Scranton Police Department Facebook Group: A Digital Occupation

At its height of popularity, the Scranton Police Department public Facebook group was packed with over 15,000 ardent supporters of the local police.  Most members of the online group were local to Scranton, Pennsylvania, or had lived in the area at some point in their lives.  The group was founded in early 2012 by Allie Massey, a Scranton resident, who cheerfully administrated the bustling online community.

If you scroll through the content of the page you can view a myriad of Blue Lives Matter Flags, memes calling for prayers and safety of the police, notices of missing people reports and lost pets.  You’ll also view a smattering of racist, sexist and anti-Obama content. 

 


The Last WW2 Nazi War Criminal - Meet Jakiw Palij

For over 60 years Jakiw Palij has lived a mostly quiet life in America.  But on June 9th, 2004 Palij was stripped of U.S. citizenship in Immigration Court after he was exposed as a guard at the Trawniki labor camp where over 6,000 Jews were murdered during a massacre in 1943.  Palij was found to have lied about his involvement on his subsequent visa application.
 

Silence Broken

On Vitriol, Violence & Wasted Potential

Sometimes, in the interest of upholding the appearance of solidarity and unity amongst larger ideologically-connected groups, one must take a few lumps, keep their head down, and push on with the tasks in front of them – all the while internalizing yet compartmentalizing the loud, outside voices of their detractors.  There comes a time, however, when those disparaging voices must be met and confronted with a potent dose of reality.  For those of us within the Great Lakes Antifa media collective and its associated affinity groups, that time is now.




Interview of “Redneck” Activist and Grassroots Organizer Dr. Zac Henson

by Journalist Jae Em Carico

Zac Henson is a native of Birmingham, Alabama where he organizes cooperative institutions of self government.  He engages regionally in the American South through his content page Confessions of a Mad Redneck.  Journalist Jae Em Carico recently had a conversation with Hensen to ask about his thoughts on social justice, tactics, fascist appropriation of leftist culture, and more.


Capitalizing on Tragedy

The Right's Use of Children's Deaths to Smear Their Enemies

Infowars, among many others, shows a headline they know to be false to whip up a right-wing frenzy
Infowars, among many others, shows a headline they know to be false to whip up a right-wing frenzy

Valentines Day this year came and left leaving behind great pain for anyone who has the capability of feeling.  At the time of writing, 17 young lives have been lost at the hands of a violent young man.  That's 17 families that will never again have the chance to hug their child, to kiss them, or to tell them that they love them.  For the trolls of 4chan and the right wing of American politics, however, tragedy is not a time of mourning and reflection, it is simply a time of new opportunity for them to use the deaths of children in a pathetic and transparent attempt to smear their opposition.


Exclusive Interview of Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

by Journalist Jae Em Carico

Sean Swain is an artist, musician, prolific writer and a anarchist prisoner in Warren Correctional Institute in Lebanon, Ohio.  In January 2018, Sean was interviewed by journalist Jae Em Carico concerning activism, revolution and communalization.  The following are Sean’s thoughts and insights into those topics.


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