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.
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 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 (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 organizeRebecca 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 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 MarrMarr 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 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 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.