March 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

HUNTINGTON BEACH, [CA]--A fistfight erupted between pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters on the sands of a Southern California beach on Saturday, while Philadelphia police were looking into an officer's use of force in that city as "Make America Great Again" rallies were held across the country. Six people were arrested in Huntington Beach, California, after what police called "a disagreement of beliefs" between some in the crowd of 2,000 pro-Trump demonstrators and some of a small group who showed up in opposition. Some of the arrests were for "illegal use of pepper spray," police said. The media reported that pepper spray was allegedly used in one instance by an anti-Trump protes  

August 25, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

SELAH, [WA]--A Central Washington man whose home was searched the day of May Day protests in Seattle was arrested Thursday by the FBI on a charge of receiving components of an incendiary-explosive device. Melvin Thomas Neifert, 41, of Selah, Yakima County, was taken into custody about 9 a.m. by the FBI Seattle Division’s Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force. The FBI revealed little about the arrest, but confirmed it related to comments made on May 1 by Seattle FBI Special Agent In Charge Frank Montoya Jr. during a May Day news briefing on the Seattle disturbances. At that time, Montoya said the FBI had questioned a man in Central Washington and seized items that could be used for in  

January 5, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO [CN]--Enbridge Inc. says flow on a pipeline through southwestern Ontario was shut down for several hours by protester activity near Cambridge, Ont. A company spokesman says the protesters partially restricted flow on Enbridge Line 7 on Sunday night by tampering with a manual valve. He said the pipe was shut down for approximately three hours on Monday morning as a safety precaution and so that maintenance workers could inspect the valve station. Enbridge has safely restarted the line -- which carries various products from Sarnia to Westover -- and there was no impact on client deliveries. A Monday post by "nopipelines" on the Reddit Anarchist News site claimed responsib  

October 27, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

UNITED STATES, [US]--The FBI has issued an alert to law enforcement about a possible "Halloween Revolt" by a dangerous anarchist group. Federal officials issued a bulletin to local police departments about the potential for attacks against their officers. According to the FBI, a group known as the National Liberation Militia may be planning to dress in costume, cause a disturbance, and then ambush police who come to help. The group has recommended members wear typical holiday masks and bring weapons like bricks and firearms. NYPD officials told the Post there is no specific threat to New York City, and they are monitoring the situation. In a statement, the FBI said Tuesday: "As part of the c  

September 5, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

OLYMPIA, [WA]--About 100 demonstrators marched through downtown Olympia Saturday evening chanting "Nazis out of Oly" as well as anti-police slogans. Many in the crowd wore black and had bandanas covering their faces. A few were carrying bats. They passed out fliers saying they were there to counter a Nazi gathering that had been called for Saturday night in Olympia. The group gathered about 7 p.m. near the Harbor Days vendor tents on Percival Landing then set out up Fourth Avenue about 8 p.m., carrying a banner that read “All Cops are Bastards.” They marched past City Hall, then back to Percival Landing. Some were lighting fireworks; others knocked over trash cans, but passersby picked t  

June 15, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

CATLETTSBURG, [KY]--Joe Waugh’s appearance causes an instant and visceral reaction from practically all who look at him. Even without the signature, dyed mohawk that distinguished him from far away, Waugh remains instantly recognizable due to a facial tattoo, a circle around his left eye, that causes many to look upon him with utter revulsion. Sitting in the Boyd County Detention Center for the past year, Waugh shakes his head and confesses his confusion when he talks about being labeled a terrorist. Waugh, along with Jessica Greer, was indicted for blowing up “Malotov cocktails” in a train tunnel near an apartment complex in Ashland, Kentucky, in July. Each was charged with use of wea  

May 6, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

SEATTLE, [WA]--As in the past, Seattle police anticipated the actions of self-proclaimed anarchists on May Day. But the Seattle Police Department's incident commander for the protests said this year was notably different. "I was surprised at the numbers of people at Seattle Central (Community College) that wanted to get into a confrontation," a police Captain told KIRO. "I have not seen that many black bloc anarchists — people dressed up in that vein — that wanted to cause problems that early." "I would say that it was a substantial difference between the small groups of people that wanted to commit violence from years past, or the small groups that we've seen glom onto peaceful protest,  

November 18, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

FERGUSON, [MO]--Anonymous, a network of unnamed online activists who hack as a form of protest and "cyberwarfare," has taken aim at the Ku Klux Klan. The group claims to have hacked KKK websites and social media accounts and has also published the names of individuals it says are Klan members. In a video and online posts, Anonymous said the attack is retaliation for KKK threats to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Anonymous won't tolerate racism in any form, or the suppression of the right to protest," the group wrote in a blog post on the website anonhq.com. The group appears to have taken over KKK's Twitter account, @KuKluxKlanUSA, tweeting Sunday, "You should've expec  

January 29, 2014 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

SEATTLE, [WA]—Brendan McCormack made an appearance Friday (Jan. 17) in King County Court. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the Seattle Police detective in the case did not have his information prepared in time for the prosecutors to move forward with charges. He said his office will review the case and if everything is in order, file charges against McCormack later this week. Recently cops were following up on a series of bank vandalism incidents on Capitol Hill.  ATMs and windows were smashed at five different banks and anarchist graffiti was sprayed on most of them.  There was also anarchist graffiti on a Starbucks and an American Apparel store. Tuesday Seattle Police arrested   

November 16, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

GREENWICH VILLAGE, [NY]—Dalton-grad "bomb mom" Morgan Gliedman was sentenced to five years probation Tuesday (Nov. 12) after pleading guilty to a weapons possession charge for stockpiling explosives and guns for her trust fund junkie boyfriend. Gliedman, the daughter of a renowned oncology specialist, always said the arsenal belonged to Aaron Greene, with whom she shared a posh Greenwich Village pad. The arsenal included shotguns, ammunition, knives and a terrorist encyclopedia. The 27-year-old and her former boyfriend were arrested Dec. 29, 2012, after police discovered the weapons cache and numerous terrorist and do-it-yourself bomb-making handbooks in their apartment. Greene was repor