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There is no moral equivalency when it comes to neo-Nazi white supremacy: Robyn Urback – CBC.ca

The “whataboutism” was strong in the aftermath of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left three people dead and dozens more injured after one young neo-Nazi inspired by ISIS tactics, I guess decided to ram his car into a crowd of counter-protesters before trying to sneak away fromthe scene like a coward.

Informed America was incensed that President Donald Trump,in the immediate aftermath, failed to perform what should be one of the easiest, most uncontroversial duties of any presidency: to immediately call out white supremacists and neo-Nazis (which I will mostly use interchangeably, as I’d argue there isn’t much of a difference)as traitors to country,as antithetical to the values that the U.S. holds dear.

Instead, Trump condemned “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” as if “many sides” drove that car into a crowd of people, and “manysides” convened to march through the University of Virginia campus shouting Nazi rallying criessuch as “Blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.”

Trump’s failure to name this distinct form of hatred was an omission so grievous that it actually compelled a group of Republicans to emerge from their festering cesspool of partisan loyalty and urge the president to “call evil by its name,” in the words of Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. (Trump relented two days laterand called out the groups by name.)

Nevertheless, Trump had his loyal-er defenders supported by a group of unyielding contrarians, right-wing rabble-rousers and, neo-Nazis who demanded the publicreserve some of its scorn for those other groups supposedly causing trouble over the weekend: Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM). “Whatabout them?” they asked, incensed by this apparent double standard.

In normal times, this intellectually lazy attempt at deflection would not be dignified with a response. But we are not in normal times: the White House chief strategist is a darling of the white nationalist movement; the president is winning praise from prominent white supremacists; and neo-Nazis have adopted a 21st-century uniform of khaki pants and citronella torches (the only greater enemy to the white purity movement than blacks and Jews is mosquitoes, I take it) and are marching openly, by the thousands, bearing swastikas, militia uniforms and paraphernalia celebrating the apparent wisdom of Adolf Hitler.

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To be sure: Nazis and their sympathizers have been around for decades, both before the Second World Warand after. But the fact that they are gathering now in such large numbers, without even bothering to cover their faces, and many with the belief that the president of the United States is on their side, makes this period entirely unprecedented.

Neo-Nazis are supposed to be onthe fringe. Instead, we have the president’s allies attempting to deflectpublic attention from the distinct, unrivalled evilness that is white supremacy and neo-Nazism.

Yes, other groups have committed acts of violence. And no, that should not be tolerated. But and I can’t believe I actually have to say this there is no moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists are associating themselves with a group that was (and still should be) America’s enemy. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The legacy factor is one obvious reason. Neo-Nazis are associating themselves with a group that was (and still should be) America’s enemy responsible for the extermination of millions of innocent people. The U.S. literally fought a war against these people. And now, disgruntled undergrads with no understanding of history are buying backyard torches at the local Home Depot because they’re feeling a bit hard done by.

I can hear the responses already: But Communists killed people, too! They were America’s enemies also! Antifa militants are basically neo-Stalinists!

This argument would perhaps be more credible if Antifa was instead called the Red Armyand its mission was toeliminateenemies of the state. Sure, a few weirdos in the group will fly hammer-and-sickle flags and wear Mao ZedongT-shirts, but the word “Antifa” does not harken back to lynchings and concentration camps and slavery.

Communists were once America’s enemies, yes, but Antifa which was founded in the past couple of years never was.

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More importantly, while groups like Antifa and BLM might engage in violence at times no one is disputing that the major difference is that their existence is not predicated on hatred of others. Antifa was founded to resist fascism and racism. BLM was created to bring attention to the systemic violence and racism black people in the U.S.endure. No doubt there are members of both groups who hate members of their perceived “oppressor class,” but the point isthese groups can still exist without them.

A white supremacist group, on the other hand, cannot exist without individuals who believe people of colour are genetically inferior. There is no such thing as a neo-Nazi who doesn’t despise Jews. Hatred is their raison d’tre.

When people insist BLM and Antifa be subject to the same censure as neo-Nazis, they are failing to see the bigger picture: fighting for the right to be a fascist is not the same as fighting for the right to exist.

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Antifa: the resurgence of left-wing street warfare

Exposes the goals of organized leftist groups to disrupt President Trumps inauguration and presidency, and the terrorist tactics their violent foot soldiers employ to that end

Left-wing domestic terrorism has increased at alarming rates since the 2016 election under the auspices of an underground radical movement that calls itself Antifa, or anti-fascist action. Much of this violence has been centered around Portland, Oregon, where Antifa guerrillas have assaulted peaceful demonstrators and conservative groups in the name of combating an ever-expanding definition of fascism.

In April 2017, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association in Portland canceled its annual Rose Festival and parade because it received an anonymous email allegedly from Antifa groups threatening violence if the Multnomah County Republican Party was allowed to participate in the parade. The email noted ominously: You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely This is nonnegotiable.

This isnt the first instance of fascistic action by so-called anti-fascist groups.

In Sacramento, California in June 2016, hundreds of Antifa rioters attacked 30-odd members of the white nationalist Traditional Workers Party (TWP). Although CRC does not support the goals of the TWP, the group had obtained a lawful permit to demonstrate when Antifa protesters violently refused to to allow the group to express its First Amendment rights. In the ensuing melee, 14 people received stab wounds, and two were sent to the hospital in critical condition (they both survived).

After the incident, the Sacramento County District Attorneys office filed a 2,000-page report listing 514 misdemeanors and 68 felonies involving 101 people relating to everything from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon. Nevertheless, only three of the Antifa counter-demonstrators have been arrested. Police cite the fact that many of the counter-demonstrators wore masks as the reason for not being able to apprehend more of the assailants.

Yvette Felarca, a former middle school teacher, was one of those arrested. Felarca is a member of the radical pro-illegal immigration outfit By Any Means Necessary, an Antifa splinter group that participated in the February 2017 shutdown of a speech by conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley. In quintessential Stalinist fashion, Felarca argued that local business owners whose stores were vandalized by the Antifa guerrillas should direct their ire at Berkeleys chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, for allowing Yiannopoulos to speak in the first place rather than the terrorists who destroyed their businesses. She further defended the blatant attack on free speech in a subsequent interview: I was there it was a militant protest and everyone was there to shut him down. The Left, she argued, has been far too timid for far too long which led to someone like Donald Trump leading a fascist movement.

Felarcas comments are revealing.

The ethos unifying factor these disparate and violent Antifa groups have in common is the belief that the Republican Party and President Donald Trump are fascist. As Peter Beinart notes in the Atlantic, an overwhelming percentage on the American Left believe Trump is a racist. Trumps presidency, they hold, promotes fascist undertones and hateful rhetoric; thus convinced that Trump and his supporters were raging fascists bent on the Nazification of the U.S., these largely unknown, mostly Internet-based Antifa activists took to the streets to terrorize legitimate conservative opposition and shut down free speech.

The establishment Left has offered limited criticism of Antifas anarchist tactics, so long as the group aims its attacks at perceived white supremacists. When a masked Antifa activist punched the white supremacist Richard Spencer in the face on Inauguration Day, Slate praised the assault and the Nation called it an act of kinetic beauty. But Antifa has gone far beyond confining its attacks to white supremacists and fringe conservative groups. Its activists genuinely believe President Trump is a fascist and as such, vilify anyone who supports him or the Republican Party.

If Donald Trump and his supporters truly are fascists, then it only makes sense for his opponents to use any means necessary to stop his administration. In reality, however, Trumps election represents a disastrous spoke in the wheels of the radical Lefts agenda and convinced many left-wing anarchists that they cant rely on the ballot box to fundamentally transform the United States of America as former President Barack Obama put it:

America Under Siege: Civil War, the first part in a series produced by Dangerous Documentaries, the film wing of Capital Research Center (parent organization of Bombthrowers), exposes the goals of organized leftist groups to disrupt President Trumps inauguration and presidency, and the terrorist tactics their violent foot soldiers employ to that end.

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What Is AntiFa? Anti-Fascism Protesters and White Power Groups Were Battling Long Before Charlottesville – Newsweek

James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of anti-fascism protesters Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing an anti-racism activistand injuring 19 people. Fields, 20, had expressed his support for far-right ideologiessince at least middle school,The New York Times reported. Yet somehow critics on the far-right spent the weekendblaming the mayhem not on the white power groups who gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue, but rather on the counter-protesters who showed up to express discontent with the nation’s largest gathering of neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan supporters in decades.

Groups such as Anti-Racist Action, Showing Up for Racial Justice andBlack Lives Matter arrived in Charlottesville in force against the crowds of white neo-Nazis waving Confederate flags at the “Unite the Right” event.”The crash followed violent conflicts between far-right demonstrators, Antifascist (AntiFa) protesters, and police that resulted in tear gas canisters detonating in the streets amid scores of arrests and hospitalizations,” the Southern Poverty Law Center said of Fields’ attack in Virginia.

The incident marked the latest display of violence from Americans concerned about the potential spread of modernfascism underthe Trump White House.It’s unclear who or how many people are organizing the AntiFa movement. The secretive U.S. effort has been tracedto militant leftist movements inGermany, Italyand Spain before World War II. Since the rise of President Donald Trump, who has openly attracted neo-Nazi supporters, Anti-Fa protesters have been linked to violent protests against the far-right. During Trump’s inauguration, for example, police arrested more than 200 people after protesters dressed in black smashed local windows, set some cars on fire and attacked law enforcement officials on the streets of Washington, D.C.

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Flowers lie at a makeshift memorial at the scene of where a car plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Justin Ide

The conservative leaning National Review warned its readers about AntiFa protesters in June in an article titled, “The Roots of Left-Wing Violence.” “Antifa are not satisfied with labeling people fascists; they want them to bleed on that account,” the article posits.

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer has begun collecting so-called AntiFa violence under articles such as “Street Footage of Antifa Attacking Journalists” and “Antifa Leader Celebrates OJ Simpson Release, Says Hell be Killing More White People!” “Antifa are violent cowards,” the site declares.

The mainstream media has slowly beenchronicling the rise of the AntiFa movement. In April, Mother Jones published an article titled, “I Went Behind the Front Lines With the Far-Right Agitators Who Invaded Berkeley.” It captured this scene at a rally in California:

In its upcoming September issue, The Atlantic followed AntiFa protesters in Portland, Oregon rallying against fascism and Nazis. The article asks the reader:”If you believe the president of the United States is leading a racist, fascist movement that threatens the rights, if not the lives, of vulnerable minorities, how far are you willing to go to stop it?” It describes the AntiFa movement as violent.

“Since antifa is heavily composed of anarchists, its activists place little faith in the state, which they consider complicit in fascism and racism. They prefer direct action: They pressure venues to deny white supremacists space to meet. They pressure employers to fire them and landlords to evict them. And when people they deem racists and fascists manage to assemble, antifas partisans try to break up their gatherings, including by force,” The Atlantic writes.

The president may have been speaking to supporters calling on mainstream politicians to condemn the AntiFa movement with his controversial remarks over the weekend on the car attack. Trumpdeclined in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence to denounce white power groups, instead alluding to the AntiFa movement in a statement condemning anyone who showed up looking for a fight in Virginia.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides on many sides,”Trump said duringa press conference.

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Female Reporter for The Hill Allegedly Punched by ‘Antifa’ Protester in Charlottesville – Breitbart News

Taylor Lorenz was filming the site of the incident that left at least one person dead aftera car was driven into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters responding to a parallel white nationalist protest in the city.The suspect was identifiedby police late Saturday as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr.

According to video given to DailyMail.com by Lorenz (who is a former reporter for the outlet), a nearby shirtless protester objects to her filming the resulting pandemonium and is heard asking her to stop filming. When she refuses to put her camera away, he appears to punch her and yells stop fucking recording. Lorenz can be heard yelling as her phone hits the ground, and others intervene.

She said on Twitter that she was fine apart from being really fucking pissed, and said she was attempting to file charges against the man who punched her.

She later updated to her followers to say that the man who punched her already had a warrant out for his arrest and was detained by police.

President Trump condemned the violence in a statement:

We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides, he said.

Above all, we must remember this truth, no matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first, he added.

Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in New York. Follow Adam on Twitter: @AdamShawNY

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James Alex Fields Jr. Confirmed Driver In Charlottesville Terrorist Attack – IR.net

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Posted By: Chase Sanders August 13, 2017

Its been a tragic and downright disgusting day in Charlottesville, Virginia today after protests turned violent and a terrorist attack took place. Early this afternoon a Dodge Challenger plowed into a crowd of anti-KKK protesters in Charlottesville. The attack injured dozens, many critically, and killed a 32-year old woman.

Police arrested the man shortly after the attack took place, and just now we are getting word of who this sick individual allegedly was. James Alex Fields Jr. was arrested and booked this afternoon on suspicion of second-degree murder. The man, who is a registered Republican voter in the State of Ohio, was arrested wearing a white shirt and khaki pants, similar to a group of white nationalist protesters on hand and photographed earlier in the day. Fields recently turned 20-years-old and is a resident of Maumee, Ohio.

Social media users originally accused a man namedJoel Vangheluwe ofbeing the perpetrator of the attack, but Vangheluwequickly refuted the claims saying that he had sold the vehicle and was currently at a wedding with his girlfriend. Those on the right continued to push that it was Vangheluwe, calling him a radical leftist ANTIFA member in an effort to portray a picture that those on the left were responsible for this attack. As it turns out, they were wrong, and in fact it appears that the driver was a registered Republican Voter, and likely Trump supporter.

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Unite The Right Protest Broken Up And Moved Due To ANTIFA Terror, Police Stand Down – The Liberty Conservative

Leftist terror has forced todays Unite the Right rally to be moved from Emancipation Park after right-wing protesters were frequently assaulted. Law enforcement stood down and refused to protect protesters, causing a state of emergency, which caused the rally to be moved far away from the Robert E. Lee statue that was the focal point of the protest.

Twitter is ablaze with images and video of melees occurring between far-left and far-right protesters. ANTIFA and their sympathizers, desperate to deny a platform for their opponents to speak freely, terrorized the protesters with mace, urine and feces as police stood down and refused to do their jobs.

Looks like police have successfully shut down the [Unite the Right] Rally. They had a federal permit. Lots of talk of suing, blogger Brittany Pettibone, a frequent speaker at alt-right and alt-lite rallies, wrote in a Tweet.

Richard Spencer, the oft-punched identitarian rabble-rouser, had an even worse recollection of todays events. Spencer claimed that militarized police worked with ANTIFA, similar to what happened in Berkeley during those riots earlier in the year, to punish the peaceful protesters and shut them down in a clear violation of federal law.

The police who came out in full riot gear, they had padding, they had shields, Spencer said on a Periscope livestream after getting maced. They were pushing us and then kicking us in the shins underneath the shields I am fine, but I have to be honest, I am absolutely outraged at the conduct of the city of Charlottesville and the police. I mean, we had a permit, we had a federal injunction, and its almost as if they planned this out.

Other prominent alt-right personalities were assaulted in Emancipation Park as well. Baked Alaska was severely maced, and Nathan Damigo of Identity Evropa reported being arrested but released shortly afterward. Additionally, journalist Ford Fischer of News2Share reported being pepper sprayed while attempting to cover the contentious brouhaha.

Mike Enoch of TheRightStuff.biz has threatened civil rights lawsuits against Airbnb and Uber for denying Unite the Right protesters service based upon their skin color. With the police cowardly refusing to defend their oath and aiding and abetting ANTIFA thugs, the alt-right may have some iconic and historical court victories coming their way in the near future.

The event is still taking place, as protesters now trek from Emancipation Park over to McIntire Park. It is rumored that the National Guard may be deployed if hostilities continue at this new venue. A livestream of the event can be watched here:

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Antifa: The Resurgence of Left-Wing Street Warfare – Capital Research Center

Left-wing domestic terrorism has increased at alarming rates since the 2016 election under the auspices of an underground radical movementthat calls itself Antifa, or anti-fascist action. Much of this violence has been centered around Portland, Oregon, where Antifa guerrillas have assaulted peaceful demonstratorsand conservative groups in the name of combating an ever-expanding definition of fascism.

In April 2017, the82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association in Portland cancelled its annual Rose Festival and parade because it received an anonymous emailallegedly fromAntifa groups threatening violence if the Multnomah County Republican Party was allowed to participate in the parade. The email noted ominously: You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely This is nonnegotiable.

This isnt the first instance of fascistic action by so-called anti-fascist groups.

In Sacramento, California in June 2016, hundreds of Antifa rioters attacked 30-odd members of the white nationalist Traditional Workers Party (TWP). Although CRC does not support the goals of the TWP, the group had obtained a lawful permit to demonstrate when Antifa protesters violently refused to to allow the group to express itsFirst Amendment rights. In the ensuing melee, fourteen people received stab wounds, and two were sent to the hospital in critical condition (they both survived).

After the incident, the Sacramento County District Attorneys office filed a 2,000-page reportlisting 514 misdemeanors and 68 felonies involving 101 people relating to everything from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon. Nevertheless, only three of the Antifa counter-demonstrators have been arrested. Police cite the fact that many of the counter-demonstrators wore masks as the reason for not being able to apprehend more of the assailants.

Yvette Felarca, a former middle school teacher, was one of those arrested. Felarca is a member of the radical pro-illegal immigration outfit By Any Means Necessary, an Antifa splinter group that participatedin the February 2017 shutdown of a speech by conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley. In quintessentialStalinist fashion, Felarca argued that local business owners whose stores were vandalized by the Antifa guerrillas should direct their ire at Berkeleys Chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, for allowing Yiannopoulosto speak in the first place rather than the terrorists who destroyed their businesses. She furtherdefended the blatant attack on free speechin a subsequent interview: I was there it was a militant protest and everyone was there to shut him down.The Left, she argued, has been far too timid for far too long which led to someone like Donald Trump leading a fascist movement.

Felarcas comments are revealing.

The ethos unifying factor these disparate and violent Antifa groups is the belief that the Republican Party and President Donald Trump are fascist. As Peter Beinart notes in the Atlantic, an overwhelming percentage on the American Left believe Trump is a racist. Trumpspresidency, they hold, promotes fascist undertones and hateful rhetoric; thus convinced that Trump and his supporters were raging fascists bent on the Nazification of the U.S., these largely unknown, mostly internet-based Antifa activists took to the streets to terrorize legitimate conservative opposition and shut down free speech.

The establishment Left has offered limited criticism ofAntifas anarchist tactics, so long as the group aims its attacks at perceived white supremacists. When a masked Antifa activist punched the white supremacistRichard Spencer in the face on Inauguration Day, Slate praised the assault and the Nation called it an act of kinetic beauty. But Antifa has gone far beyond confining its attacks to white supremacists and fringe conservative groups. Its activists genuinely believe President Trump is a fascist and as such, vilify anyone who supports him or the Republican Party.

If Donald Trump and his supporters truly are fascists, then it only makes sense for his opponents to use any means necessary to stop his administration. In reality, however, the Trumps election represents a disastrous spoke in the wheels of the radical Lefts agenda and convinced many Left-wing anarchists that they cantrely on the ballot box to fundamentally transform the United States of America as former President Barack Obama put it.

America Under Siege: Civil War, the first part in a series produced by Dangerous Documentaries, the film-wing of Capital Research Center, exposesthe goalsof organized Leftist groups to disrupt President Trumps inauguration and presidency, and the terrorist tactics their violent foot soldiers employ to that end.

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Antifa gets violent in downtown Portland, 2 arrested – Hot Air

There were clashes in downtown Portland Sunday as Antifa squared off with the group Patriots Prayer. From KATU:

Members of Antifa initially showed up [at] the peaceful rally, but quickly made their way to the Patriot Prayer Freedom March several blocks away. The two groups quickly clashed. Several violent fights were witnessed by KATU News crews throughout the area, but as opposed to previous protests, there was little to no police presence breaking up the groups.

Clashes between Antifa and Patriot Prayer moved toward the peaceful rally further north on the waterfront. Organizers quickly moved across the street to avoid any conflict.

Video from KOIN 6 shows one Antifa member running across a park and kicking someone from the opposing group. That starts a scuffle as one man tries to grab the attacker and hold on to him. Later, several members of Antifa are seen attacking someone on the ground using sticks, though its not clear what happened immediately before this.

Fox 12 reports two people were arrested and one person was given a citation and taken to the hospital:

Shortly after police arrived, a 16-year-old boy was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and a felony probation warrant for burglary in the second degree, reckless burning and criminal mischief. He was booked into the Donald E. Long Detention Home.

Officers cited and released 21-year-old Tusitala Toese on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. He was issued a criminal citation instead of being booked into jail because of an injury he sustained during the protest that required medical treatment at a hospital.

Officers also arrested 24-year-old Jonny Perez for disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a police officer, and escape in the third degree. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Heres another video clip showing some of the violence.

Portland is a stronghold for Antifa and these kinds of clashes have become a recurring part of life in the city. During a similar face-off in June, 14 people were arrested. From CNN:

What began as a tense exchange of name-calling and profane insults took a turn when counterdemonstrators began throwing glass bottles, bricks and balloons of foul-smelling liquid at officers, Portland police said. Officers used pepper spray to push back the counterdemonstrators and closed the park where they had gathered, threatening to arrest anyone who remained.

Portland police did not indicate which side those arrested belonged to. CNN crews on the scene observed that most of the arrests were concentrated in the area of counterdemonstrators.

The counterdemonstrators, in that case, were Antifa, some of whom were found with bags of bricks they intended to use as weapons.

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Antifa violence in Portland: The police just let it happen – Conservative Review

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There is no moral equivalency when it comes to neo-Nazi white supremacy: Robyn Urback – CBC.ca

The “whataboutism” was strong in the aftermath of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left three people dead and dozens more injured after one young neo-Nazi inspired by ISIS tactics, I guess decided to ram his car into a crowd of counter-protesters before trying to sneak away fromthe scene like a coward. Informed America was incensed that President Donald Trump,in the immediate aftermath, failed to perform what should be one of the easiest, most uncontroversial duties of any presidency: to immediately call out white supremacists and neo-Nazis (which I will mostly use interchangeably, as I’d argue there isn’t much of a difference)as traitors to country,as antithetical to the values that the U.S. holds dear. Instead, Trump condemned “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” as if “many sides” drove that car into a crowd of people, and “manysides” convened to march through the University of Virginia campus shouting Nazi rallying criessuch as “Blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.” Trump’s failure to name this distinct form of hatred was an omission so grievous that it actually compelled a group of Republicans to emerge from their festering cesspool of partisan loyalty and urge the president to “call evil by its name,” in the words of Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. (Trump relented two days laterand called out the groups by name.) Nevertheless, Trump had his loyal-er defenders supported by a group of unyielding contrarians, right-wing rabble-rousers and, neo-Nazis who demanded the publicreserve some of its scorn for those other groups supposedly causing trouble over the weekend: Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM). “Whatabout them?” they asked, incensed by this apparent double standard. In normal times, this intellectually lazy attempt at deflection would not be dignified with a response. But we are not in normal times: the White House chief strategist is a darling of the white nationalist movement; the president is winning praise from prominent white supremacists; and neo-Nazis have adopted a 21st-century uniform of khaki pants and citronella torches (the only greater enemy to the white purity movement than blacks and Jews is mosquitoes, I take it) and are marching openly, by the thousands, bearing swastikas, militia uniforms and paraphernalia celebrating the apparent wisdom of Adolf Hitler. Donald Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis0:19 To be sure: Nazis and their sympathizers have been around for decades, both before the Second World Warand after. But the fact that they are gathering now in such large numbers, without even bothering to cover their faces, and many with the belief that the president of the United States is on their side, makes this period entirely unprecedented. Neo-Nazis are supposed to be onthe fringe. Instead, we have the president’s allies attempting to deflectpublic attention from the distinct, unrivalled evilness that is white supremacy and neo-Nazism. Yes, other groups have committed acts of violence. And no, that should not be tolerated. But and I can’t believe I actually have to say this there is no moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists are associating themselves with a group that was (and still should be) America’s enemy. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The legacy factor is one obvious reason. Neo-Nazis are associating themselves with a group that was (and still should be) America’s enemy responsible for the extermination of millions of innocent people. The U.S. literally fought a war against these people. And now, disgruntled undergrads with no understanding of history are buying backyard torches at the local Home Depot because they’re feeling a bit hard done by. I can hear the responses already: But Communists killed people, too! They were America’s enemies also! Antifa militants are basically neo-Stalinists! This argument would perhaps be more credible if Antifa was instead called the Red Armyand its mission was toeliminateenemies of the state. Sure, a few weirdos in the group will fly hammer-and-sickle flags and wear Mao ZedongT-shirts, but the word “Antifa” does not harken back to lynchings and concentration camps and slavery. Communists were once America’s enemies, yes, but Antifa which was founded in the past couple of years never was. Clashes erupt at white nationalist rally in Virginia0:44 More importantly, while groups like Antifa and BLM might engage in violence at times no one is disputing that the major difference is that their existence is not predicated on hatred of others. Antifa was founded to resist fascism and racism. BLM was created to bring attention to the systemic violence and racism black people in the U.S.endure. No doubt there are members of both groups who hate members of their perceived “oppressor class,” but the point isthese groups can still exist without them. A white supremacist group, on the other hand, cannot exist without individuals who believe people of colour are genetically inferior. There is no such thing as a neo-Nazi who doesn’t despise Jews. Hatred is their raison d’tre. When people insist BLM and Antifa be subject to the same censure as neo-Nazis, they are failing to see the bigger picture: fighting for the right to be a fascist is not the same as fighting for the right to exist. This column is part ofCBC’sOpinion section.For more information about this section, please read thiseditor’sblogandourFAQ.

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Antifa: the resurgence of left-wing street warfare

Exposes the goals of organized leftist groups to disrupt President Trumps inauguration and presidency, and the terrorist tactics their violent foot soldiers employ to that end Left-wing domestic terrorism has increased at alarming rates since the 2016 election under the auspices of an underground radical movement that calls itself Antifa, or anti-fascist action. Much of this violence has been centered around Portland, Oregon, where Antifa guerrillas have assaulted peaceful demonstrators and conservative groups in the name of combating an ever-expanding definition of fascism. In April 2017, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association in Portland canceled its annual Rose Festival and parade because it received an anonymous email allegedly from Antifa groups threatening violence if the Multnomah County Republican Party was allowed to participate in the parade. The email noted ominously: You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely This is nonnegotiable. This isnt the first instance of fascistic action by so-called anti-fascist groups. In Sacramento, California in June 2016, hundreds of Antifa rioters attacked 30-odd members of the white nationalist Traditional Workers Party (TWP). Although CRC does not support the goals of the TWP, the group had obtained a lawful permit to demonstrate when Antifa protesters violently refused to to allow the group to express its First Amendment rights. In the ensuing melee, 14 people received stab wounds, and two were sent to the hospital in critical condition (they both survived). After the incident, the Sacramento County District Attorneys office filed a 2,000-page report listing 514 misdemeanors and 68 felonies involving 101 people relating to everything from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon. Nevertheless, only three of the Antifa counter-demonstrators have been arrested. Police cite the fact that many of the counter-demonstrators wore masks as the reason for not being able to apprehend more of the assailants. Yvette Felarca, a former middle school teacher, was one of those arrested. Felarca is a member of the radical pro-illegal immigration outfit By Any Means Necessary, an Antifa splinter group that participated in the February 2017 shutdown of a speech by conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley. In quintessential Stalinist fashion, Felarca argued that local business owners whose stores were vandalized by the Antifa guerrillas should direct their ire at Berkeleys chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, for allowing Yiannopoulos to speak in the first place rather than the terrorists who destroyed their businesses. She further defended the blatant attack on free speech in a subsequent interview: I was there it was a militant protest and everyone was there to shut him down. The Left, she argued, has been far too timid for far too long which led to someone like Donald Trump leading a fascist movement. Felarcas comments are revealing. The ethos unifying factor these disparate and violent Antifa groups have in common is the belief that the Republican Party and President Donald Trump are fascist. As Peter Beinart notes in the Atlantic, an overwhelming percentage on the American Left believe Trump is a racist. Trumps presidency, they hold, promotes fascist undertones and hateful rhetoric; thus convinced that Trump and his supporters were raging fascists bent on the Nazification of the U.S., these largely unknown, mostly Internet-based Antifa activists took to the streets to terrorize legitimate conservative opposition and shut down free speech. The establishment Left has offered limited criticism of Antifas anarchist tactics, so long as the group aims its attacks at perceived white supremacists. When a masked Antifa activist punched the white supremacist Richard Spencer in the face on Inauguration Day, Slate praised the assault and the Nation called it an act of kinetic beauty. But Antifa has gone far beyond confining its attacks to white supremacists and fringe conservative groups. Its activists genuinely believe President Trump is a fascist and as such, vilify anyone who supports him or the Republican Party. If Donald Trump and his supporters truly are fascists, then it only makes sense for his opponents to use any means necessary to stop his administration. In reality, however, Trumps election represents a disastrous spoke in the wheels of the radical Lefts agenda and convinced many left-wing anarchists that they cant rely on the ballot box to fundamentally transform the United States of America as former President Barack Obama put it: America Under Siege: Civil War, the first part in a series produced by Dangerous Documentaries, the film wing of Capital Research Center (parent organization of Bombthrowers), exposes the goals of organized leftist groups to disrupt President Trumps inauguration and presidency, and the terrorist tactics their violent foot soldiers employ to that end. Watch the film at DangerousDocumentaries.com: Bombthrowers is a blog about politics and the war for the hearts and minds of Americans from a conservative viewpoint. In line with our name, we do not hold back. 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What Is AntiFa? Anti-Fascism Protesters and White Power Groups Were Battling Long Before Charlottesville – Newsweek

James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of anti-fascism protesters Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing an anti-racism activistand injuring 19 people. Fields, 20, had expressed his support for far-right ideologiessince at least middle school,The New York Times reported. Yet somehow critics on the far-right spent the weekendblaming the mayhem not on the white power groups who gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue, but rather on the counter-protesters who showed up to express discontent with the nation’s largest gathering of neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan supporters in decades. Groups such as Anti-Racist Action, Showing Up for Racial Justice andBlack Lives Matter arrived in Charlottesville in force against the crowds of white neo-Nazis waving Confederate flags at the “Unite the Right” event.”The crash followed violent conflicts between far-right demonstrators, Antifascist (AntiFa) protesters, and police that resulted in tear gas canisters detonating in the streets amid scores of arrests and hospitalizations,” the Southern Poverty Law Center said of Fields’ attack in Virginia. The incident marked the latest display of violence from Americans concerned about the potential spread of modernfascism underthe Trump White House.It’s unclear who or how many people are organizing the AntiFa movement. The secretive U.S. effort has been tracedto militant leftist movements inGermany, Italyand Spain before World War II. Since the rise of President Donald Trump, who has openly attracted neo-Nazi supporters, Anti-Fa protesters have been linked to violent protests against the far-right. During Trump’s inauguration, for example, police arrested more than 200 people after protesters dressed in black smashed local windows, set some cars on fire and attacked law enforcement officials on the streets of Washington, D.C. Daily Emails and Alerts – Get the best of Newsweek delivered to your inbox Flowers lie at a makeshift memorial at the scene of where a car plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Justin Ide The conservative leaning National Review warned its readers about AntiFa protesters in June in an article titled, “The Roots of Left-Wing Violence.” “Antifa are not satisfied with labeling people fascists; they want them to bleed on that account,” the article posits. The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer has begun collecting so-called AntiFa violence under articles such as “Street Footage of Antifa Attacking Journalists” and “Antifa Leader Celebrates OJ Simpson Release, Says Hell be Killing More White People!” “Antifa are violent cowards,” the site declares. The mainstream media has slowly beenchronicling the rise of the AntiFa movement. In April, Mother Jones published an article titled, “I Went Behind the Front Lines With the Far-Right Agitators Who Invaded Berkeley.” It captured this scene at a rally in California: In its upcoming September issue, The Atlantic followed AntiFa protesters in Portland, Oregon rallying against fascism and Nazis. The article asks the reader:”If you believe the president of the United States is leading a racist, fascist movement that threatens the rights, if not the lives, of vulnerable minorities, how far are you willing to go to stop it?” It describes the AntiFa movement as violent. “Since antifa is heavily composed of anarchists, its activists place little faith in the state, which they consider complicit in fascism and racism. They prefer direct action: They pressure venues to deny white supremacists space to meet. They pressure employers to fire them and landlords to evict them. And when people they deem racists and fascists manage to assemble, antifas partisans try to break up their gatherings, including by force,” The Atlantic writes. The president may have been speaking to supporters calling on mainstream politicians to condemn the AntiFa movement with his controversial remarks over the weekend on the car attack. Trumpdeclined in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence to denounce white power groups, instead alluding to the AntiFa movement in a statement condemning anyone who showed up looking for a fight in Virginia. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides on many sides,”Trump said duringa press conference.

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Female Reporter for The Hill Allegedly Punched by ‘Antifa’ Protester in Charlottesville – Breitbart News

Taylor Lorenz was filming the site of the incident that left at least one person dead aftera car was driven into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters responding to a parallel white nationalist protest in the city.The suspect was identifiedby police late Saturday as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. According to video given to DailyMail.com by Lorenz (who is a former reporter for the outlet), a nearby shirtless protester objects to her filming the resulting pandemonium and is heard asking her to stop filming. When she refuses to put her camera away, he appears to punch her and yells stop fucking recording. Lorenz can be heard yelling as her phone hits the ground, and others intervene. She said on Twitter that she was fine apart from being really fucking pissed, and said she was attempting to file charges against the man who punched her. She later updated to her followers to say that the man who punched her already had a warrant out for his arrest and was detained by police. President Trump condemned the violence in a statement: We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides, he said. Above all, we must remember this truth, no matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first, he added. Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in New York. Follow Adam on Twitter: @AdamShawNY P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.

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James Alex Fields Jr. Confirmed Driver In Charlottesville Terrorist Attack – IR.net

Home News Politics Posted By: Chase Sanders August 13, 2017 Its been a tragic and downright disgusting day in Charlottesville, Virginia today after protests turned violent and a terrorist attack took place. Early this afternoon a Dodge Challenger plowed into a crowd of anti-KKK protesters in Charlottesville. The attack injured dozens, many critically, and killed a 32-year old woman. Police arrested the man shortly after the attack took place, and just now we are getting word of who this sick individual allegedly was. James Alex Fields Jr. was arrested and booked this afternoon on suspicion of second-degree murder. The man, who is a registered Republican voter in the State of Ohio, was arrested wearing a white shirt and khaki pants, similar to a group of white nationalist protesters on hand and photographed earlier in the day. Fields recently turned 20-years-old and is a resident of Maumee, Ohio. Social media users originally accused a man namedJoel Vangheluwe ofbeing the perpetrator of the attack, but Vangheluwequickly refuted the claims saying that he had sold the vehicle and was currently at a wedding with his girlfriend. Those on the right continued to push that it was Vangheluwe, calling him a radical leftist ANTIFA member in an effort to portray a picture that those on the left were responsible for this attack. As it turns out, they were wrong, and in fact it appears that the driver was a registered Republican Voter, and likely Trump supporter. We will continue to follow this story as further news breaks. Lets hear your thoughts on todays attack in the comments section below.

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Unite The Right Protest Broken Up And Moved Due To ANTIFA Terror, Police Stand Down – The Liberty Conservative

Leftist terror has forced todays Unite the Right rally to be moved from Emancipation Park after right-wing protesters were frequently assaulted. Law enforcement stood down and refused to protect protesters, causing a state of emergency, which caused the rally to be moved far away from the Robert E. Lee statue that was the focal point of the protest. Twitter is ablaze with images and video of melees occurring between far-left and far-right protesters. ANTIFA and their sympathizers, desperate to deny a platform for their opponents to speak freely, terrorized the protesters with mace, urine and feces as police stood down and refused to do their jobs. Looks like police have successfully shut down the [Unite the Right] Rally. They had a federal permit. Lots of talk of suing, blogger Brittany Pettibone, a frequent speaker at alt-right and alt-lite rallies, wrote in a Tweet. Richard Spencer, the oft-punched identitarian rabble-rouser, had an even worse recollection of todays events. Spencer claimed that militarized police worked with ANTIFA, similar to what happened in Berkeley during those riots earlier in the year, to punish the peaceful protesters and shut them down in a clear violation of federal law. The police who came out in full riot gear, they had padding, they had shields, Spencer said on a Periscope livestream after getting maced. They were pushing us and then kicking us in the shins underneath the shields I am fine, but I have to be honest, I am absolutely outraged at the conduct of the city of Charlottesville and the police. I mean, we had a permit, we had a federal injunction, and its almost as if they planned this out. Other prominent alt-right personalities were assaulted in Emancipation Park as well. Baked Alaska was severely maced, and Nathan Damigo of Identity Evropa reported being arrested but released shortly afterward. Additionally, journalist Ford Fischer of News2Share reported being pepper sprayed while attempting to cover the contentious brouhaha. Mike Enoch of TheRightStuff.biz has threatened civil rights lawsuits against Airbnb and Uber for denying Unite the Right protesters service based upon their skin color. With the police cowardly refusing to defend their oath and aiding and abetting ANTIFA thugs, the alt-right may have some iconic and historical court victories coming their way in the near future. The event is still taking place, as protesters now trek from Emancipation Park over to McIntire Park. It is rumored that the National Guard may be deployed if hostilities continue at this new venue. A livestream of the event can be watched here:

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Antifa: The Resurgence of Left-Wing Street Warfare – Capital Research Center

Left-wing domestic terrorism has increased at alarming rates since the 2016 election under the auspices of an underground radical movementthat calls itself Antifa, or anti-fascist action. Much of this violence has been centered around Portland, Oregon, where Antifa guerrillas have assaulted peaceful demonstratorsand conservative groups in the name of combating an ever-expanding definition of fascism. In April 2017, the82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association in Portland cancelled its annual Rose Festival and parade because it received an anonymous emailallegedly fromAntifa groups threatening violence if the Multnomah County Republican Party was allowed to participate in the parade. The email noted ominously: You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely This is nonnegotiable. This isnt the first instance of fascistic action by so-called anti-fascist groups. In Sacramento, California in June 2016, hundreds of Antifa rioters attacked 30-odd members of the white nationalist Traditional Workers Party (TWP). Although CRC does not support the goals of the TWP, the group had obtained a lawful permit to demonstrate when Antifa protesters violently refused to to allow the group to express itsFirst Amendment rights. In the ensuing melee, fourteen people received stab wounds, and two were sent to the hospital in critical condition (they both survived). After the incident, the Sacramento County District Attorneys office filed a 2,000-page reportlisting 514 misdemeanors and 68 felonies involving 101 people relating to everything from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon. Nevertheless, only three of the Antifa counter-demonstrators have been arrested. Police cite the fact that many of the counter-demonstrators wore masks as the reason for not being able to apprehend more of the assailants. Yvette Felarca, a former middle school teacher, was one of those arrested. Felarca is a member of the radical pro-illegal immigration outfit By Any Means Necessary, an Antifa splinter group that participatedin the February 2017 shutdown of a speech by conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley. In quintessentialStalinist fashion, Felarca argued that local business owners whose stores were vandalized by the Antifa guerrillas should direct their ire at Berkeleys Chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, for allowing Yiannopoulosto speak in the first place rather than the terrorists who destroyed their businesses. She furtherdefended the blatant attack on free speechin a subsequent interview: I was there it was a militant protest and everyone was there to shut him down.The Left, she argued, has been far too timid for far too long which led to someone like Donald Trump leading a fascist movement. Felarcas comments are revealing. The ethos unifying factor these disparate and violent Antifa groups is the belief that the Republican Party and President Donald Trump are fascist. As Peter Beinart notes in the Atlantic, an overwhelming percentage on the American Left believe Trump is a racist. Trumpspresidency, they hold, promotes fascist undertones and hateful rhetoric; thus convinced that Trump and his supporters were raging fascists bent on the Nazification of the U.S., these largely unknown, mostly internet-based Antifa activists took to the streets to terrorize legitimate conservative opposition and shut down free speech. The establishment Left has offered limited criticism ofAntifas anarchist tactics, so long as the group aims its attacks at perceived white supremacists. When a masked Antifa activist punched the white supremacistRichard Spencer in the face on Inauguration Day, Slate praised the assault and the Nation called it an act of kinetic beauty. But Antifa has gone far beyond confining its attacks to white supremacists and fringe conservative groups. Its activists genuinely believe President Trump is a fascist and as such, vilify anyone who supports him or the Republican Party. If Donald Trump and his supporters truly are fascists, then it only makes sense for his opponents to use any means necessary to stop his administration. In reality, however, the Trumps election represents a disastrous spoke in the wheels of the radical Lefts agenda and convinced many Left-wing anarchists that they cantrely on the ballot box to fundamentally transform the United States of America as former President Barack Obama put it. America Under Siege: Civil War, the first part in a series produced by Dangerous Documentaries, the film-wing of Capital Research Center, exposesthe goalsof organized Leftist groups to disrupt President Trumps inauguration and presidency, and the terrorist tactics their violent foot soldiers employ to that end. Watch the film at DangerousDocumentaries.com:

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Antifa gets violent in downtown Portland, 2 arrested – Hot Air

There were clashes in downtown Portland Sunday as Antifa squared off with the group Patriots Prayer. From KATU: Members of Antifa initially showed up [at] the peaceful rally, but quickly made their way to the Patriot Prayer Freedom March several blocks away. The two groups quickly clashed. Several violent fights were witnessed by KATU News crews throughout the area, but as opposed to previous protests, there was little to no police presence breaking up the groups. Clashes between Antifa and Patriot Prayer moved toward the peaceful rally further north on the waterfront. Organizers quickly moved across the street to avoid any conflict. Video from KOIN 6 shows one Antifa member running across a park and kicking someone from the opposing group. That starts a scuffle as one man tries to grab the attacker and hold on to him. Later, several members of Antifa are seen attacking someone on the ground using sticks, though its not clear what happened immediately before this. Fox 12 reports two people were arrested and one person was given a citation and taken to the hospital: Shortly after police arrived, a 16-year-old boy was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and a felony probation warrant for burglary in the second degree, reckless burning and criminal mischief. He was booked into the Donald E. Long Detention Home. Officers cited and released 21-year-old Tusitala Toese on a charge of disorderly conduct in the second degree. He was issued a criminal citation instead of being booked into jail because of an injury he sustained during the protest that required medical treatment at a hospital. Officers also arrested 24-year-old Jonny Perez for disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a police officer, and escape in the third degree. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. Heres another video clip showing some of the violence. Portland is a stronghold for Antifa and these kinds of clashes have become a recurring part of life in the city. During a similar face-off in June, 14 people were arrested. From CNN: What began as a tense exchange of name-calling and profane insults took a turn when counterdemonstrators began throwing glass bottles, bricks and balloons of foul-smelling liquid at officers, Portland police said. Officers used pepper spray to push back the counterdemonstrators and closed the park where they had gathered, threatening to arrest anyone who remained. Portland police did not indicate which side those arrested belonged to. CNN crews on the scene observed that most of the arrests were concentrated in the area of counterdemonstrators. The counterdemonstrators, in that case, were Antifa, some of whom were found with bags of bricks they intended to use as weapons.

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Antifa violence in Portland: The police just let it happen – Conservative Review

Antifa violence in Portland: The police just let it happen Conservative Review Over the weekend, a Freedom March hosted by free-speech protesters and counter-rallies by leftist Antifa radicals turned violent, then bloody, and police reportedly just stood by. The event took place Sunday afternoon in Tom McCall Park in downtown …

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