Redneck Revolt

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meerov21
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Mar 30 2018 11:40
Redneck Revolt

Now in United States there is a militia, which is called Redneck Revolt. As I have heard and read, this movement advocates class struggle and armed self-defense of the local community. It appeals to the white working class, but at the same time integrates black poor people and other ethnic groups. Is there an analysis of this movement? What prospects does it have? Is it close to anarchism (libertarian socialism) or is it influenced by totalitarian ideas of bolshevism?

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Serge Forward
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Mar 30 2018 14:21

I've heard of these too. Some sort of antifascist gun club innit?

Mike Harman
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Mar 30 2018 14:41

The Torch Antifa network put out a statement late last year dissociating with Redneck Revolt and the John Brown Gun Club until they sort out accountability issues with one of the founders Dave Strano: https://torchantifa.org/?p=633 also Rose City Black Guards (formerly Rose City Redneck Revolt - not sure if this was a split or just a rename): https://www.facebook.com/RoseCityBlackGuards/posts/503651203332694 I think Strano has since resigned.

I've seen mainstream features talking about 'left wing gun clubs' but not sure I've read a proper analysis - or at least couldn't find one in a quick search.

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Mar 30 2018 15:41

Does RR refer to themselves as a militia now? Anyway, meerov there have been a few threads on this group before, so maybe search for those. IIRC those threads also contain links to analysis of the his group.

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Apr 18 2018 12:56

There is a chapter on Redneck Revolt in: scott crow (ed.), "Setting Sights: Histories and reflections on community armed self-defense" (PM Press, Oakland, 2018). The chapter is by Dave Strano, "Toward a Redneck Revolt", pages 263-267.

Sometimes, Redneck revolt statements are published on http://itsgoingdown.org

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Apr 18 2018 13:06

The Torch statement was new to me. Without any more info, it s impossible to even have a well-founded opinion. But the Torch group will, I suppose and hope, not make this statement lightly.