Ben Weerheym, Perth-based convicted race-hate criminal and neo-Nazi, appears to have decided to abandon his rather ill-considered attempt to construct ‘Leftywatch’: an Australasian equivalent to the UK and Poland’s Redwatch. Whatever the precise reasons for his decision, I suppose that some limited awareness of Simon Sheppard‘s legal difficulties — and the charges currently facing five people in Poland — may have swayed him in the direction of thinking that ‘maybe Leftywatch isn’t such a great idea after all’. So too, the fact that none of the information on the site could be relied on as being accurate, dependent as Ben was on anonymous tip-offs from the Australian (and New Zealand) public… members of which include some devilishly creative anti-fascists!
So much for the good news.
Here’s the bad :
POLAND’S CRACKDOWN ON GAY GROUPS : a criminal probe, and Warsaw Pride threatened with violence
by Doug Ireland
June 09, 2006
Poland’s state prosecutor last week announced a government investigation of all Polish gay groups for illegal financing, criminal connections, and pedophilia. This crackdown on gay groups is only the latest in a series of disturbing developments in Poland during the last month that illustrate the continuing rise of political homophobia under the country’s new gay-hostile government led by the duo nicknamed the Terrible Twins: President Lech Kaczynski and his twin brother Jaroslav, who controls the Polish Parliament.