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HELP PUT AN END TO ONLINE HATE
by Victims of Online Hate
Monday Dec 6th, 2004 6:32 PM
You can make a difference.

HELP PUT AN END TO ONLINE HATE


Since 9/11, hate mongers have run amok on the Internet and in the streets, committing acts of hate and harassment against Arabs and Muslims.  Worst among these groups has been the hate group known as KOBE.  KOBE is a collection of online stalkers and real life stalkers dedicated to shutting down Arab and Muslim websites.  KOBE has targeted anarchists websites as well and takes credit for shutting down several.  KOBE took credit for the arrest of anarchist and webmaster Sherman Austin.  Currently, KOBE spends its time online harassing IndyMedia websites across the United States and Canada.

This message is a call to action.  We have identified the webmaster of the KOBEHQ website.  He works in the Religious Studies Department of Harvard University.  We question the wisdom of allowing such an individual access to student records and Harvard's computer network.  Furthermore, we question the ethics placing a member of a hate organization within the Religious Studies Department.  We call on all readers, whether students or workers to contact Harvard University and demand an explanation as to why KOBE webmaster Gustavo Espada is employed by the University.


Please send emails to the following contacts:

Harvard Islamic Society:    his@digitas.harvard.edu

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies:    mideast@fas.harvard.edu

Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religion:    csrel@fas.harvard.edu

Please send faxes to the following contacts:

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies:    Fax: (617) 496-8584

Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religion:     Fax: (617) 496-5798

Consider telephoning the university directly at:

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies:    Tel: (617) 495-4055

Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religion:    Tel: (617) 495-5781


Additional Information on KOBE:

KOBE takes credit for shutting down dozens of Arab and Muslim websites through harassment.

Gustavo Espada of KOBE infiltrated an anarchist group in Harvard Square and assisted authorities in attempting to frame Boston activists in various crimes.  Pretending to be a member of the anarchist group, he took advantage of their trust to videotape them and then provide doctored photos to hate organizations for the purposes of harassment and defamation.

The KOBE hate organization has contacted the employers of anarchists and provoked their dismissal.

The KOBE organization has called for genocide against American Arabs and Muslims.

The KOBE organization maintains a fake IndyMedia site used to defame activists with false and libelous articles.

The KOBE organization has published several articles accusing activists of being terrorists and asking Americans to report various activists to Homeland Security, the FBI and the Secret Service.

We urge you to act.


by fyi
Saturday Apr 7th, 2018 6:27 PM
From link

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/08/219205_comment.php

Just a conman, not an agent
by anon Friday, Dec. 02, 2016 at 1:21 AM

Gustavo Espada aka gretavo isn't a CIA agent. He IS a political conman, of some years standing. His only interest in entangling anarchists and peace activists in 9/11 "truth" is to build a fake grassroots movement for the Ron Paul alt-right. What he gets out of it, no one knows.

But people do know he doesn't like people knowing he was a member of Jim Fetzer's Scholars for 9/11 Truth organization:

http://www.lowellsun.com/front/ci_4173789

"Lacking a smoking gun to make their argument, Scholars for 9/11 Truth members point to a list of reasons they say proves their point when taken together.

"It's sort of a cumulative effect," said Gustavo Espada, 31, of Somerville, a member and graduate of Harvard, where he works in information technology. "I don't think anybody has a 100 percent view of what actually did happen on 9/11."

Espada spends about 10 hours a week handing out literature, Web logging and talking with people on the street about his views on 9/11. A 90-minute symposium organized by Scholars for Truth was also broadcast on C-SPAN last month."

Or that his website was host to all sorts of sleazy content if you look in the wayback machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060625225955/http://wtcdemolition.com/

Including some out there delusional attacks of people as "traitors":

http://web.archive.org/web/20071016205952/http://wtcdemolition.com/traitorkos.html

The bad photoshops are not for the faint of heart.

Espada is also a Holocaust Denier, claiming Zyklon B couldn't have been used to kill people and being a fan boi of the fraud David Cole(Real Truther is another nom of Espada's):

http://911blogger.com/news/2007-02-02/alternet-revisits-911-article-sander-hicks#comment-113477

"Well misterguy, I'm glad you believe in free speech. In theory anyway--you seem quite keen on using every non-legal method of discouraging discussion in this case. Let's start here, for example. The gas chambers. You assure me and everyone else that the Nazis used gas chambers to kill large numbers of people (presumably Jewish and otherwise). I have watched a documentary made by David Cole, who is Jewish, that raised valid questions about the "gas chamber" at Auschwitz. Now before you get all upset for my putting that in quotation marks, you have to at least acknowledge a few things that you would know if you watched David's film of his tour of Auschwitz. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9176742040462080597&q=david+cole...

The gas chamber at Auschwitz appears to be a large room with holes at the top which are said to be for throwing in the zyklon-b pellets (not a fake shower, by the way, that also seems to be legend) The first tour guide David speaks to tells him that this is the gas chamber in its original state. David notices some mrkings on the floor where there seem to have been walls at one point. She insists this is in the original state, including the holes in the ceiling."

Espada was interviewed by Kevin Barrett, a "truther" who supported White Supremacist Merlin Miller for president in 2012:

http://truthjihadradio.blogspot.com/2013/03/mark-weber-merlin-miller-report-on-trip.html

The interview, which included Espada's batshit delusional co owner/moderator of his forum, was deleted but could be found here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20080802001358/http://www.barrettforcongress.us/lamadrid.htm

The comments show this person is either as much of a conartist as Espada is or a brain dead millennial imbecile:

" Subject: Re: Bio information for Friday show

Date: July 23, 2008 1:48:21 PM CDT

Sure, post away -- I did notice a typo in there somewhere -- if you could proof-read it that would be appreciated.

I agree that your more nuanced take on the "fake consensus" is more correct. My analysis is based on reading that site intensively for the last 2+ years and following certain posters as they attempt to channel the discourse in a particular direction. Jon Gold is the prime example, and he has been increasingly strident both in refusing to accept the overwhelming evidence for CD (actually ED but that's not a good abbreviation at all) and in deriding and dismissing those of us who do. He was the person who came up with the whole idiotic "church of controlled demolition" meme, which tries to frame us a cultists. It's very true that the site still supports the Architects and Dr. Jones, but it had also prohibited me and others from responding to any of Jon's posts (as in, did not publish them) for a good 6 months before the banning. I would argue that this in fact IS an attempt to control dissent. Anyway, that's a complicated argument to make and I'm typing with my thumbs.

As for David Cole, he produced a very interesting video of his experience touring Auschwitz -- I'm away from my computer but maybe RT/gretavo can send you the link. He's a very courageous Jewish guy who was quite young when he made it and subsequently received death threats from the JDL and "recanted" -- chalking his mistake up to being a self-hating Jew. "

In the real world, everyone knows David Cole is a sleazeball, as are the conspiracy clowns this chick worships. The entire "controlled demolition" so called theory was based on a fraudulent peer review paper published in a vanity press.

So, yeah, Gustavo Espada is a kook, but he knows he's a kook pushing a fraud. Hard to tell if he started out as a liar or if his involvement with this Sara chick pushed him over the edge. She makes him look even more cray cray than he is. The weird thing? The current site is virtually dead, but he keeps paying for it. It's registered through February of 2017:

Domain Name: WTCDEMOLITION.COM

Registry Domain ID: 338410932_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN

Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com

Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com

Update Date: 2015-02-11T17:22:36Z

Creation Date: 2006-02-08T00:30:12Z

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-02-08T00:30:12Z

Guess he's got money from his rich family to burn.

Like dude, it's over. No one is buying this swill anymore.

Anyone conned by Espada should just contact the FBI or Harvard, where he works. Shut his shit down.
by anon
Friday Jun 22nd, 2018 4:03 PM
This clown might have made a stalking video of Steve Devoy:
(from http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/08/219205_comment.php )
But a more probable connection to Espada is the stalking video made of Devoy AT HARVARD in 2003:

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2003/09/84004_comment.php#84682

"here is DeVoy in his latest movie, right at Harvard Square: http://www.kobehq.com/invasion.wmv

Great movie clip, great music. Pop some popcorn! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "

Espada wasn't 17 at the time, but by his own admission on conspiracy websites he lurks around the square.

http://911blogger.com/news/2006-09-30/harvard-crimson-allows-911-truth-comment-political-op-ed

If he wasn't the one making the Devoy video, Espada likely knows who did.

Another site suggest espada was screwing with anti war activists in Harvard square. But it written by a RWNJ NAzi so who knows how accurate it is or what agenda he has:

http://www.bollyn.com/who-destroyed-the-911-evidence/

"Gustavo Espada was the webmaster of KOBE, an anti-Muslim website. Reportedly, "Gustavo Espada of KOBE infiltrated an anarchist group in Harvard Square and assisted authorities in attempting to frame Boston activists in various crimes. Pretending to be a member of the anarchist group, he took advantage of their trust to videotape them and then provide doctored photos to hate organizations for the purposes of harassment and defamation."

Whatever Bollyn's purpose is of attacking a fellow Holocaust Denier, what he's describing actually happened, and the video is still viewable on wayback(it has been saved for posterity in case someone whines to the archive mods)

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.kobehq.com/invasion.wmv

Adding more to the mystery, once zoominfo connected Espada as a business associate of Bollyn's. This is no longer the case, though Espada's connections to various conspiracy projects can still be seen in wayback:

https://web.archive.org/web/20171102041047/zoominfo.com/p/Gustavo-Espada/11480949

Perhaps Bollyn was involved with KOBE too?