British nazi violence and anti-refugee racism


This video from England is called EDL NAZI SCUM WAYNE BALDWIN EXPOSED.

By Sabby Dhalu in Britain:

The Rise of Dog-Whistle Politics

Thursday 4th February 2016

Racism and demonisation of migrants is no longer coming from the political fringes – it’s entered the mainstream, warns SABBY DHALU

FOR the first time in a while, the National Front (NF) made headlines last Saturday. At its demonstration in Dover the NF were openly sieg-heiling — emulating Hitler’s nazis is unlikely to draw large numbers of support.

Anti-fascists outnumbered the NF in Dover and Britain First in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, on the same day.

For at least half a decade anti-fascist mobilisations have been consistently larger than those of fascist groups.

Unite Against Fascism has been at the forefront of these demonstrations, and the defeat of the British National Party and the English Defence League — important victories in light of the rise of the Front National in France and other European fascist movements.

However, we cannot be complacent. The NF made headlines not because of the size of the demonstration, but because of the vicious and violent attacks on anti-fascists.

To understand the dangers of the present period, one has to look at the context in which fascists are mobilising.

The cutting edge of the NF’s mobilisation in Dover was the racist reaction to refugees and, in particular, refugees stuck in squalid conditions in Calais and Dunkirk — most of whom are fleeing war and persecution — and for various reasons are desperate to come to Britain.

A few days before the Dover NF demonstration in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to the Calais and Dunkirk refugee camps, David Cameron described these refugees as a “bunch of migrants” — on Holocaust Memorial Day.

Describing refugees as a “bunch of migrants” or “swarms,” as the Prime Minister has, is deliberately dehumanising and dangerous.

This is dog-whistle politics. In the 1970s this came from the fringes of the Conservative Party with Enoch Powell’s anti-immigration “Rivers of blood” speech.

Today it comes from the Prime Minister and the front bench of politics. This is what distinguishes the current period from other periods in the post-war era. And this is why now, more than ever, we must mobilise against racism.

There is a direct correlation between this language and racist attacks on the ground. Anti-Muslim hate crime is increasing and recent figures show a staggering 37 per cent rise in racist attacks on public transport. There is also a direct correlation between such language and violent fascist demonstrations.

A startling feature of the Tory government elected in May 2015 is the unrelenting racist offensive it has waged.

Speech after speech, policy after policy attacking refugees, Muslims and economic migrants are fast becoming normal.

Two weeks ago Cameron threatened Muslim women with deportation if they failed to meet arbitrary targets on learning English — while simultaneously cutting funding for English for speakers of other languages.

The latest episode includes proposals to withdraw tax credits from EU migrant workers for the first four years after arriving in Britain, as part of a deal to prevent a “Brexit.”

Aren’t there more important issues to discuss regarding Britain’s membership of the EU? Why shouldn’t EU migrants who pay the same tax receive the same in-work benefits?

The purpose of elevating this to an issue on which Britain’s membership of the EU depends is to distract attention away from the government’s dire economic policy, scapegoat immigrants and divide and rule by pitting British-born workers against immigrant workers.

As the impact of austerity bites, public opinion is lacking confidence in the economy. So racism goes hand in glove with austerity.

As we build a movement against austerity, we must also build a movement against racism and fascism. We must unite and mobilise against Tommy Robinson’s relaunch of the British equivalent to the German racist Pegida movement in Birmingham this Saturday. We must also build a movement that says: “Refugees are welcome here.”

The government is clearly feeling the pressure from the #RefugeesWelcome movement. Although nowhere near enough, the government conceded to pressure when it announced in September that it would take 20,000 refugees over five years directly from Syria and more recently when it announced that it would accept some unaccompanied refugee children.

Britain must adhere to its international obligations and take a fair proportion of refugees currently in the EU, including those in Calais and Dunkirk.

Instead of whipping up racism and Islamophobia, the government must address economic stagnation and improve the living standards of the British population.

That is why the “Refugees Welcome Here — Stand up to racism, Islamophobia, anti-semitism and fascism” UN Anti-Racism Day national demonstration on Saturday March 19 is vital. Let’s build the biggest and broadest anti-racist demonstration in recent history.

Sabby Dhalu is Unite Against Fascism joint secretary and Stand up to Racism organiser.

– UAF will be be discussing these issues at its national conference this Saturday February 6, 10.30am-4.15pm, Mander Hall, Hamilton House, NUT HQ, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD. For further details visit www.uaf.org.uk.

USA: A white supremacist has admitted to a court that he planned to “start a race war” – allegedly by attacking black churches and Jewish synagogues. The FBI said that Robert Doyle was one of three men arrested for plotting to bomb the premises of such premises. They were arrested after trying to buy an automatic weapon, explosives and a pistol with a silencer from an undercover agent, posing as an illegal arms dealer: here.

German stupid NPD nazis’ anti-refugee poster own goal


NPD anti-refugee poster

This is an anti-refugee poster by German neonazi party NPD.

RT.com writes about it:

Germans out first! Social media on fire after radical party screws up deportation poster

Published time: 4 Feb, 2016 11:39
Edited time: 4 Feb, 2016 11:43

Germany’s NPD party, known for its hardline stance on migrants, posted an unfortunately-designed poster online, which could be perceived as a call to “systematically deport” Germans.

It was mocked by social media users, many urging the party to follow their own advice.

The poster, depicting a flying plane with an appeal to “systematically deport” scribbled above it and “our nation first” underneath, was initially posted on the Facebook page of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD)’s branch in the German state Rhineland-Palatinate and since has gone viral.

The post was ridiculed by FB users, who called on NPD members to take their own motto’s advice and go away as far as possible. One user wrote: “Deport? It’s high time! NPD members to Siberia…” Another suggested sending them to even further locations: “To North Korea, there NPD supporters will be happy” or as another put it simply, expressing a prevailing sentiment: “bye, bye, Nazi, have a good trip.”

Twitter also reacted with a storm of giggles directed at the unfortunate poster’s creators.

“Systematically deport. Our nation first” – Oh, no, NPD. Only the Nazis. It’ll be enough.

The NPD responded to the barbs by firing back at the mockers: “Continue with your multicultural games and let yourselves be raped,” presumably referring to a recent string of sexually motivated attacks in Germany.

The original publication was removed on Wednesday and replaced with an edited version, in which the slogan “our nation first” is separated from “systematically deport” by a web link, directing to the party website.

In an interview with the German news site Jetzt.de, Markus Walter, chairman of the party’s Rhineland-Palatinate branch, confessed that the members “had seven poster designs” and “the majority decided to go with this one.”

British nazi violence in Kent


Nazis' bloody swastika on bus in England

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Police hunt fascist who daubed bloody swastika

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Forensic clues examined to trace man who attacked Dover protest activists

DETECTIVES are using forensic evidence to hunt neonazis who daubed a swastika in blood on a coach taking activists to Saturday’s anti-fascist protest in Dover, Kent Police revealed yesterday.

A spokesman for the force told the Star that “forensic examinations” are taking place to help identify the perpetrators of a a violent far-right attack that took place at Maidstone service station before the planned fascist march and counterdemonstration.

It is part of investigations following the arrest of 17 people during the far-right protests in Dover that ended in clashes with police and anti-racist demonstrators.

Anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate suggested more detentions were bound to take place in the weeks to come after pictures appeared to show members of fascist street gang Combat 18

The ’18’ in that name stands for ‘Adolf Hitler‘, as A and H are the first, respectively eighth, letters of the alphabet.

armed with weapons at the scene.

Hope not Hate spokesman Matthew Collins told the Star the group was surprised by “how underprepared the police were.

“Quite clearly neonazis and their followers went to Dover looking for trouble.

“It’s beyond comprehension how police lost control and allowed innocent demonstrators to be attacked.

“We have got photographs of far-right activists brandishing sticks and bricks and bottles.”

Among those arrested at the Dover rally was 35 year-old Craig Knott, who was charged with possession of a locking knife.

Another man was arrested on the scene after being suspected on holding an “offensive weapon.”

Mr Collins said the Maidstone attack, at which 10 people were arrested, “was a pre-planned attack by neonazis, to injure people who were exercising their democratic right to hold a peaceful protest.”

All of those arrested were released on bail until April.

Hope Not Hate warned that far-right activity is increasingly returning to violence and potentially armed organising, with groups such as Combat 18 re-emerging on the streets.

“There are a lot of people now on the far right who realise and believe that electorally they are finished, completely finished”, said Mr Collins.

“Some of these people now identify themselves with the imagery and the personality associated with Combat 18.

“A lot of this is rebrand — people associating themselves with the idea that only a violent movement can now work for them.”

‘Whites only’ swimming pools in Austria


Racially segregated swimming pool sign in Selma, Alabama, USA

This photo shows a racially segregated swimming pool sign in Selma, Alabama, USA; when there were racist ‘Jim Crow’ laws.

The Wits Justice Project in South Africa writes about its context:

We the People: Policing the Pools

June 15, 2015

At our editorial meeting last week, the Wits Justice Project (WJP) watched a video that has been circulating over social media that depicts a white police officer using excessive force against a group of black teenagers at a pool party in McKinney, Texas. The most shocking frame of the video shows the officer violently manhandling a young black teenage girl of slight build and waving a gun at two black teenage boys who try to intervene on her behalf.

This 6 June 2015 video is about police violence against swimming children in McKinney, Texas.

We reflected on race and spatial exclusion, racist policing in the United States, the role of gender, the policing of juveniles, and South Africa’s own history of segregated pools and beaches. Since the video was first released, Police Corporal Eric Casebolt was suspended and then he subsequently resigned from the department. Whether criminal charges will be filed against him remains to be seen. The Black Lives Matter movement has come to McKinney. The protests have started. A spotlight shines on McKinney and offers insights into the way that race plays out in America. The conversations will continue.

This blog has been written by Beena Ahmad, WJP visiting researcher from the United States. …

In an interview with National Public Radio, Jeff Wiltse, a University of Montana history professor, discussed the racialized history of swimming pools in America. Community pools first proliferated on the eve of segregation, and they were built in working class neighbourhoods as well as more affluent ones. They were noticeably less available in areas that were predominantly African American. During Jim Crow, segregation was enforced by laws, as well as through violence perpetrated by whites against blacks with police acquiescence, even in the absence of an official policy of segregation.

“Wade-ins” were held in a number of communities to protest segregated beaches and swimming pools. In one famous account captured on photograph, a Florida motel owner poured acid into a pool to force black bathers out of the pool. Some credit this story with playing a role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act. According to Wiltse, by the time of desegregation, pool construction had become cheaper. Whites stopped using municipal pools and started building pools in private communities or in their backyards. Many municipalities have since closed public pools, and there is a racial disparity as to who has access to swimming pools in America today.

By Markus Salzmann in Austria:

Austrian municipalities impose ban on refugees using swimming pools

2 February 2016

The Austrian towns of Korneuburg and Mödling have imposed a ban on refugees using their public swimming pools. Refugees are allowed to use these facilities only if accompanied by an “escort.”

In Mödling, Councilor Robert Mayer of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) announced the measure by issuing instructions to the town’s employees. He had an order posted on notice boards stipulating the ban on unaccompanied people “with immigrant backgrounds.”

He justified the measure by saying that young refugees from two nearby facilities had jumped into the pool in underwear or sweatpants. …

The situation is similar in Korneuburg. Because bathers allegedly felt harassed and molested, a general ban on refugees was imposed. …

The web portal Vienna.at cited police officials who claimed that eight Afghan asylum-seekers had misbehaved, making noise and jumping from the edge of the pool, which is forbidden. It was also claimed that a man had gotten lost and wandered into the women’s changing room. The police acknowledged that there had been no criminal assaults and no charges had been filed.

On the basis of these flimsy pretexts, the city imposed a blanket ban on refugees and hired a security service to enforce it.

On social media, thousands have reacted angrily to the ban and the right-wing officials who imposed it. Many have drawn parallels to the methods employed by the Nazis against the Jews. However, ÖVP Mayor Christian Gepp has defended the racist measures.

Such discrimination against refugees is not limited to Austria. In Bornheim near Bonn in Germany, the town’s social affairs department, which is controlled by the Green Party, has banned adult male refugees from using the public swimming pool. Here too there have been no legal complaints.

In Koksijde in Belgium, the mayor almost succeeded in banning all refugees from the local swimming pool because one Iraqi refugee had helped a little girl distressed by a whitewater whirlpool; leading to a false accusation of padeophile sexual assault.

The same week in which the bans were imposed, the Austrian government closed the country’s borders to refugees. At a refugee summit, leaders of the governing parties—the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) and the Austrian Peoples Party (ÖVP)—agreed to introduce a ceiling for refugees. As Chancellor Werner Faymann (SPÖ) told the press, Austria will take in only 37,500 asylum-seekers in this year. This number, added to the 90,000 refugees who have remained in the country in the past year, brings the total to the limit of 1.5 percent of the population set by the government.

The ruling parties are now following the line of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ). The Greens, who are closely linked with the government parties at the provincial and district level, are joining in the witch-hunting of refugees.

Green Party politician Efgani Dönmez, who until last year was a member of the Federal Council, the upper chamber of parliament, appeared Friday as a guest speaker at an FPÖ event in Linz. …

Burgenland, where the Social Democrats are in an alliance with the far-right FPÖ in the state government, has announced that it intends to set up neighbourhood watch groups in its municipalities. According to the state premier Hans Niessl (SPÖ), “security partners” will carry out a broad range of tasks. The details of the powers they will have are currently being negotiated, but they will definitely include the power to check identity cards. Even arming the civil militia is under discussion.

The deputy state premier Johann Tschürtz (FPÖ) announced that the project would initially be introduced in nine municipalities. The municipalities selected include Schattendorf, where, on January 30, 1927, members of the fascist Veterans Association shot into a Social Democratic meeting, killing a worker and a six-year-old child.

The introduction of neighbourhood watch groups evokes memories of this dark chapter in Austrian history. The acquittal of the murderers by the judiciary in 1927 led to a mass demonstration in Vienna, against which the police carried out a massacre, killing 89 workers.

Tschürtz explained that the makeup of the “security partners” remained unclear, but might involve private security companies. It is likely that the FPÖ will use its close ties to the neo-Nazi scene to recruit thugs from this milieu for the neighbourhood watch groups. Last year, FPÖ politician Ralph Schäfer tried to establish a neighbourhood watch group in the city of Wels that included right-wing extremists known to the police.

The links between the FPÖ and the extreme right are well documented. In his book Strache: The Brown Swamp, author Hans-Henning Scharsach details “many, many points of contact with the neo-Nazi scene.” Heinz-Christian Strache is the leader of the FPÖ.

Swedish women against racist pseudo-feminism


This video says about itself:

Anti racist demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden

3 September 2014

Swedish women taking to the streets to protest against racism in Sweden.

From The Local in Sweden:

Swedes tell racists: ‘We are not your women’

Published: 01 Feb 2016 07:46 GMT+01:00
Updated: 01 Feb 2016 14:46 GMT+01:00

Swedes are hitting back following a series of far-right violent marches over the weekend which targeted asylum seekers and migrants.

Swedes took to social media to hit back after violent far-right groups attacking refugee youths in Stockholm over the weekend handed out flyers and posted online messages claiming they acted to protect “Swedish women”.

The hashtag #inteerkvinna (#notyourwoman) was trending in Sweden on Sunday, with women posting pictures of themselves on Twitter alongside messages saying “not in my name”.

“I’m not your woman. I don’t want your protection. You’re the ones making me scared, worried, angry and sad,” tweeted one.

“No racist will use me as an alibi to commit their acts of violence,” wrote another.

The campaign came in response to a series of violent weekend incidents in the Swedish capital which began on Friday evening when gangs of up to a hundred masked men marched through the city, beating up non-Swedes and handing out leaflets threatening further attacks. …

According to Aftonbladet newspaper, men were distributing leaflets on Friday evening with the slogan “It’s enough now!” which threatened to give “the North African street children who are roaming around” the “punishment they deserve.”

On Saturday there were also reports of violence linked to an anti-immigration protest in Stockholm, where at least three people were arrested for assaulting counter-demonstrators after members of neo-Nazi groups and hooligans gathered in the capital’s central Norrmalmstorg square.

Meanwhile, refugee teenagers living in the city’s 16 homes for teens and underage asylum seekers arriving in Sweden alone without their parents were told to stay inside following the violence.

“It’s of course sad that we have to do this. But it’s still important that we put the young people’s safety first,” Alexandra Göransson, social services manager in Stockholm, told the Expressen newspaper.

The Friday evening attack on refugee children was organised by the Swedish Resistance Movement, a neo-nazi group.

A group of some 100 neo-Nazi thugs marched through the centre of the Swedish capital Stockholm Friday evening, carrying out a series of brutal attacks on refugees and foreign-looking bystanders. The action was claimed soon afterwards by the fascist Swedish Resistance Movement in a statement advocating vigilante “justice” against what it termed the “criminal” actions of refugees: here.