CAN Statement of Solidarity with Migrant Caravan and Call to Action

CAN Statement of Solidarity with Migrant Caravan and Call to Action

The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) emerged in response to the fascist strategy of promoting a white-supremacist and nationalist project centered, in part, in covert and overt violence against immigrant, undocumented, and black and brown student communities on college and university campuses. At the same time, CAN recognized that this on-campus strategy had as its counterpart similar campaigns of violence against members of these communities beyond the bounds of the academic institution. From its inception, CAN saw these dual arenas of…

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CAN Statement on Pittsburgh

CAN Statement on Pittsburgh

The Campus Antifascist Network mourns the brutal killing of eleven at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Many of those killed were in fact older people in their 70s and 80s. They had grown up in a world still reeling from the effects of fascism, and anti-semitism. Yet that did not prevent them from working earnestly to help Muslim refugees. And for that they were killed by a man filled with the racism, fascism, and bigotry that is a…

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On Free Speech and the Fight Against Fascism

On Free Speech and the Fight Against Fascism

The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) was formed in 2017 to oppose fascism and address the spike in recruitment activity and violent intimidation from fascist groups on college campuses across the United States. Since November, 2016, more than 200 episodes of white supremacist, Nazi and neo-Nazi activity have occurred on U.S. college campuses.   As has been widely observed, a falsely absolute notion of “free speech” has so far provided the protective sanctuary for much of the new fascist mobilization to…

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CAN Petition in Support of Professor Randa Jarrar

CAN Petition in Support of Professor Randa Jarrar

    The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) condemns in the strongest possible terms the campaign of slander and harassment directed at Randa Jarrar, an accomplished creative writer and Associate Professor of English at California State University, Fresno, over her personal tweets that call attention to Barbara Bush’s documented racism.  The University Administration’s claim that Professor Jarrar’s comments were “beyond free speech” are de facto violations of her rights to free speech and academic freedom.   CAN has initiated a petition,…

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CAN Endorses Columbia University’s Academic Freedom Week

CAN Endorses Columbia University’s Academic Freedom Week

Columbia University College Republicans’ broadest possible understanding of free speech has been used to corner the University into welcoming fascists and white-nationalists into academic space, as if such political stances were not themselves instances of violence inflicted on the academic community at Columbia and the community surrounding it.  The Campus Antifascist Network has been a strong advocate for scholars and students under threat by the alt-right.  It has released a statement of support for Dartmouth scholar Mark Bray when he…

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Colorado Springs Campus Antifascist Network Calls for Public Meeting

Colorado Springs Campus Antifascist Network Calls for Public Meeting

Dear faculty / students / staff / friends, In response to white nationalist posters found on the UCCS campus at the end of February, your friendly local chapter of the Campus Antifascist Network is holding a public meeting on Thursday, March 15th, at 12:30 at Sanatorium Grounds in the University Center. The question of the meeting… How do we create a campus culture that makes it difficult / uncomfortable / impossible for racism / sexism / homophobia / xenophobia /…

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New CAN Chapter at Folsom Lake College!

New CAN Chapter at Folsom Lake College!

Aren’t community colleges where a diverse array of students from all walks of life come together to start their pathway to higher education? Maybe. But at Folsom Lake College, located in a conservative suburb of Sacramento—home to white nationalist groups, like the Golden State Skinheads, Sacto Skins, Traditionalist Workers Party, and other alt-right boneheads—we have major problems. Despite the institution’s commitment to diversity and equity, we are a hotbed for ultra-nationalism and overtly racist activity. A lot of this new…

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CAN Statement: Help MSU Mobilize Against Richard Spencer!

CAN Statement: Help MSU Mobilize Against Richard Spencer!

The Campus Antifascist Network offers its unequivocal support for the community-based movements at Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Michigan (UM) to resist white supremacist Richard Spencer and his violent, neo-fascist supporters. University administrations at MSU and UM continue to willfully endanger the communities they’re supposed to serve by caving to the demands of dangerous people, like Spencer and his alt-right followers, who preach “ethnic cleansing” and bring murderous violence wherever they go. In response, the #StopSpencer coalitions…

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CAN Stands in Solidarity with the Mercy Junction Six!

CAN Stands in Solidarity with the Mercy Junction Six!

The Campus Antifascist Network stands in solidarity with the Mercy Junction Six who have been arrested and charged for protesting the appearance of Neo-Nazi Wayne Heimbach at the University of Tennessee. The arrests took place February 19th during a non-violent protest against Heimbach’s invited lecture on the UT campus. The Traditional Worker Party is a white supremacist, anti-semitic organization. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, in 2013, Heimbach praised neo-Nazi David Duke and joined a cross and swastika lighting…

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CAN Statement of Solidarity with the International Women’s Strike

CAN Statement of Solidarity with the International Women’s Strike

The Campus Antifascist Network Steering Committee endorses the International Women’s Strike (U.S.) call to strike on March 8th against gender violence, the men who commit it, and the social system that protects them. In our fight against fascist misogyny we join IWS in recognizing that misogynist vitriol lashes out in with particular violence against black and brown women as well as Muslim, Indigenous, Immigrant women, and women subject to U.S. empire. We agree that the #metoo movement, with its reverberations…

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