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Oregon Congressional Candidate Paul “PJ” Romero Jr. Exposed!

Paul Joseph “PJ” Romero Jr. is a Roseburg, Oregon based congressional candidate who ran for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S House in 2016 and is currently running for a seat in the U.S Senate. Despite his outward appearance of being a run-of-the-mill Donald Trump supporter, his social media reveals him to be an extreme homophobe and Far-Right sympathizer. He also seems to have ties to groups such as Oregon Women for Trump and Patriot Prayer, two conservative groups that have attracted a slew of neo-Nazis and Far-Right extremists.

Paul “PJ” Romero Jr. of Roseburg, Oregon

Examples of Bigotry

A glance at Paul Romero Jr.’s social media accounts reflect an individual whose manner of thinking is steeped in false news propaganda outlets and conspiracy theories. Paul expresses sympathy for the Far-Right on multiple occasions and has publicly stated his opposition to antifascists, socialists, and communists.

Paul Romero Jr. mocks the murder of Heather Heyer by neo-Nazi Alex Fields

Paul Romero Jr. denies non-white people are oppressed

Romero Jr. seems to have an extreme hatred of the LGBTQ+ community. He frequently posts about “Homosexual indoctrination in schools” and rails against the “legalization of sodomy.” He has also repeated the disproved claim that LGBTQ+ is synonymous with pedophilia.

Paul Romero Jr. is intolerant of transgender curricula being taught in schools.

Paul Romero Jr. circulates propaganda which falsely claims the LGBTQ+ community is inclusive to pedophiles

Along with his long winded diatribes condemning the LGBTQ+ community, Romero Jr.’s Facebook page is littered with Alex Jones style conspiracy theories billed as fact. As a result of this, Romero Jr. makes many unfortunate assertions. He claims that climate change is a hoax funded by George Soros, that marijuana legalization is secretly a plot to strip people of their second amendment rights, that vaccines cause autism, and that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and other members of the Democratic party are secretly Russian agents. If all of this isn’t disturbing enough, he seems to buy into the QAnon and Pizzagate conspiracy theories.

One of Romero Jr.’s most retweeted accounts on Twitter is a “QAnon” account. “QAnon” is a conspiracy theory that alleges a deep state is out to get US president Donald Trump. It asserts that members of the Democratic party, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, are engaged in a secret child pedophile ring and that Trump is secretly working with FBI director Robert Mueller to uncover it. The theory itself is centered around a mystical figure called “Q” who posts anonymously on 4-chan and claims to have access to classified documents.

Paul Romero Jr. circulates false propaganda regarding state marijuana laws and gun rights.

Paul Romero Jr.’s social media displays an overwhelming amount of “QAnon” conspiracy theory references

Paul Romero Jr. also seems to have connections to Oregon Women 4 Trump and unsavory characters like Ku Klux Klan associate Joey Nations. “Oregon Women 4 Trump” is an organization that has close ties to the violent, self-described “western-chauvinist” group the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer, a group led by Joey Gibson. Oregon Women 4 Trump was responsible for holding a rally in Eugene in the spring of 2019 where avowed white nationalists mingled with conservatives. In attendance were Proud Boys Cole Robert Scott and Gordon Wesley Cronk, as well as Eugene area white nationalist Andrew Allwander. From his plethora of Facebook posts, Romero Jr. reveals that he has spoken at events hosted by Oregon Women for Trump.

Paul Romero Jr. frequents Oregon Republican Women For Trump events.

While homophobia is not uncommon among social conservatives, what makes Paul Romero Jr. more of a threat to the LGBTQ+ community is the fact that he is running for Oregon Senate. If Romero Jr. is elected, his political position will give him more of an opportunity to spread his anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric among Oregon conservatives. This language has real life consequences as hateful language and discriminatory policies lead to violence against LGBTQ+ people. Romero Jr.’s sympathy for the Far-Right is extremely concerning, especially in the wake of the Trump administration.

Given Paul Romero Jr.’s bigoted views, his neglect to recognize the necessity of equitable opportunities and support systems, and his reliance on conspiracy theories and false news propaganda outlets as his primary source of information for making political decisions, we must warn against this candidate.

Paul “P.J.” Romero Jr., left, and his Ukrainian wife, Oksana Davyda, right.

Details:

Last known residence:

1601 Gem Dr Roseberg, Oregon 97471

Birthdate: 7/12/1966

Phone: (458) 256-9437

For more information on Paul Romero Jr., or to submit additional information and tips about his homophobic and Far-Right networking and activity, email Central Oregon Antifascist at: Centraloregonantifascist@protonmail.com 

 

 

University of Washington Neo-Nazi Profile: Maxwell Lucas Myers

Near the end of 2017, antifascist groups in the Pacific Northwest gained access to a reigonal neo-Nazi Discord server named “Cascadian Coffee Company” (CCC). Within these leaked chats, fascists from various groups and cities in the Northwest discussed and planned actions. Several different fascist and neo-Nazi groups were represented in the server including Atomwaffen Division, American Front, Identity Evropa (now called the American Identity Movement), Traditionalist Workers Party, PDX Stormers, Northwest Front, and the now-defunct True Cascadia.

Maxwell Lucas Myers (Age 20, born 4-18-1999) joined the Cascadian Coffee Company Discord server in April 2017 using the username “Siegurd”. At the time of joining the server, Max was still a student at Union High School in Vancouver, Washington. He tells other members of the chat the he is from the book club, which refers to the Daily Stormer Book Club. The Daily Stormer is a violent neo-Nazi site that has served as a central hub for white supremacists for many years. In 2016, the website’s founder Andrew Anglin published an article calling for the creation of “real-life troll army” Stormer Book Clubs in cities across the country. Participants in these “book clubs” are encouraged to partake in activism including posting racist fliers advertising the website. In addition to activism, Stormers are encouraged to actually hold book club sessions and discuss white supremacist texts.

Maxwell Myers AKA Siegurd joins the “Cascadian Coffee Company” (CCC) Discord server and tells members that he is from the Daily Stormer Book Club.

Maxwell Myers shares his mug with his Nazi pals on the CCC Discord server.

Many of Maxwell’s Discord messages on the CCC server are rank with anti-Semetism and explicit racism. You can view his messages here (CW/TW),

One particularly active contingent of the Stormer Book Club network emerged in the Portland, Oregon area called the “PDX Stormers”. Local antifascist groups like Rose City Antifa have outed a number of PDX Stormers and many have been staples at Patriot Prayer rallies. Maxwell Myers was part of this group and participated in several actions with them. On March 12th 2017, Maxwell took part in a book club meeting at the downtown Portland brewery Lucky Lab. Numerous other CCC members were present at the meeting, including former Corvallis, Oregon resident David Woods, Vancouver, Washington roommates Matthew Blais, Bogdan Gerasimyuk, Springfield, Oregon neo-Nazi Jimmy Marr,  and former Eugene, Oregon resident, #weednazi boyfriend Matt Combs. Staff members forced the group to leave the restaurant after a worker overheard their racist conversation. The group became confrontational, particularly David “Fashy Chad” Woods, who recently fled Corvallis, Oregon after assaulting antifascists with Jimmy Marr. Maxwell Myers can be seen in the low quality video of the confrontation obtained by Willamette Week.

We have enhanced this screencapture from the low quality footage of the 3-12-2017 Lucky Lab incident in Portland Oregon involving numerous fascists from the CCC server. Maxwell Myers was part of the fascist contingent that was 86’d from the brewery, and he can be seen standing to the right of Jimmy Marr (seated).

In the CCC Discord server, Maxwell expressed interest in going to notorious Nazi Jimmy Marr’s Springfield, Oregon house on April 22nd 2017 for a “casual Hitler’s bday get together” with other members of the CCC Discord server. James “Jimmy” Marr discussed stowing weapons in his yard in the lead up to the Hitler meet-up. His Springfield house sits next to a busy park and an elementary school. Maxwell Myers showed interest in participating in the front lawn hate rally, but had scheduling conflicts with high school prom.

A handful of Nazis gather on Jimmy Marr’s front lawn in Springfield, OR to celebrate the birth of Hitler on 4-22-2017. The rally included numerous fascists affiliated with American Front, like Matthew Combs and Nathan Valdez. Maxwell Myers expressed interest in the rally but had high school prom on the same day.

Maxwell Myers AKA Siegurd replies to Matthew Combs AKA Blackhat16 when invited to Jimmy Marr’s Hitler party. He says that he is not able to attend due to high school prom.

Maxwell Myers, using the alias “Siegurd,” considers attending a pro-Hitler rally in Springfield, Oregon

Jimmy Marr discusses stowing weapons behind his walled porch (pictured left) in advance of the 4-22-2017 Nazi gathering.

After graduating from Union High School in 2017, Maxwell Myers started school at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He cracks jokes with other CCC participants, including Kaleb James Cole, leader of the Atomwaffen cell in Washington, about an engineering building on campus named “Sieg Hall.”  Kaleb recently made headlines when he was arrested in Texas along with Aiden Bruce-Umbaugh with several thousand rounds of ammunition and tactical gear. In October 2019, Kaleb Cole had his firearms seized though an Extreme Risk Protection order filed in Washington. In the CCC chats, Kaleb regularly interacted with Maxwell Myers and even talked about recruiting him for Atomwaffen. The Atomwaffen Division is an ultra-violent neo-Nazi group that stresses accelerationism and has been connected to multiple murders and terrorist plots. In 2015, the group began gaining significant membership from recruitment on the since-leaked Iron March forums.  The Atomwaffen Division has become based around Siege, a book of compiled essays written by James Nolan Mason. The group reproduces, publishes and sells the book to other neo-Nazis and uses the profits to fund their organization.

Maxwell Myers graduated from Union High School in Vancouver WA. He was class of 2017 and now attends the University of Washington.

After Maxwell Myers AKA Siegurd tells the CCC Discord chat that he is attending UW in fall, Atomwaffen Washington cell leader Kaleb James Cole suggests recruiting him for Atomwaffen.

Maxwell Myers notes that Atomwaffen made a joke about “Sieg Hall” in their YouTube description. The Nazi terror group targeted the UW campus in January 2017 and again in February 2017.

Maxwell Myers is very anti-Semitic in the CCC Discord chat.

Maxwell Myers aka “Siegurd,” confirms his Twitter account in the Cascadian Coffee Company Discord server

On February 10th 2018, former house flipper turned far-right grifter Joey Gibson hosted a “Patriot Prayer” rally at the University of Washington. Gibson was invited by the University of Washington College Republicans, who recently lost official recognition from the national College Republican group, citing “hurtful and inappropriate conduct.” On January 20th 2016, the UWCR hosted former Breitbart editor and disgraced neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopolous. During his speaking event, a far-right Milo supporter shot an antifascist.

Maxwell Myers and members of the PDX Stormer Book Club attended the February 10th Seattle rally along with an assortment of other white supremacists and fascists. Identity Evropa members including James Allsup were present, as was Patriot Prayer supporter and accused rapist Kyle Jacob Broussard. Max and the PDX Stormers were dressed in the Stormer Bookclub “uniform,” which consists of a black baseball cap, American flag bandana, and red New Balance shoes. Max was joined by Vancouver, Washington Nazi Alexander Becker and sex offender Jarl Rockhill. The PDX Stormer cadre milled around the far-right rally before walking towards an on campus parking garage with numerous members of the Cascade Legion.

Maxwell Myers stands with his fellow Stormers Jarl Rockhill (rightmost) and Alexander Becker (second rightmost) at Joey Gibson’s February 10th 2018 rally on the University of Washington. Max is dressed according to the classic “Stormer” dress code.

Maxwell Myers stands behind the saftey of riot police at Joey Gibson’s February 10th 2018 rally. He is joined by Jarl Rockhill, Alexander Becker, and a third member of the Stormer Book Club.

Maxwell Myers tries to conceal his identity with an American flag bandana.

In October 2018, Maxwell Myers became a dues-paying member of Identity Evropa, since rebranded as American Identity Movement (abbreviated as ‘AmIM’ to avoid confusion with the American Indian Movement). Identity Evropa/AmIM is a neo-Nazi group led by Patrick Casey  and played a central role in organizing the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. In 2018, a dues-paying member of the group vandalized and attempted to torch an Indiana Synagogue. Earlier this year, Unicorn Riot published thousands of messages from the group’s private Discord server. Since the leaks, dozens of Identity Evropa/AmIM chuds have been identified by antifascists.

Maxwell Myers uses the alias “Max Hetling” as a dues paying member of Identity Evropa.

Maxwell used the display name “Max Hetling” on the members-only Discord server called the “Nice Respectable People Group.” Maxwell’s username may be a reference to Konrad Meyer-Hetling, a figure in Hitler’s SS who helped formulate the Nazis plan for ethnic cleansing in Europe. Maxwell joined the server two weeks after leader Patrick Casey traveled to Seattle, Washington. Many of Maxwell’s messages are explicitly racist and Islamophobic. In one message, Max argues that imprisoned neo-Nazi terrorist James Alex Fields should have only been charged with manslaughter for his vehicular attack that left Heather Heyer dead. Max frequently interacts with Jacob Labudda, an Identity Evropa member from Cheney, Washington who sent more messages in the IE/AmIM chat than any other user. After the Identity Evropa rebrand that followed the Discord chat leak and subsequent doxxes, the group started using a messaging platform called “Mattermost.”  Maxwell maintained membership, using the display name “Siegurd” for some time.

Maxwell Myers joined Identity Evropa in October 2018 and used the alias “Max Hetling.”

Maxwell Myers AKA “Max Hetling” has that fellow Nazi bud James Alex Fields, who drove his car into anti-racists during the 2017 Unite the Right rally, can win his appeal.

After the Discord server was leaked Identity Evropa changed to AmIM and started using Mattermost for communication. Maxwell Myers was still a member, using his old alias “Siegurd.”

In addition to being a member of two neo-Nazi groups, Maxwell maintained several hate-filled accounts on video sharing platforms. On his YouTube channel, Max features a video titled “Jared Taylor’s Warning to White America,” which he uploaded in November 2018. Jared Taylor is a prominent white supremacist figure and founder of American Renaissance. Taylor is a strong supporter of Identity Evropa and even attended their 2018 “Leading Our People Forward” (LOPF) conference. Maxwell also has a Vimeo channel that contains clips from the Christchurch Mosque attack in which a Far-Right extremist took part in a terrorist act shooting leaving 49 people dead. The horrific attack was widely celebrated by the Far-Right, especially on the Daily Stormer. (Please report his Vimeo account here.) Maxwell is fairly active on Twitter as “@Siegurd_Vandal;”  he follows a plethora of alt-right Twitter accounts including the University of Washington College Republicans. Maxwell is also active on Reddit, where he uses the username “Makratus.” He has logged many bigoted posts and comments on the website. For the last year or so, Max has also been a frequent contributor to the “r/steroids” subreddit. He uses steroids to pursue his “strongman” ambition, which is unsurprising considering his fascist worldview.

Maxwell Myers has a YouTube channel that features a short clip from long-time white supremacist figure Jared Taylor. Some of his family members “subscribe” to this channel.

Maxwell Myers has a Vimeo channel that features clips from the Christchurch massacre (we have blurred the thumbnail of the video). The attack was livestreamed by the fascist attacker. Please report his account here

Maxwell Myers uses his alt-right Twitter account semi-regularly, @Siegurd_Vandal. Feel free to report his account here

On Twitter, Maxwell AKA “Siegurd_Vandal” follows the account for the University of Washington College Republicans. He also follows Counter-Currents, a white supremacist publishing house that has promoted James Mason’s “Siege” among other titles. The editor-in-chief of Counter-Currents is Greg Johnson, who was revealed to reside in Seattle as of last year.

Maxwell Myers follows Matthew Lee Combs. Combs fled Eugene, Oregon and now lives in Southern Oregon.

Maxwell Myers AKA “Makratus” is a big phrenology fan. Maybe he can land a position at Quillette.

Maxwell Myers AKA “Makratus” outlines his steroid dosage plan. Max fancies himself a “strongman.” His YouTube channel also features a playlist titled “Strongman.”

In an older and disturbing Reddit post, Maxwell Myers AKA “Makratus” poses a murder hypothetical.

Maxwell Myers AKA “Makratus” has logged many racist posts on his Reddit account.

Maxwell Myers was a teenager in high school when he began to network with some of the most dangerous, violent, and extreme neo-Nazis in the Pacific Northwest. Maxwell cultivated his neo-Nazi ideology and networking online and soon moved to in-real-life action with other local neo-Nazis. But where did this all really begin? Was Maxwell influenced in his high school? Was white supremacy modeled in his family? Did he have a lack of healthy childhood and young adult socialization? These are questions we may not be able to answer, but we can take precautions against the very real danger Maxwell Myers poses to our communities.

Maxwell Lucas Myers is currently a student at the University of Washington. Current intel leads us to believe he is still a member of the American Identity Movement. His online presence suggests that he is a dangerous and potentially violent person. If you have any additional information about Maxwell Myers or his activity, please contact your local antifascist group or email us at: EugeneAntifa(at)Protonmail(dot)com.

 

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Maxwell Lucas Myers

Maxwell Lucas Myers

Maxwell Myers graduated from Union High School in Vancouver WA. He was class of 2017 and now attends the University of Washington.

Maxwell Myers stands with his fellow Stormers Jarl Rockhill (rightmost) and Alexander Becker (second rightmost) at Joey Gibson’s February 10th 2018 rally on the University of Washington. Max is dressed according to the classic “Stormer” dress code.

 

Personal Information

Name: Maxwell Lucas Myers

Birthdate: 4-18-1999

Location: University of Washington at Seattle

Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

Affiliations: American Identity Movement, Identity Evropa, Daily Stormers, Oregon Aryans

 

Call To Action

Contact the University of Washington and let them know that Maxwell Myers violates the student code of conduct because he is a neo-Nazi. Call *67 206-685-6194 or email: cssc@uw.edu

For information about UW’s student code of conduct, see: https://www.washington.edu/cssc/for-students/student-code-of-conduct/

Report Maxwell’s Vimeo account here: https://vimeo.com/user96453434

Report Maxwell’s Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/Siegurd_Vandal

 

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From Eugene to Camarillo: Benjamin Spooner is a Neo-Nazi

Unicorn Riot published Identity Evropa’s private Discord server in March 2019. The server contained thousands of messages from dues-paying members of the group, many explicitly anti-Semitic and racist. Shortly thereafter, executive incel Patrick Casey abandoned the “Identity Evropa” brand and renamed his group to “American Identity Movement. This aesthetic maneuver was a transparent attempt to distance the group from its role in the 2017 Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and the optical flop when his “identitarian” group’s neo-Nazi views got exposed by Unicorn Riot. After the rally, a neo-Nazi drove his car into an anti-racist crowd, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens more. Since Unite the Right, members of Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement have been implicated in a July 2018 vandalism and attempted arson attack on a synagogue in Indiana.

 

Benjamin Scott Spooner is a neo-Nazi and lived in the Cottage Grove and Eugene, Oregon area soon after getting out of the Army in 2012. He worked for several different companies, including Emerald Pool and Patio and the Centene Corporation in Eugene. Centene is a massive healthcare company which provides services for government sponsored health programs. In Eugene, the company is responsible for the Oregon Health Plan through Trillium, a “coordinated care organization.” Benjamin was a data analyst for Centene/Trillium from 2015 to 2016, meaning he had access to sensitive health records for thousands of low-income and at-risk Oregonians.

Benjamin Spooner’s work history in the Eugene area. Trillium Community Health Plan is a daughter organization of the Centene Corporation Spooner was fired from his position at Trillium in 2016.

While working for Trillium, Benjamin went back to school through an online UC Berkeley program. He earned a master’s degree in information and data science in 2016 and left Eugene shortly after to return home to Ventura County, California. In 2017, Benjamin married Danielle Lynn Spooner (nee Malliris) who he had met in Eugene. This was Benjamin’s second marriage; he underwent a divorce with his previous partner in Lane County, mid-2013.

Danielle Lynn Spooner grew up in Springfield, Oregon graduating from Thurston High School in 2008 and eventually found work as a data analyst in Eugene. Together, in 2016, the Spooners fled Oregon and moved to Camarillo, California where they currently reside. In January 2019, Danielle gave birth and Benjamin posted photos of the newborn to the Identity Evropa Discord server with the caption “Chalk up another point for team white.” He will likely raise his children to share his white supremacist views, and he threatened to leave “[his] kids nothing unless they produce white grandkids.”

Benjamin and Danielle Spooner (formerly of the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon area) now live in Camarillo, California.

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion-CA” posts a sonogram of his daughter in the neo-Nazi Discord server

Danielle Spooner gave birth on January 5th, 2019. Benjamin posted the news to the Identity Evropa Discord server.

Benjamin Spooner shares his racist plans for his children.

 

Benjamin Scott Spooner was one of the most active members on the Identity Evropa Discord server. Over a two year span, Benjamin managed to contribute 3,245 messages as “Perihelion,” making him the 16th most active member of the server. A large number of his messages are explicitly anti-Semitic and racist.

Benjamin Spooner posted more than 3000 messages as “Perihelion” on the Identity Evropa Discord server. Many of the frequent posting Nazis have been identified and you can read more about them on IdentifyEvropa.org

Another Identity Evropa/AmIM Nazi has to tell Benjamin Spooner to be less anti-Semitic on the server.

Benjamín Spooner AKA Perihelion fears that anti-fascists would map IP addresses to identify members of Identity Evropa. Sarah Dye AKA Volkmom responds to him. Volkmom was named in the court documents of Nolan and Kiyomi Brewer, two Identity Evropa members who painted swastikas on an Indiana synagogue.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion is against non-white immigration and advocates for an end to immigration to the so-called United States.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion employs the anti-Semitic “echoes” in a Discord message.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion is a big Pewdiepie fan. The ultra-popular YouTuber has amplified anti-Semitic YouTubers and used racist slurs in his videos, which are viewed by a young audience.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion subscribes to typical Nazi conspiracy theories.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion wants Eugene, Oregon to be “bullycided.” He posts this in response to an Identity Evropa member bragging about placing “It’s Okay to be White” posters at the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.

Benjamin Spooner left the Eugene area by the time we successfully identified him as a neo-Nazi and member of Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement, but he continued to monitor news and events in Eugene. Some of these events were posted in the Identity Evropa Discord server, and later on the Mattermost platform. Spooner reacted bitterly at the mention of Eugene when short term Identity Evropa member “Tyler Baker” posted photos of his flyering done on the University of Oregon campus. Later, when we exposed Matthew Combs and Bethany Sherman as neo-Nazis running a Cannabis testing lab called O. G. Analytical in Eugene, Benjamin Spooner reacted in Combs’ and Sherman’s favor.

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion – CA” applauds neo-Nazi Bethany Sherman

A Discord user in another server using the handle “Weed Tech CEO” appears to be Bethany Sherman. The user mentions shutting down our original blog in retaliation for exposing Combs and Sherman. In addition, the user offers to share a list of “Antifa” members.

Members in the Identity Evropa server discuss the article exposing Combs and Sherman. One member, “Deleted User,” encourages bosses to fire employees who do not also hold neo-Nazi ideology.

An Identity Evropa member, whose Discord account was suspended, suggests recruiting Bethany Sherman

Identity Evropa member Joe Dunsmore aka “Joe-MN” suggests that members in Oregon reach out to Combs and Sherman

 

After graduating high school, Benjamin went to the East coast and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Comparative Politics from West Point Academy. He then served in the Army for five years, and after his officer training in Kentucky, was deployed to Iraq in 2008, first as a platoon leader in Eastern Iraq and eventually as an intelligence officer with a high security clearance. He soon developed into a full-fledged neo-Nazi. During his period of radicalization, Benjamin Spooner was going back to school. He spent a year at Oregon State University studying computer science, and in 2015 he began working towards a master’s degree in information and data science through an online University of Berkeley program.

The Spooner family poses with Benjamin Spooner. Ben is wearing a West Point uniform in this picture.

Ben Spooner managed a security clearance program when he served as an Army intelligence officer from 2011 to 2012.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion tells Identity Evropa members that he is a veteran.

 

Benjamin Spooner’s UC Berkley “iSchool” profile. View an archived version here.

Benjamin Spooner, as “Perihelion – CA,”  tells us he has a degree from Berkeley

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion” was a part of the first Identity Evropa Discord server which was shut down following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in late 2017. He was automatically verified to the second Discord server after its creation in September 2017. The new server came on the heels of the fallout from “Unite the Right” and was created with optics in mind. On October 1st, 2017, less than a month into the fresh server, Benjamin uploaded photos of Identity Evropa stickers and posters he had plastered around the California State University Channel Islands campus. The University took notice and released a statement decrying the hate recruitment material. Campus police opened a vandalism investigation into the stickers but did not have enough evidence to charge anyone. Benjamin Spooner celebrated the media coverage the incident received but, as far as we know, did not target any more college campuses.

Benjamin Spooner has been an Identity Evropa / American Identity Movement dues paying member for over two years. He participated in multiple neo-Nazi communication platforms as “Perihelion”

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion proudly displays his racist vandalism on Discord. He targeted the CSUCI campus in October 2017, just months after Identity Evropa marched alongside convicted killer James Alex Fields in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion made local news after posting racist stickers and posters at California State University Channel Islands.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion is concerned after the University opened an investigation into the hate fliers he posted

Benjamin Spooner tried his hand at running a small business while living in Eugene. Near the end of 2015, Benjamin registered “Data Spoon LLC,” a data analysis company. The website claims a specialty in “machine learning, data mining, and business intelligence consulting.” In early 2017, Ben dissolved Data Spoon LLC.

Benjamin Spooner created “Data Spoon LLC” before leaving Eugene. He dissolved the business in 2017.

Ben’s description of “Data Spoon LLC.” View an archived version of the site here.

Benjamin Spooner is originally from Camarillo, California, a small inland town situated just north of Los Angeles. Ben was born in September 1985, the second-oldest of many siblings. He is the older brother to adopted orphans from Africa. His parents are Catholic Republicans, but Ben lambasts them on Discord for being unable to “begin to process race-realism.” He does not mask his political views and activity from his family, instead he tries to “redpill” them. “Red-pilling” is a term hijacked from the Matrix movies and is used by the alt-right to describe spreading neo-Nazi ideology. Ben boasts that he has “redpilled” one of his three brothers, likely Paul Daniel Spooner.

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion – CA” admits that his family is aware of his neo-Nazi ideology

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion – CA” describes his experience of trying to red pill his family

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion – CA” mentions red pilling and recruiting one of his brothers for Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement. Spooner disparages his Asian friends and co-workers.

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion – CA” complains about not being able to fully red pill his parents.

Benjamin Spooner AKA “Perihelion – CA” is  Islamophobic

In addition to being a racist, Benjamin Spooner also exhibits misogynistic traits

A portion of the Spooner family lives in British Columbia, near Vancouver, in Canada. Benjamin mentions his Canadian cousins on Discord, calling them “super white” and “woke,” meaning they share his “race realist” views. Many of his family members work for “Spooner Electric Ltd,” a small electrical company which operates in the Chase, British Columbia area. Benjamin tells other Identity Evropa members that his “cousin hires elitricians (sic.) at $40/hr (canadian) and pays for their trade education.”

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion has family in inland BC, which he mentions on Discord. He also claims that many of them are “woke,” meaning they may share his racist worldview.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion explains that his cousin has an electrical business in Canada. Spooner Electric Ltd is located in Chase, British Columbia. Several of his family members work for the company.

 

In March 2018, Danielle and Benjamin purchased a 540,000 dollar house in Camarillo, California. Around that same time, Ben started working as a build engineer for Green Hills Software, a company based in Santa Barbara, California. He talks about his work on Discord as “Perihelion.” In one message, Spooner writes that he “submitted a 500k infrastructure build out plan for the company [he works] for.” In another, he goes into detail explaining how to get away with discriminatory hiring practices. He says that instead of using IQ tests, use college credentialism and coding tests. The very specific strategy that Ben outlines suggests that he may have instituted or is still instituting discriminatory hiring practices at his workplace.

Ben and Danielle reside in this half-million dollar condo in Camarillo, California.

Ben and Danielle are both listed on the “deed of trust” for their Camarillo property.

Ben’s three most recent jobs according to his LinkedIn account.

Benjamin Spooner as “Perihelion – CA” often makes racist and derogatory remarks about his non-White co-workers in the neo-Nazi Discord server

Ben submitted a 500k infrastructure plan for the company he works for. His LinkedIn account says that he is assistant vice president of data science at a “finance” company.

Benjamin Spooner uses ableist language to describe the people he works with at his programming job.

Benjamin Spooner AKA Perihelion gives Identity Evropa members very specific techniques to get away with hiring discrimination, particularly in programming fields. Ben has held powerful positions at many companies and organizations.

Benjamin Spooner is a dangerous neo-Nazi and a member of Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement. His military experience, skill set, wealth, and employment status enhance his ability to influence, recruit, fund, and organize white supremacist endeavors. Like so many other members of this white supremacist group, Benjamin can initially appear as a regular guy at first glace, with white supremacist rhetoric easing into conversation in a gaslighting, redpilling manner. For those who know him, and for those who read his messages from the Identity Evropa leaks, there is no mistaking that Benjamin Spooner is a racist and may be abusing his employment positions to sabotage non-Whites.

 

A sample of Benjamin Spooner’s racist remarks in the Identity Evropa neo-Nazi Discord server

 

Please reach out to us with any additional information regarding Benjamin Spooner.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Benjamin Scott Spooner

Read his Discord messages here: https://discordleaks.unicornriot.ninja/discord/user/6860

DOB 9/10/1985 (Age 34)

5’7 150 lbs

Lives at 1538 Tierra Buena Court, Camarillo, California

Last known employers:

Assistant Vice President of Data Science at Finance Company

April 2019 – Present

Build Engineer

Green Hills Software

March 2018 – Present

 

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Benjamin Spooner

Benjamin Spooner

 

Danielle Lynn Spooner

DOB 11/18/1989 (Age 29)

previously Danielle Malliris

Also lives at 1538 Tierra Buena Court, Camarillo California

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Danielle Spooner

Danielle Spooner

 

#IDENTIFYevropa

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Kerrick Martin: Fascist Filmmaker, Wannabe Cop

 

Internal Neo-Nazi Chat Leaks

Several months ago, the Discord chat logs of the hate group Identity Evropa were published by Unicorn Riot, sparking antifascist groups around the country to #IdentifyEvropa. Shortly after, the group was rebranded as American Identity Movement (abbreviated “AmIM” to avoid confusion with AIM, the American Indian Movement). Despite the name change, this is still the same violent neo-Nazi group that planned the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. In 2018, a dues-paying member of the group painted Swastikas on an Indiana Synagogue and attempted to set fire to it. Today, we identify another member of AmIM/Identity Evropa: Meet Kerrick Andrew Martin.

Immediately after Identity Evropa’s Discord server chats were leaked by Unicorn Riot, several members contemplated legal action against the media outlet

 

Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement’s Lead Propagandist

Kerrick Andrew Martin (DOB 1-12-1995) is a dues-paying member of American Identity Movement (formerly Identity Evropa) and serves as the group’s lead video editor and producer. Kerrick records and edits videos of banner drops and actions which are then uploaded to video sharing sites like YouTube and Bitchute to recruit new members. YouTube recently deplatfromed AmIM and several other large white supremacist accounts, a long overdue move for a site overrun with white supremacist content. In addition to AmIM, Kerrick produces videos for American Renaissance (AmRen), a white supremacist group founded by Identity Evropa ally Jared Taylor. Kerrick Martin contributed hundreds of messages to the Identity Evropa Discord server as “FACINEMA”. On Slack, Kerrick used the alias “Bryan F.A.(Cinema),” and was “aimless-nation-wa” after the group switched all messaging to the chat program Mattermost.

Kerrick Martin AKA FACINEMA introduces himself as “Kerrick M.” after joining Identity Evropa.

Kerrick Martin’s Discord profile reflects his two locations: California, where he was going to school, and Washington, where he now lives with his parents

Server Admin aka “Sigruna14” notes that Kerrick Martin AKA “FACINEMA” is in charge of the IE Media server.

Kerrick Martin AKA FACINEMA promotes the South African “white genocide” myth pushed by neo-Nazis.

Kerrick Martin uses the anti-Semitic “echoes”  in the Identity Evropa Fitness Discord server.

Kerrick Martin used the alias Bryan F.A. (Cinema) on the Identity Evropa Slack chat platform

Kerrick Martin (Bryan FA on Slack) struggles to book a room ahead of Identity Evropa’s 2019 national conference, “Leading Our People Forward.”

After Identity Evropa’s Discord server was deplatformed, the group began communicating on a platform called Mattermost designed and maintained by Dustin Phipps.

Kerrick Martin changed his username on Mattermost to “aimless-nation-wa.” You can read through the Mattermost leaks here.

 

Education

Kerrick Martin began learning video production skills at Sonoma Valley High School in California. He learned through the school’s media arts program and when he graduated in 2013, he netted several media-related scholarships. For the next three years, Kerrick worked towards a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Santa Rosa Junior College. After that, he spent time studying accounting and finance at Sonoma State University in California and lived in Sonoma and Rohnert Park, California.

Kerrick Martin stars in a short film from Sonoma Valley High School.

Kerrick Martin AKA “FACINEMA” from a selfie he posted of himself in the Identity Evropa Discord server.

 

Employment

In addition to his white supremacist cinematography, Kerrick Martin runs a video production outfit called Blue Rig Media Flashpoint Films (BluR Media Co), which is now based out of Vancouver, Washington. Blue Rig Media has done multiple videos for Clark County businesses like the Grant House Eatery, Three Brothers Winery, and the Heisen House. These videos are part of his “Best of Clark County” series, an effort to build his resume which he mentions on Discord. The shooting and editing techniques showcased by Kerrick through “Blue Rig Media” are identical to the techniques deployed in more recent American Identity Movement videos.

Kerrick’s YouTube channel for his media company, Blue Rig Media. He has done several videos showcasing Clark County businesses.

Kerrick Martin AKA FACINEMA writes that he goes around to wineries and companies and produces high quality showcase videos for free. He has already created videos for several companies in Clark County through his media venture “Blue Rig Media.”

 

Fascist Ideology

The chat leaks also reflect, by Kerrick’s admission, that his parents began “redpilling” him from a young age. It is unclear how and when Kerrick developed his full-fledged neo-Nazi views, but he adopted the pseudonym “FACINEMA” in August 2017. Two months later he was welcomed to the Identity Evropa Discord server. Kerrick has both a YouTube and Twitter account which use variants of the alias, both of which emerged around the same time. His fashy YouTube channel contains a single video of Bishop Richard Williamson, an anti-Semite who has been excommunicated by the Catholic church on two separate occasions. He was recently fined in Germany for holocaust denial remarks given in a 2008 television interview. Kerrick is viciously anti-Semitic himself and his Twitter is laced with vile anti-Semitic memes. A playlist from Kerrick’s channel titled “Demo Reel” contains videos from the 2018 American Renaissance conference, an annual suit-and-tie white supremacist meet-up that occurs in Tennessee. This year, the AmRen conference was met with a large anti-fascist counter protest.

Before Kerrick Martin joined Identity Evropa, he considered joining the neo-Nazi group Traditionalist Worker Party

Kerrick has a YouTube channel named “FASCINIMA.” It contains one video. View an archived version of the channel here.

Kerrick Martin has a video of Holocaust-denying Bishop Richard Williamson. Here is an archived version of that video.

Kerrick Martin filmed Simon Roche, leader of the Suidlanders, and racist who spreads a false notion that there is a “white genocide” going on in South Africa

Kerrick Martin AKA FASCINIMA also produced videos for American Renaisance, a white supremacist “think tank” that hosts annual conferences.

Kerrick Martin posts racist and anti-Semitic content on Twitter as “@FASCINIMATIK.” View an archived version here.

In one tweet, Kerrick Martin ‘replies’ to our comrades at Colorado Springs Antifa and says that he joined Identity Evropa after being attacked at a Kate Steinle rally. He claims that he was passively taking video at the rally when a “member” of antifa shoved him, causing him to spontaneously join a white supremacist group and edit videos for them. We are not aware of any medical cases wherein a “shoved” individual magically adopts neo-Nazism, but you never know these days. The larger issue with this antifa boogeyman story is that it is entirely fabricated. The death of Kate Steinle was exploited by white supremacist groups, including Identity Evropa and local Daily Stormer book clubs. After a jury deemed that the shooting was accidental in December 2017, several far-right groups rallied in Kate’s name, including Joey Griftin’ Gibson. The Discord Leaks show that Kerrick Martin joined Identity Evropa in October of 2017, more than two months before any Kate Steinle rallies actually occurred.

In this Tweet, Kerrick Martin AKA “FACINEMA” lies and claims he suddenly joined Identity Evropa because a fictional antifascist pushed him.

 

White Supremacist “Activism”

Apart from video production, Kerrick has taken part in many Identity Evropa actions, including the 2019 Identity Evropa annual “Leading Our People Forward” conference held in Kentucky and the national action “Defend the Rockies” held in Colorado in November 2018. Racist chuds from around the country emptied their wallets for plane tickets to go stand in a snowstorm in Colorado to hold an anti-immigrant banner. After this event, Kerrick collected video clips from other members, which he compiled into a propaganda video for the group’s now defunct YouTube channel. Kerrick aided in earlier actions as well, like an October 2018 banner drop in Redding, California, with members of the NorCal chapter like Joshua “Bogl” Lourenco. In April 2018, Kerrick and another Identity Evropa member plastered stickers and posters around Sonoma State University, where Kerrick was attending college.

Kerrick Martin holds an Identity Evropa flag and an oversized American flag.

Kerrick Martin bought a plane ticket so he could stand in the snow with racist chuds.

Kerrick Martin announces to the participants of the Identity Evropa Discord server that he has pre-paid for a reservation to the 2019 annual Leading Our People Forward conference and will be using the alias “Ben Dover”

Kerrick Martin helped with a Redding, California banner drop with the NorCal Nazis.

Kerrick Martin helped another Identity Evropa member cover the Sonoma State University campus with racist propaganda.

After the Discord server was leaked and the doxxes poured in, Patrick Casey changed the group’s name to American Identity Movement (AmIM) and adopted a Patriot Front aesthetic. Kerrick Martin remained a member of the rebranded group and continued his duties as chief videographer. AmIM hosted a week of action in Washington DC in April 2019. During this hate-cation, a dozen members of the group disrupted an author’s talk at the bookstore Politics & Prose. The white supremacist crew chanted and marched around the bookstore for several minutes while Kerrick Martin recorded footage, which was later uploaded to several video sharing platforms.

Racist incel Patrick Casey leads his white supremacist squad around a Washington DC bookstore. The group managed to briefly disrupt the book talk before retreating.

Kerrick Martin recorded as his Fashy friends disrupted a book talk in a Washington DC bookstore.

(Left) Kerrick Martin with IE flag, (Center) Kerrick Martin in bookstore, (Right) Kerrick Martin marching with flags.

Kerrick Martin is listed in the credits for AmIM/IE’s propaganda web-series titled “Identify With Me” under the pseudonym “Bryan Kerick Masterson.” Kerrick used a similar alias on Slack, “Bryan F.A.(Cinema).” The video features Samuel James Fredeen, Virginia coordinator and Justin Wayne Peek, Georgia coordinator and director of activism for AmIM.

 

Bad Driver

In late September, Kerrick Andrew Martin traveled from California to Idaho to meet up with some Identity Evropa members and offer to share his film-making skills. On September 23rd, 2018, Kerrick was driving his ’16 Nissan Altima through Nampa, Idaho, when he failed to properly yield at an intersection and hit another vehicle. He suffered light injuries and received help from an Idaho member of Identity Evropa who used the alias “BigBadSaxon” on Discord. The next day, Patrick Casey commended “BigBadSaxon” for aiding “[Identity Evropa’s] trusty video editor.” Kerrick’s vehicle was seriously damaged in the crash.

Kerrick Martin AKA FACINEMA traveled to Idaho in late September and met with Identity Evropa members there.

Patrick Casey AKA Reinhard Wolff thanks an Idaho IE member for helping Kerrick Martin after he got in a car crash.

Public records show that Kerrick Martin was responsible for the Idaho car crash for failing to yield.

The other individual involved in the car crash says that Kerrick sped out of the intersection.

 

Family

Like Patrick Casey, Kerrick Martin is not married. Kerrick tells us in the Discord server that he has a girlfriend who is also receptive of his fascist ideology. He describes her habit of sending him racist memes, the challenges of being able to visit her, and his hopes of marrying and having children with his white and blue eyed girlfriend. Despite our efforts, we have been unable to independently confirm that Kerrick actually has or had a girlfriend.

In late November 2018, Kerrick Martin moved from California to La Center, Washington. He lives with his parents near Vancouver in a suburb called La Center. Records show that his parents, Michael and Glenda Martin, purchased their half-million dollar Washington estate in late 2017. Kerrick’s Discord messages indicate that his parents are supportive and may share his neo-Nazi views; that they actually began “redpilling” him at a young age. In one Discord message, Kerrick says that his family loves listening to the weekly “Fash the Nation” episode. Fash the Nation is a white supremacist podcast linked to the fascist “The Right Stuff” podcast network.

Kerrick Martin AKA FACINEMA writes that he is trying to bring his family into IE and says that they are fashy like him. His parents listen to “Fash the Nation,” a weekly white supremacist podcast.

Kerrick Martin lives with his parents in a gated, half a million dollar house in the middle of wooded farmlands in La Center, Washington

 

Aspiring Cop

Kerrick Martin hopes to start a new career in Washington, which he teases in the Discord chats. He writes that for his new job, he needs to stay in shape and be able to run 1.5 miles in under 14 minutes. This is the common metric used by Sheriff’s departments to gauge potential deputies. Kerrick Martin is part of the Franklin County civil service roster, meaning he is eligible to become a Franklin county Sheriff. We encourage our readers to contact the Franklin County Civil Service commission and demand that they revoke Kerrick Martin’s eligibility due to his well-documented involvement in a white supremacist hate group.

Please contact  the Franklin County (WA) Human Resources department and request that they investigate and disqualify Deputy Sheriff applicant Kerrick Andrew Martin due to his involvement with Identity Evropa/AmIM, which violates Rule 6, Section 1 of the Franklin County Civil Service Commission’s “Rules and Regulations,” which holds that an applicant must “be of good moral character.”

Email: hr@co.franklin.wa.us (*Do not use a personal email)
Phone: *67 (509) 546-5813

Kerrick Martin AKA FACINEMA hints that he is trying to become a cop.

Public records indicate that Kerrick Martin is trying to become a cop in Franklin County, Washington.

Kerrick Andrew Martin
DOB 1/12/1995

 

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NorCal Nazis: Joshua and Holly Lourenco are “The Bogls”

It has been several months since thousands of internal messages of the hate group Identity Evropa were published by Unicorn Riot. Following the release of the group’s chats, antifascist groups began to #IdentifyEvropa, which caused Patrick Casey to rebrand Identity Evropa as American Identity Movement. Despite the shifty aesthetics, American Identity Movement (Abbreviated AmIM to avoid confusion with AIM, the American Indian Movement) is still the same violent neo-Nazi group that planned the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. In 2018, a dues-paying member of the group painted Swastikas on an Indiana Synagogue and attempted to set fire to it. Today, we bring you two more members of Identity Evropa/AmIM: Meet Joshua and Holly Lourenco.

Joshua Joseph Lourenco – DOB 5/7/1988

Joshua Lourenco used several names within the Identity Evropa and American Identity Movement chats. When he first joined Identity Evropa at the start of 2018, he went by “Sherman Hardcastle” on Discord. This account was scarcely used, as Josh preferred to post as “Bogl-CA,” which logged more than 700 messages on Discord. You can check out the messages for yourself here. After the Discord chat logs were released by Unicorn Riot, Identity Evropa rebranded and started using a new communication platform called Mattermost. We recently wrote about Utah Identity Evropa member Dustin Phipps, who helps maintain the group’s Mattermost chats. In response to the leaks, many members changed their usernames, but Josh still used the alias “Bogl.”

Joshua Lourenco used the name “Bogl” on Mattermost and on Discord, along with the name “Sherman Hardcastle.”

In this Mattermost screenshot, Joshua interacts with other American Identity Movement members like David Zsutty of California AKA tylerhess. We have a full article about David Zsutty which you can find here.

Joshua Lourenco serves as the coordinator for the Northern California and Oregon chapters of Identity Evropa. Prior to being doxxed, Spencer Strudevant was acting as the Oregon coordinator. Josh was recognized by Patrick Casey for his “outstanding work in NorCal,” and was named Nazi of the month for December 2018. Some of Josh’s “outstanding work” includes:

Patrick Casey AKA “Reinhard Wolff” recognizes Joshua as “member of the month” for December 2018. Some examples of his work follow:

Putting up racist propaganda and Identity Evropa stickers at Merced College in California: December 2018, January 2019, February 2019. Josh would also frequently target CSU Stanislaus, the college that previous Identity Evropa leader Nathan Damigo (Link: https://itsgoingdown.org/nathan-damigo-exposed-identity-evropa-leader-operating-csu-stanislaus/) attended. Josh acknowledges this in the Discord chats, calling the campus “Nathan’s old stomping grounds.”

Hosting a Nazi get-together at the Lourenco residence in Atwater, California in December 2018.

Posing for a photo with other Identity Evropa members outside of UC Berkley in California in December 2018.

Joshua has been a white supremacist for over a decade and appears to have been radicalized in part by neo-Nazi writer Greg Robert Johnson. Many members of Identity Evropa cite Greg Johnson as a gateway to white supremacy, and the writing which he circulates through his publishing house, Counter-currents. Greg’s own material isn’t the only writing made available by Counter-currents: In 2017, James Mason’s Siege was being sold by the site. Siege is a neo-Nazi tale which is the inspiration for the Atomwaffen Division, an underground Nazi terror group which is responsible for several murders. Earlier this year, we published an article warning Denver residents of James Mason and his Atomwaffen fanboys.

Before Greg Johnson moved to Seattle, he spent several years living and working in California. The Pacific School of Religion brought him on as an assistant professor in 2002 and he lived around the San Francisco area for a handful of years after that. While Joshua was still a teenager, he says that he met and discussed white supremacist politics with Greg Johnson. He says that he knew Greg “very well” and even had meetings at his house with his other friends. Unlike most members of Identity Evropa, Joshua’s white supremacist views are not new; they are more than a decade old.

“Sherman Hardcastle” was one of Joshua’s aliases on Discord. In this message, he discusses his early interactions with Greg Johnson.

Josh expresses that he is looking to move away from California because “agriculture is dying” and he is afraid of people of color. On Discord, he is open about his racist and anti-Semitic views. Josh believes that college is “anti white propaganda,” and won’t be pushing his children to pursue higher education. He is against “mixing all the races,” and wants to move to a less diverse town. In one message, Josh writes that he would “rather be killed for wrong think,” referring to Eugene neo-Nazi Evan James McCarty’s decision to undergo race and gender education courses and disavow white supremacy. Our comrades at Rose City Antifa wrote a detailed piece on Evan a year ago, who used the pseudonym “Bryon de la Vandal,” on Nazi forums. In another message, Josh struggles to see any problem with distributing white supremacist propaganda at high schools. Identity Evropa propaganda has appeared at high schools and even middle schools in the past.

Josh Lourenco is not happy about Eugene neo-Nazi Evan McCarty’s recent actions, prefers death over renouncing his own fascist views.

Josh has written several anti-Semitic messages in the Discord chat.

In this series of messages, Joshua Lourenco expresses his vile racist fears.

Joshua Lourenco is a white nationalist and is against “mixing.”

Joshua thinks that his children shouldn’t go to college because it is “anti white.”

Joshua expresses his racist views as “Bogl” on the Discord server.

If Holly wasn’t a white supremacist as well, Josh would have a difficult time.

“Bogl” uploaded a photo of him and Holly to the Discord server, which he said was taken by his daughter.

Many of Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement’s recent actions have been turned to propaganda videos and uploaded to YouTube. Despite many claims that they will crack down on white supremacist and neo-Nazi content, the site continues to platform AmIM and countless other fascist groups. Joshua Lourenco was one of the AmIM members in a more recent video showing a racist banner drop in San Luis Obispo. The video shows several members unfurling a banner which reads “Close the Borders” atop a hill overlooking the Cal Poly campus. The campus was also targeted with recruitment flyers which were placed inside of buildings. Josh also stars in AmIM’s YouTube propaganda series “Identify with Me.” In the first episode of the series, he can be seen carrying a banner with other Nazi chuds at UC Berkley.

Joshua Lourenco carries a banner at UC Berkley with other American Identity Movement members.

Joshua struggles to unfurl a banner on a hill that overlooks the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo, California.

Joshua (right) has a hard time getting his racist banner out of a tote bag.

Additional Photos of Joshua Joseph Lourenco AKA Bogl AKA Sherman Hardcastle:

 

Holly Diane Lourenco – DOB 12/28/1987

Holly Diane Lourenco used the name “Mrs. Bogl” on the leaked Identity Evropa Discord server. She was scarcely active, only sending 24 messages in the Discord chat after joining the group in late 2018. Following a series of chat leaks, “Mrs. Bogl” changed her name to “Mrs. White” and remains active on the group’s current chat platform, Mattermost.

Holly Lourenco switched her username to “mrs_white-ca” on Mattermost. The Lourencos are not the only white supremacist couple to be outed by antifascists- “mrsgloopgod-ky” was doxxed by an anonymous group of antifascists earlier this year, you can read about the “gloopgod” couple here.

Joshua and Holly have been together for over ten years and have two young children. In 2008, Holly won “Miss Merced County” while attending UC Merced, where she was majoring in US History and serving as public information officer for the Republican club. UC Merced was targeted with Identity Evropa flyers and recruitment materials multiple times by her husband. In 2012, the couple supported Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. Ron Paul has deep-seated connections to the far-right and close ties to the anti-Semitic John Birch Society. Over the next 5 years, she moved further right, eventually embracing white nationalism and joining Identity Evropa with her husband.

Holly won “Miss Merced County” in 2008 while a student at UC Merced.

Holly was not as active on the Identity Evropa Discord server, only contributing two dozen messages. In one message, she said that she “[wishes] Jared Taylor would come to our NorCal friendsgiving,” which the Lourenco couple hosted at their house. Jared Taylor is the founder of American Renaissance, a neo-Nazi organization which publishes articles and hosts an annual white supremacist conference. Holly has been a part of several Identity Evropa actions. She helped create the Christmas-themed banner which members of the NorCal chapter displayed at UC Berkley, and painted Identity Evropa themed rocks with Jean Palmer AKA celticflame. She attended “Defend the Rockies” with her husband, and celebrated Valentine’s day by passing out Identity Evropa propaganda. Holly appears to be close with Jean “celticflame,” Palmer, who even wished Holly an early happy birthday, a full two days in advance.

Holly Lourenco wanted long-time white supremacist figure Jared Taylor to come to the NorCal Nazi dinner.

Holly Lourenco shares the UC Berkley banner progress.

Holly is honored to be part of Identity Evropa. DTR stands for “Defend the Rockies,” a national action held by the group in late 2018.

Jean Palmer wishes Holly Lourenco a happy birthday. Holly was born on December 28th, 1987. (The date of this message is recorded in UTC, in PDT it would have still been 12/26).

Holly Lourenco shows off her racist handicrafts.

Holly Lourenco is employed by Image Masters, a business marketing company based in Merced, California. Holly is part of the sales team (Marketing Director) and has worked for the company for more than 10 years. She has her own page on the Image Masters website, which advertises customizable items. When she isn’t on the clock, she spends her time promoting white supremacy and marketing Identity Evropa/AmIM. You can contact Image Masters CEO Tim O’Neill by phone at *67 (209) 723 1691 X302, or by email at tim(at)imagemasters(dot)com, and demand that the company stop employing a dues-paying member of a white supremacist hate group.

Holly’s ImageMasters site page, imagemasters(dot)com/holly. You can view an archived version of this page here.

Holly Lourenco traveled with ImageMasters to an industry trade show in Monterey.

Holly Lourenco recently celebrated her 10th year with ImageMasters. Holly used the name “Holly Lou” on Facebook.

Holly and Joshua created and distributed Identity Evropa Valentine’s day flyers. Josh uploaded this photo of Holly posing with the material.

Additional Photos of Holly Diane Lourenco AKA Mrs. Bogl:

 

Holly and Joshua Lourenco’s last known address is 2469 Central Avenue, Atwater, California. On Discord, Joshua has expressed a desire to relocate to Treasure Valley, Idaho.
Contact Eugene Antifa with any additional tips about the Lourencos or other fascists in your area:
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Occupy Houston Organizer Dustin Phipps Exposed As American Identity Movement CTO “Gimlet”

Dustin Phipps: Former Leftist turn white supremacist

Dustin Phipps isn’t the first Leftist to flip from one side of the ideological spectrum to the other and he certainly isn’t the first former Leftist to find their way into the membership of American Identity Movement (an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist organization recently referred to as “Identity Evropa”). Readers in the Houston, Texas area will recognize Dustin Phipps, most notably, as a former lead organizer of Occupy Houston during the later part of 2011 and the early part of 2012. After spending the bulk of his thirty and a half years in Texas volunteering with various social justice causes, Dustin now resides in Lehi, Utah (just south of Salt Lake City). He is a dues paying member and Utah Chapter Leader of a white supremacist organization, and serves as the group’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dustin Blake Phipps uses the alias “Gimlet.” He is a patron donor to the organization and is responsible for building and maintaining the group’s current communication platform on Mattermost which they call “Columbia.”

Dustin Blake Phipps aka “Gimlet” participates in an Identity Evropa banner drop in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2019

Dustin Phipps Left: 2019, Right: 2016

We can trace Dustin’s membership in Identity Evropa to as early as January 2018 where he had already established a position of authority within the white supremacist group. Dustin, as “Gimlet,” administered an official Identity Evropa Discord Server called the “IE dev team” whose purpose was to serve as a communication platform for software developers within the organization. This team would focus on developing, building, and maintaining communication platforms for the wider group. The number of dues paying members on these Discord communication platforms peaked at just around 800 prior to the Discord chat leaks published by Unicorn Riot.

After Identity Evropa was deplatformed from Discord, the group temporarily communicated by another platform called “Slack.” Again, the group’s Slack chats were leaked and they were subsequently banned from that platform as well. Identity Evropa struggled with maintaining a consistent communication platform for their group. Some regional chapters utilized “Telegram,” and they attempted to build at least one other communication platform referred to as “Mercury.” Even before James Ambrose (the main developer of Mercury) was exposed, the endeavor failed to get off the ground and the project was never made available to the greater membership.

Currently, Dustin Phipps as the CTO provides the ability for the greater white supremacist organization of American Identity Movement to communicate, network, and organize with each other on Mattermost. Established at the beginning of March 2019, this platform has hosted, at it’s peak, just over 400 registered, dues paying members. As pressure on this group ceases to let up from antifascists, we can note a consistent decline in membership with current numbers at just over 250.

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” administered the official Identity Evropa Discord server called “IE dev team”

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” holds a staff position as Chief Technology Officer within the white supremacist organization.

For over a year and a half, Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet,” has directed the core of the group’s technology needs.

Aside from Phipps’ technological contributions to American Identity Movement, he has littered multiple university campuses and public venues with white supremacist propaganda. Phipps has traveled to numerous states to participate in national actions and conferences. Some of the activity we have tracked Phipps participating in include: flyering Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, leaving Identity Evropa business cards inside books at The City LIbrary in Salt Lake City, Utah as well as flyering the University of Utah and the downtown Salt Lake City, Utah area. Phipps’ first national action was at “Defend the Rockies” which took place in Colorado in November 2018. This was followed by an anti-immigration action in Chicago in January of 2019 just outside of Rahm Emanuel’s office. In February of 2019, Phipps co-hosted a “Defend Utah” action which followed with his attendance at the third annual Identity Evropa  “Leading Our People Forward” national conference in March of 2019 in the state of Kentucky.

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” attends the national Identity Evropa action “Defend the Rockies” co-coordinated by former Colorado Chapter Leader Cory Reeves.

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” is seen here, to the right of Patrick Casey, in a light blue knit cap attending an anti-immigration demonstration in Colorado

Listen to Dustin Phipps aka “Jim” aka “Gimlet” describe his experience with Identity Evropa at “Defend the Rockies” here and here.

Another anti-immigration demonstration Dustin Phipps attended with Identity Evropa took place in Chicago, Illinois in January of 2019.

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” attending an anti-immigration demonstration with Identity Evropa, January 2019

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” rallies with Identity Evropa led by Patrick Casey

Dustin Phipps attempts to conceal his identity while simultaneously professing to be a white identitarian.

March of 2019 would bring a new decline in the organizing efforts of Identity Evropa. As the group was preparing to travel to Kentucky for their annual conference, “Leading Our People Forward,” their members’ chat messages in Discord and Slack were being prepped for publication. A handful of cherry picked individuals by Patrick Casey made up an elite internal group of the organization calling itself Leadership and the Advisory Council. It was simple to join: One mostly just needed to donate a lot of money to the organization. This small fraction of the entire group had planned a rebrand of the organization. In order to try to gain public favor, their strategy turned to appealing to American patriotism. Similar to Patriot Front’s aesthetic but with a strict “no overt Nazi symbolism or rhetoric” in public forums, Identity Evropa became American Identity Movement. This rebranding decision was made by the elite internal group with virtually no knowledge to the majority of their membership. Dustin Phipps attended this conference and the action that followed it in Tennessee.

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” attends a Tennessee action with the newly rebranded American Identity Movement, March 2019

Dustin Phipps marches with American Identity Movement members in Tennessee, March 2019

Once, Dustin Phipps led marches with people of color for economic justice. Now Dustin participates in demonstrations to preserve the white race.

Dustin Phipps once advocated for immigration rights, admired the political work of trans people, and worked alongside of Brown and Black economic and social justice activists. He advocated for humanitarian relief for Haitians and Hondurans. Dustin grew up in a multicultural neighborhood in Katy, Texas, organized with social justice activists while in college in Houston, Texas, and traveled to other non-white majority countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. In addition to English, Dustin speaks some Spanish and French. But a closer look at Dustin’s years as an economic and social justice activist uncovers some doubts at his commitment to Leftist ideals. For example, he did not support all of the Occupy Wall Street demands. As an Occupy Houston lead organizer, he did not agree that higher education should be free for everyone nor would he declare that everyone deserved a guaranteed income. As a cis-White male, Dustin seemed to frequently talk over women and people of color rather than help amplify their voices. Listen to Dustin, in his own words, what his thoughts were at this time. Dustin seemed to be one for embellishment, visions of grandeur with often changing goals. He claimed to be a medical student, or pre-med, when he merely attained a Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology. Phipps claimed to be a military veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom having served in the Navy. Yet, we are unable to independently confirm that Phipps served in the Navy at all aside from a notation on his resume stating he spent some time employed by the US Navy as a Communications Electrician.

What is not an uncommon phenomena among budding white nationalists is a trend of become radicalized with the 2016 election of Donald Trump. This is the time frame we have tracked Dustin Phipps’ transition from more Leftist views to more Far Right views. While once a trans accepting person, Phipps now joins his fellow American Identity Movement members is directing hatred towards transpeople. While once advocating for immigration rights and humanitarian relief in what some call “third world countries,” now Phipps participates in public anti-immigration demonstrations. While once organizing with Brown and Black people for economic and social justice, now Phipps has bought into the “white genocide” lie.

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” dehumanizes a prominent antifascist transwoman.

Dustin Phipps expresses his support for Manning.

Dustin Phipps considers Manning a military hero

Prior to becoming a white nationalist, it appears that Dustin Phipps continued to support Manning while she was transitioning to a woman.

Prior to becoming a white nationalist, Dustin Phipps volunteered in his community for humanitarian relief efforts

Prior to becoming a white nationalist, Dustin Phipps advocated for immigration rights

Dustin Phipps is a member of one of the main organizations that planned the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. At this white supremacist rally, one antifascist woman was killed by a neo-Nazi and numerous other antifascists were injured. Even given the facts of the situation, Dustin Phipps is resolved in his support for Alex Fields, the neo-Nazi terrorist who drove his car into a crowd of antifascists murdering one. Recently, Fields was sentenced to life in prison for his crimes.

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” comments on Alex Field’s murder conviction.

What caused Dustin Phipps to embrace white nationalism is a question only he can answer.

A statement by Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet” which can be interpreted as a possible autobiographical statement.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Full name: Dustin Blake Phipps

Birthdate: 11/27/1983

Mobile telephone: 281 543 2095

Email: dbphipps@comcast.net

Last known address:

4200 North Seasons View Drive Apartment 03121
Lehi, Utah 84043-6273

https://www.facebook.com/seasonsoftraversemountain/

Facebook:

http://archive.fo/Eo7zW

Twitter:

http://archive.is/bNHRn

Previous employer:

Owlet Baby Care, Inc.

Lehi, Utah

Position: Senior DevOps Engineer

 

Dustin Phipps aka “Gimlet”
a white nationalist

 

 

David Zsutty: Neo-Nazi in Law School

On March 6th, 2019, the independent media outlet Unicorn Riot published the internal chat logs of the neo-Nazi group Identity Evropa. Hundreds of thousands of messages were leaked from the group’s member-only Discord server, which revealed extreme racism, white supremacism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny. Since the breach, antifascist groups have sifted through the messages and tied real people to the usernames, exposing dozens of members across the United States. Identity Evropa helped plan the massive Nazi rally in Charlottesville in 2017 and the organization is currently being sued due to the ramifications of that event. Today, we are identifying the Identity Evropa member “Tyler Hess” as Chapman University student David Michael Zsutty (DOB 3/21/1987) from Oceanside, California.

David Michael Zsutty used the pseudonym “TylerHess” on the Identity Evropa server.

Zsutty is explicitly racist and anti-Semitic in many of his messages. In one message, he defends the Charlottesville attacker James Alex Fields, a Nazi who rammed his car into a crowd of people who were counter protesting the 2017 Unite the Right rally and who was recently sentenced to life in prison as a result of his terror attack. Zsutty thinks that “Fields is completely innocent, perhaps guilty of negligence at the very most.” More than a dozen people suffered serious injuries and Heather Heyer was killed in the attack. In another message, Zsutty shares his anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, saying that he “suspect[s] that Jews are intermarrying with whites who share similar traits, such as narcissism, schizophrenia, socio/psychopathy, a certain low cunning born from a lack of morals, etc.” Zsutty also disparages his nonwhite classmates in the chat, writing that they “lack the analytical skill of our people.” In another message, he says that he wanted to be “study buddies” with a conservative woman in his class, but then he learned that she had a “mulatto” son.

David Zsutty refuses to be study buddies with a classmate at Chapman University who has a “mulatto” son

David Zsutty shares how he feels about his non-white classmates.

David Zsutty thinks that the Charlottesville vehicular attacker, James Alex Fields, is innocent. Fields injured dozens and killed Heather Heyer when he rammed his vehicle into a crowd of people protesting a massive Nazi convergence in 2017.

David Zsutty slips some anti-Semitic conspiracy theories into the Identity Evropa chats.

Zsutty also discusses his family in the Discord chats. He paints a biographical picture of his parents, who had him when they were in their “mid thirties.” His mother’s side is “Mayflower and Revolution,” while his father’s side is part Prussian and German. Zsutty’s family fits this profile perfectly, as his father, Michael Zsutty (DOB 5/26/1951), is a full 36 years older than David.

David mentions that his parents were in their mid-thirties when they had him, which we confirmed.

David’s father, Michael Zsutty, was born in 1951 and lives in Oceanside, California.

Michael Zsutty lives in Oceanside, California. David mentions him several times on Discord. One message suggests that his dad may share his white nationalist views, and that the lack of a Google doodle caused him to start agreeing with David. Michael Zsutty is at the very least a far-right MAGA fan, as evidenced by his Facebook. He is active in Oceanside and has harassed houseless people in the area. David applauds his dad’s anti-houseless actions, noting that he went from donating money to “helping a anti hobo crusade in our hometown.” Michael is part of the Facebook group “Take Back Oceanside,” which is full of rich white people panicking about poor and houseless folks.

David writes that his dad is involved in anti-homeless activities in his hometown of Oceanside, California. He is part of a group called “Take back Oceanside.”

David suggests that his dad, Michael Zsutty, shares some of his white supremacist views.

Michael Zsutty plugs his anti-homeless group, “Take back Oceanside.” Kudos to the people who have “tried to intimidate” this disgusting group!

Michael is upset that someone is taking shelter from the elements in a tent. How dare houseless folks take shelter!

Michael made a Facebook post about a vehicle he finds “suspicious.”

Another shared interest between Michael and David is running. Michael is part of a running club in Oceanside, which hosts weekend runs. David is also an avid runner, and often brags about it on the Discord server. On November 22nd, 2018, (Thanksgiving) he tells his fellow white nationalists that he “ran a 10K this morning while nearing the end of a 30 hour fast.” David did this run with his father, in Oceanside, California. The 10k was part of the 13th Annual O’side Turkey Trot, and David’s results are available online.

David talks about running on the Discord server.

On Thanksgiving morning 2018, David and Michael Zsutty ran in the 13th Annual Oceanside Turkey Trot. David notes this on Discord.

David competes in the 13th Annual Oceanside Turkey Trot.

David Zsutty was active offline as well, flyering and participating in actions. Near the end of 2018, David helped other Identity Evropa members drop an anti-immigrant banner in Wickenburg, Arizona. He has been active in spreading Identity Evropa posters and stickers around his state, mainly targeting universities in Southern California. David is cautious about where he posts Identity Evropa propaganda and stickers, making sure to steer clear of his own college campus. He makes sure to dress “normie” on illegal flyering outings, wearing a hat and different attire. He even offers advice to other Identity Evropa members who fear they may be doxxed, such as a user named “Wotan Klan” from Georgia, who is concerned about footage of him at the deadly Unite the Right rally from 2017.

David Zsutty helps with a racist banner drop in Wickenburg, Arizona.

David Zsutty provides flyering advice for fellow white supremacists.

David Zsutty is photographed during a flyering action in Pacific Palisades with other California Identity Evropa members.

David Zsutty gives advice to a Georgia Identity Evropa member who attended the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally.

David is a chair of the Federalist Society at Chapman University. The Federalist Society has been around for several decades and is focused on reviving conservative and libertarian ideas within the American legal system. Their influence has peaked during the Trump era, and they were central in the rise of Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The Society has received substantial donations from the Koch brothers and the Mercer family.

David Zsutty is chair of the Federalist Society at his university.

In the Discord chats, Zsutty recommends the Federalist Society to another Identity Evropa member with the screen name “Logan.” Earlier this year, HuffPost revealed that “Logan” is actually Logan K. Piercy, a Marine who attended the Unite the Right rally. He asks members of the group for political news sources, writing that “I can’t say my main news source is Fash the Nation.” Fash the Nation is a Nazi podcast which is part of The Right Stuff, a podcast network created by YouTube white supremacist Mike Peinovich. To this, David recommends the Cato Institute and the Federalist Society.

David Zsutty recommends the Federalist Society to Logan K. Piercy, who gets his news from “Fash the Nation.”

David Michael Zsutty joined Identity Evropa in June of 2018. Right off the bat, he asks about pursuing a libel or defamation lawsuit against the ADL or SPLC, liberal groups which monitor far right activity. Both of these groups consider Identity Evropa (now American Identity Movement) a hate group. Zsutty brings up the idea of legal action because he is a law student at Chapman University, which is in Orange, California. In another message, he exclaims that he would love to see a Supreme Court case on doxxing. Frivolous filings about doxxing have made their way to the courts, such as when the Weed Nazi Bethany Sherman tried to attack Eugene Antifa via the courts with a laughable defamation suit.

David Zsutty suggests legal action against liberal watchdog groups the ADL and SPLC. Both of these groups have justly labeled Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement as a hate group.

David Zsutty AKA “TylerHess” wants to see the courts institute penalties for doxxing.

Many of the white supremacists who have been exposed in the ongoing #IdentifyEvropa project are active or former members of the military. David Zsutty joins this list, as he was part of the US Air Force for several years. He trained in Texas and was part of the Air Force for six years, working as an Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst. In 2015 he became a Staff Sergeant. He eludes to his involvement in the military at times on Discord. In one message, he says that he “actually lost a ton of weight after I got out due to no more stress or circadian rhythm disruption.”

Michael Zsutty posts a picture of his son David Zsutty. David spent six years in the Air Force, where he was a Staff Sergeant. Now, with taxpayer support, he is attending law school to take his hate to the courtroom.

A photo of David Zsutty from his time in the US Air Force.

David Zsutty talks about the Air Force in the Identity Evropa Discord chats.

David Zsutty lost weight after getting out of the Air Force and getting back into running.

After the internal messages of Identity Evropa were leaked and dozens of their members were doxxed, Patrick Casey renamed the group “American Identity Movement.” David remained a member, using the same name “TylerHess” on the group’s internal Mattermost server.

David Zsutty AKA “TylerHess” is SoCal chapter leader on the American Identity Movement’s Mattermost server.

David Zsutty AKA “TylerHess” supports the ultra-violent Nazi group RAM, which traveled to assault anti-racist counter protesters at events in 2017.

David Michael Zsutty is a white supremacist who is part of the neo-Nazi group American Identity Movement (formerly Identity Evropa). He uses the alias “TylerHess” to mask his identity and freely espouse his bigoted views within the group’s leaked chats. He defaced college campuses in California with white nationalist stickers and fliers. He is currently a law student at Chapman University, a private institution that claims to be inclusive and empowering. If the University values these ideals, they should kick out David Zsutty for his participation in a hate group that violently opposes inclusivity. American Identity Movement/Identity Evropa was central in coordinating the violent Nazi “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Please contact the University and demand that they give David Michael Zsutty the boot!

Contact the Dean of Students here:
jprice@chapman.edu or *67 (714) 997-6721

Proud Boys & Nazis Come to Eugene: Analyzing the “America First” Rally

Eugene, Oregon May 5, 2019 Harlow Road Overpass

On May 5, 2019, a group called “Oregon Women for Trump” held an “America First” rally and flag wave on the Harlow Road overpass in Eugene, Oregon. Community members quickly organized a successful counter protest, showing that our city will not be silent in the face of hate. The rally planned on bringing alt-right grifter Joey Gibson and violent alt-right brawler turned congressional candidate, Joey Nations, to speak. Neither of them showed up. Instead, more than a dozen Proud Boys and several neo-Nazis arrived. In this article, we will highlight some of the rally attendees and provide more background on the rally hosts.

 

Gordon Wesley Cronk Jr.

One of the many Proud Boys in attendance was Gordon Cronk Jr. This bonehead-esque Proud Boy did not come in the staple Yellow and Black Fred Perry but had a “Proud Boy” tattoo on his forearm. Getting a “Proud Boy” tattoo is the third stage undergone by members of the group. To advance above the third degree, Proud Boys must get into a fight with anti-fascists. Gordon has already tried his hand at violence at previous far-right rallies. He was part of the October 13, 2018 “Flash Mob” protest by Joey Gibson where violent Proud Boy Kim Costello struck several protesters with a baton. Gordon Cronk Jr. was in Pioneer Square on January 19, 2019 with fellow Proud Boy Cole Scott, and then joined Joey Gibson’s demasking brigade despite having a mask on.

Gordon Cronk Jr. is restrained after a brief scuffle erupted at the May 5th “America First” overpass rally in Eugene. Cronk was involved and may have assaulted someone in the chaos. He briefly drops his mask in this photo.

 

Gordon Cronk Jr. at the May 5th Eugene “America First” rally. Cronk had a Go-Pro affixed to his chest and wore an airsoft mask to conceal his identity. He did not dress in Proud Boy colors but lingered around others who were in uniform.

 

On January 19th, Joey Gibson and his goons morphed into an anti-abortion march and harassed pro-choice protesters, threatening to “demask” any “ANTIFA.” Cole Scott and Gordon Cronk Jr. joined Gibson as he terrorized the streets of Portland and turned a blind eye to masked Nazis marching with him.

Gordon Cronk is on Facebook as “John Smith,” and his profile contains Nazi imagery and memes. His cover photo features the Black Sun, a fascist symbol that dates back to Nazi Germany. One of his former profile pictures is a meme of the Christchurch mosque shooter, widely admired by the alt-right after he murdered fifty people in New Zealand. Other alt-right memes run amok on his profile, from clowns to crusades and the classic Pepe dog whistle.

 

Gordon Cronk, “John Smith” on Facebook, posted a Black Sun cover photo. The Black Sun or Sonnenrad is a popular Nazi symbol which was used by Hitler’s SS.

 

Gordon Cronk poses for a picture with fellow Proud Boy Jason James. Both flash the “white power” hand sign.

Gordon has a history of MMA, though short-lived and fruitless. However, he has a much more expansive history of petty crime and violence. In 2008, Gordon was charged with assault and harassment. In 2010, he was arrested on first degree burglary and robbery charges, and unlawful use of a weapon, all of which are felonies under Oregon law. In 2013, he found himself charged for interfering with an officer and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Gordon Wesley Cronk Jr. is married to Rachel Cronk, who is supportive of his white nationalist views, and they currently live in Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

Gordon’s wife, Rachel Cronk, is supportive of his Proud Boy activities. She flashes the Proud Boy “white power” hand sign in her Facebook profile picture. She lives with Gordon in Hillsboro.

 

Gordon Cronk Jr. has a long criminal history, like many of Patriot Prayer’s remaining followers. In 2008, he was charged with assault. In 2010, he burglarized a home. Then, in 2013, he was charged again. He continues a career of violence with the Proud Boys.

 

Noah Bucchi

Oregon State University student Noah Bucchi markets himself as a documentary film maker, without bias or motive, and has gained sympathy from local news from these claims. His actions, participation, and affiliations, however, show a clear alignment with the alt right faction of the Pacific Northwest. Bucchi was part of the far-right entourage which attacked Cider Riot, a Portland bar, on May 1, 2019. Before that, he harassed participants in the Womxn’s March in Portland. Bucchi has joined the gaggle of grifters desperate for YouTube views, like alt-right mythomaniac Andy Ngo and convicted child molester Matthew “Deme” Cooper. Apparently the far-right riot outside Cider Riot did not satisfy his taste for violence and views, as he made the drive to Eugene to join the “America First” rally with his brother Jack Bucchi.

 

Noah Bucchi records as his Nazi pals attack an antifascist event at a Portland bar on May 1st, 2019. The attack was organized by David Willis, a violent white nationalist who also attended the Eugene rally.

 

Noah Bucchi and his friends from Lake Oswego teamed up to harass folks at the Portland Womxn’s March.

 

Noah Bucchi films at the May 5th “America First” rally in Eugene.

Despite his claims of impartiality, Noah Bucchi shares the same ideas as the fascists he rubs shoulders with. Bucchi is an Infowars fanboy and conspiracy theory peddler, as evidenced by his Twitter account. In one Tweet, he drops the “Globalist” dogwhistle, a term with a history of anti-Semitic connotations. On Instagram, Bucchi posted a photo with Milo Yiannopolous, the neo-Nazi propogandist who became a household name after bringing his hate to college campuses around the country. Noah is the son of Kenneth Bucchi, an attempted author who enjoyed air time on some national television networks until it was revealed that he lied about working for the CIA. Noah has produced several videos, though they are far from documentaries. One video, Bioshock and the Great Prophet: Alex Jones, uploaded to his Vimeo, is a compilation of Alex Jones speeches that he made to “get the blood pumping.”

 

Noah promotes his father’s book on his Twitter account. Kenneth Bucchi claims to be a “veteran of the CIA drug wars,” a claim that had to be publicly refuted by the CIA.

 

Noah Bucchi shares an Alex Jones compilation to his Twitter account. To get the blood pumping, of course.

 

Noah Bucchi shares another video from his Vimeo and threatens to “run down” Globalists, something he is fixated on. Globalism is often fodder for alt-right conspiracy theories.

 

Noah Bucchi poses for a photo with Candace Owens, a talking head for Turning Point USA and a defender of Hitler. Once again, Noah states that he is taking on the “Globalists.”

 

Andrew Allwander

Eugene resident and neo-Nazi Andrew Allwander fit in at the “America First” rally, wearing a “Not Today Antifa” shirt, sold by Infowars. Allwander was recording the rally and has uploaded more than a dozen videos from it to his YouTube channel “MaharlikaAWA.” This was the same channel which Allwander uploaded videos displaying his collection of Nazi memorabilia. Andrew Allwander practices martial arts and has offered to train other alt-right rally goers in fighting techniques to attack antifascists. He has traveled to Portland a number of times for Joey Gibson’s rallies, brushing shoulders with the Proud Boys and other ultra-violent racist groups. Allwander has also traveled to Salem to attend rallies promoted by Joey Nations. Allwander brought a flag to the Eugene rally, which he hung on the overpass fence. The flag was a pine tree flag, with the slogan “An Appeal to Heaven” printed on it. This flag has been used by the alt-right before and made an appearance in Charlottesville.

 

Andrew Allwander, a Eugene area Nazi, attends the “America First” rally in Eugene. Behind him, his “Pine Tree” (Appeal to Heaven) flag is visible.

 

In Discord chats made public by Unicorn Riot, white nationalists discuss using the “Appeal to Heaven” flag at rallies. Multiple Charlottesville attendees made use of the flag, like this neo-Nazi who made an “Appeal to Heaven” shield. Allwander likely brought the flag to the Eugene rally to act as a dogwhistle.

Andrew Allwander was at Gibson’s June 30, 2018 rally, which was one of the most violent alt-right rallies on the West coast, when busloads of Proud Boys converged in downtown Portland to attack anti-racists with the help of the state. Allwander journeyed from Eugene to Portland to attend another Gibson rally on August 4, 2018, as did Chris Kilgore, another Eugene Nazi. When Turning Point USA brought their far-right circus act to the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Andrew Allwander and Proud Boy James Johnson flocked to the event. After the “America First” rally, Allwander posted an interview with Noah Bucchi.

 

Andrew Allwander defends Keith Campbell (left) at Joey Gibson’s violent rally on June 30th, 2018.

 

Andrew Allwander interviews Noah Bucchi at the “America First” rally on May 5th, 2019.

 

Proud Boy James Johnson attends a Turning Point USA event with Allwander. James Johnson is a close associate of Joey Gibson.

Read our full article on Allwander here.

 

Cole Robert Scott

Cole Robert Scott is a Patriot Prayer regular turned Proud Boy with a history of employment within the Republican party. Until late 2017, Scott was a committee member for the California Republican party. While in college, he was a part of the group Young Americans for Liberty. His ascent from run of the mill republican to hate group member was a fast one, fueled by Joey Gibson’s fascist friendly rallies. Cole began attending Patriot Prayer rallies near the end of 2018, when Gibson’s events became more explicitly about attacking leftists.

 

Cole Scott’s LinkedIn page shows his ties to the Republican party, which go back to 2015.

 

Cole Scott was a Committee Member of the California Republican Party until late 2017, when he moved to Kansas City. Cole began attending Patriot Prayer rallies in the end of 2018.

On November 17, 2018, Cole Scott went to Haley Adam’s misogynistic “HimToo” rally in downtown Portland and was spotted tearing down anti-fascist posters with Portland resident Damir Cordalija. After that, Cole joined Gibson’s violent mob as they terrorized pro-choice protesters on January 19, 2019 in downtown Portland. This was after the group rallied outside of an IWW office in Portland and vowed to demask any antifascists they encountered. When Patriot Prayer surrounded a small group of protesters downtown, Cole reached into his pocket, seemingly reaching for a gun, before threatening a union worker. At the Eugene rally, Cole was dressed in the familiar yellow and black Proud Boy Fred Perry. He spent the rally yelling obscenities at antifascists and threatening violence, all while safely tucked behind a line of riot police.

 

Cole Scott and Damir Cordalija are caught tearing down posters at Haley Adam’s misogynistic “HimToo” rally on November 17th, 2018.

 

Cole Scott teams up with Joey Gibson’s goon squad to “de-mask” protesters in downtown Portland on January 19th. He later reached into the right inner pocket, likely for a gun, and threatened antifascists.

 

Cole Scott wore a Proud Boy polo to the Eugene rally, where he yelled obscenities behind lines of riot police.

 

Rally Hosts

Michelle Yates

The Eugene rally was created by several women who run the Facebook page “Oregon Women for Trump.” One is Michelle Yates, who lives in Springfield and is a far-right Christian who holds vile anti-abortion views. Michelle is a frequent Patriot Prayer attendee. On Twitter, Michelle retweeted a post pushing the conspiracy theory suggesting that Voodoo Donuts, a popular donut destination, is running a child sex trafficking ring. The conspiracy theory was dubbed “DonutGate,” similar to the 2017 “PizzaGate” hoax which lead to a shooting in Washington DC. She also is a follower of the “Q Anon” conspiracy, a bizarre, never-ending conspiracy prominent in many far-right circles.

 

Michelle Yates posts a picture from her May 5th, 2019 “America First” rally in Eugene. Yates holds far-right views, like many of the rally attendees.

 

Michelle Yates shares a YouTube video promoting a wholly unsubstantiated and far-right conspiracy theory about the popular donut shop, Voodoo Donuts.

 

Michelle Yates ‘likes’ a video on Twitter about QAnon, a far-right “deep state” conspiracy theory followed religiously by its believers. The Twitter user she ‘likes’ is none other than Sheila Zilinsky, an alt-right conspiracy theory peddler who has who has stated that Jerry Brown should be “hanging from a rope.”

 

Michelle Yates, pictured on right, is an anti-abortion activist. In this photo, she wears a shirt which mocks Black Lives Matter.

 

Michelle Yates defends a racist comment made by Roseanne Barr and agrees with her. Michelle believes that racism should be dismissed, and people should stop getting “BUTT HURT,” because, of course, she is “NOT a PC person.” Thanks Michelle!

 

Janira Sanchez-Brannigan

Another rally host is a Salem real estate agent named Janira Brannigan. Janira is staunchly anti-choice and anti-immigrant and testified in front of the Oregon Legislature against a house bill which would allow undocumented Oregonians to receive drivers’ licenses. She calls undocumented immigrants “criminals,” despite the fact that undocumented residents are not in criminal violation. During her testimony, she cites a statistic about homicides which is likely pulled directly from OFIR, Oregon’s anti-immigrant hate group with numerous ties to white nationalists. Janira is one of Joey Nation’s few supporters and assists with his campaign. Nations was a Patriot Prayer regular who rallied and fought alongside neo-Nazis at a number of Portland rallies. He is running for office in Oregon congressional district five.

 

Janira Brannigan waves a bible during the “America First” rally in Eugene. Janira is a staunch supporter of Joey Nations, a Salem based violent fixture at Joey Gibson rallies.

 

Janira is a Salem area realtor who has a profile open to reviews on Zillow.

 

Janira Brannigan testifies against a measure that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

 

Janira supports and campaigns for Joey Nations. Before deciding to run for office, Nations attended Joey Gibson’s August 6th event on the Portland waterfront and was caught on video striking a counter protester who was already on the ground.

 

Carol Pressnall Leek

One of the main organizers behind “Oregon Women for Trump” and the Eugene “America First” rally is Carol Pressnall Leek. Carol kicked off the wave of far-right rallies that have plagued the Pacific Northwest with her 2017 “March 4 Trump” in Lake Oswego. Carol originally planned to host the rally with former Lake Oswego business owner Kevin Kerwin, but she distanced herself from him after his racist Facebook posts were publicized. She said his comments were “disgusting,” and that “[the] event is certainly not about hate for anyone or anything.” Carol’s claims proved untrue as the rally unfolded. She recruited the “Three-Percenters” as security for the event, a racist militia with ties to domestic terrorism and the deadly Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. They spent the rally protecting KKK Imperial Wizard Steven Shane Howard as his band of Nazis harassed counter protesters.

 

Carol Leek is the founder of “Oregon Women for Trump.”

 

A Nazi gives a Sieg Hiel at Carol Leek’s March 4 Trump in Lake Oswego. Carol claimed that the event was not about hate.

 

KKK Imperial Wizard Steven Shane Howard is pictured at Carol Leek’s March 4 Trump in Lake Oswego, Remember, this event was not about hate.

After the March 4, 2017 Trump rally, Joey Gibson kicked off his career of hate rallies. Carol Leek was present at many of his events, including his August 6, 2017 rally on the Portland Waterfront. After the event, she posted a photo of Kristopher and Audra Foster to Facebook. Our friends at Rose City Antifa recently published a thorough dossier on Kristopher Foster, a neo-Nazi radicalized by Joey Gibson’s events. In addition to Kristopher, Carol is a close associate of Joey Nations. She was at his rally in Salem on July 15, 2017 brandishing a shield. Like her fellow organizers, Carol Leek is a “Q Anon” follower and conspiracy theorist. Carol Leek is a coach for life coaches and lives in the Keizer area. You can leave a review for her here.

 

Carol Leek uploaded a photo of Kristopher and Audra Foster after she rallied with Patriot Prayer on August 6th, 2017.

 

Carol Leek shows off her MAGA shield at Joey Nation’s rally in Salem in July 2017. Kristopher Foster can be seen (white shirt) in the photo as well.

 

Carol Leek is part of a QAnon group on Facebook. “Red Pill-ing” is a term used by fascists to describe instilling fascist beliefs in a person.

 

Our dedication to confronting white nationalism

Carol Leek has promised to hold more “America First” rallies across Lane County. As with the May 5, 2019 rally, they will surely feature more fascists and neo-Nazis. Eugene Antifa is dedicated to confronting white nationalism in whatever form it manifests, and we will continue to do so. We would like to thank all the members of our community who, on very short notice, came together to defend their community against racist and fascist intrusion. An anonymous and autonomous call for a counter “flag wave” was made, and anti-racists in Eugene and Springfield answered the call.

There has been much handwringing about what the “correct” way to confront fascism is. We want to remind groups and individuals that critique (shared internally) should always be welcomed but discouraging people from confronting hate is not. When fascists are unimpeded and granted a platform, they become more bold and violent. We refuse to allow fascists the freedom to organize and network, because in doing so, we allow fascist ideas to gain a foothold in our communities. There is an element of risk involved in confronting violent fascists and the state, but that risk should not deter resistance. Drumming up the risk only isolates and harms the people who choose to confront it and limits our potential as a community. We are most powerful when we stand together and respect a diversity of tactics.

Eugene Antifa follows the St. Paul principles:

1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the
plans of other groups.
2. The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of
time or space.
3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any
public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.
4. We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance,
infiltration, disruption and violence. We agree not to assist law enforcement
actions against activists and others.

 

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“Ryan”and James Mason: An Atomwaffen Affair

Well well, what do we have here??

“Ryan” and James Mason, neo-Nazi organizers in Denver, Colorado

It appears fascists from the neo-Nazi killing death cult Atomwaffen Division have been gathering in the heart of Denver, Colorado’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, courtesy of host James Nolan Mason, infamous white supremacist and ideological leader for this particular group of losers.

Despite being a small, decentralized groups of incels and edgelords, the men connected to Atomwaffen Division are responsible for several murders. And, here they are, making pilgrimages to Capitol Hill’s El Tovar apartment complex across from the State Capital, to hang out and plan with James Mason in his Grant Street, government subsidized apartment.

Atomwaffen Division headquarters in Denver, Colorado

Mason’s apartment is a rendezvous point for local and national Atomwaffen Division Nazis and fascists to come visit while discussing with Mason apocalyptic visions of death, destruction, white power lone wolf attacks and basically, all things nihilist while planning how they can destroy civilization in the world.

James Mason meets with neo-Nazis “Ryan” and “Sean” at his apartment complex

According to ramblings found online posted by Atomwaffen Division detailing their terrorist ambitions, they claim they are, in part, inspired by Mason’s book SEIGE. One member even bragged about having maps of the country’s power grids. The idea to sabotage the nation’s power structures is apparently part of their plans towards a self proclaimed revolution. Yes, nihilism runs rampant with these edgelords.

“Ryan” posts a group photo of Atomwaffen Division on his Gab account

But just who is James Mason, the fascist behind these killers? Who is the man driving this death cult?

James Nolan Mason was born in Ohio in 1952, and since age 14, has been fully immersed in Nazism. Guess if you’re going to be a loser, why do a half-assed job when you could commit to being a loser for your entire life!

At age 14, Mason began correspondence with, and joined as a youth member, George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party. At age 18, boom, he’s a man, and these bozos swear him in as a full fledged member of the renamed National Socialist White People’s Party.

James Mason, neo-Nazi

After several years flirting about with several neo-Nazi affiliated groups, Mason began hanging out with Joseph Tommasi of the National Socialist Liberation Front. Tommasi had an ideology of armed guerilla struggle that Mason continues to espouse to this day. They believed white power lone wolves as the saviors of the white race through autonomous violent actions of destruction, mayhem and murder.

Time has not tempered this ideology.

A still frame from Der Spiegel shows Sean Fernandez of Texas, James Mason, “Ryan,” and John Denton of Texas posing with an Atomwaffen Division flag in Mason’s Denver, Colorado apartment livingroom

Mason continued to dabble with various Nazi groups throughout the late 60’s into the 70’s, and in the early 80’s, he began writing essays for his newsletter Siege. During the 70’s, nazis of all stripes jumped on the bandwagon of the esoteric Hindu-Aryan ideas of Savitri Devi. Mason was no different. Following all the rage, he hooked up with Anton LaVey of the Satanic Church and befriended figures in the Satanic circles, including American Front leader Boyd Rice and Michael Moynihan.

Eventually, Mason began corresponding with cult figure Charles Manson, whose followers were responsible for a string of horrific murders in California. In hopes of furthering Manson’s vision of Helter-skelter, an apocalyptic war rising from racial tensions, James Mason kept up a lengthy correspondence with him.

James Mason and killer Samuel Woodward pose for a photograph in Denver, Colorado

Mason soon became one of Manson’s biggest fan boys, even naming his organization The Universal Order at Manson’s suggestion. Soon, Mason was touring the Nazi circuit, doing interviews while attempting to maintain a high profile. Fortunately, his brand of hate and destruction wasn’t embraced by his fellow Nazis and after being relegated to the sidelines, Mason moved to Las Animas, Colorado, where it appears his fondness for underage girls led to an investigation by the local cops. That didn’t go anywhere, because like the pigs they are, the cops also got involved with hanging out and partying with Mason and the underage girls. This lead to the cops being investigated, but no surprise that no charges came of this because, well, cops crossing the line with Nazis and underage girls seem to be an acceptable practice within police departments.

James Mason and John Cameron Denton of Texas pose in Mason’s Denver, Colorado apartment

Mason soon left town under a cloud of suspicion, fading further into obscurity while living off the residuals from his books which are readily available on Amazon.com.

James Mason has been a nobody for the last 30 years and forgotten to the annals of time until a few Atomwaffen Division members sought him out to republish his trashy literature. Since then, a series of murders in rapid succession committed by members of the so called Atomwaffen Division rocked the country, putting the spotlight back on this long forgotten racist and his ideology.

John Cameron Denton of Texas, James Mason, and “Ryan” pose in Colorado with a book authored by Mason

Members of the Atomwaffen Division have posted pictures online of themselves in James Mason’s Capitol Hill apartment. We wonder how the residents and neighbors in the government subsidized El Tovar housing complex feel knowing this dangerous man and his murderous followers gather regularly to plan the demise of folks just like them?

A still frame from Der Spiegel shows James Mason posing with two Atomwaffen Division members

Perhaps the closest Atomwaffen Division member to James Mason is “Ryan” who also lives nearest to Mason in Colorado. “Ryan” has been archiving James Mason’s photographs and other Nazi paraphernalia for a couple years now. He regularly visits Mason and serves as his secretary to the outside world of the Internet. “Ryan” assists Mason in uploading audio recordings and written pieces to Atomwaffen Division and Siege Culture websites.

A still frame from Frontline shows Atomwaffen Division members Wade Mendisabal, Grayson Denton, and “Ryan” (unmasked) at a heavy metal concert in Texas

Wade Mendisabal, formerly of Seattle, Washington and “Ryan” pose in standard Atomwaffen Division costumes

Apartment #10 has become quite the Mecca for neo-Nazis. Atomwaffen Division members have traveled across the country to meet and be photographed with the otherwise lonely James Mason. Some of these members include the murderer Samuel Woodward from California and the Denton brothers, Grayson and John, from Texas.

Time to remove the hive.

The Weed Nazis Rent House To White Power Couple: Meet The Kilgores

Christopher and Stephany Kilgore

At the end of last year, we informed the Eugene, Oregon community of a neo-Nazi couple, Matthew Combs and Bethany Sherman, living near the heart of downtown Eugene at 1177 West 11th Avenue. Since Combs and Sherman fled Eugene to southern Oregon, we have observed a steady coming and going of neo-Nazis and white nationalist sympathizers occupying the house owned by Bethany Sherman on West 11th Avenue. Early this past summer, we reported on Matthew Brien Stafford, an “esoteric Hitlerist” from the Seattle, Washington area, who took up a brief residence at the house before leaving town in his white van. Shortly after his departure in late summer, a new couple moved in, fresh from Alabama. We recently learned of their detailed white supremacist views and were not surprised that Combs and Sherman, yet again, made their house available to violent white supremacists. Christopher Alan Kilgore (birthdate: 12/30/84) wasted no time in immersing himself in the violent, fascist rallies hosted by Vancouver, Washington resident Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer. On social media, Christopher details his plans and motivations to travel from Sacramento to Seattle, to Colorado and even Washington D.C. to attend similar fascist magnet rallies. His wife, Stephany Michelle Kilgore, (birthdate: 5/18/87) publicly expresses her similar white nationalist views that she shares with her husband and has taken on the “trad waifu” role of stay-at-home-mom, pregnant with their third child, and discouraged from seeking employment from her husband who likely survives off a military veteran’s pension.

Christopher Alan Kilgore has two Facebook accounts through which he connects with other fascists and shares fascist memes and imagery. One account is held under his name, and is connected to a number of Pacific Northwest Proud Boys and white nationalists associated with American Guard, a group which Patriot Prayer henchman Tiny Toese shared his support for. American Guard was founded in 2016 by hardcore racist skinhead Brien James, who is Facebook friends with Kilgore. Christopher’s profile contains far-right conspiracy theories and white nationalist memes. In addition to this account, he maintains a secondary profile under the name ‘Thorium Vain.’ This account features even more openly racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic content. He frequently shares his admiration of Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator responsible for political executions. His ‘Likes’ include White Dragon Dojang, the brand belonging to Andrew Allwander,

Sharing anti-communist memes that praise former dictator Augusto Pinochet

RWDS is an acronym for “Right Wing Death Squad” which are groups that advocate for killing Jews and Blacks.

This racist statement by Kilgore references Zyklon B, a pesticide used by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust to murder approximately one million people in gas chambers installed in extermination camps.

Christopher Kilgore aka “Thorium Vain” expresses his Islamophobia

Christopher Kilgore aka “Thorium Vain” advocates for the death of communists and admits premeditation for physical violence that might result in his jail time.

Alongside his Facebook accounts, Kilgore possesses an account on the alternative platform MeWe favored by the far right. His account is conveniently named Chris Kilgore, and is closely connected to other white nationalists, including many American Guard members. On MeWe, he promotes his fundraiser pages. In a Facebook post, Chris promises a full transition to Gab, once it is back online. Gab is a website long used by white supremacists, which was recently taken down after user Robert Bowers murdered congregants of a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

On September 2, 2018, Chris Kilgore uploaded photos to ‘Thorium Vain’ that show a minivan with ‘Nazi’ spray painted on it. The photos were also circulated on his partner Stef Kilgore’s account. In a comment, Stef suggests that they were targeted because the previous residents of the house were “doxxed.” Stef and Chris Kilgore are living at 1177 West 11th Avenue, a house previously occupied by Bethany Sherman and Matthew Combs, who fled Eugene after their white nationalist beliefs and connections were made public. Matthew Combs was closely tied to the violent neo-Nazi group American Front. The property has become a hub for white nationalists.

The Kilgore van with Alabama and veteran license plates parked in front of Bethany Sherman’s house on West 11th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon.

On Facebook, Chris and Stephany shared photos of their van with four flat tires and the word “NAZI”

Christopher Kilgore expresses his nationalist views via his wardrobe

Stephany suggests that it could be known they live in Bethany Sherman’s house. Christopher aka “Thorium Vain” confesses that he posts anti-communists flyers around Eugene.

Christopher aka “Thorium Vain” suggests that he cannot be evicted because his landlords share his white supremacist ideology. He also suggests that his income is related to his military veteran status. He also confesses to having anger issues

Chris’s partner, Stephany Michelle Kilgore (nee Hummel) shares his white nationalist, and racist  views.

An example of Stephany Kilgore’s insensitivity to racial slurs against Blacks.

Stephany Kilgore pictured at Lane County Fairgrounds

In one Facebook post, Stephany Kilgore claims that Google is overacting to Patrick Little, the neo-Nazi who has been traveling across the country filming himself conducting anti-Semitic stunts.

Patrick Little, a former Sergeant in the Marines, is a failed candidate for the United States Senate in 2018 (he received over 60k votes). Since losing the primary, Patrick Little has been traveling the country on what he calls his “Naming the Jew” tour. He was seen on street corners across the country with handmade signs, some of which denied the Holocaust while others exclaimed “Expel The Jews.” In the Bay Area, he attempted to fly a blimp exclaiming “Jews Rape Kids.” Patrick Little is also a prolific poster on Gab. Recently, Microsoft threatened to de-host Gab after Little suggested Jews should be raised as livestock. Currently, he is attempting to coordinate “It’s OK To Be White” protests across the country.

Some neo-Nazis wear ties. Patrick Little spreading his message of hatred for Jews.

Patrick Little is a Holocaust denier.

On August 5, 2018, Christopher Kilgore created a page on Facebook titled ‘Veterans against Domestic Terrorism.’ The page is linked to a GoFundMe, where he boasts the large membership (Two people) and incentivizes donors by promising videos of himself pepper sprayed. Kilgore intends to gather funds to enable him and Alan Swinney to travel across the country to attend far right events and attack antifascists.

Swinney promotes Islamophobia on MeWe

The pair attended Joey Gibson’s August 4th ‘Freedom Rally’ with violence in mind. Armed with flag poles and outfitted in a hodge-podge of protective gear, they joined forces with the racist bumble-bee Proud Boys to attack community members. Kilgore and Swinney were both part of a brawl with antifascists, in which Kilgore claims to have broken an antifascist’s fingers. He is seen on video (in orange) swinging his wooden flag pole.

Alan James Swinney (birthdate: 5/18/70) is a white nationalist who, until last year, lived in Midland, Texas. In fall of 2017, Swinney purchased several acres of land near Romeo, Colorado. He has invited other ‘patriots’ to join him on this land, which he wants to turn into a self-sustainable community ‘free of liberals.’ He brags that he has more than four thousand rounds of ammunition stocked. Swinney is currently living off the money earned from his Bitcoin mining adventures and what he saved from his time working in the oil and gas industry. He relies heavily on donations, the majority of which are routed through his PayPal account. With this money, he travels across the country, bouncing between far-right rallies. He lives out of his white Toyota pickup, sleeping in campgrounds and in his truck between rallies. He has a Planet Fitness membership, which he calls his “office” and is where he works out in order to train to assault antifascists. The gym, which his membership allows him to access locations nation-wide) also serves as his opportunity to shower since he lives out of his truck. Please call the headquarters and demand that they revoke his membership: (603) 750-0001.

Swinney shares a photo of his truck, which he sleeps in while traveling from rally to rally.

Swinney is a Proud Boy, and frequently rallies alongside Pacific Northwest Proud Boys like Ethan Nordean. Alan also promotes xenophobic and white nationalist content on social media. On his MeWe account, he shares memes about ‘white genocide,’ a white supremacist conspiracy theory, and rails on diversity and multiculturalism. The content he shares is often Islamophobic, and he echoes the Proud Boy notion of a ‘Western Culture’ under siege by non-whites.

Alan Swinney on the right, showing off his “Proud Boy” tattoo.

Swinney posing with Proud Boy Ethan Nordean, who he traveled with to Rhode Island.

Unsurprisingly, like most members of the Proud Boys, Alan Swinney has a history of misogynistic violence. On October 31, 2012, he was arrested and charged with a Felony for strangling a family member or spouse. The case was eventually dismissed.

Alan Swinney uses his practice of strangling family members to choke an antifascist at a rally.

As antifascists, it is our duty to make it clear that racism and fascism is not welcomed in our town. If white supremacists think they can move into our town and go unnoticed, they have a lot to learn about the Pacific Northwest antifascist network. We will be monitoring you, and we will not let up pressure until you are chased out of our community. If Pay Pal funded fascists have taken up the hobby of traveling from state to state to attend fascist rallies, know that our network stretches nation-wide and you will be tracked. There is no where you can hide.

Chris Kilgore plans on attending Haley Adam’s misogynistic ‘HimToo’ rally in Portland on November 17th. We’ll be there to show him how antifascists #PushBackPDX. Join us!