This week, Chris Alden, a semi-regular activist in Sacramento and a member of the Sacramento Area Industrial Workers of the World, announced his sympathies for the White Nationalist movement, an abrupt shift from his former claimed anarchist outlook. This, coupled with his views over the last few months growing increasingly at odds with the mission of the IWW, is something we cannot tolerate.
Nationalism and racial/ethnic supremacy are views completely contradictory and hostile to the working-class unionism and internationalism of the IWW. We stand firmly against racism and racists. As far as the Sacramento IWW group is concerned, Chris Alden is no longer a Fellow Worker, nor is he welcome at our meetings and events. In our next few meetings, we will decide how to add articles to our bylaws expressly declaring our opposition to racial, ethnic, sexual, or national superiority. Due to what has happened this past week, we now feel this is something that must be made explicitly clear, both to members and prospective members.
SACRAMENTO AREA IWW