imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

THe Takeover of the Minuteman Project

by Nazi Hunter Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2007 at 4:18 AM

THE PUPPETEER TAKES THE REINS

THe Takeover of the ...
tanton.jpg, image/jpeg, 310x275

Tanton and FAIR take over the Anti – Immigrant movement

Recent events have set the heads of Minutemen everywhere spinning on their shoulders.

Jim Gilchrist, head honcho of the Minuteman Project has been fired by the group’s board, which claims the former CPA embezzled some ,000.00 in Minuteman funds, appropriating the money to finance his campaign for Congress, and to promote his recent autobiography.

The Minuteman Project has been taken over by Marvin Stewart, a Black minister who is one of a number of Black anti- migrant activists being groomed for national leadership in the Minutemen and related movements. Stewart is being pushed by Minuteman Project board member Barbara Coe, who, along with more powerful and talented allies behind the scenes, has orchestrated the ouster of Gilchrist and his replacement with Stewart.

While the Minutemen are caught up in the Gilchrist drama, a more sweeping takeover of their movement is underway on a national scale. The Minuteman Project upheaval is only a single part of a bigger picture. While Gilchrist allies complain about “internal terrorists” taking over his project, the fact is that groups like the Minutemen Project and Save Our State are being taken over from within and neutralized – by outside agencies.

And despite the most recent Minutemen fantasies, Karl Rove and the White House didn’t meet with the “internal terrorists” behind Gilchrist’s ouster. He didn’t need to. Other, more obvious forces were at work.

Across the US, arch racist and money man John Tanton’s FAIR and U.S. Inc., understanding the need for a buffer against the charges of racism that have crippled the movement’s potential, have been grooming Black leaders for the anti- migrant movement, even as Tanton’s allies have sought to undermine the movement’s current power base.



Tanton ally Barbara Coe, Gilchrist’s key enemy, heads CCIR, a group that’ received substantial monies from Tanton and FAIR.

Tanton has funded and created “Choose Black America”, an effort to shine a national spotlight on Black anti-migrants, funding trips for Blacks like Coe allies Ted Hayes and James Spencer to media hotspots like Chicago, where the Arellano case has received international media attention. Last May, Tanton funded the expenses of ten Black Minutemen supporters to Washington D.C. for the founding of “Choose Black America,” and a press conference he’d arranged for them at the National Press Club.

In August, FAIR footed the bill for three “Choose Black America” members to travel to New Orleans for a Hurricane Katrina anniversary press conference – another shot at gaining international press for the new leadership corps that Tanton is grooming.

In the meantime, Save Our State – once the meanest anti- migrant group in the country under the leadership of Joe Turner, has been adrift and rudderless for months, carrying out none of the brash actions that characterized the early Turner and that made the group’s reputation. Now, second and third string players organize tiny, insignificant actions, harassing day laborers. Even the group’s best efforts are now “organized” by the second string, and it shows. SOS can’t seem to Pay for the media attention that used to come so freely, unless it’s from the National Review- not even with a protest in front of the home of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Turner has gone into a damp hard shell, spending all his activist energies, not on Save Our State, but on his new job, working for John Tanton, the “Puppeteer” of the movement, as Tom Tancredo and others have called him, at FAIR.

Report this post as:

LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 119 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Tanton's Final Solution Webmaster Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2007 at 11:56 AM
interesting anahuac warrior Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2007 at 2:10 PM
thanks Nazi Hunter Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2007 at 10:40 PM
Still Kicking AyatollahGondola Thursday, Mar. 08, 2007 at 7:44 AM
You sound more D Queen of D Nile Than an Ayatollah Thursday, Mar. 08, 2007 at 1:32 PM
Joe Turner Clones Pachuco Thursday, Mar. 08, 2007 at 6:42 PM
Uncle Toms NAUI HUTIZILOPOCHTLI Thursday, Mar. 08, 2007 at 6:54 PM
Moot Point Watchale Friday, Mar. 09, 2007 at 2:00 AM
SOS = ZERO PRESS Pancho Friday, Mar. 09, 2007 at 3:06 AM
SOS / Turner Clones one picture Friday, Mar. 09, 2007 at 3:21 AM
Minutemen/SOS and their CIA handlers Why scapegoating immigrants won't pass Friday, Mar. 09, 2007 at 11:41 AM
CONFIRMATION: TURNER BAILS ON SOS FOR "FAIR" JOB: NEW LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Nazi Hunter Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 2:11 AM
TURNER BAILS ON SOS FOR "FAIR" JOB: NEW LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Nazi Hunter Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 2:11 AM
CONFIRMATION: TURNER BAILS ON SOS FOR "FAIR" JOB: NEW LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Nazi Hunter Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 2:11 AM
SOS/ $O$" -- New Unity" under FAIR Nazi Hunter Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 3:32 AM
WHAT ELSE IS TURNER HIDING? Juan Santos Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 11:06 AM
reply Jammer CC Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 11:52 AM
Turner Wants to Be "The Puppeteer" When Tanton Dies Daniel Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 12:25 PM
"WE are All a TEAM!" Watchale Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 3:42 PM
Hazleton Just Another Joe Clone Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at 3:54 PM
White SOSers Fight over Black Member's Politics Nazi Hunter Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 3:00 AM
Damn watchale Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 5:21 AM
Damn watchale Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 5:21 AM
"PATRIOTIC" BLACKFACE wHAT WOULD MALCOLM DO? Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 5:28 AM
Hayes Is Just Happy He Doesnt Have To Sell Crack For A Living Daniel Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 6:36 AM
Larger Trend: Mainstream Control of Aggressive Street Thugs johnk Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 7:24 PM
don't give them too much credit anahuac warrior Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 8:28 PM
re: Larger Trend nazis for target practice Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 10:41 PM
from: The Black Minutemen: The Black Face of White Nationalism Juan Santos Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 11:00 PM
SMOKESCREEN: SPLC on Black Anti-Migrants reposted by juan santos Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 11:51 PM
The Totem Pole Daniel Monday, Mar. 12, 2007 at 12:51 AM
Trouble In Paradise Lord Locksley Monday, Mar. 12, 2007 at 5:27 AM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Mar. 12, 2007 at 12:26 PM
More on SOS Infighting watchale Monday, Mar. 12, 2007 at 8:03 PM
Right Wing Watch on Keyes and Simcox Juan Santos Monday, Mar. 12, 2007 at 8:20 PM
Flags at SOS watchale Monday, Mar. 12, 2007 at 9:05 PM
Scum Fredric L. Rice Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 9:46 AM
You have to admit that it's funny Fredric L. Rice Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 10:13 AM
Jammercc NAUI HUTIZILOPOCHTLI Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 11:52 AM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 1:57 PM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 2:01 PM
Jammercc NAUI HUTIZILOPOCHTLI Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 4:15 PM
Gilchrist adds up their wackos Jim Gilchrist (rpt: nazis for target practice Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 4:36 PM
You know what ? Don Silva Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 6:34 PM
none of this stuff is even going thru our minds ! watchale Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 7:37 PM
So, Don; Got an email today Got an email today Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 7:46 PM
funniest threat ever. Sheepdog Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 8:47 PM
Thats a good one ! Don Silva Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 8:52 PM
Did I miss tate that bit? Sheepdog Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at 8:57 PM
Aw, Don, pill time Fredric L. Rice Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 at 8:43 AM
Jammer V Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 at 10:31 AM
my youtube videos NAUI HUTIZILOPOCHTLI Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 at 10:39 AM
Keep laughing, Don Nazi Hunter Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 at 12:15 PM
Christ SDMM NAUI HUTIZILOPOCHTLI Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 at 1:41 PM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 at 10:57 PM
FAIR nazis for target practice Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007 at 4:33 PM
You are SO out of the loop Don Silva Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007 at 6:20 PM
The Taxi Biz Nazi Hunter Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007 at 9:18 PM
Joey + Tanton Nazi Hunter Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007 at 9:28 PM
Condoms Too Big For Minutemen HaHa Friday, Mar. 16, 2007 at 9:09 AM
More SOS idiocy watchale Friday, Mar. 16, 2007 at 10:56 AM
Now Joe Has To KISS Tanton's ASS Daniel Friday, Mar. 16, 2007 at 5:38 PM
We didn't pay enough attention to border security Chief Sitting Bull Friday, Mar. 16, 2007 at 5:46 PM
Why Can't White Men Act Like Human Beings? chicomozteca Friday, Mar. 16, 2007 at 6:47 PM
We have not stinking bosses Don Silva Friday, Mar. 16, 2007 at 9:06 PM
Who is Nazi Hunter? Nazi Hunter Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 12:37 AM
Yes,indeed..... Lord Locksley Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 7:31 AM
Racist fuckers are amusing Fredric L. Rice Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 9:27 AM
Heh Lord Locksley Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 10:04 AM
No shit,Sherlock... Lord Locksley Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 2:30 PM
hey, IMC Medusa UpRising Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 2:55 PM
Elementary,my dear Medusa..... Lord Locksley Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 3:20 PM
>subtle male pig stuff.< Mr. Politenessman Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 3:26 PM
KPFA _KPFT Not Important Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 3:30 PM
whatever your name is Medusa UpRising Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 4:41 PM
Sorry,Meduca,but...... Lord Locksley Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 5:25 PM
To nazi hunter boy Don Silva Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 6:52 PM
You know, Beta Guy Nazi Hunter Saturday, Mar. 17, 2007 at 7:22 PM
NO, WHite Nationalist Pig, QUE VIVA LA TIERRA Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 11:11 AM
Silva, SOS, and the Banality of Evil Juan Santos Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 11:26 AM
ROFLMAO Lord Locksley Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 1:39 PM
Heh Lord Locksley Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 4:59 PM
Your lies aren't working Mimbreno Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 5:46 PM
Pinche Robbins Mitchell QUE VIVA LA TIERRA Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 6:33 PM
y escribimos en ingles QUE VIVA LA TIERRA Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 6:38 PM
Dear Moderators - Re "Heh" by our lord lockesley QUE VIVA LA TIERRA Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 10:52 PM
Moderators - re "addendum by locksley QUE VIVA LA TIERRA Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007 at 10:56 PM
Pig Locksley QUE VIVA LA TIERRA Monday, Mar. 19, 2007 at 2:34 AM
Ted Hayes Defends role of Blacks to SOS WHAT WOULD MALCOLM DO? Monday, Mar. 19, 2007 at 3:35 AM
Ted Hayes Who? That guy without a JOB? Monday, Mar. 19, 2007 at 7:40 PM
OH Please GIVE ME A BREAK! The Notorious VC Monday, Mar. 19, 2007 at 7:52 PM
SOS "Mastrmind" JOE CHIPMUNK one picture Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2007 at 3:02 AM
REAL Black Men VC Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007 at 10:04 AM
Panthers Sheepdog Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007 at 10:27 AM
We're Not a Hate Group. WE're here to show our American Pride what would Malcolm Do? Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007 at 11:56 AM
Receivership for Minutemen? nazis for target practice Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007 at 8:03 AM
Receivership for Minutemen? nazis for target practice Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007 at 8:05 AM
identity theft just passing through Sunday, Mar. 25, 2007 at 9:36 PM
General Casmir Pulaski Info@MinutemenForTruth.com Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007 at 5:03 PM
General Casmir Pulaski Info@MinutemenForTruth.com Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007 at 5:23 PM
General Casmir Pulaski Info@MinutemenForTruth.com Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007 at 5:23 PM
General Casmir Pulaski Info@MinutemenForTruth.com Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007 at 5:28 PM
General Casmir Pulaski Info@MinutemenForTruth.com Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2007 at 5:33 PM
Let's Make the Border Go Poof! TL Winslow Wednesday, Sep. 09, 2009 at 8:09 AM
Mr Jim Gilchrist, President and Founder - The Mi Wednesday, Sep. 09, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Local News

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 12:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 12:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 4:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J10 11:58PM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M30 10:20PM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 12:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 1:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 2:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 3:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 2:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 1:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 1:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 4:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 1:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A26 10:37PM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A12 5:39PM

lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

3 Essential Videos J19 3:53AM

The System Question as a Survival Question J18 8:54PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen J18 2:41PM

Nation's Largest Voting Machine Co., ESS, Admits Lying Re Having Installed Remote Control J18 11:55AM

Du pain et des jeux J18 9:53AM

Fbi joins with Facebook to remove this report J18 7:08AM

Paraphysique de martyrologie J17 8:00AM

Asian Countries:Cambodia, Vietnam, N. Korea do not permit unlawful immigration J16 8:06PM

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator J16 11:24AM

Democratic Socialists of America J14 4:57PM

Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's J14 4:18PM

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento J14 12:54AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Cleanup J13 4:14PM

FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution? J13 3:52PM

Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians J13 2:59PM

The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally! J12 4:36PM

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure J12 3:38AM

Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud J12 1:50AM

Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner.. J11 6:48PM

June 2018 Honduras coup update J11 3:35PM

Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support J11 1:40PM

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients J11 10:14AM

Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation J11 1:31AM

Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why J09 8:54PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 1:27PM

Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme ) J09 12:44PM

Google, World's Biggest Censor, Was Founded By The CIA J09 10:25AM

For a World Free of Nuclear Risks J09 8:29AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy