Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meet Neo-Nazi Dennis McGriffen and the Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club

Dennis center
This post is about a white supremacist biker gang known as the Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club (SSMC), and Dennis McGriffen who resides in Brighton, IL. McGrif­fen is pres­i­dent of the SSMC. They formed back in 2010 and in July of 2012, for­mally merged with the neo-Nazi and Christian identity group Aryan Nations, in which McGriffen has has had ties to in the past.

In the 1990s, McGif­fen and other white suprema­cists formed a group they dubbed The New Order, after the 1980s ter­ror­ist orga­ni­sation known as The Order.  In 1998, McGif­fen and five other members were arrested by the FBI on weapons and explo­sives charges in con­nec­tion with alleged plots to rob banks and armored cars, poi­son pub­lic water sup­plies, and to attack blacks, Jews, and civil rights orga­ni­sa­tions.  McGriffen and five other defendants pleaded guilty, while a sixth was con­victed in court.  McGif­fen received a seven-year prison sentence.

Dennis McGiffen works as a union pipefitter, out of United Association Of Journeymen AndApprentices Of The Plumbing And Pipe Fitting Industry.  (UA Local 533 2 South Wesley Drive East Alton, IL) Their Local's leadership; James Goltz ( Recording Secretary -goltzter@gmail.com) and Michael A. Toner (Financial Secretary/Business Manager ), probably have no knowledge of his nazism.  Their nazi activity is a violation of the United Association's Constiution, Section 144 (a)2: "He  is of good moral character." Dennis McGiffen lied in his pledge or oath for membership in UA, which is a violation of Section 151.  Since joining, Dennis McGiffen has recruited another UA member  named Joshua Miller, who also lives in Brighton, Illinois. Dennis McGiffen's son, Damien, as well as his wife Melina, are also members of the UA and the SSMC.

In April of 2012, McGif­fen and fel­low Sadis­tic Soul Ryan R. Duck­ett were arrested by the Madi­son County Sheriff’s Depart­ment and charged with felony mob action for an alleged assault at a bar in God­frey, Illi­nois.

Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club
SSMC National Office”
P.O.Box 298
Brighton, IL 62012
(618) 219-5380
aryanpeckerwood88@yahoo.com

Dennis & Melinda McGiffen 
115 Boker St.
Brighton, IL 62012
(618) 219-5380
aryanpeckerwood88@yahoo.com
They drive a blue truck, with the Illinois license plate number 1349233.
They also drive a dark blue jeep, with the Illinois license plate number 1321844.
https://vk.com/albums194414563?profile=1


Damien McGiffen 
727 East Ferguson Ave.
Wood River, IL 62095
(618) 219-4900
Damien is currently 24 years old.
Damien drives a gold/tan truck, with the Illinois license plate number 1135073.

Ryan R. Duckett
Arrested with Dennis McGiffen for felony mob action at the Beer Barrel Pub, in Godfrey, IL. 
313 Main St.
Brighton, IL 62012
He owns Duckett's Power  Washing, a large power washing business.
Duckett's Power Washing:
5321 State Route 140
Bethalto, IL 62010-2205
(618) 520-5363
(618) 377-3224
http://www.duckettspowerwashing.com


Kevin Bowler
"Audman Fooshee"
22825 North Ridgewood Lane
Kildeer, IL 60047
"Jesse Jones" on VK
The Aryan Nations refers to him as "Kevin Hated"


SSMC Outside of Illinois

Fred Detrow 
SSMC minister of propaganda
615 E Main Street
Crestline, Ohio  44827
(419) 834-5289
fdetrow@yahoo.com


Dennis Warburton 
Northeastern or central Canada
Aryan Nations' Ambassador to Canada
Ontario, Canada
(705) 698-0569
SSMC Ambassador at Large

Mike McQueeney 
West Coast Ambassador
Lives on North Roebbles Park Rd.,
P.O. Box 717
Mercer, Wisconsin 54547
(715) 776-0577
kigy1488@yahoo.com
He has two  facebooks:
Here and here


Joe Wood
East Coast Ambassador
152 S Main St.
Friendens, PA  15541-8405
(724) 217-2359
Age: 42
jjwood1313@gmail.com
Joe Wood might also go by George Joe Wood, Jr.
Joe Wood owns Joe's Glass Block  at 5919 Henry Street
Export, PA 15632
(724) 327-0319

Janine Wood
152 S Main St.
Friendens, PA  15541-8405
(724) 217-2359
Age: 30
She has a shitty women of the KKK page here 


SS Mel - Mel Patterson (center)
Midwest Ambassador
Melvin Patterson is a 48 year old man who writes shitty nazi  poetry.
Missouri - or Oregon, Illinois -
either at Jefferson Street Apt. or South 2nd Street
(815) 742-7801
jesseearl@webound.com

2014 SSMC convention

For more on Dennis McGiffen's long established history in neo-nazi organizing and domestic terrorism, see the following links:

http://openjurist.org/267/f3d/581/united-states-of-america-v-dennis-m-mcgiffen-and-wallace-s-weicherding 

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2004/winter/theyre-back 

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/07/us/supremacists-had-hit-list-fbi-agent-says.html 
 
http://dochollidaye.newsvine.com/_news/2014/01/28/22485901-squabbling-aryan-nations-factions-descend-into-vicious-name-calling-hatewatch 

http://business.highbeam.com/435553/article-1G1-56450159/authorities-raid-home-man-tied-klan-agents-hauled-away 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Reportback from the 2014 TORCH Antifa Conference in Chicago

This past weekend South Side ARA hosted the first annual TORCH antifascist network conference in Chicago. This conference is the time and place in which the TORCH network strategizes for not only internal growth but for our resistance against fascism, white supremacy, and the right. In attendance were delegates from Philly Antifa, Central Texas ARA, Milwaukee Antifa, HARM, ARA-LA/PART, and of course South Side ARA. This time is also utilized to build antifascist culture, which is why we hosted a public event with speakers, bands, and tons of antifascist literature and merchandise.

The public day was held at Chitown Futbol. At around 5:30 the speakers started.  Both Matthew
Lyons and Michael Staudenmaier gave great presentations followed by Q&A.  There were tons of groups present such as the War Zone distro, Black Rose, and IWW tabling with literature and merchandise. Groups within the TORCH network were also tabling and had tons of anti-racist t-shirts, some of which were completely free. By about 7:30 Mandatory Abortions kicked off the show followed by La Armada, Krang, Wartorn, Wrathcobra, and ATU. At the end of the night hundreds of dollars were made to support antifascist political prisoners.

The night went on with no disruption from the fascists or the state and the 2014 TORCH conference was a huge success. Thank you too all the bands, speakers, organizations, and individuals who came out to support. A special thanks to the Chicago May 1st Anarchist Alliance and the Black Rose Anarchist Federation for sponsoring the event. South Side ARA has spent the past 5 years smashing fascism in our state and elsewhere and will continue to do so.

Fuck fascism!  Fuck racism!

- South side ARA of the TORCH Network

Monday, August 25, 2014

The TORCH Networks First Annual Conference

On September 13th The TORCH antifascist network is holding their first annual conference in Chicago via south side Chicago ARA. This conference has 2 parts; a private portion for those within the TORCH network and a public portion open to all antifascists. The public day is going to be on September 13th and will consist of workshops/speakers followed by an antifascist show. We are inviting any and all antifascists to come out and network, see speakers, see bands, and grab literature. There will be also be tons of free antifascist merchandise (shirts, CD's etc.) for those who come out. This will be a benefit for antifascist prisoners. Below is a detailed schedule with all the necessary info for our public day.


5pm - speakers/workshops- This portion of our public day will be donation based. No one turned away. 

Speakers and their workshop descriptions:

Matthew N Lyons
from the Three way fight blog
http://threewayfight.blogspot.com/

“Taking the game away from the left” 

One of fascism’s most dangerous features is its ability to present itself as radical or even revolutionary. From Third Position anti-capitalism to Nazi ecology, from National-Anarchism to the slogan “Women’s Power as well as White Power,” far rightists have embraced many leftist ideas in distorted form. What are some leading examples of this dynamic today and where do they come from? To what extent is this empty posturing, and to what extent does it reflect real conflict between fascism and the established order? What kind of challenges does it pose for antifascist work?

Michael Staudenmaier

Michael Staudenmaier will discuss the intersection between anti-imperialism and anti-fascism in the context of the Puerto Rican independence movement in Chicago during the late 1970s and early 1980s.  This was a period of intense activity in the independence movement, including clandestine armed struggle and internationalist solidarity with other radical anti-colonial movements.  It was also a period of resurgence for the far right both in the US and Latin America, by the Klan, by military dictatorships in places like Chile, and by right-wing politicians in Puerto Rico itself.  My paper reviews this history and suggests some lessons for the present moment.

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7pm -show starts- This portion of the conference will be 10$

APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT(crust punk from WV)
http://www.reverbnation.com/appalachianterrorunit

WARTORN (Metal punx from WI on Southern Lord records)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wartorn/272404432793464

WRATHCOBRA (D-Beat metal punk from PGH)
http://wrathcobra.bandcamp.com/

KRANG (crustards from Chicago)
http://krangcrustards.bandcamp.com/

LA ARMADA (Chicago hardcore punk)
http://armadahardcore.bandcamp.com/album/la-armada
https://www.facebook.com/la.armadahc?fref=ts

SICK SAD WORLD (Chicago hardcore punk w/ a horn)


1 More TBA

There will be tables throughout the show with literature and merchandise

@Chitown Futbol
2343 S. Throop, Chicago, Illinois

Benefit for political prisoners!

Endorsed by the May 1st Anarchist Alliance CHICAGO and the Black Rose/ Rosa Negra anarchist federation.

Interested in playing, tabling etc?
contact southsidechicagoara@hushmail.com


Prison Release Fund for Jason Sutherlin of TP5

Taken from Youcaring.com:

In May 2012 five antifascists were arrested and, in early 2013, took non-cooperating plea deals for 3 felonies each for taking part in emphatically stopping a meeting of white supremacists organizing under the guise of the Illinois European Heritage Association at a restaurant in Tinley Park, IL.  For more information, see tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com.

Jason Sutherlin is the LAST of the five to be released, rejoining us in early September. Bloomington ABC , NYC ABC , Denver ABC, and Sacramento Prisoner Support have launched a campaign to start a release fund for Jason. By the time Jason is released he'll have been locked up for almost 2.5 years, will have a felony record, and certain things just won't be the same. Lets help him make a smooth transition! Lets raise some money and secure a release fund that will welcome him upon his release. Your donations will help Jason pay costs of living and support his family while he gets back on his feet.

If you'd like to write to Jason to let him know you're thinking of him and that you're glad he's getting out soon, I'm sure he'd love to hear from you. His current address is as follows:

Jason Sutherlin M34023
100 Hillcrest Road
East Moline, IL 61244


In Solidarity,
Bloomington ABC, NYC ABC, Denver ABC, Sacramento Prisoner Support

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Klan Heading to Ferguson to ‘Guard White Businesses'

Taken from Rawstory.com:

Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members from three different states are reportedly traveling to Ohio to hold a two-day fundraiser for the officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, and to “guard white businesses." 
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) first reported last week that that the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan had begun raising money in support of the Ferguson police officer who killed Brown. 
On Friday, the New Empire Knights announced that it would be holding a fundraiser on August 23-24 in Sullivan, about 60 miles from Ferguson.

“With the police state in Ferguson, we will be holding our fundraiser in Sullivan City, MO,” the announcement said. “Donations of $10 and up. All money will go to the cop who did his job against the negro criminal.” 
New Empire Knights Imperial Wizard Charles Murray said in the comments section of the group’s website that the event was “being attended by 3 different Klan fractions.”
And to anyone thinking of trying to get in the way, Murray warned, “we have guns (and more).”
“We are raising money for a cop who shot a n*gger criminal,” he explained.
In a statement on Monday, Sullivan Mayor Thomas Leasor said that the city had seen reports about the KKK’s plans.
“City elected officials nor City staff is aware of the specific location for the gathering or have any details regarding the event,” the statement said. “On behalf of the City of Sullivan elected officials and City staff I want to emphasize that we have not, or will not, endorse or condone any activity based on hatred, more specifically any activity based on hatred towards any ethnicity.”
Murray, whose group is based in Abbeville, SC, clarified to Sullivan Independent News that the event being held next weekend should not be considered a “rally.”
”We are not holding a rally. We are having a fundraiser,” Murray said. ” Members of ours have been selling items online also. All funds are going to [the officer].”
On Monday, the New Empire Knights issued a statement about plans to “guard white businesses near Ferguson.”
“With blacks out of control, we have our Missouri Realm going to areas near Ferguson,” the statement said. “We can’t have blacks robbing and murdering innocent whites. I am on my way down along with members from three different states and members from the Southern Mountain Knights.”

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reportback: Day of Solidarity With Jock Palefreeman/ July 31st Day of Action

On July 25th, Chicago antifascists participated in the day of solidarity with Jock Palefreeman, an Australian antifascist imprisoned in Bulgaria for defending two Roma men who were being attacked by white supremacist soccer hooligans. This incident occurred in 2007 while Jock was traveling through Bulgaria. During the melee, one of the attackers was killed. Chicago antifascists stood outside of the Bulgarian consulate passing out fliers for Jock Palefreeman who is currently trying to serve the rest of his sentence in Australia to be closer to his family.

On July 31st, in conjunction with the day of solidarity for Jock as well as the annual July 31st day of action against fascism and racism, antifascists all across the city helped in a sticker campaign promoting support for Palefreeman. 200 stickers were placed all around the city that read "Fuck Fascism Fuck Racism" with a link to Jocks website.

Antifascists in Bloomington, IN held a hip hop shows partially for Jock Palefreeman. Aside from speaking with folks about Palefreemans case, they were able to raise some money for him.

To read more about Jocks case or to donate, read here!

For July 31st, we all released an article/Dox on National Anarchists. Check it out here!

Always on the prowl!

- South side ARA

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Theory and Information Against National Anarchsim

National Anarchist
Conor Wrigley and his.. crew
There has been a tendency within far-right, fascist movements over a number of years, starting largely in Europe, coming to the U.S. in recent years and unfortunately making more of an appearance here in Illinois in recent months.This tendency is "National Anarchism."

The National Anarchist Movement has been largely influenced by Troy Southgate, who was formerly an active member in a number of far-right parties in Europe, including the British National Front, English Nationalist Movement, International Third Position and National Revolutionary Faction.

The ideology of National Anarchism includes elements of traditional anarchist theory and quotes from Bakunin, Proudhon, and even Hakim Bey appear in their writings. They promote small scale communities without a centralized State.  However, they have combined anti-Statism with racial separatism where different cultures, “tribes,” or races are not to coexist.

National Anarchists go out of their way to talk about how they're not fascist, yet have striking similarities to fascist, far right, white supremacist movements:

-Belief that multi-racial societies are "destroying Europe" (Southgate p.130)

-Utilization of anti-semitic narratives such as references to the "Zionist media" (Southgate "Tradition and revolution"p. 125), referring to Jews as "vampiric parasites intent on carving up the world's resources in an attempt to create a single, global market" (NAM Manifesto)

-Opposing interracial relationships (what they call the "dominant ideology of inbreeding")

-Organizing on White Power websites like Stormfront.org


Clearly, these positions are incompatible with a radical anarchist movement opposed to racism and white supremacy (regardless of whether they admit to their fascist leanings).

Some might ask why anti-racist anarchists should be concerned with this fringe movement.  One answer is because they actively pursue a strategy of "entryism" where they enter existing movements and utilize them for their own ends.

In their own words, entryism is "the name given to the process of entering or infiltrating bona fide organizations, institutions and political parties with the intention of either gaining control of them for our own ends, misdirecting or disrupting them for our own purposes or converting sections of their memberships to our cause."  (Southgate "Tradition and revolution" p. 220)

Here in the U.S., National Anarchists have attended and participated in anarchist events, such as demonstrations and book fairs.  With an anti-State position, critique of Capitalism and the fact that they embrace other causes anarchists are invested in (animal rights, environmentalism, opposition to Israeli militarism, etc.) it is likely that they would have an appeal to some anarchists, particularly those who are young or new to radical politics.

In a way, these attempts at engaging with Leftists, anti-authoritarians and anti-racist anarchist scenes make them even more of a threat than groups that make their racist, white supremacist position more apparent.  Their attempts to recruit from existing anarchist communities makes it essential that they be confronted and exposed wherever they appear.

In the last several years here in the U.S., there have been attempts by national anarchists to organize in New York (National Anarchist Tribal Alliance-NY), San Francisco (Bay Area National Anarchists) and recently some National Anarchists have appeared here in Illinois.

For example, National Anarchist Brandon Lashbrook played a prominent role in the utterly failed Illinois "White Man March".

Here are a two other National Anarchists from Illinois:

Jesse Abraham Deutsch 
possible address: 2130 W 21st St
Chicago, IL 60608

Conor Wrigley (pictured at top)
2778 Deerpath Park Dr
Decatur, IL 62521-5607
Works at Menards Sales · Forsyth, Illinois
Born May 31, 1991
217-428-7922 (land line-parents house)
‪(217) 855-4750‬
https://www.facebook.com/conor.wrigley
https://twitter.com/ConorWrigley
Conorgt@yahoo.com
conorgt500@yahoo.com
cwrigley@millikin.edu
cwrigley1991@gmail.com


Listen to Crimethinc Podcast on anti-fascism, including analysis of National Anarchism: http://www.crimethinc.com/podcast/11/

Troy Southgate "Tradition and Revolution- Collected Writings of Troy Southgate", “National Anarchism: Trojan Horse for White Nationalism”
http://radicalarchives.org/2010/11/15/griffin-na-as-wn-trojan-horse/