Taken from Anti-Racist Action Network website:
As One People’s Project has reported (as well as Philly.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer) Keystone State Skinheads (KSS) associate Vincent Pellegrino died on the morning of May 20th while fleeing the scene after sexually assaulting a woman in the 2600 Block of Collins Street.
Pellegrino crashed the car, which belonged to the woman he assaulted, into a wall along Westmoreland street and was pronounced dead at the scene minutes later. It is unknown whether he lost control of the car or intentionally crashed.
KSS (also known as Keystone United) had been trying desperately to fix their brand in recent years, changing between the two names frequently, and claiming in interviews that their acts of violence are all in the past. They would have us believe that these days they are just concerned nationalists. This incident demonstrates once again that KSS members and supporters are the scum of the earth, and no amount of careful media planning or timid behavior in public will make people forget this.
The Pellegrino brothers are both listed on the 6400 Block of Ditman street, only a few blocks from KSS members Patricia and Bryan Vanagaitis. Nunzio was the KSS supporter who recently attended a rally against Russian intervention in Ukraine. KSS members and other Neo-Nazis are lamenting Pellegrino’s death on social media and making absolutely no mention of the assault.
Rape and sexual assault are a global crisis. As much as we would love to blame it on Fascism, rapists (overwhelmingly but not always male) will claim to follow all sorts of political ideologies. What we can confidently say is that Fascism is and always has been a sexist and anti-woman movement.
“Woman’s world is her husband, her family, her children and her home. We do not find it right when she presses into the world of men.” – Adolph Hitler
Fuck you, Hitler.
Antifascists must support reproductive freedom, personal autonomy, an end to rape and rape culture, and oppose patriarchy and sexism. If we ignore those things in favor of making alliances with sexists who may be Anti-Nazi, we doom our movement to destroy itself with toxic people, as happens within Fascist movements routinely.
By now most of you have heard about the Misogynist murder spree of Elliott Rodgers, a so-called “nice guy” who was in reality a murderous sexist and racist to boot. Rodgers felt entitled to murder women for the “crime” of not wanting to sleep with him. He lamented online about how he couldn’t compete sexually with “inferior” black men. He had weapons and choose to turn them against unsuspecting young women because he felt entitled to do so.
Philly Antifa believe that we can live in a world without men like Elliott Rodgers and Vincent Pellegrino. That racism, sexism and hetero-patriarchy were concepts not borne from nature but intentionally engineered into our social and religious institutions as forms of control that have since become “tradition” or “just the way it is.” The fights against those evils are all unique and require different analysis and tactics, but they will either all be won or all be lost.
Taken from One Peoples Project:
One People’s Project
OVERLAND PARK, KS – The shooter that shot and killed three persons at a Jewish community center and a retirement home a mile away has been identified as veteran white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller, who once ran a white supremacist paramilitary operation before he turned FBI informant and in recent years had been seen posting regularly on a white supremacist website forum, where his last post was to note that he had spoken yesterday to Craig Cobb the white supremacist who attempted to take over a small town in North Dakota last year.
While police have not publicly named the suspect in the shootings, his picture was shot as he was taken into custody and was spread throughout several media outlets. Several postings on the Vanguard News Network VNN) forum confirmed it was indeed Miller, who also is known as Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr.
Miller was a major player in the 1980s white supremacist scene, organizing a parimilitary Klan outfit based in North Carolina called the White Patriot Party (WPP) using $200,000 stolen from armored trucks by the neo-Nazi terrorist group the Order, according to Miller himself during his testimony during a 1988 sedition trial in Arkansas. The WPP collapsed after he violated an injunction against paramilitary activity and was convicted of threatening Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was imprisoned for three years before being released in 1990. He was branded as a traitor for turning informant and went underground, but in recent years Miller was more of an internet presence posting as “Rounder” on the VNN forum. He also maintained a website which has videos and writings he authored. He also attempted to run for congress with the support of VNN. Another longtime white supremacist, Ron Doggett, who was a Unit leader in the WPP, supported his 2010 run.
His last VNN posting about Craig Cobb was one of several in recent weeks where he indicated he was in close contact with the white supremacist who attempted to create a white’s only enclave in Leith, ND before his arrest on terroristic threats. “Sounded confident and healthy. His PSI is completed, in the hands of his attorney, and next hearing (release hearing presumeably) is 29 April,” Miller said of Cobb, who is awaiting sentencing after agreeing to plead guilty to five misdemeanors and one felony. Cobb was in nearby Kansas City on Nov. 9 for a National Socialist Movement rally.
It has also been learned that two of the persons that Miller is alleged to have killed were Methodists.
Antifa Philadelphia would like to send our condolences to those directly affected by these murders. To the rest of us, let this remind us that no matter how many layers of coded talk (“white rights,” “racialism,” “seperatism” etc.) they cover themselves with these are the same type of scum who killed 6 in Wisconson, 5 in Greensboro, 69 Oslo and millions upon millions in Europe. We will never surrender.
Eternal War on the Hitler Youth, and their old men too.
Taken from One People’s Project:
EVESHAM TWP, NJ–Neo-Nazi Owen Carr, who as a member of the Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS) was one of the organizers of a white power concert in Atlantic City last summer died Tuesday of an apparent drug overdose, according to sources. He was 38.
While little details have been revealed, word of mouth and a Facebook posting since removed noted that Carr, who has had a long history of drug abuse, suffered the overdose sometime Tuesday evening. Friends have been posting tributes to him on his Facebook page over the past 24 hours. Carr has written in posts dating back to October 16, 2012 that even his mother was concerned about a drug problem, even writing him a letter about those concerns. “(S)omeone tell me am I in a Suicidal Tendencies video or on an episode of (I)ntervention?!?!” he joked as he referenced a line from the Suicidal Tendencies song “Institutionalized”. “Just get me a pepsi with ice ma!!!!”
TOGETHER AGAIN: Carr, left, with Atlantic City “Skinheads” Founder Brian Bradley who in 2011 was removed from our presence courtesy of a lightning bolt while he worked construction on the Revel Casino.
Carr, a longtime ACS member, was a supporter of far right/racist causes but seldom if at all participated in political rallies and other events, although he associated regularly with Philadelphia area neo-Nazi. He would often be seen at Philadelphia area punk and metal shows. On August 10, he was one of the main promoters, along with Aggravated Assault/Chaos 88 lead singer Warren Meicke of a white power concert at Le Grande Fromage in Atlantic City that brought out well-known hate bands such as No Remorse and Max Resist.
On January 11, Carr was arrested in a domestic violence incident that involved the mother of his two children. At press time it is not known what the case outcome had been. Carr leaves behind a son and daughter.
Every time one of these life-long boneheads from Atlantic City Skins dies the world looks a little brighter. No crew so embodies how much of a dead end being White Power is like ACS. What legacy does this guy leave behind except some police reports revealing that he failed as much at being a partner and father as he did at being a human being? We know Nazis read this blog. We hope this serves as a cautionary tale. You don’t want people like us celebrating your death. Give that shit up now or destroy yourself like Owen did. There is no future for fascism in Philadelphia or anywhere else.
Always Watching, Always Ready, Always Antifascist.
UPDATE: Added a few pics and names of those in attendance; also One Peoples Project has a report back with more pics and a video.
After last years embarrassing display, expectations were super low for the Keystone State “Skinheads” annual event in Philadelphia, the Leif Ericson Day celebration. But somehow those boneheads managed to underwhelm us.
About 20 neo-Nazis rallied for less than 10 minutes over an hour late by the statue of a guy who is NOT Leif Ericson. Well, not RIGHT by the statue, as their rally location had been occupied by around 15 Philly Anitfa. They went on to make unintelligible speeches on a megaphone about the plight of “White Europeans.” Well, they might have been more intelligible if Antifacists weren’t shouting them down with chants of “THIS IS OUR COMMUNITY – NAZIS OUT” and “DEATH, DEATH, DEATH TO THE NAZIS – POWER, POWER, POWER TO THE PEOPLE” as well as general heckling and insults. It wasn’t long before they had clearly had enough and packed up their side show and headed back to their cars under police protection.
There appeared to be primarily three groups represented at the celebration. KSS, The American Third Position Party, and The Hated Skins.
Some Nazis in attendance included:
Philly PD was on hand to protect the Nazis, as has become tradition. Some leaflets were handed out during the brief event explaining to those passing by in Fairmount Park what the affiliations and motivations of the two groups were, as KSS has increasingly attempted to whitewash their image in recent years. Many people in the park were participating or attending the Navy regata there today, but expressed their solidarity with our militant position against fascist organizing.
Events like this seem innocuous enough, but they present an opportunity for KSS to recruit and openly organize in Philadelphia, as well as aid in their attempts to distract attention from their more obviously vile endeavors, like the White Power concert they organized recently in rural PA. Opposing Fascist attempts to organize or gain footholds in our city is paramount to keeping them marginalized and ineffective.
See you next year,
Ok, the bad news first.
As reported by One People’s Project, KSS was able to put on their White Power show in Lebanon, PA. This is (at least) the fourth time the same volunteer fire department has hosted an event by KSS in the past several years. Word is out in Lebanon, so let’s hope some local people mobilize against them for this.
Now, the good news.
The Tinley Park 5 Benefit was a big success. Thanks to everyone for coming out and helping us raise about 500 dollars for the TP5. This doesn’t even scratch the surface of their bails, but it will make their time in jail a lot more tolerable by allowing them access to better food and the ability to make phone calls.
There was some unwanted attention from Philly PD early in the evening. Apparently the cops were there to “protect us” because of some “threats” against the show. Thanks but no thanks. Anyway, the threats never materialized and the show went off without a hitch.
Special thanks to all the groups that tabled the show and especially all the bands that played. Check out this video of Erik Petersen covering Chumbawamba’s “The Day The Nazi Died,” a favorite of us here at Philly Antifa.
Again coming from OPP:
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—A Sept. 16 benefit event at the Golden Nugget Casino that promoters said was to raise money for the families of injured and fallen workers, but was done in the name of the late founder of the largest and most violent neo-Nazi gangs in the state has been canceled.
“Sorry to have to announce this event will not be happening,” Butch Bradley, a stand up comedian and brother of Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS) founder Bryan Bradley posted on the Facebook page he set up for the event which was to benefit The Bryan P. Bradley Foundation for Fallen and Injured Workers. “Too many schedule conflicts in order to do this right I’m going to have to take more time. Thank you all for your support and understanding.”
Despite attempts to blame the cancellation on “scheduling conflicts,” the announcement to cancel came after several attempts by Butch Bradley to get OPP to take down their articles about his brother and the event, and there has been no word about a rescheduled event.
So, all in all, not a bad week to be Antifa.
Coming right on the heels of their beating at Champs in Trenton recently (see below), Atlantic city nazis Jack Warren and Kenny Souder were given another disappointment this week after Philly Antifa found out their other band “The Hard Way” was booked to play a battle of the bands at Sweeny’s saloon tonight.
It only took a tip to the owners of the bar and the people booking the show to get them removed. Apparently the video of Souder performing with the band “Chaos 88” alongside longtime Atlantic City “Skinheads” member Warren Mieckle while Warren sang along and guarded the band was enough evidence of their associations. After confirming what they were told was true, the owner of Sweeny’s promised that “The Hard Way” would be allowed neither to play nor even “enter the door” of the bar.
Warren and Souder are members of ACS, despite recent claims to be apolitical scumfucks, which is the refuge of all cowardly boneheads when confronted with their affiliations/activities. Warren even sports a tattoo of the ACS logo on his arm. And as any real (Anti-Racist) skinhead will tell you, you DO NOT get a crews’ tattoo without being in that crew. Especially a crew as violent and unstable as ACS.