[For Dion] “What’s a truck?”

    Dion: December 12, 2007: “As I stated on the [Bombshell] forum Andy, you are a liar, a hypocrite and no better than the trash that you fight against.”

    Above : Australian Patriot (The Burgers Are Better At Hungry Jack’s)

And now, a song for Dion:

Russia Becomes More Dangerous for Immigrants : Racist Attacks On Rise in Cities Despite Crackdown [sic]
Andrew Osborn
The Wall Street Journal
April 7, 2008

MOSCOW — A significant increase in anti-immigrant attacks by neo-Nazi [boneheads] in Russia has led to a rare police crackdown in Moscow and a warning of vigilante justice by diaspora organizations.

Ultranationalist [boneheads] killed 41 people in the first three months of this year, a more than 400% increase from the same period last year, according to the Moscow-based Sova center, which monitors such attacks. The victims were nonwhite Russians, dark-skinned immigrants from former Soviet republics, and people from Asia and Africa.

Sova says the number of such racist attacks is increasing, as is the severity — evolving from simple stabbings to torture and disfigurement.

The Kremlin hasn’t been able [sic] to control the problem, and some critics say nationalist rhetoric from the government is feeding the problem, even though ultranationalist politicians have been marginalized or operate only under strict Kremlin control.

The leaders of countries that supply Russia with migrant labor took time out of a political and economic summit in February to complain about the violence to President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Putin promised tough action.

Diaspora groups and migration experts estimate there are as many as 15 million immigrants living in Russia — out of a population of 142 million — including a large number of illegal immigrants. Immigrant numbers are growing, according to the United Nations, a trend that Russian officials say is aggravating tensions.

Racism experts and officials are divided on why [boneheads] have cranked up the violence. One theory is that they are reacting to tougher policing; another that it is the work of infamy-hungry copycats. Killing migrants with a knife has become a [bonehead] pastime, says Semyon Charny, an expert at the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights.

The attackers sometimes record their crimes on videos as proof of work done for shadowy neo-Nazi groups that, police believe, commission the killings.

“People are afraid to walk the streets,” says Muhammad Egamzod, a spokesman at the embassy of Tajikistan, a country whose citizens have been targeted.

In the past year, police have made a string of arrests, breaking up at least four gangs. In Moscow, where most of Russia’s race-related murders occur, police have begun stopping and fingerprinting [boneheads] in the subway. The crackdown hasn’t stopped the killing, though.

Diaspora groups have said immigrants will take the law into their own hands if the police don’t control the problem.

Galina Kozhevnikova, deputy head of Sova, says the Internet allows racist killers to become heroes in ultra-right circles whose adherents believe a war is raging to keep Russia ethnically Russian. The killers’ “fans” then try to copy and outdo them, she says.

One 18-year-old [bonehead] arrested last April was hailed on ultra-right Russian Web sites as a “patriot” after a closed-circuit video camera apparently showed him stabbing an Armenian man to death. The [bonehead] told police he had killed 37 nonwhites, though he later recanted, according to local media reports. In transcripts of his interrogation leaked to local media, the teenager said Moscow needed to be “cleansed.” He is awaiting trial.

The Moscow Bureau for Human Rights and Sova estimate Russia is home to about 70,000 skinheads — including neo-Nazis, antifascists, and those who merely dress the part wearing heavy laceup boots, black bomber jackets and buzzcuts.

Sova says about half of these skinheads are informally aligned with groups that promote anti-immigrant violence.

The [boneheads] are largely located in Russia’s urban centers, primarily Moscow, St. Petersburg and Voronezh. At times, they brawl with antifascist skinheads. In Moscow on March 16, neo-Nazi [boneheads] killed a young antifascist [Alexei Krylov]. On the same day, in six attacks in Moscow and Voronezh, three people ended up in intensive care and one victim was permanently disfigured.

    Note that these ‘brawls’ almost invariably — which is to say, according to every report I’ve read — take the form of ambushes, as do assaults upon the insufficiently Russian blacks (a la Pushkin) and immigrants from neighbouring territories. Thus: “The Antifa anti-Nazi movement said in a blog that the 16-year-old, Alexei Krylov, was attacked by more than a dozen neo-Nazis armed with knives and fatally stabbed in the neck late Sunday. The attack just a few blocks away from the Kremlin occurred as Krylov and several others were heading to a punk music concert in a Moscow nightclub, Antifa said.” Further: “They thought we were anti-fascist activists but we’re not and we told them so. But these people didn’t care, I think they wanted to kill someone and went for it because we looked different,” said Stas, a witness” (Murder of anti-fascist sparks march in Moscow, Russia Today, March 19, 2008). Finally, in terms of ‘tough action’, Putin’s uniformed thugs — many of whom, as might be expected, are strongly sympathetic to the fascists and racists who regularly conduct such assassinations — suppress any and all attempts by antifa to publically protest such killings. On the evening of March 25, in the middle of a snowstorm(!), Russian antifa staged a protest in St. Petersburg. Russian police arrested two dozen or so members of the 150-strong march.

Vladimir Pronin, Moscow’s police chief, did little to reassure diaspora groups when they met with him in February to complain about the violence. In comments shown on state television, he told them to ensure migrants committed fewer crimes.

In an interview with a Russian paper the same month, Mr. Pronin blamed [bonehead] violence on a lack of a positive belief system and poor educational opportunities. “Teenagers have nothing to do,” he said. “They need an outlet for their aggression.”

Ultranationalists complain that Kremlin dominance of the media and politics has left their supporters with little outlet for their frustration. “Legal forums for expressing feelings have become fewer and fewer,” says Alexander Belov, head of the ultra-right Movement Against Illegal Immigration, an activist group.

He says recent parliamentary and presidential elections — where pro-Kremlin parties squeezed out most of their opponents — left many feeling disenfranchised. “Some youths feel like they have no other way of expressing their feelings.”

Dmitry Rogozin, one of the most prominent ultranationist politicians, was forced out of politics by the Kremlin as his party gained in popularity. He was sidelined and named as Russia’s ambassador to NATO in January[!].

Sojun Sadykov, head of Azerbaijani diaspora group Azeross, says many migrants are straining for revenge. “If it continues like this for another two or three months, there will be civil war,” he says.

Time for another David Copeland Special:

Gay pub nailbomber’s sick penpal pleas to Scots prisoners
Karen Bale
The Daily Record
April 8 2008

NAZI nail bomber David Copeland has been writing to Scottish prisoners begging them to find him teenage girls as pen pals. Copeland is serving six life sentences for murdering three people and injuring 139 in a reign of terror nine years ago. The 30-year-old homophobe and racist planted a series of home-made bombs targeting gay and ethnic communities. Now the Brixton Bomber, who admired Hitler and Saddam Hussein, is writing to Scottish inmates, moaning about life in jail. In one letter, the neo-Nazi begs a Scot accused of attempted murder to find him a pretty young pen pal. In the letter, written before last month’s ruling that Copeland will serve at least 50 years before he is considered for parole, he says: “I ain’t had a girl for five years, only 25 to go. “I wouldn’t have to wait that long if the patriotic community got their fingers out and done something.” He then launches into a vile attack on Jews, adding: “Well life’s a bitch, trust me to pick the losing side. Sorry to sound such a pessimist but the truth is the truth, the Aryans are finished.” The triple killer then asks his pen pal: “Do you know any attractive girls who would like to write to me?” Copeland, a member of the National Socialist Movement, was caged in 2000 for a 13-day killing spree across London in 1999. He planted a bomb in Brixton market in South London and, days later, he planted another home-made bomb in Brick Lane, hoping to kill Asians. His most devastating bomb ripped through a gay pub in Soho, killing pregnant Andrea Dykes, 27, John Light, 32, and Nik Moore, 31. The wounded included a baby whose skull was impaled by a nail. Copeland was held in the high-security Broadmoor hospital until 2004, where his mental state was assessed. He was moved to London’s tough Belmarsh prison in 2004. Last month, it was ruled he will not be released until at least 2049.

See also : Polish football’s racism problem, Mihir Bose, BBC, April 7, 2008 | Arrests over Muslim grave attacks, Al Jazeera, April 8, 2008: “French police have arrested four youths in connection with the desecration of 148 Muslim graves in France’s largest war cemetery. A pig’s head was hung from one of the several tombstones targeted by vandals who also wrote slogans insulting France’s Muslim justice minister, officials said. The youths are believed to belong to a neo-Nazi group which scrawled swastikas on 52 Muslim graves in the same cemetery in April last year…”

And because I can…

And because it’s just so damn funky

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 2021 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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2 Responses to [For Dion] “What’s a truck?”

  1. Me says:

    I like your site, I found you old blog by googling Dane Sweetman… I’m just reading up on an old story about him in the Age. Pretty fucked up… my mentor and I just wanted to see where he is now… probably in a gutter?
    who knows…
    peace.
    keep up the cool shit.
    xx

  2. Michael Jason says:

    Dane has his own business, a wife, owns his own cars and is doing better than well. I’ve known him better and longer than most and can tell you don’t believe all you read. He has a book coming out in late 2010 and you can read it all then. Why would he be in a gutter? He’s a non-drug user and has not had a drink in over two years! And he’s off his imposed drinking ban. I believe people project what’s going on in their miserable lives in the hope some of that mire rubs off on the more fortunate to imbue in them a sense of achievement. Sad I think.

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