Alt-Observer Weekly Summary For 15 October 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… (2,846  words)

  • An antifascist account of the Providence rally
  • Antifa doxxes New York Proud Boys
  • Anarchist hurricane relief efforts
  • ETP sinks boats of pipeline protestors
  • Proletariat Women: Organize and fight!
  • Video: How the Huey P. Newton militia trains
  • RGA celebrates the 69th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution
  • City of Portland allows Antifa to block and harass traffic
  • Seattle IWW defense committee doxxes Proud Boy
  • AMTRAK hijacker participated in Neo-Nazi chats
  • 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?

National

The following are quotes from the manifestos of the Red Guards, which are one of many left-wing groups:

“On the basis of our principled united front work, fascists and their collaborators can be drowned out, run out, routed, beaten bloody, and even annihilated. These are our principles and we aim to hold them to the very finish.”

“We encourage the formation of paramilitary organizations on two levels. The first being those who are mainly unarmed but are prepared and trained to carry out fist fighting or using blunt weapons like axe handles or flagpoles as well as shields and basic armoring. The second level is the more advanced embryo of a Red Army, which is trained militarily and operates as soldiers all the time, engaging in production and mass work among the proletariat and the oppressed nation’s people.” [Source: https://redguardsaustin.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/oppose-the-counterfeit-antifascism-must-take-on-a-paramilitary-character/]

“We declare war against all the poisonous things for the people and our revolutionary cause. War to the gentrificadores! War to parasitic villains! War Against Real Estate Vultures! War to capitalist developers! War against the local government traitors like the city hall! War against the local sellers seeking their own interests, filling their pockets with the blood money of the oppressed and exploited, rather than benefiting the people. War to traitors traitors who disguise themselves as radicals or revolutionaries who claim to be ” Communists “, ” Marxist “, ” Marxist-leninist “, even some who falsely claim allegiance to ” maoism “. the war against fascists, Although currently in decline, it continues to be in paramilitary organizations! War to the enemies of the people!” [Source: https://store.forwardobserver.com/alt-observer-weekly-summary-for-18-may-2018/]

“We stand in solidarity with the Red Guards and principally Maoist collectives who are working towards the creation of the Maoist Party. We stand in solidarity with Maoist parties across the world who are committed to building socialism and fighting revisionism through People’s War!”

“We are unshakable with optimism that the seeds of the People’s Army have already been planted and that each day, each new step in the class struggle led by Serve the People – Los Angeles, shall we see those seeds germinate into an unstoppable armed, disciplined and centralized army!”

“We must prepare today, yesterday and tomorrow for the prolong confrontation, the protracted war, against the capitalist state. We must carry out military actions against the enemies of the people!”

“It becomes evident that the masses yearn for blood, for vengeance and liberation! The masses are fighting back and we will guide them toward victory through revolutionary violence and warfare!” [Source: https://redguardsla.org/2018/05/02/the-masses-demand-revolution-our-task-is-to-give-that-to-them-our-fate-is-sealed-in-the-glory-of-this-condemnation/]

 

North East

Rhode Island: An anonymous contributor who attended the Resist Marxism counter-protest that took place in Providence, Rhode Island on 06 October, published a report back on It’s Going Down that gives the author’s first-hand account of the violence that took place between Antifascist and patriot protestors.

According to the author, “A broad spectrum of tactical diversity coalesced into a total ass-whooping the fash won’t soon forget. All in all, they were outnumbered and outmaneuvered, left with only feeble attempts to equivocate on social media about bro-bonding or whatever…. Local organized militants played a pivotal role in galvanizing the counter-demonstrators. Right from the beginning, through effective and offensive battlefield maneuvering and forceful community self-defense, they forced the fash to play tactical catch-up at every juncture.”

In the report back the author writes that it is “worth mentioning” that undercover “pigs” infiltrated the protest and were quickly neutralized by the antifascists, who “identified and confronted” them:

“Undercover pigs (typical jacked bros with ear pieces) were quickly identified and confronted, with anti-fascists approaching them and telling them to get the fuck out, not to cause trouble. The undercovers bounced as the fight began, neutralizing any effectiveness in quelling the counter demonstration they’d hoped to achieve.” [Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/we-go-hard-in-the-paint-lessons-from-the-victory-in-providence/]

New York: Following a brawl between members of the Proud Boys and antifascist protestors in New York City on Friday, New York City Antifa used pictures and videos taken throughout the night to doxx the Proud Boys who were involved in the violent confrontation. The doxxed images were released via their Twitter account in a tweet that read:

“Let’s have some fun & play #DoxxAllYourBoys shall we? Here are most of the Proud Boys who posed for a group pic after mob beating 3 people while yelling homophobic slurs.”

In another tweet the antifascists shared a picture taken during the fighting and stated that:

“#DoxxAllYourBoys wouldn’t be fun if we didn’t include some action shots! Here are some Proud Boys engaging in a mob beatdown, including Dave Jay and Geoff Young. Hope whatever comes your way was worth that 4th degree!”

[Source: https://twitter.com/NYCAntifa/status/1051610206717825024] (Analyst Comment: A Proud Boy 4th degree is granted to any member who physically defends himself after being assaulted for being a Proud Boy or in defense of Western values.)

 

South East

North Carolina: In a post on the Alt-Left website CrimethInc, an anonymous contributor provided first-hand accounts of anarchist relief-efforts to the victims of Hurricane Florence. According to the author, when the anarchists gathered to plan and discuss their relief efforts for the victims of the hurricane, they decided to focus their efforts on helping poor and rural communities:

“The hurricane hit some of the poorest counties in North Carolina hard. Some of us had deep connections to those places. We decided to visit the more rural areas. It was likely that these counties would receive less attention than the well-known towns. We talked about what the residents’ needs might be and how we could prepare to help.”

During the relief efforts anarchists were warned by a police officer that a curfew had been instated and they needed to be looking out for looters, who were posing a serious threat to the safety of the area. The anarchist wrote that when warned by the officer, they “gleaned no useful information about the needs of those who had been hit by the storm; our efforts definitely did not feel welcome. To me, it was clear that his role was to orchestrate the relief effort according to a prescribed agenda, so people in need would remain disempowered and criminalized.” [Source: https://crimethinc.com/2018/10/10/anarchist-relief-efforts-for-hurricane-florence-three-on-the-ground-accounts]

Louisiana: Two boats containing twelve “water protectors” and a documentary crew were allegedly sunk when an Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) security boat intentionally created a large wake that swamped the boats as it drove by. The water protectors were members of the Alt-Left environmentalist group L’eau Est La Vie Camp, and were in the Atchafalaya swamp monitoring the construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The group announced the incident on their Facebook page:

“Early this morning, while two boats carrying water protectors and media were legally observing a bayou bridge pipeline construction site, an Energy Transfer Partners security boat rapidly passing by intentionally caused a large wake that swamped and eventually sunk our boats! All passengers, including a documentary film crew, narrowly made it to shore before the boats completely sunk. All are safe, but some are stranded in the swamp. A local Cajun fisherman has offered to help and is preparing to take one of our boat pilots out to do a rescue extraction. There is an urgent need to repair or replace our boats! Please share and support our fight…donate if you can! #StopETP #noBBP”

The protest group also shared a link to their GoFundMe fundraiser on Twitter. As of 16 October, 2018, the fundraiser has raised $55,364 of it’s $100,000 goal. [Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LeauEstLaVie/posts/] [Source: https://twitter.com/NoBayouBridge/status/1051990871548289024] [Source: https://twitter.com/dallasgoldtooth/status/1051950909452902402] [Source: https://www.gofundme.com/nobbp]

 

Mid-West

Missouri: The St. Louis-based Maoist group Red Path Collective published a WordPress document titled “Proletariat Women: Organize and Fight!” this week, in which the group states that the confirmation of “rapist” Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court “draws a line in the sand.” In the document the communist group advises women to “Study great Communist movements led and participated in by women, such as the Communist Party of Peru (PCP)! Steep yourselves in Marxism Leninism Maoism, principally Maoism and organize in your neighborhood! Reclaim violence and use it to combat oppressors and enemies of our class!” [Source: https://redpathcollective.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/proletarian-women-organize-and-fight/]

 

South West

Texas: The news media company Vocativ recently published a video that provides an inside look into how the Huey P. Newton Gun Club is training for armed conflict. (Analyst comment: Huey P. Newton Gun Club is a growing black nationalist militia group that sees itself as the black alternative to the NRA. The intensification of racial propaganda by the media, entertainment industry and the Democratic Party is primarily to blame for the rising popularity of groups like Huey P. Newton Gun Club and Black Lives Matter.) 

In the video, as members of the black gun club can be seen participating in tactical drills and firearms training, an unnamed member says, “We’re in downtown Houston and these motherf*ckin crackas got aggressive, do you understand what we’re saying? Now we have to take the sh*t from a defensive, peaceful march, to a tactical situation.” (Analyst comment: The confrontation the member was referring to most likely took place during the National Islamic Convention that took place in downtown Houston in early September 2018. The convention was protested by anti-Islamic activists and a number of right-wing militia groups.) [Source: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ/videos/2237720429589247/] [Source: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-protestors-clash-outside-Islamic-13199567.php]

Texas: The following are quotes from a speech given by Red Guards Austin (RGA) that promoted the election boycott and commemorated the 69th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s Chinese Revolution.

“Many among the masses showed interest in the event and the speech resonated with them, as the working class more and more comes to understand that bourgeois elections are a farce they become more and more accepting of the necessity of armed revolution and Protracted People’s War.”

So what does breaking this cycle of abuse and manipulation look like? It looks like organizing in your communities, stepping outside of bourgeois structures of the old decaying state. It looks like building the Communist Party through direct confrontation with recognized class enemies. Mainly this means uniting under Maoism, establishing self-defense units which are in time converted into a mighty Red Army, encouraging the self-administration of the community under the protection of this army, forming a new state posed to make war on the old.”

“This great change does not happen overnight or all at once. It occurs through the course of organized class combat, class against class. The necessity of revolution must be grasped and this matter can no longer be delayed by the clownery imperialist elections. Develop the combined strength of the proletariat, its allied classes, the Party and its Red Army.” [Source: https://redguardsaustin.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/election-boycott-speech-on-the-occasion-of-the-69th-anniversary-of-the-chinese-revolution/]

 

West Coast

Oregon: Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists have been blocking traffic and harassing motorists in downtown Portland in protest of the killing of a black man by Portland police. Meanwhile, Portland PD stood by as protestors damaged passing vehicles and even assaulted a 74-year old man. In regards to Portland PD not intervening in the protests, spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley stated that they stood down out of fear that police intervention would “change the demeanor of the crowd for the worse.” Following the protests and the statement by Portland PD, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has since come under fire for stating that he supports the departments decision to stand down. [Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/portland-police-admit-to-standing-by-as-antifa-blocked-traffic-assaulted-man_2688087.html] [Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/14/ted-wheeler-portland-mayor-stands-decision-allow-a/]

Washington: The Seattle General Defense Committee (SGDC) has announced a “phone zap and action” campaign against Proud Boy Nick Boling. According to SGDC, Boling works for the Boeing Corporation has a “long history of violence, both at protests, and in his personal life.”

The announcement was made by SGDC in a blogpost on It’s Going Down, and states that they have “contacted Boeing and asked that they do what is right, and hold themselves accountable to their claim of ‘providing a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful and engaging.'”

SGDC has requested that people call Boeing and request that they fire the Proud Boy because he “regularly targets members of our community base their gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and political beliefs.” The following is the call script provided in the post for people to read off of when they call in to Boeing:

“I am calling about Boeing employing Nick Boling, who is a member of the violent hate group the Proud Boys, and has misrepresented himself as being a Boeing test pilot when he assaulted a bartender in Bellingham Washington. Boeing should do the right thing and hold him accountable for his reprehensible behavior.”

[Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/phone-zap-and-action-to-hold-boeing-proud-boy-accountable/]


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

AMTRAK hijacker participated in Neo-Nazi chats

According to Unicorn Riot, Neo-Nazi Taylor Wilson, who attempted to hijack an AMTRAK train last year and was recently sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, participated in leaked Discord chats with members of the Traditionalist Worker Party. The leaked chats reveal that Wilson intended to “take some form of dramatic action” and attended the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. In the leaked chats Wilson also stated that “martyrs are a powerful thing for a movement.” (Analyst comment: Wilson’s Discord chat username is “keksmix”)

[Source: https://www.facebook.com/unicornriot.ninja/posts/804102639923959]

 

Identity Evropa Rollup

IE activists participated in team building activities and posted propaganda flyers in 18 cities across 12 states this week.

Columbus, OH: Visited the Christopher Columbus Memorial for Columbus Day [08 Oct]

Arlington, VA: Posted propaganda flyers [08 Oct]

Salt Lake City, UT: Distributed propaganda flyers at the Salt Lake Community College library [09 Oct]

St Paul, MN: Visited and cleaned up the grave of the first white child born in Minnesota [09 Oct]

Billings, MT: Posted propaganda flyers [09 Oct]

Seattle, WA: Posted propaganda flyers [09 Oct]

Washington, DC: Posted propaganda flyers at Georgetown University [09 Oct]

Bainbridge Island, WA: Posted propaganda flyers [10 Oct]

Billings, MT: Hiked the Rimrocks [10 Oct]

Philadelphia, PA: Posted propaganda flyers near city hall  [10 Oct]

Philadelphia, PA: Posted propaganda flyers near Schuylkill River [11 Oct]

Columbus, OH: Posted propaganda flyers at Ohio State University [11 Oct]

Philadelphia, PA: Posted propaganda flyers at Drexel University [11 Oct]

Denver, CO: Paid tribute to Christopher Columbus at Civic Center Park [12 Oct]

Henderson, KY: Posted propaganda flyers [13 Oct]

Colorado Springs, CO: Posted propaganda flyers at Pikes Peak Community College [13 Oct]

Cheney, WA: Posted propaganda flyers at Eastern Washington University [13 Oct]

Fresno, CA: Members worked on a banner for an upcoming action [14 Oct]

Atlanta, GA: Posted propaganda flyers at Roswell Road [14 Oct]

Manitou Springs, CO: Spent the weekend in downtown and hiked the Manitou Incline [14 Oct]

Oklahoma City, OK: Posted propaganda flyers at the Plaza District [14 Oct]

Bowling Green, KY: Hiked in the woods around Bowling Green [15 Oct]

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


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

27 OCT: #WalkAway From the Democratic Party March and Rally on Washington DC
[Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walkaway-march-and-rally-on-washington-dc-gala-dinner-and-sunday-brunch-registration-49836262603?aff=eac2]

Following the midterm elections on 06 November, we can expect to see an increase in nation-wide rallies/protests.

11 NOV: Me Too Survivor’s March — Hollywood, California [Source: http://www.rallylist.com/browse-protest-and-rallies/]

17 NOV: We The People Rally — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/419562875241231/]


PIR4: 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.


Weekend Rollup

There was coast to coast political violence this weekend as major confrontations took place between Antifa and Proud Boys in New York City and Portland.

— On Friday following his speech at the New York Metropolitan Republican Club, Proud Boys founder and former Fox News host Gavin McInnes, was defended by dozens of his Proud Boys as a group of Antifa protestors attempted to confront him. In one video, a wounded, masked antifascist protestor can be seen screaming for help as he’s cornered and confronted by a group of Proud Boys, who then rip his mask off and threaten him. A few seconds later, a Proud Boy with a water hydration backpack can be seen telling the other Proud Boys to back off of the antifascist, who he then asks how bad he is hurt and if he needs water. (Analyst comment: This act of kindness and mercy shown by the Proud Boys towards an Antifa member provides a great look into how the Proud Boys operate. If this had been a wounded Proud Boy cornered by a group of antifascists, he would have most likely been killed or hospitalized with severe injuries) [Source: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RQipMA8mbeo] [Source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Political-violence-goes-coast-to-coast-as-Proud-13306479.php]

— On Saturday another confrontation between antifascists and the Proud Boys took place in Portland, Oregon, although on a much larger scale. According to Oregon Live, Proud Boys and other right-wing activists confronted Antifa and Black Lives Matter protestors, who had been protesting the killing of a black man by Portland PD by blocking the streets and harassing motorists. Shortly after sundown, the two opposing groups clashed. The all out brawl lasted until Portland police in riot gear began shooting pepper balls into the crowd. [Source: https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/10/patriot_prayer_flash_march_cal.html]

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