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Inside the PNW Patriot Coalition

Eugene Antifa is releasing thousands of messages from the private communication channels of “Patriot Coalition PNW,” a burgeoning far-right network that includes members of the Proud Boys, 1776 2.0 militia, the Three Percenters, Operation Werewolf, and more. The chats provide a detailed look into the planning behind the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in downtown Portland. They also show new evidence of collaboration between police and local far-right violence. In the coming days, antifascists will be releasing additional identities of members from the Patriot Coalition.

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Patriot Coalition PNW – Daily Chatter Scrapes

Patriot Coalition PNW – Code Red GO! Scrapes

Background

The Patriot Coalition is a growing network of far-right individuals and groups in the Pacific Northwest actively organizing violence against Black Lives Matter protesters and antifascists. The group was started by Robbin Sullivan-Davis of Albany, Oregon, who set up the “Patriot Coalition of PNW” Facebook page on July 3, 2020. The group was originally named the “Patriot Coalition of Oregon,” but was changed to incorporate members from California, Washington, Colorado, and Idaho. The page evolved to include a private Facebook group, and members of the private Facebook group were encouraged to join the “off site communications group,” which was hosted on the messaging app “GroupMe.” The archived Facebook group for the Patriot Coalition of PNW had 1.6k members.

Robbin established two separate chat channels on the platform “GroupMe.” The first, “Daily Chatter,” was established as a place to communicate about events such as “Back the Blue” flag waves, Proud Boy rallies, pro-Trump gatherings, and planned counter-protests to Black Lives Matter demonstrations. This channel is where most of the planning and coordination between members occurs. Members also share their conspiracy theories about “ANTIFA” and news about Portland, Oregon (where very few of them actually live). An emergency channel was also created, called “Code Red GO!” and was reserved for immediate call outs to action. This channel was where the Patriot Coalition leaders released detailed plans for major far-right events, such as the “No to Marxism” rally in Portland on August 22, 2020, and the Labor Day rally in Salem on September 7, 2020. Other GroupMe channels are reserved for leadership and members of the intelligence team. Much of the group’s “intel gathering” consisted of recycled, obvious conspiracy theories from Facebook, dangerous, random photos of “suspicious” vehicles, mugshots, and low quality photos of community members suspected to be “ANTIFA” members.

Membership on the GroupMe platform is nearing 125 members, though less than half are active in the discussions. While most of the group’s members reside in Oregon, the geographical reach of the group’s membership stretches from southwestern Washington to Colorado and central California. The group operates in a purely hierarchical manner, with declared leaders that call the shots in the chats and on the ground. Even though Robbin Davis founded the Patriot Coalition, she was eventually removed from the group entirely and replaced by Shelley Fenner of Vancouver, Washington. While Robbin Davis and Shelley Fenner are part of the self-selected ring of leadership, their roles are more secretarial and motherly in nature: offering encouragement, scolding misplaced comments in the chats, and running the social media pages. The “leads” in charge of directing the group at actions are two men from southern Oregon: Daniel Arthur Lippke and Trent Martin Ulrey. Everyone in the group is expected to follow their commands and they direct the group and announce when and how they are allowed to act. This point in the chain of command is arguably the most important to them. No one is allowed to act without the authorization from the leads, and if they do, they do not receive support from the group as a whole.

Inside the Patriot Coalition

There are several significant factors which set the Patriot Coalition GroupMe chats apart from other far-right internal communications we have monitored. Unlike the average “shitposting” fascist chats one might stumble into on Telegram or Discord, the members of this group focus on action. Their discussions revolve almost entirely around real-world issues and events, and they have proved that they are capable of violence. When a suggestion is made, they are often quick to plan and move to action. The group is made up mainly of older and middle aged adults- most are already established financially and have a good amount of time to devote to their cause. Many are self employed, retired, or own a business. They are already well equipped with resources necessary to carry out their plans: they own property, reliable vehicles, tools, firearms, weapons, and body armor. Most are well connected throughout the region, have disposable income, and are able to purchase any additional resources an action might require. While they might not be the most educated, technologically advanced, or physically fit bunch, they have a distinct set of advantages that makes them uniquely dangerous.

Groups Involved

The Patriot Coalition includes members from a wide sample of far-right groups active in the Pacific Northwest. There are multiple members of the fascist Proud Boys street gang, organizers from Sandy Backs the Blue, the Three Percenters, the 1776 2.0 miltia, and handfuls of people that are not involved with any group. This makes the Patriot Coalition a prime recruiting ground for far-right groups. There are also a number of explicit neo-Nazis within the Patriot Coalition. In our previous article, we looked at Operation Werewolf activity in the Pacific Northwest region. Two of the fascists we profiled, Richard Bowman II and Alena Gay Mack, are active members of the Patriot Coalition. Lincoln City neo-Nazi David Willis is also a member of the Patriot Coalition.

Threats of violence

The Patriot Coalition chats are awash with threats of violence against protesters, antifascists, and journalists. There seems to be little-to-no concern among the members that their chats are infiltrated, either by police or antifascists. Often times fascist chatrooms will moderate explicit threats of violence, for fear of legal action or media blowback (this is even common practice for the most extreme accelerationist fascist groups and neo-Nazi forums). This is not the case in the Patriot Coalition chats; they are a free for all. The membership of the Patriot Coalition does not seem to care about the potential legal ramifications of their messages, perhaps understanding that they are an ally to the state.Ken Woods (AKA Dub) wants to start shooting protesters.

Christopher James Tough would love to bring sticks of dynamite to Portland, Oregon.

James Walsh III (AKA Member 161) jokes about bringing a pallet of high-caliber weapons to the August 22 rally in Portland. Instead, he brought his Steel Feather Welding vehicle.

Peter Burdett (AKA Punisher95) plans to target anyone wearing “Black Lives Matter” gear.

Erik Neal (AKA Erik) suggests boiling down poison oak to use against antifascist protesters.

An unidentified member of the Patriot Coalition using the moniker “1911” shares that he has a half pound of Carolina Reaper peppers getting delivered, and Robbin Davis (AKA Patriot Coalition of Oregon) is excited to use it against protesters.

A member of the Patriot Coalition using the pseudonym “Kahrheart” recommends following protesters home.

John Hufford believes the nation is being destroyed and suggests that the only way to stop it is to “Remove them from existence.” Ken Woods (AKA Dub) is supportive because he just wants to shoot people.

Threats manifest: “No to Marxism” rally (A22)

The Patriot Coalition chats offer a detailed view into the planning for the “No to Marxism in America” rally in Portland on August 22, 2020. The rally was hosted by Amber Gwen Cummings, a far-right figure from California with a long history of organizing with white supremacists on the West coast. A week earlier, on August 15, a small far-right protest roamed around downtown Portland, attacking counter-protesters and random passerby’s with bear spray and paintballs. While leaving downtown, Portland’s Liberation hang-around Skylor Noel Jernigan fired two shots out of his moving car. Luckily no one was hit, but the Portland Police Bureau’s laissez-faire handling of the rally sent a message to the far-right that their violence was welcome in Portland (a message that the PPB has been sending for years).

“…The police gave us the green light . I was at the justice center saturday [sic] and we handle them with 40 people.” -John Kramer, 8/17/2020.

Prior to the rally, members of the group were encouraged to purchase tactical helmets and protective gear. The group chose to wear blue shirts so they could identify one another (the group considered blue armbands, but the idea was shot down because they feared it would make them look like Nazis), and members were encouraged to cover their faces to prevent identification. On August 20, Erik Neal hosted a shield and hand-to-hand combat training event in Marcola, Oregon. Corey Wyatt’s crew (see also: Above the Rest: Roofing and White Power) built the shields that appeared on the front lines in Portland, likely inspired by previous far-right shield walls in the Eugene-Springfield area.

The step-by-step plan for the August 22 rally was created by Daniel Lippke (AKA Dan-Meford) and Trent Ulrey (AKA Trent-Medford). The group met on Chris and Shelley Fenner’s property in Vancouver, Washington, at 10am, an hour before the rally was scheduled to begin. From there, the group split into different units and drove to two separate parking structures (SmartPark on 4th and Yamhill and the 5th Avenue building) near the rally location and parked on the upper levels. One team was tasked with “security” and open carried long guns without magazines (pursuant with Portland open carry laws), while another was tasked with providing medical assistance, and another attacked antifascists. The original plan called for both a daytime and nighttime mobilization, but the leadership called off the nighttime plan due to the injuries they sustained while clashing with antifascists. About two dozen members of the chat attended the rally on August 22, but more had planned to arrive for the “evening festivities.”

For much of the rally, the far-right crowd outnumbered the anti-fascist counter-protest, and many of them were better equipped. The antifascist crowd gathered in Chapman square, while the far-right crowd amassed on the steps of the Justice Center and slowly filled into the street. The Portland Police remained out of sight for the entirety of the rally, save for briefly appearing to steal defensive gear from antifascists before the park filled up. Most of the far-right rally-goers openly carried weapons including baseball bats, axe handles, batons, pipes, bear mace, bug spray, spiked shields, knives, and paintball guns. The Patriot Coalition group arrived together shortly after 12pm and formed a shield wall in the middle of the street. After a few hours of small fights and a copious amount of paintballs and bear spray, the far-right group began to attack a Black Lives Matter support vehicle called the Snack Van.Members of the Patriot Coalition and other assorted fascists rally in Portland on August 22.

Members of the Patriot Coalition and other assorted fascists rally in Portland on August 22.

Future Violence

The Patriot Coalition chats also provide important information about future far-right violence. We learn that neo-Nazi David Willis is making paint-filled fire extinguishers for use against antifascists, and has purchased glass breaker balls as ammunition for his paintball gun. We also learn that Mark Melchi and his 1776 2.0 militia have been making homemade “flamethrower” devices that he “developed for their wall of degenerates.” Daniel Arthur Lippke (Dan-Medford) is making homemade smoke grenades, and Ramon Blackwood (AKA T. Durden) is using his connections to purchase the same crowd-control sprays used by federal law enforcement. Christopher James Tough has leveraged his TikTok fame to get gear for another far-right attack in Portland, and has received dozens of gas masks from a Texas TikTok user who goes by “Ghost Patriot.” David Willis plans to fill four fire extinguishers with paint for use against antifascists.

State Collaboration

The Patriot Coalition chats reveal new links between law enforcement and far-right activity in the Pacific Northwest. For background on collaboration between the state on the far right in Oregon, we recommend Rose City Antifa’s excellent article from 2019. Here’s what the new chats show:

    • The Patriot Coalition knew that the Portland Police would allow far-right violence on August 22: On August 15, a week before Amber Cummings’ “No to Marxism” event, the Portland Police Bureau let former Proud Boy Alan Swinney mace and shoot paintballs at a small group of counter-protesters. Patriot Coalition member John Kramer attended the event and reported back to the group that “…The police gave us the green light.” He told members to “come literally as prepared as you can,” knowing that the Portland Police would allow the far-right crowd to have weapons.
    • Federal agents in Portland “thanked” the far-right for attacking antifascists: After the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally, where far-right protesters attacked antifascists with baseball bats and seriously injured at least one person with an improvised explosive device, Dan Lippke (AKA Dan-Medford) relayed the following to the Patriot Coalition chat: “So I just got a call from a friend who has friends in uh…federal buildings in a certain northern Oregon city. The agents and police in there say good job, thank you, and they made sure antifa paid for that pain we went through today.” After the far-right crowd was chased out away from their rally point, federal officers declared the event an “unlawful assembly” and fired pepper balls at what remained of the antifascist crowd.
    • Neo-Nazi David Willis has a source within the Portland Police Bureau: Lincoln City neo-Nazi David Willis, who claims to have been involved with the white power skinhead gang “East Side White Pride,” also claims to have a source within the Portland Police Bureau’s detective division. After the August 22 “No to Marxism” event, David Willis told members of the Patriot Coalition: “i confirmed it threw a source in ppb that antifa fired 2 live rounds at patriots in a parking garage [sic].” He encourages others to contact his source as “victims” of the alleged shots. David Willis has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement. In 1998, Willis was arrested in Lincoln county for a laundry list of crimes, including a hate crime, but he was found “not guilty.”
    • Members of the Patriot Coalition have a source within federal law enforcement: On September 16, ten days before the Proud Boys plan to rally in Portland, Ramon Luis Blackwood (AKA T. Durden) revealed that he had received intelligence about federal orders: “I need a lead to call me asap. I just got Intel from a back end source. Orders that were just given out. Fed orders.” Ramon’s request to speak with a lead suggests to us that the information was pertinent to the upcoming Proud Boys rally. The Proud Boys had originally planned on holding their rally in a federal park in downtown Portland, but moved the rally unexpectedly on September 17. Ramon Blackwood’s “back end source” may be the same source that gave him access to the crowd control weapons they use to attack protesters: “I just got access to the crowd dispersal spray that the feds use. It’s 40 bucks a can. Usual 65 bucks. Anybody want any??”
    • A member of the Patriot Coalition is spying on protesters and sending the data to the FBI: Mark Melchi, a member of the Patriot Coalition and leader of the 1776 2.0 militia claimed that his group is using “cell sniffing” devices and sending the data to the FBI: “We actually use cell sniffers all the time, send Data to FBI…IMSI catchers. Don’t need to snatch phones, although it’s fun to snatch and watch their face.” It is not clear how Mark Melchi would obtain an IMSI “sniffer” device, let alone use it successfully, but the possibility is alarming.
    • A militia leader within the Patriot Coalition is “hunting” antifascists in Colorado: Mark Melchi was in Colorado in early September, working on “Antifa hunting with my 1776 2.0 Colorado team.” On September 6, Melchi announced to the chat that: “We have had a successful operation out here in Colorado. So far 6 major Antifa leaders are no longer playing fantasy ninjas here.” On September 17, police carried out SWAT raids and arrested six protest leaders in the Denver area, charged with with an outrageous list of crimes. The messages posted by Melchi seem to suggest that his 1776 2.0 group played a role in the state repression against the activists.

Wildfire response

The early part of September brought devastating wildfires to the state of Oregon. Several major cities were threatened and thousands of Oregonians were forced to evacuate. Many small, tight-knit rural towns were destroyed or damaged by fast moving wildfires. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and thousands uprooted and displaced. During this regional disaster, members of the Patriot Coalition PNW quickly mobilized to do regular patrols around wildfire hot spots. Armed, members would drive roads searching for who they believed to be “ANTIFA” setting the fires. They were certain the spreading of the wildfires was due to ominous figures dressed in black, often carrying gas cans, whom they labeled as “ANTIFA.” This conspiracy theory quickly became so concerning to public safety, that even police and sheriffs departments were forced to issue public statements discrediting the absurd claim. Members of the Patriot Coalition followed vehicles they deemed “suspicious,” posted photos of cars, license plates, and faces in the chats as “intel.” Members quickly positioned themselves within the volunteer support system of the evacuation centers located in Springfield and Salem; they approached the mutual aid centers with a territorial and competitive attitude. Attempts were made to intimidate known leftist activists within the local mutual aid networks. Tensions rose to unusual heights as the wildfires came closer to the cities along the I-5 corridor, and some members suggested shooting those they suspected as arsonists on sight. Richard Bowman II shares a post from far-right Senate candidate Paul J. Romero to back up the baseless “ANTIFA” wildfire conspiracy theory.

For days, members of the Patriot Coalition drove around rural Oregon communities “patrolling” for people they believed to be looters and arsonists.

Members of the Patriot Coalition tailed vehicles and posted photos of vehicles and license plates they deemed suspicious.

A member of the Patriot Coalition with the username “Shelb” claims that someone affiliated with law enforcement told her “ANTIFA” was setting up gas cans with shotgun shells on people’s porches.

Identifications

Patriot Coalition Leadership

The Patriot Coalition is a hierarchically organized group; all group decisions are made by a small team of leaders. The leaders were decided by the founder of the group: Robbin Sullivan-Davis. Following the departure of the original founder of the group, the Patriot Coalition is now in the process of restructuring itself and launching a new Facebook group. The “central command” will select regional leaders to represent the state of Oregon divided into three parts: 1) Southern, 2) Central and Eastern, and 3) Northern and Mid. The group will have a chain of command, they will have monthly meetings and will schedule trainings. A mission statement, new vetting process, and new rules of conduct will be drafted.

Robbin Anne Sullivan-Davis

Robbin Anne Sullivan-Davis is the founder of the “Patriot Coalition of PNW” group and was the owner of the GroupMe chat until she unexpectedly relinquished ownership, transferring administrative powers to Trent Ulrey (AKA Spartan). She was permanently removed from the chat shortly thereafter. Robbin started the group on Facebook, before moving to GroupMe so members could organize in private. She set up fundraising for the group via Venmo and GoFundMe, racking up close to $500 dollars in donations. Robbin attended the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in Portland. She currently lives in Albany, Oregon.

Trent Martin Ulrey

Trent Martin Ulrey (AKA Spartan, Trent-Medford) is one of the leaders of the Patriot Coalition and currently has ownership over the GroupMe chat. He lives in Gold Hill, Oregon (near Medford) and owns Valley Sign Solutions. Trent was the main architect behind the Patriot Coalition’s plan for the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally. In the lead up to the rally, Trent had phone conversations with a number of members of the Patriot Coalition and communicated with other far-right groups like the Proud Boys. On August 18, Trent posted a detailed plan for the “No to Marxism” rally (see: Threats Manifest: “No to Marxism” rally). During the rally, Trent was armed with a handgun, a baton, and pepper spray. After rushing the antifascist crowd, he can be seen on video deploying pepper spray.Trent Ulrey pushes his way through the far-right crowd to attack antifascists at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally. Trent was armed with a pistol (circled, left), a large baton (in back of vest), and pepper spray (circled, right).

Trent Ulrey pepper sprays antifascists after the far-right “No to Marxism” crowd charged towards the counter rally.

Daniel Arthur Lippke

Daniel Arthur Lippke (AKA Dan Betschart, Dan-Medford) is one of the leaders of the Patriot Coalition and lives in Eagle Point, Oregon. Dan worked with Trent Ulrey to establish a detailed plan for the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally. Before the rally, Dan floated the idea of reaching out to far-right grifter Andy Ngo, to “…let him know something is up for this Saturday, and ask him to keep it quiet.” In the past, Andy Ngo has coordinated with the Proud Boys as well as the dregs of Patriot Prayer. Dan also advocated for attacking medics and press, telling others that “if they claim they’re “press” or “medic” so you can’t touch them, that’s bs.” Dan and his wife Carly teach line dancing in Southern Oregon.Daniel Arthur Lippke at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in Portland, Oregon.

Daniel Lippke has distinctive tattoos on his left forearm and right bicep.

Christopher James Tough

Christopher James Tough (AKA Chris Tough, Chris Himwho, Himwho) is a MAGA TikTok celebrity and one of the leaders of the Patriot Coalition. Chris has amassed a large following as “himwho” and recently launched a website for his brand. He lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Christopher Tough stands with Andrew “Black Rebel” Duncomb, a former Proud Boy who marched with Nazis at the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Christopher James Tough has joined forces with local far-right agitators in Eugene, Oregon on a number of occasions. On July 25, Chris took part in an “All Lives Matter” counter-protest to a rally against state repression held at the federal courthouse in Eugene, Oregon. The “All Lives Matter” group bore shields with screws sticking out and sprayed protesters with wasp spray. On July 31, Chris joined other far-right protesters at the New Hope Christian College, fooled into thinking that “ANTIFA” was en route to remove a giant steel and concrete cross. On August 5, he rallied with other far-right counter protesters to attack a protest hosted by United Communists and Anarchists of Eugene, Oregon (UCA) calling to hold the Eugene Police Department accountable for the violent arrest of a 14 year old. On August 22, Chris traveled with the Patriot Coalition to the “No to Marxism” rally in downtown Portland and tried to attack antifascists with a collapsible baton.Christopher James Tough rallies with local bigots in Eugene on July 25. Chris was armed with a large wooden maskeshift club.

Christopher Tough rallies alongside neo-Nazi Corey Wyatt (white mask, camo head wrap) and local homophobe Emma Mitchem (holding phone on right) at the New Hope Christian College. 

Christopher James Tough stands with a shield and a collapsible baton at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in Portland, Oregon. 

Christopher James Tough stands with a shield and a collapsible baton at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in Portland, Oregon. 

1776 2.0 Militia

The 1776 2.0 militia is a far-right group lead locally by Mark Eric Melchi. While some right-wing militia groups posture (or pretend to be) as “anti-government,” Melchi’s militia collaborates with local and federal law enforcement. Over the last few months, the 1776 2.0 militia has been a regular, armed presence on the streets of Portland and Salem. The group is also active in other states, including Colorado.

Mark Eric Melchi

Mark Eric Melchi is the local leader of the 1776 2.0 militia and lives in Dallas, Oregon. He is a member of the Patriot Coalition and a participant in the GroupMe chat where he consistently posts violent, unhinged messages about Portland. Melchi advocates for “tactical ambushes at night” and using “Guerilla tactics” against those he deems “leaders.” He fantasizes about the possibility of a shootout with antifascists, writing prior to the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally that attendees “must be ready to defend with lethal response…We need to make it dramatic enough for them not to want to return.”

While talk of an ever-looming “civil war” is common among right-wing militias, Mark Melchi and the 1776 2.0 militia veers more into accelerationism, hoping to use far-right rallies in Portland to increase tension. Melchi is producing “flamethrowers” from fire extinguishers and plans to deploy them against antifascists and anti-racist protesters. In the Patriot Coalition chat, Melchi calls the weapons a “fire extinguisher BBQ machine”  that his crew “developed for their wall of degenerates.”Mark Melchi shows off a video of one of his homemade “flamethrowers” that he designed for use against protesters. He claims that members of his 1776 2.0 group used their device in the stairwell of a parking garage.

Mark Melchi is a regular armed presence at far-right rallies in Portland. On August 15, he rallied with local white nationalist Haley Adams in downtown Portland, carrying a Scorpion Evo-3 pistol and several magazines. On August 22, Melchi showed up at the “No to Marxism” rally, and he claims that members of his militia used their flamethrower device in the stairwell of a parking garage.Mark Melchi stands with a rifle at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in downtown Portland. (Photo by Nathan Howard)

Despite using anti-government aesthetics, Mark Melchi and his militia actively work with the state to target left-wing activists. He claims that his group uses IMSI catchers against protesters, “cell-sniffing” devices that imitate a cellphone tower to capture metadata and IMSI numbers within a radius. Local and federal law enforcement agencies have deployed the device against protesters. Melchi says that his group sends the cellphone data they obtain the the FBI. Additionally, messages from Melchi suggest that the Colorado chapter of 1776 2.0 may have worked with police to target local activists. On September 6, Melchi wrote that “We have had a successful operation out here in Colorado. So far 6 major Antifa leaders are no longer playing fantasy ninjas here.” On September 17, police carried out SWAT raids and arrested six protest leaders in the Denver area (more information here), charging them with kidnapping for allegedly participating in a protest outside a police station.

Kenneth Merill Woods

Kenneth Merill Woods (AKA Ken Woods, Dub) is a member of the Patriot Coalition living in Terrebonne, Oregon. On August 22, Ken attended the “No to Marxism” rally with Mark Melchi’s 1776 2.0 militia. In the Patriot Coalition chats, he frequently talks about his desire to murder antifascists and Black Lives Matter protesters. Ken idolizes Kyle Rittenhouse and may very well be the next right-wing mass murderer. Of the protests in Portland (insert she doesn’t even go here! meme), Ken says that  “[t]he only real way to end it is start shooting everyone [sic] of them.” Like most members of the Patriot Coalition, Ken Woods firmly believed that “ANTIFA” was responsible for the historic wildfires that devastated Oregon and drove around looking for people to shoot.Ken Woods open carries at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in Portland, Oregon. Ken rolled with Mark Melchi’s 1776 2.0 crew. 

John Joseph Kramer

John Joseph Kramer is a member of the Patriot Coalition and lives in Clackamas county, Oregon. On August 15, John Kramer rallied with local far-right protesters in downtown Portland. After the rally, he told others in the Patriot Coalition that the “The [Portland] police gave us the green light,” and to “Come literally as prepared as you can.” John Kramer claimed to be busy recruiting people for the “No to Marxism” rally in the days that followed. On August 22, John Kramer rolled with Mark Melchi’s 1776 2.0 militia, carrying a pistol and a canister of bear spray.

John Joseph Kramer carries a handgun on August 22 in Portland, Oregon. Kramer rolled with Mark Melchi’s 1776 2.0 crew for the “No to Marxism” rally.

Above the Rest: Roofing and White Power

Since the start of racial justice protests in the Eugene-Springfield area, we have been tracking and documenting an increase in far-right counter organizing. In August, we published an article about neo-Nazi Corey Eugene Wyatt (AKA Agnarr), a professional MMA fighter who has made inroads with far-right groups in the Pacific Northwest and has been a regular presence at counter-protests in the Eugene-Springfield area. Corey Wyatt works for “Above the Rest,” a roofing and construction company run by Casey Lee Lasley. Casey has participated in local far-right organizing himself, and employs a  number of neo-Nazis involved with the Patriot Coalition.

Neo-Nazi Corey Wyatt and far-right figure Marcus Edwards have worked with “Above the Rest” roofing. From left to right: Corey Wyatt, Marcus Edwards, Erik Neal, and Joe Schwinghamer.

Erik Matthew Neal

Erik Matthew Neal (AKA Erik Lean, Erik) is a member of the Patriot Coalition from Springfield, Oregon, and an employee of Above the Rest roofing & construction. Erik is an active participant in the GroupMe chat and acts as the link between the Patriot Coalition, Corey Wyatt, and the Above the Rest crew. Ahead of the August 22 rally, Erik invited members of the Patriot Coalition to train with shields and in hand-to-hand combat on a property in Marcola, Oregon.

 

 

Sarah Anne Stahl

Sarah Anne Stahl (AKA Steele Sharah, Sassyanne, Mouthy) is Erik Neal’s partner and is also a member of the Patriot Coalition. She attended the violent August 22 “No to Marxism” event in Portland with Erik Neal and the “Above the Rest” crew. Sarah repeatedly made threats against a Eugene livestreamer affiliated with Boop Troop Eugene and falsely claimed that he fired shots at far-right protesters on August 22. Sarah is a follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory.Sarah Anne Stahl, pictured at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Joseph Martin Schwinghamer

Joseph Martin Schwinghamer lives in Springfield and works for Casey Lasley’s roofing company. Like most of the crew, Joe is a felon and was incarcerated in 2016 for possession of methamphetamine and illegally possessing a firearm. He attended the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in Portland with the “Above the Rest” crew. Joseph is easily identifiable by the large apple tattoo on his neck.Joe Schwinghamer carried a shield on August 22 in Portland, Oregon. Joe has a distinctive apple tattoo on his neck.

James Anthony Stianson

James Anthony Stianson is a white supremacist who has worked for Casey Lasley’s roofing company. He is covered in white supremacist tattoos: On his right hand, he has a Thor’s Hammer and just above that he has a Valknaut tattoo. On his chest, James has “Eastside White Pride” tattooed in cursive. East Side White Pride is also the name of a white supremacist bonehead gang that was active in Portland in the late 1980’s. In 1988, three members of East Side White Pride murdered an Ethiopian college student named Mulugeta Seraw. Lincoln city neo-Nazi and Patriot Coalition member David Willis claims to have been affiliated with East Side White Pride.James Stianson has “Eastside White Pride” tattooed across his chest. 

James Stianson has a Thor’s Hammer tattoo and a Valknaut (three triangles) on his right hand.

James Stianson has been at several far-right rallies in the Eugene-Springfield area. On July 10, he gathered with Corey Wyatt and other local racists at the Springfield library for an “All Lives Matter” rally. On July 29, James and other far-right agitators harassed and assaulted Black Lives Matter demonstrators in the Thurston neighborhood. He was arrested the next day for driving under the influence, a charge he is no stranger to. On August 22, James traveled to Portland with the “Above the Rest” crew for the “No to Marxism” rally. Despite being a felon, James had a holstered handgun at the rally.James Stianson and Corey Wyatt at the July 10 “All Lives Matter” rally in Springfield, Oregon.

James Stianson, his partner Brandy Bowman, and Casey Lasley counter-protesting a Black Lives Matter march through Thurston, Oregon, on July 29.

James Stianson stands behind ex-Proud Boy Alan Swinney on August 22 in Portland, Oregon. James’ “Thor’s Hammer” tattoo is visible.

James Stianson, a felon, carried a handgun (circled) on August 22 in Portland, Oregon. James wears a shirt for the far-right group “TAPS: The American Patriot Society.”

Sandy Backs the Blue

“Sandy Backs the Blue” is a pro-police, Nazi friendly group from the Sandy, Oregon area. The group hosts weekly “flag wave” events, often attended by members of the Proud Boys hate group. Dixie Lea Bailey (AKA Dixie Deweese, AmericanLove45) is one of the far-right organizers with “Sandy Back the Blue,” and is also a member of the Patriot Coalition. For more information on Dixie, please read Rose City Antifa’s article here.

Ramon Luis Blackwood

Ramon Luis Blackwood is a far-right activist from Sandy, Oregon, and a member of the Patriot Coalition. On August 12, Ramon Blackwood claimed that “40-50 people” were going to travel to Portland and “push back against Rioters,” but only 18 showed up. On August 22, Ramon returned to Portland with the Patriot Coalition for the “No to Marxism” rally, only to be chased away into a parking garage by antifascists. Ramon Blackwood owns Taylor Made Engineering LLC, a metal fabrication business.

Ramon Blackwood, pictured here with “Sandy Backs the Blue” activist Dixie Lea Bailey (AKA Dixie Deweese). Original tweet from Rose City Antifa here.

Ramon Blackwood at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in downtown Portland.

Jason Michael Gould

                                                                      NOT Tim Pool

Jason Michael Gould (AKA Jason, Jerad Ross) is a member of the Patriot Coalition with ties to “Sandy Backs the Blue.” Jason is a frequent attendee of the weekly “flag wave” events in the Sandy, Oregon area. He claims to have nine years of boxing experience and offered to give lessons to other members of the Patriot Coalition. Jason Gould attended the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally with the Patriot Coalition.Some of Jason Gould’s racist overlays on Facebook.

Jason Gould holds a large wooden shield on August 22 in Portland, Oregon. Jason has a distinctive tattoo on his inner left arm.

Other Individuals

Peter Osborne Burdett

Peter Osborne Burdett (AKA Punisher95) is a violent member of the Patriot Coalition from Tigard, Oregon. In the GroupMe chats, Peter recommended that people shoot marbles instead of paintballs, which can be lethal. He also called for “start going after the antifa press,” for “basically setting up shots to make us look like we are instagating [sic] them.” Like fellow Patriot Coalition member and neo-Nazi Richard Bowman II, Peter participates in Civil War reenactments. And, like fellow Patriot Coalition member and neo-Nazi James Anthony Stianson, Peter participates in driving under the influence.Peter Burdett with a shield on August 22 in Portland, Oregon. 

Peter Burdett with a shield and body armor on August 22 in Portland, Oregon. 

Peter has familial connections to the Portland Police Bureau. He bragged of this connection in the Patriot Coalition GroupMe, saying that: “One of my family members works at the Northeast precinct.” Peter’s second cousin, Amy Morinville, is married to Portland cop Steve Morinville, who works at the PPB North Precinct. As of 2019, Morinville was assigned to the youth services division and was being paid close to $140,000 a year.

James Howard Soderberg

James Howard Soderberg (AKA James) is a violent, bigoted member of the Patriot Coalition from Cornelius, Oregon. He first caught our attention in July, when he showed up to a far-right counter protest in Eugene armed with a shotgun and .357 revolver. He also carried a spray can with an unknown liquid. Several far-right protesters used wasp spray and brake oil spray against Black Lives Matter protesters.James Howard Soderberg appears to livestream on his phone while holding a shotgun in Eugene on July 25.

On August 29, James Howard Soderberg took part in the “Trump 2020 Cruise Rally,” hosted by Idaho resident Alex Kuzmenko (AKA Alex Kyzik). James livestreamed the event on Facebook, first from the drivers seat, then from the back of his silver F-350 truck once he crossed the bridge into downtown Portland. He was armed with pepper spray, a baseball bat wrapped in nails, and a .357 revolver. While driving, James runs a red light and nearly hits a group of anti-racist protesters, then reverses back towards them. Later, James can be seen accosting random pedestrians from the back of his pickup truck, attempting to goad them into a fight. When that doesn’t work, he goes on foot yelling homophobic slurs at passerbys and gets beaten bloody. James Howard Soderberg owns KJJ Trucking LLC.

James Howard Soderberg shows off his weapons at the “Trump 2020 Cruise Rally” to his Facebook Live audience.

James Howard Soderberg attacked a teenager (right) at the “Trump 2020 Cruise Rally,” but got beaten bloody (left).

Marshall Keith Bastiaen

Marshall Keith Bastiaen is a member of the Patriot Coalition from Eugene, Oregon. He has been active in the Eugene-Springfield far-right, rallying with local bigots on July 10 at the Springfield library, and on July 25 at the federal courthouse. On August 22, Marshall went to Portland for the “No to Marxism” rally, meeting up with other members of the Patriot Coalition. Marshall is active in the biker scene and works as a truck driver. He was recruited by the Proud Boys, but declined because of his work schedule.

Marshall Bastiaen argues with a Black Lives Matter protester in Eugene, Oregon on July 25.

Marshall Bastiaen with pepper spray and a knife at the August 22 “No to Marxism” rally in Portland, Oregon.

Call to action: All out on September 26th!

On September 26, the far-right is returning to Portland to wage violence. We support the calls by local antifascist groups to come together and #DefendPDX. No Proud Boys in the Rose City!

Richard Bowman II and Operation Werewolf in the Pacific Northwest

Richard Oliver Bowman II

Richard Oliver Bowman II and his wife Priya Devi Bhan

Richard Oliver Bowman II is a is a member of the neo-fascist group Operation Werewolf. Over the last few months, Bowman II has made inroads with far-right activists in Oregon. Despite belonging to a fascist cult, Bowman II styles himself as a pro-Trump, pro-second amendment patriot, absorbed with faux-intellectual rhetoric about western civilization and the threat of communism. This psuedo-philosophical positioning has earned him a steady following on social media that consists of both pro-Trump boomers and extreme neo-Nazis affiliated with Operation Werewolf and other projects. Richard Oliver Bowman II lives in Wilsonville, Oregon, with his wife, Priya Devi Bhan. He works as a trucker for R&L Carriers (contact them here).

Richard Bowman II promotes Operation Werewolf material on Facebook.

Richard Bowman II engages in some casual Swastika defense. His partner Priya Bahn (AKA Priya Maharaj) comments approvingly. Although the Swastika was a part of Hindu iconography, Bowman II’s ties to neo-Nazism make this post concerning.

Richard Bowman II “likes” a comment on his Facebook post that says “Hitler was right.” The poster goes on to talk about “negroes,” “culture destroyers,” and “the jew.”

Richard Bowman II spins a totally true story about “commies” throwing fireworks at his vehicle. Thanks for the laugh, Richard. We especially appreciate the “clenched fist” addition. Nice!

Richard Bowman II thinks Jews and Muslims are destroying western culture.

Richard Bowman II eludes to the white supremacist great replacement conspiracy theory, which has appeared in the manifestos of neo-Nazi mass murderers.

Richard Bowman II is obsessed with the Confederacy and believes in a heavily-revised history of the American Civil War. He is such a big fan of the Confederacy that he got a a weird tattoo of a creepy man-wolf dressed as a Confederate soldier. Richard Bowman II also enjoys cosplaying as a Confederate soldier (this guy is really into losing), and has rallied with the neo-Confederate “Virginia Flaggers” in Richmond, Virginia.what the fuck is thisRichard Bowman II shows off his mighty muscles (doesn’t look like he’s been all that serious about “Iron and Blood”) and his creepy man-wolf dressed as a Confederate soldier.

Richard Bowman II cosplays as a Confederate soldier at a Civil war reenactment. Losing once wasn’t enough?

Richard Bowman II rallies with the Virginia Flaggers in Richmond, VA. Bowman II was in Virginia for the annual Operation Werewolf Conclave. The Flaggers have no problem with rallying with fascists.

Richard Bowman II traveled to Eugene on July 31 to defend a 51 foot cross from a rumored “ANTIFA” and “BLM” attack. The rumor originated in Patriot/Militia groups on Facebook, and even though their own Zach Caster confirmed that it was a hoax, hundreds still showed up at New Hope Christian College. The college welcomed the armed militia and even allowed snipers to set up on a campus building. The event served as a “meet and greet” for various far right activists and militia groups that have emerged as a counter to Black Lives Matter organizing in the Eugene-Springfield area. Richard Bowman II was present, along with Corey “Agnarr” Wyatt, local homophobe Emma Mitchem, Michelle Yates (a violent Patriot Prayer hang-around), Rob Cantrall, and Proud Boy Cole Scott (AKA noodle arms).Richard Bowman II armed with an assault rifle at New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon. The July 31 rally started from a rumor spread through right-wing circles that “ANITFA” was coming to tear down a large cross located on the campus.

On August 22, multiple far-right rallies scheduled in downtown Portland converged near the Justice Center, only a week after Patriot Prayer incel Skylor Jernigan fired a handgun at Black Lives Matter protesters. Emboldened by the Portland Police Bureau’s laissez-faire handling of the August 15 rally, members of the neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys traveled from out of town to attack antifascists and journalists. Many were explicitly armed with weapons ranging from paintball guns, police batons, baseball bats, axe handles, spiked shields, bear mace, and handguns. The far-right crowd unloaded bear spray and smashed a Black Lives Matter support vehicle, but they were eventually chased out of the city by antifascists.

Richard Bowman II attended the August 22 rally in Portland armed with a large collapsible baton and hard knuckle gloves. He also wore a ballistic helmet and a plate carrier, and a full length wooden shield. The shield carried by Bowman II (white rectangular shield with diagonal cuts on corners) matched other far-right protesters, including that of the man who fired his pistol in the air. At some points in the rally, Bowman II can be seen instructing the shield wall, just like neo-Nazi Corey Wyatt. This leads us to believe that Richard Bowman II coordinated with other far-right rally attendees in order to commit violence against antifascists. Richard Bowman II hides behind a shield in Portland on August 22. Neo-Nazi Corey Wyatt and convicted murderer Isabel McDaniel were also present.

Richard Bowman II directs the far-right shield line with his collapsible baton in Portland. Proud Boy Travis Taylor holds a “God Bless America” shield.

Richard Bowman II, after getting dumped by “Dollar store trash can commies.” Fuck around and find out, jabroni.

Operation Werewolf

Operation Werewolf is a neo-fascist “tribe” that was started by Paul and Mathias Waggener in the early 2000’s. The philosophy of Paul Waggener and Operation Werewolf is strongly influenced by the Italian thinker Julius Evola. Evola was a traditionalist and self-described “super-fascist” who believed that the world was in a dark age (the Kali Yuga or “Wolf Age”) and only the warrior class would survive to usher in a golden age. For Evola, traditional order was being eroded by women and Jews, and equality was leading the world to ruin. Many of these themes appear in the writing of Paul Waggener, which serves as the ideological basis of Operation Werewolf: a hyper-masculine Aryan “tribe” that glorifies violence and traditionalism.

Operation Werewolf is organized into regional cells; the Washington cell is called the “Ulfhednar Division.” Many of the cells are tied to gyms, and members (operatives) are encouraged to lift weights, train together, and practice heathen rituals. Each year, members of Operation Werewolf travel to Virginia for a multi-day convergence called the Lupine Equinox Conclave.

Operation Werewolf also functions as a feeder group for the Wolves of Vinland, a closed cult that is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. While Operation Werewolf has a low entry barrier, Wolves of Vinland is a more intense, selective organization with a much smaller, handpicked membership. In many ways, the Wolves are the life-stylists of the far-right. Paul Waggener’s former associate Jack Donovan spent years promoting both groups and has since gone on to a newer yet similar project he refers to as Waldgang. Both Waggener and Donovan sell (literally) Operation Werewolf through their physiques more so than their ideas, enticing working class white men with a rugged, strongman aesthetic.

Although Paul Waggener maintains that his Operation Werewolf is an apolitical group, many members have long histories with the white power movement. Jacob Laskey, a longtime neo-Nazi from the Eugene area who was the leader of American Front, joined Operation Werewolf along with his brother Gabriel Laskey. Jacob Laskey is recently released from prison for stabbing one of his American Front buddies, and previously did prison time for throwing rocks through the windows of the Temple Beth Israel. In 2012, an Operation Werewolf member named Maurice Thompson Michaely broke into and attempted to burn down a Black church in Virginia. Paul Waggener called for the release of Michaely, AKA Hjalti, and he remained involved with Operation Werewolf after being released from prison.

Ulfhednar Division, the Washington cell of Operation Werewolf, pictured in 2016. From left to right: Matthew Horton, Rob Ellis (Kommandant Ellis), (unknown), and Logan Lingren. The number 92 refers to the motto “Iron and Blood.”

Logan Daniel Lingren was one of the early members of the Ulfhednar Division cell of Operation Werewolf in Washington. Ulfhednar is a Old Norse word that refers to a mythological warrior that wore a wolf pelt in battle. Both of Logan’s parents worked for the CIA, and Logan worked a two-year stint for US Investigation Services (a CIA contractor) starting in 2008. Logan joined the Air Force in late 2011 as a maintenance technician and was stationed at the Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, WA, until late 2017. He became involved in Operation Werewolf in 2015, while working for the US Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, Logan moved to Ashburn, Virginia with his partner (Gabriela Galeano), and remains connected to many members of Operation Werewolf.Logan Lingren and Rob Ellis hold an Operation Werewolf flag at an “Ulfhednar Division” gathering in 2015.

Logan Daniel Lingren now lives in Virginia with his partner Gabriela Galeano.

Matthew James Horton is a member of Operation Werewolf living in Aberdeen, Washington. Matthew’s house in Aberdeen has acted as a gathering place for members of Operation Werewolf because of his home gym, which he calls “Damage Gym.” Matthew has been a member of Operation Werewolf since at least 2016 and has attempted to recruit more members locally. He has connections to the local biker scene in Aberdeen, WA. Matthew works as a garbage truck driver for LeMay Grays Harbor (contact them here). Matthew Horton (right) poses with Operation Werewolf member Sean Tahtinen (left). Matthew has a “Thor’s Hammer” tattoo on his left wrist and the helm of awe on his hand.

Sean Phillip Tahtinen is a member of Operation Werewolf and a violent felon. In June 2020, he was arrested in Indiana for pointing a handgun at a man during an argument. From Munice Star Press: The Muncie man told police he had been carrying the handgun for protection “with everything going on.”

Matthew Horton, Richard Bowman II, Priya Bhan, and Sean Tahtinen pose in Matt’s “Damage Gym” in Aberdeen, WA.

Matthew James Horton (center) poses with Brian Cornelius (right) and an individual wearing a three-percenter shirt.

Matthew Horton AKA Matt Damage jokes about hitting protesters with his vehicle.

Matthew Horton is a serial domestic abuser, having been convicted of domestic violence in 1997, 1998, and 2004, per public records. It is not surprising that a domestic abuser would be drawn to a fascist gang that prides itself on violence and ultra-masculinity, all while espousing a hatred of women and femininity. A number of prominent figures in the American far-right have histories of domestic violence, like serial abuser Augustus Invictus, Richard Spencer, and Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes.

Brian Anthony Cornelius lives in Aberdeen, Washington, and has recently become involved with Operation Werewolf. Brian is part of the biker scene and rides a black pre-2000 Honda Goldwing. Brian has an Algis rune tattoo on his inner right bicep. Brian Cornelius is affiliated with Operation Werewolf and lives in Aberdeen, Washington.

Sean Tahtinen, Brian Cornelius, and Matthew Horton pose for a picture in Matt’s home gym (AKA Damage gym).

Christopher Michael Mack is a neo-Nazi from Olympia, Washington, with ties to Operation Werewolf and the Ulfhednar Division. Chris and his Nazi wife, Alena Gay Mack, played in a shitty alt-rock band called Burial Stump, as “Chris P. Korpse” and “Ms. Mischief.” The band has landed some minor gigs in the Grays Harbor and Olympia area. In June 2020, antifascists unearthed a photo of Alena Mack giving a Sieg Heil with young children in front of a Nazi war flag. Alena Mack is a certified counselor in the state of Washington. Chris Mack may has a history of employment in landscaping and construction.Chris and Alena Mack, neo-Nazis from the Olympia, Washington area.

Chris and Alena Mack preforming as “Chris P. Korpse” and “Ms. Mischief” for their shitty band called “Burial Stump.”

Alena Mack (far left with flat cap) gives a Nazi salute with children in front of a Nazi war flag. She was fired from her position at Telecare Corp after community pressure.

Members of Operation Werewolf gather in Washington. From left to right: TOP: Josh Schuess, Richard Bowman II, and Matthew Horton (top right unknown). BOTTOM: Brian Cornelius and Christopher Mack.

Matthew Horton, Christopher Mack, and Alena Mack all express interest in traveling to Oregon to attack antifascists.

Conclusion

Over the last 100+ days of protest and insurrection for Black liberation, we have seen a reactionary push by the far-right to physically confront Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Driven by vigilante attacks and given cover by the right-wing outrage machine, a big tent coalition of racists ready to violently confront Black Lives Matter protesters has emerged in the Pacific Northwest. With this, we have seen renewed efforts of entryism by neo-Nazis and fascists, from Richard Bowman II to Corey Eugene Wyatt.

If you have additional information on Richard Bowman II, Corey Wyatt, right wing “counter-protesters,” or other racist or fascist activity in the Eugene-Springfield area or the Pacific Northwest, email: eugeneantifa@protonmail.com

On September 26, the far-right is returning to Portland to wage violence. We support the calls by local antifascist groups to come together and #DefendPDX. No Proud Boys in the Rose City!

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Corey Wyatt: A White Supremacist Emerges From Prison to Lead Far-Right Faction

Introduction

As we approach nearly 100 consecutive days of Black Lives Matter protests across the country, we are faced with a burgeoning reactionary push from the far-right. Eugene has been a national hotspot for vigilante attacks on protesters, and now we are seeing an organized effort by local militia groups and racists to intimidate and confront Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Corey Eugene Wyatt, a white supremacist who served prison time for his connection to four murders, has emerged as a central figure in local and regional far-right organizing.

Corey Eugene Jeffery Wyatt

Corey Eugene Jeffery Wyatt (AKA Corey Agnarr, Agnarr Wyatt, Agnarr the Mighty), was born on October 1, 1984, and is a white supremacist who has become deeply involved in far-right organizing in Oregon. Corey is well trained in martial arts and has enjoyed stints as a professional MMA fighter. He has a long criminal history and has spent the last 15 years in and out of prison. In 2003, shortly after turning 18, he was convicted of robbery, identity theft, and unlawful use of a weapon against another person and spent the next seven years in prison. In 2005, Corey was convicted of assaulting a public safety officer. In 2012, Corey was sent to jail for possessing a firearm as a felon. A year later, Corey went back to prison for his role in a white supremacist murder spree. In July 2020, Corey was once again arrested and charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude police in a vehicle in Lane County. He has a court date scheduled for September.

Corey Eugene Wyatt wears a Thor’s Hammer necklace, date unknown.

During his time in the state prison system, Corey Wyatt met David “Joey” Pedersen and the two became friends. Joey Pedersen had been in the prison system since he was a teenager, when he was sentenced as an adult for robbing two coffee stands and a McDonald’s at gunpoint. After transitioning from a youth facility to an adult facility, Joey Pedersen, Alan Watkins and another prisoner named Orin Williams created a white power prison gang called the Aryan Soldiers. According to a former member, in order to join the Aryan Soldiers “Prospective recruits would have to do the minimum of a stabbing to be considered for membership.” The Aryan Soldiers were inspired by and hoped to carry on the legacy of The Order, a white supremacist terror group that carried out assassinations and armored car robberies in the 1980s. It is unclear if Corey Wyatt ever became a member of the Aryan Soldiers, but he became a close associate of Joey Pedersen while in prison.David “Joey” Pedersen and Holly Ann Grigsby carried out a white supremacist murder spree in 2011. Joey Pedersen has the letters “SWP” tattooed on his neck, for “Supreme White Power.”

Corey Wyatt was released from prison in 2010 and Joey Pedersen was released around the same time. On the 4th of July weekend in 2011, Corey Wyatt and then-wife Kimberly Scott Wyatt went camping on the Oregon coast with Joey Pedersen, his partner Holly Ann Grigsby, and another former inmate by the name of Bryce Woods. Joey and Holly told Corey and Kimberly of their plan to carry out a revolution to save the white race by murdering Jewish leaders and “Zionists.” Shortly after, Kimberly, the only non-felon of the group, purchased a 9mm handgun, which Corey Wyatt gave to Joey to carry out his “revolution.” The gun was used in three murders.

The first leg of Joey Pedersen’s “revolution” began in his hometown of Everett, Washington in September of 2011. Joey shot his father, David Jones Pedersen, with the gun provided by Corey Wyatt. Joey told police that his father had molested him as a child. Holly Grigsby murdered his step mother, Leslie Mae Pedersen, and the two stole their vehicle and drove the bodies to Corey and Kimberly Wyatt’s house in Springfield, Oregon. Corey helped hide the bloodstained vehicle with the bodies and let Joey and Holly stay with them for a night. A few days later, Joey Pedersen and Holly Grigsby continued their “revolution” by carjacking and murdering a 19 year old student named Cody Myers near Newport, Oregon. From there, the couple drove to Eureka, California, where they murdered 53 year old Reginald Alan Clark and stole his vehicle.Cody Myers, remembered here. Reginald Alan Clark, remembered here.

On October 5, 2011, Joey Pedersen and Holly Grigsby were arrested in Northern California. In jail, Holly claimed that they were traveling to Sacramento to “kill a prominent Jew.” Joey Pedersen was sentenced to two life terms in prison and Holly was sentenced to life with no chance for release. Corey Eugene Wyatt and Kimberly Scott Wyatt were arrested in 2013 for their role in the murder spree. Corey Eugene Wyatt was sentenced to 7 years, 5 months in prison. The Associated Press reported that during sentencing, Corey “offered his apologies to the victims’ families,” and “pledged to build a life as a productive citizen when he is released in the future.”

“It’s going to be a tough road, but I’m going to try the best that I can.”

In the last few months, Corey Wyatt (as Agnarr Wyatt) has used social media to network with far-right activists in the Pacific Northwest and reinvent himself as an “anti-Antifa” patriot. Corey has positioned himself within “The American Patriot Society” (TAPS), a group that has emerged out of far-right backlash to local Black Lives Matter organizing in the Eugene-Springfield area and Salem. Corey has been employed by “Above the Rest Roofing & Construction,” a company owned by Casey Lee Lasley, a known counter protester who has shown up to local rallies to intimidate Black Lives Matter activists.Corey Eugene Wyatt (Agnarr Wyatt) shares an article from the far-right site “Revolver News” that claims Black Lives Matter is an anti-white movement. Corey Eugene Wyatt says local reporters “should be hung from lamp posts” for not reporting on QAnon “Save Our Children” rallies. In reality, these rallies have received a wealth of coverage from both local and national media outlets. Corey Eugene Wyatt shares a photo from a July 31 far-right fiasco at New Hope Christian College. Corey has effectively rebranded himself as an “anti-Antifa” figure within local far-right circles, much like neo-Nazi Jake Laskey. Corey Eugene Wyatt works for “Above the Rest Roofing & Construction.” The company is owned by Casey Lee Lasley and employs several people who are active in local far-right organizing. From left to right: Corey Wyatt, Marcus Edwards, Erik Neal, and Joe Schwinghamer.

Isabel Gloria McDaniel

Isabel Gloria McDaniel (AKA Isabel Villagomez McDaniel, Isabel Villagomez), born March 29, 1984, lives in the Eugene area and is a close associate of Corey Eugene Wyatt. The two have attended several far-right rallies together in the past few months. Isabel is also affiliated with The American Patriot Society (TAPS) and local anti-Black Lives Matter organizing.Isabel McDaniel livestreamed Corey Wyatt (Agnarr Wyatt) driving through downtown Portland and complained about rioting. Corey Wyatt drives a black pre-2013 Ford Fusion. Isabel had her driver’s license suspended for life.

On December 11, 2014, Isabel McDaniel got into her Honda Civic wagon after drinking at The Keg Tavern on West 11th in Eugene. While driving through Springfield, Isabel hit two pedestrians who were crossing the street. She killed Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga, 67 years old, and sideswiped his son. Isabel continued driving for 11 blocks with Daniel Ortiz-Roynaga on the top of her car. After leaving the elderly man to die in the street, she then drove to her husband’s workplace and they cleaned and hid the vehicle. Isabel was arrested two days later on charges including criminally negligent homicide and intoxicated driving. She was released earlier this year after serving a seven year sentence in prison. After her release, Isabel lived at the Sponsors house, a halfway house near Monroe park in Eugene. In late April she moved out of the halfway house and may be working at the Northern Gold Foods facility in Junction City, Oregon.

Timeline

July 10

On July 10, 2020, an “All Lives Matter Rally” was held at the Springfield, Oregon library. This rally was organized under the pretext of uniting all people of Lane County, but it was a clear response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd. This rally was the first of many in the Eugene-Springfield area, and spawned a regular, traveling crew of racist individuals eager to intimidate and assault local Black Lives Matter demonstrators. About half of the All Lives Matter (ALM) rally goers arrived prepared for a physical confrontation with anti-racist demonstrators. Large and poorly decorated heavy wooden shields with protruding screws were used to create a shield wall for the ALM crowd. Several individuals were armed with firearms, tasers, knives and bug spray. Several altercations broke out and unsurprisingly, the Springfield Police Department only arrested anti-racists. Marcus Edwards, a Black man from Oakridge, Oregon, acted as the spokesperson for the ALM protest. In the next few weeks, Marcus Edwards established himself as something of a celebrity in local far-right circles, speaking at multiple rallies in the Eugene-Springfield and Salem area.

Corey Eugene Wyatt attended the All Lives Matter rally and brought a large stick with a blue line flag and American flag. He carried a large Bowie knife on his right hip. Both Corey Wyatt and Marcus Edwards gave speeches to the All Lives Matter crowd.

Corey Eugene Wyatt carries a large flagpole at a Springfield “All Lives Matter” rally on July 10. (Original photo credit to Robert Scherle)Corey Eugene Wyatt was armed with a large Bowie knife and a wooden flagpole during the July 10 “All Lives Matter” rally. (Original photo credit to Robert Scherle) Corey Eugene Wyatt gives a speech at a rally in Springfield on July 10. (Original photo credit to Dan Morrison)

July 29

On July 29, 2020, “Black Unity,” a reformist Black Lives Matter group that has been leading protests in Eugene, held a protest titled “The Noose Is A Nuisance” in the Thurston neighborhood of East Springfield, Oregon. The protest was called after social media posts circulated showing a plastic skeleton hanging from a noose from a tree in a Thurston yard. The march was met by riot police and an armed right-wing fracas. After Springfield police declared an unlawful assembly and attacked protesters, several far-right counter protesters assaulted Black Lives Matter protesters. Police arrested Geena Jolee Shipman (AKA Geena Hager) for shoving a Black Lives Matter protester, causing them fall backwards and hit their head on the ground. Corey Eugene Wyatt showed up to the protest armed with a large Bowie knife. Isabel McDaniel, Geena Shipman (AKA Geena Hager), and Corey Eugene Wyatt approach the Black Lives Matter demonstration on July 29 in the Thurston neighborhood. Corey Wyatt is armed with a large Bowie knife, visible here on his right hip. Geena Jolee Shipman (AKA Geena Hager), Corey Eugene Wyatt, and Isabel McDaniel argue with a leader of Black Unity in Thurston on July 29. We are currently looking for information on the man labeled “sweatpants.” Geena Jolee Shipman (AKA Geena Hager) and Corey Eugene Wyatt argue with a leader of Black Unity in Thurston on July 29. We are currently looking for information on the man labeled “sweatpants” pictured to the left of Casey Lasley.Geena Shipman (AKA Geena Hager) defends a skeleton hanging from a noose, which prompted the Thurston protest.  Isabel McDaniel, Tim Davis, and Corey Eugene Wyatt argue with Black Lives Matter protesters in Thurston. Tim Davis accosts a livestreamer during the July 29 Thurston protest. Tim Davis was aggressive towards multiple journalists.

July 31

On July 31, 2020, right wing protesters flocked to New Hope Christian College, located in west Eugene, prepared to defend a 51 foot cross made of steel and concrete. A rumor had spread within militia Facebook groups that “ANTIFA” and “BLM” were coming to tear down the cross. There was no evidence that anyone planned to protest at New Hope Christian College, let alone tear down a cross. When right winger and security guard Zac Caster posed as an antifascist in order to contact a local organizer about protesting the cross, the local organizer was clear that no such protest or attack had been planned. That didn’t stop militia groups from whipping up a right-wing frenzy, complete with surveillance drones and rooftop snipers. The right-wing mobilization declared a victory, defeating an imaginary boogeyman. The event served as an organizing grounds for various far-right militias and neo-fascist groups like the Proud Boys. Corey Eugene Wyatt, armed with a Bowie knife and draped in a blue line flag, stood guard near the front gate of the college. Proud Boy Cole Robert Scott (AKA “Noodle Arms”) speaks with right wing protesters outside New Hope Christian College. Cole Scott (AKA “Noodle Arms”) was recently arrested in Oregon City for firing a gun outside a pub. Eric “Rut” Rutherford from Veneta, Oregon, is also visible. Corey Eugene Wyatt poses with a blue line flag outside New Hope Christian College on July 31. Corey Wyatt was convicted for assaulting a public safety officer in 2006.  Corey Eugene Wyatt displays a large Bowie knife at New Hope Christian College on July 31.  Meghan Ann (AKA “Red Cole”), Corey Eugene Wyatt, and local racist Emma Mitchem stand outside New Hope Christian College on July 31.

August 5

On August 5, far-right counter protesters assembled in downtown Eugene to attack a protest hosted by United Communists and Anarchists of Eugene, Oregon (UCA). The protest was called after Eugene police were captured on video violently arresting a 14 year old Black Lives Matter protester. About two dozen counter protesters, many of them armed, used the Elk Horn Brewery parking lot to stage before confronting the UCA march. Corey Eugene Wyatt (“thin blue line superman”), along with Isabel McDaniel, spent the night instigating fights with anti-police brutality marchers.Isabel McDaniel and Corey Wyatt heckle anti-police brutality marchers in downtown Eugene on August 5. Corey is wearing hard-knuckle gloves for assaulting protesters.

August 15

On August 15, far-right COVID19 deniers held an “Open Oregon” rally at the state capital building in Salem, Oregon. The event was put on by a recently emerged group called “The American Patriot Society,” or “TAPS.” The rally was also themed around the QAnon conspiracy theory and “Save the Children,” the latest viral QAnon concoction. Speakers included Marcus Edwards, Tim Davis, and Jo Rae Perkins, the QAnon spouting Oregon Republican candidate for US Senate. During the rally, a fight broke out between Black Lives Matter protesters and the far-right group. Corey Eugene Wyatt used this as an opportunity to assault a Black Lives Matter protester who was standing away from the fighting. Isabel McDaniel and Corey Wyatt stand on the capital steps during an August 15 “Save the Children/Open Oregon” rally. They both wear shirts from “The American Patriot Society,” or TAPS. Corey’s white power tattoo is visible on his inner left forearm and the white handle of his Bowie knife can be seen on his right hip.Corey Eugene Wyatt stands off against Black Lives Matter protesters in Salem, Oregon. He carries a large Bowie knife on his right hip.

Tim Davis speaks at the “Save the Children/Open Oregon” rally in Salem, Oregon on August 15. “New world order” often refers to a far-right conspiracy theory with anti-Semitic origins. Corey Eugene Wyatt assaults a Black Lives Matter protester that was standing away from the fighting on August 15. Picture borrowed from our friends at Willamette Valley Hate Watch.

After the “Save the Children/Open Oregon” rally at the capital building in Salem, Oregon wrapped up, Corey Eugene Wyatt joined forces with American Wolf to harass Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon. American Wolf is a far-right group from Olympia, Washington that was started by Peter Diaz. The group has showed up armed to protests in Olympia to protect property, but has ultimately been unsuccessful. On August 15, the group arrived at a nightly Black Lives Matter protest in Portland with an American Wolf decal-ed limousine. They were quickly confronted and pushed out by protesters, who followed them back to their vehicle. Corey Wyatt was dressed in black bloc attire, with a black bandana and a Bowie knife on his right hip. He was accompanied by Marcus Edwards and Isabel McDaniel and he left in the American Wolf limousine.Marcus Edwards, Corey Wyatt, and Isabel McDaniel traveled to Portland with American Wolf to harass a Black Lives Matter protest on the evening of August 15. A Black Lives Matter protester remarks about Corey Wyatt’s Bowie knife on August 15 in Portland.Corey Wyatt tells Black Lives Matter protesters that they should unite and “hang these politicians.” Corey Wyatt is a firm believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which posits that democrats and celebrities are secretly Satanic pedophiles running sex trafficking rings. Corey Wyatt gets in to the American Wolf limousine after being pushed out by protesters in Portland. The limo has Washington license plates (BRM 8992) and a large American Wolf decal on the side.

August 16

On August 16, Corey Eugene Wyatt and Isabel McDaniel traveled to Cottage Grove for a pro-police flag wave event. The event was hosted by a local militia member and was advertised on Facebook. Only about thirty people gathered on a street corner in Cottage Grove with American flags, blue line flags, and Trump flags. There was no organized counter protest. Corey Wyatt and Isabel McDaniel gather on a Cottage Grove street corner on August 16 for a pro-police flag wave.  Corey Wyatt poses at a pro-police flag wave event in Cottage Grove with “Wolfskill Trent.” Isabel McDaniel is visible in the background with the mini American flag.

August 22

On August 22, multiple far-right events were held in downtown Portland near the Justice Center, the largest of which was a “No to Marxism in America” hosted by an alt-right activist from California, Amber Cummings. Our friends at Rose City Antifa prepared an article examining the key organizers ahead of the rally. By noon, a large crowd of far-right protesters had gathered in front of the Justice Center. The majority of the crowd was outfitted with some degree of body armor, and many bore shields. The weapons among the far-right crowd ranged from tasers and batons to metal baseball bats and axe handles. Spare for some sore attempts at chanting “USA!” the far-right crowd was drowned out by drums and chanting by the much smaller antifascist counter demonstration.

Corey Eugene Wyatt arrived at the rally wearing a tactical helmet, an airsoft facemask, plate carrier, tinted goggles, and hard-knuckle gloves. Corey was equipped with multiple weapons: a flashlight taser, several batons, bear spray, a two-foot length of metal, and a large Bowie knife on his right hip. At multiple points in the rally, Corey carried a tall wooden shield. Throughout the rally, Corey acted as a general of sorts, directing the movement of the far-right shield line. At one point in the rally, Corey can be seen walking along the shield line saying “hold wall” and “don’t engage.” Later, as members of the far-right crowd attack the Snack Van (a protester support vehicle that was parked across from the Justice Center), breaking out the windows and slashing the tires, Corey motions at the far-right crowd with his metal pipe and orders them to “hold [the] line.” After the antifascist mobilization started to gain ground and push up on the far-right group, Corey physically adjusted the positions of people in the shield line.Corey Eugene Wyatt was armed with a long metal baton (left), a flashlight taser (center), bear spray (center), and a long Bowie knife (right) on August 22. Corey Eugene Wyatt walks between the far-right crowd and the antifascist crowd, crackling his taser. Corey carried a blue line shield for part of the Portland rally on August 22. Corey Wyatt stands next to Isabel McDaniel in Portland on August 22. Isabel carries a QAnon themed “Save Our Children” shield and wears the same helmet and airsoft mask as Corey.Isabel McDaniel holds a QAnon themed “Save Our Children” shield in Portland on August 22. Corey Wyatt’s blue line shield can be seen to the left.

Corey Eugene Wyatt was part of the far-right contingent that charged into the antifascist counter protest in Chapman Square and gang-beat several antifascist protesters on the ground. During the scrum, Corey can be seen on video assaulting someone with his metal baton. Shortly after this Corey attempts to hit an antifascist with his baton, but misses and hits a Proud Boy. Corey also tries to kick someone in the head, but the kick does not connect. Corey Eugene Wyatt grabs journalist Robert Evans during a far-right rally in Portland on August 22. Robert Evans suffered a broken finger after a far-right rally goer smashed his hand with a collapsible baton. Corey Eugene Wyatt, a professional fighter, attempts to kick an antifascist protester in the head during a far-right rally in Portland on August 22.

Despite being outnumbered for much of the afternoon, the antifascist counter protest eventually chased the far-right protesters out of downtown Portland. Corey Wyatt, Isabel McDaniel and a handful of others retreated into a parking garage where they had parked their cars, as antifascists followed. Video from inside the parking garage shows the fascists getting long guns out of their cars, while others draw handguns. Corey Eugene Wyatt was part of a group of far-right agitators that retreated into a parking garage during a rally in Portland on August 22. One of the chuds yells to get guns out (video here, captured by “_whatriot”), and several men pull out handguns and rifles.

Conclusion

Corey Eugene Wyatt is a major threat in the Eugene-Springfield area. In 2011, Corey assisted a white supremacist murder spree. Now, he has embedded himself with some of the most violent far-right individuals in the Pacific Northwest. Just like American Front organizer Jake Laskey, Corey has quickly evolved from a hardcore white supremacist to prominent “anti-antifa” figure. Given his training in martial arts, ease of access to weapons, white supremacist ties, and documented criminal history, we must consider him a serious danger to the community.

Eugene Antifa supports abolitionist movements and works for a world without police and prisons. The prison system has long been a recruiting ground for hardcore white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. White supremacist prison gangs pose an active threat to our communities and especially to other imprisoned persons. We cannot hope to end white supremacist prison gangs without first dismantling the prison industrial complex.

Personal Details

Corey Eugene Jeffery Wyatt
Current Age: 35
Birthdate: 10/01/1984
Height: 6’3″
Weight: < 185 lbs
Residence History: Creswell, Eugene, Corvallis, Springfield, Coos Bay, Philomath
Place of Employment: Above The Rest Roofing & Construction
Affiliations: The American Patriot Society (TAPS)
Identifiable tattoos: White Power Celtic cross on left forearm
Vehicle: black pre-2013 Ford Fusion

 

 

Isabel Gloria Villagomez McDaniel
Current Age: 36
Birthdate: 3/29/1984
Residence History: Eugene, Veneta, Springfield, Ontario; Idaho
Place of Employment: Northern Gold Foods, Junction City, Oregon
Identifiable tattoos: microbladed eyebrows, feather in an infinity loop on her calf

 

 

 

 

 

Email: eugeneantifa [at] protonmail [dot] com

Jamie Stram and Logan Barden, local white supremacists

Community Bulletin: Logan Barden Goes Full Nazi

This is a community bulletin exposing Logan Barden, his partner Jamie Stram, and his brother Levi Garrett Barden. We have included an update on their associate Kevin Ross.

For the audio version of this article, listen here.

 

Jamie Stram and Logan Barden, local white supremacists

Logan Gregory Barden (Born March 8th, 1993) lives with his partner Jamie Michelle Stram AKA Jamie Michelle (Born July 9th, 1992) in Eugene, Oregon. Logan Barden has been a neo-Nazi for several years, but his online activity has picked up and grown more extreme in the last six months. In 2018, Logan was already sharing the holocaust denial flick “Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story NEVER Told.” He also shared material from the neo-Nazi group Operation Werewolf, a feeder group for the Wolves of Vinland.

Logan shares a holocaust denial movie in 2018Logan Barden shares “THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD” to his Facebook. The video was made by a Hitler apologist named Dennis Wise.

Logan Barden shares content from Operation Werewolf, a feeder group for the Wolves of Vinland.

Logan knows the lingo, too. In 2019, Logan talks about the “Kali Yuga,” a “dark age” envisioned by Italian “super-fascist” thinker Julius Evola. The works of Evola have strongly influenced modern neo-Nazis formations, from an enhanced focus on the occult to advocating total societal collapse. Fascist publishing houses like Arktos Media and Counter-Currents have helped circulate books by Evola.

Logan Barden mentions the Kali Yuga on FacebookLogan Barden mentions the “Kali Yuga” on Facebook, a term from the writings of Italian fascist Julius Evola.

Logan Barden is also big on Norse and Pagan symbology. In this image, Logan wears a Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer) necklace, which has been widely appropriated by white supremacists.

Logan Barden wears a Thor's Hammer necklace in a picture with Jamie StramLogan Barden wears a “Thor’s Hammer” necklace, a neo-Pagan symbol frequently used by white supremacists. Jamie Stram also pictured.

Logan is on Instagram as thegaelicwolf (formerly gaelicgainz). While celebrities posted black squares for #Blacklivesmatter in a show of performative solidarity, Logan posted a white square for the defeated white supremacist state of Rhodesia. Rhodesia (much like the confederacy) is often memorialized to this day by white supremacists and neo-Nazis like mass murderer Dylann Roof.

Logan Barden dreams of RhodesiaLogan Barden posts on Instagram about the defeated state of Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe). He also mentions White South African farmers, which is a reference to the “white genocide” myth.

Logan stole the idea for this post from his partner, Jamie Michelle Stram, on Twitter. Jamie is on Twitter as “PnwTradMom,” @/pnwtrad. Logan is on Twitter as “GaelicGainz,” @/NationalistPnw. Both accounts were created in April 2020.

Jamie Stram posted a white square on Twitter in repsonse to people posting Black squaresJamie Stram AKA “PnwTradMom” posted a white square on Twitter when other users were posting black squares in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Logan AKA “GaelicGainz” stole the idea and posted it on his Instagram account.

On Twitter, Jamie pushes racist tropes and white supremacist myths like the great replacement theory. She talks about her (failed) attempts to “redpill” her family members (turn them fascist).

Jamie Stram on TwitterJamie Stram AKA “PnwTradMom” is a hardcore racist on Twitter. She admits to trying (and failing) to “redpill” her family members.

Of course, Jamie doesn’t believe in COVID-19 and she promoted the May 2nd “Reopen Oregon” rally in Salem. The event was attended by the Three Percenters and Proud Boys.

Jamie Stram is a Covid denierJamie Stram AKA “PnwTradMom” shares the “Plandemic” conspiracy movie, which makes a number of debunked claims about the COVID-19 virus.

Meanwhile, Logan Barden uses his Twitter account to harass other Twitter users with anti-Semitic and racist slurs. In one reply, he calls George Floyd a “dead beat dad.” In another, he claims that a “day of reckoning” will come for the Black people.

Logan Barden harasses a Twitter user with anti-Semitic languageLogan Barden harasses a Twitter user (username redacted) in the replies of a Ted Cruz tweet. He says “I believe I spot a nose,” which is Nazi-speak for claiming someone is Jewish based on racial stereotypes.

Logan's comments on the murder of George FloydLogan Barden AKA “GaelicGainz” shares his views on George Floyd’s murder. He calls George Floyd a “dead beat dad.”

Logan Barden makes racist comments on TwitterLogan Barden AKA “GaelicGainz” replies to a video showing a racist white man getting his ass kicked for using slurs, by using slurs. He also talks about a “day of reckoning,” echoing Turner Diaries’ race war fantasies.

In response to the murder of George Floyd and countless other lynchings at the hands of the state, protests and insurrections began across the United States. In Eugene, protests have continued for more than a month straight. Logan Barden has threatened to attack #Blacklivesmatter protesters with his vehicle. There have been a number of vigilante attacks against protests here in Eugene, especially vehicular attacks.

Logan Barden wants to attack protestersLogan Barden calls Black Lives Matter protesters “anti-white scum” and encourages people to run down protesters. The comments were posted to a livestream shared by Jamie Stram AKA “Jamie Michelle.”

In another post, Logan threatens to (sic) “police our streets for these commie scum.” Longtime Eugene Nazi Kevin Ross responds, saying “The boys and I are ready.”

Kevin Ross and Logan Barden want to police the streetsLogan Barden wants to “police our streets,” and Nazi Kevin Ross (pictured outside the Laskey’s Wolfclan armory) says “the boys and I are ready.” In case it isn’t clear, Kevin Ross’ boys are other Nazis.

Kevin Ross is associated with American Front and the Laskey brothers. He is a hardcore white supremacist and a Nazi. Kevin seems to have settled in Drain, Oregon. He’s got some *super secret* new spot in town that he thinks we don’t know about, but we totally do, Kevin.

Kevin Ross at the Top of the Bowl NightclubKevin Ross showing off his new spot, the “Top of the Bowl” strip club in Drain, Oregon. It is owned and run by Rik Marin and Jamie Hennricks. The strip club has attracted criticism from locals. Kevin Ross and his Nazi buddies will likely be hanging out in Drain, Oregon. Kevin Ross wants to do blackfaceNazi Kevin Ross “starts a conversation” around the ethics of Blackface. Cannot make this shit up.

In case you need a refresher on Kevin Ross AKA “Cum Jar Kevin” and the American Front, check out this article we co-wrote with the Pacific Northwest Antifascist Workers Collective.

Kevin Ross lives in Drain, OR.Kevin Ross has relocated to Drain, Oregon. Here’s Kevin wearing a Swastika necklace in a recent photo, and a “Commie Killer” shirt sold by Grunt Style LLC, the official outfitter of chuds everywhere.

Kevin Ross appears to be chummy with Logan’s brother, Levi Garrett Barden (Born December 14, 1987) AKA Garrett Barden. Garrett is also a Nazi (what a surprise!), and is a big fan of neo-Pagan symbols like the Norse Valknut and Thor’s Hammer.

Levi Barden wears neo-pagan symbolsLevi Garrett Barden wears a Thor’s Hammer necklace and a Valknut ring. Both symbols are commonly appropriated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Kevin Ross tags the Barden bros in an anti-communist postNazi Kevin Ross tags Logan Barden and his brother, Levi Barden AKA “Garrett Barden” in a Facebook post.

Levi"likes" a "White Lives Matter" post by Nazi Kevin RossLevi Barden AKA “Garrett Barden” likes a picture posted by Nazi Kevin Ross with a “White Lives Matter” overlay.

Levi has an extensive criminal history that dates back several years. Most recently, in 2017, Levi Barden was arrested and convicted of a DUI, reckless driving, and recklessly endangering another person. He was incarcerated and was sentenced to two years of probation. We believe that Levi lives and works in Eugene, possibly in landscaping.

Levi Barden's tattoosLevi Garrett Barden may live in the Eugene area. He has worked for landscaping companies in the past.

 

Additional Information

Logan Gregory Barden 

DOB: March 8, 1993

RESIDENCE: Lives with his partner Jamie Stram at 2680 Tomahawk Place, Eugene, Oregon, 97401

PHOTOS:Logan Barden

 

Jamie Michelle Stram

DOB: July 9, 1992

RESIDENCE: 2680 Tomahawk Place, Eugene, Oregon, 97401

PHOTOS:Jamie Stram

 

Levi Garrett Barden

DOB: December 14, 1987

PHOTOS: Levi Barden

 

Kevin A. Ross

DOB: September 1, 1982

Location: Drain, Oregon (Formerly resided with his mother and brother at 2221 East Irwin Way, Eugene, Oregon 97402)

PHOTO:

 

If you have any information about Logan Barden, Jamie Stram, Levi Barden, Kevin Ross, or other racist or fascist activity in your area, contact us at eugeneantifa(at)protonmail(dot)com

William Rehm IV: Oregon Member of “The Base” Exposed!

William Franklin Rehm IV, or as he is more commonly known among neo-Nazi circles, “TheEcologist” AKA “Werwolf,” is a former member of the Base and co-founder of the Green Brigade. Will is from Beaverton, Oregon and has spent the bulk of the last year communicating closely with Atomwaffen Division and Base members. In previously unpublished, internal communications acquired from anonymous antifascist activists, we learn a great deal about Rehm, his associates, and the organizing dynamics of the most notorious, accelerationist, neo-Nazi groups in the United States.

William Franklin Rehm IV was born on October 17, 1999, and grew up in the wealthy hills of Beaverton, Oregon. In 2014, William started school at Beaverton High School. At this age, William was more invested in his battle rap career and skateboarding than obscure Nazi occultists. In late 2015, two of William’s close friends, Austin Mendler and Timothy Harris, were arrested for robbing a Plaid Pantry and assaulting an employee with a fish bat. Following the arrests, William transferred to Edison High School in Portland, Oregon. Edison High School is a private school that works with teenagers who have learning disabilities. After graduating in 2018, William continued school at Portland Community College (PCC). By this time, William’s eco-fascist politics had fully manifested and he was networking with other neo-Nazi accelerationists online, using the pseudonyms “Werwolf” and “TheEcologist.” William Rehm IV was a member of the Base and has close relationships with neo-Nazis from the Atomwaffen Division.William Franklin Rehm IV is an eco-fascist from Beaverton, Oregon. He was a member of the Base and a leader in an eco-fascist group called the “Green Brigade.” 

William Franklin Rehm IV poses with a copy of the Unabomber’s manifesto (ISAIF) for a “Green Brigade” propaganda piece. His face is covered with a Tokenkopf and the Algis Rune, symbols frequently used by neo-Nazi groups.

William Rehm IV graduated from Edison High School in Portland, Oregon in 2018. William was also a student at Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Oregon.

William Rehm IV on vacation with his family in Europe.

William Rehm IV on vacation with his family. William is 5’11”.

Before professing his neo-Nazi beliefs, William posted rap songs on Soundcloud. William’s Soundcloud account has been deleted, but we can say with certainty that “#bars” is a misleading description.

William Rehm IV used to practice skateboarding before practicing fascism.

The Base

William organized with a number of accelerationist neo-Nazi formations before forming one of his own. William networked with Nazis in the Misanthropic Division, an international neo-Nazi regiment with close ties to the Ukrainian Azov Battalion. Misanthropic Division is mainly based in Europe, though individuals linked to the group have been identified in the United States. William was also a member of another international accelerationist Nazi group called the Base. Coming in to 2020, William was the only known Base member in the state of Oregon. In December 2019, stickers advertising the Base were found and removed in Northeast Portland, Oregon. William disassociated himself from the Base on January 18th, 2020, a few days after six members were arrested in separate terror plots; three planned to carry out a mass shooting at a Richmond, Virginia gun rally, and another three were involved in a plot to murder a Georgia couple who they believed to be members of an Atlanta antifascist group. January got worse for the Base when The Guardian published a bombshell article exposing the leader of the Base, “Norman Spear,” as Russian resident Rinaldo Nazzaro. Many Nazis thought that Nazzaro may have been a federal agent, but William defended him, writing (of Nazzaro) “I used to speak with him often. I trust him.”

William Rehm IV ordered a shirt of the European neo-Nazi group “Misanthropic Division” and claimed to have worn the shirt to the gym. 

 

William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” writes that he used to talk to the leader of the Base, Rinaldo “Roman” Nazzaro. William was a member of the Base and has defended Rinaldo Nazzaro after he was identified by the Guardian.

Screenshots from the Wire chat for the Base show the aftermath of the January 2020 Base arrests. William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” asks Rinaldo Nazzaro AKA “Roman Wolf” how to proceed. Clearly, William did not have “tight OpSec.”

William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” communicated frequently with Luke Austin Lane AKA “TMB,” who was implicated in the Georgia murder conspiracy.

A screenshot from within the Base’s private Wire chat was released by the Guardian in January 2020. The messages outlined in red are from William Rehm IV AKA “TheEcologist” AKA “Werwolf.” William Rehm tells the leader of the Base, Rinaldo “Roman” Nazzaro (Name in pixilated blue), that he is “glad to be apart of it.”

William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” tells other members of the Base that he will be taking his Nazism elsewhere. William left the Base on January 18th, 2020.

 

William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” tells members of the Fascist Forge chat that he recently left the Base. Chat member “John” aka “Dima” was also a part of the neo-Nazi paramilitary group the Base.

The Green Brigade

The Green Brigade is an eco-fascist group that launched in the early days of November 2019 and silently ceased in March 2020. William Rehm IV helped create the group with a Swedish member of the Base and held a leadership role. Most of the group’s propaganda material and recruitment posters were designed by William and he is featured in at least two promotional photos. Most of the material is poorly designed and some has been directly stolen from leftist groups like the Earth Liberation Front. The Green Brigade Telegram channel was created on November 6, 2019, and officially disbanded on March 18, 2020. The Green Brigade promised to continue to take a “proactive approach off the radar.”

William Rehm IV poses with a copy of “Industrial Society and Its Future,” (ISAIF) the manuscript of “the Unabomber,” Ted Kaczynski. The Green Brigade logo is visible in the top left corner.

 

William Rehm IV wears a skull mask in this propaganda photo for the Green Brigade.

The Green Brigade group did not grow much during it’s four month lifespan, but had members in the U.S. states of Arkansas and New Hampshire, and in England and Sweden. The group had a substantial Telegram presence and received an early boost by being associated with an arson attack on a mink farm in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The fire was set on October 30th, 2019 and the attack was first claimed by “The Swedish Animal Rights Militia.” In November, a video from inside the burning farm was uploaded to iFunny by William Rehm IV, using the alias “TheEcologist.” William also shared content promoting the neo-Nazi accelerationist cell “the Base” and began early recruiting efforts for the Green Brigade on iFunny. His account reached more than 700 subscribers on the app before it was finally deleted. It is likely that his reach would have continued to grow if his account was not mentioned in an article by VICE in November 2019. The Laissez-faire moderation of iFunny makes it easily susceptible to far-right networking and recruiting. William Rehm IV used the meme-sharing app iFunny to share a video from the burning mink farm in Sweden (outlined in red). He also shared recruiting material from the paramilitary neo-Nazi group the Base. William managed to make nearly 800 posts on iFunny before the moderators of the app took action against his account. An archive of the account can be accessed here.

William Rehm IV posts a death threat targeting a journalist for VICE on the Green Brigade Telegram channel.

William Rehm IV AKA “TheEcologist” admits to making the propaganda for the Green Brigade, some of which includes photos of himself. 

The Green Brigade received little in the way of media attention, but statements in one article particularly got under William’s skin. The article in question, published by VICE, connected the arson attack in Sweden to the Base and described the Green Brigade as “an eco-fascist cell within The Base.” On the Telegram channel for the Green Brigade, William went into length defending his group’s autonomy and insisting that Norman Spear AKA Rinaldo Nazzaro was not a federal plant. The rant ended with a call for attacks against the system: “I will train with firearms, explosives, knives, Ryder trucks, and anything else I have to to destroy this KIKE SYSTEM THAT IS GENOCIDING MY People.” Training with “Ryder trucks” is a reference to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.In a lengthy Telegram rant, William Rehm IV’s Green Brigade denies connections to the Base. However, multiple Nazis affiliated with the Green Brigade were also members of the Base.

 

William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” tells members of the Fascist Forge General Wire chat that his Green Brigade (GB) was not affiliated with the Base, as suggested in the VICE article.

 

William Rehm IV’s Green Brigade calls for “PURE UNADULTERATED ARYAN VIOLENCE” at the end of a rant about the Base.

Telegram Activity

In addition to the Green Brigade, William Rehm IV helped run three eco-fascist channels on Telegram. Eco-fascism is a growing ideological subset of the fascist movement. Eco-fascism combines concerns of ecological collapse with Malthusian tropes, neo-Nazi occultism, and the rejection of civilization. Eco-fascists draw on fascist thinkers like Savitri Devi, James Mason, and Pentti Linkola, and borrow ideas from anarcho-primitivist figures on the left. The Christchurch gunman identified with eco-fascism, and eco-fascist themes appeared in the manifesto of the gunman who killed 22 people in El Paso. “Eco-Fascist Central” is the largest channel that William helped administer, with over 2,300 members. The channel is a one stop shop for Ted Kaczynski memes, Swastika emblazoned nature photos, and calls for mass murder. The channel is still active despite William’s departure. William was an admin on at least two more neo-Nazi Telegram channels; one called “Esoteric Ecology” with some 700+ members, and one called “MISANTHROPIK MAYHEM” with 300+ members. “MISANTHROPIK MAYHEM” is William’s more extreme channel, which features propaganda from Feuerkrieg Division, Sonnekrieg Division, Atomwaffen Division, and the Base. Other posts encourage the murder of minorities and law enforcement. William Rehm IV is admin on at least three eco-fascist Telegram channels.

Some of the posts from William Rehm IV’s Telegram channel “MISANTHROPIK MAYHEM.” Posts advertise for Atomwaffen Division, the Base, and various other accelerationist groups. 

William also moderated a heavily infiltrated chat for his Telegram channel “Esoteric Ecology.” The chat featured members of numerous neo-Nazi groups including the Feuerkrieg Division and the Base. Dillon Hopper, founder of the neo-Nazi group Vanguard America, was a part of the “Esoteric Ecology” Telegram chat. Hopper is being sued for his role in the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” protest, where James Alex Fields drove his car into a crowd of anti-racists, killing Heather Heyer. Zephyr Garrison, a teenage member of the Base and founder of “Natural Order” was also active in William’s chat. Messages posted in the chat offer some insight into William Rehm IV’s personal life, financial struggles, and desire to “go feral.”William Rehm IV kicked Dillon Hopper, leader of the Nazi group “Vanguard America,” from the Telegram chat for his channel “Esoteric Ecology.” Vanguard America broke a part after the 2017 Charlottesville rally, when James Alex Fields Jr. rammed his vehicle into a crowd of anti-racists. James Alex Fields Jr. was pictured marching with Vanguard America during the rally. Following the attack, Vanguard America was rebranded to “Patriot Front” by Thomas Rousseau.

 

William Rehm IV suggests terror bombings as a way to “subvert the current kike system.”

 

William Rehm IV AKA “TheEcologist” tells members of the “Esoteric Ecology” Telegram chat that he wishes to go feral.

 

William tells other members of his Telegram chat that he is unemployed and struggling financially.

 

William Rehm IV shares his financial struggles with members of his Telegram chat in early February. He received assistance from his fashy pals, as seen in this Venmo transaction.

 

After William left Telegram, members of his deserted chat room speculated about his whereabouts and status. Some worry that he may be locked up, others think that he may have gone fully primitive. 

On February 23rd, William announced via “Esoteric Ecology” that he would be “leaving Telegram for an indefinite amount of time.” Posts on both “Esoteric Ecology” and on “MISANTHROPIK MAYHEM” end by February 26th, suggesting that William took a final leave of absence from Telegram. William also shared that he was facing financial issues and was receiving assistance from other neo-Nazis.  However, we believe that William Rehm IV is still actively organizing with neo-Nazis and should be considered dangerous.

Fascist Forge Chat

Although William Rehm IV left the Base in mid-January 2020, he continued to organize with many Base members and several high-profile members of the Atomwaffen Division in a Wire chat called “Fascist Forge General Chat.” The Wire chat was created by “Mathias” AKA “Mikrotheos,” a California Base member and the founder and administrator of “Fascist Forge” website. Fascist Forge was brought online in early 2018, and acted as a busy Nazi recruitment forum, aiding the growth of accelerationist neo-Nazi cell groups. The site is currently inactive. The Fascist Forge General Wire chat has roughly 40 members, including many current and former members of the Base. A number of high-profile Atomwaffen Division members were also in the chat, like Kaleb James Cole, John Cameron Denton, and Wade Mendisabal. About one in four of the participants in the Wire chat can be considered lone wolves.

William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” was a part of the Fascist Forge Wire chat created by a California Base member “Mathias,” pictured here wearing a skull mask. Cameron Shea AKA “Krokodil” believes that Mathias vets strictly.

We learn many things about William Rehm’s personal life and plans from the Fascist Forge Wire chat. William has a three year old child, likely living in Iowa, that he has never seen nor has contact with. He claims to have been disqualified from the National Guard for mental health reasons. Two of his close friends from high school are rapists and were sentenced to jail time in 2015 for repeated convenience store robberies and attacking a store clerk. We learn that William was focused on compiling all the essays on the neo-Nazi website Siege Culture/Kultur into a PDF, with plans to publish them as a hardbound book. Perhaps most notably, we learn that William Rehm IV sought to purchase a long gun in February 2020. His application for this purchase was initially flagged and delayed, which caused him to consider taking his “bug out bag” and running. Delays are not uncommon in the background check process and it is very likely that William was able to obtain the gun. His father already owns 12 firearms, so we must consider William to be armed and dangerous.William Rehm IV tells other members of the Fascist Forge Wire chat about the child he abandoned.

William Rehm IV was friends with Timothy Harris and Austin Mendler when they were arrested for robbing a Plaid Pantry in Beaverton, Oregon, in 2015. William also recalls that they committed a rape. William Rehm IV confesses his preoccupation with incest sexual fantasies and “step-mom porn.”

When William Rehm IV attempted to buy a gun in February 2020, his transaction was marked as “delayed.” Since William is under the age of 21, he is only eligible to purchase a long gun in the state of Oregon.

William Rehm IV has the same full name as his father, William Rehm III, who goes by “Bill.” Name mix-ups can slow the background check process.

William Rehm IV, fearing that he has been flagged by a federal agency, asks if he should go on the run. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the United States, William Rehm IV discussed multiple plans and living arrangement scenarios with Washington state Atomwaffen Division member Cameron Brandon Shea. Shea, AKA “Krokodil,” had been employed as an Emergency Medical Technician and was living in a motel following a divorce from his wife before he was arrested for taking part in an Atomwaffen Division operation targeting journalists. William Rehm considered inviting Shea down to stay with him one weekend while his parents were away from their home on SW Gleneden Drive in Beaverton, Oregon.

Cameron Brandon Shea AKA “Krokodil” was divorced shortly before his arrest.

William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” jokes about inviting Cameron Shea to live with him. William was last known to be living at his parents’ house in Beaverton, Oregon.

William Rehm discussed, in detail, plans to relocate to a neo-Nazi compound somewhere along the border of Michigan and Wisconsin. This compound is the making of a 19 year-old Base member who uses the aliases “Druhtinaz” and “AK.” According to “Druhtinaz,” the neo-Nazi compound, in its early planning, is in the “upper peninsula of Michigan” and he describes it as being a “white ethnostate minus one indian reserve of 3k . . . on the border with Wisconsin.” The location has one “rickety ass bridge connecting it to the lower peninsula” and is along the “largest body of freshwater reserves in the world.” He plans on purchasing land and houses at the start of the summer and intends to recruit more residents. William Rehm IV hoped to sell an inherited comic book collection for thousands of dollars to pay for his move. U.S. federal law enforcement has reportedly been made aware of this compound when “Druhtinaz” divulged information to a federal agent within the Base while he was advertising the project.

“Druhtinaz” AKA “AK” shares the timeline for his neo-Nazi compound. William Rehm IV AKA “Werwolf” plans to join him on the compound by selling his inheritance. 

“Druhtinaz” plans to purchase houses in the upper peninsula of Michigan and fortify them. He already has chosen William Rehm IV for the project.

Conclusion

William Franklin Rehm IV gave many clues to community members indicating he is a neo-Nazi. In the winter of 2019, he took a U.S. Government class at Portland Community College (likely Rock Creek campus) and wrote a “think piece” for his instructor that outlined his appreciation for National Socialism. William cites from ‘super-fascist’ Julius Evola and ends with a quote from Oswald Mosley: “Fascism is the greatest crusade that has ever been undertaken.” Should this declaration not prompt further questioning from his instructor? William engaged in other blatant acts signalling his fascist ideology; wearing Misanthropic Division apparel to the gym and greeting his physical therapist with a sieg heil. Did William’s parents, who should know him best, not take notice of his neo-Nazi tshirts and established, pro-fascist library? The warning signs of William’s radicalization stretched across multiple facets of his daily life. William’s case, similar to countless others, fits into a broader pattern of isolation and youth radicalization that must be addressed if we are to make any progress preventing the growth of fascism and additional mass murders. It is essential that we consider the obligation of the community and familial contacts as we examine the threats William Rehm IV, and others just like him, pose to society.

William has spent the bulk of the last year communicating closely and organizing with high-profile members of the Atomwaffen Division and the Base in private chats. Many of the members he chatted with have been arrested for planning or engaging in terrorist acts. In addition, William promoted eco-fascism and called for eco-fascist themed violence through various Telegram channels and chats. William Franklin Rehm IV should be considered armed and has access to at least a dozen firearms. We believe he is an active danger to the community.

Call to Action!

We encourage readers to contact Portland Community College and ask that they take action against William Franklin Rehm IV. You can contact the dean of students by email: vivian.miranda(at)pcc(dot)edu

Here is some information to consider:

  • William Franklin Rehm IV is an active neo-Nazi (a self proclaimed eco-fascist) and has claimed involvement with a number of accelerationist neo-Nazi groups like the Base which have been linked to terror plots in the United States.
  • William Franklin Rehm IV directly violated the “Code of Student Conduct,” Sections K and H. William recorded a video of a student in his class and sent the video to a encrypted neo-Nazi chat, where he banters with Kaleb Cole and Cameron Shea about it, and wrote (referring to the student visible in the video) “Fucking bugman playing video games on his pc while I’m over here reading iom.” William Franklin Rehm IV violates the code of student conduct by recording and uploading a video recorded in his PCC class on Thursday, February 20, 2020. This video is shared in the Fascist Forge General Wire chat and viewed by Kaleb Cole, Cameron Shea, and other neo-Nazis.

Details

Name: William Franklin Rehm IV

Birthdate: 10/17/1999

Last known address: 15445 SW Gleneden Drive,  Beaverton, Oregon 97007

School: Portland Community College

If you have information about William Franklin Rehm IV or other neo-Nazi activity in your area, please contact us by email at: EugeneAntifa(at)protonmail(dot)com

Throughout this article, we employ the terms “terrorism” and “terrorist.” We would like to note that “terrorism” is defined by the state, and the language of terrorism has long been used to repress anarchists and others who actively question and threaten to upset capitalism and the settler-colonial State.

We reject the trend by fascists to fetishize environmentalism; their claims of ecological awareness are shallow and we encourage their expulsion from all organizing spaces. We stand by the actions of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), anarchist eco-militants worldwide, and the land struggles of all indigenous people.

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Zephyr Garrison: The Teen Behind East Coast Efforts to Rebrand the Base and FKD

Zephyr Garrison is a 17 year-old New Hampshire resident and an active neo-Nazi. He is currently a student at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, New Hampshire and he lives with his father, Paul, in a spacious lakeside house. Zephyr is part Hungarian and lived in Budapest for several years while his father acted as managing director for Coca-Cola in Hungary. Zephyr is a member of the neo-Nazi accelerationist group the Base and was a member of the adjacent group the Feuerkrieg Divison (FKD). Zephyr is attempting to keep Feuerkrieg Division alive in the Northeast United States; he has piloted a new group which is now called “Natural Order” that is largely made up of FKD and Base members. Zephyr Garrison is known as “Det.Som.Engang.Var” on social media and in neo-Nazi communications.

Zephyr Garrison dressed for prom at Inter-Lakes High School.

Zephyr Garrison wears a distinctive jean jacket while giving a Sieg Heil during a banner drop.

Zephyr Garrison wears a Mjolnir or Hammer of Thor necklace in a YouTube video. The Mjolnir is often appropriated by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

Zephyr Garrison dressed for prom (left) and dressed for neo-Nazism (right).

The Base

Zephyr Garrison is a member of the Base, a neo-Nazi terror group founded in 2018 by Rinaldo Nazzaro AKA Norman Spear with the aim of creating paramilitary cells to violently form regional white ethnostates. In the middle of January 2020, a federal crackdown on the group led to the arrest of seven members, bringing the total number of arrests to eight. Three Base members were arrested in Maryland for planning an attack at a gun rights rally in Richmond; another three were arrested in Georgia for plotting to murder a couple they thought to be members of an antifascist group. A Wisconsin Base member was arrested for the vandalism of a synagogue in the January roundup and a New Jersey member was arrested two months prior for conspiring to vandalize synagogues.

Despite the wave of arrests, Zephyr Garrison became a full-fledged member of the Base in late January 2020. Rinaldo Nazzaro AKA “Roman” praised Zephyr for “still wanting to join after all that stuff went down,” referencing the arrests that occurred mere days before he joined. Zephyr joined the Base after the Feuerkrieg Divison (FKD) started to collapse in January 2020 with the capture of “Commander,” an Estonian teenager and the co-founder of the group. “Commander” was just 13 years old when visited by police in Estonia.

Zephyr Garrison AKA “Det.Som.Engang.Var” joins the Base’s chats in mid January 2020. Rinaldo Nazzaro AKA “Roman” praises him for joining days after the FBI cracked down on members of the Base.

Zephyr and other members of the Base hope for violence during the January 20, 2020 gun rally in Richmond, VA. 

Zephyr concealed his neo-Nazi activities behind the moniker “det som engang var” (often “det.som.engang.var” or “det.som.engang.var.2”). The name comes from an album by Norwegian black metal figure and neo-Nazi arsonist Louis Cachet AKA Varg Vikernes. Vikernes served prison time for several church arsons and a murder and plotted to bomb an anarcho-punk house located in Oslo, Norway. In 2013, Vikernes was arrested by French anti-terrorist police for planning a “major terrorist attack.” Holden Matthews, who torched three Louisiana churches in 2019, was a follower of Vikernes and attempted to copy his wave of church arsons.

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var.2” shares accelerationist propaganda calling for synagogue arsons in the FKD Riot chat. 

As noted in our previous report on FKD, the group has many connections to the neo-Nazi terror group the Base. Two members of the Northeastern US cell, “ryanrrrr” and “Prometheus_88,” were also members of the Base. Zephyr flaunted his own involvement with the Base, telling other members of FKD that he has “indirect contact with several Base members” and hoped to hold a “pan organizational” meetup. FKD members expressed concern about meeting and working with members of other groups, which was forbidden by former FKD leader “Commander.” We have no indication that such a meetup ever occurred. However, we do know that Zephyr met with members of the Base on at least one occasion. On February 10th 2020, Zephyr announced that he would be attending a Trump rally with members of the Base in Manchester, New Hampshire, “to counter protest the commies.”

Zephyr AKA “det.som.engang.var.2” planned to attend Donald Trump’s Feb. 10th rally in Manchester, New Hampshire with other members of the Base.

Zephyr brags about his neo-Nazi connections in the FKD Riot chat. “IY” likely refers to “Iron Youth,” a smaller neo-Nazi accelerationist group that he claimed to be a member of at the time. Zephyr also writes in favor of a “hate camp,” the paramilitary training sessions members of the Base engaged in.

Feuerkrieg Division

Zephyr was active in the now defunct neo-Nazi accelerationist group Feuerkrieg Division (FKD), an international neo-Nazi formation similar to the Base and Atomwaffen Division, that has been linked to bombings and mass shooting plots. Zephyr was active until the arrest of Tyler Ashley Parker-Dipeppe AKA Azazel in February 2020. Tyler was one of the leaders of FKD at the time of his arrest as well as being a member of the Atomwaffen Division (AWD). We published an article detailing the membership and activity of FKD, and chat logs from the group have recently been made public by the independent media group Unicorn Riot. Within FKD chats, Zephyr advocated for in-person actions, meetups, and “concrete plans.” He organized several meetups for FKD members in the Northeast United States cell: On December 28th 2019, Zephyr set a meetup in a park in downtown Boston. Two other FKD members attended, “siegheil_88” AKA “Lugar” and “ryanrrrr,” only to be stopped and detained by plainclothes police. The trio pasted a whopping two posters after being released, which were provided by Zephyr and did not promote FKD. Zephyr also unsuccessfully organized a meetup at a park in New York. In addition to organizing meetups, Zephyr carried out a flyering with group-specific propaganda, a standard introduction and often a requirement for new recruits to FKD. Photos of his handiwork were uploaded to the group’s official Telegram channel on November 30th, showing that he had pasted several posters containing Swastikas and promoting FKD around downtown Concord, New Hampshire.

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var.2” connects with other members of the Northeast US FKD cell on Riot and sets a meeting time and place. 

Commander calls Zephyr’s Boston meetup “a disappointment and a disaster” after the group was stopped by police. Dylan Daube AKA “a_lost_rhodesian” asks questions about the meetup.

Zephyr runs the “leagueofnationalists” Instagram account and uploaded pictures of the two posters FKD members managed to paste after the Boston meeting. This post is careful not to mention FKD by name.

Zephyr Garrison flyered downtown Concord, New Hampshire in November 2019 (Photo from antifascist researcher Subcomandante X).

League of Nationalists

Despite Commander’s general restrictions on cross-group involvement, we know that most neo-Nazis in FKD were also members of similar accelerationist groups like the Base and Atomwaffen. A part from FKD and the Base, Zephyr claimed membership in Iron Youth and Invictus Youth, two Siege inspired neo-Nazi groups with less notoriety than FKD. Iron Youth was created in August 2018 by a California teenager (later arrested) and followed the basic Siege-group formula of producing Nazi posters and videos showing members firing weapons. Zephyr also ran a white nationalist group of his own called “League of Nationalists” (LON) and admitted to “commanding” LON and running the Instagram page. The group appears to be international, boasting of active members in Romania and Italy, though most of the activity is limited to the Northeastern US. The group organizes on the gaming chat platform Discord, and hopes to attract new recruits through Instagram, which is filled with Siege themed propaganda and aesthetics.

Zephyr tells other members of FKD that he is the leader of League of Nationalists and also is a member of Iron Youth and Invictus Youth. Commander actively discouraged his members from joining other groups. 

Zephyr attempts to recruit members of his Telegram group “The Organization” for Iron Youth, another accelerationist group with similar tactics and aims. “The Organization” and Iron Youth would eventually morph into one.


Zephyr runs the Instagram page for “League of Nationalists” and shares photos of from flyerings.

In late September 2019, Zephyr and other members of his “League of Nationalists” put up posters advertising their group under the cover of night. Then, on Halloween night 2019, Zephyr put up posters with the slogan “It’s okay to be white” on a college campus near his home in Meredith, New Hampshire. On the same night and some 2500 miles away in Spokane, Washington, fellow FKD member “Nick” AKA “Berserker” posted flyers of the same slogan around his city. On November 9th 2019, Zephyr and a friend affiliated with Invictus Youth hung a poorly painted banner with the “It’s okay to be white” slogan from a highway overpass in New Hampshire. In a video of the action posted to Instagram, Zephyr can be seen fixing the banner to the overpass before posing in front of it and giving a “Sieg Heil.” Then, on November 16 2019, Zephyr Garrison traveled to Newark, New Jersey, and vandalized the Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church, the first Black church in Newark, with anti-Semitic stickers. Zephyr and another person also burned books and a printed picture of the Star of David. In a Telegram message, Zephyr recollected his New Jersey vandalism, when he “put a bunch of stickers all over a synagogue in NJ way back when.” We assume that he is referring to the Clinton Memorial church vandalism which he incorrectly calls a “synagogue.” In late December 2019, Zephyr and regional members from LON put racist and anti-Semitic propaganda up around a New Hampshire town.

Zephyr Garrison poses with one of the “League of Nationalists” posters in September 2019 and his online Nazi pals show their approval. 

On Halloween night, Zephyr taped “It’s okay to be white” posters at a college near his home in Meredith, New Hampshire. 

Zephyr poses in front of his crudely-made “It’s okay to be white” banner, wearing a Siege styled skull mask. Image brightness has been increased.

Zephyr Garrison wears a distinctive jean jacket while giving a Sieg Heil in front of his banner. 

Zephyr Garrison vandalized the Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church in Newark, New Jersey.

In Telegram chats for “The Organization,” Zephyr admits to vandalizing a “synagogue” in New Jersey.

After the arrest of Tyler Ashley “Azazel” Parker-Dipeppe, the Feuerkrieg Division seemed destined to fall completely fall a part. The group was reeling from the arrests of several key members, including the assumed arrest of former leader “Commander.” Tyler Ashley “Azazel” Parker-Dipeppe’s subsequent arrest, and the revelation that the group was heavily infiltrated by antifascists and law enforcement, seemed to be the final straw for many of the hanger-ons. Although FKD finally disbanded, some of the cells are still alive. One of the most organized cells of FKD was located in the Northeast US and many members of the cell migrated to a new group created by Zephyr Garrison that was organized on the messaging app Telegram. This new group, laughably named “The Organization,” had close to 20 members and many from FKD and the Base. Zephyr connected with other members of “The Organization” as “det.som.engang.var” or “det” and discussed plans for in-person meetups, hikes, and banner drops.

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var” tells Grzegorz AKA Adam Hayes that he is attempting to fund a trip back home to Hungary. Zephyr is from Budapest, Hungary and lived there in his childhood. 

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var” was a member of FKD before the group disbanded. After the arrest of Azazel (“Az”) Zephyr formed “The Organization” with other FKD members from the Northeast US. 

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var” and his boys in “The Organization” were big fans of our report on the Feuerkrieg Division. You can read it here.

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var” encourages members of “The Organization” to invite other Nazis in their area, calling the chat “a Wignat [white nationalist] Phone Book.”

Zephyr and other members of “The Organization” harass a college student.

Coronavirus and Guns

In the Telegram chat for “The Organization,” Zephyr hatched a plan to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to further induce pandemonium. He pushed for members to remove toilet paper and hand soap from public bathrooms to “scare the shit out of consumers,” with the aim of spreading fear and disillusion. Zephyr sees a bigger opportunity with the COVID-19 pandemic, hoping to take over the small forested town of Sandwich, New Hampshire and turn it into a white nationalist haven. He discusses seizing the rental houses in the town and gathering other neo-Nazis so “that gov authority will have a hard time coming back to a small rural town full of Wignats.” Many far-right groups and individuals, especially accelerationist neo-Nazis, have openly discussed using the pandemic to accelerate their political goals. A Missouri Nazi named Timothy Wilson died after FBI agents attempted to arrest him. He intended to detonate a vehicle bomb outside a hospital, but agents supplied him with fake explosives. Wilson was affiliated with the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and was in communication with fellow would-be-mass-murderer Jarret William Smith, who was a member of FKD.

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var” spins a tale for other members of “The Organization” that the brother of his girlfriend spilled insider info on the government’s plan to assert martial law during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zephyr Garrison encourages his Nazi buds to steal soap and toilet paper in order to stir up panic. 

Zephyr Garrison hopes to take over the town of Sandwich, New Hampshire, and seize empty vacation homes. 

Zephyr Garrison AKA “det.som.engang.var” is trying to build a neo-Nazi community in the small town of Sandwich, New Hampshire.

Zephyr Garrison used his contacts within “The Organization” for the purpose of acquiring a gun. He tells other members of the Telegram chat that he has been unable to get a gun and only has a crossbow and several knives. Zephyr even offers to pay anyone willing to buy him a gun; it is not clear if any members have taken him up on this offer. In one photo uploaded to the Telegram chat, Zephyr showed the progress of his homemade shotgun project.

Zephyr Garrison tells other members of “The Organization” of his inability to obtain a gun, likely because he is under 18.

Zephyr offers members of “The Organization” money in exchange for a straw gun purchase. The straw purchase of firearms in illegal in the United States.

Zephyr shows members of “The Organization” his progress on a homemade shotgun.  

Natural Order

Zephyr organized a meetup with members of “The Organization” on March 22, 2020 in the town of Sandwich, New Hampshire (the town Zephyr hopes to seize). The meetup was meant to consist of hand-to-hand combat and knife exercises but after a handful of last-minute cancellations, no meeting ever materialized. Two days after the meeting was to be held, Zephyr announced that “The Organization” was rebranding to “Natural Order.” With this change, Zephyr and other core members of “The Organization” sought to build an “actual political organization,” and not just any, but “THE political organization of the East Coast.” Members of “The Organization” were automatically accepted as members of “Natural Order,” ideological restrictions were removed, and the geographical scope of the group was expanded to include all East coast states down to Florida.

Zephyr announces the launch of “Natural Order ” (1).

Zephyr announces the launch of “Natural Order ” (2).

In announcing the launch of “Natural Order,” Zephyr was careful to distance the group from previous failed projects like the Feuerkrieg Division. He assured his Nazi compatriots that “Natural Order will NOT be a generic (blank) waffen division.” However, as we have shown, “Natural Order” is the direct spawn of Feuerkrieg Division, just one corny rename removed. Zephyr Garrison is attempting to continue the mission of FKD and the Base by building an armed, regional body of neo-Nazis willing to execute violent, direct action against their undesired elements of society.

In April of 2020, Zephyr Garrison publicly announced “Natural Order” would be joining forces with “Iron Youth” as part of an effort to unify neo-Nazi accelerationist groups and lone wolves across the United States into a coordinated front. “Natural Order” would act as the regional organization for the East coast and Iron Youth would be responsible for the rest of the United States. With remnant members of the Base and Feuerkrieg Division, Zephyr Garrison is attempting to establish a new vanguardist front. We expect his efforts to be stunted following the upcoming series of articles profiling his new group’s members.

 

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Feuerkrieg Division Exposed: International Neo-Nazi Terrorist Network

After a long term, intensive investigation into an international neo-Nazi terrorist network calling itself the Feuerkrieg Division (FKD), we have compiled a detailed report which provides an overview of the network’s ideology, history, structure, membership, activity, and legal entanglements. This lengthy report features numerous profiles of former and current members. Area antifascist crews, researchers, and respected journalists are encouraged to reach out to us at eugeneantifa [at] protonmail [dot] com for additional information.

 

History of FKD

Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) is an international neo-Nazi terrorist organization which has modeled itself after the US based neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division. The group’s membership spans at least 15 countries and its members range from age 14 to 40. To date, many of its members have been arrested, yet the remaining 30 or so continue to organize with the ultimate aim of exterminating non-Whites and executing terrorist acts in order to spark a system collapse and race war.

The Feuerkrieg Division found its start on October 20, 2018 as an online accelerationist, Siege-type neo-Nazi group. FKD was created by a fascist from Estonia going by “Commander” and a fascist from the Netherlands, “Wolfram.” To our knowledge, the two never met in real life. For reasons unknown to us, by June 2019, “Wolfram” had dropped from the group he helped to co-create. It is unclear if he left the group or was pushed out. Following Commander’s controversial exit, a member using the alias “Azazel” quickly took lead of the remaining members. “Azazel” shared his leadership role with a high school student from Spokane, WA who operated as “Berserker” (AKA Genosside; AKA AnCap Nick), despite currently being under investigation for his targeting of a Spokane church with FKD propaganda.

On January 15th, 2020, a message was posted on the official Feuerkrieg Division Telegram channel which announced a pause in “recruiting operations for an undefined amount of time.” The message came after a string of arrests and paranoia within the group. Another announcement went out over the FKD Telegram channel on February 8, 2020, claiming that FKD was officially dissolving. However, antifascist infiltration efforts reveal that this was misinformation. Inside official chats hosted on the secure messaging program Riot, members were busy brainstorming a catchy new name for their neo-Nazi terror group. Members intentionally put out messages on Telegram as an attempt to distance the group from its ongoing legal entanglements. Although a new name for the same group has not yet been decided on, a new structure has been discussed. The “new” Feuerkrieg Division would be tiered, consisting of a more mainstream public facing group that could appeal to centrists and conservatives, and an internal “strike team” made up of long term members who are willing to carry out acts of violence. This internal group would attempt to “Siege-pill” and recruit new members from the mainstream right pool.

 

Leadership

Wolfram: Netherlands

“Wolfram” was interviewed by “Gadsden” on January 6, 2019. Listen here

“Wolfram” is a neo-fascist accelerationist living in the Netherlands. He connected with “Commander” on a Dutch nationalist Discord server where they networked with other neo-Nazis and recruited for what would eventually be referred to as the Feuerkrieg Division. “Wolfram” sought to create a world wide national socialist organization whose members would move beyond the online world and “do stuff.” Wolfram had difficulty “finding enough Siege pilled people in the Netherlands,” and this may explain his mysterious departure from the group. It is unknown to us if he continues to organize with neo-Nazis, or if he should be considered a potential lone wolf risk.

“Gadsden” reminds FKD members that he interviewed “Wolfram”

Most of what we know about “Wolfram” comes from a rambling interview from early 2019. The interview is conducted by “Gadsden,” a neo-Nazi podcaster who has featured numerous high profile fascists on his show called “The Green Pill Perspective.” He is 22 years old who lives on the east coast of the United States. While he was in the official Feuerkrieg Division chats for a short while, he contended that he was merely a supporter eager to do podcasts for the group and rejected that he was ever an official member. “Gadsden” never made any additional podcasts for FKD and after he received numerous complaints about his taste in anime, “Gadsden” left the groups chats.

 

Commander: Estonia

“Commander,” co-founder of FKD resides in Estonia

The co-founder of Feuerkrieg Division most currently uses the alias “Commander” on social media, but has also used the names “Noz,” “British Fascist,” and “Kriegsherr.” His current location seems to be Kuressaare, a town on the Estonian island of Saaremaa. Based on his chat history, our research leads us to believe that he is between the age of 14 and 19. [Update: Mikk Salu has confirmed “Commander” to be a 13 year old Estonian resident.] Commander considers himself a British Nationalist and to be of German and Estonian ethnicity. In the official FKD chats, “Commander” hints that he might be responsible for the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Tallinn.

“Commander” shares a photo of his gear, including a new automatic rifle that he claims to have acquired from a cousin who lives in the USA

“Commander” seeks organizational advice from The Base leader Rinaldo Nazzaro aka “Roman”

Members of Feuerkrieg Division discuss forming alliances with Atomwaffen Division and The Base

“Commander” threatens to kill his sister and his sister’s boyfriend

In early January 2020, members of Feuerkrieg Division were informed by current leaders “Azazel” and “Berserker” that law enforcement had questioned “Commander,” seized some of his neo-Nazi related material and his electronic devices, and had instructed him to remove himself from the neo-Nazi group. In exchange, “Commander” would not have to serve any jail time.

 

Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe: Florida

Note: Just hours after the original publication of this report, “Azazel” was identified as Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe in legal documents stemming from the coordinated arrests of several high profile neo-Nazis.

Update: Just hours after the original publication of this report, “Azazel” is identified as Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe

 

Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe aka “Azazel,” FKD’s new co-leader is based in Florida, USA

The new co-leader of Feuerkrieg Division “Azazel” claims to be a student studying computer programming in Florida. “Azazel” has also used the alias “Goose,” and seems to be responsible for the racist flyering which occurred at the University of North Florida in early November of 2019. As the new co-leader of FKD, “Azazel” is swaying the group to appeal to more centrists, Christians, members of the military and law enforcement as potential recruits.

 

Berserker: Spokane, Washington

“Berserker” aka “Genosside” aka “Ancap Nick” is the new co-leader of FKD. He resides in Spokane, Washington USA

“Berserker” is a is a half Indian neo-Nazi who goes to Meade High School in Spokane, Washington.
While he goes by several aliases, we will simply opt to call him “Nick.” Nick joined Feuerkrieg Division in September of 2019. In October 2019, Nick put up several racist, Feuerkrieg Division flyers in the neighborhood which is home to a Baptist church with a  predominantly Black congregation. This event garnered high media and law enforcement attention. Due to the subsequent attention this event attracted, Nick soon found himself in trouble with his parents and the school administration at the high school he attends. This response did not deter Nick and on Halloween he posted flyers in Spokane bearing the white supremacist slogan “It’s Okay to Be White.” In the following month, it became clear that law enforcement was investigating Nick’s flyering. Nick received a 10 day suspension from his high school, his father insisted that Nick throw away his “third reich flag and copy of Mein Kampf,” and finally, Nick took a several week long break from the group. Nick rejoined Feuerkrieg Division in late December of 2019, just days before it was reported that “Commander” had been confronted by law enforcement. In early January 2020, Nick, as “Berserker,” had positioned himself as the new co-leader of the international neo-Nazi terror organization.

“Berserker” is called into the Vice Principal’s office at Meade High School in Spokane, Washington

“Berserker” informs “Commander” that he is being investigated by law enforcement

 

Feldmeijer: Netherlands

“Feldmeijer” of the Netherlands takes leadership of FKD in late February 2020

[UPDATE] Within two days of the publication of this report, Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe aka “Azazel” is arrested and Nick aka “Berserker” abandons Feuerkrieg Division. The neo-Nazi group is only temporarily left leaderless before another member from the Netherlands positions himself as the new leader. “Feldmeijer,” who has also used the alias “zegiklekkerniet,” is from England but is living in the Netherlands as a student. He claims to be proficient in computer skills and has been working on a website, file sharing server, and new chat platform for the group.

 

Structure

Feuerkrieg Division began in a fairly typical manner for a fascist group. For most of its existence, “Commander” was the sole leader of the group and every decision needed his approval. While he, and even the membership, might say that it was a leaderless group, this is clearly untrue. “Commander” held every password to every account and had ultimate decision over all optics and organizational movements. His removal from the group was a powerful blow and it is unlikely that the group can recover. As the new leaders “Azazel” and “Berserker” volley to steer the group in a meaningful direction, the group is becoming more frayed and unstable. Many members have already jumped ship and linked up with other adjacent neo-Nazi groups. In fact, most members of the group were already cross-involved with other neo-Nazi formations without the leadership’s knowledge.

Like most neo-Nazi groups, FKD is divided among geographical lines to form autonomous and localized cells capable of meeting up in person and carrying out actions on behalf of the group.
Most cells only have one or two members, and the distance is significant between each. This prevents the group from pulling off any mass mobilization or activity but lends itself to the increased possibility of lone wolf attacks.

 

Membership

Since its inception, close to 80 members have worked their way through the revolving door that is the Feuerkrieg Division. At the time of this publication, the group has around 30 active members. Half of the membership resides in the US, primarily the Northeast region of the country. Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands have the most members outside of the United States.

Feuerkrieg Division members are overwhelmingly young, with most members in their teens or early twenties. Many are still in high school. This falls in line with a larger pattern of youth indoctrination and recruitment efforts by accelerationist neo-Nazi groups. The online and seemingly low risk nature of FKD and similar groups attracts a young and violent base eager to network with and urge on other neo-Nazis. Many early members of Feuerkrieg Division joined the group from recruitment efforts via online gaming chat platforms such as Steam and Discord. Feuerkrieg Division adjacent Telegram channels, created or already frequented by existing members of FKD, are a more frequent forum for funneling potential recruits.

Most members of Feuerkrieg Division have not met in person or trained with other members. Ultimately, no physical commitment is needed to join this group, but there remains a sense of belonging and participation when other members do act. Members encourage each other in the neo-fascist lifestyle and offer tips for carrying out attacks; the ease of regular engagement with other neo-Nazis online is a cesspool breeding the next mass shooter.

Unlike Alt-Right groups, which clamber for mainstream support and sway, accelerationist neo-Nazi cells have no desire to play a game of optics, aside from maintaining an aesthetic of pure violence and hatred.

 

Red states indicate areas of Feuerkrieg Division membership in the U.S.A.

 

Membership for Feuerkrieg Division has included individuals in the USA, Canada, Australia, and in numerous countries depicted in red in the above map.

 

Activity

The Feuerkrieg Division has not yet been publicly linked to many terrorist attacks and crimes. However, there are several crimes that have been reported on by the media which were carried out by FKD members. There are several international FKD members going through the criminal justice system who have not yet been publicly linked to FKD. Our research has revealed evidence, however,  that links individual members to specific crimes. We anticipate our report will bring a new awareness to communities and help prevent any future actions by members of FKD.

A Feuerkrieg Division member in the Netherlands using the alias “Luftwaffe_Wilhelm” flyers as part of his recruitment requirements

Flyering with group-specific propaganda is a standard introduction and often a requirement for new recruits. Most of Feuerkrieg Division propaganda can be viewed on a now stale FKD Telegram channel. Some members have tagged locations with FKD inspired graffiti, swastikas, or similar racist symbology. Arguably the most concerning activity members participate in includes constructing homemade firearms and explosives, testing out and setting homemade bombs, and plotting to burn and attack synagogues. In some cases, threats to courts and law enforcement has backfired on members. Threats to murder non-Whites are prolific within the group’s communications and members even brag about committing assaults against non-White individuals.

A Feuerkrieg Division member in the USA puts up propaganda as a requirement for new recruits

Our research has revealed there have been very few “in real life” meet-ups among Feuerkrieg Division members and most of the members have never met another member of the same group they belong to. There are a few exceptions. Perhaps the very first known meet up of Feuerkrieg Division was in early January, 2019 in Estonia as reported by journalist and filmaker Jake Hanrahan. The cell in the United Kingdom, which is presently comprised of 4 members, has met to produce propaganda for the group. A cell in the USA, comprised of members located along the Northeastern coast, has met at least twice: once in Boston and another time in central New Jersey. On at least one of those occasions, members were briefly detained by law enforcement in what may have been a targeted stop. The Northeastern coast cell in the USA is the largest and most active in the United States and should continue to be tracked closely.

Two members of the FKD cell in the United Kingdom, “DeGrelle” and “Freikorp,” meet up for a photo shoot

 

“EksD” and another member of Feuerkrieg Division meet up in Estonia to test homemade explosives. They are pictured here with an Atomwaffen Division flag.

 

“Commander” continues to be triggered whenever FKD is referenced as a Baltics cell of Atomwaffen Division.

 

EksD: Lithuania

“EksD” is a long term member of Feuerkrieg Division. He is 20 years old and recently moved out of his parents’ home. He lives in Lithuania and briefly attended a military academy. “EksD” produced a bulk of the Feuerkrieg Division propaganda and created a “shitposting” FKD chat on the secure messaging platform Wire for the group. His introduction on the neo-fascist website chat forum “Fascist Forge” tells us he became “redpilled” in early 2018 when “Atomwaffen became famous.” This is a reference to the numerous murders Atomwaffen Division members committed which were highly covered in the media. “EksD” seems to have made contact with various neo-Nazi organizations including Skydas and Atomwaffen Division; he may have been involved with them prior to FKD. “EksD” sports a Liber333 patch from Martinet Press (a neo-Nazi linked publishing house heavily into the occult of the Order of Nine Angles) and owns an Atomwaffen Division flag. This suggests that he has had contact with the US based neo-Nazi terror organization.

“EksD” has several homemade firearms and explosives projects, including a homemade shotgun, ammunition, and firearm pieces. “EksD” pursued purchasing blank guns from other members in the group and having them shipped to him in Lithuania. Perhaps the most extreme action “EksD” was involved in was the attack on a Technopolis building in Lithuania. Local media reported a large swastika was spray painted on the side of the building and a bomb was placed at the entrance. Fortunately, the bomb did not detonate. About a week after this action, “EksD” rejoined the group’s Wire chat. Feuerkrieg Division moved communications from Wire to Riot in late November 2019 and “EksD” did not join the official Riot chat. In mid January 2020, chatter within the group suggested “EksD” had been arrested.

“EksD” brandishes one of his homemade firearms

After taking a short leave from the FKD chat to carry out a bombing, “EksD” returns

An Atomwaffen Division flag can be seen in the background of this photo “EksD” posts in the group chat

 

Dylan Daube: New York

Dylan Daube is a 17 year old (DOB 10/18/2002) student at Miller Place High School and a member of the Feuerkrieg Division. Dylan lives with his mother and step-father in the very White, upper class hamlet in Suffolk County, New York called Miller Place. His parents divorced several years ago, and his father visits on weekends. Dylan’s mother is licensed in New York state as a licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). His step-father is a retired cop who worked in the New York Police Department (NYPD). Dylan is the eldest of three brothers and is in his Junior year of high school at Miller Place High School.

Dylan Daube of Miller Place, New York; AKA “Dylan” AKA “a_lost_rhodesian.”

Dylan Daube AKA “a_lost_rhodesian” brags to “Commander” that his town is 95 percent White and that he can own a firearm. Other members, like arrested Croatian FKD member “buntovnik” joke about illegal firearms. US Census data shows that Miller Place is 94.2% White.

Through his Miller Place High School Spanish class (and his parents funding), Dylan went on a summer trip to Spain and France in the summer of 2019. Dylan tells other FKD members about this in the chat. Dylan was active in the FKD chat during this trip.

A small sample of the vile views espoused by Dylan Daube on FKD’s Wire group chat (“Dylan” in both pictures).

Within the Feuerkrieg Division chats, housed first on Wire and then on Riot, Dylan chats with other ultra-violent neo-Nazis. He used the display name “Dylan” on Wire and “a_lost_rhodesian” on Riot. The Riot username bears a resemblance to “The Last Rhodesian,” the manifesto of racist mass murderer Dylann Roof. Rhodesia was a white supremacist regime that was defeated in 1979 (in what is now Zimbabwae) but is still fetishized by Nazis to this day. Dylan Daube writes to other members about his desire to murder Black people and other members encourage him to commit acts of terror. Daube produced a number of propaganda photos for the group, brandishing a firearm in some, which was likely acquired from his ex-NYPD cop step-father. In other photos, Daube holds a small noose in his left hand while raising his right arm in Nazi salute. Daube talks about his land owned by his family, and members inquire about using this land for weapons training, channeling their Base counterparts. Daube asks other members about explosives, hoping to harvest powder from bullets to make and detonate a bomb in the forest.

Dylan Daube gives a Nazi salute in front of his “Rhodesia” flag. Rhodesia worship is common of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, like church shooter Dylann Roof (right).

 

Members of Feuerkrieg Division encourage Dylan to kill non-White people at the airport. Dylan’s full name is visible in this screenshot. Dylan was at the airport over the summer for a school trip to Spain and France.

 

Dylan receives advice on opening a bullet to make explosives. Other members offer tips.

 

Feuerkrieg Division member “Diabeetus Jim” inquires about using some of Dylan Daube’s family’s land for weapons training, to which Dylan is supportive.

 

Dylan Daube produced a number of photos for Feuerkrieg Division propaganda purposes. In the top right image, Dylan can be seen aiming a single-shot shotgun. All photos have had their brightness increased for visual clarity.

 

Dylan Daube is obsessed with Italian fascist thinker Julius Evola. Evola was an occultist who yearned for a “really absolute Fascism, made of pure force,” and railed against “modernity.” The writings of Julius Evola continue to have influence over the modern fascist movement, from Alexander Dugin to Steve BannonAtomwaffen Division member and murderer Samuel Woodward also appears to have been radicalized in part by an Evolian IFunny network. On Instagram, Dylan Daube frequently uses the phrase “revolt against the modern world,” the title of Julius Evola’s 1934 book. Despite his cult-like worship of Evola, Dylan admits on his Telegram channel that he has only read some random pages from Evola’s Revolt Against the Modern World. Dylan’s girlfriend, Emily Hoth, (also a student at Miller Place High School) seems to share some of Dylan’s fascist politics and attachment to Julius Evola. In photos posted to Instagram, Emily can also be seen wearing Dylan’s Atomwaffen Division-esque ski mask.

Pictures from Dylan Daube’s personal Instagram show his affinity for Evola (or the aesthetic of Evola, rather). This photo has been edited to make the writing more visible.

 

Emily Hoth displays a sign that reads “Revolt Against the Modern World,” a nod to fascist thinker Julius Evola. Dylan Daube comments his approval on the post.

 

Emily Hoth uploaded this photo to Instagram where she wears the same mask that her partner Dylan Daube wore for his Feuerkrieg Division photoshoot.

 

Dylan Daube AKA “Totaler Kulturkrieg” admits that he has not read Evola’s book in his Telegram channel.

 

Although Feuerkrieg Division mainly used secure messaging tools to communicate, membership frequently spilled over into other platforms like the gaming app Discord, a long time favorite of neo-Nazis and the Nazi-infested app Telegram. Dylan Daube took the lead in setting up a Discord channel for members of Feuerkrieg Division in July 2019, which he named “𝔉inest of 𝔎in” (Finest of Kin). The server was advertised on popular neo-Nazi forums like 4Chan, as Feuerkrieg Division members hoped to “funnel” alt-right wanderers into their accelerationist terror cell. The server did not surpass two dozen members and did not grow in a stable fashion. Following the posted links, non-accelerationist fascists wandered into the server and were interrogated about Siege and related literature.

 

Dylan talks to other members of Feuerkrieg Division about creating a Discord that can act as a “funnel” to draw in Nazis to FKD. Other members question the safety of organizing on Discord.

 

Members of Dylan’s “Finest of Kin” Discord server share their feelings about O9A, the Order of Nine Angles. O9A is an anti-Semitic satanist strand that has been embraced by the neo-Nazi terror group Atomwaffen Division.

 

Dylan Daube AKA “Dylan” ushers members of the Feuerkrieg Division Wire chat into his Discord server, “Finest of Kin.”

 

Dylan Daube interacts with other neo-Nazis on the “Finest of Kin” Discord server, who encourage the murder of federal law enforcement. Dylan’s step-father is a former cop who worked for the NYPD.

Dylan was more successful with his neo-Nazi and Feuerkrieg Division aligned Telegram channel. The channel, currently called “The Wheat Field,” is reaching upwards of 200 neo-Nazi members. Members discuss accelerationism, weapons, and the “boogaloo,” a term used by neo-Nazis to refer to an armed insurrection against the United States government. Members share files from the defunct international fascist website “IronMarch” and translated documents from Hitler’s Schutzstaffel. Dylan used the username “Totaler Kulturkrieg” on Telegram, German for “Total Culture War.” He also created Instagram accounts to advertise the Telegram channel, like “total_culture_war” and “despair_code.” Many participants in Dylan’s Telegram channel fantasized about the possibility of violence in the lead up to the January 20, 2020 rally against proposed gun bills in Richmond, Virginia. Members of the Base were arrested ahead of this rally for planning to commit an attack with a machine gun.

Dylan’s Telegram channel grew by absorbing another large Nazi telegram chat. Dylan is “Totaler KulturKrieg” on Telegram.

Dylan Daube and other Telegram members fantasize about a mass firefight at the Richmond, VA rally that would leave “30-50 dead cops.”

Dylan does not want his Telegram channel to turn into another Feuerkrieg Division channel. He was still an admin on the Feuerkrieg Division Telegram account, though he left the Riot chat.

Dylan used Instagram to advertise his Telegram channel. Note the Evola-like quote in the bio of “total_culture_war.”

 

Lugar: New York

“Lugar”  aka “siegheil_88” is a Feuerkrieg Division member residing in New York, USA

“Lugar” aka “siegheil_88” is a long time Feuerkrieg Division member. He lives in the Bronx and is in his 40’s, making him one of the oldest members of the group. “Lugar” is a steadfast neo-Nazi and has met up at least twice with other Feuerkrieg Division members in his area. He regularly encourages “activism” and meet-ups. In the online chats, “Lugar” discusses possible terror attacks and his desire to rid the world of “degenerates.”

 

In the FKD chats, Jarrett Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” gives “Lugar” advice on possible terror attack plans

 

Prometheus_88: New Jersey

“Prometheus_88” is a Feuerkrieg Division member living in New Jersey, USA

“Prometheus_88” is a newer member of Feuerkrieg Division and is ethnically Polish. He joined the group at the end of December 2019 and lives in central New Jersey with his parents. “Prometheus_88” has numerous high powered firearms, a silencer, and lower receivers. He posted explosives recipes and “do it yourself automatic shotgun” conversion directions in the chats. “Prometheus_88” is connected in real life to other area neo-Nazis and has attended at least one official FKD meet up. Our research indicates that “Prometheus_88” may have also been, or may still be, a member of the neo-Nazi terror organization ” the Base”.

“Prometheus_88” poses with his gear in front of a Confederate flag

“Prometheus_88” shows off his collection of firearms

 

Arrested Members

Several high profile arrests of Feuerkrieg Division members have taken place in the United States. Our research confirms that Conor Climo and Jarrett Smith were members of the Feuerkrieg Division and active in the official group chats at the time of their arrests.

[Note: Just hours after the original publication of this report, “Azazel” was identified as Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe in legal documents stemming from the coordinated arrests of several high profile neo-Nazis. Parker-Dipeppe was arrested in this round up and is currently being held.]

 

Conor Climo: Nevada

Conor Climo aka “Ben Dover” was a Feuerkrieg Division member at the time of his arrest

Conor Climo is a 24 year old neo-Nazi who was living in Las Vegas, Nevada at the time of his arrest. He briefly served in the US Army Reserve as a Combat Engineer and was employed as a security guard when he was arrested in early August 2019 on charges stemming from threats of domestic terrorism. Climo used the alias “Ben Dover” in the Feuerkrieg Division chats and was removed from chats on August 9, 2019, after his arrest. He was branded a traitor by the group because he told law enforcement he was not a member of Feuerkrieg Division. On February 10, 2020, Climo plead guilty to “one count of possession of an unregistered firearm — specifically, the component parts of a destructive device.” Prior to his arrest, Climo was planning to join the National Guard and move to Croatia. Climo was coordinating with other local neo-Nazis in order to attack a synagogue in his area. It is uncertain whether his accomplices have been identified or if these plans have been aborted.

Climo aka “Ben” has a contact who was planning to attack a synagogue

Climo aka “Ben” discusses his plans to coordinate an attack on a synagogue in the FKD chats

Members react to the arrest of FKD member Conor Climo. He is immediately removed from the group chat and branded a traitor.

 

Jarrett Smith: Kansas

Jarrett Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” was a member of Feuerkrieg Division at the time of his arrest

Jarrett Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” is a 24 year old resident of Newbury, Kansas. He was a member of the US Army and Feuerkrieg Division at the time of his arrest in September 2019. In February of 2020, he plead guilty to “two counts of distributing information related to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction.” Smith’s discussions in the group’s chat reveal he was connected with Misanthropic Division (MD) and encouraged the Feuerkrieg Division to partner with them. He told the group he was connected to former Azov Batallion members and planned to organize a local MD group in the Kansas City area. The chats also reveal that Jarrett Smith was plotting to blow up Martinet Press, an Order of Nine Angles based publishing house linked to neo-Nazi activity. Martinet Press is owned and operated by Jillian Hoy and Joshua Sutter and is located in South Carolina. Hoy and Sutter’s faction of the Order of Nine Angles is widely known as the Temple of Blood (ToB). Both Hoy and Sutter have close contacts with Atomwaffen Division; Sutter is a confirmed member of Atomwaffen Division.

Jarrett Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” announces he will be starting a chapter of Misanthropic Division in Kansas

Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” admits he put Atomwaffen Division members Andrew Oneschuk and Jeremy Himmelman in touch with someone who could assist them in traveling to the Ukraine in order to fight with Right Sector

Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” describes the subtle differences between the Order of Nine Angles (O9A) and Temple of Blood (ToB). He admits he has run recon on the property.

Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” describes the trailer that Martinet Press operates out of in South Carolina

Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” explains that Temple of Blood took over Atomwaffen Division

Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” specifies Hoy and Sutter live in the trailer where Martinet Press operates out of

Jarrett Smith aka “Anti-Kosmik” was removed from the FKD chat group two days after his arrest

 

Group Connections

Feuerkrieg Division members have had close connections with and been inspired by multiple neo-Nazi organizations around the world including the Atomwaffen Division, the Base,
Skydas, Sinine Aratus, Iron Youth, the Order, Blood and Honour, the Creativity Movement, and the European Liberation Movement. Many members of Feuerkrieg Division were also cross involved in Atomwaffen Division and the Base often unbeknownst to the leader “Commander.” Some claimed membership in all three groups: the Base, AWD, and FKD.

 

Noah Lycul: Croatia

Noah Lycul aka “Buntovnik” is a FKD member living in Croatia

Noah Lycul is a 17 year old neo-Nazi living in Croatia. Under the alias “buntovnik” he was active in the Feuerkrieg Division and is well connected with other area neo-Nazis including members of the “European Liberation Movement” (translated into English), an organization that boasts of members in Germany and Italy. Lycul’s aggressive enthusiasm for action led him to commit numerous hate crimes including physically assaulting immigrants, spray painting swastikas on a cemetery, and planning to burn down a synagogue. On January 10, 2020, Lycul alerted the group chat that law enforcement had arrived at his home. He left the group chat and never returned.

Noah Lycul aka “buntovnik” encouraged us to identify him.

Noah Lycul aka “buntovnik” alerts the FKD chat that law enforcement is at his home

Noah Lycul aka “buntovnik” admits he spray painted swastikas on a cemetery in Croatia

Noah Lycul aka “buntovnik” discusses his plans to storm in and set fire to a synagogue

 

Relationship with the Base

“Commander” was in communication with Rinaldo Nazzaro (aka “Norman Spear,” aka “Roman Wolf”), the leader of another international neo-Nazi terror network called the Base. We have identified several members of FKD as current or former members of the Base. Because “Commander” was hostile to any FKD member who was cross-patched into other groups, many members kept their alliances secret from him. “Prometheus_88” and “ryanrrrr,” both current FKD members from New Jersey, were also members of the Base. Their regional comrade “det.som.engang.var.2” from New Hampshire, also a current FKD member, claims to have close ties to the Base. “Greg,” a former member of FKD from the Midwestern United States held membership in the Base, but left FKD in October of 2019. A member using the alias “sk14,” who resides in Finland, is a former FKD member and also held membership in the Base. Lastly, “Napola88,” who resides in Germany, is a current FKD and Base member.

“ryanrrr,” of New Jersey, asks for contact info for Francois Kemp aka “cempa” – a Base member living in South Africa. We exposed him last year.

“greg,” a neo-Nazi living in the Midwest of the USA mentions his networking with Nation of Islam

“sk14,” a 22 year old living in Finland, expresses his desire for direct action

“sk14,” a 22 year old living in Finland, views white supremacist and terrorist Timothy McVeigh as a model example

“Napola88” states his location in the FKD chat group

 

Relationship with Atomwaffen Division

Hardly anything can trigger Feuerkrieg Division members more than referring to the group as a spin off of the Atomwaffen Division. It is clear, however, that FKD was inspired by the US based group (as was the UK based Sonnenkrieg Division). Were it not for Atomwaffen Division, these two groups, and many others, might not exist in the form they became. One former FKD member living in the southern part of the USA (using the aliases “Erik” and “Iron”) claims to be a former Atomwaffen Division member. Two members, “Kasserine” (located in the Great Lakes region of the USA) and Wolfskampf (located in Germany) left Feuerkrieg Division under hostile circumstances to organize exclusively with Atomwaffen Division. A fourth member “dekkit” (aka “Drekkit,” aka “Mames Jason”) lives in Germany and has been tracked through his memberships with the Base, Feuerkrieg Division, and Atomwaffen Division. “Commander” never tolerated FKD members who were involved with Atomwaffen Division. Often, he was the last in the group to know and immediately kicked those members out.

“iron_2” aka “Erik” lives in the southern part of the USA and claims to be a former member of Atomwaffen Division

“Kasserine,” a FKD and AWD member located in the Great Lakes region of the USA. tries to persuade “Commander” to merge the two groups

“Wolfskampf,” a former FKD member and current AWD member, lives in Germany; he suggests targeting power plants

i m a g i n e

 

Merger Controversy

On August 1, 2019, a prominent Atomwaffen Division member using the pseudonym “Landser” initiated talks with “Commander” about Atomwaffen Division absorbing FKD’s American members. We now know that “Landser” was 18 year old Richard Tobin of Brooklawn, New Jersey. A “total merger,” Richard Tobin proposed. “Commander” shared screenshots of his conversation with Richard Tobin aka “Landser” in the Feuerkrieg Division group chat. Richard Tobin, supposedly on behalf of the Atomwaffen Division nucleus, proposed that AWD would: 1) Absorb FKD’s American members, while “Commander” would retain control over FKD’s European members. 2) Refer European applicants to AWD to FKD. 3) Send Atomwaffen Division patches and flags to FKD’s American members. “Commander” vehemently declined this offer.

Richard Tobin aka “Landser,” a spokesperson for Atomwaffen Divsion tries to negotiate a AWD-FKD merger

 

Antifascist Animosity

Needless to say, members of this neo-Nazi group also target antifascists like their friends in the Base. In the FKD chat, a German member of the group, who uses the alias “Heydrich” and “Reinhard,” shared a spreadsheet which he introduced as a hit list. This spreadsheet included the names, addresses, and other identifying information for individuals suspected as antifascists across many different countries. Antifascists are increasingly becoming a target for neo-Nazis as we have witnessed recently with the murder plot by Base members. Our research leads us to believe that there is an open investigation on “Heydrich”/”Reinhard.”

A German member of Feuerkrieg Division using the aliases “Heydrich” and “Reinhard” poses with his firearm

“Heydrich” aka “Reinhard” shares a hit list of antifascist names to the FKD chat

 

Ties to Law Enforcement

“DV” is a 16 year old Feuerkrieg Division member residing in England. Last September, he was arrested and is currently going through the court system. He is charged with terror offenses. We learn in the group’s chats that his 62 year old father, who was originally arrested with him, redpilled him. We also learn that “DV” has a source in the local police who might help him acquire firearms.

While law enforcement has, without a doubt, played a heavy hand in disrupting this network and others, we cannot rely on law enforcement alone to eradicate white supremacy or put an end to neo-Nazi activity and organizing. As the adage goes: Cops and Klan go hand in hand.

“DV” a 16 year old FKD member in England tells the group he has a source in the local police

 

A New Wave of Terror

Paramilitary neo-Nazi accelerationist groups are not new. Many groups idolize and praise those that came before. One of the most mentioned groups is Robert Jay Matthews’ Order. The Order arose in the post-Vietnam white power movement, an era marked by militarization and the onset of “leaderless resistance.” Similar to modern neo-Nazi groups’ relationship with James Mason’s Siege, The Order organized and followed The Turner Diaries, a fictional piece which advocates for a race war, overthrow of government, and eradication of non-whites in the USA. The Order organized paramilitary training camps, planned and carried out a murder of a radio talk show host who was Jewish, and funded their visions of a neo-Nazi insurrection with armored car robberies. Members of The Order pursued a Whites only enclave in the state of Washington; this effort is commonly referred to as the Northwest Territorial Imperative. Unlike The Order, the new wave of terror networks are dispersed geographically and are largely dependent on Internet organizing. These modern Siege centered neo-Nazi accelerationist cells, such as Feuerkrieg Division, require less commitment and buy-in from members. However, we have seen that these groups are more than capable of violence and murder. One might argue that today’s accelerationist cells are even more leaderless and act as a node for lone wolves which result in sporadic, random attacks. The new, internet dependent organizing chatroom tools serve as a pressure cooker for potential terrorists.

Members of Feuerkrieg Division liken their group to Robert Jay Matthews’ The Order.

In a Feuerkrieg Division aligned Telegram channel created by Dylan Daube, Dylan AKA “Totaler Kulturkrieg” says that only The Order is above FKD.

Follow the hashtag #FuKD as we continue to watch the implosion of this international neo-Nazi terror network. Endless gratitude to the numerous antifascists, anons, researchers, and journalists who aided in this effort.

Throughout this article, we frequently employ the term “terrorism” and “terrorist.” We would like to note that “terrorism” is defined by the state, and the language of terrorism has long been used to repress anarchists and others who actively question and threaten to upset capitalism and the settler-colonial State.

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

 

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