Nearly eight months have passed since Rose City Antifa “out-ed” four local neo-Nazi organizers associated with a white supremacist group called Volksfront (see article here). Since that time, Volksfront leader Randall Krager and his wife Abbie have abandoned Portland and moved across the country–our condolences to the state of Florida. Neo-nazi thugs Justin Martin and Nick Scheel were exposed at their residences and employment. As a result of local people stepping up and showing these bigots the door, our communities are safer, smarter, and welcoming to a wider variety of people.
But it is not time to celebrate yet. In April Volksfront helped organize two national white power events–an East Coast gathering hosted in conjunction with the group East Coast White Unity (which was booted from its initial venue due to the vigilance of anti-racists), plus a VF/”Blood & Honour American Division” gathering held on Volksfront-owned land in Missouri. While Volksfront was founded in Portland, the organization now operates on a national and even international basis. When they recruit and organize, we respond.
Rose City Antifa is now pleased to bring you further information on local Nazi organizers. You may remember Nicholas Alton Scheel, AKA “Nazi Nick”, from our last campaign. Nazi Nick is a violent hate-monger who has a long history of disgusting behavior, including domestic violence, racial intimidation and assault, possession of illegal firearms, and threatening the life of a multi-racial baby. He is now sharing a residence with Nick Cheshire, AKA “Young Volksfront Nick”, a newer member of Volksfront that recently moved here from California. The two are currently living at 3420 SE 57th Ave, just north of Powell Boulevard and about three blocks south of Franklin High School.
Volksfront remains one of the most significant neo-Nazi organizations in our state, and has an explicit mission to turn the Pacific Northwest into a white-only “homeland”. The organization preys on disenfranchised youth that are looking for answers. In this time of economic crisis and uncertainty Volksfront provides a clear and easy solution: blame it on the “other”. We feel that Volksfront will have a much harder time actively organizing if the community is made aware of their presence. The organization thrives in secrecy, and trades in ignorance. Rose City Antifa sent a mailing to two hundred addresses in the immediate vicinity of Nick Scheel and Nick Cheshire’s home. Alongside a flyer about these two neo-nazis, we included a poster with an anti-racist message which we hope local businesses and residences will display, to show community solidarity across racial lines.
We encourage anyone with further information on Volksfront or other white supremacist groups in Oregon to contact Rose City Antifa. Our voicemail number is 971.533.7832 and our email is fight_them_back [at] riseup [dot] net. For help in identifying local neo-nazis, see the photo albums here: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/11/381963.shtml