Category: goodnight white pride

Racist, violent, unpunished: A white hate group’s campaign of menace — ProPublica

Racist, violent, unpunished: A white hate group’s campaign of menace — ProPublica:

Stunning reporting by ProPublica. A reminder that IDing Nazis is vital to understanding and stopping them.

TW: Nazis, violence

At Richard Spencer’s Florida Rally, Protesters Drive Out the Alt-Right, One by One

At Richard Spencer’s Florida Rally, Protesters Drive Out the Alt-Right, One by One:

Direct Action: It works!

TW: Nazis

Unicorn Riot Continues Their Winning Streak, Publishes Searchable Database of “Anticom” Neo-Nazi Server Leaks

Unicorn Riot Continues Their Winning Streak, Publishes Searchable Database of “Anticom” Neo-Nazi Server Leaks:

See for yourself.

White Supremacists Return to Charlottesville Chanting, ‘You Will Not Replace Us’

White Supremacists Return to Charlottesville Chanting, ‘You Will Not Replace Us’:

Fuck you you fucking fucks.

-OFA

Here’s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream

Here’s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream:

“And there was no way the journalists threatened with lawsuits for
calling Yiannopoulos a racist could have known about his passwords.

In
an April 6 email, Allum Bokhari mentioned having had access to an
account of Yiannopoulos’s with “a password that began with the word
Kristall.” Kristallnacht, an infamous 1938 riot against German Jews
carried out by the SA — the paramilitary organization that helped Hitler
rise to power — is sometimes considered the beginning of the Holocaust.
In a June 2016 email to an assistant, Yiannopoulos shared the password
to his email, which began “LongKnives1290.” The Night of the Long Knives
was the Nazi purge of the leadership of the SA. The purge famously
included Ernst Röhm, the SA’s gay leader. 1290 is the year King Edward I
expelled the Jews from England.”

Boston’s ‘Free Speech’ Rally Goes Bust vs. 40,000 Protesters

Boston’s ‘Free Speech’ Rally Goes Bust vs. 40,000 Protesters:

Well, that was satisfying.

In Berlin, neo-Nazis, counterprotesters take to the streets

In Berlin, neo-Nazis, counterprotesters take to the streets

The far right is planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend alone

The far right is planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend alone:

Here’s where they’re gonna be.

Active Shooter Situations: Run, Hide, Fight

There are a bevy of alt-right demonstrations coming up this weekend. In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, it seems like a good time to share tactics we hope you will never need: what to do in an active shooter situation.

Share with your friends and stay safe out there.

The text below
comes from “How to Counter Armed Assaults”, by Scott Stewart. This
article originally appeared at Statfor.com.  

“[…] It is not just the authorities that need to respond to armed assaults. Ordinary citizens also need to learn to quickly respond to danger. Properly responding to danger actually begins well before the first shot is fired when people adopt a mindset
that recognizes the world can be a dangerous place and that they are
ultimately responsible for their own safety. Once a person understands
the possibility of being targeted and decides to adopt an appropriate level of situational awareness,
he or she will be mentally prepared to quickly realize that an attack
is happening, something security professionals refer to as attack
recognition
.The earlier a person recognizes that an attack is developing, the
better chance he has to avoid it. But even once the attack has begun, a
person can still keep it from being a successful one by quickly
recognizing what is happening and getting away from the attack site by running or hiding — or fighting back if they cannot run or hide.

However, once a person has recognized that an attack is taking place,
a critical step must be taken before he can decide to run, hide or
fight: He must determine where the gunfire or threat is coming from.
Without doing so, the victim could run blindly from a position of
relative safety into danger. I certainly encourage anyone under attack
to leave the attack site and run away from the danger, but one must
first ascertain if he is in the attack site before taking action. Many
times, the source of the threat will be evident and will not take much
time to locate. But sometimes, depending on the location — whether in a
building or on the street — the sounds of gunfire can echo, and it may
take a few seconds to determine the direction it is coming from. In such
a scenario, it is prudent to quickly take cover until the direction of
the threat can be located. In some instances, there may even be more
than one gunman, which can complicate escape plans.

Fortunately, most active shooters are not well trained. They tend to
be poor marksmen who lack experience with their weapons. During the July
2012 shooting in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes managed to kill only 12
people — despite achieving almost total tactical surprise in a fully
packed movie theater — because of a combination of poor marksmanship and
his inability to clear a jam in his rifle.

This typical lack of marksmanship implies that most people killed in
active shooter situations are shot at close range. Thus, it behooves
potential victims to move quickly to put as much distance between
themselves and the threat. Even the act of moving, especially if moving
away at an angle, makes one a much harder target for a poorly trained
marksman to hit.

(Note: you may not be able to depend on poor marksmanship at right-wing protests. Many members of groups like the Oath Keepers are immersed in gun culture and practice regularly. White supremacists carried rifles with laser sights in Charlottesville, which makes aiming much easier. Some members of the alt-right are ex-military. In any case, putting distance between you and a shooter is always good practice. – eds)

It is also important to think about and distinguish between
concealment and cover. Items that conceal, such as a bush, can hide you
from the shooter’s line of vision but will not protect you from bullets
the way a substantial tree trunk will. Likewise, in an office setting, a
typical drywall construction interior wall can provide concealment but
not cover, meaning a shooter will still be able to fire through the
walls and door. Still, if the shooter cannot see his or her target, they
will be firing blindly rather than aiming their weapon, reducing the
probability of hitting a target.

In any case, those hiding inside a room should attempt to find some
sort of additional cover, such as a filing cabinet or heavy desk. It is
always better to find cover than concealment, but even partial cover —
something that will only deflect or fragment the projectiles — is
preferable to no cover at all.

There are many examples from the recent Paris and Bamako armed
assaults of people who ran away from the scene of the attacks and
survived. In the Bamako attack there were also many people who
barricaded themselves inside their hotel rooms and hid until the
authorities could rescue them. The August 2015 incident aboard a Paris-bound train provided a good example of potential victims who were trapped aboard a train car and fought back to end an armed assault.

Some people have mocked the simplicity of run, hide, fight. But as
these cases demonstrate, all three elements of this mantra can and do
save lives.”

Some tips for the upcoming protests:

Go with a buddy, or better yet a group. Make a plan for how you’ll all find each other if the sh*t goes down. Pick a rendezvous point, for example.

– Bring water and anti-pepper spray supplies (see our post about it)

– Use Google Maps to learn the area ahead of time. Check it out on foot before the event. Know your exits, as well as locations an attack might come from.

Consider wearing protective clothing and headgear if you anticipate clashes with the alt-right. Walk around the house with it so you know what it feels like before you go.

– Be aware that the alt-right have been practicing coordination and communication: large groups of them were able to assemble rapidly in Charlottesville due to coordinated use of handheld radios. This is why having an exit strategy is important.

Educate yourself on situational awareness. If someone is acting in a way that doesn’t make sense, ask yourself about their cover for status and cover for action. This means, “Why is this person here right now? What is their reason for doing what they’re doing?”

If something doesn’t look right, tell someone or get out.

– Similarly, if an unfriendly-looking person keeps popping up over time, in a number of different places you’re going, and makes eye contact with you, this is bad.

– It is easier to closely observe someone if you’re wearing sunglasses. Angle your head towards a plausible object of interest and watch your subject out of the corner of your eye.

– If you think you are being followed, it is sometimes possible to check by watching reflective surfaces like shop windows and car windshields. This is an acquired skill.

– Traditional counter-surveillance teaches that you can force your pursuer’s hand by using a surveillance detection route (a series of unlikely turns, like four lefts in a row, or turning into a dead-end suburban street). However, with an SDR you need to have a plan for what to do when your pursuer realizes their cover is “blown”. Confront? Escape? Take a photo? At a protest, the safest option is probably the opposite of this approach: find a big group of allies until you have an opportunity to leave safely. If you think you’ve been followed, tell the people around you and figure out how to stay safe collectively.

– Don’t expect the cops to help you. They mostly won’t.

– If someone attacks you and you have to defend yourself, go for the eyes, the groin, or a punch to the throat. An upward-striking palm to the nose can also be effective.

– Dont forget digital security. EFF tells you what to do here.