As stated in my previous post, a group of National Socialist (nazis) and their friends plan a rally in Kansas City this weekend. I plan to join many others at the Jackson County Courthouse where white supremacists plan to meet to let them know what the people of Kansas City think of their ilk. A few miles away in a large park, far from the action, another group of folks including city officials, political figures, establishment community leaders, representatives of various not for profits and NGOs will hold a talk fest to talk about it all in their version of how best to fight fascism, racism, nazism.
Scission has already made clear where it stands:
Scission believes that a disciplined, yet free, counter rally in sight of the white supremacists makes far more sense then holding some festival far from the scene. Scission believes a large turnout at the Courthouse counter rally is important for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the safety of those counter demonstrating. It is also important that the white supremacists see what Kansas Citians really think of them, hear directly what Kansas Citians have to say to them, understand that Kansas Citians are not afraid of them. Scission calls upon those planning the far away event to reconsider or, at a minimum, to let those who attend their rally know that another event is happening which will express our outrage directly without any intent of violence.
There are in fact a whole range of tactics advocated by various and asundry forces on how best to fight white supremacists when they make an appearance. They range from direct conflrontation, to non violent confrontation, to ignoring their presence, to demonstrating somewhere else where there are no white supremacists around, to listening to speeches, to this that and the other thing.
Today, I want to cite what a group predominately made up of ex-Jewish servicemen, some women, and some non Jews as well in Britain decided to do...and did...to fight the spread of fascism in Britain after World War II. They took the direct approach, but they did more than just physically break up fascist rallys in some sort of spontanious manner. Known as The 43 Group these folks spyed on, scouted out, infiltrated, propagandized and carried out basically a military style operation to upend, succesfully I might add, the Mosely movement which was gaining a foothold in Britain at the time with its fascist, Jew hating rhetoric and physical attacks. The 43 Group essentially said, "Not on our watch."
Posted below are two articles and a video.
First from Workers's Liberty
Fighting fascists after 1945