alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
[personal profile] alatefeline
I'm going, with S, to a candlelight vigil -- at City Hall in Portland, OR tonight -- for the victims of the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville. We'll be later than the official start and only mean to stay an hour or so. It's important to me to go. I WILL post some time tonight or tomorrow unless an emergency comes up.

Love you folks. Stay safe out there.

ETA: Home safe. Spent about an hour and a half listening and holding up signs. Worthwhile.

Date: 14 Aug 2017 02:23 (UTC)
across_space_and_time: A nebula shifting in rainbow hues from red to blue (Rainbow Galaxy)
From: [personal profile] across_space_and_time
I'm glad your trip and visit were safe. Welcome back, and thank you for going.

- Deacon

Date: 14 Aug 2017 06:53 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sinisterporpoise
I'm glad you got home safely.

Date: 14 Aug 2017 07:48 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Well done you.

We had our own home grown fascists here and the people gave them a kicking.

Google on 'The Battle of Cable Street' some time.

Date: 14 Aug 2017 09:29 (UTC)
spiralsheep: Einstein writing Time / Space OTP on a blackboard (fridgepunk Time / Space OTP)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
We've always had fascists here. The National Front, the BNP, the EDL and their ilk have never gone away. I expect people who're not subjected to their constant decades long campaign of white supremacist terrorist bombings and murders are less likely to notice.

Remembering that the Battle of Cable Street and the Brixton Riots happened in England and show we can fight back against fascism, whether enacted by private citizens or governments, is good though:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/spiralsheep/11819592206/

Date: 14 Aug 2017 11:53 (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Always it's true and I've always been out there facing them- I'm a miner's granddaughter and got taught young not to take shit from fascists.

What we have had since Mosley's day has never really been in the same league, thuggish though they undoubtedly are and my fight started against the NF in the seventies.


Date: 14 Aug 2017 12:00 (UTC)
spiralsheep: Einstein writing Time / Space OTP on a blackboard (fridgepunk Time / Space OTP)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
What we have had since Mosley's day has never really been in the same league, thuggish though they undoubtedly are

The decades of constant bombings and murders of non-white people and the elected fascist politicians in political office "have never really been in the same league", you mean? It's true Moseley didn't have as much electoral success in the UK as more recent fascist political parties here and he certainly bombed many fewer people than have been bombed from the 1970s onwards.

Edited to add: it's not possible to compare the number of people murdered by fascists because there are no official figures (in case anyone is wondering why I left that out - it's not because there are fewer murders now, probably the opposite).
Edited Date: 14 Aug 2017 12:03 (UTC)

Date: 14 Aug 2017 09:16 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nanila
Well done for going and thank you for doing it. I'm glad you got home safe.

Date: 14 Aug 2017 09:30 (UTC)
spiralsheep: Einstein writing Time / Space OTP on a blackboard (fridgepunk Time / Space OTP)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I'm glad you're safe and expressed yourself freely. :-)

Date: 14 Aug 2017 14:49 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I'm glad you were able to go.

Date: 14 Aug 2017 22:11 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
We're very glad you came back safely, and were able to show your support in this way.

We hope that the vigil was nourishing for you as well.

EDIT: Same goes for the warrior's drink. Too bad they never made a card of it, that I recall, in the card game!
Edited Date: 14 Aug 2017 22:13 (UTC)

Date: 16 Aug 2017 00:29 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnpalmer
Thank you for going out and representing.

(That's also slang for standing one's ground and fighting - not just representing good values - and that's doubly apt.)

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