Protest the Nazis at L.A. City Hall
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 11:00am
Say “No!” to anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, racist, anti-union, homophobic & sexist bigotry!
March 30, 2010
We, the undersigned community activists, urge you to help build a mass demonstration in opposition to the National Socialist Movement rally being held in honor of Hitler’s birthday, Saturday, April 17, at L.A.’s City Hall. The NSM is holding a national convention in the City of Angels to promote their mission of “reclaiming the Southwest.”
We say “Never Again!” Let’s greet these fascists with a huge, broad-based, multi-hued, multi-gendered counter-demonstration!
The NSM is a national Nazi party whose program calls for building a nation of all-whites, free of immigrants, Jews, homosexuals, and “pro-Marxist unions”, where abortion is a crime and fathers rule the nuclear family. In the last two years, their new Riverside, CA chapter has flaunted swastika flags outside a Jewish temple on Hanukkah; patrolled the U.S./Mexico border, boasting they were “armed up”; and held two anti-immigrant protests, claiming they are “standing up for American workers.” Each of these racist rallies was outnumbered and foiled by hundreds of Inland Empire counter-demonstrators.
Hitler himself said the Nazis could have been stopped when they were just small bands of thugs attacking unionists in Germany. Let’s not let these white supremacists get a foot-hold in California. ¡Civil rights, Sí! ¡Fascismo, No!
Gather at 11:00am at First and Spring, on the sidewalk at the Southwest corner of the City Hall block (NSM has a permit for noon at the south lawn of City Hall.). Bring your friends and neighbors, your picket signs and noise-making pots and pans, and take a stand against bigotry!
Letter initiated by Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women
AFSCME 2626, Librarian’s Guild, & Roy Stone, President
Kevin Akin, CA. State Chair, Peace and Freedom Party & Cindy Henderson, P. & F. P Candidate, State Senate District 26
J.T. Anderson, AIDS activist
Rev. Jay Atkinson, Minister Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City
Arbeter Ring (Workmen’s Circle)
Ruth Barrett, High Priestess Emeritus, Circle of Aradia
Sonia Bautista, President REFORMA, L.A. Chapter
Marie Cartier, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies, Cal State Northridge
Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid/Southern CA.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Ida B. Wells Institute
Melissa Chiprin, Civil Rights Advocate
Coalición Trans Latina
Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), L.A.
Angelica Garcia /Julia Wallace, Labor’s Militant Voice, Organizers in LA March 4 Committee
Alice Goff, President AFSCME 3090*
Here to Stay Coalition
International Socialist Organization
James Lafferty, Executive Director National Lawyers Guild/LA
Puerto Rican Alliance
Cantor Steven Puzarne, Breeyah
T Santora, President, CWA 9000
Hannah Schwadron, PhD student, UC Riverside*
Southern CA. Communist Party USA
*For identification only