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 Alt-Observer subscribers.
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?
- Culture War Roll-Up
PIR1: What indicators describe the Alt-Left movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?
Twitter: Far-Left communist and journalist Dr. Bones tweeted out a picture of a headline from an old newspaper that said “Women Anarchists have become the terror of World’s Police” and said that “we need headlines like this again.” Dr. Bones currently receives $542 a month from 42 patrons on Patreon to “create gonzo journalism and sorcerous wisdom to inspire inserrection [sic].” (Source: https://twitter.com/ole_bonsey/status/954764509532606465)
Twitter: A video tweeted out by an Antifa Twitter account depicts members of Antifa harassing and intimidating a man who was video them rioting in the streets. In the video, right when the Antifa, who appear to have intent to harm the man, get close to him, a few police officers get between them and forced the Antifa away from him. (Source: https://twitter.com/Antifajackson/status/956354948668653568)
New York: A 56-year old Trump supporter who was leaving the “A Night For Freedom” event in New York was hit in the head and nearly strangled to death by an Antifascist activist. The attacker has been identified as David Campbell, who has since been arrested. When found, the victim barely had a pulse and did not regain consciousness until he was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. (Source: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/shock-attack-trump-supporter-nearly-strangled-death-antifa-terrorist-new-york/)
New York: Antifa was caught on video threatening the right wing celebrities who attended “A Night For Freedom” event and their children. The protestors gathered outside of the event and began chanting and advocating violence against the right wingers, who they deem to be fascists and Nazi’s. Later in another video, James O’Keefe was followed, surrounded, and trapped by a violent Antifa mob, but was escorted to safety by police. (Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/thenomadsneedle/status/955475281946423298 and https://mobile.twitter.com/jamesokeefeiii/status/954902023920668673)
New York: Antifascist activist — now a candidate for U.S. Senate hailing from Maryland — Chelsea Manning attended the right wing “A Night For Freedom” event hosted by right wing celebrities, and later tweeted out that she “learned in prison that the best way to confront your enemies is face-to-face in their space” and that she “crashed the fascist/white supremacist hate brigade party.” (Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/xychelsea/status/954934174598750209)
New York: A Vice Magazine employee who is also an NYC Antifa organizer, gave out the address to Mike Cernovich’s “A Night For Freedom” event and instructed people to take action in a tweet from his verified Twitter account that said, “Hey NYC scumfuck white supremacist Mike C-rnovich [sic] and his band of fascist pals are speaking at a club called FREQ at 637 W 50th St at 7pm tonight. Call them at (646) 536-3736 to let them know that this misogynistic piece of shit is not welcome in our city. #Alerta.” (Source: https://twitter.com/BoomBustProfits/status/955810358706372608)
Charlottesville: A third counter-protestor who attended the Unite the Right rally has allegedly been arrested for “malicious wounding.” Malicious wounding is a felony that carries a 5-year sentence minimum and up to 20 years in prison. The protester was arrested in his home on Friday by Charlottesville Police Department. (Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/nlgcentralva/status/955178055735152641)
Philadelphia: During J20 protests in Philadelphia, Antifa members stood in the middle of the street and burned an American flag. Later, an “unidentified Philadelphia police officer walked over to the desecrated flag, saluted its remains and collected the ashes for proper disposal.” (Source: http://ussanews.com/News1/2018/01/22/antifa-burns-american-flag-during-protest-a-police-officer-steps-in-and-does-the-right-thing/)
Philadelphia: Anarchist and Anti-fascist groups in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are using the Eagles’ return to the Super Bowl as an excuse to cause social disruption and chaos. In an article on It’s Going Down, Antifascists discussed how they essentially hijacked the celebration of the Eagles’ win over the Minnesota Vikings on January 21st, “We took this opportunity to begin chants such as “Fuck the Patriots” and “Fuck Tom Brady” which many didn’t notice quickly became abbreviated to “FTP” and “Fuck 12” (Brady’s number). The crowd began to swell, with people leaving and even more left their homes to join the party and follow what soon became an autonomous, spontaneous anti police demonstration.” After this the celebration soon turned from a celebration of victory, to a violent, anti-police riot, “We continued to throw projectiles, light things on fire, and paint the walls with many other folks, most of whom we had never struggled against domination with, but whom we certainly hope to have at the barricades with us in the future.” (Analyst Comment: The Eagles fans celebrating were not originally anti-police. According to the authors, the fans were becoming increasingly rowdy, which led to the police attempting to shut down the celebration and threatening people with noise violations. It was not until members of Antifa began rioting and chanting anti-police chants that the group as a whole became increasingly anti-police and disruptive.) The article ended with a proclamation that they “hope to see y’all in the streets February 4th,” which is the date of Super Bowl LII. (Analyst Comment: Given this statement and what happened when the Eagles won the NFC Championship game, it’s reasonable to assume that rioting will ensue in Philadelphia if the Eagles win or lose the Super Bowl.) (Source: https://anarchistnews.org/content/report-back-eagles-riots-chance-solidarity-more-importantly-chance-joy)
Philadelphia: In response to the Philadelphia Eagles’ NFC Championship victory, former economics professor and Antifa member Mike Isaacson, who once appeared on Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight and who has tweeted in the past that it’s a “privilege to teach future dead cops,” tweeted out to his Antifascist followers, “burn a police station for me philly.” (Source: https://twitter.com/VulgarEconomics/status/955262736161755136)
Chicago: Students at the Booth School of Business organized a demonstration to protest the university’s invitation for Steve Bannon to speak at the campus. About 100 protestors showed up where they proceeded to shout things like “No hate, no fear, Nazi thugs aren’t welcome here,” and “Disinvite! Disinvite! Disinvite!” A statement by the organizers of the protest reads as follows, “As the founder of Breitbart News and a top advisor to Donald Trump, Bannon has promoted misogynistic, homophobic, white supremacist ideologies that demean and dehumanize marginalized communities. His presence on campus sends a clear message that the administration cares more about ‘freedom of expression’ than the lives and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and Hyde Park residents.” (Source: https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2018/1/25/students-organize-rapid-response-steve-bannon-invi/)
Oregon: The Eugene Antifa Twitter account tweeted a reminder for people to send tips about local racist and fascist activity to their local Antifa. (Source: https://twitter.com/eugeneantifa/status/956073280653414400)
California: The Long Beach California Antifa chapter posted a picture of themselves on Twitter, posing with guns and an Antifa flag, after their range day. (Source: https://twitter.com/lbcafa/status/955681368188518402/photo/1)
Austin: A confederate monument in Austin, Texas that was erected by the Texas Division of the United Daughter’s of the Confederacy in 1981, has allegedly been vandalized by far-left activists with a red hammer and sickle spray painted on it. (Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comments/7srm3o/the_confederate_monument_on_south_congress_got/)
PIR2: What indicators describe the Alt-Right movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?
Florida: Identity Evropa activists cleaned up debris and overgrowth from Greenwood Cemetary in Orlando, Florida over the weekend. Greenwood is the final resting place of many Civil War soldiers and is where the Johnny Reb statue was rebuilt and relocated. (Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/identityevropa/status/954473833817362433)
Florida: Patriot Front activists did a banner drop outside of Tampa, Florida that said “Deport them all, bloodandsoil.org.” (Source: https://twitter.com/FrontPatriot/status/956331615612997638/photo/1)
Seattle: Identity Evropa activists spent the day putting up flyers around Seattle’s University District on Monday. (Source: https://twitter.com/IdentityEvropa/status/955995445217636352/photo/1)
Michigan: After previously refusing to allow Richard Spencer to speak at the Michigan State University campus, the university has recently announced that it will uphold free speech and allow the alt-right activist to speak on campus. The president of MSU, Lou Anna K. Simon, released a statement on the settlement between Spencer and the university, “Michigan State is wholly dedicated to freedom of speech, not just as a public institution, but as an institution of higher education. Here, ideas — not people — are meant to clash and to be evaluated based on their merits.” The event will be held on March 5th in the auditorium located in the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education from 4:30 to 6:30. Richard Spencer is paying to rent the auditorium and will provide insurance for the event, however, MSU must provide and cover the costs of police and security, setting up a ticketing process, and controlling entry into the event. (Source: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/01/18/richard-spencer-michigan-state-university/1044354001/)
Ohio: Richard Spencer has threatened legal action against Kent State University after they denied his request to speak at the campus on May 4th. The reasoning for this was included in a statement by the university that states that that time of the year is “an especially busy time on our campus.” The university also stated that it “values respectful dialogue from all points of view, including ideology that is controversial or offensive.” In response, Richard Spencer said that “If they want to challenge me, it’s like, OK, fine, you’re gonna lose. I have absolute confidence because what we are doing is 100 percent above board.” (Source: https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/local/richard-spencer-threatens-legal-action-against-kent-state)
PIR3: What are the new indicators of future politically-related violence?
16-18 MAR: MAGACON 2018
17 MAR: CopWatch Orientation hosted by Black Lives Matter Sacramento
TBA – Richard Spencer speech at University of Cincinnati
TBA – Richard Spencer speech at University of Michigan
TBA – Lawsuits or threats of lawsuits still pending to allow Richard Spencer to speak at Penn State, Ohio State, and Kent State
PIR4: What is the current threat index score for the Alt-Left movement?
Indicators of Revolutionary Activity
Strong Indications: 7
Weak Indications: 5
No/Negligible Indications: 8
We remain at 12/20 total indicators, and there’s been no change in the last week.
Culture War Roll-Up
Black Panther: Prelude to Revoltuion?
An article by The Good Men Project details how the upcoming comic-inspired movie “Black Panther,” which is about a black nationalist superhero, could “ignite a revolution.” The author claims that most revolutions, such as the French Revolution, Communist Revolution, and Romanian Revolution, all started out with small, seemingly innocent incidents that no one would expect to start a conflict. The author believes that “during this time of intense repression against people of color,” the movie, which releases on February 16th, will highlight people of color and become a “spark that can lead to a blazing inferno.” (Analyst Comment: It is clear that the contents of this article are very radical. It is also clear that the author at the very least is sympathetic towards those who wish to tear down the current structure of America’s social and governmental systems. Later in the article, the author also shows signs of black nationalist ideology and racism towards white people via an anti-white rant, which details the declining population of whites in America.) “The demographics of Amerikkka is changing—very fast. Very soon, ‘White people,’ (a.k.a. those who are descended from predominantly European nations) will be the numeric minority in the U.S.A, as they already are around most of the globe. ‘Whites’ are falling in numbers in the U.S.A. below those decendandants [sic] of other continents (Latin America, Africa, and Asia.) Trump’s ‘White Again, Great Again,’ America is Custer’s Last Stand — and, they know it. They smell it, which is why they are afraid and striking back with overt state-sanctioned violence and repression.” (Source: https://goodmenproject.com/social-justice-2/will-black-panther-ignite-revolution-mlyd/)
Texas: A Tarrant County College adjunct professor has been placed on suspension for going on what students claimed was a “frightening religious rant.” According to the students, the professor showed up to class with his face covered and then proceeded to give a strange message about Islam. In an interview, he professor said “I do not know why they fear me, why are they afraid of a man who covers his face and his hands, I offer you nothing but a Koran, but a book and the universe.” (Source: http://www.fox4news.com/news/tarrant-county-college-professor-suspended-after-bizarre-behavior)
NFL: The National Football League has invited the nation’s largest veteran’s service organization, American Veterans, to do an ad for Super Bowl LII. The veteran group’s advertisement, however, which asks the audience to please stand for the national anthem, has been rejected by the NFL. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy stated that the reasoning for this rejection is that the Super Bowl has “never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement.” (Analyst Comment: The following is a link to an ad that was featured in last year’s Super Bowl that promotes illegal immigration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Uk6ctu7nI) (Source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/22/nfl-rejects-veterans-groups-ad-urging-people-to-stand-for-anthem.html)
California: Conservative students at Stanford University are reportedly demanding the resignation of a professor who allegedly has ties to Antifa. A statement by the Stanford College Republicans reads as follows, “Antifa’s violence and thuggery is antithetical to the purpose of a university as an institution dedicated to the free exchange of ideas. We call on the administration to reprimand Palumbo-Liu and for him to resign immediately.” (Source: https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/conservative-stanford-students-demand-resignation-of-prof-with-alleged-ties-to-antifa/)
France: 50 alt-left extremists allegedly surrounded and attacked a Catholic campaign bus full of pro-life demonstrators who were on their way to the March for Life event in Paris. According to witnesses, the far-left protestors threw smoke bombs into the bus, which burned multiple people who were inside (Source: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/01/23/masked-french-alt-left-extremists-attack-bus-pro-life-marchers/)