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The so-called Anti-Racist Action, also known as ARA and recently repackaged as The Torch Network, is a decentralised domestic terrorist group in the United States and Canada. It was created by criminally violent hardcore punk fans in Minnesota known as the Minneapolis Baldies towards the end of the 1980s. It soon spread throughout North America, usually by agitating in a Europhobic manner against people who stand up for the interests of White Americans.
Politically, the organisation was heavily influenced and worked alongside the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation. This group promoted an unorthodox conception of anarchism, with unusual Trotskyist and Cultural Marxist (New Left) elements, such so-called anarchism is just to break down society to replace it with a totalitarian Communist state. Noel Ignatiev✡, who called for the elimination of the white race, was a member of this group because anti-racist is a code-word for anti-white. AFA has also attempted to appeal to black supremacists, radical feminists and homosexuals, but its core membership were typically white male cuckolds from the hardcore punk scene and some student agitators. These white males would be considered beta males because they are happy zealous sheeple followers of others.
Origins in degenerate punk rock
The self-styled Anti-Racist Action originated from a degenerate subculture known as hardcore punk in the United States at Minneapolis, Minnesota during the late 1980s. Punk itself had originated in New York City and London amongst dysgenic anti-social elements of the population, including a disproportionate number of Jews: much of the general public associated it with violence, substance abuse, vandalism and low levels of personal hygiene. Some of them flirted with communist, anarchist, fascist and national socialist aesthetics from a very early stage, primarily as a means to "shock", with pretensions of being avant-garde. Posh boy, Jeremy Ratter ("Penny Rimbaud") who was set to go to the elite University of Oxford rebelled against Daddy, became a hippie and eventually founded the anarcho-punk genre with Crass. This took punk's flirtation with "radical" aesthetics and melded it with a smug, self-satisfied promotion of actual anarcho-communist politics. This influenced similar groups in the United States.
During the 1980s, punk morphed into hardcore, with many groups continuing with supposedly "political music." Minnesota in the Midwest was no different, with bands from Minneapolis and St. Paul, where a scene existed. A criminal street gang, known as the Minneapolis Baldies was formed in 1986 and in the early years it included people such as Kieran Knutson, Brandon J. Sanford, Martin D. O'Connor, Larry Rivers, Jason Nevilles, Jon Gilbertsen, Michael Crenshaw, Erik Sundquist, Rhonda Schaffer and others. They were a criminally violent mob, obsessed with so-called "anti-racism" and attacked people in Uptown, who they regarded as pro-white. Bands such as Blind Approach were associated with them, while they randomly attacked other skinheads from the East Side such as Mass Corruption.
It was while following a band on tour to Chicago that the Baldies, along with Skinheads On Chicago (SKOC) formally founded so-called Anti-Racist Action in around 1987. The name was simply copied from Anti-Fascist Action, a similarly violent communist group in the United Kingdom, founded in 1985. People in the hardcore punk scene became more widely aware of ARA across America due to a nationwide magazine called Maximum Rock and Roll (MRR), edited by the "counter-culture" Jew, Tim Yohannan✡ who worked at University of California, Berkeley, which started to promote them from 1987 onwards. They developed a network with other anti-white skinheads, such as Brew City Skins from Milwaukee, the North Side Crew also in Chicago, as well as groups in Cincinnati (people associated with SHARP), Indianapolis, Lawrence and elsewhere.
1990s spread: Love & Rage
In the 1990s, the network began to grow. One of their main rallying points was in relation to the trials of Tom Metzger of WAR. Metzger had originally been a straight forward, suit-and-tie, advocate for White American interests, but by the mid-1980s, things had gone down hill as Jews associated with the Church of Satan (ie - Barry Dubin✡ and Zeena LeVey✡) began whispering strange ideas in his ear. Around the same time, he began importing the skinhead subculture associated with Ian Stuart of British rock band Skrewdriver into the US, adopting a new image with WAR. Some of his skinhead followers killed an Ethiopian student in 1988 and Metzger was subsequently tried and charged in connection to this. ARA sections, sometimes based on older groups sprung up agitating around the issue; this included in Los Angeles (also "People Against Racist Terror," led by Svengali-esque Jew, Michael Novick,✡ former member of Weather Underground), San Diego, Portland, Vancouver and elsewhere.
Marty Williams of Chicago ARA stated that by 1992, the network had expanded from its base of skinheads to also student agitators and older Cultural Marxists of the 1960s type, who took a more background academic role. From its origins as basically a small group of ethno-masochists looking for a fight in the Minnesota hardcore scene, it adopted a more Saul Alinsky✡ Rules for Radicals strategy, appealing to various grievance mongers. They began associating with Black supremacist hate groups in places like Chicago, they started to promote homosexualism (earlier the Baldies had been known to attack people with long hair for being "fags"), it also tried to manipulate women by appealing to radical feminism, as well as attacking Christians for opposing the Abortion Holocaust (the brutal murder of unborn children). Much of this was derived from the Love and Rage organisation, an unorthodox anarchist group with Trotskyist and New Left aspects, which Noel Ignatiev✡ who called for the elimination of White people worldwide was a member of.
The network moved into Canada, particularly Toronto and acted openly as lackeys for Jewish supremacy by attacking the Heritage Front, which supported the works of German-born revisionist Ernst Zündel and David Irving. They closely collaborated with B'nai B'rith Canada, a Zionist hate group which supports the ongoing Palestinian Holocaust. In 1996, B'nai B'rith attempted to secure state funding for ARA, through the person of Sam Title✡ who revealed B'nai B'rith had "worked with them before." Karen Mock,✡ the National Director of B'nai B'rith was pictured at an ARA conference in the same year and the subject was featured in The Ottowa News in 1997. Their most notorious attack was the trashing of the home of a HF activist in 1994: ARA agitators implicated in this included Ajith Aluthwatta, Katrin Clouse, Ainsworth Weir, Elena Lonero and Peter Ricards. Some have also suspected their involvement in the terrorist firebombing of Zündel's home a year later, with Aluthwatta on the scene soon after.
Recent criminal activities
Two members of ARA from Las Vegas died in a shootout during 1998, these were Daniel Shersty and Lin Newborn. This caused some ARA members to think twice about participating in the movement and reconsider whether it was worth potentially losing their life over. A year prior to this they had reached a high of 1,500 members. With the rise of the internet, the new millennium saw a switch to a more information based warfare between ARA and nationalist groups. The pro-white forces got a lead through websites like Stormfront. One of the more prominent websites associated with ARA founded in 2000 is the One People's Project, covertly connected to the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was founded by Daryle Lamont Jenkins and Joshua David Belser ("Josh Hoyt"). It is most famous for its "doxing" of nationalist activists and groups, where it posts personal information, work information, family information in the hopes of eliciting attacks from maniacs or harassing them into giving up activism.
Despite the fact that the Ku Klux Klan hasn't been a significant nationwide political force since the times of FDR, ARA spend a considerable amount of energy attacking marches of the small pockets of new Klan organisations, which are more like drinking clubs. The same can be said for the Rockwellian pseudo-"Nazis" in costumes, such as the NSM, who are likewise largely a drinking club. The reason that the press, the SPLC and the ADL of B'nai B'rith focus on them is to discredit serious American nationalists and to push Holocaustianity. Nevertheless, in 2005, there was a significant riot in Toledo, Ohio, orchestrated by ARA at an NSM protest against gang crimes. 29 anarcho-Trotskyist terrorists were arrested. In early 2012 terrorists from HARM, the Indiana section of ARA, broke into an Illinois restaurant and started attacking guests with hammers and baseball bats. ARA also decided to push an 80 year old woman to the ground. Five Tinley Park terrorists were arrested and sent to jail for their heinous crimes; Jason Sutherlin, Cody Sutherlin, Dylan Sutherlin, Alex Stuck and John Tucker.
Along with the Tinley Park terrorists negative press, another scandal arose when Michael Rosenberg✡ a Jewish member of Montréal ARA, was accused by a young girl of having raped and molested her when she was passed out drunk. Rosenberg openly admitted this by stating on Facebook; "I took advantage of a underage girl and other girls.. she was too intoxicated and not old enough to consent". In the internet age, ARA could not escape knowledge of this criminality reaching the general public, so they decided towards the end of 2013 to repackage themselves as The Torch Network (this name is somewhat similar in implication to Searchlight). During this time, an Ivy League educated Jewish academic, Matthew Nemiroff Lyons,✡ based at Philadelphia has become prominent within ARA with his Three Way Fight theory. This is almost neocon in basis, in that it does recognise third positionist anti-globalists across the world as a genuine independent force but argues that anarchists and cultural Marxists ("libertarian socialists") should not support them in their resistance to imperialism/Zionism. Lyons has attacked Jewish dissidents who oppose Jewish supremacy such as Gilad Atzmon.✡ He has co-authored a book with alleged CIA agent Chip Berlet.
Members of Anti-Racist Action consistently couch themselves as critics of capitalism, however, they have been implicated in connections to the reigning Jewish plutocracy numerous times. ARA work closely with (in terms of "gathering intelligence") and have been supported by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Despite the fact the ARA are committed to open criminal violence against people they disagree with (pro-whites), a fact they have never made a secret of, the SPLC have described them as a "constructive force" and "freedom fighters." An organisation known as the Capital Research Center have revealed some of the main funders of the SPLC from 2000-2011. This includes Picower Foundation (belonging to Jeffry Picower,✡ the largest beneficiary of the Bernie Madoff✡ financial swindle), Cisco Systems, the Grove Foundation and even the very symbol of American robber-baron plutocracy itself, Rockefeller Philanthropy.
Early clues to a connection to B'nai B'rith are deliciously tantalizing, but not smoking gun material. Within the very first local newspaper articles about ARA in the 1980s, at the bottom of the article the ADL of B'nai B'rith are mentioned, letting us known about the number of "dangerous" pro-white skinheads in America. For open instance of B'nai B'rith-ARA collaboration, we have to look to Canada. An affiliate of the World Jewish Congress (officially representing international Jewry) B'nai B'rith through the person of Sam Title✡ requested that the Toronto Council fund the openly violent ARA, as he had "worked with them before." The National Director of B'nai B'rith Canada, Karen Mock✡ was openly pictured at an ARA conference with Kieran Knutson of Minneapolis ARA in 1996. Ida Fink✡ confirms, that "solidarity with Jewish groups is in fact a priority among members of ARA." The insane hypocrisy of ARA goes without saying. They claim to be against "racism", but worked openly with a powerful Zionist group which lobbies for a state that steals land from the Palestinians, has killed thousands men, women, children and dropped white phosphorus on them. They kicked up a fuss over the death of one Ethiopian student at the hand of a Metzger affiliated activist in the 1980s, but worked with Zionist B'nai B'rith, when the Israelis sterilized thousands of Ethiopian women because of their race.
|“||The abolitionists consider it a useless project to try to win the majority of whites, or even the majority of working class whites, to "anti-racism." They seek instead to compel capital to turn millions of "whites" against it, by rendering the white skin useless as a predictor of attitudes. How many would it take to rob the white skin of its predictive value? No one can say. The abolitionist strategy depends on the coming together of a minority determined to break up the white race. What would the determined minority have to do to plant doubt about the reliability of the white skin? They would have to break the laws of whiteness so flagrantly as to make it impossible to maintain the myth of white unanimity. Such actions would jeopardize their own ability to draw upon the privileges of whiteness. That is what would define them as race traitors.||”|
|— Noel Ignatiev,✡ 1994, Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation.|
|“||By the early 1990s ARA had morphed into a broader youth oriented movement. It was overwhelmingly anarchist, but had a political openness that prevented it from becoming an exclusionary sect. Also, it was a fighting movement and that really set it apart from much of the left who talked the game but failed to put the boot in. Different chapters initiated projects ranging from anti-nazi activity, to attacking more institutionalized racism. This later aspect usually materialized as Cop Watch which was a way to monitor and disrupt police in our cities.||”|
|— Anti-Racism Now, 2005, Kate Sharpley Library.|
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