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News articles and special reports related to anarchism and civilian uprising in the United States and Canada. We cover anarchism, patterns of far-right criminality, and civilian uprising in cities such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Toronto, and Montreal. The Adverse Private Forces we primarily focus here are American and Canadian anarchists and fascists, as well as the groups behind recent civilian uprisings in North America.



CHARLOTTESVILLE CAR ATTACK - Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017: A car plowed through pedestrians at speed on Charlottesville, Virginia, during protests, killing one and injuring at least 19 others.

Car Strikes Charlottesville Crowd, 1 Dead. The mood was jubilant. Then, there were screams. Following the incident, state police urged people to avoid the area “to allow medics access to the crash scene.” By Priscila Alvarez, The Atlantic, August 12, 2017: TEXT | PICTURE

Charlottesville protests: a quick guide to the violent clashes this weekend. White supremacists went to Charlottesville to protest the city’s plan to tear down Confederate monuments, particularly a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. By German Lopez, Vox, August 14, 2017: TEXT | PICTURE

Sessions: Virginia attack ‘the definition of domestic terrorism’. “It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “We are pursuing it in every way that we can make a case.” By Lia Eustachewich, New York Post, August 14, 2017: TEXT | PICTURE

Shocking drone footage shows Charlottesville attack from above. By Oliver McAteer, Metro UK, August 14, 2017: TEXT | PICTURES | SOCIAL MEDIA


DALLAS PROTEST SHOOTING - Dallas, Texas, July 7, 2016: Micah Johnson launches sniper attack on Dallas Police Officers during a protest kills five police officers and injures seven officers and two civilians.

How the Attack on the Dallas Police Unfolded. Near the end of the rally, about 800 people were gathered and about 100 officers were present, the police said. By Wilson Andrews, Larry Buchanan, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Jasmine C. Lee, Adam Pearce, Julie Shaver and Derek Watkins, New York Times, July 8, 2016: TEXT | MAPS | PICTURES

Dallas Shooting Timeline. 9:05 p.m. – Gunshots sound, captured on video, and officers yell "active shooter" near downtown intersection. People panic and run. VOA News, July 8, 2016: TEXT | PHOTO

Dallas police shooting: Micah Johnson was 'lone shooter' – as it happened. Suspect is Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old resident of the Dallas area, who was a veteran of the Afghanistan war. By Sam Levin, Amber Jamieson, Jessica Glenza, Matthew Weaver and Claire Phipps, The Guardian, July 9, 2016: MULTIMEDIA


.More than 250 people have been fatally shot by police officers in the first three months of 2016. The Washington Post, 2016: TEXT | PICTURES

2015 Database: In 2015, The Washington Post found more than two times the previously reported number of fatal shootings. The Washington Post, 2015: TEXT | DATA



Ferguson Police Officer Not Charged in Black Teen’s Shooting. Violence Flares in St. Louis Suburb After Grand Jury Declines to Indict Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s Death. By Ben Kesling and Mark Peters, The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2014: MULTIMEDIA

Ferguson: protesters take to streets in 'dozens' of US cities. Protests at police violence have occurred in a number of cities across the US including New York and Los Angeles. By Oliver Laughland, Paul Farrell and Matthew Weaver, The Guardian, November 26, 2014: MULTIMEDIA

Ferguson unrest: New clashes as Obama urges calm. The National Guard has been deployed to support police operations. BBC News, August 19, 2014: MULTIMEDIA

Unrest in Ferguson draws attention from the US's critics. Much of the criticism comes from those the US has taken to task for human rights violations, e.g. China, Iran, Russia. By Kierran Petersen (Echo Chambers), BBC News, August 20, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES | VIDEO

St. Louis Police Shootings Timeline: Police-Involved Shootings Since Ferguson Protests Over Michael Brown's Death. In the two months since Brown was killed, a number of other shootings have rocked the St. Louis area. By Connor Adams, International Business Times, October 10 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

New York Times publishes Officer Darren Wilson’s account of Michael Brown shooting. It is the first time we are hearing details from what is reportedly the story given by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and some of the physical evidence tied to the case. By George Sell, KPLR St Louis, October 18, 2014: TEXT | VIDEO


Guerrilla surveillance camera destruction hits the U.S. A group identifying itself as “the Barefoot Bandit Brigade” released a statement claiming to have “removed and destroyed 17 security cameras throughout the Puget Sound region,” with ostensible photo evidence published alongside., February 15, 2013: TEXT | PHOTO | VIDEO




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