Tinley Park Five Accept Non-Cooperating Plea Bargain


Reported by Tinley Park Five and Support Crew:

On January 4, 2013 all members of the Tinley Park Five accepted a non-cooperating plea bargain in which they each plead guilty to three felony counts of Armed Violence in exchange for “lenient” sentences and the guarantee of ‘day-for-day’ good behavior. Jason Sutherlin was sentenced to 6 years. Cody Lee Sutherlin and Dylan Sutherlin were sentenced to 5 years. Alex Stuck and John Tucker were sentenced to 3 1/2 years due to their youth and complete lack of criminal history. Each will be placed upon two years of supervised release upon release from prison.

Before the plea was accepted, the State offered the Tinley Park Five one last chance to betray their comrades in exchange for their freedom. What a waste of time! As anarchist and antifascists, the Tinley Park Five are no more capable of selling out the struggle than their broken system is capable of reforming itself! They laughed at the offer and bravely accepted their fate.

Credit was given for the 7 months already served in Cook County. They will receive ’day-for-day’ good time credit which effectively cuts the sentences in half. The state of Illinois also offers several programs and classes which can chip away at sentences. Optimistically, Alex and John could be out before Christmas 2013. Dylan and Cody could be out my Autumn 2014. Jason could be out by Christmas 2014. This is all hypothetical and highly speculative of course.

On Monday January 7th, the Tinley Park Five will be transferred to Stateville for between one and three weeks. There the Illinois Department of Corrections will decide where they will spend the duration of their sentences. Until this decision is reached PLEASE HOLD ALL MAIL. If you wish to donate to the Tinley Park Five at this time we ask that you use WePay rather than money orders at this time, as we’re concerned that they will get lost or delayed as the Tinley Park Five are being transferred between facilities. We’re working on trying to quickly raise as much money as possible to ease this transition.

Make no mistake, it is with great sorrow that we accept just how long we’ll be separated from our dear friends, but they will not be forgotten nor will their struggle cease in their absence. This support crew will continue to advocate for each of them in whatever they decide to do until every last one of them is free. Communiques from several members of the Tinley Park Five to their supporters are expected soon and will be posted on this website.

The Tinley Park Five as well as their supporters, comrades, family, and friends would like to thank Aaron Goldstein, Sara Garber, Brian Barrido, James Fennerty, Stuart Smith, Matthew Dodge, and everyone else who assisted in their legal defense. They would also like to thank the National Lawyer’s Guild for connecting these attorneys with the Tinley Park Five as well as the People’s Law Office for consulting with us in the initial stages of this ordeal.

The Tinley Park Five also wanted to thank Chicago Anarchist Black Cross as well as South Side for their help in bringing people out to their most recent court appearance. Seeing so many supporters meant more than you could know to them. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it. Thanks to everyone on the interwebz for helping to get the word out about it so well.

I was able to speak with Jason this morning and Alex last night and both of them asked that there be a public acknowledgement of all the groups who have humbled us with their support thus far. Thanks to Denver ABC, Salt Lake City ABC, New York City ABC, Rose City Antifa, Southside Chicago Anti-Racist Action, Philly ARA, Lafayette HARM, Circle City ARA, One People’s Project, Bursts-o-Goodness, Political Fail Blog, Sacramento Prisoner Support, M1AA, IWW, VICE, Worker’s World (especially NYC and Detroit affiliates), the Btown crew, as well as anyone who’s attended a letter-writing party, a court date, or came to visit. Thanks to the countless organizations that I apologize in advance for forgetting to mention.

Thanks to all of you Anonymous gangsters that had our backs with #opStormfrontRaid. Dirty South, whoever you are, you’re a life-saver, literally. Thanks to anyone who has stepped up in any way they could whether that be sharing a link or donating a couple dollars.

Thanks to everyone that has helped, but please don’t forget… the Tinley Park Five aren’t going to be in the news headlines as often but they are still going to need just as much support. We ask that you not forget about the Tinley Park Five! Please keep the benefit shows, letter-writing parties, and other acts of solidarity coming as they’re needed now as much as ever.

We’ll leave you with this quote, nearly a century old, which still rings just as true today:

“Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” – Eugene Debs 1918

Yours in Solidarity,

Tinley Park Five and Support Crew


We at Philly Antifa have the utmost respect for the TP5 for standing strong and refusing to name their comrades-in-arms, as well as for participating in a successful action against a high-value fascist target.

It is heartbreaking to see our comrades remain imprisoned. We can’t help but wonder what else we could have done, or done differently, to aid them.  But our hearts swell to be even considered allies with these heroes and their support team.

This has only motivated us to both continue supporting the TP5 and taking up the fight against Fascism while they are prisoners of war.

Libery, Solidarity, Equality (and lots of love),

Philly Antifa

BREAKING: Two NJ Boneheads arrested on Federal Hate Crime Charges

NOTE: This story is still developing, and we will be updating it as we receive more information on these scumbags and their activities.


Chris Ising, member of ACS
Chris Ising, member of ACS

Two New Jersey Neo-Nazis were arrested for a hate crime they perpetrated in Sayreville, NJ on New Year’s eve last year following a “meet and greet” for area White-Supremacists.

As reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center, NJ.com, and others, Christopher W. Ising of the Atlantic City Skinheads and Michael Gunar of Aryan Terror Brigade were taken into custody by FBI agents today.

According to the police, “…the defendants located and attacked three Middle Eastern men, shouting anti-Arab slurs, brandishing a knife, utilizing brass knuckles, and injuring two of the victims…”

Ising is a longtime member of ACS who was spotted in Philly in March at a Hank Williams III show making an ass of himself. He is a former student at Ocean County Community College.

“Ising has a record of violence. When he was 17, he pleaded guilty to pummeling a 14-year-old girl in the head with his fists and a crowbar. The girl, who had once dated Ising, was gravely injured. He spent 10 years in state prison.” (Nj.Com)

Two other ACS members, Cody and Warren Mieckle, were spotted a few weeks ago at The Blood show at Voltage lounge. Also with them were two member of the Confederate Hammerskins who claimed to be up from Virginia Beach.

This incursion by Neo-Nazi boneheads needs to be confronted and smashed at every opportunity. We cannot afford to wait for them to attack.

ARA Releases Information On Golden Dawn

For more information on this, visit the Anti-Racist Action Network website.

Congratulations to ARA-net for a successful operation.



Over the past two and a half months, Anti-Racist Action has been involved in a quiet campaign to stop the nationalist organization from expanding in North America. One of our goals, which we achieved with great success, was to gain intelligence on members of New York’s Golden Dawn chapter, their supporters, and members within the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York who might be sympathetic to their views.

We chose Chicago as a fictitious base for our operation because of its strong antifascist presence and the massive Greek population affected by the diaspora in and around the city. To us, it seemed highly probable that this may be one of the next major battlegrounds between Golden Dawn and anti-fascists in the US, and we wanted to lay claim before they could.

One of the main ways to halt any nazi organization from expanding, is by causing them to doubt any networking request they may receive from abroad. For this, we need your help. Here’s what we did, and what you can do, too, to stop them. <see above link>

KSS Underwhelms at their Annual Leif Ericson Day Celebration in Fairmount Park

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:

AJ Olsen, Philadelphia coordinator for KSS
“Jimmy Thorson” (L) and Byran P. Vanagatis (R) Standing behind them with a black jacket and green shirt is Patricia Vanagatis.
Patrick Rogers. Standing in the background to the right is Elizabeth McGill.
Heidi McCarty of Williamsport, PA
Two members of the Hated Skins, Mike and Laura Leger of East Landsdowne, PA.
Ryan Wojitowicz of A3P

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,

Philly Anitfa

Racist/Sexist/Homophobic/Xenophobic/Total Asshole Band One Life Crew to Play East Coast Tsunami Fest


East Coast Tsunami fest is a 2 day hardcore festival taking place September 28th and 29th in Reading, PA at a venue called Reverb:

1402 N. 9th Street, Reading PA – 610-743-3069

The lineup of the Tsunami fest includes several classic hardcore bands such as Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, and D.R.I., many of whom are Anti-Racist and Anti-Fascist bands.
One band on the lineup is quite the opposite of that, though.

One Life Crew is a Cleveland-based band with a long and (self) celebrated (though sometimes inconsistent) history of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Their first album contained a track called “Pure Disgust,” which was racist vitrol against hispanic immigrants.

At The 1996 Cleveland Hardcore Fest, a member of One Life Crew attacked a kid for giving them the finger during “pure disgust.”  It devolved into a big brawl and the band was dropped from Victory Records.

Upset with Victory’s decision, two prank phone calls made by Chubby Fresh were recorded and subsequently released on the internet. The calls were placed to members of Victory Records’ most popular bands at the time, Earth Crisis and Snapcase.

One of the calls leaves no doubt as to where OLC stands on racism and homophobia.

One Life Crew also put out a split with Empire Falls, a Nazi hardcore band that has played several shows for Pennsylvania Nazi crew The Keystone State Skinheads.

A few years ago OLC was booked to play a reunion show at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. Philly Anti-Racist Action was able to get the church to cancel the show, but it was moved to another venue at the last minute.  The show was attended by several Nazis, who make up a large portion of the band’s fan base.

Anyone planning on attending Tsunami Fest should be on the lookout for Nazis, and if you agree with us that a band like OLC has no business sharing the stage with the likes of Madball and the Causalities, call the venue and tell them so.

KSS Show Goes On/Tinley Park 5 Benefit a Success/Bryan Bradley Memorial Benefit Cancelled

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.


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.

An old picture of some of the early members of ACS. Standing is their reputed “leader,” Bryan Bradley. Sitting in the chair is Chaos 88 member Scott Hudson. Also pictured are Warren Mieckle and Chris Arlan.

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.

Christopher Crumb

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.

One ACS member, Walter Diller JR, is currently serving life in prison for the murder/robbery of a black woman.

In addition to Bradley (Deceased), Hudson and Mieckle:

Some other known members of ACS are:

Chris and Melissa Arlan
“Cody” and Owen Carr
Fil, Mieckle, Chris and Vincent Defelice
Martin Schlacteer, lead singer of “Call the Paramedics’ and “Eat the Turnbuckle”
Ben Dipilla

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.

ALERT: KSS Planning RAC/Hate Rock Show in Harrisburg Area Sept. 8th

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:


1st Person Account from Brawl at Champs in Trenton involving AC Skins

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:

From metaluprising:

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.”

KSS/A3P Front Group “The European American Action Coalition’s” Event Cancelled by Moosic Borough

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 Mercatil
i 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.

Image        AJ Olsen

Image   Robert Gaul

Image      Jake “Clink”

Image    Kevin McKeegan

Image         Jimmy “Thorson”

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.

UPDATED: Sikh Temple Shooter was a Hammerskin; his Ex-GF arrested !


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.

As reported by Feministing and CNN, that shooter, Wade Michael Page, 40, was a member of the White Power band “End Apathy.”

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.

Already, the boneheads from Label 56 are trying to erase all mention of End Apathy form their websites and store.

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.

Frank Rizzo Mural in Italian Market Vandalized by Antifascists



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.

With Love,


Philly Antifa

Anarchist Reflections on the Tinley Park Incident. By some anarchist antifascists

This is a pretty good critique of the events in Tinley Park a few weeks ago.

Authors unknown.



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.

The fear:

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!