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October 28

This Week in Fascism #33: The Fash Shall Fall Again

Welcome, fellow antifascists!

This week, we’ve got doxxes of Identity Evropa, Identity Dixie, and a Proud Boy whose pseudonym was, like a bargain-priced Riddler, his last name backwards. Plus, a Patriot Prayer associate gets flyered in Portland, and how you can support an antifascist prisoner of the state.

Without further ado, let’s begin!

News

Jennifer “Respect Our Laws” Harrison of Arizona Patriots Arrested on Suspicion of Identity Theft

Leader of the AZ Patriots, a group linked to white nationalists like Antonio Foreman and acts of racist vandalism and harassment, has been arrested on suspicion of identity theft.

As AZ Central wrote:

Jennifer M. Harrison, 42, was booked into jail by Surprise police on Oct. 24 on one count of taking the identity of another, a Class 4 felony, said Sgt. Bryant Vanegas, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The charge is commonly used to prosecute undocumented immigrants who use a fictitious name or someone’s identity to obtain a job in Arizona. But in this case, Harrison is accused of taking “the identity of another by accessing an elderly victim’s hotel points,” according to a probable cause statement. Police allege she did this on Sept. 30 to make a hotel reservation in Northern California to attend a rock music festival, the statement says.

Doxxes

Augustus Invictus Doxxes Former Neo-Nazi Friends; They Retaliate Against Him for Having “Non-White” Children

Professional loser and washed up lawyer Augustus Invictus, also known by his non-LARP name, Austin Gillespie, a former Proud Boy leader and one of the scheduled speakers at Unite the Right, has doxxed three of his former minions who have retaliated against him for having “non-white children.”

According to Eyes on the Right:

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel on October 22, titled “Public Service Announcement: On Traitors & Treason,” Invictus spent half an hour railing against a small group of white supremacists he claims betrayed him and his allies. He named three of these supposed “traitors” as “Underwater Alex Jones,” “Adam,” and “Drengr” — two of whom, he says, were connected to his quixotic presidential campaign.

All three, Invictus claimed, had attacked him and his family online for two months. This included “posting pictures of my fuckin’ kids, talkin’ shit about ’em on livestreams, Twitter, everywhere.” Invictus added that it “wouldn’t matter so much if it were just random people on the Internet talking shit,” and that if the problem were just limited to people attacking him and his family he might not have retaliated.

Instead, toward the end of the broadcast, Invictus announced that he would retaliate in kind by giving out the men’s real names, and proceeded to do so. (The identities of Drengr, Underwater Alex Jones, and Adam of Top Kek Studios have not been independently verified.) Invictus instructed all three to “disappear” and leave the movement forever.

Both Dino and Peezy complained that the public nature of the feud would provide more “ammo” to their “enemies.”

Augustus Invictus is a rapist, white nationalist, scum fuck loser – and he deserves the Alt-Right trolls that “flock” to him in extremely low numbers only to then turn on him. Pass the popcorn, comrade.

Nathan Petri, of Shawano, Wisconsin, Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement

Panic! in the Discord exposed Nathan Petri, of Shawnroo, Wisconsin, as a member of white nationalist group the American Identity Movement (AmIM) this week.

In the leaked Discord chats, Petri used the pseudonym NIMP, where he only made four posts, one of them being a link to his PayPal account under his real name, begging the other members to give him money.

In addition to Identity Evropa, Petri also appears to have been active in the Shawano County GOP, for which he contributed a 2016 article detailing the perspective of a first-time voter.

Owen Clay Caldwell, of Cincinnati, Ohio, White Nationalist

Making Pals Online exposed Owen Clay Caldwell, of Cincinnati, Ohio, as a white nationalist and likely member of Identity Dixie.

Using the Twitter handle @activism_now, Caldwell posted racist and antisemitic propaganda.

Jeremy Bertino, Proud Boy in Charlotte, North Carolina

Jeremy Bertino, of Locust, North Carolina, was exposed as a Proud Boy this week after rallying in Pittsboro, North Carolina. At the rally, he crossed the street to make homophobic comments to protesters, while wearing a t-shirt that read “Pinochet Did Nothing Wrong.” The slogan is a reference to Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean dictator arrested in 1998 for the infamous Caravan of Death murders, the extralegal killing of nearly 100 of Pinochet’s political enemies.

The Proud Boys were designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in early 2018. Researcher Samantha Kutner’s Proud Boys Incident map shows over 130 violent incidents involving the Proud Boys since the 2016 founding of the group, including the October 2018 attack on protesters outside the Metropolitan GOP Club for which Proud Boys John Kinsman and Maxwell Hare were recently sentenced to four years in prison.

In September, North Stanly High School was forced to cancel a football game due to security concerns after Bertino and fellow Proud Boy Jay Thaxton (also present at the Pittsboro rally) protested the administration’s warning the cheerleader squad not to pose with a Trump sign in their official cheer squad uniforms.

Bertino used the pseudonym “Jeremy Onitreb” (his last name backwards) when speaking to media outlets on the issue.

James Patrick Shillinglaw, Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement, Jamestown, North Carolina

Asheville Anti-Racism exposed James Patrick Shillinglaw, of Jamestown, North Carolina, as a member of white nationalist group Identity Evropa, recently renamed the American Identity Movement.

In November 2013, Shillinglaw was arrested on a charge of Aggrevated Child Abuse for allegedly beating and choking a minor.

In 2017, Shillinglaw attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a member of the neo-Confederate League of the South.

He has also attended Pittsboro, North Carolina rallies in support of a Confederate monument alongside members of the Proud Boys and assorted neo-Confederate groups like the Hiwaymen and the Virginia Flaggers.

Actions

Marking One Year Anniversary of the Tree of Life Massacre

Posters from the Torch antifascist network have been going up across the country to memorialize the one year anniversary of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue.

Protests Continue Against Neo-Confederates in North Carolina

Anti-racists continue to mobilize in North Carolina against neo-Confederate and white nationalist groups, with this weekend seeing two more arrests on the anti-racist side. Proud Boys, members of League of the South, and others rallied with Confederate flags across the street from a middle school, with anti-racists gathering to oppose them. Both of those arrested have been bailed out. Support them by donating here.

Neighborhood of Patriot Prayer Associate Flyered

Activists flyered the neighborhood of Gregory Isaacson, an associate of Patriot Prayer this week, to warn his neighbors about his violent far-right ties.

As documented by Rose City Antifa, Isaacson is a Holocaust denier who frequently attends violent events hosted by Patriot Prayer.

Isaacson is currently employed as a manager at the Portland Parks & Recreation department. You can tweet to them @PDXParksandRec.

Call to Action

Support Incarcerated Antifascist David Campbell

Antifascist David Campbell was recently sentenced to 18 months in prison after a brawl left an intoxicated member of the alt-right unconscious.

His supporters have launched a website with instructions on how to support David during his incarceration. Featured are instructions on writing to him, sending packages, a book list of desired texts, and a donation page.

If you don’t feel comfortable using your legal name to communicate with books or packages, please consider making a donation or sharing his donation page via your social media. All donations will be given to David’s commissary or used to cover the cost of mailing him packages.

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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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