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More on the crisis in the Ukraine

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“Volatile” does not even come close to describing the current political landscape in the Ukraine. As of the day this post is published, President Viktor Yanukovych has taken a “sick leave” and talks have stalled; prime minister Mykola Azarov resigned on the 27th of January and the parliament voted to repeal the anti-protest laws– though the laws won’t officially be repealed until the president signs off on them.

Now again, we feature work from our comrades in the Ukraine, this time in an interview with nihilist.li: “This interview with a comrade from the Autonomous Workers’ Union in Kiev was done on January 28, 2014. It sheds some light on the events around the Maidan: the array of reasons behind the protests, their focus on the hated president, the differences to the “orange revolution”, the role of the right, the weakness of social struggles and possible scenarios.

Here, they discuss the involvement of ultra-nationalist and neo-nazi groups in the protests:

Q: Right-wing parties and fascist groups play a role in the protests. How important are they actually? Do they get much support? How do other protesters relate to them?

A: Far right party Svoboda is the most organized of the three large political forces trying to control the protest. They are the only party which has real active cells in various regions, actual activist base. So, as the most organized and the most ideological of the three, they are gaining the most. Apart from Svoboda, there is an umbrella coalition of neo-nazi militant groups. It is called Right Sector. They were formed in the beginning of the protests, and by now they’ve succeeded to gain enormous prominence and conquer sympathies from apolitical and liberal people. They are mostly famous by their demonstrative militancy and aggression, and the public doesn’t see anything wrong with these cute young patriots. Lately, the same pattern repeats in other regions, where neo-nazi football hooligans turned out to be the main assault force fighting the police and pro-government thugs.

The fascist hegemony was indisputable until January 19th, when the protests were joined by lots of other people – random apolitical citizens, liberals and even the left. That happened because the agenda of the protests shifted to repealing the “dictatorship laws” passed on January 16. Since then they had to step back a bit but nevertheless it’s obvious that in the long run these protests will enormously benefit the far right, whoever wins. In the case of the victory of the opposition, they will surely get themselves the police forces, special services etc. If Yanukovych wins, this means that half of the country will become firm supporters of the far-right as supposedly the only patriotic radical force able to confront the dictator.

Meanwhile, most left activists also joined the protests after January 19 because those laws will severely damage them as well. They found their niche in infrastructural activities, such as vigils in emergency hospitals: they stay there in order to prevent police and thugs kidnap the wounded. Other area of left activity is the above mentioned attempt at igniting the political strike.

Read the entire interview here.

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Meet The Oregon Chapter of American Freedom Party!

When you hit a home run, you really hit a home run. Case in point: our comrades from Portland who have crafted a devastating rogues gallery of the key players in the Oregon chapter of the “American Freedom Party.” In part one, they detail the history of the American Freedom Party and the roots of “third position” political parties.  If you’re coming into this situation cold, this is an essential read.

In part two of their series, they put names to faces. We are happy to re-post the entirety of their article here.

Meet the Oregon Chapter of American Freedom Party: Part Two

Tyler Cole “protesting the racist media” on the corner of SE McLoughlin Blvd and SE Concord Rd, Milwaukie, OR.

Tyler Cole “protesting the racist media” on the corner of SE McLoughlin Blvd and SE Concord Rd, Milwaukie, OR.

Tyler Billington Cole Stormfront handle: “Tribalthinking”, maintains the SoCal Freedom 14 group
Last Known Address:  498 N 12th St Saint Helens, OR 97051-1318
Phone: 503-366-4432Cole is the lead organizer for Oregon’s chapter of the American Freedom Party. The former Golden State Party chairperson has been involved in Third Position movement building since at least 2009. He and his wife Laura Cole (neé Bailey) moved to Portland in late June of 2012 from Mission Viejo, California. Rose City Antifascists welcome any tips about his current employment, if he is in fact employed outside of his White Nationalist organizing.
Devin Chapman at the “protest against racist media” in Milwaukie, OR

Devin Chapman at the “protest against racist media” in Milwaukie, OR

Devin T. ChapmanStormfront handle: “WhitePride94”
Last Known Address: 484 N 12th St Saint Helens, OR 97051
Phone number: 503-369-4915Chapman is pictured in a number of the protests and appears on the Free Oregon site as a representative of the party. Chapman is listed as the contact person on the website for the Oregon chapter of Free America Rally, and is involved with Council of Conservative Citizens, a paleoconservative white nationalist political organization.The 26 year old man attempted to attend the latest David Irving event in Portland with Tyler Cole before it was shut down by RCA and antifascist allies. Chapman’s last known address is literally 3 doors down from Tyler and Laura Cole.Rose City Antifascists wish to distinguish this Devin Chapman from the famous local Barista Champion by the same name. Rose City Antifascists welcome information about Devin Chapman the fascist, particularly any information about his current employment.

Laura Cole and her son at Golden Dawn memorial event

Laura Cole and her son at Golden Dawn memorial event

Laura Cole (neé Bailey)  Last Known Address: 498 N 12th St Saint Helens, OR 97051-1318
Phone Number: 503-366-4432
Work Address: Columbia Community Mental Health (Cornerstone Housing Program) 271 Columbia Blvd. St Helens, OR 97051
Work Phone Number: 503-397-0391Cole is an active proponent of white nationalism along side her husband, Tyler. The couple is often seen together at demonstrations with their young child, attempting to present a family-friendly face to their fascist organization. Laura is featured in many of the propaganda videos for AFP. Disturbingly, this ardent white supremacist is a marriage and family therapist working in the St. Helens area. We believe that Laura Cole should not be working in this capacity both for the sake of people of color, queer people, or Jewish people that may inadvertently end up with a white supremacist counselor, and because she is providing the primary source of income supplying Oregon AFP’s leadership. Depriving her of this job will be a major blow to AFP’s ability to organize
From left to right: Kelly Conrady, Rebecca Hughes (Barrett), and Laura Cole (Bailey)

From left to right: Kelly Conrady, Rebecca Hughes (Barrett), and Laura Cole (Bailey)

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Rebecca Hughes (Barrett)Rebecca–who uses the last names “Hughes” and “Barrett”– took the lead in the AFP invasion of the anti-war demonstration in Portland on September 9th 2013 . It is unclear what the purpose of that effort was. It is not unprecedented in Portland for liberal left movements to embrace, or at least turn a blind eye to, the antisemitic or racist politics of people attending their protests. For example Tim Calvert, who we wrote about here and Dave Westerlund, who we mentioned here have both enjoyed support from the Portland left. While it is possible that AFP was hoping to pick up some racist liberals, a much more likely scenario was that AFP’s attendance at the anti-war demonstration was simply an attempt to add to their propaganda of being persecuted as white people. AFP emphasized how “intolerant” the liberals were in their reports of the event.Rebecca is a follower of Christian Identity, a belief system which posits white people as the true inheritors of the word of God. Hughes represents a group called the Nationalist Movement, which is a Mississippi-based Christian Identity political formation.We are interested in any information about Rebecca. We suspect that her real last name is “Hughes”, while “Barrett” is a pseudonym referring to the white supremacist founder of the Nationalist Movement, Richard Barrett. We believe Rebecca moved to Portland from Williamsburg, VA. She is listed as a “biology/chemistry student” on her Nationalist.org profile. She may be a student at Portland State University in a program related to those subjects. She may be living in the St. John’s area. In late 2013, Nationalist.org was hacked, defaced and shut down by Anonymous as part of #OpAntifa, but not before these photos of Rebecca surfaced:
Kyle Brewster (right) sneering at Free America Rally on February 23, 2013

Kyle Brewster (right) sneering at Free America Rally on February 23, 2013

Kyle BrewsterBrewster was one of the three members of East Side White Pride and White Aryan Resistance who murdered Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw in Portland on November 13, 1988. Seraw was beaten with a baseball bat and left in a pool of his own blood. He died early the next morning. According to another one of the murderers, Ken “Death” Mieske (now deceased), they murdered Seraw “because of his race”.Brewster was convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. He was released in November, 2002 and was scheduled to complete his parole in 2008. He violated his parole in 2006 by associating with the white power gang, Volksfront. We have written extensively about Volksfront. Volksfront members have numerous acts of racist violence under their belts, including their 2003 murder of a homeless man in Tacoma, Washington.Brewster was re-released from prison on December 18, 2007 but he was re-arrested within hours on an assault charge related to an attack on a guard during his latest prison stay.
Jimmy Marr is pictured here playing the bagpipes at the Red October event in Portland on October 12, 2013

Jimmy Marr is pictured here playing the bagpipes at the Red October event in Portland on October 12, 2013

Jimmy Marr
Marr is a long time member of the National Socialist Movement (NSM). In 2009 Marr represented the NSM at the Pacifica Forum, an antisemitic discussion group in Eugene, OR. Marr’s event titled “The National Socialist Movement: An Inside View of America’s Far Right” served as a recruiting opportunity for the NSM, complete with Nazi saluting and seig heiling. In particular Marr focused on his hatred for Jews and his view that immigration is diluting the white gene pool in the United States. During the question and answer period Marr made this clear, “You’re goddamn right I object to Jews! They’re traitors!” Marr also described Martin Luther King, Jr. as a “moral leper and communist dupe”.Marr recently was the keynote speaker at a rally for the white supremacists colonizing Leith, North Dakota. Marr appears to be the main mover and shaker behind the banner drops that AFP has engaged in locally. Marr made both the  “Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white” banner that was dropped in Eugene on September 2nd 2013 and the “Diversity is a code word for white genocide” banner used in Portland on December 12th 2013.
Shawn Saunders (center) with yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag

Shawn Saunders (center) with yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag

Left to right: Jojo Brittain, Christian Coats, Shawn Saunders

Left to right: Jojo Brittain, Christian Coats, Shawn Saunders

Shawn Michael Saunders
aka Sean Saunders (legal spelling above, the alternate is used as an alias)Saunders appears in a large number of the photos of AFP and FAR gatherings. He hangs out with violent white supremacists such as Christian Coats of the Stumptown Bootboys, who we mentioned previously here. Saunders himself has mostly stuck to petty theft and drug related crimes, including a 2009 robbery charge he served time for.  His affiliations with both the AFP and the Stumptown Bootboys bonehead crew are concerning. Rose City Antifascists would appreciate more information about his white supremacist activity and affiliations.
Jascha Manny (left) at "Project Unite Red October" event Portland, OR October 12th 2013

Jascha Manny (left) at “Project Unite Red October” event Portland, OR October 12th 2013

Jascha Manny of Washington unmasked

Jascha Manny of Washington unmasked

Jascha MannyStormfront handle: 1pariah
Youtube: 2aberrantJascha Manny, a resident of the Kent/Renton Washington area, traveled to Portland’s FAR event October 12th, 2013 when he could not amass enough Washington white supremacists to play with him closer to home. He and three other white nationalists recently staged a protest in Seattle at an immigration rights rally. Manny boasts in videos that he is the leader of the Washington White Citizen Support group. He is reportedly working on an Associate’s degree and has expressed interest in starting a White Student Union at his college. Manny appears to be the mouthpiece for the Seattle area Free America Rally.
These two men are regulars at Oregon AFP events we have not yet identified. If you have any information about them, please contact us.

These two men are regulars at Oregon AFP events we have not yet identified. If you have any information about them, please contact us.

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The situation in the Ukraine

The situation in the Ukraine is complex and poorly reported in the west, with most stories framing it as a conflict between pro-Putin forces opposed to EU integration and liberal moderates who want to be a part of the EU. Completely omitted from these narratives are the details concerning Ukranian neo-nazis and Russian imperialists. For a far better account of what’s happening in the Ukraine, let’s turn towards people who are actually on the ground and in the streets.

Our comrades in the Ukraine have crafted these two brilliant analyses. First, this from nihilist.li:

The events in Kyiv’s Independence Square have been planned in advance by the current opposition in Ukraine, with their political masters from Berlin and Brussels. They were publicly announced in March 2013 by the Svoboda leader in an interview for a local paper. In actuality, there is no revolution taking place in Ukraine, but rather a political coup for regime-change – clearing the way for fascist opposition parties and the EU to tighten their hold.

We have seen large demonstrations, cries for (and of) revolution, riot police brutality and an apparent conflict between Russia and the EU, dramatized as a power grab over Ukraine or as a fight for democracy. (1) The people are legitimately fed up with rich, abusive and oppressive oligarchs; but are nowhere near ridding the country of them. A sustained effort to push power towards a coalition made up of conservative, far-right, and ultra-nationalist fascists is being marketed as “European”, “democratic” and liberal. (2)

Kiev’s Autonomous Worker Union has issued a stern condemnation of the neo-nazi seizure of the protests.

Meanwhile, we see that the situation at Euromaidan is fully controlled by the far-right. Ultra-nationalist rhetoric has securely crowded out all other topics there; the only slogan known to the protesters is “Hail to the nation, death to the enemies.” Most of the Neo-Nazi militants are controlled by the Svoboda party, but there are also other groups: UNSO, Tryzub, Social-Nationalist Assembly, etc. They are completely tolerated by the so-called “national democratic” opposition. One of the leaders of the Euromaidan, Yuriy Lutsenko, himself used to lead the Interior Ministry for four years, during which time he did nothing to stop police brutality or disband Berkut and other special forces. Instead, he promised to disperse protesting crowds with tear gas and became notorious for racial profiling of individuals of “Non-Slavic” nationalities and for his phrase: “You can call me a racist if you want.” Now at Euromaidan he publicly expressed his concern about the fate of “40 million educated white Christians.” Other opposition leaders also don’t have anything against the far-right. There are not only rallies towards physical violence but also poetry about “Yids” heard from the stage.

Here’s to a better 2014!

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Photo of the Year!

Daryle Lamont Jenkins, spokesman for the anti-racist One People s Project, yells at a KKK supporter during a 2006 rally the Klan held at Gettysburg National Military Park

Daryle Lamont Jenkins, spokesman for the anti-racist One People s Project, yells at a KKK supporter during a 2006 rally the Klan held at Gettysburg National Military Park

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Traditionalist Youth Network Pepper Sprays Itself

Official inquiries are being lodged as to whether the Traditionalist Youth Network staged the attack, but for now, let’s repost this report from South Side ARA:

At about 5 30pm members of the traditionalist youth network (TYN), a fascist organization based out of Indiana, joined by knights party, gathered at 7th and Cherry in Terre Haute, IN. The group was meeting up with supporters before their protest against Tim Wise’s speaking engagement at Indiana State University 3 blocks down.

Within 5 minutes of arriving at the meet-up location, 9 white supremacists were confronted by 3 antifascists as another anti-racist waiting for the protest looked on.

How stupid do you have to be to spray your friends in the face with pepper spray?

How stupid do you have to be to spray your friends in the face with pepper spray?

TYN’s leader Thomas Buhls received 2-3 punches to the face and had his mouth split open. Immediately after, one nazi was dropped to the floor with one punch while Brian Bryant, who hilariously drove 9 hours from Arkansas, threw his sign and ran away screaming as one of the antifascists chased him through the intersection. Another white supremacist also received about 5-6 blows to the head while being held by his shirt. Meanwhile, Thomas Buhls cowardly pulled out his pepper spray and sprayed the uninvolved anti-racist onlooker (also accidentally pepper  spraying Matthew Heimbach LOL!!) as Matt Parrott, who was tossed to the floor, grabbed onto his leg and held it while curling up in the fetal position like a docile child. The anti-racist escaped his hold by punching his way out in self defense but then was later detained by the fascists and arrested. He got out the next morning on a measly misdemeanor battery.

Although the fascists outweighed the antifas, and outnumbered them almost 3-1, they did not manage to land a single punch. For a “militant street fighting force” the fascists were unimpressive and quickly resorted to cowardly pepper spraying someone and palling around with the local authorities.

Needless to say Traditionalist Youth Network did not make it to their protest on time, or in full cadre, nor did they “offer resources” to any students or student groups. After the day was over the antifascists reached their most important goal; to attack white supremacists regardless of the outcome, and to refuse them any safety in organizing.

White supremacist organizing will not go unchallenged.

- Solidarity to the TP5

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“How come they just discovered that Golden Dawn is a criminal organization?”

Enraged at government inaction and police complicity in the brutal murder of Pavlos Fissas, fifty thousand protestors swarmed Athens for a march on the Golden Dawn’s headquarters on the 25th of September.

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In an act that smacks of political theater and cold on the heels of the murder of Pavlos, the Greek government has finally arrested the leader and more than a dozen senior members and lawmakers of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn.

From Reuters:

Party leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, three other lawmakers and more than 10 members of the party were arrested on charges of founding and participating in a criminal organization.

“Nothing can scare us!,” shouted a handcuffed Kasidiaris, flanked by hooded police officers carrying machine guns on his way to face a prosecutor.

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The arrests surprised Greeks wary of political theatre in a country where little has been done to rein in a party that is widely viewed as neo-Nazi.

“It’s good that they arrested them, but I’m afraid that we will start killing each other now,” said Dimitra Vassilopoulou, a 58-year old housewife.

“Does the government actually mean it or is it just a tactic to impress us? Why didn’t they do anything when the immigrants were killed? How come they just discovered that Golden Dawn is a criminal organization?”

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Trans-Atlantic Failure

Matthew Heimbach

Matthew Heimbach

Like minds think alike, and failures tend to flock together.

Case in point: Matthew Heimbach has reached out to a similarly laughable cadre of poseurs, the New British Union.

Yes, they’re aiming to be the reincarnation of Oswald Mosely’s British Union of Fascists– the Hitler fans whose lasting legacy was running away at the Battle of Cable Street– and they… wait, did we say “they”? Sorry. We meant this one guy, Gary Raikes.

Thanks AFN!

Got to wonder if the NBU only has one member – He called this photo ‘me-003′

… please enjoy this ‘on the buses’  picture of a grown man playing dress up. He’s started a new club called New British Union (NBU). What really makes this photo great is the expression on the guys face – he means business!!! It’s another lunatic group who are hoping to be led to the fascist promised land by the zombie corpse of Oswald Mosley.

The New British Union is probably going to wind up as a footnote in the list of “ridiculous political jokes,” right after George Hutchins’ National Independents Movement. That fact hasn’t gotten in the way of Heimbach, who excreted a typically flowery, tl;dr word salad for the NBU’s website. Take a look for yourself. Please be careful when reading this if you have a full stomach.

Given that the Virginia Flaggers are still friends with Heimbach, we’d like to know how much they appreciate the support of someone who professes to be inspired by Corneliu Codreanu and the Iron Guard– the same fascists who were so consumed with anti-semitic violence that the German wehrmacht had to step in and hold them back.

Let’s close out this post with a tune by Oi Polloi, who know how to deal with fascists:

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