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At risk of repetition, inre ths map via smh.com.au/politics/feder… I thought I might add a few more deets (another bloody thread).
1) 'Cooks Convicts' (MEL) emerged c AUG 2018. It incs Neil Erikson & Ricky Turner, but also a smol no others, inc (Eurydice Dixon memorial vandal) Andy Nolch, Rino 'Bluebeard' Grgurovic & Logan Spalding. L to R : RG, NE, AN, LS, RT. The hand signal may be familiar to some ...
2) Prior to CC, the grouping around Erikson he previously named 'Patriot Blue' after the white nationalist grping depicted in Stan's 'Romper Stomper'. The name was dropped after legal action, triggered by the Sam Dastyari incident (NOV 2017). See : sbs.com.au/news/stan-take….
3) Erikson has operated (principally via @facebook), under a range of labels over the course of the last decade or so. A non-exhaustive list of assocs incs: Nationalist Uprising, Australian Settlers Rebellion, Aussie Patriot Army, Ban Islam Party >
4) > European Australian Civil Rights League, Generation Identity AUS, It's OK To Be White, Nationalist Republican Guard, Neil Erikson Media, NRG Media, OzConspiracy, Pauline Hanson’s Guardian Angels, Reclaim Australia, United Patriots Front & United Patriots Front (Originals).
5) Prior to his emergence as a @facebook worrier, Erikson was also a member of & participated in two neo-#Nazi orgs: Nationalist Alternative (MEL) (along with Blair Cottrell & Tom Sewell of Lads) & Blood & Honour/(Southern Cross) Hammerskins.
6) Note that NAlt has its origins in anti-mosque agitation in Williamstown (MEL). In 2014, NAlt's fuehrer was a high skool teach called Mark Hootsen. See : slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=37277.
7) NE's activism reached a much wider audience via @facebook, Reclaim Australia (2015--) & the United Patriots Front (2015--2017), & has mostly consisted of var batshit publicity stunts & harassment. This targeting of African yoof in StK was v successful: abc.net.au/news/2018-12-3….
8) Note: If I was to examine NE's pol bio in greater detail I'd be here all day (& night), but as w all the materials I tweet about, my blog contains much more detail.

Next cab on the rank is neo-Nazi grouplet 'Antipodean Resistance'.
9) On AR, my last update was pub in AUG 2018 (slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=43365). In brief, it formed outta the UPF, & members were prominent in eg the #Coburg 'True Blue Crew' rally of MAY 2016 (slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=39934). As always, #antifa was condemned for confronting these blokes. 🙄
10) Anyway, on AR two more things: 1) its webshite closed last year, but gab -- AKA Twitter for nazis & aspiring mass murderers -- is more than happy to promote the grp & its propaganda; 2) a no of its members have not been publicly IDed but will be in future.
11) 'The Dingoes'. A podcast & Twitter handle (#DingoTwitter) which reps the yuppie end of the nazi spectrum. It's inthenews because alleged #Christchurch killer Tarrant adopted the grp's icon, the 'Aussie Shitposter'. Read more on the Racist Dogs here: slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=41527.
12) 'Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party'. Anning is a known quantity but it's the folks surrounding him that are of particular interest. See 'The White Rose Society' blog for more -- thewhiterosesociety.writeas.com/fraser-annings… -- & expect more deets re this KKKrew to also emerge in future.
13) 'The Lads Society'. A neo-Nazi organising project (2017--) which picks up where the UPF left off. James Buckle, Blair Cottrell, Mark McDonald, Stuart von Moger & Tom Sewell are key figures. Its MEL centre in Cheltenham closed recently but AFAIK the one in SYD >
14) > is still operational (see @ActionAshfield) & the boys have plans to open in ADE/BRIS/PER. TLS were hired by tour organiser Dave Pellowe to provide security during #AltRight propagandists Stefan Molyneux & Lauren Southern's tour last year >
15) > & were also employed to do so for the 'March for Babies' in MEL in OCT 2018 (slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=43692).

Odd, but TBH not that odd eh ...
17) 'Soldiers of Odin'. Est in late 2015 by Finnish neo-Nazi Mika Ranta, it popped up in MEL in early 2016. Its fuehrer is a guy called Jason Moore (pic below @ UPF anti-Muslim rally in BEN, late 2015), a former activist with the 'Patriots Defence League of Australia'.
18) Aside: PDLA was split from 'Australian Defence League', the failboat AUS vers of Yaxley-Lennon's E-E-EDL; PDLA once claimed to be a woman's rights org or some shit. No rlly. See : theage.com.au/national/victo….
19) On SOO, it gathered the support of several dozen racist meatheads in MEL, & a few more elsewhere, got some favourable coverage in The Age, & one of its members, Garry Mattsson (pic), got into trouble @ the Milo shindig in DEC 2017 (& gotta slap on the wrist for his troubles).
20) Finally, this post by @KieranBennett on SOO is v good resource (but dated OCT 2016) >>> kieransreview.com/2016/10/10/who…. In CAN @ARCCollective has pub extensively on SOO.
21) And it's @ this point I realise I misspelled 'this' in my first tweet. It's annoying, & I just thought I'd share my annoyance.
22) 'True Blue Crew'. The lvl boss of TBC is a plasterer from Melton called Kane Miller. As noted in article, TBC has organised 'against mosque developments & African gangs'. Like UPF, it emerged as a militant response to opposition.
23) KM is the fella in the sunnies grinning nxt to SS Helmet Guy (#Anning rally, St Kilda, JAN 2019); @tom_tanuki gave a pithy summary of KM & TBC in JUN 2018, the date of its last flagwit parade thru #Melbourne.
24) The TBC in MEL is no longer on @facebook, but the TBC also has a presence in NSW & QLD & related pgs. Note that when the TBC staged its rally in Coburg in 2016 -- joined by UPF, Antipodean Resistance/Combat 18 & assorted other <<facho>> -- it did so >
25) > in order to ‘Stop the Far Left!’, to ‘Support the Australian Government's Use of the Offshore Detention Centers That Protect Our Nation’ & to stop the Islamisation of Coburg (& presumably, by extension, MEL and BEN). When TBC set about organising an anti-African >
26) > vigilante grp in conjunction w TLS in JAN 2018, @7NewsMelbourne desc the venture as a 'kind of Neighbourhood Watch'. See : slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=42500.
27) 'United Patriots Front'. Formed mid-2015 as militant response to opp to Reclaim Australia, the UPF held its first rally in Richmond in May 2015 to demand socialist councillor @stephenjolly99 be dismissed. Oddly enuff, they didn't succeed. See : slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=38216.
28) The UPF story centres on a handful of individuals -- Shermon 'The Great Aussie Patriot' Burgess (NSW), BC, NE, Kris0 Richardson & Chris Shortis (MEL), & Kevin Coombes (‘Elijah Jacobson’) & Dennis Huts in PER -- along w a core of others & a much larger periphery.
29) It's a story fulla internal drama -- see, eg, slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=39600 -- but eventually became centred on BC & his fanboys. Its mobilising capacity peaked in late 2015 in BEN when over 1,000 ppl (from divers parts) rallied to 'stop the mosque' >
30) but it ended when @facebook finally decided to pull the plug. A few mths later, BC revived the projekt, only this time it was called TLS -- an attempt to consolidate the support gathered from 2015--2017, & launched in acknowledgement of declining utility of public demos.
31) 'The Unshackled'. As noted, est 2016. Its influence in propagating #AltRight doctrines received a massive boost last year when @Google decided to offer them media accreditation, which means their propaganda now appears in #Google's newsfeed alongside ABC, BBC, et. al..
32) Anyway, as noted in prev thread, MEL boy Tim Wilms -- an advocate of Right Wing Death Squads -- is editor, & a small KKKrew of others halp. TU resembles both an amateurish #SKYNewsAfterDark & a Tory yoof grp, & offers a platform for all across spectrum of far-right opinion.
33) Finally, XYZ. MEL-based music teacher David Hiscox is ed, & other reg contributors inc Ryan 'From HEMP to Hitler' Fletcher, David Hilton ('Moses Apostaticus'), Adam Piggott & Matthew Roebuck ('Matty Rose').
34) Hiscox & XYZ are playing an important role in normalising racism & xenophobia, & of late antisemitism & white nationalism in particular; it's part of the general collapse of 'conservatism' into mere reaction, w race @ centre. Anyway, more here > slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=42611.
35) So ENDs my commentary. I hope it's useful, & as always, there's heaps more on blog -- & if youse got Qs, I'll try my best to A 'em. Cheers, A. 🐱
36) PS. As an added BONUS! I thought I'd chuck this up. It's Neil Erikson, on his way to the #Anning meating on Satdee, asking his @YouTube audience, 'what do you expect?', & declaring that the #Christchurch massacre was 'karma'. Point being >
37) > that while @facebook maintains his pages & @youtube is happy to host his propaganda, last year NE gotta new fanboy: Stefan Eracleous (AKA 'Australian Meditations'). Like a lotta these blokes, SE was a Liberal Party student activist (in his case at @unimelb).
38) You can read more about Eracleous' contribution to campus life in 'Misogynist rants from Young Libs' (2014: theage.com.au/national/victo…) & 'The conservative young men who need a trigger warning when women are around' (2017: smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-…).
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