On Sept. 22, members of the Red River General Membership Branch drove five hours from Fargo to Leith, N.D., to confront members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM, a white nationalist party) who are planning to take over the city’s government to create a white-only town. Community activists from the Standing Rock Reservation in Bismarck, N.D., and residents of surrounding towns attended the protest, as well as members of the Last Real Indians, Anti-Racist Action, and UnityND. The rally drew about 300 people on the anti-fascist side, with the cowardly neo-Nazis only managing to summon about 15 people.
As we drove into town, we saw the police had closed off all but one road. Moving past the police roadblock, we began to see the swastika flag of the enemy flying on buildings and in the town’s park. A member of the Standing Rock Reservation Lakota Tribe greeted us and introduced himself to each of us. We were glad to have met our new allies, as the march would soon begin.
The march down the main street to the neo-Nazis’ meeting hall was led by the local First Nations communities, followed closely by members of our branch, and then by brave residents of the town. A large banner on the main drag of road read, “Anti-Racism is a code word for anti-white” and was accompanied by the flags of Norway, Sweden, the Creativity Movement, the NSM, and various other white power organizations.
Before proceeding to the meeting hall, we stopped in front of the house of Craig Cobb, the neo-Nazi scum behind the fascist plot to buy up land and turn Leith into an all-neo-Nazi town. It was there that we shouted down Cobb and his fascist cohorts. Members and leaders of the Standing Rock Reservation, whose borders are a mere 30 miles from the site, vowed that they would resist the neo-Nazis and refuse to allow the spread of their venomous hatred on their land. Afterwards, Fellow Worker Weise addressed the crowd, explained what the IWW is, and cemented our commitment to the fight against fascism in Leith and around the world.
Shortly after, the NSM marched into the meeting hall, which was heavily protected by the police, intending to strong-arm the residents into accepting their rule. About five minutes into the rally, a woman was escorted out of the hall, screaming that she had been called a communist. She was soon followed by several members of the community who refused to sit through the hate speech.
Around this time, the riot police showed up without identification badges, dressed in their usual storm trooper attire, bearing rubber bullet guns and tear gas launchers. No incidents occurred, however, and the cops simply observed the events.
We chanted and sang until the neo-Nazis’ rally ended and then assaulted them with marina and party-sized air horns. Several exchanges occurred, but the neo-Nazis were unable to spew out anything beyond simple schoolyards insults.
As the day came to a close, a bone-headed pig wearing a Golden Dawn t-shirt and a kilt began playing bagpipes, which we drowned out with air horns and chants. As the orders to disperse started, we were specifically targeted by the local sheriff and told, “This rally is now over. You need to leave or congregate in a different location.” On our way out, we witnessed several local First Nations people tearing down the swastika flags and ripping them apart before getting into their car.
As we went through the barricade, they were stopped and forced to give up the remains of the flag, which the police then threw to the ground and kicked. This is only our first trip to Leith, and plans are in place to return until the Nazi menace is eliminated.
In related news, Craig Cobb, the racist behind the attempted takeover, submitted a DNA sample to the “Trisha Goddard” talk show. And the results say he’s 14% black!
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
Let’s all give a round of applause for Bhaswati for keepin’ it real.
And before people are like “lololol North Dakota who lives there anyway?”
You know what particular population North Dakota is higher than most in?
And Native women have astronomical rates of violence and rape against them.
So basically people who dismiss North Dakota don’t give a fuck about these women.
Western Black Rhino officially declared extinct. Good job everyone. Round of applause because the ivory was soooooo worth it.
This is legit and I’m crying.
some days, i really hate people
all black people do is rap and steal.
all asians do is math and shitty driving.
all hispanics do are drink and start fights.
Being racist should not be a form of humor, no matter who it’s against.
you just upset cause ya broke your iPhone
#that’s hilarious because the tweet is just like ‘white people like this song and break their phones sometimes’#and the response to that is ‘BLACK PEOPLE STEAL ASIANS CAN’T DRIVE HISPANICS START FIGHTS SEE IT’S EQUALLY OFFENSIVE TO SAYING I BREAK MY PHONE!!!’#that’s just like really funny
the tags tho!!
It’s like lol! harmless joke that’s never hindered white people’s lives or livelihoods…Response is DECADE OLD STEREOTYPES THAT KILL POC AND DISENFRANCHISE “THEM EVERYDAY! SEE??? THE SAME!!!
"Being racist should not be a form of humor, no matter who it’s against."
I wonder how often this person has said this to white people when they make a racist joke or dress in a racist costume for kicks. My guess is zero.