Tuesday, August 9, 2016

South Side ARA Annual Zine #7 (2015-2016)

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Welcome to the seventh 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.


-South side ARA

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

White Supremacist Group Tries To Redecorate The Loop, Gets Shut Down Quickly

Taken from Chicagoist.com:

A white supremacist group spent some time putting up a handful of posters downtown over the weekend, littering parts of the loop with messages like "protect our heritage" and "our future belongs to us.

The posters, which are black and feature various and not-so-subtle racist messages laid over statues, have been spotted at the State Street Red Line stop, the Bean, along the Lakefront Trail and in a few other places, and in one exceptionally poignant placement, in the shadow of Trump Tower. All of them feature text reading "Identity Evropa," the group that's claiming responsibility for creating them.

According to their Facebook page, Identity Evropa is an "American based identitarian organization dedicated to educating the people of European heritage about the importance of a Eurocentric identity." In other words, Identity Evropa are basically fucking Nazis. The group was created by Nathan Damigo, a former veteran living in California who has long ties to white supremacist groups, including the National Youth Front.

Chicago isn’t the only city that's been targeted by Identity Evropa’s “#FashTheCity” campaign; the group has posted photos of their trash being plastered in several cities in California, Kansas and Colorado.

Predictably, Chicagoans haven’t taken too kindly to fascist trash being wheatpasted around their city. Already, groups have been calling for their removal and some have reportedly been taken down.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Burning Cross Found On Portage Park Lawn

Taken from dnainfo:

PORTAGE PARK — Someone burned a cross Tuesday morning on the lawn of a Portage Park home, police said.

No one was injured in the incident that occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between Sunnyside and Montrose avenues, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a spokeswoman for the department.

The house where the cross was burned belongs to a 62-year-old white man, Tannehill said. The incident is being investigated as a case of simple assault, but could be classified as a hate crime depending on the outcome of the investigation, she added.

Ald. John Arena (45th) denounced the incident as a "grotesque and cowardly display of hatred and bigotry."

The crime occurred on a block where several residents are Arab American and African American, residents said.

The "horrible and disgusting incident is unacceptable and deserving of strong condemnation," Arena said.

"It is especially deplorable that his happened two blocks from Prussing Elementary School, a wonderful and welcoming school where many languages are spoken among its student body," Arena said.

The incident occurred just outside the 45th Ward in the 38th Ward represented by Ald. Nicholas Sposato, who said police told him they believe the cross was burned on the wrong lawn by mistake.

"I hope it was just knuckleheads or silly kids," Sposato said. "This is terrible."

"We cannot stand silent when confronted with racism and hate," Arena said.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Meet Lyft Driver and White Supremacist Will Roach

Will Roach
1530 Coventry Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195-3230
It has been brought to our attention that Lyft, the mobile application based peer-to-peer ride sharing company, employs a white nationalist by the name of Will Roach. Will is from Schaumburg and is apparently known to strike up some controversial conversations in regards to race. Wills facebook displays his interest in the National Socialist Vanguard and is filled with hate speech such as; "I miss the old days when we could have hung them all right then and there. Carved nigger into the sticks we mark their graves with. Here lies nigger died a nigger for being a nigger."Below are screenshots further documenting his racism as well as some publicly available information on him. We encourage folks to contact Lyft and let them know they employ white supremacist trash.

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Screenshot 2:

Will Roach
1530 Coventry Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195-3230
Cell: 224-587-6998

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bill J Malan of Malan Law Office is a White Supremacist

It has come to our attention that Bill J Malan of Malan Law Office is a white supremacist. Bill ran for Illinois Attorney General in 2010 and has been an attorney at Malan Law for 8 1/2 years. According to their website, Bill "represents individuals and small businesses in general civil matters, including employment, contract and tort claims." It also says that he was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2002. What the website doesn't state however, is the fact that Bill is a believer in, and a promoter of, the idea that white people are genetically superior to other races. A belief that is core to white supremacist ideology. Bill often emails associates of his with "facts" supposedly proving this theory. Documents such as "SAT scores by race and income" and "2000 Rushton race evolution summary table". Below are email screenshots of Bill recommending the white nationalist website amren.com and regurgitating white nationalist rhetoric such as; "Europeans are an endangered subspecies, and it would be tragic for the planet to lose the people that created such great things".

William James Malan
800 Oakley Blvd #D,
Chicago, IL 60612 
(312) 738-9759

Malan Law Office
2300 W. Polk Street, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60612

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Meet Matt Forney

Just the other day we received some information on local racist and Mens Rights Activist; Matt Forney. Check out this asshole and keep an eye out for him.

Taken from pastebin.com

Matthew Forney is a vehemently sexist Mens Rights Activists(MRA) livng in Chicago. Aside from his extremely traditionalist views on gender roles expressed in many of his publications, Matt is also a racist. He is currently attempting to gather information against radicals organizing against police brutality. He moved here from New York and seems to make a living via the internet. Here are some things we know about him.

Matthew W Forney
therealmattforney [at] gmail
Age: 27
DOB: 06/1988
Cell: 503 891 4512
pictured here:

Last known address:

501 Boyden St
Syracuse NY,13206
312 472 6518
(Still owned by family)

May be residing in Rogers Park

Is a contributor to returnofkings.com and righton.net

Shawn Forney
Patricia Forney
Carolyn P Forney
Catherine E Forney


Screenshot documenting racism:

Vehemently sexist articles:

60 sexist incoherent things Matt Forney belives:

"My current writing focuses on location independent living, self-publishing and making money online, traditional sex roles and current events"

Matt has been publicly accused of sexual assault

Friends with other local Illinois MRA Lucas Temple

Lucas Temple
81 Wilmington Ave
Fox Lake, IL
pictured here:


Friday, January 15, 2016

Meet Berwyn, IL Nazi Michael "Iron Balls" McArthur

Michael "Iron Balls" McArthur is a 59 year old Neo-Nazi living in Berwyn, IL. He is originally from Copalis Beach, WA. We know he is a Neo-Nazi because of his racist youtube rants. In one of them, he calls himself a National Socialist while standing in from a swastika flag, which we assume is located in his apartment. He calls himself "Iron Balls" because he lets girls kick him their hardest in his balls, and has been on the Steve Gadlin's Star Makers "performing" this wonderful routine. He also does Tarot Card readings and was at one point doing them at Cigars and Stripes on Ogden Ave. in Berwyn. We are unsure as to why, but he is no longer able to do his Tarot card readings there. Because of this, we are also unsure of how Michael is making his money, although we do know that he is trying to start his own haunted cemetery tour.

According to an article on the internet Michael McArthur once forced a 17 year old into some unwanted sexual situations (see here). According to her, he has continued to harass her via email.

For these reasons, we were happy to hear that he allegedly got his face soaked in piss by some antifascists.

From an email:
"On July 29th, 2015, Michael "Iron balls" McArthur, a self proclaimed National Socialist from Berwyn, IL was greeted with a face full of raunchy antifa piss in front of his apartment. (3137 Oak Park Ave apt# 107) He has been let go from his Tarot Card reading at Cigars and Stripes and spends his time at the YMCA off Oak Park or the Berwyn Public Library. Fuck nazis!"

Berwyn Hotel Apartments
3137 Oak Park ave 
Apt. 107
Berwyn, IL
DOB: 10/14/1955
youtube videos here