November 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

ATLANTA, [GA]--Some southeast Atlanta business owners are vowing to step up security after anarchists took credit for recent acts of vandalism. Vandals hit several businesses Thursday morning. A local anarchist group said they vandalized the businesses to protest gentrification in Cabbagetown. Jared Erickson owns the Brother Moto coffee shop on Memorial Drive and said he found white paint on his business. He said surveillance video shows vandals targeting his building. The owner of Sock Fancy, a retailer next door to Brother Moto, said the vandals shattered his windows. The business owners said they filed police reports and the video has been turned over to police. View More>>  

November 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, [CN]--An anonymous poster is taking credit for drilling holes and pouring corrosive material into sections of stored pipe meant for Enbridge’s Line 10 pipeline back in September. Currently under construction, the project involves expanding 35 kilometres of the line, installed in 1962, allowing it to carry up to 74,000 barrels of oil per day. “Back when Enbridge started shipping in pipeline segments for their Line 10 expansion, we started sabotaging them,” the poster braggs on Anarchist News. The poster describes going on long, moonlit strolls through freshly-dug pipeline trenches. “Wherever we felt the urge, we drilled various sized holes into pipeline segments wh  

November 19, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

PHILADELPHIA, [PA]--Vandals attacked the mini-police station on South Street overnight, leaving two vehicles with smashed windows and paint spattered on the station walls. Police say it happened around 11 p.m. Thursday at the station near 9th and South Streets. Police say approximately 10 people, wearing black clothing, black masks and gloves, threw bottles of red paint at the building. They also smashed the windshields of one police cruiser and one police van. The hammer used to smash the windshields was still lodged in the cruiser windshield when officers inside heard the noise and came out. The vandals ran west to Warnock Street, discarding the clothes and masks along the way. Police say  

November 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

DEBARY, [FL]--A man arrested at a DeBary home where deputies uncovered explosive devices and about 200 containers holding unknown powders, acids and other materials, including bodily fluids, was one step from creating a weapon of mass destruction, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called Sunday afternoon to a domestic disturbance at 124 Bradwick Circle. Deputies said Christopher S. Langer, 31, was arguing with his parents when he told them that he had placed an explosive substance inside a grenade. Langer, who deputies said was intoxicated, initially denied the grenade existed, but later said he had thrown it outside, authoriti  

November 4, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

UNITED STATES, [US]--"Refuse fascism," a nascent protest group with ties to a more explicitly left-wing radical group, "the revolutionary communist party," doesn’t seem like a typical fit for the left-leaning pages of the paper known as The Gray Lady, but very little has been normal about the Trump era so far, according to organizers. The regime is destroying the planet by ignoring climate change, they say, and they claim it is turning America into a fascist country through an unprecedented series of executive orders. The explicit goal of the November 4 protests, which have been warped into a number of increasingly bizarre, "antifa"-related conspiracy theories by right-wing media, is to r  

October 16, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

MIDDLETOWN, [VA]--An FBI Source reported an item that at first appeared to be a pipe bomb was located on the grounds of the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Park in Middletown, Va. This happened during an annual Civil War reenactment just days after the group received several threats, the Source added. Police were called to the park Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. Virginia State Police determined that the object was safe and no one was hurt. On Wednesday, a letter threatened harm to the participants and spectators. Both the threat and device were investigated by the FBI and Frederick County Sheriff’s Department. Historians say the Battle of Cedar Creek was a Union win against th  

August 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

BERKELEY, [CA]--Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about 100 anarchists and antifa— “anti-fascist” — members barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around 2,000 that had marched peacefully throughout the sunny afternoon for a “Rally Against Hate” gathering. Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray-wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himse  

August 3, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

SAINT-HENRI, QUEBEC, [CN]--Organized anarchists are suspected of being behind a violent spate of vandalism in Saint-Henri that has rattled residents and left many wondering what's next. But within the anarchist community divisions are emerging about the strategy behind the recent anti-gentrification attacks. The latest incident to cause concern among Saint-Henri residents was the deliberate burning of four cars on Léa Roback Street on July 14. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack and police haven't explicitly linked it to anti-gentrification anarchists, but Montreal police Cmdr. Sylvain Parent said it fits an established pattern. In recent years, a number of Saint-Henri busine  

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 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