[Marxism] Fwd: What strategies will stop the far right? | SocialistWorker.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Aug 16 15:51:09 MDT 2017


Portland's social justice community did the left everywhere a great 
service by refusing to buckle in the face of calls to demobilize. It 
showed that the far right won't go unopposed, even if city officials 
prefer that outcome, by creating a space for people to make their voices 
heard, despite the understandable fear many felt in the white 
supremacist's stabbing spree.

That fear can be compounded by the tactics pursued by some on the 
left--known as "Antifa" or Black Bloc--who seek to engage in street 
fighting with the neo-Nazis.

Though this approach appears to contrast with the liberal case for not 
protesting or protesting away from the far right, the outcome can be the 
same--namely, undermining the basis for a mass mobilization against the 
far right by people who can and should be organized to confront the 


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