April Fools

Professional chatterer and former Revolutionary Communist Frank Furedi whines ‘Stop this banker bashing’, The Australian, April 1, 2009.

British PM Gordon Brown has called for banks and financial markets to adopt “family values” as world leaders gather in London for Thursday’s G20 summit, Markets need ‘family values’ – PM, BBC, March 31, 2009.

The German government has proscribed bizarro nutzi yoof group the Homeland-Faithful German Youth (HDJ) / Heimattreue Deutsche Jugend / German Youth Faithful to the Homeland.

But honestly.

Why do yoof need to be indoctrinated in neo-Nazism? As one B&H member put it in her signature: “One does not become a National Socialist. One only discovers, sooner or later, that one has always been one — that, by nature, one could not possibly be anything else”.

RaHoWa!

In the US, OnE wHo TeRrIfIeS is Randal Krager. In 2006, the SPLC done a profile on Randal:

VOLKSFRONT

At 6-foot, 2-inches and 240 pounds, with “FEAR” tattooed across the knuckles of his right hand and a large swastika stamped on his thick neck, Volksfront founder Randal Krager is an imposing figure whose continuing, heavy influence on boneheads in the Pacific Northwest has deep roots.

Krager has been involved in the bonehead subculture since at least 1989. That year, when he was 15, Krager was arrested along with several other boneheads and charged with racial intimidation for allegedly assaulting three teenagers near a park in Portland, Ore. During the attack, assailants pummeled a Hispanic girl in the face while shouting, “Why aren’t you white?”

Krager was sent to a juvenile detention center…

Volksfront is a weird mob: and by ‘weird’, I mean violent.

Volksfront’s Washington state chapter leader, Kurtis William Monschke, joined three other boneheads in 2003 in beating to death a homeless man in Tacoma using baseball bats and rocks. But this mindless violence hardly destroyed Volksfront. By 2004, Krager’s gang has chapters in seven states.

5 years later, Randal is still fighting the good fight, only now — after being chased out of Portland, Oregon — he’s based in Lakeland, Florida. And Volksfront now has an Australian chapter, led by Douglas Schott and Welf Herfurth.

Huzzah!

In the capital city of the place what gave birth to the US, they’re still talkin’ turkey about ‘alternatives’. As an alternative to University authorities telling the riff raff to fuck off, Alternative G20 has issued a press release stating the conference will be going ahead regardless.

Alternative London Summit Press Release

Despite management efforts to shut down the Alternative London Summit on Wednesday 1st April organisers and speakers are committed to making sure the event goes ahead at the University of East London as planned.

At 6pm there will be a press conference held at University of East London in the East Building, room 1.12.

Organisers are appealing to the public to join academics, union representatives and students in the occupation of the university in order to ensure that prominent political, scientific, academic and activist speakers who have remained committed to the event will be free and able to speak as planned.

It is vital at this pivotal moment in British and world history that we, the people have a public platform to understand and act on alternative ideas and strategies for our political, environmental and economic future.

The inconvenient truth that the authorities are so anxious to suppress is the simple fact that another world is possible!

Despite New Labour’s best efforts to establish corporate control over our education system, like many other universities across the country the University of East London is proud of its diversity of ideas, its intellectual autonomy and freedom of expression.

Free speech still exists in our university and it is our duty to protect this.

The crucial battleground on April 1st is the Docklands Campus of the University of East London. Either we lose control to the corporate state or we defend our sovereignty and therefore defend our traditions of freedom and democracy across England and Beyond. This is a battle between language and violence. If armed police are permitted to break the sacred circle of academic and scientific autonomy England will be a police state.

You may not have been thinking of coming. Please think again.

We are the people. We are the power.

I hope the academics in London take a leaf outta the book written by lawyers in Pakistan.

Bonus!

Finally, an independent anarchist scholar responds to the economistic babble at the G20 Summit:

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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