Famed singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born and raised on the Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota—specifically, in Duluth and Hibbing. The roots of his anarchism can be partly traced to the political culture of this region. Politicians who were considered “for the people” influenced the development of a radical heritage in northern Minnesota.
The “Halloween Revolt,” according to the federal law enforcement agency, is planned by the National Liberation Militia, a group reportedly from Eugene, Oregon, and said to be responsible for violence in Seattle during the World Trade Organization conference in 1999.
According to the New York Post the group is calling for members to wear Halloween masks and use weapons such as bricks, bottles and firearms.
In his film Police State 2, Alex Jones showed how the police in Seattle allowed black bloc anarchists to stage a riot in downtown Seattle while they concentrated on preventing the movement of peaceful protestors. The film presents evidence that anarchist groups are actually controlled by the state and used to demonize peaceful protesters.