Monthly Archives: September 2013

“How come they just discovered that Golden Dawn is a criminal organization?”

Enraged at government inaction and police complicity in the brutal murder of Pavlos Fissas, fifty thousand protestors swarmed Athens for a march on the Golden Dawn’s headquarters on the 25th of September.

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In an act that smacks of political theater and cold on the heels of the murder of Pavlos, the Greek government has finally arrested the leader and more than a dozen senior members and lawmakers of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn.

From Reuters:

Party leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, three other lawmakers and more than 10 members of the party were arrested on charges of founding and participating in a criminal organization.

“Nothing can scare us!,” shouted a handcuffed Kasidiaris, flanked by hooded police officers carrying machine guns on his way to face a prosecutor.

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The arrests surprised Greeks wary of political theatre in a country where little has been done to rein in a party that is widely viewed as neo-Nazi.

“It’s good that they arrested them, but I’m afraid that we will start killing each other now,” said Dimitra Vassilopoulou, a 58-year old housewife.

“Does the government actually mean it or is it just a tactic to impress us? Why didn’t they do anything when the immigrants were killed? How come they just discovered that Golden Dawn is a criminal organization?”

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Gone with the Flag

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How sad and pathetic…

( for more images, please visit the blogs Blood of my Kindred and Dead Confederates. <— Dead Confederate blog is  kind of “douche baggy” but the photos are they got are good, they are not blog roll worthy )

Those of you who are new to our blog will be interested to know that we’ve been keeping track of a group from Virginia calling themselves “The Virginia Flaggers.” Their premise is simple, if not typically pompous for the romantic fantasy of the old south: “honor history” by restoring the confederate flag to prominence in the capital of the old confederacy by flying it in public. Thus far, their actions consist of a handful of participants waving confederate flags in front of libraries, museums and public buildings, and their greatest successes consist of being a nuisance to drivers and pedestrians.

Their latest scheme to annoy as many drivers as possible is to erect a fifty-foot tall flagpole “somewhere” along the I-95 approach to southern Richmond. That “somewhere” has finally been revealed to be 2501 Old Bermuda Hundred Road, owned by James D and Barbara B Eaton(registration is required, but free). James D and Barbara B Eaton run Eaton Landscaping and Lawn Care, and they are in all probability nothing more than patsies set up by the flaggers. Let’s take the time to point out just how incredibly silly it is to hide the location of a FIFTY FOOT TALL FLAG POLE, because once the flag goes up, everyone’s going to know exactly where it is, and property records are freely available to the public. The worn-out “heritage not hate” argument has already been thoroughly dissolved by us and others. We’ve documented their embrace of openly racist hate groups and individuals and the blog Civil War Crossroads has demolished their weak academic posturing; you can find out more at the links provided.

Today is the day that the flag was to be unfurled. We were seriously contemplating whether this would even happen at all, given the recent internal strife that saw their head drop everything and put as much distance between her and the group as possible. We’ve speculated that the flag wouldn’t be going up at all, and as proof that we shouldn’t be playing the lottery, it went up.

We were taking bets on what the final disposition of this saga would be:

mean people on the internet made us feel bad so we chickened out at the last minute

communist liberals made reams of undocumented, unverifiable death threats against us that we never bothered to report to the police, so we’re attempting to save face by defending it with video cameras and tazers

Lurching and squeaking like a broken toy, the flaggers managed to unfurl a historically inaccurate, fifteen-by-fifteen sheet of made-in-china nylon along the southern approach to Richmond along I-95. It’s mostly hidden behind a line of trees, visible only from directly across the highway.

Considering the amount of difficulty encountered by simply attempting to erect a flagpole, this will probably be the beginning of the end of the Virginia Flaggers. We suspect it won’t be long before some other idiotic ideologue tries to emulate their confederate forebears and chase after a lost cause.

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Bradford: come to fight fascism. Stay for the tea.

Wish we could be there…

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The English Defence League have announced they plan to bring their hatred to Bradford’s streets on the 12th of October. A new group of anti-fascists has formed who are busy making plans to defend the city. Whether you are from from Bradford or coming from further afield to offer mutual aid, you are welcome to join Bradford Anti-Fascists in militant opposition to the EDL on our streets.

This is a national EDL demo and we know they see this city as the place to start the race war they so desire. They will turn out in numbers. On the 12th of October we must act together to show them that they are not wanted, not needed and not welcome in the city of Bradford.

The EDL have already scored an own goal as Bradford City’s schedule has had to be rejigged for their hate march. The police have asked Bradford…

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Trans-Atlantic Failure

Matthew Heimbach

Matthew Heimbach

Like minds think alike, and failures tend to flock together.

Case in point: Matthew Heimbach has reached out to a similarly laughable cadre of poseurs, the New British Union.

Yes, they’re aiming to be the reincarnation of Oswald Mosely’s British Union of Fascists– the Hitler fans whose lasting legacy was running away at the Battle of Cable Street– and they… wait, did we say “they”? Sorry. We meant this one guy, Gary Raikes.

Thanks AFN!

Got to wonder if the NBU only has one member – He called this photo ‘me-003′

… please enjoy this ‘on the buses’  picture of a grown man playing dress up. He’s started a new club called New British Union (NBU). What really makes this photo great is the expression on the guys face – he means business!!! It’s another lunatic group who are hoping to be led to the fascist promised land by the zombie corpse of Oswald Mosley.

The New British Union is probably going to wind up as a footnote in the list of “ridiculous political jokes,” right after George Hutchins’ National Independents Movement. That fact hasn’t gotten in the way of Heimbach, who excreted a typically flowery, tl;dr word salad for the NBU’s website. Take a look for yourself. Please be careful when reading this if you have a full stomach.

Given that the Virginia Flaggers are still friends with Heimbach, we’d like to know how much they appreciate the support of someone who professes to be inspired by Corneliu Codreanu and the Iron Guard— the same fascists who were so consumed with anti-semitic violence that the German wehrmacht had to step in and hold them back.

Let’s close out this post with a tune by Oi Polloi, who know how to deal with fascists:

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Cold-blooded murder of Antifa rapper by Golden Dawn operative

We'll never forget you, comrade!

We’ll never forget you, comrade!

Weeks before the International Meeting Against Fascism and Racism in Athens, this happens:

34-year old Antifascist Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member in Athens

On the night of September 17th, the 34-year old antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (aka Killah P) was murdered by a 45-year old, who openly admitted to the police to being a member of the Golden Dawn.

Fyssas had been with two friends in the area of Keratsini, in Pireaus. He was attacked by approximately 25 members of the Golden Dawn, one of which stabbed him. Fyssas was taken to the hospital in Nikaia, where he died soon thereafter.

Originally, the Golden Dawn had refused any link to the 45-year old. However, in a police raid in his house, his Golden Dawn Party member ID was retrieved from the garbage, as allegedly he had tried to discard it. Up until now, twelve hours after the arrest, the police have yet to release the name or other information about the self-confessed murderer.

Occupied London has been providing updates about this developing situation. Here is a sample of their updates:

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I’ll Provide the Dots…

Thank you Corey Meyer for the good work!

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This Just In: International Meeting against fascism and racism, Athens, October 5-6, 2013

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International Meeting against fascism and racism, Athens, October 5-6, 2013
Faced with the rising threat of neo-Nazism, a new resistance movement unfolds and struggles to stop it before it’s too late. On January 19, in Athens and in over 40 countries, thousands marched against fascism and racism, as a signal that the hope that struggles bring can defeat despair and fear.Increasingly, governments are playing the card of racism  blaming immigrants for their dead-end crisis and mass unemployment. They want to turn immigrants into scapegoats for their bankruptcy.

Neo-nazis are bred by racism, the policies that build concentration camps for FRONTEX and the closure of the borders fortress Europe. They are also bred by the intensity of “anti-crime” policing, which governments attribute it to immigration, instead of blaming the poverty and misery that their policies bring. The neo-Nazis attempt to attract angry voters in a period of severe political crisis and undermining of democratic rights.

It’s time to escalate, to strengthen and coordinate all over Europe and the world our common steps to resist the threat of fascism and racism.

There can be no tolerance for the attempt to legitimize the fascists using the national elections, the European Parliament and  the local elections as a means to whitewash their criminal activity in the streets and our neighbourhoods. We need to build  the struggle to defend the unity and workers’ rights regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, skin colour, sexual orientation. We need to defend the richness of multicultural society. Let’s make our neighbourhoods and our cities bridges of friendship and solidarity, away from rationales of separation. We should not allow the neo-Nazis to form attack squads, to raid and wreak terror by burning mosques and synagogues, beating migrants, refugees and Roma, attacking homosexuals and targeting militants of the left.

We urge the unions, youth organizations, the anti-racist and anti-fascist organizations, immigrant communities, movements defending the rights of gays, women, Roma to join us in the fight for a Europe and a world without racism and fascism, to block the lies, ignorance, fear and prejudice that breed racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and pave the way for the fascists.

Let’s unite against fascist organisations and  racism and islamophobia.

We invite you in Athens on 5-6 October to a first international meeting of antifascist and antiracist movements to coordinate our steps.

ΕΝΩΜΕΝΟΙ ΕΝΑΝΤΙΑ ΣΤΟ ΡΑΤΣΙΣΜΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΗ ΦΑΣΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΑΠΕΙΛΗ antiracismfascism@yahoo.gr

www.antiracismfascism.org

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