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September 23

This Week in Fascism #28: When It Rains, It Pours

Welcome, fellow antifascists! This week, we’ve got the arrest of “goddamn fascist” Daniel McMahon, aka Jack Corbin; a Proud Boy getting outed as a neo-Nazi; Milo getting deplatformed again; and a Proud Boy pretending to be an antifascist getting demasked and getting his ass kicked at a climate event organized by high school students.

Without further ado, let’s begin!

News

“Goddamn Fascist” Daniel McMahon Arrested for Cyberstalking, Communicating Threats

Daniel McMahon, aka Jack “Pale Horse” Corbin, aka Dakota Stone was arrested this week, on charges of electoral interference and cyberstalking. McMahon faces federal charges stemming from January 2019 threats made to Black Lives Matter organizer and Charlottesville, Virginia, City Council candidate Don Gathers. Gathers dropped out of the race on January 8, 2019, just one day after announcing his candidacy, due to racial threats from McMahon.

McMahon’s real identity was first exposed in March 2018 by Philly Antifa, after a harassment campaign against antifascists. McMahon was briefly affiliated with the white nationalist group Pioneer Little Europe (which was strongly tied to no-Nazi Craig Cobb, the center of the Welcome to Leith documentary) before becoming closer with the white supremacist League of the South, often participating in online exchanges with spokesman Brad Griffin, aka Hunter Wallace. Antifascists later organized a mailing campaign to McHahon’s surrounding community.

McMahon developed frequent psychosexual obsessions with female activists and journalists, posting sexual threats and fantasies about them on far-Right social network Gab, which deleted McMahon’s account on Wednesday. He would barrage his victims with sometimes hundreds of messages an hour, filled with threats of sexual and racial violence. McMahon is also known for having, through Gab, an online relationship with Robert Bowers, the neo-Nazi mass murderer who carried out the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

However, though McMahon had been conducting his campaigns against women for years, often publicly, he didn’t receive any attention from federal authorities until he threatened a male politician.

If convicted of all four charges, McMahon faces up to twelve years in prison.

After Pressure Campaign, Johns Hopkins Ends ICE Contracts

Johns Hopkins University, which had been contracted to provide training in tactical medicine to ICE agents, has announced that it will not renew its contract with the federal agency. The move comes after a pressure campaign and occupation by student activists, including a march from Jewish activist group Never Again Action, which seeks to end the use of concentration camps in the United States.

Ann Coulter Shares Tweet from neo-Nazi “Accelerationist” Dr. Honkler

Ann Coulter has long mainstreamed white nationalist talking points and “white identity politics,” referenced sites like V-DARE in her books, while also sharing content from neo-Nazis on social media. She recently eyebrows when she shared a tweet from Dr. Honkler, who is known for promoting “Siege” like accelerationist theory that advocates El Paso like mass murder and slaughter.

Michael Hayden of the SPLC wrote:

Accelerationism is the belief among some far-right extremists that committing acts of terrorism will cause society to collapse. Following the collapse of Western civilization, the accelerationists believe they will have opportunities to build a country for only white, non-Jews that are unimaginable under the current system.

A pseudonymous Twitter user who goes by the display name “Dr. Honkler” wrote the words, “ACCELERATE ACCELERATE,” in response to a breaking news report of the El Paso attack, for example.

Doxxes

Monday, September 16, 2019: Sean-Michael David Scott exposed as Proud Boy, Antisemitic Propagandist

Puget Sound Anarchists exposed Sean-Michael David Scott, a third-degree Seattle Proud Boy.

Scott attended a protest of a Drag Queen Story Hour in June 2019, where he wore one of the skull masks popular with violent far-right group Atomwaffen, and the protesters reportedly made sexual threats to children.

Scott also spends his time distributing antisemitic propaganda online, tweeting under the (now deactivated) handle @caudillopraxis, and as “Fozzie Donowitz”/”The Gael” in the Proud Boy chats and in The Noticer/The European Man, a Telegram channel keeping a list of Jewish people active on social media.

Matthew Wyatt Eagle, of Granbury, Texas, Exposed as a Proud Boy

Twitter user Antifa Raven, in conjunction with Chicago Antifa, exposed Matthew Wyatt Eagle, the “Cheese Nazi” of Granbury, Texas.

Eagle is a Proud Boy who currently works for his father’s company, the Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese Company.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Casey Leach Exposed as Proud Boy in Michigan

Michiganders Against White Supremacists exposed Casey Leach, a Proud Boy in Novi, Michigan.

Leach works as a Land Development Assessor at the Sidock Group in Novi, Michigan. You can contact their main office by calling 248-349-4500, or by emailing [email protected]

Saturday, September 21, 2019: Dustin Ray Hamby, of Austin, Texas, Exposed as Patriot Front’s “Chef Goyardee”

The Screwston Antifascist Committee exposed Dustin Ray Hamby, of Austin, Texas, as Patriot Front leader “Chef Goyardee” this week.

Hamby serves as a Network Directing Officer (NDO) for the neo-Nazi group, their term for the leader of six or more people in a 50-mile radius. Though Hamby was exposed in March 2017 by Autonomous Student Media, the new article details the extent of his involvement in Patriot Front, as well as his activities as the Texas organizer of the first Unite the Right, in August 2017.

Deplatforms

Milo Gets Deplatformed, TWICE

On Tuesday, neo-fascist Milo Yiannopoulos was officially banned from Midwest FurFest, an annual furry convention in Rosemont, Illinois, after announcing that he would be going as a paying attendee.

“The board of Midwest Furry Fandom, consistent with our posted code of conduct, has rescinded Mr. Yiannopoulos’ registration. He is not welcome to attend this or any future Midwest FurFest event,” the convention said in a statement to journalist Jared Holt.

On Friday, Yiannopoulos was also deplatformed from a Hawaiian Brians, a Honolulu-based “family-friendly hangout with pool tables, Ping-Pong & arcade games,” according to the venue’s Google reviews.

Prior to the successful pressure campaign from antifascist activists, Yiannopoulos had been scheduled for a musical performance, alongside 38-year-old Ricky Rebel the former No Authority lead vocalist who reinvented himself as a pro-Trump dancepop performer.

Nick Fuentes Banned from PayPal

White nationalist Nick Fuentes was banned from PayPal this week, after the company determined that he violated their Acceptable Use Policy banning “the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance.”

American Renaissance Kicked Off Payment Processor

Long time white nationalist publication and think tank the American Renaissance has been kicked off of payment processor Square after an online campaign.

Actions

Proud Boys Zac Staggs Attempts to Infiltrate Bloc, Gets Ass Kicked, Literally Steps in Dog Shit at High School Climate Strike

On Friday, Seattle Proud Boy Zac Staggs attempted to infiltrate the Seattle Climate Strike, organized by local high school students. Puget Sound Anarchists published an article on Staggs that wrote:

Zac Staggs is a member of Operation Cold Front and a member of the Proud Boys. Staggs acts as security for transphobic far-right YouTube crew Operation Cold Front as he and his fellow “commentators” troll the Seattle Metropolitan area filming and trying to start altercations. One of the ways they do this is by staging events where one of their members dresses up in black bloc or by carrying a Trans Pride flag and asking members of the LGBTQ+ community to debate them.

Last Friday however, Staggs was quickly recognized, demasked, and then got his ass kicked by a bunch of high schoolers. Then he literally stepped in dog shit, as seen in the photo above. Puget Sound Anarchists offered a more thorough reportback here.

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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.

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