antifa notes (april 4, 2014)

Australian Defence League

Media report that last night the Sydney home of Nathan Abela, the “leader” of a branch of the anti-Muslim ‘Australian Defence League’, was shot at. Police have yet to apprehend those responsible, and precise details surrounding the incident remain a little murky at this stage, with Abela supposedly having a “string of detractors”. Previously, Abela gained some small degree of notoriety by being denounced by 2GB shock jock Ray Hadley as a “cowardly bastard”.

Abela is the latest in a long line of self-proclaimed leaders of the ADL, a group whose organisational structure is unwieldy at best and exists largely as an ad hoc online formation of anti-Muslim bigots. Further, unlike in England — the birthplace of the ‘English Defence League’, which organisation provided the inspiration for the ADL — excursions on to the streets by its supporters have to this date been sporadic and poorly-attended. (Indeed, their street presence would seem to exist in inverse proportion to the amount of demented vitriol its supporters pour out online, principally by way of several dozen Facebook pages.) Most recently, the ADL declared that it would be rallying in Bendigo on Saturday, March 22 against the construction of a local mosque. To the best of my knowledge, but not for the first time, the rally appears to have been a non-event.

Australia First Party

The ‘Australia First Party’ (AF) has been carrying on like a headless chook these last few weeks, posting a series of increasingly bizarre posts about anarchists, real and alleged, and their fiendish plots to destroy #Straya. These diatribes appear to have been sparked by an earlier incident in February when the party’s headquarters in Tempe was vandalised (below). For unknown reasons, one of these posts on the party’s website (australiafirstparty.net), titled ‘Victorian Police investigate Melbourne Anarchists’, has subsequently been removed.

Finally, Honi Soit recently published an article about the White supremacist website Stormfront (AF fuehrer Dr Jim Saleam posts on the site as ‘radnat’), while tomorrow The Saturday Paper carries an article about anti-/fascism Down Under.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2015 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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10 Responses to antifa notes (april 4, 2014)

  1. olddavey says:

    About olddavey
    I live in Melbourne, Australia. I don’t like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2014 premiership’s a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood. I’m not holding my breath because I might die.

  2. olddavey says:

    Who is the moderator?

  3. Nikki Sixx says:

    Oh dear, what the hell is this? Yet another pathetic far right organisation based on a British one (the EDL). Are we such a nation in nappies that we cannot think for ourselves and stop trying to adopt everything British here?

  4. @ndy says:

    Heh. At one point their leader was a pommy git named Martin Brennan. He barracked for OMG England at the cricket and viewed the locals as rubbish bigots, but that didn’t stop a handful of local “convict” losers from following him into battle at Fed Square … Best part of the story tho’ is when the silly bugger got arrested for overstaying his visa (yes, an “illegal immigrant”), thrown into detention, and then deported back to the Mother Country!

  5. Kim says:

    This is the most pathetic biased rubbish that I have ever had the misfortune to read… Wake up and get your unAustralian heads out of the sand… or are you really just muslim sympathising dirty old men who would love to rape women and children and go unpunished with your male supremacist mysoginistic pathetic brain haemorrhages… Yep, thought so…

  6. @ndy says:

    Kim,

    That comment doesn’t make any sense.

  7. ablokeimet says:

    Right wingers specialise in making ad hominem attacks, because they usually have no arguments that would adequately address the topic at hand. And the further Right they are, the more vitriolic and the less connected with reality the ad hominem attack is likely to be. Kim’s latest outburst above is a case in point.

    If, after I have put up a reasoned argument on something, a Right winger responds by attacking me rather than my argument, I regard myself as having won. The Right winger is admitting they can’t refute my argument.

  8. Alexander says:

    Kim is just reciting overheard rhetoric, and not well. Frustrated with her inability to retaliate with a relevant argument she froths at the mouth and throws a tantrum. For people invested in stereotypes these clods tend to be predictable. You have the somewhat rational, selfish leadership, then you have these parroting minions.

  9. Anti-fascist says:

    The far right are amusing.
    They are like a throw back, a primate species that didn’t evolve to use their cerebellum correctly and mainly rely on the amygdala, so make knee jerk reactions, without any intelligent thought.
    Like chimps they can be dangerous and should be rounded up and put to good use for forced labour, or because so simple and hostile, sent overseas to fight against their own, hopefully annihilating their own dumb arse sub species.

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