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Victoria, Lekwungen territory

Join Anti-Racist Action for Sunday coffee

Confronting the wingnut right at the QV diner, Victoria

Sunday November 11 2012

Venue: QV bakery and restaurant
Address: 1701 Government Street at Fisgard
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Fully accessible

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Be a part of Anti Racist Action Victoria for community solidarity against hate. Free coffee and giveaways (pirate stickers, silkscreen patches, art posters)

Where? The QV diner at Government and Fisgard next to Chinatown, because that's where the white supremacists meet, and we are TAKING IT BACK.

Why? White supremacists are trying to organize and recruit in our community, and we are TAKING IT BACK.

Who? We're here to oppose "We Are Change Victoria," the group that invited neo-Nazi defender Doug Christie to speak at the BC Legislature in Victoria in 2011 and 2012. They've been harassing activists in our community and we have had enough of that. The 6 or 7 people who make up "We Are Change" meet at QV at 7 pm.

Wait, who are these people?
"We Are Change" has branches in the US and Canada. They are connected to hate groups like the Minutemen and the Tea Party, but the racism is more subtle. Mostly they deal in conspiracies, including climate change denial and Holocaust denial. In Victoria, they also use the label "Occupy Victoria B.C" on Facebook. They split from the People's Assembly because they don't agree with racial equality and decolonization. Now they've exposed themselves, and we're taking action to alert our friends and neighbours to this potential threat.

When? 6:00 pm every Sunday. Let's fill the place up and show them some unity and diversity!

COME EARLY for free coffee and prizes! I'm buying a round for the first 25 people in the door. We'll have patches and stickers and art posters for everyone. Kids are welcome. It's FREE.

More about We Are Change and the Doug Christie fiasco, including their hilarious response to our counterprotest:

Thank you. Pass it on!


Ant-Racist Action has four points of unity:

1.We go where they go. Whenever fascists are organizing or active in public, we're there. We don't believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. Never let the Nazis have the street!

2.We don't rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us. This doesn't mean we never go to court, but the cops uphold white supremacy and the status quo. They attack us and everyone who resists oppression. We must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists.

3.Non-sectarian defence of other anti-fascists. In ARA, we have a lot of different groups and individuals. We don't agree about everything and we have a right to differ openly. But in this movement an attack on one is an attack on us all. We stand behind each other.

4.We support abortion rights and reproductive freedom. ARA intends to do the hard work necessary to build a broad, strong movement against racism, sexism, anti-immigrant, anti-indigenous sovereignty, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, discrimination against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest, and the most oppressed people. We want a classless, free society. We intend to win!

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