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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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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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