Sep 30th 2017 by goodboyBill • 23 Questions • 786 Points
I'm Will Carless, a reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where I cover hate and extremism in the U.S. I recently embedded with anti-fascists and discovered that they have a "hit list" of alt-right activists, which they disseminate ahead of protests. Many of them believe that pre-emptive violence is the only way to shut down hate speech.
Ive been a fan of authority zero since i was 6 years old and have seen many transitions from you two leaving the band and others joining.... In your words what has been the biggest change in the band and has it been positive or negative?
So, were you or a loved one entitled to financial compensation?
Most people think that non-violence is the way to go and that violent, aggressive responses could backfire, that is play into the hands of white supremacists by using violence. What do you have to say about that?
Well, Jason is still going strong and I respect that. It has evolved into something different, that's for sure. Dalley, Dan and Spero are great players.
I agree. Most people do think that. But some elements of the antifa don't think that. I think we've already seen even targeted violence blowback onto antifa's image among the general public. But I also know that the people committing this violence aren't really concerned about their perception among the general public. I would agree that they have "played into the hands" of some white supremacists. I think that's kind of inevitable. And I know that's of concern to some within the antifa movement. I think that's why we saw so little violent action in Berkeley this week.
What do you wish people would say or NOT say to you? I've read opinions from people with some horrible disease (especially cancer) write that they are absolutely tired of hearing the "But how are you really doing?" question and calling treatment a "fight" or a "battle".
Also, since I'm an anesthesiologist, what did you wish your anesthesia team knew or do differently for your surgeries. Did you have an ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) for your surgeries? Always interested to know, since anesthesiologists rarely get meaningful feedback from patients.
Thanks for sharing your story Dude! PS we went to med school together.
What's the most dramatic conversion you've seen (e.g. ex-KKK member etc...)?
Were there any unusual signifiers you noticed cropping up (e.g. a disproportionate number of members are into Bojack Horseman or something like that)?
Hmmm, some stuff just stays on the road. Sorry. XD
I hear that for every confrontation in the streets, there are a bunch more events they got shut down or cancelled by lurking in fascist forums and outing the nature of the event to the community.
Did you see a strong online component to the people you interviewed?
hmmm... a question for the ages. Let's see:
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Not too bad. It'll be interesting to see how you further your group
So as a radiologist do you get to input your opinion on things like X-rays and catscans taken of you?
When will you suck it up and just play a shitty paying gig like a real band?
Thank you for the post. Both my grandpa and great grandpa died of mesothelioma caused by working with asbestos, watching my grandpa go through it was the first experience that opened my eyes to the extreme pain some people must live with every day, and sobered my seven year old self right up. Good luck and stay strong.
What's the most benign looking/feeling early warning sign you can think of? If it ends up being what takes my father, I'd rather give him the best fighting chance he can have by being overcautious.
After spending time with members of antifa are you more or less sympathetic to their movement and why?
I was working as a sub teacher, then in the summer I was busting my ass in a warehouse. My father saw an opening for a bilingual position at GD. I applied and got it. It was just going to be a job, but turned into a career. I've learned so much there! I'm trying to get into communications there now.
One of my favorite AZ songs is "Chile Con Crudo", any of the new instrumental music going to have a similar surf rock vibe that you've dabbled in AZ from time to time?
I think there is some legitimacy to the fear antifa have of getting doxxed. Read up on what happened to Eric Clayton for more details!
You'll forgive me for thinking that you could have chosen a better example.
Oh hell yeah!!! Here's us messing around with La Surf 2017.
My point was that Clanton was doxxed (if it was really him) via 4Chan. It was a pretty massive, organized effort.
What made you want to start writing music again after such a long hiatus?
how did you get started and interested in this case?
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But right now I'm playing on my kick around ibanez bass ."
We first started seeing antifa as an interesting group after the big protests in Berkeley in the Spring. As a reporter covering extremism, this seemed like a group I should look into. So I did!
Both bands, and when I was really into the 90s SHARP and AFA scene, we all dressed like this, in Spokane.
Oh! Gottit. Yeah, there's definitely connections back to the AFA. If you were involved with those scenes, I'd love to talk more. Can you email me? [email protected]