Alt-Observer Weekly Report for 03 December 2018

The Alt-Observer Weekly Summary highlights activities from revolutionary communist, radical anarchist, fascist and other ‘alternative’ political groups that fulfill our intelligence requirements for both the Alt-Left and Alt-Right groups. This report is available for Intelligence subscribers. 


In this Alt-Observer Weekly Summary

  • Philadelphia Proud Boy is fired after being doxxed by antifascists
  • Black Lives Matter movement seeks funding from Liberal foundations
  • Chicago General Defense Committee campaign against Identity Evropa
  • Right wing rally organizer to stop doing events after being doxxed by Antifa
  • Protest in Tucson against border patrol and the wall
  • Seattle Antifascists warn of fascist violence
  • Trial for Neo-Nazi Andrew Oswalt begins
  • James Alex Fields to claim self defense
  • Identity Evropa Rollup
  • And more…

 


Priority Intelligence Requirements

  • PIR1: What indicators describe the Alt-Left movement’s strength, capabilities, and sentiments?
  • PIR2: What indicators describe the Alt-Right movement’s strength, capabilities, and sentiments?
  • PIR3: What are the new indicators of future politically related violence?

PIR1: What indicators describe the Alt-Left movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?

RAM solicits funds for San Diego demonstrations

The New York chapter of Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) is requesting $200 to purchase “medicine, first aid kids, and milk of magnesium” for their comrades in San Diego. (Analyst Comment: These items are likely associated with demonstrations in which protesters would encounter tear gas.) [source]

Seattle Antifascists warn of fascist violence

In a recent message to followers, Seattle Antifascists warned to be on alert for instances of fascist propaganda that might be posted in the area, but also warned to be aware of potential violence. “Nobody has been hurt yet, but reactionaries can go from zero to violence in just a matter of days.” (Analyst Comment: This is likely due to last week’s case of anti-Semitic vandalism in West Seattle.) [source]

Chicago General Defense Committee campaign against Identity Evropa

Chicago GDC organized an email campaign against the host of Identity Evropa’s website for violations of the host’s terms of service. (Analyst Comment: Identity Evropa is a white nationalist organization. As of Monday morning, IE’s website was still available.) [source]

Alt-Left planning for mobilization against Stone Mountain rally

Alt-Left groups are planning a mobilization on 02 February 2019 to counter-demonstrate a “Rock Stone Mountain II” rally that will feature white supremacist groups. Stone Mountain denied a permit for the rally, but organizers say the rally will happen. [source] [source]

Black Lives Matter movement seeks funding from Liberal foundations

The Ford Foundation is offering Black Lives Matter $40 million over six years, and seeking to attract additional funding from other foundations, such as the George Soros Open Society Foundation, in an attempt to give BLM a long-lasting financial foothold. [Source: https://twitter.com/jacobinmag/status/1067158556099702789]

CrimethInc calls for a week of action around 20 January 2019

The anarchist blog site CrimethInc is calling for a week of action around J20 2019, where activists will build survival programs, develop self-defense skills, and expand mutual aid to “meet the crisis of Capitalism.” Due to the charges being dropped against the activists who participated in the protest of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington DC last year on 20 January, 2019, CrimethInc believes they can now “focus on other forms of long-term solidarity and mutual aid, creating a fertile soil for future resistance and creativity.” [Source] [Source: https://crimethinc.com/2018/11/29/call-for-a-week-of-action-around-january-20-2019-building-survival-programs-self-defense-and-mutual-aid-to-meet-the-crisis-of-capitalism]

LA John Brown Gun Club calls for week of action for J20

In solidarity with It’s Going Down and CrimethInc, John Brown Gun Club Los Angeles is calling for a week of action around the weekend of January 20, 2019. During the week of action, the gun club will be hosting a community range day that is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 20 January, 2019.  [Source]

New support pages for Sacramento and Atlanta antifascists 

The Torch Antifa Network announced new support pages for Antifa Atlanta and Sacramento. (Analyst comment: PayPal banned the two Antifa groups on 09 November, 2018. The new support pages are via the Action Network and are temporary while the two antifascist groups figure out alternative payment processing options.) [Source] [Source: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-antifa-sacramento-atlanta-antifascists]

John Brown Gun Club calls on Three Percenters to renounce Patriot Prayer, Proud Boys

The Puget Sound chapter of John Brown Gun Club called on the Washington Three Percenters to renounce their association with Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys.

“We call on Washington 3% militia to renounce the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer. The violent extremist Proud Boys and street goons in Patriot Prayer have no place in our communities. Washington 3% has accepted them within their ranks and co-hosted events with them. If Washington 3% stands for liberty for all then they must disavow these dangerous groups. It’s time to change sides and stand with the everyday community members these groups target with their street violence.” [Source]

Rally organizer to stop doing events after being doxxed by Antifa

Antifascist Twitter user AntiFash Gordon stated in a tweet that the tactic of doxxing fascists, and getting them fired, works. The antifascist made the statement following “We the People Rally” organizer Zach Rehl’s announcement that he will no longer be organizing events due to the negative attention brought by groups such as Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. [Source] [Source: http://idavox.com/index.php/2018/12/01/we-the-people-rally-organizer-says-he-will-not-do-any-more-rallies/]

 

In response to a tweet that has since been deleted, a Seattle-area anti-capitalist activist wrote, “This person is a vet, which means they were willing to kill people to advance imperialism.” [Source]

Trident Antifa: ‘Nazis are all alone’ 

The Trident Antifa Twitter account stated in a tweet that when it comes to legal and court support, Nazis are “all alone,” but that antifascists “protect each other and show up in times of need.” [Source]

 

Black Lives Matter flips houses for low-income families

“An activist group is getting into the home renovation business in order to help those in need. Black Lives Matter Louisville has begun flipping vacant properties to address the shortage of affordable housing in West Louisville. The group has already purchased at least six vacant homes and plans to renovate them for low-income or homeless families. “The goals are just to house people,” said Chanelle Helm, the lead organizer for BLM Louisville. “There’s just way too many vacant and abandoned properties in West Louisville alone, that we can house all these people.”

[Source: https://www.wlky.com/article/black-lives-matter-flips-houses-for-low-income-families/25350577]

 

Philadelphia Proud Boy is fired after being doxxed by antifascists

The president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Proud Boys, Steven Hartley, was fired from his job this week after being doxxed by antifascist Twitter user AntiFash Gordon.

Thread:

[Source]

It’s Going Down: ‘It’s time to beef up security’

It’s Going Down wrote in a tweet this week that “Alt-Right and neo-Nazi groups aren’t going to stop targeting anarchist and anti-authoritarian events. It’s time to beef up security and make sure we keep everyone safe.” The tweet included a link to an article published by the blog site that breaks down why increased security at events has become a necessity.

“Most anarchist events I go to now have a security squad in place largely monitoring the door. This apparatus needs to expand. While a strong team needs to be stationed at the door at all times, there also needs to be people on the outskirts of the area of the outside event also watching … We have to think about having not only a strong security squad in place at entrances, but also teams outside of the event, looking for any possible disruption, and ready to communicate with the larger group at a moments notice.”

“Lastly, we need to defend ourselves, and our spaces. Laughing these people out of the room isn’t enough, we need to protect ourselves at all costs and show that we are not weak, soft targets.

As groups like the Proud Boys in the Pacific Northwest are now saying that they are only going to increase their presence at Left events, the need to beef up security, educating the public, and above all, defend ourselves!”

[Source] [Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/it-is-time-to-get-serious-about-security-at-events/]

Antifascist publishes map of Proud Boy incidents

The following is a screenshot of the Proud Boy activity map:

[Source] [Source: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1]

 


PIR2: What indicators describe the Alt-Right movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?

RAM member pleads guilty to conspiracy to riot

Rise Above Movement member Cole White plead guilty to conspiracy to riot charges at the US District Court and admitted to head-butting a female counter-protestor. White received a maximum penalty of 5 years $250,000 and three other RAM members have been indicted. [Source]

[Source]

Trial for Neo-Nazi Andrew Oswalt begins

[Source: https://twitter.com/_eugeneantifa/status/1067606012788658177/photo/1]

 

James Alex Fields to claim self defense

[Source: https://twitter.com/EastBayTimes/status/1067293639892762624/photo/1]

 

Matthew Heimbach kicked from National Socialist Movement

The founder of the now defunct Traditionalist Worker’s Party, Matthew Heimbach, has been kicked out of the National Socialist Movement just two months after being named as the group’s new director of community outreach. Heimbach was reportedly expelled due to his belief in Strausserism, which is a “form of neo-Nazism that is considered to be further left and more heavily emphasizes the socialist aspects of the fascist philosophy.” [Source] [Source: http://news2share.com/start/2018/12/02/matthew-heimbach-eliminated-from-national-socialist-movement-source-says/]

Identity Evropa Rollup

Identity Evropa activists were active in 16 cities across 11 states this week.

 

Rapid City, SD: Posted propaganda flyers in Downtown [25 Nov]

Fredericksburg, VA: Posted propaganda flyers at the University of Mary Washington [25 Nov]

Evansville, IN: Posted propaganda flyers [25 Nov]

Charleston, IL: Posted propaganda flyers at Eastern Illinois University [26 Nov]

Tulsa, OK: Posted propaganda flyers in the Brookside District [26 Nov]

Bernardsville, NJ: Posted propaganda flyers [26 Nov]

Virginia Beach, VA: Posted propaganda flyers at Tidewater Community College [26 Nov]

Chesapeake, VA: Posted propaganda flyers at Tidewater Community College [26 Nov]

Raleigh, NC: Posted propaganda flyers at North Carolina State University [26 Nov]

Louisville, KY: Posted propaganda flyers at the Riverwalk [26 Nov]

Louisville, KY: Posted propaganda flyers in the Highlands District [27 Nov]

La Jolla, CA: Posted propaganda flyers at the University of California – San Diego [27 Nov]

Monument, CO: Posted propaganda flyers [27 Nov]

Denver, CO: Handed out Identity Evropa business cards at the German cultural market Christkindl [28 Nov]

Sheridan, WY: Posted propaganda flyers at Sheridan College [28 Nov]

Windsor, CA: Posted propaganda flyers at Central Windsor [28 Nov]

Colorado Springs, CO: Posted propaganda flyers at Briargate [29 Nov]

[Source: https://twitter.com/IdentityEvropa]

 


PIR3: What are the new indicators of future politically related violence?

01 DEC: Say No to Misogyny, White Supremacy, and Anti-Semitism – Hosted by Party for Socialism and Liberation — Seattle, Washington [Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/358183621417832/]

02 FEB: Mass mobilization against white supremacy — Stone Mountain Park [Source: https://twitter.com/IGD_News/status/1066267232806690816]

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Samuel Culper is a former military intelligence NCO and contract Intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now the intelligence and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.

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