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College Professors organize ‘Campus Antifascist Network’

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Two college professors are organizing a campus ANTIFA Organization, all to confront groups it considers fascist and “driving racists off campuses.”

The Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) was organized by Purdue University Professor Bill Mullen and Stanford University Professor David Palumbo-Liu, with the intention of serving as a “big tent for anyone committed to fighting fascism.” Palumbo-Liu wrote in the group’s invitation letter:

“We would advocate self-defense…of those who are being threatened by fascists, but not violence. Since Trump’s election, fascists, neo-fascists, and their allies have used blatantly Islamophobic, anti-semitic, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, and ableist messaging and iconography to recruit to their ranks and intimidate students, faculty, and staff. The time to take action is now. We call on all interested individuals and organizations to support or join the Campus Antifascist Network (CAN).”

Palumbo-Liu reiterated in an interview:

“The groups that concern [CAN] the most are fascist in the sense they espouse a hateful ideology that targets particular groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, [or] sexuality, and wish to dominate, exclude, drive out, and harm members of those groups with force and violence.”

Mullen says the network has grown to at least 200 members, including students and faculty, in the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mullen says CAN will “build large, unified demonstrations against fascists on campuses” and protect groups that are vulnerable to attack.

Even though Mullen and Palumbo-Liu do not advocate direct violence, ANTIFA has been criticized for engaging in violent protests around the country, including riots against conservative speakers.

When asked about violent practices within ANTIFA, Palumbo-Liu says CAN will reject some elements of the movement and would only “advocate self-defense and defense in various forms of those who are being threatened by fascists.”

Palumbo-Liu tells Campus Reform:

“Physically attacking speakers is not within the law. The issue really is not speech, but rather the kinds of actions a group is known to engage in that precisely impinge upon others’ free speech, academic freedom, and civil liberties. We are organizing to protect members of campus communities from groups that come to campus to provoke physical confrontations, purposefully destroy property, invade individuals’ privacy.”

The professor pushed back on the view that President Trump is not a fascist, branding it as “literally an academic argument in the worst sense of the word” and declaring that “we need to pay attention to what is happening, not the labels that we feel are most fitting.”

Mullen did not respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment.

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5 Comments

  1. OMEGA 2

    August 25, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    ANARCHIST ACTS NOW BEING FORMED IN THESE COLLEGES BY THESE TWO FASCIST PROFESSORS”
    1. PROFESSOR BILL MULLEN, PURDUE U.

    2. PROFESSOR DAVID PALUMBO-LUI, STANFORD U.

    ORGANIZING ANTIFA ANARCHIST GROUPS ON THESE COLLEGES AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES! ADVOCATING INSURECTION AND DESTRUCTION! DE-FUND THESE COLLEGES!

  2. Wilton Long

    August 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    WHAT A BUNCH OF FUCKING RETARDED MORONS , IN 1930’S GERMANY THEY WERE CALLED BROWN SHIRTS, HITLER YOUTHS. NOW THEY ARE CALLED ANTIFA OR SOROS’S KIDS AND WHERE BLACK SHIRTS. SO BLACK IS THE NEW BROWN ?

  3. Gordon

    August 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Get them little commies killed we can help!

  4. Jim Ruehmann

    August 26, 2017 at 10:23 am

    When Fascism comes to America, it will (be in the name of/come under the guise of/be called) anti-Fascism!”

    Attributed to Huey Long in 1935 by various writers in 1938-1943
    The Left Reich wants to create a peaceful nonviolent Nanny State where everyone is taken care of and where the end justifies them means no matter how violent the path. One must realize that even the “Hug” of the nanny state is tyrannical if it is unwanted..

  5. Nancy kuhns-TRUCKS

    August 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I wonder how much Geo Soro is paying them for this.

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