Identity Evropa (IE) is a racist “Identitarian” organization that attempts to promote a clean-cut, respectable face, while their members are time and time again exposed promoting a vast swathe of bigoted views wrapped in white supremacy. The chat logs leaked by Unicorn Riot back in March, just days before IE’s national conference in Kentucky, shed light on their membership’s racist, antisemitic, trans-phobic, misogynist, homophobic, and xenophobic views. Identity Evropa is most well known for their role in facilitating 2017’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. On the Friday of IE’s 2019 conference, the organization’s third leader, Patrick Casey, announced that the group was now named the “American Identity Movement” (AmIM), rebranding in an attempt to lose some of the organization’s stigma.
In actuality, this is just yet another rebranding, the last being from The National Youth Front to Identity Evropa – both of which headed by Nathan Damigo. The National Youth Front served as the youth wing of the neo-nazi American Freedom Party, which is headed by long-time white supremacist William Daniel Johnson, a wealthy corporate lawyer. William Johnson was also named on the official delegate list for Trump’s 2016 Republic National Convention. But guess what, the American Freedom Party was yet ANOTHER REBRAND in this history of rebrands, from the group’s former name- the American Third Position (A3P). And wouldn’t you know, American Third Position was just another rebranding of the Golden State Party born directly out of the Cali-based white power skinhead group Freedom 14, named in reference to the “14 word” slogan of neo-nazi notoriety produced by David Lane.This incessant shell game attempting to obfuscate their glaring neo-nazi reality is obvious to antifascists and antiracists who pay attention, and it all leads to the organization currently known as American Identity Movement.
Nathan Barker isn’t the most prolific member of American Identity Movement, but he makes up for his lack of original content by donating to the organization regularly, and hitting the re-tweet button anytime Patrick Casey or any other nationalist CHUD on Twitter decides to spew hate-speech. Nathan Charles Barker loves LARPing as his dead confederate ancestors whenever he can (or whenever his racist dad isn’t forcing him to LARP on the Union side), and enjoys dressing up in a sports jacket and stone washed jeans in a failed attempt to improve the public view of his bigoted organization.
Meet Nathan Charles Barker, Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement’s weekend activist and incessant re-tweeter.
Birth Name: Nathan Charles Barker
Phone Number: (910) 887-5986
Home Address: 257 J bird Lane, Saint Pauls, NC 28384
Physical Description: 6’3”, Dumpy build, clean shaven, dark brown hair, and brown eyes.
Since the recent aforementioned rebranding of Identity Evropa (IE) to American Identity Movement (AmIM), the group has been struggling with a steady decline in membership and issues securing the identities of it’s remaining participants. Nathan Charles Barker hasn’t made this any easier for them. By using his legal name on IE/AmIM’s leaked discord chats, Facebook profile and Instagram, Nathan has left an electronic paper trail easily connecting all of his identifying user accounts. Moreover, Nathan Barker uses his first name, favorite confederate meme imagery, and written confirmations of specific AmIM events on his twitter account, then goes on to confirm the same “activism” with AmIM in the discord chat logs as well. He even uses the same descriptive wording on both accounts to describe how “brilliant” the so-called AmIM activism is.
Nathan comes from a long line of confederate family history which has laid the groundwork for his most recent foray into racist organizing. Make no mistake, American Identity Movement seeks to influence a generation of disenfranchised poor southerners who have been left behind by a rapidly changing world- just as other fascist and neo-nazi organizations like the League of the South, Identity Dixie, and the KKK do, while more directly targeting younger white men. Nathan’s father, Eric Barker, has been integral in grooming his son and advancing the current, twisted world-view Nathan holds. This racist priming has precipitated a group like AmIM’s ease in exploiting Nathan in furtherance of their own goals of a divided and segregated nation upholding white supremacy. But alas, Nathan is an adult and willing participant in this ideology and its furtherance through action. Through years of confederate battle re-enactment and military worship, an heirloom has been passed down from father to son. That heirloom is bigotry and racism.
Nathan graduated from Grays Creek High School in 2017. During his high school years he spent lots of time at the rifle range owning the libs, working the front lines as a fry commando at the Hope Mills Zaxbys, and keeping his eyes closed during photos.
Since the inception of Nathan’s membership in Identity Evropa beginning in late summer of 2017, Nathan has furthered the cause of the organization by re-tweeting literally everything Patrick Casey and AmIM can muster. Apart from his obsessive and bot-like re-tweeting, Barker has sparingly summoned a few words of his own, mostly in leaked discord chats. Here, Nathan praises the works of racist eugenicist Madison Grant. Nathan also has his very own original views on immigration. And just when you thought nationalist Nate bootlicking Barker couldn’t get any worse, he goes ahead and spills the beans on how he views Appalachia.
Nathan makes up for his lack of ability to create original content for his alt-right bigot club by sucking up to it’s leader Patrick Casey. But don’t be fooled, Barker has a few original thoughts from other people he feels compelled to share. Here he re-tweets infamous former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke. Nathan Barker has no problem sharing theories on perceived racial differences, ideas on gender roles, and antisemitism to boot. Looks like Nate is shaping up to be one colossal NAZI!
On Nathan’s Facebook page ,which will likely be shutdown soon, he “likes” many different military simulation pages. Along with civil war re creationist pages he also “likes” several alt-right pages. One of these include “Murdoch Murdoch”, a poorly put together antisemitic and racist cartoon using internet memes popular with fascist keyboard warriors. This content is regularly de-platformed on YouTube for breaking the terms of service agreement, but quickly reposted by other neo-nazis. This internet cartoon celebrates and encourages lone wolf style shootings against minorities like the church attack by Dylan Roof in Charleston, the deadly shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue, and the infamous mosque massacres in Christ Church, New Zealand.
In addition to his social media presence, Barker has also been identified at Identity Evropa and American Identity Movement activism events. Along with attending fireside chats, private sessions for members of IE/AmIM to listen to Patrick Casey talk mostly about himself and a little about the direction the organization is headed, Nathan has been spotted at IE/AmIM’s 2018 “Leading Our People Forward” conference in Kentucky. Nathan Also attended and participated in American Identity Movement’s “Down With Globalism” event in Nashville TN March 2019. He can be seen below holding one of the banners.
As proven above, Nathan Barker has shown his willingness to actively participate in and further the goals of a racist, white supremacist organization. In addition to his organizing, he espouses vile beliefs or parrots those of others to spread a message of hate. Although it seems quite plain to assume, we will say it anyhow: any individual who threatens the safety and integrity of our global community is a problem. They are our problem, they are your problem and the disease they spread must be stopped immediately. Our passion for antifascism naturally leads us to our continued stance of militant no-platforming for individuals like Nathan Barker and the ideological organizations they claim.
If you have any tips/information you’d like to share with us, reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember, don’t give him an inch.
Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a lot of stories hitting the mainstream news cycle shedding light on some of the abhorrent aspects of the US migrant detention centers and the current wave of human rights atrocities happening at the hands of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). From the revelation about ICE officials now no longer officially keeping track of how many detainees die in US custody, to the fact migrants will now be housed in concentration camps formally used to intern Japanese-Americans during World War II – and Indigenous peoples back in the 18th century.
The images and details of men, women, and children becoming ill – some dying in custody, mothers begging for water and medicine, all topped with the video of Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian arguing against giving blankets, toothbrushes or soap to imprisoned children is – to put it mildly – devastating. But while we could do as so many others do and spend all of 10 seconds on the topic before we keep scrolling, we’re going to do a bit more. Hopefully this small example can help others see one way they can take the next step and take part in actively combating fascist horrors.
Before we get into the meat of article, let’s briefly address the recent commentary on the (correct) use of the term concentration camp in describing migrant detention centers. Even though some news outlets have correctly used the label, the cacophonous hand-wringing responses can’t bring themselves to acknowledge reality. To that, we’d like to share an aptly put take on this topic from Black Rose Anarchist Federation, recently posted on IGD. We’d like to recommend the entirety of that article linked here:
“The actual term “concentration camp” comes directly out of European colonialism in the Americas with the term first used by the Spanish colonizers of Cuba in 1897. Overseeing Spanish colonialism in Cuba and the Philippines was General Valeriano Weyler who first applied the term (reconcentrados) to his tactic of containing anti-Spanish insurgents in Cuba. While he gave the practice a name, he was not the first to use the tactic. He learned the tactic from studying US genocider General William Tecumseh Sherman’s campaigns against the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains. The term itself is, therefore, directly connected to the United States’ own history of ethnic cleansing and “frontier” control.”
Here in so-called North Carolina, we’ve seen a number of offensive ICE actions and raids take place recently. From the mass raids that saw well over 200 undocumented people arrested and caged, to the passing of HB370, which forces sheriff’s deputies to ask people about their immigration status regardless of the type of criminal charge they face and mandates officers to both hand people over to ICE and comply with any ICE request accompanied by a detainer.
On the flip side, various communities around the state and region have taken action in defense of their communities, themselves, and against this wave of oppression. There have been rallies here in Asheville, as well as Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. There was the day-without-immigrants held across North Carolina in February in response to mass ICE raids. One year ago, in the throws of the #AbolishICE movement there was an occupation of the ICE facility in Charlotte, which held on for almost 2 weeks. It is in furtherance of these actions, along with the calls for action put forth by FANG Collective, actions called for/inspired the Block The Wall Network, and all the other actions taking place across the so-called United States that we write this.
We present to you the aggregated names and publicly available personal contact details of the ICE lawyers of North Carolina, who get paid for their prosecution and sending off of our community members, to literal concentration camps.
Christopher Roberts Coxe Jr.
Deputy Chief Counsel, 45 years old
Among the highest paid 10% of ICE employees
Last Known Address: 1238 Merribrook Drive Matthews, NC
He’s largely based out of Washington DC with his higher rank, and probably spends the majority of his time at his VA address of 141 Revell Road, Fredericksburg, VA 21230.
James Anthony Jones
Bar# 133019 (FL), 47 years old
Among the highest paid 10% of ICE employees
From Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Miramar, FL
Last Known Address: 4909 Water Oak Rd, Apt. 3, Charlotte, NC