Big German demonstration against extreme right

Demonstrators against extreme right AfD in Germany, photo by Tim Zülch

Translated from daily Neues Deutschland in Germany today, about Berlin:

“On the evening of the election, I was shocked – that is why I organize this big demonstration in front of the Reichstag building and hope that many thousands will demonstrate with me for a diverse and cosmopolitan Germany,” says Ali Can on the big stage in front of the Brandenburg Gate to kick off the demonstration under the motto “Against hatred and racism in the Bundestag“. 12,000 people have come to demonstrate before the constituent meeting of the new Bundestag on Tuesday against the move of the [extreme right] AfD into parliament.


French neonazi terrorist plot

This video says about itself:

Le Pen‘s Battle To Move France To The Political Right

Moving Right (2012): Marine Le Pen‘s battles with her far left rival for place in French Assembly.

From AFP news agency:

France charges eight over plot targeting politicians, mosques

22 Oct 2017 08:00AM

PARIS: France has charged eight men, including three minors, following an investigation into far-right activists allegedly plotting to target politicians and mosques, prosecutors announced on Saturday (Oct 21) in Paris.

The men – aged between 17 and 29 – are accused of being party to a “criminal terrorist conspiracy”, and of links to Logan Alexandre Nisin, a militant who was arrested near Marseille in June.

Nisin is the founder of a group dubbed OAS. He was detained after posting that he planned to attack blacks, militants, migrants and “scum”.

The 21-year-old had earlier come to the attention of French authorities as the administrator of a Facebook page glorifying neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage in 2011 in Norway.

The prosecutor’s office in Paris said that the group formed by Nisin “had plans to commit violent actions with vague outlines”.

Anti-terror police had arrested 10 people on Tuesday over the alleged plot, but two of them, including Nisin’s mother, were released, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

Among the potential targets for attacks were places of worship, including mosques, politicians, “people of North African descent or black people” and “anti-fascist” activists, a probe source said.

“The organisation was planning purchases of weapons and paramilitary training. Some were already trained in shooting,” the source added.

OAS was the acronym for the Secret Army Organisation, a French far-right paramilitary group that fought to stop Algerian independence.

Nisin was formerly active in the far-right political group Action Francaise.

Big protest against American nazi Richard Spencer

This video from the USA says about itself:

Hail Trump!’: Richard Spencer Speech Excerpts

21 November 2016

Video of an alt-right conference in Washington, D.C., where Trump’s victory was met with cheers and Nazi salutes.

Read the full article here.

By Fred Mazelis in the USA:

White supremacist met by mass protest at University of Florida

21 October 2017

Mass protests greeted white supremacist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida on Thursday. Spencer’s neo-fascist backers in the auditorium at the Phillips Center at the University of Florida Gainesville campus faced hundreds of anti-Nazi students and other Gainesville residents.

In advance of the event, thousands, ignoring the advice of university President Kent Fuchs and others to simply ignore Spencer, signed up on a Facebook page, “No Nazis at UF—Protest Richard Spencer”. Hundreds gained entry to the auditorium, where they continuously interrupted the neo-Nazi advocate with chants such as “Go Home Nazis!, Go Home Spencer!”

The overwhelming rejection of the neo-Nazis came despite efforts to prevent many from entering the center. According to the Miami Herald, only 456 of the 700 seats were occupied. The white supremacists, having paid for the rental, were allowed to determine who could enter, and many were denied permission. These included individuals with anti-Nazi slogans on T-shirts as well as some who had written phone numbers on their arms, an indication that they were prepared for possible arrest.

Samantha Schuyler, who was forcibly prevented from entering, was quoted as saying, “I think it’s racism. It’s arbitrary. They told me to leave. Then they dragged me.”

Despite these efforts, the white supremacists were heavily outnumbered inside the venue. Only about 15 raised their hands when Spencer called on those who agree with the “Alt-Right” to identify themselves. Outside, hundreds more marched in protest, chanting “We Don’t Want Your Nazi Hate,” among other slogans. Spencer claimed victory but shut down the meeting 30 minutes early.

In remarks he was able make amidst the protests, Spencer gave further indication of the strategy behind the efforts to build a fascist movement in the US. Echoing similar comments from former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon, Spencer said, “I, like millions of other white people in their 20s and 30s now, have a dramatically different ‘lived’ experience than our parents. Our parents can remember peak America. They can remember the America of ‘50s diners and ice cream dates and drive-in movie theaters.” The establishment media, using remarks like these, calls Spencer and his ilk “white nationalists,” rather than fascists or neo-fascists.

Spencer and his National Policy Institute have depicted themselves as defenders of free speech and demanded the right to rent facilities at public institutions such as the University of Florida. The Gainesville event was the first one held since the August 12 Nazi rampage at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, which ended with one protester, Heather Heyer, killed after being run down by an auto driven by a neo-fascist who had come to the event.

President Donald Trump subsequently blamed both the club-carrying fascists, who marched through the campus shouting anti-Semitic slogans, and the anti-fascist protesters for the violence, and said there were “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis.

The protests at the University of Florida were relatively peaceful, with two arrests and several minor injuries following clashes between a handful of white supremacists and protesters. As the action was winding up, however, a single gunshot was heard at a nearby bus stop. WEAR-TV, a local television station, reported that an argument had led to gunfire when a man, later identified as 28-year-old Tyler Tenbrink, exited a vehicle and fired one shot, which missed its intended targets.

The license plate of the car was provided to the authorities, and Tenbrink and two others, Colton and William Fears, were arrested later that evening about 20 miles north of Gainesville. They were charged with attempted murder. The three men, from Texas, had apparently taunted the protesters with Nazi salutes and pro-Hitler chants before Tenbrink took out his weapon. Tenbrink is reportedly being held on $3 million bond and the Fears brothers on $1 million each.

Earlier in the week, in response to the planned speech at the University of Florida, right-wing Republican Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Alachua County. On this pretext the authorities mobilized the University of Florida Police Department, the Gainesville Police Department, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. Hundreds of heavily armed police were deployed on the streets of Gainesville, with roads blocked by cement and dump trucks. Soldiers in riot gear were stationed in the balcony of the Phillips Center during the meeting. The university reported that it had spent more than $500,000 in security measures.

The state of emergency was declared in the name of “public safety.” As in all such cases, however, it was used both to deter mass protest and also for training purposes for future actions to be directed against the working class.

Anti-Sikh racism in Britain

This 11 September 2015 video from Britain is called Sarandev Bhambra statement after sentencing of Zack Davies [the neonazi who tried to murder Dr Bhambra].

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Crimes against Sikhs left out of Tory action plan

Thursday 19th October 2017

Government ignores ‘clear institutional racism’ against Sikh community

ATTACKS on Sikhs have been left out of the government’s hate crime action plan, which shows that they face “clear institutional racism,” the chair of the Sikh Federation said yesterday.

The federation has already written to Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid about the crimes targeting the “visible Sikh community,” Bhai Amrik Singh said.

But despite the federation sharing the results of a survey revealing the scale of hate crime directed at Sikhs, he said the community had been “ignored” in the government’s plans to tackle crime and discrimination.

Mr Singh praised Labour MP Preet Gill, who challenged Ms Rudd over the matter at a meeting of the home affairs select committee on Tuesday.

The Birmingham Edgbaston MP, who chairs the all-party parliamentary group for UK Sikhs, grilled Ms Rudd over why her religious group had been left out of the Hate Crime Action Plan and Race Disparity Audit.

She raised the case of Sikh dentist Dr Sarandev Bhambra, who almost had his hand severed when he was attacked by a machete-wielding neonazi in north Wales in 2015.

Fascist Zack Davies was jailed for life after being found guilty of attempted murder for trying to behead Dr Bhambra in a supermarket in the town of Mold.

This case study was included in the draft action plan, but “apparently No 10 took this out,” Ms Gill said.

The Home Secretary was unable to explain why this case study had been edited out.

The Sikh Federation said it was “dismayed” that the plan appeared to have been written “as though the estimated 750,000 British Sikh community did not exist.”

Mr Singh said Ms Gill “has exposed there is clear ‘institutional racism’ by government departments when it comes to Sikhs that are both a religion and ethnic group.

“It is unacceptable both the Hate Crime Action Plan that focused on religions and the Race Disparity Audit that concentrated on ethnic groups have failed to comment on Sikhs.”

A recent study on hate crime revealed an escalation of violence against non-Muslim British men when they are perceived to look ‘like a Muslim’: here.

After 1961 massacre of Algerians, still state racism in France

This video from the USA says about itself:

56 Years After Paris Massacre, State Racism Lives On In France

17 October 2017

On October 17th, 1961, hundreds of French Algerians were killed when French authorities attacked a large protest. France’s racist legacy continues with the profiling and targeting of France’s Muslims today, says human rights advocate Yasser Louati.

See also here.

Ukrainian anti-Semitic killer gets monument

This 14 October 2017 video from Ukraine is about the unveiling of a monument for anti-Semitic mass murderer Symon Petliura.

From daily Haaretz in Israel:

Ukraine Unveils Statue Honoring Nationalist Leader Behind Regime That Killed Up to 50,000 Jews

Symon Petliura’s regime killed between 35,000 and 50,000 Jews in pogroms during his reign that lasted from 1918 until 1921

JTA, Oct 17, 2017 7:59 AM

Ukraine unveiled a statue for a nationalist leader who guided a regime that killed tens of thousands of Jews in pogroms during the Russian Revolution.

The memorial for Symon Petliura was unveiled Saturday in Vinnitsa, a city in the western part of the nation, on Defender of Ukraine Day, a national holiday, the RT news site reported. It is located in an area once known as Yerusalimka, or Jerusalem, and located next to a small synagogue that is still in operation.

The statue, which RT calls the first official monument to Petliura, though there is a bust of the early 20th-century leader in the capital, shows him sitting on a bench with a map of the country in his hands.

During Petliura’s time as head of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, 35,000 to 50,000 Jews were killed in a series of pogroms between 1918 and 1921.

Petliura was killed in 1926 by a Ukrainian-born Jewish watchmaker, Sholom Schwartzbard, who was acquitted by a French court that ruled he was acting in the heat of the moment after 15 of his relatives were killed in the pogroms.