Thursday, May 28, 2015

November 7-8, 2015: 2nd Annual Torch Anti-Fascist Conference in Philadelphia

This November 7th and 8th Antifa Philadelphia is proud to host the 2nd annual Torch Antifascist Network conference. The Torch Antifa network is comprised of autonomous Antifascist groups who share information and resources. We expose, oppose and confront Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Anti-migrant and Anti-Choice groups and individuals, as well as other bigots and fascists.

For more info on our analysis of fascism and our points of unity, as well as contact info for our chapters, go to our website.

We do not believe that these groups are a small problem. Thousands upon thousands of acts of violence and discrimination are perpetrated in this country by people who belong to these organizations every year. Thousands more by people who may not hold formal membership from fear or laziness but have similar beliefs. These cases are isolated and minimized as much as possible because the media has no interest in vilifying sexists or white supremacists the way they do Muslims, Black people and environmentalists.

In reality groups like American Freedom Party, Blood and Honor USA and the KKK recruit, train and embolden the “lone wolf” shooters, bombers and bashers. They also profit from it in money and privilege while injecting their racist, sexist and homophobic analysis into the mainstream political dialogue and making any sort of better world impossible.

The tactics of Torch and groups like us have proven effective time and time again for years all over the world for neutralizing our enemies organizing abilities and recruiting methods. Because Antifa represent another example of people power trumping state authority, specifically its desire to coddle racists and fascists, repression for Antifascists has become a normal expectation. This, partnered with the danger represented by the Fascists themselves, makes attending this conference all the more crucial.

We are calling on all Anti-Racists, Anti-Fascists and egalitarians to join us in Philadelphia this fall to Network and socialize and maybe get involved in Torch.

This conference will include both a public and private portion. The public portion will be open to all interested (no Fascists, obviously). More information on exact events will be released as the conference approaches. The private portion will be only for Torch Network members and potential members who have been vouched in. So crews looking to join the network should contact us via the closest chapter to you (contact info below) as soon as possible.

Housing is available to vouched Antifascists. Food will be provided at the public events.

If interested in attending the conference, send us an e-mail at with “Torch Conference” as the subject line.

In Solidarity,

Antifa Philadelphia and the rest of the TORCH Antifa Network

Monday, May 25, 2015

Introducing Neo Nazi Christopher Brands

Update 5/28/15: According to Bill Walsh Ford, Christopher Brands has been let go. We are looking further into this to be 100% sure. Thanks to everyone who helped us with this campaign.
Christopher Brands, also known as "big show", is a 33 year old neo-nazi living in Spring Valley, Illinois (1041 W Dakota St). Chris is a manager at Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia located at 2900 Columbus dr. in Ottawa IL. We first came across Chris on, the wolds largest white nationalist forum, where he goes by the username "pureblood14". Since he joined stormfront back in February of this year he has already posted over 100 times. Below are just a few screenshots documenting some of the content found in his his posts. Note that his posts are signed with a quote from Adolf Hitler.

Christopher D BrandsAKA "Big Show"
1041 W Dakota St
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Age 33 (2015)
SF: pureblood14
6'8" / German

Screenshot 1: "The negroes can't mentally handle themselves, so it's up to their master to make sure they don't crap on the floor.

Screenshot 2: "how about calling for the end of the era of blacks being useless animals"

Screenshot 3: "perhaps we need to put the shock collars back on these animals and teach them a lesson"

Screenshot 4: "the negroes are subhuman. They have no souls."

These are just a few of the many disgusting things said by Chris on stormfront. We want our readers to realize that when you buy a car at Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia in Ottawa, this is the man you are supporting.

You may be asking, "can we be sure that "pureblood14" is actually Chris Brands?"

Yes, we can! In a stormfront private message(view here) between pureblood14 and 14hatedandproud, pureblood14 says his email address is bigshow4440@gmail. As stated before, "Big Show" is Christopher's nickname. Not to mention the fact that this email address is literally attached to the name "Christopher Brands". In the stormfront screenshot found here, pureblood14 says he is 6'8", 291 pounds, 33 years of age, German, and blonde. All of those traits match Christopher perfectly. Finally, pureblood14 says he lives in Bureau County (see here), which includes Spring Valley, the area in which Christopher D Brands lives.  There is no question about it, Christopher Brands is the white supremacist known on stormfront as "pureblood14".

Please do NOT support Bill Walsh Ford Lincoln Kia in Ottawa, IL until Christopher Brands is let go!

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