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.

Nazi violence in Kent, England


Nazis' bloody swastika on bus in England

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Sieg-heiling fascists outgunned in Dover

Monday 1st February 2016

Violence flares as neonazis try to stage anti-refugee demonstration

“HARDCORE sieg-heiling nazis” wielded iron bars and threatened journalists at a rally in Dover on Saturday.

Groups including the National Front, North West Infidels and Keep Britain White descended on the Kent port, which has long been a target for racists due to its ferry connections to mainland Europe.

An estimated 200 neonazis arrived, to be faced by 600 counterdemonstrators including clergy, councillors, local groups Dover Stand Up to Racism, Kent Anti-Racism Network and national campaigns the Anti-Fascist Network and Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Violence broke out even before the marchers assembled.

On the way, coachloads of fascists and anti-fascists were involved in clashes on Saturday morning at Maidstone service station on the M20.

Anti-fascist coaches were attacked, one having its windscreen smashed, another daubed in blood with a swastika. Six people were injured and police said that a man had been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

In Dover’s town centre, anti-fascists staged a peaceful meeting with speakers including shadow international development secretary Diane Abbott, local councillors and trade unionists.

But violence broke out when about 100 neonazis broke away from their main demonstration, forcing their way through police lines to attack the counterdemonstrators.

Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of UAF, witnessed the attack.

“We are talking about hardcore sieg-heiling nazis,” he said.

“I saw one of them throw a brick into the face of a protester who was just standing there. They produced iron bars. They threatened journalists.”

A female reporter covering the protest said one far-right demonstrator had threatened her, telling her she should be raped. A female anti-fascist protester suffered a broken arm. Five others were injured.

“The police’s attitude seemed to be more concerned about what the anti-fascists were doing than they were about the thugs who were attacking us. The police were facing us, not the attackers. The violence by the fascists was not dealt with,” said Mr Bennett.

Police said weapons, including a knife, knuckleduster and hammers, were seized during the anti-immigration rally.

It is understood two fascists and one anti-fascist demonstrator were arrested.

A Kent Anti-Racism Network spokesman said: “We now see across Europe a climate of bigotry and hatred is on the rise — the scapegoating of migrants, attacks on the Muslim community and an increase in anti-semitism.”

EYEWITNESS REPORT:

AWARD-WINNING Jewish LGBT activist Dan Glass was in Dover on Saturday to protest against the fascist groups taking to the streets.

After helping an injured fellow protester, he found himself face to face with hundreds of nazis and ended up in hospital.

He told the Star: “They punched me and I got a black eye. Obviously every attack they do emboldens them — they are out there to hurt, they are out there for blood.

“What was really shocking was the police protection of them when they were specifically out there to get blood.”

He added, however, that the policing was less of a concern than the fact that fascist groups like the National Front have made such a re-emergence.

Mr Glass is now safely back at home and recovering from the attack.

Nazi attack in Kent, England

This photo shows the neo-nazi paramilitary attack.

Swedish nazis’ violence against children


This video from Sweden says about itself:

Mobs of masked men in Stockholm station beat up refugee children

30 January 2016

Swedish media reported that the thugs, allegedly linked to Sweden’s football hooligan scene, were targeting unaccompanied minors with a ‘foreign’ background.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

‘Hundreds’ of masked men beat refugee children in Stockholm

They handed out leaflets threatening to give ‘the North African street children who are roaming around’ the ‘punishment they deserve’

Samuel Osborne

Hundreds of masked men marched through Stockholm’s main train station on Friday evening, reportedly beating up refugees and anyone who didn’t appear to be ethnically Swedish.

Wearing all-black balaclavas and armbands, the men “gathered with the purpose of attacking refugee children,” Stockholm police spokesperson Towe Hagg said.

“I saw maybe three people who were beaten. That was no football brawl or something similar. They targeted migrants. I was quite scared and ran away,” an eyewitness told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Before the attacks, the mob handed out leaflets with the slogan “It is enough now!” which threatened to give “the North African street children who are roaming around” the “punishment they deserve”.

The leaflet refers to the death of social worker Alexandra Mezher, who died after being stabbed at a refugee shelter for unaccompanied children.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the attacks – one for assaulting a police officer, while the others were charged with being masked in public, which is illegal in Sweden. All risk fines.

After the attack, the Swedish Resistance Movement, a neo-Nazi group, released a statement claiming the attack had “cleaned up criminal immigrants from North Africa that are housed in the area around the Central Station”.

“Police have clearly shown that they lack the means to stave off their rampage, and we now see no other alternative than to ourselves hand out the punishments they deserve.”

Sweden received a record 160,000 refugees last year.

The country has seen a sharp decline in newcomers since photo ID checks were introduced this month.

When fascists claim to care about rape culture, bear in mind their leaders include convicted sex offenders: here.

Nazis' bloody swastika on bus in England

Near Dover in England, today neonazis violently attacked pro-refugee people, and daubed with blood a nazi swastika on their bus.

Nazi attack in Kent, England

This photo shows the neo-nazi paramilitary attack.

See also here.

Refugee crisis: Toddlers and children wash up dead on Turkish beaches after at least 39 drown in latest boat disaster. Officials expected the death toll to rise as divers continued searching for victims’ bodies: here.

Stop Islamophobia, British Jew says


This video says about itself:

Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Same message, different minority.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

This Jewish man gave a powerful reminder of why any bigotry is so very dangerous

Posted 4 hours ago by Louis Doré

James O’Brien was moved by a letter from a man of Jewish ancestry on Holocaust Memorial Day, which called for greater focus on the experience of Muslims in the UK.

The listener, Josh, emailed the LBC presenter earlier this week to deliver the following message, in the wake of a sharp rise in Islamophobic attacks in recent months:

“I just wanted to say that although I am not a religious man I have a strong Jewish heritage. Today being the 71st anniversary of the Holocaust, which is very personal to me for obvious reasons, I think we really need to make the link as to how Muslims are being subjected daily to such lazy prejudices, just as my ancestors were, all those years ago.

Josh argued that “Jews, more than anyone, need to stand up for the Muslim community”, by positioning themselves against the “vile rubbish” in the press and leaving the “Middle East nonsense to one side for the moment”.

We need to remember that not long ago it was us who were on the receiving end of this treatment, and we all know where that ended up.

He detailed how his family had emigrated from Russia during the pogroms in the early 20th century and how, during their time living in East London, they frequently saw signs reading “No dogs, No Irish, No Jews”.

It feels like we’re receding into a society that is also happy to say ‘No Muslims’. Just look at what is happening in the states with that lunatic Donald Trump. We simply cannot tolerate this.

That’s all I wanted to say. Keep the peace.

A notably moved O’Brien responded to the message by saying:

“On today of all days I am happy to provide you with an opportunity to bring that message to a slightly wider audience, in the probably naive hope that some people might listen.”

TRACKING ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE U.S. “A comprehensive list of discriminatory acts against American Muslims might be impossible, but The Huffington Post will document this deplorable wave of hate for all of 2016 using news reports and firsthand accounts.The breadth and severity of Islamophobia in America can no longer go unnoticed. Enough is enough.” [Christopher Mathias and Rowaida Abdelaziz, HuffPost]

German neonazis throw grenade at refugee shelter


This video from Germany says about itself:

Germany: Hand grenade attack on refugee camp leaves site on lockdown

29 January 2016

A refugee camp in Villingen-Schwenningen was attacked with a live hand grenade early on Friday morning, with authorities inspecting the scene of the crime later in the day. The attackers removed the pin of the device and launched it at the Baden-Württemberg hostel which houses up to 170 refugees. However, the grenade failed to explode, resulting in no injuries. The incident comes as increasing levels of anti-immigrant violence swells in the region.

A good thing the nazi perpetrators of this were apparently clumsy nazis, preventing a bloodbath. If only their predecessors in Hitler’s Waffen SS would have been as clumsy, then the world would be a better place.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Hand grenade thrown at refugee shelter in Germany in latest attack on asylum seekers in wake of Cologne assaults

Asylum seekers were asleep in the building at the time and police said it was just ‘luck’ that the grenade did not detonate

Lizzie Dearden

A hand grenade was thrown into a refugee shelter in Germany overnight as officials said attacks against asylum seekers in the country hit a new level of “hate and violence”.

Police in the southern town of Villingen-Schwenningen said it was “just luck” that the device did not explode when it landed at 1.15am.

Around 20 asylum seekers were sleeping inside the building at the time and were evacuated while a bomb squad destroyed it in a controlled explosion.

Heiko Maas, the German justice minister, said the attack represented a new level of “hate and violence” that must be addressed by local and federal authorities.

“Grenades are already being thrown at refugee homes – we can’t wait until there is someone dead,” he added.

“We need to do everything we can to ensure xenophobic crimes are more rapidly solved and punished more severely.”

Herr Maas, it would help if the governments of Germany and other European countries would stop their policies of wars, which make more and more people into refugees. It would help if the authorities in Germany and other European countries would stop their anti-refugee policies, which contribute to a climate in which violent nazi crimes like this grenade throwing can thrive.

Attacks targeting refugees or their homes appear to have spiked in Germany following … sexual assaults … in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

Several asylum seekers were badly beaten earlier this month after a vigilant group vowed to “clean up” the city, which has also seen thousands-strong protests by Pegida and other far-right groups.

In another assault near Dresden, a man wearing a swastika-emblazoned helmet and “Hitler moustacheattacked two Afghan men while they were sledging, and protesters on a violent rampage through Leipzig started fires and smashed windows.

Hundreds of incidents and plots had already been recorded before the Cologne assaults – mainly arson attacks on refugee accommodation, where swastikas and anti-immigration [slogans] have also been daubed.

Explosives were uncovered by police whoprevented a planned neo-Nazi assault on refugee centres with knives, baseball bats and guns in October.

Villingen-Schwenningen lies in Baden-Württemberg – one of two German states that have started taking refugees’ valuables and cash in controversial seizures also seen in Switzerland and Denmark.

Around 1.1 million asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year and the Government is now taking steps to restrict numbers after criticism of Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome all Syrian refugees.

Hand grenade, AFP photo

This photo shows the hand grenade type used in the Villingen-Schwenningen anti-refugee attack.

Donald Trump, the USA and the rest of the world


This video from the USA says about itself:

The Daily ShowDonald Trump: The White ISIS

23 December 2015

After GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump calls for a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S., Hasan Minhaj explains the real threat to the American way of life.

By Salman Shaheen in Britain:

The world hates Trump – and the US needs to know

Friday 29th January 2016

Who the US elects is the world’s business, and our people and Parliament have every right to take a stand, argues SALMAN SHAHEEN

EVERYONE knows what Donald Trump thinks about the world. How he wants to build a wall to keep out the Mexicans, whom he views largely as drug traffickers and rapists. How he wants to ban all Muslims from entering the US.

Extreme wealth, power and the platform afforded him by the US presidential race have beamed what would otherwise have remained the rantings of a backyard bigot into homes across the globe. Not surprisingly, a lot of people don’t much like what they hear. Moreover, they are terrified that they could be hearing the pronouncements of the soon-to-be most powerful person in the world.

Following Trump’s call to ban Muslims from the US a British petition to ban Trump from our shores swiftly attracted over half a million signatures, becoming the most popular government petition in British history and earning itself a debate in Parliament.

Despite the overwhelming revulsion MPs from across the political spectrum displayed towards Trump’s opinions, there was no vote. Of course, Britain was never actually going to approve a ban on a man with whom it may be forced into a special relationship next year. Nor should it. As a countryman of Trump’s once said, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Freedom of speech is vital. Trump is free to air his racist views and the world is free to call him to account for them.

Many Trump supporters expressed a range of emotions from bafflement to outright hostility when they heard another country’s parliament was debating the idea of banning their chosen rabble-rouser. In supporting last week’s debate on Russia Today, I was subjected to a number of outright racist comments from Trump’s tag-alongs. One said with a name like Salman Shaheen I couldn’t really be British — perhaps I too should release my birth certificate to silence the tin-hat birthers.

Trump himself called the campaign to ban him an “absurd waste of time.” Others said Britain has no right to comment on US internal affairs, that for MPs to pass judgement on what should be the preserve of the US democratic system was “neocolonialist paternalism.”

The debate was not a waste of time. And it is absolutely right that British politicians and people — and indeed people from all over the world — should voice their opinions on Trump. The US is the most powerful nation in the world. Who leads it and what they say and do affects us all.

We might not have a vote in November, but we will be profoundly affected nonetheless. Equally, a US president — especially one who may be prone to insulting half its population even before he’s dropped his first bomb — affects their country’s global standing.

Global opinion of the US fell sharply even among allies as George W Bush lit fires all over the Middle East. In 2000, 78 per cent of Germans held a favourable view of the US according to the Department of State. By Bush’s final year in office in 2008, this had fallen to just 33 per cent. The picture is similar in France, falling from 62 per cent to 42 per cent, and even in Britain it fell from 83 per cent to 53 per cent.

Turkey saw an even more marked decline, down from 52 per cent to 12 per cent, and at the start of the Iraq war in 2003, only 1 per cent of Jordanians had a positive view of the US. Generally, global opinion of the US improved markedly once Barack Obama took office. It is, therefore, vital that in choosing their next president US voters consider his or her standing on the world stage.

And what is Trump’s standing? Unsurprisingly he has been universally condemned south of the border in Mexico, which, like Britain, is another key US partner. The nation’s newspapers rounded on him and its richest man, Carlos Slim, pulled the plug on a real estate project with Trump on the back of the Republican hopeful’s unflattering appraisal of Slim’s countrymen. In the aftermath, Trump pinatas experienced a surge in popularity.

North of the border, Canadians have been hanging their heads. “How could such a buffoon become the top candidate to lead the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower into the next election for US president?” wrote Marcus Gee of Canada’s Globe and Mail in August, as Trump was surging in the polls.

L[ynne] Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s regional director for East Africa, describes him as “arrogant, crass and uneducated,” decrying his offensive views on immigrants and women and the support he enjoys from white supremacists.

In France he has been likened to former National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. And French Prime Minister Manuel Valls accused him of stoking hatred after his comments about banning Muslims from the US.

Manuel Valls is correct in that.

However, Manuel Valls needs to look at the man in the mirror as well.

Because what Valls said about Roma people was ‘stoking hatred’ as well.

Unsurprisingly, Trump’s comments did little to endear him to Muslim nations. “Hate rhetoric” was how Egypt’s official religious body described Trump’s pronouncement. In Pakistan, another vital US ally, human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir accused him of bigotry and ignorance and said: “Although we are not as advanced as the US, we have never elected such people to power in Pakistan.” Even Benjamin Netanyahu — who has vigorously continued apartheid policies in Israel — condemned Trump’s remarks.

In a year’s time Trump could be the man with his finger on the nuclear button. Trump could have to negotiate an end to the Syrian civil war and a de-escalation of tensions with Russia. Trump could have to oversee the detentes with Cuba and Iran. Trump could have to work towards a lasting and equitable peace between Israel and Palestine. Trump could have to steer the global economy through the turbulent waters of China’s slowing growth. Can he be trusted to do this? At the end of the day, only US voters will decide. But they ignore the world’s opinion at their peril.

Salman Shaheen is editor-in-chief of The World Weekly. He has written for the Guardian, New Statesman and Huffington Post and is a regular commentator on current affairs on television and radio.

Oligarchical United States presidential election: Money Men Say, Voters Move Over, It’s Not Your Election: here.