The sales of our anti-fascist t-shirts have made it possible to donate over $3000 USD to different anti-racist fundraisers during the last year. 2016 was a year where the upsurge of racism and extreme right was felt in different countries which means that now more than ever, the struggles against the rise of fascism must be a priority.
Causes we donated to :
- International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund
- Support to Black Lives Matter protesters
- Help and legal representation for the anti-fascists injured by KKK members in Anaheim
- Ferguson Defense Fund – supporting activists jailed after protesting against the killing of Mike Brown by the police
The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund
In June 2015, the Antifa International collective launched The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund as a standing fund to provide immediate support to anti-fascists and anti-racists anywhere in the world, whenever they found themselves in a difficult situation as a result of their stand against hate.
Modeled on the defence fund run by the Anti-Racist Action Network in the late 1990s/early 2000s, The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund accepts proposals for support from anyone. Decisions are made by a crew of individuals and groups who have donated more than $20U.S./€20/£15. Those decisions are arrived at by consensus whenever possible and by a simple majority vote in situations where consensus is not forthcoming. The Fund publishes quarterly reports on its activities here.
The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund has been endorsed by The Torch Anti-Fascist Network in the U.S.; Föreningen Fånggruppen in Sweden; and the Anti-Fascist Network in the UK. The Fund now has a proven track record, having donated thousands of dollars to help out forty-eight different anti-fascists and anti-racists in ten different countries in its first year, helping with things like hospital bills, medical expenses, repairs to arson-damaged property, legal defence bills, court fines, help for families, and support for prisoners. Full report here!
Based on this past year, we’ve crunched the numbers and to ensure that we can help out every anti-fascist or anti-racist that needs it over the next year, we need at least $6000. That will be enough to ensure that we are able to provide substantial support to our allies in the fight against hate when they need it the most!
Contributing to The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund is an excellent way to demonstrate real solidarity with anti-fascists and anti-racists around the world when it matters the most. Please donate what you can today and please share this campaign with your friends!