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Portland, Oregon: Rose City Antifa Statement on Anti-Semites and their Collaborators
by Rose City Antifa
Thursday Jun 25th, 2009 11:55 PM
Recent events have highlighted the fact that anti-Semitic organizers in Portland, Oregon are relying on "Leftist" spaces and groups to tolerate
their efforts and ideology.
On Wednesday, June 10, Valdas Anelauskas, a self-described “white
separatist” who is involved with Holocaust-denial circles, gave a
presentation to a group of sympathizers in Portland, Oregon. The event was
sponsored by the Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance, and was initially scheduled
to take place at the Laughing Horse Book & Video Collective.

Members of Rose City Antifascists (“Antifa”)—the Portland affiliate of the
Anti-Racist Action Network—were among those who contacted Laughing Horse
Books about the scheduled event. The Laughing Horse collective canceled
the anti-Semitic event within 48 hours of being notified about its true
nature. Subsequently the Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance moved Anelauskas’
talk—on the topic of “The Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism”—to a
secondary venue, which was also discovered by Antifa and then persuaded to
cancel on the day of the event. Unfortunately, Anelauskas’ talk then went
ahead at a third venue, a restaurant obviously booked at the last minute.

Valdas Anelauskas is a “racialist” (read: racist) activist currently based
in Eugene, Oregon. This Lithuanian immigrant has assisted the World
Anti-Communist League, an organization that supported Latin American death
squads and has harbored former Nazi collaborators. Anelauskas is now
active in the Pacifica Forum, a Eugene, Oregon organization which hosts
Holocaust-denial speakers such as David Irving plus Mark Weber of the
Institute for Historical Review. Anelauskas himself claims that the
evidence for the Holocaust is “shaky”, that Jewish people are responsible
for “Bolshevism”, and that the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion
are credible. Anelauskas’ position on Jewish people is clear:

"Only from people of that peculiar tribe can we expect such Talmudic
hatred for humanity. There is even a famous saying that wars are the Jews'
harvest."

While Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance activist Tim Titrud was one organizer
for Anelauskas’ talk in Portland, Titrud appears to have been assisted by
a cast of several others, especially Tim Calvert, who is well-known in
Portland as a co-founder of Laughing Horse Books as well as the Citybikes
Workers’ Cooperative. Calvert’s conspiracy theories about Jewish power,
and his denial of the Nazi genocide against the Jewish people, have been
an open secret in Portland for years.

Footage of Anelauskas’ speech, including an introduction by Tim Calvert,
is available at the following link:

http://www. mefeedia.
com/entry/pdx-9-11-truth-on-frankfurt-school-cultural-marxism-in-america/19360151

The anti-Semitic, racist and fascistic nature of Anelauskas’ presentation
is obvious. We would like to note, however, Tim Calvert’s insinuation
during the introduction that his critics are actually state agents—an
extremely dangerous claim to make in the absence of any evidence.

Rose City Antifa strongly opposes attempts to make excuses for
anti-Semitism, or to pretend that it is any less poisonous than any other
form of racism. Anelauskas’ speaking event in Portland took place on the
same day that white supremacist James von Brunn opened fire at the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, murdering a security guard
there.

By making its anti-Semitism explicit, and by organizing in association
with racists, fascists and Holocaust-deniers, the Portland 9/11 Truth
Alliance has shown its true colors. It has cleared up any confusion in
anti-fascist ranks about how we should consider the organization.

With all this stated, we applaud the Laughing Horse Books collective for
its brave decision to cancel the Anelauskas event at the store. We have
now received information that Tim Calvert has retired from Laughing Horse
Books, although this may or may not actually be the case. Needless to say,
we believe that Laughing Horse should not host any future events of the
Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance. We also believe that most of the Laughing
Horse Books collective have acted commendably so far.

Rose City Antifa calls for the Citybikes Workers’ Cooperative to remove
Tim Calvert from the co-op, and to thereby stop putting food on his plate.
We believe that those pushing organized Jew-hatred and pogrom politics
should be collectively resisted. If a collective or co-op can’t deal
properly with an anti-Semitic activist within its ranks, then it does not
deserve to be supported.

Other organizations involving Tim Calvert, such as the Cascadia Education
Project, are also advised to take notice.

This statement is a beginning; other fascist collaborators should not
consider themselves to have been let off the hook in any way.

No compromise and no half-measures!

- Rose City Antifa / Portland ARA
fight_them_back [at] riseup [dot] net
971.533.7832 (voicemail)
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Good article, as disturbing as it may beanti racistFriday Jun 26th, 2009 4:27 PM