Evan James McCarty – From Musical Theatre to Nazi Propaganda

Evan McCarty aka Byron De La Vandal

In collaboration with comrades in Eugene, Rose City Antifa is revealing the identity of “Byron de la Vandal,” a virulent Nazi and hopeful fascist-folk musician, whose real name is Evan James McCarty. A major propagandist for the alt-right, McCarty also has ties to Vanguard America, True Cascadia, Daily Stormer groups, and the “Oregon Aryan” group of fascists that RCA wrote about in the Cascadian Coffee Company Discord log leaks.

By all external appearances, Eugene, Oregon’s Evan James McCarty is a young man with a promising career in musical theatre and ambitions toward screen acting. McCarty has regularly acted in theatre productions at Eugene’s Shedd Institute for the Arts, and has also acted and served as a board member at the beloved non-profit Very Little Theatre.

Evan McCarty at the Shedd Institute
Some of Evan McCarty’s credits from the Shedd Institute.

Evan McCarty at Very Little Theatre
Evan McCarty performs at the Very Little Theatre.

Evan McCarty performs a benefit concert
Evan McCarty performs at a “Heal The World” benefit concert at a methodist church in Eugene, OR.

McCarty attended the University of Oregon where he studied Theatre Arts at UO’s School of Music and Dance and frequently performed with the University Singers. In his time at the UO, McCarty participated in the University of Oregon College Republicans, and is pictured the organization’s current twitter header photo.

Evan McCarty with UO College Republicans
Evan McCarty is photographed with the University of Oregon College Republicans including TPUSA member CJ Cassidy, recruiting director for UO college republicans Trent Capurro, Oregon gubernatorial candidate Sam Carpenter, TPUSA Campus Coordinator Khang Q Ngo, TPUSA UO Vice President Michael Kraan, among many others.

What is apparently undetected or ignored by those who encounter him in “normie” life is that Evan McCarty is also the prolific neo-Nazi folk singer and propagandist “Byron De La Vandal” (an homage to Byron De La Beckwith, the Mississippi Klansman who assassinated Medgar Evers in 1963).

Byron De La Vandal

McCarty, in character as as the hackneyed racist folk-singer Byron de la Vandal, recently recounted to a White Nationalist blog the story of his radicalization into neo-Nazi politics through the /pol/ discussion board on 4chan, and the cementing of his anti-Semitic belief system through reading “The Culture of Critique,” an anti-semitic pseudo-academic book written by disgraced evolutionary psychologist Kevin B. MacDonald. He also described a recent boost his brand received when one of his songs was played on a popular neo-Nazi podcast; “Once I’d managed to get the final draft recorded, I managed to get it on The Daily Shoah through a little networking, and the reaction it got was astounding.” McCarty goes on to credit the song, “Stiff Upper Lip” as “definitely the turning point” for the rising notoriety of his Nazi folk persona.

“Stiff Upper Lip,” as it turns out, is a recycled dredging of a song called “Syrian Winter” which McCarty wrote during a summer songwriting course at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. While the original was faster, shorter, somewhat less overwrought, and not obviously pandering to aggrieved and sentimental neo-Nazis; it is clearly recognizable as the progenitor of Byron’s fascist anthem through an identical chord structure and vocal melody as well as virtually unchanged introductory lyrics. Whereas “Syrian Winter” opens with the lines “I don’t think I’ll read the paper today, all of this fighting and killing leaves me with a bitter taste in my mouth,” “Stiff Upper Lip” begins with “I don’t think I’ll read the paper today, all of these bombings and killings fill me with a bitter taste in my mouth”. In the aforementioned fascist blog interview, “Byron” also acknowledges the re-write, saying “I had a song that was the forefather of Stiff Upper Lip, very similar melody and theme, but about a totally unrelated topic. I believe it had to do with the conflict in Syria that kicked off around 2013 or so. In any case, it wasn’t difficult to form my anger and grief into new lyrics, and to overlay them on the melody of what would become Stiff Upper Lip.” The voice in both songs is unmistakably Evan McCarty’s.

Evan McCarty performing with the same guitar as Byron De La Vandal
A still from Evan McCarty’s performance of “Syrian Winter” at a songwriting workshop at Cornish College of the Arts reveals that his guitar is identical to Byron De La Vandal’s.

In subsequent months, McCarty has released a number of songs as Byron De La Vandal. Often they are thinly re-written traditional folk songs retrofitted with white supremacist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi, or otherwise fascist themes. “Diddle-I Diddle-O,” for instance, seems to be a jingle for the Northwest Territorial Imperative; a fantasy of turning the Pacific Northwest into a white ethnostate held by white supremacists since the 1980s. The song was adopted by the white supremacist True Cascadia organization as the “official Cascadian anthem”. Re-purposing the traditional Irish folk song “Whiskey in the Jar” gave McCarty an excuse with the lyrics of “Victory In Our Stars” to celebrate a revisionist history of the vile Nazi rampage in which James Fields Jr. murdered Heather Heyer.

Evan McCarty song adopted by True Cascadia
“Byron De La Vandal” is seen discussing white supremacist organizing strategies with members of True Cascadia and neo-Nazi Northwest Front founder Harold Covington before Evan McCarty’s racist song is adopted by the True Cascadia white supremacist organization.

Evan McCarty advertises his podcast and other projects with Nazi folk singer Paddy Tarleton
In 2017, Evan McCarty struck up a friendship with Nazi folk singer Patrick Corcoran aka Paddy Tarleton. The two of them started a podcast together called “Blood and Song” wherein they attempt to claim the legacy of folk music for Nazis and pretend that Woody Guthrie wouldn’t have wanted them dead. McCarty and Corcoran also recently released a collaborative album of racist folk songs.

Involvement with Vanguard America

Both by his own account and according to statements made by other fascists, Evan McCarty has in the past year been a member of the Oregon chapter of Vanguard America. Vanguard America is the Nazi organization James Fields Jr. marched with and whose uniform and insignia he wore on August 12, 2017, before he drove his car into a crowd killing Heather Heyer and injuring nineteen other people.

Evan McCarty calls himself a member of Vanguard America
During a late-2017 google-hangouts interview with a Nazi podcast called “Fashy and the Brain,” Evan McCarty (masked as Byron De La Vandal) states that he is a member of Vanguard America. He has a banner featuring a Nazi “black sun” sonnenrad symbol behind him.

Evan McCarty calls himself a member of Vanguard America
_In the bio of Evan McCarty’s original Gab profile @Byron_de_laVandal, he states that he is a member of Vanguard America.

Evan McCarty is identified as a member of Vanguard Oregon in a Nazi web forum
A user in the Southern Front logs released by Unicorn Riot states that Evan McCarty aka Byron de la Vandal is in the Oregon chapter of Vanguard America (Vanguard Oregon).

We have some reason to suspect that Evan McCarty may have taken point in administering Vanguard Oregon’s social media output, although its meager quantity (limited to four Gab posts after its twitter account was suspended) seems to have come at the expense of McCarty’s main focus on building the Byron De La Vandal brand.

Vanguard Oregon posts modified lyrics resembling those of Byron de la Vandal
Like many other racist sectors of the Alt-Right movement Vanguard Oregon attempted to capitalize on the accidental shooting of Kate Steinle to mobilize violent anti-immigrant sentiments. In this post they included a photograph of Steinle’s partially-covered face along with modified lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Blowin in the Wind” which bear a striking resemblance to a section of Byron De La Vandal’s subsequent modification of the song in which he sings “how many deaths will it take ‘til he knows / that too many Boers have died / the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind / the answer is blowing in the wind” in reference to the Alt-Right’s frequently cited canard about a supposed “White Genocide” in South Africa.

Byron De La Vandal encourages his followers to join Vanguard America
Byron De La Vandal encourages his Gab followers to join Vanguard America.

Oregon Vanguard stickers match Byron De La Vandal branding
Vanguard Oregon frequently used a poorly stylized “aryan couple” design in their promotional materials and graffiti. We see that Byron De La Vandal’s logo isolates one of the people from the initial graphic. McCarty, as Byron de la Vandal, has also manufactured and sold stickers with the design on them. The Nazi “black sun” sonnenrad stickers in the lower left photo, as we will see, are also likely McCarty’s work.

It is worth mentioning that in the wake of the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, many members of the Vanguard America organization splintered into a new neo-Nazi formation called “Patriot Front,” whose propaganda materials have occasionally been distributed in the Pacific Northwest, sometimes by members of Daily Stormer Book Clubs.

Graffiti / Slaps / Stickers activities

Evan McCarty also seems likely to have been behind a good deal of white supremacist graffiti which plagued Eugene, OR in 2017. A snapshot of his old twitter account associates him with an interest in sticker art, and a number of similarities emerge between his branded materials, and pieces of graffiti which seem intended to be anonymous.

Byron de la Vandal sonnenrad graffiti
The bio on Evan McCarty’s (now defunct) Byron de la Vandal twitter profile reveals an interest in “slaps” (slang for sticker art in the street art world); and his header photo is an identical design matching a Nazi “black sun” sonnenrad wheatpaste found near the University of Oregon.

more Byron de la Vandal sonnenrad graffiti
A satisfied customer thanks Evan McCarty as Byron de la Vandal on twitter and includes a photograph of the stickers he received with his order. As mentioned above, many similar Nazi “black sun” sonnenrad stickers were found in the Eugene, OR area.

Byron de la Vandal Nazi slogan stickers
_A Google image cache of Evan McCarty’s old Byron De La Vandal bandcamp page reveals that he sold “Hail Victory” (the English translation of the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil”) stickers identical to the ones found in multiple locations around Eugene OR. Notice the use of the anti-Semitic triple-parentheses “echo” meme on the SPLC parody sticker._

Byron de la Vandal sticker font comparison
_The fonts used in Evan McCarty’s Byron De La Vandal logos and promotional material match those used in the above “Hail Victory” stickers, as well as in a good deal of the neo-Nazi graffiti found around Eugene, OR. Notice again Evan’s use of the anti-Semitic triple-parentheses “echo” meme._

More stickers of similar design to Byron De La Vandal's logo
Further instances of the “aryan couple” design used by Oregon Vanguard as well as Byron De La Vandal. These and many more were found around Eugene, OR.

Byron de la Vandal offers to sell stickers over the internet
Evan McCarty posts in forums of the neo-Nazi website The Right Stuff about his habit of making stickers. Also included are screenshots of his solicitations to sell stickers from Facebook and Gab.

Vanguard Oregon spreads anti-immigrant propaganda online and with stickers
Stickers found in Eugene, OR contain text matching a Gab post by Oregon Vanguard.

Online Activity By Evan McCarty aka Byron De La Vandal

Byron De La Vandal expresses extreme antisemitism
Evan McCarty was active as Byron De La Vandal in the “Anticom” neo-Nazi discord server whose logs were released by Unicorn Riot. In theseexcerpts we see him espousing extreme anti-Semitism.

Byron De La Vandal admires National Socialism
In this selection from the Anticom logs released by Unicorn Riot, Evan McCarty expresses admiration for National Socialism and appears to associate himself with its politic.

Byron De La Vandal discusses entryism among UO College Republicans
In this selection from the Anticom logs, Evan McCarty expresses anti-Semitism before engaging in the “optics” debate with a fellow neo-Nazi regarding how best to appeal to “normies” in a way that opens them up to accepting neo-Nazi indoctrination. Evan, who has been photographed participating in University of Oregon College Republican events alongside multiple members of Turning Point USA, mentions that he enjoys “forming alliances” with them, and seems optimistic about their willingness to accept further racist and fascist ideology due to their already-reactionary orientation to politics and sociality.

Byron De La Vandal converses with fascist James Allsup
In these screenshots, Evan McCarty can be seen exchanging quips with James Allsup. In the bottom left, McCarty makes a disgusting joke about the murder of Heather Heyer by a member of Vanguard America, an organization of which he himself is a member. On the right, McCarty and Allsup carry on a Nazi-hipster exchange regarding their dream of a white ethnostate in the Pacific Northwest. At the end of the exchange, Allsup posts an “HH” salutation, initials which stand for “Heil Hitler”.

Byron De La Vandal identifies himself as a Nazi
Evan McCarty identifies himself as a Nazi on Gab.

Byron De La Vandal expresses antisemitism on gab
Evan McCarty expresses extreme anti-semitism on Gab.

Byron De La Vandal expresses antisemitism on gab
Evan McCarty expresses more extreme anti-semitism on Gab.

Byron De La Vandal expresses extreme anti-blackness with racial slurs on Gab.
Evan McCarty expresses extreme anti-blackness with racial slurs on Gab. Note that his podcasting and song-writing partner Paddy Tarleton is quoted in the bottom right image.

Byron De La Vandal expresses extreme misogyny on Gab.
Evan McCarty expresses extreme misogyny on Gab and advocates for the neo-Nazi “white sharia” meme.

Byron De La Vandal heaps abuse on teenagers who survived a school shooting.
Evan McCarty heaps abuse on teenagers who survived a school shooting.

Byron De La Vandal encourages anti-immigrant violence.
Evan McCarty encourages anti-immigrant violence on Gab.

Byron De La Vandal on the Daily Stormer neo-Nazi website.
Evan McCarty’s account as Byron De La Vandal on the Daily Stormer neo-Nazi website.

Byron De La Vandal calls Richard Spencer Daddy
Evan McCarty calls Richard Spencer “Daddy” on facebook.

Current Details

Evan James McCarty
aka: Byron De La Vandal
DOB: 08/03/1996
Address: 325 E 18th Ave #2, Eugene, OR 97401
Social Media:
twitter/BDLVandal
facebook/ByronDLVandal
instagram/byrondelavandal
bandcamp/bdlv1
youtube
makersupport/ByronDeLaVandal
makersupport/Paddy_and_Byron

Clear Photos

Evan McCarty
Evan James McCarty

Evan McCarty
Evan McCarty with his parents

Evan McCarty
Never know when those pro headshots might come in handy.

Rose City Antifa is dedicated to exposing, opposing, and confronting fascist activity. If you have information regarding any of the people mentioned in this article, or other fascist and white supremacist activity in the Pacific Northwest, please email us at fight_them_back@riseup.net.

Harris Media Designer Ariel Gherman Tied to Alt-Right White Supremacists

Via Screwston Antifascist Committee

Summary: Ariel Michelle Gherman is a 24-year-old white supremacist living in Austin, Texas. In August 2017 she participated in the white supremacist “Unite the Right” demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, where fellow white supremacist James Fields murdered anti-racist protester Heather Heyer. She also helped organize logistics for the group of Texas fascists and white supremacists who traveled to the “Unite the Right” demonstrations, and is connected to numerous Texas neo-Nazis and white supremacist organizations on social media. She works at a mainstream conservative graphic design and media strategy firm in Austin called Harris Media LLC.

Ariel Michelle Gherman (aka “Ariel Sherman”)

 

Charlottesville

In August 2017, a group of fascists and white supremacists from Texas organized a caravan of vehicles to travel to the white supremacist “Unite the Right” (UtR) demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to inside information, one van picked up people in Austin and Houston, then met two other vehicles from north Texas in Texarkana. The group included notorious Texas neo-Nazis like William Fears (subsequently arrested in October for involvement in a shooting outside a Richard Spencer eventin Gainesville, Florida), “Azzmador” (Robert Warren Ray, a contributor to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer), and Thomas Rousseau (founder and leader of the white supremacist group “Patriot Front”).

The Texas group also included Ariel Gherman. She had RSVP’d as “Going” on the UtR Facebook event page several months prior along with other Texas fascists like Colton Fears (arrested with his brother William in Florida) and Ken Reed. Upon arriving in Charlottesville, they planned to stay at an AirBnb which had been rented under Ariel’s AirBnb account and with Ariel’s credit card. They over-stuffed the AirBnb house with Texas white supremacists, but wanted to be careful not to draw unnecessary attention and reminded each other to only perform Nazi salutes inside the house, not outside. After all, they were planning to bring a variety of weapons including poles, torches, pepper spray, and concealed handguns.

Once in Charlottesville, Ariel participated in Friday night’s torch-lit march on the University of Virginia campus. In videos of the event she is seen wearing a white dress that went down to just above her knees, a denim jacket, and white shoes. Her very long dirty-blonde hair was worn in a single braid down her back, and her brown and gold glasses frames are readily apparent. She can be seen carrying a torch for the duration of the march while participants chanted neo-Nazi slogans like “Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil.” She is also often walking next to and sometimes holding hands with a young man dressed in khakis and a white polo shirt—the uniform of the neo-Nazi group Vanguard America. When the torch march arrived at a Thomas Jefferson statute, the march surrounded a small group of anti-racist counter protesters. The white supremacists then assaulted the anti-racist counter protesters. Ariel was there for all of it.

The UtR weekend culminated the next day when white supremacists James Fields, also seen wearing the white and khaki uniform of Vanguard America, drove his Dodge Charger into a crow of anti-racist counter-protesters, injuring 19 and killing Heather Heyer.

In an attempt to avoid surveillance and detection, Ariel, like many of the neo-Nazi participants in the UtR demonstrations, deactivated her Facebook account several days before the rally and didn’t reactivate it for several weeks afterwards. In videos of the event, she is seen trying to hide her face from the cameras. But our memory is long and our resolve is steadfast. Avoiding the limelight and promoting white supremacy and fascism only from the background shadows will not protect you. We don’t forget and we don’t forgive.

Far from being a passive or unsuspecting attendee, Ariel was fully aware of the fascist and white supremacist nature of the rally, as well as the plans for violence.  By using her credit card to book the AirBnb, traveling to Charlottesville in the Texas caravan, and walking in the torch march, Ariel intended to facilitate UtR’s white supremacist agenda, violence, and racist terror.

 

Harris Media LLC

When not helping facilitate racist terror around the country, Ariel works a day job as a graphic designer for Harris Media LLC, a digital media firm in Austin that brags about placing tens of millions of dollars in digital advertising content. But Harris Media doesn’t create media for just anyone, they focus their effort on conservative and right-wing clients. They boast about creating content for the electoral campaigns of candidates like Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mitch McConnell, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as right-wing advocacy groups like Secure America Now (anti-Iran nuclear deal) and Texans for Natural Gas (pro-fracking).

Harris Media has featured Ariel on their social media as their firm’s “biggest Trump supporter,” but they should probably change it to say “most active alt-right white supremacist.” It’s one more example of mainstream right-wing politics creating fertile political territory for insurgent white supremacy. We are really curious how Harris Media’s current and past clients feel about their digital media being created by a firm that hires violent white supremacists!

Background

Ariel grew up with almost every advantage in an upper-middle class suburban neighborhood west of Houston. She went to Texas State University in San Marcos and doesn’t seem to have suffered much setback from her arrest for marijuana possession while in college. Her parents are both college educated professionals in the medical field, but are also Trump supporters and may or may not be surprised or disappointed in their daughter’s neo-Nazi activities. What’s the saying about apples falling from trees?

Facebook Associations

With all this information, it’s unsurprising that Ariel is connected to numerous white supremacists and neo-Nazis on social media, where she sometimes uses the alias “Ariel Sherman.” Whether she’s liking William Fears’ posts about being a neo-Nazi and trying to defend confederate monuments in Dallas or having neo-Nazi Ken Reed liking her profile picture, she is deeply intertwined in the Texas white supremacist movement.

Snapshots of her facebook “Likes” from the summer show her evolution from right-wing libertarian—groups like “Students for Liberty,” “The CATO Institute,” and “Charles Koch Institute”—to alt-right white supremacist—groups like “Identity Europa,” “Traditionalist Workers Party,” and “AltRight.com.”

Conclusion

We imagine this information will invite the usual stammering defenses from Ariel and her less Nazi-inclined friends—that she has “friends” and coworkers who are people of color; that it was all a “joke” or a “misunderstanding;” that she was misled. But the evidence refutes that. The people Ariel is associating and politically organizing with—people like William Fears, Ken Reed, Azzamador, Thomas Rousseau, Syndey Crabtree, Chef Goyardee—make no secret of their vision of creating a whites-only ethno-state and the genocide they fully intend to carry out against everyone else.

It’s the background people like Ariel who lend cover and a veil of legitimacy to this violent racist project—whether using their “good” names and professional salaries to rent houses for racist mobilizations or just dressing neo-Nazism up as regular “mainstream conservativism.”

So happy birthday Ariel. We hope you get fired. We hope your friends don’t like you anymore. We hope everyone who ever googles your name again knows what fucking racist Nazi scum you are.

Source videos for torch march screenshots:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWQLbzxAcFQ (06:00-07:45)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=098QwsPVHrM (03:16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwkLqyKpVuQ (41:50 & 43:25)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYzLdKWyXDw (00:19 & 00:43-00:48)

Oppose the Nazi Rally in Newnan, GA, April 21!

via Atlanta Antifascists

The National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi organization, is having its national meeting in Georgia on April 20-21. While most of the meeting will be in Temple, Georgia (almost certainly at Patrick Lanzo’s Georgia Peach Oyster Bar), the Nazis are also having a public rally in Newnan, Georgia on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21. (Newnan is part of the Metro Atlanta area and is approximately 45 minutes southwest from Atlanta.) The Nazis are expecting 50-100 people to attend their rally at the Greenville Street Park in Newnan.

no nazis in newnanNeo-Nazis often believe that smaller cities (such as Newnan) will be more receptive to their racist message, and that they can come in and recruit. Let’s show the Nazis that they’re wrong and that they are not welcome!

Gather in downtown Newnan, 2PM, April 21st. Follow Atlanta Antifascists’ social media and the #nonazinewnan hashtag for updates.

Please spread the word! Print and distribute posters (download here) and half-sheet flyers (download here)!

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/210807106182953/

If your organization wishes to endorse this mobilization, get in contact and we will add you to the list of endorsers.

Protest endorsers:

  • Atlanta Antifascists
  • Atlanta General Defense Committee
  • Atlanta Industrial Workers of the World
  • Northeast Georgia Democratic Socialists of America
  • Workers’ Solidarity Alliance – Atlanta Local

CORRECTION: Jack “Pale Horse” Corbin Previously Falsely ID’d

In October 2017, members and affiliates of the TORCH Network believed we had identified the individual known as Jack “Pale Horse” Corbin in the wake of active post-Charlottesville doxxing campaigns by alt-right trolls, especially on the 8chan /pol/ message board.

The person previously thought to be Corbin (Jake Loubriel), while incorrect, is still an alt-right troll helping to doxx antifascist comrades.

The real “Pale Horse” is Daniel W. McMahon of Brandon, FL as outlined in the original correction by Philly Antifa, which can be read here.

Thanks to the diligence of antifascists, McMahon’s internet activity (specifically doxxing efforts) has decreased significantly according to a recent report on Philly AntiCapitalist, and that McMahon has fled the continent and was summarily assaulted and/or mugged in a European red light district.

 

 

STATEMENT OF SEPARATION FROM GREAT LAKES ANTIFA

STATEMENT OF SEPARATION FROM GREAT LAKES ANTIFA

Due to consistent dangerous behavior incompatible with the antifascist movement, this is a declaration of separation from the group known as Great Lakes Antifa (also known as Nashville AntiFa).
These demonstrated behaviors include the following:
  • Spreading false statements and narratives to the media and public, both in person and on social media.
  • Claiming false relationships to individuals and groups to gain entry to trusted spaces.
  • Claiming other groups’ work as their own.
  • Creating ghost or sock social media accounts for chapters of established organizations that they do not belong to, such as ABC and ARA, in order to gain influence. 
  • Attempting entryism by sending GLA members to join other antifascist and activist groups, to make those groups more sympathetic to GLA.
  • Employing highly suspicious tactics typical of infiltrators (offering groups and individuals large quantities of money or resources) in order to gain influence.
  • Attempting to silence and discredit anyone who questions these misleading and suspicious statements and actions.
  • Spreading negative rumors about individuals and organizations with no basis or proof.
  • Starting public fights and feuds with activists, leaving actions and organizations exposed to attack by the state and fascists, rather than seeking non-public resolution.
  • Placing other activists – including people of color – at risk of state and fascist oppression by exposing them and their personal information in the media.
  • Physical and verbal assault of marginalized people and antifascists.
  • General lack of security culture exhibited in their sharing of information.
  • Employing questionable vetting practices for membership.
  • Specifically recruiting individuals who have been kicked out of other organizing groups for bad behavior.
  • Failing to hold themselves accountable to any concerns of other antifascist and activist groups regarding these behaviors.
As a movement, we now move to protect our organizations from these dangerous practices of Great Lakes Antifa. In solidarity with each other, those signed below will no longer work with GLA due to the above-mentioned behavior and regard GLA as unwelcome in our spaces and at our demonstrations in the future.
ANTI-RACIST ACTION NETWORK, ALL CHAPTERS
Lexington ARA
Upstate ARA
Cincinnati ARA
Columbus ARA
Nashville ARA
TORCH NETWORK, ALL CHAPTERS
Antifa Sacramento
Western North Carolina Antifa
Rocky Mountain Antifa
Rose City Antifa
Atlanta Antifascists
Pacific Northwest Antifascist Workers Collective
Antifa Seven Hills
Pittsburgh AFA
Central Texas Anti-Racist Action
Northern California Anti-Racist Action (NoCARA)
SOLIDARITY AND DEFENSE MICHIGAN
Solidarity & Defense Lansing
Solidarity & Defense Detroit
Solidarity & Defense Grand Rapids
Solidarity & Defense Flint
HOOSIER ANTI-RACIST MOVEMENT (HARM), ALL CHAPTERS
CLEVELAND ANTI-FASCIST NETWORK
Cleveland Anti-Racist Action
Cleveland Anti-Fascist Action
Burning River Anarchist Collective
Keystone Anti-Racist Action
574 Antifa 
Michiana Anti-Racist Collective
Southside Chicago Anti-Racist Action
Louisville Anti-Racist Action
For additional information about GLA’s actions:

On Blast: Jason Judd, Neo-Nazi Solar Panel Installer

From Antifa Sacramento

**The call-in campaign issued back on 3/27 has come to an end! We got confirmation that Jason Judd’s employment at Sun System Technology has been terminated. Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported our campaign! **

Jason Judd (alias Jason Kale) is a longtime Neo-Nazi and a member of the Golden State Skinheads (GSS). He is also associated with Hell’s Angels, the Traditionalist Worker Party(TWP), and the Hammerskins Nation. He was one of 20 GSS and TWP members who appeared at the 2016 neo-Nazi rally at the State Capitol in Sacramento, a demonstration that was ultimately shut down by a mobilization of 400+ anti-fascist counter-protesters. In the violent brawl that ensued, GSS members attacked counter-protesters with knives and sticks, specifically targeting visibly queer and non-white demonstrators. Judd himself was directly involved in the stabbings that occurred, grabbing a POC protester so that another Neo-Nazi could stab her. That particular antifascist sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized for 4 days.

Jason Judd (back center) wearing a TWP shirt and border patrol hat while holding an anti-fascist counter demonstrator from behind as another GSS member stabs her with a knife.

GSS and TWP members who attended the 2016 Nazi rally refer to themselves as “Sacramento Spartans”, and commonly wear a commemorative patch that depicts TWP( now a defunct group) member  William Scott Planer striking an antifascist protester with a pole. Judd has posted pictures of himself online wearing said patch, and the same imagery appears on a large “Sacramento Spartans” banner in his garage. Judd is clearly proud of his part in the racist attacks that took place that day.

Left: Jason Judd displaying the “Sacramento Spartans” patch on his motorcycle vest. Right: A “Sacramento Spartans” banner in Judd’s garage.

Jason Judd has an extensive criminal history that includes multiple arrests, prison time, and at least one restraining order. He is loud and proud about his Nazi affiliations, and his online posts exemplify his racist, anti-Semitic beliefs.

Judd’s Instagram account

Until recently, Jason resided in North Highlands, CA, across the street from the American River College campus. He now lives with his partner and their two young children in Orangevale, a suburb of Sacramento. He works for a solar panel installation company based out of Rancho Cordova, and isn’t shy about being a Neo-Nazi even while on the job.

 

Left: Judd posing in front of a company vehicle. Right: Judd sporting a black sun symbol pin while at work. The black sun symbol is commonly used by American neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and has been associated with Nazism since the 1950’s.

The Solar Panel installation company that Judd works for is Sun System Technology. Please contact them and demand that they fire Jason Judd. When you call, DO NOT provide them with any personal information about yourself. This way, you prevent yourself from being identified by either Jason and his fellow GSS members, the company itself, and potentially Law Enforcement. To ensure your safety, we encourage you to utilize the tips and short script below:

“Hello, I’m calling to demand that Sun System Technology fire Jason Judd, the violent Neo-Nazi who aided a stabbing at the Capitol in 2016 and currently works at your company. We will continue calling, and making this known to the public, until he is fired. Goodbye.”

TIPS: block your number (#67, before phone number), keep it short, just hang up!

REMEMBER: This is a one way exchange of information. You do not have to answer any of their questions or provide them with any information outside of the script above.

Join us in making them aware that they are currently employing a dangerous Neo-Nazi who has participated in violent and racist attacks against oppressed groups.

844-477-8787

Sun System Technology
2731 Citrus Road, Suite D
Rancho Cordova, CA 95724

Website: sstsolar.com


Email: info@sunsystemtechnology.com

You can also leave them reviews on Yelp, Google, and Glassdoor.

printable call in campaign flyer

Here’s the pdf version

Jason Judd’s current address is 9826 Golden Drive, Orangevale, CA.

Also be aware that this is the truck he drives when he’s not working:

Jason Judd’s truck, a white Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD , license plate number 7M42884.

 

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CALL-IN to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School: Lynching Threats Are Not Acceptable. Stop Excusing White Nationalist Agitation and Harassment.

Do you want to stop another white supremacist from becoming a lawyer? It’s easy to participate in this campaign, and if you can’t call in yourself, please share this widely.

 

BACKGROUND: Casey Cooper, a white nationalist who made death threats against a Black community activist in Atlanta, is in his second year studying law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS). Cooper is affiliated with Identity Evropa, a militant racist organization. Cooper has also organized white nationalists to paste propaganda such as “Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men” on campuses throughout Metro Atlanta. Cooper published extreme racist and homophobic comments about his law school environment (AJMLS currently has more than 50% “minority” enrollment and regularly ranks among the most diverse law schools in the country).
Casey Jordan Cooper standing on left and wearing pin for white nationalist organization Identity Evropa. White nationalist Patrick Nelson Sharp on right.
 
TIMELINE: The month before his first law school classes in 2016, Casey Cooper made an explicit death threat, messaging a picture of a noose to an outspoken Black activist in Atlanta. Cooper then doubled-down on his threat, further abusing his target in a public message on Twitter and writing “This is why you hang.” No appropriate action has been taken by Atlanta’s John Marshall, even though responsibility for the threat is clear. It should also be noted that AJMLS considers student conduct from the time of admission — not the start of classes — in its Code of Student Responsibility. We believe that Cooper’s explicit death threats reflect a general unfitness to study and practice law.
July 2016 death threat from Casey Cooper’s Twitter account to a Black community activist in Atlanta.
In March 2017, Atlanta Antifascists first drew attention to Cooper’s white power agitation. AJMLS did not comment publicly and did not appear to take any action. Months later, in the aftermath of the bloody “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017 — where a white supremacist murdered anti-racist Heather Heyer — AJMLS finally issued a statement to students, although it did not mention Casey Cooper by name. Cooper’s online alias appears in planning chats for “Unite the Right” and he was video-recorded at the “Charlottesville 1.0” white power rally in May that set the stage for “Unite the Right”.
 
It’s clear that Casey Cooper is not just a garden-variety bigot but an ideologically-committed militant. Cooper has logged into his account on the white power forum TheRightStuff in 2018, signaling his continued involvement in racist organizing. If Cooper becomes a lawyer, there is strong reason to believe he will abuse his position of power to attack people of color and other groups he despises. If Atlanta’s John Marshall ignores every warning sign and helps Cooper into a profession for which he is clearly unfit, some of the blame for what happens will be theirs. 
 
2018 screenshot: Cooper / “Phoenix” still logging on to TheRightStuff white power forum
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School does its student body and the community at large a disservice by ignoring the death threats made by Casey Cooper. Threatening to lynch another human being is not a trivial matter. AJMLS has known about Cooper’s actions nearly a year. The evidence is overwhelming. By treating this as unimportant, AJMLS normalizes racist intimidation and creates an unwelcome environment for the very students it promises to serve.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION AND SAMPLE SCRIPTS:
 
Please contact Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School to express your concern:
 
Phone: (678) 916-2600
Fax: (404) 873-3802 
  
Dean Malcolm L. Morris 
Phone: (678) 916-2603 
 
SHORT SCRIPT: “Why aren’t you doing anything about Casey Cooper’s white supremacist organizing at your school?”

 

LONGER SCRIPT: “Hello, I am contacting you about second-year student Casey Jordan Cooper. AJMLS has known for almost a year that Cooper is responsible for making racist death threats. All the evidence is at caseycooperinfo.wordpress.com. You are also aware that Cooper coordinated white power propaganda campaigns on Metro Atlanta campuses. I am deeply concerned by your school’s inaction. Why does AJMLS still view Cooper as fit to study and practice law?
 
“I am reminding you that the issue is not just Cooper’s bigoted speech, but Cooper clearly threatening to lynch somebody. Doesn’t helping Cooper on his way to a become a lawyer — where he will have greatly increased power over people’s lives — make further harm likely? How is AJMLS working to repair the damage it has already done, to the broader community and to its own student body? The time has come for AJMLS to do better. Thanks for listening today.”

 

EXTRA CREDIT: CONTACT BAR ADMISSIONS
 
We also invite you to contact the Office of Bar Admissions for Georgia, supplying them with information on Casey Jordan Cooper’s conduct. Explain that Cooper is currently in law school but that his white power harassment and death threats reveal that he cannot be trustworthy and reliable as lawyer in the future. This information should be kept on file and Cooper should be denied admission to the bar.
 
Office of Bar Admissions
244 Washington Street, SW
Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-3490
 
MORE INFO ON COOPER?
 
If you have further information about Casey Cooper — his racist organizing and/or his behavior at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School — please reach out to Atlanta Antifascists:
afainatl [at] riseup [dot] net
470-344-4868 (voicemail only)
 
ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY? SPEAK OUT – SPREAD THE WORD!
 
We ask Atlanta progressive and community groups to raise this issue with Atlanta’s John Marshall. Share this information with your membership and speak out as an organization. Ask why AJMLS is trying to help a death-threat-making racist to become a lawyer, where he will have further power to target and harass people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others. 
 
RESOURCES
 
Further resources on Casey Jordan Cooper:
 
* Casey Cooper Information
Contains 500+ page dossier on Casey Cooper’s white power activity
 
* “Meet Casey Jordan Cooper: ‘Alt-Right’ White Power Organizer and Atlanta Law Student”
March 2017 article by Atlanta Antifascists
 
* All Casey Cooper information on Atlanta Antifascists website: