Get ready for class warfare "All you f**cking tea-party-baggers," warns a protester from the Red & Anarchist Action Network at a Wisconsin Capitol singalong.
Ann Althouse captured the protester on camera warning the Tea Party class warfare is on its way. "It's coming! Get ready! All you f**king tea-party-baggers. It's coming. Get ready!", says the man.
The Red & Anarchist Action Network (RAAN) has a history of street protests and union pickets which turn violent. A timeline of events the organization has been involved with boasts of getting into scuffles with police, smashing windows of banks, and attacking and vandalizing an office of the Republican Party in Kentucky. (Timeline after video).
Here is a list of their 'accomplishments' as posted on their website:
March 3rd, 2011 - Members of RAAN are involved in minor scuffles with police after the Wayne State University campus bookstore is briefly occupied during anti-austerity protests in Detroit, Michigan. The day before, several streets in the city center had been shut down by unpermitted protests in response to proposed state budget cuts to education.
March 2nd, 2011 - A crew identifying itself as "Derby City RAAN" smashes out windows at a CHASE Bank branch in Louisville, Kentucky, explaining in a communiqué that the bank was attacked for its funding of the I-69 NAFTA Superhighway project as well as mountaintop removal mining in Eastern Kentucky. Expressing solidarity with a similar attack by RAANistas in the city of Lexington less than a month earlier, this previously-unknown cell explains that, "Our actions may be small and nothing but a symbolic gesture, nonetheless we act against all that oppresses us in this world."
February 14th, 2011 - Affiliates of the network attack and vandalize an office of the Republican Party, again in central Kentucky. Their communiqué draws a direct parallel between this action and a similar attack against the Democratic Party in California several months earlier. The Kentucky RAANistas also make a point to criticize "postmodern insurrectionaries" who only advocate liberation in terms of "empty platitudes" and "meaningless rhetoric". The text concludes: "Merely supporting us is not enough. You cannot join RAAN, but you can become it."
February 4th, 2011 - RAANistas acting under cover of night use pieces of porcelain to smash out windows and doors at a CHASE Bank location in Lexington, Kentucky. A communiqué issued after the event singles out CHASE for its financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachian region, as well as the "unpardonable atrocity" of reproducing the global economy on a daily basis. The claim of responsibility continues, "Nothing has been achieved by what we did other than an immediate yet temporary catharsis of our clenched desires. Even so, we dedicate this moment of rupture to the RAANista Tendency."
November 14th, 2010 - About a dozen people attend a RAAN-organized Permaculture workshop at an undisclosed location in central Kentucky. Included was a detailed lecture on the design process of creating "edible forest gardens" in urban backyards as well as a hands-on segment in which participants worked together to cover a conventional lawn with sheet mulching; a technique that aims to recreate the soil conditions of a developed forest floor. A major focus during the event was on the need to draw out the implications of Permaculture into human relationships and the design of egalitarian communities while preventing its co-option by "green" capitalist ideology.
For the complete timeline, click here.
(h/t Moonbat Tracker )
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