Friday, December 30, 2016

Chicago Antifascists Shut Down Neo Folk Show Featuring King Dude, Blood and Sun, and Et Nihil

Chicago antifascists celebrating victory outside the venue
On the weekend of December 16 and 17, 2017, Neofolk band King Dude was scheduled to play several shows throughout the Midwest along their recent tour with known Neofascist bands, Blood and Sun(lead by Luke Roswell Tromiczak), as well as Et Nihil. In a coordinated effort across several states, they were met with resistance in Minneapolis, Milwaukee and, in anticipation of direct confrontation in Chicago, they were finally compelled to cancel their remaining shows and crawl back to their homes. Enclosed is a statement from some of the Antifa groups in Chicago who were stood up by the cowardly fascists outside of The Beat Kitchen in Chicago, the venue they were set to play that Saturday night.

Let's make it clear! 

We are not art critics, we are anti-fascists. Neo-Folk is not a strictly fascist music scene. Paganism is NOT fascist. Assatru is NOT fascist. Heathenism is NOT fascist. That being said, Wotanism IS a fascist bastardization of those ideas.

Pictured here is Luke(right) from Blood and Sun. Luke has a tattoo emblazoned on his chest supporting the insanity of documented racist and fascist David Lane. Luke has been photographed with his arm around documented Neo-fascist and white supremacist militia member Robert Taylor.

Unfortunately, as with other music scenes, fascists and racists make attempts to co-opt and infiltrate in order to shape those communities to their liking.

By not confronting and rejecting known fascists in your scene you are defacto giving them your solidarity. By acknowledging and allowing space for Blood and Sun as artists you are acknowledging that fascists and Wotanism have value in your scene and community. Luke and other bands and artists are crypto fascists who attempt to be somewhat under the radar with their actual fascist ideologies under the guise of art and free expression. Their success is measured in involving and indoctrinated many young and impressionable white music goers seeking belonging and connection to their ancestry. There is nothing wrong with getting to know your roots and seeking an alternative to a hallow culture in the United States that is based in racism and white supremacy and transcended to include empty consumerism and what....sitcoms?

The rise of fascist inspired werewolf workout clubs, the writings of misogynist and racist Jack Donovon or other alt-right shills, the election of Donald Trump are all serious signs that a neo-fascist movement in the United States in on the rise. These people and groups will not provide you with any real answers or ideas, but only hatred and xenophobia. You weren't a fascist before, but they have started making you into one and you didn't even realize. This is the true danger of allowing acts like these to perform and espouse their neo-fascist ideologies. Their music set isn't simply an expression of art, but a platform to inspire organized fascist groupings and recruit into those already existing.

These violent delights have violent ends. Blood and Sun are from this point forward banned from
Chicago. They will not be allowed to perform unchecked. Fascists attempting to take part in the Neo-Folk scene in Chicago are hereby put on notice that your presence will not be tolerated any longer. Southside Anti-Racist Action, Torch Antifa Network,(other groups)intend to take the fight to you in order to defend our communities. We fight to win!

Following is what local Antifas believe to be Lukes most current information:

Luke Roswell Tromiczak
281 St. James Place
Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Neo Nazi Keith Kowal Exposed and Vehicle Redecorated

In recent weeks, local Antifa groups were put on alert that a man named Keith Kowal(pictured here) thought it was safe to drive a white Jeep Wrangler (pictured here) adorned with an anti-Antifa bumper sticker, a bumper sticker posing the question, “got pride?”( in obvious reference to white pride), as well as a giant skrewdriver emblem in the rear window of the ragtop throughout the Chicagoland area. Some Antifa folks in the area of the western suburbs, where the vehicle was traced back to, decided it best to relieve this piece of shit of that notion.

From an email:
The new Antifa arrows across each side are a great new addition to the vehicles otherwise bland paintjob. He probably won’t be needing that skrewdriver emblem in the back of the soft top any more so it’s probably good that it was taken off his hands.  Our comrades also couldn’t leave without a firm reminder to the local Nazi that “we are watching” and that if you ask for exposure and attention, then a giant “Nazis out” across the side panel would probably be another welcome addition.

It’s important to extend these small reminders to your local fascists that their ideology is not welcome and they are not safe in our communities, whether they’re driving around town or in their own homes. Speaking of homes, here’s some info about the owner of this vehicle.

Keith Kowal
813 Chicago Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Age: 51
(630) 541-6013
Plates: V51 3238

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Report back from 3rd Annual TORCH Antifa Conference

South Side ARA is very grateful to have attended the 3rd annual TORCH antifa conference. The first was held by our chapter in Chicago in 2014 and we are pleased to announce that in 2017, we will be hosting the 4th annual TORCH antifascist conference.

Taken from Rocky Mountain Antifa:

Rocky Mountain Antifa is pleased to announce the success of the 3rd annual TORCH Antifa Network Conference! TORCH is a network of various antifascist groups working autonomously. We come together to share resources, information, and strategy. Our purpose is to oppose and fight all formations of fascism. We confront neo-nazis, anti-migrant, anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice, anti-Muslim, the KKK, Trump supporters, the Alt-right, and more. Such groups and individuals have never been a minor issue. Although it was only a year ago when many fascists were hiding, they still contributed and promoted violence against women, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQs, and social justice activists. Groups like Blood and Honour, Ku Klux Klan, Keystone State Skinheads, Golden State Skinheads, and the American Freedom Party continue to pop on our radar. In addition, new objects have appeared such as the Traditionalist Workers Party, Soldiers of Odin, Identity Evropa, and far-right militias such as Oath Keepers and Three Percent Patriots. With the state and mainstream media jumping at the chance to amplify their bigotry, the rising movement of fascism is not a joke. It's not a bad dream, bad movie, or section of a political science book. This is real.

On Friday Nov. 11th, TORCH chapters gathered in Denver to discuss the network and upcoming goals/strategies. In attendance were Rocky Mountain Antifa, Philly Antifa, WNC Antifa, Los Angeles People Against Racist Terror (PART)/ARA-LA, and South Side Chicago ARA.

Then on Saturday Nov. 12th, a much larger crowd gathered for the semi-public portion of the conference. Attendance comprised of groups and individuals from:

Los Angeles
Dallas/Ft. Worth
Bay Area

The larger event kicked off with a speaking panel on Four Tasks for Confronting Contemporary Fascism:
    •    confronting machismo
    •    defense ideas and strategy
    •    counter recruitment to undermine white supremacy
    •    identifying our allies and connecting struggles

After a 20 minute break we regrouped for a workshop on antifascist prisoner organizing. Finally, we ended with a facilitated discussion on Alt-right formations, strategies and tactics for moving forward, collective resources and implementation, and a go around of the efforts in our different regions. The conference was a huge success, and with no disruptions from the enemy.

We want to take a moment to answer the question of "What happened to TORCH?" We assure everyone that we are still here and still fighting fascism in the streets and on the Internet. The TORCH network is not going anywhere. If you noticed the website was down, it was because of technical issues with the server. These problems are being resolved as we speak and we will soon be re-launching our twitter account. The network has expanded over the weekend and we are expecting much greater numbers by this time next year. The tactics of TORCH have been effective for us and many others. We will continue to neutralize the efforts of fascist organizing and recruitment. Under a Trump regime we cannot fall short of our goals. For more information on our analysis of fascism and our points of unity, as well as contact info for our chapters, go We have a lot of work to do. We intend to win!

The Trump Regime:

For years antifascists warned the world of nationalist formations and their influence in politics and mainstream media. Since the inception of the Trump campaign, we warned everyone of the seriousness of this man, the consequences of his presidency, as well as the uselessness of voting in electoral politics. We demanded ACTION to stop fascists from taking power. When we took actions ourselves, we were smeared by many on the liberal left. Perhaps the most notable example was the June 26th action in Sacramento to shut down the neo-nazi rally organized by Matt Heimbach. The aftermath was a sea of liberals defending the neo-nazis and shaming Antifa. Then on Tuesday November 8th, 2016, a fascist manipulated his way into office, changing things forever. Unsurprisingly, Antifa hasn't seen as much of the character assassination we saw just a short time ago. The shift is massive.

In light of the emergency protests erupting across the country, in enormous numbers, it seems many have finally acknowledged the grim reality we warned about. Social media is blowing up with encouragement to join your local Antifa groups. What does this mean for Antifa? It means our role has increased drastically. We are more than local crews combating local fascists. We are essentially tasked with building resistance to a fascist regime. For those of us who saw this coming as well as those who are just waking up, we need to recognize our significance at this moment. All social movement organizing is now antifascist organizing. We are at a pivotal point in the outcome of this overwhelming shit show. Mistakes made now are more detrimental than ever. Every step needs to note the masses of people looking at us for an idea of what to do.

We call on antifascists everywhere to be bold moving forward. If you haven't already, join your local Antifa group or start a new one. If starting a new one, pick your most trusted people and develop a secure strategy for recruiting more. Consider that Trump plans to immediately deport up to 3 million people. This means that 3 million friends, family, allies, accomplices, comrades, and community members need backup. Develop community-based coalitions and create local defense networks to resist raids and deportation. Secure your communications with Tor, Signal, Tails,  GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), Full Disk Encryption, and read the limitations of each. Seek firearms and self defense training and share skills with everyone around you. Stock up on medical supplies, emergency contraceptives, and hormones. Stay together, support one another, and keep fighting.

There has been a call for a mass convergence in Washington D.C. to disrupt the inauguration of Trump. The TORCH Network endorses this action with several other organizations. We encourage all who reject domination and oppression to be there.


Rocky Mountain Antifa and the TORCH Antifa Network

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

South Side ARA Annual Zine #7 (2015-2016)

Readable version here

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Welcome to the seventh edition of the South Side Chicago ARA zine. Every year we put together a collection of our updates on local antifascist work and intelligence, as well as a few relevant articles and updates from other sources.


-South side ARA

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

White Supremacist Group Tries To Redecorate The Loop, Gets Shut Down Quickly

Taken from

A white supremacist group spent some time putting up a handful of posters downtown over the weekend, littering parts of the loop with messages like "protect our heritage" and "our future belongs to us.

The posters, which are black and feature various and not-so-subtle racist messages laid over statues, have been spotted at the State Street Red Line stop, the Bean, along the Lakefront Trail and in a few other places, and in one exceptionally poignant placement, in the shadow of Trump Tower. All of them feature text reading "Identity Evropa," the group that's claiming responsibility for creating them.

According to their Facebook page, Identity Evropa is an "American based identitarian organization dedicated to educating the people of European heritage about the importance of a Eurocentric identity." In other words, Identity Evropa are basically fucking Nazis. The group was created by Nathan Damigo, a former veteran living in California who has long ties to white supremacist groups, including the National Youth Front.

Chicago isn’t the only city that's been targeted by Identity Evropa’s “#FashTheCity” campaign; the group has posted photos of their trash being plastered in several cities in California, Kansas and Colorado.

Predictably, Chicagoans haven’t taken too kindly to fascist trash being wheatpasted around their city. Already, groups have been calling for their removal and some have reportedly been taken down.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Burning Cross Found On Portage Park Lawn

Taken from dnainfo:

PORTAGE PARK — Someone burned a cross Tuesday morning on the lawn of a Portage Park home, police said.

No one was injured in the incident that occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 4400 block of North Monitor Avenue between Sunnyside and Montrose avenues, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a spokeswoman for the department.

The house where the cross was burned belongs to a 62-year-old white man, Tannehill said. The incident is being investigated as a case of simple assault, but could be classified as a hate crime depending on the outcome of the investigation, she added.

Ald. John Arena (45th) denounced the incident as a "grotesque and cowardly display of hatred and bigotry."

The crime occurred on a block where several residents are Arab American and African American, residents said.

The "horrible and disgusting incident is unacceptable and deserving of strong condemnation," Arena said.

"It is especially deplorable that his happened two blocks from Prussing Elementary School, a wonderful and welcoming school where many languages are spoken among its student body," Arena said.

The incident occurred just outside the 45th Ward in the 38th Ward represented by Ald. Nicholas Sposato, who said police told him they believe the cross was burned on the wrong lawn by mistake.

"I hope it was just knuckleheads or silly kids," Sposato said. "This is terrible."

"We cannot stand silent when confronted with racism and hate," Arena said.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Meet Lyft Driver and White Supremacist Will Roach

Will Roach
1530 Coventry Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195-3230
It has been brought to our attention that Lyft, the mobile application based peer-to-peer ride sharing company, employs a white nationalist by the name of Will Roach. Will is from Schaumburg and is apparently known to strike up some controversial conversations in regards to race. Wills facebook displays his interest in the National Socialist Vanguard and is filled with hate speech such as; "I miss the old days when we could have hung them all right then and there. Carved nigger into the sticks we mark their graves with. Here lies nigger died a nigger for being a nigger."Below are screenshots further documenting his racism as well as some publicly available information on him. We encourage folks to contact Lyft and let them know they employ white supremacist trash.

Screenshot 1:

Screenshot 2:

Will Roach
1530 Coventry Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195-3230
Cell: 224-587-6998

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bill J Malan of Malan Law Office is a White Supremacist

It has come to our attention that Bill J Malan of Malan Law Office is a white supremacist. Bill ran for Illinois Attorney General in 2010 and has been an attorney at Malan Law for 8 1/2 years. According to their website, Bill "represents individuals and small businesses in general civil matters, including employment, contract and tort claims." It also says that he was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2002. What the website doesn't state however, is the fact that Bill is a believer in, and a promoter of, the idea that white people are genetically superior to other races. A belief that is core to white supremacist ideology. Bill often emails associates of his with "facts" supposedly proving this theory. Documents such as "SAT scores by race and income" and "2000 Rushton race evolution summary table". Below are email screenshots of Bill recommending the white nationalist website and regurgitating white nationalist rhetoric such as; "Europeans are an endangered subspecies, and it would be tragic for the planet to lose the people that created such great things".

William James Malan
800 Oakley Blvd #D,
Chicago, IL 60612 
(312) 738-9759

Malan Law Office
2300 W. Polk Street, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60612

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Meet Matt Forney

Just the other day we received some information on local racist and Mens Rights Activist; Matt Forney. Check out this asshole and keep an eye out for him.

Taken from

Matthew Forney is a vehemently sexist Mens Rights Activists(MRA) livng in Chicago. Aside from his extremely traditionalist views on gender roles expressed in many of his publications, Matt is also a racist. He is currently attempting to gather information against radicals organizing against police brutality. He moved here from New York and seems to make a living via the internet. Here are some things we know about him.

Matthew W Forney
therealmattforney [at] gmail
Age: 27
DOB: 06/1988
Cell: 503 891 4512
pictured here:

Last known address:

501 Boyden St
Syracuse NY,13206
312 472 6518
(Still owned by family)

May be residing in Rogers Park
Is a contributor to and

Shawn Forney
Patricia Forney
Carolyn P Forney
Catherine E Forney


Screenshot documenting racism:

Vehemently sexist articles:

60 sexist incoherent things Matt Forney belives:

"My current writing focuses on location independent living, self-publishing and making money online, traditional sex roles and current events"

Matt has been publicly accused of sexual assault

Friends with other local Illinois MRA Lucas Temple

Lucas Temple
81 Wilmington Ave
Fox Lake, IL
pictured here:


Friday, January 15, 2016

Meet Berwyn, IL Nazi Michael "Iron Balls" McArthur

Michael "Iron Balls" McArthur is a 59 year old Neo-Nazi living in Berwyn, IL. He is originally from Copalis Beach, WA. We know he is a Neo-Nazi because of his racist youtube rants. In one of them, he calls himself a National Socialist while standing in from a swastika flag, which we assume is located in his apartment. He calls himself "Iron Balls" because he lets girls kick him their hardest in his balls, and has been on the Steve Gadlin's Star Makers "performing" this wonderful routine. He also does Tarot Card readings and was at one point doing them at Cigars and Stripes on Ogden Ave. in Berwyn. We are unsure as to why, but he is no longer able to do his Tarot card readings there. Because of this, we are also unsure of how Michael is making his money, although we do know that he is trying to start his own haunted cemetery tour.

According to an article on the internet Michael McArthur once forced a 17 year old into some unwanted sexual situations (see here). According to her, he has continued to harass her via email.

For these reasons, we were happy to hear that he allegedly got his face soaked in piss by some antifascists.

From an email:
"On July 29th, 2015, Michael "Iron balls" McArthur, a self proclaimed National Socialist from Berwyn, IL was greeted with a face full of raunchy antifa piss in front of his apartment. (3137 Oak Park Ave apt# 107) He has been let go from his Tarot Card reading at Cigars and Stripes and spends his time at the YMCA off Oak Park or the Berwyn Public Library. Fuck nazis!"

Berwyn Hotel Apartments
3137 Oak Park ave 
Apt. 107
Berwyn, IL
DOB: 10/14/1955
youtube videos here

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Who is Kevin M Wilk?

Kevin Wilk first came to our attention a few days back when he threatened to show up with 300 white supremacists to counter protest a demonstration outside of Rahm Emanuels house. This was done via facebook from " Kevin Aryan"; one of his two profiles. Being antifascists with years of experience in Illinois we knew this threat to be laughable. Not only was he unable to rally 300 neo-nazis but he himself did not show. Kevin M Wilk is 40 years old white supremacist with alleged ties to the Aryan Brotherhood. It is possible he may have done time in Pontiac, but this is purely speculation. He is married to and has children with Anne Olejniczak- Balker.  He is pictured on the right wearing a White Pride construction T shirt. White Pride Construction was a neo nazi construction company based in Baton Rouge, Lousiana ran by the now deceased Robert Moore. Even though Kevin Wilk has thus far been nothing more than an internet warrior no show, keep an eye out for this scumbag.

Kevin M Wilk
8947 s Roberts rd apt 3s
Hickory Hills, IL
708 208 6984
Born 1976
Other associated addresses:
440 Sundance Dr
Bartlett, IL 60103-5056