May 4, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

PHILADELPHIA, [PA]--The targets of a group of vandals that smashed windows and spray-painted symbols in an up-and-coming Philadelphia neighborhood was unmistakable: Police say the group of so-called "anarchists" attacked only high-end cars and the recently remodeled or built homes and businesses in Philadelphia's resurgent Kensington neighborhood Monday night. "They left us some messages that said that they weren't happy with our gentrification and they weren't happy with us building," Amberlynn Kabana, property manager of one of the damaged buildings. One message, "Gentrification is Death, Revolt is Life," was left behind in the form of a banner displayed on one of the buildings and homes   

May 3, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

OLYMPIA, [WA]--May Day is a great day to show support for working people, to celebrate the return of the growing season and even to procreate. But busting up windows, setting fires and throwing rocks at police are decidedly not in the spirit of spring renewal. It’s just vandalism. Ultimately, breaking things is a political failure. So are thuggery, rioting and intimidation. Indeed, there was no coherent message from the group that took over Olympia streets Monday evening and was described by Olympia police as a mob. Some among the 50 who gathered and marched along Capitol Way were wearing black and had covered their faces with bandannas or masks. Some held signs with the messages, “Becom  

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