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White supremacist channel on Telegram encouraged followers to incite violence, frame the protestors

A white supremacist channel on Telegram encouraged followers to incite violence during police brutality protests by 'shooting in a crowd,' according to internal DHS memo

A white supremacist channel on Telegram encouraged its followers to spark violence to start a race war in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, Politico reported, citing an internal Department of Homeland Security memo.

Citing the FBI, the note said that two days after Floyd's death, the channel "incited followers to engage in violence and start the 'boogaloo' — a term used by some violent extremists to refer to the start of a second Civil War — by shooting in a crowd."

One of the messages in the channel called for potential shooters to "frame the crowd around you" for the violence, the note said, according to Politico.

Other media outlets have also reported on white supremacist groups weaponizing protests against police brutality to incite violence.
Meanwhile, several Republican officials, including President Donald Trump, have blamed "antifa" for the violence and some have suggested protesters should be hunted down like terrorists.


https://www.businessinsider.com/white-supremacist-telegram-channel-encourages-violence-george-floyd-protests-2020-6?r=US&IR=T




'Domestic terrorist actors’ could exploit Floyd protests, DHS memo warns

The memo cites “previous incidents of domestic terrorists exploiting First Amendment-protected events” as one reason for DHS’ concern of additional targeted violence.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/01/dhs-domestic-terrorists-protest-294342



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White supremacists pose as 'Antifa' online, call for violence

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/02/tech/antifa-fake-twitter-account/index.html

A Twitter account that tweeted a call to violence and claimed to be representing the position of "Antifa" was in fact created by a known white supremacist group, Twitter said Monday. The company removed the account.

Before it emerged the account was run by white supremacists, Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's son, pointed his 2.8 million Instagram followers to the account as an example how dangerous Antifa is.

"This account violated our platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. "We took action after the account sent a Tweet inciting violence and broke the Twitter Rules."
Although the account only had a few hundred followers, it is an example of white supremacists seeking to inflame tensions in the United States by posing as left-wing activists online.

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...so the account had only a few hundred followers, but Dump Jr. had it sussed out and massively amplified it's false-flag message to millions

nawwww, there isn't shenanigans going on, not at all



The American story celebrates violence in the name of democracy That doesn't extend to black protest

The Double Standard of the American Riot

The nationwide protests against police killings have been called un-American by critics, but rebellion has always been used to defend liberty.

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/06/riots-are-american-way-george-floyd-protests/612466/



Since the beginning of this country, riots and violent rhetoric have been markers of patriotism. When our Founding Fathers fought for independence, violence was the clarion call. Phrases such as “Live free or die,” “Give me liberty or give me death,” and “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God” echoed throughout the nation, and continue today. Force and violence have always been used as weapons to defend liberty, because—as John Adams once said in reference to the colonists’ treatment by the British—“We won’t be their Negroes.” Black rebellion and protest, though, have historically never been coupled with allegiance to American democracy. Today, peaceful demonstrations and violent riots alike have erupted across the country in response to police brutality and the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Yet the language used to refer to protesters has included looters, thugs, and even claims that they are un-American. The philosophy of force and violence to obtain freedom has long been employed by white people and explicitly denied to black Americans.

Think back to March 5, 1770, when Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native American descent, became the first casualty of the American Revolution. Attucks was one of a handful of protesters killed by British forces during the Boston Massacre. The lawyer tasked with defending the British soldiers in their American criminal trial was none other than Adams. When presenting his case, Adams described the men those soldiers killed as “a motley rabble of saucy boys, negroes and molattoes [sic], Irish teagues and outlandish jack tarrs.” He built his defense of the British soldiers on the charge that Attucks struck the first blow and led the “dreadful carnage.” Adams concluded that the “mad behavior” of Attucks provoked the soldiers’ response, saying that Attucks’s group was “under the command of a stout molatto fellow, whose very looks, was enough to terrify any person.” Some 250 years later, Adams’s words still underline a central truth in American disobedience: Freedom through violence is a privilege possessed only by whites. Seminal moments in U.S. history that historians have defined as patriotic were also moments that denied patriotism to black people.

If violence is a political language, white Americans are native speakers. But black people are also fluent in the act of resistance. Attucks stood up to British tyranny. The numerous slave rebellions led by Gabriel Prosser, Charles Deslondes, and Nat Turner were all attempts to gain freedom with force. Throughout the 20th century, black Americans armed themselves in the face of white mobs and organized protection for their freedom marches. Accordingly, when George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others were killed by police, black people and their allies chose to rise up. Americans like to harken back to the civil-rights era as a moment of nonviolence and civil disobedience. But that movement was an orchestrated response to violence. Violence at the voting booth. Violence at the lunch counter. Violence that bombed a church with four little black girls inside. Violence that left a bloated black boy in an open casket. Violence that left a black husband and father murdered in his driveway. The movement ended with the violent death of Martin Luther King Jr. And his death ignited riots in more than 100 cities.

It is easy to dismiss the rock thrower; Attucks himself was accused of throwing sticks. But those who rebuke violent responses to injustice should ask themselves: How should the oppressed respond to their oppressors? How should the nation respond to political dissent? How do the oppressed procure power? Throughout history, black people have employed violence, nonviolence, marches, and boycotts. Only one thing is clear—there is no form of black protest that white supremacy will sanction. Still, black people understand the utility of riotous rebellion: Violence compels a response. Violence disrupts the status quo and the possibility of returning to business as usual. So often the watershed moments of historical record are stamped by violence—it is the engine that propels society along from funerals to fury and from moments to movements.

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Vine St. Expressway, Philly. They are literally trapped. (Coppers going wild on civilians)



https://twitter.com/barbecuebrenda/status/1267594967532351489

Facebook Suspends Top Photo Colorist For 'Dangerous' WWII Images

Russian photo colorist Olga Shirnina has stunning new work ready to post for her more than 45,000 followers on social media but is unwilling to share three new images on Facebook and Instagram because, as she told RFE/RL, “I would be [suspended] again for sure.”

https://www.rferl.org/a/facebook-suspends-russian-colorist-for-war-imagery/30641859.html


An image colorized by Olga Shirnina that was finished on May 26. The photo shows a wreath-laying ceremony in Warsaw in 1939, several months before Nazi Germany invaded Poland. This is one of three images Shirnina says would almost certainly result in a suspension of her account if she were to post it to Facebook.



Shirnina (above), who works under the name Klimbim, is a professional German-Russian translator and considered one of the best in the world at using Photoshop to transform historic black-and-white images into color. The Moscow-based translator and history enthusiast says she spends hours on her computer researching, then adding vibrance to monochrome historic images “purely for pleasure.” Shirnina has been profiled in leading news and art websites around the world and labels her work free for anyone to use not-for-profit. Photos in her colorized collection are a mixture of daily life, portraits, and historic photojournalism from around the world. None of her captions include political commentary.


A 1916 image of Russian Tsar Nicholas II colorized by Shirnina.

In September 2019, Shirnina received her first notification from Instagram that an image she colorized of senior Nazi leaders had “violated community guidelines” and that her account could be deleted if she posted similar content in the future.


A notification from Instagram that Shirnina had violated Instagram’s rules on “dangerous organizations.”


The image that was pulled from Instagram in September 2019 showing Heinrich Himmler (left) meeting with German Ambassador to Poland Hans-Adolf von Moltke in 1939.

In the following months, several more of Shirnina’s colorized photographs were removed from both Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. The situation escalated when Shirnina’s Facebook account was suspended after she posted the image below of two Nazi soldiers during a battle in Ukraine. No Nazi insignia is visible in the photo, suggesting the image may have been flagged by a person rather than through automation. Shirnina was again warned she had broken Facebook rules on dangerous organizations. It would prove the first and last time she says an appeal was successful.


Two Nazi soldiers in Kharkhiv, Ukraine, in 1943



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Rump's using the US military deployments to acclimatise them to operating against US citizens on US

soil. This will give him a leg up in the attempted psychological breakdown of their resistance to going full rogue if/when he refuses to peacefully transfer power, as they will be less likely to not side with him if he calls for a military-backed coup/takeover. If no deployments, there would be more resistance, due to it being a novel, never tried since the Civil War order and action.

Testbedding at a truly massive and open level.

10 Anti-Racism Accounts You Should Follow to Stay Informed

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/anti-racism-social-media-accounts/



There is no excuse for staying silent and uninformed in 2020. Instagram and Twitter are filled with accounts dedicated to keeping you awake and educated, which is now particularly crucial in light of the anti-racism protests sweeping through America and the globe following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police. Since Floyd’s death, celebrities have taken to social media to share statements of disgust and action — but celeb responses, of course, are not enough on their own. Diversifying your feed to include educational content is easier now than ever. Below you’ll find 10 accounts that dedicate their platform to spreading crucial information, empowering messages, and anti-racist content.


Check Your Privilege

https://www.instagram.com/ckyourprivilege/



A valuable site for community accountability. It focuses on anti-racism and education, aiming to deepen awareness primarily in regards to how your actions “affect the mental health of Black Indigenous People of Color.”


No White Saviors

https://www.instagram.com/nowhitesaviors/



“If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not listening.” No White Saviors is an advocacy campaign lead by a majority African team of professionals based in Uganda. Their collective experience informs their work, which highlights the need (for white people) to listen before speaking; acting and partnering instead of leading.


Equality Labs

https://www.instagram.com/equalitylabs/



Equality Labs is dedicated to ending gender-based violence, white supremacy, and religious intolerance. It is a South Asian tech organization that offers support for cultural minorities; its Instagram account is full of workshops, information regarding surveillance, and ways you can help support grassroots groups.


Bree Newsome Bass

https://twitter.com/BreeNewsome/status/1267322359360434177
Bass is a Black female artist who tweets about systematic racism and white power structures. She is best-known for her act of civil disobedience in 2015, which saw her arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house grounds after the Charleston Shooting in which nine African Americans were killed during a Bible study.


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Jadon Sancho unveils 'justice for George Floyd' shirt after scoring

https://www.insider.com/video-jadon-sancho-hat-trick-george-floyd-shirt-2020-5



Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho tore off his jersey to reveal "Justice for George Floyd" written on his undershirt after scoring his first goal of the match on Sunday.
Sancho, who received a yellow card for his gesture — removing your jersey for any sort of celebration results in an automatic booking — was not the only Bundesliga player to make a show of solidarity on Sunday, as Gladbach forward Marcus Thuram took a knee after scoring his first goal of an earlier match in the day.
On Twitter, fans showed their support for both players using their platform to spread calls for justice.
Sancho would go on to score the first hat trick of his young career, leading Dortmund to a 6-1 victory.

https://twitter.com/FOXSoccer/status/1267144243568685057

His teammate, Achraf Hakimi, also revealed a shirt that read "Justice for George Floyd," after scoring a goal of his own.

https://twitter.com/FootballFunnnys/status/1267160194653577218

'antifa' will quickly start to mean ANYTHING anti-Trump in terms of Trump defining 'terrorism'

RW agents provocateur will dress up in all black, use black bloc tactics, and 'act' like 'antifa' to trigger massive crackdowns via hundreds (thousands?) of small localised false flag ops.

They have picked the perfect 'enemy' to weaponise as 'antifa' is extraordinarily nebulous and can be applied to a multiplicity of things, anything Rump wants to attack and kill-off.


This is a major inflection point on the road to an outright fascist coup d état.

Thousands Demand Firing of San Jose Cop Filmed Antagonizing, Swearing at Protesters

https://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/thousands-demand-firing-of-san-jose-cop-filmed-antagonizing-swearing-at-protesters/

One video shows the officer smirking, licking his lips and rocking back and forth, looking a little too excited to be facing off with protesters. Another clip shows him mean-mugging in much the same way. Both times, he directs an expletive at civilians. SJPD Officer Jared Yuen’s apparently antagonistic behavior emerged in tens of thousands of posts on social media since Friday, when cops clashed in downtown San Jose with people demonstrating against the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, specifically, and police brutality more broadly.

By the time a second round of protesters descended on City Hall the next day, the officer’s name was trending nationally on Twitter, with more than 30,000 mentions. One video was posted to the Reddit thread r/PublicFreakout where it garnered more than 70,000 up votes in the first 24 hours (and has since been locked.) In one of the videos, Yuen is heard yelling “shut up, bitch” at a female protester.

https://twitter.com/bisayaan/status/1266803816545939457

A second video shows him smirking at protestors as another cop asks the crowd to disperse. And in a third video, he’s heard saying, “Let’s get this motherf*cker.”

https://twitter.com/bowiezamudio/status/1266765863111127040

Since then, an untold thousands of people have called on Chief Eddie Garcia to fire Yuen and demanded answers from Mayor Sam Liccardo. Both Garcia and Liccardo swiftly condemned the killing of George Floyd and expressed sympathy for the public’s anger, but warned protesters to respect the rule of law.

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Some Twitter users compared Yuen’s behavior to that of Tou Thao—one of the three cops who looked on as Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck.

https://twitter.com/MAGGlEHE/status/1266851937745465345

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Seattle police officer caught kneeling on the necks of multiple George Floyd protestors

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/seattle-police-video-kneeling-neck-george-floyd-video-protests-violent-riots-a9541226.html

A Seattle police officer was seen kneeling on the necks of suspected looters amid protests against the death of George Floyd, who died after an officer kneeled on his neck in now-viral footage. The police department was responding to reports of looting at a T-Mobile on Saturday night when the incident occurred.

Journalist Matt McKnight recorded the confrontation and shared it to Twitter, showing the scene as multiple suspects were arrested outside of the vandalised store.

https://twitter.com/mattmillsphoto/status/1266960081389629440

A man wearing an orange sweatshirt could be seen being tackled to the ground by multiple officers, as one placed their knee of his neck while restraining his arms. Multiple protestors were heard in the video shouting “get off his neck!” as the man laid on the street, his head pressed into the ground.

At one point, a second officer pulls the other officer's knee from the man’s neck to his back, while continuing to restrain him. Several seconds before the confrontation between the officer and the man in the orange sweatshirt, the same cop appeared to be kneeling on the neck of another suspected looter while assisting with an arrest.

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