On Saturday, November 10 at 1 p.m., two weeks after the Pittsburgh pogrom and 80 years after Kristallnacht, Jews, allies, and people of good conscience are engaging in a day of action and remembrance, as part of the International Days of Action against Fascism and Anti-Semitism. We will gather for an all-city rally at the Metropolitan Republican Club, site of last month’s Proud Boy attack, followed by a march to the West Side where we will end with a permitted memorial service at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza.
Rooted in Jewish solidarity with all oppressed peoples, we envision a better and more beautiful world — a world without pogroms, a future without fascism — where everyone is free to live with dignity. From the streets where we live and play to the places we work and pray, we will organize to defend all of our communities from those who would exterminate us.
“In recent weeks we’ve witnessed an increase in fascist violence and intimidation. In Pittsburgh, Louisville, Tallahassee and across the country Jews, Muslims, Black, Brown, queer and trans people are under attack. Antisemitism, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia are being incited from the top levels of the government and manifesting as state and vigilante violence against vulnerable communities on the streets,” said Morris ben Leon, an organizer of Saturday’s march. “Only we can keep our people safe, and we’re coming together to show that we are strong enough to do so.”
Saturday’s demonstration is part of an international week of action taking place in cities across the United States, and around the world. Organizers involved with Saturday’s march will continue meeting to build a broad coalition committed to fighting fascism on every front, locally and internationally.
“The lessons from history are clear: fascism has never been voted out of power. Only popular movements and solidarity in the streets can overcome it,” said Sonya Farber, an organizer of Saturday’s march. “We are coming together to build that movement in our own time.”
Saturday’s Outlive Them NYC march is made up of a coalition of groups and individuals, including:
DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus
Freedom Socialist Party
Jewish Solidarity Caucus NYC
Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City
Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council — MACC
MuJew Antifa: Muslim Jewish Anti-Fascist Front
NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatter
Red Bloom: A Communist Collective
Rise and Resist
War Resisters League
The local New York City coalition is part of a broader international call to action. More information is at https://outlivethem.wordpress.com
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