Wales against neo-nazi rally

This video about Wales says about itself:

Leanne Wood: The leader of Plaid Cymru – in 60 seconds

1 April 2015

Leanne Wood (born 13 December 1971) became the first female leader of Plaid Cymru on 15 March 2012.

Born in the Rhondda, Wales, Ms Wood has represented the South Wales Central region as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 2003.

By Meic Birtwistle in Llangefni in Wales:

Anglesey town stands up to fascists

Monday 23rd November 2015

A FAR-RIGHT rally in north Wales was outnumbered 10 to one by anti-fascist counterdemonstrators at the weekend.

Fewer than 50 racists from the so-called Infidels of North Wales brandished Combat 18 banners, together with Infidels and white power flags, in the Anglesey town of Llangefni.

Their hate-fuelled gathering was overshadowed by a rival event that had been organised by local anti-racist activists to celebrate diversity on the island after they heard that the Infidels planned to protest against immigration.

In an inspiring expression of unity, Ynys Mon Labour MP Albert Owen shared a platform with Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood in the square at Llangefni, surrounded by their supporters.

The crowd of some 400 ignored snow showers as they listened to the speakers and an ad-hoc salsa band.

“The weather won’t dampen our spirits. Wherever there is fascism, we will stand up against it,” Mr Owen vowed.

Ms Wood told the crowd: “Wales is a country based on immigration. Our communities are built on it and we are the richer for it.”

Plaid and Labour placards and Unite and Unison flags, as well as a wide range of individual banners, were carried at the event.

As soon as the small but vocal far-right rally entered the square, it was hemmed in behind police lines.

The neonazis attempted to goad the anti-facists with racist speeches, nazi salutes, the violent shaking of crash barriers and a large picture of Enoch Powell.

There are believed to be barely half a dozen far-right activists in the economically depressed town, with the vast majority of those who attended Saturday’s rally having come from north-west England.

Nazi bombing of Coventry, England, 1940

This video from England is called Blitz – The Bombing of Coventry – November 1940.

By Peter Frost in Britain:

The night Coventry all but died

Saturday 14th November 2015

PETER FROST tells the story of his mother and father-in-law’s part in wartime history

MY wife Ann’s mum and dad lived in Paddington nearly all their lives. But for a few years in the war they lived in Derbyshire.

How they got there is a story worth telling, particularly this week, exactly 75 years after what turned out to be a fateful journey.

Ann’s dad Fred volunteered for the RAF, but it turned out he was in a reserved occupation. He worked for precision engineers Collaro, cycling every day the seven miles to its Peckham factory.

Pre-war Collaro’s main product range was top-quality wind-up gramophones. When war came, production moved over to gyroscopic gun and bomb sights.

As the blitz on London got heavier and the Luftwaffe got more accurate, the decision was made to move the factory to Langley Mill in Derbyshire.

This East Midlands factory of Vic Hallam Ltd had once made chicken coops and sheds. The firm had even built the Derbyshire Miners’ Camp at Skegness. But now it would share its huge canalside site and premises with Collaro.

So in the second week of November 1940, Fred and his fellow workers loaded lathes, drills and all the other precision machinery into a convoy of guarded army trucks to make the 150-mile journey north.

Fred and Gladys, with most of their worldly possessions packed in a couple of cardboard suitcases and a tea chest, rode in the back of the truck alongside the precious machinery.

Dressed in dark boiler suits and knitted balaclava helmets, the couple had been pledged to secrecy. The convoy was to travel under the cover of darkness.

Today you would allow perhaps three hours for such a journey. In those pre-motorway days they imagined it might take all night.

Their route, with many wartime diversions, took them through many towns and cities — St Albans, Aylesbury, Rugby and then on to Coventry.

As they approached the cathedral city of Lady Godiva, so did the first wave of 515 German Luftwaffe bombers.

First came 13 specially modified Heinkel He 111 aircraft equipped with top-secret navigational devices. They dropped their bright flaming marker flares at precisely 7.20pm.

Then for the rest of the night came waves of bombers dropping high-explosive devices, blocking roads, smashing water and gas mains and cutting electricity supplies.

The next wave of German bombers rained down a deadly mix of high-explosive and incendiary bombs.

The high-explosive bombs ripped open the roofs of Coventry while petrol and magnesium incendiaries set light to the building interiors. Firestorms raged on every side.

In the middle of this confusion, death and destruction, Gladys and Fred sat in the back of their lorry, painfully and terrifyingly slowly weaving its way through the wreckage and devastation.

Coventry was ablaze. Fire tenders, hoses and emergency medical teams blocked most routes.

As the night’s journey seemed to go on forever, Gladys and Fred speculated on just how safe their new home would be compared with London.

It would take many, many more hours to finally reach their destination in Derbyshire.

The Coventry Blitz has become part of history, and not just in Ann’s family. Eleven hours of relentless bombing began in early evening of November 14 1940.

Three-quarters of the city centre was destroyed and 550 people killed. The medieval city’s cathedral was destroyed.

One important question has never really been answered. Did Winston Churchill have prior warning of the German attack on Coventry?

A number of historians have claimed that Churchill knew that the city was to be targeted by the German Luftwaffe, but chose to do nothing because it would have alerted Adolf Hitler to the fact the Bletchley Park boffins had recently cracked the nazis’ top-secret Enigma codes.

So were the people of Coventry, not to mention Ann’s parents, sacrificed or put at risk “for the greater good,” as Churchill put it?

What is the evidence that Churchill knew all about the German mission they called Operation Moonlight Sonata?

Secret intelligence service chief Group-Captain Frederick Winterbotham, in his book The Ultra Secret, tells how he passed intelligence on to Churchill that Coventry would be the target of the bombing raid a few hours before it took place.

We know that Churchill’s private secretary John Martin subsequently recorded that Churchill received a red box containing details of the raid shortly after three in the afternoon.

Gladys and Fred spent the rest of their war in the Langley Mill factory. Gladys joined hundreds of women checking gun sights. As well as being a factory foreman, Fred served in the local Defence Volunteers — the Home Guard.

When peace finally came they returned to Paddington to start a family.

Ann remembers, as a teenager, her parents taking her on a coach trip to visit Coventry when its new cathedral was dedicated in the early 1960s.

The terrible destruction, still all too apparent as they toured the city, confirmed Gladys and Fred’s lifelong hatred of war and started a lasting commitment to the peace movement in their daughter Ann.

Today Coventry and its cathedral have become a beacon and a centre of hope for the world peace movement.

It proves that even a horrific act of war like the blitz on this proud Midlands city can act as a catalyst in the ongoing struggle for world peace.

Dutch xenophobic arsonists convicted

This video says about itself:

Germany: ‘Anti-Nazi’ couple suffer suspected arson attack

13 August 2015

The barn of Birgit and Horst Lohmeyer, known anti-Nazi critics and activists, was set on fire in the village of Jamel in northern Germany, Thursday. The fire broke out overnight on August 12-13, with reports suggesting an unknown male was in the area at the time of the incident.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Tough prison sentences for throwing fire bomb into home in Velp

Today, 10:44

Three men have been convicted to 12 to 14 years in prison, because last year in Velp they have thrown a fire bomb into a house. A Slovak man and woman who were in the house were seriously injured; they got burn injuries all over their bodies.

The bomb-throwers knew that besides the Slovak couple, there were more immigrant workers in that house.

Dutch refugee haters arrested for nazi salutes

This video from Britain says about itself:

EDL Nazi Salute Compilation

10 September 2012

Many English Defence League (EDL) supporters have extreme views, and many have shown to support Nazism. Here is a compilation showing EDL supporters giving the Nazi salute.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

A demonstration against the housing of refugees in Enschede was ended prematurely by the organization. Six people were arrested for crimes, including doing the Hitler salute and inflicting bodily harm, reports the municipality.

Also nazi salutes by refugee haters in Thy-le-Château in the French speaking south of Belgium: here.

Swedish nazis, after murdering schoolchildren, attack socialists

This 15 August 2015 Swedish video shows a speech by socialist Kristofer Lundberg in Gothenburg, at a demonstration for solidarity with the Kurds and against terrorist bomb attacks in Turkey.

By James Tweedie:

Sweden: Socialists hit by night of office and home arsons

Tuesday 27th october 2015

ARSONISTS set alight the Gothenburg offices of Sweden’s Socialist Justice Party (RS) and members’ homes on Sunday.

The unidentified attackers pushed burning paper through the letterboxes at three members’ flats, including the home of RS western Sweden president Kristofer Lundberg, who is also chair of his local tenants’ association.

Children were present at two of the flats.

The stairwells, cellars and bin sheds of six other members’ homes were burned in addition to the local office.

The blazes were so serious it took firefighters two and a half hours to extinguish the flames.

Luckily, no-one was injured in the arson attacks in the Sandeslatt and Hammarkullen districts of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city.

The RS said it suspected fascists of carrying out the attacks.

The incident follows a recent spate of suspected arson attacks on refugee camps in Sweden and the murder of a teacher and pupil at a school near Gothenburg last week.

Police believe the school attacker, who was shot dead by officers, had racist motives.

The latest arson attacks occurred late on Friday night at a centre for 60 refugees in Eskilstuna, 70 miles west of Stockholm, and another at Munkedal in the south-west of the country — which had already been damaged by a previous attack and had been cordoned off.

Those attacks brought the number of arsons against refugee centres to seven according to Russia Today, although the RS numbers them at more than ten.

Sweden has already taken in 100,000 refugees this year, with 90,000 more expected in the next two months.

The RS has already held a meeting of residents — which resolved to set up night-time neighbourhood watch patrols — and has called a demonstration against the attacks.

Mr Lundberg said that he returned from his stint as part of six-person patrol to find police at his home after a security guard stopped two men trying to enter his flat.

“We are still on red alert here,” he said.

Swedish nazis’ anti-refugee arson

Relative of schoolboy, murdered by nazi sword killer, mourns in Trollhättan, Sweden, photo: EPA

This photo shows a relative of a schoolboy, murdered by nazi sword killer Anton Lundin Pettersson, mourning in Trollhättan, Sweden.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

Sweden will no longer say where the sites of new camps for refugees will be. According to Swedish media there was already thirteen times arson in (future) camps, making locations temporarily or permanently unusable.

The Swedish Migration Board says the new locations therefore will not be disclosed.

Sweden expects 160,000 applicants by refugees this year. In the past few weeks there have been scattered arson attacks, after which a municipality proposed not to disclose the locations. The Immigration Department called that idea last week unrealistic, but after two more fires changed its mind.


Also the murder by a man who killed two people at a school in Trollhättan with a sword plays a role in this. Most children in this school are of foreign origin.