Clear Channel helps British nazis

This video from the USA is called Clear Channel and Why Mainstream radio sucks.

A letter to the editor of Socialist Worker weekly in Britain:

Why has firm let BNP use its billboard sites?

During the last few weeks billboard posters for the fascist British National Party (BNP) have appeared in Barking and Dagenham. The Clear Channel company owns the billboard sites.

Clear Channel has an “ethical policy” statement on its website, which commits the company to equal opportunities and states its firm opposition to any form of discrimination.

But the reality is that Clear Channel is a massive multinational corporation with a right wing agenda.

Clear Channel has spent $20 billion acquiring 1,200 US radio stations. It imposed the right wing shock jock Rush Limbaugh on these stations.

It also banned The Dixie Chicks band on its stations after they had the temerity to criticise George W Bush.

In 2004 it blocked Project Billboard from putting up a 40 foot advert in Times Square in New York with the image of a bomb and the slogan, “Democracy is best taught by example, not by war.”

We need to swamp Clear Channel with complaints about it allowing the BNP to use its sites. Email its PR department at

Teacher, East London

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4 thoughts on “Clear Channel helps British nazis

  1. Email :
    Author : adelah

    I think that racist or fascist ideas should definatley not be advertised or published on billboards. This will only help spread bad ideas. To counter balance these adverts, its important to continue to discuss anti racist issues and also protest. Check out this video ( the links at the bottom of the comment). Its about the great Battle of Cable Street, which took place in east london 1936. The video explains just what happened and gives an eye witness account of the protest from local people against a fascist organisation and the police.

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  2. ‘White supremacist plotted terror acts’

    By Rod Minchin, Press Association

    Wednesday, 14 April 2010

    A teenage white supremacist was behind a neo-Nazi group that wanted to overthrow the Government, a court heard today.

    Nicky Davison, 19, a former milkman’s assistant, is accused of being one of the founders of the Aryan Strike Force, an online far right group set up by his father, Ian.

    The aim of the group was to carry out “ops” and topple the Government, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

    “Nicky Davison was involved with other people, including his father, Ian Davison, who called themselves the Aryan Strike Force,” prosecutor Andrew Edis said.

    “He was associated with a group who were prepared to do what they called ‘ops’, in other words, paramilitary activity, and were in the early stages of preparation.”

    The teenager’s 41-year-old father has already admitted six charges, including producing ricin, one of the world’s deadliest substances.

    “The Aryan Strike Force was in essence a website to which people interested in its aims subscribed,” Mr Edis said.

    “But its purpose was to form a group which would be ready to act.

    “It was set up to advance the aims of white supremacy in these islands and fight what they call ‘Zog’, which means Zionist Occupied Government.

    “They are strongly against the Government because their theory is that it has been taken over by the Jews and therefore must be resisted by white supremacists.”

    Mr Edis said that having these extreme views was not in itself a crime.

    “It becomes a crime when you seek to force those opinions upon others,” he said.

    “Simply having white supremacist views is not what Mr Davison is charged with.

    “What he’s charged with is taking things a step further.”

    Jurors were told that in June last year police discovered copies of The Poor Man’s James Bond and The Anarchist’s Cookbook on computers at the home Davison shared with his mother and younger brother in County Durham.

    Mr Edis said that in total these two manuals numbered thousands of pages.

    “These manuals tell the reader how to make letter bombs, how to make explosives, how to make detonators, how to make bombs, how to make grenades, how to make silencers and how to make poisons,” he said.

    “If you were able to read all these documents, you would be able to set about preparing or committing an act of terrorism.

    “The prosecution do not allege that this defendant committed an act of terrorism.

    “These charges are aimed at young man who seems to be preparing himself, reading and getting himself informed and equipped to do something.”

    The court heard that Davison used the nickname “Thorburn1488” – which was a collaboration of well-known neo-Nazi references – and helped his father administer the Aryan Strike Force website.

    Davison, of Grampian Way, Annfield Plain, denies three charges of possessing a record containing information useful in committing or preparing acts of terrorism.

    Last month, Ian Davison, a former pub DJ, of Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, County Durham, admitted preparing for acts of terrorism and producing a chemical weapon from June 1 to 3 last year.

    He also admitted three charges of possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing acts of terrorism relating to electronic copies of The Anarchist’s Cookbook, the Mujahideen Explosives Handbook and Kitchen Complete on June 2.

    He will be sentenced at the conclusion of his son’s trial.

    Ricin is a toxin which is extracted from the castor bean and exposure to even small quantities can be fatal.

    The US Center for Disease Control suggests that as little as 500 micrograms – about half a grain of sand – of the substance can be lethal if injected or inhaled. It has no known antidote.


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