Anti-Fascists Confront Neo-Nazi Outside His Home in Houston

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On Saturday, June 8th, a large group Anti-Fascists rallied on Houston’s Near Northside Neighborhood. They marched to the home of white nationalists Ariel Gherman and Paul Preston (the leader of the Houston Goylers) who were thoroughly doxxed the same day. Near Northside residents were alerted of Paul’s presence in their neighborhood through outreach efforts the week before the action and during the action itself. The neighbors we spoke with were grateful to be informed about Paul and highly supportive of the rally itself, and many said they planned to join us at the action. A few neighbors we spoke to had already gotten a bad vibe about the house in the past, and one told us that Paul already had a confrontation with some black high school students who had seen him hanging a racist flag outside at one point. Paul’s house is across the street from Near Northside High School, so his presence there is a huge danger to black and brown students. Leading with a banner which said “Fuck Racists, Smash White Supremacy”, the march was greeted with friendly honks, waves, and smiles from passersby. Neighbors were encouraged to join in and said they wanted to, but some were afraid that the Nazis could recognize them or retaliate. Once the march arrived at the front of Paul Preston’s house, a few of the families looked on and filmed from the periphery.

At Paul and Ariel‘s house, the crowd made a ruckus with chants, horns, drumming and so on. We could see that Ariel Gherman was home, with her car parked out front, but couldn’t tell who else might be inside. Ariel remained quietly inside with no visible movement despite some protesters taping up flyers to the window, knocking, and spamming the doorbell. After some time, a few cops rolled up at a distance, and shortly afterwards a crimson pickup truck with a trailer drove by. Multiple people spotted Paul in the passenger seat looking surprised, embarrassed, and afraid as the truck tried to sneak around the corner undetected. The crowd shifted onto the next street in pursuit of him. Unfortunately for Paul, the street was a dead-end and the driver began awkwardly maneuvering to back up down the street with the trailer they were towing. At the corner, with a little distance from the crowd, Paul quickly hopped out of the truck and darted for his front door. He was dressed in a colorful tank top that had a number 1947 bib, and a goofy sweatband around his head.  With a big crowd whooping and hollering at him he scurried inside, half skipping steps and avoiding eye contact. Even now, a few days after the ordeal, Paul continues to talk a big game online, but when confronted in real life it was a very different story. 

More police eventually showed up and wedged themselves between the crowd and the fence around the house, met with chants of “Cops and Klan go Hand in Hand”. The police made their way up to the front porch and began to take down the flyers, one of them remarked “thanks for the fingerprints”, and they knocked on the door. Ariel sheepishly answered and they were invited inside. Two black cops went in first and shut the door behind them, then the other two white cops entered moments later. Exhausted of any more openings to confront the Nazis now that the cops had come to their rescue, the crowd decided to march back through the neighborhoods and call it a day. More outreach and flyering was done on the way back, with more warm welcomes from everyone we came across.

Trying New Things
After some reluctance, and weeks of rigorous organizing, this event turned out to be a huge success. Without the use of social media or relying on any of the more liberal left, Texans were able to turn out a sizeable bloc of militants to confront a Neo-Nazi at their doorstep without any arrests or injuries–all on a 95 degree day. The police typically have the convenience of seeing events weeks ahead of time on Facebook and making plans to shut things down before they even begin. In this case, cops were not given that luxury. The results of keeping the event offline seemed to pay off. We would have liked to have more neighbors with us in the crowd. Although we did a lot of on-the-ground outreach ahead of time, it’s certainly worth reflecting on ways to bring out more neighbors to the event itself. Improvements could be made to help with turnout such as: scheduling an outdoor event at a time less sunny and hot, changing the meetup location to somewhere more comfortable and less open, and handing out/explaining the use of masks ahead of time to neighbors. This was a chance to experiment with a new tactic and see if home demonstrations can be a viable pressure point against the Alt-Right. When dealing with leadership figures, and people who are less vulnerable to doxxing due to their occupations, we think a home demo can be an effective alternative when enough precautions and preparations are made.

Houston Realtor Paul Preston Exposed as Nazi Group Leader

Summary

Paul Joseph Preston, often using the aliases Whit Wooderson and Woody White,  is a co-founder of a local white nationalist organization known as the Houston Goylers, and a frequent contributor to the Alt-Right podcast Exodus Americanus. He has participated in numerous white supremacist and Neo-Nazi rallies including the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, the attempted disruption of the Houston Anarchist Bookfair in 2017, and the attempted disruption of Bingo Against Borders in 2018, among others. He works in real estate and holds a Texas real estate license. His license is sponsored by Applied Real Estate Technologies, LLC, which does business under the trade name ListingSpark. Paul lives with his white nationalist girlfriend, Ariel Gherman, in Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood where he owns a house.

Paul Preston and Ariel Gherman marching in the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, 2017.
Paul and Ariel’s Information
Paul Joseph Preston

Date of Birth: March 24, 1989

Address: 1205 Morris St., Houston, TX 77009

Phone number: 713-859-0137

Vehicle: Dark Toyota Prius, Texas Plate Number GWS 6800

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woody.white56481
https://www.facebook.com/whit.wooderson

Email: pauljosephpreston@icloud.com
wooderson5000@gmail.com

Work: Texas Real Estate License no. 703707
License sponsored by Applied Real Estate Technologies, LLC (dba ListingSpark), license #9000603

ListingSpark Email: admin@listingspark.com

ListingSpark Phone Numbers: 512-827-2252
210-405-1109

ListingSpark Addresses: 3415 Greystone Dr., Ste 310, Austin, TX 78731
9050 N. Capitol of Texas Hwy, Bldg 3, Ste 250, Austin, TX 78759

ListingSpark Websites: listingspark.com
listingsparkrealestate.com

Ariel Michelle Gherman

Date of Birth: April 12, 1994

Address: 1205 Morris St., Houston, TX 77009

Phone number: 832-814-3003

Vehicle: Green Subaru Outback, Texas plate HHT 9271

Work: Currently unknown; background in graphic design.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiariel

Paul Preston and the Houston Goylers

Paul Joseph Preston is one of the two original founders of a Houston-based Neo-Nazi organization called the Houston Goylers. The name is an antisemitic play on the name of the old Houston football team, the Houston Oilers. Goy is a Hebrew word that was historically sometimes used to refer to non-Jews, and is often used today by white supremacists and Neo-Nazis today to emphasize how not-Jewish, and in fact how anti-Jewish, they are. Among Houston Neo-Nazis, the Goylers are generally regarded as the “main guys” who organize as explicit white supremacists in Houston, alongside Patriot Front. In 2016 the Goylers boasted a membership of around 25 people, with about 10 of them reported as being highly active according to Paul Preston, though it is unclear if they have maintained the same membership over recent years.

Paul Preston uses the alias Whit Wooderson online (and variations like “Woody White”), and credits himself as “one of the founders of Chad Nationalism” as well. Like many other Alt-Right terms, Chad Nationalism is really just a meme-based rebranding of white nationalism, centered around building up one’s identity as an “alpha male” as featured in Chad memes online. Under his Whit Wooderson alias, Paul is also an administrator to the “Boartex of Power” Facebook group, which serves as a private social group for the Alt-Right talk show “Exodus Americanus”, a channel on “The Right Stuff” (TRS) fascist podcast platform. He has participated in a number of TRS podcasts under the name Wooderson, discussing the social activities of the Houston Goylers, his love of Confederate Flag regalia, work and life advice for fellow Neo-Nazis, and his contempt for everyone who isn’t a white, straight Christian male with racial slurs littered throughout. Here is a short clip of Wooderson laying out his beliefs on Exodus Americanus Episode 112:

Whit Wooderson listed as an admin for the private “Boartex of Power” Facebook group where Exodus Americanus listeners congregate.

On top of just talking on The Right Stuff podcasts, Paul helped organize “TRS Pool Party” meetups around Houston. These are basically just real-life social meetups for Alt-Right Nazis who listen to or are involved in the podcasts, but they have played a role in networking different fascist groups together and bringing in new members. Paul also joined the white supremacist group “Identity Europa” when they were around in 2016, and put up some of their flyers around Houston which FreePress Houston reported about at the time.

In 2017, Paul traveled to Charlottesville to participate in the Unite the Right demonstrations that culminated with James Field’s deadly car attack. During Friday’s torch-lit march, Paul could be seen dressed in a white polo shirt and khaki pants–the uniform of the now-defunct white nationalist group Vanguard America. He held hands and walked with his girlfriend Ariel Gherman (who sometimes uses the alias Ariel Sherman). You’ll remember last year we exposed Ariel for renting the house that the Texas Neo-Nazi contingent stayed in during their trip to Charlottesville. After our expose, Ariel was promptly fired from her job at a right-wing graphic design and media strategy firm, Harris Media (which has its own ties to international fascism), and soon after moved back to her hometown of Houston, where she took up residence with Paul. 

In the summer of 2017, Paul attended a white nationalist “Texas is Ours” rally in front of the Texas Capitol in Austin. With his organization “The Houston Goylers”, Paul participated in the attempted disruption of the Houston Anarchist Bookfair in September 2017, alongside Patriot Front and other fascists. He also was one of the white nationalists who attempted to disrupt the SURJ Bingo Against Borders event at a Houston bar in August 2018. He was caught on camera daring onlookers to “Take my picture, try to get me fired!” Aside from trying to disrupt various left wing events, the Goylers focus mostly on physical fitness training and do a lot of group activities in private, such as going on “Hate Hikes” with Patriot Front members and other Nazis.

There are a number of things which we will feature below that help prove Paul Preston is the real person behind the “Whit Wooderson” alias:

Realtors, White Supremacy, and Gentrification

Paul and Ariel live in a house Paul owns in the Near Northside, a historically Latino and Black neighborhood in central Houston, just north of downtown. It was the site of the 1978 protests and rebellion following the police murder of Jose Campos Torres. It’s also a neighborhood which, like much of inner loop Houston, has been struggling with gentrification and displacement, especially since the construction of the Red Line MetroRail in 2013. Additionally, the Near Northside has been the base of Paul’s real estate business activities. 

Paul currently holds a real estate license sponsored by Applied Real Estate Technologies, LLC, which does business as ListingSpark. It’s unclear whether Paul is an employee of ListingSpark or just an independent contractor. In either case, Texas law makes ListingSpark legally accountable for all the actions of the agents it sponsors. Sponsoring the license of an open Neo-Nazi like Paul or any of his associates therefore creates a huge liability for ListingSpark or any other sponsoring brokerage. 

The Fair Housing Statement by ListingSpark states that they “fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act … which generally prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, [and] religion,” and that they “are committed to, creating and fostering an environment of diversity throughout their … organization and franchise system.” Additionally, Section 531.19 of the Rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission prohibits real estate license holders from indicating “any preference, limitation, or discrimination” based on race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry, among other characteristics. Article 10 of the Texas REALTORS® Code of Ethics (of which Paul is a member) contains a number of anti-discrimination provisions as well. But how can they expect an openly white supremacist Neo-Nazi to abide by these Fair Housing and non-discrimination laws?

Before his current gig with ListingSpark, Paul was the co-owner of Bayou City Properties, LLC, together with Daniel Nelan Starr. During that time both Paul and Daniel had real estate licenses sponsored by Granite Point Realty. The registered address of Bayou City Properties was 1205 Morris Street, the very house that Paul purchased in 2018 and for which he used Daniel as the real estate agent.

Dan Starr clearly had a close relationship with Paul and is still Facebook friends with Paul’s openly fascist account “Woody White,” and he “likes” or interacts with some of Paul’s Nazi posts. Dan Starr’s wife, Olivia, is also Facebook friends with Ariel Gherman. Dan Starr still owns and lists a number of other properties in the Near Northside as well, but appears to currently work for an Austin-based real estate company called Jovio.

Dan Starr’s facebook profile, where you can see he has friended “Woody White”

Below, we can see Paul Preston’s realty friend Dan Starr jokingly post “WE STAND WITH ISRAEL” in the comments of one of Paul’s posts complaining about Donald Trump supporting Israel.

The presence of an openly white supremacist real estate agent on the Near Northside, along with his other realty connections, is an enormous threat to all the non-white people still trying to hang on in this neighborhood. Like all U.S. cities, Houston has a long history of racial discrimination, segregation, and white supremacy in the real estate and housing industries, from redlining neighborhoods for disinvestment; blockbusting and white flight; discrimination in lending; and many other practices–both overt and subtle–used to arrange urban space to reflect and reinforce the larger racial hierarchies in society. The recent efforts at gentrifying the Near Northside follow this legacy closely. 

As Atlanta Antifascists noted in their 2017 expose of a white nationalist lawyer and real estate developer, “Involvement in property development and gentrification has several obvious appeals to white nationalists. First, insofar as it builds white enclaves at the expense of communities of color, this parallels the larger-scale political goals of white nationalism. Second, it generates funds and material resources that may be put at the disposal of the racist movement. Third, being perceived as a successful businessperson can itself generate political capital and greater opportunities to spread one’s message.” 

To be clear, the serious problems of racist development strategies and gentrification, housing and lending discrimination, and the displacement and subjugation of communities of color is so much bigger than a handful of avowed Neo-Nazis in the real estate business–just like a handful of Neo-Nazis in law enforcement or the military are not the cause of the white supremacist and colonial/imperial function of policing and the military. The attraction of white nationalists and Neo-Nazis merely illuminates the white supremacist structure and function already existing in these institutions. The structural white supremacy that exists in these industries and institutions creates attractive work opportunities for overt white nationalists, lends them an appearance of legitimacy while they enact their white nationalist agenda, and provides fertile ground for recruiting people steeped in the same culture. 

#YangGang

On March 10th, 2019, Paul and Ariel, along with fellow Nazis William Fears and Joffre Cross (both currently under indictment for being felons in possession of firearms), attended a Houston campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Paul later bragged on social media about getting memes signed by Yang and sent a picture he had taken with Yang to his dad. At first glance, white nationalists supporting an Asian-American Democratic party candidate is entirely incomprehensible, but there are several forces at play in this. First is the alt-right’s disillusionment with Trump, partly because of his lack of follow through with the border wall and his support for Israel. Organizing support for an opposition candidate is partly a way to punish Trump for these betrayals, an attempt to prove that he and other Republicans need the alt-right to win. 

Having given up on Trump, and presidential candidates in general in some cases, many people on the Alt-Right are “ironically supporting Yang” because they say they just want the free $1000 per month (from his platform focused on a universal basic income) to fund their attempts at activism. The funny Yang Gang slogan, ripe opportunities at endless Yang memes, the fashwave aesthetic of Yang’s hats, and the irony of white supremacists appearing to back an Asian candidate are all factors that have combined into a large support base for Andrew Yang by the Alt-Right.

There are other, more ideological, layers as well, such as Yang’s emphasis on the impact of automation and occasional discussion of demographic changes in the U.S., both white nationalist talking points. 

For his part, Yang has denounced the Alt-Right support, but has hardly done anything to make his campaign inhospitable to them. And signing his name on print outs of Pepe memes seems, at the most generous, extremely naive for someone who wants to run for president, and at worst looks a lot like when Trump feigned ignorance about David Duke and his endorsement of Trump. Additionally, the Alt-Right Yang Gang phenomenon creates opportunities for the muddying political lines and dangerous left-right cross-overs. Traditionally left-wing positions like a universal basic income can easily be co-opted by fascistic movements, especially when they exist in isolation of a larger political analysis of capitalism, the state, and fascism. 

But Charlottesville Was A Long Time Ago And I Thought The Alt-Right Was Dead?

After Charlottesville and the other big fascist rallies of 2017, much of the Alt-Right retreated from grandiose public displays–a reflection of their declining power and legitimacy and also a strategic attempt to regroup. They have made some strides in bolstering their tactics, messaging, and security, such as switching to more unannounced flash-mob style actions, flyering campaigns, and organization building. Our tactics have to evolve as well.

Unfortunately, the lack of a visible fascist spectacle has lulled some on the left into a sense of complacency on a false assumption that what can’t be seen either doesn’t exist or isn’t a serious threat. 

Also much of the left has simply been re-captivated with the spectacles of a new election cycles and official investigations of the president. While Donald Trump’s candidacy and election lent momentum and legitimacy to the Alt-Right and white nationalist politics more generally, an electoral defeat of Trump cannot, by itself, defeat an autonomous fascist movement that no longer believes in him. Radical, creative, and expansive anti-fascist movements are more important than ever.

When it comes to fascists, we don’t forget and we don’t forgive. Stay vigilant and stay anti-fascist!
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“ANTICOM” Nazi Brendon West Exposed in Central Texas – Updates

NOTE: The below article contains updates to a post made by Central Texas ARA earlier this week.
Summary

Photographer Brendon West has been exposed by Central Texas ARA as a highly active member of Alt-Right circles who has been working to compile and publish doxx about various leftists, both locally around Central Texas and Nationally. (link above)

“Brendon West (aliases include Vlka Fenrika, Fenrika Foxtrot, and Foxtrot DEVGRU) is an alt-right activist and leader of “Anticommunist Action” (ANTICOM). He has photographed and attempted to dox NLG volunteers and others in Central Texas. West led the effort to dox Spenser Rapone, a West Point student expelled from the Army for anti-imperialist statements.”

Updates
The Professional associates of Brendon West (alias Fenrika Foxtrot, Vlka Fenrika, etc.) have attempted to cast doubt on the ItsGoingDown article documenting Brendon’s fascistic behavior. Jacob Stone of Phantom6Productions went so far as to call the article “fake”. 

Jacob Stone did not make clear what particular piece of information he considered false, but we will conclusively demonstrate here that:

    1.) Fenrika Foxtrot is Brendon West

    2.) Brendon West has been involved in the doxing of legal aid volunteers, anti-confederate protestors, and others.

    3.) Brendon West has disseminated fascist material including podcasts from FashTheNation and The Daily Shoah, articles from The Daily Stormer, and more. 
    
    Our fight is not with Brendon’s professional contacts. We are not accusing Phantom6Productions or Jacob of any racist activity. All they are asked to do is make clear they will cease association with Brendon. If they insist instead on lying, defending Brendon, and forcefully denying reality we will be unable to help them. 
    

   1.) Fenrika Foxtrot is Brendon West

   
   This is undeniable. Brendon West has been tagged and named numerous times as Fenrika Foxtrot, as shown below. Brendon is pictured wearing a campaign t-shirt for the alt-right candidate Paul Nehlen. Here and in numerous other instances Brendon is tagged by Fairy Godmother Ninja productions as Fenrika Foxtrot. 
  

 

Brendon West is also listed as the owner of Libertus7 productions on LinkedIn and elsewhere. Here is Fenrika Foxtrot taking credit for Libertus7 videos, further proving that Fenrika Foxtrot is Brendon West.

  

  2.) Brendon West doxxing people

  “Vlka”, one of Brendon’s aliases screenshotted earlier (Vlka Fenrika III), is referred to in the “Front and Center” Patriot Front Discord server here.

  Below, Brendon brags on multiple occasions about doxing Spenser Rapone, and posts photos of National Lawyer’s Guild members:

  3.) Brendon West sharing fascist material and associating with Nazis

  Below, Brendon shares a FashTheNation podcast featuring antisemitic candidate Paul Nehlen:

      

  Below, Brendon shares an image (perhaps of his own creation) celebrating “Unite The Right”, the rally in Charlottesville that lead to injury and death just two days before his posting. 

  

  Below, Brendon (with Camera) attends a political rally alongside Neo-Nazi Ken Reed (Red Hat):

  

  Below, Brendon shares an article from the DailyStormer, a site so racist multiple companies have refused to host it: 

   

   It is undeniable that Brendon West is an active fascist. 

   

   

With all that said, why defend him? His friends know this. His professional contacts know this. Some, who have chosen to defend him, apparently find children getting tear gassed at the border to be funny, and consider him to be the “ultimate internet troll.”

We are here to remind Brendon and all who would foolishly defend him that we don’t consider Nazis very funny at all. His professional contacts are not, for now, our primary concern. We do not have reason to believe that Stone himself is involved in any political activity or overt racism and we do not consider him a fascist. But attempting to deceive the public, and calling the truth a lie, in the defense of a Fascist can change their situation as rapidly as they wish.
All statements made in the original article are factual, none of it is false, and there is no denying the truth of these claims. 
   
If Brendon cared about his friends, he would simply own up to his errors publicly and make a real correction to his behavior instead of making colleagues tell embarrassing, disgraceful lies that help no one.    
   
For now, do your part to alert the following sites to Brendon’s far-right proclivities:
    
    
Please contact these studios on Facebook and ask them to publicly explain their (current or prior) association with Brendon and to clarify that it will not continue:

Self-Identified Fascist Madison Hebert Working at First Community Credit Union

UPDATE 11/14/18

From what we can tell Madison Hebert does not appear to be working at First Community Credit Union any longer, although she did work there within the two weeks prior to our original post. The bank has not, to our knowledge, released any official statements about her employment status there, but they have said that they can’t find an employee working there with that name any longer. We are not yet sure of the terms upon which she left the company, or if it was related to our posts about her.

Summary

Madison Noelle Hebert is a self-identified fascist who currently works as a bank  teller on the “float team” (workers who float between different bank branches) at the First Community Credit Union in Houston, Texas. We called the bank ourselves to confirm that she still works there as of October 2018.

Around social media Madison has not been shy about sharing her white supremacist beliefs and does not hide her friendships with large groups of active and dangerous neo nazis. Additionally, in past years she had been dating another fascist named Stephen Ramos, although it appears the two are no longer together at this time. Outside of work, Madison attends Lone Star Community College (CyFair Location) and frequents hip bars and venues around Houston, often with small cliques of other neo nazis and various bigots.

Details

Madison Hebert has been identifying openly online as a fascist since at least 2016, if not earlier. In real life, she continues to build strong relationships with other local white supremacist groups and individuals. She has pictured herself in casual settings next to members of Patriot Front, and frequently likes/shares their groups content on social media as well. As you will see, she has many friendships with deeply involved Neo-Nazis across social media. She had formerly been dating another fascist named Stephen Ramos, but more recently we believe the two are no longer together. Regardless, both appear to have held on firmly to their white supremacist beliefs. Below we will include various forms of proof we have compiled, to corroborate these claims.

Two selfies from Madison’s Twitter which she captioned “A Real Fashy Goy.” Goy/Goyim is a Hebrew term which means non-Jewish. Neo-Nazis often refer to themselves as Goys.
A general compilation of some of Madison Hebert’s tweets which are filled with racism and Nazi content. She has since changed her twitter name multiple times, but you can see her selfies with her old username as well.
A few pictures of Madison Hebert and some of her friends, which she describes as her “Family of Bigots.” These group photos include not only a known member of Patriot Front (who often goes by Zeljko Stajnovic online), but also her friend Mark Peterson who is a fascist that has been doxxed before by other groups.
Mark Peterson was already doxxed by other groups from Austin, Texas last year. Brief info from their post about him is available in this image.
A fascist symbol superimposed onto the “come and take it” slogan, posted by Madison’s Ex, Stephen Ramos, and liked by Madison as well.
These are a few of the more notable fascists from the friends list of Madison’s old Facebook account. They include Alexander Wheeler, who we mentioned here, Daniel Kleve, who was doxxed here, and Sydney Crabtree, who was doxxed in the image shown above.
A screenshot of Madison liking a post by another one of her friends, who is also a Patriot Front officer, about joining white supremacist groups.
Even more racist/Nazi posts from Madison, after she changed her twitter name to “swell lady.”

As you have probably noticed by now, Madison’s social media has been so full of horrible racist and fascist content that we hardly have the space to include it all in this post. We encourage you to look her up on social media yourself as well, to see the posts first hand before she tries to delete them.

We cannot allow this person to continue working among every day people at First Community Credit Union, or anywhere in Houston for that matter. Please call her supervisor, Jamie, at (281) 856-5795, or the general bank number (281) 856-5300, or call Madison Herself at (281) 571-1098 and let them know what you think. Here is a sample script of what you could say if you call the bank:

“I am calling to let you know that your employee Madison Hebert has been exposed as a Neo-Nazi who has deep ties to a variety of local white supremacist groups. I am very uncomfortable with this person representing your company here in Houston. She is open about being a fascist online and clearly holds strong racist and anti-Semitic beliefs. With the growth of white supremacist groups in recent years and the violence they have committed nationwide, her presence at your company is unacceptable. I demand that you fire Madison Hebert immediately, and make a clear statement that she is no longer an employee.”

Madison’s Info

Date of Birth:
12/26/1997

Cell Phone:
(281) 571-1098

Vehicle:
Steel Blue 2017 Toyota Corolla, Plate #KBF-7350

NOTE: Social Media links and usernames below are subject to change (Madison changes her Twitter, FB, and Instagram names a lot)

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/hebertmaddie (may be deactivated)

Twitter:
https://www.twitter.com/pseudostacy (newest twitter)
https://www.twitter.com/vauxhaull (old twitter)

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/mdsnhbrt/ (newest instagram)

School:
Lone Star Community College – CyFair location
9191 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433

Work:
Bank Teller at First Community Credit Union in Houston
Phone number for the general credit union: (281) 856-5300
Madison works on the “Float Team” which can go to different branches
Madison’s Supervisor’s direct number: (281) 856-5795

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Getting to Know Patriot Front in Texas

The white supremacist and neo-fascist organization Patriot Front garnered a lot of attention recently with their brief early-morning disruption of the OccupyICE encampment in San Antonio, Texas. This follows a year of similar low-level attacks as well as flash demos, flyering, and banner drops across Texas by Patriot Front. Members of Patriot Front have also shown interest in attending the August 18 “March Against Far-Left Violence” in Austin.

Patriot Front formed as a splinter group from Vanguard America after the deadly “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville last year. They try to maintain a nationwide profile through low-effort flyering runs across the country. However, most of their membership and leadership is actually based out of Texas.

Group Structure

Their command structure is simple. At the very top of the organization is “Commander” Thomas Rousseau, a diminutive 19-year-old from Coppell, TX. Underneath him is the State Directing Officer (SDO), and reporting to the SDO are various “Network Directing Officers” who direct six or more individuals in a given metropolitan area.

State Directing Officer (Texas)
The SDO for Texas is Phillip Wayne Lovett (SDO Phil-TX) age 39, out of Dickinson, TX. Like most current leadership he was active within Vanguard America and participated in Unite The Right. Here he is posing next to Rousseau and the murderer, James Alex Fields.
(Left to Right) Thomas Rousseau, Phillip Lovett, James Fields
(Left to Right) Thomas Rousseau, Phillip Lovett, James Fields in Charlottesville, VA

Like most Nazis, Phil believes that Fields “did nothing wrong” in running down a crowd of antifascists with his car.

A comment by Phillip Lovett from the Patriot Front Discord Logs
Phillip Lovett sieg heiling next to other white supremacists.
Phillip Lovett sieg heiling next to other white supremacists.
Network Directing Officers (Texas)

Reporting to Phil are three Network Directing Officers. Joseph Nicolas Brown (NDO Nick-TX, aka “Braxton Bragg” and “movnforwrd”) out of Spring, TX directs the Houston network. Erik Sailors (NDO Eric – TX) of San Marcos directs the Austin and San Antonio network. Alexander Wheeler (“Sonder Schutz”) was at least until recently in charge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area network.

Through this structure they can vet new recruits and mobilize for various “actions” that they can only carry out in secret, knowing that they would otherwise be unable to overcome the massive community resistance. Keep an eye out for these creeps in your neighborhoods and tell your friends to be on the watch as well. 

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New Anti-Fascist Posters

Anti-Fascist Poster

Members of our committee made some cute new Anti-Fascist posters that can be printed and pasted around town. We also made a time-lapse video of our poster design process, which will be embedded below. We hope everyone enjoys them, and keeps an eye out for them around Houston!

This is a preview. For printing please use the PDF links below.
PDF Links

13×17 Pink PDF  (Pictured Above)

8.5×11 Pink PDF  |  8.5×11 Black/White PDF  |  8.5×11 Black/Red PDF

Design Time-Lapse

University of Houston TA / Grad Student Cole Jones Exposed as Neo-Nazi Member of Patriot Front

Updates

4/20/18 – Cole Jones posted in this reddit thread in response to the flyers where, in a sloppy attempt to absolve himself, he actually admits to being associated with a member of Atomwaffen Division as well as members of Patriot Front. He also admits to having the Sonnenrad tattoo on his chest, and says he has “no qualms” about befriending white supremacists. The account he posted from has been deleted, but the posts remain in-tact as of today.

Summary

Cole Richard Jones is a PHD student at University of Houston Main Campus, currently finishing his Master’s Degree in Geology. He is also a Teacher’s Assistant, and studies under Dr. Regina Capuano. Additionally, he recently became the drummer for the local metal band Green as Emerald. Cole proudly sports a large Nazi “Black Sun” aka “Sonnenrad” tattoo on his chest, and has been pictured in-uniform with Patriot Front members at one of their gatherings in Austin, Texas (Photos Below). Cole is deeply networked into neo-Nazi social circles online and in real life. His Facebook friends list includes a large number of Patriot Front members and other assorted fascists, including the founders of the neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division which has become infamously tied to a number of murders and bomb plots around the country. Hundreds of flyers showing Cole’s ties to these organizations were posted all over the University of Houston’s Main Campus to be discovered by students on Tuesday morning.

Cole Jones (Center with Long Hair, next to red shirt) with members of Patriot Front and the Kek Group in Austin, Texas (November 2017)
Cole Jones General Info

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Full Legal Name: Cole Richard Jones

UH Email: crjones6@uh.edu
Gmail: jones.cole.r@gmail.com

Main Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cole.jones3
Second Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cole.carter.908132

Instagram: dethcojones

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXNUyDr8JHeqYq5bhrSFNw “Cole Jones”

College: PhD Student at University of Houston (Started Grad Program July 2016, can finish Masters Degree soon during 2018)
Major: Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (Geology)
College Advisor: Dr. Regina Capuano
Cole Jones’ Office on Campus: SR1 221

Past College: Attended Texas A&M University (2010 – 2014)

Current Work: Drummer for Green as Emerald

Work History:
Formerly a drummer for Dawn of Dissolution

American Oil Tools
Equipment Specialist
February 2015 – August 2016 (1 year 7 months)

PML Exploration Services LLC
Surface Logger
June 2014 – June 2015 (1 year 1 month)

Crown Worldwide (Beijing, China)
Logistics and Relocations Intern
June 2009 – August 2009 (3 months)

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-jones-60536a80

The Symbols of White Supremacy
Cole Jones at UH wearing his Patriot Front Polo shirt.

Cole is not shy about showing off his Patriot Front uniform shirt in his facebook profile picture. The navy blue polo shirt with red and white stripes on the sleeves and white stripe down the front creates a distinctive yet “respectable” and “clean cut” look. The color scheme invokes patriotism and the polo-style shirt is a subtle nod to skinhead culture in which both racist and anti-racist skinheads favored Fred Perry brand polo shirts.

Members of Patriot Front, many wearing their navy uniform shirts, protest outside Monkeywrench Books in Austin, November 2017.
A selfie of Cole Jones on his Instagram, with white supremacist Sonnenrad tattoo partially visible.

Cole is also not shy about displaying the Sonnenrad tattoo on his chest. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, the Sonnenrad (aka Schwarze Sonne, Black Sun, or Sun Wheel)  is an ancient symbol that was appropriated by Nazi Germany and frequently used by the Nazi Party, the SS and the SA. The SPLC says the “symbol has become synonymous with myriad far-right groups who traffic in neo-Nazi and/or neo-Volkisch ideologies,” and was featured prominently at the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlotesville last summer. It also appears on a flag frequently carried by Houston neo-Nazi William Fears.

William Fears holding a Sonnenrad flag in Dallas in September 2017.

As white supremacists have tried to hide their racist and violent ideologies and blend in with certain subcultures, they have increasingly relied on obscure and ambiguous symbolism to identify themselves to one another without drawing as much alarm from the public. While the Sonnenrad has deep and long-standing Nazi connotations, other symbols like the Valknot–three interlocking triangles–can be much more ambiguous, and offer white supremacists who display them a level of plausible deniability.

Some of Cole Jone’s Alt-Right page likes on Facebook, including a page featuring a Valknot image.

Similarly, overt white supremacy often tries to masquerade as a defense of “The West” or Western Civilization, often coupled with crusade imagery and symbolism. Similar to the Norse imagery, the Crusade imagery serves as a visual dog-whistle to like-minded people while allowing plausible deniability to to everyone else.

Note that Cole Jones says “Oy Vey” when someone else mentions getting a discount in the comments. This is a Yiddish phrase that Alt-Right anti-Semites sometimes say ironically to friends, to make fun of Jewish people.

Activities

On May 1, 2017, he was seen with fellow white supremacist Gabriel Grant on campus harassing and intimidating migrant rights demonstrators. He also participates in various Patriot Front demonstrations and photo-ops across Texas.

Cole Jones, Gabriel Grant, and another friend at UH on Mayday, 2017
The Flyer

Harris Media Designer Ariel Gherman Tied to Alt-Right White Supremacists

Update (4/15/2018): We received word from an employee at a neighboring business that Ariel was quickly fired when Harris Media learned of her Nazi activities. In addition, on Friday, Harris Media posted a job ad on facebook looking to hire a new graphic designer. 

Summary: Ariel Michelle Gherman is a 24-year-old white supremacist living in Austin, Texas. In August 2017 she participated in the white supremacist “Unite the Right” demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, where fellow white supremacist James Fields murdered anti-racist protester Heather Heyer. She also helped organize logistics for the group of Texas fascists and white supremacists who traveled to the “Unite the Right” demonstrations, and is connected to numerous Texas neo-Nazis and white supremacist organizations on social media. She works at a mainstream right-wing graphic design and media strategy firm in Austin called Harris Media LLC.

Ariel Michelle Gherman (aka “Ariel Sherman”)

 

Charlottesville

In August 2017, a group of fascists and white supremacists from Texas organized a caravan of vehicles to travel to the white supremacist “Unite the Right” (UtR) demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to inside information, one van picked up people in Austin and Houston, then met two other vehicles from north Texas in Texarkana. The group included notorious Texas neo-Nazis like William Fears (subsequently arrested in October for involvement in a shooting outside a Richard Spencer event in Gainesville, Florida), “Azzmador” (Robert Warren Ray, a contributor to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer), and Thomas Rousseau (founder and leader of the white supremacist group “Patriot Front”).

The Texas group also included Ariel Gherman. She had RSVP’d as “Going” on the UtR Facebook event page several months prior along with other Texas fascists like Colton Fears (arrested with his brother William in Florida) and Ken Reed. Upon arriving in Charlottesville, they planned to stay at an AirBnb which had been rented under Ariel’s AirBnb account and with Ariel’s credit card. They over-stuffed the AirBnb house with Texas white supremacists, but wanted to be careful not to draw unnecessary attention and reminded each other to only perform Nazi salutes inside the house, not outside. After all, they were planning to bring a variety of weapons including poles, torches, pepper spray, and concealed handguns.

Once in Charlottesville, Ariel participated in Friday night’s torch-lit march on the University of Virginia campus. In videos of the event she is seen wearing a white dress that went down to just above her knees, a denim jacket, and white shoes. Her very long dirty-blonde hair was worn in a single braid down her back, and her brown and gold glasses frames are readily apparent. She can be seen carrying a torch for the duration of the march while participants chanted neo-Nazi slogans like “Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil.” She is also often walking next to and sometimes holding hands with a young man dressed in khakis and a white polo shirt—the uniform of the neo-Nazi group Vanguard America. When the torch march arrived at a Thomas Jefferson statute, the march surrounded a small group of anti-racist counter protesters. The white supremacists then assaulted the anti-racist counter protesters. Ariel was there for all of it.

The UtR weekend culminated the next day when white supremacists James Fields, also seen wearing the white and khaki uniform of Vanguard America, drove his Dodge Charger into a crow of anti-racist counter-protesters, injuring 19 and killing Heather Heyer.

In an attempt to avoid surveillance and detection, Ariel, like many of the neo-Nazi participants in the UtR demonstrations, deactivated her Facebook account several days before the rally and didn’t reactivate it for several weeks afterwards. In videos of the event, she is seen trying to hide her face from the cameras. But our memory is long and our resolve is steadfast. Avoiding the limelight and promoting white supremacy and fascism only from the background shadows will not protect you. We don’t forget and we don’t forgive.

Far from being a passive or unsuspecting attendee, Ariel was fully aware of the fascist and white supremacist nature of the rally, as well as the plans for violence.  By using her credit card to book the AirBnb, traveling to Charlottesville in the Texas caravan, and walking in the torch march, Ariel intended to facilitate UtR’s white supremacist agenda, violence, and racist terror.

 

Harris Media LLC

When not helping facilitate racist terror around the country, Ariel works a day job as a graphic designer for Harris Media LLC, a digital media firm in Austin that brags about placing tens of millions of dollars in digital advertising content. But Harris Media doesn’t create media for just anyone, they focus their effort on conservative and right-wing clients. They boast about creating content for the electoral campaigns of candidates like Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mitch McConnell, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as right-wing advocacy groups like Secure America Now (anti-Islam) and Texans for Natural Gas (pro-fracking).

Harris Media is not quite as vocal about their work for groups like the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a nationalist and alt-right affiliated political party in Germany that ran a campaign focused around Islamophobia and anti-immigrant positions.

Harris Media has featured Ariel on their social media as their firm’s “biggest Trump supporter,” but they should probably change it to say “most active alt-right white supremacist.” It’s one more example of mainstream right-wing politics creating fertile political territory for insurgent white supremacy; and how insurgent white supremacists are helping pull the mainstream right-wing even further right. We are really curious how Harris Media’s current and past clients feel about their digital media being created by a firm that hires violent white supremacists!

Background

Ariel grew up with almost every advantage in an upper-middle class suburban neighborhood west of Houston. She went to Texas State University in San Marcos and doesn’t seem to have suffered much setback from her arrest for marijuana possession while in college. Her parents are both college educated professionals in the medical field, but are also Trump supporters and may or may not be surprised or disappointed in their daughter’s neo-Nazi activities. What’s the saying about apples falling from trees?

Facebook Associations

With all this information, it’s unsurprising that Ariel is connected to numerous white supremacists and neo-Nazis on social media, where she sometimes uses the alias “Ariel Sherman.” Whether she’s liking William Fears’ posts about being a neo-Nazi and trying to defend confederate monuments in Dallas or having neo-Nazi Ken Reed liking her profile picture, she is deeply intertwined in the Texas white supremacist movement.

Snapshots of her facebook “Likes” from the summer show her evolution from right-wing libertarian—groups like “Students for Liberty,” “The CATO Institute,” and “Charles Koch Institute”—to alt-right white supremacist—groups like “Identity Europa,” “Traditionalist Workers Party,” and “AltRight.com.”

Conclusion

We imagine this information will invite the usual stammering defenses from Ariel and her less Nazi-inclined friends—that she has “friends” and coworkers who are people of color; that it was all a “joke” or a “misunderstanding;” that she was misled. But the evidence refutes that. The people Ariel is associating and politically organizing with—people like William Fears, Ken Reed, Azzamador, Thomas Rousseau, Syndey Crabtree, Chef Goyardee—make no secret of their vision of creating a whites-only ethno-state and the genocide they fully intend to carry out against everyone else.

It’s the background people like Ariel who lend cover and a veil of legitimacy to this violent racist project—whether using their “good” names and professional salaries to rent houses for racist mobilizations or just dressing neo-Nazism up as regular “mainstream conservativism.”

So happy birthday Ariel. We hope you get fired. We hope your friends don’t like you anymore. We hope everyone who ever googles your name again knows what fucking racist Nazi scum you are.

Source videos for torch march screenshots:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWQLbzxAcFQ (06:00-07:45)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=098QwsPVHrM (03:16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwkLqyKpVuQ (41:50 & 43:25)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYzLdKWyXDw (00:19 & 00:43-00:48)

 

Fascists Exposed at the University of Houston

The Landscape

The University of Houston has, especially since Trump’s election, been a frequent target for Texas based fascist groups to flyer and recruit at. Additionally, it appears that a number of current students on the campus are involved with a variety of fascist, alt-right, or far right groups. Vanguard America, Patriot Front, and the Proud Boys are some of the most notable organizations that students have been involved with so far. Other nearby Texas universities have also seen all kinds of fascist activity, from flyers and banner drops to flash mob demonstrations, and even Richard Spencer speaking at Texas A&M University in December 2016. A lot of national fascist organizations including Patriot Front and Atomwaffen Division started out here in Texas, and many big name Texas fascists live within or near Houston. These are some of the reasons that have motivated local anti fascists to take up action against fascists not only in the state of Texas, but the city of Houston, and specifically the University of Houston.

Going on the Offensive

Hundreds of flyers depicting three University of Houston students who have a variety of ties to fascist groups were posted all over campus on Sunday night. The next morning, pictures of the flyers were posted around twitter and instagram by a number of students. One of the students who was targeted by the flyers was seen running and scrambling to tear down any flyers he could find, with a terrified look on his face.

Gabriel Grant, Chris Tran, and Adam Manley were the subjects of the flyering campaign. Gabriel Grant was a member of Vanguard America before and during the fascist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year, which he attended in uniform. He had been pictured at a number of other Vanguard America events prior to that as well, brandishing their flags and shields on some occasions. Chris Tran is not a fascist per se, but is a close friend of Gabriel Grant, as well as a large number of local Proud Boys, and has helped disrupt multiple leftist events on campus throughout 2017. Adam Manley was spotted posting Soldiers of Odin propaganda around campus last year and has documented this activity himself on his social media accounts. He also likes a lot of fascist organizations on Twitter and Facebook, including Patriot Front and Identity Evropa. We don’t believe he is a member of these organizations at this time, but he clearly shows strong support for them.

We make no exception for right wingers who foolishly mistake themselves as “disavowing fascism” by taking the route of hiding behind the Proud Boys’ fratlike culture of toxic masculinity, western nationalism and overt chauvinism. Their movement will not be allowed to take root and poison the well in the most diverse city in the U.S.

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Notes on Tactics

As proven many times before, doxing can be a very effective and relatively low risk tactic to give neo-nazis what’s coming to them while also discouraging participation in fascist groups. On campus its effectiveness increases even more, because students have more at stake with their college degrees on the line. Moreover, fascist students are sometimes part of other student groups on campus which can become another pressure point for a doxing campaign. Doxing also helps rightfully inform the rest of the student body of individuals who are more likely to commit acts of violence against students over things like skin color, gender, or political affiliations.

Hopefully these actions can help stake out the University of Houston as a place where fascists do not feel comfortable, and lay the groundwork for future anti-fascist activity around the city in general.

Website Launch

We are pleased to announce that this website is up and running! We intend for it to be a resource people can use to follow our public activities, and also to learn more about white supremacists living around the Houston area. The “Local Fascists” section is empty for now, but will become more filled out over time as we choose to release information strategically.

Be sure to check out the resources section, where you can find our stickers to print and a lot of useful websites and reading material.