According to court filings made by the Berkeley school district, organizations such as ANTIFA are brainwashing students to violently protest free speech.
Following the recent spate of anti-free speech protests in the area, organizations such as ANTIFA and BAMN have come under fire for deliberately provoking violence and recruiting students to stir civil unrest.
But most people forget that these events are often organized by BAMN, also known as “By Any Means Necessary,” a far-left militant group that has been around since 1995.
And the Berkeley school district is well aware of their antics, especially in regards to Yvette Felarka, a middle school teacher who is a prominent member of the group.
According to court filings made by the school district, she frequently tries to indoctrinate and recruit students into her organization during school hours. She’s been disciplined many times by the school district, and has even been fired.
However, she often responds by rallying student protests that always force the school district to buckle, and reinstate her.
And according to a letter delivered to Felarka, and written by the Berkeley Unified School District: “it was evident that you and your [By Any Means Necessary] representatives were actively trying to brainwash and manipulate these young people to serve your own selfish interests in not being held accountable to the same rules that apply to everyone else.
As a teacher, your conduct was particularly reprehensible.”
That shouldn’t come as a surprise. The term “brainwashing” is entirely appropriate. BAMN has been accused on multiple occasions of being a violent cult that indoctrinates young members and separates them from their families.
And the fact that even the Berkeley Unified School District (surely a bastion of progressive values) is tired of their craziness, speaks volumes.