“Fascists have used “free speech” as a façade for attacking faculty who have stood in solidarity with students against the threat that these organizations and individuals pose, and as an excuse to march and organize around slogans drawn directly from “blood and soil” rhetoric of Nazi Germany. White supremacists like Richard Spencer have invoked classic tropes of white supremacy to scapegoat and target immigrants, non-whites and the foreign-born… The so-called ‘alt.right’ and their fellow travelers have also aggressively sought to smear, bully and intimidate faculty, especially faculty of color. Progressive scholars… [have] been threatened with violence, or firing, for strong anti-racist social justice commitments.
“The time to take action is now. We call on all interested individuals and organizations to support or join the Campus Antifascist Network (CAN). CAN will help you organize a local antifascist chapter on your campus that can help support, educate and defend faculty, students and staff, and share information on fascist organizing in the U.S., planned fascist activities, and organized antifascist responses.”
→ MOTION FOR THE TAA TO JOIN THE CAMPUS ANTIFASCIST NETWORK ←
(Not to form a CAN chapter, but to be part of the network and “help support, educate and defend faculty, students and staff, and share information on fascist organizing in the U.S., planned fascist activities, and organized antifascist responses” through the TAA.)