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Welcome, fellow antifascists! This week, we’ve got the Proud Boys hanging an antisemitic banner near an Orthodox Community, the usual crop of doxxes, and Proud Boy Joe Biggs getting banned from Facebook!
Without further ado, let’s begin!
Proud Boys Hang Antisemitic Banner Near Orthodox Jewish Neighborhood
1/ After their failed fascist rally on Saturday, the Proud Boys hung three banners along NYC highways.
Let's talk about the dogwhistle antisemitism in this one, which was hung near an Orthodox Jewish community.
It repeats an old conspiracy theory about Jews and pedophiles. pic.twitter.com/No3GAGpus3
— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) November 18, 2019
Following the failed #FreeTheBoys rally on Saturday, November 17th, the Proud Boys hung a banner outside an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood insinuating that Mark Dwyer, the judge who sentenced Proud Boys Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman to four years each for their role in an attack on protesters in October 2018, had given special treatment to a rabbi convicted of sexual abuse.
While the Proud Boys have claimed that they’re not anti-Semites, conspiracy theories linking the Jewish community to pedophilia have historically been a cornerstone of anti-Semitic propaganda. Der Sturmer, a Nazi Germany tabloid, routinely publicized details of sex crimes committed by Jewish men, often wholly invented, to stigmatize the Jewish community.
In 2017, Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes created a video for Rebel Media entitled “10 Things I Hate About Jews” that was shared by the Daily Stormer and David Duke.
The banner was quickly taken down and later burned by local antifascists.
All You Fascists Bound To Lose
— New York City Antifa (@NYCAntifa) November 21, 2019
British Teenager Convicted of Planning Anti-Semitic Terror Attacks
A teenage neo-Nazi has been convicted of planning terror attacks as part of what he believed was an upcoming "race war"
The 16-year-old boy had plans to firebomb synagogues in Durham area and searched for targets
He had also written his own manifesto https://t.co/uv8z3X3MT7
— Lizzie Dearden (@lizziedearden) November 20, 2019
A 16-year-old British boy in Durham (UK) planned to bomb local synagogues and had already written a manifesto for distribution. Though he claimed that he had only indicated that he was planning the attacks for “shock value,” he was convicted of all six terror offenses with which he was charged.
Court documents appear to indicate that the boy was radicalized online, and spent time on both the Iron March and Fascist Forge forums.
Atomwaffen Member Sentenced to Two Years of Probation
NEWS: Brian Patrick Baynes, a member of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, was sentenced today in Virginia federal court to two years of probation after pleading guilty to a felony weapons charge. pic.twitter.com/DRP6db4rdS
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) November 22, 2019
Brian Patrick Baynes, a member of the Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group linked to eight murders, was sentenced in court to two years of probation. As part of his plea agreement, Baynes is prohibited from owning firearms and “material that reflects extremist or terroristic views.”
Lucas Martin, Neo-Nazi in Lone Tree, Colorado
Say hello to:
Lucas Martin: Hitler Fanboy and "Name the Nose CO" Tour Participant
— Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists (@COSAntiFascists) November 10, 2019
Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists exposed Lucas Martin, a neo-Nazi in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Along with members of the Proud Boys and the neo-Nazi Goyim Defense League, Martin participated in the ongoing harassment of performers and audience members of the all-ages drag shows hosted at Mile High Comics in Denver, Colorado.
Martin frequently posts neo-Nazi imagery on his social media accounts, including Nazi Sonnenrads, and the phrase “White power.”
He currently works at King Soopers on South Holly Street in Centennial, Colorado. His supervisors are Bryan Burkey and Susan George, and can be reached via email:
Parker Dane Murphy, Student at Texas A&M, Member of Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement
Meet Parker Dane Murphree, the Lifting 🏋️♀️ Nazi of @TAMU.
— jocko (@jockosmodernlyf) November 19, 2019
Parker Dane Murphree, a student at Texas A&M, was exposed this week as a member of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, now known as the American Identity Movement.
In the group’s chats, Murphree used alias Gerald Cunningham, where he posted racist and misogynistic comments, and pictures of him participating in a propaganda photo shoot with other members.
Texas Fash Finder has asked that people contact the Texas A&M Student Conduct Office by calling 979-847-7272.
William Strom Spigner, of Rainsville, Alabama, Iron March Member
CW for slurs, etc.
Today we're releasing information on #IronMarch user "NewWorld," AKA William Strom Spigner, of Rainsville, Alabama. This is a disheartening one, as the time of his posting he was 17. He graduated this year from Plainview High School.https://t.co/zqfmoYJ20i
— Haleyville Anti-Rapist/Anti-Fascist Action (@Haleyville_ARA) November 23, 2019
Haleyville Anti-Rapist/Anti-Fascist Action identified William Strom Spigner, of Rainsville, Alabama, as a member of the neo-Nazi Iron March forum.
On the forum, Spigner used the name NewWorld, where as a 17-year-old high school Senior, he posted statements like “I hate k***s and n*****s.”
Thomas Bauder, Iron March Member in Erie, Pennsylvania
Meet Thomas Bauder: Erie, Pennsylvania Neo-Nazi on Iron March. He got his daddy to get him out of charges for posting Neo-Nazi flyers, but will he escape assault charges for beating up a man his girlfriend cheated on him with? #IronMarchhttps://t.co/cKXofhxcW6 pic.twitter.com/dzY9KddRdx
— Panic! in the Discord (@discord__panic) November 24, 2019
Thomas Bauder, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was exposed as a member of the neo-Nazi Iron March forums this week.
Proud Boy Joe Biggs Banned Again from Facebook
Banned Proud Boy Joe Biggs (aka Richard Biggs, aka Randy, aka Karen Biggs) had account up today but looks like it’s gone now. pic.twitter.com/DKwtDQq9HP
— Harry Flashman (@TVeye1970) November 23, 2019
Proud Boy Joe Biggs was again banned from Facebook this week, after setting up two new accounts, under the aliases “Richard Biggs” and “Randy Biggs.”
Biggs organized a Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, in August, where Proud Boys Chairman was caught on camera admitting that the point of these rallies was to waste taxpayer money in liberal cities.
On his page, Biggs described himself as “anti-TPUSA,” a nod it seems to the white nationalist “Groyper” movement, headed by Nick Fuentes, who marched in Charlottesville at Unite the Right.
Pittsboro Confederate Monument Comes Down; Pitiful Neo-Confederate Rally Drowned Out
— Silent Sam I Am (@SilentSamIAm) November 24, 2019
Last week, the Pittsboro, NC Confederate statue at the center of ongoing anti-racist mobilization in the region, came down, removed by the city in the dead of night, after months of intense community organizing. In response, local anti-racist groups called for a rally over the weekend, knowing that neo-Confederate and white nationalist groups would mobilize. However, on Saturday, the pro-Confederate side was largely rained out and low energy, drowned out by a larger anti-racist mobilization.
This monument is history! pic.twitter.com/9V7xBK4ZC4
— Silent Sam I Am (@SilentSamIAm) November 23, 2019
One person on social media wrote: “It was a sad, rainy day for Confederates in Pittsboro with no statue and no giant flag. And then anti-racists took over the square to have a dance party.” On November 24th, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place on the same area where the Confederate statue once stood without any controversy.
It was a sad, rainy day for Confederates in Pittsboro with no statue and no giant flag. And then anti-racists took over the square to have a dance party. pic.twitter.com/IzKXGlhbzY
— Anthony Crider (@acrider) November 23, 2019
League of the South and ACTBAC Shows up to Anti-ICE Protest in Alamance County, NC
Members of ACTBAC and League of the South stood behind bars jeering at those protesting the racism of the ICE program, which is odd given how often they claim their own Confederate flag rallies are about heritage not hate. pic.twitter.com/KV3mcYQSQw
— Anthony Crider (@acrider) November 25, 2019
Several members of the neo-Confederate and white nationalist group, League of the South (LoS) showed up to counter a several hundred strong anti-ICE mobilization in Alamance County, NC. Anti-ICE protesters shut down the street in front of the sheriff’s office to call for the abolition of ICE. LoS members were joined by Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County (ACTBAC), which has claimed in the past that they do not work with white nationalists.
— Silent Sam I Am (@SilentSamIAm) November 25, 2019