It Did Happen Here: Fighting White Supremacy in the Pacific NW

By Anarres Project for Alternative Futures

After the brutal murder of an Ethiopian immigrant in Portland, Oregon in the late 1980s, anti-racist organizers created a vibrant network of groups that brought down one of the most virulent white supremacist organizations in the US. A new book, “It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist People’s History” (PM Press) tells the stories of these activists. In this interview, Anarres Project co-director, Joseph Orosco, interviews some of the editors of this new book and talks about the podcast that led to the work. They also discuss the lessons of this history for organizing today. This interview was originally produced for the Institute for Anarchist Studies.