The Defense of Charlottesville

An oral history chronicling the Antifascist actions in Charlottesville/DC the weekend of August 10-12, 2018. Transcribed with permission from the original author.

August 10th, 2018

As Antifa chapters convened across the country, many under the Great Lakes Antifa (GLA) banner, so to did the Abolish ICE Network gather in the humid and ordinarily friendly confines of Charlottesville, VA. A city besieged by white supremacist violence just a year ago, culminating in the savage beating of DeAndre Harris and murder of Heather Heyer, found itself in the grip of an oppressive police state. State Trooper vehicles lined the entrances to the historic campus, formations focused around the college's numerous monuments, and frequent patrols skulked through the downtown streets. 

Gitmo for Children

Trump Administration Reveals Plan to Imprison Families With Kids Indefinitely

(CD) - Attempting to change two decades of precedent, the Trump administration announced its intention Thursday to lift court-ordered limits on how long migrant children can be detained—a proposal multiple critics promptly denounced as "Gitmo for children."

CBSA Collaborator G4S Data Leaked

"Canadian ICE" Security Firm Exposed

The CBSA is the Canadian state's equivalent of ICE, it has conducted integrated border patrols (along with the RCMP) with ICE/Border Patrol/US Coast Guard units since the 90s, and runs Canada's three concentration camps for undocumented immigrants in Vancouver, Toronto, and Laval - where children are also imprisoned. Over a dozen people have died in these camps, either through neglect or killed by guards. Their security personell are subcontracted out to the multinational security firm G4S.

Here's the personal information scraped from LinkedIn about these collaborators, just like people have done with their american counterparts. Sunlight cleanses.

CBSA Agents and Vancouver Police collaborate at a 2010 Tent City housing protest [Photo: "2010 Legal Observers" on Flickr CC-BY-SA-2.0]

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