Monday, May 25, 2015

Christopher Brands of Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia in Ottawa, IL is a Neo Nazi

Christopher Brands, also known as "big show", is a 33 year old neo-nazi living in Spring Valley, Illinois (1041 W Dakota St). Chris is a manager at Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia located at 2900 Columbus dr. in Ottawa IL. We first came across Chris on stormfront.org, the wolds largest white nationalist forum, where he goes by the username "pureblood14". Since he joined stormfront back in February of this year he has already posted over 100 times. Below are just a few screenshots documenting some of the content found in his his posts. Note that his posts are signed with a quote from Adolf Hitler.



Christopher D BrandsAKA "Big Show"
1041 W Dakota St
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Age 33 (2015)
SF: pureblood14
bigshow4440@gmail.com
6'8" / German
https://www.facebook.com/christopher.brands1


Screenshot 1: "The negroes can't mentally handle themselves, so it's up to their master to make sure they don't crap on the floor.



Screenshot 2: "how about calling for the end of the era of blacks being useless animals"



Screenshot 3: "perhaps we need to put the shock collars back on these animals and teach them a lesson"



Screenshot 4: "the negroes are subhuman. They have no souls."


These are just a few of the many disgusting things said by Chris on stormfront. We want our readers to realize that when you buy a car at Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia in Ottawa, this is the man you are supporting.

You may be asking, "can we be sure that "pureblood14" is actually Chris Brands?"

Yes, we can! In a stormfront private message(view here) between pureblood14 and 14hatedandproud, pureblood14 says his email address is bigshow4440@gmail. As stated before, "Big Show" is Christopher's nickname. Not to mention the fact that this email address is literally attached to the name "Christopher Brands". In the stormfront screenshot found here, pureblood14 says he is 6'8", 291 pounds, 33 years of age, German, and blonde. All of those traits match Christopher perfectly. Finally, pureblood14 says he lives in Bureau County (see here), which includes Spring Valley, the area in which Christopher D Brands lives.  There is no question about it, Christopher Brands is the white supremacist known on stormfront as "pureblood14".

Please do NOT support Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia in Ottawa, IL until Christopher Brands is let go!

Let them know how you feel on their facebook page



Thursday, April 30, 2015

South Side ARA Annual Zine #6 (2014-2015)

Readable version here

For a printable version, email us at southsidechicagoara@hushmail.com

Welcome to the sixth edition of the South Side Chicago ARA zine. Every year we put together a collection of our updates on local antifascist work and intelligence, as well as a few relevant articles and updates from other sources.

Usually this blog post would contain the introduction from the annual zine being featured however, this time around we used the "Half decade of South Side ARA" article written a few months back as the intro. Click the link at the top of the page to check it out. We hope you enjoy!

-South Side ARA

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Aryan Nations and Other White Supremacists Rally for Gary Yarbrough in St.Louis. Illinois Nazis in Attendance

Susan Yarbrough (left),
Brandon Lashbrook (right)
On Saturday, April 25th, the Aryan Nations and other white supremacists gathered on the steps of the old courthouse in St.Louis, MO to call for the release of Gary Yarbrough. Yarbrough was a member of the Order who was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1986 for racketeering and weapons charges. Not only was Gary's wife Susan in attendance but there were also some white supremacists out of Illinois. There were some newer names such as  Kris Evans (Lincoln, IL) and Mari Cassidy (East Peoria), as well as some some familiar faces like Jeffrey Stuart AKA "Thomas Stuart" , Art Jones, and our favorite national anarchist karate master, Brandon Lashbrook, of the failed 2014 White Man March. 


Taken from CBSlocal:

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It was whites rallying against whites on the topic of racism and race relations. 
The Aryan Nation World Headquarters reserved a spot on the steps of the old courthouse in St. Louis on Saturday, to call for the release of Idaho man Gary Yarbrough from prison after thirty years. St. Louis was one of several rally locations picked in the U.S. and two other countries
“Gary Yarbrough matters. The white race matters,” the leader of the group shouted back to those on the sidewalk shouting “Black Lives Matter.” Several of the speaker’s followers yelled mentions of the Michael Brown incident in Ferguson.
Anti-Racist Collective member Emily Bland knew about the planned rally and got a group of about 75 to stage a counter-demonstration, “Racist hate speech is really just the tip of the iceberg. It goes a lot deeper. As white people, it is our duty to stand up for what’s right and to educate other white folks on how racism affects people of color, and to affirm that black lives matter.”
Originally planning to stand silent in the face of the demonstrators on the courthouse steps, Bland grabbed her megaphone and said to them, “Racism steals your humanity just as much as it steals the humanity of black and brown folks.”
Bland’s group had occupied the courthouse steps for about an hour prior to the Aryan Nation group’s arrival. 
As a steady rain fell, metal barricades kept the two groups apart and dozens of police were on standby in the area.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Introducing White Nationalist Mark Wachtler and the Opposition News Network

Mark Wachtler, also known as Mark Watson, is a 45 year old white nationalist living in Chicago. Mark is the founder and editor of the "Opposition New Network", which serves as the headquarters for his three publications; Opposition News, Illinois Herald, and whiteoutpress.com.

Initially, the Whiteout Press site does not appear to be a white nationalist website. Whiteout Press tries to maintain an image of neutrality in order to appeal to a larger audience but after reading close it becomes quite clear where their politics lie. In 2014, Whiteout Press reposted the call out for the "white man march", writing their own preface which stated;
"Readers may disagree with the notion that white people are being discriminated against here in America and around the world. But they can’t rightfully disagree with the fact that the United States really does have race-based laws and programs that specifically discriminate against white people."

They did the same for an article called "white pride in the classroom", which was written by the white nationalist group known as the American Freedom Party (AFP). On Dec 28 of 2013, whiteout press posted their own article titled "Knockout Game Hate Crime Charge Resembles US Apartheid" which reads;
"Whiteout Press readers of all races will plug their ears and run away in disgust at the notion that white people are victims of racism. After all, all white people are rich, racist and evil, right? Heck, blacks and Hispanics are biologically incapable of being racist – it’s physically impossible. And believe it or not, all of the above is actually the law of the land." 

As if these examples weren't exemplary enough, whiteout press posted the article "is the media controlled by Jews?" in which they say;
"That used to be considered a crazy question only asked by bigots, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists. However, one celebrity after another has fallen victim for simply admitting that the long-held notion is actually true." 

They then reposted information from "National Vanguard Books", a magazine directly linked to the well known neo-nazi group the National Alliance. 

Whiteout Press isn't the only one of these three publications with white supremacist leanings. Opposition News posted an article in favor of the AFP stating;
"One is a passionately pro-white organization (AFP) while the other is as hate-filled as the hate groups they write about (SPLC) and profit from. And like the issue of religion, most Americans believe race doesn’t belong in politics and elections. But since every other race-based special interest group has carved out its own racially exclusive land claim along the US political landscape, it’s blatantly hypocritical to condemn a political party for being the first in modern times to publicly stand up for the rights of whites."

White supremacy is nothing new for Mark, in his autobiography titled Romantic Violence in R World", he admitted to once being part of a white supremacist street gang in Chicago in the 1980's. If anyone has any more information on Mark Wachtler, or anyone else involved with these news outlets, contact us at southsidechicagoara@hushmail.com.

Mark Watson/Mark Wachtler
5658 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
773-427-9259
Born in 1970
editor@whiteoutpress.com
Whiteout Press offices:
5600 W Montrose Ave, 
Chicago, IL 60634

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Pro Discrimination Bill Goes Into Effect in Indiana

 Taken from ifyouonlynews.com:

If you’re gay, non-Christian, non-Caucasian, or could just be assumed to hold any of those or other minority statuses, you probably want to stay far away from Indiana. On March 23, and with a 63-31 vote, the Hoosier State’s legislature passed a controversial bill that now legalizes discrimination. 
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows businesses to refuse service to anyone due to beliefs and differences in faith, and which that business itself gets to determine. It allows individuals to cite religious beliefs as defense in lawsuits, as well. And when it comes to employment, the Act “prohibits an applicant, employee, or former employee from pursuing certain causes of action against a private employer.” The Act also overrules any existing anti-discrimination laws that are already present in Indiana cities. 
It had little public support, however, and major employers in Indiana publicly opposed the bill, as well, as did the state’s Chamber of Commerce. Smaller private companies along with citizens of strict faiths were the only proponents. 
The soon-to-be-law bill has a homophobic foundation, Huffington Post recently reported, and with original intentions of allowing businesses to refuse to serve and hire members of the gay and lesbian community based on religious opposition. The discrimination now allowed by the Act could extend far beyond the LGBT community, however, opponents say. 
According to the Human Rights Campaign, the loosely-worded law will allow one’s religious beliefs to interfere with others’ rights. For example, a religious pharmacist could legally refuse to fill a prescription for birth control medication. A police officer could refuse to patrol near a church that’s not of his religion. A pro-life doctor could withhold information from a woman whose life would be threatened by full-term pregnancy, and to prevent her from seeking an abortion. The beliefs of particular Christian sects would also legalize their discrimination against women and divorcees, and even against minorities (remember – the KKK identifies itself as a Christian organization). 
Indiana’s bizarre law could set precedent for other states to follow. At least 85 anti-LGBT bills were recently filed in 26 state legislatures, the Human Rights Campaign says.
Last week Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would sign the bill into law shortly after its passage.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Traditionalist Youth Network Protesting Tim Wise March 11th in Bloomington, IN

TYN Hardcore snowman activism
Update 3/12/15: One anti-racist protestor was arrested. Please help donate to their bail fund here.
For the 2nd time, the Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN), a white supremacist and self identified fascist organization based out of Indiana, will be protesting Tim Wise. This time around it will be in Bloomington, IN at Indiana University (107 S Indiana Ave).  Last time TYN tried to protest Tim Wise, them and their supporters were greeted with punches to the face and body.

Taken from the FB event page:

Our demonstration will help educate IU-Bloomington students about Wise's history of inflammatory rhetoric, and how he disingenuously frames himself as a self-critical White American while actually being an anti-White and anti-Christian Jew.

Round 1: Maurer School of Law at 1200 (noon).

Round 2: Whittenberger Auditorium at 1900 (7pm).

Round 3: TBD

Meet the core members of TYN:

Thomas C Buhls
DOB: 06/06/1983
3382 West Spruce Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
Drivers license: 0130725411 IN
Stormfronthandle: ThomB
tcbuhls@Indiana.edu
thomasbuhls@gmail.com
twitter.com/TomBuhls
other associated addresses:
396 Country View Court, Apt. 13
Martinsville, IN  46151
http://i.imgur.com/yNBTEfN.jpg

Matthew W Heimbach
DOB: 04/08/1991
Heimbach was last known to live with Buhls at the address listed above.
Previous address:
19616 Selby Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837 cell: 301 525 1474
http://i.imgur.com/CyDvxbc.jpg


David M Parrott "Matthew Parrott"
DOB:  07/01/1982
950 South Ridgecrest Lane
Paoli, IN 47454
cell: 317 324 8282
previous address:
1145 Golfview Dr
Apt FCarmel, IN 46032 
Email: parrott.matt@gmail.com
Recently divorced Connie Adams Parrott after 2 years
Lives at his moms house and is unemployed
http://i.imgur.com/tlSAcLS.jpg

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jason Hammond Sentencing Statement

Taken from freejasonhammond.blogspot.com:

I write this statement after pleading guilty to state charges against me for my participation in an organized direct action taken against a group of white supremacists in May of 2012. I would like to share my thoughts about this action. First, major thanks and love to my friends and family who have supported me, for my amazing partner who kept me sane, my band for letting loose and my lawyer Sara Garber who has been ridiculously helpful in fighting this case with me.

While Chicago was in rebellion against the western military super-alliance NATO summit in 2012, a small group of racists organized their own ‘white nationalist economic summit' in the nearby suburb of Tinley Park. They booked a restaurant to hold a luncheon under the guise of the "Illinois European Heritage Association.” For over six months this event was promoted on Stormfront.org, a very popular online forum where racists and neo-nazis converse. Being in a prolonged state of resistance against racism, this summit became known to organized anti-fascists throughout the Midwest. Through research, they had ascertained the time, location, and even some identities of the attendees of this meeting, some of whom were already known as being members of white supremacist groups such as the KKK, National Socialist Movement and Council of Conservative Citizens. Upon becoming aware of this  information, myself and others decided to confront the fascists at their meeting. A righteous melee ensued, many of the ten white supremacists were injured, and we left the scene in less than two minutes.

In the aftermath, the police was called and two of the fascist attendees were arrested one for being a fugitive of pedophilia charges in another state and the other for illegal possession of firearms in their car onsite. Unfortunately after leaving the restaurant, five comrades from Hoosier Anti Racist Movement were also arrested for their involvement by an off duty cop. They are known as the Tinley Park 5, all of whom spent time in Illinois prisons after taking a non-cooperative plea, and have since been released on parole. Please read about their struggles at their wordpress.

A year after the action, in July 2013, I was arrested outside my home by the FBI and Tinley Park Police. I was charged with armed violence and mob action,  the same as the other 5 anti-fascists. My indictment states the Tinley Park Police were given a report from the FBI stating that they had identified me from DNA gathered at the scene and a surveillance video from the restaurant where the meeting was shut down. I was held in Cook County Jail for two months but was fortunate to have friends who raised enough money to release me on bond. I have since been fighting these charges. The wheels of the bureaucratic judicial system moves deliberately slow and another whole year and a half passes. Now, even with the privilege of being able to examine all the evidence and evaluate all of my options while out on bond, I must accept the judge’s offer of 3.5 years. My chances of winning the case were very low, and if I lost, it could potentially mean a significantly higher sentence.

It is difficult to decide whether to plea or not when faced with gambling years of your life in prison, but I also completely detest the narrative of the state and their courtrooms. Their story is that they rightfully apprehended the criminal, tried, and put them away in prison;where they will learn not to do it again while separated from society where they cannot spread their infectious ideas. That system does not work and it never will. I abhor this monopoly of justice and violence; the reality is that the state wants people in their prisons especially people whose political interest are in conflict  to the “business as usual” violence that their police and armies perpetrate. My crime is standing up against the flag of hate and the violence against people of color that it represents. The state, in a petty act, went out of their way years later to prosecute me.

Furthermore, the state has always supported a white supremacist power structure. Even after the endless series of racist wars and hundreds of years of oppression on this soil, they don't see it as a problem when neo-nazis get together and in fact grant permits and have lines of police to protect their free speech. In Ferguson, New York, Chicago and beyond, we see police use military grade equipment in conjunction with the National Guard to combat people protesting the unjust murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of law enforcement. These are not isolated incidents, but rather symptomatic and indicative of a deliberate move to uphold the pillars of white supremacy in this country, which will not change unless we fight against it.

I went into this action following the principles of anarchy, equality and freedom which have guided my life. For many years I have been involved in different projects engaging social justice, from volunteering at social centers, community public libraries and food distribution programs.I have also supported and participated in anti-war, environmental and immigrant rights movements. Through these experiences I became more aware of how the system that governs this society depends on the mass exploitation of large parts of the population and in fact the Earth itself for the profit of the rich and powerful. I was inspired and motivated by the people I met in the movement to strive to make change at the root of the problem, even if it meant possibly sacrificing my own personal freedom. Throughout history, any movement that struggled to change this system was considered dangerous by the government and was met with immense repression and state violence. But there were successful moments within these movements not only because they were justified, but because people fought for them and despite how history is presented like a Disney movie, not all of their actions were non-violent.

Today there still is police brutality, a massive prison industrial complex, there are presidents waging endless wars for profit and power, and there is violence, alienation and marginalization at the crossroads of gender, sexuality, race and class.  It would be naive to think that all of these problems could only be solved through pacifism; working with or within the system, following dogmatic and assimilative reformist agendas that take over and sell out movements; the answer lies in creative resistance that utilizes a wide diversity of tactics. I think some people have always known this but more need to reject the privileged tendency to reject destruction of property, or of the bodies protecting the state as taboo violence instead of as a legitimate form of resistance. As our collective patience is constantly being worn away by failures of government to address people’s actual needs, it is up to our own communities and individuals to decide for themselves what is an appropriate form of self-defense

But I would also like to note that the hyper-spectacularization and priority of violence amongst folks in the movement might also be folly, because I believe it in itself is not sufficient for a real radical transformation of society. People need to look within to make the change they want to see in the world as well as raise hell in the streets. People are improving their communities through their own support, healing circles, discussion groups, rallies, speak-outs, prisoner support, popular education, community health projects and asking hard questions and challenging oppressive thoughts however they manifest.

The ideas and actions that these white supremacists are pushing are dangerous and poisonous and is unfortunately still deeply rooted within the fabric of this society. Racism manifests itself in a number of ways and none can be ignored; from the blatant and overt bigots like those at the meeting in Tinley Park but also the subtle micro-aggressions that people experience on a daily basis. We are all obligated to confront the dead old ways of these oppressive ideologies using every means possible. My actions were in the spirit of continued resistance against racism and fascism and for the rights of people to live without fear of racist attacks. Those in struggle know the risk of jail, pain or death when trying to radically change the structure of society but it is a struggle we cannot ignore and we intend to win!

After the interruption of the meeting in Tinley Park, the organizing group for their economic summit disbanded and the individual who booked the event said that they were “stepping away from white nationalist organizing.” When a comrade is arrested the movement bears a high cost but actions like these can prove affective as they dissuade people from joining hate groups and preventing the work that they do. I feel these tactics could also apply to different avenues of struggle, directed towards exploitative bosses, racist cops, gentrifying landlords, sexists anywhere, and fascist politicians.

Some people have speculated my arrest was part of some revenge plot of the FBI because of the hacking and whistle-blowing my brother Jeremy Hammond has done against various sectors of the government and the private intelligent corporations they work with. While I love and support my brother and his actions 1000% and condemn the FBI and the US government for their own cyber wars they wage, I think it is unlikely that was the reason why I was held in custody. As stated earlier, the FBI did provide a report to the local police putting some of their pieces together which raises questions to why they would consider a bunch of neo-nazis getting beat up a matter of national security. Regardless, my brother and I were both apprehended because our actions were not carried out with absolute precision and every precaution made to disguise our identities and ensure we would not be busted.

However, it is absolutely true that we live in a vulnerable society with extreme governmental overreach, where anyone could be subject to surveillance, entrapment, targeted prosecutions and trumped up treason and terrorism charges purely for ideological reasons. It is a context deliberately cooked up by politicians and the national security complex to create fear and distrust amongst activist circles, as we can see looking at the huge number of dissidents who have been jailed or killed. Again, I’ll state my respect for political prisoners in any country who are staying strong and struggling to fight the power. I would encourage anyone who considers taking direct action to know why they are doing it and do so carefully as to not jeopardize themselves, their comrades, or the movement itself. A person in prison is another person we have to free.

       To those whose worlds were shaken and who are angry or displeased at my actions, remind yourselves humbly of the atrocious history of violence that white supremacy has done and continues to do so to this  society and ask yourself, do I support it? Do I benefit from it? Will this be my legacy? Or do I want to change it?

         I have set up a blog where I will post updates regularly that will also include my mailing address and visiting hours. Also I will have set up an Amazon Wish List where people can send me some love through books. This will be set up once I arrive at the state prison where I will likely carry out the majority of my sentence. While I am here I intend to make the most of my time staying positive and motivated through reading, working out, and meditating. I am interested in continuing communication and having discussions with people through letters, so please write me when you have the chance!

Yours for the struggle!

With love and rage,
Jason Hammond

freejasonhammond.blogspot.com