The boofheads at the Australia First Party have finally conceded that they got it wrogn — again (see : Antifa ‘Slackbastard’ Outed And Named. By Morons., October 11, 2010.). Their latest Big Idea is that I’m James Hutchings’ brother.
Otherwise, the Australianists have organised a get-together in Ipswich on Saturday September 6 to piss and moan about bloody foreigners et al.
Spencer Sunshine has written a piece for Souciant on Nazi Skinhead Economics (August 7, 2014); Robert Parry writes about how The New York Times Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War (August 14, 2014); Niles Williamson, a scribe for The Leadership of the World Socialist Movement, writes that Kiev deploys fascist militias against Donetsk (August 12, 2014).
In the US, Luke O’Donovan was last week sentenced to two years prison and eight years probation after successfully defending himself from a group assault:
On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Luke O’Donovan attended a house party in Reynoldstown, a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. Luke was seen dancing with and kissing other men at the party. Later in the night he was insulted with homophobic slurs, and attacked by several people at once. Luke unsuccessfully attempted to escape, at which point several witnesses reported watching between 5 and 12 men ganging-up on Luke and stomping on his head and body, evidently with the intent to kill him. Luke was called a faggot before and during the attack. Throughout the course of the attack, Luke and five others were stabbed. Luke was subsequently imprisoned and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as one count of attempted murder. He spent two and a half weeks in jail without bond before being released under bond conditions that drastically affected his life. None of the other individuals involved in the altercation were charged.
Luke is a young queer man previously residing in metro Atlanta. At the time of his arrest, Luke was a student at Georgia Gwinnett College and planned on transferring to Georgia State University — a plan he subsequently had to abandon because of legal fees, medical costs, and bond conditions. The conditions of Luke’s bond caused him to move out of the house he was staying in, as well as preventing him from interacting with a large section of his community in Northeast Atlanta.
Luke’s trial concluded on August 12, 2014, when he accepted a plea deal. The negotiated deal was as follows: Luke will be in the Georgia prison system for 2 years beginning on August 12, after which he will begin eight years of harsh probation. At the time of sentencing, the judge added to the negotiated plea that Luke will be banished from the state of Georgia for the eight years of his probation …
For more infos on Luke’s case and how to show support see : Support Luke! Defense Committee website.
Speaking of homophobes, the “World Congress of Families” conference, which Kevin Andrews, Robert Clark, Bernie Finn, Fred Nile and other anti-choice, anti-LGBTI speakers will be attending, will be taking place on Saturday, August 30 in Glen Iris. See The Block Party Against Hate for fun-filled counter-activities.
NB. The Southern Poverty Law Centre has classified the WCOF as a hate group; People for the American Way and Political Research Associates have moar.
I take you basically agree with Robert Parry and Niles Williamson then, on the Ukraine crisis?
It’s not necessary to agree with Robert Parry, Niles Williamson or even Russia Today in order to see the Fascists who are part of the new Kyiv regime or who came to dominate the movement to oust the corrupt President Yanukovych. While the paid and unpaid spokespeople for Vladimir Putin can correctly denounce the machinations of the Kyiv regime (though often over-egg the pudding in their description of it – Svoboda lost the Defence Ministry and holds few other crucial ones, while Pravy Sektor has to be happy with a vice-ministry), they overlook the equally far Right character of many of the leaders of the “People’s Republics”.
Ukraine at the moment is not a good place to be. Having both Ukrainian Fascists and Russian Fascists on the rampage leaves little room for genuine progressive politics.
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