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Re: White activism in the news Apr-Oct 2019

PostThu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 am

PhuBai68 wrote:I know Chester was an Alliance member in bygone years and the original reason for his arrest and jail sentence was for his NA Unit leading protests against the illegal invaders.
I'm wondering "how?" this upcoming event is going to turn out?


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The Atlanta Jewed-Constipation ran an article about this event a day or so ago. Law enforcement appears to be planning on keeping Mr. Doles' people and the uninvited disruptors separated.

NEW: Dahlonega braces for rally organized by white supremacist
AJC DIGGING DEEPER: NORTH GEORGIA RALLY 8 hours ago
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Chris Joyner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rep. Collins disavows Trump theme organized by ‘known associates of hate organizations.’

State and local law enforcement are preparing for a gathering in downtown Dahlonega on Sept. 14 organized by white supremacists who have advertised it as a rally in support of President Trump.

The organizer is Chester Doles, a north Georgia resident with decades of experience as a white power activist. Doles is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and was an organizer for the National Alliance, a mostly defunct white supremacist group with deeply anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant beliefs.

Fliers for the event shared on social media prominently feature smiling pictures of Trump, but Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., who represents the region, is not fooled. Collins is listed as an “invited” speaker at the event, but the Republican congressman made his feelings clear in a statement this week.

“White supremacy and white nationalism have no place in our country, and I will continue to denounce any and all forms of hate,” he said. “For that reason, I will not be attending the event in Dahlonega on September 14, which has been organized by known associates of hate organizations.”

Chester Doles, Jr., of Dahlonega, is the state coordinator for the National Alliance, a white supremacist group, and the sponsor of a pro-Trump rally in Dahlonega Sept. 14.

Atlanta Antifascists and a number of left-wing activist groups have signaled their intention to counter-protest and disrupt the rally. Doles said it is a chance to confront antifascist groups in what he described as a crucial period.

“As we get closer to the 2020 election, you are going to see the parties (move to) the left and the right, the center will shrink and the fringes will get bigger,” he said. Trump, he said, is “our savior, the last chance to save Western civilization.”

Doles’s long history of activism includes two prison sentences. In 1993, Doles, then a member of the Klan in Maryland, pleaded guilty to beating a black man. Police said he beat the man because he was in the company of a white woman. He went back to prison in 2004, serving nearly six years on a federal weapons charge.

Because of his felony convictions, Doles does not have the right to vote, but he said he campaigned for Trump regardless.

Marilyn Mayo, a senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said Doles’s plan to tie the rally to Trump is a common strategy among white supremacists to move their rhetoric into the political mainstream.

“Instead of talking about some kind of white supremacy or Doles mentioning his connections to neo-Nazi groups, he is trying to present this as a patriotic event,” she said. “They are not going to attract people by talking about their white supremacist ties.”
Lumpkin County resident Chester Doles has a long history of white supremacist activism ranging from the Ku Klux Klan to the National Alliance. He is the organizer behind a proposed Sept. 14, 2019, rally in downtown Dahlonega promoted as a pro-Trump event.

Doles made it clear that he believes the views he expressed years ago demonstrating with the National Alliance are mainstream now. “I just had to wait for everybody to catch up,” he said.

While Doles claims the event is a patriotic rally to support the president, he takes a different approach when promoting it to fellow white supremacists. In an appearance on a far right podcast last week, Doles echoed the trope common among white supremacists that white people are in danger of extinction.

“Patriots are stepping up from all over,” he said. “This is our time. I believe we are at our 11th hour 59th minute of our people’s survival.”

City prepared, mayor says

The rally is disturbing to local residents and business owners as it comes as Dahlonega prepares for an annual influx of tourists seeking a quaint, leaf-peeking day trip. The city’s official statement, issued last week, makes it clear Doles has a right to hold his rally, but peace will be enforced.

“Do not assume that because we are a small town that we won’t be prepared,” Mayor Sam Norton said. “Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies will be present and significant, whether you see it or not. They will be prepared to appropriately enforce federal, state and local laws.”

City Marshall Jeff Branyon said plans for controlling the event and the anticipated counter-protesters have yet to be finalized.

“We’re still looking at various options. The problem with these kind of events is we don’t know how many people are coming,” he said. “We have several plans in place depending on what the size of the crowd looks like, what the weather does and these kinds of things.”

Local law enforcement officials are not talking about their specific plans, but how Newnan handled a similar rally last year provides some clues.

In that case, a small group from the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement held a rally in a park near the center of town, drawing hundreds of counter-protesters. To keep the two sides apart, local and state agencies mounted an overwhelming police presence, cordoning off the neo-Nazis and forcing counter-protesters through controlled checkpoints where they were searched for weapons before being led to a staging area more than 100 yards away.

The city is home to the University of North Georgia, which this week issued its own statement advising staff and students to avoid downtown the day of the rally. University spokeswoman Sylvia Carson said the proximity of the rally to campus is concerning and some campus events scheduled for that day have been moved for safety reasons.

“We are concerned about having any spillover, and we are going to try to manage that the best we can with our public safety folks,” she said. But she stressed the university is not taking a position on the rally itself.

“We are content neutral,” she said.

Data reporter Jennifer Peebles contributed to this report.
The AJC's insinuation that it's a National Alliance activity is not true, rallies, protests, or other public demonstrations aren't authorized NA activities at this time. I believe the author of this piece falsely identified Mr. Doles as a current "state coordinator for the National Alliance" as though he is a current member. Whether this misinformation is intentional or not is unknown.https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional/dahlonega-braces-for-rally-organized-white-supremacist/0zU9dK3NIxa5fkdyat6OTM/
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Re: White activism in the news Apr-Oct 2019

PostThu Sep 05, 2019 12:10 pm

The flyer, from the National Alliance, accuses liberal groups of hating the flag, America’s heritage, the right to bear arms, “our monuments” and “our very existence” and “doing everything possible to wipe us out—and erase white people … from the face of the earth.”


This IS going to be an interesting event.

https://www.thedahloneganugget.com/news ... town-rally
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Re: White activism at Orange CA in the news

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http://www.thepantheronline.com/news/ca ... propaganda

Campus hit with white supremacist propaganda
09/01/2019
by Louisa Marshall and Carolina Valencia
Students were met with fliers and stickers promoting Patriot Front, a white supremacist group, on the first day of the semester.

Chapman was bustling Aug. 26 as students, staff and faculty were back on campus for the first day of class. Some students were alarmed when stickers and posters belonging to Patriot Front, a white supremacist group, were found on top of posters promoting La Frontera, a semester- long series of events designed to examine “border issues, particularly those surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border,” according to Lisa Leitz, the event’s organizer and the chair of the department of Peace Studies.

“We already met and started initial investigation, but there are people and organizations claiming credit for doing it,” said Dean of Students Jerry Price. “There isn’t any way we are going to be able to confirm or rule out that they did, but we think it’s possible that those were accurate claims.

Patriot Front, which is based in Texas and broke off white supremacist group Vanguard America, became prominent after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to The Southern Poverty Law Center.

The incident comes a week after the release of a video revealing members of the boys water polo team at Pacifica High School engaging in anti-Semitic behavior

The Patriot Front fliers and stickers were also placed on some main campus busts, including those of former president of Mexico Benito Juarez and former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. There was no security camera footage capturing the incident, according to Randy Burba, chief of Public Safety.

“Diversity is against what they stand for,’’ said Pete Simi, a sociology professor and expert on extremist groups, when asked about the fliers. “This underscores why we need something like La Frontera. For every one person willing to put a flier, there are ten talking about immigration as an invasion.

Leitz has been planning La Frontera for a year.

The event consists of art exhibits, panels and expert guest speakers, and is designed to “encourage the campus and wider community to examine the controversial issues around borders.” Leitz planned the event because the primary mission of a university is to educate students, she said.

“I have a deep commitment of having conversations and dialogue on top issues,” Leitz told The Panther. “We have to talk about the tough issues. This is a very tough issue, one of the biggest issues in the last four years. I have never backed down to bring expertise to bear on important political issues, no matter how controversial. We are going to keep going, as safely as we possibly can.”

There are currently two La Frontera exhibits open, the “La Frontera-The Border: Selections from the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art,” located on the second floor of the Leatherby Libraries and “La Frontera-The Border: Art Across the Border,” located at the Guggenheim Gallery.

The events are designed to bring more awareness to issues around the Mexican-American border and immigration. On Oct. 17, there will be a panel about the undocumented migration trail project. On Nov. 15, there will be a presentation by Francisco Cantu, a former U.S. border patrol agent, whose book, “A Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border,” won the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

“Border Click: Tijuana/San Diego,” will be set up by Sept. 4 and will be located on the second floor of Argyros Forum. The photography exhibit was created by high school students who are American citizens, but had to cross the Tijuana border every day in order to go to classes. The students will be speaking at the International Day of Peace event Sept. 19.

As part of La Frontera, holocaust survivor Peter Feigl will be present on a Sept. 24 lecture, “Words of Memory and Hope: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust.”

When asked about the Patriot Front fliers and stickers, Leitz said she was “appalled, but not shocked.”

“The political climate is very divisive, which has emboldened white nationalist organizations across the nation,” Leitz said. “I wasn’t surprised that at one point this semester, we would become a target, because even talking about the U.S.-Mexico border and learning about it is something that scares people in extremist organizations like white nationalists.”

Leitz was not the only person on campus who wasn’t startled by the drop. “It’s not surprising just because historically, there are moments when the LatinX movement starts to get power and traction. As soon as one side starts to go up, there is something to retaliate to push us down again,” said Elton Ortiz, the president of Chapman’s the LatinX club.

Ortiz said it is something they are aware of and know they have to deal with when wanting to take steps forward. “It seems like they were trying to get the point across that this is something they don’t believe in, this is something they don’t want to be welcomed in this community,” Ortize continued.

“As part of the LatinX community, it’s crazy to think about people being in your own community that don’t really accept you exist.” There is no threat to La Frontera at this time, Leitz said, but the art will be monitored more closely. “If and when there is or if there should be, we will address it. The worst thing we can be is intimidated,” she said. Burba said that Public Safety’s primary function is “to be prepared to facilitate a safe and civil environment.”

“We are always prepared, in conjunction with our local partners, to respond or facilitate a response to criminal threats and criminally threatening behavior,” Burba said. One day after the Patriot Front fliers were placed on campus, a poster was put up near Doti Hall which notified the community about a Chapman law student: “David M. Zsutty is a Nazi,” the poster read.

“David is a dues-paying member of the neo-nazi group Identity Evropa, now called American Identity Movement,” it read. “He used the alias ‘Tyler Hess’ on their private server.” The claims made in the poster could not be verified. Zsutty did not respond to The Panther’s request for comment. American Identity Movement – formerly known as Identity Evropa – is a “growing, active movement defending our nation against mass immigration and the scourge of globalism,” according to its website. The group has been linked to the 2017 Charlottesville protests, pro-border wall rallies, the Conservative Political Action Conference and recruitment efforts nationwide.

Large scale recruitment efforts by groups like Patriot Front and the American Identity Movement have recently increased, according to reports conducted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and reporting efforts from publications including The Washington Post and National Public Radio.

Two other local universities have been subject to fliers: the University of California, Irvine, and California State University, Fullerton. Fullerton’s campus police have been aware of the recruitment efforts on campus for multiple years, as white supremacy groups have frequented the university. The American Identity Movement has been to Cal State Fullerton three times in the past two years, according to Scot Willey, the administrative captain of the Cal State Fullerton Police Department.

“We have tried to narrow down to the time and day that fliers were being posted,” Willey said, noting that the campus has over 500 surveillance cameras. No person responsible for the fliers at Cal State Fullerton has been identified.

“I want my club and the community around here to feel safe,” Ortiz said. “Whoever is out there can know there are people from the LatinX community that if you feel unsafe or don’t feel like you are in the right place, we are here for them. We can try to facilitate those things so they don’t feel uncomfortable in this Chapman setting.”
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Re: White activism at Des Moines IA in the news

PostSat Sep 07, 2019 2:19 am

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story ... 213712001/

Des Moines one of many cities around the country to see white nationalist hate stickers
Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register Published 9:46 a.m. CT Sept. 5, 2019 | Updated 9:48 a.m. CT Sept. 5, 2019

Stickers promoting a white nationalist hate group — which broke off from Neo-Nazi "Unite the Right" rally leaders — were seen Wednesday in downtown Des Moines, near the Science Center of Iowa.

About eight stickers were posted on street lamps on Southwest Fourth and Market streets. There was evidence of a sticker being ripped off on one pole.

The Patriot Front — the group advertised on the stickers — is classified as a white nationalist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization whose labels have been the subject of criticism in recent years.

Among anti-communist and patriotic sentiments, stickers matched the group's anti-immigrant and pro-colonization rhetoric such as "Reclaim America" and "Not stolen, conquered" with the silhouette of America.

Groups under this classification wish to end non-white immigration, whether legal or not, and wish to preserve white racial hegemony, according to the Law Center.

Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek said he was unavailable to comment Wednesday night but said Des Moines Public Works was taking down the stickers.

The hate group was born from the Neo-Nazi Vanguard America — following the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a failed power grab by its 18-year-old founder.

The Patriot Front's website comes with a 3,000-word manifesto laying out a description of a true American: white and of European descent, preferably dating back to the original settlers.

Hundreds of stickers across America

A Fort Thomas, Kentucky, resident saw over a dozen of the same stickers in his town in July, coinciding with the second life sentencing that month of James Fields Jr. — the 22-year-old who fatally stuck a counterprotester with his car at the "Unite the Right" rally.

Stickers appeared in Vermont in June and Louisiana and Michigan in February, some urging people to call in information on "illegal immigrants."

The Patriot Front has tweeted pictures of hundreds of stickers in cities across the U.S. since June 18.

One Burlington, Vermont, resident noted the location offered some anonymity.

In Des Moines, the stickers stopped before the heavily frequented Court Avenue. On Patriot Front's website, the faces of group members are covered in most photos with red, white and blue bandannas. Uncovered faces were blurred out.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, a Des Moines advocacy group, sent a statement from Sharon Zanders, its director of special projects, via email:

"One of the main beliefs of the Patriot Front is that they are against democracy because they know most people don’t believe what they believe. Right now white supremacists are acting out because they’re scared of the political moment we’re in where people are organizing, standing with each other and ready to fight for a better world."

Danielle Gehr is a breaking news reporter at the Des Moines Register. She can be reached by email at dgehr@dmreg.com, by phone at 515-284-8367 or on Twitter at @Dani_Gehr.
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Re: White activism at Lemont IL in the news

PostSat Sep 07, 2019 2:23 am

https://patch.com/illinois/lemont/white ... mont-homes

White Nationalist Propaganda Distributed To Lemont Homes
The flyers, titled "No White Guilt," share a list of websites that promote white supremacist viewpoints.
By Andrea Earnest, Patch Staff
Aug 22, 2019 3:41 pm ET | Updated Aug 26, 2019 5:31 pm ET

LEMONT, IL — Several neighborhoods across Lemont found flyers promoting white nationalism in their driveways on Wednesday. The flyers, which are the same flyers that have also been distributed in communities like Oak Forest, Lombard and Beverly, are titled "No White Guilt," and share a list of websites that promote white supremacist viewpoints.

Residents reported the flyers in a community group on Facebook on Wednesday. In comments about the flyer, residents called it "disgusting" and many had called the Lemont Police Department.

Flyers were reportedly distributed in Covington Knolls, the Timberline subdivision, and various other streets in Lemont.

Patch reached out to the village of Lemont on Thursday, which said it was aware of this happening in other towns.

"As a village, we do not support this and we are aware that this is occurring in other towns. Our police department is attempting to identify them and stop further solicitation from this group," Mayor John Egofske told Patch.
Government police agents are attempting to stop free speech? Who authorized this conspiracy to deprive citizens of their rights?
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Re: White activism Hillsborough NC in the news

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Hillsborough Police Investigating ‘Hate-Related Flyers’

Posted by Blake Hodge | Sep 3, 2019

Hillsborough authorities are investigating what officials described as “hate-related flyers” distributed in the town. The flyers were reported before hundreds turned out for a March for a Hate Free Hillsborough on Saturday.

Law enforcement officials in Hillsborough are now looking for information regarding the flyers, including where they were found across the town.

Saturday’s rally came one week after members of the Ku Klux Klan held a brief demonstration in downtown Hillsborough, which has been the site of multiple rallies in recent weeks. Instances of individuals standing on downtown sidewalks waving Confederate flags drew the attention of locals who organized a rally against gun violence and white nationalist terrorism last month.

Orange County authorities have taken out arrest warrants against two individuals connected to the KKK demonstration in Hillsborough for allegedly carrying firearms at the demonstration. Authorities said following the event that law enforcement officers did not see the firearms during the event but were made aware following the rally. Officials reviewed evidence from the scene before issuing the arrest warrants two days later.

“We stand in solidarity with Hillsborough residents, businesses, and neighbors in keeping our community safe for everybody and in making this town a place where intimidation, bullying, and expressions of hate have no place,” Mayor Tom Stevens said in a release from the town.

Officials are asking residents to avoid posting images of the flyer “to avoid additional advertising of the sender’s message.”

Police are asking that anyone who received a flyer or has information regarding the distribution of the flyers contact Sergeant Nick Chelenza at (919) 296-9552 or by email.
Flyers? What flyers? What group's members distributed them? What do they look like? What does "hate-related" mean?? As a member of Congress said recently, "Something happened!" But this article may as well not exist for lack of details, and very heavy on the hysteria.
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Re: White activism at Lewiston NY in the news

PostSun Sep 08, 2019 12:41 am

https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/lew ... -festival/

Lewiston PD investigating racist flyers circulating ahead of town festival

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 / 02:47 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 4, 2019 / 03:16 PM EDT
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LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) — Images of a flyer advertising members of the KKK making an appearance at the Peach Festival this weekend in Lewiston have been circulating over social media.

According to a Peach Festival organizer, Lewiston Kiwanis president Marty Pauly was told by Town of Lewiston Police that the flyer was originally mailed from a Rochester postmark.

Police said that they will make every effort to assure that the Academy Park area will remain safe throughout.

Images of the flyer shared online say “Feel free to approach our members, who will be making their presence known if you would like to join our white pride movement.”
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Re: White activism at Reykjavik Iceland in the news

PostSun Sep 08, 2019 12:51 am

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Neo-Nazi Event Spurs Protest in Iceland
By Jelena Ćirić
Posted September 6, 2019 In News, Society

A protest titled “Iceland Against Nazis” will be held tomorrow in Reykjavík in response to the appearance of a neo-Nazi group that waved flags and handed out flyers in downtown Reykjavík yesterday. Stundin reports that members of Icelandic nationalist group Norðurvígi were among the group, which also included Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish neo-Nazis, at least two of whom have been convicted in their home countries for violence and hate crimes.

Distribute flyers to homes

Norðurvígi is associated with the so-called “Nordic Resistance Movement,” which has members in various Nordic countries, some of which travelled to Iceland for yesterday’s event. On Wednesday, Icelandic police were made aware that members of the group were distributing flyers and putting stickers on lampposts in residential neighbourhoods in the capital area. On Thursday, the group appeared at Lækjartorg square in central Reykjavík, where they waved flags and distributed flyers.

Yesterday’s neo-Nazi gathering in Reykjavík was attended by Swede Simon Lindberg, the NRM’s leader. Lindberg has been convicted for hate crimes and violence against LGBTQ+ people. A video taken by Stundin reporters shows Lindberg calling bypasser Snæbjörn Guðmundsson a “race traitor” for ripping up one of the group’s flyers.

A few Icelanders were among the neo-Nazi group, including Arnar Styr Björnsson, who told reporters he was “very impressed by what the German National Socialist Party stood for. I don’t think everything that’s said about the Holocaust is true… I haven’t really acquainted myself with it in particular but I think it’s lied about a lot.”

Organisation banned in Finland

NRM has members in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. In 2016, members of the organisation killed a bypasser who vocally opposed the group during a street event in Finland. The organisation was banned in that country in 2017.

Icelandic police were present at the neo-Nazi event yesterday, but did not interfere. Eyrún Eyþórsdóttir, Associate Professor of Police Science at the University of Akureyri, stated that there is no doubt that it is against general criminal law in Iceland to declare the supremacy of white men over others. “I really don’t understand why the police didn’t stop this. All of the movement’s messages focus on the superiority of the white man. The focus on Islamic terrorist groups has been so great that police haven’t paid as much attention to neo-Nazi groups.” Eyrún says Swedish police would have at least confiscated the flags being waved at Lækjartorg yesterday.

Protest to reclaim space

Tomorrow’s protest will be held at Lækjartorg at 3.00pm “so that we can reclaim the space they took to spread their message of hate, violence and discrimination against oppressed groups,” organisers state in the Facebook event. As of publication, nearly 500 have replied attending to the event.
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Re: White activism at Washington state in the news

PostSun Sep 08, 2019 11:50 pm

https://noisywatersnw.com/2019/09/01/nu ... sj-robson/

Numerous news stories reporting recent distribution of white supremacist posters and literature

Facebook post, Sj Robson
Posted on September 1, 2019 by Dena

September 1, 2019 Sandy Robson

There have been some people in Whatcom County who have suggested that posters linked to the white supremacist group, Patriot Front, which were reportedly placed in Ferndale in late July, might just be a stunt or a false flag. However, there have been numerous news stories reporting on the distribution of similar white supremacist posters and literature having occurred in other cities across the country.

Besides the posters seen in Ferndale, there was an August 22nd Bellingham Herald news article about Patriot Front posters having been placed in the Fairhaven shopping district in Bellingham which were reportedly seen on or around August 20, 2019.

Also, since mid-June of this year, there have been approximately 117 tweets posted by a Twitter account named ”Patriot Front“ (@PatriotFront3) featuring photos documenting Patriot Front activists’ actions of postering in cities across the country. That Twitter account was only recently created in June of this year, and it uses a logo commonly associated with Patriot Front.

One of those tweets posted by “Patriot Front” (@PatriotFront3) was an August 23rd tweet which featured photos of posters that appear to have been placed in Lynden by Patriot Front activists.

At the bottom of this post I’ve provided links to some articles from November 2018 to present which reported on Patriot Front posters and literature having been distributed in various communities.

A March 5, 2019 article published by Politico provides some insight into white supremacists’ strategies on how they spread their groups’ hateful ideology and propaganda. Here is an excerpt:

“American white supremacists are facing a dilemma: They want to share their hateful ideology, but they don’t want to face the consequences. They want to find an audience for their racism and anti-Semitism, but they don’t want to get caught. Under increased scrutiny from law enforcement and the media, how do they disseminate their racist ideas and recruit new members, but also limit the risk of doxing, firing and ostracism that comes with public exposure?

“Within the past few months, they seem to have landed on an answer that keeps their groups in the spotlight while shielding the individual identities of their members: far more propaganda efforts and fewer pre-announced public events.

“There’s a very good chance you’ve seen a white supremacist flyer or banner in the past year. Data collected by the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism shows a staggering 182 percent increase of propaganda incidents in 2018, with 1,187 cases reported, compared with 421 in 2017. This is the highest number of reported propaganda efforts on record.

“And the messages are everywhere: Hanging from freeway overpasses, stuck to utility poles, plastered to shop windows or left on the windshields of parked cars. They’re even found tucked into books inside neighborhood book swap boxes, libraries and book stores.

“In 2018, white supremacist groups — most notably alt-right mainstays Identity Evropa and Patriot Front — continued to post propaganda on college and university campuses. These efforts, which were not insignificant, were overshadowed by the dramatic increase of their off-campus propaganda.”

Here is a link to the Politico article referenced above:
https://www.politico.com/…/white-supremacists-have-a-new-st…

Below are links to some (not all) articles between November 2018 to present which reported on Patriot Front posters and literature having been distributed in communities:

http://truenorthreports.com/police-unce ... e-patriot-

https://m.metrotimes.com/…/white-nationalist-propaganda-cro…

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/…/lo…/article234227282.html

https://vtdigger.org/…/communities-wrestle-with-rise-in-wh…/

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/…/lo…/article233541102.html

https://www.cooperpointjournal.com/…/white-nationalists-ta…/

http://www.cm-life.com/…/2…/11/patriot-front-cards-fall-2018
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Re: White activism at Vermont in the news

PostSun Sep 08, 2019 11:56 pm

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Police uncertain where Patriot Front exists in Vermont
Michael Bielawski / 2 weeks ago

Despite reports that a white nationalist group recently placed posters in a few cities and towns in Vermont, law enforcement officials haven’t seen or been able to identify any of the group’s supposed members.

The latest posting alleged to have come from Patriot Front showed up on an electric box outside a Shaw’s food store in Williston, posted over a “Bernie for U.S. Senate 2018” sticker. The poster asked people to report “any and all illegal aliens,” and it included a tip line for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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A white supremacist group called Patriot Front is reported to have a presence in Vermont, but to date, police have not been able to track down members or identify any group meetings.

But aside from those posters and a brief appearance of five alleged Patriot Front activists at Burlington City Hall in 2018, the group appears to have no verified presence in Vermont.

Williston Police Sgt. Bart Chamberlain says the group’s existence is in doubt.

“This is my 26th year that I’ve worked here, (and) in all my professional career I am not aware of any members of such group that reside here in Williston,” Chamberlain told True North in an interview. “That’s not to say they don’t rent a hall or have group meetings here, but not to my knowledge.”

Adam Silverman, spokesman for the Vermont State Police, said he believes the group is located in Vermont based on the appearance of posters.

“The Vermont State Police is aware of the presence of the Patriot Front white nationalist hate group in Vermont,” he wrote in an email to True North. “We are continuing to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate appearances of their literature in various locations throughout the state.”

While most of the posters attributed to the group have appeared in Burlington, local police did not respond to TNR’s repeated inquiries about where members meet or live in the city.

On the group’s Twitter account, one tweet boasts of having placed a poster in Colchester, Vermont. The ambiguous poster reads “Money does not rule you” and displays two fists handcuffed by a dollar sign.

Verification of the existence of “white supremacist” groups in other parts of the country has been similarly hard to pinpoint. In Billings, Montana, where racist posters have been found, Billings Mayor Bill Cole attributed the activity to one or two “bad apples.”

Patriot Front does not have a social media presence on Facebook, making it even harder to track down the group. True North’s attempts to contact the group through the Patriot Front website were not successful.

The Anti-Defamation League, which suggests on its website that Patriot Front has members, goes on to admit the persons who actually put up flyers are surprisingly never identified.

“Under intensified public scrutiny, white supremacists are facing a Catch-22: As individuals, they want to remain anonymous and invisible, but they need to promote their organizations and ideology. Their solution [is] increased propaganda efforts, which allow them to maximize media and online attention, while limiting the risk of individual exposure, negative media coverage, arrests, and public backlash,” the ADL website states.

The Patriot Front website mentions a small “flash demonstration” at Burlington City Hall in 2018, but just a few “activists” are pictured. Five people can be seen in masks and hoodies, similar to the wardrobe of antifa members.

According to a Burlington Free Press report from February of 2018, the demonstration lasted “maybe 10 minutes, not even,” according to a witness.

Michael Bielawski is a reporter for True North Reports. Send him news tips at bielawski82@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter @TrueNorthMikeB.
Why do the cops want to track and arrest Patriot Front members when all they're doing is protected free speech activities? Harassment at the behest of their political masters, according to one comment poster there.

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