Justin Laks & JT’s Jiu Jitsu: White Nationalist murderer teaching Vancouver kids

Justin “JT” Laks is a White Supremacist murderer residing in Vancouver, Washington. He owns and operates JT ‘s Jiu Jitsu, a mobile martial arts training company that teaches children as young as three years old. Laks started this business in June of 2021, shortly after his release from prison for a first-degree murder he committed in 1995. Laks and his friend Lars Snow murdered Pedro Sabando, an unarmed security guard on shift, in Lynnwood Washington. Snow lured Sabando out of a trailer and Laks killed him by repeatedly smashing the back of his head with a glass bottle. The pair plead guilty in June of 1996.

 

Since Justin’s release he has started teaching Jiu Jitsu to children and teenagers. He runs the company JT’s Jiu Jitsu out of his home at 13313 NE 52nd in Vancouver, WA. Under the guise of training, Justin frequently takes groups of teenage girls on hikes in the woods without adult supervision. Given Justin’s past, and the Nazi associations we will detail throughout this article, we sincerely encourage Vancouver parents not to allow Justin near their kids.

JT’s logo features 2 wolves in a yin yang style with a sonnenrad in place of one of the dots. The sonnenrad, or black sun, is a Germanic Pagan symbol appropriated by Hitler and the Nazi SS. It is one of the most common symbols used by modern neo-Nazis in place of the Swastika.

 

Justin is also a member of Emerge Jiu Jitsu in Vancouver, WA and competes in organized matches wearing their uniform. At the 2021 Subleague Open, he brought a group of friends to watch him compete. Among these friends is Mason Johnson, an apprentice Folkbuilder within the Asatru Folk Assembly, a White Nationalist pagan religious group with deep ties to Nazi skinheads.

This is not the only instance in which Justin has openly fraternized with Neo-Nazis. He also hangs out with Joshua Cache McCallum, one of the leaders of PNW Wolfpack, who has previously been exposed by Chehalis River Antifascist Social Support. PNW Wolfpack is a SPLC designated hate group with ties to several neo-Nazi prison gangs including Hakenkreuz Skinheads. Associates of the Wolfpack have been implicated in stabbing attacks and other violent crimes. In this picture, Justin can be seen posing with McCallum while he prominently displays one of his several Swastika tattoos.

 

Justin is friends with several other PNW Wolfpack members on Facebook including Alena and Chris Mack, a pair of neo-Nazis working to indoctrinate young children. Alena can be seen in the photo below seig heiling with a group of kids wearing PNW Wolfpack shirts.

Photo via Eugene Antifa

Justin’s friends aren’t the only ones with bad tattoos. He has an iron cross tattoo over his heart. The iron cross is a German military award used  by the Nazis. It is frequently used by White Supremacists, but is also used in non-Fascist subcultural contexts. Given Justin’s associations, we believe his tattoo fits in the former category.

 

Like many other Fascists, Justin can also be seen posting covid denial/ anti mask sentiments on his Instagram encouraging people to get together and “fuck social distancing”, and go into places of business unmasked and harass employees trying to do their job and uphold state mask mandates with a Facebook copy and paste “know your rights” flyer. His business also does not appear to follow state mask regulations.

In addition to his Jiu Jitsu business, Justin is the current president of the Clark College re-entry club, a club that helps former prison inmates enter society. The neo-Nazi groups Justin is connected to work closely with prison gangs, and often provide members support when they leave jail. We think it is highly probably Justin is using this club as a means to get former prison Nazis jobs. While we do believe that nobody should be in prison, and that re-entry club is a positive thing, we are concerned that Justin will use his position to bring more people into White Supremacist spaces, and get more of them jobs in our communities.

 

 

We have several action items to help keep Justin away from kids. We ask our readers to do the following to help keep Vancouver safe:

-Make the Vancouver community aware. Share this article on social media and with any one you know who may be living in the area!

-Leave reviews on Facebook, Yelp, and Google letting potential customers know about Justin’s associations and history.

-Contact Emerge Jiu Jitsu (541-558-3050) and ask them why they are letting Justin compete under their banner.

– Contact Clark College (360-699-6398) and let them know that the president of their re-entry club is actively using fascist imagery in his professional and personal life, and frequently fraternizes with active White Supremacists.

The End of Operation Werewolf

The following is a piece written by one of our members in late 2020. It was briefly circulated in Antifascist research spaces as a warning of potential fallout from Operation Werewolf’s 2021 dissolution with the intention of making Wolves affiliates higher research priority. Now, in the wake of the Denver shooting, and the murderer’s connections to the Wolves, we feel that it is important for these points to be brought up once more publicly. We have also written about a Wolves member with connections to the shooter. cvantifa.noblogs.org/lukekenna

This August, Wolves of Vinland leader Paul Waggener announced that Operation Werewolf will be dissolving in 2021 [1]. The Wolves of Vinland are a Fascist neo-Völkisch cult headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia. Operation Werewolf (named for a Nazi military plan) has acted as the Wolves Feeder Group since 2016. It has expanded to include dozens of subgroups across the country and several in Europe and South America [7]. The group’s ideology is firmly rooted in anti-feminist MRA culture. Most of their texts focus on veneration of toxic masculinity and violence. They are extremely tribalist, and many members have anti-civilization beliefs. Operation Werewolf also incorporates a mishmash of spiritual ideas that mostly center around Norse paganism. The group preaches about the Kali Yuga, a Hindu concept appropriated by fascist esotericist Julius Evola. They believe that, the world is entering a dark age, and civilization is bound to crumble within their lifetimes [8].

Operation Werewolf’s recruits primarily come from subcultures that already feature significant right-wing influence. These include black metal, Norse paganism, strength training, and MMA among others. All of this gets wrapped up into the wolves’ unique look. Members wear black battle jackets covered in esoteric symbols and NSBM patches [7]. The imagery the group produces is distinctly apocalyptic, and it often features themes of total war and annihilation [5]. In recent years, the group has even started venerating Charles Manson as a shamanic figure [1].

Despite its edgy aesthetics, Operation Werewolf has remained a largely benign presence. This can be attributed to Waggener’s desire to avoid movement politics, and to keep making money off his members. Instead of political activism, members spend their time doing physical training, partying, and performing rituals. Their justification for this is that they are preparing to survive during the Kali Yuga, and that there is no political solution to the problems they perceive in society. For this reason, Operation Werewolf has not experienced major pushback from anti-racist activists or law enforcement. This has allowed it to grow significantly larger than many of its contemporary Fascist groups. This has also led to the group gaining unprecedented financial and institutional power. Across the country, there are dozens of gyms, tattoo shops, and other businesses that are linked to the organization [5].

Operation Werewolf’s large base of power has led many wannabe Fascist leaders to attempt to gain influence within the organization, so they can use the group for their own ends. Notable instances of this include Jake Laskey of American Front in the Pacific Northwest, and alt-right Satanist Augustus Invictus in the south [6]. These attempts have been unsuccessful due in large part to members’ cultish devotion to Paul Waggener and his clique of trusted leaders.

This brings us to the thesis of this article. The dissolution of the group poses a major problem. Paul Waggener has radicalized hundreds of men who closely follow his leadership. When that leadership goes away, it will create a major power vacuum that other Fascists will doubtlessly try to fill. This, coupled with Operation Werewolf’s apocalyptic beliefs, creates an extremely dangerous scenario. We will likely see a significant influx of its members into other far-right groups, and they will bring their radical worldviews with them.

Many of former Operation Werewolf members will likely wind up in the rapidly expanding patriot and militia movements. It isn’t uncommon for them to exist on the edges of those spaces presently. In some instances they have even taken leadership roles like Richard Bowman II who helped to coordinate violence at far-right rallies in Portland, Oregon with the PNW Patriot Coalition [3].

Another, perhaps more frightening, outcome is that former Operation Werewolf members will wind up associating with the Order of Nine Angles. The Order is a left hand path Satanist group with deep ties to neo-Nazi organizing. In particular, it has played a key part in the proliferation of “Siegepill” terrorist groups like Atomwaffen and Sonnenkreig Division [4]. In recent years, a small network of compounds associated with the Militant Ruralism movement have sprung up across the country. Militant Ruralism is an Eco-Fascist tendency centered on controlling remote areas and land. These compounds are intimately tied to the Order of Nine Angles, and one, Rural Nexion, describes itself as a Nexion (an Order of Nine Angles cell) [2].

Operation Werewolf has been closely tied to Militant Ruralism since the beginning, and many members posted frequently in Rural Nexion’s now-dead Telegram channel. It doesn’t require much imagination to see an influx of Operation Werewolf members into these spaces after the group’s dissolution. This is particularly concerning because of Militant Ruralism’s penchant for acquiring land and weapons, which can be used in potential insurgent scenarios [2].

The possibility for former Operation Werewolf members to commit acts of terrorism, similar to the aforementioned “Siegepill” groups shouldn’t be ignored either. There has already been at least one documented Operation Werewolf-linked terror attack. Maurice Michaely, a Wolves of Vineland member, spent two years in jail after burning down a historic black church in Gainesville, Virginia [7].

Operation Werewolf members are primed to commit acts of political violence. For years, they have been fed a steady diet of apocalyptic and extremist ideology. Many members train with weapons and in physical combat. There are violent groups seeking to use these skills for their own goals, many of which include terrorism and civil war. Moving forward, it will be incredibly important to monitor the threat posed by former Operation Werewolf members.

 

Citations:

Burley, Shane. “Total Life Reform.” Political Research Associates, 2020. https://www.politicalresearch.org/2020/11/09/total-life-reform.

Corvallis Antifascists. “Rural Nexion and Militant Ruralism: A Rising Fascist Threat.” CVAntifa, 2020. https://cvantifa.noblogs.org/post/2020/08/10/ruralnexion/.

Eugene Antifa. “Richard Bowman.” Eugene Antifa, September 15, 2020. https://eugeneantifa.noblogs.org/post/2020/09/15/richard-bowman/.

Lowles, Nick. “Order of Nine Angles – The People VS The ‘Elite’: State of Hate 2019.” HOPE not hate, July 14, 2020. https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2019/02/16/state-of-hate-2019-order-of-nine-angles/.

Gervin, Cari. “Vengeance Strength Kvlt Gym in East Nashville Has Links to Alt-Right.” Nashville Scene, 2017. https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/pith-in-the-wind/article/20868176/strength-cult-gym-in-east-nashville-has-ties-to-altright.

PNWAWC. “Spotlight On American Front: Where Violence, N

Nazism, and Familial Criminality Collide.” Pacific Northwest Antifascist Workers Collective, February 22, 2020. http://pnwawc.com/2017/09/01/spotlight-on-american-front-where-violence-nazism-and-familial-criminality-collide/.

Rose City Antifa. “The Wolves of Vinland: a Fascist Countercultural ‘Tribe’ in the Pacific Northwest.” Rose City Antifa, 2017. https://rosecityantifa.org/articles/the-wolves-of-vinland-a-fascist-countercultural-tribe-in-the-pacific-northwest/.

Waggener, Paul. “Operation Werewolf.” Official Operation Werewolf HQ, April 19, 2018. https://www.operationwerewolf.com/war-journal/2018/04/19/immanentize-the-eschaton/.

Luke Winchester-Kenna: Militant Ruralism in NY State

Intro:

Luke Winchester-Kenna is a pagan neo-Nazi operating in Gloversville, New York. He is affiliated with several fascist movements and formations we have previously covered on this blog including Operation Werewolf, Wolf Brigade Gym,  and Militant Ruralism. We highly encourage you to check out the linked pieces as well as others we have authored on those subjects to get a better understanding of the world in which Kenna exists.

 

Connections to Denver Shooter:

On 12/27/21 a white supremacist named Lyndon McLeod murdered Alicia Cardenas, Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, Michael Swinyard, Daniel Schofield, and Sarah Steck in Denver, Colorado. He premeditated these acts in a book he authored called, “Sanction.”

We are authoring this article in response to this murder. Initially, we did not consider Kenna a particularly important figure. However, his proximity and overall similarity to the murderer motivated us to write this piece. We have a frank and honest fear that Kenna could commit similar acts of violence, and feel it is our duty to provide a public warning to the people of upstate New York.

Luke and the shooter were mutuals on Instagram, and frequently interacted each other’s posts. They existed in very similar online circles and followed many of the same people. Like the murderer, Luke is a writer who constantly feels the need to plug his writings in the comments sections of more established Fascist figures. The pair both have significant associations with the Wolves of Vinland, a racist cult which which we will discuss more throughout this article.

A post from the Denver shooter showing the WoV chapter in his book. (Note that the post is liked by Kenna)

 

In Sanction, McLeod has an entire chapter entitled, “Wolves of Vinland.” The book features dialogues between the author’s self-insert character and Wolves members Paul and Matthias Waggener and former member Jack Donovan. He was also a guest on Donovan’s podcast where the pair discussed his book.

The search engine preview for Donovan’s (now deleted) interview with the shooter

 

Luke is also significantly associated with the Wolves of Vinland. He was a member of their feeder group, Operation Werewolf (OPWW), and similarly much of his work focuses on the Wolves.

 

The most concerning similarity between the two men is the complete violence and hatred of their rhetoric. The shooter’s writings acted as a map for his murders, it is more than possible that Luke’s may do the same. This should not be taken lightly. These words may all too quickly become actions.

 

Militant Ruralism:

We profiled the Militant Ruralism movement in an earlier article entitled “Rural Nexion and Militant Ruralism: A Rising Fascist Threat.” Militant Ruralism is an Ecofascist movement that emphasizes resistance to industrial society and a return to nature and traditionalism. Its adherents are interested in creating rural strongholds to prepare for a coming apocalypse.

A banner image used on the now-defunct Militant Ruralism website

 

Rural Nexion is a compound located in Alba, Texas associated with the Militant Ruralism movement. The group behind the compound are hardcore satanist neo-Nazis, who filmed themselves pointing guns at passersby along their property line and engaging in ritual animal sacrifice.

 

Rural Nexion maintained a telegram server for like minded individuals to discuss the logistics of building compounds and other miscellaneous neo-Nazi bullshit. Luke was a frequent poster in this channel, and plugged his writings for his fellow Nazis to read.

 

He also discussed the logistics of buying and creating defensible property in the vein of Rural Nexion with the group’s leader Nathan Stewart (TOOTH PICKIN) and other members.

After we exposed Rural Nexion in August of 2020, Kenna renamed his Telegram account to LtWK and alerted all its members to our villainous deeds.

We are making the logs from this telegram channel public to Antifascists and journalists who research the far-right. If you are interested in accessing them, please reach out to us at CVAntifa@riseup.net.

 

Wolf Brigade Gym:

In December of 2019, we wrote an article entitled “Wolf Brigade and Greg Walsh: Hipster Gym Nazis Fuck Off.” The article detailed the connections between Wolf Brigade Gym in Rochester, New York and Operation Werewolf, of which Kenna was a member.

Wolf Brigade owner Greg Walsh posing with OPWW founder Paul Waggener

 

Winchester-Kenna attended the gym and frequently made social media posts extolling the gym’s virtues and the wisdom of it’s founder, Greg Walsh. He was at the gym’s 2019, 2020, and 2021 “convergences” and has received a challenge coin from Greg.

 

In the wake of our initial article on Wolf Brigade, Greg Walsh fallaciously claimed that his gym did not tolerate Nazis despite numerous pieces of evidence to the contrary. For that reason we want to include the following two posts just to illustrate how laughably false Greg’s claims are. In one, Kenna posts a picture of a swastika necklace he got atop several Wolf Brigade stickers. In the other, he waxes poetic about Nazi revolution and quotes Fascist philosopher Julius Evola, whilst comparing himself to characters depicted in a piece of shitty art Wolf Brigade constantly uses in their branding.

 

Operation Werewolf:

Luke Winchester-Kenna was a member of Operation Werewolf. OPWW was a white supremacist group started by Paul Waggener as a feeder group for Wolves of Vinland. Waggener claimed the group disbanded at the beginning of 2021. However, in our experience monitoring members, it is apparent that many are still repping the group publicly, and many OPWW formations have continued their activity unabated. Kenna’s association with the group can be traced at least back to 2017.

 

 

Tyr Tactical Training:

Winchester-Kenna runs a self defense and “primitive” survival skills training business named Tyr Tactical Training located at 8 South Main Street Gloversville, New York​. Tyr  is a norse pagan rune appropriated by the Nazi SS  that is frequently used by neo-Nazis today.

Luke offers various trainings and services through Tyr Tactical, such as self defense, weapons training, bushcraft survival, and exercise training. One notable aspect of his services is the “BASIC WEAPONS TRAINING” that appears on the online store. The image for the listing is a man dressed in tactical gear wearing the insignia of Misanthropic Division, a National Socialist network that operates within the Azov Battalion, a state sanctioned Ukrainian neo-Nazi militia. The poster says “Prepare for Ragnarok”, the mythological Norse apocalypse that many pagan Fascists associate with a coming race war.

 

Kenna is a licensed guide with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (license #8660). Tyr Tactical Training uses this status in their marketing. We highly suggest readers reach out to the New York Specialty Licenses Unit at 518-402-8985 and SpecialLicenses@dec.ny.gov and ask why they are licensing a neo-Nazi intent on creating civil war.

 

Further Receipts:

If everything we discussed above didn’t prove to you that Luke is a Nazi scumbag, here’s a brief overview of the shit he posts publicly.

 

LOTS of straight-up swastikas:

Total War:

Kenna has an acceleration position and constantly advocates for total war. This rhetoric is reminiscent of that of Atomwaffen Division and similar accelerationist terror groups.

Excerpts of antisemitic conspiracy ramblings:

 

Idolization of Charles Manson:

For those unaware, Manson has long been an inspiration for neo-Nazi terrorists like Atomwaffen Division. It is also worth noting that the Colorado shooter quoted Charles Manson at the beginning of the 10th chapter of his book.

 

Wife:

Luke is married to Raven Winchester-Kenna the owner of, “Freya’s Forest Crystal & Plant Luxury Boutique” a hippie New Age trinket shop located at 43-47 North Main Street Gloversville, New York. Some may be disarmed by her hippie appearance, but she shares her husband’s Nazi ideology. We think it’s important to remind readers that New Age spaces can often be breeding grounds for neo-Nazism. If you are interested in learning more about that subject, we highly recommend checking out our recent article, Biome Erickson and Free JaCo: Hippie Nazis run Amok.

On Christmas day, Raven posted a video of Adolph Hitler on Facebook.

On The shop’s wall they proudly display a Sonnenrad flag. The Sonnenrad, or Black Sun, is a norse-pagan symbol appropriated by the Nazi SS. It appears in many to the previously used images in this article.

 

Calls To Action:

-If you have connections with individuals or groups in Gloversville or upstate New York, please contact them to give them a heads up about these dangerous neo-Nazis living and working in their area. Please also share this article on Gloversville social media pages to make sure the community gets to see it!

-Please reach out to the New York Specialty Licenses Unit at 518-402-8985 and SpecialLicenses@dec.ny.gov and ask why they are licensing a neo-Nazi connected to mass murder.

-Donate to the fundraisers linked below.

-Let BigCartel know that a neo-Nazi group, Tyr Tactical Training, is using their services at support@bigcartel.com

 

Conclusion:

We dedicate this article to the victims of the Denver shooting: Alicia Cardena, Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, Michael Swinyard, Daniel Schofield, and Sarah Steck. Mcleod’s actions show the violent consequences of hypermasculine, neo-Nazi, occultism. He developed his plans and beliefs with the support of a community of far-right extremists; he is not an anomaly. Kenna’s fraternizing and open association with Mcleod in the same communities make him a similar threat.

We encourage you to honor the victims by taking action in response. Learn about the ecosystem that gives rise to fascists like Mcleod, learn about associates of his such as Kenna, and intervene in the structures that give them resources to continue organizing. Kenna, his wife, and others they organize with do more than propagate their toxic ideology; they encourage violence and put people in real danger. While we sincerely hope this never happens again, until we eliminate fascist ideologies from our midst, these grievous events will continue to occur.

We also want to amplify fundraising campaigns for the families of the victims. We mourn their loss.

 

Alica- https://gofund.me/372da779

Allyssa- https://gofund.me/083ec225

Sarah- https://gofund.me/faec975f

Danny- https://gofund.me/ff4ead16

 

Due to the publishing constraints of this platform, we are to include all the information we would like. Luke’s address and other information may be found HERE.

 

 

 

Southern Oregon’s Patriot Failure: Lawrence Alexander Norman is Frederick OR

Lawrence Alexander Norman of Prospect, Oregon is a member of of the white nationalist organization Patriot Front. Norman has been photographed attending and participating in the group’s PNW meetings and trainings. Members of Patriot Front are assigned a two part call-sign with a generic name and their state. Lawrence Norman is known to the group as Frederick OR.

Lawrence and his fellow PF members on a hike in Rainier National Park

For those unaware, Patriot Front is a rebrand of Vanguard America, the group responsible for the murder of Heather Heyer at the 2017 Unite the Right rally.  In the image below, the Patriot Front’s leader, Thomas Rousseau is standing next to James Alex Fields, the man who drove a car through a crowd, killing one, and injuring dozens of others. Patriot Front are self-described white nationalists who actively target and harass communities of color. The in the Pacific Northwest, PF members have recently defaced LGBT and BLM memorials  in Portland and Olympia, and have distributed threatening messages at people’s residences.

A baggie with Patriot Front propaganda thrown into an Olympia resident’s yard

The following pictures and information were obtained during infiltration operations within Patriot Front. Other individuals identified during these operations include:

Ian Michael Elliott from Atlanta Antifa

James Julius Johnson from WANaziWatch

Ryan Richard Sundberg from NoCARA

Casey James Knutson from Rose City Antifa

These infiltrations have also resulted in several of the national group’s calls being disrupted and leaked. You can find audio of them courtesy of WANaziWatch and Atlanta Antifa.

 

Lawrence has made appearances at Patriot Front’s events in the Pacific Northwest. He notably helped the group during their defacement of the aforementioned Black Lives Matter mural in Olympia, Washington. He (and his stupid fucking manbun) can be seen in the following stills taken from videos recorded during a practice session and  during the vandalism itself.

Lawrence during the practice session:

Lawrence during the mural defacement:

 

He also joined the group for a banner drop in Olympia, Washington while wearing the same brown Carhartt hoodie as in the above photos. The banners in this instance was quickly confiscated by Antifascist activists following the group.

 

As one of just a few currently active Patriot Front members in Southern Oregon, it is almost certain that Lawrence has been responsible for several instances of racist propaganda claimed by the group through the region. It is worth noting that the symbol that appears in the graffiti below is a “Fasces”, a bundle of sticks wrapped around an ax, for which fascism is named.

 

Stencils and stickers in Ashland:

 

Stickers in Medford:

 

Stickers in Shady Cove and Roseburg:

 

 

We have also documented Lawrence’s participation during one of the group’s hikes at Camp Muir in Rainier National Park. He can be seen in the following photos:

 

On 12/4/2021, Patriot Front attempted to host a flash rally in Washington D.C.. The group marched for about an hour and a half, but were left shivering behind a line of cops in the center of a roundabout for nearly three hours as they waited to to illegally pile into the back of their rented U-Hauls. According to “journalists” on the ground, the U-Hauls got lost on their way to pick up their chilly “brothers”. Our sources within the org have informed us that Lawrence was in DC that night. We can only hope he had as bad of a time as the rest of the group.

Patriot Front members stranded due to Lawrence’s incompetence.

 

 

If you or anyone else has information regarding Lawrence or his compatriots, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at CVAntifa@riseup.net. Due to the publishing constraints of this website, more of Lawrence’s personal info can be found HERE.

 

For members of Patriot Front reading this, we assure you, the worst consequences of these infiltrations have yet to come. There is still time to leave this dumbass MLM and make something worthwhile of your life. You will find no satisfaction or glory following the leadership of an insecure loser like Tommy Rousseau. Leave organized fascism NOW before it is your life that’s ruined.

 

Corvallis Against Fascism: Fall 2021 Field Guide

 

We are pleased to announce our crew’s first ever zine! If you would like copies to distribute locally, reach out to us at cvantifa@riseup.net. Print copies can be found in the Corvallis Zine Library located in the red room in Interzone.

Printable PDFs can be obtained by emailing us at cvantifa@riseup.net

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About us:

CVAntifa is an Antifascist collective operating in Corvallis, Oregon since 2018. We began due to an extreme increase in local and regional far-right activity, as well as neo-Nazi attacks on minority and left wing groups. We aim to serve Corvallis and the Willamette Valley by providing accurate intel about fascist and far-right organizing, disrupting their activity, and providing community defense.

CVA has been a part of the Torch Network, America’s most prevalent Antifascist coalition, since 2020.

Find our work at cvantifa.noblogs.org and @CVAgainstFash on Twitter

Find Torch at torchantifa.org

If you see Fascist activity in Corvallis, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at CVAntifa.riseup.net

 

About this guide:

This guide exists to give

readers a better understanding of the fascist and racist individuals and groups operating in and around Corvallis. This is not an exhaustive report of local or regional activity, but rather a quick introduction to acclimate those unfamiliar with the situation. If you have any questions about this guide’s content, please contact us.

More information about most of what is listed here can be found at CVAntifa.noblogs.org

 

Fascist groups:

The following groups are have been active in and around Corvallis within the last few years.

The Proud Boys:

The Proud Boys are a militant far-right group with many white nationalist and neo-Nazi members. The Proud Boys have been extremely active in Oregon since 2015. They can frequently be found engaging in violence at rallies in Salem and Portland.

3%

The 3% is the largest right-wing militia in the US. It is fractured into numerous sects, and many members do not engage in political activity. Militia members have shown up armed to numerous protests across the state.

Patriot Front

Patriot front is a white nationalist group that grew from the ashes of Vanguard America, another neo-Nazi org. The group typically engages by putting up shitty stickers around OSU’s campus. They are not a major physical risk.

Oregon Patriot’s Militia / O.D.I.N:

OPM / ODIN are passion projects started by local bigot Ben Baker. They have no legitimate street presence, but Ben and friends have made serious threats against locals and showed up to IRL actions.

Vinland Elite Productions

VEP is a neo-Nazi black metal label run in part by sex offender Paul Bonnen. Paul has also used the names Xenocide and Kulturkampf Productions in his ventures

 

Notable Fash:

Ben Baker:

Benjamin Baker, aka Angel Cullen, is a white supremacist from Corvallis. He is affiliated with the Proud Boys, Oregon Patriots Militia, and O.D.I.N.. The latter two are self-created groups that have little organizational presence outside of Ben and his roommate Kyle Bonham (see below).

Ben has a documented history of violence and preying on children. He once petitioned the state of Oregon to allow him to have a romantic relationship with a minor. He is currently awaiting trial after attempting to shoot someone during an altercation. He currently lives at 970 NW Garfield Ave. #9 and is employed at the Safeway on Philomath Blvd. Read our piece about Ben at https://bit.ly/3pR9XTZ

 

Kyle Bonham:

Kyle is the roommate of Benjamin Baker. He frequently particiipates in Baker’s harebrained schemes, and has joined him in harassing BLM and other leftist events. Kyle is a domestic abuser and a stalker who has a documented history of violating restraining orders and strangling his romantic partners. He currently lives at 970 NW Garfield Ave. #9. Read our piece about Kyle at cvantifa.noblogs.org/kyle.

 

Bartholomew Degeneffe:

Bartholomew Degeneffe is a white nationalist based in Corvallis. CVAntifa exposed him back in 2019 when he attempted to infiltrate and “redpill” members of the local conservative community. In messages he sent to a sock account, he revealed himself to be a fan of Adolph Hitler and Nazi websites. He is also close friends with notorious Nazi organizer Andrew Oswalt (more late in this guide). He currently lives at 329 SW 6th St., apt. F and is employed at the Safeway on Philomath Blvd. Read our piece about Bart at https://bit.ly/3mnVxIK

 

Paul Bonnen:

Paul Bonnen is a neo-Nazi pedophile who has lived and organized around the Willamette Valley, but who often stays with his mother on the 1700 block of Menlo Ave. He is affiliated with the NSBM (National Socialist Black Metal) scene. He has played in the bands Xenocide and Immortal Pride. He has also helped run the labels Kulturkampf Productions and Vinland Elite Prodictions.  Bonnen is a 2nd degree sex offender who was convicted of raping a minor after getting them drunk. He drifts from town to town, but can often be found driving and living out of a green minivan with the plates OR – WMD941. Read our piece about Paul at https://bit.ly/3GuAZGL

 

David Woods and Andrew Oswalt:

David Woods and Andrew Oswalt are two infamous neo-Nazi organizers and former Corvallis residents. The pair were both members of the group “Oregon Aryans” that organized throughout the Willamette Valley. Both attended numerous neo-Nazi demonstrations, and participated in racist stickering campaigns. They worked with infamous neo-Nazi Jimmy Marr to disrupt the 2017 Corvallis Solidarity Fair with anti-Semitic propaganda.

Read Rose City Antifa’s pieces about David at https://bit.ly/3bmrknm  and about Andrew at https://bit.ly/3w83YeR

 

Fascist symbols:

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Row1 (Pagan Fascist) : Mjolnir, Algiz, Odal, Wolfsangel, Sonnenrad

Row2 (neo-Nazi) : SS Bolts, Totenkopf, SS Shields, 14/88

Row3 (racist music) : Burzum, Skrewdriver, Xenocide (local), R.A.C.

Row4 (misc) : Fasces, Celtic Cross, KKK Blood Drop Cross. Kekistan flag

 

Local Fascist Propaganda:

The following are examples of racist propaganda that have been found around town. If you see this shit, please report it to us immediately. See our suggestions for submitting tips at end of this zine.

[Pictures of the following: Patriot Front stickers, Anti-Com stickers, pagan nazi graffiti, It’s Ok To Be White posters, Swastika stencils]

 

Anatomy of a good tip:

[Picture of an email addressed to CVA with arrows pointing to different parts of the text detailing different aspects of a good tip: Where you saw it, When it happened, What you saw, is it Common?, Photo]

hi, i saw a bunch of swastikas spray-painted on an elextrical box outside an apartment complex on Hayes between 9th and 10th st. it probably went up overnight because i didnt notice it when i waked by yesterday. it was really shocking; i’ve never seen anything like that around there before

[Picture of nazi graffiti]

 

When reporting people, a good acronym to remember is SALUTE

Size

Activity

Location

Uniform

Time

Equipment

 

[Picture of an email addressed to CVA with arrows pointing to different parts of the text detailing different aspects of a good tip: Size, Activity, Location, Uniform, Time, Equipment]

hey, im not sure if you’ve already heard about this but right now there’s a guy standing by himself in front of the bi-mart on 9th and circle carrying a sign that says “antifa lets talk” he’s got a handgun on his belt so idk if thats what he’s really looking for. idk who is is cuz he’s got a green bandana on as a mask but you’ll notice him right away; he’s really obvious, wearing camo shorts, some kind of body armor. I was driving but here’s the best pic i could get.

[Picture of Ben Baker doing what was described above]

Back Cover:

[Picture of one of our stickers with the following text]

CORVALLIS HATES NAZIS

Report fascist and racist activity to cvantifa@riseup.net

 

Find our work at cvantifa.noblogs.org

 

COMMUNITY ALERT: Kyle Bonham Domestic Abuser and Fascist Collaborator

Kyle Bonham is a Corvallis-based Fascist sympathizer who actively collaborates with neo-Nazis. To understand Kyle, you need to understand his roommate, Benjamin Baker. Ben is a neo-Nazi Proud Boy with a history of extreme violence. We have posted two articles about Baker in the past that can be found here and here.

 

We first documented Kyle collaborating with Ben in the spring of 2020, when the pair attempted to harass and intimidate a Black Lives Matter protest outside of Benton County Courthouse on 5/31/20. Individuals in the crowd recognized Ben from his history of child abuse, and promptly kicked the pair out of the rally.

 

The two attempted a similar stunt in front of the city hall on 7/29/21 during a sleep-in protest held by Corvallis Housing First, a housing advocate group.  The protest was done in solidarity with the unhoused community in Corvallis, who have been subject to a brutal regime of sweeps at the hands of the city government and ODOT. During their stunt, Ben proudly carried the, “No Quarter Flag.” The website that sold them this flag describes it as “signify[ing] that no quarter will be given. When translated into modern language, this means that captured enemy combatants will be killed rather than taken prisoner.”

Last year, Ben was arrested after an altercation downtown where he fired his gun, likely with the intent of murdering someone. He is still on trial and his next court date is in December. Ben was disarmed and detained by heroic bystanders, but we suggest that anyone who interacts with him treat him as though he is armed and dangerous.

 

Domestic Violence:

Like many of his fashy ilk, Kyle has a long history of domestic violence. He was arrested and found guilty of strangling and beating his girlfriend in 2010, and later violating a restraining order against him. He has repeatedly caught charges for harassment and violating his probation.

The many faces of Kyle Bonham

 

Kyle constantly posts creepy stalker shit about his ex on Facebook. He also makes frequent posts about how he’s a deadbeat dad who isn’t allowed to see his kids and how lonely he constantly is. Maybe if Kyle wanted to be a better parent, he wouldn’t live with Ben Baker, who literally petitioned the state of Oregon to allow him to date a child in which he discussed his sexual fantasies with said minor.

 

Kyle posting creepy shit about his ex:

(there’s wayyyy more of this, but most of it includes personal details we will not share here)

 

Kyle being lonely:

 

Kyle posting about beating his children:

 

Nazi Graffiti:

Ben and Kyle first began engaging with Corvallis’ graffiti scene in May when Ben sent us an email threatening the lives of two trans graffiti writers. Despite insinuations from the Fash, we want to make it clear that these individuals are not in any way associated with CVAntifa. We have since gotten in touch with the artists to discuss the threats to their safety, and per request, we will be censoring their names in this piece.

It was around the time of the initial email when we started noticing another one of Ben’s collaborators, Bartholomew Degeneffe, sticking up pictures of his face over these writers’ tags and stickers. Bart is a white supremacist who we exposed attempting it infiltrate and “Redpill” Corvallis conservative circles. We have published two separate articles about Bartholomew that can be found here and here. Bart and Ben both work stocking food at the Philomath Boulevard Safeway.

 

 

The paper stickers Bart uses originate from his workplace. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Safeway has been using a system of paper adhesive nametags to clock employees in and out. When workers clock in, they have their picture taken and their temperature checked. This information is put on an adhesive name tag they then wear to work. Bart rips the corners with his face off of these nametags and sticks them up along with racist slurs.

 

We began seeing swastika stencil graffiti pop up in town around August of this year. The first instances we documented were at the 900 block of NW Hayes and Corvallis High School, both within a few blocks of the apartment Ben and Kyle share. The graffiti has gradually become more widespread, however it is primarily centered around Ben and Kyle’s apartment and Bart Degeneffe’s house near downtown.

 

The Swastikas started popping up right around same time Ben’s public rhetoric made a sharp turn to overt Nazism. Ben has flirted with neo-Nazi ideology for years, but has typically claimed in public that he is simply an American patriot. However, starting in late August, he began making TikToks advocating for Adolph Hitler and suggesting his followers read Mein Kampf and The Protocols of The Elders of Zion.

 

 

Another large piece reading, “Better Dead than RED” with two swastikas was found in front of the Philomath Boulevard Bi-Mart which is in Sunset Shopping Center, the same complex as the Safeway where both Ben and Bart work. Next to this piece was a sticker for the neo-Nazi group Patriot Front. A sticker for the group was also found posted along with one of Bart’s face nametags downtown, indicating that he is likely prospecting for the group or collaborating with its members.

 

We have also documented the swastika-writers using the same distinctive colors of green and yellow paint in the same shitty handwriting to harass one of the writers threatened by Ben’s initial email. These specific colors of paint have not been documented being used by other local writers, which suggests this piece can be specifically tied to Ben and the rest of his friends, and not another graffiti beef.

The same colors can be seen in another TikTok from Baker. On 9/20/21 he filmed himself displaying anti-vax banners in front of the Corvallis sign. The same colors and shitty handwriting can be seen one one of these signs.

 

On 9/15/21 the Corvallis Advocate published an article regarding this graffiti. In it they also reference that the people behind it have also defaced Stop Line 3 signs. On 7/18 Ben made a TikTok claiming that he has taken some of these signs, and planned to sell them off. This is further proof of connection between himself and the graffiti.

 

This isn’t important for the point we’re making, but the same TikTok features Kyle stanced up like an absolute jackass in front of a Confederate flag.

 

Given all of this evidence. It is pretty clear that Kyle, Benjamin, and Bartholomew are associated with this rash of racist bullshit. We highly suggest concerned individuals contact all of their employers to let them know about their hateful activities. Links at end!

We reject the Advocate article’s framing that the Corvallis Police and city are effectively addressing this problem. They have known about the activities of Ben and Kyle for years, and have allowed them to continue with impunity. Our crew connected the pair to the swastikas on twitter weeks before the article even came out, and they have taken no actions to investigate. At the same time, Antifascists, graffiti writers, and normal residents of Corvallis have been doing more to remove this trash, all the while being criminalized by the State. We want to offer our wholehearted thanks to the local graffiti writers and other comrades who have been taking this garbage down alongside us. The cops and city do not protect our community. We protect us!

 

The addresses of those referenced in the article can be found here: https://pastebin.com/wdQHdbxH

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

Kyle Bonham is currently employed as a Fuel lead at the Fred Meyer gas station on 9th. Call 541 753 4319 to let them know they are employing a fascist and domestic abuser.

 

Benjamin Baker and Bart Degeneffe are employed by the Safeway on Philomath Boulevard. Call 541 738 2100 to let them know they are employing Nazis.

 

Contact Fred Reynolds from the Sunset Shopping Center and let him know that his property is being defaced by Safeway employees: 541 325 4409

 

 

Oops, I Did It Again: More WLM Logs Published

Last month, White Nationalists tried and failed to host, “White Lives Matter” rallies across the country. Ourselves and other antifascists released their chat logs and seized their channels. Tomorrow, on May 8th, the same group of dorks is trying to do this again, and we’re here once more to provide you with those sweet sweet receipts. Today, we are once more publishing the telegram logs from one of the group’s admin “baskets” as well as the Oregon channel. If you are a journalist or an activist who would like to access these logs, please send an e-mail to cvantifa@riseup.net with a brief explanation of who you are and why you would like access.

WLM claims to have made significant improvements to their operations security since their last rally was completely compromised. However, their attempts have been completely in vain. They have set up a basic, easy to infiltrate, vetting processes, and have divided the group’s administration into several different admin “baskets” that they put on timers. This has done nothing to deter ourselves and other antifascists from infiltrating their groups and identifying their members. The actions of this group’s leadership have endangered their members, and will continue to make them the laughingstock of the White Nationalist community. WLM is organized into different telegram channels based on state and country. Each of the individuals we mention below administrates their state/country’s channel, and is working to plan an event in that location.

The WLM movement has been a destination for washed up nationalists from groups across the country. One of the most unique elements of it is that it is a very big tent, and features everyone from normie Trump militia guys to hardcore siegepilled neo-Nazis. Usually these groups do not interface, but this appears to be appears to be an exception let’s take a look:

The new leader of the North Carolina group is a member of the American Patriots III% militia using the name Joe Whiteshark. A brief look at his social media profiles reveals him to be a pretty typical MAGA boomer. This is somewhat concerning because it shows that WLM’s attempts to engage with and radicalize conservatives that we discussed in our last article on the group.

 

Another person from a civic-nationalist background operating in these channels is Vito Russel aka Telly Salavas, a Proud Boy from Michigan, who we referenced in our last article. The Proud Boys have been prevalent in WLM chats since the beginning. Their participation in this movement and collaboration with overt neo-Nazis reveals just how false their claims of racial egalitarianism are.

 

One group that doesn’t seem to have much interest in WLM is Patriot Front. One of their members using the handle @RooftopAryan is in charge of the Texas channel. Patriot Front, correctly realizing that WLM is a sinking ship, chose to discipline him for his participation with the organization. He then sent screenshots from Patriot Front comms into the Admin channel.

 

On the most extreme end of WLM is the California leader using the name “James Fraiser,” who posted siegepill literature in the channel he admined. The siegepill movement is an incredibly violent neo-Nazi tendency that originated on the Iron March forums in the 2010’s. The movement spawned violent terrorist groups like Atomwaffen, Freurkreig division, and The Base that have been tied to several murders. Several of the books boosted in the WLM California chat were published on the Iron March forum and advocate mass murder of non-whites.

 

Aussies:

Interestingly enough, one of the main differences between this event and the last one is the presence of several high profile Australian Fascists in administration roles. The Australian channel is admined by Thomas Sewell and Jaz Searby.

 

Thomas Sewell is the leader of the Australian group, “National Socialist Network.” For many years, his claim to fame was that he’d attempted to recruit the Christchurch Massacre shooter into his organization. A video of him sucker punching a black man and shouting slurs recently went semi-viral. He is admired by many in the chat. At one point, he advocates that men in the channel beat their wives.

 

Jarrad “Jaz” Searby is the leader of the Borderlands Proud Boys chapter in New South Wales. He and Sewell work together to administrate the Australian channel. Searby got some national attention in Australia when he and some fellow Proud Boys filmed themselves threatening random people who’d criticized their group at their homes and businesses. The videos garnered high praise from Proud Boys Chairman (and Fed snitch) Enrique Tarrio, who described them as, “amazing.” It should come as no surprise that Aussie Proud Boys are working with open neo-Nazis, since their American counterparts have been exposed for it more times than we can count.

 

Oregon:

Like many of the loops, the Oregon one is rife with extremely violent rhetoric and hatred. Neo-Nazis operating in the loop have used it to attempt to radicalize conservatives into even more hateful ideologies. In this interaction, several neo-Nazis attempt to convince a MAGA guy that comparing Kate Brown to Adolph Hitler is bad because Hitler was a good guy, actually. One of the users pictured (@killdozer1488) is the admin of the Washington channel who claims to be an ex-volksfront from Vancouver, Wa.

 

 

We are also excited to bring you the logs from the Oregon channel and it’s vetted chats. Let’s talk about some of the Oregonians involved in WLM:

Rynne McCoy Cowham of La Pine, Oregon was active in the chat under the username agent156 and has claimed she would attend the Salem event. She has previously been written about for her role in fascist organizing by Move Silent_Sam.  Cowham was reportedly involved with both the first and second Unite the Right rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. She appears to be heavily associated with White Nationalist lawyer Augustus Invictus and is on the board of directors of his website Revolutionary Conservative which she also provides IT work for.

 

Sheldon Harding is a member of the Oregon WLM chat who rather unwisely used his real name as his telegram screen name. Equally unwise was the choice of profile photo matched between his telegram and facebook. He is a crane operator from Idaho, formerly associated with IUOE local 370. Although he only infrequently contributes to discussions on telegram, he has leveraged his son and daughter’s enlistments in the Navy to position himself as an expert in world affairs. He is currently residing in Keizer, OR with his wife Shellie.

 

Katja Korell is a German immigrant living in Salem, Oregon. She operates in the telegram group as, “@SnowWhite131.” As can be seen from the above screenshots, Katja is a fervent White Nationalist and supporter of Adolph Hitler. According to her, she is not involved in political organizing inside  Salem, but this is definitely one to look out for.

 

 

White Lives Matter 4/11

On Sunday 4/11, White Nationalists are expected to mobilize in a “White Lives Matter” march in several cities across the country. This event was organized on Telegram and was widely circulated in White Supremacist circles on beginning in late March. We have obtained logs from the, “ADMINS OF WLM ZONE” chat, where individual march leaders coordinated and planned their actions.We are sharing these logs with interested journalists and activists. If you would like access to them, please email us at cvantifa@riseup.net and offer a brief explanation of who you are and why you want access.

 

This event has been fraught from the beginning. The channels are full with constant bickering and infighting about a wide variety of topics. Foremost among these is optics. The main organizers of the event are very intent on keeping the rallies “optical”. They beg participants to avoid using swastikas and neo-Nazi imagery. In public facing communications, they routinely assert that they are not Nazis and are simply, “normal white people” standing up for what is right.

 

However, behind closed doors, their actions tell a different story.  In the admin chat, march leaders freely use neo-Nazi symbolism and rhetoric.  The organizer of the Raleigh, NC rally,  “ϟϟRide_The_Bolts ϟϟ” even uses the logo of the National Socialist Order, an Atomwaffen splinter group. The Orange County organizer, “Your Fuhrer” also uses a swastika pfp and appears to be with a group called the, “American National Socialist Party.”

 

These chats are also thoroughly populated with Proud Boys, which raises significant contention due to the (accurate) perception that the organization is closely tied to0 the Feds. Some in the admin chat express concern that the PBs are not a white enough organization. The leader of the (now cancelled) Western Kansas march , “J.W.” pushes back on this. He claims that he is the leader of a PB chapter and that his chapter is, “WHITE only.”

 

 

One of the most prevalent posters and admins of the public chat is a Michigan Proud Boy using the name, “Telly Savalas.” He is insistent that the PBs not be mentioned in any organizing channels. He says that his lack of optics got him demoted from his leadership position in his chapter, and that he has been doxed and disciplined at work for his affiliations. If you know who this fella is, shoot us a message, and we’ll be sure to make his life even harder…

EDIT: Telly has been ID’d as Vito Russel from Sterling Heights, MI.

 

Debating the Proud Boys isn’t the only infighting going on in this chat. Everyone is constantly accusing someone else of being a Fed or Antifa. While we can’t speak to Federal involvement, Antifascists have already done an excellent job infiltrating and disrupting the event. Several channels have already been revealed to be Antifa-run ops, and even more have had members be doxed. Antifascists have been able to gather tremendous amounts of intelligence from this movement, and more will come out of the archived chats. Before this event has even occurred, it’s shoddy opsec and harebrained planning have done tremendous damage to White Nationalist movement.

If you want to help further that damage, request the logs from CVAntifa@riseup.net and get to it!

Biome Erickson and FreeJaCo: Hippie Nazis Run Amok

NOTE: This is piece is published in collaboration with our comrades Rose City Antifa. This article is a followup to their recent piece entitled, “Biome Erickson and Gregg Marchese – Southern Oregon Neo-Nazis Use COVID-denialism to Radicalize and Recruit” from earlier this week.  We highly suggest readers check out that article before this one for context.

Keith Michael Erickson better known as, “Biome Erickson” is a longtime antisemite and neo-Nazi organizer from Ashland, Oregon. Biome initially rose to prominence in the city as a frequent independent political candidate in the early 2010’s. His runs were largely symbolic and were seen as an amusing sideshow a-la Hunter S. Thompson. At the time, his politics were not particularly vile. He espoused crunchy hippie rhetoric, and advocated against mass media. He was viewed as a harmless joke by a majority of the community, and was even profiled by Comedy Central in a segment regarding silly political candidates.

Biome in 2012, before becoming a public neo-Nazi

 

Through the 2010’s, Biome’s politics morphed into something significantly darker. In 2013, he began producing his own community television show, “Constitutional Republic Now!” through Rogue Valley Community Television. His radicalization can be tracked by episode titles evolving from “GMO free Jackson County” to “Repeat After Me, ‘Zionist Hijack Of America'”. Rogue Valley Community Television continued to support Biome with invitations to “Producer Appreciation Night” in 2016.

A Photograph posted to Facebook by Rogue Valley Community Television in 2013.

 

Gregg Marchese has long been Biome’s partner in racist organizing. Originally an anti-vaxxer and anti-GMO activist, he was drawn into the world of antisemitic conspiracy theories and later became a full blown Nazi. In December 2018, Gregg and Biome were banned from a synagogue in Ashland after they harassed attendees of a discussion regarding the rise of antisemitism.

Biome disrupting a discussion about rising antisemitism in Ashland

 

In response to the pandemic, Biome, Gregg, and several other friends created a telegram group called FreeJaCo (short for Jackson County) with the intent of radicalizing COVID-19 deniers to adopt racist politics. They viewed this as an opportunity for them to replicate their on paths of radicalization from woo-wee hippies to genocidal neo-Nazis.

At first, it may may seem somewhat strange that there is intersection between these ideologies. However, the history of links between holistic hippie culture and Nazism are far more prominent than the average observer may realize. Esotericism and conspiricism have been key parts of Nazi ideology dating back to Fascism’s rise in the early 1900’s, when lies about German Jews controlling the economy blended with a re-popularization of occult spirituality. This lead to the creation and perpetuation of numerous outlandish conspiracies about Jewish control of the media, government, and society as a whole.

In the years since World War II, these conspiracies have remained ever-present, but have been warped in strange and insidious ways. This is the reason so many meme-y theories about lizard people, 9/11, and George Soros almost always end up being thinly-veiled antisemitism. This can be seen really clearly in the All Gas No Brakes video where Andrew visits a flat earth convention. He goes expecting to find harmless goofballs, but is instead confronted with a world extreme antisemitism and hate.

Conspiracy theories like these have been ever present within the New Age movement, which now is deeply tied to COVID-denial, anti-vaccination, and other assorted nonsense. We aren’t claiming that everyone involved in New Age spirituality is a secret neo-Nazi, but many adherents, like Biome and Gregg, are drawn to antisemitism through the movement. In the following screenshots from another Telegram channel entitled, “Make America Fascist Again”, Biome discusses his intention to redpill normies via COVID-denial.

 

During the summer of 2020, FreeJaCo began organizing in earnest. They coordinated mass testimonials at Jackson County Commissioner meetings, and began attending protests. A more complete timeline of the group’s activities during this time can be found in the Rose City Antifa articles in this series.

Biome testifying at a County Commissioner meeting in a video uploaded by Kevin Goodrich

 

The group’s actions drew the ire of Ashland residents who began confronting them in the streets and eventually at one of their meetings in Lithia park. The confrontation is documented in a video by Sailor Boy Media, an Ashland-based documentary film-making group. Ashland Anti-Conspiritualists attempt to hand attendees of the meeting flyers about the Nazi organizing history of Biome and Gregg Marchese. FreeJaCo members begin shouting at, physically threatening, and coughing on the activists.

 

 

The following are members of the FreeJaCo chat. Not all of these individuals are neo-Nazis like Biome and Gregg. However, they all pose significant danger to their community and Oregon as a whole.

Kevin Goodrich:

 

Kevin Goodrich aka Kevin Gee aka, “Colorblind Justice” is a boomer antisemite and conspiracy theorist from Central Point, Oregon. He has been active in southern Oregon conservative circles since the Tea Party, and is a longtime associate of state senator and Republican party treasurer Dennis Linthicum. In one 2014 video posted to Facebook, the pair can be seen having a friendly discussion regarding states rights and the dissolution of the federal government.

A screenshot from Linthicum’s conversation with Goodrich. Full video is available upon request

 

It is interesting to note that Linthicum is also Facebook friends Gregg Marchese. Like many of the neo-Nazis profiled in this piece, the Senator has a long history in the anti-vax movement. In one video, posted to Youtube by Kevin Goodrich, Linthicum can be seen speaking at an anti-vax conference in Medford in 2019.

 

Kevin runs the website whatwouldjeffersondo.net where he posts about conspiracy nonsense and his love for the State of Jefferson, a secessionist movement that aims to make a new US state out of Northern California and Southern Oregon. He often posts antisemitic content and is a believer in the New World Order conspiracy theory.

 

His posts in FreeJaCo aren’t much better. He reveals a deep hatred for Black Lives Matter and Black people in general.

 

Goodrich owns yourfavoriteoil.com, an independent distributor for AMSOIL. Please reach out to AMSOIL and ask why they’re working with this fascist.

 

Julian Feldman and Tarah Green:

 

Julian Feldman and Tarah Green are a cringey trustafarian Anarcho-Capitalist couple from Ashland, Oregon. Anarcho-Capitalism is a bastardized version of Anarchism that is frequently associated with white supremacy. The tendency is dismissed and disparaged by nearly every self-respecting real Anarchist.

Tarah goes by, “Omens of Alchemy” online. She sells Tarot readings and other spiritual services using that name. She runs a youtube channel that features the couple traveling across the country to various hippie-centric destinations. One video features the couple promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories at ground zero on the 18th anniversary of the attacks. Another shows them attending and interviewing participants in the God Guns and Liberty rally in Eugene, a homophobic right wing counter-protest of Eugene’s Pride celebration.

Like many of his cringey AnCap brethren, Julian is a full blown cryptocurrency dork. He posts about bitcoin and crypto trends under the name TheCryptoNecter. It is somewhat ironic that these eco-conscious hippies are so into Bitcoin given that mining the currency wastes as much electricity as is consumed by the entire country of Argentina.

In 2019, the couple preformed at a Politicon event hosted by Christina Tobin, the organizer leader of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.

 

When confronted by Ashland Anti-Conspiritualists, both Tarah and Julian threaten the videographer, and Tarah assaults them by coughing on them. After her assault fails to dissuade the activist, she gathers the group together in a hand-holding circle with the intention to ward them off.

The group holding hands in a circle

 

The couple is currently living off the grid near Jacksonville, Oregon. They have been known to stay and host events at Alpha Farm, a hippie intentional community in Deadwood, Oregon.

 

Sonia Novik:

Sonia Novik aka “Sonic Nova” is a self-described. “Psychic, Medium, Medical Intuitive, and Relationship Expert” operating in Ashland, Oregon. She is one of FreeJaCo’s most 〰️creative〰️ conspiracy theorists. She issues wild claims such as Oregon’s wildfires being started by deep state energy weapons and that the UN is working replace county sheriffs with robots. She also believes in the antisemitic New World Order conspiracy theory.

Sonia testified at several Jackson County board of commissioners meetings about her anti-mask position. She also claims to have spoken with the Jackson County Sheriff regarding not enforcing the Governor’s mask mandate.

 

Zach OBrien:

Zachary Obrien is a self-described Christian Fascist based in Williams, Oregon. His is a genocidal antisemite and all-around piece of shit. In the FreeJaCo channel, he states that the 3rd Reich was a justified reaction to Jewish people’s existence. At one point he also requests the names and addresses of OSHA employees, presumably with the intent of doing them harm.  Zach is so repugnant that he eventually got pushed out of the Telegram channel for bullying other members.

Across social media, he uses the handles zorbacci and zorbaccio, which he uses to post generally gross and biggoted shit.

 

Gia Radoias:

Ligia “Gia” Radoias is the owner of Melange, a bougie vegan restaurant in Medford, Oregon. The FreeJaCo group began meeting at Melange because of an anti-lockdown flyer posted on the restaurant’s door. They met Gia and later welcomed her into the group chat where she would gradually become one of the most extreme members. At one point, she even suggests that the group murder Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

By running her restaurant in unsafe ways and collaborating with violent neo-Nazis, Gia has significantly endangered the community of Medford. We ask concerned readers to leave a review on their Yelp or Trip Advisor profiles to spread the word about the harm they are causing.

 

William G. Soura III:

William Gary Soura III aka Vasily Sora is a Eastern Orthodox fundamentalist from Grant’s Pass, Oregon. Online, he uses the handle khronosschoty under which he works as an open source dev. He briefly ran a blog entitled “The Guardians of Piety” where he wrote about theology.

On Facebook, Soura expresses Confederate sympathies, and posts white supremacist messages.

 

Jacob Cox:

Jacob Cox was one of the first members of the FreeJaco chat, and was one of its most prolific posters. Like his friend Julian, Jacob is a crypto dork who uses the online handles infinitechaos and infinitechaos777. Like many, he expressed belief in various conspiracies, and organized some of the group’s actions. He is a former resident of Talent, Oregon until his house burned down during this summer’s wildfires. Cox and his family are currently staying in Piedmont, Georgia with extended family.

 

Tam Masdon:

Tam Masdon is COVID-denier from Ashland, Oregon. She can be seen in the aforementioned Sailor Boy Media video confronting and harassing the antifascist activists. Later in the video, she can be seen comforting Biome and touching his shoulder.

 

Despite her collaboration with neo-Nazis, Tam appears to be somewhat active within the Southern Oregon LGBTQ+ community. We highly suggest that this community keep their spaces safe and remove Tam from any spaces she’s a part of.

 

Conclusion:

Residents of Ashland Oregon, we ask you to continue to make these people unwelcome in your community. We want to express our deep thanks and appreciation to everyone who’s been fighting back against these Fascists on a local level, and we hope more join them. It is important to push back against hatred wherever it arises, whatever the circumstances.

If you have further information or questions regarding the subjects of this article, please contact us at CVAntifa@riseup.net or Rose City Antifa at fight_them_back@riseup.net. Rose City Antifa will be back next week with the third and final installment in this series.

Due to the publishing constraints of this platform, we are unable to feature everything we want to in this piece. For more information, go HERE

 

 

COMMUNITY ALERT: Paul Bonnen and Vinland Elite Productions

 

Extreme CW: Child Molestation, Rape, Racism, Self Mutilation,  etc.

Paul Bonnen is a National Socialist Black Metal Musician(NSBM) who is organizing in Corvallis and other towns in the mid-Willamette valley. Paul is a longtime fixture in the Oregon Nazi metal scene. Most recently he has played in the band “Xenocide” under the name Kulturkampf Kriegshetzer. He was previously involved with bands like “Echo of Emptiness” and “Immortal Pride” as Dragur. These bands incorporate neo-Nazi propaganda in their music, with songs like “White Alliance Against Z.O.G.” and “Jew’s Last Breath”. “Z.O.G.” refers to “Zionist Occupation Government”, a neo-nazi conspiracy theory that claims the United States government is secretly controlled by Jewish people.

He was also a member of Volksfront, a defunct neo-Nazi skinhead gang that originated in Oregon prisons in the 1990s. The gang has been connected to numerous violent hate crimes, including multiple murders. Volksfront dissolved in 2012 after the Wisconsin Sikh temple massacre, when it was was revealed that the shooter had connections to the group.

In addition to Paul’s Nazism, he is also a rapist and registered sex offender. In 2012, he was given two years’ probation for getting a 16-year-old girl drunk and then raping her. You can read more about the case here. It is not uncommon for fascists to be pedophiles. Local Proud Boy, Benjamin Baker also has a history of relationships with underage girls.

Paul is currently trying to start a record label called Vineland Elite Circle with Donovan “Donnie” Sagan. Donnie is a NSBM musician originally from Temecula, California. A collage featuring Facebook messages Donovan sent someone has circulated around the internet as a cringe-post for several years. In the messages, Sagan tells the recipient that he wants to make a band and inherit the legacy of GG Allin. He sends pictures of himself covered in self-inflicted cuts, and claims to have eaten his own shit and to have mutilated his genitals. He also says that his new band will feature, “rape, child molestation, scat, blood, racism, etc.” Donovan Sagan was last sighted in Albany, Oregon.

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An images of disturbing messages sent by Donnie Sagan. Note the Xenocide logo in his Facebook banner image.

 

Donovan’s tinder profile

 

Vinland Elite Circle’s current lineup of bands includes Xenocide, Aryanwulf, Alocer88, Gunnolf, and Heldenland. All of these bands are overtly National Socialist, and feature racist themes in their music. The label also sells shirts featuring a portrait of Adolf Hitler. Their website is hosted by Wix.com. Please contact Wix and alert them to the dangerous neo-Nazi shit they are promoting with their services.

 

Paul is currently living out of motels in Newport, Corvallis, and Monmouth. He drives a beat up green minivan, and has been seen with a pregnant redheaded woman. If you have and information about the whereabouts of Paul Bonnen or Donovan Sagan, please reach out to us at cvantifa@riseup.net

Paul has previously been featured in articles by Rose City Antifa and Eugene Antifa. The Eugene article discusses his relationship with Gina Marie Stroud,

Birthday: 04/25/1989

5′ 8″

140lbs