Sunday, February 28, 2010

Upcoming Marches and Actions

South Side ARA encourages people to participate in the following actions:

March 10th: March for Immigrant Rights: National Coming Out of the Shadows Day

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 2:00pm - 6:00pm  From Union Park ( Ashland & Lake ) to Federal Plaza ( Dearborn & Jackson)   (See Flyer and Facebook)

Chicago will come out of the shadows for a mass mobilization on March 10th, 2010

The Immigrant Youth Justice League is working with community organizations for a mass youth-led immigrant rights mobilization in Chicago, and national coordinated actions by youth and students starting on March 10th, 2010 in support for a path towards legalization.

IYJL members have been “coming out” or openly identifying as undocumented immigrants, and speaking about our stories, as a strategy to get the issue of immigration in people’s minds, and on the national agenda. In collaboration with the national youth-led network United We Dream, students and youth from around the country will be organizing “coming out of the shadows” actions between March 10th and March 21st, starting right here in Chicago.

We live everyday in fear and we are tired of it. We want to be able to talk about our lives and our stories without fearing persecution or deportation. We are not free to travel, go to school, work, live, but we refuse to be helpless.

In Chicago on March 10th , 2010 youth are calling for a community mobilization from Union Park to Federal Plaza, ending with a mass coming out direct action demonstration by undocumented youth. This “coming out of the shadows” is meant as a call for leadership from Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has been supportive of immigrant youth, but has not taken action to pass immigration reform this year. IYJL has also extended an invitation for a place at the table to the Senator, as well as President Barack Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, so that they can hear the proposals for immigration reform from the people that are affected the most.

“I’m going to the march because I’m tired of being oppressed. I’m just like everybody else, with dreams and goals. I’m marching because I am fighting for my rights.”

• March 18, 2010: Chicago Actions to End the Wars and Occupations Now!

ENDLESS WAR: Seven years ago, the US invaded Iraq -- a war that continues with no end in sight. In December, President Obama began to escalate the war in Afghanistan -- when only 100 Al Qaeda members remain in that country. Scheduled Iraq troop withdrawals still leave thousands of contractors and mercenaries behind as occupiers. In the face of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the US continues to finance Israel’s war on Palestine.

Now, the Obama administration has introduced a budget that includes the largest amount for “defense” spending ever -- while freezing domestic spending for human needs. There is no health care bill, no action on climate change. All Washington can agree on is to feed our tax money to big banks and an endless war.

Politicians' excuses for these failures have ranged from blaming immigrants and other working people to scaring us with 'terrorist' threats. These same politicians will not end the violence until we force them to. With rampant job losses and cutbacks in social services, it's time now more than ever to oppose costly wars that rob precious public resources from housing, healthcare, education, and a host of other public needs.

Join us -- and thousands throughout this nation to mark the grim anniversary of seven years in Iraq.

End the Wars & Occupations Now! Fund People's Needs, Not Corporate Greed

March 18: 5:30 PM, short rally at Federal Plaza (corner of Adams & Dearborn Streets), followed by permitted march on Michigan Avenue. And join us in mobilizing for a united march on Washington, DC on Saturday, March 20th. Buses available from Chicago.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Balance of Theory and Action

Props to the fierce resistance against the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver and the massive fascist march in Dresden. With this and more in mind, there is the need to tone our analysis as we gear up to confront the upcoming "White Pride" march. Here's what's been on our reading lists:

Challenging White Supremacy
Fighting Rape Culture
Anti-Fascist Strategies

Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Evil Incarnate" Fails Again

Neo-nazi band "Evil Incarnate" tried to play again last Saturday but thanks to the efforts of the Gay Liberation Network and ARA they were kicked off the show once again. Read this article published by the Windy City Media Group:
CHICAGO -- For the second time in three months the neo-Nazi heavy metal band "Evil Incarnate" was canceled after protests initiated by the Gay Liberation Network ( GLN ) and its allies in South Side Anti-Racist Action (ARA).

The band was to have performed tonight, Saturday, February 6th at "Memories Bar," 4358 N. Cicero, Chicago, until the bar's management received a flood of protest phone calls and pulled the plug on the show. Last December another Chicago performance by the Chicago-based band was also canceled after community protests initiated by GLN and ARA.

Evil Incarnate explicitly calls for the murder of African Americans and gays in the lyrics of its songs and employs fascist imagery.

Here is a sample of the lyrics from the song, "Killer of Faggots," which was recently released on the "Smashing Rainbows" label:

N---er lovers and faggots
Bullets in your head
N---er lovers and faggots
Now your dead

Luftwaffa nazi arial assault
Pounding from air never to halt
Flak 88's and panzer divisions
Bombing the faggots into oblivion

( repeat )  Bombing the n---ers into oblivion

GLN wants to note that once again, community activism has won an important victory over the forces of hate and violence. We wish thank all who called Memories Bar and explained to them why they should cancel the show. Finally, we want to thank Memories Bar for not helping promote hate and violence.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Details of Midwest Volksfront "Race Over All" Gathering Exposed

The midwest Volksfront chapter is having a private gathering in Chicago on February 6th for "white racialists of good character". We are releasing details of who will be attending the meeting and where they will be staying. Philip Anderson and others from the INSF are also attending this event most likely to try to recruit VF to participate in his upcoming "white pride world wide" march. Folks are encouraged to call the Budget Lodge and Key Motel (numbers listed below) and demand to know why they are hosting a racist hate group. Also feel free to call up the racist scum who are attending the event at their numbers listed below.

Volksfront is an international neo-Nazi skinhead organization that has existed since 1994. They call themselves "The Voice of the White Working Class" and use phrases like "Race Over All" and "One Front, One Family". In the US, they are primarily based on the west coast particularily in Oregon and Washington and are attempting to purchase land to set up autonomous white-only space called the "Northwest Territorial Imperative". Additionally, the midwest Volksfront chapter owns land in or near Fredericktown, Missouri where they held a 2007 VF gathering of white power bands for "brotherhood, solidarity and family". More information about Volksfront here, here, and from their website here.

Paul T. Alfich, the primary contact for the midwest chapter of Volksfront and the organizer of the Feb 6th gathering, lives in Oak Lawn just outside of Chicago and sells white power records and t-shirts while collecting VF dues. Besides looking over pictures of him attending a recent international Volksfront gathering in Spain, we were also fascinated to find that he had campaigned for Ron Paul and attended several Chicago "Tea Party" events and was even invited back to help organize future events! Download the flyer for Paul.

Paul's attempt to ensure any sort of privacy or security for the racist scum attending his secret gathering has failed miserably. He will have a lot of explaining to do to prospective members why he violated and betrayed everybody's personal information. But this is what you get when you join a racist national socialist organization. Hate has consequences!

From our little birdies: "Midwest Volksfront Social. Hello everybody, the motels recommended for the social are listed below, we ask everybody to meet at the Budget Lodge motel at 630 for final directions to the social. If you can not be there at 630 call the event phone number @ 219 510 7915 for directions. The event phone number will not be turned on until friday night. Food will be served at 730. If there are any other questions feel free to email me back, hope to see everybody there!

Budget Lodge 11840 S. Cicero Ave. Alsip, IL 60803 1-708-597-3214

Key Motel 11910 S. Cicero Alsip, IL 60803 1-708-388-6151"

Main Midwest Volksfront Coordinator:

Paul T. Alfich
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 near 111th and Cicero
From Mt. Greenwood
Cellphone: 1-773-612-4849
PO Box 557884 / Chicago, IL 60655
Birthdate: October 29 1981
Stormfront: "PrideOfANation"

People attending the Volksfront gathering:

Jason Lenz Phone: (219) 916-3830 Location: Portage, Northwest Indiana Emails: or Pic:

Keith Mccann "VF Keith" Email: Phone: 636 466 1216 Location: St. Louis Area

William Cerney, 27 Phone phone: 847-344-1837 Profile: Location: Elk Grove Village or Desplaines IL Picture: Email:

Renae "freyjasdottir" Northwest Indiana / Chicago or

Lindsey Vinsonhaler Jeffrey Vinsonhaler Email: Myspace: Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Justin Mccauley Email:

Rob Mohrendolin(moore) "WarWolf88" Phone: 630-290-4572 Location: Lombard IL Email:

Ed Lazwell "Big Ed" Email: Southern Illinois

Steve Verrx Email: "FriendofRPO" on Stormfront

Damian Wiertek Chicago area

John Quinn Phone: 715-797-3125

Donna Patterson Email:

Patrick Logan 40 minutes north of Chicago

Michael Saults

Rob (“Ufilas”) Phone: (574) 533-4389 ask for Rob Email: Location: Goshen Indiana / “upstate Indiana near the Michigan border”

Eric S. Norling (kinsmen88) cellphone: 815-519-3742