1) Reclaim Australia /// United Patriots Front
The United Patriots Front (UPF) staged a small demo outside the ABC HQ in Melbourne today. The patriots consisted of Troy Bloodstone, Warren Broadhead, Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson, Kriso Richardson, Thomas Sewell, Chris Shortis, Linden Watson
and some other bloke whose name I don’t remember. The boys delivered a pig on a spit, waved flags and presumably complained about the Jews and Communists what run the ABC and treasonously allowed Zaky Mallah to voice an opinion on Q&A. See : An Australian Love Story: The Truth Behind Zaky Mallah And The Media, Michael Brull, New Matilda, June 24, 2015.
The joint ‘Reclaim Australia’ (RA) / UPF rally in Melbourne is just three weeks away now. Scheduled to take place at Parliament House at 1pm on Saturday, July 18, a counter-rally has been organised — see : Melbourne Counter-Rally Against racism, Islamophobia and the far right (Campaign Against Racism and Fascism) and RALLY AGAINST RACISM – Stop ‘Reclaim Australia’ – Melbourne (No Room For Racism).
As their failed rally in Richmond on May 31 suggests, the UPF has very limited support in Melbourne. Consequently, the boys have organised a busload of racists from Sydney to travel to Melbourne on July 18 in order to reinforce their numbers; a small number of UPF supporters from elsewhere in the country have declared that they’ll also be traveling to Melbourne to help swell the UPF’s puny ranks. As for RA in Melbourne, its chief organiser is Bendigo resident Monika Evers. To date, Evers has expressed no qualms about working with the fascists and neo-Nazis in Melbourne who have flocked to the UPF banner, and neither has Christian fundamentalist preacher Danny Nalliah. Obviously, fundamentalist Christianity and neo-Nazism makes for a more stable coalition that I’d previously anticipated …
Speaking of neo-Nazis, another present on May 31 was James Lawrence. A bonehead, Lawrence is also a Christian Identity activist.
Elsewhere in the country, other folks are mobilising against RA/UPF. In Perth, the rally is scheduled to take place at Solidarity Park … though I suspect that it may once again be unavailable to the bigots. Serial pest Pauline Hanson — who spoke at the Brisbane rally last time — is scheduled to speak in Rockhampton. As on April 4, it seems likely that the largest RA/UPF rallies will be in Adelaide, Perth and Queensland (Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba).
2) Zack Davies /// National Action
In Wales, National Action’s Zack Davies guilty of attempted murder, having stabbed Dr Sarandar Bhambra at a Tesco’s in January, shouting: “This is for Lee Rigby.” Notably, the UPF has declared itself to be in political solidarity with National Action, along with a range of other European fascist parties, organisations and movements.
See also : Zack Davies: Tesco machete attack was an ‘act of terrorism’ says victim’s family, Steve Bagnall, Mirror, June 25, 2015 | Far-right extremism warning after ‘Lee Rigby revenge’ killing bid, BBC, June 26, 2015.
3) Dylann Roof /// Daily Stormer
In the United States, a lot of material has begun to appear tracking the online activities of accused mass murderer Dylann Roof, based in part on his manifesto and also his alleged use of Daily Stormer. (In an Australian context, Daily Stormer has won some small degree of notoriety for its online campaigns of harassment and defamation of several prominent Australians, as well as expressing support for RA and UPF.)
See : Expert: Obama ignored surge of rightwing extremism that inspired Charleston killer, Rania Khalek, The Electronic Intifada, June 26, 2015 | Never Patriotic: The Real Meaning of the Confederate Flag, Joe Conason, Real Clear Politics, June 26, 2015 | The Killing Season, Heidi Beirich, Hatewatch (SPLC), June 25, 2015.