Understanding and Confronting Antisemitism Online and Off — Miri Cypers — Anti-Defamation League, NW Regional Director — #148

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Our guest this week is Miri Cypers. She is the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League in the Northwest. The ADL’s is a legacy civil rights organization whose mission is to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”

Miri was also a prior guest at 2018’s Adult Civics Happy Hour, a conversation on local white supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations operating in the Tacoma area.

This episode is timely. Over the weekend, members of Patriot Front, a fascist organization, held a demonstration in Washington DC. They marched on the National Mall, with an escort from local police. Patriot Front was created in 2017, in the aftermath of the Charlottesville Riots. They are a rebranded version of Vanguard America, a neo-Nazi organization.

Patriot Front have a local branch and are one of the plethora of local purveyors of antisemitism, online and offline.

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