This Week in Fascism #18: Funeral for a Friend

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Welcome, fellow antifascists! This week, we’ve got a tribute to a fallen friend, Stefan Molyneux going full antisemite, the Mother of All Rallies getting cancelled, and how you can help get a Proud Boy fired. Without further ado, let’s begin!

News

Activist Killed by Police During Sabotage Attempt

Willem Van Spronsen, a longtime Washington state anarchist activist and antifascist, was shot to death by Tacoma police while attempting to sabotage ICE transportation vehicles at a detention center run by GEO Group, a private company.

Local anarchists held a memorial for him on Saturday, sharing stories to pay tribute to their friend who gave his life fighting the unjust detention of migrants.

Puget Sound Anarchists published a tribute late Saturday night, writing, “We do not need heroes, only friends and comrades. Will was simply a human being, and we wish that he was still with us. It’s doubtless that the cops and the media will attempt to paint him as some sort of monster, but in reality he was a comrade who fought for many years for what he believed in and this morning he was killed doing what he loved; fighting for a better world.”

Rest in power, comrade.

Stefan Molyneux Goes Full Antisemite

Stefan Molyneux, the YouTube philosopher turned Men’s Rights Activist, finally crossed the ideological line into full-on antisemtism this week, retweeting Tony Hovater, a neo-Nazi connected with the former Traditionalist Worker Party.

This marks a shift in rhetoric for Molyneux, who is known for his discussions of race science and promotion of the “white genocide” conspiracy theory, had previously played coy when asked his opinions on Jewish people.

As writer David Futrelle noted, “in the wake of the [Jeffrey] Epstein arrest, [Molyneux] has evidently concluded that it’s open season on Jews — and that the benefits of open antisemitism, in attracting fans and donations, outweigh the risks.”

Incels and MRAs Applaud 4chan User who Brutally Slaughtering A Woman on Instagram

Readers on sites like 4chan and 8chan and on “Incel” message boards applauded when one of their own brutally slaughtered a 17 year old woman and then posted images of her slashed throat on Instagram. After he attempted to kill himself, police arrested him and took him to a hospital.

According to Buzzfeed:

After the attack, Clark allegedly logged on to Discord under his username “aperatia” and posted a photo of Devins’ body, writing, “sorry fuckers, you’re going to have to find somebody else to orbit.”

The phrase “find somebody else to orbit” is a reference to the men’s rights movement and its red pill theory’s concept of “beta orbiter,” which describes “low-value” men who spend time with women they’re secretly in love with.

In a follow-up message on the same Discord server, according to screenshots viewed by BuzzFeed News, Clark wrote, “anyways, remember to subscribe to Pewdiepie.”

Another user replied to him with an emoji of Pepe the Frog laughing.

Doxxes

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Hoosier Anti-Racist Movement exposed neo-Nazi Cody Greathouse this week. Greathouse is the owner of Greathouse Tree & Lawn in Evansville, Indiana. HARM is asking that anyone with further tips on him contact them via btownantifa@riseup.net.

Wednesday, July 9, 2019

The PNW Youth Liberation Front reported that a “self-proclaimed white poet skinhead” pulled a knife on a crowd of protesters in Portland. He was quickly identified by Public Records Sourcer as Justin Indiveri, of De Queen, Arkansas, a skinhead with a history of domestic violence. Members of the PNWYLF were told by police that they had arrested Indiveri on felony charges.

As NYC Antifa noted, Indiveri followed the Facebook page for European Kindred, a white supremacist prison gang.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A Proud Boys supporter photographing antifascists at the Washington, DC ‘Demand Free Speech’ Rally last week was identified by Three Arrows Down as Lilith Saer, of Portland, Oregon.

Deplatforms

Mother of All Rallies 2019 Cancelled, Organizers Cry Over Social Media on Supposed Social Media Deplatforming

The planned 2019 Mother of All Rallies has been cancelled. The event began in 2017, with Alt-Lite personalities like Joey Gibson (Patriot Prayer) and Omar Navarro (former Proud Boys associate) speaking at the first rally. In 2018, white nationalist, Unite the Right marcher, and conspiracy theorist Vincent James, from the Red Elephtants media platform was supposed to speak, but was kicked out after antifascists made the connection. Roger Stone spoke however, and arrived surrounded by Proud Boys. Neo-Nazi Jovi Val was in the audience, along with members of the Alt-Right podcast, Revenge of the Cis.

Citing deplatforming (and by that they mean a decreased reach from pages on Facebook that affects everyone that runs a page) and an inability to fundraise without social media platforms, the organizers have announced that there will be no 2019 event.

Straight Pride Parade Deplatformed from Bluehost

Super Happy Fun America, the recent rebrand of Boston’s Resist Marxism, a group founded by Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman that has been connected to numerous violent incidents in the past year, had its website removed from Bluehost after falsely claiming that JP Morgan, a financial services firm, was backing the parade.

Neo-Nazi Loving Proud Boy Gordon Cronk Jr. Fired

A Proud Boy in the Portland area that attended Patriot Prayer events along side Joey Gibsion and who posted online using:

…the pseudonym “John Smith” to post Nazi imagery like the “Black Sun” and memes praising the Christchurch mosque shooter.

…has been fired from his job, after antifascists launched a call-in campaign at his work.

Call to Action

Identity Evropa to Hold Conference in Texas Between August 16-18th

After their disastrous fail in Washington DC a few weekends ago, Identity Evropa/AmIM is pushing to hold a gathering in Texas near the McKinney, Texas area from August 16-18th and will also utilize AirBnB in order to secure lodging.

People are being encouraged to read a list of names of outed IE/AmIM members, and make calls to local AirBnB rentals and ask if they have indeed rented a room for that person or other neo-Nazis. Beyond that, let people in Texas know that the white nationalists are coming!

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This Week in Fascism
A weekly roundup of the latest and greatest happenings in the anti-fascist world. Each column will feature an “Explainer,” delineating some new fascist trend, a roundup of the doxxes and the deplatformings, and feature the calls to action, ways that you can help your local anti-fascist crews beat back the rising tide of fascism worldwide.