CAN Stands with Rudy Martinez

CAN Stands with Rudy Martinez

The great anticolonial philosopher Frantz Fanon once declared, “The Negro enslaved by his inferiority, the white man enslaved by his superiority, alike behave in accordance with a neurotic orientation.” By “enslaved,” Fanon meant that both white people and non-white people were made less human, less free, by racism and white supremacy. True liberation of humanity, Fanon argued, would come when Black and White were “free” of the plague of racism itself, meaning when “ whiteness” no longer meant superiority over…

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LESSONS FROM A SHUT DOWN: AN AFTER REPORT ON WINTRICH EVENT AT UCONN

LESSONS FROM A SHUT DOWN: AN AFTER REPORT ON WINTRICH EVENT AT UCONN

A Report from UConn CAN Many of us here at UConn are still reeling from the most intense political clash we’ve seen on campus in years.  You’ve probably seen the news, but here’s a quick recap. White nationalist, Milo-wannabe, Lucian Wintrich comes to campus for a speech. At least 75% of the 200-member audience there are hostile, with at least 100 other hostile people outside who couldn’t get in.  Students of color and queer students formed a significant part of…

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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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