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Who Was at Charlottesville Opposing Nazis? An Interview with Brandon Collins

You were at Charlottesville 2 weeks ago. What was your role in the counterprotest? I had dual roles. ONe was in my capacity with the Public Housing Association of Residents, the other as just me. For work I spent time advocating for greater safety measures to be taken, educating residents, speaking for our organization, and eventually setting up security teams

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Why Even Nazis Get Free Speech and Why the ACLU and Glenn Greenwald Were in the Right

They are not prepared for civil political discourse; rather they are prepared for violence and intimidation. They came armed with melee weapons and shields, apparently 80% of them with semi-automatic rifles, and they at least used the first half of that in violence in an organized and premeditated manner. This was not far from their standard organization. Initiation rites often include a beating by current members to prepare them for conflict – by contrast, the initiation rites I saw in the Socialist Party USA tended to be the member stating they read and agreed to the statement of principles and then the membership voted to waive dues for economic hardship.

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