She Defended Us; We’re Defending Her

August 3, 2020: Black Lives Matter protest in Colorado Springs, Co.

If you turned on the news at any point over the last five months then we don’t have to tell you that protesting police brutality & racism is a dangerous thing to do in America circa 2020. Over the summer there were 104 separate car attacks against Black Lives Matter protests. At least five people have been killed while attending a BLM protest.

It should then come as no surprise that those fighting for racial justice by in the streets take threats they receive very seriously. So when people made threats to shoot up and drive cars through a Black Lives Matter protest in Colorado Springs, Co. in August, some BLM protestors came armed.

Happily and like 97.7% of BLM protests, there was no injuries reported, no arrests made, and not really any trouble to speak of, as the livestream from the event attests to.

So you can imagine Sherrie’s surprise a month later when, after attending the protest and making sure everyone was safe, she was sitting at home with her three kids only to have a SWAT team storm her home, hold her children at gunpoint, and take her away in handcuffs, charging her with “riot” and weapons offences that she is plainly innocent of.

Now in addition to raising her family and after defending BLM activists from terrorist threats against them, Sherrie needs to raise thousands of dollars to hire a good legal team to defend her in court. The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund was able to help her with that, but only because of the people who have contributed to the Defence Fund so it’s ready to help people like Sherrie. Please become one of those people by making a contribution today!

Welcome Home.

David Campbell

Being an antifascist can be scary at times. We literally put ourselves in harm’s way when confronting fascists & their kkkop pals. Every time we go out in the streets, we hope that nothing terrible happens to us or to our comrades.

Most of the things we worry about happened to David Campbell. As an antifa in NYC, David went out to protest an appearance by alt-right misogynist and supplement peddler Mike Cernovich. A scuffle broke out which David was in the vicinity of when an NYPD cop overreacted by tackling David, breaking his leg.

As if having one’s leg broken by a cop wasn’t bad enough, this same cop then tried to cover it up by pressing fabricated assault charges against David. The cop’s story quickly fell apart though when David’s lawyers uncovered video evidence that completely contradicted the cop’s claims upon which the charges were based. But instead of dropping the bullshit charges, the DA simply filed different charges that carried a severe sentence possibility, forcing David to accept a plea deal for a crime he didn’t commit and do time.

Happily, David has done his time and is being released from prison this week! However, he’s coming home to a world dramatically transformed by COVID-19, which, when added to the barriers of being a paroled felon, are going to make it super-challenging for him to get back on his feet.

When David was unable to work or earn money because of his broken leg, The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund made sure he could keep a roof over his head and food on the table.

When David was forced to take a plea deal on fabricated charges, The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund made sure he had enough money in his prison commissary to keep him as comfortable as possible while he did his bid.

Now that he’s coming out and needs to get established & settled back in the world, The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund has sent him money to help secure housing, pay off some outstanding medical bills, and buy the time he needs to get his life in order. We encourage you to welcome David home by making a contribution to his support group here. To make sure that the future David Campbells of the world have the help they need when they need it most, we also encourage you to make a contribution to The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund today!