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!
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.
Reported by onepeoplesproject.com:
Foreign Object, a band associated with the Atlantic City “Skinheads”, get a little comeuppance in Trenton. New Jersey definitely has a nasty habit of doing this to Nazis, does it not?
One People’s Project
TRENTON, NJ—When the iconic punk band DRI performed at a club in town that they have often performed, they did not know it was with a local band opening with ties to the largest and most violent neo-Nazi crew in the state. And the person who booked them at the club did not know until it was too late. But when Foreign Object started playing Skrewdriver covers, it became immediately apparent what this band was about. That was what precipitated a brawl that reportedly resulted in the band being beaten down and thrown out of the club.
According to reports, patrons to the club showed their displeasure with the band’s choice of music by confronting the members after their set. Random reports have been circulated of the drummer getting the recipient of much of the blows and band members attempting to run angry patrons down with their truck as they tried to escape.
Foreign Object is an Atlantic City-based band who counts among the band members lead singer Jack Warren, and guitarist Kenny Souder. Both are longtime associates of the Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS). Warren also plays with the band Hard Way while Souder also plays in the neo-Nazi band Chaos 88 with fellow ACS associate Warren Meickle, formerly of the white power band Aggravated Assault. Chaos 88 has recently played a show for the Confederate Hammerskins and in September plans to play a show for the Keystone State “Skinheads” in Pennsylvania
ACS has been in the news lately due to its founder and leader Bryan Bradley being struck and killed by lightning in September. Last month, Bradley’s fellow union members and state senators paid tribute to him at an Atlantic City, NJ monument to workers who lost their lives on the job, many of them not aware of his life as the leader of a hate group for 25 years.
While DRI has not as of yet made any statement in regards to the brawl and Foreign Object’s ties to ACS, the Houston-based band has a long history against racism, including performing at shows put on by the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee. It is not known who was involved in the brawl or the extent of injuries sustained.