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#BREAKING: We've obtained & published a month of Facebook Messenger chat logs from a private group created by Jason Kessler to plan 'Unite The Right 2' in #Charlottesville & DC unicornriot.ninja/2018/leaked-vi…
To view the "#UniteTheRight 2" planning chat on Facebook, look at the bottom of our new article for the embed. Leaked Messenger logs show chats between May 13 and June 14 of this year unicornriot.ninja/2018/leaked-vi…
The leaked Facebook chats show Jason Kessler and his co-organizers reaching out to violent far-right groups such as the Proud Boys, American Guard, & 'Patriot Prayer' to work security at the second #UniteTheRight unicornriot.ninja/2018/leaked-vi…
Like leaked chats from Kessler's Discord server used to plan the first #UniteTheRight, the FB planning chat often mentions violence. One of the more violent neo-nazi organizers present in the chat is McCormick Foley, aka Fred Arena of Vanguard America

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'McCormick Foley'/Fred Arena described himself as doing security for Unite The Right 2, & said he was "paramilitary + neo-nazi." This seemed to make Kessler nervous, who responded "This is absolutely the wrong kind of thing to be talking about on Facebook" unicornriot.ninja/2018/leaked-vi…
Jason Kessler takes a more cautious approach in the FB chat than in his leaked Discord chats from last yr:
2017: “bring picket signs that can be used as sticks to bludgeon our enemies”
2018: “Please don’t talk about fighting...Hurts the legal situation.”

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Another one of Kessler's co-planners, 'Dave Shyne' (real name David Rother) argued for repeating the same confrontational approach from the first #UniteTheRight

"We dont really need people with security backgrounds. Just strong men who can follow orders"

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#UniteTheRight 2 organizer 'Dave Shyne' aka David Rother has a long criminal history, incl. violent felonies like unlawful wounding. He has also expressed support for Atomwaffen, the Nazi militia responsible for several murders & bomb plots across the US unicornriot.ninja/2018/leaked-vi…
At times, Kessler appears to be struggling to even attempt to pursue basic logistics such as transportation & housing for his #UniteTheRight "anniversary" event on the weekend of August 12, 2018

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The leaked '#UniteTheRight 2' Facebook Messenger group chats also show Jason Kessler complaining about the lack of support from the broader alt-right movement.

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In an attempt to illustrate how he is being ignored by the wider alt-right movement that supported him last year, Jason Kessler complains that he doesn't get as many retweets as @socialistdogmom

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Some of Kessler's messages in his 'Unite The Right 2' planning chat seem contradictory - calling for "nonviolent resistance" but also a security team to "take down serious threats" "by themselves if law enforcement fails to act"

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Another person helping Jason Kessler with "security" planning for 'Unite The Right 2' is someone using the name 'Danny Wolf' who says his "significant other is in law enforcement". 'Danny Wolf' claims to be preparing to coordinate with law enforcement unicornriot.ninja/2018/leaked-vi…
Jason Kessler is using the Zyniker Law Firm to collect donations for ‘Unite The Right 2.’ Kessler says the California-based law firm functions as a “GoFundMe alternative”

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Before using the 'Unite The Right 2' @Facebook private group chat whose contents we leaked today, Jason Kessler was using @discordapp to plan the first #UniteTheRight last year. We leaked that stuff too. You can browse Kessler's 2017 Discord chats here: discordleaks.unicornriot.ninja/discord/user/1…?
This landing page has an overview (w links to specific stories) of the many Discord chat rooms we leaked in the aftermath of events in #Charlottesville last year. The chats implicate Jason Kessler along with a laundry list of neo-nazi groups & individuals unicornriot.ninja/2017/charlotte…
Our investigations into neo-nazi groups, like our coverage of other ongoing issues such as pipeline struggles & police shootings, only exist bc of support from our audience. Thanks to everyone who makes Unicorn Riot possible! We couldn't do it without you. unicornriot.ninja/support-our-wo…
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