UPDATED: Some Nazis dared to make personal threats towards an editor of Enough is Enough and Revolution News, probably in a desperate attempt to intimidate antifascists, who will trash their November marches.
Meanwhile, some of the nazis who marched on Sunday in Cologne and beat antifascists and bystanders and who ended in 45 arrests only after they attacked cops too, have been identified by antifascists.
Some nazis who participated in the Cologne riots have been identified, information below is translated from antifabochum:
“From left to right: Andras Kraul from Herne (lecturer in Cologne, HoGeSa Regional Manager West), David Janzen-Kwasny from Willich Neersen (HoGeSa, operators ASSR shops), Thorsten Sallay (Brigade Bochum, HoGeSa Forum Admin), Olaf ‘Ole’ Plachetka (HoGeSa , operator of the ‘alibi’ Brigade Bochum, body MC):
“Among the 3,000 who rioted in Cologne were also neo-Nazis from the NPD and “the Rights”, from German Defence League (GDL), from identitarian (IB) and Pro-NRW members. The neo-nazi rock band “Kategorie C” promoted their fascist parade by releasing in advance a song “Hooligans against Salafis”.
Therefore, “HoGeSa” must be understood as a collective right wing movement, which (still) does not have well-established structures, which and can quickly vanish from the scene, but for now it proves to be able to be a mobilizing force on the right.
From left to right: Michael Koslowski from Dortmund (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Christoph Schwarzer from Castrop-Rauxel (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Kim Vogelhofer from Herne (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Brian Dahl from Herne (HoGeSa, First Class Herne):
A Pro NRW functionary Dominik Roeseler was identified too. After internal disputes and anxiety on the image of racist small party, the Assembly leadership was handed over to Andreas “Kalle Gabowski” Kraul. Kraul has the studio “Tattoo by Kalle” and a motorcycle repair shop in the Bochumerstr. 178. He operates in Herne, and had already distinguished himself as a spokesman for HoGeSa meeting in Essen and Dortmund. He is considered “HoGeSa Regional Manager West”.
These are Christian Kosien (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum, Black Seven MC), Dirk Matusiak (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Matthias Wilde (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Roger Petry (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum):
The right collective movement “HoGeSa” does not come from a vacuum. Behind “HoGeSa” stands the (closed) Facebook Group “Weil Deutsche sich`s noch trau`n”, an association of more hooligan groups which are actually hostile to each other but which teamed up for the “common cause”. Their first joint action was a riot in Mönchengladbach, where 150 hooligans and GDL activists they tried to break with fireworks and bottles a Salafist rally.
These are Roman B. (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Thomas Margiela (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Uwe Schönewald (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Dirk Korneffel (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum):
The “Bochum Brigade” – A “non-political” context?
Responsible with this was the Bochum hooligan group “Brigade Bochum”. In the internal forum, where the hooligans coordinate, they presented one of the largest group made of some two dozen members. These members of the brigade staff seem largely identical with the Bochum Chapter of the “body MC”, a nationally operating Rock Club. In March 2014, the Brigade was noticed, as she released a video with a indexed in Germany motto of the former Waffen-SS in combination with the skull. The brigade loves to pretend it’s “apolitical”, but already the appearance of its members, for example by supporting “Thor Steinar”, which is banned in many states, shows that these are often more than just pretty open about their ideology.
Ahead of HoGeSa riots in Cologne, the NPD and the Nazi Party “The Right” asked participants to refrain from exposing banners or symbols which would identify their ideology. Ronny Radike said in their Facebook group, “This is not a group of Nazis who live in the past. This is most likely for national-minded German who wants to secure the future of this country”.
Overall in charge of HoGeSa was a Brigades Member Thorsten Sallay, one of the administrators of the forum. He was responsible for group logos and T-shirts and has a fetish for pig blood to mock Salafis. The Bochum Brigadist Olaf Kutschowitz suggested other methods: “We’ll get rid of Salafi with a torch”. …
These are Frank Kunigk (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Frank Tietz (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Olaf Sökeland (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Ronny Radike (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum):
Another Bochum HoGeSa-actor, which probably does not directly belong to the Brigade environment, is David Janzen-Kwasny. He is the operator of “We Love Crime” / “ASSR” hooligan shipping with shop premises in Bochum (Herner Str. 22) and Hagen (Körnerstr. 76). Janzen-Kwasny has indeed dissociated from Gedenktengut, however, he keeps his credibility on grounds of cooperation with neo-Nazis or at least on accepting certain limited common actions. The former operator of Bochum Thor Steinar shop “Goliath” (2006-2007) Thorsten Kellerhoff works for Janzen-Kwasny in the Hagen “ASSR” shop.
These are Dirk P. (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Thomas Blank (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Thomas Schmidt (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Timo Bednarzik (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum):
VfL club spokesman Christian Schönhals warned that “Brigade Bochum”, which is still officially listed as VfL fan club, should “no longer be welcome”. At the latest after the last weekend, it’s finally time for VfL to take a definite decision. Furthermore, we know that there are fan groups within the Bochum fans and Ultra scene which clearly distance themselves from the Nazis, and which are not in the mood to be on their side. We hope that this will continue to remain so. Non-right football fans from Bo-Werne should consider whether they continue to drink their beer in “Albibi”.
Against inhumane ideologies such as neo-Nazism and Salafism! For a free society!” Source
[Read here another analysis, “Patriotic human material“: Analysis and background of the far-right group on Facebook “Because German’s are still trau’n!”]
After the Nazis’ show of force last Sunday in Cologne, largely tolerated by the police’s repression of antifascists’ counter-demonstration, the Nazis and their football hooligans are planning “a revolution” on November 9 in Berlin, and attacks against Rote Flora autonomous social center in Hamburg during another demonstration on November 15. They plan similar demo in Wuppertal this weekend.
On November 9 in Berlin, Nazis plan to gather in front of the Reichstag to start “a revolution” for white Europe. They choose this date because it’s the commemoration of the Kristallnacht, the pogroms against Jews in Austria and Germany on the night of 9/10 in November 1938. The terror inflicted on the Jewish population by the SA paramilitary assisted by the local population marked the beginning of the state’s policy of exterminating the Jewish population of Europe.
Antifascists have called for support to stop all the nazis’ marches and plan more demonstrations on November 1st in Hamburg, November 29 in Frankfurt and December 13 in Cologne in support of the Kurdish Rojava revolution and lifting the ban on PKK and against the ISIL terror. Antifascists warn that the Nazis are using ISIL terror to replicate their own terror, they are using Islamist extremism to legitimize their own.
Nazis are particularly dangerous since in February they joined hands with ultras and football hooligans, to such a degree that “football stadiums have become a heaven for Nazis”.
The nazis plan to turn Rote Flora “to ashes”; the center was saved earlier this year by anarchists following a long fierce battle with the police and the state, who planned to close it down.
They also call for attacks on antifascists and leftists, and talk publicly about beheading them:
Find details on joining the antifascists, they called for large mobilization against the nazis.