It’s been a brutal winter, hasn’t it? But neither rain nor sleet nor snow no subzero temperatures nor deadly windchill could keep antifascists from their appointed rounds of keeping the streets nazi-free, which means that some of our antifa friends got into a bit of a jam as a result. Here’s how The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund was put to good use over the last three months:
- We ensured that nine anti-fascists in Ottawa, Canada had the money they need to defend themselves against fabricated charges after they confronted a gang of Islamophobes & their taxpayer-funded police bodyguards.
- We also defended four antifa – three of them transwomen – that tried to have a frank discussion with “Genocide Jimmy” Marr about his mobile anti-semitic billboard and were assaulted for their efforts. We’re happy to report in this case all charges against the anti-fascists were dropped!
- We provided legal support to a London antifascist arrested by the Met after successfully thwarting an Islamophobic march through the city.
- We helped legendary DC antifascist Louise Thundercloud get the dental surgery she needed after getting her teeth smashed out (courtesy of the Philly police!) while opposing the Proud Boys in Philadelphia.
- We helped OG Portland antifa Luke pay for much-needed physical therapy to help him restore movement in his legs after he was targeted by nazis and gunned down in the streets, leaving him paralyzed. Happy to report that he’s making huge progress thanks to the therapy he’s now getting!
- We help Oleg, a Russian antifascist forced to seek asylum in Finland, reunite with his family & keep them safe from continued death threats from Russian nazis, facilitated by their friends in the police.
We think that’s a pretty good three-month record of accomplishments – helping anti-fascists fight bullshit charges, repair injuries, reunite with the families, and even walk again! None of that would happen without the generous support and donations from anti-fascists all around the world. The Defence Fund relies 100% on donations from people just like you to do what we do. Ensure that we’ll always be there to back up anti-fascists no matter where they are by making a donation to the Defence Fund today!