Two weeks ago the police in London, Ontario raided members of The Indignants– an anarchist led “media collective” with close ties to Sid Ryan, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the several Ontario unions. As expected, their supporters complained that they were facing “police oppression”- and, a group of the usual suspects showed up at the courthouse to support them.
The thee people who were arrested for (allegedly) vandalizing a brick wall in a London alleyway and later complained that their arrest was over something petty. But, when you look into this group, it becomes apparent that people inside of it have been promoting criminal activity. Today they posted the above video on their Facebook which gives us further evidence of this…
The unidentified man in the video starts off saying:
“sometimes you have to do more than boycott things, you know- when it comes down to things like animal agriculture, you need to burn the factories and stuff…”
He then continues with a rap with lines like:
“you don’t need a gun, get a lighter in your pocket!”
Your Humble Narrator has been hearing a lot of animal liberation ‘chatter’ coming from anarchist/militant circles the past few days. According to a Twitter posting from Montreal anarchist Katie Nelson, it appears that the Animal Liberation Front are on a tour:
The Animal Liberation Front is an anarchist organization that has its roots in the United Kingdom. They advocate direct actions including arson, releasing of animals, and actions that will “inflict economic damage on those who profit from the misery and exploitation of animals. At times, they’ve gone as far as to bomb a veterinarian’s vehicle. In 2006, nine American and two Canadian members of the ALF were arrested for a string of arsons.
I’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available. But, if you’re a large scale farmer in the London, Ontario area- it may be a good time to beef up your security. (pun intended)
And, of course, they’re friends with NDP Member of Parliament Olivia Chow! Love is the movement…