Above : Kyle Chapman, fuehrer of RWRNZ, welcomes Canadian Holocaust denialist Paul Fromm to New Zealand, December 2010. Fromm’s tour was organised by the Australia First Party.
Right Wing Resistance New Zealand (RWRNZ) is veteran Kiwi fascist Kyle Chapman‘s latest organising project. The group — which seemingly consists of several dozen neo-Nazi skinheads, mostly from Christchurch — has been in existence since early 2009, and has recently become more active, distributing propaganda — see : Right Wing Resistance New Zealand : They took our jobs! (January 12, 2011) — and apparently organising several street patrols. The gang’s politics are fairly run-of-the-mill (see New Zealand National Front) but the boys’ resemblance to an OMC may cause them some problems in the future as their (arguably) more serious rivals resent the gang’s intrusions onto their turf. Responding to the accusation that RWRNZ is at war with the Rebels MC, Kyle Chapman rites in there blug thet “We have a Clare purpose. [I]t is to fight communism and other scum that want to take away our freedoms.”
Which begs the question: Who is Clare?
Online war against intolerance
April 25, 2011
Danny Webster’s grandfather fought for freedom in World War II.
Now Webster is waging his own war on intolerance, but his battlefield is online.
Right Wing Resistance is a New Zealand-wide white supremacist group run by Kyle Chapman, former leader of the National Front.
The group’s recent recruitment campaign in Christchurch included Stop the Asian Invasion pamphlets.
Conveniently, Webster says, the group’s blogspot advertising this campaign, included cellphone numbers and email addresses, which prompted him to fight back with a Facebook campaign, Spam A Nazi, launched this weekend.
Webster advocates spamming the group with texts and YouTube links to the Chinese National Anthem and songs such as I think I’m Turning Japanese, and People Are People.
“My flatmates and I found this racist pamphlet in our letterbox and we came up with the idea of sending them a message back,” Webster said.
“Now we have 140 members on Spam A Nazi. I think the Right Wing Resistance campaign is more to intimidate than recruit.
“My grandfather died from war-related injuries when my dad was eight. It’s sad to think that this intolerance still exists two generations on.
“After all we’ve been through in Christchurch, I wanted to send a clear message that this hatred won’t be tolerated. I’m not sure of the legalities around spamming but I’m sure few will have any sympathy for them.”
When contacted yesterday, a spokesman for the Right Wing Resistance, who did not wish to be identified, said they had received spam from “gay porn” to “foreign” texts.
“I didn’t understand what they said, they’re just wasting their time. I just delete them. It’s like squashing an annoying bug to me, I don’t even think about it.”
See also : The murky politics of the Right (in New Zealand/Aotearoa) (March 16, 2010).