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bionic mosquito: The Fog Slowly Lifts…

Posted by M. C. on September 9, 2017

An interesting turnabout in antifa coverage and intriguing theory on why the movement exists.

https://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com.tr/2017/09/the-fog-slowly-lifts.html

I refer to the events in Berkeley about ten days ago: Trump supporters planned an event; antifa crashed the event and began their chaotic violence. As I felt at the time, the news to me was not so much the news; the news was how the news was covered.

I wrote something on the events the day after, based on a report from the Los Angeles Times. The Times placed the blame on the left and antifa, and not on the right and Trump supporters (aka fascists, Nazis). This was quite surprising to me at the time, considering the completely opposite narrative a couple of weeks earlier after Charlottesville. Read the rest of this entry »

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UC Berkeley cancels right-wing provocateur’s talk amid violent protest

Posted by M. C. on February 2, 2017

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Protesters-storm-Milo-Yiannopoulos-event-at-UC-10901829.php

A protest at UC Berkeley over a scheduled appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos turned fiery and violent Wednesday night, prompting police to cancel the event and hustle the Breitbart News editor off campus.

But even after the event’s cancellation, hundreds of protesters spilled off campus into the city streets, where the violence continued as they confronted drivers, engaged in fights, smashed storefront windows and set fires. Read the rest of this entry »

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