Internal files reveal how US law enforcement classes anti-fascists as fascists, and actual fascists as “anti-anti-fascists” / Boing Boing

From the article:

The Property of the People transparency group (previously) has published another damning US intelligence file, this one a report circulated by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (RICOC, a joint state/federal intelligence body), revealing how the US intelligence bodies advised local law enforcement after the Charlottesville white supremacist march.

RICOC appears to have taken Trump’s “very good people on both sides” doctrine to heart, from the report’s title (“Antifa/Anti-antifa: Violence in the Streets”) and through its conclusions, which claims that white supremacists are animated by an opposition to antifa, ignoring the movement’s actual genocidal ambition to use ethnic cleansing to establish a “white homeland

Source: Internal files reveal how US law enforcement classes anti-fascists as fascists, and actual fascists as “anti-anti-fascists” / Boing Boing

I’ve seen this “both sides” rhetoric online and in the media. It’s a false rhetoric because anti fascists organize around stopping nazi’s, the alt-right, and race supremacy organizations. They are a direct response, and a lot of the anti facists groups will bodily put themselves between peaceful protestors and armed alt-right goons.

A lot of these are framing white supremacists as the upstanding citizens, and anti fascists as the terrorists. People protecting others and opposing the modern incarnation of literal nazism are not the terrorists here.

But then again, I have heard drifting reports for the last two years of cops just letting armed white supremacists violently attack folks, and not step in. I guess we know why, now.