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UT Works Because We Do: Grad Student Grade-In

Austin Autonomedia: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable. Follow Underpaid at UT on Facebook or Twitter.

On Monday, May 13th, around 50 graduate student workers joined Underpaid at UT in a “grade-in,” occupying the office of Maurie McInnis, Executive Vice President and Provost at UT Austin. The graduate workers held the space from around 10 AM until 1 PM. The grade-in came as a followup to the organization’s May Day rally, where a large group of graduate students, professors, and other allied students & community members delivered a petition to the UT administration and marched around campus in solidarity with the demands.

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#IdentifyEvropa: Neo-Nazi Student at UT Austin

Autonomous Student Media: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable

There’s a Neo-Nazi student at UT who works with a national Neo-Nazi organization named Identity Evropa. How’s that for a hook? Although if you’ve been following along with events on campus the past few years, this probably isn’t that surprising. We believe his name is Clayton Ray Leonard, and will explain why & what we have found about him below.

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IfNotNow Denounces Texas Hillel’s Israel Block Party

Originally published by IfNotNow at UT Austin. Link to petition.

IFNOTNOW AT UT AUSTIN INVITES STUDENTS TO DENOUNCE ISRAEL BLOCK PARTY BECAUSE IT:

  1. IGNORES THE OCCUPATION
  2. IGNORES THE EXISTENCE OF PALESTINIANS
  3. GLORIFIES THE MILITARIZATION OF ISRAEL
  4. ENDORSES THE RACIST ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

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InfoWars Invasion: Student Propagandists at UT

Autonomous Student Media: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable

Every so often on campus, students have to deal with the annoyance of a visit from InfoWars reporters. This is just part of being a student at UT, since InfoWars is based out of Austin and often seeks to get soundbites and content for sensationalist videos about liberal/leftist college students. While they are often treated as a joke, InfoWars is a dangerous force–especially for those who may try to call them out in person. In 2017, a young girl called them out on camera and was subsequently doxxed and harassed by InfoWars followers. Leftists or anybody who ends up with their face on an InfoWars livestream, whether on campus or at a protest, is at risk of doxxing & harassment from the Infowars mob.

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Merry Doxxmas! A Racist Holiday Roundup

Autonomous Student Media: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable

Over a month ago, UT students and Austin anti-racists showed out to take action against the presence of white nationalist speaker Katie Hopkins on campus. Since the counter-protest, a team of antifascists has dedicated itself to digging up information on the students who attended thise event, where the Daily Texan reported the audience applauding the grotesque xenophobia Hopkins was spewing.

This crew now gladly presents the fruits of this research, as well as a call to help identify some yet unrecognized faces. The research below includes people who were at the Katie Hopkins event, as well as newly identified members of Turning Point USA or the Young Conservatives of Texas.

New Faces: Everybody Hates You!

This section deals with new individuals identified from the November 13th Katie Hopkins speaking event. Highlights of this section includes a hindu nationalist fascist & multiple members of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Varun M Hukeri

Government & IRG junior in Liberal Arts Honors with a minor in Chinese.
Associate editor of content for The Liberator. Has previously been an undergraduate research fellow at Innovations for Peace and Development, and is still listed as a contributor to the Chinese Development Finance blog. Volunteer at Foundation for the Homeless
Member of Liberal Arts council, College Republicans, and Hindu Students Association.

Varun was present at the Katie Hopkins event in November. While exiting the event, he flashed the OK sign–a symbol co-opted as an alt-right dogwhistle–at protestors.

On his Twitter, Varun describes himself as a neo-reactionary, a third positionist, and a nationalist. Third Positionist refers to a strain of fascism that mixes nationalism, racism, & anti-semitism with elements of left-wing anti-capitalism, such as the tendency of Strasserism within the early Nazi Party. His pinned tweet is a quote by Julius Evola, an Italian writer who became one of the most prominent late 20th century fascist philosophers in Europe. Evola was known for espousing a mixture of Nazi occultism and Hinduism, which merged mysticism, race science, authoritarianism, and casteism. Varun epouses a similarly fascistic Hindu nationalism. His cover photo “The Kali Yuga Ends, The Black Sun Rises,” is a reference to this blend of Nazi occultism and Hinduism which sees the present state of Western civilization as one of chaos (The Kali Yuga) which will be followed by the resurgence of the Black Sun, a symbol of fascistic resurgence long used by Nazi groups.
On Twitter, he follows alt-right figures like “race realist” Stefan Molyneux, Ann Coulter, Mike Cernovich, and Paul Joseph Watson, Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, French fascist Marine Le Pen and more. On Facebook, his likes include fascist meme pages.
www.twitter.com/varunhukeri

Cameron Lane

Senior in Aerospace Engineering at UT
Interned with Emergent Space Technologies R&D over the summer in D.C.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Chapter President and “founding father.”
Member of College Republicans
Attended the Katie Hopkins event.
Facebook likes include alt-right pages and figures such as Breitbart and Milo Yiannopoulos

www.twitter.com/TheCameronLane

Logan McLeod

Studies Corporate Communication at UT
Member of TKE
Attended Katie Hopkins event. Came out of the room and mocked protestors calling attention to KH’s racism.

New Faces: End of Semester Shitheads

The individuals identified in this section are various members of Turning Point USA and YCT who we gained information on recently. Some of them were involved in various agitations near the end of the semester, such as YCT’s & TPUSA’s xenophobic tabling events.

Grayson Gunn Ellis

TPUSA members from the first meeting. Including Lance Jones, Duncan Trimmell, Meghan Lovett, Elysse Brenner, and Grayson Ellis

Senior in Biology and Pre-med at UT
Member of Texas Iron Spikes
Member of Turning Point USA. Spotted at their first meeting.

Kate Robinson

Robinson in the center
Robinson tabling with YCT. Second person from the right.

Radio-Television-Film student at UT
Member of Longhorn Band
Member of YCT.
twitter.com/katerobinon

Jorge Emiliano Garcia

Plan II major
Jorge was spotted most recently tabling with the YCT with anti-immigrant signs. He is reported by those who know him as a regular cheater, uses slurs like the n-word, makes sexist jokes, and calls trans people mentally ill.

Garcia in the center

twitter.com/jorgeemilianoG9

Familiar Faces

Plenty of the shitheads who came out to see Katie Hopkins were established figures in the campus right, whether as members of YCT or Turning Point. Here’s all the folks we recognized beforehand. If you don’t recognize these folks, read our writeups on YCT and TPUSA members.

Anthony Nevin Dolcefino

Dolcefino escorting Katie Hopkins out of the event

Joseph Francis Berard Strassman and Joshua Ross Lambert

Strassman (left) and Lambert (right)

Chandler Simmons
You might not recognize him since he hasn’t popped up often, but we originally wrote about Chandler being an anti-semite and associating with white supremacists in one of our first articles exposing racists within the YCT.

Gabriela Martinez

Ciera Harris

John Stolz

Shit quality, but the only full face image from the event.

Ariana Silva



www.twitter.com/ariana2799

Nathanael Ribar

Lance Jones and Samuel David Samson

Meghan Michelle Lovett and Elysse C Brenner

Lovett (left) and Brenner (right)

Duncan Trimmell

Trimmell rolling with a racist skinhead look
Do you know these racists?

Despite our research, there are some people we have yet to identify. We’re putting these out there in the hopes that someone reading this article recognizes one of these racists and can give us some information about them.


What we do know about the person above: First name is Antonio Remmenga.
http://twitter.com/antonior_42/


Send any intel about the people listed here or TPUSA to us on facebook, twitter, or at our email!

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Pi Kappa Predator Alert: Kristian Marroquin

Anonymous submission

Kristian Marroquin is known to be violent sexually and emotionally. He ignores consent and sees “no” as a challenge. He pursues women even after they have adamantly expressed disinterest, and is very possessive emotionally. Kristian is predatory in how he approaches women, usually through social media. He engages in stalker behavior, and will find personal information posted online to get close to people.

Kristian is an advertising major,  former member of Pi Kappa Phi, and drives a black suburban. He grew up in San Antonio and has a white Labrador that goes by “Frida.”

 

 


Kristian will soon be added to our database of threats at UT–from racist & Neo-Nazis to rapists. You can see the full database here (pending additions of all the YCT & Turning Point members exposed this semester)

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When They Came For Me

By Rudy Martinez. Republished from Sybil. Read the original polemic against whiteness publication here.

Six months ago, I graduated with a philosophy degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. What was promised to be a day of jubilation for my family, as I am a first-generation Colombian and the first in my family to ever attend an American institute of higher education, was instead welcomed with a reluctant sigh of relief. My parents both escaped a decades-long civil war in Colombia and met in Miami in the early-90s. They would marry in September 1991 and I would be born March 21st, 1992. We grew up in a predominately Latinx working-class neighborhood in Miami called Hialeah. The only thing my mother ever asked of my younger sister and I is that we go to college. Hialeah wasn’t exactly a place that nurtured my intellectual potential, but I managed to attend community college right after high school. Within two years, I had dropped out and decided to hitchhike around the country. After returning from the road, I made new friends and we all moved to Texas: This is how I found Texas State. After waiting a year to qualify for in-state tuition, I became a “Bobcat” in the fall of 2015. As a philosophy student at a “Hispanic Serving” institution, I was excited to synthesize my cultural past with an intellectual future.

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Support Immigrants in Hays County

Reposted from the Student Community of Progressive Empowerment at Texas State

https://www.gofundme.com/support-immigrants-in-hays-county

The Student Community of Progressive Empowerment (SCOPE) is a student-led organization dedicated to supporting immigrants of all statuses (or lack of), the first of its kind on the Texas State University campus. Founded in 2015, SCOPE has been providing resources and support for its members and the Hays county community through a variety of initiatives –from raising money to provide scholarships to undocumented immigrants so that they may renew their DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), to organizing pro bono days to provide free consultations with immigration attorneys free of cost and open to all community members, no questions asked.

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#TexasFightBack: Turning Point Brings White Nationalist To UT

Submission from some anti-fascist longhorns

On Tuesday, November 13th, the UT chapter of Turning Point USA will host a speaking event by white nationalist British “journalist” Katie Hopkins. While the choice of speaker is not surprising, it is a bold escalation from the more disguised racism that TPUSA typically traffics in under the banner of conservativism. Katie Hopkins’s racism is not disguised.

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Turning Point: A New Threat On Campus

Autonomous Student Media: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable

Two weeks ago, the new chapter of Turning Point USA at UT hosted their first meeting. It was interrupted for a while by a fire alarm, forcing the meeting to move outside–where it was easy to see and overhear their conversation. We’ve gathered intelligence about what exactly happened at this meeting, who is involved in TPUSA, and what TPUSA’s emergence on campus means. We encourage you to share this article with your professors, TAs, classmates, and other networks. This is an extremely relevant issue for anybody that is progressive or left-leaning, who could be at risk of being targeted by this group.

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