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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Synagogue, Garages Spray-Painted with Anti-Semitic Slurs in West Rogers Park

Taken from the Sun Times:

A badly drawn Star of David and the words “F – - – U!” were among the scribblings residents awoke to Sunday morning on synagogues, garages and other buildings in a largely Jewish area of West Rogers Park.

“It’s outrageous, It’s very sad,” said one resident, as she saw the words Monday sprayed in black paint on the back side of the tiny synagogue in the 2900 block of West Touhy she’s attended for two-plus decades.


In all, a dozen or more buildings appeared to have been hit with the racial slurs and other profanity.
About 6:40 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the store-front synagogue. Officers later got word of similar incidents in the 2800 block of West Estes and the 5700 and 5800 blocks of North Talman. Police labeled the incidents as criminal damage to property. There had been no arrests as of Monday evening.


Crews with the city’s department of Streets and Sanitation were out covering over the graffiti with paint early Monday.


One local rabbi, who didn’t want his name used, said the neighborhood generally isn’t a target for anti-Semitic graffiti.


“We’re pretty much a peaceful neighborhood,” the rabbi said. “It’s sporadic here and there. Nobody makes a big deal out of it. I’m from the East Coast. You know how you know you’re in a New York? You see all the graffiti.”


Others were less forgiving.

“We deplore this despicable alleged act of anti-Semitism, which deeply impacts the entire Jewish community and the community at large,” said Lonnie Nasatir, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of the Chicago/Upper Midwest Region. “This act reflects complete disregard for sacred Jewish institutions and individuals’ homes.  We applaud the Chicago Police Department for taking this incident seriously and investigating it as a possible hate crime.  We hope that the perpetrator(s) will be brought to justice.”

Friday, December 26, 2014

Meet White Supremacist Pier Zambrano AKA Pier Novikov AKA DJ Subtropical

Pier Zambrano, commonly known as Pier Novikov AKA "Subtropical", is a 43 year old white nationalist DJ living in Chicago. He first popped up on our radar several months back when he was seen making countless anti-semitic and anti-black Facebook posts. Pier clearly seems interested in the preservation of european heritage and has constantly blamed Jews and non-whites for what he sees as the downfall of society. His obsession with survivalism and the idea of returning to a more primitive or tribal lifestyle, along with his aggressive desire for racial separatism, are very representative of a variation of radical right wing ideology called "national anarchism". Pier has iron cross tattoos on his arms as well as slightly altered versions of the deaths heads skull (hand) and the white pride world wide symbol (head). Aside from his sketchy tattoos and overtly racist internet postings, Pier has connections to other white supremacists in Illinois such as National Anarchist Conor Wrigley (2778 Deerpath Park Dr Decatur, IL) and former Portland Volksfront associate "Trigger" Tom Christensen (3007 N Allen). He is also an associate of the virtually extinct Chi-town 77's (read here for info) .



Pier DJ's all around the city. He does an "industrial nation" night at the Charleston 1-2 Wednesdays a month and has/does DJ at Rodan, Analog, and elsewhere. Pier drives a black jeep. He is married to Lora Chasteen, and is also employed by her at Medusas Makeup (4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite 304). He is rumored to carry a gun illegally on his person. Below are two screenshots highlighting some of Piers politics followed by some text detailing his personal info.






Taken and found from paste bin here, here, here, and here

Pier Zambrano
AKA Pier Novikov/Subtropical
4123 N Mozart St # 1
Chicago, IL 60618-2708
Drives a black jeep
License plate # F65 5219
Born  April 28th 1971
Works at Medusas makeup
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60613

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Half Decade of South Side Chicago ARA

ARA and other antifascist groupings have existed in Chicago since the late 1980's. For the most part, the organized antifascist presence has continued to exist and have typically been amongst the more active and successful antifascist groupings in the US. The most recent incarnation, South Side Chicago Anti- Racist Action (now of the TORCH network), are celebrating the end of our 5th year of antifascist activity. Starting back in 2009 we set out with extreme dedication, to destroy organized fascists in our state, eventually expanding outward and doing serious work in the midwest and elsewhere. When we first started, the group to beat was the Illinois National Socialist Front (INSF), descendants of Bill Whites ANSWP, led by Phillip Anderson. At this time, there was also a huge call out by the ARA network to shut down David Irving's US tour. This year saw not only some very successful confrontations between south side ARA and the INSF, but Irving's speaking event held at the Edelweiss restaurant in Chicago was immediately shut down when a violent melee ensued between antifascists and neo nazis in attendance. Shortly after, in 2010 the INSF was scheduled to march in downtown Chicago, a bold move and an obvious challenge to Chicago antifascists. After tons of pressure from our side, the
INSF had a pathetic turnout of 4 unprotected nazis who were quickly attacked leading not only to the end of the march, but the arrest of two of the attending neo nazis. These 2 major victories, along with several other smaller successful battles, and an impressive ability to expose white supremacists, strengthened our resolve, and solidified our reputation as an antifascist force to be reckoned with.


Over the next 4 years, we would face many internal and external hardships, always coming out stronger and more intelligent than before. We managed for the most part, to keep our excitement and dedication and went on to have several more noteworthy successes. A few of these successes include the eventual end of the INSF, the shutting down of the local NSM unit before they even began, the forming of the TORCH network, the hosting of 2 national antifa conferences, the shut down of the White Man march in Centralia, IL, the infiltration and exposing of the local ANP, successful clashes with the Trad Youth Network, continuous pressure on David Irving across the midwest, antifascist benefits and prisoner support for several people including the Tinley Park 5, the publishing of 5 annual antifascist zines, home demos, and several street confrontations and disruptions of neo nazi individuals, groups, and events in Illinois and across the country. With any action we have been part of we have always tried to critique ourselves and be honest about our successes and failures. This being said we genuinely believe that our presence in Illinois has helped to create a fear and paranoia amongst the fascists that we hope will last for years to come. A fear that has led the once seemingly hopeful neo nazi activist community into a state of disarray and inactivity. To say that their own failures and the role of the state hasn't also helped to create this disfunction would be a lie. We also realize that repercussions are always a possibility and more importantly that white supremacy and reactionary tendencies are festering and live beyond the confines of flag waving organizations.

Since our forming years we have seen friends go to jail, we have suffered scrapes, bruises, state harassment and spying, but yet we are still here and are still active. We have outlasted any rival crew that has existed in this city since our inception. It has always been our dedication, brains, strategy, anonymity, and eventually our experience that helped lead us to constant victories over those who in some instances were more physically intimidating. Over the past year we have continued to expose and confront the fascists and white supremacists who have tried to rebuild or form a new and we will continue to do so. Thanks to everyone who is or has been a part of south side ARA. Thanks to all who have supported us.

ALL FASCISTS BEWARE!!! LONG LIVE ANTIFA!!! LONG LIVE SOUTH SIDE ARA!!!




Monday, November 17, 2014

Anonymous Doxxes Ferguson-Area KKK Members, Hacks KKK Twitter Account

Frank Ancona and cronies
Taken from jezebel:

The Ku Klux Klan got the Anonymous treatment over the weekend after they threatened protestors in Ferguson, Mo. with "lethal force." In response, the online hacker group donned their digital cape, took over the group's twitter account and posted an image of a Klansman hanging from a noose. Then the doxxing began. 
As news reports swirl that the Grand Jury may release their decision on Monday in the case of Officer Darren Wilson fatally shooting Michael Brown, the KKK thought it'd be cool to pretend like they were in The Ghosts of Mississippi. One guy named Franck Ancona, according to Raw Story, even handed out fliers calling the protestors "terrorists" and boasting "We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri law to defend ourselves." In true Klan fashion, Acona, who is a part of the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK, said he had to take action because white folks were under "attack." 
In response, Anonymous posted photos and home addresses of a few local St. Louis Klansmen. The Klan complained about an "invasion of privacy" and took to Twitter to say that Anonymous was an harmless organization. Anonymous probably got tired of their whining and just took over the hate group's Twitter account on Saturday with the following tweet. 
At press time, the group is still controlling the KKK's Twitter account, and followers are rolling in, which I'm not sure is the best outcome. 
Bigger question: why doesn't the KKK use 2-step authentication? Amateur mistake.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Canadian Noize Punk Act Schizophasia Plays Awesome Prank on Nazi Label Deathangle Absolution

The neo-nazi music label Deathangle Absolution Records (formerly Satanic Skinhead Propaganda) ran by Antichrist Kramer, contacted Schizophasia from Canada a while back about putting out a record for them. Schizophasia however, are anti-racists who are not down with Kramer and his fascist ways. How did they respond?  Schizophasia agreed and wrote an anti-racist record. The lyrics were never submitted to the label and the record was successfully put out. They are now urging folks to only buy the record directly from the band and not the label. All profits from the album will be given to Chicago antifascists and anti-racist organizations such as ourselves. 

Read their statement below:

Beware such scene parasites as ''DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS''. They are a neo-nazi record label formally known under the names ''SATANIC SKINHEAD PROPAGANDA'' and ''AUDIAL DECIMATION''. Most of their catalog is NSBM or racist power electronics but now they are trying to move into releasing punk. It came as a surprise that label-boss Antichrist Kramer asked Schizophasia to release a record on his label. Being the pranksters that we are, we agreed and then proceeded to record a ten-track anti nazi record masked by undecipherable vocal effects and hidden by way of our tradition of writing our song titles in Arabic. Schizophasia has no hatred for any race, sexual orientation, gender or anything of the sort. Schizophasia fully supports confronting racism, homophobia, sexism (to be consistent with your previous 3-point enumeration) and ideologies which advocate for any totalitarian regime. The black triangle with a black bar on the front cover of the LP is the symbol that anarchists were made to wear in Nazi Germany concentration camps. Had antichrist Kramer brushed up on his history instead of jerking off to the idea of the next race war, he would have noticed that we were up to something. We call out to people not to buy releases from these labels and to actively boycott any Neo-Nazi bands and labels. Don't purchase this record, unless directly from the band! All proceeds collected by SCHIZOPHASIA will be donated to anti-racist and anti-fascist work. THE JOKE IS ON YOU ANTICHRIST KRAMER/DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS. LONG LIVE ROCK N' ROLL! LONG LIVE FREEDOM! DEATH TO FASCISM! DEATH TO NAZIS!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meet Neo-Nazi Dennis McGiffen 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 553 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"
SSMC- Illinois
"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