The Cheese Stands Alone: Vermont Secession’s Strange Bedfellows.

The Vermont secession scene is a bizarre bag of worms. Despite cursory interest from the left, the movement exists primarily as a feeble source of external validation for its leader, Rob Williams– who is all too happy to pal around with any group that spouts any “secession”-themed rhetoric, with no regard if they’re ardent white supremacists. These antics inevitably tie him into some of our usual suspects, like the League of the South and LoSer Franklin Sanders. For an excellent primer on the disgusting spectacle that is “The Second Vermont Republic,” please read this post by our friend Thomas Rowley at his blog, “Vermont Secession.”

Eight years ago the dead founder of the equally dead secesher movement, Second Vermont Republic, the Dixie singin’ Thomas H. Naylor and his Renfield-like then co-chairman, Rob Williams convened a convention in Burlington, VT to which they invited various racists and homophobes like the Hawaiian Independence Movement, the Alaska Independence Party, Exodus and, perhaps most notably, the openly racist League of the South. Laughably, Williams sat next to LoSer convicted felon and Board member Franklin Sanders and they agreed that “Secession is not a racist plot.”

A few years later when the stink of LoSer racism became so overpowering that it resulted in a piece written by the Southern Poverty Law Center ( based largely on material developed on this and two other Vermont blogs), Naylor wrote a disingenuous plea for the LoS to renounce racism. The SPLC wrote about that here

“So long as the albatross of racism hangs around its neck, the LOS can never be a truly effective partner for SVR,” Naylor wrote in July. He also suggested that the league renounce racism, recruit black members, bring in black speakers and promote Southern racial unity. “The Confederate flag,” he added, “has got to go!”

but apparently Naylor and Rob had second thoughts, so they disappeared the letter from their websites. Portions of the letter can still be found at the crypto-Fascist website run by Keith Preston called AttackTheSystem here. And, as if to underscore their change of heart, Naylor, Williams and their flack, Christopher Ketcham, attended a conference sponsored by an LoS founder, Donald Livingston. The racist bonafides of the all white session can be found in the fact that it was held at Livingston’s conference venue, his own “Abbeville Institute,” is so named for the plantation of slaver champion John Calhoun who once lectured Congress about the good things of slavery.

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Congressman Paul Broun Hires White Nationalist Pro-Secessionist as Summer Intern.

Update: Our colleague Spelunker has more information about Marshall Rawson and is continually updating his page. Head there for more analysis.

League of the South pro-white ethno-state secessionist Marshall Rawson at an anti-gay rally in Richmond.

League of the South pro-white ethno-state secessionist Marshall Rawson at an anti-gay rally in Richmond.

The more we dig into the League of the South, the more dirt we come up with. Hot on the heels of Michael Peroutka’s antics with the League of the South, here’s another wanna-be politico who has strong ties with this group.

A recurring figure in our coverage of the League of the South is this man, Marshall Rawson.

Marshall Rawson with known white nationalist and League of the South leader Michael Cushman.

Marshall Rawson with known white nationalist and League of the South leader Michael Cushman.

Marshall Rawson is a member of the League of the South, an extremist, White Nationalist secessionist group out of Alabama. We have written about the League of the South before. Rawson routinely advocates mass vandalism and the defacement of public and private property in the form of a “Secede” stickering campaign, in order to spread their secessionist propaganda.

Rawson talking about his internship in Broun's office

Rawson talking about his internship in Broun’s office

To this end, Rawson apparently landed a job as a summer internship on Capitol Hill (despite not knowing the difference between the words “Capital” and “Capitol”) with controversial Georgia representative Paul Broun, who was labeled one of the most corrupt Congressmen by CREW. Broun and Rawson apparently share a compatible set of values– Broun, of course, is no stranger to secessionist rhetoric: “If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that’s in people’s pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States — the Great War of Yankee Aggression.”

As far as Rawson, well, a picture says a thousand words.

Rawson bragging about using his internship position at the Capitol (notice he spells it "Capital") to have access to deface Federal property.

Rawson bragging about using his internship position at the Capitol (notice he spells it “Capital”) to have access to deface Federal property.

Here is Rawson sharing a pro-secession sticker with League of the South founding member Thomas Woods.
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Here is Rawson holding an anti-immigrant, pro-white flyer for an upcoming event.

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Why does Paul Broun have a member of a known white supremacist hate group as an intern? We believe it’s linked to Marshall’s involvement in the Shorter University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty.

Marshall Rawson with Broun's wife Nikki at Ron Paul funded Young Americans for Liberty event.

Marshall Rawson with Broun’s wife Nikki at Ron Paul funded Young Americans for Liberty event.

A curious strategy, targeting members of congress who have expressed views that– to some– appear only as insincere dog whistles for specific demographics, but are instead grooming local representatives to be more receptive to extremist ideology.

Either Paul Broun does not bother with background checks, or he doesn’t care that his interns and staffers may be supporters of a second American Civil War.

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NeoNazi Rob “Mindweapons in Ragnarok” “Kievsky” Freeman’s Wife is Running for Office?

UPDATED!! (see below)

One People’s Project has just published an interesting discovery. The wife of the mentally deranged white supremacist Rob Freeman aka “Andrei Kievsky” aka “Mind Weapon of Ragnarok” is running for an elected position as a probate judge in the state of Connecticut.

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attorney Anna Zubkova and her Nazi husband Rob Freeman

Well, well, well. It seems that while Rob Freeman (pictured) has been running around being some big white power activist and not finding any real employment, his wife has been going up the ladder as an attorney who is now running to sit on the bench of one of Connecticut’s probate courts. Yeah, there’s a problem with that.

A few years back One People’s Project put up a Rouge’s Gallery entry for the unhinged National Alliance member Robert Freeman of Connecticut

NAME Robert Freeman A/K/A Andrei Kievsky

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Robert Freeman
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Andrei Kievsky

With the name Kievsky he posts articles written about his racist activities on Stormfront

Since then he has been arrested for torturing and murdering a rabbit and video taping while doing this in a public park.
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He had also been writing for Brad Griffin’s white nationalist blog Occidental Dissent
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And writing for his mentally deranged blog “Mindweapons in Ragnarok”

We have a nice little collection of screen shots to add to this story. If you are from the mainstream media, please feel free to take anything you find interesting:

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more ties to his unhinged blog

more ties to his unhinged blog

More proof of email:

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UPDATE:
We found more connection to Freeman and his deranged blog where he admits and promotes it on the NeoNazi forum Stormfront…

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And to dig himself into a bigger hole he responded to the reporting on he and his wife with this mentally deranged ramblings
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Now now now… Robby, your wife is fully financially supporting you because your are not employable due to your sick mind, is this anyway to pay her back?

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Former ELF/Green Scare Prisoner “Exile” Now a Fascist

Originally posted on NYC ANTIFA:

It’s been an open secret for months that Nathan Block (better known as “Exile”), a former Green Scare prisoner who served a number of years in prison for several Earth Liberation Front actions, has become a fascist. This has been known not just through numerous personal accounts from Olympia, but from copious postings on his tumblr blog Loyalty Is Mightier Than Fire (Exile has confirmed to local anti-fascists that the blog is his).

Do you believe Anarchism and Nazism are compatible? All the anarchists killed by fascists could not be reached for comment.

Do you believe Anarchism and Nazism are compatible? All the anarchists killed by fascists could not be reached for comment.

If you are unfamiliar with the more obscure references to Nazism and the postwar fascist movement, except a few decorated swastikas, Exile’s blog might look like a creepy spiritual goth kid’s elaborate art project. However, if you understand the references, it is immediately obvious that Exile is going out of his way to promote a slew…

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August 5, 2014 · 1:09 am

Far-right loses two leaders in a week! Fascists in disarray – Anti-fascists can take credit.

Originally posted on Anti-Fascist Network:

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They’re falling like nine-pins!

This week saw BNP fuhrer Nick Griffin pushed out by his own party shortly after becoming unemployed due to losing his seat in the European Parliament. As if that were not enough, a few days later we had Britain First founder and main funder Jim Dowson quitting and pulling the plug on funding the far-right wannabe paramilitary group.

Just like when chief racist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon quit the EDL because – surprise-surprise – the organisation he founded was full of racists, long-time Christian bigot and racist Dowson’s sudden implausible discovery that Britain First was a bit racist really tells another story.

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KSS Hates Immigrant Children, Wants Your Praise For Not Being In KKK (Anymore)

Originally posted on Philly Antifa:

On June 21st Philly Antifa and others organized a last-minute protest against a KKK rally in the Tacony section of Phildelphia. After the Klan had come and gone, a contingent of the protest went and held a demonstation outside the home of Patricia and Bryan Vanagaitis, two organizers for Keystone State “Skinheads” (KSS).

KSS released a statement on their blog following the demo, trying very diplomatically to distance themselves from the Klan. They repeatedly state that none of their members or supporters were at the Klan rally that day. They could not, however, bring themselves to say anything negative about the Klan’s 150+ year history of racism, murder, misogyny, rape, and intimidation. Nor did they take that opportunity to apologize for their head and co-founder, Steve Smith, being the in Klan years back. They instead choose to speak about how “outdated” the Klan’s imagery and messaging was.

See, for KSS…

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