Thursday, September 12, 2019

State treasurer visits central Wisconsin

The current priorities of the state treasurer of Wisconsin was the topic of an event in Wausau on September 11, hosted by Citizen Action of Wisconsin North Central Organizing Co-op, the Wausau chapter of Women for Women, and County Board Supervisor Katie Rosenberg. State treasurer Sarah Godlewski gave an overview of her office’s responsibilities as the state fiscal watchdog agency and plans for helping Wisconsin citizens.

Friday, August 16, 2019

If you're not antifascist, what are you?

The frequent lie repeated in mainstream U.S. media is that antifascist groups, which trace their origins back to Nazi Germany, hold violent protests or that they are a dangerous political movement. For example, it was widely reported that antifascists attacked conservative writer Andy Ngo with ‘concrete milkshakes’ at a rally of the far-right group Proud Boys in June. Following these events, a non-binding resolution co-sponsored by republican Ted Cruz was introduced into the U.S. senate on July 18 which called for antifascists to be labeled as domestic terrorists. And on July 27, U.S. president Donald Trump tweeted “consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others).” Widespread mis-information about antifascists by fringe right-wing groups has led to the movement being targeted by police, lawmakers, and the mainstream media.