Pseudonymous anarchist organizer “Naftali Botwin” has for years used his twitter account (@JewishWorker) to troll, dox, and threaten political opponents with impunity.
Rumors about his identity have been informally circulated online for years, but sources familiar with the “antifa” movement have now confirmed to National Justice that “Naftali Botwin” is in fact a well-known operator in the Jewish political and media world: 41-year-old Daniel Jonathan Sieradski of Syracuse, New York.
Sieradski, who has been published in the New York Times, the Daily Beast, and Haaretz, served as the Web Director of the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) from 2007-2009. More recently, Sieradski’s company, The Self Agency, has managed digital strategy for political campaigns like The People for Bernie Sanders, Ready for Warren (Elizabeth Warren), as well as institutions such as the City University of New York (CUNY) and Brandeis University. His most recent contract was with Nylon Media, which is owned by the Bustle Digital Group.
He is a current member of the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Jewish Caucus and belongs to a variety of other Jewish-themed far left groups, acting as an activist intermediary between wealthy Jewish liberals and the “antifa” street thugs killing and looting through the streets of America.
In an interview with the Jerusalem Post from last June, he once again identified as a member of “antifa” and candidly described the group’s criminal strategy: those who have “anti-Semitic” or “racist” beliefs should be assaulted on sight because “showing white supremacists that their rallies will end with them being hurt will deter them from assembling.”
As @JewishWorker, Sieradski has expressed a desire to see harm done to journalists who report objectively on “antifa,” such as The Post Millennial’s Andy Ngo.
When Andy Ngo was beaten and hospitalized last year while covering a Portland anarchist rally, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPT) came under fire for refusing to publish a condemnation of the attack until they were pressured to say something by conservative media outlets.
Sieradski’s troll account, which identified as a member of the CPJ, appeared to laud the brutal beating of Andy Ngo.
The CPJ in recent years has grown especially partisan. They have published fluff pieces promoting close associates of Sieradski, such as the SPLC’s in-house anarchist blogger Michael Edison Hayden and former Right Wing Watch “antifa” sympathizer Jared Holt. The organization, which claims to be nonpartisan, has been turned into yet another far left activist front group.
The pseudonym was chosen because “Izaak Naftali Botwin, (Yiddish: יצחק נפתלי באָטווין) born 19 February 1905 in Kamianka-Buzka, Austrian Empire, died 6 August 1925 in Lwów, Poland, was a Polish communist and labour activist who was executed for the murder of a police informant.”
His inspiration is a COMMUNIST who MURDERED COPS and no one figured out why he used that name?