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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:29 AM

Anarchist Groups Tied to Riots in 4 US Cities

Source: VOA

Extremism Watch
Anarchist Groups Tied to Riots in 4 US Cities
By Masood Farivar
September 16, 2020 07:15 AM

WASHINGTON - Far-right groups in America such as the anti-government Boogaloo Boys have long used a host of tactics and platforms to incite violence, including dehumanizing memes, online forums and organized militias. ... Now, left-wing groups are employing many of the same tactics against police and other targets during the social justice protests since the death of George Floyd, according to a new report by researchers affiliated with Rutgers University.

“Many of the features of anarcho-socialist extremism seem to parallel the key tactical structures documented in libertarian-anarchist and Jihadi extremism,” says the 24-page report, entitled “Network Enabled Anarchy.” (1) ... The report underscores that far-left movements such as antifa, while decentralized and seen as less lethal than their counterparts on the far right, are just as capable of turning peaceful protests into violent confrontations with law enforcement.

It comes as President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr continue to blame much of the violence at the protests on antifa and anarchists. To date, though, the Justice Department has not charged any left-wing groups in connection with the civil unrest, and extremism experts say while the threat of violence from antifa is real, organized groups on the far right pose a greater threat of violence.

The report was issued by the Contagion Network Research Institute, an independent nonprofit that tracks hate on social media. The group lists the United Nations, the Anti-Defamation League and liberal billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations as its affiliated partners. (2)

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(1) https://ncri.io/reports/network-enabled-anarchy/

(2) http://ncri.io/about/

Read more: https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/anarchist-groups-tied-riots-4-us-cities



Anarchist Groups Tied to Riots in 4 US Cities


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:34 AM

1. Trumpers gone wild.

Showing us their ugly parts.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:39 AM

2. Trump's "new and improved" VOA on the job, exposing "anarcho-socialist extremism!!111!!!"

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:57 AM

4. Yep.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:52 AM

3. I think labeling these groups anarchist

is a mistake -- and unnecessarily misleading. (and almost certainly leads to confusion and false equivalencies)
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:12 AM

5. VOA: Just another Trump propaganda outlet. Who is he fooling? n/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:19 AM

6. Note the telltale Hawaiian shirt on that Boogaloo freak

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:20 AM

7. Anarchists were so 19th century

n/t

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Response to melm00se (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:44 AM

9. The term anarchist used to mean "progressive liberal"

... but then around the turn of the 20th century, some of them became became violent protesters, trouble-makers, even assassins. That's how "anarchist" became a dirty word, even to this day.



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:24 AM

8. VOA is a mouthpiece of the government.

I never give any credit to its reporting.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:38 AM

10. Absolutely. This is right wing hype. Qanon, Russia's GRU and FSB playbook.

"Researchers" my ass.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:39 AM

11. Now that I've seen their headlines, I don't expect any more VOA news here, any more than RT news.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:19 PM

12. My guess is that few, if any of them plan to vote for Biden

Or consider themselves Democrats

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:09 PM

13. I just don't see

libertarian-anarchists or anarchists as being left wing.Their philosophy seems more aligned with the government hating Cons.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 06:04 PM

14. Just for clarification so everyone knows what an anarchist is

The central tenet of anarchism is believing there should no central Government period. A true anarchist would not engage in voting nor would they encourage others too. Anarchist would not want to overthrow the Government just to replace it with a new one, because they don't think any central Government should exist at all in the first place. I think a lot don't know this and are improperly labeling groups as anarchist.

Just, because someone identifies with Antifa that does not make them anarchist. Most of the anti-fascist in world war 2 certainly were not anarchist either.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 06:46 PM

16. The news isn't what you want it to be.

Also, did you read the article? You might be in for a surprise.

Thanks for writing.

Best wishes.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 08:46 AM

19. Very Sad

Sad that the VOA has been corrupted into a Trumpy propaganda outlet.

The VOA was historically an American Propaganda operation, but mainly aimed overseas and with some journalistic integrity.

Everything Trump and his enablers touch turns to shit.

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