The Proud Boys in Berkeley’s City Hall

Ryoga Vee (front, center in Spider-Man outfit) poses for a photo with Bay Area Proud Boys and allies on April 27, 2017

NoCARA recently received an anonymous submission of documents disclosing communications as well as a meeting that took place between Berkeley City Councilman Ben Bartlett, conservative activist Ryoga Vee, and Bay Area Proud Boy Jarod Flores. This news comes at a time when Councilman Bartlett is under fire for abusing his authority on multiple occasions in order to avoid traffic tickets, and the Berkeley City Council and Berkeley police are facing backlash from the community after Berkeley PD doxxed counter protesters opposing a far-right rally in MLK Park on August 5.

While the records we received don’t comprehensively lay out the exact contents of the meeting Bartlett had with Ryoga Vee and Jarod Flores, we believe the timing of their communications and additional comments elsewhere by Vee provide insight and context into what happened and why. A link to the original PDF we received can be found at the bottom of this article after the analysis below.

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White Supremacist Proud Boys Assault Antifascist Dance Party, Get More Than They Bargained For

On September 15, 2018 Major League Liberty (MLL), an alt-right lunatic fringe propaganda outlet operating on the agenda of spreading conspiracy theories while attempting to normalize racism and ultra-nationalism, held a permitted event  “Rally to Protest Internet Censorship of Conservatives” at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
The event was organized by local fascist shithead “Louie Huey”, we don’t know his real name yet, but he’s down with the rest of the MLL clowns, and up until August 29th, was a member of the Colorado Proud Boys. 
These grown men, who seem rather fond of referring to themselves and each other as “Boys”, have engaged nationally in acts of violence against minority communities, are vocal Islamophobes, rabidly anti-immigration, support austerity economics, transphobia, pro-imperialism, and pro-colonialism, which led to being classified as a hate group by SPLC. 
Part of the PB “rebranding” is to deny that they are white supremacist fascists; instead, they are claim to be “Western Chauvinists”. 
Colorado members of the Proud Boys frequently align themselves with other white nationalist groups in Colorado, including the Three Percenters, TPUSA and the now disbanded Traditionalist Workers Party. It should also be noted that Proud Boys and affiliates fought side-by-side with fascists at the August 2017 “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville,which resulted in 35 people being injured and the murder of Heather Heyer.

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Antifascists: East Ellijay (Georgia) Police Department Spins Implausible Tales to Clear Klan-supporting Officer

Today, Monday, September 17, the East Ellijay Police Department cleared Officer Thomas Dwayne Long of any wrongdoing over Long’s online support for the Ku Klux Klan. During 2016 and 2017, Tommy Long “liked” explicit Klan materials posted to Facebook profiles for two United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK leaders, Imperial Wizard Charles Geoffrey Denton and Georgia Grand Dragon Justin Stephen Owens. 

Tommy Long

Tommy Long has been on paid administrative leave since Thursday, September 6, the day after Atlanta Antifascists exposed Long’s pro-KKK Facebook activity. Early the next week, EEPD Chief Larry Callahan was already signaling that he would clear Long. This Monday, Callahan made that decision official.Continue reading →

Cop and Klan: East Ellijay Police Officer Supports the United Northern & Southern Knights

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Ken Hart – True Cascadia Member, Neo-Nazi Podcast Producer, and Violent Domestic Abuser

Ken Hart

Thanks to a combination of tips from local community members and Unicorn Riot’s publication of the “Vibrant Diversity” logs, Rose City Antifa has been able to identify yet another neo-Nazi contributor to the Alt-Right fascist cultural insurgency which has been emboldened by the Trump candidacy and presidency. After years of Nazi activity including a history of involvement with NSM, Kenneth Stephen Hart aka Hand-Bananaspent the past several years living between Vancouver, WA and Lake Oswego, OR while producing and being interviewed on countless Alt-Right and neo-Nazi podcasts. He also engaged in white supremacist organizing with the neo-Nazi “True Cascadia,” known for their obnoxious racist posters, doxxed former members, and snobbish reputation among other regional neo-Nazi groups. On top of being a committed neo-Nazi, Hart is also a vicious domestic abuser, and is currently incarcerated after having been convicted on charges of domestic violence against a former partner.

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Welcome on Board to the Violence: Amber Cummings Gives a Platform to White Nationalism

Amber Cummings has been involved in right wing political movements for the last 10 years, though she first caught the attention of anti-fascists on March 4, 2017 at the March 4 Trump rally in Berkeley. Since her participation at that rally, Amber has been a central figure in the far-right movement in Northern California. For the last year and a half, Amber Cummings has organized and engaged in violent protests in the Bay Area as well as in Portland, OR. Often, these events were test runs for what was then a growing coalition of far-right factions: libertarians, alt-lite, alt-right, militias, and mainstream Trump supporters. Amber fought side by side with white supremacists in Berkeley and Portland, building a right-wing coalition in the streets intent on attacking and suppressing the left. Amber Cummings has proven to be a threat to the Bay Area communities she harasses, and due to her past actions and persistent organizing we feel it is necessary to expose her.

3504 Baywood Cir Antioch, CA 94531

Details:

Name: Amber Gwen Cummings
DOB: 5/10/1974, 44 years old
Address: 3504 Baywood Cir Antioch, CA 94531
Car: white 4-door Nissan truck

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Atlanta, GA: Antifascists Expose White Nationalist Organizing Hub and “Alt-Right” Gentrifiers

On the night of August 12, 2018 – one year since a white supremacist murdered Heather Heyer at the bloody “Unite the Right” racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – anti-fascists placed dozens of posters in the Peachtree Hills neighborhood of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.

Anti-racist poster in Peachtree Hills, Buckhead, Atlanta

The posters warned of a house on Ridgeland Way which is a hub for white nationalist organizing both locally and nationally. The house is owned by Sam Dickson, a lawyer who has been active for decades in the white power movement. Dickson is linked to a plethora of racist and far-Right organizations, such as the Council of Conservative Citizens, the Charles Martel Society, and the Holocaust-denying Barnes Review. As a lawyer, Dickson represented Klansmen, but he made his fortune on the Atlanta property market, where he has been accused of “bullying” tactics to gain title.

Also linked to the Ridgeland Way house is Evan Anderson (AKA Evan Thomas Kuettner), a key member of the racist organization Identity Evropa. Evan Anderson booked the park in Charlottesville, Virginia for the May 2017 racist rally which was a direct precursor to “Unite the Right.” (Both Dickson and Anderson also attended UTR.) Anderson assists Dickson with his Atlanta real estate investments; Anderson also has his own investments on the Atlanta property market.

The poster also warns of two others linked to the property – Shawn Young and John Weatherman – who both have ties to organized racism as well as to Dickson’s real estate investments.
Poster about 121 Ridgeland Way NE – click to download.
 
In addition to the posters placed in Peachtree Hills and the article, on Friday two hundred informational flyers were mailed to Peachtree Hills addresses, warning neighbors that key white nationalist figures were organizing from their area.
Flyer about 121 Ridgeland Way – click to download.

A second mailing of two hundred flyers was sent to residents in the Lakewood Heights area of Atlanta – a multiracial working-class area where both Sam Dickson and Evan Anderson own property. The flyers warn residents of Dickson and Anderson’s property in the area and their attempts to profit from the neighborhood as it gentrifies. The flyers urge residents to not cooperate with the white nationalist gentrifiers, and to stand by any neighbors who may be pressured by Dickson, Anderson, or their associates. (Activity by Dickson and other white nationalists on the Atlanta property market were discussed in a lengthy Atlanta Antifascists article from last year: “Right-Wing Gentrification Gangs”.)

Flyer sent to Lakewood Heights residents – click to download.

These outreach efforts are a small contribution to much broader fights against organized racism and the far-Right. Although the last year has seen real victories against the insurgent far-Right, there is still much work to be done – especially as white nationalists adapt and learn to operate in the post-Charlottesville environment.

Atlanta Antifascists send love and solidarity to the anti-racists and anti-fascists who were on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington, DC this weekend.