Alexander Reid Ross: The Portland Killings Show Why We Need a Robust Antifascist Movement

The Portland Killings Show Why We Need a Robust Antifascist Movement

Alexander Reid Ross, In These Times, June 2, 2017

The senseless killing of two Portlanders on public transit has shaken the nation. On Friday, May 26, a white nationalist named Jeremy Christian verbally assaulted two teenage women of color. When three men approached him to intervene, he stabbed them in the neck, killing two and critically injuring the third. The murders led many to contemplate what led Christian to such a heinous act and how to prevent such events in the future. Such sober reflections on a robust and strategic antifascist resistance require a careful accounting of antifascist formations that have years of experience organizing against figures like Christian despite continued marginalization by the broader left.

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