Call to Action

On August 12, the alt-right plans to descend on our small town of Charlottesville, VA. Right now they claim to be bringing as many as 1,000 people to terrorize and intimidate anyone who disagrees with their ideology of white supremacy and toxic masculinity. We must outnumber them in order to #DefendCville. This is an all call to everyone across the nation who feels called to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville to shout loud and clear that we say absolutely #NoNewKKK. Bring your friends, bring your skills, bring your voices, we are deeply grateful for every offer of support. To coordinate affinity groups, connect with housing options or ask questions of local organizers, email mailto:Defend.Cville@protonmail.com. #NoNewKKK #DefendCville

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Solidarity Cville re-emphasizes the public safety threat of 'Unite the Right'

Mayor Signer, City Manager Jones, and members of city council, for weeks you reiterated that the only protest of the Klan that you would tolerate on July 8 in Injustice Park was to wear black and silently turn our backs on the white supremacist violence that you welcomed into our city and expended exorbitant resources to protect. You have stated, Mayor Signer, that “intolerance in government tends to breed incompetence.” We witnessed the appalling measure of that incompetence in the police’s brutal repression of non-violent protest on July 8.

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ADL includes Jason Kessler in List of 'Who's Who' Guide of Extremists

On Tuesday, the Anti-Defamation League released a list of 36 key figures in the alt-right/alt-light movement(s). The list included lifelong Charlottesville resident Jason Kessler, a violent “alt-right activist and white supremacist” and one of the organizers of the August 12 “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. ADL’s list also includes Corey Stewart, failed gubernatorial candidate and Kessler supporter.

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Injured Community Members Expose Police Brutality at July 8 Anti-Klan Protest in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA – Community members injured by police at Saturday’s city-sanctioned KKK rally are speaking out about the brutality of area police forces against Charlottesville residents. Supporters of those injured by the police demand that the City of Charlottesville make amends for unwarranted escalation. Redress must include dropping all charges against those arrested Saturday, and dropping previous charges against local racial justice activist Veronica Fitzhugh. Included are documented instances of police brutality against community members.

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Charlottesville Residents Confront KKK

Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville residents will confront the KKK in its city-sanctioned rally at Justice Park on Saturday, July 8th. They will hold a #BlocKKKParty to show the vibrancy of collective energy to resist intimidation and initiate change. This action is one step in a larger campaign to make reparations for the city’s history of racist terror and abuse. In facing these racist terrorists, local activists demand an end to Charlottesville policies and practices that target people of color and uphold white supremacy.

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