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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Many BNP Members Leaving To Join The National Front

BNP members are said to be fleeing the party because the law now compels it to open membership to non-whites.
Leaders of the rival National Front have told the BBC's Politics Show that even BNP party organisers are turning to them.
The National Front boasts it is now the only party that can claim "white purity".
The BNP denies losing members but accuses the Government of changing the law because it has become too popular.
Government afraid of us
The British National Party was forced to change its constitution in February 2010 following a court order claiming it was breaching new equality laws.
Yorkshire regional spokesperson Chris Beverley, a councillor in Leeds, says the party is being targeted because it has grown too powerful.
"We have two elected members of the European Parliament and we are sure to win seats at the general election," he tells the Politics Show for Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Midlands.
"The National Front hasn't been taken to court like us because it is so small."
But he denied that there was any kind of "mass exodus".

Return of the Front
In fact in the 1970s the National Front was the main force of the far right in Britain. It organised a number of marches through areas with a high concentration of Asian and Afro-Carribean residents. Many ended in violent confrontations.
Twenty years ago the vast majority of its members split to form the BNP leaving a small rump behind.
Since then the National Front has been largely unheard of and its national membership is thought to be below 1000.
But its national press officer, Yorkshire-based Tom Linden, claims 13 BNP branches have at least discussed switching allegiance. He has named four in Yorkshire: Todmorden, Hull, Bradford and Colne Valley.
BBC News

Pipe bomb attack on travelling community (Ireland)

Four members of the travelling community have been targeted by a pipe bomb attack in Co Tyrone.
The man and three women escaped injury when the device exploded at the back of the house in Coalisland at around 10.30pm on Thursday.
They were treated for shock after the incident at Gortgonis Terrace.
A number of nearby homes were evacuated as Army bomb disposal officers ensured the area was safe.
The rear door and windows of the property were damaged in the blast.
Police are yet to establish a motive.
Assembly member Patsy McGlone condemned those responsible.
"First and foremost, I am very glad that everybody involved escaped injury, although the mental scars of being the victims of such an attack may be harder to judge," said the SDLP MLA.

"I totally condemn this incident. Whatever the reasons behind the attack, people must learn that violence never has, or never will, be the answer. Unfortunately, the incident also impacted on nearby homes and the disruption caused to the people of Gortgonis Terrace, who had to be evacuated on a very cold night, is unjustifiable.

"I urge anybody with information of the incident to forward it directly to the PSNI. It's unacceptable to have people with potentially life-threatening devices at large in the community."

Belfast Telegraph

In Italy, Fascism is once more becoming popular as Mussolini Makes Comeback

Italy's Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is making an unexpected popularity comeback in Italy, a phenomenon nurtured by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over the past 15 years.
Mussolini was one of the closest allies of Hitler's Nazi Germany; his soldiers committed brutal war crimes in Africa and the Balkans; and his regime is responsible for the deaths of around 1 million people.
Despite all that, the Duce, as Mussolini's admirers call him, is becoming increasingly popular in Italy -- even with the younger crowd.
In January, the iPhone application iMussolini became the most popular in Italy. The program, harshly condemned by Jewish groups noting the "Duce" had sent thousands of Jews into concentration camps, allowed users to read and listen to speeches of the Fascist leader. Up to 1,000 people downloaded the app each day, before Apple pulled it from its Italian store earlier this month.
The iPhone app is just one of many manifestations of the gradual rehabilitation of the Duce and his fascist dictatorship, which lasted from 1922-43.
Streets are being renamed after "regime heroes," "good Fascists" are the stars of movies and politicians from all major parties are belittling the Fascist horrors.
In 2008, the mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, a member of the National Alliance, Mussolini's political descendants and key allies of Berlusconi, defended the Fascist dictatorship during a tour of Israel.
Last June, Michela Brambilla, the Italian minister of tourism and a possible successor to Berlusconi, did what many interpreted as the Fascist salute during celebrations in honor of the local Carabinieri.
In any other Western European country, this would have destroyed the woman's political career -- not so in Italy. She remains in power, despite the fact that doing the salute is against the law.
These are not isolated incidents but "results and symptoms" of a larger change gripping all walks of society, writes Aram Mattioli, a historian at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland, who has researched Fascist revisionism in Italy.
His 200-page study "Viva Mussolini -- An Appreciation of Fascism in Berlusconi's Italy" (Ferdinand Schoeningh) hit book stores Friday. It describes in detail how Italy for the past 15 years has cultivated a gradual revisionism of Fascism, "focusing on the period before the anti-Semitic race laws and the ever-closer alliance with Hitler's Nazi Germany," Mattioli told United Press International in a telephone interview Friday.
Revisionism began to bloom starting in 1994, when the decades-long Christian Democratic-dominated government collapsed and Berlusconi shot to the scene to establish himself as the new leader.
Berlusconi's new government, comprised of political startups and political descendants of Mussolini, in 1994 was the first in Europe to include neo-Fascists -- a major watershed point in European politics.
The defeat of Communism, Berlusconi's ability to influence the media and the fact that Italy had not really come to terms with its World War II past (unlike in Germany or Japan, no war tribunal tried Italy's fascists) made it easier for conservative and neo-Fascist politicians to rehabilitate Mussolini during the years since.
Under Berlusconi -- who himself has spoken warmly of the Duce many times -- opinions that would have labeled extreme years earlier all of a sudden were used even by center-right politicians.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the hapless opposition was too busy licking its own wounds to counter that development.
This revisionism affects Italy as a whole, Mattioli said.
"I see a close connection between the revisionist tendencies and the inner state of today's Italy, were political culture has reached a low-point," he told UPI. "Italy has entered a state of post-democracy. Democracy is still formally existent but policies are increasingly illiberal."
Berlusconi's government has in the past been criticized for cracking down on illegal immigrants. Mattioli also warns of a general militarization of society that has seen soldiers doing police work and citizens establishing vigilante groups.
Young people increasingly back this political development.
Italian newspaper La Stampa Thursday published a poll that indicated that 45 percent of young Italians sympathize with xenophobic or racist ideologies.
These numbers worry Mattioli, who has a deep sympathy for Italy, from where his great-grandfather emigrated to Switzerland in the late 19th century.
"The European Union needs to more closely watch Italy and should try to slow down the country's negative development," Mattioli said.
Offical Wire

Children of the Reich tell of shame at being related to Hitler's men

THEY are the forgotten children of the Third Reich, whose parents and uncles were responsible for some of the worst atrocities in history.
In Hitler's Children, a documentary about the children of leading Nazis, they speak publicly about living with the memory of their relatives' crimesharge of the extermination programme – married an Israeli Jew and ponders how "one day, I will tell the story to my son about his great-uncle Heinrich".

She said: "I don't believe I inherited his 'badness'. But I live with his name. When I was 11 the TV series Holocaust was shown in Germany. I was 11. I sat at my desk, crying because, of course, the name Himmler was repeated again and again. I realise he was the worst mass murderer of modern times. But I am not responsible."
Bettina Goering – a great niece of Hermann Goering, who founded the Gestapo secret police and organised the Blitz on Britain that killed thousands – even had herself sterilised so she would not "create another monster".
Ms Goering, 53, now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she practices herbal medicine.
She said both she and her brother were voluntarily sterilised. "I had my tubes tied at the age of 30 because I feared I would create another monster," she said.
"I look like him, for a start – the eyes, the cheekbones, the profile. I look more like him than his own daughter."
Other participants include Monika Hertwig, daughter of Nazi death camp commandant Amon Goeth. She describes what it is like to be related to a man who shot babies for "sport".
Another participant is Niklas Frank, the son of Hans Frank, Hitler's brutal governor of occupied Poland who was directly responsible for the extermination camp programme that killed six million Jews.
Frank was hanged by the Allies after the war, but Mr Frank says he was "condemned to a living death because of the slime-hole of a Hitler fanatic I had for a father".
Israeli Chanoch Zeevi, director of Hitler's Children, said he found "fascinating similarities" between the emotions of those related to Holocaust perpetrators and those of survivors, some of whom meet the children of their tormentors in the programme.
"I have made a powerful dialogue between the children of the perpetrators and the children of the survivors," he said. "Both live out the Holocaust daily, unable to move forward with their lives."
Adolf Hitler had no children, while those of his propaganda chief Josef Goebbels died with him in the same bunker in which their F├╝hrer killed himself. But many others at the heart of the Reich had families – something that was encouraged by Hitler, who idolised youth as the bedrock of his empire meant to last 1,000 years.
Some of the children can remember being patted on the head by Hitler as they visited his mountaintop home in Berchtesgaden with their parents.
Niklas Frank remembers seeing prisoners tormented as his father chuckled.
"Thin men were mounted on to a wild donkey and the donkey bucked and the men fell off, and they could only pick themselves up again very slowly, and they didn't find it as funny as I did," he said.
"And again and again they got back on and the donkey was given a slap and again they fell off and they tried to help each other; it was a fantastic afternoon. Then we had cocoa. These are the s****y images I carry around of my father.
"I dream of the piles of corpses in the camps: my country will never be rid of that history. It is a story that is still not over."
Mr Frank lectures about his infamous father to young people in the former east Germany, in an attempt to keep them from straying into the neo-Nazi scene that preys on the young, unemployed and desperate.
"I have never managed in my life to get rid of the memory of him," he said. "I live with this deep shame about what he did."
Ms Goering said her father, Heinz, was adopted by his uncle after his own father died, and became a fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe. Heinz was shot down over the Soviet Union and returned from captivity in 1952 to find that his two brothers had killed themselves because of their shame, and the family's fortune was gone.

Hermann Goering was sentenced to death along with 11 others at the Nuremberg trials in 1946, but he committed suicide by swallowing a poison pill in his cell the night before his scheduled execution. Ms Goering said her father, who died in 1981, never spoke about the Holocaust, nor about his notorious uncle. "But my grandmother was less evasive – she adored him," she said.
"Another hard part for 'Hitler's Children' is that they thought they were the descendants of heroes. And they were not. We are the descendants of criminals and mass murderers."
Monika Hertwig cannot accept anything about her own father. As commandant of the Auschwitz sub-camp of Plaszow, he was hanged in 1946 for the murder of tens of thousands of people, 500 of them by his own hands.
"He liked to shoot women with babies in their arms from the balcony of his house, to see if one bullet could kill two," she said. "How far do you separate the murderer from the father? How much of the murderer is in me? These are the things that torment me."
Other children of once-powerful Nazis who speak on the programme – set for worldwide release after its summer completion – are Martin Bormann jnr, the son of Hitler's deputy, who is now a priest in Germany; the son of former Hitler No 2 Rudolf Hess; and Ricardo Eichmann, the son of Adolf Eichmann, who organised the transportation of six million Jews to extermination centres

The ScotsMan
By ALLAN HALL in Berlin

The Nation Union of Journalists create web site to expose the truth about the BNP

I thought I would mention some fantastic news.
The UK’s national union of journalists (NUJ) has created a website as a resources point for journalists with the truth about the BNP and its political tactics in the run up to the general election.

The NUJ said:

Reporting the BNP gives information on what the BNP actually stands for, with detailed facts and arguments to counter the far-right organisations’ unfounded claims.

They go on to state

As journalists we have a responsibility to hold politicians to account.

Our job is to scrutinise people from all parties. Our job is also to tell the truth, which is why we have provided this resource for journalists covering the BNP in the course of their work.

It gives background information on the party, its past, its policies and its personnel; it provides information on how to follow the party’s progress in the European Parliament; it provides resources to help challenge the party’s claims on housing, immigration and race, and it explains why the BNP is not like any other party.

After all, no other party:

• was founded on the basis of a whites-only admission policy
• feels the need to remind members: ‘We are not a racist party’
• denies the Holocaust
• shelters so many convicted criminals in its ranks
• has links with a website that encourages attacks on journalists

The NUJ encourages its members to expose the BNP to public scrutiny and to challenge their claims.

Reporting the BNP