Filed under: This Week in Fascism
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!
“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.
Daniel "Jack Corbin" McMahon aka Pale Horse the 'Antifa Hunter,' has been arrested. McHahon spent years threatening antifascists with violence, however, seems he was arrested for making threats against someone running for public office in Charlottesville. https://t.co/lsLQ5brQsm pic.twitter.com/v0y4S0Mbsl
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) September 18, 2019
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.
Antifascists mailed + distributed flyers to the neighbors of unhinged fascist Daniel "Jack Corbin" McMahon, famous for his online relationship with the neo-Nazi Pittsburgh synagogue shooter and harassing anti-racist organizers + students in #NorthCarolina. https://t.co/8TcQPQRVZA pic.twitter.com/gIrI0MyiCB
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) February 4, 2019
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.
Suspected #Pittsburgh shooter shown here on "Gab" talking to "Jack Corbin," who in recent months has worked with far-Right websites to doxx antifascists opposed to the violence and murder Corbin promotes and #PittsburghSynagogue killer carried out. (H/T @socialistdogmom) pic.twitter.com/RRKddboCPe
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) October 27, 2018
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
After a year of student organizing—including a Never Again march this past summer—Johns Hopkins University has announced it is ending its contracts with ICE. Holding our institutions accountable works. #nobusinesswithICEhttps://t.co/qtt6p64TK4
— ✡️ Never Again Action ✡️ (@NeverAgainActn) September 19, 2019
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.
Ann Coulter just retweeted one of the most notorious, repeatedly banned, and openly Nazi trolls on Twitter, y'all pic.twitter.com/puqj4pTh0f
— Gwen Snyder is uncivil (@gwensnyderPHL) September 23, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019: Sean-Michael David Scott exposed as Proud Boy, Antisemitic Propagandist
NEW! This article exposes Sean-Michael David Scott as a dangerous anti-Semite. In addition to organizing with the Proud Boys, Sean is a frequent contributer to some of the darkest Nazi chat groups on Telegram. https://t.co/pHOW85FjGm pic.twitter.com/0ronj2wGx2
— WANaziWatch (@WANaziWatch) September 16, 2019
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
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
— Abolish ICE Detroit (@abolishice313) September 17, 2019
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.
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
🎶another one bites the dust🎵 pic.twitter.com/psD5l2RJLL
— Gwen Snyder is uncivil (@gwensnyderPHL) September 20, 2019
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.
White supremacist outlet American Renaissance has been banned from payment processor @Square.
— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) September 23, 2019
Proud Boys Zac Staggs Attempts to Infiltrate Bloc, Gets Ass Kicked, Literally Steps in Dog Shit at High School Climate Strike
Today, Seattle Proud Boy Zac Staggs attempted to infiltrate the #ClimateStrike march in black bloc gear, but was reportedly identified immediately under his mask and got beat up… at an event organized by high schoolers. pic.twitter.com/Ly6edQ1Goz
— Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club (@PugetSoundJBGC) September 20, 2019
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.