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Matthew Urbanik: Schaumburg Resident and Chicago Neo-Nazi Group Atomwaffen Division Leader

This article was made possible by contributions from 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 Attomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action 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, user’s 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 with which we use to identify users. You may view an online version of the leaks built by Jewish Worker here.

Iron March user “Ober“- the leader of the Chicago Chapter of the Atomwaffen Division, has been identified as none other than Matthew Urbanik, who is last known to be residing in Schaumburg, Illinois.


Under the alias “Ober”, Matthew mingled with other Neo-Nazis until eventually joining the Atomwaffen Division, a Neo-Nazi group responsible for several murders, including that of University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein [source].

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Travis Morgan of Missouri, Prospective Atomwaffen Member

This article was written by Panic! in the Discord Collective. Update 01/23/2020: He is no longer employed at Alcami.

The Background
Thanks to an anonymous online leak of data and materials from influential Neo-Nazi website Iron March, where the white supremacist accelerationist terror groups Attomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March. The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including all usernames, user’s 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 with which we use to identify users. You may view an online version of the leaks built by Jewish Worker here.

Iron March user and prospective Atomwaffen Division member  “Lt_Gonville_Bromhead“,  has been identified as none other than Travis Morgan, last known to be residing in Winfield, Missouri.

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David Jonsson aka Brotheryellow: Rambling Iron March fascist out of Chicago Suburbs

This article was made possible by contributions from 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 Attomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March. The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content including usernames, user’s 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 with which we use to identify users. You may view an online version of the leaks built by Jewish Worker here.

Iron March user “Brotheryellow” has been identified as none other than David Jonsson, who is last known to be residing and working in Belvidere, Illinois.

David made this pretty easy. He used his real name in his real email and uploaded a picture of himself. Here’s his user profile from the Iron March forum. We’ll dive in to that later.

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Travis Frey: CoreCivic Chief of Security and Iron March Fascist in Nevada

1/6/20 Update

Tess Owen, a Vice reporter, has also identified Travis Frey as a white supremacist and private prison guard captain at the Nevada Southern Detention Center, which is run by mega-corporation CoreCivic. CoreCivic is contracted with ICE.

From Owen’s article: “The Nevada Southern Detention Center, where Frey has worked since at least 2018, according to a now-deleted LinkedIn page, is located in Pahrump, 62 miles west of Las Vegas, and is contracted with ICE and U.S. Marshals. The facility has an average daily population of 189, and according to a Marshall Project investigation from last year, violent federal inmates are housed among ICE immigrant detainees. CoreCivic is one of the biggest private corrections companies in the country.” Her full article is here: ICE Detention Center Captain Was on a Neo-Nazi Website and Wanted to Start a White Nationalist Group. 

This article has also been updated with information about CoreCivic and its practices along with clarification that Travis Frey resides in Nevada, not Indiana, as previously stated.  

 

Travis Frey: CoreCivic Chief of Security and Iron March Fascist

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 formed, we were gifted with a trove of identifying information about Iron March. The released information includes a full copy of the Iron March content, ie: usernames, user’s 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 with which we use to identify users.

From that pool of information, we looked at the email address used to create the forum profile, cross referenced it with other platforms’ unique usernames, and used the IP address location
from when the user first logged in to pinpoint a location, along with any snippets of information shared in public posts and private messages. Across the world, researchers continue the work to identify hundreds of organized Neo-Nazis seeking to operate on a global scale. The raw data from the Iron March forum is available for download and Jewish Worker has kindly simplified the process by creating an easy-to-use online platform to navigate the large database of leaked information. You may navigate to the searchable and more accessible website here.

Who is Travis Frey?

Iron March user “In Hoc Signo Vinces” has been identified as none other than Travis Frey, a correctional officer and now Chief of Security at CoreCivic who previously resided in Indianapolis, Indiana. CoreCivic is a private prison company. CoreCivic itself being a rebrand of the Corrections Corporation of America, the latter received heavy criticism after light was shed into its terrible practices. According to a 2016 Mother Jones exposé, CCA (now CoreCivic) housed more than 66,000 prisoners, making it the country’s second-largest private prison company. In 2015, it reported $1.9 billion in revenue and made more than $221 million in net income—more than $3,300 for each person incarcerated.

Travis Frey, of Indianapolis.

As stated in the update, per Tess Owen’s reporting, “The Nevada Southern Detention Center, where Frey has worked since at least 2018, according to a now-deleted LinkedIn page, is located in Pahrump, 62 miles west of Las Vegas, and is contracted with ICE and U.S. Marshals.”

Travis spent the better part of four years on Iron March. His username is a Latin phrase which means: “In this sign thou shalt conquer,” which is undoubtably a nod to his background as a marine, as the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 uses the phrase in their insignia.

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Richard Cameron Boster: Lebanon, Ohio Neo-Nazi

This article was written by Panic.

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 formed), we begin to the work to identify hundreds of organized Neo-Nazis who seek to operate on a global scale. Jewish Worker has kindly simplified the process by creating an easy to use online platform to navigate the large database of leaked information. You may navigate to it here.

Iron March user “Sonnenrad” has been identified  as Richard Cameron Boster, of Lebanon, Ohio. His username is a reference to the Neo-Nazi appropriation of occult symbols before, during, and after World War II. Heinrich Himmler, the architect of the Holocaust, acquired Wewelsburg, a castle near Paderborn, Germany in 1933 where he intended to make it a center for the SS. On the floor of the generals’ hall in the castle is displayed a Sonnenrad, or black sun in English. The black sun, like many other occult symbols, has been appropriated and utilized in esoteric Nazism since at least the 1930’s, and in post-WWII Neo-Nazism since the 1950’s [source 1, source 2].


In his posts, Boster states that though he believes Jewish people are incompatible with society and that they should be dealt with, he seems to be uncertain whether that should mean  genocide or work camps, as if there is a difference.  His antisemitism is open for all to view. In the same message, he later discusses that homosexuality is a perversion that ought to be dealt with counseling, “medical intervention”, or the total exclusion from society [source].

In his introductory post on the forum he also discusses his hatred of homosexuality and miscegenation (interracial marriage) which he witnessed at his time at Marshall University.

The Iron March website is where several Neo-Nazi groups started out, including the Atomwaffen Division, a Neo-Nazi terror group that has been traced to at least five murders. On January 10th, 2018, Neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division member Samuel Woodward killed Blaze Bernstein, a 19 year old Jewish student in Orange County, California[source]. Before that, Atomwaffen Division member Devon Arthurs killed several of his roommates who were also members, leading to his arrest in a smoke shop only a couple hours later [source]. This white supremacist terror group, along with several others all started organizing on Iron March.

The Trace

First, we want to note that although his IP address traces to Chicago on the forum leaks, the attached IP address is linked to Cloudfare services, which masks his real IP address. His time zone is set to Eastern though, which will become important later. The e-mail Richard used to register on the Iron March forums was “rcameronboster@protonmail.com”, as revealed on his profile. The R Cameron Boster gives us a big hint towards his identity.

In his introductory post, he has a lot to say about himself [source]. He states that he was struggling with homelessness. We have found an article where Richard writes about his and his family’s experiences living in a homeless shelter [source, archive]. In the article, it is interesting to note that Richard acknowledges the help, support and kindness he and his family received while being homeless. In the Iron March post, however, we see a different side of Richard – one where he says that he pulled himself up by his bootstraps. Later in the post, he talks about graduating with a Regent of Arts degree. A quick search of his email and “regent of arts” we find that Richard earned his Associates and Bachelors in a Regents Bachelors of Arts in 2013 from Marshall University.

from Marshall University Commencement site: https://mds.marshall.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1059&context=commencement

From the Marshall University May 2016 graduation list http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/graduation-list-for-may-2016-outside-west-virginia/

Richard Cameron Boster lives in Lebanon, Ohio. Do note that Lebanon is in the Eastern time zone, which matches Sonnenrad’s Iron March profile.

In the article where he discusses his struggles, Richard mentions his father, a practicing doctor and his hometown in Ohio. We can only assume that his father would be disappointed in his son’s hatred and vitriol.

Richard has had some court troubles, including a DUI, which was bumped down to reckless driving:

 

His now ex-wife left Ohio to return to West Virginia after what we can only assume to be a bitter divorce. According to her social media profiles, she seems unaware of Boster’s fascist interests and have moved on with her life. Good for her.

Employment
Cameron’s employment history seems to be mainly busting people for shoplifting around the Cincinnati area (Mall-cop fascist anyone?)

We noticed that he had a civil case in 2016 with a credit card company that ended with wage garnishment to the company Ascensus, in Mason, Ohio. It’s unclear if Cameron Boster works for the Chard Snyder branch or the main Ascensus branch, as Chard Snyder is located in Mason, Ohio.

Feel free to contact Ascensus via their contact form or by giving them a call at 216-721-2421. You may also want to try to contact Chard Snyder at their contact form or by calling 513-459-9997 to let them know about Richard’s Neo-Nazi organizing. Please do note while calling that there is a marginal risk that your phone number may be revealed to the subject of the phone call, so please practice good operational security when calling by not using a phone number that is tied to you personally, or by using *67. We doubt that Cameron’s beliefs match the companies’ values.

You may find redacted information about Richard here.

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.net or DM them to @discord__panic on Twitter.

Thomas Bauder: Neo-Nazi from Erie, Pennsylvania

This article was made possible by several contributors and was reviewed by Panic.

The
Background
In March of 2016, while a student at Edinboro, Thomas Bauder apparently put up Neo-Nazi propaganda in the Bayfront neighborhood of Erie, PA and was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. The charges were eventually dropped (partly due to Bauder’s father defending him to police and school administrators), which apparently cost a brave comrade her reputation. In his own words:

Yeah, the only reason these people dropped the case was because they realized that their allegations were only based on a communist girl’s feelings. This girl’s reputation just went down the shitter, and people are losing respect for her fast because of how radical she is. Naturally, she’s blaming me and the “patriarchy”, which is funny because she has a no-contact order.

Anyways, they realized that if they had to tell my dad what these “allegations” actually were, he would be suing them. Because there was no investigation, no probable cause, just one girl complaining about two posters and lying about me being a “Domestic Terrorist”.

The entire two-faced department came right down when my dad took off work, walked in with me, and we just asked the straight questions without getting angry. made a secretary panic and actually admit that she could lose her job over this. My dad made the point of saying he strongly disagrees with my views but that this whole thing is WRONG.

The recent leak of data from the fascist forum, Iron March, (where the Attomwaffen Division, Vanguard America, and National Action got their starts) finally reveals the identities of the individuals involved, along with a trove of information showing that they were extremely active in terrorist operations. We consider these members to pose an active an immediate danger to their respective communities.

The Trace

Iron March user “Sturmgeist” is identified as Thomas Bauder from Erie, Pennsylvania.

The Iron March leaks provide two emails used by Sturmgeist: fonebone933@gmail.com & jackkrauser1140@yahoo.com. From there, we dug up a page on the CreepyPasta Wiki user “Scorch933,” who kindly provided us with a Skype account, Xbox Live account, and Facebook account all linked to the same Yahoo email address (additional chat logs from CreepyPasta that include “Scorch933” are available
here and here):

The Facebook account, active within the last week, featured dozens of pictures of  Bauder wearing a skull mask (common among Atomwaffen and associated groups), various Nazi imagery and symbolism (including Sonnerads, “1488,” swastikas, and anime characters in SS uniforms), and the logo of UK terrorist group, National Action, so we were confident that this is Sturmgeist–however, the name on the Facebook account was “Thomas Southworth” rather than “Thomas Bauder” so a little more digging was in order.


In 2015, Sturmgeist mentions that he was a student at Edinboro University, in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, a town just south of Erie, and that he attended on his sister’s recommendation. We tracked his family members through social media and confirmed that “Thomas Southworth” is indeed Thomas Bauder, who has a sister that attended Edinboro University (this picture also confirms a message from Sturmgeist stating that he has a younger brother).


The Manifesto
In 2015, Bauder was supposedly writing a 36-chapter Neo-Nazi manifesto, outlined in 3 sections. We don’t believe in platforming his Nazi garbage, so we won’t be posting it here.  He does go on, however, to compare himself to Apostle Paul.

Assault and Friend’s Suicide
In a separate message thread, Bauder mentions that he picked up writing his manifesto again after an “ex-chapter member”  named Joey (who Bauder used to do drugs with in high school) committed suicide around April 12, 2016:

“No. I still have a book to finish, mostly about Suicide and Letting go of ties to people in the world to become more efficient. I started writing it after Joey blew his brains out. Ex-chapter member, think I talked about him a few times. His story was basically broken up with his, kicked out of his house, contracted STDs from this slut, who told everyone about his life, ruined his life, pretty much everyone in his life turned on him, he started taking PCP again (we both did in HS), a week later blew his brains out with a shotgun”

In the same message thread, Bauder also bragged about “dressing up” with “Mike and Eric” and beating up a man that his girlfriend cheated on him with, then taking her back after performing some sort of pagan ritual in the woods.

Current Location

Given Bauder’s activity on Iron March, his past assaults, and his continued spreading of Neo-Nazi propaganda, his ongoing manifesto, and his continued commitment to fascism on Facebook, we believe he is still a threat to the community of Erie. You may find his most recently known location here.

According to his Facebook, he has worked as a Welder-Fabricator in Erie since December 18, 2018. If you know more about his current location of employment, please e-mail us at panicinthediscord@riseup.net.

 

Meet Lauren Paul: MIT Alumni and Neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division Propagandist

This article was made possible by several contributors and was reviewed by Panic.

The Background
In 2016, the Boston University campus was vandalized by a Neo-Nazi hate group – The Atomwaffen Division. This incident was one of Atomwaffen Division’s first public acts, and led to a massive media uproar, but the culprits were never caught.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center:
“AWD is organized as a series of terror cells that work toward civilizational collapse. Members, who can be fairly described as accelerationists, believe that violence, depravity and degeneracy are the only sure way to establish order in their dystopian and apocalyptic vision of the world. AWD’s chief influences are James Mason, Charles Manson, Joseph Tommasi and William Pierce. Their strategy for promoting and establishing national socialism can be traced back to The Order, the violent and capable white supremacist terror cell founded by Robert Jay Mathews in the 1980s”.

The recent leak of data from the fascist forum, Iron March, (where Attomwaffen as well as Vanguard America got their start) finally reveals the identities of the individuals involved, along with a trove of information showing that they were extremely active in Atomwaffen and other hate groups. We consider these members to pose an active an immediate danger to their respective communities.

The Trace

Iron March user rekse_, in several direct messages to other members, states that she was one of the people who not only carried out the vandalism, but also designed the stickers.

In another direct message to Iron March administrator Alex Slavros, she identifies her accomplice as “Weisse” (referring to IM user TheWeissewolfe), who was later identified as Devon Arthurs, the Atomwaffen Division member who purportedly converted to Islam and murdered two of his roommates, Andrew Oneschuk and Jeremy Himmelman, both of whom were also Atomwaffen members.

In several messages  and posts made by rekse_ , she indicates that she is a female MIT student in a STEM field, and 20 years old as of March, 30th  2016, later admitting in May of 2016 to being connected to the username “__impulse__

In the core_members_posts.csv table, there was a field msg_ip_address where an IP address was logged for each and every direct message. rekse_’s user ID was 10133, and for several direct messages her IP address was logged as 107.11.70.51.


This IP address traces to Zanesville, Ohio, a town of about 25,000 just east of Columbus. Assuming the “1996” in rekse_’s email which she used to sign up for the account (francaise1996@gmail.com) refers to her birth year, she would have graduated high school in 2014.

A simple google search for “2014 Zanesville MIT” leads to the following local news link about Lauren Ashley Paul from Zanesville, OH, who graduated from West Muskingum High School in 2014 and was accepted into MIT that fall to study physics. This news story single-handedly supports the identifying information rekse_ made in Iron March posts about her a) home state, b) college, c) age, and d) field of study.

https://www.facebook.com/lauren.paulson.98



After the stickers were put up, user rekse_ stops posting under that account, but instead starts posting under a new account, schönundweiß. Luckily for us, she confirms that this is her new account in a direct message to another user via her signature “Rekse Kai”.


Sister’s Death
On Iron March, rekse_ aka schönundweiß states that a very traumatic family event occurred in early 2017.


She also posts a chat thread of a conversation that had occurred between two Iron March users on anonymous chat platform Omegle, where the user talks about how “Impulse’s” sister died. She confirms this as well, as she is talking in a direct message to another user about a loss in her family.


During that same time, in late February of 2017, Lauren Paul’s sister Madison Paul, committed suicide.

National Socialist Black Metal
In 2015, during her time at MIT, Lauren Paul was a DJ for the college radio station WMBR under her “necrotism” show. Her set lists (archive) regularly included Burzum and Peste Noir, two of the most high-profile NSBM (national socialist black metal) bands.


In January, 2017, Paul posted a video to her just recently deleted YouTube account, “Rekse Kai”, in which she covers a song by Death in June, a band that is popular with Neo-Nazis for their fascist imagery, such as the totenkopf, or “death’s head” (this band is also a favorite of recently-doxxed Iron March user Emmett Freeman).

Lauren Paul’s sister Madison, was also a fan of National Socialist Black Metal, as evidenced by her Instagram posts [1,2,3]. Note that Madison and Lauren both liked National Socialist Black Metal band Burzum, whose lead front man Varg Vikernes was arrested by French Terror Police in 2013 for a suspected terror plot.

Activities and Involvement

As shown in the first screenshot of Paul’s direct messages, mere days after Atomwaffen’s Boston University vandalism, Atomwaffen leader Devon Arthurs’ conversion to Islam left Lauren Paul looking for another “Muslim-free” fascist organization to join.

Paul went on to conspire with users Zeroangle (identified as Evan Gillwood from Carlisle, Pennsylvania) and Stealth_24 (who also uses the alias “arundel” on IronMarch; he identifies himself as Reading, MA resident Jared Casalinuovo, who was 16 at the time) to ‘revive’ the 1930s American fascist organization “the Silver Legion”.

Atomwaffen member Andrew Oneschuk (user Borovikov), who was eventually murdered by Arthurs, was also involved in early organization of the Silver Legion.

As with Atomwaffen, Lauren also designed propaganda for The Silver Legion.

During this time, Paul and Casalinuovo experienced a brief scare when an antifascist comrade, posing as user “Bos_Naz” on Iron March, set up a honeypot that grabbed an IP address tracing back to her as an MIT student, but her identity was never revealed.

In a direct message to Iron March administrator, Alex Slavros, Paul states: “I am worried because I attend university and will likely get kicked out if I am found as the culprit. Which would mean I’ve wasted a lot of money and a lot of effort just to have my life ruined over some stupid stickers”

Although Casalinuovo was not involved in the vandalism at BU, his IP was also revealed, which led to a visit from local police, but he was never arrested or charged.

The Silver Legion was a short-lived experiment, which eventually crumbled by August, 2016. Paul’s last post as rekse_ was in August, 2016, but by December, 2016, she opened a new account with the username schönundweiß.

In a direct message to Lauburu88 (identified as Dillon Hopper, leader of American Vanguard/Vanguard America), Paul identifies herself as rekse and discloses her involvement with Atomwaffen and Silver Legion,  while expressing interest in joining Hopper’s organization.

American Vanguard suffered several setbacks and constant infighting, and Lauren Paul’s Facebook page linked to a hollaforums thread about this infighting, suggesting other members knew her identity and attempted to reveal her personal information to others within the organization.

A faction of former American Vanguard members later broke off and formed a group called “The Aryan Underground” , which Lauren Paul later joined. Aryan Underground has been linked to acts of vandalism in California and Virginia. Given her past history designing propaganda for Atomwaffen and The Silver Legion, it is likely, but unconfirmed at this time, that she also designed material for The Aryan Underground.

Lauren Paul’s final post as schönundweiß was a message to Odin (Brandon Russell) on May 7, 2017, less than two weeks before Devon Arthurs killed his two Massachusetts-based Atomwaffen accomplices and roommates, Andrew Oneschuk and Jeremy Himmelman.

If you have any additional tips, including where Lauren may work, please send them to panicinthediscord@riseup.net or direct message them to us, @discord__panic, on Twitter.

 

Censorship of Iron March Leaks by the Internet Archive

As of 11/08/2019, the Internet Archive has censored the Iron March leaks, without explanation for violating the terms of service. They did not mention specifics. This is unfortunate, as several mainstream media outlets already linked to the data. However, we are linking it here to make sure that the information can still be accessed and to provide a more permanent location.

Riseup.net ZIP file for download
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