Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chicago Anti-Fascists Attack Secrets

The war against secrets has begun. The following is a report back from Chicago antifascists. Taken from Chicago Indymedia:
On August 22nd around 2pm Chicago antifascists gathered in front of secrets to protest Suzy M Lenner, a member of the National Socialist movement, and the store itself for not only employing the known Neo Nazi but for actively trying to cover up her racist, sexist, genocidal politics.

The antifascists distributed fliers to people in the area before being approached by two secrets employees and a man claiming to be the owner. The first employee, who admitted not only to Suzy working there but also to the fact that Secrets knows she's a Nazi, asked us to not stand in front of the store and stated "yall do your thing why can't she do hers" and "I've seen her be nice to black people at work". The second employee who came out was a bit more hostile and tried to deny her working there even though the first employee openly admitted to it. Shortly after, a guy who claimed to be the owner came out of a taxi, ripped fliers from Protesters hands and began screaming in peoples faces in a fit of rage. Just seconds after his arrival the second employee, the owner and the store itself were pelted with a barrage of eggs leaving them even angrier than before. Once again all the antifa managed to make a clean get away just before police arrived. 
Chicago anti fascists and anti-racist continue to ask for a boycott of Secrets and demand that she resign or be fired. No matter what her work status is we will continue to confront Suzy(and any other Nazis who cross our path) in the streets, on-line and even where she lives at 910 Beau DR, Unit 304 Des plaines, IL 60016-5831 
 Happy easter from Chicago!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Creativity Movement leader Brian Moudry Arrested for Waving Weapons at Children

Brian Moudry with James Logsdon
Just a month after threatening a black postal carrier, local Creativity Movement member Brian Moudry was arrested for waving a weapon at a kid outside his home at 304 S. Reed St in Joliet, IL. Moudry  also plays, or played, guitar  and vocals in National Socialist black metal(nsbm) band Xenophobia under the Alias warhead jewdriver. One People's Project reports:
 As one Nazi dies, another takes his place - on Ye Olde Chopping Block. We reported a few weeks ago that one of the Creativity Movement's luminaries Brian Moudry was being investigated for threatening a black postal worker because he wasn't receiving his mail. Well now the US Postal Service can forward his mail to his new address at the county jail. This comes because on Sunday  the Creatard decided he would threaten someone else - this time a boy in his neighborhood with a gun. The cops didn't get him on the threat to the postal worker, but they told him to knock this crap off. Well not only he didn't, but he acted like the bonehead he was when police came to question him about this latest threat. They stayed for 90 minutes, said screw it, came back with an arrest warrant on Monday and took him away. A search of his home turned up a BB gun. Creatards. They never seem to fail in the comedy. Never.
An August 17th Herald News article:
White supremacist arrested
August 17, 2010  By BRIAN STANLEY

JOLIET -- A white supremacist leader has been arrested after allegedly threatening a boy with a weapon .

Neighbors told police they saw Brian J. Moudry, 33, run at 8 p.m. Sunday into the road in front of his house at 304 S. Reed St.

"He was holding (what looked like) a silver handgun and yelling at someone who had just ridden near his residence," Chief Fred Hayes said.

Witnesses were unable to describe the ethnicity of the boy, who fled from the armed man.

"Mr. Moudry was standing outside the doorway when officers arrived, but went inside and refused to exit the house or talk to them," Hayes said. "As police established a perimeter, the subject began yelling statements about white supremacy from inside."

Moudry had claimed to be the local leader of the Creativity Movement, a white supremacist group.

Police remained at the scene until around 9:30 p.m. Sunday before determining Moudry was not going to shoot anyone from inside his home.

"We obtained an arrest warrant for unlawful use of a weapon and took him into custody around noon Monday," Lt. Brian Dupuis said.

Moudry allowed police to search his home.

"We found the remnants of a silver bb gun inside that matched the description of the weapon witnesses saw him with," Dupuis said.

Bomb allegations
On July 17, Moudry reportedly threatened to bomb a mail truck after having trouble restarting his mail delivery.
Moudry was questioned by federal postal inspectors.

No criminal charges were filed, but he was "encouraged to behave," reports said.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

South Side Chicago ARA Reportback on July 31st Day of Action

Chicago-area anti-racist organizations came together for the July 31st Day of Action Against Racism and Fascism, organizing a variety of actions and events.

During the day, South Side Chicago ARA hosted a meet-and-greet barbecue event with like-minded anti-racists. We ate awesome vegan food, played games, and distributed literature. In attendance were members from Bring The Ruckus, North Side ARA, Four Star Anarchist Organization, Iowa City’s Wild Rose Collective, and a handful of other anti-racists and antifas. After the barbecue, folks supported a local punk show benefitting Anarchist People of Color (APOC) and tabled with literature and an updated “Know Your Illinois Nazis” posters.

Additionally, we released detailed personal information on several Illinois area nazis including members of the National Socialist Movement(NSM) and “White Boy Society”, reminding them that they will no longer be able to organize and spread their hate in secrecy. In the week prior to the 31st, we also flyered the neighborhoods of several nazi scum to inform their neighbors of their involvement in hate groups.

On July 29th, members of ARA participated in a national day of action against SB1070 and rallied at Cook County Jail, where hundreds gathered to demand a moratorium on deportations. Cook County Jail has frequently been found violating prisoner’s human and civil rights resulting in numerous lawsuits and criminal investigations, and is also the major place in Chicago where ICE and local police collaborate to deport immigrants using “immigrant holds“.

Other Chicago revolutionary groups participated in the July 31st Day of Action by organizing several actions throughout the day. In the morning, members of Four Star Anarchist Organization distributed flyers and spoke with community members near the CVS at 26th and Pulaski where Anthony Kyser, an unemployed person of color and father, was murdered by the hands of a CVS manager for stealing crayons and toothpaste while a Cook County Jail Correctional Officer (CO) pointed a gun at Kyser. In the evening, members from Bring The Ruckus flyered Rogers Park informing neighbors about Soren Renner, a white supremacist who lives in the area and actually spotted and confronted the creep while he was slinking around the Heartland Cafe.

Finally, we also released a zine documenting much of the work we’ve done over past year. We hope that this publication will start a larger discussion in strategizing ways we can more effectively combat all forms of oppression in our city. (View the zine online or download the printable PDF version).

We are satisfied about how folks came together in Chicago for the Day of Action – both taking the offensive against known white supremacists while also organizing against broader forms of racist injustice in society. We are also excited to hear reports coming in from other ARA chapters about how their actions went . We expect great things throughout the year.

Fascists beware, we are here to stay. Always on the prowl, South Side ARA!

ADDENDUM: Four Star Anarchist Organization has posted their July 31st reportback:
July 31st, “Action Against Fascism and Racism” report by Daniel C

In response to the July 31 Call to Action Against Fascism and Racism, members of Four Star Anarchist Organization brought attention to the murder of Anthony Kyser, an unemployed African-American barber, outside of a CVS Pharmacy in the Little Village Neighborhood of Chicago in May. Kyser was choked to death by the manager of the CVS in an alley for stealing toothpaste and crayons. Four Star Anarchist Organization was appalled not only by this senseless act of violence against a working-class person of color, but also by the fact that the manager that murdered Kyser was not held accountable for his actions.

Four Star Anarchist Organization chose to respond by hanging a banner with a painted picture of Anthony Kyser at the CVS location and talking to people on the street outside of the store. We arrived at the location at noon, and were joined by members of the Iowa City-based anarchist group Wild Rose Collective that came to Chicago to participate in our efforts. When we asked people walking by the CVS about their thoughts on the murder, reactions ranged from shock at just having heard about it for the first time to people who remembered when Kyser was murdered and knew him personally. We also listened to people talk about racism, capitalism, unemployment, imperialism, and other issues that affect working-class people today. After spending a little over an hour at this location, we moved to the nearby North Lawndale neighborhood (where Kyser lived) and continued to talk to people about his murder. By the end of our action, we made contact with a number of people who wished to be informed about any further organizing efforts.

Afterwards, some members of Four Star moved on to a barbecue hosted by South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action in the Lakeview neighborhood, where we mingled with members of Wild Rose Collective, North Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action, and Bring The Ruckus. While eating lunch, we talked about upcoming anti-racist and anti-fascist events and received recently published literature on local anti-fascist work from ARA and anti-fascist music compilations from Bring The Ruckus.

Overall, our participation in the July 31 Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism saw members of Four Star out in the streets talking (and listening) to people about how racism and capitlism affect our lives and making contact with other local groups working towards radical change.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Protests against "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality"

This week, the homophobic hate group "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" is launching it's "Truth Academy" in an attempt to legitimize hate-filled bigotry against LGBTQ folk. A coalition of organizations including the Gay Liberation Network is organizing a demonstration on the first day of their conference.
August 5 Protest Against Americans For Truth About Homosexuality
7:30 PM in front of Christian Liberty Academy, 502 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL.
For those traveling from Chicago, we will be meeting in front of the Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Madison, at 6 PM sharp
The opening banquet / lecture that was to have kicked off the anti-gay "academy" of "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" (AFTAH) has apparently been cancelled. All references to the banquet, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th at the AFTAH headquarters in Carol Stream, have been removed from the AFTAH website.

Therefore AFTAH's anti-gay "academy," scheduled to begin August 5th, will now be the target of our protest. We are changing the time, date & location of our protest to 7:30 PM sharp, Thursday, August 5 in front of the Christian Liberty Academy, 502 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, to coincide with the "Special Thursday evening presentation" that AFTAH is holding on the first day of their "academy."

For those of you traveling with us from Chicago to the protest, we will be meeting at 6 PM sharp, Thursday, August 5th in front of the Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, to take the Metra train to the protest – just look for the rainbow flag!

As many people had made arrangements to attend our protest at the old date / place / time, please spread the word about the new info for the protest!

For more information, email the Gay Liberation Network at


Beginning August 5th a group which calls itself Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is organizing what they call an “academy” to “train young people (as well as older pro-family advocates) how to answer ‘gay’ activist misinformation and fight the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

AFTAH has a long history of telling lies about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and recently was designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. AFTAH’s literature about their forthcoming “academy” calls the LGBT rights movement “destructive to America” and invites people to donate money to fund scholarships for people as young as 14-years-old to attend.

Youth should not be taught to hate their peers and thus fuel the cycle of self-loathing, depression and suicide which too many LGBTQ youth experience. Bigotry must be vocally and publicly opposed, especially when haters try to recruit young people.

In difficult economic times, the message of hating any minority is especially dangerous and must be forthrightly opposed.

The protest is co-sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network, DuPage NOW, Woodstock/McHenry County PFLAG, La Voz de los de Abajo and Join the Impact - Chicago.

For more information, email

  • WHY we are protesting vs. "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality"

  • CHANGED Time, Date and Place for the Protest vs. AFTAH

  • West Suburban Anti-Gay Group's Website Labeled a "Hate Group" By Southern Poverty Law Center