VIDEO: Anarchist Organizer Reveals WTO Riot Tactics

Posted by Michael Strickland on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

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Lisa Fithian, collective anarchist organizer.

Portland State University hosted well known AnCom community organizer Lisa Fithian on Feb. 17th, 2014. The event was entitled “Building Our Power: Organizing For The Long Haul“,  presented by the PSU Student Union and the group Students For Unity.

The program centered around direct action, which is sometimes referred to “non violent direct action” (*wink wink*, yeah right), and Miss Fithian went over numerous tactics that she has developed and employed over the years.

One such successful strategy was the way the 1999 Seattle WTO protests/riots were staged. Seattle was divided into “spokes” on a map, and several different “affinity groups” took responsibility for organizing their own protest in each spokes area, separate from every other group. No one knew what any other group had planned, all they knew is that ever sector of the city would have an action of some sort taking place. This made it impossible for police to find out exactly what was going to happen, because there was no master plan.

In the video, posted on YouTube by LaughingAtLiberals, Miss Fithian goes on to explain how they also had roving groups of people who could add bodies to any spokes area when needed.

Screen shot of the official webpage for Students For Unity on the Portland State University website.

Screen shot of the official webpage for Students For Unity on the Portland State University website.

From the Facebook event page:

Lisa Fithian has been working for nonviolent social change since the mid-1970’s. Over the years she has been a student, labor and community organizer on a broad range of issues. From environmental justice to student and worker rights, from peace and global justice to immigration and housing, Lisa continues to use a wide range of strategies and tactics and encouraged nonviolent direct action as one of the most effective strategies for change. Most recently, Lisa trained hundreds of people on facilitation, group process, consensus decision-making, and direct action during Occupy, and was instrumental in helping OWS take the horizontal shape that it did.

Lisa will be speaking about her experiences working in coalitions, how to build unity between diverse groups organizing for power together, and building durable, non-oppressive structures for that empowerment.“

Miss Lisa Fithian has also been seen in a video from the Chicago Teachers Union strike, orchestrating who is going to get arrested at a demo. Fithian was also caught calling conservative journalists “violent” at trainings for the #Ferguson protests.

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“YOU GOT A DEATHWISH?!?!” Video Emerges From Oakland #Ferguson Beating

Posted by Michael Strickland on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

He Tried to Put Out a Dumpster Fire – So They Beat Him
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Just yesterday we reported on a man who was savagely beaten for attempting to put out a fire started by Michael Brown protesters.

Video has now emerged of the incident.
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In the video, you can see the gentleman attempting to put the fire out, saying “This is not how we do this”, while you can others unintelligibly shouting things at him and calling him “white boy”. The protesters circle back around, apparently egged on by an over-caffeinated girl on her bike, saying “You will get your A$$ beat!” and stating her support for using violence, and others begin to assault the victim. Another kid shouts out “We don’t need white saviors.”


After the attack, the man shows other people his mouth, as 2 teeth were knocked out, and he is seen digging through the dumpster looking for his glasses.

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Washington State Agencies Punt On New Gun Law

Posted by Michael Strickland on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

As the state of Washington implements Initiative 594, it seems as though several agencies want nothing to do with the new law. Passed via ballot initiative on the November 4th election, I 594 requires background checks on all firearm “transfers”, including private sales. Reading through 18 pages of vague legal-ese, it looks like it’s nearly impossible to enforce.

Washington state Attorney General, Bob Ferguson

Washington state Attorney General, Bob Ferguson

The state Attorney General has punted to local law enforcement, releasing an official statement that reads in part:

“…Therefore, at this point we have no interpretations of the initiative to offer to the public beyond the text of the measure itself. Local law enforcement and local prosecutors typically enforce and prosecute firearms laws.”

Meanwhile, the Department Of Licensing issued a statement of their own:

“Please contact your local law enforcement agency if you have questions about firearms licensure requirements, clarification of definitions, violations of the law or need additional information regarding exemptions…. Again, the Firearms Program staff cannot provide legal advice or help the public or licensed firearm dealers interpret the firearms statutes found in RCW 9.41 or I-594

Kate Beck, head of the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action, which vigorously promoted I 594.

Kate Beck, head of the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action, which vigorously promoted I 594.

You may notice a couple of concerning lines in that statement, such as “This program’s role in the implementation of Initiative 594 is limited to record keeping requirements.” If a background check is all this is, then why does a state agency keep records? The I 594 supporters continually said all along that this is not a registration scheme, so what are these records that are kept? Towards of the end of the statement, we also see “To report possession or ownership of a pistol acquired upon the death of the prior owner after December 4, 2014, contact the Firearms Program at 360.664.6616 or email at firearms@dol.wa.gov.” Since transfers to immediate family members are exempt from having to go through the background check process, why does there need to be any reporting of inheritance of a firearm?

The Washington State Police want nothing to do with enforcement of the state law, either, as they didn’t arrest anyone who participated in the “I Will Not Comply” rally that took place on December 13th, where 1,000-2,000 stood outside of the capitol building in Olympia, transferring and selling guns back and forth in an open defiance of I 594.

The Vancouver police department has a vague statement on their webpage that punts the ball back to the Department of Licensing, while Seattle PD has remained silent.

"I Will Not Comply" rally goers. Credit: Pacific Northwest Visions

“I Will Not Comply” rally goers. Credit: Pacific Northwest Visions

To demonstrate how easy it is for someone to break this new law, on the moment it went into effect, activists made a video of a firearms sale taking place on the street in downtown Vancouver, with nary a law enforcement officer in sight to do anything about it.

Lewis County prosecutor and sheriff have released statements saying they will not enforce it.

So the question now becomes “If no one wants to enforce a law, is it still a law?”

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#Ferguson Protester Brutally Assaulted By Other Protesters… And You Won’t Believe Why

Posted by Michael Strickland on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

“I saw some men light a dumpster on fire, and I made the choice of putting out the fire” says the as-yet-unidentified victim. “The men returned, and it very very quickly escalated, and they started punching me.” vlcsnap-2014-12-17-02h14m44s66

The attack happened on Telegraph Ave. in North Oakland, CA.

Bystanders began to gather, and though they did not intervene, the attackers soon let up and continued on their way.

The man says he was punched about a dozen times, lost his 2 front teeth, and his glasses were bent. Despite this, he says “Absolutely I have gone back out and joined the protests again,” but he won’t be going alone and won’t be going to any night time demonstrations.

Amazingly, he still takes some of the blame. “What happened to me happened because I was alone” and says it’s irresponsible to be a lone ranger, while urging others “to not go alone.”

(Story from KRON 4, Bay Area)

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“Undocumented Guest” Busted On Sex & ID Theft Charges

Posted by Michael Strickland on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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Miguel Gonzales-Frutos. (Photo courtesy of Utah County Sheriff’s Department)

From the Herald Extra, out of Provo, Utah:

“A man who is reportedly an illegal alien was arrested Wednesday after police discovered he bought a green card and social security card and also sexually abused two young girls.

Payson police officers were dispatched Wednesday afternoon to a home where a 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl said they’d been sexually abused. According to police reports, the 5-year-old told officers the most recent occasion happened when Miguel Gonzales-Frutos, 32, inappropriately touched her while her mother was in the bathroom.

The 8-year-old said Gonzales-Frutos had touched her inappropriately several times while her parents were away.”

Booking information can be found here.

(Thanks to Universal Free Press)

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Another #Ferguson Protester Run Over… But Guess Who Was Cited

Posted by Michael Strickland on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 1:03 am

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As the Michael Brown #Ferguson marches and protests continue, so too does the tactic of spilling into busy streets. But after cases of assault such as this, this, and this, motorists are starting to fear for their own safety when they get caught up in the middle of these marches. This past Saturday, December 13th, one such driver in Portland, Oregon feared for his safety and that of his family, and hit the gas as protesters began to surround his car, injuring one protester.

See the full story at KGW News Channel 8.

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Credit: Erick Crash

The aftermath was captured on video by Kif Davis, of Film The Police Portland.

The driver, Thomas Munsey, called police after he had left the area, to explain what had happened and why he left. Meanwhile, the protester, Julian Rist, suffered an injury to his foot and was cited by police for “improper position on a highway.” It is unknown if Munsey was cited or charged with anything.

This is similar to the situation that developed in Minneapolis last month, as a driver barreled over protesters in an attempt to escape the mob that was attacking the car.

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Three Union Officers Receive Communist Awards At Event Held In “U.S. News Best High School”

Posted by P.W. Adams on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:30 am

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In 1935 the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) President declared that “Communism is the twentieth-century Americanism“, while at the same time infiltrated an organization that would one day be known as the AFL-CIO.

Little did people realize at the time that not only would Communism, aka Progressivism, indeed become what is now known as modern Americanism, but that the CPUSA would still have a very cozy relationship with the unions.

For example, the CPUSA news, People’s World, reports that on the recent 95th anniversary of the founding of the CPUSA, three union officers happily received Communist awards:

“NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Honorees and attendees alike showed what solidarity looks like at the 2014 People’s World Amistad Awards, “People & Nature before Profits.”

A fighting spirit of unity filled the auditorium at Arts and Humanities Cooperative High School, following an intensive and successful election year, participation in the People’s Climate March in September, and a hectic week of pickets with fast food strikers and protests of police killings.

The diverse audience of grassroots and statewide leaders, elected officials and family, friends and co-workers came out on Dec. 7th ready to enjoy high energy music and the messages of the three Awardees: Meg Riccio, chief steward of Local 35 Unite Here at Yale, Daniel Louis Durant, Jr., membership and community solidarity coordinator of AFT Connecticut, and Alberto Bernardez, Connecticut assistant director SEIU 32 BJ.

Opening the event, held on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Communist Party USA, Connecticut chair Joelle Fishman’s call to action evoked the chants of recent protests.”

The Cooperative Arts and Humanities Public High School in New Haven, Connecticut, where the Communist event was held, was recently awarded a Silver medal in U.S. News “Best High Schools” ranking.

It seems that the High Schools continued interaction with the CPUSA played little part in the decision made by U.S. News considering the Communists used the same exact location last year for their awards ceremony.

But then again, with Communis…er I mean Progressivism being the new “Americanism” why would it?

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“SHUT IT DOWN!”: Ferguson Youths Storm Stage At Al Sharpton Event (Video)

Posted by P.W. Adams on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

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It would seem that Al Sharpton never learned what could happen when you play with fire.

Case in point.

There was an embarrassing incident during Al Sharpton’s “Justice for All” march in Washington D.C. on Saturday. A group of youth from Ferguson, Missouri, the same youth who have been trained by radical leftists to disrupt traffic and cause mayhem, ironically disrupted the event and caused mayhem.

A group of young people with arms raised yelling, “Hands up, don’t shoot” and, “If we don’t get it. Shut it down!” stormed the stage with bull horns demanding to be allowed to speak. (video below):

The Russian News, RT, went so far as to report that the youths were accusing Al Sharpton of hijacking their movement. (video below):

According to the video description:

A march in Washington D.C. against the killing of Black men in the US by police officers organised by the National Action Alliance, headed by Reverend Al Sharpton, was interrupted by a group of youth activists from Ferguson, Saturday. The activists rushed the stage demanding to be heard and accused Sharpton of turning their cause into a show.”

The apparent division among the Ferguson protesters may just be a reflection of the same division that has been prevalent in the Democratic party since the mid-term elections.

Maybe it’s just a case of Al Sharpton being called out for what he is, or a good example of what happens when Progressives incite crowds with anger and train people to be radicals…and then are somehow surprised when they can’t control them.

When you play with fire, you might get burned.

Maybe Al should remember that for the next time he wants to go…”help” someone.

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Irony: Murdering, Marxist Leader’s Son Sells $6,000 Motorcycle Tours In Communist Cuba

Posted by P.W. Adams on Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

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In Santa Clara, Cuba there sits a museum honoring the Communist mass murder, Che Guevara (pictured above). Guides at this museum are known to to point out that one of the ways Cubans pay homage to Che, is to do extra work every week for no pay.

To what would be his father’s extreme disappointment, it would seem Che Guevara’s son has found a different, and rather capitalistic way to pay homage to his father. Charge people thousands of dollars for a service.

The Daily Star reports that Che’s youngest son is selling expensive motorcycle tours in Cuba to honor of his Communist father:

The youngest son of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara has opened an agency offering two-wheel tours of the Caribbean island nation on Harley-Davidsons, in a nod to his father’s passion for motorcycles.

“The Marxist guerrilla’s storied motorbike journey through South America was immortalized in the 2004 film “Motorcycle Diaries,” directed by Brazil’s Walter Salles and starring Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

“The trip, spanning from December 1951 to July 1952, took the 23-year-old revolutionary to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

“Now, Che’s son Ernesto Guevara wants to honor his father’s famous ride by giving visitors to Cuba a “unique” trip through the country on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Prices start at $3,000 per person and go up to $5,800 for six or nine day trips. Airline costs are not included.”

The irony that a murdering Communist, who died trying to violently spread Marxism, had a son who is now relying on capitalism to earn a buck in the very Communist country he helped establish, is only overshadowed by the fact that his son is also using Harley Davidson motorcycles made in the very country Che Guevara said was his worst enemy…the United States of America.

If that isn’t enough to make an old Marxist roll over in his grave, nothing will.

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OOPS!: Greenpeace Damages Peruvian Cultural Treasure; Officials Enraged

Posted by P.W. Adams on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 8:37 am

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While the extremist environmental group known as GreenPeace has gone to great lengths to harass whaling vessels with rubber rafts and chain themselves to trees in the rain forest in order to protest what they consider to be the destruction of the planet, they don’t seem to mind personally destroying cultural treasures.

GlobalPost.com reports that on Wednesday, Greenpeace apologized all over themselves to the Peruvian government for damaging one of their cultural treasures in a campaign to fight (fictional) global warming (pictured above):

Environmental group Greenpeace apologized Wednesday after Peru accused it of damaging a millenia-old archaeological site when its activists displayed a protest banner there calling for action on climate change.

“The stunt at the ancient Nazca lines, enormous drawings etched in the earth some 2,000 years ago by a pre-Inca civilization, drew a furious reaction from Peru, which is currently hosting UN talks aimed at curbing global warming.

“Greenpeace set up large letters beside one of the designs, known as the Hummingbird, reading: “Time for change! The future is renewable.”

Peruvian officials considered Greenpeace’s actions as an “attack” and have gone so far as to ask for help in apprehending those individuals who have damaged the historical site:

“Describing the action as an “attack,” the Peruvian government said the site had been damaged and vowed to prosecute those responsible.

_79637601_3ece6194-9070-41ae-93d0-648572e3e46b“After the illegal, premeditated action by environmental defense group Greenpeace, the zone has been seriously affected,” the culture ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

It called on Peruvians to “collaborate in identifying the people who carried out this attack on the cultural heritage of all Peruvians and all humanity” and said those responsible must be “stopped from leaving the country.

Needless to say, the Peruvian government has rejected the apology.

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