The good citizens of NSW go to the polls on Saturday September 13 to elect worthy representatives to their local councils.
Yes of course. But not entirely. Or at least, not as boring as the Logies anyway.
In the Sutherland Shire, in the ding-dong battle for last place, the ‘nationalist’ parties are — divided. On the one hand, protecting Australia, is p0rn salesman Darrin Hodges; on the other hand, putting Australia first, is Doctor of Philosophy James Saleam. Hodges is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, having for a short period been a member of Australia First and Saleam’s loyal sidekick. Unfortunately, Hodges was kicked to the curb by Saleam, for reasons which remain a little obscure but which appear to have something to do with Hodges’ being a little too independent-minded.
For his part, while losing some support to the Australian Protectionists (and the rump of the party in rural Victoria), Saleam has sent a coo-ee over the seas, and formed a Trans-Tasman Alliance with a handful of fascist veterans from Aotearoa/New Zealand. (This momentous event was actually announced several months ago, but being a slack bastard, I hadn’t noticed ’til now.)
The ANZAC Declaration: Australia First Party And New Zealand Nationalist Alliance: Declaration Of Common Interests And Future Relations
April 25, 2008
Australian and New Zealand nationalists have opted to address common issues and deepen their association.
The publication of this Declaration will be followed by face to face discussions in Sydney to set the terms of this new bond.
The nationalists recognise that there is a long historical link between the two countries. This connection has had a face in war (the shared ANZAC legacy) and a basis in common origins.
Today, Australia and New Zealand have both different and similar current internal problems to resolve, but they certainly face common threats, extant and future – from the New World Order regime based in America and its globalisation measures and wars, the international Zionist apparatus and its warmongering and other manipulations, climate changes, refugees, the crisis of Third World population and immigration and the rise of the Chinese superpower and its imperialist activities in the South Pacific. These dangers unite the two countries in a common destiny. To survive our time, a new arrangement of common defence and alliance must be forged.
Of late, Australian nationalists have reinvigorated the Australia First Party. This party grows stronger, ideologically, politically and organizationally. After failed attempts by reactionary elements to deflect the party towards pseudo mainstream (sic) politics and the continuing crisis of the patriotic forces generally, this party advances a programme, a strategy and viable tactics for success.
The Australia First Party intends to – and shall manage to – unite all genuine patriotic people into a united nationalist party.
Of late, New Zealand nationalists have worked to overcome a period of disunion caused by unfavourable external political factors and fractious individuals. The present trend towards unity is inexorable. New Right New Zealand, the National Democrats and the National Front have created a common co-operative structure in the Nationalist Alliance.
Ultimately, one nationalist party shall emerge, uniting the best people in the broad New Zealand movement.
The Australian and New Zealand nationalists are resolved to exchange ideas and information, to campaign jointly whenever possible and to build a firm association for the future.
For Australia: Brendan Gidley, Jim Saleam, Neil Baird
For New Zealand: Kyle Chapman, Anton Foljambe, Kerry Bolton
For fuck’s sake…
The usual suspects, in other words. Not included as signatories to the above statement but apparently supportive are two other Kiwi fascists, Collin Ansell and Steve Larsen.
“For Australia”, Jim Saleam and Neil Baird are reasonably well-known; Brendan Gidley is a little more obscure. In 1993, Gidley stood for a seat in the Victorian Senate along with Brian Buckley, a serial candidate (Gidley got 48 votes). At around this time, Gidley was associated with what one source describes as being “the tiny, anti-immigrant National Republican Movement”, the address for which was given as being a PO Box in Kew; Gidley was also a One Nation activist in the Ringwood (Melbourne) branch. Norm Dixon (who has denounced yours truly for being a right-winger) asserts that Gidley was expelled from ONP once his membership of the NRM was made public (Neo-Nazi thugs offer their services to Hanson, Green Left Weekly, August 19, 1998).
Another Victorian with a radical past who has hitched his star to Pauline’s wagon is Brendan Gidley, a One Nation branch committee member in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. Gidley stood for a Victorian Senate seat in 1993 for the Republican Party of Australia. He is also the founder of the tiny National Republican Movement, an anti-immigrant group that was active in the early 1990s, and which modelled itself on National Action. The NRM issued posters using artwork from the US-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. One of its stickers read: “Mass Third World immigration: Enriching our culture by TB, syphilis, AIDS, hepatitis, rabies, leprosy.” The NRM is still active, and is listed on a new far-right website as a supplier of “nationalist literature” written by former National Action and National Socialist (Nazi) Party leader Jim Saleam. The address given is Gidley’s PO Box in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.
For New Zealand:
Colin (King-)Ansell (c.1947–): A veteran neo-Nazi, King-Ansell was once der Führer of the New Zealand National Socialist (Nazi) Party, served 18 months in jail for committing arson on a synagogue, and attempted to organise a gang of boneheads called ‘Unit88’; it ended badly.
Kerry Bolton (1956–): Another former NZ Nazi Party member, Bolton is a highly-entertaining fascist bozo, having been a member of numerous other political formations: the National Front (1978), Church of Odin (1980), New Force (1981), Nationalist Workers Party (1983), Fascist Union (1998), Workers’ Front (1999), and others. Most recently, Bolton — who is also some kinda Satanist — helped form the New Zealand New Right (not to be confused with Welf Herfurth’s New Right Australia & New Zealand).
Kyle Chapman (1971–): Popularly known as ‘The Pieman’ on account of his fondness for pies, Chapman, like Ansell, has an aversion to Maori culture, and is a former Führer of the New Zealand National Front (NZNF), currently led by a Squid called Sid (Wilson). Upon leaving the NZNF, Chapman helped form the National Democrats, which died not long after its birth.
Anton Foljambe (1972–): Foljambe, like the other members of the Nationalist Alliance, has been a member of a number of previous fascist groupuscules, in his case including the Conservative Front, National Front and — along with Chapman and Bolton — the National Democrats.
Steve Larsen (?): A bonehead, and formerly the ‘intelligence’ officer for the NZNF, a role which he continued in the New Right.