The malignant alt-right is relentless in their use of misinformation and propaganda to recruit and radicalize individuals online and in-person with the goal of disenfranchising women, minorities, and those that oppose their bigoted agendas. They are actively mobilizing voters to elect candidates that weaponize the rule of law, deny the peaceful transition of power, and establish a totalitarian dystopia.
As a group created to oppose fascist oppression, we organize locally in a flat, decentralized Hong Kong model. We employ non-violent Direct Action techniques with a clandestine structure so as to minimize infiltration and co-opting from those who would stop us.
The AIF is leaderless because everyone is a leader. If your community doesn’t have an anti-fascist movement, that simply means that you are the first member. Find the Others. We are everywhere.
This is serious business. You need to be aware of your Publicly Identifiable Information (PII) and safeguard your identity both online and in person. Be cautious of people who show disregard for PII as they could be infiltrators or their carelessness could be the crack that allows the infiltrators in.
Email and text communications should be conducted via encrypted methods. You should absolutely create a separate encrypted email address to be exclusively used in all of your AIF activities. There should be no overlap between it and your other accounts. Proton Mail is used by many activists and is recommended by the AIF. Signal is an encrypted messaging app used by local AIF chapters to plan events and meetings.
At this point, it is not about getting your favorite candidate elected. The 2016 election is undeniable proof that if we do not vote terrible people will. It is no act of protest to sit out and let totalitarian dictators walk right in without a fight.
Register to vote! Click here to find out how to get registered in your area. After that, get other people registered to vote! This is a great way to meet other allies. Go to places where you think you would meet like-minded people.
Vote early! Not only will you avoid the lines, but voting early allows you to be available on Election Day, to fight against and document any attempts to suppress the vote.
Volunteer as an Election Officer! There is no better way to prevent fraud. This is a job that has historically been performed by the older, retired population. The youth of the country need to help perform this vital function of society. Additionally, most states pay election workers on Election Day.
A good way to get started is to find other similar groups. Join them and invite those members to join the AIF. Overlapping membership increases numbers for all groups and magnifies the movement's percieved size. College campuses are perhaps the best place to look. Search for student organizations and posted event flyers.
The other half of your research should be uncovering local fascist groups. Be careful. If you feel up for it, create alternative social media accounts and infiltrate the swamp. However, simply being aware of fascist events, protests, and political actions can be enough to put you in the position to counter them.
We also need to build our presence online as well as in person. If there isn't one already, you can start local AIF social media chapters on Twitter, Reddit, or Instagram. Local chapters might even want their very own website! We are decentralized at the local level, so by being here, you are empowered to start right away.
In a societal collapse, or a protest action, your effectiveness is directly related to fitness. Establish a routine, no matter how small at the start, and build up from there. Even hiking or walking with a heavy backpack can help build the kind of toughness you might find neccessary in the very near future.
We are ready to train you to defend yourself and your family using firearms. Many of us are veterans or are well-trained and responsible owners.
Even in good times, we should be prepared for both natural and man-made emergencies. The Resources page can get you started in preparing for the unexpected.
This is a personal choice that we all have to make. Many of us, for many reasons, should not take part in protests or counter-protests. But if you can, we need you. There are a lot of techniques you need to learn before joining or organizing a protest. Check out the links and resources here and make sure you are well informed, prepared, and ready to face the consequences of putting your safety and freedom on the line.
Attend other protests before organizing your own. Never protest alone. Fascists are strongly motivated by mob mentality, and they will treat a single protester as a pack of wolves treats a single prey separated from the group. A common military tactic is to always engage the enemy using a much larger sized force than them. There is strength in numbers.
A time-honored tradition in resistance movements. Our Resources page has many flyers available to download, print, and distribute. The 3 Arrows logo makes a great spray paint stencil, which is a very cost-effective way to cover up fascist propaganda. Visit our merch shop on Redbubble to find stickers, posters, flags, t-shirts, and more. Our logos are free to use and we encourage you to make your own materials as much as possible. We also have guides and knowledge to share with you on how to produce these materials.