OMG!Nazis on teh Interwebs!LOL!
Doug Smith, Skin Heads Neither For Nor Against Racial Prejudice (Bombshell punk rawk forum):
The guy that does that boycott thing has it in for me and Bulldog Spirit so bad. He basically thinks I am the fu[e]hrer reincarnated. I can’t remember his webpage, but it[’]s worth looking at. I’m sure if you googled “doug smith” and “bulldog spirit” you would find it. It’s some anarchy thing.
He emailed all the bands at Wasted and told them that we were a nazi band.
His sources include the illustrious Melbourne Punx Forum which for what seems like a decade has consisted of anonymous posters calling everyone nazis.
He thinks his identity is secret but he has a shop called 1+1=3=8 [sic] on Sydney Road in Brunswick that prints leftist t-shirts with spelling errors and stuff. I fronted him about the [shit] that he talks on the internet it [sic] but he denied it.
Fuck Stalin, fuck you commies and fuck you stupid fucking anarchist pieces of shit. Fucking die already.
We would all be better off.
Anyway… anarchy is a fag… that’s all I have to say to you Mr Moran…
See how fast words travel my friends? Be careful what you write on the internet…
Coz you never know when some stalker is gonna put it on there [sic] website.
Thanx to the people who have supported us… and to the random [sic] people letting us know about this anarchist knobjockey Mr Moran…
See you in hell[!].
Mark Bastard, Bombshell punk rawk forum:
@ndy you’re a fucking idiot mate and you better watch your back because when me and my mates are out and about, if we see you, ur dead / @ndy im still going to bash you, fukn gooknigger scum.
BirmyHammerSkinz, Bombshell punk rawk forum:
i dont think u have the right to fucking breath[e] u piece of [shit]. if you like gooks so much why dont you fuck off to some gook country and see how much they tolerate mouthy cunts such as yourself. then you may see why we dont want the scum to do the same here
Dion, Punk Rocker:
As I stated on the Bombshell forum Andy, you are a liar, a hypocrite and no better than the trash that you fight against.
Guido Kleinhubbert, ‘Neo-Nazis Using Web Sites to Threaten Opponents’, Spiegel Online, July 22, 2008:
Neo-Nazis in Germany are trying to intimidate left-wing politicians and activists by publishing their names, photos and addresses on Web sites, often accompanied by increasingly blatant threats. The police seem powerless to stop them.
Rainer Sauer, 51, a local politician from the western German town of Bocholt, had got used to the insults and death threats that neo-Nazis kept hurling at him via the Internet. Messages such as: “Hopefully someone will wipe out the fat scumbag.”
Web Sites Hard to Remove
Attempts to remove text and photos from the Internet are virtually hopeless. The Nuremberg site is on the server of Nazi memorabilia dealer Gary Lauck who lives in the United States, which puts him out of the reach of German justice authorities. This is a common practice among neo-Nazi sites. “Don’t you wonder why we have a .com address rather than .de?” says one site in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. [Lauck once reportedly stated “Adolf Hitler was the greatest man who ever lived, but he was too humane… We will not repeat that mistake!”]
So German authorities have to watch on powerless as far-right activists victimize their opponents from foreign-based Internet servers.
The makers of these Web sites get indirect help from the German authorities, because left-wing activists are commonly prosecuted for masking their faces during demonstrations, something they do precisely because they want to avoid having their faces photographed by neo-Nazis.
A 24-year old man from Erlangen in southern Germany was recently sentenced to pay a €1,800 fine for wrapping a scarf around his face at a demonstration, thereby breaking a law that bans demonstrators from concealing their faces.
Occasionally, the police even make use of the neo-Nazis’ efforts. During one court case against two 20-year-old left-wing activists from Nuremberg, a police officer admitted that he had used information published on the “Anti-Antifa” site in his investigation into the left-wing scene. The far-right was “well organized,” the policeman said in his own defence.
That statement was music to neo-Nazi ears. At last, they proclaimed on their Web site, “Anti-Antifa” and the state were fighting side by side against Germany’s enemies.
Blood & Honour: They get knocked down but…
After having been largely suppressed by antifa in the UK — where it was initially established by Ian Stuart and Nicky Crane in 1987 — Blood & Honour (aka Benson & Hedges) have gone on to bigger and better things elsewhere. Their first franchise was opened in Australia, and here it continues to eke out an existence on the fringes of the punk rock and skinhead milieu, with the help of a small band of supporters. In Germany, the organisation is outlawed; so too, in Spain. B&H has also run into legal difficulties in Belgium, Holland, and more recently the Czech Republic. According to one report, in May 2008 the B&H site was shutdown — briefly — by the FBI. A few days later it was back up. Another site, Redwatch Poland — which was established by the Polish franchise of another, initially UK-based group called C18 — has run into its fair share of troubles, including some deriving from the FBI. Curiously, the site — http://www.redwatch.info — appears to be down at the moment; what relationship this has to the current legal difficulties being experienced by Redwatch UK dingbats Simon Sheppard and Steve Whittle — recently convicted of racial vilification and subsequently having fled the UK for the USA — I don’t know. Of course, in Australia, attempts to establish Redwatch have been relatively unsuccessful; perhaps the closest existing equivalent is Jim Perren’s Whitelaw Towers blog.
Petersburg Anti-Fascist Arrested After Stabbing Incident
July 21, 2008
Police in St. Petersburg arrested an anti-fascist activist after charging him with stabbing an off-duty police officer whom he mistook for a neo-Nazi, according to a July 18, 2008 report by the local Fontanka.ru news web site. According to police, the officer in training and his friend encountered a large group of young men on the night of June 13, one of whom allegedly asked if they were skinheads because of the way they were dressed. When the officer replied something to the effect that it was nobody’s business even if he were a skinhead, the suspect allegedly stabbed him and his friend with a knife, sending them both to the hospital. The suspect’s lawyer has a different version of the events, claiming that the police officer and his friend were walking down the street screaming neo-Nazi slogans when his client confronted them with his provocative question, at which point the officer allegedly broke a bottle and menaced him with it, forcing his client to use a knife in self-defense. Police arrested the suspect a month later and a court ordered that he remain in pre-trial detention.
Former BNP councillor hanged himself before appearing in court for attack on pub landlord
July 22, 2008
A disgraced ex-British National Party councillor has hanged himself – just days before he was due in court over a savage attack on a pub landlord. Convicted football hooligan Luke Smith, 26, was arrested after punching the publican in the face when he was thrown out of his bar for being drunk. But as he awaited sentence former gas fitter Smith killed himself just opposite the scene of the crime in Lancashire… [Smith] was elected to Burnley Council in 2003 after racial tensions grew in the wake of riots in the town three years earlier. But Smith was suspended three months later after Nick Griffin, leader of the far right party, began investigating claims he glassed a reveller during their annual Red and White and Blue Festival…
Smith was jailed for 11 months for violent disorder in March 2006, and a further six months for similar incidents in Blackpool and Burnley, after he and a group of men attacked another group of men in a pub in Manchester, throwing items including chairs into the bar where women and children were sitting. According to antifa.org.uk, “Smith chose to take his life next to the Balti King takeaway in Yorkshire Street, Burnley, somewhere which is certain to become a favourite spot for local anti-fascists to hang out.”