Joe Biden’s new anti-terrorism initiative classifies “anarchist violent extremists” that “oppose all forms of capitalism, corporate globalization, and governing institutions, which are perceived as harmful to society” as “domestic violent extremists.”
The reason I reference this is that as Congress and Biden expand policing power and budgets, the media’s framing largely pertains to right-wing extremism.
Biden is making no secret of the fact that his administration puts the Antifascist movement officially in the same boat.
Several hundred protesters faced off against the Colombian government's ESMAD (Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron) who deployed tear gas, "less lethal" munitions, and a water cannon against the crowd Wednesday night in Bogota, Colombia.
Yesterday, about fifty activists trekked across a marsh into the Mississippi River Monday afternoon to demand President Biden rescind his approval of the Line 3 Pipeline, which is expected to flow under the river.
A Sheriff's Deputy pledged not to interfere.
"It's more than a pipeline. It's about racial justice, social justice and environmental justice," said Dawn Goodwin of @RISEandEngage.
"Why are they not following Article 6 that states that treaties are the supreme law of the land?" she said of the United States Constitution.
The activists stepped into the Mississippi River, where they then danced and prayed.
Assuming President Biden's approval of the Enbridge Corporation's permit stays in place, the tar sands oil pipeline will run under this water.
She described struggling to discuss this issue with colleagues.
"The ethnic cleansing continues now," she said of Israel's actions.
"We all deserve to live freely and with human dignity."
"What they are doing to the Palestinians is what they are doing to our Black brothers and sisters here," @RashidaTlaib told the crowd.
"As you all are marching for freedom of Palestine, please know that you must be marching for everybody's freedom."
"It's all interconnected."
"If you are Black, this is your fight. If you are Latino, this is your fight. If you are South Asian, this is your fight. If you're white, this is your fight. If you're Jewish, this is sure enough your fight," said @RepAndreCarson.
When group arrived at the branch near Freedom Plaza, officers toppled over their makeshift oil drums as they got behind the police line.
As the activists began smearing fake oil onto the windows of the Wells Fargo branch, a shirtless man confronted the group, getting up in their faces and threatening to fight for the bank's private property.
Officers removed the man when he grabbed someone's sign.
"STOP LINE 3" the @XRebelDC activists left behind written into the fake oil smear on the Wells Fargo branch.
I've filmed them do this before; the substance is food dye, corn starch, and water. It washes away easily.