Good interview with Mark Bray on Democracy Now! in which he does the important work of correcting the liberal media's pronunciation of antifa (seriously, while I'm sure there's a lot of regional variation in pronunciation, every time I hear anTEEfa I can't help but think the speaker is an uninformed pundit (like "Black Block Anarchist" after Seattle '99). Amy Goodman even changed her pronunciation at the end of the clip, because she's a pro).
"One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative consequences, like civilian deaths, it’s simply a matter of bumbling around without much plan or purpose."
"Redneck Revolt is a nationwide organization of armed political activists from rural, working-class backgrounds who strive to reclaim the term “redneck” and promote active anti-racism. It is not an exclusively white group, though it does take a special interest in the particular travails of the white poor. The organization’s principles are distinctly left-wing: against white supremacy, against capitalism and the nation-state, in support of the marginalized."
I appreciated Tim Pool's livestreaming during Occupy, but this sort of "Nazis and the people who fight Nazis are equally bad" centrist schtick seems to characterize his recent work. Fortunately there is an even better alternative in the likes of Unicorn Riot <http://www.unicornriot.ninja>
Here's a strange article from 2003 in which Donald Rumsfeld defends looting in Baghdad at some length while Amnesty International calls for more troops to be deployed in order to protect members of Saddam Hussein's party.
Keith McHenry was the first volunteer arrested for sharing free food on August 15, 1988. Eight more volunteers were arrested that same day for sharing lunch at the Haight and Stanyan near the entrance to Golden Gate Park. The San Francisco Police made nearly 1,000 arrests of people volunteering to share vegan meals with Food Not Bombs from 1988 to 1997.
In the section “Rules of Conduct”, of the Denver Police Crowd Control Manual outlines the role of “Shadow Teams,” groups of undercover and/or plainclothes officers who infiltrate demonstrations to observe participants, gather intelligence, monitor “persons of interest”, and help target specific protesters for arrest.
"Releasing the Denver Police Crowd Control Manual is part of our ongoing investigation into the policing of social movements. Using open records requests and other methods, we are currently compiling reports documenting the Denver Police Department."