stands in Solidarity with Professor Mark Bray

CAN Stands in Solidarity with Professor Mark Bray

The Campus Antifascist Network stands in solidarity with Dartmouth Professor Mark Bray, and the Dartmouth faculty defending him. Bray, the author of the book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook, was rebuked by the Dartmouth administration for his scholarly treatment of the antifascist movement in the United States. The Administration wrote, “Statements made by Lecturer in History Mark Bray supporting violent protest do not represent the views of Dartmouth. As an institution, we condemn anything but civil discourse in the exchange of…

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The Power of Solidarity Will Keep Us Safe: Campus Antifascist Network Salutes August 27 Protest in Berkeley

The Power of Solidarity Will Keep Us Safe: Campus Antifascist Network Salutes August 27 Protest in Berkeley

On Sunday, August 27th, a broad and unprecedented coalition of over 100 campus, labor, interfaith, health, service, community justice, socialist and anarchist groups came together at the edge of the UC Berkeley campus to stand united against fascist hatred and white supremacy. Over 3,000 Bay Area students, teachers, and community members denounced with one voice the hatred and bigotry that has inflamed our society; on exhibit most graphically at Charlottesville, but represented broadly in our public life today—from Muslim bans…

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Endorse and Join the Campus Antifascist Network

Endorse and Join the Campus Antifascist Network

The election of Donald Trump has emboldened fascist and white nationalist groups nationwide, on campus and off, and their recent upsurge requires antifascists to take up the call to action once again. Since Trump’s election, fascists, neo-fascists, and their allies have used blatantly Islamophobic, anti-semitic, racist, anti-indigenous misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, and ableist messaging and iconography to recruit to their ranks and intimidate students, faculty and staff. As we wrote this letter, hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists were marching on the…

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