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      Defend The People’s Forum in New York City Against Right-Wing Attacks!

      June 4, 2022

      Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice in Canada strongly condemns the June 3 right-wing attack on The People’s Forum in New York City. On Friday June 3, a right-wing mob entered The People’s Forum to harass and intimidate staff and guests who were gathered in this important organizing hub for working class and oppressed people. More than 12 New York City police officers (NYPD) allowed the abuse, harassment, vandalism, and intimidation to continue for more then an hour.

      This ultra right-wing attack, enabled by the NYPD, must be condemned strongly by working class fighters and peace-loving people everywhere. This is an attack not just on The People’s Forum but on our democratic rights, freedom of speech and our right to organize. If this attack and the collusion of the NYPD is not strongly condemned, it will set a very dangerous precedent for further attack on The People’s Forum and other working class spaces and organizations in the U.S. and beyond. We must recognize this attack on The People’s Forum is an attack on all working class and oppressed people.

      In the short time since they opened in 2018, The People’s Forum has been playing a central role in the social justice movement in New York City and the United States. They have continued to bring together working class fighters, revolutionaries, and their allies, uniting many organizations and individuals against war, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and all forms of discrimination and oppression. They have also consistently and generously provided their space for those mobilizing against imperialism and capitalism.

      We must unite to defend the right of The People’s Forum to exist and continue their great and exemplary work towards building a better world. We encourage all social justice organizations, activists, and peace-loving people to come out in vigorous defense of The People’s Forum and the rights of all working class and oppressed people to organize and to be heard.

      No More Right-Wing Attacks on The People’s Forum!
      NYPD Hands Off The People’s Forum!
      Long Live International Solidarity!
      ¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre! ¡Venceremos!


      Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice, Canada
      www.firethistime.net | Twitter: @ftt_np | Instagram: @firethistime

      Click here to read the Press Release from The People’s Forum about the right-wing attack on June 3:
      https://peoplesforum.org/blog_post/nypd-and-far-right-forces-collude-in-physical-assault-on-a-socialist-and-anti-racist-space/



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