- Update (September 12, 2008) : “Two members of Tampa Blood and Honour, a chapter of a particularly violent international white supremacist organization, were indicted in Florida for beating two homeless men to death in 1998. Two other members had already pleaded guilty to the crimes. Federal officials say the men planned to participate in a race war and killed the homeless men because they were deemed inferior.” ‘The Blotter: Updates on Extremism and the Law’, Intelligence Report, Fall 2008 (Southern Poverty Law Centre).
“In September 2006, the leader of the Celtic Knights, a now-defunct splinter faction of the Hammerskins in central Texas, planned to obtain firearms and explosives from an active-duty Army soldier in Fort Hood, Texas. The soldier, who served in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, was a member of the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group. He is now going through proceedings for military discharge.” ‘Extremists in the Military: FBI Reports on Extremists in Military’, Intelligence Report, Fall 2008 (Southern Poverty Law Centre).
This Saturday, a few score boneheads will be assembling in Melbourne for a gig to commemorate the overdue death in 1993 of the English neo-Nazi warbler Ian Stuart Donaldson, a ritual re-enacted every year for well over a decade now. As in previous years, the exact location of the gig is being kept a closely guarded secret. Performing will be local boneheads Blood Red Eagle and Ravenous, and a neo-Nazi band from overseas (almost certainly from either the UK or US). Last year, the Melbourne Croatia Social Club played host to US band Final War, Melbourne bands Bail Up! and Fortress and Perth band Quick and the Dead. The latter band features Murray Holmes, formerly of Skrewdriver. Murray is making a minor comeback with the assistance of another (Perth) punk band called The Homicides — The Homicides are also releasing a split album with Sydney band T.H.U.G., which features two former members of the 1980s neo-Nazi band White Lightning. (The East Brunswick Hotel provided a stage for T.H.U.G. in July, when the band supported English band Sham 69.) The local, Melbourne chapter of Skin Heads Neither For Nor Against Racial Prejudice has refused to comment on the upcoming gig, instead suggesting that viewers gape in awe at footage of the Bully Boys touring Australia in 2004, especially the striptease at 0:44…
Oh yeah: in the (unlikely) event that Agent Gerbil comes through with the goods again this year, the location of the 2008 gig will of course be published here on Saturday.