URL TO REPORT: https://www.patreon.com/IGDNews
REASON: Other: Terrorism
"It's Going Down" (itsgoingdown.org) is a website used by Antifa, a violent international terrorist organization, to organize and coordinate their next attacks. Their Patreon page seeks donations to help fund terrorism. In their own words, they say: "Our mission is to provide an autonomous and resilient platform to publicize and promote revolutionary theory and action".
The "revolutionary action" they promote involves Antifa terrorists committing armed attacks on their political opponents (anybody who does not hold extreme left wing views, who they indiscriminately label as fascists & racists). They arrive to public events in large groups, fully disguised and armed with knives, bats, pepper spray, bear mace, slingshots, glass bottles, rocks, catapults, fireworks and improvised explosive devices. Their standard operating procedure is to initiate unprovoked violence on their targeted victims and then flee if and when police respond (although they have also been known to attack police with sufficient numbers). They adhere to a strict code of anonymity, both online and while carrying out their attacks, to avoid legal consequences for their violent crimes (they always wear masks and full black outfits, 'black bloc' tactics). Antifa has a long violent history in many countries going back several decades.
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FOX News has written an article exposing the website itsgoingdown.org which is currently receiving donations through Patreon. They described the violent, murderous rhetoric on the site which calls for their political opponents to be killed & incites people to commit acts of terrorism, treason and armed revolution against the government.
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"It's Going Down" hosts an online guide on how to form new local chapters of Antifa (see the evidence link 1). On this page they outline a number of "Obligations" for Antifa chapters, indicating that "It's Going Down" acts in an informal leadership role with the local chapters. To summarize, they expect new chapters to acquire training and weapons and then identify and violently attack political opponents, all while skirting the law and remaining as anonymous as possible. Here are some notable obligations from that page:
"4) Build a culture of non-cooperation with law enforcement."
"Consider using a cell model whenever possible" (terrorist cell tactics)
"Above all, don’t front with images of guns unless you own and are ready to use them."
"Find out about your local 'Far Right groups' (political opponents) and collect information about them, including organizations, names, pictures, addresses, and work places."
"Follow up the doxx with a pressure campaign: call their work and try to get them fired, and inform their neighbors through flyering or door-to-door campaigns."
"We recommend regular martial arts training for anti-fascists, as well as for the larger radical community. It’s a good place to meet people who are serious about this."
"Both the authorities and 'fascists' (political opponents) will be interested in your group’s membership... We strongly recommend against antifa groups being organized using the open, public model of most contemporary activism because of the risk of infiltration"
"It is not uncommon for liberal activists to immediately smear anti-fascists as violent thugs who delegitimize their movement, and others will be willing to inform the authorities if they suspect illegal actions are being taken. However, a few will be sympathetic..."
"Find out what the laws are in your city and state about a variety of self-defense weapons and make sure to practice with, and carry, everything that is legal— whether that is pepper spray, retractable clubs, or other devices. In some cases, what is legal to carry for self-defense is considered assault with a weapon if used in an offensive capacity."
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On April 15th 2017, Antifa attacked a public event held by their political opponents at the University of California, Berkeley. Hundreds of people were attacked. "It's Going Down" broadcast the attack order 10 days in advance which was seen by several thousand people, stating "organized response is necessary": https://itsgoingdown.org/alt-right-free-speech-rally-berkeley-april-15th/ ARCHIVED
There is extensive footage of the battle that ensued available online. The evidence in link 2 shows one particularly violent assault causing head trauma (WARNING: graphic and bloody). Antifa, organizing via the "It's Going Down" website, commit numerous violent armed assaults and inflicted many injuries.They followed their standard operating procedure, arriving fully disguised and heavily armed, indicating intent to cause harm and avoid legal consequences. Antifa lobbed large rocks, glass bottles, fireworks, M80s, smoke bombs and small explosives indiscriminately into large crowds.
Sean Stiles was hit in the head with a bike lock and badly injured by an Antifa member and is now pressing charges (https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/855097185939189761)).
A man was stabbed by Antifa who did an AMA on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/67s18o/i_was_stabbed_at_the_april_15th_free_speech_rally/)).
Antifa celebrated these injuries and many others online and is actively organizing to commit more attacks, with "It's Going Down" being a major tool for organization (and currently receiving funding through Patreon).
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As I'm sure you understand, I do not feel safe attaching my real email address to this complaint. Antifa is a large, international terrorist organization with a history of doxxing and targeting individuals, even obtaining their private information by hacking websites that honestly tried to protect the privacy of their users. I do not have and cannot afford a large private security force. There is so much information about Antifa and "It's Going Down" online that if you need more information to make a decision it should not be hard to obtain with a Google search.
I urge you to remove the Patreon page "https://www.patreon.com/IGDNews" as it seeks donations to fund terrorism.
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