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BAMN is an acronym for "By Any Means Necessary," a self-described "Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality."[1],[2]

Mother Jones Profile

BAMN was featured along with other "Left-Wing Militants" Redneck Revolt, Bastards Motorcycle Club, and the Huey P. Newton Gun Club in an article at Mother Jones.

"BAMN formed in 1995 to fight California’s rollback of affirmative action. The group, which is led by civil rights lawyer Shanta Driver, has organized anti-Trump rallies and high school walkouts. But it also supports more aggressive tactics. “When we say ‘by any means necessary,’ we mean everything from doing legal cases to organizing more militant actions,” Driver says. “We are not people who believe, in situations where we’re under attack, that we should turn the other cheek.” Last June, BAMN teamed up with antifas to confront a small group of white nationalists marching outside California’s Capitol building in Sacramento. Anti-racist protesters, many in black clothing and masks, pelted marchers with water bottles and hit them with wooden bats. Several people from both camps were beaten or stabbed. “They are organizing to attack and kill us, so we have a right to self-defense,” BAMN activist Yvette Felarca told a TV crew. “Anyone who’s thinking about joining them, don’t. Because it’s not going to be a good day for you.”[3]

BAMN Public Facebook Group


BAMN Public Facebook Group, as of August 29, 2017; [4]