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• We go where they go: Whenever fascists are organizing or active in public, we’re there. We don’t believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. Never let the nazis have the street! • We don’t rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us: This doesn’t mean we never go to court, but the cops uphold white supremacy and the status quo, They attack us and everyone that resists oppression. We must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists. • Non-Sectarian defense of other Anti-Fascists: In ARA, we have lots of different groups and individuals. We don’t agree about everything and we have a right to differ openly. But in this movement an attack on one is an attack on us all. We stand behind each other. • We support abortion rights and reproductive freedom: ARA intends to do the hard work necessary to build a broad, strong movement against racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest and the most oppressed people. We want a free classless society. WE INTEND TO WIN!
CONTACT CHICAGO ARA
Please get in touch if you have information about racist activities, organizations or individuals in your area or if you would like to become involved with ARA. Website: http://southsideara.blogspot.com Website (backup): http://southsideara.wordpress.com Email: southsidechicagoara (at) hushmail (dot) com ARA Network: http://www.antiracistaction.org
TABLE OF DISCONTENTS
• New Jersey Reportback:: The Battle of Pemberton: ARA vs NSM • The Rejection of the Identity of Victimization through Cracking a Nazi’s Skull • 2011 Hitler Birthday Celebration Attacked by Anti-fascists • “The Minutemen” Film Crew Met with Protests, Eggings and a Shit-filled Pie • Anti-Choicers’ Cars Attacked at Joe Scheidler’s Tribute Ceremony • Pro choice Militants take on Joe Scheidler and the Pro Life Action League • Chicago Anti-Fascists Attack Secrets • March 10 Immigrant Rights Mobilization / Liberation Square • October 16 Midwest Regional Anti-war March in Chicago • South Side Chicago ARA Reportback on July 31st Day of Action • Tips for Antifascist Street Battles • INSF Collapses After Leadership Exposed as Known Pedophile • Wilmette Nazi Patrick Langballe Arrested for Breaking into a Gas Station • Neo Nazi Mariusz Wdziekonski Sentenced to Seven Years • Creativity Movement leader Brian Moudry Arrested for Waving Weapons at Children • Michael Schloer On The Streets: NSM Chicago, Where Are They Now? • Andrew Jackson of the INSF Behind Bars for Attempted Home Invasion • Illinois State Trooper Beaten on St. Patricks Day for Making Racist Comments • Yellow Cab Finally Removes Islamophobic Taxi Cab Ads • Racist Glenn Beck Speaking at Right-Wing Hate Fest “Right Nation 2010″ • Brian Lloyd Christian: Pianist, Teacher, and White Supremacist • PROTEST Against “Americans For Truth About Homosexuality”
SOUTH SIDE ARA - ZINE #2 MAY DAY EDITION
In solidarity with worker and immigrant communities who rise up every year on this date and take action against the bosses and politicians that oppress us all, we are proud to release the second issue of the South Side ARA zine on May Day. This issue contains action reportbacks from the past year, information on active fascists in the area, news & analysis, and more. Please read, copy, and redistribute as you see fit. May 1st - International Workers Day is celebrated worldwide. On this date in Chicago, during the 1886 General Strike, workers and immigrants fought and died fighting for better working conditions and an eight hour work day. To this day, the State, the rich ruling class, and street-level fascists are still attacking marginalized communities and the working class. Several states are passing legislation to privatize public services and attack union collective bargaining rights, while other bills are being passed which encode racial profiling and attack immigrant communities. At the same time, Nazis, the Klan and other street-level white supremacists are spreading racial terror through vigilante border patrols, rallies and marches, and even attempted assassinations and bombings. As the crisis of capitalism intensifies, it is becoming more and more necessary to organize and take direct action against the forces that seek to dominate our lives and the planet. We hope the release of this issue will spark debate and inspire action to destroy all forms of oppression.
• Spokane: Bomb Discovered on MLK Parade Route Planted by White Supremacist • NSM to Protest Milwaukee Pridefest and “Communist” Roller Derby Team • Stop Indiana from becoming the “Arizona of the Midwest” • Indiana Anti-Immigrant Bill Reflects A “Quiet Awakening” of Racists • Exposing Grand Rapids Nazi Michael Peterson “Ragnar Whiteson” • Confront David Irving’s 2011 Holocaust Denial Tour • David Irving’s Indianapolis Speaking Event Attacked… Twice • Disgraced Neo-Nazi Bill White’s Conviction in Chicago • Iowa Anarchists Shut Down Neo-Nazi Rally in Des Moines • Rumors: Street Stories of Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Actions in the U.S. & Canada
ANNOUNCING THE 17TH ANNUAL ANTIRACIST ACTION NETWORK CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2011 IN CHICAGO, IL
Chicago ARA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 17th Annual Anti-Racist Action Network conference in 2011. The conference will include workshops, speakers, caucuses, network plenaries, and social events and will be bringing a diversity of anti-racist and anti-fascist activists from across the continent. As time draws near we will announce more detailed info such as workshop topics and schedule. We hope all individuals and chapters within and outside of the ARA Network will join us. Mad props and thanks go out to Rose City Antifa for hosting the 2010 conference.
• Antifascists vs Fascism vs the State: a Three Way Fight, not Democracy in Crisis • Race, Class Struggle & Organized labour in the “Age of Wisconsin” • Advancing the Understanding of the Ones We Destroy
NEW JERSEY REPORTBACK: THE BATTLE OF PEMBERTON: ARA VS NSM
The National Socialist Movement (NSM), a group that tries to dance around the fact that they are Nazis while sporting swastikas on their uniforms and sieg heiling, had been planning to host their annual conference along with a rally, redneck horse shoe and band spectacle for several months. The dates were set for April 15th and 16th in Trenton, New Jersey. Of course we can assume they expected some unhappy spectators at the rally but what they didn’t predict was an all out battle that left 4 of their “SS security” force in the hospital with multiple staples. The NSM went through quite a bit of trouble keeping their event and sleeping locations private. This was nothing but a waste of time for the NSM considering the turncoats within their organization leaked the information to anti-fascists weeks in advance. The 15th came around and a phone jam was put on both the hotel, where 50 or 60 of them stayed for the weekend(the Comfort Inn off 209 in Bordentown, NJ) and their conference location (the 449 club at 6 Pemberton Ave in Pemberton). Just as the conference was about to begin 30 of us took the streets about 2 blocks away and marched in black bloc to the conference location. Within that time several people living and passing through the neighborhood began to stare from the cars and porches as we let them know Nazis were meeting in their town. One person, upon notification, parked his car and joined the bloc immediately, eager to confront the boneheads. By the time we arrived to demonstrate a few nazis from the NSM gathered outside of the conference space but within a few seconds about 30 or 40 of their fully SS uniformed security were out with chairs, thinking they were about to kick some antifa tail. After some exchanged words the NSM walked off the property to engage us. They wanted a brawl…and we defended ourselves successfully. After a brutal rumble of evenly matched numbers the NSM quickly scurried back to the property with bashed skulls, bruised faces and damaged property, sending 4 boneheads to the hospital (2 of which may still remain there). At this point the cops had shown up and we managed to retreat with one comrade minorly injured and two arrested. It can be assumed that if the conference was not shut down completely, the talking they were doing had nothing to do NSM wave flags at the New Jersey statewith rank promotions and five year plans, house protected by hundreds of police
as it was supposed to. This was the part of the purpose of our demonstration; we are not trying to change their minds or tell them they have been bad little nazi sub-humans. We want to disempower them, leave them in fear and most importantly crush what they are trying to build. Not only did we win the physical battle by a mile, but given the goal at hand, they were completely defeated. The conference was now minimized to a retreating space where the NSM would pout and discuss their defeat. According to some sources not only did some members of the NSM check into a different hotel, spending more money and fearing more attacks, but even the cops were laughing at how bad the nazis were beat and were quoted saying “ARA isn’t playing this weekend”, but then again, are we ever? The next day, April 16th, it was time for the downtown rally in Trenton followed by the backyard concert on Jason Heickes’ property. Before the NSM showed for their hour long spectacle in which they gained no supporters whatsoever, not only were ARA, the new Black Panthers and other radical groups ready to confront the Nazis but the community itself filled the streets with rage looking to clean house. The NSM was protected by several hundreds of cops, as you can expect, and because of this there really was no physical stand off aside from a few rocks hurled at their busses as they exited the city. This was a second victory for us since they gained absolutely nothing and no one out of the formality while we showed our numbers and that we were more then prepared for another round. After the Nazis left, one of our other enemies in the three way struggle, the cops, moved aggressively to force us out of the city, but not before a few folks smashed some Bank of America windows. These actions show that the rage against the fascists is not based out of a will to preserve the status quo or protect capitalism but rather a will to reclaim what is ours and to smash racism, fascism and all oppression and apparati of control. Since one of the band members from Zyklon B had his head split wide open in the melee and because it was raining we assume the outdoor concert on Heickes’ property was at the very least not what they expected bringing. Yet another victory for our side.
From Basically All Accounts, The NSM Out Numbered Them Like, 60-30, The Vid (That I’ve Watched Heaps By Now) Shows Around 20 ARA (With Only About 10 Getting Involved At The Front) With Heaps Of NSM Guys. What’s More, The Pics From The March Show Some Pretty Big Dudes In The NSM In NJ.... And In The Late 0:50’s Of The Vid You Can See The ARA Fighters Clearly Cut Off From The Rest Of The ARA, If The NSM Rushed To The Car Where The Dude In Blue Jeans & Blue’ish Shirt Is At 0:55.... They Could Have Cut Off/Trapped A Couple People..... Alternatively.... If They Had’ve Used Their Numbers They Could Have Just Slowly Surrounded Them Untill The Cops Showed... Which Actually Wasn’t Long.... And When The Dude Throwing The Branch Turned Around... Coulda’ Got Him With A Chair Or Something.... Instead You Just See Plenty Of People Standing Around Doing Nothing.... Regardless... I Support The NSM 100%, Those Guy’s Did The Right Thing Running Out There Like That And I Don’t Want Anyone To Think I’m Sitting On The Other Side Of The World Criticizing Them... I’m Just One Of Those Guys Who Looks At, Say, Thermopylae And Thinks: ‘Well...You Could’ve Lasted A Longer Don’t You Think....?’ Again, Jeff And The Rest Of The Leadership Should Be Praised For Running Right To The Front.... -We had bottles of water to flush the mace out of our men’s eyes. We had people tending our wounded inside the church. The NSM has expeirence treating injuries. Their brave members have been doing a lot of the fighting and bleeding in the streets and patroling the border. At the same time they are repeatedly insulted on WN websites by people who are suppsedly their allies , who hide behind the safety of the internet. That is f@cked up! Yes, we have to find out how they discovered our location . Yes , we have to make sure our bands don’t arrive at the same time as the Commies. But we did the best we could under the circumstances.
in unconsciousness and had to be rushed to the emergency ward. Some of the NSM were inside being treated for wounds to the head by the rocks, bricks and sticks. They were spraying mace and blinding our men. When it was over, the bathroom floor was covered in blood from treating all the wounds. -posted by Icecut2 (Alaska) Why is it that none of the NSM had the foresight to expect an attack by the antifa types? It seems curious to me that while there are endless articles, posts, etc. on the internet about how to prepare for a SHTF scenario, nobody from the right wing, NSM, WNs and so on have the foresight to bring some ‘athletic’ equipment to their meetings. Athletic equipment like a duffel bag with some baseballs, a mitt or two and a LARGE selection of bats. Also some shaving kits with a change of socks and an extra bar of soap or two. Just my personal feelings but I turned the video off when I saw the NSM members going out into the street carrying folding chairs to confront their attackers. If the NSM wants anyone to take them seriously, they should ACT serious. -posted by Werewolfblood(North America/Europe) Shields and blunt weapons such as canes would have been more sufficient. Plan out tactics ahead of time and use coordination to dispense and scatter the enemy crowd. Get your fat guys in shape. Grow beards for intimidation. All shave heads or all grow hair out. You’d think the NSM would be on the ball with this kind of thing. They can afford expensive military collector SS uniforms, but can’t coordinate a defense strategy? And why did they run and overreact when that skinny little scrub threw that piece of dead wood? Posted by -KingGunther, Those that are sitting at home and not doing anything except complain about what others could and couldn’t do should just shut the hell up. Until you have been attacked at a rally or protest and have been in the situation, you have no say on what someone could or could not have done. Have a nice day. Posted by -Kitty0812, Those are the same people who hide behind a computer because they are afraid of being called a racist. So many people talk the talk but NEVER walk the walk. The Thing Is, Comments Like That Basically Mean: Don’t Criticize Us, I Can’t Stand What Happened And Am Still A Little Sensitive About It. Peoples Personal Lives Shouldn’t Stop Them From Weighing In On What They Think About The Situation.... why the “f” can’t people
Sergei Milankovic holding his face after being pepper sprayed and hit twice in the face
Commander Schoep holding his face and retreating after two seconds of fighting
Our uniformed enemies - related? like them choke on a chicken bone or get hit by a freaking truck?! Posted by british74 Notice when White people try to peacefully organize the criminally violent ARA (Anti Racist Action) shows up to ASSAULT our White people. The Communist ARA are the violent terrorists and we White people become the victims. Police do your job and arrest the ARA members. Posted by Jack Boot Historically, the courts pat these mad dogs on the head, or at worst, a slap on the paw. That’s the problem. That’s why they use violent tactics they always get away with it. And They’ll Always get Away With It, The Goverment NEEEEEED Them, They Couldn’t Exist Without Us....They Exist To Oppose Us And Stunt Our Growth With Violence, Intimidation And Terror, Unfortunately For Them, The NSM Don’t Go Down That Easy...Except The Guy At 0:49/0:50/0:51 Who Runs Into The Fight And gets Hooked In The Back Of The Head By Two ARA... That Got Away.... The Thing Is There Will Never Be Such Trucks, Chicken Bones Or Police Doing They’re Job.... Ever.... Anyway, Considering The Fact The NSM Are Named After... Well...The NSM, Didn’t They Read The Part In MK (Don’t Ask What That Stands For) Where AH Talks About The Need To ‘Nip All Opposition In The Bud’ And Be Prepped For Events Like This, Considering That The ARA Live For This, They Should Have Been More Prepped. Anyone Who’s Been To An D. Irving Gig Knows This...Now... We All Would’ve Loved To See These Dudes Get Their ARA Asses Kicked.... And It Could’ve Been Done, If A little
Leader of Florida NSM unit walking away after hit hard in the face.
A displeased Jason Heicke tattling to pigs
I was with Jason Hiecke’s (NSM Chief of Staff) Massive stick hurled at nazis by antifa daughter. the worse part of it all was seeing our good men coming inside with cracked heads, mace sprayed in their eyes, one of the NSM members had his cheekbone broken, Commander Jeff Schoep was sprayed with mace right after he had hit an ARA member over the head with a metal chair. The ARA were attacking innocent drivers and the band, who were dragged out of their vehicle and hit over their heads and a couple of them were left Nazis bleed and retreat while antifa want more
THE REJECTION OF THE IDENTITY OF VICTIMIZATION THROUGH CRACKING A NAZI’S SKULL
-by a bitch ass faggot On Friday, April 15th, 2011 some antifascist in Anti-Racist Action learned of the location of the National Socialist Movement’s national conference for rank promotion and five-year planning. A group of 30 of us decided to march to where the Nazi’s were strongest, to bodily and boldly confront them, and we were decidedly victorious. After the the dust settled six Nazis were hospitalized, more were injured, their vehicles and property were damaged, and their conference was ended. On our side, Nazi sits in hospital bed with staples in head one anti-fascist required moderate first aid. Many of us at the melee were people of color, working class, immigrants, women, queer, transgendered, and/or people on parole or probation. The logic of the victim is constantly thrust upon us. We are said to be ‘at risk’ and must be protected and pandered to. It is said that we need others, usually the State, to protect and stand up for us. But, through the action of splitting Nazis’ heads open, we rejected the logic of victimization. We will continue to do so, we will be victims no longer. We do not need others to stand up for us, we have each other. When we are attacked, we will find each other and counterattack, so hard and so fierce that we will surprise even ourselves. If the Nazis call us bitch ass faggots, they might not be that far off the mark. But if they conflate those slurs with weakness, the six hospital visits they faced would prove otherwise.
2011 HITLER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ATTACKED BY ANTI-FASCISTS
From Chicago Indymedia: On Saturday April 16 2011 Illinois-area Nazis attempted to host their yearly Hitler Birthday Celebration at the PJ Klems restaurant in Lyons, IL only to be attacked and shut down by Chicagoarea anti-fascists. PJ Klems has hosted Hitler birthday celebrations in prior years and despite facing prior harassment the owners somehow thought it would be a good idea to host the event again. They were very wrong and now should think twice before attempting to host any similar gathering again. Along with the bathrooms being flooded from sabotaged toilets, anti-fascists successfully set off large smoke bombs in the bathrooms forcing the restaurant - along with the Hitler birthday party - to shut down shortly after it began for the remainder of the day. Calls to the restaurant confirmed that the owners knew that it was a Nazi gathering but defended their decision to host the event by making ignorant statements such as “we don’t discriminate against the types of events we host here, white people have every right to express their opinions”. Well actions have consequences and if you attempt to bring racist hate and nazi filth to our cities you should expect to get what’s coming to you. The event was organized by long-time Nazi bonehead “Arthur Jones” (who also lives in Lyons, IL) as well as members of the rag-tag nazi group “Illinois United”. Arthur Jones has been around for decades in various hate-groups including “America First Committee” and Bill White’s “American National Socialist Worker’s Party”, has failed at numerous election attempts for political office, and has spoken at the 2009 and 2010 Hitler Birthday celebrations. This was their first major gathering they attempted to hold in a long time, not being able to organize any “White Pride World Wide” event in 2011 after getting smashed in 2010, and having many of their members locked up or exposed as pedophiles. With prior gatherings the Nazis were bold enough to attempt to recruit people by posting flyers in public and on the internet but due to previous harassment and disruptions from Chicago anti-fascists they have been forced to keep their events private invite-only. Unfortunately for them no matter how hard they try to hide there is no escape from being exposed and confronted by fierce antifa resistance. • Call the racist who organized the event and tell them to cut the Nazi shit: Arthur Jones (708) 442 6334 • Call the nazi-sympathizing restaurant PJ Klems and tell them how you feel about hosting a racist gathering in our cities: (708) 447 4343 / 8000 W. Ogden / Lyons, IL 60534
More Was Put Into Planning.... And This Whole Thing Could Have Gone The Other Way...(Nothing Wrong With Folding Chairs Though Icecut, Take What You Can...) -Quote: Most ARA violence was commited off camera. We did not enjoy being attacked or using violence to defend ourselves. We are better then that. The ARA apparently isn’t. We were not there for violence . That was the goal of the ARA. We were victims of unlawful assault by psychotic malcontents with an assist to the forces of political correctness. Even after we left arround 11pm , police investigators were performing tests on rocks covered in the blood of our comrades. These videos capture only a small amount of the violence perpetrated by the
Commies. -Posted by Al Kelz Their attack scared some of our supporters and hurt our attendence for sure. It will also intimidate other White’s from associating from us.... Posted by madeintheUSA Gotta love the NSM. Criticize the government but accept their police forces help... WTF happened to the 5 words...these guys run out to greet the cops.
PRO CHOICE MILITANTS TAKE ON SCHEIDLER & THE PRO LIFE ACTION LEAGUE
In the early hours of December 1st, pro-choice militant feminists attacked the home of an anti-choice “patriarch” Joe Schiedler on the North Side of Chicago. The day fallowing the action news spread across Christian and Catholic news sites about the attack on the Scheidler’s even contacting the Obama Administration to do an investigation on this “hate crime” but still, while wanting to incarcerate them, offering up a whole lot of forgiveness. Isn’t it ironic that a few rocks being thrown through a couple windows grabs so much attention from their side while people who preform abortions, or even work in health clinics where they are preformed, have to wear bullet proof vests to work? We stand in solidarity with the “crazy feminist bitches” who carried out this action and hope they continue their good work. Actions like these are but a taste of the resistance that will eventually overshadow the delusional anti-choicers who condone hit lists of abortion doctors (Nuremberg Files) but are astounded when their homes are attacked. Taken from the pro life action league website. Posted by Ann Scheidler At a little after 2:00 AM on Thursday morning I awoke to the sound of breaking glass. My first thought was that a shelf must have fallen in the china cabinet. Then I heard it again. Joe and I got up and went downstairs to check out what had happened. We did not suspect anything particularly untoward. I didn’t have my contacts or glasses so I wasn’t seeing to clearly. Everything looked OK. We decided it must have been something outside, so we went back to bed. Later in the morning when we were about to head to 7:30 Mass, Joe went out front to see if anything looked suspicious. At about the same time that he discovered shards of glass all over our front porch, I discovered a chunk of asphalt and lots of broken glass on the floor in the dining room. A few minutes earlier I had noticed that the living room seemed a bit cold, but the windows are covered with lace shades so it wasn’t obvious that a window was broken. After finding the dining room break, I checked again in the living room. Sure enough on the floor was a plastic bag with a piece of asphalt and a note in an envelope. Asphalt Accompanied by Cryptic Writings I opened the envelope to find a message from a troubled woman (women). It started: “We are crazy, feminists bitches….” Clearly it was time to call the police. A very concerned Chicago police officer arrived shortly. He explained that it wasn’t technically a burglary because no one tried to break it, but since it wasn’t exactly a
random act of vandalism, it might fall into the category of a “hate crime.” Now here I must confess that I do not believe in hate crimes. A crime is a crime. And chances are if you rob someone or hurt him or throw a brick through his window, you probably don’t like him. I don’t think we need layers of crimes with special labels to try to keep order. It turns out, however, that the “hate crime” label does not fit this particular crime. The explanation? The perpetrator didn’t hate us. She just hated what we stand for. Rather a subtle difference it seems to me. The upshot is there won’t be much investigation unless it happens again. Fortunately while the police officer was still at our house, a handy man pulled up. He was there to fix a door. I asked him if he was pretty good at windows too and he set about to replace the broken panes and get the storm window repaired. Deathscort Training Session Same Night. Coincidence? A few hours after the police report had been made, I recalled that the Illinois Choice Action Team (ICAT) had scheduled a training session for clinic escorts to work at Albany clinic where we regularly pray and counsel. The training was held about twenty minutes from our house. Did the ICAT announce our home address to the recruits, or did they come away from the training session in such a frenzy to stop pro-lifers that they decided to pay a visit to the Scheidlers? Who knows. I called the police station to give them the new piece of information, but the officer on duty thought it was irrelevant because there would be no way to prove that someone from the training was the brick thrower. True, but it certainly seems likely. A brick through your window is a pretty small price to pay for your beliefs. But there’s no guarantee that that’s where it stops. We are blessed that so many people pray for us on a regular basis. And we have received many calls from pro-life friends with assurance of their prayers. That’s why we aren’t especially unnerved by this act of vandalism. And that’s why we will pray for the postabortive women who paid us a visit and tossed a couple of bricks. Maybe no one else is praying for them. I hope you’ll join us. Joe Scheidler hit with ink at a April 2004 confrontation at UIC
ANTI-CHOICER’S CARS ATTACKED AT SCHEIDLER’S APPRECIATION CEREMONY
On April 2nd, Monica Miller, executive director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (and a long-time friend of the Scheidlers), held a tribute to pro-life chauvinist and martyr Joe Schiedler, bringing a number of religious zealots and fundamentalist wingnuts together at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza just northwest of Chicago’s Loop. Although the Pro-choicers were outnumbered, and the show unfortunately went on, three cars of pro-lifers in attendance were attacked. Taken from Chicago Indymedia: On the night of April 2nd, shortly after the pro choice demo against Joe Scheidler, another attack from pro-choice militants was carried out against him and his followers. Three cars of pro-life activists had their tires slashed. It’s only been a few months since two of Scheidlers front windows of his home were attacked with chunks of asphault than contained “cryptic” messages denouncing Scheidlers sexist bullshit. Aside from wanting Joe to remove that Indiana Jones ass lookin hat, we hope, and will see to it, that his punk-ass receives constant and aggressive confrontation until he quits the ridiculous anti-choice bullshit. Him, his heinous looking son and his children of the corn-like followers. Those who attempt to take away ones freedom deserve it not for themselves.
CHICAGO ANTI-FASCISTS ATTACK NAZI SYMPATHIZING “SECRETS”
On August 22nd around 2pm Chicago antifascists gathered in front of secrets to protest Suzy M Lenner, a member of the National Socialist movement, and the store itself for not only employing the known Neo Nazi but for actively trying to cover up her racist, sexist, genocidal politics. The antifascists distributed fliers to people in the area before being approached by two secrets employees and a man claiming to be the owner. The first employee, who admitted not only to Suzy working there but also to the fact that Secrets knows she’s a Nazi, asked us to not stand in front of the store and stated “yall do your thing why can’t she do hers” and “I’ve seen her be nice to black people at work”. The second employee who came out was a bit more hostile and tried to deny her working there even though the first employee openly admitted to it. Shortly after, a guy who claimed to be the owner came out of a taxi, ripped fliers from Protesters hands and began screaming in peoples faces in a fit of rage. Just seconds after his arrival the second employee, the owner and the store itself were pelted with a barrage of eggs leaving them even angrier than before. Once again all the antifa managed to make a clean get away just before police arrived.
PROTESTS AGAINST “AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY”
AFTAH, Illinois’s leading homophobic organization, has been the target of numerous protests organized by the Gay Liberation Network including their November 13th annual banquet and the opening day of their homophobic classes at the “Christian Liberty Academy” in Arlington Heights
After attempting, and almost with success, to mislead enquiring customers, it was confirmed that Suzan M Lenner, a member of the National Socialist Movement(NSM) still works at Secrets (3229 N Clark). As you should expect Chicago Antifascists responded appropriately by launching a cinder block that read “fire suzy”through the glass front door. This is the second time their windows have been smashed adding to the list of attacks including locks being glued shut and their sympathetic manager being pelted with eggs. Chicago anti fascists and anti-racists continue to ask for a boycott of Secrets and demand that she resign or be fired. We want a written statement of her departure from secrets, but No matter what her work status is we will continue to confront Suzy(and any other Nazis who cross our path) in the streets, on-line and even where she lives at 3144 Boyle Terrace, Apt 4B River Grove, IL 60171-1185
In contrast to many on the far right such as Rev. Rick Warren, AFTAH’s Executive Director Peter LaBarbera is such an unreconstructed hater of LGBT people that he remains one of the few who still publicly support Uganda’s notorious “kill the gays” bill. AFTAH so regularly slanders LGBT people that the Southern Poverty Law Center recently labeled it a “hate AFTAH President group” along with neo-fascists and other haters. Unfortunately Peter LaBarbera AFTAH is not just a fringe joke group like Fred Phelps of “God Hates Fags” infamy. AFTAH has led two failed attempts to get anti-gay referenda on the Illinois state ballot and closely allies itself with Republican candidates like immigranthater Jim Oberweis.
“THE MINUTEMEN” FILM CREW MET WITH PROTESTS, EGGINGS & A SHIT-FILLED PIE AT CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
A new anti-immigrant propaganda film “The Minutemen” is touring the country in an attempt to legitimize the racist violence perpetuated by gun-toting vigilante border patrols. The movie has managed to sneak itself into several film fests and even won a few awards including “Best Documentary” and “Grand Jury Award” at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Disturbingly the film has managed to screen at the Chicago International Film Festival where it also won the “Silver Hugo” award. The film spotlights the work of the Mountaintop Minutemen led by racist Robert “Lil Dog” Crooks who arms his followers and stalks the US-California border. The Mountaintop Minutemen were in the news in 2007 for releasing a disturbing film showing the shooting of a Mexican immigrant inside the US border. The screening took place on October 15-16 and Robert Crooks himself was invited to come speak along with producer Nicholas Weissman and director Corey Wascinski (obvious minutemen sympathizers). Although we only had a day notice to prepare for the event, we were able to demonstrate strong opposition to the film in a number of ways. On the 15th, about ten protesters met Robert Crooks outside the theatre with chants of “No Nazis No KKK No Fascist USA” while holding a banner that said “World Without Borders” while dozens of festival attendees, curious bystanders and security observed. Robert Crooks wasn’t hard to spot in full body camoflauge fatigues as he arrogantly taunted the crowd. Later after Crooks had several drinks at the bar, he was slammed with eggs as he was trying to leave the festival. The film screened again the next day at the same time as protesters marched just a few blocks away on Michigan Avenue for the Midwest Regional Anti-war action. After the march ended, folks headed to the theatre to once again greet the film crew with protest. This time around, we acquired several tickets from a sympathetic festival employee and was able to sneak several subversives inside. As the Q & A session started after the film, several people were able to disrupt Robert Crooks with shouts of “Racist Pig!” to Crooks and the film crew, bringing the screening to an abrupt end as security shut down the Q & A session while struggling to escort protesters outside. If we had more advance notice of the screening we would have utilized more effective ways to shut down the event if we were not able to convince the Chicago International Film Festival the pull the offensive film entirely. However, antifas were able to confont one of the three people who spoke on behalf of the film. “The Minutemen” producer Nicholas Weissman thought he was going to be giving an interview about the film to a local newspaper, but instead he screamed in surprise as a pie filled with dog shit was brutally driven into his face: a reminder of what to expect if you attempt to bring racist propaganda to Chicago. Folks are encouraged to call Nicholas Weissman on his cellphone at 818-219-0111 asking him how he enjoyed his just desserts.
MARCH 10 IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MOBILIZATION / LIBERATION SQUARE
The recent struggles for liberation in North Africa has served to fuel the combatant spirit all over the world. In the US, the struggle in Wisconsin is the assertion of the ongoing workers movement that has found a strong echo in the struggles in Ohio, Iowa and Indiana. Public sector workers, youth, anti-war organizations and disability activists are consolidating their unity to address the multifaceted system of oppression that produces inequality and constructs borders between oppressed communities, keeping us divided. This is the time to expand even further the political vision of mainstream organizing in the United States. It is time to bring forth a vision and concrete tools to challenge the politics of scapegoating and austerity that conceal the root causes of the current social, political and economic crisis. Liberation Square – March 10, Union Park!! The ongoing criminalization of immigrants is part of a global economic system that finds profit in the incarceration, displacement, and repression of millions across the globe. Despite the solidarity that has blossomed among people who are recognized by the system as being citizens and those who are labeled as undocumented, citizenship continues to be one of the main mechanisms for rendering people exploitable. It has been wielded as a ruthless tool for dividing us, forcing us to compete against each other in a global race to the bottom. Liberation Square, modeled on the revolutionary community that sprung up during the Egyptian revolution, is a call to “cross borders” between struggles, between divided communities and between forced political identities. Because in a system of laws that are stacked against us, we are all becoming undocumented, exploitable – from those internally displaced to communities facing mass incarceration, from criminalized dissenters to AWOL soldiers. The struggle cannot be merely a fight for “papers”, for we are fighting the perpetuation of the same system that makes us all increasigly illegitimate: it is a fight for justice beyond all borders !!! Here in Chicago, our unity is a microcosm of the larger interconnected struggles happening around the world. And the fights we must face together at home – against the recently introduced anti-immigrant bill in the Illinois General Assembly and a mayor with an agenda of privatization – reflect the larger ones we face as a society. We extend this invitation to organizations and communities to join us at Liberation Square. As people committed to fighting for immigrant justice, we recognize we can no longer look to politicians and their liberal organizations for real change. Liberation Square is a time and place where we can come together and build a new culture, a new politics, to harness the power of unity and create real change.
SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO ARA REPORTBACK ON JULY 31ST DAY OF ACTION
Chicago-area anti-racist organizations came together for the July 31st Day of Action Against Racism and Fascism, organizing a variety of actions and events. During the day, South Side Chicago ARA hosted a meet-and-greet barbecue event with like-minded antiracists. We ate awesome vegan food, played games, and distributed literature. In attendance were members from Bring The Ruckus, North Side ARA, Four Star Anarchist Organization, Iowa City’s Wild Rose Collective, and a handful of other anti-racists and antifas. After the barbecue, folks supported a local punk show benefitting Anarchist People of Color (APOC) and tabled with literature and an updated “Know Your Illinois Nazis” posters. Additionally, we released detailed personal information on several Illinois area nazis including members of the National Socialist Movement(NSM) and “White Boy Society”, reminding them that they will no longer be able to organize and spread their hate in secrecy. In the week prior to the 31st, we also flyered the neighborhoods of several nazi scum to inform their neighbors of their involvement in hate groups. On July 29th, members of ARA participated in a national day of action against SB1070 and rallied at Cook County Jail, where hundreds gathered to demand a moratorium on deportations. Cook County Jail has frequently been found violating prisoner’s human and civil rights resulting in numerous lawsuits and criminal investigations, and is also the major place in Chicago where ICE and local police collaborate to deport immigrants using “immigrant holds“. Other Chicago revolutionary groups participated in the July 31st Day of Action by organizing several actions throughout the day. In the morning, members of Four Star Anarchist Organization distributed flyers and spoke with community members near the CVS at 26th and Pulaski where Anthony Kyser, an unemployed person of color and father, was murdered by the hands of a CVS manager for stealing crayons and toothpaste while a Cook County Jail Correctional Officer (CO) pointed a gun at Kyser. In the evening, members from Bring The Ruckus flyered Rogers Park informing neighbors about Soren Renner, a white supremacist who lives in the area and actually spotted and confronted the creep while he was slinking around the Heartland Cafe. Finally, we also released a zine documenting much of the work we’ve done over past year. We hope that this publication will start a larger discussion in strategizing ways we can more effectively combat all forms of oppression in our city. We are satisfied about how folks came together in Chicago for the Day of Action – both taking the offensive against known white supremacists while also organizing against broader forms of racist injustice in society. We are also excited to hear reports coming in from other ARA chapters about how their actions went . We expect great things throughout the year.
OCTOBER 16 MIDWEST REGIONAL ANTI-WAR MARCH IN CHICAGO
FROM CHICAGOMASSACTION.ORG: On October 16th, please come to Chicago For a Midwest Regional March for Peace and Justice! Many hoped that the end of the Bush Presidency would mean an end to illegal U.S. wars and a focusing on human needs. Yet nearly two years into the Obama administration, the occupation in Iraq continues, with more private military contractors taking the place of departing soldiers and the world’s largest embassy set to squat in the heart of Baghdad. The “peace president” has dramatically escalated the Afghanistan invasion ? at nine years, America’s longest war. He’s spread war into Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. He’s supported a brutal coup in Honduras, is building threatening new U.S. military bases in Colombia, and ignores Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinians and those seeking to aid them. The Bush-era attacks on civil liberties have if anything escalated, with Obama pushing for an even more powerful and unaccountable executive branch, assassinating people abroad at a far greater rate, and increasing the deportations of undocumented immigrants by more than 50%. Yet while the economy continues to stumble, with ever-higher foreclosure rates, stagnate wages and persistent unemployment, the income gap between the rich and the rest of us gets ever wider. Adding insult to injury, President Obama has pledged a domestic spending freeze at the same time that he’s brought U.S. military spending to its highest level ever. 57% of the federal budget is spent on war. On October 16th on the eve of the 2010 bi-elections, please join us in President Obama’s home town to demand: END the Wars & Occupations NOW! Money for Human Needs, Not Corporate Greed! The October 16th protest will begin with a short 12:30 PM rally in the heart of Chicago’s downtown – Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway – followed by a march on Chicago’s busiest thoroughfares.
TIPS FOR ANTI-FASCIST STREET BATTLES
1.) Preparing in Advance • After receiving intel on a march, meeting, or show where fascists are gathering it is standard and highly recommended to case(check out) the terrain you will be battling on ahead of time. If the event is a great distance away and the trip can only be made once you can use Internet resources such as google maps to potentially find pictures of the terrain. • Discuss tactics. Best route of action, back up plans, escape routes, all possible misfortunes, roles/duties(scouts, strikers etc.), decide buddies(see #2) emergency contacts and a little saved money if possible. • When discussing roles, be open and realistic about your comfort zone. Being a striker and not following through can result in a comrade’s loss. • Weaponry. If you feel you must bring weapons, take ones that are legal and preferably unconventional; rocks, u-locks, heavy water canteens etc (be creative). Large numbers and training is always the best weapon. • Train. Regular self-defense training will not only make you more fit for battle but is a good tool for building camaraderie with your crew. Having a steady and reliable group of people you consistently work and train with is highly recommended. • When recruiting members for your crew, shoot for someone street or common sense smart and dedicated individuals not any old tough guy/girl. It is easier to teach someone smart how to fight then it is to teach some idiot who can fight how to be smart. 2.) Fight smart, not strong • Safety in numbers: 2-1 is good, 3-1 is better. We must always have a numbers advantage in order to prevent a loss on our side. Anti-fascism isn’t won by being the toughest its about being smart and prepared. The fascists don’t understand this and that is why they almost always lose. A death or loss on our side is rare and can be detrimental to our movement. The murder of LA anti-racists Dan and Spit set our network back and can destroy a local chapter. It’s not about being tough enough to fight, it’s about winning. We must always win so choose your battles where you have the advantage every time. • Element of surprise. Getting the jump on someone when they don’t expect it gives you the advantage, especially when you are dealing with someone who is more physically equipped. Not to mention you have prepared for the battle and they may not have. Never let the enemy know when and how you will strike. • Buddy system. Travel in groups of two. Have a buddy and don’t leave each other behind. • Separate and blend in. Don’t walk in a group of 20 unless it’s for intimidation or of course if the time calls for it. Split up in blend in to your environment. • Be tactical when choosing clothing. Black bloc in mid day with a cadre of 5..not a smart idea. Consider plain clothes(work clothes, jogging outfits, etc) upon plain clothes. This will allow you to sneak on your opponent, scout better and escape. The changed clothes will allow you to not
be identified and and allow you to casually walk away.In my experience looking normal and acting casual works a hell of a lot better than running in black bloc attire. • Have enough money to take public transportation, taxi or whatever home in case you get separated. • Don’t have illegal substances that may worsen your legal situation if you are arrested. • Hit and retreat. Self explanatory. Make your move, make it good, and back out. Don’t get greedy. Get out of sight fast, disrobe and act natural. • Never leave a comrade behind. 3.) In case of arrest • Be prepared ahead of time. Have some cash on hand available for emergency bail funds. Develop a relationship with a lawyer. • Before an action, review and discuss all potential charges you’re facing if caught so there are no surprises and everybody understands and is prepared to take the risk. • If arrested, do not give any verbal or written statements, agree to be interviewed, or sign anything. If everyone keeps their mouth shut, everyone may go home. The magic words are “I have nothing to say, I want to see my lawyer”. • Have people not involved with the action on call who can be notified if something goes wrong or will know if something is up because no one is making it back in time or is responding to phone calls. Understand basic legal support roles including raising money to post bail and calling the local precincts or look online to locate where people are being held and what charges they are facing. 4.) Post action • Keeping a scout nearby to observe what happened afterwards is beneficial. Especially to see if cops got involved or where they retreat to. • No need to brag. keep your lips sealed outside of discussing successes and failures with your comrades. • Be sincere about your mistakes.fascists will always lie about there losses and it doesn’t do anything to prevent it from happening again. Don’t feel the need to let the world know they are lying, anyone with experience can see through the b.s. and more importantly, they know the truth. • If they admit defeat they will always exaggerate our numbers. Fascists focus on strength and muscle and although they will fabricate that they won the street battle, they will often give us credit unknowingly in other areas: Infiltrating them, setting them up, being well prepared and well organized etc. As long as they can say they won the physical, they think its good propaganda. They are also into the martyrdom so they may state the names of the comrades who got rocked and allow you to further your Intel
INSF COLLAPSES AFTER LEADERSHIP EXPOSED AS KNOWN PEDOPHILE
Does anyone remember that white nationalist group out of Peoria, Illinois calling themselves the Illinois National Socialist Front (INSF)? Formed from the ashes of the American National Socialist Workers’ Party (ANSWP) which was founded by now-imprisoned Bill White after he was excommunicated from the National Socialist Movement (NSM), they were once the talk of the white nationalist movement in Illinois: a promising group holding monthly meet-and-greet barbecue events, distributing literature, organizing protests, and even putting pro-white messages in childrens’ easter eggs. Their “success” seemed unchallenged until South Side Chicago ARA came into the picture. With face to face beat downs, multiple infiltrations of their ranks, and public humiliation at their attempted 2010 White Pride march where four nazis from different white nationalist organizations were beaten and arrested, they have been relatively quiet since. After suffering utter defeat they stopped organizing any public events or updating their website, in constant fear of fierce antifa retribution. It is now known that the INSF have disbanded. Creativity Movement failure James Logsdon (101 Tanner St, Bloomington, IL 61701) gave a more disturbing explanation for the collapse of the INSF: one of their main organizers was discovered to be a convicted pedophile. It has been confirmed that Steve Turpel of the Arlington Heights INSF was imprisoned for kidnapping, rape, and child pornography. After his initial arrest, several other victims came forward detailing Steve’s abuse stretching several years, and when Steve’s house was raided, a large cache of guns and ammunition were found. Steve was surprisingly acquitted of the rape charges despite community outrage and after his sentence he was back on the streets with “Illinois United” and the INSF organizing barbecue events at his house where he currently lives at 1308 W Northwest Hwy, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Especially disturbing when teens go to events like an INSF barbeque or the Mokena Fest, or the 2009 St Patricks Day Parade to be recruited by the likes of Steve Turpel, who probably shouldn’t be hanging out with children at all. Phil Anderson and other INSF members tried to keep this information about one of their leaders a secret, even from other white supremacist organizations. Maybe because Steve Turpel’s history is as disturbing and discrediting to the nazi movement as Bill Riccio, Andrew Hengel, Levi Dale Lucas, or John Snyder. Or maybe the fact that kidnappers, rapists, and child molesters are attracted to their movement reveals the blatant contradictions of their supposed racial superiority.
With the collapse of the INSF, James Logsdon is attempting to fill the void by holding several failed meet-and-greet barbecue recruitment events – including their most recent plans for a cross / nazi swastika burning held by Ron Ruhl and Eli James on November 7th near the border of Indiana and Michigan which never ended up happening because their members flaked out. But with all of Logsdon’s trash talking of the INSF as being pedophile apologists, it seems Logsdon himself is unable to come to terms with similar allegations with members of his own group. Joel Dufresne, a leading Creativity Movement member, was arrested in 2006 for kidnapping and raping the mother of his son Hale (named after imprisoned WCOTC leader Matt Hale). While Logsdon claims to be one of the few able to stand up to Turpel, he has continuously defended Dufresne. This hasn’t been a good year for the “Reverend” and friends: after having his front teeth knocked out during his second prison sentence, his Creativity friend Brian Moudry (304 S. Reed St Joliet, IL) was arrested in Joliet after wildly waving guns and threatening people, his friend Brother Marshal in the Washington Creators was exposed to be a police informant, and most of his former friends in the World Church of the Creator turned on him and started splinter group Creativity Alliance. No wonder many in what is left of the Creativity Movement is calling into question Logsdon’s leadership and want imprisoned Matt Hale to be once again officially recognized as Pontifus Maximus. And we haven’t forgotten about the handful of NSM members in Chicago – NSM Matt, Susan Lenner, Michael Schloer, and others who also attended a few INSF events. They are also feeling the heat being confronted – at their jobs, schools, and at their homes. While internal and external blows coupled with their own idiocy has left Illinois Nazis highly ineffective and discreditable, things on our side of the fence are looking good. One year later South Side ARA and comrades are hard at work and are still organizing, smashing fascism in the streets. While we have clearly won the war between us and the INSF, the larger struggle against fascism and racist oppression is an uphill battle that we are determined to fight and win.
Patrick Langballe, John Alexander, Mike Marcink and kids, Paul Paletti and kids, Patrick Leyland, and others at a Blood & Honour Illinois gathering hanging out by the dumpsters where white trash belong
CREATIVITY MOVEMENT LEADER BRIAN MOUDRY ARRESTED FOR WAVING WEAPONS AT CHILDREN
Just a month after threatening a black postal carrier, local Creativity Movement member Brian Moudry was arrested for waving a weapon at a kid outside his home at 304 S. Reed St in Joliet, IL. Moudry also plays, or played, guitar and vocals in National Socialist black metal(nsbm) band Xenophobia under the Alias warhead jewdriver. One People’s Project reports: As one Nazi dies, another takes his place – on Ye Olde Chopping Block. We reported a few weeks ago that one of the Creativity Movement’s luminaries Brian Moudry was being investigated for threatening a black postal worker because he wasn’t receiving his mail. Well now the US Postal Service can forward his mail to his new address at the county jail. This comes because on Sunday the Creatard decided he would threaten someone else – this time a boy in his neighborhood with a gun. The cops didn’t get him on the threat to the postal worker, but they told him to knock this crap off. Well not only he didn’t, but he acted like the bonehead he was when police came to question him about this latest threat. They stayed for 90 minutes, said screw it, came back with an arrest warrant on Monday and took him away. A search of his home turned up a BB gun. Creatards. They never seem to fail in the comedy. Never. An August 17th Herald News article: White supremacist arrested JOLIET — A white supremacist leader has been arrested after allegedly threatening a boy with a weapon . Neighbors told police they saw Brian J. Moudry, 33, run at 8 p.m. Sunday into the road in front of his house at 304 S. Reed St. “He was holding (what looked like) a silver handgun and yelling at someone who had just ridden near his residence,” Chief Fred Hayes said. Witnesses were unable to describe the ethnicity of the boy, who fled from the armed man. “Mr. Moudry was standing outside the doorway when officers arrived, but went inside and refused to exit the house or talk to them,” Hayes said. “As police established a perimeter, the subject began yelling statements about white supremacy from inside.”
Moudry had claimed to be the local leader of the Creativity Movement, a white supremacist group. Police remained at the scene until around 9:30 p.m. Sunday before determining Moudry was not going to shoot anyone from inside his home. “We obtained an arrest warrant for unlawful use of a weapon and took him into custody around noon Monday,” Lt. Brian Dupuis said.
Brian Moudry with James Logsdon
Moudry allowed police to search his home. “We found the remnants of a silver bb gun inside that matched the description of the weapon witnesses saw him with,” Dupuis said. Bomb allegations: On July 17, Moudry reportedly threatened to bomb a mail truck after having trouble restarting his mail delivery. Moudry was questioned by federal postal inspectors. No criminal charges were filed, but he was “encouraged to behave,” reports said.
ANDREW JACKSON OF THE INSF BEHIND BARS FOR ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION
Last we heard from Andrew Jackson(left), he was getting arrested in Chicago after getting his ass kicked to the ground by antifa while his once respected leader Phil Anderson (804 E Marietta Ave / Peoria Heights) watched in awe. Since then it doesn’t seem things have gotten much better for him. Two weeks after that arrest and beat down he was arrested for an attempted home invasion/cause injury. We don’t know what the story behind this is but we do know that he has been sitting behind bars since March 4th of 2011 in Stanton, IL at the Illinois River correctional and isn’t set for parole until January of 2012. So lets get this straight; one year after having his ass beat along with Phil, not only is he sitting behind bars but his crew, the Illinois National Socialist Front(INSF), have broken up after the backbone of their organization, Steven Turpel, turned out to be a kidnapping, child porn loving, pedophile. Maybe white nationalism hasn’t been the best route for this bonehead from Peoria. If he decides to stick with it after being released from Prison, his life is only going to continue to suck. We urge people to send hate mail to Andrew Jackson #m12302 p.o. box 999 Canton, IL 61520 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
MICHAEL SCHLOER ON THE STREETS: NSM CHICAGO, WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Chicago NSM member Michael Schloer is back in town after spending time in Tennessee attending the recent nazi march in Knoxville. Unfortunately for him, this lowlife won’t be going back to his old address because he was kicked out of what was once his wife’s home in Naperville. According to her friends and relatives, since Mike moved in to her house he has done nothing but abuse and mooch off her, have his idiot white power friends threaten her, and break his promise to her father on his death bed that he would quit the nazi idiocy. He hasn’t, and after we outed his NSM affiliations and personal details to Naperville residents, his girlfriend finally had enough and kicked him out to the streets (but maybe he will be able to move in with some of the girls from hotornot.com he has been exchanging dirty pictures with). So where are the proud white people of the Chicago NSM now? Susan “Pincushion” Lenner (3144 Boyle Terrace, Apt 4B River Grove, IL 60171-1185) is feeling the heat at her job at Secrets in boystown, NSM Tim Durkan and NSM Matt were both beaten by antifa and subsequently arrested at the embarassing four-man “White Pride” action last March, while Mike is floating around Naperville living out of his black Chevy truck making racist threats on his NewSaxon profile. This is what they’re trying to pass as the master race? From Michael Schloer’s NewSaxon profile: “I had to take some time off for a moment to clear my head and collect my thoughts but now Im back stronger than ever and with a vengence!!! We have ALOT of work to do White man to reclain our country and we can and will united as one so put down the beer and put on your boots, were coming to a town near you !!! Chicago ara beware paybacks are Hell and I’m going to bring it down on ya ALL OF YA ! ! ! HOBBIES: beating the SHlT out of SHITago ara, anti fia and sharp pussies, Your day of the rope is coming,each and every one of ya in SHITcago You done F.U.C.K.E.D with the wrong guy here in IL. DISLIKES: As if this section needs an explanation ? I will say though I have NO time for the socalled skinheads or klan folks who think this is all about just hanging out like its one big F.UCKING party yet claim to be some stand up street fighting warrior for the 14 words but only come around when theres something in it for them,like the day long or weekend long social
events that involve beer,bands bbqs. Yet theres NO shortage of ARA, antifia or sharp scum when WE”RE out doing a march, rally ETC. You contribute NOTHING to this movement except to the expansion of your waisteline you fat ass keg bellied pussies!!! “ From “NoNazisInNaperville”: “Report from Naperville: LOTS OF POLICE CARS ON SUGAR COURT on [September] 3rd & 4th! Schloer is barred from the Naperville residence via protection order so we got to watch the police escort him out of the house. The person he lives with told me many times how much she hates him and how controlling & bitter he is. She also hates Nazis & is enjoying the peace and quiet. The fact that he put her and her daughter in danger is disgusting. Rumor has it that he is temporarilly living at Suzie Lenner’s or in his truck in Naperville someplace.” “Mike Schloer is in Tennessee but will be in Naperville toward the end of August/ beginning of September to gather the last of his pathetic, masking tape covered belongings.” From Anonymous: “Schloer no longer lives @ the Naperville address & is barred from entering the residence. His wife Jennifer has been working on having him legally removed from the residence for quite some time. It took a while to get to that point but you have to be careful with people who advocate kicking their wives’ faces in with steel toed boots, ie Drew Bostwick. What a fine, upstanding White man – not! He’s probably in Minnesota or Michigan – or floating around Naperville someplace. Let’s see if he can get himself to Knoxville for the rally next week… he has plane tickets. Anyone want to give him a ride to the airport??” From Anonymous: “Hello, Thank you for outting all of those haters. One of them Michael Schloer happens to be living with my sister. My sister is so upset by him. He is always berating and belittling her. I can’t stand him. He lives with my niece and it makes my heart hurt. He lied to my family (especially to my father who was on his death bed) saying he would change and leave the group before my sister married him. He even went out and got a job and played the role of a changing person. Needless to say, that did not last long at all. Now all he does is sit in my sister’s house and sponge off of her. She is very scared that something is going to happen to her, her daughter, her pets, and or her home now that her address and phone number has been posted. Is she safe? Thank you,”
WILMETTE NAZI PATRICK LANGBALLE ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO A GAS STATION
Another bonehead causing trouble in the local white supremacist scene for a long time has found himself in the papers again. Patrick Langballe, who began his white power organizing while attending New Trier High School as the “White War Commission”, is a former member of the now splintered World Church of the Creator(WCOTC) who did several years prison time having been convicted of multiple hate crimes. His recent arrest for breaking into a gas station to steal instant lottery tickets is just the latest on his list of embarrassing antics which caused him to get kicked out of the local Blood and Honour’s C-18 division (denoted by the sloppy “28″ B&H tattoo on his forehead). Rumor has it he received the boot because he was giving C-18 tattoos to non-members, making C-18 more public than they wanted by making business cards, jokxxxing about having sex with children, talking trash about other local nazis, and most importantly, providing us(ssARA) with intel on people within his own movement(thanks again). According to John Alexander of C-18, Langballe was also caught smoking weed with a person of color(apparently a horrible crime in the WN world). These are things that lead to his own comrades thinking that he is one loose cannon who can’t be trusted. Let’s see how much white unity he’s finding in Cook County Jail where he has been sitting for more than three weeks now. From TribLocal: A Wilmette man was charged with breaking into a gas station to steal lottery tickets. Patrick Langballe, 34, of 1936 Schiller Ave., was charged recently with burglary, police said. Authorities said Langballe smashed the front door of the BP gas station, 901 Lake Ave., and stole instant lottery tickets at 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 1. “He was identified off a video surveillance,” said Wilmette Police Sgt. Kyle Murphy. “We knew it was him. It was a matter of locating him.” Langballe agreed to come into the Wilmette Police Department, where he was questioned and later charged, Murphy said. He allegedly stole 70 instant lottery tickets valued at $500, Murphy said. “There were some winners,” Murphy said. “But he didn’t successfully cash them in.” Bond was set Dec. 6 and Langballe was given a Dec. 20 court date at Skokie courthouse. Langballe could not be reached for comment.
NEO NAZI MARIUSZ WDZIEKONSKI SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS
Mariusz Wdziekonski(7800 block of Lawrence Ave in Norridge), an alleged member of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement, was arrested in 2008 for vandalizing 67 graves of Jewish men and women interred in Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois. Convicted earlier this month, he received a 7 year sentence to be carried out at Stateville prison in Joliet. While ARA is glad to see one less white supremacist roaming the streets, we recognize the failures of the prison industrial complex, a system that sweeps problems under the rug without healing the damages caused to our communities. Taken from the Chicago Tribune: A Norridge man found guilty of a hate crime for spraying anti-Semitic graffiti on dozens of grave markers at a Jewish cemetery has been sentenced to seven years — the maximum penalty permitted by law. Judge Larry Axelrood called Mariusz Wdziekonski, 25, “a bigot” before sentencing him today. “You have this warped idea that you’re going to be a hero to these other bigots and white supremacists,” Axelrood said. “You wanted to inflict your hatred. You wanted to inflict your pain. You brought shame to your family.” Wdziekonski did not speak during his sentencing at the Skokie branch courthouse. Wdziekonski was convicted of spray-painting anti-Semitic epithets and neo-Nazi and white supremacist hate symbols on 67 headstones in Westlawn Cemetery in January 2008. One grave marker was spray-painted with a noose with a Jewish Star of David dangling from it, authorities said. Wdziekonski, a Polish national, was arrested in February 2008. Investigators at the time said he was a member of the National Socialist Movement, which the Anti Defamation League has called the largest and most active neo-Nazi group in the United States.After his arrest, investigators found pictures of Wdziekonski dressed as a German storm trooper and said he was fascinated with Nazi history and culture, Assistant State’s Attorney Lauren Brown said. Held on $250,000 bond since his arrest, Wdziekonski has already been imprisoned for almost three years and could therefore be eligible for early release in a few months. Prosecutors said he could be deported to Poland. Wdziekonski testified in his own defense during the 2 ½-day trial. He denied being a neo-Nazi or white supremacist and said he was simply a collector of Nazi memorabilia. Axelrood said that while the U.S. is a free country where people are allowed to have hateful beliefs, they cannot act on them. “You can keep you beliefs,” the judge told Wdziekonski, “and you can take them to the penitentiary.” “It is a hate crime because he doesn’t like a single group of people,” Brown said. “I can’t imagine anything that could be worse…especially to the Jewish community. He
RACIST GLENN BECK SPEAKING AT RIGHT-WING HATE FEST “RIGHT NATION
Today on September 18th, notorious racist Glenn Beck is “taking it to Obama’s backyard” by speaking to thousands of other right-wing extremists at “Right Nation 2010″ at the Sears Stadium in Chicago suburb Hoffman Estates. This national event organized by such groups as FreedomWorks, United Republican Fund and Americans for Prosperity. It is also sponsored by dozens of Illinois Tea Party groups, several Republican congressional candidates, TV/radio show hosts and musicians and is expected to draw tens of thousands of flag-waving idiots from across the country. Other Illinois Tea Party groups have been active lately, organizing several events including a September 12th Glenn Beck’s reaction to los“Freedom Fest” rally in Morton Grove and a September ing his show on Fox 15th tea party rally in Joliet each drawing hundreds of people. We have previously confronted racism in the tea party movement at the April 15th Tax Day Tea Party rally where we kicked out Soren Renner, the type of nazi trash the tea party movement attracts. This is Beck’s first major public appearance since he spoke in DC at a rally called “Restoring Honor” on the same day as MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech in an attempt to appropriate the civil rights struggle. Although Beck initially claimed the date was a coincidence, he has frequently claimed him and his conservative allies to be “the inheritors and the protectors of the civil rights movement” and that the scheduling coincidence is “divine providence” – God’s way of saying he is following in MLK’s footsteps. But Beck is anything but a pioneer of the civil rights movement and is more symbolic of the rise of the fascist right. He frequently criticizes “big government” and uses vague populist rhetoric but he is very much a supporter of the status-quo and the institutionalized racism that the civil rights movement fought against. This can be seen in his constant xenophobic rhetoric and quest for “white rights” in a society rooted in white supremacy. Other more blatant examples of Beck’s racism include the time that he called Hurricane Katrina survivors “scumbags”, calling Cinco de Mayo a “mexican beer holiday”, calling the health care bill Obama’s idea of “reparations”, defending the Constitution’s original claim to African Americans being three-fifths of a human, the time he called Obama a racist, and many more. Beck is also not surprisingly very popular amongst neo-nazis, and Beck even once added a stormfront.org post (the largest white supremacist forum) to his twitter favorites. And for the August 28th rally, his tea party assistant Bruce Majors published a visitor’s guide advising people to avoid “sketchy” neighborhoods and train lines and “how to deal with African immigrants”. Glenn Beck, however, is not just one bad apple. The tea party and right-wing movement as a whole embraces these same racist tendencies and their intent to spread their hate through gatherings like “Restoring Honor” and “Right Nation 2010″ under the guise of freedom and democracy must be confronted every step of the way. We must continue to point out the contradictions and hypocrisies in their reactionary ideology and expose them for what they really are; wolves in sheep’s clothing.
YELLOW CAB FINALLY REMOVES ISLAMOPHOBIC TAXI CAB ADS
The racist organization “Stop Islamization of America”, which describes itself as a “human rights group”, attempted to spread Islamophobia in Chicago by placing ads with Yellow Cab but eventually the company buckled under community outrage and had the ads removed: Anti-Islam Ads Removed from Chicago Taxis: Yellow Cab says ads are offensive to Muslims A series of controversial ads targeting Islam will be removed from a fleet of Yellow Cab taxis. The ads were sponsored by a group called “Stop Islamization of America,” which claims the U.S. is under attack by Islamic law, reports the Chicago Tribune. The group is also a strong opponent of plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. Some of the ads, which appeared on about two-dozen cabs, show women who were allegedly killed by their Muslim fathers for not agreeing to enter into forced marriages. Next to these images is the question: “Is your family threatening you.” Pamela Geller, leader of Stop Islamization of America, has been quoted as saying Muslims are increasingly taking over schools and other institutions in America. Geller said the ads were directed at “Muslim girls in trouble, living in fear of their lives, struggling to find resources to help,” she told the paper. Yellow Cab CEO Michael Levine had the signs removed because he said they were offensive to the city’s Muslim taxi drivers, reports the Chicago Tribune. The ads come at a time when Muslims are fighting to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. While President Obama has show support for the plan, Governor Pat Quinn came out against it last week. Levin says a fleet of independent Yellow Cabs carried the ads. The owner of that fleet was paid by an advertising company to display them on top of the taxis. Three weeks ago Levin says he called the company to have the ads removed. Yellow Cab was told they were taken down, but according to the Chicago Tribune three ads are still running. “They will be removed,” Levine told the Tribune. “Yellow Cab does not regularly approve advertising content carried by our affiliates, but we do reserve the right to ask them to remove ads that offend either the drivers or the public.” This comes just a few weeks later after anti-Muslim sentiments in NYC boils over to the point of cab drivers being assaulted.
UPDATED “WANTED: ILLINOIS-AREA NAZIS” POSTER
It’s been relatively quiet for Chicago-area nazis since their failure at the attempted 2010 “White Pride World Wide” march just over a year ago. Considering how badly they were defeated, it’s not surprising they didn’t bother organizing another action in 2011. We have still been keeping tabs on the major white supremacist groups and individuals in the area, particularly James Logsdon‘s Creativity Movement out of Bloomington IL, John Alexander‘s new “Blood & Honour / C18″ chapter, Suzie Mike and Matt from the Chicago NSM and the stragglers from the now-disbanded Illinois National Socialist Front. After a series of failures, they’ve crawled back under whatever rock they came from, having been reduced to a handful of sparsely-attended private barbecue events, where the main event is a drunken sob-session about the mean folks of Chicago ARA. Every once in a while, some new boneheads appear on the scene mistakenly thinking that this might be a city receptive to some white supremacist hatred. We at Southside ARA are quick on the draw to identify and confront racist imbeciles who don’t know anything about how Chicago handles nazi scum. In that spirit, here’s an updated “Wanted: Illinois-Area Nazis” poster. • Brian Lloyd Christian, from Rogers park. A professional pianist, teacher, and white supremacist who is actively recruiting on Nazi forum Stormfront.org. Since 2005, he’s been posting as “WhiteMuser” looking to form a “European Americans United” chapter. • William Nelson, from Villa Park. A white supremacist with Nazi tattoos who was recently paroled from Stateville, having done several years for hate crime charges after savagely beating a black man while shouting racial slurs. • Eric Scott, from Chicago. Affiliated with the Chicago Mafia Skins(CMS) and the Bully Boys, Eric runs the zine “Brew & Honor,” and maintains a NewSaxon profile. • Mark “MadMark88″ Davis, from Springfield, IL . He has attended Illinois United gatherings and numerous Nordicfest and Hammerskins gatherings over the years. • Arthur Butz, a Northwestern University engineering department professor. Butz has authored numerous racist books preaching holocaust denial. • James Manow, from Matteson Illinois, and Tim Nelson, from Chicago, who are affiliated with the Blood & Honour chapter. • Jon Isaac, who attends punk shows in Chicago and posts racist trash on this facebook account. • Brandon Huddleston, a white nationalist from Lake in the Hills, IL.
BRIAN LLOYD CHRISTIAN: PIANIST, TEACHER, AND WHITE SUPREMACIST
Update 4/26/2011: We have received confirmation that after being physically confronted and having his racist activities exposed before a Heartland Cafe performance, Brian’s employers Opera On Tap has decided to let him go. Opera On Tap released a statement saying they were not aware of Brian’s racist activities and do not discriminate. He is still teaching music to children at Faith Community Church. Brian Lloyd Christian is a classically trained pianist and teacher. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Music. Amongst many other musical achievements, he has coproduced performances of his operetta “The Little Prince” with the aid of student opera singers. Brian Lloyd moved to Chicago from Baltimore, MD in September of 2009 about a week after marrying his wife, Clara. He currently teaches piano at Faith Community Church(910 Main Street West Chicago, IL 60185), works for Opera On Tap, a non-profit 501(c)3 company, and has several upcoming performances at the Heartland Cafe (7000 N Glenwood Ave). Brian’s public life is well-known, but his private life has an ugly side: Brian Lloyd Christian is a white supremacist. He actively posts under the alias “WhiteMuser” on neo-nazi website Stormfront.org, the world’s largest online white nationalist community. Brian was active in Baltimore and has tried to continue white supremacist activity since he moved to Chicago. Quoting from some of his Stormfront.org posts, “Hi, I’m also in the northern Chicago metro area and I’m looking to join a WN(white nationalist) group, especially Klan(as in the Klu Klux Klan or KKK). I’m interested in community building and activism”. It’s bad enough he wants to be a Klansmen, but he wants to be an armed one at that: “I’ve only fired a .22 rifle, not a handgun. I’ve been doing some research – I know I want a glock because I like the safety mechanism” (from a stormfront post November 08). Brian also has a post in thread titled, “ideal careers for a white nationalist,” in which he said it would be nice to work with David Duke, a former grand Wizard of the KKK and world famous white supremacist. Brian has 121 other posts on Stormfront and has been recently trying to start a “European Americans United” (EAU) chapter in Rogers Park, a group that “educates people on anti white double standards” in the fight for “white rights”. Something tells us Brian hasn’t been doing too well as of late. We urge anti-racists and anti-fascists to do their best to give him hell and drive him out of town. Whether it be through his job, at his performances, in his neighborhood or on the street, he should be exposed and confronted. Brian Lloyd Christian 6449 N. Hoyne Ave. #1 Chicago, Il 60645 Home phone: (773) 770-8916 Cell phone: (773) 733-3741 email@example.com
ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER AND POLITICIAN BEATEN ON ST. PATRICKS DAY FOR MAKING RACIST COMMENTS
Kenneth D. Snider, an Illinois State Trooper, Carlinville school board member, MaCoupin County democrat, and former security chief for Governor Patrick Quinn, was attacked on St. Patricks Day for making racist comments at a local Carlinville bar. The media is being slow to acknowledge the racial element, but according to witnesses and dozens of internet postings, the story goes like this: when a black student from nearby Blackburn college entered the Anchor Inn, Ken started making racial slurs including, “What’s a ****** doing in a white man’s bar?” The policeman was next seen leaving the bar bruised and bleeding. Ken Snider has since resigned from all official positions while an “internal investigation” is underway, but few official details have been released. Racial slur led to fight with Illinois trooper, student says CARLINVILLE – The politically connected head of Gov. Pat Quinn’s Southern Illinois security detail used a racial slur against a black college student in a Carlinville bar, starting a fight that preceded the officer’s resignation, the student says. Blackburn College senior Bryan Reynolds, 22, said in an interview that the epithet from state Trooper Ken Snider “started the … well, I wouldn’t call it a ‘brawl,’ but I guess the fight.” Reynolds’ account of the St. Patrick’s Day fight in the small community south of Springfield raises new issues around Snider’s sudden resignation the next day. Snider, one of Quinn’s top security people and a well-connected member of the region’s Democratic power structure, resigned shortly after what officials have described as a barroom “altercation.” The following day, Snider also resigned without explanation as head of the Macoupin County Democratic Party and president of the Carlinville School Board. Quinn’s office has declined to comment on the matter because Snider left the security staff of the governor, also a Democrat. Reynold’s account of the fight is the first direct allegation of a racial component in the incident. Snider didn’t respond to repeated calls to his home and cellphone, or to a message left at a business operated by his wife. Carlinville Police Chief David Haley confirmed that Snider called his home phone and cellphone during the early morning hours of March 18 after a fight. Haley dispatched police to the Anchor Inn; no arrests were made. “Mr. Snider was involved in an altercation,” Haley said. Illinois State Police are still investigating “to see if there was any criminal conduct or criminal activity that occurred that night,” spokesman Scott Compton said. Compton confirmed that a state trooper resigned in connection with the altercation, but he declined to provide further information, pending the ongoing investigation.
SPOKANE WA: BOMB DISCOVERED ON MLK PARADE ROUTE PLANTED BY WHITE SUPREMACIST
From Rose City Antifascists - rosecityantifa.org March 9, 2011, Gene Johnson and Nicholas K. Geranios of the Associated Press and the News Tribune reported that an arrest had been made in connection with the bomb found on the parade route at Spokane’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. Kevin William Harpham, 36, who the Southern Poverty Law Center recorded as being associated with the neoNazi National Alliance, and who federal agents describe as a white supremacist, is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and possessing an unregistered explosive device. As Jessica Robinson’s March 14th OPB News article elaborates, the pseudonym that Harpham used on neonazi forums, “Joe Snuffy,” was very active in online white supremacist circles, writing about “race wars and The Turner Diaries.” In addition to his ties to the National Alliance and his online neo-nazi activity, Harpham reportedly sought out a North Idaho Aryan Nations group requesting information. Reynolds said he has been asked to tell his account to both local and state authorities investigating the case. Haley confirmed that Reynolds came to the police department March 18 to discuss the incident. Haley said he advised Reynolds that the investigation had been turned over to the State Police. Reynolds, a former football player, told the Post-Dispatch that he stood near Snider inside the Anchor Inn. After two bumps to his shoulder, Reynolds turned to the state trooper and “asked what his problem was, because that’s the second time he bumped into me,” Reynolds said. Snider grabbed the student’s shoulder and called him “the N-word” and other derogatory names, Reynolds said. When Reynolds attempted to remove Snider’s hand from his shoulder, the trooper responded with a shove, Reynolds said, which provoked him to throw a punch. Reynolds said he was asked to leave the bar before police arrived, an allegation that Anchor Inn owners and employees declined to discuss. “I was defending myself,” Reynolds said. Snider’s responsibilities with Quinn’s Executive Protection Unit included the supervision of officers, scheduling, routes and movements while Quinn traveled in the southern parts of the state. He earned more than $131,000 annually.
INDIANA ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILL REFLECTS A “QUIET AWAKENING” OF RACISTS
Indiana is one of the latest states to attempt to pass an Arizona-style anti-immigration bill: S.B. 590, a bill which codifies racial profiling by police and mandates English-only State documents. Despite being met with significant protest from community organizations, educational and religious leaders, the Indiana Farm Bureau, and even a handful of judges and politicians (including Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller), the bill passed an Indiana Senate Labor panel by 8 to 1, and now moves to an appropriations committee. By continuing to move forward with this bill in spite of public opposition (and a likely federal injunction), Indiana is reasserting its proud racist traditions. Not surprisingly, the white supremacist crowd is praising the bill as a “comprehensive attack on immigration, multiculturalism, and political correctness,” and calling for a “quiet awakening”. This call to action seems to reflect a growing trend of racist activity in Indiana . In an effort to bring this underground “awakening” to light (and hopefully put it back to sleep), the following is an overview of the major places and players in Indiana. The capital of Indiana, and center of the anti-immigrant bill debate, has had KKK members in control of many of its government offices. These include the Indiana General Assembly, the City Council, the Board of School Commissioners and even the mayor’s office. Former Mayor John L. Duvall and former Governor Edward L. Jackson were both open Klansmen. One current Indianapolis racialist group, “Hoosier Nation” (which sometimes goes by the Indiana Council of Conservative Citizens or the Indiana Tea Party), has organized anti-immigrant demonstrations opposing the DREAM Act, a demonstration against the Hollywood film Machete, a demonstration against an Al Sharpton speaking event, and attempted to attend the failed 2011 American Renaissance racist conference, which was shut down by Anti-fascists. Their leader, Matt Parrott, wrote the book “Hoosier Nation,” an unapolagetically racist book which uses a misguided sense of culture and separatism to promote its fascist agenda. Other members include Brian “Jake” Jacobsen, who runs “Radio Free Indiana,” which has hosted the openly racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpiao, and the notorious racist Jaenelle Antas: Jaenelle Antas Alias:Tristania Address: 7823 Ella Dobbs Ln, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227 Phone: 317-379-8871 305-923-9400 Birthday: 12-23-1984 Jaenelle Antas is an Indianapolis-based racist who organizes with “Hoosier Nation,” runs the white power bookstore Lighthouse Literature, and has made over 4500 posts on the nazi forum Stormfront.org. In 2007-2008 she was the assistant to the chair of the Indiana Libertarian Party but left them for more openly racist groups like Council of Conservative Citizens, Hoosier Nations and Indiana Tea Party. She is a Holocaust denier and the main US contact for Nazi sympathizer David Irving, having served as his personal assistant and tour manager during his 2010 US speaking tour, which was disrupted and shut down in nearly every city where he tried to speak. “Well-behaved women rarely make history”. Both Jaenelle Antas and Matt Parrott of Hoosier Nations recently attempted to attend the white supremacist 2011 American Renaissance conference run by notorious racist Jared Taylor until it was shut down by anti-fascists for the second year in a row. Even though most conference goers backed out, an emergency American Dark Age shadow conference(pictured above) was organized at the last minute over facebook where Hoosier Nation members associated with other notorious racists including Paul Fromm and Andrew “Yeoman” White of Bay Area “National” Anarchists pictured here shaking hands. Bloomington is known for being a liberal stronghold in Indiana, but in the past few months has seen a string of hate crimes. In November, 54-year-old Ellettsville resident and Indiana University employee Mark Zacharias was arrested for several racist attacks on Jewish student centers where windows were broken with rocks and concrete, and Hebrew texts were removed from libraries and thrown in toilets. In response, thousands of Bloomington residents wore blue to show solidarity with the Jewish community. Another IU student, Clay Hicks, recently spoke to Fox59 voicing his support of racist store owner Gary Dewester, who is in the news for refusing to stop selling racist “kolored kids” and “darkie” brand soaps out of his Noblesville shop. Indiana is also home to the Vinlanders Social Club (VSC), primarily based in Indianapolis and Knightstown. The VSC is a renegade skinhead crew co-founded in 2003 by Eric “The Butcher” Fairburn, who at one point had active crews in 20 different States. Brien James, formerly of the Hoosier State Skinheads, is reportedly still active with the VSC, holding gatherings out of his home in Indianapolis at 2507 English Avenue. Many VSC members have committed numerous violent hate crimes, including an 2007 attack on a homeless man, and more recently, a VSC probate and Pennsylvania Correctional Officer, who murdered his wife and kids in 2009. The Vinlanders were once known for wild partying, fighting and “odinist rituals;” however, criminal allegations, “racial impurities” and infighting have led to the group’s slow decline. Another Indiana racist is Joe Knaack of Hebron, IN. Years ago, he was kicked out of Boon Grove high school for defecating in a fellow students locker. Later, he was incarcerated in Lake and Jasper County jails, and was sent to rehab at Rosecrance for his addiction to Percocet. Now, he is on the streets claiming to be a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. Joe is employed as a photographer for an appraisal company (perhaps Capital in Munster) and can be frequently found at Cultural Cuts(10923 Miami Street Crown Point, IN 46307) with his close comrade and stylist, Edwin.
James Logsdon(Creativity Movement) and Eli James(Christian Identity) and was to include a cross/swastika burning. While their events are usually sparsely attended, this event was cancelled entirely due to infighting and mistrust within their ranks (according to John Alexander of Blood & Honour / C18), although the organizers reportedly blamed it on “bad weather.” After many years of watching his friends become informants, victims of violent attacks, or imprisoned (and having his teeth knocked out in prison because of his racist beliefs), James Logsdon still continues to attempt to recruit up new members, specifically targeting vulnerable populations (such as pedophiles and teenagers) and rednecks (like Brian Moudry) for white activism. Jason Lenz, of Portage, Indiana, started the group “Stormtrooper Skinheads” with Matt Abney (who was kicked out of the Kentucky KKK). They tried attending the Mokena IL Nordicfest gathering, the 2010 Midwest Volksfront gathering and the failed 2010 “White Pride World Wide” march. They also tried organizing a rally in San Pierre, IN, recruiting attendees from stormfront.org, but failed, due to their poor reputation and mistrust. The Stormtrooper Skinheads’ website paradoxically (and confusingly) informs visitors, “I Get The Last Laugh!! Guess What You Want To Be Nosey (sic)? Your IP Address Has Been Recorded For Going To A Known Racist Website So Back The Fuck Off You Dumb Mother Fucker!!” Days after the failed San Pierre rally, public records showed Jason Lenz was arrested while he was hospitalized after destroying the bathroom’s smoke detectors in order to smoke, one of the many times he’s been in the Porter County jail. Here’s a few other known white supremacists all over Indiana: • Dozens of names and addresses of other Indiana-based Nazis were recently released including Bryan Minnick(Bloomington), Chad Scolley(Hebron), Colin Hemmer(Greewood), David Sutton(Indianapolis), Emily Heeb(Fort Wayne), John Franklin(Indianapolis), John Gibson(Indianapolis), Lee Feldmann(Evansville), Matthew Deweese(Indianapolis), Mitch Edwards(Indianapolis), Teresa Boone(Anderson), Tim Chriswell(Pleasant Lake), Tyson Blake(Munster), Dale Bowman(Pekin), Thomas Walsh(Highland), and Chad Sink(Lane Monticello) • Portage-based nazi Renae Rachelle DePerio(pictured here with Volksfront Chicago Paul Alfich) and her husband Nate Sliter, who was kicked out of the Outlaw Hammerskins (OHS), Hoosier State Skinheads(HSS) and and Vinlander Social Club (VSC). • Rob “Ufilas” in Goshen, who consorts with Chicago Volksfront people. • 20-year old NSM member Samuel Eben who lives in Lafayette. Rumors are also surfacing that Andrew Yeoman of the Bay Area National “Anarchists” (BANA), a third positionist white supremacist organization, is attempting to set up a chapter here. If they do show, they’ll be treated the same as BANA was on May Day last year. From politicians pushing anti-immigrant laws like S.B.590, to their street-level counterparts in KKK and skinhead crews, Indiana’s history of racism is unfortunately still present. In answer to this “quiet awakening’s” call to action, we need to continue to organize and confront encroaching fascism at all levels. If you know any additional information on any active Indiana white supremacists or want to get involved in eliminating these groups please contact us at southsidechicagoara at hushmail dot com.
(Vinlanders who attended a 2005 gathering: (top row, from left) Nate Sliter, Adrian Petty, Jason Gregg, Eric Busetti, Timothy Dumas, Eric Fairburn, Brien James, Jason Gall, John Carr and Adrien Apodaca; and (bottom row, from left) “Big John,” Bryon Widner, “Chad,” Kevin Kislingbury and Scott Burris.) Joseph (Joe) Knaack Address: 588 S. 600 W., Hebron, Indiana, 46341 Phone: 219-742-9728 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Joe hangs out with his closest ”brother” and supposed Russian “leader” Stephan Kozikowski, who works at Qdoba Mexican Grill (2710 LaPorte Ave Valparaiso, IN) and gives tattoos at his house. Stephan Kozikowski Address: 3473 Salem Ct, Michigan City, IN 46360 Phone: 219-879-6520 Tom Metzger is a well-known white supremacist who lives in Warsaw, Indiana. Metzger was a member, and eventual Grand dragon (in California), of David Duke’s KKK: a third era KKK that was both revolutionary and Catholic. He is known for starting a group called “White Aryan Resistance” (WAR), the “klan border watch,” and his numerous attempts at electoral politics (winning the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in San Diego and serving as a precinct worker for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater). Most recently, he ran for office in the 2010 third congressional district getting less than .1% of the vote. Metzger has also faced several lawsuits and incarceration. On November 7th, Chicago-area nazis in the group “Illinois United,” attempted to hold a barbecue on the border of Indiana and Michigan. The event was organized by Ron Ruhl,
STOP INDIANA FROM BECOMING THE “ARIZONA OF THE MIDWEST”
In Indiana, the Republican-controlled house and senate are waging a full-on attack by attempting to pass anti-immigrant, anti-worker and homophobic bills, revitalizing Indiana’s fascist history and putting Indiana back on the map as the “Arizona of the Midwest”. Although proceedings are currently stalled (several democrats have boycotted and fled to Illinois to avoid quorum), the Indiana Republicans are not backing off. Recently, they proposed another anti-immigrant law: HB-1402, which eliminates resident tuition to the undocumented. Indiana republicans are also attempting to pass a constitutional amendment banning civil unions and gay marriages – a step backwards considering many states (including Illinois) are beginning to recognize gay marriage as legal. In response to the rising tide of fascism in the Midwest, more and more people are taking to the streets. On February 21st, hundreds marched in Bloomington demanding that IU President Michael McRobbie take a stand against SB590. An occupation staged at IU, with an info-point distributing handouts educating people about the bill, was eventually shut down by IU administrators and police. Bloomington citizens are also organizing know-yourrights trainings and discussions on the current status of the bill and how to effectively fight it. On March 10 in Chicago, hundreds took to the streets to “come out of the shadows” as undocumented and unafraid. The march culminated at “Liberation Square” with speeches, food, and music. Also on March 10, hundreds of immigrant rights activists rallied in Indianapolis and La Porte, marching in opposition to SB590 (in addition to the massive workers-rights demonstrations). In Wisconsin, Voces de Bloomington residents take to the streets la Frontera Action organized twenty buses against SB590 to Madison for the colossal March 12 demonstration to show solidarity with the general strike and opposition to the Arizona-style anti-immigrant bill. On March 15, hundreds more rallied yet again in Indianapolis against SB590. During the Indianapolis March 10 action, a handful of racists gathered to counter-protest the immigrant rights march, holding signs showing their support of SB590 and demanding people to “go back to Mexico”. Attendees include Jaenelle Antas and Matt Parrott from the hate groups Hoosier Nation and Council of Conservative Citizens, and members of the neo-nazi skinhead crew Vinlander Social Club (including leader Brien James from Indianapolis who inanely attempted to provoke the crowd by shouting, “Who wants to make some anarchy? You wanna go in the alley and make some anarchy one on one? I’ll take on any of you”). We want people to be aware of active racists in their neighborhoods (and we have previously posted address info for Jaenelle Antas and Brien James)
but if you have any choice words for Matt Parrott his address is listed on an application when he applied for a permit when he and his white supremacist friends rallied in support of Jerry Piland and several other white Indianapolis police officers who savagely beat a young person of color in June 2010. Another Vinlander affiliate actively promoted the counter-protest on racist websites stormfront.org, wotansvolks.webs.com and ingunowners.com. Nick (who goes by Matt Parrott, 1145 Golfview Dr, Apt F , the aliases NordicHeathenVinlander and Carmel, IN 46032, (317) 324-8282 Hjalmar Hellstrom), also created a Facebook account friending many groups and individuals associated with the immigrant rights movement around Indianapolis in the weeks before the event. While posting several comments and links pretending to be against SB590, he was simultaneously posting on stormfront.org, encouraging people to “call Immigration Customs and Enforcement” because he “heard there are going to be illegals tomorrow” (even providing lists of phone numbers for different ICE offices). Nick eventually revealed his true colors as a Hoosier Nation and VSC supporter after word was put out warning people of his futile attempts to gather personal information in order to report people. Massively outnumbered, all they could do was attempt to engage in “debate” with a few anti-SB590 protesters, by spouting their tired xenophobic arguments. As ARA, we do not believe in giving any platform for fascism to spout their hate and find it disgusting that such individuals walked around in broad daylight openly affiliating with known nazis. Freedom of speech is a concept that both the right and certain factions of the left, argue for– ultimately minimizing our ability to actually act and creating a society where you can say whatever you want so long as you don’t do anything about it. Unfortunately for them, not only we do see this as deceptive but we believe that if Nazis want to preach oppression and genocide, then those who they wish to oppress, and who oppose this, should fight them by any means necessary. We also do not believe that an attack on them can even be considered a violation of freedom of speech, as opposed to say an imprisonment for such rhetoric, but rather an act of free will based out of a necessity to eliminate apparatuses of oppression. Furthermore, we do not believe in appealing to politicians to seek petty reforms and willingly give up power. Whether through militant confrontation, occupations, or general strikes, the Nick “NordicHeathenVinlander” only way forward is direct action. “Hjalmar Hellstrom”
IOWA ANARCHISTS SHUT DOWN NEO-NAZI RALLY IN DES MOINES
More than sixty anarchists, antifascists, catholic workers, communists, and everyday people from Iowa City, IA; Des Moines, IA; Omaha, Nebraska; and elsewhere converged in Des Moines on Saturday, November 20 to protest a scheduled ¨White Pride Day¨ rally organized by the American National Socialist Party based in Chillicothe, Ohio. Although a few suspected white nationalists were seen driving around the perimeter of the Iowa state capitol, where the fascist rally was supposed to be held, none apparently had the guts to get out of their cars and risk a confrontation with the large mob of antifascists. More than sixty anarchists, antifascists, catholic workers, communists, and everyday people from Iowa City, IA; Des Moines, IA; Omaha, Nebraska; and elsewhere converged in Des Moines on Saturday, November 20 to protest a scheduled ¨White Pride Day¨ rally organized by the American National Socialist Party based in Chillicothe, Ohio. Although a few suspected white nationalists were seen driving around the perimeter of the Iowa state capitol, where the fascist rally was supposed to be held, none apparently had the guts to get out of their cars and risk a confrontation with the large mob of antifascists. The Des Moines Police Department, Polk County Sherriff´s Department, and unknown federal law enforcement were all monitoring the scene, and some anarchists suspect that at least three men who attended the counter-protest were probably undercover law enforcement officers, due to their appearance and behavior. The counterprotest was organized on less than two weeks notice, and was generally considered a victory for the loosely-affiiliated anarchist movement in Iowa. ¨Sixty-three people attended the counter-protest which means there were sixty–three different social movements represented here today,¨ said one local anarchist. ¨We not only successfully shut-down the neo-nazi rally, we also successfully demonstrated our strength in numbers and the effectiveness of the decentralized affinity group model of organizing.¨ Word of the ¨White Pride Day¨ rally and the proposed counter-protest were disseminated through Facebook, email, and other online social media, and half a dozen or more affinity groups, representing a wide variety of ideologies and personal styles, and ranging anywhere between four and fourteen people each answered the call. ¨Nazi punks fuck off!¨ yelled one SkinHead Against Racial Prejudice. Another woman from Des Moines carried a sign that read, ¨Hamsters are taking our jobs.¨ ¨I used to have a really great job, running around in a cage and rolling in a ball around the living room,¨ she said. ¨Then a hamster came along and took that job from me, and that´s not right. I don´t think hamsters should be allowed to take our jobs. I´m sick of unicorns, as well, coming around with all their rainbows.¨
EXPOSING GRAND RAPIDS NAZI MICHAEL PETERSON “RAGNAR WHITESON”
It’s been a slow few months for the Nazis of Illinois with the white power scene within fifty miles of Chicago as good as dead, South Side ARA’s been forced to search in the wider region for fascists to expose. First off is Michael Peterson of the Grand Rapids metro area. You may remember him as Ragnar, mocked intensely as a divider of the white pride movement and possible undercover ZOG agent on Patrick Langballe’s classic video “Juliet is a pig 88″, Juliet being his kid’s mother who has cheated on him with other men in the ‘movement’. You might have even seen him in pictures of this year’s Hitler Birthday Celebration in Chicago (he’s the one furthest to the left). He is a Nazi that spent nine years in federal prison and now blogs, paints dolls and figurines, fights with his own community on the internet, writes about mead on the internet and attends school at Grand Rapids Community College for writing and journalism. On top of this, he is a leader of the Gallows Tree Wotansvolk Alliance, a culty religious group that blends Norse Paganism with white supremacy and forbids its members to be part of any other organizations. This outfit organized the Jackson, Michigan White Pride World Wide march March 22 last year. Now simply exposing Michael for his fascist activism (usually carried out by the name Ragnar Whiteson, Ragnar Odinson, or Wotansvolk) would be enough, but it gets far juicier. Early last year, a White Culture Club attempted (and failed) to start up at Grand Rapids Community College. On the Gallows Tree Forum Michael owns up to the fact that he and other Gallows Tree members started the White Culture Club to help promote the religion he leads. But look up earlier on the thread at the article by the name of “White culture club tries GRCC”. It ran in the Collegiate, GRCC’s student newspaper, at the beginning of the controversy. And its author: Mike Peterson, Collegiate Staff Writer. That’s right, an active Nazi got to write THE FIRST ARTICLE about the group he helped start FOR THE PURPOSE OF BRINGING NEW MEMBERS into his own organization, and quite possibly got paid for it. Great journalism Mike! And to the GRCC students wondering whose been passing out the racist flyers promoting “whitepridemi.com” around campus, the wondering’s over. The e-mail listed as a contact on the flyer is also Mike Peterson’s, put up on his mead expert page online. Michael Peterson alias Ragnar Whiteson Address: 2112 Martindale Ave. (as of 5/2009) Wyoming MI 49509 Phone: 616 773 9766 email: email@example.com Major websites: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001115796183 http://ragnarwhitesons.blogspot.com/2010/08/racismwatch-michigan-blog.html http://wotansreich.webs.com/
NSM TO PROTEST MILWAUKEE PRIDEFEST AND “COMMUNIST” ROLLER DERBY TEAM
The National Socialist Movement Wisconsin unit is planning several upcoming hatemongering actions: a March 26th private meeting near Fond Du Lac, a May 14th protest of the Rushin’ Rollettes (a ”communist” roller derby team in Milwaukee), and a June 11 demonstration against Milwaukee Pridefest. This is not the first time the WI NSM have attempted to protest Pridefest; last time they were forced to hide behind police protection out of fear of being confronted by Milwaukee Bash Back and ARA members. We’re calling for folks to stand up against racial prejudice and homophobia by driving these racist scumbugs out of town. Although ARA has previously released some names and pictures of WI NSM members, we want to focus on the two main players, Harriet and Paul Paletti. They live in New Berlin with their infant twins Paul and Aryan and both have a long and sordid racist history, having organized numerous NSM events. They plan on attending the upcoming 2011 NSM National Conference in New Jersey. Although Harriet tries to portray the NSM as a group of “community activists” doing “volunteer work at animal shelters, food pantries, and senior centers” on her NewSaxon profile, it is clear through their actions they are capable of violence against people of color and LGBTQ folk. Paul Paletti was arrested in 2008 for beating up a Mexican man outside a bar in Waukesha with a group of Nazis while shouting racial slurs. The charges were eventually reduced to assault and he got two years probation. Although he was ordered not to affiliate with white supremacists, that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to organize as the WI NSM. The fact that they are organizing public demonstrations shows they are becoming increasingly emboldened and need to be reminded that speading hate has consequences.
Harriet “Garfield” Kester-Paletti, Paul J. Paletti (414)554-2483, (414)324-1479, (262)894-8700 Addr: 20225 W Coffee Rd, New Berlin 53146 WI firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
Harriet has also recently started her own business, “Garfield Accounting Services,” but it is hard to believe anyone would want to trust their business records or personal details to a company run by active neo-Nazis. Many Chicago-area Nazis have participated in several WI NSM events. Our own Susan “Pincushion” Lenner, Chicago NSM member who works at “Secrets” headshop in Boystown (pictured here holding an assault rifle while Harriet Paletti gives the seig heil), has made the trip to Wisconsin to attend the NSM protest of Milwaukee Pridefest and a gathering at the memorial to Adolf Hitler constructed by former SS Waffen officer Herr Junker. Other Chicago nazis who attended Wisconsin events include NSM member Michael Schloer, who last we heard was still on the streets (having been kicked out of his home for abusing his girlfriend), Chicago NSM Matt who was defeated at the failed 2010 Chicago White Pride Worldwide march, and NSM snitch Tim O’Donnell, who also attended the last NSM Pridefest protest. Neo-nazis try to hang on the fringes of the right-wing Tea Party movement, taking advantage of rising right-wing tides to recruit, provide a context to engage in violent hate crimes, and more explicitly, promote their fascist organizing. This wink-wink relationship between Nazis, the mainstream right wing, police and politicians composes a comprehensive attack on immigrants and the working class, from discriminatory legislation down to street level hate crimes. With dozens of states following their lead, Wisconsin has become a main battlefield for this fight, with an Arizona-style anti-immigrant bill in the works, public outrage due to the Republicans passing the widely opposed anti-union bill, and a budget plan that kills in-state tuition and food stamp benefits undocumented people. Tea Party groups such as Americans For Prosperity have organized in true astroturf fashion several “Stand with Scott Walker” rallies across Wisconsin; millions of dollars have been poured into these front-groups by multi-billion dollar corporations such as Koch Industries headed by notorious right-wingers Charles and David Koch and his father Fred Koch (who co-founded the John Birch Society). The Koch family’s history of supporting fascism dates back to their involvement with the Nazis during WWII where they ran concentration camps, the oil industry, and specialized in making products out of the skin of murdered prisoners. Koch is still active today promoting mainstream Tea Party front groups and supporting politicians like Scott Walker(who himself has defended notorious KKK leader David Duke by saying his issues were legitimate and not extreme enough), further demonstrating the connection between fascism, corporatism, and rightwing politics. However the rising tides of oppression manifest themselves, whether through the state and politicians like Scott Walker or by the Fascist imbeciles protesting Milwaukee Pridefest, they must be exposed, confronted, and stopped.
CONFRONT DAVID IRVING’S 2011 HOLOCAUST DENIAL TOUR
The notorious holocaust denier and Nazi sympathizer David Irving is at it again, attempting another US tour of thirty cities across the Southern, Western and Midwestern states. The topic of this year’s speaking engagements? “The Life and Death of Heinrich Himmler, Hitler’s lieutenant.” Irving’s fraudulent and methodical endeavors to rewrite history commonly attract other neo-Nazi miscreants and white supremacists to his gatherings. We’re calling upon anti-racist organizations and individuals to confront his tour every step of the way, and send a clear message that revisionism and fascist organizing is not welcome in our communities. His troubled recollection of basic history must extend to the more recent past, when he encountered fierce antifa resistance the last time he came to the states in late 2009. The fact that Irving can’t go out in public without facing angry mobs trying to run him out of town has forced Irving to organize in secret, going through great lengths to screen potential attendees to his event, never revealing the location until the last minute, and hiring private security. This has never stopped protesters from shutting down his events nor has it provided any sort of security or privacy for the racist scum that attempt to hear Irving speak. In New Jersey, dozens of anti-fascists filled the Pompton Plains hotel, chanting and struggling with attendees. They were so effective in disrupting the event that police had to escort attendees out. The same happened a day later in NYC, where the event was not only disrupted, but both Irving’s tour manager Jaenelle Antas and neo-Nazi friend Alex Carmichael were pepper-sprayed. Faced with humiliation and defeat, Irving was forced to cancel his next few scheduled appearances, but the chaos did not end there. Days later his Chicago event was shut down when dozens of masked anti-fascists stormed into the Edelweiss restaurant turning over tables, destroying his merchandise, and assaulting attendees, while Irving and Antas locked themselves in a supply closet in a magnificent display of cowardice. Right in the middle of his failed east coast appearances, his websites were also attacked by anti-fascist hackers who released his private emails and databases to WikiLeaks. The emails gave hilarious details of the frustrations caused by Irving’s infatuation with his much younger assistant Jaenelle, and also eventually caused his landlord to kick Irving out of his Winsdor home. More importantly, this leak revealed private speaking locations as well as names and addresses of dozens of racist Nazi sympathizers who purchased tickets – a warning to those who would consider purchasing a ticket to Irving’s gatherings.
The conflicts that populated Irving’s 2009 tour exemplify the danger that venues are sure to face should they host his events. Irving, fearing confrontations during his tour, had hired “Tip of the Spear,” a group which advertises private security for white power events. At the 2009 Palm Beach function, the very people he hired for security had initiated a knife fight amongst warring neo-Nazi attendees Christopher Nachtman and John Kopko. The event was booked under Focal Point Productions and the Ritz-Carlton had no idea who Irving was. Additionally, one person attending last year’s Chicago function, John Gisselbrech, was hospitalized during the antifa disruption, hurt so badly that he has hired the prominent Deratany Firm to file a lawsuit against David Irving, his publishing company Focal Point Productions, and Edelweiss Restaurant (who hosted Irving for the second year in a row) for failing to make adequate security precautions. The million dollars at stake may shut down these businesses down–yet another warning of what might happen to spaces that host fascist speaking events. Further, they give warning to the puerile few considering attending, as to just what might happen if they do attend. They will be confronted, exposed, shut down, and humiliated. Interestingly, David Irving’s tour manager and personal assistant for the second year in a row is Jaenelle Antas (7823 Ella Dobbs Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46227 317-379-8871, 305 923 9400). Despite the unforgettable troubles stemming from the 2009 tour (the pepper-spray and Irving’s elderly sexual advances) is giving him another chance and is handling all booking and ticket sales for his tour. The former Assistant to the Chair of the Indiana Libertarian Party, Jaenelle is also involved in the Indianapolis white supremacist scene, belonging to the hate group “Hoosier Nation” which is organizing to support Indiana’s anti-immigrant bill SB590. David Irving, much like our own Chicago-based holocaust denier (and Northwestern University professor) Arthur Butz (2214 Central St, Apt 3 Evanston, IL 60201) and all other proponents of holocaust denial, have a very specific agenda that, upon further examination, has less to do with spreading their distorted fantasies, and more about Nazi sympathy, scapegoating Jews, and legitimizing racism. Holocaust deniers are attempting to lift the taboo off the holocaust in order to make Nazism a more accepted mass political ideology; in other words, they deny the holocaust so that it can happen again. Even some Nazis, such as William Pierce, find this to be absurd, claiming that holocaust denial proves one to be incapable of living up to the duties of white nationalism. Pierce and those who recognize that the holocaust happened believe it is something to be proud of and feel it should be understood as something necessary. We anti-fascists find this historical perversion appalling, but — more importantly — find it an impetus to destroy their quest of creating a potential for fascism to gain ground. David Irving’s attempts to legitimize such a movement and to victimize Nazis as being bad jacketed must be met with organized militant resistance and shut down everywhere he attempts to make an appearance.
The Anti-Racist Action Network’s first point of unity: “Whenever fascists are organizing or active in public, we’re there. We don’t believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. Never let the Nazis have the street!” Below are the dates and locations where David Irving is scheduled to make an appearance. He frequently books his events under fake names to mislead the venues into not knowing what exactly they are getting into, and to prevent the possibility of being confronted by anti-fascists. February 28: Miami, FL March 1: Orlando, FL March 2: Savannah, GA March 3: Columbia, SC March 4: Raleigh, NC March 5: Richmond, VA March 6: Washington DC April 9: Indianapolis, IN April 10: St. Louis, MO April 12: Dallas, TX April 13: Houston, TX April 15: San Antonio, TX April 16: El Paso, TX April 17: Albuquerque, NM April 20: Las Vegas, NV April 21: Phoenix, AZ April 22: Sherman Oaks, CA April 23: Orange County, CA April 28: San Francisco, CA April 29: Sacramento, CA May 1: Portland, OR May 2: Seattle, WA May 3: Spokane, WA May 4: Kalispell, MT May 6: Billings, MT May 8: Bismarck, ND May 9: Fargo, ND May 10: Minneapolis, MN May 11: Madison, WI May 12: Chicago, IL May 13: Detroit, MI May 14: Cleveland, OH
olis-based racists Matt Parrott and Jaenelle Antas (who are organizing to support Indiana’s anti-immigrant bill SB590). Attacking Irving on the first function of the Midwest portion of his 2011 speaking tour sets the tone for things to intensify: not only for Irving and his assistant Jaenelle, not only for those who attend and host his events, but for every holocaust denier and every white nationalist. We wish them to be a target of war every minute and every second of there lives and in those moments in which they seem unchallenged, let them wither in fear of retribution and drown in the paranoia caused by the panopticon-like gaze that is antifa. The restaurant hosting Irving’s speaking event: MCL Cafeteria (Update: Confirmed that Hoosier Nation is no longer 1390 Keystone Way allowed to host meetings at MCL after this attack) Carmel, IN 46032 Carmel location phone: 317-844-9217 Corporate phone: 317-257-5425 Two Indianapolis-based racists who invited Irving here who are part of http://www.hoosiernation.us which also holds regular meetings at the MCL Cafeteria. Matt Parrott 1145 Golfview Dr Apt F Carmel, IN 46032 (317) 324-8282 Jaenelle Antas 7823 Ella Dobbs Ln Indianapolis, IN 46227 (317) 379-8871 and (305) 923-9400
DAVID IRVING’S INDIANAPOLIS SPEAKING EVENT ATTACKED… TWICE
It’s only been a few days since David Irving began the second portion of his 2011 tour and already the Midwest has been delivering militant antifa resistance. His first Midwest speaking event was to take place in Indianapolis speaking to members of the racist hate groups Hoosier Nation and American Third Position. However, the night before, the MCL Cafeteria hosting the event had several windows bashed out with bricks that read “Shut David Irving Down” and “No Nazis”, forcing the MCL Cafeteria to shut down the event and tell Hoosier Nation that they can no longer host their monthly racist gatherings there. Matt Parrott and Jaenelle Antas had to scramble to find another emergency location at the last minute, although they have tried to claim, as the boneheads usually do, that this was not the space for their event. We know this is bullshit because dependable intelligence sources have confirmed this before and after bricks were thrown. Antifa communique from an anonymous email: On April 8th, the night before holocaust denier and nazi sympathizer David Irving’s Indianapolis speaking event, we paid the hosting restaurant an early visit. Three Bricks written with “Shut David Irving Down” and “No Nazis” were launched through the windows to harass the MCL Cafeteria and to prevent Irving from speaking there. The MCL Cafeteria regularly hosts racist gatherings of Hoosier Nation, Council of Conservative Citizens(CCC) and American Third Position meetings led by Indianap-
Apparently, after the location was moved, the dumb-asses managed to give up their new location spot again and, according to Jaenelle’s(Tristania) post on Stormfront, were forced by management to leave. They claim that they found a new location at the last second calling the event a success but whether this is true or not can’t be confirmed. Even if they did have this talk at Parrott’s apartment, or as the Hoosier nation response says, “in a van down by the river”, it wouldn’t have been until two of the former locations fell through, not to mention that one of them was Hoosier Nations monthly meeting spot in which they are no longer welcome. How many people do you think were unable to attend this speech due to this fiasco? Meeting taking place or not they went through some hell while antifa had a good time and with no legal repercussions. The next day, according to David Irving’s facebook, as well as some other sources, St. Louis antifascists have broke windows harassed and spray painted the hotel that were said to be hosting Irving. Even before his tour began, Irving was already facing disagreements with Jaenelle about how he is poorly managing the funds raised from his book and ticket sales in addition to harsh criticism from his own neo-nazi affiliates that he is washed up, old and an irrelevant mockery of his former self. After an awesome campaign against Irving’s 2010 U.S. tour, we are making sure 2011 will deliver a whole new round of failures for Irving’s holocaust denial tour. Two days of war and twenty-two more to go. Good work to our comrades in Indiana, St. Louis and all the other antifas out there. No platform for the fascists!
DISGRACED NEO-NAZI BILL WHITE’S CONVICTION IN CHICAGO
Update 4/20: Bill White was released from federal prison (on Hitler’s Birthday, of all days) after his conviction was overturned. He is still on supervised release in Maryland and banned from posting anything on the internet.
It hasn’t been a good holiday season for disgraced Nazi leader Bill White who was finishing up his first 30 month bid only to be convicted at trial in Chicago of another felony – this time for soliciting threats against a federal jury member from the Matt Hale World Church of the Creator trial. Now he awaits sentencing at MCC where he was placed in protective custody because he was attacked by another inmate. Looks like the once NSM leader now hated by everybody nazi failure follows in Matt Hale’s footsteps to federal prison. The prosecution brought up a number of Bill White’s hateful acts from over the years – including praising the murder of Judge Joan Lefkow’s husband and Eric Hunt’s attack on Elie Wiesel. White also frequently posted detailed (but frequently incorrect) personal information with racist threats against the Jena 6, dozens of suspected ARA members, and others involved in the struggle for equality and justice. But what really nailed him was posting the name, address, phone number and place of employment of a federal juror from the Matt Hale trial in Chicago calling him a “gay jewish anti-racist” and that “everyone involved with the Matt Hale trial should have been murdered”. Mark Hoffman testified on Monday that he broke down to tears in fear after receiving dozens of racist threats because Bill White posted his full name, address, phone number, and place of employment on his nazi website Overthrow.com. Prosecutors then brought up his affiliation and praise for other well known violent nazis like Eric Hunt to demonstrate White had the capability to influence “young stupid 18 year olds like Phil Anderson” to commit acts of racial violence. Two Nazis came forward and testified at the trial both giving up internal details about their work with Bill White, his NSM splinter group the ANSWP, and the Creativity movement. One witness Michael Burks is already a well known Nazi detractor and FBI informer who has burned all bridges with Bill White, the ANSWP, and the Kentucky KKK. The other witness is also very well known around to us: Phil Anderson, who after Whites imprisonment, went on to start the Illinois Nationalist Socialist Front (INSF) who just couldn’t keep it together after getting their asses Phil Anderson and Bill White as ANSWP at the 2009 Hitler Birthday Celebration kicked at last year’s failed “White Pride
Toledo Police Protecting Bill White at 2005 NSM Rally World Wide” march and having his mentor Steven Turpel exposed as a dangerous child molester and rapist. Burks’ betrayal to the white power movement is already well known but now Phil Anderson will have to explain why he turned against his former leaders and so-called comrades. And even though there was satisfaction and amusement watching Bill White squirm as the prosecutor called him a “ghoul” bringing up case after case from his hateful past, there is something worrisome about the State achieving a guilty verdict. The State has never been our ally in the revolutionary struggle against racism. For the most part Nazis and the Klan have always been unofficial boot boys for capitalism and the State – terrorizing communities while having a wink wink relationship with the cops and ruling classes because they do their dirty work. They may bust a few boneheads from time to time but by far the FBI targets and disrupts leftists and revolutionary groups more than right-wing extremists. You have to wonder why they are still trying to keep the MOVE 9, the Angola 3, Mumia Abu Jamal, Leanord Peltier, Oscar Lopez Rivera and many other revolutionaries in jail. Not to mention the mass arrests, beatings, and killings committed by the police against even pacifist wings of the civil rights movement. Chicago has a particularly bloody history where their COINTELPRO operations straight up assassinated Black Panther Party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, and also where CPD detective Jon Burge and others savagely tortured and imprisoned hundreds of innocent black men. Earlier this year, dozens of anti-war activists had their homes raided across the midwest and were subpoened by FBI purportedly searching for ties to international “terrorist” organizations. And the same government that Bill White’s lawyers say are “persecuting him for his ideas” are also prosecuting folks standing up against racist terror like the Love Park 4, Arpaio 5, Dee and Kelsey, and more. So while you may hear the big stories like Bill White, or “Operation Stormfront” which netted over 50 white power gang member arrests in California last month, or Chicago’s own Patrick Langballe and Mariusz Wdziekonski, it does not make up for the every day racial profiling and police brutality committed by the criminal “justice” system. A disproportionate majority of people behind bars are people of color up against racist cops, judges, juries, politicians with much more power over our lives than a handful of nazi losers. The reality is that the prison industrial complex – a white supremacist institution acting as an extension of modern day slavery – must be abolished entirely if we are serious about fighting oppression in all forms.
At the 2010 ARA conference in Portland our second point of unity was modified to further articulate our opposition to their court systems: We don’t rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us. This doesn’t mean we never go to court, but the cops uphold white supremacy and the status quo. They attack us and everyone who resists oppression. We must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists. We don’t seek in asking permission from anybody to gather in public or to drive out the facsists using whatever tactics are most effective. We also refuse to cooperate with the State or leave it all up to systematic reforms to fight racism as if they were capable of it anyway. Militant direct action – like the kind delivered to the NSM every time they attempt to march in Phoenix – is the only way we’ll be able to destroy all that stands in our way of creating an egalitarian society free from racist sexist and homophobic oppressions. Although we are happy Bill White is off the streets (and that he won’t be allowed near the internet when he gets out) this does not mean we believe locking Nazis up is a real solution (especially considering it’s possible they will be supported by white prison gangs such as the Aryan Brotherhood, the Northsiders, Nazi Low Riders and others). Don’t get us wrong – we aren’t exactly rushing to defend the “free speech” of racist scum like Bill White. But the prosecuters securing a conviction in this case also sets dangerous legal precedent which can and has in the past been used to repress revolutionary movements at an even greater magnitude. Consider the 2005 Toledo Ohio riots against the NSM rally organized by Bill White – when the NSM announced they would return to Toledo in December for a second rally, the city of Toledo passed the day before an emergency injunction banning any public gathering anywhere outside the downtown permitted area. This injunction was eventually used to arbitrarily arrest over dozens of anti-racists for simply gathering in public at libraries and elsewhere. Bill White followed in the footsteps of Matt Hale: he attempted to be a national white power leader and threatened a lot of innocent people and organized others into action, but in the end he got more than he bargained for. He tried so hard to be some sort of martyr but never quite made it – difficult when he is hated by so many even other Nazis who praise his imprisonment. But even though he is embarassing to their movement there is always the risk he could influence some fringe boneheads who would follow his lead and take action. If so we will be there to remind them that there no future for white supremacy and they, like their disgraced and fallen “leaders,” are going to get hit big time.
RUMORS: STREET STORIES OF ANTI-RACIST/ANTI-FASCIST ACTIONS IN THE U.S. & CANADA
DISCLAIMER: The name of this blotter is to be taken literally. Nothing has been fact checked. Submissions were received via Internet from anonymous anti-fascists, who may or may not have been speaking about themselves. This blotter is meant to convey some of the realities of everyday anti-fascism, and is not to be taken as encouragement or endorsement of any particular action. Send items for “Rumors” to firstname.lastname@example.org April, Chicago: Brian lloyd Christian, a third position white supremacist, was jumped by antifascists before entering heartland cafe for a piano performance. A week later his whole neighborhood was fliered exposing him for the racist trash he is. Brian was promptly fired from his Opera On Tap musical career after having his activities exposed. Jan. – Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix area anarchists initiated a march in the arts district of downtown Phoenix for the monthly “First Friday” artwalk. The call was in response to the deaths of two immigrant youths who were found in a canal after fleeing from a Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy near Gila Bend, and the murder of a third youth, who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent while climbing the border wall in Nogales. Jan. -- Spokane, WA: An anti-personnel bomb was found in the path of a scheduled Martin Luther King Day march for equality. Feb. – Charlotte, NC: Anti-racists successfully prevented the racist “American Renaissance” conference from occurring in Charlotte and celebrated the occasion by holding a small rally and press conference. Feb. Seattle, WA: A roving gang of rioters smashed property and attacked Seattle police with fireworks, flares and fire extinguishers Saturday night near the site where an officer shot a woodcarver to death last August. Feb. – Portland, OR: A statement was released claiming responsibility for smashing the windows of a police contact station and attributed it to revenge for recent police murders and repression in Seattle. Feb. – Seattle, WA: A nazi bonehead was caught on video by a local news crew getting his ass beat by two people of color he attempted to rob and run out of a local park. Unfortunately, the local news reporter (a person of color) intervened and saved the bonehead. Feb. – Tacoma, WA: On the morning of February 28th, a Tacoma Police Department building had all its windows smashed out and some paint thrown on the facade. This was done as part of the West Coast call out for two days of action against the police.
Mar. – Claremont, CA: Police managed to keep several hundred anti-racists and 24 members of the neo-nazi National Socialist Movement separate as the NSM staged an anti-immigrant rally. Mar. – Montreal, QB: Several vehicles belonging to the Public Security Ministry of Quebec were doused in paint stripper and had their tires slashed. This Ministry oversees the provincial prisons and police forces. A statement was released attributing the action to solidarity with those from Seattle and the pacific northwest who have been struggling with several incidents of police murder and brutality of late. Mar. – New Brunswick, NJ: Hub City ARA released a sample of their intelligence files one month before the National Socialist Movement’s planned march in Trenton, NJ on April 16th,These files included two profiles of Jason Heicke and Toni Stamos two NJ NSM organizers as well as information on American Front, American 3rd Positionists, and other nazi groups operating in NJ. Mar. – New Jersey: Before you could say “fuck off you g.g. allin wannabe goons,” New Jersey nazi-afilliated, rape-advocating, all-around scumfuck band Call the Paramedics was taken off another gig in the northeast. This time (for the 3rd time) it was at a Clifton bar called Dingbatz, who (for a 3rd time) cancelled the band, this time almost immediately after antifa became aware of the situation. Call the Paramedics lost more than 80% of their last tour’s shows thanks to exposure from One People’s Project and ARA, and if anyone should see them playing in their area, don’t let that shit go down. Mar. – Olympia, WA: A police substation at 200 Perry street was targeted twice in two weeks. In the first attack its front
window was smashed and two patrol cars were damaged. In the second a small fire did some minor damage to the substation. Mar. – Santa Cruz, CA: Two Santa Cruz County Sheriff Department vehicles were attacked on the night of March 15th. Their tires were slashed and etching fluid was thrown onto their windows. A statement released Mar.- Tacoma, WA: a police car had paint thrown on it, etching fluid was used to ruin at least three windows. A statement was released dedicating the action to “those comrades imprisoned in chile, on hunger strike…” Mar.- Windsor, NC: A noisy demo was held outside a rural prison. The demonstrators had several gigantic banners reading “Against Prisons” and “Hands Off James Graham.” (Graham is one of several prisoners in Windsor facing punishment for his role in organizing there) Oakland, CA: Reaction to the Nov. 5 sentencing of murdering cop Joseph Mehserle for his execution of Oscar Grant was massive and militant. After the BART cop was given only 2 years minus time served, leaving him to be released in as few as a few months, the streets of Oakland filled with angry people who were met with intense police repression and 100s of arrests in attempt to disperse them.
Mar. – Calgary: Local bonehead crew the Aryan Guard attempted to hold a march but were foiled when local police said they could not protect them from several hundred antifascist demonstrators mobilized by Calgary ARA. The boneheads hopped a bus and went home to reinvent a reason for getting so thoroughly embarrassed. One member of Aryan Guard was arrested on outstanding warrants and one antifa was arrested. Calgary has become somewhat of a battleground lately, with nazi attacks on the rise, culminating in a brutal attack on Calgary ARA member Jason Devine in the home in his and his family that ended in serious injuries for Devine and a friend of his. (See report in last issue of TTT). Mar. - Chicago: 2 members of “The 77’s,” a local punk crew with a long history of harassing people of color and assaulting the homeless were treated to a well-deserved beat down by local antifa. Mar. - Chicago: Secrets, a head shop that employs Nazi and NSM member Susan Lenner, had its front window mashed with a cinderblock that had “Fire Suzy” written on it. Here’s hoping they take the hint.
West Coast, US: Austrian Far-Right Fascist Band Allerseelen (for more info on them visit RoseCityAntifa.weebly.com) encountered Antifa resistance to their December west coast tour. Their date in Portland was cancelled after antifascists told the space of the band’s ties and views. At the time of this writing, their LA show had already had to move venues once, and the people booking Allerseelen have been receiving tons of complaints. Chicago, IL: Chicago’s ultra-right Tea Party released a statement related to a recent alleged arson at their Christmas party on 12/10. According to the tea-baggers, someone sneaked into the bathroom of the bar where the party was and left 4 burning road flares taped together in the trash can, filling the bar with smoke and forcing everyone to evacuate. Written on the toilet seat in red was “FUCK THE CHICAGO TEA PARTY.” Clackamas County, OR: December 11 is known in Nazi/WP circles as “martyrs’ day.” Their “martyrs” are members of the infamous “Order,” who committed a string of murders and robberies in an attempt to start a “white revolution” in the 1980’s. Antifa in OR ‘celebrated’ this year by distributing hundreds of “WANTED” posters, outing several key members of Volksfront. Portland, OR: Rose City Antifa used “martyrs’ day” as an excuse to release over a
hundred gathered intelligence photos of Volksfront and other Nazis in the Portland area on Portland Indymedia. RCA is asking for more information on those pictured, and the pictures/original release can be found at Portland.inymedia.org. Here’s to an increase in their martyrs. Chicago, IL: Pro-choice militants threw chunks of asphalt through the dining room window of anti-choice patriarch Joe Scheidler of the so-called “Pro-Life Action League.” Accompanying the asphalt chunks was a note signed by some “crazy feminist bitches.” ’Nuff Said. Chicago, IL: The racist, xenophobic propaganda film “The Minutemen” (dealing with the anti-immigrant vigilante border patrol group of the same name) was being screened at the Chicago international film festival in early October and was met with antifascist resistance. The first screening had protesters out front, and several antifascists confronted Minuteman leader Robert Crooks, pelting him with eggs as he tried to leave the film festival. The next day, several antifascists obtained tickets to the screening and disrupted Crooks by calling him out as a racist. Finally, the film’s producer Nick Weissman was smashed with a dog-shit pie as he attempted to give a press interview, putting a final emphasis on what happens when you bring murderous racists and propaganda to our cities.
show and phone jammed the second venue all day. Several members of B49 and VT pulled out knives and rocks and attacked the antifa, who scattered though a few of them had some minor injuries. Their overreaction may be related to a member of VT having his nose broken after starting a fight with an antifascist a few weeks earlier. Tomball, TX: This September Tomball became the target of several racist antiimmigrant groups and neo-nazis for the city council’s rejection of proposed antiimmigrant ordinances. Pickets were organized by scumbags from the Minutemen, Border Watch, and Tea Party supporters, and attended by racist bikers and neo-nazis. Texas antifascists came out in force to oppose them, and one antifa was attacked by a nazi with a camera tripod. The antifa defended themselves, which prompted the nazi to run to the police and show video taken only after the attack had begun, leading to the antifascist’s arrest.
Fags” Baptist Church at a high school for a production of “The Laramie Project.” WBC a no-show. Clifton, NJ: Neo-Nazi band “Call the Paramedics” was dropped from NJ Death Fest, culminating a rash of cancellations of virtually all their shows since their nazi ties/affiliations were brought to light by antifascists. Word on the street is that antifa who had played with some other bands on the bill got to talking to those bands, and that was all it took.
was blocked by a group of antifa who were met with tear gas and a few arrests. March organizer J.T. Ready was briefly confronted by antifa before being rescued by an undercover cop. Philadelphia, PA: Antifascists turned out on October 10 for Keystone State Skinheads’ (KSS) annual Leif Ericson day celebration. Recent months have seen a marked reduction in activity by KSS, once one of the most active and public white power groups. On the day of, not a single nazi showed up, leaving antifa to pose for pictures on the statue of Ericson. This seems to be the end of KSS, not a moment too soon. KSS co-founder Steve Smith organized a small Leif Ericson event weeks later. It was held by American 3rd Position Party, a racist political party that has been recruiting from the ashes of KSS, probably to save face after gloating antifa made public the sudden demise of Leif Ericson Day.
Des Moines, IA: Over 60 antifascists gathered in front of the Iowa state capitol in anticipation of an announced “White Pride Day” in mid-November. Several white nationalists were seen driving around the perimeter of the area, but all of them were too scared of the mob of anti-fas to park. With superior numbers and physical attrac- New York, NY: Members of the ultra-nativeness, the anti-fa succeeded in shutting tionalist anticommunist band Venganza Tatuada and their crew Battalion 49 attacked a down the rally before it even began. group of antifascists in mid-October. The Phoenix, AZ: A march by the Neo-Nazi Na- antifa had shown up near their show to contional Socialist Movement (NSM) through firm reports from that venue that they had Phoenix in mid-November was met with stiff cancelled the show. After they encountered resistance. Rocks were thrown at the Nazis the more numerous fascists, the antifa and the cops defending them, and the route identified themselves as the very ones who had gotten their first venue to cancel the
Pittsburgh, PA: David Japenga was sentenced to 6 to 18 months after being convicted of property destruction during the G-20 protests in Pittsburgh in 2009. On the night of his conviction in November, police report a group of protesters marching in downtown Oakland (the neighborhood in Pittsburgh David was arrested in) and thousands of dollars of damage to the windows of a bank and upscale eatery. Japenga has since been released early after serving a Columbus, OH: Columbus is a city with a few more weeks on top of his already over long history of radical antifascism, and did 4 months served. not disappoint this September when Columbus ARA received a tip that some local Berkeley, CA & Muncie, IN: Pittsburgh is boneheads would be meeting at a Lowe’s not the only city to see attacks on banks. parking lot to distribute literature around Recently there have been statements rethe city. 20 ARA and antifa approached leased relating to vandalisms of the 1st the Nazis in the parking lot and told them to Source Bank of Indiana and a Wells Fargo fuck off. The Nazis complied, leaving and in Berkeley. attempting to regroup nearby, where they were again set upon by ARA. At this point Tacoma, WA: An anonymous person or the police arrived and the groups were sep- persons released a statement claiming rearated. Antifa then had to deal with a few sponsibility for a Dec. 14 smashing of all hours of police harassment, but the Nazis the windows of a police substation there. didn’t distribute a flyer. The person or group attributed the attack to the oppression or prisons and the regular North Brunswick, NJ: Hub City ARA and murders committed by police. other queers/allies gathered to protest a planned picket by Westboro “God Hates Montreal, QC: An anonymous statement
are killers.” A short statement announcing the banner drop attributed it to the anniversary of Greek police murdering a young teen and the uprising that followed. Asheville, NC: A statement was released claiming responsibility for an attack on 6 Department of Corrections cars in late Nov. and attributing it to police repression of anarchists and radicals. Asheville, NC: About 50 anarchists marched and rallied in support of the “Asheville 11,” who were arrested this past May Day for alleged property destruction at a march. The group marched from a nearby park to the county jail, chanting with several was released claiming responsibility for a banners, including one reading, “Police are December vandalism of a dozen vehicles the absolute enemy.” belonging to the Bell building in the city. The statement claimed that Bell refused to Portland, OR: An anonymous statement publicly release footage their security camwas released claiming responsibility for era captured of a police shooting out front the vandalism of 5 unmarked police cars. of a Muslim man on his way home from The cars had their tires slashed and were mosque and that this was retribution. doused in paint thinner. The statement also espoused anti-state, anti-police and antiMontreal, QC: A statement was released racist ideas in mid-Nov. claiming responsibility for window smashing and paint defacement of the New Brunswick, NJ: Anti-fascists and proRussian embassy in Montreal. The comchoice individuals have been striking back muniqué named repression of antifascists against anti-abortion fundamentalists in and environmentalists by the Russian govtheir community. Anti-choicers picketing a ernment, related to the anti-fas’ attempt to local clinic during the “40 days for life” were protect a forest in Khimiki. struck by fruit and obscenities by passersby, and a longstanding fake clinic run Portland, OR: A smoke bomb was set off by anti-choicers had its locks glued and a in a cop bar in Portland early December security camera damaged. 6, and a short statement was released by anonymous anarchists in solidarity with Chicago, IL: Chi-town antifa lured the leadseveral victims of state repression/murder. er of the city’s most active neo-nazi group and one of his crew 3 hours from home afModesto, CA: Dec. 6, a group of 15 proter posing as a potential recruit looking to testers marched into a Modesto police buy a t-shirt. The two Nazis were greeted station during a public meeting, chanting by a handful of antifa, who treated them to “Cops! Pigs! Murderers!” They wore masks a proper greeting before making a quick esbearing the faces of two people killed by cape, leaving the Nazis, who were arrested Modesto police in September. The anafterwards, reeling. archists disrupted the meeting shortly but avoided any arrests. Trenton, NJ/Philadelphia, PA: Antifascists from NJ and Philly have been on their Seattle, WA: Also on Dec. 6, a banner was game. Upon spotting Nazis at DRI shows dropped from an overpass in Seattle readin Philly and Sayreville, NJ antifa mobilized ing “Police violence is no accident. Cops
for a DRI show in Trenton, NJ. Contacting the promoters to get permission to table, they turned out huge numbers, and ran several members and associates of Keystone State Skinheads (KSS) out the door no sooner than they had paid admission. Philly antifa also tailed some KSS boneheads as they left an Overkill show in the city. In both instances KSS regional director Keith Carney attempted to deny he was a nazi as he fled. KSS seems to be suffering further setbacks, and have apparently cancelled their Leif Ericsson day action for October 10. Chicago, IL: Chicago outed local National Socialist Movement (NSM) member Suzy Lenner at her workplace, ironically a head shop called Secrets. A man claiming to be her boss jumped out of a taxi and accosted the antifa, but was met with a barrage of eggs against him and his store. Again, the antifascist ninjas melted into the street and evaded authorities. Pittsburgh, PA: PGH pro-choice militants and neighborhood kids converged on antichoice protesters on a main drag in town, blocking their signs with large sheets. Eventually the antichoicers gave up and headed to their car, where they were tailed by a now large, angry mob. At some point the car of one of the anti-choicers had its windows broken. They have not been seen in the neighborhood since. Omaha, NE: A 62 year old man was ar-
rested for firing pepper spray at Gay hating, racist, sexist, all around worst people in the world Westboro “god hates fags” Baptist Church members while they picketed a military funeral. Westboro Church members also got a hot reception by dozens of comix fans when they attempted to picket the San Diego Comic-Con. Portland, OR, July: As part of the July 31 Call to Action Against Racism and Fascism, a coordinated effort by anti-racists in North America and beyond (check out july31antifa.blogspot.com for the Call and other reports of events that took place that day), a crowd of about 65 rallied and marched to the home of neo-Nazi Jeffery Jay Thomas, to distribute information about his political activities. Thomas was “out-ed” by RCA on July 4 for his participation in the racist Blood and Honour American Division 2010 Gathering near Omaha, Nebraska, as well as his other white power activities in Portland and beyond. To call Central City Concern Administration and express concern about neo-Nazi organizer Jeffrey Jay Thomas living at and organizing from their Sally McCracken Building property, the number for their Administrative Offices is: 503-294-1681 (Use *67 to obscure your number if security is a concern.) While antiracists rallied downtown, flyers were also in the mail to 100+ neighbors of Chaseton Dale Word, local leader of the neo-Nazi Northwest Front. The NWF claims the Pacific Northwest must be ethnically cleansed to form a white-only homeland.
RACE, CLASS STRUGGLE & ORGANIZED LABOUR IN THE “AGE OF WISCONSIN”
Ajamu Nangwaya is a trade union and community activist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto. Madison, Wisconsin, may have given organized labour - or the labouring classes - a hint at the possibility of resistance in the streets of America. Or should the credit go to the children of Caliban  in the streets and squares of Egypt? Can you imagine the role reversal implied by the prospect of the children of Caliban’s teaching those of Prospero, the great civilizer, the art of being human or striving for moral autonomy…collective personhood? Many commentators have asserted that if there had been no revolt in Egypt, and no forced departure of the pharaoh-like Hosni Mubarak, there would not have been mass protest action in that oh-so-white of a state, Wisconsin. It is simply amazing to think that the fair citizenry of Wisconsin would require an external political stimulus to challenge their exploitation; the racialized section of the United States’ working-class has been bearing the brunt of the racist, sexist and capitalist battering of the welfare state structures since the 1980s without much sympathy from their white working-class counterparts. But predominantly-white Wisconsin is up in arms when the chicken comes home to roost in their own backyard! Martin Luther King was quite right when he declared, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” We can only hope that white workers come to realize that white supremacist beliefs and practices only weaken the working-class - to the advantage of the small capitalist elite. The political and economic elite in the United States is ruthlessly using the aftereffects of the Great Recession as a pretext to further weaken the economic, social and political conditions of the working-class. It was the actions of the captains of industry and commerce and their politicians that were responsible for the massive job losses, nearcollapses of major financial firms, housing foreclosures (which largely affected racialized urban communities) and overall ‘bust’ of the capitalist business cycle. One of the effects of the preceding events was a massive reduction in revenue flowing to the coffers of the different levels of government. It should be noted that prior and ongoing tax cuts - granted by the political class to corporations, wealthy individuals and high income earners - were also critical factors in the deficits now faced by state governments. But it is the working-class in the public sector and the members of our communities who
are dependent on public services that are being called upon to sacrifice their already tenuous or precarious standard of living to slay budgetary deficits across America. From the federal government under the pied piper leadership of President Barack Obama to two-bit governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin to multi-millionaire Governor Rick Synder in Michigan, tax-cuts to the well-heeled, disciplining of the working-class and social programme spending reduction are the preferred policy options.  Hopefully, this bitter medicine from the neo-liberal or monetarist black bag will alert workers to their true class identity and interests. The fox (capitalist class) and the chickens (workers) cannot have a community of interest. It is in the nature of the former to desire the latter for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Many members of the United States’ working-class have been mislabeling themselves as middle-class as a result of the relentless ideological and social conditioning by the combined forces of the media, school, family, politicians, religious institutions and even union bureaucrats. The capitalist or corporate elite are also implicated in the mental slavery or false consciousness of workers. According to Funiciello, the capitalist elite, in its capacity as bosses of the wage-slavery regime, plays a critical role in keeping workers distracted or servile: Here in America, it has been difficult for rank-and-file Americans to see their own yoke. That’s how sophisticated is the hand of the very small elite that has controlled how many jobs we will have, where we will live, whether we will have a house or an apartment, how our children will be educated (or mis-educated?) and, even, what and how much we will eat. The consolidation of power over the people by that small elite has occurred over several decades, but just now the minions of Corporate America are coming out into the open and trying to administer the coup de grace. The minions are Republicans and, unfortunately, they have had help from many Democrats. However, the current state-sponsored legislative initiatives aimed at destroying collective bargaining rights, decent wages, workplace benefits and the ability of unions to financially support political activities – along with union-crippling “right to work” laws should disabuse workers of their middle-class illusions. If you sell your labour and do not exercise substantive control over the organizing, managing and directing of work or the labour process, you are a member of the working-class, period! One may be forgiven for thinking that the pulse of resistance had disappeared from the body of organized labour in the United States. Other than participation in the farce that is electoral politics (politricks?), organized labour has been, for the most part, absent from political struggles against white supremacy, sexism and capitalism. With the attack on public sector unionism in Wisconsin and other states and the tentative fight-back posturing of the labour movement that has begun to emerge in response, a curious observer may be excused for wondering aloud: “Has this Lazarus now risen from its deathly sleep and re-discovered its historical mission?” Has Lazarus, the working-class, finally remembered that its principal role ought to be the battle to free society from social oppression? We will know the answer in the fullness of time. The assault on collective bargaining rights of public sector workers by Governor Walker could be an undisguised gift to social movement activism. It has certainly been a long time since labour and its allies have mobilized tens of thousand of people into the streets over point of production
or workplace issues. Andy Kroll, a writer and an eyewitness at the protest actions against this potentially game-changing legislative attack on public sector unionism, states that “within a week there were close to 70,000 protesters filling the streets of Madison.”  The writer was so moved by the spirit of resistance in the occupied Capitol building in Madison and events in the street that he declared, “Believe me, the spirit of Cairo is here. The air is charged with it.”  While the protests on the scale in Madison, Wisconsin may bring into motion forces that represent radical or revolutionary demands, I am not among the commentators who are overly impressed with what I have been seeing and reading. I am reminded of the instructive refrain of the African Jamaican dub poet, “A revolt ain’t revolution.” A revolution ought to be guided by revolutionary ideas and demands. It would be a stretch to even think that the preceding condition exists in Wisconsin, or even Egypt. We are currently at such a low level of movement activism or upsurge that even a ripple of protest may inspire fantastic declarations and expectation. However, Larry Pinkney of the online publication The Black Commentator has a more sobering assessment of the Wisconsin protest than Kroll, which runs counter to the euphoric pronouncements that I have read in alternative spaces: While it is certainly heartening to see some people making and taking a stand in Madison, Wisconsin, this does not mean that Wisconsin has somehow become Egypt. It has not. There are numerous inherent contradictions that have yet to be forthrightly addressed in Wisconsin, U.S.A., and which strongly impact the most economically and politically dispossessed and despised of people in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.  Pickney is raising questions about the oppression of the racialized working-class, inclusive of those with and without jobs. Their material interest does not garner substantive or broad sympathy from white union bureaucrats and rank-and-file members. Where were the protests when Reagan and Clinton assaulted the working-class by changing “welfare as we know it” and demonized African Americans and the poor in the process? Where was the howling from organized labour when Clinton proudly declared his intention to put 100,000 additional cops on the streets of America  and dramatically increase the number of Africans, Hispanic and poor whites in the prison-industrial complex or penal colonies? Where was organized labour when affirmative action was being savaged for merely trying to weaken white supremacist employment and other structural barriers in the workplace and the wider society? Organized labour is willing to move when it is faced with self-evident existential threats. Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of Wisconsin’s AFL-CIO, seemed to confirm the preceding assertion when she noted, “[o]ur very labor movement is at stake and when that’s at stake, the economic security of Americans is at stake.”  I wonder whether her visual image of “Americans” looks like the people on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. On the contrary, when the “slings and arrows” fired at the racialized workingclass provoke even the slightest bit of racial animus, union bureaucrats and white workers, through their inaction or silence, tend to support the initiatives of the ruling-class. White supremacy has been a reliable tool, used to set white workers against Africans and other racialized workers in the United States, from the days of chattel slavery up to
our current period of wage-slavery. Marx’s 1867 assertion remains valid today: “In the United States of North America, every independent movement of the workers was paralysed so long as slavery disfigured a part of the Republic. Labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded” (emphasis mine).  The class struggle and a united working-class movement in the United States (and Canada) will remain “paralysed”, deformed and underdeveloped, if the commitment to the elimination of white supremacy does not become a strategic goal of the organized labour and the general working-class. Would the outpouring of solidarity with Wisconsin workers be the same if the target was a group of largely racialized public sector workers? Ford captures the issue at stake - the role of race and white supremacy in limiting the class struggle in the United States: Wisconsin is, in a sense, a near-ideal terrain for a showdown with the Tea Party brand of Republicanism. The actors in the drama are overwhelmingly white, putting the raw class nature of capital’s aggression in stark relief. With relatively few Black scapegoats to complicate the issue, white folks must confront the bare facts of the way late-stage capitalism tramples ordinary people as it careens from crisis to crisis. Or, maybe not. White supremacy is a dynamic ideology that has always been central to the domestic functions of American Exceptionalism, distorting not just race relations but all other social relations, as well. Once the foundational Nigger has been invented and given life in the public mind, with all his purported logic-bending and society-polluting defects, his[/her] characteristics can be imputed to other targeted groups – a ready-made demonization kit. Public employees in general and teachers in particular now find themselves Niggerized as lazy featherbedders, no-count malingerers, fellow travelers with welfare queens and other human malignancies that must be excised so that the free market can work its wonders.  The task facing us class struggle and anti-oppression advocates is to be “ruthlessly” frank and firm in our commitment to challenge and eradicate white supremacy within the labour movement, the general working-class and the structures of the wider society. It was encouraging to know that the question of race and centring the interest of the racialized working-class surfaced within the conversations of the Madison resistance - albeit in a fairly marginal space.  The objective reality facing organized labour and the working-class in general is the need for a full integration of a principled anti-racist practice into the heart and mind of the resistance against capitalist domination.
ANTI-FASCISTS VS FASCISM VS THE STATE: A THREE WAY FIGHT, NOT DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS
The State: is the compulsory political institution of a centralized government that maintains a monopoly of the use of force within a certain territory. It applies to the courts, the cops, the laws, the politicians etc. Fascism: A grass-roots revolutionary and self-proclaimed anti-capitalist movement based on racial/religious or other superiority and a false sense of victimization. fascism attaches itself to populist ideology, relies on political violence and deceit and often is void of a political platform. It seeks internal cleansing and external expansion. Capitalism: An economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or stateowned means of wealth. The way we describe things and how we define them is important. Misunderstood and misused terminology, definitions that are not appropriate to their origins and genealogy, are dangerous. In this case the term at hand is ‘fascism’. You can attempt to describe fascism in a static image, as we have before for reasons of simplicity, but it is best understood as it has existed and how it has functioned. Often to understand what something is you must understand what it is not, and that is where the purpose of this piece comes into play. Many leftists and even anarchists fail to understand that fascism and the State are two very different things. There are two reasons why it is necessary to recognize these as completely separate entities. First, to equate fascism with the State, or even worse, bureaucracy, is to misunderstand fascism and to obfuscate what it really is. This minimizes its opposition by maximizing its abilities to go unnoticed. Second, to recognize the state as fascist fuels an attempt to attack its “fascist” leadership. This strengthens the state by taking away from the idea that it is oppressive in its very nature. That the entire framework of the system itself must be destroyed, not just it’s supposed leadership. Liberal antifascists may recognize the difference in definition but do not oppose the state or capitalism. They attempt to stage the discourse and struggle of anti fascism as democracy vs fascism, seeing fascism as, most importantly, a threat to the established order. This once again strengthens the state, by urging the necessity for a more democratic society and a more pure capitalism. We recognize that fascism is something different, yet we also want nothing to do with capitalism and the state. So which is worse? There is no simple answer to this. Fascism in power (which some purists would argue is not fascism at all given it had to sacrifice its own ethics to gain that power) may be far more brutal, however, if every stage of fascism is a fascist movement in itself, then one that never got past its own self realization could certainly not be worse than U.S democracy. Not only that, but how do we measure strength? Is it how easy something is to destroy? Obviously fascism is far easier to defeat than Capitalism, so maybe it is a question of which produces the other. Some Marxists say that fascism is capitalism in crisis and democracy is the mode of operation in which fascism is born out of. But the question of which produces the other becomes irrelevant when we realize that capitalism, fascism, and the state must be destroyed.
ADVANCING THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ONES WE DESTROY
In the Left there is a real a problem, amongst many, of reducing Fascism to be merely synonymous with bureaucratic or even just plain “bad”, tossing the word around so loosely when describing “measures that represent the ordinary functioning of government”. This only serves to delude the discussion. Fascism is a grassroots and self proclaimed anti-capitalist movement or “political behavior” based on racial/religious superiority that abandons liberty and pursues with violence a quest for internal purity and expansion. It has many tendencies and forms. Antifascists must not only understand, but be able to explain why the work we do is necessary: if we want to develop strong militant cadre we must advance our understanding of that which we are fighting. Here are a few reads that may be helpful in capturing a definition or analysis that better suit us for internal debate. This is a partial issue taken from the “collections” out of the sojourner truths digital archive. It was printed in 1976 and is compiled with analyses and debate about fascism .
Fascism in the U.S.? current debates on Fascism • The Nature of Fascism • Fascism- critical conceptions in Political science • The Anatomy of Fascism • A history of Fascism 1914-1945 • The Doctrine of Fascism • Confronting Fascism: Discussion documents for a militant movement(book reveiew) • A debate stemming from Confronting Fascism: Discussion documents for a militant movement between Bring the Ruckus and Three way fight. Other Reading Materials: Challenging White Supremacy • “Beyond Identity Politics” published in Turning The Tide • Whose ally? Thinking critically about anti-oppression ally organizing • The White Anti-Racist is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists” By Kil Ja Kim • “Racism without Racists” by Bonilla-Silva • “The Uses of Anger” by Audre Lorde • “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack; on White Privilege” by Peggy Machintosh • “Eating the other: Desire and Resistance” by Bell Hooks • Gentrification before Gentrification? The Plight of Pilsen in Chicago • Principles of Environmental Justice: Working Together and Principles of Alliance with Green Groups Fighting Rape Culture • “Support” zine • On The Road To Healing: Men Against Sexism • Social Detox zine • “For the Guys” and Are you a manarchist? Questionnaire • Dealing With Our Shit: Six Years of Men’s Group and Accountability Work (Twin Cities) • Men Unlearning Rape Anti-Fascist Strategies • The Anti-Mass: Methods of Organizing for Collectives • Free Movement, Reaction and the Fascist State: Critical Questions for the Patriot Movement • How Fast It All Blows Up: Cincinnati’s Black rebellion exposes U.S. racial injustice and Black People Have a Right to Rebel by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin • Anarchism, Violence, and Brandon Darby’s Politics of Moral Certitude • An Updated History of the New Afrikan Prison Struggle by Sundiata Acoli • Turning The Tide and ARA Research Bulletin(print only)
WANTED: ILLINOIS AREA NAZIS
The subjects before you are some of the many self-proclaimed Nazis in Illinois. Some are from Chicago and some are from the surrounding suburbs. A few are members of such groups as the National Socialist Movement, the Creativity Movement, the Illinois National Socialist Front and Volksfront. If you see these mindless racist bastards at a show, on the streets or anywhere else, make sure they are met with hostility and/or confrontation! http://southsideara.blogspot.com
This list was compiled and last updated on 4/11/2011 and is just a small sample from our intelligence files. If you were spared from this edition, it doesn’t mean we don’t already know about you and that you won’t one day get what’s coming to you. If you spotted any of these individuals or have additional information please contact us. email@example.com
CHICAGO MAY DAY 2011 WORKERS’ STRUGGLE BEYOND BORDERS MARCH
Workers’ Struggle Beyond Borders March for Dignity, Justice and Legalization for all! Solidarity Forever and For Everyone On May 1st millions of people around the world march to celebrate international solidarity among working people. We march because the classic union anthem of “Solidarity Forever” must be expanded to every worker – documented and undocumented, waged and unwaged, those who labor and those who work in the home, students, the unemployed, in the US and around the world. We march because the scapegoating and criminalization of immigrants is a crucial part of the overall attack on working people. We march because anti-immigrant legislation has created the conditions of modern-day slavery for migrant workers.We march because as long as one worker is deport-able, all workers are exploitable. US corporate interests concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few, while destabilizing economies and displacing working people at home and around the globe. Together we must oppose the forces making us pay for a crisis we did not create. Together we must stand against policies that limit workers’ collective political representation. Together we must fight for justice, fair wages, decent working conditions, basic dignity and full legal status for all working people. Solidarity forever must be for everyone! Our demands: • Stop all deportations NOW — we demand an immediate Moratorium on Deportations ! • Legalization and full status without conditions for undocumented immigrants NOW! • An end to anti-immigrant legislation and the criminalization of immigrants! • Labor rights, employment, and a living wage for all workers! • Funding for health care, jobs and education, not for war and deportation!
ARA NETWORK & VOUCHED CHAPTERS
Anti Racist Action Network website: http://www.antiracistaction.org Kent State University Kent, Ohio 44242 Montreal Anti-Racist Action montreal@AntiRacistAction.org New York City Anti-Racist Action nyc@AntiRacistAction.org Hub City ARA (New Brunswick, NJ) http://HubCity.AntiRacistAction.org Hubcity@AntiRacistAction.org Quebec City Anti-Racist Action Quebec Myspace quebec@AntiRacistAction.org Rose City Antifa (Portland) 971-533-7832 portland@AntiRacistAction.org October 15th Anarchist Collective (Toledo) toledo@AntiRacistAction.org Philadelphia Anti-Racist Action philly@AntiRacistAction.org 215-543-3812 Phoenix Anti-Racist Action phoenix@AntiRacistAction.org Southern Ontario Anti-Racist Action Ontario@AntiRacistAction.org Toronto Anti-Racist Action Toronto@AntiRacistAction.org Trenton Anti-Racist Action Trenton@AntiRacistAction.org Vancouver Anti-Racist Action Vancouver@AntiRacistAction.org Anti-Racist Action Los Angeles / People Against Racist Terror LA@AntiRacistAction.org POBOX 1055 Culver City, CA 90232 310-495-0299 Calgary Anti-Racist Action http://ARA-calgary.Anarchistservices.ca Calgary@AntiRacistAction.org Central Texas Anti-Racist Action Centex@AntiRacistAction.org South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action SouthSideChicago@AntiRacistAction.org http://southside.antiracistaction.org North Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action http://NorthSideARA.wordpress.com NorthSideChicago@AntiRacistAction.org Columbus Anti-Racist Action Columbus@AntiRacistAction.org Pittsburgh Anti-Racist Action Pittsburgh@AntiRacistAction.org P.O. Box 9272 Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Houston Anti-Racist Action Houston@AntiRacistAction.org http://myspace.com/houstonara North West Indiana Anti-Racist Action NWIndiana@AntiRacistAction.org Circle City Anti-Racist Action indianapolis@AntiRacistAction.org Kent Anti-Racist Action Kent@AntiRacistAction.org Box 8 Office of Campus Life 226 Kent Student Center
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