Revealed: A disturbing look inside the pro-Antifa / Black Lives Matter summer camp for kids in Portland

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PORTLAND, OR – As insane as it might sound, the city of Portland plays host to a summer camp (aimed specifically at young children) that is setting up youths to pursue a path to political extremism later on in their lives.

The summer camp is called Budding Roses, and the summer camp was founded by a literal “Anarchist Federation”.

According to Budding Roses’ “About” section of their website, the following is written regarding the founding of this Portland summer camp:

“Budding Roses was founded as a project of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Foundation, inspired by global examples of mutual aid and popular education projects like the Paideia Free School in Spain and the Black Panther’s Free Breakfast Programs, and Paolo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”

Further along the “About” section of Budding Roses’ website, the people behind this summer camp proclaim their efforts are meant to turn children into the next generation of protesters in Portland:

“We believe that empowering youth to become critically engaged with social justice issues lays the groundwork for transformational social change tomorrow and today.

We see returning campers taking on leadership roles at camp, getting involved in their communities, holding banners at marches, and initiating discussion about social issues with their parents.”

This is perhaps some of the most well-thought, innocuous-seeming language ever employed to openly admit that Budding Roses is crafting the next round of professional protesters (a.k.a., future rioters) to terrorize Portland.

For instance, we’ll go back to the founders of Budding Roses – which is the Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

According to the mission statement of Black Rose Anarchist Federation, the organization claims to be made up of “revolutionaries who share common visions of a new world” where they hope “people collectively control their own workplaces” – also known as Marxism – and “society is organized for peoples’ aspirations, passions, and needs rather than profit.”

And Black Rose Anarchist Federation claims in their mission statement that this Marxist society can only be accomplished by overthrowing “the state and capitalism” – also known as political violence:

“We believe that this vision can only be brought about through the revolutionary power of the working class organized in the workplaces, community, schools, and streets to overthrow the state and capitalism and build a new world from the bottom up.”

It’s not a coincidence that Black Rose Anarchist Federation named their summer camp “Budding Roses” – the summer camp is being used as an indoctrination camp to put children on a pathway to eventually join in the efforts to “overthrow the state and capitalism” once they become teens and young adults.  

It’s of little surprise to see that Black Rose Anarchist Federation also promotes Antifa in their blogs, promoting the 2017 book by Mark Bray “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook”. But then again, it would make sense that Black Rose Anarchist Federation would promote Mark Bray’s Antifa book – considering that Mark Bray is a member of Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

During the summer of 2020, when concerns of the pandemic lead to numerous in-person gathering establishments being closed down, Budding Roses was among those entities that closed down the summer camp for the period.

But that closure prompted Budding Roses to create a “Summer Kit full of activities that campers could do remotely”, according to the curriculum portion of the camp’s website.

This portal, which is still active, gives an inside look at the tools employed by Budding Roses to help them create the next generation of black-bloc rioters that will be destroying businesses, attacking police, and the sort in the years to come.

One of the activities included in the summer camp is a “Walking Tour of Radical Portland”, where children are urged to visit these sites in the city “where radical events have taken place throughout history and today” – which include the Macadam ICE building where “Occupy ICE” transpired and the Plaza Blocks outside of the federal courthouse and Multnomah County Justice Center that was habitually terrorized in 2020.

There is of course a “What is Police Abolition” guide that paints defunding police and ending policing altogether as a good thing – as the guide from Budding Roses reads:

“Abolishing police means looking at how we can care for each other instead of punishing people and communities for being poor. We would all be a lot safer if everyone had access to the things they needed. That could mean a lot of different things!”

If that isn’t enough indoctrination to turn children into future radicals, Budding Roses ensures that campers have access to the “Budding Roses Protest and Chant Book”.

Through this protest and chant book, young children in Portland can learn such Antifa classics like “no borders, no nation, stop deportations” and “cops and borders, we don’t need them, what we want is total freedom”.

There is also an instructional booklet download for these young campers to learn about the effects of tear gas, and also provides illustrated pictures on how to contain tear gas that police use when people are rioting.

Perhaps the icing on the cake is the guide on “Reflections of Privilege and White Supremacy”, where there’s an activity portion specifically “for white youth” that tasks kids with asking themselves “What parts of white supremacy do you see in yourself or in your family”.

Budding Roses may call itself a “summer camp”, but it is something more nefarious. It is an indoctrination camp meant to radicalize youths into becoming violent rioters in Portland.

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Back in July, we at Law Enforcement Today shared a report on an upcoming event that Antifa in Portland intend to disrupt later in August. Here’s that previous report. 

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PORTLAND, OR- According to a recent Twitter post from independent journalist Andy Ngo, Antifa accounts are threatening violence against an alleged upcoming Patriotic Event in Portland on August 22nd.

As stated in his tweet, it has yet to be confirmed who is behind the digital flyers for the reported “United We Win” event, but user @dakisback2, made a clear statement after re-sharing a tweet from @potato_bloc on how Antifa plans to show up:

“Far right nationalists are descending upon PDX on August 22nd. You know what do do Portland.”

The original flyer for the “United We Win” event was mimicked by Antifa members who plan to show up at the same place and time and as it states in their flyer, “Bloc Up and Bring PPE,” essentially threatening those at the “United We Win” event that there will be violence.

According to reports, last year, on August 22, 2020, there were dueling demonstrations in downtown Portland between pro-police and pro-Donald Trump supporters, and Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters. 

Reportedly, far-right organizers organized a noon event with the stated goal of “saying no to Marxism,” which drew multiple plans for counter-protests from far left-wing groups. Another event, called the “Mother of All Back the Blue Rallies” launched at the Justice Center, also around noon.

Within 15 minutes of the noon rallying launch, protesters changed “USA, USA, USA” and waved American flags on the steps of the Justice Center. Across the street in the park, others were chanting, “Black Lives Matter.”

By 12:30 p.m. that day, hundreds of people filled the park, streets, and sidewalks representing both sides. Both sides also equally used a variety of weapons and tossed numerous objects at each other. Video snippets on social media showed a handful of protesters from both sides clashing and pushing each other.

Numerous people had shields, wood or metal batons, and some on both sides carried paint ball guns. Reportedly, protesters on both sides thew rocks, water bottles, and shot paint balls.

As of this writing, it is unclear if the alleged upcoming “United We Win” event will be a protest or demonstration, but what is clear is that Antifa refuses to let people peacefully protest and exercise their First Amendment. They plan to be violent and cause destruction in a city that has seen over a year straight of nightly rioting.

In another recent Twitter post, Ngo shared how Antifa in Portland put out an “alert” about Canadian firebrand paster Artur Pawlowski’s planned event in Portland on August 7th. Antifa indicated that they would be there to “shut it down” and will use violence to do so.

recent article in the Post Millennial proves just how destructive Antifa mob members are. An alleged Antifa member faces federal charges over $164,000 in riot damage.

The accused rioter was caught on surveillance video causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages to federal property at three separate Portland riots.

The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Aaron Amoss, of Fairview, Oregon, has close ties to Antifa. A masked man, identified as Amoss, was recorded throwing projectiles at the courthouse’s windows in the early hours of March 14th. 

That same week, federal officials began dismantling the heavy duty fencing that was erected last year to protect the building from rioters. Unsurprisingly, Antifa extremists gathered almost immediately to vandalize the courthouse again, forcing officials to put the fencing back up.

Amoss is accused of doing more than $143,000 in property damages that day. The federal criminal complain suggests that Amoss is affiliated with or is a member of Antifa. A senior special agent with the Federal Protective Service, wrote in the affidavit:

“Protest events in Portland are primarily attended by people in ‘black bloc,’ a term used to describe the all black, nondescript clothing. Antifa and other groups have stated that the intent of wearing ‘black bloc’ is to protect members of the group willing to take ‘direct action’ by making it difficult for law enforcement to identify individuals and further anonymizing them.”

Amoss’ social media posts further suggest he is an Antifa member. Reportedly, in a Facebook post at the height of the daily riots in July 2020, he instructed Portland protesters to wear facial coverings to evade identification and potential arrest by federal authorities. He wrote:

“Wear facial coverings everywhere and switch up your routes daily. Do not become predictable.”

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