This Week in Fascism #24: Hey, Hey, Goodbye
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Welcome, fellow antifascists! This week, we’ve got more #IdentifyEvropa doxxes coming out, Proud Boys being doxxed, the ID of the American Guard member who attacked antifascists in Portland on August 17th, and how you can help shut down the Boston Straight Pride Parade.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
A man drove an SUV into a group of people protesting Saturday morning on the streets of Bloomington near the Community Farmers' Market. Here's a thread, with some video, about what @idsnews saw and reported on:
— Lydia Gerike (@LydiaGerike) August 25, 2019
A man drove his SUV into a group of antifascist activists on Saturday morning, at the Community Farmers Market in Bloomington, Indiana. The antifascists were able to move out of the way of the vehicle, and no one was injured.
No Space for Hate Bloomington was distributing flyers and informing the community about Sarah Dye, recently exposed as “Volkmom,” a market vendor and member of the white nationalist American Identity Movement.
Bradley Clapper, a 41-year-old Therapeutic Specialist at Gilead Sciences, got out of his car and attempted to grab the bandana from the face of antifascist activist. Reporter Hannah Boufford captured video of the confrontation.
On his LinkedIn page, Clapper refers to himself as an “appropriately aggressive” Sales Representative. On Twitter, he follows Ivanka Trump and Tucker Carlson, among other conservative personalities.
If you would like to contact Gilead about Clapper’s behavior, you can call them toll free at 1-800-445-3235, or email email@example.com.
Say hello to Connor Burgess of the white supremacist hate group Identity Evropa!
— Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists (@COSAntifa) August 19, 2019
Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists identified 19-year-old Connor Burgess, of Boulder City, Nevada, as a member of white nationalist group Identity Evropa, recently renamed the American Identity Movement. Burgess also participated in the Anti-Communist Action Discord server, where members traded neo-Nazi propaganda and bomb-making instructions.
Burgess often traded in racist, antisemitic, and homophobic banter with the other members of Identity Evropa. His full logs, under his username ChippedStones, are available via Unicorn Riot.
Burgess’ LinkedIn account indicates that he is employed as a Crew Member at McDonald’s.
It’s been reported in mainstream news sources that Proud Boy Maxwell Hare works at @Amtrak. But did you know he works at the Sunnyside yard? The residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world, don’t want this scumbag in their neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/1x5UnXYrmg
— New York City Antifa (@NYCAntifa) August 19, 2019
Shortly after Proud Boy Maxwell Hare was found guilty on Monday of one count of Attempted Gang Assault and three counts of Attempted Assault and Rioting, NYC Antifa exposed that he was employed by Amtrak at the Sunnyside Yard in Queens, New York.
The charges stemmed from an October 2018 incident in which Hare and nine other Proud Boys attacked three antifascists after a speech by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes at the Metropolitan GOP Club. Earlier this month, an NYPD detective admitted in court that investigators had used antifascists’ Proud Boy doxxes to identify the suspects in the case.
1/ This is Chad Hidler, President of the Patriot Saints, a splinter cell of the Soldiers of Odin.
He's running the "Security" for the Straight Pride Parade on 8/31.
He works at Heritage HVAC Services.
— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) August 19, 2019
AntiFash Gordon exposed Chad Hidler, President of the Patriot Saints, a splinter cell of anti-immigrant vigilante group the Soldiers of Odin, as the head of security for the August 31 Boston Straight Pride Parade.
Sources at Heritage HVAC Services inform us that he is no longer employed by the company.
If you would like to join the counterprotest, Solidarity Against Hate Boston will be holding a rally to confront the parade on August 31st. Additionally, Fight Supremacy is sponsoring a separate event featuring speakers and activities for those who may not be comfortable directly confronting a fascist parade.
— EUG161 (@161EUG) August 20, 2019
Eugene Antifa identified the Mark Quon, a member of the far-right American Guard, as the man who attacked antifascist activists with a hammer in Portland on August 17th.
Antifascists disarmed Quon and threw the hammer back on the bus, which promptly sped away.
Sources report that Balabon has since been fired.
Say hello to Tanner Jarl Peterson and Bryan “Josh” Hanks, two Proud Boy roommates in the Pacific Northwest with an escalating history of violence.
Both are dangerous, so please share to warn the community. ❤️🖤✊️
CW: child abuse, domestic violencehttps://t.co/1hncPQYvE1
— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) August 21, 2019
Both have been involved in numerous violent incidents across the Pacific Northwest, including making sexual threats to attendees at a Drag Queen Story Hour in the Seattle area.
CW: child abuse
In 2011, Hanks forced the hands of his then 22-month-old son into a bucket of boiling water because the child was crying, causing scarring and permanent disfigurement. Following that incident, he received a Dishonorable Discharge from the military and served 22 months in a correctional facility.
Archived posts from the leadup to Unite the Right show a profile belonging to Patrick D. Ryan.
Notice the Profile. Notice the name in the car photo: Ricky D. Ryan. As it turns out, this same profile picture appears on the Patrick Orion profile as well. pic.twitter.com/d8nc72blJS
— Emily G (@EmilyGorcenski) August 21, 2019
Emily Gorcenski exposed Patrick Ryan, of Reistertown, Maryland, as a white nationalist who attended the first Unite the Right rally in 2017.
While at the rally, Ryan attacked at least one antifascist protester, in an incident that was caught on camera.
Eugene Antifa released a new doxx of IE/AmIM Leaders in Northern California. Found in Discord logs, Joshua Lourenco, the “coordinator for the Northern California and Oregon chapters of Identity Evropa,” and his wife, Holly Lourenco, who was involved in campus GOP politics at UC Merced. Logs show that Josh was heavily involved at flyer IE materials at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock, as well as at UC Merced in Merced. Josh is also seen in a variety of IE propaganda videos carrying out various actions such as banner drops.
Holly is also involved in IE organizing and hosting meetings. She is currently employed at “Image Masters, a business marketing company based in Merced, California. Holly is part of the sales team (Marketing Director) and has worked for the company for more than 10 years. She has her own page on the Image Masters website, which advertises customizable items. You can contact Image Masters CEO Tim O’Neill by phone at *67 (209) 723 1691 X302, or by email at tim(at)imagemasters(dot)com, and demand that the company stop employing a dues-paying member of a white supremacist hate group.”
Kudos to @nohatenj for keeping a fascist conference out of a local theater!
— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) August 22, 2019
The Broadway Theater in New Jersey cancelled a Minds.com conference originally scheduled for August 31, following a pressure campaign by local antifascist activists.
The conference featured many far-right media personalities, including Carl Benjamin, aka “Sargon of Akkad,” a YouTuber who rose to prominence during the anti-feminist harassment campaign GamerGate; Patriot Prayer propagandist Andy Ngo; and YouTube personality Tim Pool.
At press time, the conference organizers are reportedly attempting to reschedule at an as-yet unnamed venue in Philadelphia. However, the conference afterparty is still scheduled to take place at at the Human Brewing Company in Pitman, New Jersey, even after the owners have been made aware of the hate group ties of the attendees.
You can contact the Human Brewing Company by calling 856-556-0639, or by tweeting @HumanBrewing.
ALERTA: Fascists in Denver have been harassing drag shows with increasing frequency.
Join Parasol Patrol tomorrow at Mile High Comics and protect children from neo-Nazi's like Russell Frankland and Joshua Yeakal of the former Traditionalist Workers Party.https://t.co/Pnd7A4fEuQ
— Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists (@COSAntifa) August 24, 2019
Antifascists in Colorado joined the Parasol Patrol to protect attendees at a Drag for All Ages event hosted at Mile High Comics in Denver.
🚨🚨 CALL TO ACTION 🚨🚨
Tomorrow, the LGBTQ and POC community in #Modesto needs support this Saturday, A24, as the white nationalist "Straight Pride" hate rally has been sanctioned by their City Council. LGBTQ communities are already being targeted with hate. https://t.co/ARRbE3gLcO
— Long Beach Antifa (@lbcafa) August 23, 2019
Local news reports that the initial event in the morning organized by the white nationalist “Straight Pride” group was held in a barn outside of town with about 40 people and was quickly shut down by the owners. Then, about 12 people left that initial event to hold a protest in front of a vacant Planned Parenthood. About 250 counter-protesters who rallied in a nearby park then mobilized to surround them and shut them down.
— A.Fed. London (@AfedLondon) August 24, 2019
And in London this week, a Tommy Robinson rally saw the far-right outnumbered 100:1.
Anti-racists showing up in Hillsborough in the rain on zero notice to resist the KKK 🖤 The Klan has now left but folks who mobilized to protest against them continue to show up. We keep us safe. https://t.co/y4Au94C8N6
— Take Action Chapel Hill (@takeactionch) August 24, 2019
Anti-racist protesters showed up to oppose the KKK in Hillsborough, North Carolina this week. When a flash rally of 6-7 KKK members occurred, activists quickly mobilized to oppose them, assembling over 25 people at the spur of the moment.
Only about 7 far-Right supporters, militia members, and Proud Boys made it out to a rally in Seattle on Saturday, surrounded and outnumbered by about 40-50 counter-demonstrators.
Proud boys had an absolutely PATHETIC rally in Cal Anderson Park today. After wavering between March and bbq at the beach they opted for a march. 8 of them… HEAVY Seattle police escort. @eca_network @LCRWnews @PNWAWC @AntifaSeattle @seattleYLF pic.twitter.com/2JllaTDdUD
— Jaymie Jameson (@JamesonJaymie) August 26, 2019
Fascism was dealt a heavy blow on 8/17 in Portland and we are less than two weeks away from dealing it another! We are asking comrades from all over to help us shut down the Straight Pride Parade on 8/31 in Boston!https://t.co/IJrdU5gC4T
— Solidarity Against Hate- Boston (@Bos_Solidarity) August 20, 2019
On Saturday, August 31st, the city of Boston will play host to a collection of Proud Boys, American Guard, and Based Stickman groupies calling itself the Straight Pride Parade.
The group is meeting in the Boston Public Garden at the Arlington T Stop at 11:00 a.m. on August 31, before moving up Boylston Street at 11:30 to confront the parade at 12:00.
If you can’t come out, but do have some extra cash to spare, consider donating to their bail fund instead.
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