It has recently come to our attention that Dave Strano, a founding member of Redneck Revolt and the John Brown Gun Club, has demonstrated a history of betrayal, and sexual and psychological abuse, and we issue this statement in solidarity with the survivors of those behaviors. The General Defense Committee is charged with the defense of the working class and other oppressed people. The clear pattern of abuse committed by Dave is oppressive on many levels, and the survivors need our support.
Therefore, GDC Local 24 publicly denounces Dave’s abusive behavior, and his attempts to evade any accountability for his actions. Accountability in this context includes removing himself from any involvement with Redneck Revolt and John Brown Gun Club. Any system of accountability that avoids this is not accountability, but an evasion of it. While the GDC supports the missions of both Redneck Revolt and John Brown Gun Club, we will not work with, and will not support, any organizations who continue to work with or support Dave Strano.
We ask that other locals in the General Defense Committee join us in supporting survivors by denouncing Dave Strano’s behavior and severing ties with any organizations or individuals that support him.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
Greater Seattle General Defense Committee Local 24