- Update : Disruption expected in Codnor as protestors arrive, Ripley & Heanor News, August 14, 2008 “…Police have invoked special public order laws in an effort to keep the number of anti-BNP prtestors who plan to come to the area on Saturday down to 700. A number of shops in Codnor are expected to close over the weekend. Once police estimate that 700 activists have turned up on Saturday, new arrivals will be asked to disperse and could be arrested if they refuse. They will meet at 9am in Codnor Market Place and will be allowed to march from 11.45am. The A6007 Heanor Road will be closed.”
Protest at BNP’s racist policies, The Socialist, August 13, 2008 “…The police have invoked sections 14 and 14a of the Public Order Act for what we understand is the duration of the BNP’s event, which gives them enormous extra powers. It is rumoured they have cancelled all police leave in Derbyshire. They identified an ‘official’ protest area about 1.5 miles from the BNP site. Footpaths are being closed and anyone caught ‘trespassing’ will be subject to arrest. To arrange such an exclusion zone is a denial of our democratic rights. The police aim to try to limit and control the anti-BNP protesters, and agreed with Unite Against Fascism (UAF) – who had announced their own separate protest – a march from the ‘official’ protest area to a place nearer the BNP site, though still almost a mile away from it. In the interests of unity, NSBNP will support this march. The police also agreed with UAF that 30 people will be escorted to near the entrance to the site for a token protest and photograph opportunity, whilst the main body of the protest marches back…
“Well, talk about bad taste…”
Sheesh. The SWP remains silent on the fact that Unite Against Fascism (UAF) has determined to split the
millions hundreds of thousands thousands (hundreds?) of anti-racist and anti-fascist activists expected to protest the upcoming British National party’s Red White & Blue Festival // Scumfest. Instead, Anindya Bhattacharyya writes ‘Unions throw their weight behind protest to stop Nazi BNP rally’; referring, in part, to the efforts of Notts Stop the BNP to liaise with and gain the support of trade unions. Thus the 11am protest called for by UAF, claims Bhattacharyya, “has been called by East Midlands Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and is supported by a variety of trade unions, including Midlands TUC, Midlands CWU, Midlands GMB, Midlands Unite and East Midlands Unison”. The 9am protest, on the other hand, organised primarily by and through “the Stop the Red, White and Blue campaign, a politically independent network of anti-fascists”, is merely supported by local unions including FBU, UCU, Unison and the NUT… Derby Unite Against Fascism, other local anti-fascist groups and a multitude of trade union organisations. East Midlands Unison, East Midlands TUC and the rail union RMT…”.
The true nature of the event is also revealed by the “guest speakers” that the BNP has invited along. These include Marc Abramsson, leader of the National Democrats, a Swedish Nazi party. Abramsson has campaigned for “racially pure kindergartens” in Sweden that would exclude all non-white children. His party has also organised BONEHEAD gangs to physically attack gay pride marches in Sweden. Also speaking at the BNP’s hate-fest is Petra Edelmannova, chair of the Czech National Party, a fascist organisation that has led a vicious racist campaign against Romany Gypsies in the Czech Republic. Last month Edelmannova co-authored a booklet called “The Final Solution to the Gypsy Issue in the Czech Lands” that advocates “relocating” Czech Romanies to India.
Also joining the British Nationalists in their alcohol-free partying will be a colonial or two. Or as the BNP puts it: “This is your chance to meet in person some of the activists who are making things happen in the Czech Republic along with friends from Sweden (in the form of the National Democrats) and from the Protectionist Party of Australia, who are closely modelling themselves on the BNP”. The Australian speaking at the event is Mark Wilson. Mark is a former comrade of Dr James Saleam who has since jumped ship for arch-rivals the APP. Mark reckons Whitey oughta jump up and down more on Australia Day, ANZAC Day, May Day and Eureka Day (December 3). “Tragically, these Days have been tailored to the agendas of multiculturalist, gender-bending, globalist ideology.” (Mark is also sure that he hasn’t done anything to the Aborigines to apologise for, is a recent migrant from Britain, and wishes the Aborigines no harm… but would rather not live next door to them.) Other speakers include the New Right/national anarchist ideologue Jonathan Bowden, veteran neo-Nazi Martin Wingfield, and Griffin sidekick Simon Darby.
- As for Those Thieving Gypsy Bastards, following the billionaire Berlusconi’s triumph, the Red Cross is lending a hand to Italian authorities in their campaign to sweep Italy clean of the scum / maintain law ‘n’ order.
Oh yeah: Unite and fight fascism! At 11am. (But not 9am.)
As for antifa, no doubt they’ll be the joker in the pack…
See also : One man’s war against his demons, “When Matthew Collins became sickened by his far-right BNP comrades, he betrayed them. He tells Rosie Boycott his story”, The Observer, March 10, 2002
“A youth camp run by a neo-Nazi organization is broken up by police near Rostock in northern Germany. Authorities said the children were being instilled with Nazi propaganda under the guise of a sleep-away camp” (German Police Raids Nazi Youth Camp, Deutsche Welle, August 11, 2008). Which sounds worryingly akin to local Schutzstaffel Untersturmführer Welf Herfurth’s efforts to recruit Australia’s Patriotik Yoof into the nationalist anarchist camp. Whitey is frustrated in Germany too:
Neo-Nazis turning increasingly violent
The head of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Joerg Ziercke, told the German daily Tagesspiegel neo-Nazis were adopting increasingly violent tactics. Ziercke said neo-Nazis were attacking left-wingers and police officers with an aggression that can be seen as a change in strategy. “Before, neo-Nazis largely avoided violence for tactical reasons, but this no longer appears to be the case,” he added. Ziercke said the riots on May 1 in Hamburg were an example of the new strategy. Clashes erupted in Hamburg when 6,000 people took to the streets to protest against a march involving some 1,500 supporters of the far-right NPD party. Twenty police officers were hurt and some 60 people were arrested. Arson attacks by right-wing groups were also on the rise, according to Ziercke. There were some 15 incidents reported in the first five months of 2008 – five times as many as in the same period last year.
See also : Neo-Nazi ‘national anarchists’ in Germany in the headlines (June 4, 2008)
Youths Convicted in Arkhangelsk for Attack on Purported Neo-Nazi
August 11, 2008
Two youths affiliated with the anti-fascist punk movement were convicted in an Arkhangelsk, Russia court for attacking a student they identified as a neo-Nazi, according to an August 5, 2008 report by the Regnum news agency. The youths, who were students at a local college, reportedly heard that another student was a neo-Nazi and burst into his classroom wearing masks and armed with martial arts weapons and a metal pipe. They then beat the student, along with another youth who tried to stop the violence, before fleeing the scene. One of the defendants got off with a suspended sentence because he was underaged at the time of the attack; the second defendant was sentenced to a year and a half in prison.
See also : [For Dion] Shadowboxing (Petersburg Antifa) | chtodelat news (August 5, 2008)