Fraser “Final Solution” Anning’s Conservative National Party ~versus~ 2019 Australian federal election

Update (April 28, 2019) : The ‘White Rose Society’ has published an account of the little fascist shit Max Towns, the 19yo what allegedly assaulted the photographer @ Fraser ‘Final Solution’ Anning’s campaign launch @ Cronulla on Friday. The article also contains an appeal for more infos on the subject of neo-Nazi activist Troy Crockett, an associate of Blair Cottrell’s and the UPF and a member of ‘The Lads Society’. Crockett has not previously been publicly named but has otherwise been active as ‘Trè Blackstone’, ‘Trè Bloodstone’, ‘Troy’ or ‘Trè Targaryen’ and ‘Trè Greystoke’.

Update : The fascist teenybopper who allegedly punched a photographer at Anning’s media conference in Cronulla today is ‘True Blue Crew’ (TBC) NSW associate Max Towns. Towns has form, being one of a dozen or so meatheads who joined neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell in monstering entertainer Dandyman outta Fed Square in Melbourne following the TBC flagwit parade in June last year, and otherwise reportedly enjoys attacking leftist women along King Street in Newtown. The TBC was of course one of the groups the Christchurch killer was a YUGE fan of, and the TBC in QLD has organised a picnic for FACNP candidate Perry Adrelius and other patriotik candidates this Sunday in Gatton …

As usual, I’ll examine candidates for the 2019 Australian federal election from the far left and the far right at a later date, but in the meantime I thought I’d take a brief look at the few score Volk who’ve decided to join Senator Fraser Anning in his pursuit of a Final Solution to The Immigration &/Or Muslim Problem. With the possible exception of Anning himself, none have any real chance of being elected to office, and their entry into the contest may well simply end up fracturing the far right vote, pitted as they will be against Pauline Hanson’s mob. Still, as the Prime Minister put it so eloquently ‘If you have a go, you get a go’, so who knows who’ll end up getting what.

In summary then, Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party (FACNP) is fielding candidates in 45 seats in the House of Representatives — 30 in Queensland, 6 in Victoria, 5 in New South Wales and two each in the Northern Territory and Tasmania — along with Senate teams in every state and territory. Most are unknown figures, with just a handful having any kind of public profile, and others transferring their political loyalties from a previous micro-party to Anning’s.

As noted below, Anning choose Cronulla beach to launch the NSW component of his campaign today, the beach being the site in 2005 of a major race riot and a point of celebration for many other white nationalists. In January, Anning held an anti-African rally at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne on the 100th anniversary of the launch of The German Workers’ Party (German: Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, DAP), the precursor to the Nazi party (NSDAP). As also noted previously, his office and social media campaign employs a number of neo-Nazis, fascists and White supremacists. See : Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party, Andrew Wilson, neo-Nazis, & the 2019 Australian federal election (April 20, 2019).

Above : Anning @ St Kilda Beach with Kiwi Mark McDonald, former leader of neo-Nazi grouplet ‘Squadron 88’ turned The Lads Society organiser in Sydney.

Anyway, here’s a few of the more colourful characters running with Anning this year (a list to which I may add in the coming weeks):

Mark Absolon (Senate, QLD)

Mark Absolon would appear to be ‘Messianic Torah Observant’, which is … ah … yeah.

Perry Adrelius (Groom, QLD)

A Swedish migrant opposed to (non-white) migration and ‘socialism’, Adrelius’ campaign manager, Nicole Kinsey, is a QAnon fangirl.

David Archibald (Senate, WA)

A semi-professional climate change denialist, scribbler for Quadrant and The Spectator who reckons single moms are too lazy and stoopid to attract a mate, Archibald is a former One Nation Party (ONP) candidate (Western Australian state election, 2017: Pilbara) and one of several aspiring MPs to have jumped ship for Anning’s party. (He also ran in the federal seat of Curtin in 2016 for the anti-Muslim micro-party ‘Australian Liberty Alliance’, which is now known as ‘Yellow Vest Australia’).

Adrian Cheok (Boothby, SA)

A Bannon and Trump fanboy, Professor Cheok got a few moments in the spotlight last year. Hence:

The political views of Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and co-founder of the far-right Breitbart News, are considered repugnant by many people in academe.

So when it was announced last week that Bannon would be a keynote speaker at the Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology conference, to be held at the University of Montana’s flagship campus in December, people revolted. Bannon is said to be an architect of Gamergate, a 2014 hashtag campaign that brought virtual hatred to women and minorities in the gaming community.

The other keynote speaker dropped out. The university distanced itself. A hashtag circulated, calling for those who had submitted papers to withdraw them, and for potential attendees to boycott the conference.
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And at the center of the outrage is Adrian David Cheok, who in the past year has alienated his colleagues through a presentation on sex robots, and by his online emulation of the only hard-right figure more famous than Bannon: President Trump.

Just a few weeks ago, Cheok was urging the importance of voting for the Christian fun-da-mentalist ‘Rise Up Australia Party’ (RUAP), but has obviously changed his mind, and now urges concerned citizens to support Final Solution.

Julie Hoskin (Bendigo, VIC)

You may remember Julie Hoskin from such anti-Muslim groups as ‘Rights For Bendigo Residents’ (2014–), which among other things staged demonstrations against and launched a legal challenge to the construction of a mosque in the Victorian town. Unhappily for Hoskin, the legal challenged ultimately failed, and she ended up owing tens of thousands to solicitor Robert Balzola, who undertook the case. Consequently, in September last year, Hoskin was declared bankrupt and forced to resign her seat on Bendigo council. As a result, Hoskin is likely ineligible to take up a seat in parliament in the miraculous event (“Praise Jesus!”) she should win.

Peter Kelly (Cook, NSW)

Kelly is a former ONP councillor in Ku-ring-gai and adviser to (former) NSW One Nation senator Brian Burston (see : One Nation councillor Peter Kelly has links to a Muslim sultan and a questionable PhD, Lisa Visentin, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 22, 2017). Kelly’s campaign got off to a flying start today when after a media conference announcing his candidacy one of his teenybopper supporters allegedly punched a journalist and subsequently got arrest. See : Fraser Anning federal election candidate announcement in Cronulla ends with violent scuffle, Nick Dole and Kevin Nguyen, ABC, April 26, 2019 | Man charged after scuffle with photographer at Fraser Anning press conference, Matt Bungard and Jenny Noyes, The Sydney Morning Herald, April 26, 2019.

Peter Manuel (Senate, SA)

Not to be confused with the serial killer AKA ‘The Beast of Birkenshaw’, Manuel is a ‘salt-of-the-earth farmer’ according to his comrade David Flint. Further, according to the elderly monarchist, at the nineteenth annual gathering of ‘Australians for Constitutional Monarchy’, Manuel warned that ‘mainly republican politicians who prefer to waste money on buying votes or on massive financial disasters like the NBN … prefer to have our water flow out to sea while unleashing a reign of terror on our persecuted farmers as if they were latter-day Kulaks’ (‘Aux bien pensants’, Spectator, February 16, 2019). When he’s not being a persecuted, climate-change denying Kulak, Manuel may be found touting the virtues of some thing called ‘FLAG Australia’.

Scott Moerland (Oxley, QLD)

Scott Moerland is best known for being one of the faces of ‘Reclaim Australia’ in Queensland and a founding member of the ‘United Patriots Front’ (2015–2017). A Christian, Moerland ran for RUAP at the 2013 federal election and received 400 votes (0.53%) for his troubles. Otherwise, Moerland’s candidacy contradicts Anning’s claim, made in early April, that he would rule out running anyone tied to Blair Cottrell and Neil Erikson (Moerland’s former UPF comrades).

Rod Smith (Wright, QLD)

Another Hanson reject, Smith was the One Nation candidate for the federal seat of Wright in 2016 (18,461 votes/20.9%), the QLD state seat of Scenic Rim in 2017 (8,662 votes/27.6%), and the federal seat of Page (NSW) in 2013 (1,381 votes/1.61%).

Paul Taylor (Senate, QLD)

Like Moerland, Taylor is a former candidate for ONP and RUAP, standing for ONP in Capalaba at the 2017 Queensland state election (gaining 6,049 votes or 19.5%) and as a Senate candidate for RUAP in Queensland at the 2016 federal election (receiving 5,734 votes or 0.21%). Taylor is a Good Christian and a migrant from India.

• Adam Vail (Calwell, VIC)

On his Facebook page promoting his campaign, Vail endorsed Bill Heffernan’s 2015 claims about elite paedophile rings, concluding that ‘If you put a number in a box on any ballot paper that now makes YOU an enabler of Paedophile filth’.

Shane Van Duren (Senate, ACT)

A former soldier with 3RAR, Van Duren’s candidacy was soon brought into question on account of his criminal record — he assaulted a police officer and choked an RSPCA inspector in Canberra in 2015, and last year was involved in an exciting escapade with his brother Owen in Thailand — and as a result it would seem likely that, in the extraordinary event he was elected to the Senate from Canberra, he too would be ineligible to sit.

House of Representatives

NSW

Cook : KELLY, Peter (Student) / Hume : HARGRAVES, Tanya (Graphic Designer and Marketing) / Lindsay : LEES, Brandon (Warehouse Worker) / Lyne : GOLDSPRING, Ryan Frederick (Primary Producer) / Warringah : CLARE, Brian (Retired)

QLD

Blair : FITZPATRICK, Peter John (Diesel Fitter) / Bonner : MAYNARD, Alex (Unemployed) / Bowman : ANDERSON, David (Electrician) / Brisbane : JEANNERET, Rod (Retired) / Capricornia : PRATT, Grant (Motor Technician/Business Owner) / Dawson : TURNER, Michael Wayne (Small Business Ownr (Heavy Trns)) / Dickson : SIMPSON, Richelle (Unemployed) / Fadden : BARBER, Allan (Business) / Fairfax : RYAN, Jake Luke (Metal Fabricator) / Fisher : JESSOP, Mike (Boat Builder) / Flynn : HIESLER, Marcus John (Manager) / Forde : INNES, Les (Retail Manager Semi Retired) / Griffith : MURRAY, Tony (Retired) / Groom : ADRELIUS, Perry (Self Employed) / Herbert : DURANT, Tamara (Self Employed) / Hinkler : ERSKINE, Aaron (ICT Specialist) / Kennedy : HACKWELL, Ian Douglas (Retired) / Leichhardt : ASHBY, Jo (AIN Nurse) / Lilley : COLES, Don (Restoration Specialist) / Longman : PAULKE, Dave (Semi Retired) / Maranoa : CHRISTIANSEN, Darren Lee (Farmer Grazier) / McPherson : GAFFY, Sean Gordon (Service Advisor) / Moncrieff : LONG, Darren Alan (Business Owner) / Moreton : NIEASS, Aaron (Tradesman Tiler) / Oxley : MOERLAND, Scott (Business Owner) / Petrie : FOWLER, Neville John (Retired) / Rankin : ANDREWS, Peter James (Retired) / Ryan : BANKS, Andrew (Civil Engineer) / Wide Bay : SMITH, Jasmine (Delivery Driver) / Wright : SMITH, Rod (Tiler)

SA

Boothby : CHEOK, Adrian David (Professor) / Hindmarsh : VAID, Rajan (Telecommunication Engineer)

TAS

Braddon : ALLAN, Shane (Fitter Machinist) / Franklin : HAWES, Darren John (Electrical Contractor)

VIC

Bendigo : HOSKIN, Julie (Advocate) / Bruce : BOYANTON, Tim (Storeman) / Calwell : VAIL, Adam (Factory Hand) / Dunkley : JAMES, Christopher Ronald (Builder) / Gippsland : TICKNER, Neville Phillip (Truck Driver) / Mallee : GROSVENOR, Rick (Farmer)

Senate

ACT

VAN DUREN, Shane (Veteran)
BIRKETT, Scott (Client Service Administrator)

NSW

THOMSON, Carolyn (Financial Reform Advocate)
YOUNG, Gary (Manager)
SWANN, Paul (Roads Infrastructure Supervisor)
WHARTON, Ian (Farmer)

NT

DICKSON, Mark James (OIG Professional)
WHEELER, James David Richard (Student/Casual Pest Management)

QLD

ANNING, Fraser (Senator for Queensland)
TAYLOR, Paul Arthur Simon (Manager/Trade)
ABSOLON, Mark (Property Services)
SANDFORD, Nancy Louise (House Keeper)
CAMERON, Brad (Bus Driver)

SA

MANUEL, Peter (Primary Producer)
DWYER, Tim (Business Owner)

TAS

JONES, Michael (Sales Manager)
FALZON, Frank (Insurance Assessor)

VIC

STEVENS, Bruce (Maintenance Officer)
MAZALEVSKIS, Rita (Bank Victim Advocate)
WILLIAMSON, Benjamin (Owner/Operator)

WA

ARCHIBALD, David (Geologist)
CAMPBELL, Meredith Melinda (Hairdresser)

2018 True Blue Crew Aussie Pride / Flagwit Parade : All Aboard The Failboat — Toot Toot!

tl;dr : LOL

In Melbourne on Sunday, a small group of racists and fascists, assembled under the banner of the ‘True Blue Crew’ (TBC), undertook a rally and march, ostensibly in order to celebrate ‘Aussie Pride’. The flagwit parade is an annual event, inaugurated in 2016. Thus, this was in fact the third occasion that the TBC has rallied: you can read about last year’s event here and the 2016 event here. Most estimates place the number of participants at around 60-80, with numbers varying somewhat over the course of the few hours that the TBC occupied the CBD. In comparison to 2016 and 2017, this represented a small but significant drop in attendance, and confirms that, while the TBC, its numerous patriotik equivalents, and the various personalities that constitutes the movement’s leadership, can command hundreds of thousands of followers on facebook, this does not translate into actual mobilising capacity.

Touted by Timmeh! of AltRight upstart The Unhinged as being the biggest event on the nationalist calendar, participants assembled outside the Exhibition Building a little after midday, performed an execrable rendition of the national anthem (‘boundless plains to share’ — lol), and then, reinforced by a sizable police contingent, they marched: via Exhibition Street, to the corner of Bourke and Spring Streets in the CBD. Upon arrival, the ultra-nationalists milled about, exchanged pleasantries with the opposition corralled by police on Spring Street, then listened to speeches by local neo-Nazis Blair Cottrell and Tom Sewell of ‘The Lads Society’.

After about 20 minutes of this no-doubt electric speechifying, the group — which at this stage numbered around 50 or so — were again marched away by police (via Spring Street) to Carlton Gardens, whereupon the event more-or-less ended. Fittingly, Cottrell ended his speech by declaring Melbourne to be a ‘shithole’; I suspect he may have been a tad upset that, after three years of self-promotion, only a tiny number of gronks were prepared to follow their fuehrer into battle on Bourke Street. In any case, some of the Lads reassembled for a drink at Transport Bar in Fed Square (see below) and then at Y&J’s.

Naturally — what with Melbourne being a shithole and all — the rally and march was also the subject of a counter-rally, organised by the Campaign Against Racism & Fascism (CARF) and allied groups. Their accounts of the day are also worth reading, and hopefully some lessons have been learned. In this context, it should be emphasised that, while the combined numbers of people taking part in the rally and counter-rally was several hundred, this was possibly exceeded by the number of police mobilised in order to contain them: as ever, it’s the state that determines the terrain. Be that as it may, here’s some links to media reportage, and below these are a few further notes for those interested. See : ‘They can’t summon as much violence as I can’: Leader of far-right ‘true blue crew’ vile boast as his supporters clash with anti-racism supporters at Melbourne ‘flag pride rally’, Cait Kelly/Australian Associated Press, Daily Mail Australia, June 24, 2018 (NB. To the best of my knowledge, this is one of the only media reports that actually labels Cottrell correctly as a neo-Nazi.) /// Far Right Group Host Rally In Melbourne But Were Outnumbered By Counterprotestors Three-To-One, Max Koslowski, Junkee, June 24, 2018 /// Far-right and counter protesters scuffle in Melbourne CBD, Rick Goodman, The New Daily, June 24, 2018 /// Far-right and anti-racism protesters trade verbal barbs in CBD clash, 9News, June 24, 2018 /// TRUE BLUE CREW AUSSIE PRIDE MARCH (AAP).

With regards to the political complexion and very brief history of the TBC, Tom Tanuki provides the following colourful, but basically accurate account:

The True Blue Crew are rallying tomorrow in the city, holding a vague kind of ‘flag worship’ event. It marks two years since an event in Coburg when the TBC got popular for punching on with lefties. Are you going to counter them or to wave a flag alongside them? Either way, it’s important to know what exactly the TBC is. Let’s recap and go through what we know in brief.

The TBC were formed after a few of their original core crew got into a scrap with some Antifa kids after a 2015 rally. ‘Never again,’ they said! So, the TBC were originally meant to be a patriot answer to black bloc Anteefa contingents.

Their red letter day came in May 2016, when they took part in an organised attempt to have the far-right march through Coburg. Their brief, televised fights with masked lefties were a big popularity boost for them. TBC started charging membership fees – $20 a week, $10 for ‘casual’ members. At one point, they were earning tens of thousands of dollars in just a few months! The money was being managed by TBC ‘President’ Kane Miller’s partner and her sister and all of that money was going to Kane. He was largely spending it as he liked.

Behind closed doors, the ‘President’ was abusing his partner. He even broke her back. He wasn’t the only woman-bashing TBC member, either – and when photographic evidence of another member’s brutal assault on his wife was made public, Kane avoided the increasing media spotlight on TBC by kicking Mark out. Members knew that decision made Kane a bit of a hypocrite, for the abovementioned reasons… So they started leaving the TBC. Kane’s abused partner finally left him too and the money management side of TBC went down the drain. The things she revealed about the abuse meant even more TBC members left the group – and they took their membership fees with them.

Kane went quiet for a long while, feeling defeated. TBC ‘club meetings’ dwindled after a time to little more than 12 unemployed blokes sitting around sucking cones in Kane’s mum’s living room. But the lure of conning working class Aussies out of their hard-earned wages still called to Kane. So TBC returned somewhat with an Australia Day BBQ in St Kilda (a genius idea he came up with after a sesh watching the new Romper Stomper). And he had some stupid fucking idea to wander around parks with a bunch of other losers looking for Sudanese children to fight. A meeting he held at Tom Sewell’s Cheltenham clubhouse was televised, with Channel 7 airing a description of the TBC’s initiative as being ‘like a Neighbourhood Watch’ – and it seemed to the world like the TBC were back!

It was not like a Neighbourhood Watch. It was just more hare-brained, shard-addled fantasy garbage from a man who was desperate to be given more membership fees to enjoy himself with. He says it’s for a ‘clubhouse’ but it isn’t and it never will be. TBC only have about 5-10 people contributing membership fees and they get most of their cash from merch. It’s not enough. Kane just wants to siphon more money out from poor, angry, confused Aussies.

That money won’t do anything but fund the TBC ‘President’ and his lifestyle. This is a man who gets cash-in-hand from his Muslim boss (serious!) and has membership fees go into his mates’ bank account so child support can’t take it. This is a man with convictions for domestic violence (he was also violent to his last ex, who also dumped him), multiple AVO breaches and firearms charges who won’t pay for his own child. Money given to TBC is fleeced money, and it pays for a shit fucking dude.

Hey. Put the culture wars down for a moment. Are you a right-winger intending on going tomorrow? Don’t. Pick your battles, and more importantly, pick your allies. These are bad ones. Spend your petrol money on beer, yeah? Enjoy your Sunday.

Are you a left-winger going tomorrow to counter? Fuck yeah! I can’t come coz I’m interstate. I wish I could. I’d love to yell at them. Of course you should show these egomaniacal arseholes they can’t march through the city uninterrupted. Go and yell at racist dogs!

Just remember, y’all – the filmed fights at Coburg were the best thing that ever happened to these guys. So, be careful. And don’t lose on camera!

While the bulk of those who attended the event were members of and/or sporting TBC merch, also present were members of neo-Nazi grouplet Antipodean Resistance, Cooks Convicts (Neil Erikson, Rino ‘Bluebeard’ Grgurovic and Ricky Turner), The Lads Society (‘Troy Bloodstone’, Blair Cottrell and Tom Sewell), Soldiers of Odin (Jay B Moore) and, for some reason, Daniel Purton/A26A (AKA ‘The Crew’).


They were joined by a handful of budding AltRight media creators — a teenybopper calling himself ‘The Young Conservative’, Some Guy called Bayden Mottee and his sidekick Lee/Leon Taylor (who travelled from NSW for the event) — while most of the rest were faces familiar from previous rallies. The nipsters below were in the company of Jacob Hersant:


Finally:

• According to spotters: police worked closely with TBC throughout the course of the event and relations between the two were friendly and relaxed — one might even say that they worked hand-in-glove. This was no doubt a good and useful thing, as several TBC members were wearing gloves that were steel-reinforced. Police conducted a handful of body searches on rally-goers but were rather more thorough in the case of anti-fascists; upon completion of the event, participants were invited by Cottrell to join he and the other neo-Nazi Lads at their club house in Cheltenham.

• Having journeyed to Transport Bar at Fed Square upon completion of the rally, Cottrell and a number of his followers took the opportunity to engage in some cultural criticism. Spying a street performer, ‘Dandyman’, dressed in pink, and possibly imagining himself in the role of head of an Antipodean Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Cottrell & The Gang vocally objected to the performer’s pink costume. This, apparently, was sufficient reason to demand that he remove himself from the Square, and sufficient evidence for the performer to be accused of being a paedophile(!). Requesting assistance from police, they merely oversaw the cancellation of Dandyman’s performance and their removal from the Square. Granting de facto recognition of the authority of Cottrell & The Gang to decide who comes to Fed Square and the circumstances in which they come is a bold move by police, but is perhaps in keeping with the generally amiable relations between the two forces. In any case, it also reminded me of another brilliant piece of cultural criticism Cottrell mounted back in June 2015 as the poor boy struggled to come to terms with the suburb of Northcote:

… The drive into the heart of the city from the northern suburbs was not without drama. I was among our two carloads of eager souls traveling from the north inbound and I have never experienced such appalling traffic conditions.

I specifically remember crawling slowly through the suburb of Northcote and I have never in my life witnessed such a putrid expression of civilized humanity; not even in Dandenong is there such a profoundly visible depression of the buildings, the atmosphere, and the people themselves. I found myself staring open-mouthed out of the car window; for some moments, I was in a state of disbelief and felt as though the surrounding depression was creeping through my car window and licking at my sentiments of hope. The contagious despair of the place threatened to engulf my person after only a few minutes of being there.

Had the people living here really begun to believe such conditions were normal?

The walls of the buildings were literally caked in vulgar graffiti – and not the kind which had any creative or admirable aspect to it. Peeling and faded old advertising posters for music shows long since passed, mold and rot which would take the local business owner perhaps 30 minutes to remove with a high pressure hose, yet none anywhere seemed to have bothered. Even the smell of the place quickly quelled a painful hunger for breakfast I had been feeling hitherto.

And the propaganda there was all anti-racist material.

Posters, graffiti, and even large banners hanging from old public buildings of British-Australian architecture read “racism-free community”, “smash racism”, and so forth.

A structural dedication to past Australian military services, a building of some sort with architectural dedications in the front gardens, was the only decent looking building in the area, however, not even it was spared by the local graffiti bandits who had ‘tagged’ the walls and panels with some unintelligible scribble.

Was this suburb of Northcote the ultimate expression of so-called anti-racism? If so, the cultural degeneration of this place speaks absolute volumes of the philosophical and moral backwardness of these self-abnegating plebeians: today’s Marxistic Left-wing.

Had these pioneers of cultural decay gained any knowledge of our intentions on this particular day, you can rest assured they would have flocked to the area in formidable numbers to “smash the fash”, as they put it …

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PS. TBC gangs in Perth and Sydney also held flag-waving rallies. In Perth, approximately a dozen or so boofheads assembled in order to be laffed at by scores more; in Sydney, Kokoda veteran Bill Ryan took the opportunity to denounce racism, but received little if anything in the way of support. Sydney eh?

BONUS! DandyMan versus nazi goons

This article by Richard Watts provides a good breakdown of Cottrell & The Gang’s harassment of Dandyman and the heartening response of the Melbourne community: Street performer reclaims Fed Square after far-right threat, ArtsHub, June 26, 2018. See also : Dandyman to perform this afternoon despite right-wing attack, Javier Encalada, The Northern Star, June 26, 2018 /// Melbourne street performer abused with homophobic slurs, Jesse Jones, Star Observer, June 26, 2018 /// What Happened When A Far-Right Group Bullied A Street Performer?, The Project, Channel Ten, June 26, 2018 /// Blair Cottrell and the problem of male aggression, Clementine Ford, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 26, 2018.

Cottrell was accompanied by at least thirteen others during the course of his artistic cleansing of Fed Square:

1: Luke Phipps; 2: Bayden Mottee; 3: Ian Sayer; 4: Max Towns; 5: Lee/Leon Taylor; 6: Jacob Hersant (Antipodean Resistance); 7: TBC; 8: Kane Miller; 9: ‘Troy Bloodstone’ (Lads Society); 10: TBC; 11: Rino ‘Bluebeard’ Grgurovic; 12: Steven Hansford; 13: TBC.

See also : We give you Melbourne’s thug Taliban, DYVRS, June 26, 2018.

antifa notes (june 27, 2015) : #UnitedPatriotsFront ~versus~ Your ABC

1) Reclaim Australia /// United Patriots Front

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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).

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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.

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[© 2015 – Wardenclyffe Photography]

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.