This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We live at an historical moment in which we can only discern who our allies are by knowing who our enemies are. As anarchists, we know that the police are one such enemy that, no matter the situation, always work towards the management of our lives and the containment of those who seek to be ungovernable. It is crucial to remember, however, that cops don’t always come with uniforms and guns. From union bureaucrats to activist “leaders,” policing has taken far more insidious disguises, but a particularly crucial form of policing utilized by the State-- that of federal informants, undercover police, and those former comrades who testify to have their friends locked up-- has remained one of the most powerful tools of crushing those who wish to pose a danger to systems of domination. From Brandon Darby to Anna the Medic, we know of the stories of far too many snitches and informants who have put away our friends in cages. From this experience, we know our only option in the face of state repression: absolute non-cooperation with the State, and the total isolation of anyone who would choose to cooperate. Perhaps total isolation is even too kind. Regardless of how we choose to express our hatred of policing, however, standing in solidarity against snitches who think that they can be re-integrated into anti-authoritarian spaces is the bare minimum that anarchists can do to maintain our struggle against repression and the policing of our lives.
mark “migs” neiweem is a snitch and will always be one
We remind you of this crucial aspect of solidarity because there is a snitch in the Chicagoland area named Mark “Migs” Neiweem, who is under the impression that he can be an anarchist organizer after bragging about his involvement with federal authorities a year ago. The worst part is that a number of anarchists in Chicago, including NW Side Anarchist Black Cross, have chosen associate with him again. Let’s make sure to remind Migs and his supporters that there is no space within their reach that snitching and snitch apologism will be tolerated. To aid in protecting our social circles and organzing endeavors from Migs and his dangerous behavior, we are providing as much information possible to make sure that he cannot pose a threat. On the back side of this flyer, you will find the callout by Chicago Anti-Racist Action of the ways in which Mark Neiweem spoke of cooperating with federal authorities. While we do not have pictures of Migs, a main identifying feature is being covered in anarchist tattoos, most noticeably sporting a large black and red flag tattoo on his neck. He ironically works with NW Side Anarchist Black Cross, despite a number of prison penpals wanting nothing to do with him once he had the nerve to brag about his snitching exploits to them. If you come into contact with this person, make sure that everyone around you knows what he has done and what he is capable of doing again.
our greatest weapon against snitching is our solidarity with each other
Chicago Area Mark Neiweem “Migs” Admits to Being an FBI Informant
June 6, 2011 This was a statement put out last year on Chicago Indymedia but has since been removed for unknown reasons. Since this article, ‘Multiple Migs’ has been trying to reconnect with others in the anarchists scene and was recently kicked out of his wife’s house and is living somewhere in Chicago. We would like to say that although it is unknown whether Migs is still working with the feds, and that we are not aware of any arrests that have resulted with his cooperation, that this is not the point. The facts are clear: Migs talked for hours several times with feds (even after being told to contact a lawyer), said openly to our faces that he was going to work for them and has always been extremely dishonest and sketchy. So sketchy as to make phone calls to several people attempting to discuss plans for direct action and describing actions he claimed to have been a part of, even after believing his phone may have been tapped. He has said to some that he knows that he has messed up in the past, so he was asked to make written public statement detailing the extent of his collaboration with law enforcement and his recklessness towards security culture, however nothing has materialized yet. We feel he is absconding responsibility by telling other people different stories and attempting to cover up his history (such as having Indymedia remove the original statement about him). Because Indymedia removed the original article, and because Migs is still actively trying to work with other anarchists in the city without taking responsibility for his history, here is the original statement about Migs.
This is a statement about a person named Mark Neiweem also known as “Migs” or “Multiple Migs.” He is a 25 years old white male who lives in Fox River Grove (and formerly Arlington Heights). He is covered in anarchist tattoos and has regularly attended protest marches and anarchist gatherings for the past few years (often decked out in full black bloc complete with football helmet and black flag). He was recently arrested by himself for felony assault on a police officer charges in a non-protest related incident in which he served a few weeks in Cook County Jail which is when he first said he was questioned by the FBI. On 7/21/2010, Mark admitted to our faces that he has been meeting and cooperating with the FBI regularly since his recent release from CCJ. He said that he was going to continue to cooperate and actively work with them - although he has said that he was not targeting anarchists, he has alluded to the fact that “the FBI already know all the Chicago anarchists”. We don’t know the extent of his cooperation with the feds as he has told multiple inconsistent stories and it’s possible, based on his dishonest history and prior sketchy behavior, that it has been going for longer than he admits. Prior to us knowing about his explicit involvement with the FBI, he has continuously tried to get into conversations with people about committing outrageous unplanned illegal actions(not only face to face but several times over the phone). He has been asked several times to not discuss such things and to practice better security culture, but he has ignored this. He has also frequently been vague about his legal history - telling people crazy stories about how he once beat murder of a cop charges in Florida. He has also been advised to contact a lawyer but has made no effort to do so. For these reasons several Chicago organizations, including ARA and members of NW ABC, disassociated themselves from Migs over six months ago. At that time people thought he was sketchy, had very poor security culture, was dishonest, had drug and alcohol problems, was mentally unstable, and otherwise reckless - but no one at the time was suspicious that he was explicitly working for the feds. We would normally be hesitant to make such public accusations about someone’s sincerity as an activist based on perceived sketchiness without legitimate evidence suggesting otherwise - but in this case, Migs admitted to our faces that he was working with the FBI. We suggest people cut off all ties to Migs/Mark and to reevaluate security protocols in light of this information especially if you have had prior contact with Migs.