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Friday, 15 April 2011

Editorial: Neo-Nazi rally at N.J. Statehouse is a disgusting display of hate (USA)

The prospect of jackbooted marchers, swathed in swastikas and spouting racist propaganda, is an unsettling one. An embodiment of Hitler and all his hate, they thrust their fringe beliefs, rudely and crudely, in the face of decent people.

When these skin-headed thugs have shown up uninvited but with plenty of notice in other corners of the country, it’s been rather easy to view the issue as a classic example of the American right to free speech. Their message is odious, but they are free to express it.

Then comes word that members of the Nationalist Socialist Movement plan to rally in front of the Statehouse in Trenton tomorrow. A group leader says they will protest high taxes, illegal immigration and crime. Given their history, the much more likely reason they are coming to the capital of New Jersey is to provoke. With inflammatory rhetoric, and incendiary symbol and their very presence, they intend to provoke.

Whether they choose Skokie, Illinois, or our own back yard for their antagonistic display, the conclusion remains: Their message is odious, but they are free to express it.

The message is indeed odious. Outlining the NSM rally to Times writer Alex Zdan, chief of staff Jason Hiecke mildly described himself as a “patriot of the United States with European heritage.” Yet a cursory glance at the group’s website reveals videos with burning crosses, salutes to Hitler and even children outfitted in Ku Klux Klan robes.

Read the full item at NJ.com

English Defence League postpones Blackpool march (UK)

The English Defence League has agreed to rearrange a planned march in Blackpool following a request from police.

Lancashire Police had been concerned the march would clash with Blackpool's Premier League match against Bolton Wanderers on 14 May.

An EDL spokesman said: "The EDL are only to happy to facilitate this request with the local police."

However the match might be rearranged if Bolton make the FA Cup Final.

An EDL march through Blackburn earlier in the month cost police £500,000, the Lancashire Police Authority said.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the force would not be releasing any details about the meeting until next week.

BBC News

Ukraine officials dismiss UEFA fears that Euro 2012 tournament will be plagued by fascist attacks

Ukraine's political officials have dismissed fears that visitors could be the victims of fascist attacks during the Euro 2012 tournament.

Borys Kolesnikov, the Deputy Prime Minister, was responding to a UEFA report that documented more than 200 serious hate crimes at matches in Ukraine and Poland during an 18-month period. These included fans racially abusing their own black players, the use of fascist banners and violent attacks on anti-racist groups.

"Ukraine is 100 percent ready with regards to security," Kolesnikov told The London Times before using the Heysel disaster, in which 39 people died after fan rioting, as his example to suggest no country is exempt from problems. "Look at the 1985 European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus. Any country can have reason to be cautious about fans. Fears can always exist."

The majority of the incidents in the report by the East European Monitoring Center happened in Poland, but 62 happened in Ukraine, including an attack by neo-Nazi Dynamo Kiev fans on left-leaning Arsenal Kiev supporters. One fan was stabbed three times at the match last August while Dynamo fans chanted "Heil Hitler."

Markiyan Lubkivskyi, Ukraine's tournament director, said, "Racism is not a Ukrainian problem, but we know we have to work with police in terms of communication and language. It's the tip of the iceberg. We have to show we are not a police state, but we have to be sure everyone can feel safe."

Michel Platini, the UEFA president, has promised a zero-tolerance approach to hooliganism, but Martin Kallen, the body's operations director of 2012, admitted concern at crowd trouble before last month's friendly between Poland and Lithuania.

That prompted Poland's Interior Ministry to announce a raft of new measures, including banning orders and summary trials to be held within stadiums. Analysts claim that football hooliganism in Poland now has strong links with organised crime.

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Lubkivskyi said safety and security were his main concerns but with a million visitors expected, he admitted to fears about health and medical facilities, too.

"It would be relatively easy to organise a tournament in Austria and Switzerland, but here we are faced with very different problems," he said.

Euro 2012 will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine next year between 8 June and 1 July.

Fox Sports

"Family Friendly" Machine Gun Festival Welcomes Neo-Nazi Extremists (USA)

The Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky advertises its World Famous, twice-a-year Machine Gun Shoot as "Family Friendly" entertainment. The slogan: "Nothing brings families together like blowing stuff apart...safely."

I won't deny the red-blooded-American joy of firing automatic weapons at exploding targets.

Still I have to ask: What's up with the little kids in Nazi shirts?

I was on site at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot fewer than 20 minutes last Saturday before I passed a shaved-head lad with with a Totenkopf death head on his chest. (The Totenkopf was the symbol of the Nazi SS division that ran death camps like Auschwitz during the Holocaust.)

The shirt looked brand new. I took that to mean the kid or whoever gave it to him bought it from one of the dozen or so permitted vendors who openly sold white supremacist merchandise. This included a wide selection of t-shirts and flags bearing symbols popular with racist skinheads and neo-Nazis. (And no, I'm not counting Confederate battle flags.) Also for sale were the race war fantasy novels Hunter and The Turner Diaries by William Pierce, founder of the National Alliance, a notorious hate group. A Friends of the NRA fundraising booth was located within sight of a stall of swastika flags.

Continued at AlternNet.org

Police in CCTV plea over racist abuse at newsagents (UK)

These are the two men police want to speak to about the racist abuse of shop staff.

The two alleged hate crimes by took place on different days at Wright News on Copplehouse Lane, Fazakerley.

The first took place on Friday February 25 at around 8.15am.

A man entered the shop with a dog, and then hurled racial abuse at staff after being asked to take his pet outside.

In the second incident, on Saturday March 19 at about 8pm, a man confronted staff and then racially abused them before leaving the shop.

Officers are now looking to speak to the two men in the CCTV images to help them with their enquiries.

DS Michelle Hogg, of Knowsley’s sigma unit, said: “We are dedicated to stamping out racist and any other type of hate crime in Knowsley.

“This kind of behaviour is clearly unacceptable and we will aim to take positive action to put offenders before the courts.”

Anyone with information about the men pictured is asked to call police on 0151 777 6545.

Alternatively anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Liverpool Echo

Youth 'bully' website shocks Germany

A website enabling teenagers to post insults and racist comments about their peers has prompted an outcry in Germany after 20 youths beat another teen senseless over remarks made on its forums.

"Michelle is one of the biggest whores in the school"; "Elizabeth is a slut and bad in bed"; "Carola in class nine is screwing her biology teacher" - a selection of comments on the site where users can post in total anonymity.

Other postings on the German-language site are anti-Semitic or xenophobic. One forum is entitled: "We should get rid of these dirty Turks once and for all".

The site, iShareGossip.com, has hit the headlines after online baiting turned to real-life violence.

A 17-year-old boy confronted another teen who had insulted his 18-year-old girlfriend on the site, dubbed the "bullying platform" in the press.

In a resulting fight, he was attacked by about 20 other people, suffering serious head injuries and needing an emergency trip to hospital.

Another recent brawl, also after barbs were traded on the site, resulted in bystanders coming to the aid of a 15-year-old boy who was set upon by about 20 others.

In another incident from the forum, a secondary school in Berlin had to close for two days after a pupil boasted he was going to cause carnage there.

Youth protection agencies have called for the closure of the site, which was apparently inspired by the hit US drama Gossip Girl in which a New York teenager blogs about her daily life, dishing about friends and acquaintances.

The site has caused uproar in Germany, where people are especially sensitive about privacy and where insults can be punished with a jail term.

Appeals to boycott the site have begun to surface on social networking website Facebook and some of its own users itself have taken a stand. "This site should be banned," one correspondent wrote.

"At least 20 youths hospitalised a 17-year-old in Berlin. The young man wanted to prevent an argument and ended up with concussion. You should all be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves," wrote another.

The authorities have been stung into action by the wide media coverage. Prosecutors in Frankfurt, who are responsible for cybercrime, have begun a probe into the website.

The family ministry has announced the site would be placed on a list of web pages deemed harmful to young people. This does not mean it will be taken down but German search engines will not direct users to it.

In Britain, the owners of a similar website closed it down after racist comments and other malicious remarks were posted.

And a high-profile case in 2006 in the United States showed how far so-called "cyber-bullying" can go when a 14-year-old girl hanged herself after being harassed on the MySpace website.

The founder of iShareGossip.com said in the only interview he has given, and on condition of anonymity, that the site was hosted by the same Swedish server as document-sharing platform WikiLeaks.

The site itself says it "aims to contribute to more transparency on the web". Anonymity allows users "to exchange opinions that they might not publish under their own name," the site adds.

And in a defiant response to rumours it was set to be shut down, a recent post read: "I do not know where people have got this information from. iShareGossip will definitely not be going offline."

Herald Sun


Italian basketball players and fans have been urged to paint their faces black during the next round of fixtures to show support to a player who was racially abused. The idea was prompted by the case of Abiola Wabara, 30, who was abused and spat at while playing for Bracco Geas SS Giovanni in the A1 women's league quarter-final win over Comense. At the time officials took no action, but a subsequent investigation by the federation, Federbasket, resulted in the call for a day of protest across all Italy's basketball leagues. Among the campaign's slogans, which all begin "I would like black skin", are: "I would like black skin so I can be like her and shout to the world our desire for freedom;" and: "I would like black skin, or red, green, yellow. I would like to have the skin of all colours of the soul." In 2001 the entire Treviso football team painted their faces black during a home match against Genoa after their Nigerian striker Akeem Omolade was abused, prompting a group of supporters to walk out in protest.

The Guardian

Cable in outspoken attack on Cameron over migrants (UK)

Vince Cable has broken Coalition ranks to accuse David Cameron of risking inflaming tensions over immigration.

The LibDem Business Secretary called the Prime Minister’s words “very unwise” and suggested they were calculated to win votes in next month’s local elections.

The Tory leader used a keynote speech to warn the UK needed “good immigration, not mass immigration”. It came just weeks after he caused a storm by attacking multiculturalism.

Mr Cable condemned the speech and appeared to accuse Mr Cameron of blatant electioneering.

“I do understand there is an election coming but talk of mass immigration risks inflaming the extremism to which he and I are both strongly opposed,” he said.

Mr Cable disowned the Prime Minister’s plans to cut immigration to tens of thousands, saying they were not Government policy but “Tory party policy”.

However, within hours he appeared to have done a U-turn, saying he backed the plans.

Mr Cameron rejected the accusation he was inflaming problems, saying he was talking about “sensible” measures.

Labour accused the Coalition of being in chaos over the row, which comes just months after Mr Cable narrowly kept his job following reports he had said he was waging war on Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul.

At the time he was in charge of deciding whether Mr Murdoch would be allowed to proceed with a multimillion takeover of broadcaster BSkyB. Many thought Mr Cable would be forced to resign, but in the end he was stripped only of some responsibilities.

The LibDems have disagreed with the Tories on immigration before, and just weeks ago party leader Nick Clegg defended multiculturalism.

The new row comes as both parties face local polls in England and Holyrood elections next month.

A poll published by Ipsos Mori yesterday showed that more than half of people think some form of cap on immigration is needed, and only one in seven oppose such a measure.

Further evidence of the parties’ attempts to emphasise their separate identities to voters was seen when Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes yesterday described the Coalition as a “practical business relationship” rather than a “meeting of minds”.

Labour’s Keith Vaz warned the split in Coalition ranks over immigration could be exploited by extremists. He said: “We are not at all clear what he (the Prime Minister) means by bad immigration.

“We understand the need to debate these issues but we should have clear definitions and some clarity as to where Government policy actually is.”

Meanwhile, Mr Cameron was accused of getting his figures wrong for the second time in less than a week. On Monday Oxford University reacted angrily when the Prime Minister accused them of only accepting one black student last year – saying that the real figure had been 26.

Yesterday, the Tory leader said net migration from the EU into Britain over the course of a year had been just 27,000.

However, the Government’s official statisticians, the Office for National Statistics, said that figure had been quoted incorrectly, and did not include countries which had joined the EU since 2004, such as Poland.

The true figure was more than twice as high, at 57,000.

Herald Scotland