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Lucien van der Walt: Statement on Michael Schmidt Case April 10, 2017

  • Posted on: 12 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

On 11 February 2016, I issued an initial personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair.[1] I completely rejected the irredeemable racist and right-wing statements attributed to Schmidt, which were mainly posted under false names online. They represent positions I have consistently opposed, for decades, to the best of my abilities. I noted problems with his explanation, centred on the claim that his posts and false personas were solely means for infiltrating the radical right for undercover research.

Michael Schmidt, author of Black Flame is a "White Nationalist trying to infiltrate the anarchist movement." AK Press reports

  • Posted on: 25 September 2015
  • By: thecollective

From Facebook:

"We have some ugly and upsetting news...

About six months ago, we started hearing some disturbing rumors that one of our authors, Michael Schmidt, was an undercover fascist. Soon after, another one of our authors, Alexander Reid Ross, provided us with actual evidence. We helped him investigate further for several weeks and then put him in touch with another writer.