The leftist anti-free speech movement just keeps picking up steam.
The Daily Caller reports that the violent radicals known as By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) are gearing up to “shut down” a planned march against Marxism in Berkeley, BAMN's home turf and the site of repeated instances of far-left violence this year, beginning with the rioting in February over Milo Yiannopoulos' scheduled appearance at UC Berkeley. BAMN played an active role in organizing those riots. The group’s planned demonstrations against a speech by Ann Coulter led to the cancellation of her appearance in April due to safety concerns.
BAMN is now organizing to shut down what it calls a “Neo-Nazi” rally in Berkeley on Saturday. The rally called “No to Marxism in America” is being organized by a man self-described as a patriot and transgender woman, Amber Gwen Cummings, who insists that the rally is not “right-wing” but opposes the spread of Marxism in Berkeley. Good luck with that.
BAMN was founded by the openly-Marxist Revolutionary Workers League. The group has previously been involved in violent clashes in Berkeley and elsewhere. The group’s members are unapologetically violent, even against innocent bystanders. Disturbingly, documents obtained by The Daily Caller reveal that BAMN also has "direct ties to the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), one of the nation’s most prominent pro-pedophilia organizations."
Among BAMN’s leaders is a Berkeley middle-school teacher, the rabidly angry Yvette Felarca [pictured above], who was charged last month with inciting a riot in Oakland. The Daily Caller notes that Felarca and other BAMN activists have tried to “brainwash” and “indoctrinate” students into their militia during school hours, Berkeley Unified School District argued in court filings.
To get a feel for just how rabidly angry she is, check out her interview with Tucker Carlson about the shutdown of Milo's Berkeley speech:
The school district also said that efforts to discipline Felarca were derailed by student supporters who disrupted the disciplinary proceedings.
To learn more about the violent radical Yvette Felarca, check out her profile page here, as well as the profile for By Any Means Necessary, at the Freedom Center's indispensable Discover the Networks resource page.