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We’ve got a report on white nationalist troll Nick Fuentes’ “White Boy Summer” tour and his plans to link-up with GOP politicians, another horrific white supremacist murder in the US that’s gone under-reported, a wave of anti-Black and racist vandalism by neo-Nazis in Patriot Front, more fallout from the attempted January 6th pro-Trump coup, the doxxing of a notorious neo-Nazi associated with The Right Stuff podcast network, and much more!
With so much to cover, let’s dive right into it!
“It’s Been a Nightmare”: ‘White Boy Summer’ Tour Starts in Disaster; Nick Fuentes to Host Fundraiser for GOP Rep Paul Gosar
UPDATE: Paul Gosar is now denying any knowledge of a fundraiser organized by Fuentes. “I have no idea what’s going on. That’s news to me,” he said in the Washington Post. “There’s no fundraiser scheduled on Friday.”
Nick Fuentes, White nationalist leader of the Groypers, a group that grew out of the Alt-Right, participated in Charlottesville + January 6th in DC, is launching a road trip. pic.twitter.com/dF1TkMe0Ml
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) June 27, 2021
Nicholas J Fuentes, host of the white nationalist America First stream, famous for Fuentes telling Black people to get over Jim Crow laws and laughing about murdering interracial couples in video games, set out on a two week “White Boy Summer” road trip on June 26th, 2021. Fuentes booked a fundraising gig with Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar on July 2nd, but since he is barred from flying after publicly accosting flight attendants, Fuentes devised a road trip stunt.
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) June 28, 2021
Leaving Chicagoland during flash floods put Fuentes and Jaden McNeil (a former Turning Point organizer that went full white power) behind schedule by six hours and when they arrived at the first stop in Des Moines, IA, fans responded by telling the America First host to just keep driving. Fuentes’ next stop was Omaha, NE. Again he didn’t stop for fear of antifascists getting wind of his stunt and drove on to Denver on June 28th and Las Vegas on June 29th. “We drove through three time zones, I don’t even know what time it is,” Fuentes stated on a stream while inside his Las Vegas hotel room.
Unite the Right marcher + J6th participant Nick Fuentes along with his white nationalist "Groypers" in America First, which includes former members of other white nationalist + neo-Nazi groups like Identity Evropa, is doing a fundraising event with GOP Congressman Paul Gosar. pic.twitter.com/sJhh1trvJW
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) June 29, 2021
It seems though that Fuentes has not been having a good time. On Twitter he wrote, “White boy summer is under attack.” As of this writing, Fuentes still hasn’t had a tour stop but says there are upcoming events planned in Phoenix, AZ and Houston, TX. “It’s been a nightmare from beginning to end,” Fuentes stated on his most recent stream. In a post on social media, Fuentes wrote that he would be hosting a fundraiser for GOP Rep Paul Gosar on July 2nd in the Phoenix area, which led to swift condemnation of Gosar on social media for his links to white nationalists.
“We’re excited for the big fundraiser on Friday and we have another fundraiser the following week,” stated Fuentes, and claimed he would be in several cities in the coming two weeks doing various meet-ups.
White Nationalist Murders Two African-Americans after Crashing Stolen Box Truck in Winthrop, MA
Nathan Allen, accused of shooting 2 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, in a possible hate crime, wrote racist statements and drew swastikas, the DA says. He recently became a doctor of physical therapy and his 2020 wedding was written about in the Boston Globe: https://t.co/vnj9ejL8EQ pic.twitter.com/lYH1XnUOpW
— Heavy.com (@HeavySan) June 28, 2021
A 28 year-old white nationalist Nathan Allen was arrested after murdering two people in Winthrop, MA. According to the Daily Beast:
Investigators concluded that the surveillance video of 28-year-old Nathan Allen clutching a semi-automatic pistol on a Winthrop, Massachusetts, street on Saturday afternoon is an image of murderous racism in action.
They noted that Allen walked gun in hand past several white people without firing before he shot to death a Black Air Force veteran and then a Black retired Massachusetts state trooper.
And the investigators later discovered white supremacist and antisemitic rantings in Allen’s handwriting, complete with swastikas.
People’s Rights Network Hosts American Free Press Writer Maggie Rose McGrath
— Devin Burghart (@dburghart) June 17, 2021
According to the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, the Klamath County chapter of Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights Network hosted a speaker who is an author for a white supremacist, antisemitic publication. Maggie Rose McGrath is a freelance writer for American Free Press, which was founded by white nationalist and Holocaust denier Willis Carto. Originally titled The Spotlight, it played a central role in mainstreaming white supremacy in the 1970s and promoted everything from neo-Nazi skinheads to the campaigns of David Duke and Patrick Buchanan. McGrath also writes for Redoubt News, a right-wing website with an accompanying podcast. After the Christchurch massacre, the host of the Radio Free Redoubt podcast claimed that the shooting was a false flag. The site also promotes Islamophobia.
For more information on the People’s Rights Network, read IREHR’s report here.
Deona Marie Erickson’s Killer Charged with Murder
Nicholas Kraus, who attacked a #WinstonSmith protest in Uptown Minneapolis on Sunday night, killing #DeonaMarie and injuring two others has his first court appearance right now, at 1:30 pm central. https://t.co/od62Xs92GT
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) June 17, 2021
Nicholas Kraus has been charged with second degree intentional murder and two counts of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon following his fatal attack against protesters in Minneapolis demanding justice for Winston Smith, a Black man murdered by a federal task force earlier this month. This is in addition to initial charges of criminal vehicular homicide, giving false information to the police, and driving after license cancellation.
On the night of June 13th, Kraus drove his car into the crowd of anti-racist protesters, flooring the accelerator in order to get past a vehicle that was blocking the road. 31-year-old Deona Marie Erickson was killed and two others were injured. A protester named Tony Clark restrained Kraus and turned him in to the police.
More information, including the criminal complaint against Kraus, can be read here.
PB Lawyer Establishes Org to Rival ACLU
The attorney who represented Rudy Guiliani and helped raise money for Kyle Rittenhouse is launching a far-Right version of the ACLU:
Lawyer John Pierce, who has also represented Donald Trump‘s attorney Rudy Giuliani and campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, announced the creation of the National Constitutional Law Union (NCLU) in response to what he called “increasing government tyranny” in the U.S., as well as the ACLU’s “shift to the extreme left” over the past several years.
Pierce is the lawyer for a number of far-right Proud Boys members charged in connection to the January 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., including Dominic Pezzola and Christopher Worrell.
e also previously represented Rittenhouse, the suspect accused of killing two people and injuring one other during a Black Lives Matter protest in Wisconsin on August 25, 2020.
In December, Pierce announced he was stepping away from Rittenhouse’s defense team. The move came after Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger argued that Pierce should not be involved in the case because of his “significant personal financial difficulties” and alleged that some of the money he and Lin Wood raised for Rittenhouse’s defense case may instead be used to repay Pierce’s “numerous creditors.”
New Charges From the January 6th Riot
Guy Wesley Reffitt of Wylie, TX is facing federal charges for traveling to Washington D.C. for the January 6th riot with firearms. Reffitt is a member of the Texas Three Percenters, and recruited for the group. In the lead up to the January coup attempt, he boasted to fellow militia members that he could obtain law enforcement grade weapons. Prosecutor’s documents quote Reffitt as saying, “I did bring a weapon on property that we own. Federal grounds or not. The law is written, but it doesn’t mean it’s right law. The people that were around me were all carrying, too.” His hearing is scheduled for July 14th.
Matthew and Jonathanpeter Klein have also been charged with conspiracy, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and aiding and abetting in the obstruction of an official proceeding during the Capitol siege. Jonathanpeter is an official member of the Proud Boys, and brought Matthew along to multiple violent fascist protests including the one on January 6th.
In an interview with Milo this week, Anthony Joseph Gionet (aka Baked Alaska) said the feds are leveraging a potential felony 1512 (Obstruction of Justice/Congress) charge against him to pressure him to cooperate. pic.twitter.com/SlXEDxExIW
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) June 25, 2021
Lastly, in a recent interview between far-Right troll Milo and neo-Nazi Baked Alaska, Alaska stated he was facing several felonies stemming from the 6th, including one if he refused to give up information to the authorities about others who stormed the capitol.
Anger Grows After Neo-Nazis in Patriot Front Vandalize George Floyd Memorials in Several Cities; Vehicle License Plate Found
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee driven by the Patriot Front fascists who vandalized the George Floyd statue has an NY license plate number, JEM-5559 and the VIN number is 1C4PJMLB8KD251960 pic.twitter.com/EzOKkrLB88
— The Sparrow Project (@sparrowmedia) June 25, 2021
Popular anger is growing after neo-Nazis in the group Patriot Front carried out a coordinated wave of vandalism to coincide with the Derek Chauvin verdict. In Brooklyn, the group vandalized a newly unveiled statue honoring George Floyd, in Portland, OR and Newerk, NJ, other statues were also vandalized, and days later in Louisville, KY, a mural for Brianna Taylor and others killed by police was covered in Patriot Front graffiti. Antifascists in Philadelphia also report a George Floyd mural was vandalized in early June there as well.
According to the Daily Kos:
Security cameras caught images of four men with bandanas covering their faces walking toward the memorial early Thursday morning. One of the men appeared to be shaking a can of spray paint. Another image caught the license plate number of the vehicle that appeared to have brought the men to that location. New York police said they were investigating the incident as a hate crime.
If you want to find the Patriot Front nazi scum who defaced the George Floyd statue start by looking for these two idiots.
They dropped a Patriot Front banner in Brooklyn back in January of 2020.
— On Sight! (@SmashAllFash) June 25, 2021
Shawnae Kathleen Belanger, Asatru Folks Assembly Member in Itasca County, MN
— FactsAboutFolkish (@FolkishFacts) June 19, 2021
Folkish Facts has exposed Shawnae Kathleen Belanger, an Asatru Folk Assembly member residing in Itasca County. She is openly antisemitic and racist, and organizes actively with others in the Asatru Folk Assembly, including those who run the group’s white supremacist “church” in Murdock. One selfie shows Belanger wearing a swastika face mask. She has several social media posts that feature racist slurs, and one meme shared to her Instagram page is a joke about letting refugees drown. Folkish Facts encourages folks in Belanger’s area not to confront her directly, as she has a concealed carry permit.
Please read and share their research!
Terence Ramsey, Proud Boy From Oregon City, OR
Fresh of the press new ID- this is Proud Boy Terence Ramsey, he was threatening to crush people’s skulls with a baseball bat and was armed. He is a Oregon City local and drives a gray 4 door Toyota Tacoma. pic.twitter.com/hgEerFvgZ8
— Willamette Valley Hate Watch (@UsVSbullies) June 20, 2021
Willamette Valley Hate Watch has identified Proud Boy Terence Ramsey. Ramsey was seen at this week’s violent flag-waving event at Clackamette park, where he was seen carrying a firearm and wielding a baseball bat while “threatening to crush people’s skulls.” Ramsey drives a gray Toyota Tacoma. He is currently an iron worker, working at 13500 SE 172nd St. in Happy Valley.
James Kreider of The Right Stuff neo-Nazi Podcast Network
For years, white nationalists allegedly had to "call Jayoh" of The Right Stuff (TRS) when they were about to be identified by antiracists.
So, who is Jayoh going to call now that we've ID'd him as a man named Jim Kreider?
— Hatewatch (@Hatewatch) June 21, 2021
Anonymous Comrades Collective and SPLC Hatewatch have identified The Right Stuff’s “Jayoh” as a man named James Kreider. Kreider, who co-hosts podcasts with Matthew Q. Gebert, is now the seventh associate of Mike Peinovich and The Right Stuff to be exposed by Hatewatch.
Kreider earned $40,000 a year working for Mike Peinovich, organizing private white nationalist meetups around the country. He helped other fascists maintain anonymity, and gave advice on how to protect themselves if they were doxxed. According to a source, he bragged that he kept the Alt-Right together after Mike Peinovich’s identity was exposed. Photos from the 2017 Unite the Right rally show Kreider marching alongside Peinovich and James Fields, Heather Hyer’s murderer.
In a 2019 blog post, Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer accused Kreider of being “an absolute liability” to the white supremacist movement for his alleged involvement with feds. Kreider also claimed to have worked as “a secret agent mercenary fighting blacks in South Africa,” and according to one of Hatewatch’s sources he “wore red shoelaces to represent the idea that he had killed Black people there.”
Little information can be found on Kreider’s whereabouts. If you have any tips, you can send them to Anonymous Comrades Collective or Hatewatch.
Calls to Action
*Action Items Included pic.twitter.com/Qv6zUQiQ10
— We Will Be Ruthless (@RuthlessWe) June 17, 2021
We Will Be Ruthless is asking antifascists to help disrupt recruiting for the Portland Proud Boys by contacting Go Daddy, their website’s host. You can send Go Daddy a message @GoDaddyHelp on Twitter, call them at (480) 463-8389, and report the site for abuse here.
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