Yeah Nah Pasaran! #002 w Emmi Bevensee : January 23, 2020

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to antifascist researcher, student and cat fan Emmi Bevensee about Iron March, fascist ideology and fascism online. You can read Bevensee’s work on their website Rebellious Data, follow them on Twitter, listen to/watch a presentation they gave at The University of Auckland last year on Memes, manifestos, murder: Fascist radicalisation online, and how we can stop it and read ‘The Alt-Right and Global Information Warfare’, a conference paper co-authored by Bevensee and Alexander Reid Ross.

4.30pm, Thursday, January 23, 2020 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

• We also have a Facebook page for the show, which you’re invited to ‘Like’ and to ‘Follow’.
• I have a Patreon account which youse are also invited to support (and if youse do youse get some sweet stickers …)

Cheers!

PS.

Don’t forget to get along to your local Invasion Day/Survival Day event on Sunday. In Melbourne, folks are meeting at Parliament House at 11am — in Brisbane, at Queens Gardens at 10am. See also : SYDNEY & events in Adelaide, Armidale, Ballarat, Darwin, Devonport, Fremantle, Hobart, Newcastle, Perth & Townsville.

Yeah Nah Pasaran! : New weekly radio show on 3CR : January 16, 2020

Hey!

Tomorrow on 3CR Dr Cam and I are debuting our new show: Yeah Nah Pasaran.

Examining, through an anti-fascist lens, ethno-nationalism, white supremacy and neo-fascism in so-called Australia, Aotearoa & around the world. Andy Fleming & Cam Smith talk to writers and fighters about angry blighters.

For our first episode, we’re talking to Jeff Sparrow about his new book Fascists Among Us: online hate and the Christchurch massacre (Scribe Publications, 2019).

Tune in at 4.30pm, Thursday, January 16 on 855AM or livestreaming on the 3CR website.

Cheers!

“Oh Australibus Tenebris, will you ever win?”

The fascist creeps at metal label Australibus Tenebris — along with their good chums at Cyclonicon Productions, Oath of Damnation and Nocturnal Graves — organised a gig at the Northcote Social Club for February 22.

Past tense.

Sadly for the reich ‘n’ rollers, the gig was cancelled by NSC after the venue fielded some (((complaints))).

The cancellation prompted the usual whining about ‘Antifa pansies’, ‘snowflakes’, ‘little angry non binary sexless things’ and so on and so forth: ho hum.

Of course, this is the second time AT has had a gig cancelled, the previous occasion being in May 2018 when the label had assumed staging ‘Hellraiser’, a series of pop concerts organised by (formerly) Melbourne-based nazi Gareth Jack Sansom.

h/t : Cracks Appearing Distro (from which you can obtain the sweet sticker above, along with lotsa other kewl agitprop)

Bonus! Ustasha

via Jewsagainstfascism

On December 29, 2019, the (Croatian) Club Punchbowl organised a part-ay to celebrate the life of Ante Pavelić, founder and leader of the Ustaša, the genocidal Nazi puppet regime in Croatia. Pavelić was responsible for dozens of concentration camps (run by fascist Croatia, rather than Nazi Germany) including the Jasenovać death camp, the ‘Auschwitz of the Balkans’. Organisers first invited supporters to mass at St Anthony, Croatian Catholic Centre, Summer Hill Church (Pavelić was among Europe’s fascist leadership sheltered by the Vatican after the war).

This isn’t the first time somesuch celebration has occurred at the Club. In 2014, for example, an event to celebrate the establishment of the fascist regime attracted the enthusiastic support of Liberal MP Craig Kelly and received ‘best wishes’ from The Mad Monk himself, Tony Abbott.

Holy Family Catholic church in Geelong also apparently held a special mass for Pavelić, organised by the Croatian Club Geelong: fascist war-criminals adorn the Club walls, and they display the official logo of the pro-Ustaša ‘Croatian Liberation Movement’. Their Facebook post promoting the event contained the Croatian equivalent of ‘Seig Heil!’ (‘Za Dom Spremni!’).

• According to JAF, ‘There’s a problem in Croatian community clubs they don’t want us talking about: the celebration of Nazi genocide. Several clubs celebrate April 10, the establishment of the fascist state in 1941. Several clubs have hosted Holocaust denial talks; staff at a Canberra club wear the fascist Ustaša logo on uniforms; the Bosna Croatian Club in Orchard Hills flies the Croatian fascist flag over their sports club; the Gippsland Croatian Club displays photos of Pavelić (with rumours of much worse).’

• The Croatian Club in Footscray has a building named for Pavelić and statue/bust they refuse to send to the tip, with the usual photos of Pavelić and others (including fascist clergy). The Club hosted the annual Ian Stuart Donaldson memorial gig organised by bonehead gangs Blood and Honour and the Southern Cross Hammerskins in 2007, and Croatian warbler Thompson: last year, the Victorian state government announced that there was nothing it could do to stop the 2019 memorial gig from going ahead. The gig was later declared to have been cancelled, which is incorrect and a great surprise to the nazis who attended it, but also typical of the substandard reportage on fascism and the far right by Australian meeja.

Blogging 2019 : A Summary

Another bloody year of semi-regular blogging …

January (3)

Senator Fraser ‘Final Solution’ Anning held a rally in St.Kilda, Invasion Day witnessed large rallies (and some very smol opposition), while the White Rose Society published an exposé on the neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other fascist creeps who naturally flocked to Anning’s banner (oh and Queensland electrician Simon Hickey, ‘The Nazi Sparky’, got slapped in the courts).

February (3)

The Slackest100 debuted for some reason, I reviewed Ginger Gorman’s book Troll Hunting and Blair Cottrell failed in court.

March (2)

Milo Yiannopoulos was one of many pundits defending George Pell and in Christchurch one of Cottrell’s fans murdered 51 Muslims.

April (4)

To begin with, I examined the leading and ongoing role of Facebook in promoting race-hate and bigotry for profit, provided an updated version of A Brief Guide To The Australian Far Right, reported on ABC Radio National’s investigations into Final Solution’s crew, and finally wrote a few words on the same mAd bastard’s ultimately unsuccessful 2019 Australian federal election campaign.

May (4)

After years of urging by conrads, in May I finally launched my patreon (mAssivE props to youse guise for your support!), took a brief look at left electoral campaigns ahead of the federal election, wrote about May Day & Repression of Anarchists in Indonesia and examined the very-sad-for-Shorten results of consuming Labor’s democracy sausage.

June (2)

In June there was further Trouble At The Social Media Mill and I published a (left) podcast guide.

July (3)

In the US, Andy Ngo was A Thing (tl;dr : he’s a threat to our community and provides kill lists for Atomwaffen), in Australia the ABC tried valiantly to manufacture an AltLeft, and in the UK right-wing propagandist Lucy Brown broke with her good chum Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (‘Tommy Robinson’).

August (2)

In August, The Zodiac Killer cheekily tried to criminalise resistance to fascism in the US and on The SUWA show we interviewed Robert Evans and so on and so forth.

September (1)

One solitary, lonesome, single post in September concerned the local boneheads organising a gig for Skrewydriver Ian Stuart Donaldson (the brouhaha about the gig was quite revealing).

October (4)

October saw two posts about Jock Palfreeman, more deets on the bonehead gig referred to in September and some notes.

November (3)

In November, Richard Spencer (remember him?) shockingly confirmed himself to be both: a) very anti-Semitic while; b) still being endorsed by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey; the neo-Nazi website Iron March (what gave birth to Antipodean Resistance, inter alia) sprung a leak and; fascist dimwit Richard Wolstencroft’s MUFF won the (temporary) support of Chasers nightclub in Prahran.

December (2)

Melbourne boy ‘Philthy’ Phil Galea was found guilty of terrorism after being convicted of conspiring to murder local anarchists and leftists (for which crime Lucky Phil will be sentenced in early 2020), while Tarrant’s ’emperor’ Blair Cottrell had his appeal against stirring up fine folks like Phil dismissed.

In summary:

• Tarrant’s (alleged) mass murder in Christchurch in March was one of several culminating points for the Australian far right;
Facebook and YouTube have functioned as a critical platform for the promotion of such activity and, with some minor modifications, will remain so for the forseeable future;
• There was a continuing downturn in far-right street protests following the Christchurch massacre, though Anning provided an electoral pole of attraction for the far right while also some monetary compensation for the handful of nazis he hired in order to produce dank memes;
• Exposure of and resistance to fascist organising, along with lawful penalty and electoral failure, means that in 2020 many right-wing partisans will resume or continue to engage in less public and more covert activities.

See also : Blogging 2018 : A Summary (December 23, 2018).