Monthly Archives: December 2013

The situation in the Ukraine

The situation in the Ukraine is complex and poorly reported in the west, with most stories framing it as a conflict between pro-Putin forces opposed to EU integration and liberal moderates who want to be a part of the EU. Completely omitted from these narratives are the details concerning Ukranian neo-nazis and Russian imperialists. For a far better account of what’s happening in the Ukraine, let’s turn towards people who are actually on the ground and in the streets.

Our comrades in the Ukraine have crafted these two brilliant analyses. First, this from nihilist.li:

The events in Kyiv’s Independence Square have been planned in advance by the current opposition in Ukraine, with their political masters from Berlin and Brussels. They were publicly announced in March 2013 by the Svoboda leader in an interview for a local paper. In actuality, there is no revolution taking place in Ukraine, but rather a political coup for regime-change – clearing the way for fascist opposition parties and the EU to tighten their hold.

We have seen large demonstrations, cries for (and of) revolution, riot police brutality and an apparent conflict between Russia and the EU, dramatized as a power grab over Ukraine or as a fight for democracy. (1) The people are legitimately fed up with rich, abusive and oppressive oligarchs; but are nowhere near ridding the country of them. A sustained effort to push power towards a coalition made up of conservative, far-right, and ultra-nationalist fascists is being marketed as “European”, “democratic” and liberal. (2)

Kiev’s Autonomous Worker Union has issued a stern condemnation of the neo-nazi seizure of the protests.

Meanwhile, we see that the situation at Euromaidan is fully controlled by the far-right. Ultra-nationalist rhetoric has securely crowded out all other topics there; the only slogan known to the protesters is “Hail to the nation, death to the enemies.” Most of the Neo-Nazi militants are controlled by the Svoboda party, but there are also other groups: UNSO, Tryzub, Social-Nationalist Assembly, etc. They are completely tolerated by the so-called “national democratic” opposition. One of the leaders of the Euromaidan, Yuriy Lutsenko, himself used to lead the Interior Ministry for four years, during which time he did nothing to stop police brutality or disband Berkut and other special forces. Instead, he promised to disperse protesting crowds with tear gas and became notorious for racial profiling of individuals of “Non-Slavic” nationalities and for his phrase: “You can call me a racist if you want.” Now at Euromaidan he publicly expressed his concern about the fate of “40 million educated white Christians.” Other opposition leaders also don’t have anything against the far-right. There are not only rallies towards physical violence but also poetry about “Yids” heard from the stage.

Here’s to a better 2014!

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Is H. K. Edgerton Stepping Down?

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This blog has received reports that renowned Confederate heritage activist H. K. Edgerton will be stepping down as president of “Southern Heritage 411” as of April 6, 2014.

No word as to whether this reported decision has anything to do with various inquiries about the supposed non-profit status of the organization in question.

This report comes less than a month after Edgerton called attentionto himself in protesting the actions of  a Florida school board that decided to change the name of a high school once named for Confederate general and Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest. Some people questioned Edgerton’s mental health in the aftermath of that affair.

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Philly Antifa Joins The Torch Network

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“We must make their lives unbearable”

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Hot Doc magazine reveals that the head of the Greek Police induced violent acts against immigrants in one of his speeches. Amnesty International intervened by demanding the investigation of the case by the government.

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The audio file with the statements of the Police Chief [in Greek]

Amnesty International issued a statement demanding the prompt investigation of Hot Doc’s report in which Nikos Papagiannopoulos, Head of Greek Police, appears to be ordering the extension of immigrants’ detention, while declaring that “we must make their lives unbearable”.

Amnesty International asks from the government to check the statements that became known recently and to comply with the laws relating to the protection of migrants and refugees coming to the European Union.

In an audio file played on radio station “105.5 – Sto Kokkino” by journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, the leader of the Greek Police is heard saying (referring to immigrants who come to Greece)…

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Anti-fascists on the streets in 2014

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Anti-fascists are getting organised to oppose the far-right on the streets in 2014.

On Saturday January 18th the East Anglian ‘Patriots’ are holding a demonstration in Lincoln. The East Anglian Patriots are yet another faction to the right of the EDL. Yes that’s right – to the right. Apparently the EDL which its founder left because it was infested with Nazis isn’t right-wing enough for them.

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“…suspended by their necks”

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By katerina Kati and Maria Dima

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Chilling documents emerge from the court case against Golden Dawn: the blood-thirsty oath of storm troops, initiation of children, black propaganda and plans of mass murder of opponents.

Photographic documents of Golden Dawn members saluting in a Nazi fashion in front of Golden Dawn’s symbols and wearing Ku Klux Klan outfit. Videos of oath-giving ceremonies by which candidate members are welcomed in the core of the organization, priding themselves to be Nazi, promises for gallows, pre-election public statements by the leader of the Nazi formation regarding their opponents that “we will do away with them once and for all”, Goebels-inspired propaganda texts and much more constitute the new evidence that come to light with the voluminous case against Golden Dawn.

Hard evidence that come to justify the judicial authorities, who have characterized Golden Dawn as a ‘criminal organization’, and ordered the detention of its…

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Atlantic City Bonehead Owen Carr Dead From Overdose

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