Tag: Proud Boys

Trump on defensive after Bush calls out domestic terrorism

Former US President Donald Trump speaks after the fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on September 11, 2021.

As Trump openly considers another run for the White House, many of the Republican lawmakers who joined his effort to challenge Biden’s victory are staying away from the Saturday rally, even though many still echo his false claims that the election was rigged — despite numerous court cases by Trump’s allies that have failed to confirm those allegations.

Days after former US president George W. Bush called domestic and foreign terrorists “children of the same foul spirit”, former president Donald Trump has lashed out, saying Bush should not be lecturing Americans about national security.

Source: Trump on defensive after Bush calls out domestic terrorism

Portland’s Bizarre Experiment With Not Policing Proud Boys Rampage Ends in Gunfire

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 22: A member of the far-right group Proud Boys and a left-wing counter protester fight in a truck on August 22, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. The Proud Boys and other far-right extremists fought with anti-fascist activists in Portland on the anniversary of a similar fight in 2020.  (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

Portland’s police force chose to stand back and stand by as Proud Boys who came to the city to fight with anti-fascists assaulted protesters and a right-wing gunman opened fire.

Source: Portland’s Bizarre Experiment With Not Policing Proud Boys Rampage Ends in Gunfire

Proud Boys leader sentenced to 5 months in prison on weapons and vandalism charges – CBS News

Meanwhile, thousands languish in jails across America for the possession of weed which is legal in 18 states

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Monday to more than five months in prison for burning a Black Lives Matter banner stolen from a church in Washington, D.C., and for carrying two high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested weeks later, the Department of Justice said. Tarrio pled guilty to one count of destruction of property and one count of attempted possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device in July. Tarrio said Monday that there was “no excuse” for his actions, adding that he made “a grave mistake” that day. “I’d like to profusely apologize,” he said, adding, “What I did was wrong.”

Source: Proud Boys leader sentenced to 5 months in prison on weapons and vandalism charges – CBS News

Unvaccinated Terror: Proud Boys Push the Anti-vaccination Movement into a Violent Threat | The Smirking Chimp

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The irony of all this is that the best way to make this problem go away is to do the very thing that the anti-vaxxers hate most: Impose as many vaccine mandates as possible, in every way possible.

Source: Unvaccinated Terror: Proud Boys Push the Anti-vaccination Movement into a Violent Threat | The Smirking Chimp

After the insurrection, America’s far-right groups get more extreme

What are U.S. extremist groups doing since the Jan. 6 riot? Local chapters of the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Groypers and others are breaking away from their groups’ national figureheads. For instance, some local Proud Boys chapters have been explicitly cutting ties with national leader Enrique Tarrio, the group’s chairman.

After the insurrection, America’s far-right groups get more extreme

Surprise! Proud Boys And Oath Keepers At Heart Of 1/6 Insurrection | Crooks and Liars

Surprise! Proud Boys And Oath Keepers At Heart Of 1/6 Insurrection
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Totally NOT shocking: the universe of domestic right-wing extremists who came together on Jan. 6 has grown massive, is constantly expanding, and now poses a greater threat to American society than overseas jihadists.

Surprise! Proud Boys And Oath Keepers At Heart Of 1/6 Insurrection | Crooks and Liars

US Capitol riots: Arnold Schwarzenegger compares Capitol riots to Kristallnacht, says ‘it all started with lies’

Schwarzenegger compares Capital riots to Kristallnacht

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Republican governor of California and Hollywood action star has issued a heartfelt and stinging criticism of outgoing US President Donald Trump, while comparing last week’s Capitol riots to Kristallnacht, the night the Nazi attacked the Jewish population in Germany in 1938.

US Capitol riots: Arnold Schwarzenegger compares Capitol riots to Kristallnacht, says ‘it all started with lies’

Violent clashes as Trump supporters rally in denial of election result

Demonstrators wearing Proud Boys attire during the protest march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The protests there, and in Washington state, later turned violent.
Trump’s Army Set Loose by Pardoned Roger Stone

Around 200 members of the Proud Boys, a violent far-right group, had joined the marches earlier on Saturday near the Trump hotel. Many wore combat fatigues, black and yellow shirts and ballistic vests, carried helmets and flashed hand signals used by white nationalists. Advertisement

Violent clashes as Trump supporters rally in denial of election result

Not Just ‘Standing By,’ Proud Boys Bring Politics Of Intimidation To Streets In Defense Of Trump | Crooks and Liars

Not Just ‘Standing By,’ Proud Boys Bring Politics Of Intimidation To Streets In Defense Of Trump

The violence following the November 14 “Million MAGA March” in Washington, D.C., helped establish a pattern for Proud Boys violence that’s now expanded to other American cities. By David Neiwert

Not Just ‘Standing By,’ Proud Boys Bring Politics Of Intimidation To Streets In Defense Of Trump | Crooks and Liars

Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, stokes fears of renewed violence | US news | The Guardian

 

Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, stokes fears of renewed violence | US news | The Guardian
Members of the Proud Boys and other rightwing demonstrators rally on Saturday in Portland.
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“This is a critical moment,” said Brown, a Democrat. “We have seen what happens when armed vigilantes take matters into their own hands. We’ve seen it in Charlottesville, we’ve seen it in Kenosha and, unfortunately, we have seen it in Portland.

Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, stokes fears of renewed violence | US news | The Guardian

Australia should be wary of the Proud Boys and their violent, alt-right views – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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We ran Yassmin Abdel Magied out of the country but invited these speakers in and News Corp gave them support, promotion and a platform to speak. (ODT)

Australia has become a destination for a legion of far-right speakers from North America and the UK in recent months.

Milo Yiannopoulos’ controversial visit last December resulted in violent clashes between protesters and a $50,000 bill for Yiannopoulos for extra policing. (He never paid it.) Nonetheless, Yiannopoulos is planning a return in late November.

In March, the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson packed out auditoriums in three cities for speeches railing against feminism, political correctness and hate speech laws.

This was followed by the visits of Canadians Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneaux, which sparked more anti-fascist protests and resulted in another large police bill that remains unpaid. Southern’s “It’s Okay to be White” T-shirt served as the inspiration for Senator Pauline Hanson’s recent motion declaring the same message.

And Brexit-er Nigel Farage toured Australia seven weeks later with his anti-immigration message.

None of these speakers has yet to attract an organised movement of followers in Australia. But these tours are certainly having an impact on society, as Senator Hanson’s motion illustrates.

An ABC investigation revealed that the NSW Young Nationals were infiltrated by members with links to the neo-Nazi fight club that provided security for the Southern/Molyneaux and Farage tours. And Yiannopoulos was even given a platform to speak at Parliament House, the invited guest of Senator David Leyonhjelm.

via Australia should be wary of the Proud Boys and their violent, alt-right views – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)