Ryan Saxer is Sean Battle: Florida’s Fascist Freemason

This article was originally published at cvantifa.noblogs.org

Ryan Saxer is a neo-Nazi from St. Petersburg, Florida who operates under the name “Sean Battle”. He is a member of several fascist organizations. Before we discuss Ryan’s neo-Nazi organizing and affiliations, let’s detail how we found him.

Ryan has lots of different social media accounts. Some are for his public persona, Sean Battle, where he censors his face and tattoos, and one for his close friends where he posts pictures of his face. Sadly for Ryan, some of those close friends aren’t too happy with him going behind their backs, and decided to send those photos our way. We were able to verify that these photos were of the same individual by comparing them to posts on his Sean Battle account.

Same outfit:

Same outfit:

Same hoodie:

We were able to verify that the man pictured on the right is Ryan Saxer from this old Facebook profile that bears his name.

RTT & RAM :

Ryan is the leader of the Florida chapter of Revolt Through Tradition(RTT). RTT is a white nationalist organization started by Michael Moura after the dissolution of Boston Free Speech. RTT’s organizing is centralized on the east coast, but there have been a notable instances of their propaganda popping up further west. Presently, their activity revolves around putting up stickers and physical training.

The Florida RTT chapter

Revolt Through Tradition is modeled after, and is closely associated with, the Rise Above Movement (RAM). RAM is an extremely violent organization, whose members have committed numerous assaults. They were a major part of the Unite The Right protest in Charlottesville in 2017, and have been lionized in fascist circles. Ryan is also a member of RAM. He authored a communique for the group in January, and posts pictures of himself wearing their shirts.

A Rise Above Movement communique authored by Ryan
Ryan wearing a RAM shirt and posing with his Nazi friends (more coming soon…)

International Conservative Community:

RAM and RTT are both closely associated with the new group, International Conservative Community (ICC). ICC is a massive coalition of fascist and far-right groups across the world that was started by RAM’s founder, Robert Rundo. RAM and RTT’s logos both appear on this wheatpaste orchestrated by ICC.

Screenshot from an ICC propaganda video

Groups that have participated in ICC demos include: RAM, RTT, Pro Patria, RME Crew, Tradition and Order, Action Zealandia, De Fria Sverige and more. So far, the organization’s activities have been limited to doing international solidarity campaigns with arrested RAM members and fascist murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. ICC demonstrations have been documented in 7 US states and 12 countries.  Ryan and the Florida RTT chapter posed with a RAM solidarity banner, and Ryan has advertised the group on his Sean Battle Instagram account.

A post written by Ryan about ICC

Currently, ICC’s activity is ostensibly benign. However, the formalization of white nationalist alliances across continents is incredibly concerning. We will continue to do work to document ICC in the future. We urge other antifascists investigating ICC to reach out to us with questions and information.

Patriot Front:

Ryan appears to be a member of the neo-Nazi group Patriot Front. Patriot Front is a rebrand of Vanguard America, the group responsible for the murder of Heather Heyer at the 2017 Unite the Right rally. Ryan can be seen sparring in propaganda posted by the organization this May. An uncensored photo from the same sparring session was sent to us by one of his former fiends.

Our Fight / Will2Rise:

Through his pseudonym Sean Battle, Ryan authored several posts on a blog belonging to the white-nationalist clothing company Our Fight. Our Fight sold merchandise for numerous fascist groups and bands from the US and Europe. The organization grew out of The Right Brand, RAM’s official clothing line. As of 9/26/2020, the company rebranded to Will2Rise (cringe tbh). They are no longer selling merch for other groups, and seem to primarily be focusing on RAM branded shirts and outerwear. Ryan has dutifully served as a model for both Will2Rise and Our Fight.

Ryan modeling a hoodie sold on Our Fight.
Ryan(left) modeling for Will2Rise.

The articles Ryan wrote are generally bland and boring. They aren’t very creative, and are often filled with multiple long-winded quotes from Julius Evola and/or Oswald Mosley. We have come to the conclusion that, despite the image he likes to present, Ryan has never read political theory not written by these two men. One particularly interesting piece had him interviewing  Joshua Williamson, one of the subjects of our #PanzerDox series.

Boneheads:

Ryan is a probate the Vinlanders Social Club, a violent bonehead(neo-Nazi skinhead) gang responsible for several murders.  Here, he can be seen wearing his probate shirt and posing with Vinlanders members including FL leader Donald Hansard. Don has a particularly violent history, and once went to jail for attacking a Cuban man and his child.

Sean wearing his VSC probate shirt

Ryan Saxer is also real good buddies with Ryan Ramsey, the region 4 representative of the Florida Libertarian party. Ramsey is a former member of neo-Nazi bonehead gang The Hated, and is a co-founder of American Guard, an incredibly violent fascist organization.

Freemasons:

For some fucking reason, in addition to all of the above, Ryan is a member of the goddamn Freemasons. He is a part of St. Petersburg’s lodge #139, and their website lists him as a “Senior Deacon”.

Ryan posing in his ceremonial mason outfit

Ryan’s masonic affiliations come as something as a surprise to us, since most Nazis seem to believe the Masons to be an international Jewish conspiracy or whatever.  Interestingly enough, Ryan’s occult beliefs don’t stop there. He also reps Ordo Templi Orientus, an esoteric order dating back to the 1890’s. Here, he can be seen wearing the order’s symbol on a necklace.

The Order’s most notable member is famed occultist Alister Crowley, the founder of the religion Thelema. Thelema and and Odro Templi Orientus are still closely related, which may explain why Ryan has a tattoo of the unicursal hexagram, one of the primary symbols used by Thelema.

Relationship:

Ryan is in a long-term relationship with Macey Fulmer, an employee at Low Tide Kava Bar in St. Pete. Based on Macey’s hat choice, we can safely assume that she shares her boyfriend’s racist politics.

NOTE: After the publication of this article, Macey contacted us. She claims to have broken up with Ryan after having learned about his racist organizing.

More details about Ryan can be found HERE.

If you have any more information about Ryan Saxer or his Nazi associates, please email us at [email protected]

Thank you to Atlanta Antifascists for their help with this article!

Inside Patriot Front

Throughout the past year, the Torch Antifascist Network has been monitoring the internal communications of Patriot Front, an American fascist organization. The leaked documents reproduced below reveal an organization incapable of moving beyond furtive flyering sessions and photo opportunities, and falling under the increasingly centralized and heavy-handed control of Thomas Rousseau as other longtime leaders step back. Despite their attempts to present an intellectually respectable and professional image, Patriot Front chat logs reveal a group defined by crude fascism, neo-Nazism, and misogyny.  

As well as the leaked communications, we’re providing an analysis of Patriot Front and a collection of article links profiling PF members past and present.

Study these contents to your heart’s (dis)content and submit additional identifications to TorchAntifa[at]riseup[dot]net to be included. 

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The Poisonous Dregs of the Alt-Right Dump Themselves In Portland

On August 22, a group of far-right agitators held a “No To Marxism In America” rally in downtown PDX (coordinated with two other somewhat-more-innocuously-titled “Mother of All Back The Blue Rallies” intended to disguise the actual reactionary, and fascist rhetoric behind the events). This particular group of organizers is mostly a pathetic collection of rejects and cast-offs from various local far-right groups that have been staging violent incursions into Portland for years. Despite their overall lack of right-wing social capital, at last weekend’s downtown, this group proved themselves capable of often unprovoked, disproportionate, and potentially deadly violence, and they continue to pose a real threat to our community.

Whether it’s folks who learned about this event ahead of time and are already familiar with the assortment scumbags in attendance, or just passers-by who happen upon the rally and are disgusted by the racist and overtly reactionary rhetoric on display, people in Portland don’t let fascist organizing happen unchallenged and uncritiqued. By belief and by action, those attending this rally have chosen to position themselves in racist opposition to the movement for Black lives, and for that they should feel unwelcome wherever they are. They have also proven their enthusiasm to engage in reckless violence. But there is safety in numbers, so watch out and take care of those around you. Get together with friends and pack snacks, make signs, get familiar with who these people are. And don’t forget your mask!

Despite the fact that these organizers are largely ridiculed and despised even within their own movement, recent events have shown that they are hungry for violence and plan to take full advantage of the ongoing legacy of impunity offered by the state to far-right, fascist, and neo-Nazi agitators who have spent the past three years invading Portland intent on harassing and assaulting people.

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Chris Brooks, Patriot Front, Targeted Synagogues in Columbus, Georgia

On July 29 of last year, two members of Patriot Front – a fascist and white nationalist organization – placed propaganda at synagogues in Columbus, Georgia in an apparent attempt at intimidation. We can now identify one of the two people responsible, who we had written about earlier this year but failed to connect to activity in Columbus. As discussed in our previous article, Christopher Skylar Brooks helped place Patriot Front (PF) materials in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville in May 2019. We connected Brooks to the PF materials in Lawrenceville via an online brag in combination with Brooks’ internet handle, location, dress, and other clues. In our article about Brooks, we surmised that he did not last long in Patriot Front. However, he stayed long enough in the organization to target Columbus, Georgia synagogues with another member, a month and a half after the May propaganda run in Lawrenceville.

Chris Brooks

Brooks
Brooks
“Red hat” in Columbus surveillance footage
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Gregory Wheeler – Sacramento Proud Boy

Community Alert flyer that will be going up in the Arden area of Sacramento where Gregory Wheeler lives and works.

Meet Gregory Scott Wheeler. He is a white nationalist and a member of the Proud Boys living and working in the Arden area of Sacramento. Wheeler has a habit of posting racist, anti-LGBTQ, and misogynistic content on his social media, frequently featuring the confederate flag and the Proud Boys laurels. In the following post you’ll see where he works, lives, what his affiliations are and why this Proud Boy is particularly concerning.


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Patriot Front’s Dustin Hamby Rages Impotently Against BLM, Antifascists

Dustin Ray Hamby, better known online as Chef Goyardee, has displayed increasingly erratic behavior in response to the continuing Antifascist campaign to expose him and stop his fascist organizing.

On May 30th Hamby spied upon a Black Lives Matter protest at the Austin Capitol and gleefully live-streamed as a protester was manhandled by cops.

But when Hamby got home, he found a message – apparently left by antifascists – on his door. He made several outraged tweets indicating a desire to “protect his home”, likely realizing the impossibility of defending against an enemy he does not know and cannot see.

He even put out a challenge to “fight Antifa” on his birthday – which he spent home alone – but antifascists do not let their enemies dictate, or even anticipate,  the time and place of battle.

With his characteristic impulsiveness and rage, Hamby filmed himself tearing down a George Floyd banner posted outside his Midtown Commons residence.

 Unfortunately for Chef Goyardee even these futile and impotent displays only result in more attention. Sources report that flyers were found around the Midtown Commons area shortly thereafter.

Additionally a large banner denouncing Dustin Ray Hamby and warning his neighbors was found posted to the nearby dog park he frequents.

While only local antifascists know for sure, it seems likely that Hamby will continue making himself a target until he publicly denounces Patriot Front and the broader fascist movement, forever leaving behind bigoted political activism and internet commentary – at the very least. 

Kieran Morris – New York Network Director for Patriot Front

republished from NYC Antifa

Meet Kieran Morris, Patriot Front Network Director for New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He likes to wear a certain hat, sunglasses, and Claddagh ring on his right ring finger, in addition to a Celtic Cross “white power” face mask.

Kieran Morris is Network Director of the fascist group, Patriot Front for New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. As Network Director, Kieran often travels from his home in Poughkeepsie, NY–where he lives with his family–to areas around the Northeast for fascist activism. He has especially targeted New York City for Patriot Front propaganda campaigns, and is behind the recent spate of Patriot Front banners around the five boroughs (notably in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn this past January). Before Kieran got involved in Patriot Front, he joined the notorious online Nazi forum Iron March and repeatedly messaged Brandon Russell, the founder of the deadly Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division (AWD), about joining a New York-based cell of the Nazi terror organization. AWD members have murdered at least 5 people in the United States and in March 2020, five AWD members were arrested for threatening journalists, the ADL, and people of color. Kieran and Russell were communicating on encrypted messaging services days before Russell was arrested on explosives charges in Florida.  In November 2019, Kieran traveled internationally with other Patriot Front members to network with european Nazi groups officially endorsed by Iron March, like Casa Pound in Italy and the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) in Sweden. NRM is responsible for numerous racist and murderous attacks. Members were found guilty of bombing refugee centers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Kieran and Patriot Front also visited Poland, Germany, and Latvia. At Poland’s notorious Independence Day march, the group was photographed with Falanga, a Polish fascist group which also had a presence on Iron March. Most recently, Kieran was spotted outside of a Trump rally in Wildwood, NJ distributing fascist propaganda and carrying a shield at the Patriot Front march on the US Capitol Grounds in Washington DC.

Meet Kieran Morris, who also really loves his fashy haircut. Note his height, the style of shoes he prefers and how his pants fall. You should also note he wears white laces.

Identification

We were able to identify Kieran Morris from the license plate on his truck which returned his name, date of birth, and his address in Poughkeepsie. As reported by Idavox, the photo was taken by an individual who observed Kieran and several other Patriot Front members dropping a banner in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and followed the group to Kieran’s truck. Several days prior, Patriot Front flyered and stickered the Brooklyn neighborhood with their fascist propaganda. However, residents did not turn a blind eye to fascists attempting to recruit and spread fascism in their neighborhood. The local community immediately responded by calling a rally in solidarity with targeted groups and denouncing fascism and bigotry. The banner drop was Kieran and Patriot Front’s attempt at intimidating local people rallying against the group’s hatred. Instead, Patriot Front’s banner lasted one minute before being cut down and we are now exposing Kieran Morris as Patriot Front’s Network Director in the region.

Photo from Idavox article on Patriot Front members dropping a banner in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Poughkeepsie is a city in Dutchess County, NY, located in the Hudson Valley, and for awhile, we had been on the lookout for a Patriot Front Network Director living in the Hudson Valley thanks to some leaked intel from a disgruntled source no longer with the group. In one screenshot we received, “Patrick NY” used an avatar showing himself wearing a mask with a white power symbol, a distinctive hat, and sunglasses. Kieran wrote that when he was friends with Liam Neeson’s children growing up, he would go over to their house. Neeson lives in Millbrook, NY, a town in Dutchess County not far from Poughkeepsie. After running Kieran’s truck plates, and finding his name and address, we used the Facebook profiles for Kieran’s various relatives to connect him to “Patrick,” the name he uses in Patriot Front chat servers. In another screenshot we received, Kieran was upgraded to Network Director, which was reflected in his display name. The screenshot further corroborates that “Patrick” lives in the Hudson Valley and that he attends regional “Pool Parties” at Sven’s–a reference to co-host Jesse “Sven” Dunstan’s fascist gatherings in Fishkill, NY, also located in the Hudson Valley. Dunstan is the co-host of “The Daily Shoah” on fascist website, The Right Stuff.

Screenshot from Patriot Front’s private RocketChat where Kieran, as “Patrick,” explains that he was friends with Liam Neeson’s children growing up, allowing us to place him in the New York’s Hudson Valley.
Screenshot from Patriot Front’s private RocketChat where Kieran’s handle indicates that he attends “Pool Parties” in Sven’s region. This is a reference to the fascist gathering hosted by Jesse “Sven” Dunstan in Fishkill, NY which is near Poughkeepsie in the Hudson Valley.
Screenshots from Kieran’s father’s Facebook page, discussing Kieran’s landscaping skills and showing him in front of their house in Poughkeepsie, NY. Kieran has been trying to cover his tracks, but he didn’t lock down his family’s social media in time.
Kieran posted this photo as the avatar of his Twitter account, @ForwardPatriots. These masks really do the trick. Nice ring.
Kieran back in 2015 when his Claddagh ring fit on his right index finger. We can also see why he doesn’t often wear hats.

Further searches show that Kieran went to Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappinger’s Falls, NY, which is nearby Poughkeepsie. He also played in the Hudson Valley Rugby group last year. [Editor’s Note 2020.22.3–After reading our article, the Hudson Valley Rugby Club sent us an email stating their anti-oppression policy and asked us to make clear to readers that they do not support or share Kieran’s fascist politics. Here is their policy in full: “The Hudson Valley Rugby Football Club, Inc, 501 (c) 3, is dedicated to growing the sport of rugby in the Hudson Valley. The club works to create opportunities to play, participate in, support, enjoy and learn rugby. We create this access to the sport for everyone and anyone interested in participating. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexuality, politics, gender, fitness, or experience in the sport. We work to create an environment of acceptance, respect, equality, equal-access, equal-rights, and social support. The club has zero-tolerance for discrimination of any type, including any activities of hate, hate-speech, prejudice, bigotry, sexism, racism, gender discrimination, ageism, ableism, classism, misogyny, xenophobia, inequity, intolerance or anti-semitism.”]

Screenshot from Patriot Front’s private RocketChat where Kieran discusses playing rugby for a local team.
Here is a picture of Kieran posing with the local Hudson Valley Rugby team.

As a member of Patriot Front, Kieran maintains the Twitter account @ForwardPatriots. He likes to post and retweet pictures and videos of himself, which is very convenient for research and investigation purposes.

Screenshots from Kieran’s Twitter account @ForwardPatriots, where he retweets “anonymous” photos of himself. He is currently calling his account “Victory or Death.”

We further corroborated that Kieran Morris is a fascist from Poughkeepsie, NY by finding his username, location, and Gmail address in the defunct Nazi web forum, Iron March, which was leaked in its entirety by anonymous antifascists in November 2019. The leaks were turned into a searchable website by Jewish Worker and include IP addresses, usernames, email addresses, locations, posts and direct messages with other users. Kieran listed his ideology on Iron March as “National Socialist” and in one direct message with “Odin” AKA Brandon Russell, the founder of the murderous Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, gave his Wire username as “hvny1488.” This username plainly references Hudson Valley, NY and the Nazi code “1488.” This string of numbers is the combination of the “14 Words,” a saying coined by David Lane, the leader of the ultraviolent, deadly white supremacist group, “The Order,” and “88” or “Heil Hitler” (H is the 8th letter of the alphabet). The avatar of Kieran’s Wire account is a photo of Hitler sieg heiling while giving a speech.

Screenshot of Kieran’s user information on the defunct Nazi website, Iron March. His Gmail address contains his real name and the IP address traces Kieran to Poughkeepsie. The contents of the website were leaked anonymously and made searchable by @JewishWorker.
Screenshot of Kieran’s Wire username which he gave to “Odin” AKA Brandon Russell, the founder of the ultra-violent Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division, in a direct message asking to join the group.

Various searches for Kieran’s Gmail address led to the discovery of his username on Skype, where Atomwaffen and other Nazis hosted group chats, as well as an archived retweet of Kieran’s defunct Twitter account. The hacked database search engine, Dehashed, shows that even when Kieran used his Gmail address on innocuous sites, his Nazism was always present.

Screenshots of applications Kieran used his Gmail address: Skype (top left), Twitter (top right), and MyFitnessPal (bottom). For the latter, Kieran used part of the Iron March slogan as his username.

Radicalization and Atomwaffen Division

Iron March billed itself as a “global fascist fraternity,” and prominently displayed their slogan, “Gas the K*kes, Race War Now, 1488 Boots on the Ground!,” on the website’s homepage. Iron March had an enormous impact on fascists around the world, promoting an ultra-violent accelerationist strain of fascism which lauded figures like Charles Manson, Dylann Roof, and Anders Breivik. Newcomers to the site were given a curriculum of fascist texts to read, a list which included Mein Kampf, the Iron March web zine NOOSE, and SIEGE, the ultra-violent accelerationist Nazi screed by James Mason. SIEGE calls for deadly violence against people and attacks on infrastructure in order to accelerate an inevitable race war, the collapse of society, and fascist totality. Iron March viewed Breivik, Roof, and Manson as heroes and their horrific actions as the ultimate recruitment tools. 

Iron March also was a tool for Nazis to network with each other and the site incubated Nazi groups such as National Action (Great Britain) and Atomwaffen Division (US). The site officially supported other groups like Nordic Resistance Movement (Sweden, Finland, Norway), Casa Pound (Italy), and Golden Dawn (Greece). About 8 months prior to Kieran joining the site, Jo Cox, a British MP, was murdered by a fascist. National Action called the murderer a hero, crowing on Twitter, “Only 649 MPs to go #WhiteJihad” and was soon labeled a terrorist organization by the British government. Around the time Kieran joined Iron March in March 2017, several members of National Action had been arrested for belonging to a terrorist organization, distributing materials of the terrorist organization, and for sending manuals on “white resistance” and “ethnic cleansing operations” to people over Skype.

Kieran wrote only one post in the Iron March forum proper, but in his message he describes the trajectory of how he ended up there. After struggling with substance abuse, he got clean and was radicalized during the 2016 election cycle, which evidently led him “down the rabbit hole” to violent accelerationist Nazi politics. Kieran wrote that articles on NOOSE, which feature articles such as “There Are No ‘Good Jews’” and rhetoric such as “fuck with us, you die,” and the accelerationist Nazi bible, SIEGE, had “all been of immense value in informing and refining [his] worldview.” Kieran says he joined Iron March “to network with like minded young men and to further educate [him]self in the fascist worldview” but that he was mostly interested in “find[ing] others in my region to unite and take action.”

Screenshot of Kieran’s post on the defunct Nazi forum, Iron March. The contents of the website were leaked anonymously and made searchable by @JewishWorker.

And Kieran definitely tried to find other Nazis in his area to unite and take action with. The day after his Iron March post, he sent a direct message to “Odin,” AKA Brandon Russell, the founder of Atomwaffen Division, about finding AWD members in New York because he was “impressed” with the group. Somewhat amusingly, Kieran disparages American Vanguard, a fascist group which also got its start on Iron March, as only interested in “shitposting” and browsing the notorious /pol/ (or “politically incorrect”) message boards on (probably) 4chan. American Vanguard was heavily involved in the Alt-Right and was connected to the fascist website The Right Stuff, through their Deputy Director, “Ghoul” AKA Cooper WardIron March as a whole and the groups it supported, such as Atomwaffen, were opposed to the bait-and-switch “respectability fascism” that groups like American Vanguard promoted in their appeals to Trump supporters. After a convoluted history of infighting, name changes, and allegations of Ghoul grooming underage members, American Vanguard is now better known as Patriot Front. Kieran is now a Network Director in the Patriot Front organization.

Screenshot of Kieran’s direct messages with “Odin” AKA Brandon Russell, the founder of the ultra-violent Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division, on the defunct Nazi forum, Iron March. The contents of the website were leaked anonymously and made searchable by @JewishWorker

However, in 2017, Kieran was interested in joining Atomwaffen and repeatedly messaged Brandon Russell about becoming a member. After his first couple of direct messages to Russell didn’t go anywhere, Kieran tried again several months later in May. The two Nazis exchanged Wire handles on May 16, 2017 and their conversation about Kieran joining Atomwaffen went offsite. Three days after exchanging Wire handles with Kieran, Brandon Russell was taken in for questioning after his roommate and fellow Atomwaffen member, Devon Arthurs, killed two other roommates/Atomwaffen members in their shared Tampa, Florida house. The house was filled Nazi memoribilia, books like Mein Kampf, The Turner Diaries, and a garage full of explosives. Russell was let go after convincing authorities the explosives were only used for his “model rockets,” but arrested several days later with yet another Atomwaffen member in a car filled with over 1000 rounds of ammunition, an assault rifle, and a bolt-action hunting rifle. 

Screenshot of Kieran’s direct messages with “Odin” AKA Brandon Russell, the founder of the ultra-violent Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division, on the defunct Nazi forum, Iron March. The contents of the website were leaked anonymously and made searchable by @JewishWorker.

Patriot Front

After American Vanguard, the group that became Patriot Front was known as Vanguard America (VA), one of the main organizers of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and defendant in the lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, brought by survivors of the violence perpetrated by Vanguard America and others at “Unite the Right.” Thomas Rousseau assumed control of a faction of Vanguard America after the deadly rally and subsequently renamed the group to “Patriot Front.” James Fields, the fascist who murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others by driving his car into a crowd of antifascist protesters, marched with Vanguard America during “Unite the Right ” and is seen near Rousseau in pictures from that day. Patriot Front is affiliated with several other fascist groups and individuals who are also co-defendants in the Sines v. Kessler lawsuit. One month after “Unite the Right,” Patriot Front and the Nazi group Daily Stormer Book Club jointly attacked the Houston Anarchist Bookfair. Patriot Front members have also acted as armed security for Richard Spencer and have continued ties to The Right Stuff, the fascist podcast and forum. The social media for Joffre Cross, a Patriot Front member arrested on gun charges in Houston in February 2019, showed numerous connections to “affiliates” of The Right Stuff. Patriot Front focuses heavily on recruitment through propaganda campaigns in states with membership. They also aggressively target college campuses with flyers and stickers and distribute propaganda at other events, such as anti-war protests. Patriot Front also utilizes flash-mob-style photo ops and spectacular events, such as their recent “march on the US Capitol” to recruit and spread their fascist message. However, they also attempt attacks and disruptions of leftist events and protests. In 2018, Patriot Front attacked an OccupyICE encampment in San Antonio and attempted to disrupt the Boston Anarchist Bookfair. In 2019, they showed up to the “March against Cages” in Boston. Patriot Front members routinely release videos of themselves doing martial arts training and also carry weapons. A knife and brass knuckles were found on Boston Patriot Front members after a confrontation with a police officer who caught them putting up fascist propaganda.

From our research, we have found that Kieran is a very active member of Patriot Front, and as a Network Director, is heavily involved in organizing the group’s fascist activity in the region. Living in the Hudson Valley, he is most likely responsible for the spread of Patriot Front flyers and stickers in upstate New York. He has also especially targeted New York City, driving hours to drop banners and wheatpaste fascist garbage around the five boroughs. After identifying Kieran, we identified him as the fascist passing out propaganda at Trump’s rally in Wildwood, NJ and were able to find him at numerous Patriot Front events, including marching with a shield and special mask next to Patriot Front leader, Thomas Rousseau, at the “March on the US Capitol” this past February. 

Two out of many examples of Kieran’s work in the Hudson Valley, NY, where both Poughkeespie and Fishkill are located. There are a lot more, even if PF reuses pictures of old stickers to look more prolific than they are.
Screenshot of Kieran flyering in New York taken from a corny Patriot Front propaganda video. 
Kieran in Washington DC trying to take away a woman’s right to choose in January 2020.
Kieran play fighting with another Patriot Front member in New York. Screenshot taken from a corny Patriot Front propaganda video.
Patriot Front have dropped many banners in New York City in the past six months. Kieran really enjoys being front and center during the “anonymous” pictures taken for propaganda purposes.
Kieran shouting fascism at a Patriot Front spectacle in front of the Virginia Israeli Advisory Board.
Kieran handing out fascist propaganda at the Trump Rally in Wildwood, NJ. Image on the leftwas captured by a journalist covering the rally.
Screenshots from Patriot Front’s “March on the US Capitol” show Kieran wearing a unique mask, holding a shield, and glued to Patriot Front leader, Thomas Rousseau’s side. The lede photo on the UK Independent’s coverage of the march is of Kieran and Thomas waiting for police to escort them to their vehicle after their fascist march concluded.

Other Connections

The Right Stuff and the Stormer Book Clubs

Patriot Front has always had connection to The Right Stuff, a fascist website run by Mike “Enoch” Peinovich, who was a scheduled speaker and attendee of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Cooper “Ghoul” Ward, the Deputy Director of American Vanguard, the first iteration of Patriot Front, was once a co-host of “The Daily Shoah” podcast, along with Mike Peinovich. Vanguard America, the second iteration of Patriot Front, and Mike Peinovich both attended “Unite the Right” and both were named as defendants in Sines v. Kessler, the lawsuit brought by victims of the deadly rally. We think it is noteworthy that in one of the leaked screenshots, Kieran mentions that Patriot Front has “a lot of members in PPs” a reference to The Right Stuff-hosted gatherings called “Pool Parties.” As noted earlier, Kieran attended Pool Parties hosted by Jesse Dunstan who goes by “Seventh Son” or “Sven” in Fishkill, near Poughkeepsie. Sven is also a regular of The Right Stuff. Interestingly, Kieran mentions Jesse getting nervous that the police were investigating Patriot Front members in his area. This is most likely a reference to the police investigating antisemitic posters that were put up throughout the Hudson Valley at First Presbyterian Church in Beacon; and Vassar, Dutchess Community College and Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Although the posters were “from your local Stormer book club” there is also cross-over between Patriot Front and the Stormer Book Clubs in particular and cross-over generally among many Alt-Right groups in New York. At Marist College, the culprit was found, but not named. On March 6th, the Patriot Front Twitter account posted that the college had been hit again. 

Screenshot from Patriot Front’s private RocketChat where Kieran’s handle indicates that he attends “Pool Parties” in Sven’s region. This is a reference to the fascist gathering hosted by Jesse “Sven” Dunstan in Fishkill, NY which is near Poughkeepsie in the Hudson Valley.
Screenshot of Patriot Front implicating one of its members in continued harassment of Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Nordic Resistance Movement

Nordic Resistance Movement is a group that some House democrats are trying to ban on the basis that they are “a foreign terrorist organization.” Although NRM got its start in 2016 with members in Sweden, Finland, and Norway, its roots are with Swedish Nazi groups like White Aryan Resistance (related to the US group) and the Swedish Resistance Movement. NRM members have planned to kill journalists, have actually bombed refugee centersvandalized Jewish cemetaries, and committed many other bigoted attacks. NRM was a supported group on Iron March, and had many Iron March members in their membership. Patriot Front’s first iteration was as a group called American Vanguard, which got its start on Iron March. There are still deep connections, as Patriot Front visited NRM in Sweden, and the two groups practiced martial arts and passed out fascist propaganda in public together. Thomas Rousseau, the Patriot Front leader, also appeared on an NRM English language podcast.

Kieran and other Patriot Front members passing out fascist propaganda with the Nazis of Nordic Resistance Movement on the streets of Gothenberg, Sweden.
More pictures of Kieran’s fashy haircut and his tweet about Patriot Front’s leader going on a podcast hosted by a Nazi group responsible for bombing refugee centers.

Casa Pound

Although Kieran played coy on his own social media account, referring to Casa Pound as a “veteran activist organization and party,” the Nordic Resistance Movement had no problems saying exactly who Patriot Front was meeting with when the group traveled to Italy. NRM and Casa Pound were both “supported groups” on Iron March. Casa Pound members have been linked to gang rape, attacks on left-wing politicians, the murder of migrants, and other vicious attacks on migrants and Romani. Patriot Front also got its start on Iron March, and clearly maintains connections to groups from that time.

Kieran in Italy doing fascism.
Screenshot of the Nordic Resistance Movement blog post helpfully explaining who Patriot Front was meeting with in Italy. It was Casa Pound.

Falanga/ONR

Falanga is the colloquial name of a fascist group called “Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny” (ONR) in Polish. The Falanga is ONR’s symbol, which you can see in the last photo below on a banner. Falanga is most known for co-sponsoring the notorious Independence Day march in Warsaw on November 11, which attracts thousands of ultra-nationalists and fascists from around Europe (and the United States). Falanga members are known to shout slogans like “Death to the Enemies of the Fatherland!,” hold banners saying “White Europe,” and fly a lot of Celtic Cross flags (a Nazi “white power” symbol). They are also involved in things like the 2018 arson of a Hungarian Community Center near Kiev. While not an officially supported group on Iron March, there were Falanga members on the forum and Kieran and Patriot Front were motivated to attend the march with the explicitly fascist bloc.

Kieran and other Patriot Front members with Nazis and Polish fascists at the November 2019 Independence Day march in Warsaw.
Kieran and Patriot Front with members of Falanga.