Lead singer Jorge Herrera of the "street-punk" band The Casualties has been ousted as the perpetrator of multiple instances of sexual assault, particularly against underage women.
(Most notable example is this account: http://putyourdamnpantson.com/2013/11/05/guest-post-i-wont-apologize-for-being-assaulted/
Most of the bands on tour with them have refused to acknowledge the claims and have engaged in victim shaming dialogue claiming that the survivor is not believable but not providing any reasons why. Attempts to hold Jorge accountable have failed and so far only one band, Wartorn from WI, have dropped from the tour.
Attempts to contact the Catalyst have failed.
Attempts to reason with the bands on tour with the Casualties have failed.
This event is a call out for the local punk scene to collaborate on confronting the problematic culture of abuse prevalent among bands and fans that allow this type of behavior to continue unabated and unchallenged. We are calling for a boycott of this show and for local promoters to deny booking these bands in the future.
Gather in front of the Catalyst tonight to dissuade people from attending a show headlined by an ousted rapist and supported by a legion of rape apologists claiming "radical" politics and "diy" ethic. They are not welcome in our community and neither is any rapist nor those who support them.