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Mar 6, 2022 20 tweets 7 min read
It's a busy scene in Hagerstown this morning as truck convoy activists say they're preparing to drive for two loops around the Washington, D.C. beltway. It's going to take quite a bit of time for all of these vehicles to get going.

We'll bring updates as we can on whatever unfolds.
Mar 6, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Kathy Griffin’s twitter page indicating she follows LCRWText exchange that reads: Me: Kathy Griffin follows me now M Update:
Mar 5, 2022 26 tweets 9 min read
Good morning from the convoy in Hagerstown, Maryland!

Hundreds of trucks and vehicles parked here overnight, with more rolling in currently.

We are not sure what the plan today exactly is or if the group is heading elsewhere, but will bring you updates as things develop. The caravan appears to have doubled in size since they left Indiana. More big rigs for sure, estimating around 100 of those total.
Mar 3, 2022 14 tweets 7 min read
In Indiana last night, religious fervor dominated a rally for "The People's Convoy."

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita joined the lineup of far right speakers, and urged the audience to run for local school boards. Rokita's conservative activism has proven dangerous to Indiana's most vulnerable residents. Physicians have criticized his politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And his office is supporting a bill that would ban trans girls and women from sports:

Jan 7, 2022 12 tweets 6 min read
THREAD: Since it’s the first anniversary of the J6 capitol riot/coup attempt, we thought we’d put a spotlight on a couple of the Capitol rioters and what happened to them after J6. Special thanks to @jamesstout and @carterhues who did the work on Marnell. If you’d like to look back on some of the rioters James, @desertborder and @waterspider__ ID’d in the immediate aftermath of the coup attempt, see this article. leftcoastrightwatch.org/2021/01/heres-…
Jan 14, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
The thing about this is people who get “blackpilled” are often really fucking dangerous and you gotta watch them like hawks. The ideologues who say “there’s no political solution” wrote books advocating for blowing up infrastructure and collapsing society in on itself. Image A couple folks on the comments are saying this looks like it wasn’t written by someone sincere which...it’s 4chan. Very possible. It’s likely this was written by somebody either mocking Trump types or someone trying to push them farther into extremism.
Jan 14, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
NEW from LCRW: @jamesstout writes up last weekend's Pacific Beach pro-coup rally with incredible photos by @eugene_dubstep. leftcoastrightwatch.org/2021/01/san-di… You can support @jamesstout at $Jamesstout on cashapp. And how could you not after his amazing live coverage last weekend?
Jan 12, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Hi everyone—just to be clear LCRW is a news site with a staff & editors including me. We’re happy to take tips from folks who investigate things on their own and often do but we can’t just let people “join” the staff as volunteers. The stories we publish are pretty high-stakes and like any other news outlet we’re liable legally for what we write about. I have a master’s degree in journalism and know how to navigate that. I know how to make sure my writers do as well.
Jan 9, 2021 50 tweets 7 min read
hello habibis, I'm @jamesstout and I'll be live tweeting from the neo Nazi rally in Pacific Beach today . As you can see , these are my tactical pronouns Image Keep following to see my parade pronouns, they're shiny
Oct 31, 2020 43 tweets 7 min read
Tonight we are here to provide coverage on the vigil for kevin peterson jr. Yesterday he was fatally shot by local police.
-🤠 a poster on the left a candle with a lit flame, text on the For some context, here is my thread from last night during my time on the ground, out of respect for the family and due to the nature of the situation some info is omitted
Aug 22, 2020 49 tweets 14 min read
Jun 5, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
#THREAD #PSA Got word this morning this SF Bay Area Telegram chat was compromised by fascists who flooded it with racist shit. Example pictured below.

An activist source gave me some advice to pass along about what Telegram is useful for and what it isn't. A link posted in the channel was to a private vetting group where folks have to give the admin two of their social media accounts or contact details for an organizer to vouch for them. That might be legit or not. But if far-right trolls wanted to do a honeypot, that's how.
Jun 3, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
NEW MEXICO HOMIES MY MAN @iambeale SAID FUCK THE ABQ REPORT THE PUBLISHER REPOSTS THREEPER PROPAGANDA & COVID DISINFO AND GLORIFIES POLICE VIOLENCE Here’s the publisher of ABQ Report glorifying the 1968 police riot at the Democratic National Convention
May 31, 2020 83 tweets 18 min read
#THREAD LCRW is LIVE at the MF HOME DEPOT in Emeryville tonight!

Just heard a flash bang go off. Walking towards the noise to report now It’s beautiful here at dusk at the uh....home depot
May 27, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
#THREAD: Boogaloo boys are watching the protests in Minneapolis right now from their secret chatrooms.

And they want to co-opt Black Lives Matter to start a second civil war.

Here's what they're saying on private chats just leaked to LCRW. "Boogaloo" is a slang for "Civil War 2 (Electric Boogaloo)." The very online militia-like 'boog' crowd often interchange it with similar-sounding phrases "Big Igloo" and "Big Luau." They like wearing Hawaiian shirts and plate carriers to protests to signify this.
May 1, 2020 95 tweets 20 min read
Alright LCRW readers, you voted and I’m on my way to Sacramento to cover this fuckin’ rally. I’ve got a face mask for my allergies and the longest lens I own with me. Let’s see how it goes! And if you’re feeling generous and want to help cover my expenses driving out, getting food etc, here’s my cash account and if you’d like to support my journalism going forward here’s my Patreon too! Thanks to everyone who’s contributed so far! It really helps!!!
Apr 6, 2020 48 tweets 13 min read
NEW #THREAD: A few days ago I analyzed a thread on 8kun where online fascists were talking about the future of their movement.

The thread continued on. There's some interesting stuff in it I'll cover here.

Original thread here: The thread started with original poster (OP) complaining the alt-right had fizzled out after Unite the Right in 2017 that caused a backlash of fascists being de-platformed, fired, arrested, outed. The OP was mostly complaining about online censorship and less ability to outreach.
Apr 3, 2020 44 tweets 12 min read
#THREAD "Fast forward three years after Unite the Right and it seems that everything that we had in 2017 and prior is gone."

INCREDIBLY revealing fascist conversation on 8kun.

It's also the 1st time I've *ever* seen chan posters explicitly mention 4th Generation Warfare. Some notes:

Slurs are blacked out.

Thread is from 8kun's /pnd/ (politics, news and debate)

Here's an archive of the thread if you want the primary source. Every kind of content warning applies obviously. archive.is/wYCRQ
Jan 20, 2020 22 tweets 9 min read
#THREAD The #LobbyDay militia rally tomorrow in Richmond already had one planned terrorist attack foiled and is awash in disinfo.

It's a little late to do so, but here's my preview thread for what's going on. What the hell *is* this event that might pop off tomorrow? Here's the tl;dr from @IwriteOK's newest article for @bellingcat, which I'll be discussing and linking to later in this thread.
Oct 17, 2019 32 tweets 6 min read
I’m at a talk at UC Berkeley by Andrew Marantz, author of the book in the link. The Chancellor of the school let him embed with them during 2017 and with social media companies as well. I’ll tweet if there’s anything interesting penguinrandomhouse.com/books/562022/a… People next to me are pretty impressed that he spent time with a bunch of alt-right/alt-lite types. One of the people next to me said “wow.” I don’t know why I’m writing this.