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… (2,003 words)
- Leftists call for mass “violent” strikes if Kavanaugh is confirmed
- Alt-Left group threatens Trump, Cruz, Kavanaugh on Twitter
- Red Guards Pittsburg calls for boycott of midterm election
- IWW provides aid to Hurricane Florence survivors
- DSA members attacked by Three Percenters
- Red Guards Austin: Cruz and Beto should be “viciously opposed”
- Red Guards LA: Long live Chairman Mao
- League of the South cancels event due to insurance costs
- Identity Evropa Rollup
- Weekend Rollup
Priority Intelligence Requirements
- PIR1: What indicators describe the Alt-Left movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, and capabilities?
- PIR2: What indicators describe the Alt-Right movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, and capabilities?
- PIR3: What are the new indicators of future politically related violence?
- PIR4: What is the current threat index score for the Alt-Left movement?
PIR1: What indicators describe the Alt-Left movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?
US Supreme Court: Far-Left groups and activists are calling for “violent” strikes if President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
In a series of tweets, activist Emily Gorcenski expressed her concerns about the possible overturning of Roe v Wade if Kavanaugh is confirmed, and asked her 50,000+ subscribers if they will then be “down for a violent general strike.” Gorcenski further writes that “the radical left is just the people who have gotten sufficiently pissed off at the current status quo,” and that activists are going to have to “fight in the fight” for their rights. Gorcenski then suggests that activists take up gun safety courses and states, “You know how fast shit would change if the pussy hat brigade started posting selfies of them at range days? Like you don’t even have to own a gun, just the idea of being unafraid of learning gun safety.”
In response to the Kavanaugh hearings, the Smash Racism DC Twitter account threatened Kavanaugh, President Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz in a since deleted tweet that read:
“This is a message to Ted Cruz, Bret Kavanaugh, Donald Trump and the rest of the racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic right-wing scum: You are not safe. We will find you. We will take from you the peace you have taken from so many others.”
Twitter user and Civil Rights activist Daniel Muscato also tweeted threats in response to the Kavanugh hearings. In the tweet, Muscato writes that “If #Kavanaugh becomes a Supreme Court justice tomorrow, people are going to riot. That’s not a threat, it’s a fact.” [Source: https://twitter.com/EmilyGorcenski/status/1045138046335819778] [Source: https://greatamericanpolitics.com/2018/09/it-has-begun-armed-leftists-call-for-mass-violent-strikes-if-kavanaugh-confirmed/] [Source: https://twitter.com/DanielleMuscato/status/1045447762521858048]
Washington DC: The Smash Racism DC Twitter account tweeted a video of Alt-Left activists harassing and chasing Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his family out of a restaurant in Washington DC. In addition to the video, the account elaborated on the attack in a series of tweets:
“p1. No—you can’t eat in peace—your politics are an attack on all of us You’re votes are a death wish. Your votes are hate crimes. Tonight Senator Ted Cruz arrived at Fiola, an upscale restaurant mere steps from the White House, to enjoy a hearty Italian dinner.
p2. He could have dined on a lavish four course meal for only $145 while millions of Americans struggle to buy groceries. He might have sampled from the top shelf wine list as migrant children languish in cages.
p3. He’d have laughed with his wife while women and members of the LGBTQ community collectively gasp in horror as Senator Cruz pushes forward on Bret Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. At least he could have had activists not interrupted his evening just as he was being seated
p4. Instead, activists from Smash Racism DC, Resist This, DC IWW, members of DC Democratic Socialists of America, Anarchists, women, sexual assault survivors, and members of the LGBTQ community interrupted Ted Cruz’s peaceful meal.
p5. While our interruption does not compare in scale to the interruptions his actions as a Senator have had on millions of American lives, we hope that it reminds Cruz and others like him that they are not safe from the people they have hurt.”
Pennsylvania: Red Guards Pittsburgh (RGP) posted on Facebook page calling for Alt-Left activists to boycott the upcoming midterm elections as a way to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, saying that, “Revolution through people’s war is how power is obtained!” [Source: https://www.facebook.com/redguardspittsburgh/posts/1965776613468168]
Pennsylvania: In addition to sharing a WordPress document that calls for Alt-Left action against Patriot Front and the Keystone State Skinheads, the Red Guards Pittsburgh (RGP) Facebook page wrote in a post that,
“Fascists and their collaborators can be drowned out, run out, routed, beaten bloody, and even annihilated. We call upon all friends and comrades to take the threat of Patriot Front and Keystone Skinheads seriously, to work day-by-day, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, to expose and smash the networks of these rats. Fascisms’ savage service to the capitalists will be met with a force they’ve never seen before!”
North Carolina: The Raleigh-Durham chapter of the International Workers of the World (RD-IWW) tweeted a link to a “community driven”, “autonomous space” that provides mutual aid disaster distribution for Hurricane Florence relief teams called MAD Distro-NC. The MAD Distro-NC website gives details about the services it provides to relief teams, where donations are picked up or collected, a list of items that are most needed by those affected by the hurricane and a sign-up sheet for volunteers. [Source: https://twitter.com/triangleiww/status/1045762907424854016] [Source: https://www.maddistronc.org]
Kentucky: The Alt-Left blog site Unicorn Riot published an article this week in which they claim that members of the Three Percenter militia attacked a group of Democratic Socialists at a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. According to the article, “On the night of Thursday, September 27, approximately fifteen Louisville Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members gathered at the Silver Dollar restaurant for a social event, which was openly advertised on social media and also attended by non-members. At some point during the meeting, around eight apparent members of a ‘Three Percenter’ militia group arrived at the Silver Dollar and began behaving aggressively towards both Louisville DSA members and restaurant staff.”
The aggressive behavior described in the article includes one of the Three Percenters saying “take your socialist, commie bullshit and get the fuck out of here…. don’t come in my goddamn area anymore” and at least one other member spraying the DSA members with mace. [Source: https://unicornriot.ninja/2018/far-right-nationalists-attack-democratic-socialist-gathering-in-kentucky/]
Texas: Red Guards Austin (RGA) is calling for a boycott of the midterm elections, which they believe to be “backward and outdated.” The boycott was announced by RGA in a post on their Facebook page along with an announcement that until the midterm elections they will be “agitating against the bourgeois farce that is electoral politics.”
Also included in the post was the following quote from a WordPress document published by RGA, which calls for the boycotting of the midterms:
“Imperialism is in a constant state of crisis. The so-called “democracy” is democracy only for the upper, elite classes—and it is anything but democratic for the working and poor of the country. Yet in their desperation to win people’s support for their dark campaigns of global plunder, the US ruling class always seek to legitimize themselves through elections. Many progressive people are tricked into chasing after the dream of casting the right votes for the right people and finally seeing big changes—this is the perfect mindset for stripping people of real and meaningful democracy, and the elite rely on finely honed methods to keep people thinking this way. By giving you nothing meaningful to vote for and then getting you to vote anyway, the system has you trapped. The way out of this trap is to stop playing the game and make opposing their sham elections a basic political principle: Boycott the elections and demand something better. Dare to fight for revolutionary change.”
Texas: In response to Beto O’Rourke stating that the harassment of Ted Cruz was “not right,” Red Guards Austin (RGA) posted the following statement on their Facebook page:
“We disagree, unlike this gringo some call “Beto” we believe that it is right to rebel! Not only should crooked imperialist politicians like Cruz and O’Rourke be protested out of restaurants but they should be confronted until they no longer have any power. They should certainly not be respected. Would you respect a leech? A tapeworm? These men are parasites and no better, they should be viciously opposed. The masses of people are sick and fed up with imperialist pigs. Increase the pressure! ELECTIONS, NO! REVOLUTION, YES!”
California: To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China by Mao Zedong, Red Guards Los Angeles (RGLA) declared their solidarity with “the Chinese masses who still struggle for socialism.”
PIR2: What indicators describe the Alt-Right movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?
League of the South: The League of the South announced the cancellation of their event at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Johnson City, Tennessee, after they were told by state and local authorities that they would be required to purchase insurance coverage for the event and agree to a security bill. According to the League, the insurance policy was $400 a month for a minimum of twelve months and the bill would cover any security costs thought to be necessary for by authorities. The League released the following statement on their website:
“We believe such tactics are designed to force us to pay for our “right” to assemble publicly and to speak freely in the public square. Apparently such heavy-handed financial pressure is how the authorities in Tennessee intend to deal with us whenever we seek to have an event on public property. If Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other leftist groups can threaten to show up and cause trouble at our events and the authorities demand that we pay the price for any trouble that might occur, then our rights to public assembly and free speech may as well be dead. This is a game we will not play…. We will not pay one penny for tribute in order to exercise the rights our ancestors fought to protect for us.”
Identity Evropa Rollup
Identity Evropa activists posted flyers and distributed propaganda flyers in eleven cities across eight states this week, including:
Kentucky: Bowling Green
Oklahoma: Enid, Oklahoma City*, Tulsa
Utah: Ogden, Salt Lake City*
PIR4: What are the new indicators of future politically related violence?
28 SEPT: Solidarity with North Austin Muslim Community Center hosted by Muslim Solidarity ATX
29 SEPT: Leftist Community Night of Progress hosted by North Texas Anarchism and The Trinity River Lookout [Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/245653642762590/]
05 OCT: Screening of Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA —RASH Northwest — Portland, Oregon [Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/524794131282399/]
06 OCT: #AllOutProvidence: Defend Community Against Racist Alt-Right — Ocean State Against Hate — Providence, Rhode Island [Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/alloutprovidence-defend-community-against-racist-alt-right-october-6th/]
12 OCT: [Source: https://twitter.com/AntiFascistNetw/status/1045674627605942272]
13 OCT: Revolutionary University 2018 (Tools for Changing Society)
27 OCT: #WalkAway From the Democratic Party March and Rally on Washington DC
PIR5: What is the current threat index score for the Alt-Left movement?
Indicators of Revolutionary Activity
Strong Indications: 6
Weak Indications: 7
No/Negligible Indications: 6
We remain at 13 total indicators, and there’s been no change in the last week.
New York: Botham Jean protests erupted with violence and multiple arrests as protestors and police clashed in the streets of New York City:
— Botham Jean protest in Union Square NYC
— NYPD cracks down on Botham Jean protesters
— “Back up! Back up! We want freedom! Freedom! All these racist ass cops, we don’t need ‘em, need ‘em!”
— NYPD attempts to split up protest
— Botham Jean protests become increasingly tense
— Arrests ensue as protestors become violent
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