In defence of Scott Harrison?

Last week news.com.au reported that:

A member of the Young Liberal Executive Team has resigned in disgust, saying the party has “completely betrayed its core principles”. Marguerite Iliescu, 28, has written a frank assessment of the party’s failings in a resignation letter sent on December 1 to the Liberal Party’s Victorian division, criticising its lack of loyalty, its treatment of young people and abandonment of its core principles.

See : The Liberal Party has ‘completely betrayed its core principles’ says Young Liberal Executive Team member in scathing resignation letter, December 4, 2014.

Although not mentioned by name, in her letter Iliescu appears to be referring to the plight of neo-Nazi turned Young Liberal Scott Harrison when she writes that:

… the manner in which you have treated both candidates and party members that have come to media attention has been absolutely appalling and shameful. Any principled organisation must show loyalty to its members.

I have no interest in being associated with a party that doesn’t stick by some of its people when they are unfairly attacked by the media and throws people under a bus for short term political gain.

I believe in second chances, and we know from history that some of the greatest advocates for liberty and freedom have been converts from other unpleasant ideologies. Those who have come to liberalism from repugnant ideologies should be praised and used as advocates for de-radicalisation, not shunned and banished from the party.

In which context, a few things:

1. Obviously, Harrison is not the first person to have junked neo-Nazism or White supremacism for some other ideology, in his case the curious amalgam of conservatism and liberalism that is the Liberal Party. That said, it’s unclear why Harrison’s case merits special pleading, especially given that he lied to Fairfax about the nature and extent of his participation in neo-Nazi and White supremacist activism: “When contacted by Fairfax Media, Mr Harrison acknowledged his six-year involvement in the neo-Nazi movement but said it had ceased in 2010 and that he now repudiated his former beliefs.” This is untrue and demonstrably so: Harrison’s last post on Stormfront was in November 2011. Further, according to his former comrades in the Creativity Alliance (formerly known as the White Crusaders of the RAHOWA or WCOTR (where RAHOWA means RAcial HOly WAr)):

Former Reverend Scott Harrison – having joined at age 13 – left the Church of Creativity of his own accord in 2012 at age 21, and went “underground” in an attempt to pursue an education and career. Through 2013 he continued to claim Ministerial Status as an Independent Creator. As of 2014, Mr Harrison’s Ministerial Status has been revoked and he has been forever expelled from the Church of Creativity and affiliated organisations.

2. As detailed elsewhere, Harrison’s commitment to neo-Nazi politics was extensive, beginning in late 2005/early 2006 and extending right through until (at least) 2013. Moreover, it only came to a close upon his public exposure in November this year: the first occasion upon which Harrison made any public indication that he no longer advocates neo-Nazism and White supremacism. During this 8 or perhaps 9 year ‘phase’, Harrison made approximately 1200 posts on the Stormfront website — few of which (presumably) would be considered kosher by other Liberal party hacks, current or former.

3. Iliescu and Harrison have a personal connection through both the Young Liberals and ‘Liberty On The Rocks Australia – a project of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, and part of the international Liberty On The Rocks network’, in which Iliescu serves as the Melbourne organiser and Harrison as the Geelong organiser.

Politics sure makes for strange bedfellows.

#antifa notes (november 15, 2014) : Golden Dawn, Scott Harrison, Australia First Party, Squadron 88

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Golden Dawn

In news sure to bring tears to local fascists, Golden Dawn (GD) Australia has announced that the planned tour by two Golden Dawn luminaries — MEP and former NATO general Georgios Epitideios and party organiser Michalis Giannagkonas — has been cancelled. Iggy Gavrilidis, the spokesperson for GD Australia, blames the failed tour on being given the bureaucratic run-around by authorities — a situation presumably created by pressure from below. In other words, in this instance, the government is spared having to actually refuse a visa to the MEP while at the same time ensuring the tour doesn’t go ahead. Of course, that doesn’t mean Iggy & Co won’t try and organise a tour sometime next year …

Best of luck with that fellas. LOL.

See :

Golden Dawn MP cancels trip: Georgios Epitideios abandons Australian visit after visa application stalls, Dan Oakes, ABC, November 15, 2014
Golden Dawn tour cancelled after MP fails to secure Australian visa, Michael Safi, The Guardian, November 15, 2014
Golden Dawn MP suspends Australian visit after visa delays, Darren Mara, SBS, November 15, 2014

See also :

Greece’s Neo-Nazis Were Scarier Than Anyone Imagined, Yiannis Baboulias, Foreign Policy, November 13, 2014
GD deputy cleared of raid on migrant stalls in 2012, ekathimerini, November 14, 2014

Scott Harrison : From neo-Nazi to Young Liberal to …

The Liberals enjoyed a minor scandal this week when the Vice President of the Deakin University Young Liberals, Scott Harrison, was exposed as a (former?) neo-Nazi and Reverend in the White supremacist kvlt Creativity (Alliance). Scott took the opportunity to claim that he now rejects neo-Nazi ideology: “I completely distance myself from my past ideology. I now realise how insane it was. I now believe in racial equality and gay marriage.” The genuineness of his response is undermined by the fact that he also claims to have abandoned his beliefs in 2010 whereas he continued to spout anti-Semitic and White supremacist beliefs as an active kvlt member up until at least 2012 and maintained his membership until 2013, ie, the same year he joined the Young Liberals. (See also : Liberal candidate Aaron Lane quits over Twitter comments, Richard Willingham and Deborah Gough, The Age, August 2, 2014.)

See :

Liberal Party campaigner Scott Harrison a former neo-Nazi, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Richard Willingham, The Age, November 12, 2014
Former neo-Nazi resigns from Vic Liberals, The Australian (AAP), November 12, 2014
Victorian Liberal campaigner resigns from party after allegations of involvement with neo-Nazi group, Margaret Paul, ABC, November 12, 2014
Victorian Liberal Party member Scott Harrison outed as a neo-nazi, Michelle Ainsworth, Herald Sun, November 12, 2014
Premier welcomes resignations of former neo-Nazi from Victorian Liberals, 9NEWS (AAP), November 12, 2014
Liberal party campaigner resigns after neo-Nazi links revealed, Melissa Davey, The Guardian, November 12, 2014
Young Liberals campaigner forced to resign after his neo-Nazi past was revealed… including a picture of him giving a ‘Heil Hitler’ salute at a skinhead party, Nelson Groom, Daily Mail, November 13, 2014
Liberal campaigner resigns over neo-Nazi revelations, Michelle Coleman, JWire, November 13, 2014

Australia First Party / Squadron 88

Today Australia First Party (AFP) leader Dr James Saleam will be losing in the Marrickville local council election (as will Joe Ferguson in Newcastle). AFP is hoping John Carbonari’s wig will win a few votes when he and it contest the seat of Bayswater in the upcoming Victorian state election. Sadly, One Nation doesn’t appear to be throwing its own frayed hat into the ring, while elsewhere on the right most candidates appear to be emerging from various Christian parties (Australian Christians, Democratic Labor Party, Rise Up Australia). See also : Victorian state election: Denis Napthine puts Rise Up ahead of Greens, Richard Willingham and Adam Carey, The Age, November 13, 2014.

In other schnews, Saleam’s BFF Ross ‘The Skull’ May has appeared in a new video produced by Sydney-based nazi grouplet Squadron 88. You may remember Squadron 88 from such stories as stuffing postboxes with badly-written anti-Semitic tracts. Anyway, it’s a pretty entertaining video (if you enjoy watching old nazis carrying on like a pork chop). ‘The Skull’ is a regular at AFP and other fascist events around Sydney, most recently supporting the party’s failed campaign to prevent the construction of a mosque in Penrith — despite having the backing of former AFP member and Penrith councillor Maurice Girotto. See : Protest falls on deaf ears as Penrith Council votes in favour of mosque, Ian Paterson, Penrith Press, November 11, 2014.

On Scott Harrison’s transformation from neo-Nazi to Young Liberal

Update : According to fellow Creatard Colin Campbell, Scott did not leave the Creativity religion until 2013, ie, the same year he joined the Young Liberals.

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In a story reminiscent of the hullabaloo that followed the exposure of Labor candidate Peter Watson’s history as a neo-Nazi activist in 2012, a story appeared in Fairfax today concerning Young Liberal Scott Harrison, a man with a similarly colourful history. (See : Liberal Party campaigner Scott Harrison a former neo-Nazi, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Richard Willingham, The Age, November 12, 2014.) What follows is a brief examination of Scott’s political evolution.

To begin with, the photograph which accompanies the story is of a very young Scott, but his commitment to neo-Nazism extended into more recent years via his involvement, inter alia, with neo-Nazi skinhead gangs Blood & Honour and the Hammerskins. This photograph is of an older Scott in attendance at the annual Ian Stuart Donaldson memorial gig in Melbourne in 2010:

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To start at the beginning:

In late 2005/early 2006, inspired by Cronulla (and the gift of a copy of the film Romper Stomper), Scott initially joined both Stormfront and a short-lived group called WAFF, or ‘Worldwide Aryan Freedom Fighters’, one of countless far-right projects that emerge and then, just as frequently, disappear. Several years later, as well as having become a Creatard (a follower of the White supremacist Creativity religion), Scott also fancied himself something of an ‘anarchist’ — a ‘national anarchist’ — under the stewardship of Sydney-based fascist Welf Herfurth, designated by the SPLC as one of the leaders of the neo-Nazi Volksfront gang. During this period, Scott used the handle ‘anarchonation’.

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While at high school, Scott described himself as a racial soldier, claimed to have been in “race wars” at school, and to have bashed a “Red”. Much of the material Scott produced during this period — ie, before he became a ‘Reverend’ in the Creativity Alliance/Movement — has since disappeared online (and/or I couldn’t be bothered tracking it down), but the following are some of the virtual locations he used to propagate his views:

    Scott on White Revolution: http://www.whiterevolution.com/forum/search.php?searchid=61958
    Scott’s blog: http://www.wnblog.org/Eratic/
    Another blog: http://patriotsforwhitepride.blogspot.com/

Scott also had accounts on rahowa.net (‘rahowa’ = ‘RAcial HOly WAr”) and on Stormfront, where he employed several handles, initially ‘Eratic Industries’ (join date: January 2005; 80+ posts). On ‘Eratic Industries’, Scott wrote that: “Eratic Industries was the name of an underground freedom of speech outfit I ran at school, we provided information on making all sorts of things. When I first joined Stormfront I was not a true white nationalist yet, just experimenting so I used Eratic Industries as it was what I was using everywhere else on the net.” Here he describes his plans for the future:

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Later, Scott adopted the handle ‘Skalped For Pride’ (join date: January 2006; 300+ posts), and offered these handy tips on fighting:

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After abandoning this handle, Scott adopted ‘NoCrusties’ in November 2006, under which title he posted over 500 comments on SF. It was as ‘NoCrusties’ that Scott made some highly objectionable comments, including one in which he joked about photos published in 2007 of Nazi concentration camp guards thusly: “They are celebrating the girls graduation from Jewish strangulation school? Haha, jokes, haha!”. Finally, Scott employed the handle ‘HatemongerCA’ (join date: February 2009; 300+ posts, last entry late 2011). The following blog post on SF outlines Scott’s racial philosophy in some detail:

For a Whiter and Brighter World!
Posted 10-15-2010 at 01:33 AM by HatemongerCA
Updated 10-25-2010 at 10:04 AM by HatemongerCA

After six thousand years of recorded history, our people finally have a religion of, for, and by, them. CREATIVITY is that religion. It is established for the Survival, Expansion, and Advancement of our White Race exclusively. Indeed, we believe that what is good for the White Race is the highest virtue, and what is bad for the White Race is the ultimate sin.

We have come to hold these views by observing the Eternal Laws of Nature, by studying History, and by using the Logic and Common Sense everyone is born with: the highest Law of Nature is the survival of one’s own kind; history has shown us that the White Race is responsible for all that which we call progress on this earth; and that it is therefore logical and sensible to place supreme importance upon Race and to reject all ideas which fail to do so. No species on earth besides the currently misguided White people willingly aid other species at its own expense.

Our people have faced threats throughout history, but never before have our people faced as grave a threat as it is facing today. Today, our people’s very continued biological existence on this planet is in doubt. In 1920 for example, one out of every three people on this planet were White. Today, only one out of every twelve are White. If present trends continue, one can only imagine what the complexion of the world will be like in another one hundred years.

How did this calamity come about? It came about because of our people’s skewed thinking. Our people have thus far been concerned with every issue besides the issue of their own survival. We have subsidized those not of our own kind at our expense, causing their numbers to soar, while at the same time, White people have scaled back the size of their families, either out of selfishness or because of low-paying salaries and exorbitant taxes. We have divided ourselves into all kinds of organizations and causes, none of whom address the most basic issue: Will White children have a future? With CREATIVITY, this is the issue, and all other issues revolve around it.

Our people everywhere are beginning to embrace the dynamic and inspiring creed and program of CREATIVITY. White people everywhere are beginning to put aside their past differences and divisions and are coming together as one people for their best interests. More and more of our people are beginning to realize that if White people do not look out for their own future, no other people will. As a result, our churches are sprouting up all over the world, our ministers preaching the word of White unity and our members zealously spreading the word to you, our fellow White people. We hope that after reading this, you will decide to obtain more information, will consequently decide to become a Creator, and will decide to join us in this historic struggle.

I call upon you to join with us today, to do what is right for your family and for your extended family – your Race. If you act, you will be ensuring a future of beauty and happiness; if you do not, there will be a future of darkness and sadness. We have the capability to make sure that every child has a smile on his or her face.

Let’s not miss the moment. Generations yet unborn are counting on you.

Precisely when Scott decided to abandon fascism and white supremacy (if indeed he did) is unclear. Thus, all the items on the creativityvic site are now credited to ‘Rev C Magyar’. An examination of the site’s archive reveals that the same articles were previously credited to ‘Rev Scott Harrison’; the *latest* entry on the creativityvic site is dated August 26, 2012, ie, *less than one year* before Scott says he joined the Young Liberals (July 2013). His last posts on SF date from October November 2011.

If Scott has indeed junked his previous political commitments that’s a good thing. But until today — perhaps — this remained an open question. In any event, Scott’s case does raise some other interesting questions regarding what, if any, vetting processes apply to those seeking to become leading Young Liberals, and why Scott’s not-inconsiderable activism on behalf of fascism and white supremacy was apparently not discovered by those responsible for overseeing such processes. Of course, it could also be the case that Scott has not fundamentally shifted in his political perspective and simply decided that the Young Liberals is/was a more appropriate vehicle for promoting reactionary politics. Who knows?

Nutzis are w e i r d : ‘Reverend’ Scott Harrison ~versus~ Volksfront Australia

So.

Nutzis are a pretty weird mob, of that there is little doubt.

They’re also a highly fractious one, given to sectarianism, and violent squabbling.

In Australia, there have been a handful of killings among local nutzis, among them the murder of Wayne ‘Bovver’ Smith at Dr James Saleam‘s bunker in Tempe on Hitler’s birthday (April 20) in 1991; in 1990, on the same date, Dane Sweetman used an axe to murder David “Pommy Dave” Noble; on September 1, 1989, suspected police informer David Locke was murdered by ANM member Wayne Robert Napier (using a concrete pole) — but recent years have been fairly quiet.* Of course, that doesn’t mean local nutzis haven’t been at each other’s throats in a metaphorical sense, and one of the latest dramas revolves around Deakin University student Scott Harrison, his religious cult, and the neo-Nazi gang Volksfront.

Reverend Scott Harrison

To begin with: Harrison is a former ‘national anarchist’ and follower of Welf Herfurth, the Sydney-based, German-born businessman and chief proselytizer for the ideology in Australia. Over the course of the last four or five years, Herfurth has been able to attract a few teenage boys and twenty-somethings interested in his bizarro creed (one which has come to replace Herfurth’s former adherence to some variant of white nationalism / national socialism). Until last year, Harrison was probably the keenest of Herfurth’s young followers, and certainly his mouthiest. For reasons which remain obscure, however, last year Harrison decided to abandon national anarchism, and Herfurth, for the greener (browner?) pastures of ‘Creativity’, a bizarro White supremacist religion founded in 1973 by a good fascist named Ben Klassen (he also invented the electric can opener).

Like most other fringe groups, Creativity is split. The creed’s most infamous follower in Australia is probably Patrick O’Sullivan, the silly bugger responsible for putting up ‘White Man Awake!’ stickers all over town, an activity which (in addition to terrorising his non-White housemates — a hobby local housing authorities are seemingly happy to allow him to pursue in the inner-city boarding houses he inhabits) has kept him occupied since his release from prison (for stabbing someone at a party). (See also : Herr Reverend in the news.com.au, June 5, 2009.) A handful of other Creators — or Creatards, as they’re more popularly known — have gravitated into and out of the media spotlight. A few years ago, SA Creatard Colin Campbell III, aka “Reverend Col Campbell 3rd, Komandant WCOTR”, lost a stoush he had with a scribbler for News Limited:

Adjudication No. 1445 (adjudicated October 2009)

The Press Council has dismissed a complaint from Cailen Cambeul, of the self-styled Church of Creativity, South Australia, that the News Limited website, The Punch, misrepresented adherents of the church as uneducated, illiterate and prone to committing violence…

Fnarr fnarr.

Earlier in the year, Chris Smith, a NSW Creatard, got his own back on ZOG and The Controlled Media when one of the cult’s propaganda efforts got featured in the local newspaper (‘White supremacists target Penrith’, Omar Hamwi, Penrith Press, March 29, 2010).

So much for the good news.

The bad news is that, because of Chris Smith’s membership of Volksfront, the Reverend Harrison has been forced to publicly repudiate his fellow Creatard, choosing to do so on Stromfront (the world’s No.1 White supremacist website, established in 1995 by convicted neo-Nazi terrorist Don Black). Normally, airing the White supremacist movement’s dirty laundry in this manner is considered poor form: the thread has subsequently been cleansed by moderator Paul Innes (‘Steelcap Boot’). Luckily, a little birdy has preserved the evidence:

But who, you may ask, are Volksfront, and why should anybody care?

Volksfront Australia

In brief, Volksfront has its origins in a prison in Portland, Oregon in 1994, when four boneheads (neo-Nazi skinheads) decided that starting a new gang would be a neat idea. Until recently, the gang was under the leadership of a bonehead called Randal Lee Krager; supposedly, a newer generation has taken over since Krager left town. The group has a violent history (for example: “Volksfront’s Washington state chapter leader, Kurtis William Monschke, joined three other racist skinheads in 2003 in beating to death a homeless man in Tacoma using baseball bats and rocks”) which has proven to be both a blessing and a curse.

After an abortive attempt spearheaded, just a year following the brave assault upon the homeless man, by Salvation Army worker Stuart McBeth — then the leader of the now-defunct ‘Patriotic Youth League’, the youth branch of the ‘Australia First Party’ — Volksfront finally established a franchise in Australia in 2007. (An ‘Official Supporter Club’ was created in late 2008.) The credit for this is due in no small measure to Welf Herfurth. (VF also claims franchises in Canada, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK.)

The membership of Volksfront Australia appears to be concentrated in Sydney. Apart from Herfurth, other prominent members include Reverend Chris ‘ROA’ Smith, here seen posing for the camera (and thereby exposing the pretty Creativity tattoo above his elbow):

Here’s a photo of Welf Herfurth — who’s like, an anarchist and stuff, and definitely not a Nazi, or anything like that — chillin’ with his VF kameraden Matt C. Welf wears Thor Steinar, a label most Germans know as ‘one of the clothing brands of choice for style-conscious neo-Nazis. It has been described by wits as “the H&M of hate” and “the Zara of xenophobia”.’ The happy snap was apparently taken at a VF fundraiser held a few months ago. The fundraiser was for ‘Prisoners of War’.**

And here’s another pretty picture from the same fundraiser of: a) some bloke who’s obviously handy with a knife and; b) a fair maiden who reckons that Hitler was a top bloke, hatred for Jews runs in the blood, and French arms dealer Thales oughta hang their heads in Gallic shame.

The bad blood between Scott Harrison (the Geelong-based Creatard) and Chris ‘Race Over All’ Smith (the Sydney-based Creatard) is presumably related to the arrival of VF in Australia, and the fact that Reverend Harrison has pledged his loyalty to ‘rival’ bonehead gang the (Southern Cross) Hammerskins. The circumstances surrounding VF Australia’s origins are now public knowledge. Nicole Hanley, formerly a ‘Blood & Honour Australia’ organiser (B&H is joined at the hip with the Hammerskins) has now re-aligned herself with VF, but at the time of VF’s emergence, she gave the following account of the boys’ upset:

The main problem is that the Hammerskins are the main ‘tough’ and ‘cool’ group to be in over here, and all the guys want to join them first. And then they have to find something else to belong to when the Hammerskins turn them down. Kenny (who is now trying to lead B&H) used to be a Hammerskin but handed in his patches a few years ago. He then wanted to come back to HSN and they said no. So he is now trying to be the B&H ‘big wig’ overall, and in Vic. Pete (B&H SA) has also asked to prospect for HSN, and he may have a chance at doing so, but not in the foreseeable future. He is OK though. Reuben (B&H Qld) desperately wants to prospect for HSN, but will never be given the opportunity. He is one of my Hammerskin ex’s ‘crew’. To soften the blow I suggested that he be encouraged to get involved with B&H instead, because it is important for people to feel a part of something. So it was purely on my ex’s recommendation that Reuben was allowed to become part of B&H last year, as he was a complete unknown to the guys. Last year Volkfront started a probationary chapter here, which pissed the Hammerskins off big time. Not because they wouldn’t support Volksfront, but because of how it was done. Doug [Schott] from Blood Red Eagle was the first probationary member, and he was allowed [to] start the chapter without having actually met any of the VF guys in the USA. A lot of the HSN guys can’t stand him and think he is a moron, so they were unimpressed with VF bending the prospect rules and letting him prospect sight unseen. Justin (AustMade) was in the scene years ago (I knew him back then), he also left and then has recently come back. He started off prospecting with VF, but then realised he had backed the wrong horse as HSN hated them, so he left and joined B&H Vic. And that’s pretty much where we are…

Or were.

Beyond these shores, and at the birthplace of the international neo-Nazi skinhead network:

On September 2 to September 5, the white supremacist organization Volksfront International held their “Althing” gathering on private land in Missouri, at the “Samuel Weaver Memorial Hall” approximately an hour outside of St. Louis. Rose City Antifascists noted with interest that one of the musical acts billed for Volksfront’s gathering was the Oregon “National Socialist Black Metal” (NSBM) band Immortal Pride. Immortal Pride is part of a network of racist musical acts allied to Blood & Honour American Division, which is in turn largely guided by Volksfront. This is the first time that Immortal Pride has played a major neo-Nazi gathering. In recognition of this development, Rose City Antifascists wish to draw attention to the main forces in the neo-Nazi black metal underground in Oregon today, with the hope that they can be countered from both within and without the metal scene.

Moaron the local NSBM scene later. In the meantime, it should be noted that it’s just over six months since Portland SHARP Luke Querner was shot and nearly killed in what appears to have been assassination attempt. Among the groups suspected of involvement in his attempted murder is Volksfront.

**According to an analysis by the ADL (Anti Defamation not Australian Defence League) dated December 2007:

Volksfront mobilizes its constituency to provide financial and moral support to imprisoned white supremacists. Its “Prisoner of War Affairs Department” mails free Volksfront literature to prisoners incarcerated for what it describes as “political crimes”: actions “in service or defense of European-Americans” or in “waging war against a power hostile to the White Race.” Volksfront defines a POW as “a person incarcerated as a direct result of waging war against a power hostile to the White Race.” Despite its proclamation that it is “completely anti-crime,” every member on Volksfront’s POW list has a major criminal conviction. Among those listed as POWs are Byron de la Beckwith, who murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers in 1963; Yori Kahl, who murdered a United States Marshal in 1983; neo-Nazi Ken Mieske, who murdered Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw in Portland, Oregon, in 1988; and Erich Priebke, a World War II SS officer serving a sentence for executing 335 Italian civilians in March 1944. Members of The Order, a violent white supremacist group that carried out murders and robberies in the 1980s, are also on the POW list.

Interestingly, a Volksfront member who has not been listed as a POW is Kurtis Monschke. Monschke, who has the Volksfront emblem tattooed on his chest, was the unit leader of a Volksfront probationary unit in Washington when he and three other racist skinheads murdered a homeless man in Tacoma in March 2003. Three later pleaded guilty and Monschke was convicted of murder. Shortly after his arrest, Volksfront attempted to distance itself from him and erased all his written entries from its Web site. The group released an “official statement” condemning the murder of the victim, who was a white veteran, and saying that the crime was “a disgrace to the Folkish Movement” and that “the perpetrators, if found guilty, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

antifa notes (september 20, 2010)


‘Diversity’ by Belgian reich ‘n’ rollers Kill Baby Kill. The band toured Australia in 2008; Dieter Samoy, the lead shouter, committed suicide in January after being sentenced to several years jail for assault. Blood & Honour and the Hammerskins, the neo-Nazi networks responsible for organising the tour, will be presenting some more foreign bands this weekend in Melbourne. The site on which the vid was originally produced was known as podblanc.com: the site’s creator, Craig Cobb, is a Creatard, and was last year deported from Estonia to the US…

Blood & Honour / Combat 18 / Hammerskins / Volksfront

Anti-Racist Canada reports that the subject of the newly-launched ‘Combat 18’-aligned neo-Nazi skinhead network ‘Blood & Honour’ has generated some rather heated disco on Stormfront of late, with Canadian moderator Dan Martin (‘OdinPatrick’) coming down firmly on the other side of the dispute; that is, the Hammerskin- (and Volksfront-) aligned B&H. According to Martin and other Jew-hatin’ critics, C18 is a terrorist group, and its actions damage the White nationalist cause. Sadly, Martin fails to explain how he reconciles this claim with the fact that Stormfront is owned by a convicted terrorist named Don Black.

The Canadian B&H/C18 has as its fuehrer a meathead called John Marleau, previously the fuehrer of another mob called the Aryan Guard (AG). One of the few groups to take up the call by Australian White supremacists to celebrate the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racism’ (March 21) as ‘White Pride World Wide’ (WPWW) Day, the AG had a few brief moments in the spotlight before falling apart in a bout of internecine warfare. The AG was also one of many fascist groups supported by Canadian Holocaust denialist Paul Fromm, currently meant to be on tour in Australia.

The ‘debate’ in Canada follows the sentencing last month of B&H/C18 Australia member Bradley Trappitt for crimes arising from his involvement in a shooting incident at a Perth mosque. Like Trappitt, Stormfront Down Under moderator Paul Innes (‘Steelcap Boot’) is from Perth. An attempt by the West Australian branch of B&H to organise a gig on ANZAC Day last year was unsuccessful as one of the bands — Indigenous Hate — decided to throw its weight behind B&H/C18. The angry Aryan pop group, like C18, appears to have disbanded, but it’s likely only a matter of time before something similar re-emerges.

The Hammerskin and Volksfront franchises in Australia appear to be fairly stable, with the former group organising a gig in Melbourne on Grand Final Day. Elsewhere, Mário Machado, the leader of the Portuguese Hammerskins, was last month sentenced to seven years and two months jail for the crimes of coercion, robbery, kidnapping and illegal possession of weapons, while a member of Volksfront in the US, Corey J. Miller, got into some minor trouble in July; in May, one of his kameraden, John Edward Grogan, got sentenced to 5 years jail for defacing a synagogue (in April 2009).

See : Blood and Honour vs. Blood and Honour (April 12, 2009).

Creatards

Melbourne-based Patrick O’Sullivan — who, posting as ‘RAHOWA NOW’, leaps to the defence of C18 — is the contact point for ‘The Creativity Movement’ in Australia. O’Sullivan has few followers aside from the homeless yoof he periodically recruits, but a coupla pinheads were spotted recently distroing his agitprop in Wellington (Aotearoa/New Zealand). In this case, supply could easily said to be exceeding demand. Nevertheless, last year, a rival faction of Creatards emerged in Victoria when Scott Harrison, the racist teenybopper, and former friend of O’Sullivan, decided to swap his ‘anarchist’ label for an openly and unapologetically White supremacist one. Based in Geelong, and studying at Deakin University, it’s likely that Harrison’s current infatuation will be replaced by another before too long. In Sydney, the teenybopper’s former leader Welf Herfurth — aka ‘New Right Australia & New Zealand’ — has been busy helping to develop the local franchise of Volksfront. His main ally in this endeavour is Chris Smith, who represents the interests of the Creatards in New South Wales, and is formally allied with Harrison.

New Zealand

Elsewhere, boneheads belonging to ‘Right Wing Resistance New Zealand’ have been complaining about police harassment. Although the reasons why remain unspecified, if they’re anything like other fascist vigilantes, it’ll likely be as a result of either: a) drugs; b) domestic violence or; c) public violence. Kyle Chapman, the leader of RWRNZ, was featured on Kiwi TV recently (Marc Ellis’ How the Other Half Lives), in his role as leader of another mob called ‘Survive Club’, a Whites-only group preparing for the coming Armageddon. By mutual agreement, the episode made no reference to Chapman’s decades-long involvement in far right politics.

As well as being fueher of the ‘New Zealand National Front’ (NZNF), Chapman was also, briefly, a signatory to an accord with the ‘Australia First Party’, whose annual conference took place this weekend in Sydney. Among those speaking at the event was the Canadian neo-Nazi Paul Fromm, a Holocaust denialist who participated in AG events in Canada and who is currently running for Mayor of Mississauga.

Sydney Forum

The 2010 Sydney Forum done come and gone, with relatively little fanfare. Presumably, things went swimmingly for da fash, while Sydney-based businessman, Volksfront organiser, and Master of Race Ceremonies Welf Herfurth ran a friendly but tight ship. Nevertheless, some Sydney-siders did apparently decide to hold some kinda rally in opposition to the Forum on the Sunday, across the road from the venue @ The Bunker:

In his 10th straight year at university but flush with his dead father’s cash, Jim Saleam bought a house at 725 Princes Highway, Tempe, for $90,000. It was 1983 and this grim little terrace, along the main trucking route to Port Botany and just beyond Sydney airport’s runways, has been the Australian headquarters for hate politics ever since.

Happily, the NSW police were kind enough to provide a security detail for the event, one which also apparently outnumbered protesters, who were noticeable largely by their absence. (Or rather, I had difficulty spotting them from my helicopter.) Police were also kept active in Newtown as “Newtown square/The Hub was occupied … by anarchists, anti-authoritarians, antifascists and people in solidarity to make a demonstration against the Sydney Fascist Forum happening this weekend in Tempe” (Anti-fascist Occupation of Newtown Square, Indymedia Australia, September 19, 2010).

Muslims Out!

On October 9, anti-Muslim fanatics have declared that they’ll be assembling at the Sydney Opera House for a special performance of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen — or, possibly, to mill about complaining about all them Mooselems dey tuk er jerbs. The rally is being organised by the ‘Australian Defence League’, whose previous attempt to organise a rally in Melbourne in April was truly farcical. “Australia or Islamania? It’s Our Choice!” is the winning slogan for October 9, and if more than a handful of whinging Poms choo-choose to rock up @ the tourist attraction in Sydney it will be considered, presumably, a triumph.

See : Diary of a Domestic Extremist – The EDL: Street fighting for the establishment, Mikhail Goldman, Ceasefire, August 19, 2010.

Bonus Puhakka!

Neo-Nazi MMA fighter Niko Puhakka successfully invaded Poland’s KSW XIV over the weekend. Puhakka defeated Danny van Bergen in his first match, and Borys Mańkowski in his second. As a result of his wins, the bonehead will invade Poland again for KSW XV. Puhakka has changed his MySpace page to ‘Private’ in recent months, so precisely which other Übermensch he’s mates with, and how he’s coping with the demise of ‘Kill Baby Kill’, is unknown, but he continues to wear both a Life Rune and B&H tattoo on his chest and therefore, it would seem, his Nazi heart on his sleeve.

See also : Toni Valtonen | Doug Sonier | Hoelzer Reich : White Christmas Catalogue! (December 9, 2009).