- “As I stated on the Bombshell forum Andy, you are a liar, a hypocrite and no better than the trash that you fight against.” ~ Dion, December, 2007.
The trash I fight against and in relation to which I’m no better are in trouble in Russia. (But who gives a shit about Russia? Faggots like me I guess.) Anyway, “A court in Moscow has sentenced nine members of a neo-Nazi skinhead gang to prison terms of up to 23 years” (Neo-Nazi skinheads jailed in Russia for racist killings, Artyom Liss, BBC News, February 25, 2010). In other news, the murders of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova in January 2009 have been declared to be ‘political’: “Last November, Nikolai Tikhonov, 29, and Yevgenia Khasis, 24, members of a radical neo-Nazi nationalist group, were charged with a “murder committed by previous concert by a group of individuals”. The case made headlines all over the world and once again highlighted the dangers faced by journalists and human rights activists in Russia, which has one of the poorest journalist safety records in the world.”
Closer to home, neo-Nazi network Blood & Honour have announced their production of some more t-shirts, which are “Ours not theirs”, apparently. The t-shirts are exclusive to 9percent productions and numbers are limited, so “if you want to be the best dressed White Nationalist/Patriot at your next BBQ or get together, get in quick!” Anyone wanting to sport a new tattoo as well as a new t-shirt when they attend the celebration of Hitler’s birthday that B&H is organising on the Gold Coast in a few months time should pop in to Hold Fast Body Art in Burwood. Proprietor Justin O’Brien, who is the Victorian organiser for B&H, is giving a 10% discount to anyone mentioning this ad (and who manages to avoid being pepper-sprayed by him as they run to the door).
In the UK, the Centre for Social Cohesion is recommending that the Home Office consider proscribing O’Brien’s comrades in B&H (and C18) under Terrorism Act 2000 and 2006 legislation. Until the next time a B&H member commits an atrocity however, and notwithstanding the fact that the organisation is banned in Germany (and only last week had one of its gigs in Croatia closed down by police), it would seem an unlikely outcome. Further, what impact it would have on the far right as a whole is questionable — although it would make the snazzy new t-shirts 9percent is selling unlawful to wear or display, and not only as a crime against fashion.
Meanwhile, over the water and on the other side of the pond…
Pickering murder suspect has Nazi past
February 21, 2010
The man charged with murdering young mum Vanessa Pickering was a founding member of a skinhead gang.
Today Sunday News can reveal Malcolm George Chaston co-founded South Island-based gang the Fourth Reich with another man – a convicted murderer – in the 1990s.
Chaston appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday charged with Pickering’s murder, the same day she was farewelled at Christchurch Cathedral.
Pickering’s body was found by police searching at Godley Head, on Banks Peninsula, a few days after her disappearance on Monday last week.
Her daughter was found wandering alone in a paddock on the night her mother went missing. Pickering is believed to have died of stab wounds.
Chaston, 40 – who is in custody and will reappear in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday – had earlier been charged with assault with intent to commit sexual violation, and separate counts of abduction, assault and sexual violation of a child last week.
The detective in charge of the Pickering homicide, detective senior sergeant Virginia Le Bas, told Sunday News she “didn’t really know” if Chaston was linked with Neo-Nazi gang the Fourth Reich.
But a gang source and police intelligence officers confirmed Chaston’s involvement with the gang, which is now largely based in Nelson and along the West Coast.
Chaston is no longer an active member.
Meanwhile, a gang source said white-supremacist gangs like the Fourth Reich and new gang Nazi Skins were again on the rise and their numbers inside Christchurch Men’s Prison were swelling.
The Fourth Reich was formed in 1994, and has a very bloody history. Convicted murderer Hayden Brent McKenzie is another (former) member, who came to notoriety following his killing of South Korean backpacker Jae Hyeon Kim in 2003. See : OMG!Violence is real!LOL! Neo-Nazi beliefs blamed for murders! And attempted murders!ROFLMAO! (December 5, 2008) | Reign of the Fourth Reich, The Press, June 25, 2005: “The Fourth Reich tortured its enemies and forced a police officer into hiding. What chance did an eccentric West Coast drifter have? Matt Conway delves into the strange life and brutal death of James ‘Janis’ Bambrough.”
(Fourth Reich is also the name of an Australian OMC; apart from an apparent, shared appreciation for Hitler’s Germany, it has no relationship to the New Zealand boneheads.)
On a lighter note, From Bonehead to Orthodox Jew, Dan Bilefsky, The New York Times, February 24, 2010.