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Nashville Anarchists Stand in Solidarity with Florida Prison Strike and Perform Mutual Aid with Community of Leftists in Honor of Prisoners

Nashville Anarchists Stand in Solidarity with Florida Prison Strike and Perform Mutual Aid with Community of Leftists in Honor of Prisoners

Nashville Anarchist Black Cross received word from Supporting Prisoners And Real Change (SPARC), a Prisoner advocacy and activist group based in Florida, that starting January 15th, 2018, Prisoners incarcerated in Florida would be organizing a broad, state-wide strike called “Operation PUSH”.

SPARC received this message anonymously and posted it on their social media page:

FL Prisoners Call for Operation PUSH to Improve the Lives of Incarcerated People and the Communities We Come From.

Sending out an S.O.S. to all parties concerned!

We are currently forming a network agency within D.O.C. We are asking all prisoners within the Department of Corrections to take a stand by laying down starting January 15, 2018, until the injustice we see facing prisoners within the Florida system is resolved.

We are calling on all organized groups as well as religious systems to come together on the same page. We will be taking a stand for:

1. Payment for our labor, rather than the current slave arrangement

2. Ending outrageous canteen prices

3. Reintroducing parole incentives to lifers and those with Buck Rogers dates

Along with these primary demands, we are also expressing our support for the following goals:

• Stop the overcrowding and acts of brutality committed by officers throughout FDOC which have resulted in the highest death rates in prison history.

• Expose the environmental conditions we face, including extreme temperatures, mold, contaminated water, and being placed next to toxic sites such as landfills, military bases and phosphate mines (including a proposed mine which would surround the Reception and Medical Center prison in Lake Butler).

• Honor the moratorium on state executions, as a court-ordered the state to do, without the legal loophole now being used to kill prisoners on death row.

• Restore voting rights as a basic human right to all, not a privilege, regardless of criminal convictions.

Operation PUSH:

Every Institution must prepare to lay down for at least one month or longer: No prisoners will go to their job assignments.

Our goal is to make the Governor realize that it will cost the state of Florida millions of dollars daily to contract outside companies to come and cook, clean, and handle the maintenance. This will cause a total BREAK DOWN.

In order to become very effective we must use everything we have to show that we mean business. This is our chance to establish UNITY and SOLIDARITY. This is the strategy of Operation PUSH! A voice locked up is not a voice unheard!

Slave labor-

We are encouraging prisoners throughout the DOC to band together in an effort to demand payment for work performances.

One of the main reasons why we’re demanding payment as opposed to gain time is because the DOC is bent on taking something we’ve earned away and using it against us to restructure new release dates.

Another reason is that $50 and a bus ticket to parts unknown is not working for us, especially if we have conditions that require us to pay out of pocket cost.

The system knows that the odds are heavily stacked against us when we reenter into mainstream society, so they make it look like they’re helping us by giving us $50, but the reality is it’s not enough to do anything with!

With even a modest amount of payment we will be able to save up something to survive outside with; for those with lengthy sentences, they would be able to support themselves inside.

At any event, once we win establishment of payment, this would be the one thing the system won’t be able to take away from us.

While this will be the strongest “Push,” our next concern will be on price-gouging us with items we buy out of canteen.

Price Gouging-

We can no longer allow the state to take advantage of our families’ hard-earned money by over-charging us, they’re taking food out our mouths!

All prisoners and their family members are getting pimped with these outrageous canteen prices. We want regular market value.

Take for example: one case of soup on the street cost $4.00. It costs us $17.00 on the inside. This is highway robbery without a gun. It’s not just us that they’re taking from. It’s our families who struggle to make ends meet and send us money—they are the real victims that the state of Florida is taking advantage of. We got to put a stop to this!

Parole-

The federal government has given every state in the country a choice as to how they wish to use incentives to reward their prisoners. Florida decided to offer gain time as an incentive, however, those who have life sentences and Buck Rogers dates don’t have any incentives.

We are now demanding that the State of Florida bring back parole and come up with a payment for prisoners work performances, as the law required.

Let us demonstrate why these two issues are so important. Take for example someone who has done a ten year bid. In the process he loses all family support and money stops, the letters stop. He finds himself supporting himself the best way he can. In short, the system robbed him of ten years of labor.

He has nothing to show for it so now even if he does his ten year bid with no probation or parole, he’s still a convicted felon, and finding a job is very difficult.

The Plan-

These are the things we’re protesting, and we are currently trying to mentally prepare Florida inmates throughout the DOC for January 15.

WE HAVE TO STRIKE BACK AND STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!

What do you do when there’s no body giving you jack shit and you’re hungry? Add to this you wearing hand-me-downs, looking like you can’t be trusted? This is enough to drive you off the edge and try your hand at stealing, robbing, or selling drugs to make a dollar.

This is not a joke! In fact it’s our reality and for those who do have strong family support, we salute you, but please understand you are the few that are blessed with the foot hold that you have. This is not the case for the over-all majority, and this is the cause of high recidivism rates.

It’s time we reverse the psychology and STAND together. The way to strike back is not with violence as this is what they want! If we show them violence they will have a legitimate excuse to use brute force against us and explain to the public that they had to use brute force in order to contain the situation. However, their weakness is their wallet.

By sitting down and doing nothing, each institution will have the responsibility of feeding, cleaning, and all the maintenance. DO THE MATH.

The more institutions that have to employ outside contractors, the sooner we will see results.

Welcome to Operation PUSH.

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Nashville ABC, AFA, and MTAN display a banner in solidarity with the Florida Prison Strike.

Nashville Anarchist Black Cross, in tandem with Nashville AntiFa and Middle Tennessee Autonomous Network have diligently supported Prisoners through our jail/bail support, Prisoner letter writing and greeting card program, inside-outside alliances, and through direct action rallies against the Fraternal Order of Police, Core Civic (Formerly CCA, a private prison corporation), and the cognate lobbyists who work for these interest groups through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Recently, our collectives have also began a weekly street-side free store and hot meal service for the unhoused in Nashville (most of which are refugees from the industrial carceral complex attempting to reclaim their lives).  Upon learning about Operation PUSH and the Prisoners striking in Florida Department of Corrections facilities, we sought to demonstrate our solidarity with these brave souls while continuing to do direct action mutual aid in our community.  To accomplish this, we crafted a solidarity banner which read, “Nashville ABC, AFA, and MTAN Stand With The Prison Strike”. 

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Anarchists in Nashville distribute food and clothing in honor of Operation PUSH.

We displayed the banner on the front of the buffet-style serving table where we served the unhoused hot chicken noodle soup, crackers, chips, juice, cookies, and bottled water (made collaboratively by MTAN, Nashville ABC, and Nashville AntiFa), freshly baked bread, sausage and scrambled eggs, bagels, (provided by our comrades from Middle Tennessee Democratic Socialists of America- DSA) and home-made granola bars (provided by Showing Up for Racial Justice- SURJ Nashville).  Behind the banner, we set up our street-side free store with numerous personal hygiene items, clothing, snacks, blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, and handwarmers (Provided by SURJ Nashville, Middle Tennessee DSA, MTAN, Nashville ABC, and Nashville AntiFa).  Middle Tennessee DSA also generously provided many heavy winter coats which were quickly distributed. 

This mutual aid action has become a weekly event for our collective, and we are grateful to have the constant support and solidarity from amazing Leftists in our community like Middle Tennessee DSA and SURJ Nashville.  We dedicated this action in honor of, and in solidarity with the Florida Prisoners’ strike (Operation PUSH) beginning January 15th.  We stand with our imprisoned brothers, sisters, and comrades.  None are free until ALL are free.

Nashville Anarchist Black Cross

Nashville AntiFa

Middle Tennessee Autonomous Network

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Violent White Supremacist Criminal Enterprise Exposed in Jacksonville Area

Dangerous White Nationalist Criminal Enterprise in Our Community 

Orange Park, Florida- A recent article published on the European social justice site “Enough is Enough” reveals that beneath the quiet charm of our city lies a growing threat.  A group of Hammerskins that call themselves “Crew 38” have begun organizing in a local business called “Fantasy Tattoo and Piercing”.  The Southern Poverty Law Center characterizes Hammerskins as a highly organized criminal enterprise and Neo-Nazi skinhead group that believe in white supremacy and violence against gays, people of color and anti-racists. 

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The Orange Park Fantasy Tattoo Hammerskins are no different.  Their members, such as Trevor Thompson, are ultra-violent with a history of shooting a Black child in a hate-motivated crime. 

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Thompson was convicted of attempted murder and served his time.  He paid his debt to society, but upon release he has embraced the ideology of white supremacy again and is organizing a new gang of Hammerskins at Fantasy Tattoo to terrorize his local community.  Together, these folks have harassed anti-racist activists online, recruited motorcycle gangs such as the MC Outlaws to come to music shows to intimidate citizens in our community, and congregated more white nationalists into a wolf-pack bent on terrorizing our city and espousing the tenets of racial prejudice. 

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Besides, Thompson, the Fantasy Tattoo Hammerskins include Peter Mitchell Gaughenbaugh, a convicted sex offender listed as a predator by Florida Law Enforcement due to his voracious appetite for child pornography.  The article above includes images of Peter posing in front of Fantasy Tattoo and Piercing with Trevor Thompson.  This is doubly concerning because of the location of Fantasy Tattoo, which is directly proximal to student parking, the football field, and within 1000 feet of the primary school.  It is also proximal to Destiny Dance Center, a Christian dance studio where children train in ballet and other forms of dance.  Having sexual predators affiliated with a skinhead crew congregating this close to children, a dance studio, and a school is unseemly at best, and downright dangerous or illegal at worst.

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Another Hammerskin Crew 38 member, and employee of Fantasy Tattoo and Piercing is Chad Zingarelli.  Zingarelli has arrests ranging from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a dwelling while armed, and battery causing bodily harm.  He is still on probation until June of 2018 and is not permitted to associate with other criminals, but he is actively organizing a white nationalist chapter of Hammerskins with Trevor Thompson and Peter Gaughenbaugh. 

Zingarelli is also threatening, doxxing and harassing anti-racist activists online and in person, which has resulted in law enforcement intervention.  These Hammerskins continue to intimidate anti-racist activists as they walk by Fantasy Tattoo and Piercing to enter the local blood bank to donate lifesaving blood products, thereby causing these activists to desist donating blood. 

However, attempts to inform the owner of Fantasy Tattoo, David Johnson, that his business is being used as a place for skinheads to congregate, and plan racist, violent, and threatening activities have not been met with any meaningful response.  There has been no concerted effort to stop these Hammerskins from disrupting the anti-racist blood donors. 

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We are asking the community at large, to recognize the threat that these folks pose and the disruption they exert on community businesses such as the blood bank.  Allowing white nationalist groups, specifically violent groups like the Hammerskin Crew 38 to recruit, organize, and plan actions has resulted in the death of anti-racist activists such as Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA. 

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We respectfully request that the community of Orange Park, Florida take a stand against the Hammerskin Crew 38 and obfuscate their efforts to promote their racially prejudiced platform. 

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Do not support Fantasy Tattoo and Piercing, a business that allows skinheads to threaten and intimidate folks. If you are a restaurant owner/manager, do not allow these racists to use your venue for meetings, or gatherings to plan and promote their violent acts.  If you are a community leader, clergy, city council member, we implore you to step in and stop these Hammerskins from organizing by any means at your disposal. 

Do not tolerate them intimidating anti-racist activists and minorities in our beautiful town. 

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Jordan Jereb Admits to Targeting Teenagers and High Schoolers for ROF Support

While disputing with Jereb on one of my many appreciated posts about him, he pulls out some new information….

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Jereb is cocky, He posts all sorts of stupid shit including his gear. When he gets real defensive online he sometimes resorts to his ‘attractive women’

…but when called out for their age…Jereb only defends himself and adds a retort that backs up the original claim…He targets children.

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Somewhere along the lines of “Who cares who I am attracted to I dont touch them…I just recruit young people”

The screenshots can speak for themselves and the fact that Jereb has to defend himself even on youtube.

It took our ‘very organised/well funded’ local militia 3 weeks to figure out that our group was involved in the shooting. This video proves he is completely misinformed of the entire situation. The fact that he has to stick up for himself with the “pedophile” allegations shows how serious the situation really is. He complains we never show up even though we know all about them….. Even though they are never around when we are…Hmmmmmm? Screen Shot 2017-11-03 at 1.05.30 PM

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Jerb continues to dig himself a hole online, clinging to any information that he believes will stick.

All in all he is a proven violent sociopath with a wild imagination. He is now sticking up for the felon, women abuser, extremists that are being charged with attempted murder (also pill heads). He targets high school children and was even caught on school grounds in the past. He is no longer allowed near the high schools. Jereb cannot leave his area by law because he is on parole. He hangs out in the woods and near the walmart… Not worth our time. Just worth being watched…and stopped.

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Jereb can be found on multiple White Supremacist forums trying to show the work he is doing… Below are some photos from Stormfront, where he posts as ‘COMMIE STOMPER” talking about himself in the third person trying to give his movement more recognition. It fails.

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and ‘COMMIE STOMPERS’ response as if it’s not him…

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Other than thinking they are either trolls, ‘LEO’s’, or Feds…………they think they are pedophiles…so there must be plenty of objections to the movement.

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oh and since my name is out there…

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EAT SHIT.

Gary Snow-‘flake’: The Infamous Florida Right Wing Antagonist

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Florida always has to keep it original. Especially Jacksonville, FL. A home to Florida’s now most infamous right wing antagonist.

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We didn’t know who Gary Snow was before the protest, but it turns out after a brief altercation with him during the protest…a lot of protesters have had ‘run ins’ with him in the past.

After hearing that our comrades outside of Florida not hearing of him…We decided to kick it into gear…. Gary muh fuckin snow story…

Snow apparently is only a new resident to Jacksonville, FL and claims he is not an activist, even though he is seen at every major event within a couple hours. Many Jacksonville residents are fed up with his antics.

Snow has linked Alan —not his real name—- to the shooting and claims multiple things that are beyond far from the truth.

  1. He is working with the detectives. If he is working with the detectives he would know that Alan is not in any fear of prosecution regardless of how many people he wanted to headbutt at the protest.
  2. Alan was NOT threatening others…. Maybe calling someone that is shouting insults at you such as ‘tall bitch’ and you responding with ‘fat bitch’ would be considered harassment
  3. If Alan is so violent and harassing you… What the fuck are you doing putting your finger in his mouth?

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Snow mentioned that he was intimidated and alan screamed “YOU think I(?!?) am INTIMIDATING?!?!?!?!” Alan was tall, but Snow was fat. Alan left…No violence…nothing.

Snow tried his darndest to get a punch in the face and failed, but is still shooting off on social media about how his ‘antagonizers’ were violent and intimidating.

“My teeth may be yellow…but I was NOT looking for a fight…THAT was Gary.” -Alan Rat

There was a moment where Snow turned his ear into Alan’s yelling to try to let him know he did not care… Alan kept screaming… Gary regretting it… Cringing back and flinching quickly like he was going to punch… but held it back… Alan didn’t even flinch… smiled and said DO IT! Just like Snowflake. Playing him at his own game.

He was not done after us. He is also shown following the suspected shooters out. We actually saw Snow moments after this video on the streets where he shouted ‘bitch’ at us. We had better insults to yell at him and decided to notify the closest officer that we were being harassed, this officer was within a block of the shooting the whole time and the first responder. He was talking to Snow otherwise he would have witnessed the shooting.

 

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Folio Weekly captured the drama and explained what was happening… a more credible source to say the least. The man in the middle is a local tallahassee resident, member of the ‘Magic 8’ Anti-Racist Action Tallahassee group and Jiu Jitsu Gold medalist…staying in the middle to keep the situation resolvable.

Apparently Snow has a court date on Halloween.

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Tried to reach out to Gary to ‘bridge the gap’ like he likes to say and we were blocked.

All in all, there is proof that he in fact dropped the ‘N bomb’

Yours truly, ARAT

Suspects in Gainesville Shooting Case Show Violent Past: A Breakdown

TYLER TENBRINK, 30, Richmond Texas.

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Tenbrink is the alleged shooter and also allegedly said “I’m going to fucking kill you.” He has a criminal past that includes assault and drug possession.

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Tyler hopped the fence at the protest and almost got arrested. They ended up letting him go, which is a real tragedy.

 

 

Tenbrink has been to more than one rally in his day and was recorded saying he was in Charlottesville. His friends tell him to ‘Storm antifa and kill them all’ and “Your agenda is seek and kill”

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“Tyler TenBrink of Richmond, Texas, also joined a brief fray with dissenters during the event.  He is an active member of the Houston-area White Lives Matter movement and associates with members of the ARS. He too participated in the WLM protests at the Houston offices of the Anti-Defamation League and NAACP. ” -ADL

The Anti-Defamation League states in an article breaking down members photographed at the rally that Tenbrink is a known member of a White Lives Matter organization in Texas. White lives matter was also just declared a hate group in August by Southern Poverty Law Center.

WILLIAM FEARS, 28, TX

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William Fears was a passenger in the Jeep. He also allegedly asked if you ‘had seen kyle’ and made a quick movement out the window with his ‘sig heil’…

Fears has gained notoriety for being the ‘What about the memes guy’ getting choked out at a free speech rally in Texas by a Hispanic Militia Member.

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-WILLIAM FEARS

“William publicly proclaimed that he is a Nazi and a fascist; he also was witnessed assaulting multiple people as well as performing Nazi salutes. William drives a greyish silver Jeep patriot (the vehicle involved) which tends to be parked on the street outside of his residence. William has a criminal record and should be considered armed with an AR15. William was also present at the Richard spencer confrontation at Texas A&M. Fascists in Texas are such fan boys that they will drive hours to attend an action, in doing so William has earned the special ire of many state wide antifascists.” -redspark

Below: A list of events reported by the ADL.

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Fears was made famous in Charlottesville…Unafraid to speak to the press.

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Seen during the Charlottesville Torch Protest with Christopher Cantwell

He continued his antics in his home state of Texas.

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He has had a rich history of abuse and assault….he is seen assaulting protesters at 1:50 in this video below

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“FIRE THE FIRST SHOT IN THE RACE WAR BABY!!!!”

Meet William Fears – Cryptorapist, Muzzcuck, And Misogynist Extraordinaire! 

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Fears is the most outspoken of the group which has made him the most infamous out of the three. Atlanta Antifascists were able to dig up a document that links Fears to Richard Spencer’s organizational efforts and involvement in the protest.

More tweets about William Fears:

 

COLTON FEARS, 28, TX

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Colton Fears is an all around prick who was in a Texas metalcore band. Not really worth delving into…

This dude is a dork.

 

and lets end it on a good note…

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