2019-07-31 11:51:57

Trump Ignores Fascism and Targets Antifascism



GUEST: Meleiza Figueroa, PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley and was the Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign, and Executive Producer of the Green News Network. She has been a longtime political educator and organizer, involved in a wide range of movements for social and environmental justice in California and is a correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali.

BACKGROUND: The perpetrator in Sunday's shooting in Gilroy, California at the annual Garlic Festival, has been identified as 19-year old Santino William Legan. The shooting spree that killed 2 children and one adult was conducted with an assault-style rifle. Police shot and killed the shooter.

News media reported that shortly before the shooting Legan posted a caption on Instagram saying, "Read Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard." According to CNN, "'Right is Might,' first published in the late 1800s, has been described as a white supremacist text that promotes anarchy while vilifying Christianity."

Meanwhile, President Trump has decided that rather than study why young white men with white supremacist views are a danger to society, he wants to focus on Antifa - the banner under which anti-fascist activists organize.

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