GOP and Far Right Cater to Hate Groups in Effort to Demonize Antifa

Social and traditional media has been foaming at the mouth since the announcement that the 82nd Avenue of the Roses Parade was canceled, at the behest of its organizing group, The 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association. But in the midst of the controversy, Rose City Antifa would like to make some facts clear: One anonymous and absurd email making unclear threats of disruption, disavowed by the primary activist group planning to protest a group participating the parade, was the only source of the “threat of violence” cited as reason for cancelling the entire parade.

Unpacking the March4Trump: Klan, Police, and III%ers Oh My!

On March 4th, supporters of Trump’s proto-fascist presidency took to the streets nationwide in a variety of rallies and marches. In response, counter protesters organized in a number of different ways to shut down these events, with varying degrees of success. While, between local and alternative media, much has already been written about the events that took place in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Beyond the overt pro-Trump agenda though that the marchers were supporting, the Oregon “March4Trump” served as a vehicle for the more insidious agenda of white nationalist and militia movement groups.

Getting The Band Back Together: RCA Joins TORCH Network

We are pleased to announce Rose City Antifa joined the TORCH Network, a national solidarity network of anti-fascist groups founded in 2013. For those unfamiliar with the history of our organization, Rose City Antifa (RCA) was created in 2007 and the same year joined the Anti-Racist Action (ARA) Network which was founded in 1988. When ARA was dissolved in 2013 and reformed as TORCH. RCA decided to go autonomous. However with the Trump election and a massive upsurge in fascist violence, we feel it is vital to once again coordinate antifascist resistance through a national network.

Keep Alt-Right Superstar Milo Yiannopoulos Out of Portland

{{ UPDATE: After the phone jam began PSU called to let us know the event was cancelled.}} Trump fanboy Milo Yiannopoulos, a far right ideologue and mouthpiece of the Alternative Right, is bringing his hate-filled speaking tour to Portland State University on January 18th, 2017. In light of the resurgence of racist and fascist activity on campus, the university's decision to provide a platform for such unbridled bigotry is one we at Rose City Antifa cannot ignore.

The Wolves of Vinland: a Fascist Countercultural “Tribe” in the Pacific Northwest

Over recent years, a host of new organizations and projects have surfaced in the US, attempting to rebrand fascism for new audiences. For several decades fascist organizing has been associated with the hijacking of “skinhead” fashion and culture, but increasingly the fascist Right moves in other scenes as well. Fascist organizers intend to build countercultural visibility and appeal to disaffected working class whites, who may already be active in a subculture of some form.

Online Fascists Attempt Action on Portland Streets

Florida fascist Atlee Yarrow is trying to organize an open carry protest to shut down a movie screening at a Portland synagogue, doing this from afar using Facebook organizing. The attempted protest is the latest in a series of internet-instigated campaigns to bolster the white supremacist movement in our region. Perhaps the first in this series was a Portland State White Student Union page that surfaced on Facebook last November; this was part of a wider internet effort in which false White Student Union pages popped up for colleges and universities across the country.

International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners: #PostcardsToPrisoners 2016

​​July 25th, 2016 marks the second annual International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners . Last year antifascists around the globe participated in a variety of ways in an inspirational and powerful show of solidarity. Rose City Antifa will again be doing the Postcards To Prisoners campaign, this time for the whole month of July. We are kicking things off with a benefit show at Anarres Infoshop this Friday July 1st .

Augustus Invictus Meet & Greet Report Back

Invictus giving a speech in Jacksonville, FL in front of a Rock Against Communism flag ​On the evening of March 1st, 2016, Augustus Sol Invictus made a disastrous attempt to quietly pass through Portland on his campaign trail, hoping to “meet and greet” fellow neo-fascists in our city. About Invictus Augustus Invictus is a self-proclaimed “American Fascist.

Oregon Synagogue Attacker Out of Prison, Hopes to Rebuild American Front

Jacob Albert Laskey, the ringleader of a 2002 neo-Nazi attack against the Temple Beth Israel synagogue in Eugene, Oregon, has been released from federal prison and has promptly returned to white power organizing on the outside. In particular, Laskey is trying to rebuild the American Front, a bonehead (racist “skinhead”) organization that has fallen into disarray in recent years. Laskey states that he was released from prison on October 13, 2015.

Drawing Lines: Waldteufel and Markus Wolff's Involvement in the New-Right Cultural Movement

Markus Wolff with black sun shirt "Volksfront", ​As a result of public pressure, local musical project Waldteufel was dropped from the line-up for a Portland show by touring band Psychic TV, who played at Euphoria Nightclub on Saturday, December 12th. Complaints about Waldteufel’s presence on the bill began after Portland band Aradia raised criticisms of Waldteufel’s deep involvement in neo-fascist subculture. After making their concerns known, Aradia--who previously were also on the show’s bill--were dropped from the line-up by the organizer for Psychic TV’s Portland stop.