“Let[‘]s not forget it[‘]s @ndy now who runs FDB.” ~ Jim Perren, Whitelaw Towers, October 4, 2009
“He thinks his identity is secret but he has a shop called 1+1=3=8 [sic] on Sydney Road in Brunswick that prints leftist t-shirts with spelling errors and stuff. I fronted him about the [shit] that he talks on the internet it [sic] but he denied it.” ~ Doug Smith (Bulldog Spirit/Skin Heads Neither For Nor Against Racial Prejudice), Bombshell 100% Two Fingers In the Air Punk Rawk Forum, December 7, 2007
“Anyway… anarchy is a fag… that’s all I have to say to you Mr Moran… See how fast words travel my friends? Be careful what you write on the internet… Coz you never know when some stalker is gonna put it on there [sic] website. Thanx to the people who have supported us… and to the random [sic] people letting us know about this anarchist knobjockey Mr Moran… See you in hell[!].” ~ Chunga (The Worst Melbourne punk band), myspace.com, September 24, 2007
Eureka! No.188 (September 29, 2009)
Electronic Bulletin of Australia First Party
0407 732 868
(For internal use; not for re-publication unless an article is marked)
Report: (Eighth) Sydney Forum Was Another Success!
…This year, there was a novelty on the first day. While we were expecting a demonstration on the second day, we had a ‘surprise’ in that it came on the first, outside the Petersham RSL Club. The ‘Antifa’ (read: “anti-fascists”) had located our venue from an easy ruse (one had paid for a ticket) and arrived before start-time with about 17 protesters and a couple of banners (something about smashing “Nazis”). They made a lot of noise before being moved on by police.
One significant ‘plus’ out of this nuisance was that a key libeller and inciter of violence against patriotic people, Andy Moran, a Melbourne-based leftist, was identified and photographed for the first time. Another ‘plus’ was that the protest blooded a few people who had not seen our politics challenged in this way.
The Latest From The Dirty Tricks Department
I received the ‘clever’ letter below in my capacity as organizer for the Sydney Forum. I have edited out a person’s name and the group he belongs to. I have left the interesting spelling mistakes etc.
Notice the defamation of hard working people and their group. Notice the ploy to get me to say: “yeah, I agree, how about the dollars?”
This was not the only dirty trick associated with the Forum. A few speakers received calls from a supposed journalist asking questions, but criticising likely attendees and the organizers.
All this is divide and conquer. It appeals to a great human weakness: the desire to get ahead by not being linked to ‘dirty’ people. This technique will be refined in the time ahead and used continually.
For what it’s worth, the letter below is virtually right out of the 1960s / 1970s US FBI manual on “Cointelpro” (Counter Intelligence Program), something ultimately condemned in the US Senate as an attack on civil liberties.
I’d like to donate some money to the running of the forum but I’m unsure how to go about it. I’ve been active in Victoria with Group XXX however it seems that Mr. YYY is slightly unreliable and I’m unwilling to trust that young man at this point in time with any more dealings.
I’d like to support the forum but I also value my anonymity. Can youprovide [sic] me details of how [I] can provide the forum organising committeewith [sic] my donation of $2000.00 and make a commitment that my details will not be disclosed.
In terms of probity; [I]’d also like some assurances that my money will be going to cost[s] associated with the fourm and not into someone’spocket [sic]. The organisation of things here in Victoria seems to be run bya [sic] bunch of clowns. As a professional person it’s disheartening tohave [sic] to deal with a bunch of prepubescent drama clowns who are yet to finish high-school.
The name used on the email address was James Dogart (editor).
NB. COINTELPRO was not an FBI manual but a COunter INTELligence PROgram conducted by the FBI during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s against political dissidents. Thus:
“COINTELPRO is an acronym for a series of FBI counterintelligence programs designed to neutralize political dissidents. Although covert operations have been employed throughout FBI history, the formal COINTELPROs of 1956-1971 were broadly targeted against radical political organizations. In the early 1950s, the Communist Party was illegal in the United States. The Senate and House of Representatives each set up investigating committees to prosecute communists and publicly expose them. (The House Committee on Un-American Activities and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy). When a series of Supreme Court rulings in 1956 and 1957 challenged these committees and questioned the constitutionality of Smith Act prosecutions and Subversive Activities Control Board hearings, the FBI’s response was COINTELPRO, a program designed to “neutralize” those who could no longer be prosecuted. Over the years, similar programs were created to neutralize civil rights, anti-war, and many other groups, many of which were said to be “communist front organizations.”
As J. Edgar Hoover, longtime Director of the FBI, put it:
“The forces which are most anxious to weaken our internal security are not always easy to identify. Communists have been trained in deceit and secretly work toward the day when they hope to replace our American way of life with a Communist dictatorship. They utilize cleverly camouflaged movements, such as peace groups and civil rights groups to achieve their sinister purposes. While they as individuals are difficult to identify, the Communist party line is clear. Its first concern is the advancement of Soviet Russia and the godless Communist cause. It is important to learn to know the enemies of the American way of life.”
The FBI conducted more than 2000 COINTELPRO operations before the programs were officially discontinued in April of 1971, after public exposure, in order to “afford additional security to [their] sensitive techniques and operations”.
“What We Feel – one of the few bands which exists on the territory of the former USSR, which does not copy popular western groups, but plays tough, acute social, daring music. Guys never wrote vague, non-committal texts. They always expressed their opinion about the things that happen in the city and country they live in the most clear way… Every song on this album – a nail in the coffin of all those, who thinks that hardcore became insipid and lost its fury, that it became regular entertainment for rich boys and nazi tolerant people, and that it can no longer be the instrument of direct action.”