June 5, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

PORTLAND, [OR]--Police arrested 14 people and seized more than a dozen weapons as thousands of demonstrators and counter protesters converged in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Sunday. A pro-President Donald Trump free speech rally drew several hundred to a plaza near City Hall more than a week after two Portland men were fatally stabbed trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two teenage girls on a light-rail train. That rally was met across the street by hundreds of counter-protesters organized by immigrant rights, religious and labor groups. They said they wanted to make a stand against hate and racism. Portland police said Sunday evening that 14 people were arrested, and   

June 4, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

ANCHORAGE, [AK]--A man broke into GCI offices in Midtown Anchorage Sunday morning, threatening employees and causing "significant damage to infrastructure" before being taken into custody, according to the Anchorage Police Department. The damage led to statewide internet and phone outages, including to 911 services, APD said. In a statement, GCI said the person broke into the Denali Towers building at 9:50 a.m. Sunday. Police initially wrote that they responded "to a report of a man with a knife" at the building more than an hour later, at 11:04 a.m. Police later said that "(t)he weapon involved in the incident was not a knife as it was originally believed to be," without specifying what, i  

June 4, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Domestic Terrorism

UNITED STATES, [US]--The murder in College Park, Maryland of Richard Collins III, an African-American student who had recently been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was days away from his graduation from Bowie State University, underscores the violence of America’s far-right wing. Sean Urbanski, the University of Maryland student who allegedly stabbed Collins to death, belongs to a racist Facebook group called Alt-Reich: Nation. It makes sense that the FBI is helping the police investigate this incident as a suspected hate crime. But my 15 years experience of studying violent extremism in Western societies has taught me that dealing effectively with far-right violen  

June 4, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

PORTLAND, [OR]--One week after two men were stabbed to death while defending two girls from a racist and Islamophobic diatribe on a commuter train, Portland, Oregon, is bracing for more violence. On Sunday, over the mayor's objection, a right-wing group will hold a pro-Trump "free speech rally," while anti-fascist activists are preparing to protest the gathering. It's a pattern that has played out across the country since the election: Pro-Trump events from Pikeville, Kentucky, to Berkeley, California, attract white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Klansmen along with other provocateurs from the so-called "alt-right." And, predictably, "antifa" counterprotesters mask up to oppose them—often ph  

June 1, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Domestic Extremism

UNITED STATES, [US]--The systemic failure of both the major parties’ elites to adequately respond to the side effects of mechanization and globalization — particularly the real decline of wages with respect to inflation and the great decrease in good-paying jobs for those with less education — has gradually radicalized American politics and society. The provocations and recriminations that Donald Trump injected into our politics ever since he declared his presidential candidacy has only accelerated the trend. Initially, most of the radicalization began on the right as Republican political strategists found it easier to use divisive cultural issues like abortion, homosexuality and relig  

June 1, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in White Supremacist Movement

GRAHAM, [NC]--Two Marines were arrested after displaying a banner featuring a white nationalist phrase. 32-year-old Joseph Warner Manning and 35-year-old Michael Joseph Chesney were booked May 20 on one count of misdemeanor first-degree trespassing. Cops said the two showed up at pro-Confederate rally in Graham, North Carolina. The pair allegedly climbed up to the top of a building, and depicted a banner with two phrases. Across the center, there was a quote from George Orwell’s novel 1984: “He who controls the past controls the future.” Then, along the edge was the phrase: “YWNRU.” It stands for “You will not replace us.” The slogan is associated with white nationalist and so-  

May 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Militia Movement

LAS VEGAS, [NV]--A judge called a New Hampshire man a "bully vigilante" and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a standoff with U.S. agents in 2014. Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus became the first person sentenced for his ties to the confrontation that became a rallying cry for those who want vast stretches of federal land in the U.S. West put under local control. Eighteen others are in custody. DeLemus has been jailed for almost 16 months, so the sentence means the 62-year-old former U.S. Marine will spend about six more years behind bars. View More>>  

May 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

PORTAGE PARK, [IL]--A Portage Park family returned from Ramadan prayers late Monday night to find their detached garage engulfed in flames, they said. Around 11 p.m., police responded to the fire in the 5800 block of West Cornelia Avenue, according to a Chicago Police spokesman. No one was injured, police said. Police believed the fire started in a trash can near the garage, police said. Zahwa Alhasan was on her way home from her mosque with her parents, nephew, sister and two nieces when a neighbor called to tell her what happened, she said. The garage was almost totally destroyed on Tuesday, with melted toys and tools strewn around the surrounding alley. There was no car inside the garage  

May 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Sovereign Citizen Movement

SPRINGFIELD, [MA]--Akwon Salaam, reputed gang member and professed sovereign citizen, is being held on $5,000 bail after being ruled competent to stand trial in a motor vehicle theft case. Salaam, 31, of Springfield, proclaimed his freedom from the nation's laws during his arraignment last week on five charges, including receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failing to stop for police. Speaking from the defendant's dock, Salaam identified himself as a member of the sovereign citizens' movement, which considers the nation's government to be illegitimate and refuses to be bound by its laws. Salaam failed to mention his alleged membership in secon  

May 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

HOQUIAM, [WA]--Authorities in Washington state are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit-and run collision that left one man dead and another hospitalized over the Memorial Day weekend. Both victims are members of the Quinault Indian Nation, which issued a statement on Monday saying the men could be victims of a hate crime. The incident took place around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Donkey Creek Campground near Hoquiam. Witnesses told police a man driving a white, lifted, late-90s Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up near the camping area and began spinning his tires. A confrontation between the driver and campers ensued, at which time the driver allegedly backed up toward t