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Podcast: Interview of Counter Protester Shot at UW in Seattle

The KEXP 90.3 radio program Mind over Matters has recorded a roughly 30-minute interview with Fellow Worker Hex, the IWW and GDC member who was shot on January 20th outside of the Milo Yiannopoulos event on the campus of University of Washington, Seattle.

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The Fall of #Milo: Conservatives Finally Listen to What #Antifa Was Trying to Say

We can go on about all the crap that Milo Yiannopoulos has gotten away with over the years, but for now we’ll just enjoy the fact that he can’t anymore.

When neo-Fascist writer Milo Yiannopoulos appeared at Berkeley College as part of his “Dangerous Faggot” speaking tour, antifa were out to oppose him as they have at many of his tour stops. And as has been the case in a few of those stops things flared up to the point that a full-on riot ensued. In the end, Yiannopoulos had his appearance canceled and conservatives from the lowliest of bloggers to Donald Trump himself were angered.

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Image: Feb. 21, 2017 – neo-Fascist writer and now former Brietbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos addresses controversy surrounding him during press conference.

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#Repression After #Shutdown #Milo In #Berkeley: ARC Statement

Don’t Talk to the Police: ARC Statement on UC Berkeley Police Investigation of Protesters:

ARC is aware that UC Berkeley PD is circulating images of individuals who they claim are associated with the Berkeley anti-Milo protest on February 1. They are actively seeking information about these individuals, and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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#Podcast After #Milo Shutdown in #Berkeley: #Militant Tactics Against the Right

In the aftermath of the shutdown of far right celebrity Milo Yiannapoulos at UC Berkeley, there’s been much debate among progressives and leftists about the use of militant tactics against the right.  Some of the questions under contention are whether militant tactics bring down repression on the most vulnerable, and whether free speech—even for fascists—is sacrosanct.  Undocumented UC Berkeley student Juan Prieto talks about why he supported the shutdown. And Kieran discusses the history of the group Anti-Racist Action and makes the case for mass militant organizing and action.

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Image: Antifascists shutdown Milo event in Berkely early February 2017.

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#Seattle #Milo Shooting: Shooter of unarmed anti-racist walks free; Authorities silent.

Victim still in Harborview Hospital; Shooter is well-known right wing gun activist.

Social media activists claim to have identified the person who shot an anti-racist organizer on the University of Washington’s Seattle (UW-Seattle) campus on Friday, January 20, 2017, as a well-known right-wing gun activist attending white nationalist Milo Yiannopoulos’ event with his wife, also a gun activist. Although the shooter shot a person in a protest situation, University of Washington Police have refused to make an arrest, and released the shooter and the person who accompanied them to turn themselves into the police early Saturday morning. King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg has not indicated any plan to pursue prosecution. Local politicians have remained ominously quiet.

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After #Milo Shooting & #DisruptJ20: What Counts as Violence? Why the Right Can Shoot Us Now

A long-time anti-fascist was shot Friday night during a protest of alt-right racist and troll Milo Yiannopoulos, in the middle of a crowded square. The shooter, who later turned himself in, claiming self-defense, was released by UW police early Saturday morning. Somehow, this is barely newsworthy. Meanwhile, local news outlets condemn the violent protesters for throwing “potentially lethal” balloons filled with paint. This is our new reality.

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Image: Milo Yiannopoulos posing with an automatich riffle.

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#Milo #UW#Seattle Shooting Victim is Anti-Racist Organizer ; Victim was de-escalating conflict at protest when shot

Seattle, WA — The victim of the shooting at University of Washington’s Seattle Campus (UW-Seattle) on Friday, January 20, 2017, is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the IWW’s General Defense Committee (GDC), an anti-racist and anti-fascist organization. He was present at the protests against Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Friday night to oppose Milo’s hateful speech, which encourages violence towards minority groups, and has resulted in actual violence in the past. The victim spent the period prior to being shot de-escalating conflicts between protesters and counter-protesters.

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Pressrelease January 22th, 2017 by IWW General Defense Committee

The shooter is unknown to the public at this point. Despite using a firearm against another unarmed citizen in a place where firearms are prohibited, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) released the shooter shortly after he turned himself in. It is unclear to us that this is standard SPD practice. We do not yet know the real motivations behind the actions of the shooter at Friday’s protest. We do know that he brought a loaded weapon on the UW’s campus, into a protest situation. We understand that this is already a violation of law. We do know that he claimed self-defense against a person who was explicitly there to de-escalate violence, and that the shooter appears to have a considerable amount of confusion as to whom he shot, since he claims to have thought the victim was himself a white supremacist. The shooter displayed a serious lack of responsibility when he brought a loaded firearm onto UW’s campus in a protest situation, and even more when he used it. We do not understand the rationale for releasing this man.

The victim is a 34-year-old man from Seattle who has been a long-time anti-racist and anti-fascist activist. The shooter has apparently claimed that he shot the victim in ‘self-defense.’ The victim was unarmed and attempting to de-escalate conflict at the protest. We request that the press not identify the victim by name. The so-called ‘alt-right’ is notorious for creating virtual mobs to harass those with whom they disagree. The press should resist unintentional collaboration with these tactics. We recognize the pressure for the media to get stories out early and first. We request that the media engage with the victim directly, when he is recovered sufficiently to do so. In the meantime, please refrain from repeating the shooter’s claim that the victim was a white supremacist, without qualifying it with our statement.

The greatest needs for our member are of course personal, physical, and emotional. But the financial needs will be great. Supportive members of the public can donate to the shooting victim’s recovery fund at the internet address below.

We are deeply saddened by the attack on our friend. We are saddened but not surprised that the police released the attacker so swiftly.

To donate to the victim’s medical funds, please visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/medical-fundraiser-for-iww-and-gdc-member-shot-in-seattle

Written by IWW General Defense Committee

 

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#DisruptJ20: Fundraiser for IWW &GDC Member Shot in #Seattle During Protests Against #Milo

On the evening of Friday, January 20th, a comrade of ours was shot in the stomach in the most public place on the University of Washington’s campus in Seattle – a place called “Red Square” for the color of its bricks rather than its politics.

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#DisruptJ20 #Milo Yiannopoulos Supporter Shoots Protester in #Seattle

Last night, at the end of a long day of successful actions against Donald Trump and the rise of fascism, fascist media personality Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of Washington in Seattle. Hundreds of antifascists showed up and courageously blocked the entrances in the face of considerable violence from police and fascists. At first, the anti-fascists were outnumbered, but as the less fanatical adherents of the alt-right gave up and an anti-Trump march arrived from elsewhere in Seattle, the balance of power shifted. A couple hundred Milo fans were able to enter the building, while confrontations continued outside.

As Milo began speaking, one of his supporters shot one of the protesters in the abdomen. The police rushed in to clear the area but did not detain the shooter.

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#J20 #DisriptJ20 #Antifa #Seattle Defend Our City: Take Action Against #Milo at UW!

Professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos will be coming to UW in Seattle as part of his
“Dangerous Faggot” speaking tour on Friday January 20th and will be speaking
in room 130 of Kane Hall from 7-10PM. If you’re not familiar with his work,
here is a cited list of some of the disgusting behavior he engages in.

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