How Portland Stopped the Proud Boys
Historically, fascists win when they decide to go for it, to throttle democracies, believing that no one will be organized enough to fight them. In Portland people stood up and called their bluff. Diligent research, nonviolent organizing and the eventual acquiescence of the state and federal government to enforce the law against right-wing agitators were all party to the success we see now. But none of it would have happened if an awful lot of people hadn’t shown up, for five straight years, ready to throw down.