- Update : ‘Nazis not all bad, 50% of Melbourne fashion punks say’, Sydney Morning Herald, October 19, 2007: “MELBOURNE: A poll shows half of all fashion punks living in the city believe there were at least some positive aspects to Nazi rule – a finding that comes after a Melbourne pub was boycotted for hosting a neo-Nazi gig accompanied by an incident of racist abuse…”
Tonight, the thoroughly faggoty, state-smashing DOA are playing at The Arty. Supporting them will be No Idea and The Worst. As the following review of DOA’s DVD Smash the State makes clear, DOA mean it, man. As for No Idea, I’ve no idea — after playing a local neo-Nazi venue, The Birmy, the band has indicated it will no longer. The Worst, on the other hand, in the person of vocalist Chunga, has declared that “The crusty wankers who think they’re so good for being anti-racist are no fucking better than the nazis… They think they’re better than everybody!!! And they dislike anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs… Fuck off you cocksuckers and get a life!!!” By way of clarification, Chunga adds that:
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[!].
Well, you won’t be seeing me at the gig, that’s for sure.
DOA : Smash the State
October 18, 2007
In the days where a huge corporate rock band like Rage Against the Machine reunites to enrich themselves under the guise of protest music, seeing a band who lived their message as DOA did is engaging and inspiring. When DOA was tearing up stages in protest to all they saw wrong with the world, there was no major label money, no big arena shows and no slick videos, just some kids trying to make a difference…
There is little question that DOA, love them or hate them, were the real deal. Can you imagine Rage or System of a Down forgoing the big paycheck to play the Anarchist Anti-Canada Day gig? While DOA has yet to realize their dreams of change, watching Smash the State leaves little doubt that the band believed in them. It’s so convincing that I’m surprised there’s actually a copyright on the box. I guess the world’s still that imperfect.
Oh and apparently neo-Nazis in Russia are in the habit of attempting to murder punks — especially those who consider themselves ‘anti-fascist’ but who as we know are, in reality, no better than the people stabbing them to death.
Neo-Nazi Violence in St. Petersburg
October 18, 2007
Neo-Nazis attacked concert goers at a St. Petersburg night club and placed an explosive device in the building, according to an October 15, 2007 report by the Sova Information-Analytical Center. The Rox Club was the scene of the violence on October 13. Around two dozen neo-Nazis armed with pipes and bottles attacked five club goers inside the venue; other attacks took place nearby, including a stabbing that left a victim hospitalized in serious condition. Security extinguished the explosive device, which neo-Nazis took credit for on one of their web sites. While none of the attacks appear to have had a racist motivation, neo-Nazis regularly attack anti-fascist youths and youths belonging to other sub-cultures like fans of rap and punk music.