The UPF is an ultra nationalist group. It was formed by former Reclaim Australia fuhrer Shermon Burgess, who broke away from Reclaim after losing control of it and being ousted for his extremist political views and neo Nazi connections. Burgess built the UPF up as a militant nationalist group that would physically confront its opposition, being the left, with force and violence.Despite Burgess claiming every visible anti Islam activist as a UPF member without their knowledge or consent, two other prominent leaders are Blair Cottrell and Neil Erikson. The group produce videos of Shermon, Blair and Erikson making ridiculous and frequent videos like the one linked below on their FB.
The United Patriots Front announced its first action to be a rally in Melbourne’s Richmond suburb against socialist councillor Stephen Jolly, an organiser of the first Reclaim counter protest. They were sent packing within minutes after they were outnumbered and surrounded by anti fascists, who roughed up their pride and macho egos. From its conception the groups membership was clearly comprised of neo Nazis, who have been pictured at every one of their events.
The UPF directs all its energy into inciting violence and confrontation against Islam and the “left”, the latter meaning anyone who criticises and opposes them, which they identify as political correctness. They operate the Facebook page Left Wing Bigots Exposed, which they use to profile, harass and threaten anti racist activists and their opponents.
Their most distinct ideologue and leader Blair Cottrell, puts a lot of effort into developing the UPF’s ideology which is built around Nazi styled blood and soil nationalism, combined with a militant outlook. Their commitment to violence has forced them to act independently from Reclaim who they have had a constant feud with.
They organised a weird rally on the 27th of June against the ABC for allowing Islamist activist Zaky Mallah to speak on their program Q&A. The group brought along with them a pork spit roast in an effort to further insult Muslims.
The UPF called for its members to rally behind the second Reclaim Australia on the 18th of June to create the “biggest patriotic rally in Australian history”. Complete with a dramatic score and no lack of flags and e-courage, the UPF propaganda mini machine went to work on their patriotic home video discography.
In the weeks leading up to the rally, it was revealed by one of their big-mouthed members Linden Watson, that they were planning to carry guns at the rally. Believe it or not, guns were found on the Sydney to Melbourne UPF bus.
As you can tell by the footage, the UPF did not quite get the rally they were preaching about, numbering at a few hundred and facing down thousands of counter protestors. Their page was flooded with complaints and attacks launched from thousands of bitter patriots who felt abandoned and left in the wind to “take a flogging from the feral lefty bastards” after the UPF promised to march with and protect patriots. Instead the UPF snuck round the back of Parliament with a comfy police escort.
They even sent a group of UPF militants led by Shermie’s security around the back of the anti racist protest to attack the left. It backfired when they figured out they were outnumbered 10 to 1 and got taught a swift lesson.
The UPF have since announced that they will rally in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla to pay homage to the great Aussie pogrom that took place some years ago. As it turns out, the Shire have told them to get fucked and now they have cancelled any intention of rallying in Cronulla. I guess it must be because of all those corrupt communist councils Blair has been telling us about.
(No Nazis in UPF aye? check out the B&H t-shirt)
Following the Reclaim rally, the UPF have announced their interest in agitating hatred in Sydney’s Penrith, Brisbane and most significantly Bendigo in Victoria. The UPF went about promoting an event for Bendigo on their Facebook page and filmed another dramatic overdone video on the proposed site. Only problem is, it wasn’t the right site! So what do you do? Go about burying a few pig heads. Makes sense.
(Dude, wheres my country?)
On the 29th of August Melbourne based patriots, racist locals and neo Nazis set upon the town of Bendigo. Speeches were made, hatred and violence incited and a shit rag bbq was enjoyed by all. Prominent figures included skeletor Kim “Stop the Boats” Vuga, Elsie Chapman, piss-head valour thief Ralph Cerminara, potty mouth Scott Moerland and a few boneheads, while Shermie was nowhere to be seen. UPF members attempted to break through the police lines and attack counter demonstrators. Another lone patriot brandished a knife at anti racists following the rally.
(UPF crowding around their media mascot Kim Vuga)
(UPF with nationalist bikies)
(Other enthusiastic supporters)
The UPF have thrown their support behind American based anti immigration activist John Ritzheimer, an Arizona based former marine, who has become a dedicated Islamophobe and minuteman. Ritzheimer has called for an international anti Islam rally to take place on the 10th of October, in which far right groups will rally simultaneously across the world against the acceptance of Muslims in their countries. The UPF selected Bendigo as their destination, promising once again, to throw the biggest day out for assorted bigots, neo Nazis, boneheads, Islamophobes, crypto fascists and other trash. Let Nuremberg II begin!
The propaganda and promotion surrounding the October 10 rally in Bendigo was controversial to say the least. The media hungry egomaniacs staged a fake beheading out the front of the Bendigo council where Blair put on an insulting Arabic accent to suggest that multiculturalism will… lead to beheadings?
After invading the local pub the Shamrock, which they have used as their base, they then proceeded to march around town with flags and several robotic looking supporters chanting Ozzie. They then drove around with flags in a convertible around Bendigo. Sound familiar?
As promised the UPF returned to Bendigo on 10/10/15 for the BIGGEST PATRIOT RALLY EVER! Heard that one before? Nah. After the big bad boys armed themselves with blue tape and a couple of slabs, they headed to the park for yet another hate rally. The couple hundred crowd assembled around a gazebo to endure another round of speeches given by Blair, Scotty, Shermie & Sewell as well as Rise Up Australia members Danny Nalliah & Rosalie Crestani.
The boofheads outdid themselves yet again with a display of traitor shaming, Muslim bashing, cop praising and Ozzi ozzi ozzing. Kinda boring tbh.
Others in attendance of the rally included well travelled boneheads from Adelaide and Brisbane, who were hanging on the fringes and mingling with their fellow fascist brethren. As a result of excess attention provided by their self proclaimed nemesis, being the liberal media, both ABC and Channel 7 have ran excerpts on the group which i’m sure will allow their egos to rise without fear once again.
Whilst building on their future presence in Perth during round three of Reclaim, the UPF have been on the offence. Two videos surfaced of Blair, Neil, Linden, Shortis and another shit mate entering MAC (Melbourne Anarchist Club) and community radio station 3CR in recent acts of intimidation.
The UPF mobilised a small photo op following the ISIS perpetrated terrorist attacks in Paris on the 14th of November when they briefly assembled out the front of the French consulate. This was done to shamelessly capitalise on the tragedy, but as usual they were ignored.
For the third round of Reclaim, UPF leaders Blair, Neil, Sewell, Thumb, Kriso and Linden headed to Melbourne to meet their Nazi pen pal and soon to be bff Dennis Huts. This left poor old Farma John to head the Melbourne Reclaim rally in Melton alone, where the bumbling idiot, left unwatched, made an excruciating attempt to articulate himself between random outbursts of racism. The crowd gulped in awkwardness as the hick blurted out “dirty Arabs” thereby officially aborting any chance to declare themselves non racist. Neo Nazis and racist locals were left to fend for themselves as this dopey mob of misfits were lost for words. The Perth rally drew very few patriots, being a little over a hundred and were drowned out by a static protest staged by the counter demonstrators.
Following the Reclaim rallies, Blair announced his intention to launch a UPF political front called Fortitude. His political strategy seems to be to carry out a series of demonstrations across Australia in the new year, starting with the East Coast of the country.
The idea behind Fortitude is to advance the UPF from being a street protest group full of neo Nazi thugs, into a legitimate political force. Similar groups overseas including the EDL/ British Freedom Party, Jobbik, the National Democratic Party of Germany and Golden Dawn have initiated similar tactics.
In protest to what the UPF perceive as inflammatory remarks made by premier Daniel Andrews, the UPF attempted a march on Parliament on the 28th of November. Guess Blair didn’t hear about what happened during the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. Anyways, the 30 strong crowd of the UPF met a large group of anti fascists, who kettled them and sent them packing. Turns out, that was Blair’s plan all along, to rock up and run away and claim a victory. I think I sense a pattern here…
(Handing photos of anti fascists to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews)
The UPF organised a BBQ on the 3rd of January in Sandringham. The idiots went and bought a load of food, halal food, to celebrate. Silly billies. Old mates had their cages rattled when one of the former UPF inner circle leaders being Indie Rose Oliver turned on the group after being churned out. Indie’s statement took aim at Shermon Burgess, Ralph Cerminara and Dennis Huts, a disgruntled former lover. I thought this was a political group not Home and Away. Indie denounced all as threatening narcissists who pathologically propagate lies to suit themselves, claiming the UPF are practicing indoctrination of their supporters.
The UPF suffered more losses as two leading figures Shermon and Neil left the group. In a desperate attempt to salvage what is left of the collapsing fascist group, Blair awarded three of his most loyal dogs Chris Shortis, Kriso Richardson and Jay Truozi with little pennants of dedication to the group. Lol
Its been business as usual for the UPF; capitalising on the tragedy in France and Germany, running GoFundMe campaigns to squeeze every cent out of their diminishing support base and quoting themselves online. They had a laughable crack at setting up a website that just says FORTITUDE! Three rallies have been announced for February to launch their party. Locations selected were Toowoomba in Queensland on the 13th, Orange in NSW on the 20th and back to their base in Bendigo, Victoria on the 27th. This is part of a strategy to organise and essentially flood country towns with their supporters and create a base. Similar strategies are used by Blairs favourite German neo Nazi group the National Democratic Party that create “nationally liberated zones”, essentially forcing out all opposition from these towns. Since the UPF turned up in Bendigo, large amounts of neo Nazi graphite has appeared. Go figure.
The UPF attended the national PEGIDA rally that took place in Canberra on the 6th of Feb, organised by Reclaim activist Daniel Evans. Once there, Blair got to talk more about his hatred for egalitarians and agents of diversity. The first party launch rally in Toowoomba actually wasn’t much of a rally at all, seeing as less than 30 people turned up. The UPF quickly covered its tracks by claiming the event was a “private meeting” rather than a rally.
(Toowoomba rally, lol)
(UPF meeting in Orange, pfft)
Since distancing themselves from the UPF, Shermie and Neil have gone to war with Blair and the rest of its leadership. This was triggered by Neil admitting that he had been originally a neo Nazi (wow, really?) with an agenda to infiltrate the patriot movement. Now that he is not a Nazi anymore, he wishes to expose that the UPF leadership is compromised by full blown neo Nazis, namely Blair and Tom Sewell. Neil stated that his former neo Nazi organisation Nationalist Alternative was funding the UPF to make flags, t-shirts and other knick-knacks. It was also revealed that Blair was involved with NAlt and was channeling his own Nazi views through the UPF. So has begun a smear campaign and internet war between Shermie and Neil’s faction against the UPF, constantly exposing hardline Nazi connections to the organisation.
As a result of their (public) exposure, the UPF have embraced overt neo Nazism, as evident in films produced by propagandist Nic Genovese. The Nazis went marching in twos and threes in Orange for the second rally on their Fortitude tour. After being banned from marching in groups no more than three and not being able to bear their flags, they seemed to have lingered in a local park for sometime. Although claiming to have recruited 78 people, their event did not number more than 50. Strange. They also seem to have reconnected with an old friend.
(UPF in Orange)
It seems the boys had more snags in Bendigo when they were forced to goose step around the entire town to enter a park, only to find that they were not allowed to have chairs in their rally. Lol. The Bendigo rally attracted around 300 throughout the day which is a SERIOUS decline from their last which attracted over 1000. Even their mates from the True Blue Crew seemed to have a larger presence at their rally, being better organised and seeming to be dictating the direction of their rally.
In the days leading up to the Bendigo rally the UPF were haunted by their own wheeling and dealing, when their personal pages were hacked, information provided by former members of their inner circle compiled and posted on the page Project UPF. Information released on the inner circle and their plans included harassment, intimidation, threats of violence, deceit and open neo Nazi sympathies and connections. Blairs authoritarian party structure was revealed in a document and later a video which stated that members must be subservient and unquestionably compliant with the demands of the Chairman (Blair).
The document bars individual equality and democratic process and threatened potential defectors with violence. All “traitors” would be blacklisted and banned from communication with those inside the movement. The document went as far as to state Blair would kill them if it weren’t for “modern pacifist laws “.
The UPF has set its sights on Narra Warren, which is due to build a mosque, presumably abandoning their pipe dream of a second April 4th rally. The UPF have been further rattled by two prominent figures being Kriso and Farma John defecting from the UPF, which they claimed was “a load of shit”. Not many left now.
The boys have been busy gloating over terrorist tragedies to further their political aims. They have since snuck into football stadiums in Melbourne and Perth to drop anti Muslim banners. Just the same faces, meaning they look a little short handed when being dragged away by security and banned for life from the MCG.
They have taken aim at the Safe Schools program, an anti bullying campaign aimed at educating children about sexual health and identity. The Nazis over at UPF HQ seem to think this is a homosexual state conspiracy engineered by communists to groom children for queer sex. Things got heated in Perth when resident creep lDennis Huts assaulted a young woman at a defend Safe Schools rally.
Outside of posting articles online relating to the racial profiling of Africans and Muslim people, the UPF have been seeking ways to keep themselves relevant. In a shameful display, the UPF rocked up to a ‘rights for dairy farmers’ protest on the 29th of May in a cunning attempt to hijack the rally and gain a little publicity. The rally turned out to be a complete disaster as Blair was booed off stage by the farmers. In fact, the only bloke stupid enough for a stop and chat was fellow right wing loony Bob Katter. I guess being that kid that no one wants to be friends with isn’t a new feeling for Blair.
The UPF have announced their intention of endorsing the far right counter demonstration organised by the True Blue Crew. Both groups intend to march and confront a liberal rally organised by Cliffite Sue Bolton against Australia’s prized detention centre Nauru. I guess the UPF/ TBC angle is pro-children being imprisoned and asylum seekers drowning when seeking refuge to Australia?
The UPF showed up in classic suit, accompanied with their usual Nazi bonehead entourage. Blair was filmed speaking with the media announcing his intention to “counter the opposition ” rally with “force and terror”. Armed with iron flag poles, the UPF and TBC launched themselves at anti fascists, specifically targeting a group of street medics. After several scuffles on the street with locals hellbent on defending their streets from violent fascist thugs, the UPF/ TBC paperback heroes were sent sulking off into the rain back to their respectable bunkers, licking fresh wounds and counting another loss on the pavement.
(UPF misplacing its flags)
Despite their obvious tendencies and affiliations, the UPF have since come out as overtly neo Nazi, a relevant observational point. Reverent Chris “Thumb” Shortis made a video describing what he believes is national socialism. Making huge leaps of logic Shortis claimed that patriots were national socialists by nature because they hate foreigners and like farmers, henceforth the UPF went deeper into the cult of the neo Nazi.
The boys hosted a forum on the 5th of June at the Bush Pig Inn at Bendigo. Hot topics included racist refugees, white genocide and who to vote for (when you can’t run for Senate because you burned someones house down). Despite a couple of TBC thugs outside to stop the tumbleweed from blowing in, its safe to say the attendance wasn’t quite what they had in mind.
(A very thoughtful post put up following the Orlando massacre)
The UPF announced that the handsome Melbourne boys will be up to see the ugly Perth boys for the next Reclaim Australia rally, scheduled for the 18th of June. Swastika’s were rising in the breeze and sieg hail greetings received as the band of five were reunited to hijack yet another so-called patriot rally that since the last one has decreased by almost fifty percent.
The patriot vanguard party UPF participated in the TBC organised national flag rally in Melbourne on the 26th of June. The UPF did what all good vanguardists do and spearheaded the event, claiming the successes of the day as its own. Blair led the 100- gathering of flag-wits to the stairs where they were put under the spell of twitching heretic Danny Nalliah who rambled on for over 20 minutes. Riveting.
The UPF seem strained for effort, numbers and ideas at the moment, falling into almost total silence both online and on the streets. In a desperate attempt for relevance and visibility their members, with the help of a few of their neo Nazi mates, turned up at the Melbourne Black Lives Matter rally on July 17, with their own message. After ridiculing the BLM protest online, Blair and his mates turned up with a Blue Lives Matter (police) banner in a foul effort to provoke those on the BLM march into a confrontation. But they were not even noticed behind the overwhelming police presence.
Spot the difference:
(UPF BLM “gathering”)
(Uk neo Nazi group National Action “gathering”)
Blair and Sewell have lent their two man support network to their allies the True Blue Crew in preparation for their Rally Against Islam in Melton on the 29th of August. The two men turned up a few days before to “observe” the site of the Islamic housing estate. After walking around a vacant lot covered in anti Islamic graffiti, the two dropped a banner on a nearby highway to help promote the rally.
A small band of bigots assembled in Hannah Watts Park, Melton for a highly dysfunctional day out. There was no shortage of Aussie flags and beer, resulting in fights breaking out between different patriot groups on the day. The rally further illustrated that the UPF are becoming less visible at rallies; lacking the ability to call and organise rallies independently. Instead, they continue to ride the coattails of the momentum generated by the TBC.
(No more UPF flags)
Blair & Sewell turned up at a ritzy Trotskyite shindig organised by Socialist Party councillor Stephen Jolly. In the midst of their little stunt, the Hitlerjugend were bounced from the location by trade unionists who had had a gut full of their shit. The conceded twins then headed back to Sewell’s to sulk and sigh over their unjust treatment.
In what appears to be an effort to capitalise on publicity gained by rival patriot group Soldiers of Odin, Blair seems to have launched a so called “community protection project”. The extent of this was Blair accompanied by Sewell and king meth goblin Kane Miller approaching people outside super market handing out alarm sirens. Their rational was to incite fear of non whites in the area and also appeal as some form of anti rape humanitarian organisation. Lets recap on the bosses view on how to treat women again.
The once mighty UPF have now been reduced to the two PF, as their only visible members Blair & Sewell appear to have run out of steam, being less and less active. After distancing itself from the Battle of Eltham rally organised by Party for Freedom, the two ended up showing up and sulking in the corner, trying to keep their presence minimal.
The UPF seem to have mixed things up abit by challenging their gender ratio, putting two women in a row on their page. That doesn’t sound like the boys style. The first being a woman called Jasmine who went on a bazaar rant against feminism and how she used to be a feminist and blah blah. Yawn. The second being a yankee aspiring neo Nazi youtube personality Sinead McCarthy. In McCarthy’s video addressed to the UPF, she addresses race mixing as white genocide and refers to Youtube as Jewtube because it removes her holocaust denying Nazi fetishist vids from the net.
On the 6th of March Blair Cottrell fronted court for charges relating to vandalism and inciting racial hatred following a video made to promote their anti Islam rally in Bendigo 10/10/15. After beating the drum for a rally outside the court in support of the so called Bendigo 3 months earlier, only a handful of the same rag tags from the various factions turned up. The morons from teams Blair, Neil and Chris numbered under 20, who showed up for a simple court mention, in which the trial date is allocated.
UPF at full force