Last week we handled two requests for help from either side of the Channel! Over in the UK, an antifascist in Bristol was dealing with legal costs related to their arrest after protesting an Islamophobe hate rally last fall. If there were true justice, our Bristol pal would have been lavishly awarded for standing up to hate in their community, but no such luck. So we were happy to do what we could do to help them pay off the financial costs of putting themselves on the line like that.
Meanwhile on the other side of the Channel, two Parisian antifa are facing serious charges after they allegedly attacked a neo-nazi implicated in the murder of Clément Meric. It’s interesting how white supremacists can stab people to death with total impunity and face no repercussions from the state but when they turn around and fabricate utter nonsense about being set upon by “vengeful antifa,” the full force of the law comes down on whichever antifa the fash point the finger at. And by “interesting” we mean “fucking disgusting.”
Anywho, we stand with our Parisian friends and will do whatever we can do to ensure they are well-equipped to defend themselves – in the courts or in the streets!
If you’ve made a donation to The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund then please know that you are directly responsible for helping out our three comrades in Bristol and Paris, along with everyone else that we’ve supported over the last 2.75 years. Here’s to you! If you haven’t made a donation to The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund, here’s how to do it.