Finnish neonazis murder anti-fascist, people protest


This video from Canada says about itself:

The Truth about the Soldiers of Odin (Preview)

29 August 2016

(Coming Soon!) The Soldiers of Odin (SOO) began in Finland as a vigilante group ostensibly formed to protect women from sexual harassment and assault by the country’s immigrant and minority population (which leaves us wondering if they are as concerned about harassment and assaults against women by the majority native European population, but we digress). Though they claim not to be racist, the founder of the SOO has links to the far-right Finnish Resistance Movement as well as a conviction for a racially motivated assault.

The neonazi Soldiers of Odin are active in various countries, including Canada. Like the SVL, the Finnish Resistance Movement, SOO founder Mika Ranta’s other fascist gang, is also active in other countries, under the Nordic Resistance Movement label.

From the Varis site in Finland:

The Nazist Finnish Resistance Movement (FRM, in finnish Suomen Vastarintaliike, SVL) killed a passer-by during their street event on the 10th of September, near Helsinki Railway Station. The next day FRM published on their website a picture and a video featuring the person they assaulted, along with a text glorifying their violence. According to the victim’s family, the young man whom FRM assaulted died in hospital last night, September 16th at 10 PM, from the serious injuries he received. Anti-fascist network Varis takes part in the grief of his family and friends.

Spanish poster, commemorating Jim Joonas Jim Joonas Karttunen, murdered by Finnish nazis

From the blog For what we are:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Finland: nazis murder Jim Joonas Karttunen

Nazis of the SVL organization attacked and severely injured antifascist activist Jim Joonas Karttunen on September 10th. … he died of his injuries at hospital.

Joonas was protesting the presence of a SVL propaganda stand near the train station of Helsinki when he was brutally attacked by the Nazis, who beat him brutally on the ground, causing him a major concussion which eventually killed him.

Days later the Nazi organization uploaded a video to YouTube claiming responsibility and stating that “counter-protesters must be disciplined“.

It is not the first time that the SVL is involved in criminal attacks: in 2013 they already stabbed a protester in Jyväskylä. In that occasion one of the attackers was found [to have] a pen-drive with detailed information about more than 300 “political enemies”, including antifascists, Greens, Social Democrats, Conservatives and Jewish personalities.

In 2011, Anonymous revealed the details of many SVL militants and sympathizers, including a prominent member of the True Finns party (xenophobic fascistoids, currently partner in the Finnish government), Juho Eerola, who eventually resigned. This implies that the SVL, part of a wider Nordic and Nordicist network, led by the Swedish [NRM], are not a mere marginal and minor group but actually a violent shock squad satellite of the other fascists, who pretend to be a “normal” party, just like Le Pen in France.

Beware because all those fascists … are gaining positions in most of Europe very dangerously and we can too easily slide into a new version of 1933 in no time.

Thanks Jim for fighting against fascism to the very last of your forces. If we are to overcome this horrible threat, it won’t be for those who sit in the sidelines watching but for true heroes like you. Let Mother Earth be gentle on you as you were to Her.

See also (in Spanish) here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Finns take to the streets against neo-Nazis

Today, 14:07

In Finland today there are massive demonstrations in various places against neo-Nazis. Tens of thousands of Finns take to the streets to express their disgust. They carry banners with anti-Nazi slogans.

The cause of the mass protest was the murder of a 28-year-old man, who openly showed his disdain and disgust for neo-Nazis. …

[An SVL nazi], jointly with some kindred spirits, beat the anti-fascist half-dead. Six days later he [Jim Joonas Karttunen] succumbed to his injuries.

Arrest

The Finnish police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter. The identity of this man is still unknown.

British nazi Lord Haw-Haw, new biography


This 1945 British video says about itself:

Captured at Luneburg in Germany were William Joyce, the infamous Lord Haw Haw, and his wife Margaret Hansen.

At Luneburg, Lady Haw-Haw out of car, stands for cameramen, various shots. Elevated shot of Lord Haw-Haw being lifted out of ambulance on stretcher, carried into hospital, various shots of him as stretcher passes into hospital.

By John Green in Britain:

Tuesday 13th September 2016

JOHN GREEN recommends a biography of Lord Haw-Haw, the British fascist turned nazi propagandist in WWII. Searching for Lord Haw-Haw: The Political Lives of William Joyce by Colin Holmes (Routledge, £14.99)

FOR those familiar with the the rise of fascism in the 1930s and ’40s, the name Lord Haw-Haw —alias William Joyce — sounds familiar.

He was the man who broadcast for the nazis from Berlin during the war and was hanged as a traitor in 1947. He is a marginal figure in the political world of that period and, apart from his key role as Hitler’s radio propagandist, his impact and significance is minimal.

Yet Colin Holmes, in writing this comprehensive biography of Joyce, has produced a compelling and revealing narrative. After meticulous research and correcting inaccuracies in previous biographies, he provides an engagingly written and fascinating insight into the rise of the fascist movement in Britain.

During the 1920s, Britain was an ideal breeding ground for fascism. Society was in breakdown, the Bolshevik revolution had frightened the ruling classes and the empire was fracturing. Extreme solutions were envisaged by the ruling class.

Joyce, born in the US but brought up in Ireland before partition, was an avid loyalist who worked for Britain as an undercover agent spying on nationalists. After independence, life became impossible for him in the new republic so he and his family fled to Britain.

His association with the notorious black and tans, his fascination with all things military and his determination to defend the empire led him first to join the Young Conservatives as a student at Birkbeck college in London but by 1933 he was already marching with Oswald Mosley’s fascists. He became Mosley’s director of propaganda before later falling out with him and setting up his own organisations.

Holmes meticulously constructs a picture of fascist organisations in Britain, their wealthy and Establishment support, their links with the security services and their continuous splits and infighting. Although monitored by MI5, Joyce was also used to report on communists and supply useful information on his own former colleagues.

Obsessively ambitious, Joyce was convinced of his own leadership qualities but continuously frustrated in his attempt to build a political career, due to his paranoid view of politics and visceral anti-semitism.

In 1939, shortly before Britain declared war on Germany, he and his wife left for Berlin, where he would become Hitler’s chief propagandist, writing his own scripts and waging his own personal battle over the airwaves throughout the war with what he saw as a Jewish-controlled and effete Britain.

He remained a convinced fascist to the end.

Dutch nazi threatens to shoot refugees


Nazi Michael L with gun

Translated from Dutch daily De Telegraaf today:

Neo-Nazi from Hoorn threatens to attack refugees

Neo-Nazi Michael L. threatens attacks on refugees. On his Twitter page Waffen SS 88 he posted recently a picture of himself with an automatic firearm. The accompanying text reads: “The preparations are in full swing, going in the right direction, happy.”

This reports Crime Site. According to them, L. is currently active in the neo-Nazi movement Blood and Honour. Previously, he had been active in CP’86, an extreme-right party that was banned in 1998 because of criminal activities.

Yesterday L. complained on Twitter about the influx of refugees, finishing with the relevant photo with firearm. On his Twitter page are also racist remarks and NSB symbols.

The NSB was the Dutch nazi party in the 1930s and 1940s.

Meanwhile, Michael L. has been arrested.

THE KEY TO PREVENTING CHILD MARRIAGES “Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday called on world leaders to provide education to girls in refugee camps to avoid them being forced into early marriage or child labor.” [HuffPost]

Dutch right-winger calls Wilders nazi-like dictator


Wilders and Le Pen, cartoon

This cartoon by Rainer Hachfeld shows Dutch xenophobic politician Geert Wilders with Marine Le Pen of the French neo-fascist National Front party.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

VVD senator Schaap: ‘dictatorial’ PVV is more dangerous than the NSB

The VVD is a right-wing pro-big business Dutch political party. Officially ‘liberal’; however, ‘liberalism’ in Europe often means the same as ‘conservatism’ in the USA.

The PVV is Geert Wilders’ xenophobic party.

The NSB was the Dutch nazi party in the 1930s and 1940s.

Today, 11:51

VVD senator Schaap: ‘dictatorial’ PVV is more dangerous than the NSB

Today, 11:51

The PVV is a party without party members and party executive, and in that respect, more dangerous than the nazi party NSB. This says philosopher and senator Sybe Schaap in his new book “Rule of law in decline”.

“PVV leader Geert Wilders rules autocratically, and has basically silenced all who might contradict him,” said Schaap, who calls the structure of the party a “dictatorship”. The NSB was founded in the Netherlands in 1931 and collaborated in World War II with the German occupiers. The NSB had members and did have a General Board, an executive. The NSB members had little influence, Schaap admits. “But Wilders goes one step further, he does not even have members,” Schaap said in an interview in daily Trouw.

Nasty

Philosopher Schaap writes in his book: “Wilders rules like a Fuehrer with even more power than in National Socialism.” He said in the Trouw interview that he emphatically does not make a comparison with the German Nazi leader Hitler. “Of course I do not mean that Wilders is a mass murderer like Hitler, but that he has a dangerous structure within his party. If Wilders gets power, then things might get very nasty. A dictatorship? Could be.” …

Schaap says he has written his book as a philosopher, but says he realizes that he is also a VVD senator. …

In 2012 Schaap wrote in his book “The rancorous poison. The rise of discomfort” that the PVV created artificial enmities to explain how one’s own existence is threatened. PVV leader Geert Wilders called the comparison ‘sad’ and Prime Minister [and VVD party leader] Mark Rutte said he did not recognize the situation depicted by Schaap.

The PVV was at that time still a party making possible Rutte’s first coalition administration.

On 4 September 2016, Rutte said in a TV interview that he does not like the PVV. Still, he did not want to exclude a possible future VVD-PVV coalition government, though he said it was not probable.