Reported by One People’s Project:
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Ever since the neo-Nazi founder and leader of New Jersey’s largest and most violent neo-Nazi street gang was struck and killed by a bolt of lightning last year while working as a construction worker on the new Revel Casino, his old gang has been attempting to benefit from the lack of attention to his history by the local media, politicians and even some of the leaders of the union he was a member of. Now his widow, herself a longtime association of the crew he led, and his brother are planning an event next month at one of the city’s casinos purporting to benefit a foundation in his name.
On Sept 16 at the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel, stand-up comedian Butch Bradley, who is a regular on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has appeared on other programs such as Grounded for Life and the Jamie Kennedy Experiment, and his brother Bryan’s widow Carmen plan a benefit for what is called “The Bryan P. Bradley Foundation for Fallen and Injured Workers”. According to Butch’s post on the Facebook Page for the event – which is not able to be seen by all visitors – They plan to make this an annual event. “This event is going to be one of the biggest and best shows put on every year!” he wrote. “It will be a mixture of Live Music and stand-up comedy.”
The show will be a year and a day since Bryan Bradley was killed during a lightning strike that injured two of his co-workers, who along with his widow have since filed a lawsuit against their employers. The Revel Casino, which he was working on at the time of his death, opened in April 2012. Bradley is best known as the head of Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS), a neo-Nazi street gang he founded in the late 80s. They eventually became a well-known hate crew in New Jersey and the state’s largest. A number of hate rock bands have emerged from their ranks, such as the Voice, Call the Paramedics, Aggravated Assault and Chaos 88, the last two led by ACS founding member Warren Meickle. In the early days, the organization had a close association with the Hammerskin Nation (HSN), putting out patches in tribute to Nordic Thunder’s lead singer and Hammerskin Joe Rowan, who was killed in a fight with black youths in a Racine, Wisconsin convenience store in 1994. HSN has been in the news after Wade Mitchell Page, a Hammerskin member who played in several Hammerskin bands, including Blue Eyed Devils which formed out of remnants of Nordic Thunder, went on a shooting spree in a Sikh Temple that killed six people in Wisconsin last month. The patch featured the ACS logo of the Celtic Cross with five human skulls at its base.
For it’s part, ACS has also engaged in brutal violence and murder in its over twenty year history, most notably in 2005, when one of its associates Walter Dille, carjacked and killed a black woman as she sat outside a movie theatre in her car in Atlantic City. He is now serving a life sentence for the murder.
In the year since Bradley’s death, very little if at all is mentioned in the media of Bradley’s legacy. Instead he has been painted as a wrong victim and somewhat martyr for the working class. In April, Bradley’s name was added to a monument at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City which features the names of those who were killed in the workplace, with a ceremony that included state senators and union members, including Senator Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic) and State Assemblyman and John Amodeo, R-Atlantic. It is not certain if the Senator and Assemblyman knew of Bradley prior to the ceremony.
So who the fuck are ACS?
The Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS) are a bonehead crew centered between Atlantic City and Philadelphia that have been hanging around since (depending on who you ask) somewhere between 1988 and 1992.
ACS has not been politically active for most of their history. They participated in a KKK demonstration in Elkton, MD early on in their history, but for the past 20 years or so have mostly been a social group. This, however, has not prevented them from being extremely dangerous.
In 1995 AC Skin Christopher Crumb was convicted of murdering an elderly disabled black man in a lot behind the Chelsea Pub in Atlantic City, a longtime hangout for the gang.
In 1999 former AC Skin Dennis Lurty, Jr. and his father were both arrested for weapons charges. Lurty Jr. was on probation for a racist attack several years earlier and was give 7 years for the violation. His father received probation.
In addition to Bradley (Deceased), Hudson and Mieckle:
Some other known members of ACS are:
ACS has been more active since the death of Bradley, having been spotted at shows in NJ and Philly in recent months.
That partnered with the event being planned in Atlantic City should be a wakeup call to all those opposed to Fascism to mobilize against these scumbags.
Taken from One People’s Project:
One People’s Project
HARRISBURG, PA, Aug. 13–One People’s Project, a Philadelhia-based watchdog group that monitors right wing groups and individuals, is alerting all possible venues in the Harrisburg, PA area that the neo-Nazi organization Keystone State “Skinheads” (KSS) host a concert there on Sept 8, 2012.
As has been the case with white supremacist events in general, KSS is keeping their concert location a secret. It is likely that they are using a different name or purpose for booking a venue to dupe them into hosting. Some of these promoters and bands have also in the past successfully encouraged local venues to focus more on the money they will make from such a show and ignore the politics.
It is recommended that these venues in the Harrisburg, PA area are particularly mindful of any bookings forSept. 8, in the event that this unwanted booking might be taking place.
One band booked to this show is Chaos 88, which is an Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS) band fronted by Warren Mieckle, pictured here:
For those who don’t remember, a few months back there was a brawl that broke out between several boneheads from Atlantic City “Skinheads” ACS and a few DRI fans that had gone to their show in trenton.
The initial report:
We at Philly Antifa recently came across a 1st person account of the melee posted on MetalUprising.com and thought our readers might find it amusing. Keep in mind there is now way to verify all or part of this account, but the person does seem to know Champs and Trenton fairly well:
This is what happened from my point of view for those who didnt see it…
So 2 of my band members work at this bar/venue as security for shows. I go and help them out and get in to shows for free and shit. I been doing it pretty much since I joined the band.
Well around 7-8pm tonight, My buddy tells me ACS is in the house and theyre rolling like 10 deep. I was like are we gonna roll them out like whats the deal? He was like let them play their set then we’ll just tell them to leave cause if not shit is gonna pop off. So once the fucking Nazi band started playing, their friends were in the pit knocking people out and shit on purpose and being dicks. They covered a scredriver song which is like the most well known nazi punk band. SO after they were done, the girl that books the shows went up to the singer and was like listen can yous just pack up and go or youre going to have trouble. The band didnt want any problems but their friends were the ones stirring shit up. Then a bunch of punk kids put on the jukebox a fuck nazi scum song and were like screaming it loud as fuck.
SO anyway, one of the nazis went up to a jewish dude and said fuck jews basicallly. Now where this bar is is in a very urban part of Trenton where you get all walks of life, Whites, blacks, mexicans, asians, and we all get along. SO thats when the young jawn busted through the door where the stage is and says theres a fight at the bar, my boys were across the room so i didnt have time to grab them, and when I got out there it was like a scene from a movie. pool balls pool sticks, bottles broken bottles, glasses were all being used as weapons and it was like 5 on 5. like the jewish dude, and 4 black guys against the nazis, one of the nazis grabbed a bottle and threw it acroos the room and hit the bar tender a white guy in the head causing him to bleed out and then one of the black dudes ran behind the bar grabbed a gallon of something and threw it and hit the dude in the back of the head. by this time i’m in the middle of it along with about 3 other people trying to break it up and just put my body in the way cause i dont want these assholes to kill eachother and get the spot shut down, our band does real good here, its like our spot.
SO anyway it was like 3 dudes trying to break up 10 dudes fighting, then the bartender who fucking got hit with a bottle busted out a bat and slammed it hard on the steel cooler jawn it was so loud everyone got quiet and he was like nazis get the fuck out. finally the nazis realized they were outnumbered and went outside, but didnt back down. I was holding the jewish dude back who was totally bugging out cause he got a broken nose and hit in the head with a bottle. it took alot for me to hold this dude back, but i kept him against the car just asking him to calm down take a walk with me whatever…. SO my boys come out and theyre like listen, we know who you are, just get the fuck out before you get stomped they were like alright just let us get our shit. SO the band was escorted by one of my friends in to get there shit… and we were outside for like a full 5 mins without any violence, just shit talk. and people holding other back and blah blah, finally, 3 of the black dudes got lose so i just let my guy go said fuck it, i thought i was going to see a good fight. Those pussy nazis got knocked out cold so fucking fast it was ridiculous. 2 black dudes went on the one, knocked him out, the jewish guy koncked out the other one, but he knocked him out and then continued to hit him until his face looked like a brain it was so mashed up his teeth went through his gums and were knocked out he hit him as hard as he could i would say like 15-20 times before my buddy thrw him off him, blood everywhere he was gurgling… the other dude was snoring, then they went after the big nazi who was running and fucked him up. I just watched in like shock i couldnt belive how quick it escalated to we’re leaving to dudes like dying on theground and shit.
finally the dudes were cool with retreated to the front of the building. I went out there and told them to dissapear cause the cops were prolly coming and made sure they were alright. I went inside and made sure all my friends and the girls were good. i went outside these 3 dudes were still unconcsious. like eyes rolled back in the head and everything, beat up bad, the jewish dude was still fighting and they finally got him off, they pulled their car up and peeled their unconcious friends who had been out a good 5 minutes off the ground, and fucking tried to run over the jewish dude but just hit his leg.
I went inside to wash my hands, i had blood spatter all over my fucking brand new MDk shirt. but it will wash out whatever. strangely the cops never showed. they show for like the smallest shit to. But supposedly since these dudes are ACS they wont involve cops and theyll just retaliate some how. Whatever, fucking they came there, looking for trouble and they got it bad, i thourhg they would be a little tougher, damn they went down quick. but tbh that was the worst fight I seen and I seen some bad onces, i mean that many people swingin around weapons, i’m lucky all i got was someone elses blood on me. glad me and my friends were ok…”
The same user then posted this gem from “the last time I heard of Nazis coming to a show.”
Reported by One Peoples Project:
MOOSIC, PA–An annual event that was to be held Saturday sponsored by an organization founded by a veteran neo-Nazi who last month became a Republican committeman in his county has been canceled by town officials after it was learned he lied on his application about his residency. The cancellation comes just days after it was learned a white power record label connected to the Hammerskin that shot and killed six persons in a Sikh temple on Sunday was promoting the event.
“I regret to inform you that the 3rd annual European American Heritage Celebration this Saturday has been canceled due to the borough of Moosic shutting the event down,” Ryan Wojtowicz of the European American Action Coalition (EAAC) wrote on the group’s Facebook page. “I want to personally apologize to everyone that planned to make it to this event. The borough of Moosic has violated our freedom of speech and our right to peacefully assemble – action WILL be taken against the borough for their discriminatory acts against the EAAC.”
According to Moosic Borough Council President Joseph Mercatili however, event organizer and EAAC founder Steve Smith claimed to live in Moosic by using the address of a friend of his girlfriend’s when he actually lives in nearby Pittston. The borough limits reserving use of the park and its pavilion for organized events to its residents.
The event had taken place in the park two years in a row without opposition, but after Wade Michael Page’s assault on a Sikh temple in Oak Park, WI when afterwards it was revealed that he was a musician that recorded for the neo-Nazi Label 56, it also was discovered that the record label was promoting the event in Moosic as well. Smith and Wojtowicz, both associates of the Keystone State “Skinheads” are also close to the owners of Label 56, who themselves run the Maryland “Skinheads”.
In June, Smith made news when he won an election with one vote – possibly his – to become a Republican Committeman in Luzerne County, PA. Luzerne County GOP chairman Terry Casey called Smith’s viewpoints “despicable,” but last month Kingston, PA attorney Bill Urbanski defeated Smith to become the new Chairman. And on his Facebook page Smith implied that he might be more receptive to him. “I questioned him about my situation and he seems to be a true pro-liberty conservative from the answer he gave me,” he wrote. “Terry Casey shot himself in the foot (with me anyway) when he sent out that absure press release about my election.”
The EAAC is actually a front group for 2 other Nazi organizations, The Keystone State Skinheads and the American 3rd Position Party of NJ and PA, who have been working together closely for several years. Those groups together organized last year’s “Leif Ericson Day Celebration” in Philadelphia that was crashed by Philly Antifa and some members of Occupy Philadelphia. They also sometimes operate under the banner of the “Council for Conservative Citizens,” another racist group.
Some members of the EEAC/A3P/KSS that were at Leif Ericson day, as well as past “European American Heritage” celebrations include:
From L to R: Ryan Wojitowicz, Jason Honeywell and Steve Smith.
As the article above states, this seems to be the result of recent media attention to Label 56, which is run by Richard Haught from the Maryland Skinheads (MDS). MDS’ website recently lapsed on it’s URL and the group’s activities have been limited to running label 56 in recent years.
For those of you who have not heard (which is unlikely), there was a racist terror attack by a bonehead (Nazi skinhead) on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin which left six people and said bonehead dead.
For more info:
One Peoples Project has a detailed report of Wade’s long history in WP groups and circles, including the Hammerskins. Wade was also a former soldier in the Army who had worked in their “Psychological Warfare” department.
End Apathy was signed to Label 56, a white-power label run my Maryland Skinheads member Clemie “Richard” Haught, pictured here:
End Apathy was featured at “Uprise 2010,” a bonehead music festival organized by Keystone State Skinheads, Maryland Skinheads and Label 56 that took place in Maryland in 2010.
Here is a thread on Stormfront started by a username called “End Apathy” discussing their plans to play the festival.
2010 appears to have been the last time Uprise was organized, indicating the decline of KSS/MDS in recent years.
UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Wade’s ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook, was arrested after an illegal gun was found in the home that they shared. She had moved out just a few weeks before the shooting.
Cook is or was an active member of Volksfront, another international bonehead organization.
Sometime over this past weekend one or more vandals targeted the mural of former Police Commissioner and Mayor Frank Rizzo in the Italian Market.
Paint was slattered above one of his eyes, and “Fascista” was spray painted across his chest.
We at Philly Antifa could not be happier about this.
As anyone who has spent any time in Philadelphia knows, Frank Rizzo was a racist, sexist, fascist piece of shit. He was involved in or responsible for, among other things, the beating and murders of several members of the MOVE organization, the raid on the Philadelphia headquarters of the black panthers, and the framing/railroading of Mumia Abu Jamal. These, and countless other incident of police murder/repression/brutality were the result of his policies as commissioner and mayor.
Despite (or because of) that, Rizzo enjoys a saintlike status among some Philadelphians. In addition to the mural on 9th street, there is a statue of Rizzo in center city.
Whoever put some truth on this image deserves a pat on the back.
This is a pretty good critique of the events in Tinley Park a few weeks ago.
About one month back 15-20 masked antifascists stormed a white supremacist meeting at the Ashford House restaurant in Tinley Park, IL with weapons in hand and not only brought the meeting to an immediate end, but out of the 12 white supremacists in attendance, 10 were injured, many were hospitalized, 2 were arrested and several were DOX’d after the action. 5 of the alleged attackers were also arrested and are currently fighting charges.
Different variations of anti-racist activists from liberal to militant have voiced their opinions of the action (some silently and some not so silently) in terms of the approach and the outcome. The obvious critics saying that ” it did nothing for the cause” and even some more militant anti-fascists have raised the question “was it worth it in the end?”. The purpose of this article is to critically analyze the approach used by anti-fascists on May 19th in Tinley Park and to show why we see this action (and others alike), although no better than some other tactics at achieving direct goals, as one of the more effective, in terms of the massive long term damage done to fascist organizing and spirit.
Other less dangerous, yet still militant, tactics, like the ones employed at the attack on the MCL cafeteria in Indiana during Irving’s 2011 tour, the smoke bombing at the Hitler birthday celebration in Lyons, IL in 2011, or other preemptive attacks on individual organizers, can very well achieve the same immediate end and should typically be seen as the go-to tactics , as they better allow you to remain anonymous and at a more safe reach from the fascists and the state. We must always attempt to minimize injuries on on our side as they can be extremely hurtful to the work we are doing. Staying safe is always extremely important but we must be realistic; simply doing this work, at any level, puts us in a precarious and often unsafe position. The danger of fascist organizing or individuals should be taken seriously, but here and there, a genuine show of strength, courage and brute force is necessary. Especially when numbers permit. We can not, and will not, always toss rocks over picket fences at one another. Whether we, as antifascists, can agree on that statement or not, the lasting impact that actions like the battle of York, Baltimore, the battle of Pemberton in 2011, the 2009 campaign against David Irving and In Tinley Park last month, leave in the hearts and minds of the fascists, as well as anti-fascists, is undeniable.
These type of actions do more than simply end an event or meeting. The attack at the Ashford house has driven fear and paranoia into the white supremacists scene, especially those in attendance. It drove potentially talented white supremacists organizers out of commission and set an example of what can happen to any space or business hosting these type of events. Aside from the immense damage it dealt to their side, for us, it was inspirational and sparked a massive interest in militant anti-fascist work. At last, it created a platform for us to express to more mainstream audiences why we believe using direct action to fight against the fascists is necessary as it forced many non-radical folks to look for answers to the questions that were causing them such cognitive dissonance.
Imagine, after months of planning, several anarchists in your area, some you may know and some you may not, sit down at a table in some neutral space to have a discussion. Then, within minutes, you become trapped in a room filled with 20 masked white supremacists wielding weapons and injuring 70% of the attendees at this event. What kind of effect do you think this would have on us? How many people would drop out of “anarchist organizing”? Would folks blame others for the lack of security or even make snitch or informant accusations. Would people feel comfortable to ever go to another event and would the topic at hand be overshadowed, or distracted from, by the immense need for self protection. How would this type of attack differ from say a protest or phone calls to our host space? Had the event been attacked the night before, the host may have pulled the plug, but with some hurdle jumping and a few phone calls could we potentially continue the discussion with at least a portion of the crowd, at some other place, at some other time in the not so distant future? All the tactics mentioned above should not be dismissed, nor should they be considered ineffective, weak or less glamorous, especially the latter, but at the same time, think of the tremendous long lasting damage this type of full frontal assault would have on us and our supporters mentally. The fear, the sense of defeat and the disempowerment.
Since the Ashford attack, the predictable came true; Not only has the finger pointing and snitch jacketing amongst white supremacists began, but the lead organizer has alleged her retirement from her short lived activist career as a direct result of antifa harassment. The discourse taking place amongst a large number of white supremacists on stormfront no longer revolved around offensive organizing of any kind, but were now defensive, and centered around how to deal with us and how to protect themselves, and as long as we do our job right, this pondering should continue.
Setting a precedent:
Aside from the lasting impression on white supremacist individuals, this attack sets a fine example of what type of consequences you can expect from hosting such events.The next time David Irving, or any other white supremacists speaker or organization, reserves a space, simply reminding them of Irving’s tour in 2009, in which Edelweiss restaurant was damaged and then sued for a half a million dollars , hotels were barged into, and attendees were stabbed, should be enough to make them think twice. If not, this very incident in Tinley Park, the alleged 15,000 dollars in damages, loss of customers and bad reputation, will surely do the trick. It is just another addition to the list of reasons of why you should not support fascist organizing.
The arrests on our side:
The down side to the Ashford attack was the arrests made. Only so much critique can be laid down here. If those arrested were actually involved, only those who attended know what led them to be arrested and how, if at all, it can have been avoided. However, from the look of things from an outside perspective, the fact that there wasn’t a public call to confront the white supremacists yet there were 20 antifas there, the fact that the secret hosting location was discovered and that according to media reports the attack lasted under a minute, it doesn’t seem to be a matter of bad planning or lack of pre-emptive thought.
We believe that the outcome, in terms of the arrests, shouldn’t necessarily have any difference on the way we view this approach unless we see these arrests as an essential characteristic of such an approach. Had no one got arrested would some of the more militant advocates still hold such criticisms over the tactic used? It is also important to remember that, although it is always our goal to evade capture, our immediate goal as antifascists is to attack fascist organizing and shut down organizations and events, and in that it did.. and then some! If someone feels that in this particular case, the arrests weren’t worth the damage done to fascist organizing, they are entitled to that opinion. This opinion may or may not be commonly shared or popular, but it should not necessarily reflect negatively on the approach universally as much as in this particular case.
Clandestine yet visible:
Being anarchist antifascists we recognize that the state and capitalism are just as undesirable as the fascism we fight and that the law actively seeks to render us ineffective, the same way we do to the fascists. That being said, sometimes visions of antifa crews that allow everyone and anyone to participate with no hesitation can be utopian and naive. Depending on a given antifa crews methods, this type of approach can be detrimental. This doesn’t mean that anti-fascism should be specialized or left to professionals. The difficulty within ARA and antifa work is just that; we want this war to be inclusive (or at least more visible and less specialized) yet we want it to be secure and impenetrable for those of us who participate. To a certain degree, this action met all standards; a quietly organized group of folks achieved an end, while also reaching out to several thousands of people not already involved in antifa work and said, “Do the damn thing, and this is how!”
If you look close enough, and stop waiting to read public call outs by fascists, you will realize that fascist organizing is happening quite often and generally in secret. If we constantly used the tactic used at Ashford house a great majority of us would likely burn out, or be in jail. It is not that we believe that arrests are unavoidable in this type of approach, but the visibility and large number of people engaging in illegal activity in a single area do make it a little harder to evade capture. Tactics we use should be dependent on the situation. Their numbers, the type of location, the type of group were dealing with and their organizational strategy etc. We should remain inventive and have multiple forms of attack. We should attempt to use tactics that better guarantee we will be around to fight another day
It is absolutely important when you start doing antifascists work to strategize. Analyze what is happening around you and what you think might work best in your situation. But only so much strategy can be developed without action. Spending far too long strategizing, fearing and remaining in a defensive mindset without action will get you nowhere. We must instigate. They hide from us, not the other way around. The best way to further develop your strategy is to create action and document your experience.
Be smart, and be secure, but be fearless fucking tigers. Some of them are willing to go the distance..are we?
Mad solidarity to the Tinley Park 5 and all those fighting against the state, capitalism and the fascists!
Their world is shit and our dreams are beautiful!
Reported by One People’s Project:
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Two reputed members of Aryan Nations remain in jail today following their arrests stemming from the maiming of a reputed member of the Aryan Terror Brigade and associate of Keystone State “Skinheads” that left him blinded with his eyes literally ripped from his skull.
Stephen Masten, 29, and Frank Casiano, 28, appeared in court June 12 for a preliminary hearing on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault burglary and others. They were arrested May 22, just over two weeks after the brutal assault of David Phillips, 43 during a home invasion.
According to police reports, Phillips was home at 5928 Shisler St. when two men he identified as his “Aryan brothers” kicked his front door down and attacked him with sticks and blackjacks in his bedroom. The report notes Casiano reportedly telling Phillips “We’re gonna take all your shit and your CDs” and both suspects reportedly telling him they were going to kill him, to which he replied, “No, you’re dead!”
During the assault, Phillips told police that Masten gouged his eyes out and was later able to rip them from their sockets. He heard Masten tell Casiano, “His eyeballs popped out, I killed that bastard!” Before he passed out, Phillips heard Casiano say, “Good, kill him good!” When he woke the pair were gone and he felt his way around to a neighbor who contacted police. He was later transported to Wills Eye Hospital in downtown Philadelphia. Phillips is now blind and was stabbed in the head and face several times.
|Keystone State “Skinheads” associate Joe Phy, left, with Phillips. This picture was taken before the assault.|
According to the report, Phillips told police that Masten was angry that Phillips tried to take his girlfriend to a neo-Nazi event while he was in jail for theft. He was released on parole just two weeks before the assault. A person police identified as “Witness #1” said that both Masten and Casiano, who also goes by the name “Frank Cassidy”, are members of Aryan Nations, but there are several factions using the Aryan Nations name and it is not known which one they may belong to. Phillips was identified as a member of Aryan Terror Brigade (ATB), who’s leader Josh Steever is best known for marrying the niece of the late actor Patrick Swayze. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Steever is soliciting financial support for Phillips on the ATB forums. Phillips is also close to the Keystone State “Skinheads” (KSS), particularly with longtime member Joey Phy, who served a year of house arrest in 2009 for assaulting a neighbor and former friend who asked him to turn his stereo down. In addition to Masten, both Phillips and Casiano have lengthy criminal records.
Masten is being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia while Casiano is held at Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center in lieu of $3 million and $1 million bail respectively. Their next preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 10 at the Criminal Justice Center on Filbert St. in Philadelphia.
While KSS is far from the presence they had in Philly as little as 5 years ago, they are still cause for serious concern for Antifascists. So this comes as welcome news.
Of course boneheads maiming and killing each-other is no new phenomenon. Drunken acts of violence, rumors (true or false) of police informants in their midst, and “love” triangles are some common causes.
Let this be a cautionary tale to you young boneheads who think you have found a sense of community or “brotherhood” among your fellow racists and fascists. You’ll get no pity from us in the streets, and you’ll find no safety among your supposed “white brothers.”
Drop the shit. Grow up.
You have been warned.
Taken from http://tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com:
The Tinley Park Five have a court appearance 9am June 12 at the Bridgeview Courthouse (10220 South 76th Avenue Bridgeview , IL 60455). The white supremacist community is threatening later violence against anyone in attendance as can be seen in this thread from Stormfront. The International Action Center has posted a short article about the court date located here. The Tinley Park Five and their support network hope to gather a large group of people to attend, in order to prevent their friends and family from being targeted by violent fascists.
We realize that many activists in the Chicago area might not be supportive of the tactics the Tinley Park Five are accused of. Keep in mind, they have not been convicted of anything at this time. We ask that you consider attending this court date even if you’re uncomfortable with militant actions as a show of support to their families. We need a large group of people for the families to be able to blend into. If you’re not comfortable showing solidarity with the Tinley Park Five, we ask that you consider attending as a show of solidarity to their families and friends who have never participated in any direct action and just want to be able to see their sons, brothers, and partners without fear of being murdered by fascist thugs.
Those willing to participate in this show of solidarity are asked to seriously consider the potential risks of walking into the cross-hairs of these racist lunatics.
If you are willing to come, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines in order to protect the families and loved ones of the Tinley Park Five as well as to not jeopardize the legal outcome of the case:
- Do not bring cameras.
- If asked to comment by media, or anyone claiming to be a journalist, say only two words: “NO COMMENT“
- Be respectful and cooperative with all law enforcement and court officials
- Do not engage in debate or discussion with any racist elements
- Do not confront or posture against white supremacists at the courthouse. They will be there trying to provoke a response.
- Do not assume that anyone you do not personally know is a supporter. White nationalists do have plans to ‘infiltrate’ their supporters as well as pose as journalists, bloggers, and curious activists
- Do not wear any clothing that shows allegiance to any anti-racist or anti-fascist cause.
- Be aware that the Chicago Tribune and other main-stream media outlets have already jeopardized the safety of Tinley Park Five supporters. They are desperate for any chance to portray the Tinley Park Five and their supporters as crazy fanatics. Don’t give them this ammunition, even though both reporters and white supremacists will be doing their best to bait you into behaving in a militant fashion.
- This is serious business. If you don’t think you’re capable of holding your tongue when hearing Nazis and Klansman call supporters things such as “race-traitors”, “niggers”, “anti-white terrorists”, “mud-babies”, and every other ethnic slur imaginable we ask that you show your support in one of these different ways.
The overwhelming support the Tinley Park Five continue to receive has become a life-altering experience for those of us working on jail support. Thank you for considering to help. Solidarity.
“Once again Christmas has came early this year for us anti-fascists. Yet another info leak has been sent our way. This time it’s the united Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. It includes their constitution, rank system, hand shakes and salutes as well as organizer addresses for Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Georgia and many others. Another big thanks from Anti-Racist Action and all the antifa who benefit from this knowledge.”
This is not too pertinent for Philadelphia because (fortunately), the closest thing the UNSKKKK has to a presence in Philly is one lone guy out in Bethlehem, Neil Bellanca.
But for kicks, here’s a picture of Neil and his address:
Age – 22 years
312 West Packer Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18015
To take a look at some of the other info leaked, visit antiracistaction.org or:
Much love from Philly Antifa to whoever pulled this off!
Taken from http://liveraf.wordpress.com:
A self-proclaimed Nazi father and his wife cannot have back their four children, three of whom have Nazi-inspired names, a court has ruled.
Adolf Hitler Campbell, six, and his younger sisters Joycelynn Aryan Nation, five, and Honszlynn Hinler, four, were taken into custody in January 2009.
State officials also took another son, Hons Campbell, from his parents Heath and Deborah Campbell just hours after he was born in November.
A New Jersey Supreme Court judge has now ruled that the four children will not be returned to their parents, who have since separated.
The Nazi-inspired names came to light after a store refused to decorate a birthday cake reading ‘Happy birthday Adolf Hitler’ in December 2008.
In 2010, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that there was sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect due to prior domestic violence to seize the children.
Authorities insisted that putting the children into care had nothing to do with their names.
But Heath Campbell said that the court’s decision was not down to their quality of life, and was based purely on the names they chose for the children.
“Our kids weren’t taken because of abuse. I’m honest about who I am and what I am.”
“If I have to give up my Nazism, then so be it. I’ll do it.’ The children are ‘more my heart and soul and everything than anything’,” he said.
Campbell, who has a swastika tattoo on his neck, last saw the children a year ago. He is now separated from his wife, who moved out of the state.
Kristine Brown, from the state Division of Youth and Family Services, said that she was unable to comment on the case due to confidentiality laws.
But she said that “every call or investigation that DYFS initiates at the end of the day is to determine if the child is at risk or in the midst of child abuse and neglect.”
Court records previously showed both parents had themselves been victims of childhood abuse and were suffering from unspecified physical and psychological disabilities.
Court records also show that the oldest child, Adolf, frequently threatened to kill people.
The mother reportedly had also once given a note to her neighbour saying that she was terrified of her husband, who had threatened to kill her.
The Campbells have previously defended the names, saying they chose them simply because they liked them and they were unique.
Campbell said that he named his son after the Nazi leader, as ‘no one else in the world would have that name’.
It is worth mentioning that the Campbell’s originally denied any Nazism and appeared to be just incredible stupid people.
This proved not to be the case, though, after they were found to be members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the largest (and shrinking) Neo-Nazi organization in the country.
A nearly full list of the NSM’s membership can be found here:
When Deborah Campbell gave birth to her most recent child, Child Services were on hand to take custody of it immediately, and who turned up to protest? A handful of NSM boneheads.
Philly Antifa does not support the state in any capacity, and feels it pertinent to say that Child Services does far more harm than good. That said, these children have a far better chance of growing up to be happy adults without having such stupid, abusive, bigoted people in their lives.
Steve Smith, Pictured with convicted murderer Charles Marovskis in 2007. Marovskis would later be arrested and plead guilty to two federal charges of second-degree murder in connection with the 1998 beating death of two Florida homeless men.
According to a post and picture from Stormfront.org, the largest White Power message board in the world, Steve Smith has been elected to a 4-year term in the republican county committee for Pittston City Ward 4.
For more information on Smith’s long history in Far-Right and Neo-Nazi political circles, see:
Smith has at various times in his life been a member of the KKK, Aryan Nations, Keystone State Skinheads, EURO and NAAWP (both started by David Duke, an obvious influence on Smith in recent years) and several other Neo-Nazi and White Nationalist groups.
Smith once served 30 days for Ethnic intimidation related to an attack by himself, Keith Carney and Steve Monteforte on a lone black man coming home from work in the early AM, reportedly asking him if he had ever “been beaten up by skinheads.”
Since getting out of jail, Smith has modeled himself after Duke and other suit-and-tie Nazis, attending public forums and trying to put a gentle, family-friendly face on virulent racist, xenophobic politics.
This election is eerily reminiscent of that of JT Ready, another wannaba-politician Neo-Nazi who was once elected to a local government position in Arizona. The main difference is that he was not known to be a Nazi before he had already been elected. As you all probably know, JT Ready murdered 4 people, including an infant child, before committing suicide earlier this month in Arizona.
More information to come on this.
See previous post for more information on the events in Tinley Park, IL last Saturday.
Saturday May 19, 2012 Five antifascists were arrested in Tinley Park, a Chicago Suburb, for allegedly assaulting a number of white-supremacist organizers. Help us raise funds for their support and costly legal defense. One of the alleged “victims” was arrested on warrants for child pornography and another was arrested for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Bond has been set at nearly $1 Million dollars for the alleged attackers. Legal funds are needed in order to secure adequate legal representation and ensure that their families are taken care of until they are released.
Philly Antifa stands in total solidarity with the Tinley Park 5.
NO MERCY FOR FASCISTS!
This story is still unfolding, but here’s what we know:
The 5th Annual “White Nationalist Economic Summit” was attacked this afternoon in a daring daylight raid by 20-30 Antifascists on a Tinley Park, IL restaurant. The summit had been in the works secretly for 6 months, during most of which it was known to Antifascists in the area due to a nazi snitch.
In attendance at the event were several members of the Illinois National Socialist Movement (NSM), which has been having a banner 13 months, including two major defeats, the death of two high-profile members, the leaking of their entire membership list, and various other embarrassments. Also in attendance were several members of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a “suit and tie nazi” organization that specializes in race-baiting prominent news stories and glorifying the confederacy.
10 people were injured in the attack. 9 of them appear to be attendees (out of a total of around 20), with the final person injured being the manager of the restaurant, who had attempted to restrain an Antifascist for arrest and was treated to a beating as a result.
Several nazis were hospitalized. There are no reports of injured Antifascists. The police detained a car with several people in it, but it is unknown if they were involved in the altercation or just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
More info to follow as we get it, but here’s some other sources to check out:
http://antiracistaction.org/?q=node%2F157 (this includes some more info on the nazis who were there)
Philly Antifa would like to salute whoever was responsible for this successful action. This represent a dedicated, dynamic, and above all daredevil approach to Antifascism we believe necessary to win!