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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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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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CAN Statement on Free Speech and College Campuses

CAN Statement on Free Speech and College Campuses

The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) was formed last year 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 grow…

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CAN Statement in Support of Tariq Khan

CAN Statement in Support of Tariq Khan

TO: Assistant Dean of Students, Rony Die: [email protected] Associate Dean of Students, Justin Brown: [email protected]   The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) condemns in the strongest possible terms the campaign of vilification and harassment directed at Tariq Khan, a doctoral student in the History Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, instigated and sponsored by Turning Point USA (TPUSA) and its associated media arm, Campus Reform.  We demand that the University’s Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) drop all university disciplinary…

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CAN Statement of Solidarity in Response to Racist Flyers Appearing on University of South Carolina’s Campus

CAN Statement of Solidarity in Response to Racist Flyers Appearing on University of South Carolina’s Campus

The Campus Antifascist Network stands in solidarity with the African-American Studies Department at University of South Carolina.  Today racist thugs plastered fliers across the department containing disgusting and dehumanizing racist epithets, which we will not repeat here.  We refuse to be intimidated by these cowardly acts of white supremacy, and recognize these flyering campaigns as only the most recent in a series of racist episodes across the state of South Carolina, several of which have targeted University campuses. The spread…

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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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