Alt-Observer – Daily Roll-Up For January 16 – Forward Observer

Alt-Observer – Daily Roll-Up For January 16

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, 16 January 2018. Activities included are from San Antonio, Twitter, Charlottesville, The Washington Post, Identity Evropa, Louisiana, Sacramento, Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, and Houston. 

 

Alt-Left

San Antonio: A far-left group called “Revolutionary Horizon”, which mainly consists of students from the University of Texas at San Antonio, recently stole flyers and other promotional material put up around the city by ICE, and proceeded to light them on fire. A member of the organization said, “We took it upon ourselves to round up all of this disgusting propaganda and properly disposed of it. And by that we mean we set it on fire.” (Source: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10387)

Charlottesville: A member of the far-left groups Antifa and Redneck Revolt admitted on Facebook that he allegedly was chasing James Fields with a rifle moments before he plowed into a group of protestors and killed Heather Heyer at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/Helicoptesrotors1startup/posts/1746440308739821)

 

Alt-Right

The Washington Post: In recent years, the presence of the far-right has transitioned from being solely online, to being visible in places such as city halls, town squares, and public parks. The Washington Post claims that there is one particular public place that the Alt-Right is frequenting and targeting more than any other: college campuses. College campuses have been at the heart of the far-left for decades, and now the far-right is attempting to make their presence known. In regards to their recent growth on campus, Matthew Heimbach – the founder of the far-right group Traditionalist Worker Party – said, “It’s striking a blow directly at the heart of our foes” and that “It lets them know that there are people that are radically opposed to them, that aren’t afraid of them, that will challenge them. It shakes their thought that they’ve got the campus environment locked down and lets them know that people who oppose them go to their school or are a part of their local community.” (Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/hate-groups-make-unprecedented-push-to-recruit-on-college-campuses/2018/01/12/c66cf628-e4f8-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html)

Identity Evropa: Members of the far-right group Identity Evropa have reportedly been visiting classes on college campuses in southern California to take notes and make their presence known to the students. Students who witness such sit-ins are said to be visibly shaken, brought to tears, and are afraid to speak during class out of fear of their identities being publicized. (Source: https://twitter.com/NoNaziRiverside/status/952698664295608320/photo/1) (Analyst Comment: In the interest of fairness, whether or not students are visibly shaken, this line of description is common among the far Left. Overstating the case of crippling fear and panic induced by the presence of a far Right activist is part of the far Left’s ‘permanent victim’ strategy.)

 

Notable Activities: 

Louisiana: Members of the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp in southern Louisiana are fighting the company Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) pipeline that they are trying to construct in the Atchafalaya Basin. This pipeline is the southern end of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which according to the protest group, will threaten the “homes, drinking water, ecosystems, and food sources for plants, animals, and upwards of 1 million human beings in the Atchafalaya Basin located in Southern Louisiana.” (Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/need-survive-fighting-bayou-bridge-pipeline/)

Sacramento: The Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter held an “alternative” MLK march on Monday with the goal of “reclaiming what they see as a civil rights icon whose message has been toned down and coopted.” A representative of the group stated that they “want people to know that Martin Luther King was not a passive activist. He was radical.” (Source: http://fox40.com/2018/01/15/he-was-radical-black-lives-matter-sacramento-holds-alternative-mlk-march/)

 

Events:

20 Jan: Antifa: “Fuck Trump & His World: A Workshop* and Benefit Dinner**” in Portland, Oregon (https://conflictmn.blackblogs.org/fuck-trump-his-world-j20-workshop/)

28 Jan- 4 Feb: The Minneapolis chapter of Black Lives Matter will hold a week-long protest against Super Bowl 52 that will demand “justice for the thousands of Black people who will be negatively impacted, pushed out, and harmed by the violence coming alongside #SuperBowlLII”

9 Feb: United: A Black History Month Celebration in Austin, Texas

3 March: Black Lives Matter Houston: March For Black Women celebrating black sisterhood

DSA Fundraiser for Organizer Training (https://chuffed.org/project/secrets-of-a-successful-organizer-training)

Samuel Culper is a former Intelligence NCO and contractor. Iraq(x1)/Afghanistan(x2). He now studies intelligence and warfare.

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