This report is a roll-up of activity from revolutionary communist, radical anarchist, fascist, and other ‘alternative’ political groups that fulfill our intelligence requirements for both the Alt-Left and Alt-Right for Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Activities included are from Michigan, Georgia, Identity Evropa, the Huffington Post, Oregon, Florida, California, Texas, and Ohio.
Michigan: The far left/anarchist website It’s Going Down recently asked it’s followers via Twitter to mobilize and help students and community members stop Richard Spencer’s upcoming event at Michigan State University saying that, “Students and community members in #EastLansing #Michigan are mobilizing to #StopSpencer on March 5th. Neo-Nazis will be bused in from an Alt-Right conference in #Detroit the day before. ‘The need for a mass convergence is clear. This is all hands on deck.'” (Source: https://twitter.com/IGD_News/status/965758175445106688/photo/1)
Georgia: The “Young Democratic Socialists” club of the University of Southern Georgia recently claimed that they would use medieval execution tactics on House Republicans. In response to a professor’s statement where he called for Republicans to be “lined up and shot”, the Socialist group tweeted that “This is absolutely outrageous. House Republicans should NOT be shot! They should be guillotined. (Source: http://www.truthandaction.org/young-democratic-socialists-club-calls-beheading-republicans/3/)
Florida: The founder of Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk, is scheduled to speak at the University of Central Florida on April 10th, however, local Antifascists groups are attempting to shut down the event saying that his presence on campus would be “endangering student safety.” Turning Point USA is a conservative group with a mission to “identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government.” (Source: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10537) (Source: https://www.tpusa.com)
Identity Evropa: Identity Evropa recently took to the skies to drop flyers from a small aircraft over an undisclosed city. A video depicts the group boarding the plane with boxes of their flyers that said things like “Action, Leadership, Identity” “Our generation, Our future, Our last chance” and “Our future belongs to us.” The group claims that they used a plane because “Aviation is an American Tradition.” (Source: https://twitter.com/IdentityEvropa/status/964319701324087297/video/1)
Huffington Post: The Huffington Post recently released a list of alleged white supremacists who are running for office in 2018. The list is comprised of 12 men, and is broken down into three categories: white supremacist candidates, white supremacist dropouts, and candidates who are not outwardly white supremacists themselves, but have ties with them.
White Supremacist Candidates: Arthur Jones, Paul Nehlen, Sean Donahue and John Abarr
Dropouts: Augustus Invictus and Tom Tancredo
Flirting with White Supremacists: Joe Arpaio, Steve King, Corey Stewart, Matt Gaetz, Dana Rohrabacher, and Lou Barletta.
Oregon: An Oregon State University graduate student named Andrew Oswalt has been summoned to appear in court for a potential eviction from the campus. According to Oregon law, “a landlord may terminate a rental agreement with 24-hours notice for a number of reasons, including a tenant committing an act that is ‘outrageous in the extreme’ on or near the premises.” This is in response to Oswalt placing alt-right bumper stickers on cars last year. (Source: http://www.orangemedianetwork.com/daily_barometer/former-asosu-rep-andrew-oswalt-must-appear-in-court-for/article_289aa59e-1518-11e8-b98e-27841e03991f.html)
Austin: The Austin chapter of Black Lives Matter has informed it’s members via a Facebook post that today is the first day of early voting and that, “there are children of immigrants who are running for office” and that “Immigration is an important cause for Black Lives Matter.” Although the post starts out by claiming that “It is the policy of Black Lives Matter Austin not to issue endorsements”, the post goes on to endorse three immigrants who are running for office, “Maya Guerra Gamble and Aurora Martinez-Jones both running for the 459th Judicial District and Chantal Eldridge running for the 331st Judicial District.” (Source: https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatterAustin/posts/949670375196945)
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