Antifascist Festival in the U.S.

The United States is in a time of great sociopolitical upheaval now. Racism and xenophobia are being expressed by millions in a tone and intensity that hasn't been experienced since the 60's civil rights struggles. A fascistic (or ultraright populist, depending on your definition) Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is openly calling for closing the borders to Latin Americans and Muslims, and for the deportation of millions. His hateful expressions have found fertile ground among many, and attacks against leftists, immigrants, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals, among others, are occurring daily in different areas of this country. Antifascists here are struggling heroically to counteract this hate and violence, but unfortunately this country is large, and our people are few in comparison to the massive amount of people n money had by ultrarightist racists, be it boneheads, Klan, militias, or just Trump supporters. In order to overcome this tide, we need more people with awareness of our message of international antifascist solidarity, and what better way to do it than through music. This brings me to the crux of my humble request. One of the most prominent Antifascist bands in the world (certainly the most prominent in Latin America) Curasbun, from Chile, wish to play in the US in late June. However, we dont have the resources currently to bring this to fruition by bringing them here. This is because there are only a few of us (unlike the rest of the world where there are thousands), and several of us have young children to support, and/or are underemployed. We need your kind support, NOT for personal gain, BUT so that we can spread Antifascism through the conscious music of Curasbun, and especially to Spanish speaking young people. They have songs about antifascism, police brutality, and the Palestinian struggle, among other topics. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to energize our movement, and reach a substantial amount of people in a way that a pamphlet never could. We only have a limited amount of time to make this a reality, so please instead of getting a beer, food, records, etc., help us out, because the larger our movement is in this country, the weaker racist scum will be. The larger the Antifascist movements, the weaker the Nazi this.

I'm Isaac Durruti, and I represent Antifascists in Florida. I'm in Miami, and the fest will be held here in late June. We have about 4 local bands that will play, 1 out of the state, and 1 from outside the country (Curasbun). The money will be spent as follows: roughly $2000 on plane tickets, transportation, accommodations, and $ 600 on flyering, food, and beverages for 6 people for 2 days.  Everything will be properly accounted for. We really hate to do this but there is no other way. If you would like to help, please do so, and if you don't, we respect it., but at least spread the word.  Many thanks in advance.

The bands that will play in Miami on Wednesday June 22, and in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday June 24 are:

Curasbun Oi! (Santiago, Chile) FIRST TIME IN THE U.S.
BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 20 YEARS
THE BIGGEST OI! BAND IN SOUTH AMERICA
HAVE PLAYED WITH THE CASUALTIES, THE OPPRESSED, NON SERVIUM, AND MANY OTHERS

https://www.facebook.com/curasbun.perfillleno/?fref=ts

Revolucion Oi! (Dallas, TX) FIRST TIME IN FLORIDA
AWESOME OI EN ESPANOL WITH TRACES OF SKA AND A SAXOPHONE!

https://www.facebook.com/Revolucion-Oi-324454867707245
Asymmetric Combat OI REPRESENTING THE 3 ARROWS

https://www.facebook.com/AsymmetricCombat954/?fref=nf

Pena Maxima  Local Oi! en Espanol from Broward and Kendall

More TBA

In St. Petersburg, Thursday June 23:

Thrash Can        Great committed fast Punk as fuck from the 727

https://thrashcan727.bandcamp.com/releases



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Isaac Durruti 
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Miami, FL
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