A second press release from the General Defense Committee on the shooting of a member on the University of Washington's Seattle campus on Friday, January 20.
Received from "Stockholm/Swedish Syndicalists" "As a local branch we are stunned by the new of shooting of a Fellow Worker (FW) and comrade. Not surprising though, after what we understand what is happening in the US. Please let us know if more help is needed. Please forward - when and if possible - our solidarity … Continue reading Solidarity Letter to Seattle FW from Sweden
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 IWW and GDC member were attacked and shot at an antifascist protest against Milo at the University of Washington in Seattle. This is an appeal for solidarity actions and funds to support the fellow workers' recovery.