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John Cartwright II, Moderator of Neo-Nazi Forum Iron March

This article was made possible thanks to the work of Utah161

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March, where the white supremacist terror groups Atomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March was dedicated to the propagation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, and homophobic rhetoric and actions. Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including users’ screen names, posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages, are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website by Jewish Worker.

The Trace
Neo-Nazi Iron March forum member Blood and Iron has been identified as John Cartwright II, a member of the U.S. Navy last known to be residing in Millersville, Maryland.


User “Blood and Iron” joined Iron March immediately after its inception, in September of 2011. This early membership gave him plenty of opportunity to let details about his life creep into his conversations with other users over the years. For example, in November of 2011 he tells us that he’s living in Hampton Roads, VA.

Also he has a girlfriend.

By June of 2012 he has joined the Navy and proposed to his girlfriend ; they get married on July 15, 2012.

He ends up stationed at Naval Base Kitsap, and moves to Bremerton, Washington.

He is still stationed there in October of 2014[source]. (The other Iron March user in the conversation is Emma “Bear” Stocker, who was recently identified by antifascist researcher @tetravera on Twitter[source].)

About a month later, on November 4, 2014, Blood and Iron announces that he became a father the night before[source]. (He later tells us his son’s name[source].)

The local newspaper, Kitsap Sun, lists only four babies born on November 3rd, 2014[source, archive]. Of the two who are boys, only one was born to parents living in Bremerton: Lauren Powell and John Cartwright II.

The Confirmation

Although John’s Facebook is pretty well locked down, a look at Lauren’s Facebook[source] tells us she’s been married to Johnny Cartwright since July 15, 2012. Facebook posts from other extended family members confirm their child’s name and birth date, and white pages listings confirm that John Carter of Millersville, MD previously lived in Bremerton, WA.

Activities

John Carter has been deeply involved with an influential group of international fascists for many years. Even before the Iron March forum existed, he was part of the International Third Position Federation[source]. He was the third user to register at Iron March, after founder Alisher Mukhitdinov (aka Alexander Slavros)  and National Action leader Ben Raymond, and one of the first to post there.

Note his tagline reference to David Lane’s fourteen words, and the shoutout to Adolf Hitler with the number 88.

Carter was also one of three original members of “Black Corps”[source], a small group of users selected by Slavros to act as mods on the forum[source].

Unsurprisingly, Carter was tight with the founders and other core members of the forum. Here, Slavros wishes core members of Iron March a happy new year a few months after the forum opened, and mentions the good times he’s had with Blood and Iron[source].

Carter is also a close friend of neo-Nazi Torren Beitler, aka EvilCatholicNaziGoy; Beitler even said he tried to enlist at the same time as Carter so they could go to basic training together. Joining the military didn’t work out for Torren, though, because of a paperwork snafu of some kind, and because he later found “better things to do.”[source] Since those “better things” apparently included dealing drugs[source], it’s not entirely unexpected that his activity with Carter when they hung out together in Seattle involved some illicit substances[source].

Even the other Iron March users seemed taken aback at the amount, though[source].

Carter is also connected with white nationalist Greg Johnson of Counter-Currents Publishing. Counter-Currents is a publishing imprint described as “an epicenter of ‘academic’ white nationalism”[source] and “one of the pillars of alt-right publishing.”[source] In 2014, Carter was carrying messages from Johnson to other members of the forum, helping him gather materials for a biography of white nationalist Francis Parker Yockey[source].

As “Stahlgeist,” Carter organized and socialized with other Nazis from around the world on Steam[source].

On Iron March, he recruited several other American users to a Skype group started by American_Blackshirt, aka Jacob Rutledge[source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4]. The group’s purpose was to discuss contributions to “Reaktion,” a fascist periodical edited and printed by Rutledge under the nom de plume “Jacob Horst.”[source] Carter offered to contribute articles on the Occupy movement and “shabby modern art.”[source]

At one point Carter contemplated starting an IRL Integralist group of his own[source], but it’s not clear that he ever got around to it. He did manage to find time to post on Iron March while he was on duty a couple of times, though[source 1, source 2]. Carter planned to spend four or, at most, five years in the US Navy, which means he would have finished his hitch by November of 2017 at the latest[source]. As of publication of this article, his wife’s Facebook page lists Millersville, MD as her location.

Redacted information about John can be found here.

If you have any information about John, other fascists on Iron March or other white nationalists in general, including additional tips, please send them to panicinthediscord (at) riseup (dot) net or DM them to @discord__panic on Twitter.

David Cole Tarkington: Neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division’s Former Recruiter and United States Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate from Missouri

The Background

Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March, where the white supremacist terror groups Atomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March was dedicated to the propagation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, and homophobic rhetoric and actions. Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including users’ screen names, posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages, are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website by Jewish Worker.

The Trace & Confirmation

Iron March forum member The Yank has been identified as David Cole Tarkington, a member of the U.S. Navy who has a history of residing in Cadet, Missouri.


The Yank first tells us, in a conversation with a now deleted user on Iron March, that he is from Missouri, about an hour south of St. Louis[source]. In the same post, he tells us that he is 16 years old in May of 2014, which would make him around 22 now (2020).

Cole later posts the Skype handle he uses for organizing with other members on Iron March, which contains his last name [source].


Furthermore, the e-mail address The Yank used to register with Iron March in the first place includes the name “Cole,” which is his middle name [source].


The Yank also mentions that his dad is a truck driver and that he does online schooling [source].

Cadet, Missouri which is David Cole Tarkington’s place of residence is just a little over an hour south of St. Louis, as The Yank describes.

David Cole Tarkington’s name appears on this roster of an online school called American Eagles High School [source].

David Cole Tarkington’s father owns a small trucking business called Stark Enterprises [source, archive]. Given that the names “Cole” and “Tarkington” are both associated with user The Yank, Cole’s father is a trucker, and that Cole went to an online school just like The Yank described, we have every reason to believe The Yank is David Cole Tarkington. Next, we will outline Cole’s activities on Iron March as well as his role as recruiter for the Atomwaffen Division.

Activities

Cole was a prolific recruiter for the Neo-Nazi accelerationist group Atomwaffen Division. In fact, he attempted to recruit at least ten Iron March users, many of whom went on to become members or even leaders of the organization. He recruited:

In addition to being the main recruitment contact for Atomwaffen, Cole was one of of two temporary leaders of the group while Brandon Russell was in basic training. (The other leader was “Arathis,” whose user account was later deleted from Iron March.) This is acknowledged in several different posts by several different users [source 1, source 2, source 3].

Around the time Devon Arthurs converted to Islam (before killing his own roommates), Cole also converted. He was subsequently purged from Iron March and several other Neo-Nazi spaces by Alisher and others after the murders [source].



Cole’s history of following, leading, and recruiting for secret extremist organizations means he is a threat to all of our communities.

Redacted information about David Cole Tarkington may be viewed here.

If you have any information about David, other fascists on Iron March or other white nationalists in general, including additional tips, please send them to panicinthediscord (at) riseup (dot) net or DM them to @discord__panic on Twitter

Essays in Radicalization & Deradicalization

In our extensive history of outing fascists, we realize most are everyday people, radicalized online. Most have children, family members, co-workers, employees, lovers, or friends who are disgusted and disappointed that this person in their life is actively organizing for genocide against people who don’t look like them. Our tagline at the bottom of each article remains the same:

“If you have any information about xxx, other fascists on Iron March or other white nationalists in general, including additional tips, please send them to panicinthediscord (at) riseup (dot) net or DM them to @discord__panic on Twitter”

Landing on our twitter, the sentiment in our pinned tweet has held for months:

As anarchists, we don’t believe people are disposable. We want to help create a pathway for folks to get out of white nationalism as cleanly and quickly as possible. Sometimes that happens on the heels of a dossier, while other times it happens beforehand, when a person realizes the internal communications of a hate group of which they previously or currently belonged has leaked or when they have long since left an official movement. In recent months alone, there has been quite a few ex-Iron March and  Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement members who have reached out to us, looking to publicly renounce their involvement in order to move forward with their lives in a healthy, productive way.
To that end, we’re pleased to compile and re-publish statements former white nationalists have written for us as a part of their healing and coming to terms with their past.

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Jacob Rutledge aka “American Blackshirt” Neo-Nazi Organizer on Iron March living in Indianapolis

This article was written largely by Chicago Anti-Fascist Action

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March where the white supremacist terror groups Atomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March forums was an internet chat room dedicated to the proliferation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, homophobic rhetoric and actions. Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, users’ posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages which include personal details are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website built by Jewish Worker.

The Trace
Neo-Nazi Iron March users “American_Blackshirt” and “Cr4ck3r” have both been linked to one operator; Jacob Alan Rutledge, a resident of Indiana. Jacob has been known to be involved with several other local fascist groups, along with international ones. We are outing him as a warning to all communities to be on the watch for this person and the threat he poses to our communities.

 

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Van Ramsey Laws-Spencer: Neo-Nazi Organizer on Iron March and Active Marine

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March where the white supremacist terror groups Atomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March forums was an internet chat room dedicated to the proliferation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, homophobic rhetoric and actions. Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, users’ posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages which include personal details are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website by Jewish Worker.

The Trace
Neo-Nazi Iron March users  “Ozymandias” and “Turok”  have both been linked to one man, Van Ramsey Laws-Spencer, an active duty marine currently stationed in Camp Pendleton, California.



User Ozymandias has the email “pentaghast123@gmail.com” linked to the account. We were able to find several social media profiles operated by Van using the “pentaghast123” username, his Pinterest being just one of them [source, archive].
User Turok signed up with an email that includes Van’s name in it.


Do note that both user accounts were not operating at the same time, but rather Turok was active between August and October of 2012, while Ozymandias was active from October of 2013 to April of 2016. This comes after Van left the forums after having a heated debate where he defended gay people on the forum [source]. He rejoined the forums a little less than a year later.

User Ozymandias also posts Van’s Skype username as a form of contact to another user infamous Iron March user, Blood and Iron [source].

Ozymandias also acknowledges that he is a biracial man (Mexican and White) and that this conflicts with his religious ideals [source].

(Continued)

Thomas Adam Guba: Samuel Shapiro, Naval Medical Logistics Command Employee and Fascist Iron March User

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March where the white supremacist terror groups Atomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March forums was an internet chat room dedicated to the proliferation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, homophobic rhetoric and actions. Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, users’ posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages which include personal details are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website by Jewish Worker.

The Trace
Iron March user “22goy”, who was active on the Iron March, has been identified as Thomas Adam Guba – a member of the Navy in the Medical Logistics command who is currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland.

From his user profile page, we see that the email he entered to create his account on the fascist forum is ‘tguba2004@hotmail.com’

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Lawrence University Student Dominick Stanley, Iron March fascist aka “Auggie Bo-Dizzle”

This identification was made possible by @CentralOregona1 on Twitter.

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March where the white supremacist terror groups Atomwaffen DivisionVanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March forums was an internet chat room dedicated to the proliferation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, homophobic rhetoric and actions. Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, users’ posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages which include personal details are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website by Jewish Worker.

The Trace

As previously mentioned when the Iron March database leaked, antifascists across the country got to work identifying them. First, we observe Dominick’s Iron March profile [source].

Source:

The info that user “Auggie Bo-Dizzle” entered to create a profile on the explicitly fascist forum includes an email “dominick.k.stanley@gmail.com”. He also links to two blogs he wrote for: marxistdegeneracy.wordpress.com & jewyorknews.wordpress.com
and a now suspended Twitter account at @Fash_America. He also tells us that he spent time on the infamous Daily Stormer  website under the username “DeShawn.ShekelBerg”
and that his IP address was 24.46.247.10, which traces to somewhere near Huntington, NY” [source]

He additionally tells us in a post that he is in the 10th grade in 2016, when he is posting on Iron March [source], which likely means that he was 15 or 16 at the time. Given this, that would make him 19 or 20 years old as of February 2020.

Dominick K. Stanley was the Huntington (New York) Public School’s class president of 2019 and is currently a student at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.

Pulled from Huntington’s website [source, archive]

Read on for a compilation of his fascist activities and a deeper dive into how we found him:

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Meet Nathaniel Palmer: Neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division Recruiter from Wisconsin

This article was written by Chicago Anti-Fascist Action.

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March where the white supremacist terror groups Atomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March forums was an internet chat room dedicated to the proliferation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, homophobic rhetoric and actions. Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, users’ posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages which include personal details are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website by Jewish Worker.

Iron March user “Palmer”, who was a recruiter for the Atomwaffen Division in Wisconsin, has been identified as Nathaniel D. Palmer of Antigo, Wisconsin.
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Meet Jack Michael Espinoza aka “Black Israelite” Leader of Michigan Atomwaffen Division

This article was created with the help & support of comrades near & far. Thanks for all you do!

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March where the white supremacist terror groups Attomwaffen DivisionVanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. Iron March forums was an internet chat room dedicated to the proliferation of anti-Semitic, racist, Islamophobic, homophobic rhetoric and actions.  Members of the forum expressed sympathy toward Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, as well as the ’60s cult leader & murderer Charles Manson.

The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, users’ posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages which include personal details are the framework which we use to identify users. The raw data is available for download and it was built into a searchable and more accessible website by Jewish Worker.

The Atomwaffen Division leader of Michigan – a user on Iron March known as “Black Israelite” has been identified as none other than Jack Espinoza of West Bloomfield, Michigan.

The Trace
Jack was a member of the fascist Iron March forums from November of 2016 to August of 2017, just before Iron March was pulled from the web. We noticed that Jack registered on the forum with the e-mail jackeboy2000@gmail and that his IP address traced to Garden City, Michigan. The ‘2000’ at the end of his e-mail username likely correlates to his birth year, given the years that he was active and that he later on mentions that he is young.

We quickly were able to find his Instagram[source, archive]. The account follows several accounts belonging to users in the Detroit area and includes several Garden City High School students. The name on the account belonged to a “Jack Espinoza”.


From there, we were quickly able to find a yearbook from Garden City High School and found a Jack Espinoza that attended.


On the forum, “Black Israelite” says he is from West Bloomfield [source] which is 33 minutes from
Garden City. Jack indeed does reside with his family in West Bloomfield, Michigan [redacted info].

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Meet Reagan Lodge: Former Marine, Fascist Illustrator, and Member of Neo-Nazi Iron March Forums

This article was made possible by contributions from several contributors.

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March where the white supremacist terror groups Attomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action (among many others) formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March users. The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, users’ posts and links, along with sensitive details such as the email and IP addresses used to register usernames, plus private messages. All of that data, including the information shared in the private messages which include personal details are the framework which we use to identify users. You may view an online version of the leaked database, on a website built by Jewish Worker here.

Iron March user “gingertoast“, who was an enthusiastic poster on Iron March, has been identified as none other than Reagan Lodge, a former Marine, current illustrator, and fascist last known to be residing in Pala, California.

The reference Reagan made in this post [source] on Iron March refers to an incident where the U.S. Marine Scout Snipers were caught touting a flag with two SS lightning bolts.


It is quite ironic that here he is, having his own moment as he predicted.

The Trace
Reagan talked a lot on Iron March. For example, he tells us that he was in his late 20s in 2013, and that he was active duty[source].


He says that he was in Iraq in February of 2013 [source].

He says that he was with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) [source].

He affirms that he was with the 26th MEU and also mentions that he was involved with Canadian troops while deployed [source]. He discusses returning from deployment in Afghanistan in October of 2013[source].


He acknowledges that he goes by another alias “Sula” [source]. He mentions growing up in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Washington [source] and that he previously lived in Southern California[source]. He mentions that he intends to attend art school at the Virginia Commonwealth University [source]. He admits to drawing the avatar for another member of the forums, user “Pro Patria Mori” who has been identified as well[source]. Finally, he promoted the Wolves of Vinland, a Neo-Nazi pagan group from Virginia, to members on the forum[source]

His identity starts to unravel when he tries to get user “Alexander Slavros” (identified as Iron March administraot Alisher Mukhitdinov) to edit a Tumblr post for him. He admits to using the alias “Plowshares”[source]. Alisher agrees to take down the blog, and proceeds to ask for Reagan’s help with something. The original post can be found here.


In the long winded post on Tumblr, Reagan talks about American Futurism, which is described pretty succinctly as: “the idea that since an American ethnic identity does not exist, one must be created, ideally through all-consuming race war” [source]. His identity continues to unravel on Tumblr. His Tumblr account under “reaganlodge” reblogs content from a user “stalhjelm” which mentions returning from a deployment in Afghanistan in 2013, which is the same deployment return date as gingertoast [source].

Remember that gingertoast’s e-mail includes the  stalhjelm username [source]. This links Reagan Lodge’s personal Tumblr account (that includes his real name) directly to his “stalhjelm” alt account.



An archived search of stalhjelm.tumblr.com on archive.org returns a redirect to stalhjelm.com, suggesting that whoever operated the Tumblr account also owned the domain[source]. An archive of the website confirms that stalhjelm and Reagan Lodge are the same person[source]. Look at the footer:

The Confirmation
Reagan Lodge attended VCU in 2017 [source].


His alias “Sula” which is mentioned in a direct message to  Iron March user “Kacen” [source] is short for Sulacoyote, Reagan Lodge’s username on a Furry forum[source]. He was called out on 4chan for his Nazi art[source]. Reagan also appears on metafur[source]. Other users on a Reddit forum call him by his first name and the Sulacoyote username as well[source, archive]. Finally, we have found an old archived album of all of Reagan’s fascist art[source].

The Fascist Postings
Here he peddles antisemitic conspiracy theories[source].
Here he talks about his hopes for creating art for the proliferation and growth of fascism [source].
Here he idolizes mass murderer Anders Breivik and his manifesto[source]. This isn’t the first time. In another passage, he hopes that Breivik becomes a motivational speaker when he is released from prison[source] and even calls him commander at some point[source].


Praising a mass murderer and Neo-Nazi publicly on forums is not a great look. We believe that Reagan is still involved in making fascist art because as recently as the end of 2018 he was making Sam Hyde cartoons in his free time and posting them on Twitter [source]. Sam Hyde pledged money to defend Andrew Anglin, the Neo-Nazi who founded the Daily Stormer.

Current Whereabouts
Reagan is still an illustrator and is on Twitter @ReaganLodge. We asked for comment from Reagan on Twitter and have received no reply.

He is working on a graphic novel and streams on Twitch. We additionally asked him for comment on his Twitch stream and he quickly made his stream  subscriber-only in an attempt to ward off criticism.

He has a listed Patreon. We wonder how Patreon would feel about hosting a fascist on their platform.

If you have any information about the fascist in this article, other fascists on Iron March or other fascists in general, including additional tips, please send them to panicinthediscord @ riseup (dot) net or DM them to @discord__panic on Twitter.