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Political Violence Is Here  Now the Question Is, Who Can Do It Better?

Political violence is here. The only question today is who can do it better?

Noam Chomsky isn't hopeful. When asked about the "Is is OK to punch a Nazi" meme the NY Times and other news outlets circulated, Chomsky replied via email:

Wrong in priciple, in my opinion, and tactically self-destructive. When we move to the arena of violence, the most brutal guys win and that's not us."
ANTIFA operatives discussed their loss on a message board.

I have seen quite a bit of media that has come out of Berkeley today, including watching some of a live stream, and it is very troubling.

The right was able to hold their own to a large degree against antifascists, in one of the most radical metropolitan areas in the country. They gave as good as they got, and they were able to keep a presence in the streets for hours.

ANTIFA members are now openly discussing taking paramilitary training courses.

"Better trained"


A shocking number of our comrades went in there with absolute no combat training. We need to set up seminars or something of the sort.

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Mother Jones says 18.Apr.2017 12:08


Some followup reading along the same topic is here:  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/anti-racist-antifa-tinley-park-five

[...] As the election of Donald Trump has ushered white supremacists and their ideas from the fringes to the mainstream, their most militant foes have also come out of the shadows. On Inauguration Day, Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who coined the term "alt-right," was punched in the face on a Washington, DC, street corner. The blow was caught on video, spawning countless remixes and a debate over the ethics and efficacy of "Nazi punching." That same night, a Trump supporter shot and wounded an anti-fascist, or "antifa," who was protesting a speech by Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington in Seattle. Less than two weeks later, "black bloc" protesters in Berkeley, California, helped force the cancellation of another Yiannopoulos speech, setting fires, smashing windows, and punching a Milo fan. [...]