CBC Radio: “Our message to fascists is not about trying to win popular support: the role of violence in protest”

“In anti-fascist work, a lot of times we’d end up in scuffles and conflicts with neo-nazis as they were coming in or leaving the protest.

“…[W]e’d use bats or sticks, different devices to stop them. They also had these,” says author and activist scott crow.

For over three decades, scott’s been an activist working on various causes, including environmental, animal rights, and anti-fascist issues.

He’s damaged property and committed acts of violence against neo-nazis. scott was under investigation by FBI counterterrorism agents. He’s never been charged.

He says he no longer engages in violent activism, nor does he think it’s the only or most important tool, but scott does believe there are times when violence is “appropriate and necessary.”

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