Anti-Racist Action Network's 18th Annual Conference: October 12-15

Arch City ARA is pleased to announce that we will be holding the Anti-Racist Action Network's 18th annual conference this year in our hometown of Columbus, OH during October 12th-15th.

This year's conference is especially important to us because it marks a return to the city where the first official ARA conference took place in 1994, as well as falling on the weekend of the 7th anniversary of the Toledo Riots, a historic victory for antifascists against the National Socialist Movement on October 15, 2005.

The conference will include ARA's annual plenary, caucuses, and discussion on current issues facing antifascists. All said events will be held privately. Any non-network vouched chapters or individuals who want to be involved please contact Arch City ahead of time at archcity@antiracistaction.org to fill out registrations and get vouched in.

Arch City ARA

    1.    We go where they go. Whenever fascists are organizing or active in public, we're there. We don't believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. Never let the nazis have the street!
    2.    We don't rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us. This doesn't mean we never go to court. But we must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists.
    3.    Non-sectarian defense of other anti-fascists. In ARA, we have a lot of different groups and individuals. We don't agree about everything and we have a right to differ openly. But in this movement an attack on one is an attack on us all. We stand behind each other.
    4.    We support abortion rights and reproductive freedom. ARA intends to do the hard work necessary to build a broad, strong movement against racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, discrimination against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest, and the most oppressed people. We want a classless, free society. We intend to win!


The Carrs, A VSC Family in the Making

  Super-douchebag Jon Carr (aka Jean Claude) is the leader of the Ohio chapters of the Vinlanders Social Club.

VSC was founded under the names of the Hoosier State Skinheads and the Ohio State Skinheads in 2003 in Knightstown, Indiana. Shortly afterwards, members of what had been the Ohio State Skinheads, who had been living near South Campus, Weinland Park, and the Short North neighborhoods of Columbus, moved to the outlaying suburbs (including Newark, Reynoldsburg, and Lancaster). Jon Carr was not an original or founding member of the club, though he has been in charge of the Ohio chapters since at least 2008.

We found record of Jon Carr and his friend Jason Gregg (aka Junior) being arrested in February 2008 in Newark for the abduction and shooting of a federal agent. No record of imprisonment or trial exists for this instance. To us, this seems highly suspect; paired with Carr’s willy-nilly release of his own information and eagerness to gather names and phone numbers of those interested in white nationalism in and around Ohio, it seems sketchy as fuck.

Carr has ties to Newark, Lancaster, and Columbus, as well as Indianapolis, Indiana, and Denver, Colorado, and it is believed that he and Junior moved to Newark with the explicit intent to help out with the club. Jon’s son, Jesse, has grown up in the neo-Nazi movement and chose to embrace it in his early teenage years, stating on his New Saxon account "I saw the light after hearing Skrewdriver and started to see all of the lies about Hitler, NSM, Skinheads, and realised the enemy was the Jews, muds,etc. I belive in the 14 words and RaHoWa. I would do anything to make sure my race lives on."

Most recently, Jesse was the one of the youngest Vinlander hanger-ons to attend their gathering and concert in Pickerington, Ohio, at the age of sixteen; he proudly sported a brand new Skrewdriver tshirt and posed amongst paintings of klansmen and swastikas alongside VSC members and probates from throughout the Midwest. This happened the same night a Vinlander’s home was hit up with antifa graffiti and had a club flag stolen by multiple chapters of ARA, while said Nazi residents partied in their upstairs apartment.

In recent years, it seems Jesse may have moved in with another family member in Lancaster, Ohio and no longer resides with Jon Carr at his home in Olde Town East.  His Facebook profile shows that he attended Crossroads Center for Youth, a center of the Franklin County juvenile courts for teenagers at risk of dropping out, or those with extraneous school records.

Now almost eighteen, Jesse is a recent high school graduate. In October, he’ll officially be able to join the club as a probate (like Grimm), though it surprises us that his dad didn’t bend the rules for his oldest son. Afterall, Jesse is almost a man grown, with a daughter of his own now.

Strangely, Jesse appears to have taken up boxing or some other martial art, despite the high number of people of color involved in the sport. According to the VSC rules, “all probates must weight train and train to fight during their probation period with measurable improvements during their probationary term”, so Jesse may just be getting an early start on the requirements for his probationary status.

On March 23, 2012, Jon sent himself these pictures of Jesse in the hospital. It seems that his racial hatred might have caught up with him at his Franklin and Licking County public schools. Perhaps he just isn’t that great at boxing afterall, though this seems a bit excessive for a wound incurred in the ring.

Recently, he told a friend online that he’d be working for his dad’s business after graduation, with the intent to visit California.


Jon Carr
VSC forums: jeanclaude
(740) 689-8275
Columbus, Ohio

Jesse Carr
Member of WPWW Xbox Live clan
Lancaster, Ohio

Jason Gregg
VSC forums: junior
Columbus, Ohio

Update on neo-Nazi and pedophile Steven Eugene Speers

After the Tinley Park incident happened it came to our attention that one of the attendees, Steven Speers, is not only a white supremacist, but is a pedophile. This type of behavior is all too familiar amongst the White Nationalist (WN) scene but what really took us back is that the WN's tried saying that he was a mole for ARA, responsible for not only the attack, but also for the email hack of Beckie Williams. We, like Southside, thought about addressing this but figured that because the email hack happened while Speers was in jail (it was littered with post incident reactions) and that he looked pretty banged up in his mug shot that even the nazis wouldn't be stupid enough to take the bait. Boy were we wrong, and luckily for us HARM decided to do it anyway.

Oh, and while you are here, take a look at Steven Speers awesome rap videos!!!

Taken from HARM:
Watching the white supremacist community react to the alleged attack in Tinley Park has been very informative. Online racist forums are marked by utter chaos, confusion, backstabbing, and top-down censorship in the aftermath of the event. White supremacist are turning on each other, blaming each other for perceived faults. They’re keeping their members from discussing anything that doesn’t fit into their talking points. They’re fleeing the white nationalist movement like rats from a sinking ship. They’re simultaneously claiming to be innocent, law-abiding victims of Marxist thugs while making death threats against children and family members. We’d like to delve into some of these issues in brief detail. 

Skin color trumps everything, even pedophilia 
In all fairness, not all members of the white supremacist community want to turn the alleged assault of a pedophile into a rallying cry for the white nationalist community. The leaders of the movement however see things much differently. Rather than just admit that one of the longtime activists involved in their community was indeed a disgusting human being who abused his wife and children and that they’re glad that his sexual proclivities have been exposed so as to rid their community of him, they decided to double-down. In this screenshot we see that those of lower social status in the white supremacist community want nothing to do with Stormfront’s new obsessive cause. User chrisnoble states, “Just read about the ‘victim’ arrested for the child porn warrant. WTF! We can’t seem to have a single news worthy incident connected to the White Nationalist Movement without something like this materializing out of the story. I am so sick of the freaks and misfits that gravitate towards our cause.” The white supremacist community knows it’s filled with pedophiles and rapists. In order to protect its ‘prestige’, we see that the leadership of Stormfront makes the executive decision to censor any talk regarding the Steven Speer’s pedophilia.
In this thread Shawn “Kayden” bans all mentions of referring to the victim’s problem with child-pornography. User merk0331 adds in regarding the censorship of rank-and-file members of the community with, “Agreed. No need to assist them in their efforts against us. (They will have enough assistance.) The topic is: Evil/Violent/Misguided/Marxist/Fascists who attack innocent people.” (We’ll not bother to dissect the ridiculous irony of simultaneously labeling someone as both Marxist and Fascist.)
I hope all the low-ranking members over there are clear about what you’re allowed to talk about on Stormfront: Talking points set forth by your leaders. You can feel free to express yourself as long as it’s in line with the false narrative they think will best serve them. Not the “victims” of the alleged attack. Not the truth. Your leaders’ self-interest.
The tactic of simply avoiding the topic didn’t work out very well. Steven Speers is just to disgusting an individual to be ignored and the story is just too sensational to be covered up. So once again, rather than just throwing him under the bus, they triple-down. The new talking point you’re allowed to discuss on Stormfront is that the pedophile was an Anti-Racist Action mole. Surely they have some sort of evidence to back this ridiculous claim up you might assume…. Oh they do…. He has an anarchy symbol tattooed on him.
Anarchy symbols mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Given Speer’s difficulty with law enforcement over his violent and pedophile-riddled legal history, I don’t find it surprising that he’s no friend of the police. They keep cramping his ability to assault his family and stroke off to child pornography. His wife successfully took his children away from him, we can only hope she did it in time… 
If you look at Steven the Viking’s profile on Stormfront you’ll see that he’s been a member since 2006. The new talking point is that Anti-Racist Action had a pedophile mole. This mole used his real name, attended several white supremacists events, and then finally decided to act on his “under-cover” work after six years by allegedly getting his head split open. Then after the poor little racist chomo got his ass handed to him, he decided he’d become a triple-agent! He volunteered to participate in a line-up to identify his former-anti-racist comrades, only to have his name run through the system finding warrants for child pornography.
Because Beckie Williams (aka “SGAITHAICH”, “scottylass”) supposedly used Steven’s laptop (and possibly was romantically involved with him), the geniuses over at Stormfront and white news network have asserted that he must have ‘hacked’ her accounts and leaked it to his ARA buddies. He did this all while incarcerated in Cook County Jail. Quite a story… I wonder how many of the rank-and-file members of the Stormfront community actually buy this shit? More simple explanation: Your “leaders” are all incompetent.


Two Neo-Nazis with Ties to Central and Northeastern Ohio EXPOSED!

Patrick Boggs Jr. of the Akron/Kent area, has recently been outed online as a neo-Nazi.
Patrick has a New Saxon account and an active white supremacist presence, writing poetry for incarcerated White Nationalists. We found record of his stint in the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, where there was an eleven day riot in 1993 executed by an unlikely alliance between the Aryan Brotherhood and Gangster Disciples, though not much info could be recovered on the exact conviction or sentence.

Patrick has some connection with Kyle Rogers, one of those heading the antifa witch-hunt with Scott Ernest (mjodr) on Twitter, Facebook, and the Tinley Park 5 legal support page, and attempting to cut ties with pedophile Steven Eugene Speers by claiming he was a mole for ARA.


Patrick Boggs Jr.
(234) 525-8172
Kent, Ohio
Writes poetry for WPSD
Order of Aryan Resistance 88

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Kyle Rogers
Stormfront account: Valhalla
Formerly of Mt. Sterling, Ohio
(843) 637-3340
3 Tulleys Aly
Charleston, SC 29403
Writes for Charleston Conservative Examiner
Council of Concerned Citizens


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Columbus is Racist Because You're Racist

Here's an excellent article we recently found in a few month old issue of a Columbus DIY publication, specifically pertaining to tokenization and racism perpetuated by people in the city's music scene. Though the intent is to point out very specific personal things that the author saw with their own eyes, we think it overlaps into the things we may see and deal with on a daily basis outside of the milieux we each find ourselves a part of.
Columbus Is Racist Because You’re Racist: Shit I’ve Seen You Do
By: Eimhin Avast

For all intents and purposes, this is a collaborative effort to point out really fucked up racist stuff that has been seen and heard in the Columbus punk scene. Get your shit together, dudes.

In order to protect the identity of certain individuals, I tried my best to not use specifics when vaguely describing situations involving people of color.

Not all people of color look alike.

This is different than hanging out with a big group of people and accidentally addressing one of your friends when you meant to ask another a question.

The most common root cause of this stems from simply not knowing people. Perhaps someone in the scene tells you a story about someone you don’t know, and when you ask who they are, they say “Oh, you know, they’re black.” A few days later, you’re at a show and find yourself in a conversation with someone you’ve never met, and, without hesitation, you assume that this person of color is the same person your friend told you a story about.

This is racist for a few reasons:
1.     Your friend’s only description of this person was their skin color. We live in a world where white and white-passing people get the privilege of being described by their hair color, their stature, their body type, even their bike or their back patch. Even when people of color are described in this way, it includes their skin color. You might hear “the big black dude with a Crucifix backpatch”, but you’ll never hear more than “the dude with the Vitamin X shirt” when describing a white person. This is because whiteness is seen as normal, as the standard, in society. Anything different has to be described and listed as an “other”.
2.     You assumed there was only one person of color involved in the scene whom you’d yet to meet. It’s not an exaggeration to say that CSBYS is heavily saturated with white kids, but it is an exaggeration to pretend that there’s only one or two people of color involved. It’s also pretty clear that the Columbus scene is changing and growing. This plays into that “white as normal” society shit. Don’t do it.

Yelling “white power” isn’t funny.

And there’s a reason people react negatively to you when you do this. I mean, come on. Don’t you see that you’re negatively reinforcing a system of domination and white supremacy that people of color already have to deal with on a daily basis?

Skrewdriver and other white power bands are not acceptable party music.

Even our most un-PC friends understand that. Again: system of domination and white supremacy. Not. Cool. Dude.

It’s never okay to use racial slurs. Not even if you replace the “er” with an “a”, and not even if your “black friends said [you] could”.

Louis CK says that saying “the n word” instead of the actual word is like making someone else say it in their mind. On the other hand, Jay-Z said in an interview that white people should just call his 2011 song with Kanye “Paris”. 

Let’s play a game: Next time you think of a derogatory term used for any non-white ethnicity or non-Christian religious group, try and see how long you can go without using it. I bet you could go years… Maybe even the rest of your life!

Tokenizing or fetishizing someone for their nationality or ethnicity is trashy.

Don’t assume someone knows everything about the country their family originated from. Don’t mention how much you like Yau’s to a Japanese girl. Don’t talk about how much you love [insert ethnic group here]’s style, spirituality, struggles and/or resistance movement, etc. Don’t hit on someone in ways that make light of perceived or known histories, race, cultures, and all that other shit you probably read about on Wikipedia.

Don’t assume that just because “white American culture” is a monolithic being that other continents or countries are the same way.

In the same way “European culture” isn’t a term that can be used to distinguish all the people in Europe (think how different Spain and Ireland are from one another, or Germany and Italy, for instance), there is no such thing as “Native American culture”, “African culture”, “Asian culture”, or “South and/or Central American culture”. Each of these places consists of dynamic regions and groups of people, with hundreds to thousands of individual cultures, traditions, and religions. Obviously the most laughable of these examples is “African culture”: IT’S AN ENTIRE CONTINENT! 


1.     There are indigenous cultures as well as white Europeans in Mexico.
2.     There are 510 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States, even more which aren’t federally recognized, and even even more First Nations tribes in Canada.
3.     Africa is home to white, black, and brown people, including the indigenous Amazigh of Northern Africa, who sometimes pass as Arab or white.
4.     There are 48 countries in Asia, which is split into Central (Kazakhstan, etc.), East, North, Southwest, South (India), and West (Middle East) Asia, and comprises 60% of the Earth’s population. There are more than 1300 languages spoken in Asia, with 415 of those in India alone, along with diverse cultures, traditions, and foods in each territory, country, and region.

Come on, don’t ask someone where they’re “from” when you know damn well they’re from Ohio.
This isn’t a coy way to find out what ethnicity someone is, it’s all too common racism.

You’re not a “victim” because of your white skin.

Nothing erases your white privilege. As a white person, you have the comfort of knowing that you won’t be shot by a racist cop or blockwatcher because of the color of your skin. You’re also less likely to be followed at Walgreens, whether or not you’re stealing. You’re less likely to be stopped and searched by CCP, CPD, and other law enforcement officers. You’re more likely to get a job, more likely to be given extra help and lenience in a classroom setting, and more likely to be acknowledged for accomplishments within institutionalized settings. You’ll get less time in jail for more serious crimes than offenders of color, and you’ll never have to deal with any of the shit in this article.