Video Interview with Hex, IWW/GDC member and UW-Seattle Shooting Survivor

Talking Stick TV, has released a video version of a previously-shared interview with Hex, who was shot in an act of political violence on the University of Washington, Seattle campus, on January 20. The General Defense Committee (GDC) of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) has been attempting to support this Fellow Worker and Defender … Continue reading Video Interview with Hex, IWW/GDC member and UW-Seattle Shooting Survivor

All Out Against Fascism and Hate on March 31st!

A downloadable version of this Press Release may be downloaded here: gdc.14.2017.03.17.M31.PR.1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: The Twin Cities General Defense Committee, Local 14 Email: tc-gdc-lst@iww.org Date: March 22, 2017 STAND FOR EACH OTHER! STOP FASCISM & HATE - ALL OUT ON MARCH 31st! In solidarity with the antifascist who was shot and nearly murdered in … Continue reading All Out Against Fascism and Hate on March 31st!

UW-Seattle Shooting Victim is Anti-Racist Organizer; Victim was de-escalating conflict at protest when shot

UW-Seattle Shooting Victim is Anti-Racist Organizer ; Victim was de-escalating conflict at protest when shot. The victim of the shooting at University of Washington's Seattle Campus (UW-Seattle) on Friday, January 20, 2017, is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the IWW's General Defense Committee (GDC), an anti-racist and anti-fascist organization. He was present at the protests against Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Friday night to oppose Milo's hateful speech, which encourages violence towards minority groups, and has resulted in actual violence in the past. The victim spent the period prior to being shot de-escalating conflicts between protesters and counter-protesters.

A Crossroads in Saint Cloud: Culture War or Rebuilding Together

This is a long form essay on the situation in Saint Cloud following the knife attack by Dirhan Adan, the backlash against Somalis that followed, and the resistance to that backlash. Written in several sections, it explores how the anti-refugee far right is using Islamophobia as a cover for their attack on the working class, compares and contrasts this anti-immigrant sentiment with the historical anti-German sentiment that helped form St Cloud's history of tension and resistance, and analyzes the city's economic conditions. It puts forward a call for community working class unity to push for housing, wages, and jobs, and against attempts by the far right to push cultural warfare.