Monthly Archives: December 2013

Philly Antifa Joins The Torch Network

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“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.”
― Sophie Scholl

We at Philly Antifa are pleased to announce our affiliation with the newly formed Torch Antifascist Network

Points of Unity

1. We disrupt fascist and far right organizing and activity.
2. We don’t rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us. This doesn’t mean we never go to court, but the cops uphold white supremacy and the status quo. They attack us and everyone who resists oppression. We must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists.
3. We oppose all forms of oppression and exploitation. We intend to do the hard work necessary to build a broad, strong movement of oppressed people centered on the working class against racism, sexism, nativism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest, and the most oppressed people. We support abortion rights and reproductive freedom. We want a classless, free society. We intend to win!
4. We hold ourselves accountable personally and collectively to live up to our ideals and values.
5. We not only support each other within the network, but we also support people people outside the network who we believe have similar aims or principles. An attack on one is an attack on all.
 
 

New Anti-Fascist Network Formed – Introducing Torch Antifascist Network

Taken from South Side Chicago ARA’s Blog:

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It is with both great excitement and some sadness that we introduce TORCH, an anti-fa network. Out of the old Anti-Racist Action Network rises a new, militant anti-fascist network. This isn’t a fracture or schism coming from internal strife but the result of the realization that the blueprint laid out in a time before the internet no longer serves as a sufficient model for combating fascism. We acknowledge that many of our comrades have lost much, some their lives, under the banner of ARA. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten and their fight is still our fight. Because of changes in the current political climate as well as our own political development, our understanding of what fascism is and how it relates to other political entities such as the working class, capital, and the state has evolved. We wanted to build a new network that fit our needs and politics. One that is more relevant and appealing to a new generation of anti-fascists.

We are still on the prowl. We will still continue to expose, confront, and act. Fascist beware… we are TORCH.

TORCH Points of Unity:

1. We disrupt fascist and far right organizing and activity.

2. We don’t rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us. This doesn’t mean we never go to court, but the cops uphold white supremacy and the status quo. They attack us and everyone who resists oppression. We must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists.

3. We oppose all forms of oppression and exploitation. We intend to do the hard work necessary to build a broad, strong movement of oppressed people centered on the working class against racism, sexism, nativism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest, and the most oppressed people. We support abortion rights and reproductive freedom. We want a classless, free society. We intend to win!

4. We hold ourselves accountable personally and collectively to live up to our ideals and values.

5. We not only support each other within the network, but we also support people outside the network who we believe have similar aims or principles. An attack against one is an attack against all.

torchantifa.org

Atlantic City Bonehead Owen Carr Dead From Overdose

Taken from One People’s Project:

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hahaha yr dead

EVESHAM TWP, NJ–Neo-Nazi Owen Carr, who as a member of the Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS) was one of the organizers of a white power concert in Atlantic City last summer died Tuesday of an apparent drug overdose, according to sources. He was 38.

While little details have been revealed, word of mouth and a Facebook posting since removed noted that Carr, who has had a long history of drug abuse, suffered the overdose sometime Tuesday evening. Friends have been posting tributes to him on his Facebook page over the past 24 hours. Carr has written in posts dating back to October 16, 2012 that even his mother was concerned about a drug problem, even writing him a letter about those concerns. “(S)omeone tell me am I in a Suicidal Tendencies video or on an episode of (I)ntervention?!?!” he joked as he referenced a line from the Suicidal Tendencies song “Institutionalized”. “Just get me a pepsi with ice ma!!!!”

 Carr and Bradley
TOGETHER AGAIN: Carr, left, with Atlantic City “Skinheads” Founder Brian Bradley who in 2011 was removed from our presence courtesy of a lightning bolt while he worked construction on the Revel Casino.

Carr, a longtime ACS member, was a supporter of far right/racist causes but seldom if at all participated in political rallies and other events, although he associated regularly with Philadelphia area neo-Nazi. He would often be seen at Philadelphia area punk and metal shows. On August 10, he was one of the main promoters, along with Aggravated Assault/Chaos 88 lead singer Warren Meicke of a white power concert at Le Grande Fromage in Atlantic City that brought out well-known hate bands such as No Remorse and Max Resist.

On January 11, Carr was arrested in a domestic violence incident that involved the mother of his two children. At press time it is not known what the case outcome had been. Carr leaves behind a son and daughter.

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Every time one of these life-long boneheads from Atlantic City Skins dies the world looks a little brighter. No crew so embodies how much of a dead end being White Power is like ACS. What legacy does this guy leave behind except some police reports revealing that he failed as much at being a partner and father as he did at being a human being? We know Nazis read this blog. We hope this serves as a cautionary tale. You don’t want people like us celebrating your death.  Give that shit up now or destroy yourself like Owen did. There is no future for fascism in Philadelphia or anywhere else.

Always Watching, Always Ready, Always Antifascist.

Philly Antifa

KSS Associate and Leif Erikson Day Attendee Patrick Rogers Arrested for Child Endangerment

Image taken from One Peoples Project:

 

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – A neo-Nazi associate of the Keystone State “Skinheads” (KSS) that attended the last two annual events sponsored by the organization to observe Leif Erickson Day in Philadelphia is in jail after a weekend arrest on charges of assault and endangering the welfare of children.

According to reports, Patrick Rogers, 33 of Williamsport is being held in Lycoming County, Pa. Prison in lieu of the total amount of a $5000 bail, as opposed to the commonplace 10 percent, after police arrested him and charged him with one count each of simple assault and the endangerment charge. A detainer on a probation violation is keeping him incarcerated pending trial, however. He has two children with his live-in girlfriend Heidi McCarty, but neither the children or McCarty were harmed in the incident. At press time information surrounding the circumstances of the arrest were not available.

Rogers and McCarty both attended the “Leif Erickson Day Celebration” in 2012 and 2013 on what is referred to as Boathouse Row in Philadelphia. The annual event is sponsored by KSS and has brought out varied number of neo-Nazis as well as antifa opposing them. This year saw it’s largest event as 30 neo-Nazis from a number of different states came out with over 200 persons in opposition. Rogers regularly trolled the Facebook pages of those working to oppose them, often taunting them with racist remarks and threats. Despite this, he has attempted to downplay his racism as well.

“I’m not a fucking Nazi nor ever have been and focus on preserving my Ancestral Lineage, not whoop on someone!” He once wrote in a message to Daryle Lamont Jenkins of One People’s Project. “I’m a White Nationalist/Constitutionalist with the best interests of Europeans in mind along with upholding all Americans rights, not worry about any other race and their actions or progress. That’s for their leaders and community activists to bare the burden as do I for my own! I interact with all races and NEVER have I once did ill to anyone for that reason alone nor ever will! Rednecks in the fucking hills that cook meth around their children all day pisses me off just as much as gangsters from North Philly bringing in Heroin to Williamsport!”

Rogers has had several run-in with the law since 2002, when he was arrested for providing alcohol to minors. He also was arrested in 2010 on charges of assault, reckless endangerment and making terroristic threats.