Wednesday, September 23, 2015
A meeting of the Revolutionary Student Movement – Algonquin College was attacked by fascists. A group of neo-Nazis attempted to prevent the RSM’s first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year. Like cowards, they tore down a number of posters put up by the RSM before disrupting the meeting itself. The fascists then tried to enter the room where the meeting was happening. They were confronted by RSM organizers and were prevented from doing so. Shortly after, the fascists left and the RSM meeting continued.
It is now clear that there are fascists organizing on our campus. Their attempt to shut-down the RSM takes place in the context of an attack on the Queer Student Alliance’s office in 2014. This escalation, deliberately attempting to shut down a meeting, is alarming; while they were unsuccessful this time, fascists will not stop until they are stopped. This is a threat to all marginalized communities, and progressive, democratic, and revolutionary-minded people at Algonquin College.
We take the threat of fascism seriously. Fascism –be it in the guise of explicit neo-Nazis, racist skin-heads, the KKK, anti-immigrant groups like PEGIDA, or the so-called “Men’s Rights” movement – must be stomped out before it is allowed to take root and fester.
As the RSM, we commit ourselves to meeting this threat head-on, and preventing the Nazis from organizing on campus. The only way to stop fascism is through solidarity. Together, we are stronger than the fascists could ever dream of being. In the coming days, RSM Algonquin College will reach out to all progressive students and organizations to come together and collectively stop this threat. We all deserve to feel safe on our campus.
Let’s take Algonquin College back!
Nazis off our campus!
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