The group argues that the white working-class have more in common with working-class people of color than with the wealthy. [24] The group's membership grew during the 2016 presidential election[8] and following the August 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. ", "The Caucasian Panthers: Meet the Rednecks Armed, Ready and 'Bout That Anti-Racist Life", "Hundreds in Eugene march against hate amid national outcry over neo-Nazi rally in Virginia", "Setting the Terms after Charlottesville", "Militia madness: City files suit against August 12 participants", "New suits filed against Aug. 12 rally organizers", "League of the South: No more armed rallies in Charlottesville", "Why Is Charlottesville Suing Two Anti-Racist Groups Over Last Year's Violent 'Unite the Right' Rally? ... [Redneck Revolt] reminds us of the capacity for a single organization to hold a multiplicity of meanings, aims, and practices. [1], Their political influences include the 19th-century abolitionist John Brown,[13] the Young Patriots Organization[1][5][14][15] the Deacons for Defense and Justice[7] and the Rainbow Coalition, an alliance formed in Chicago in the 1960s between the Black Panther Party, Young Lords and the Young Patriots. [41] In June 2018, a group of members of clergy asked the city and the other plaintiffs to remove Redneck Revolt from the complaint. [8] The John Brown Gun Club sought to "demystify" firearms and to distinguish their commitment to community self-defense from clandestine groups that advocated guerrilla warfare. The clubs offer training in the use of these weapons and sponsor range days where their members gather to shoot. Meet the Redneck Revolt", "They Hate Racists. We fully stand for the right of all adults who would defend themselves and their communities against far-right violence. [22] Members also support the Black Lives Matter movement.[1]. [17] A spokesperson for the Phoenix, Arizona John Brown Gun Club said in April 2017 that the group includes anarchists, communists, libertarians and Republicans. [16], In April 2017, members attended a counter-protest against groups including the League of the South, the Traditionalist Worker's Party and the National Socialist Movement in Pikeville, Kentucky. However, we've been an exploited people that further exploits other exploited people. [6], The group attributes their use of the word "redneck" to the time of the Coal Wars, a series of labor disputes in the United States occurring from around 1890 to around 1930, when the word became popular among coal-miners. [12] Local groups use both the Redneck Revolt and John Brown Gun Club names. [9], The website also argues for the necessity of revolution. [6] Its first major mobilization was a protest against the 2005 national conference of the Minuteman Project. [10] The use of the term is also intended as a form of subversion or reappropriation. [7], During the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in 2016, Redneck Revolt published a pamphlet addressed to members of right-wing militias that argued there was no reason why "the white working-class [...] [should] find solidarity with rich white ranch owners against the government, but not working-class people of color defending their own land and community".