Monday, 31 August 2009

Local BNP links to the Online Fascist network.

Last Month the neo-conservative think tank, Centre for Social Cohesion, published a report in which they investigated the online network of BNP members and their links to more overtly fascist organisations. Despite repeated warnings from their leadership to ensure that they hide their real image, by not using racist language and by severing ties with overt fascists, it seems that the BNP cannot help but let the mask slip.

The report shows extensive links between the BNP and members of openly fascist and racist organisations. Many of the people connected to the BNP use the neo-nazi codes “14” & “88”. 14 refers to the 14 words of, American neo-nazi terrorist, David Lane; 88 is an alphabetical code and refers to HH or Heil Hitler. Page 12 of the report is particularly interesting; it introduces the account of a youtube user “PeterBNP”. This account features the postal address of the Liverpool branch of the BNP and encourages people to join, the users avatar is the BNP logo. There are local BNP promotional videos.”.

It also features videos of local BNP members Peter Tierney & Pete Molloy, (is one of these the originator of the account? one wonders) as well as a video of local BNP members having a conversation with police, which claims to be “armed harassment” from the local constabulary.
So far this account appears quite innocent, you might imagine nothing more than might be expected of a political organisation. Yet a closer look shows that this particular local member appears to have forgotten his central orders. Amongst his most recent friends are the user “Derfinalsolution88" it shows that despite the report being made public over a month ago this member is still openly associating with neo-nazis and extending his network.

Other open neo-nazis on his friends are “ArrowEagle88” and “diablo1010” who has a White Pride World-Wide logo as his avatar also on his friends list are AfricanCorpse, nfskinbitch, 14LoneWolf88, skinheadf88, StormOverEurope14, headhunter500, and SCREWDRIVER88UK.. Page three of the list shows that Liverpool BNP in particular are happy to associate with this user.

The user has an online friendship with the official BNP Liverpool Youtube Account. As with the member this account associates with many similar neo-nazi’s and racist individuals. It features many of the same videos as “PeterBNP” Including Peters Tierney and Molloy giving their propagandistic speeches to the camera.
Bizarrely for the branch account of an organisation which claims not to be racist its friends list shows several members who have the White Pride logo, and in one case the National Front logo. A quick look at the name on the list and we see “Bloodhonour7”, “headhunter 500” and “14Don88”. These are just a few of the openly racist and neo-nazi organisations which the local BNP are more than happy to list as online "friends."

The report shows the association of BNP rank and file with other neo-nazi groups on a nationwide scale. Despite the insistence of Griffin and the rest of the leadership to the contrary, BNP members continue to express racist views and are happy to be friends with people who hold Hitler in acclaim. Merseyside BNP have no qualms about their members associating with overt neo-Nazi organisations and this user account, which is used by local members to forward their viewpoints openly does so.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Another BNP Myth - Busted

Originally posted on Lancaster Unity

It's been a vintage summer of lies and deceit for the British National Party.

To pick out just a few highlights, there was the DDoS attack that never was, the Helen Forster/Colclough affair, a second DDoS attack that never was, and umpteen promises to sue Searchlight, the Mirror and Uncle Tom Cobley and all.

The BNP is very good at lying to the public, but even better at lying to its own members - which seems to be the sole intention behind half the tall tales which appear on its website. That, and, of course, the self-manufactured opportunities to scam yet more cash from the pockets of an all too credulous membership, which has even been got to believe that Nick Griffin cannot use part of his Euro salary (his personal income) to help fund the BNP.

No fool, that Nick Griffin.

No fools either are we, so when the screaming words Muslim Post Office Manager Bans Woman from Sending Parcel Because Her Son Serves in Afghanistan headlined an article from Welsh regional organiser Brian Mahoney on the BNP's interminably slow website, we could be fairly certain that a Muslim Post Office Manager Did Not Ban Woman from Sending Parcel Because Her Son Serves in Afghanistan.

Now had the headline appeared in the Daily Mail there might just have been a kernel of truth to the story, twisted and sensationalised out of all proportion to be sure, but distantly predicated on a fact nevertheless. But this story originated with the BNP, a party which considers facts to be an optional extra.

The gist of the story is quickly told: the mother of a soldier serving in Afghanistan took a parcel addressed to the said son to a Muslim-owned Post Office, and was told in no uncertain terms that she could not send it due to the fact of her son serving in Afghanistan.

As Mahoney puts it: "A Muslim post office manager in Cardiff has refused to serve a British soldier’s mother — because her son serves in Afghanistan."

You would have thought that something like that would - rightly - create something of a stir. Wouldn't the local press have got on the case? Wouldn't the Daily Mail have stopped the presses? Wouldn't local councillors and MPs have got involved?

But none of that happened.

The first, and only news of this putative cause celebre appeared on the BNP website - the BNP had scooped the world!

To quote from the BNP's version of events:

“Mrs [Maria] Davies’ 21-year-old son is a soldier in a Welsh regiment who recently began an eight month tour of duty in Afghanistan,” Mr Brian Mahoney, BNP leader in Wales, said.


“Imagine, then, Mrs Davies’ shock when the owner of her local post office in Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, a certain Mr Khan, asked her where her son was serving.

“When she told him Afghanistan, he informed her that she was not welcome to send him anything from her post office, either packages or money,” Mr Mahoney said. He also instructed his staff not to serve her.

“All this took place publicly in the shop in front of witnesses,” he continued. “It left Mrs Davies astonished, frustrated and upset.”

Even a neighbour who later offered to post her parcel was refused service because they had identified from whom the parcel was being sent.
Accompanying the article was a video interview with Mrs Davies, in which Mrs Davies confirmed to Mahoney that Mr Khan had told her she was banned from the Post Office "because my son was in Afghan" (sic).

The video left a number of us unconvinced that this was the whole truth, mostly because of Mrs Davies' uncomfortable demeanour throughout, but more tellingly her assertion that "I know he [Mr Khan] can do bad things", which suggests that Mrs Davies and Mr Khan have a history.

And so, it turns out, they do.

Mr Anjum Alam Khan owns or manages a number of shops in the same road as his Post Office in Wilson Road, one of them being a Nisa convenience store, at which Mrs Davies was a customer. Earlier this year a technical fault with the store's electronic payment system led to several Nisa customers being repeatedly debited for items they had previously purchased, and among their number was Maria Davies, who lost £200.

Mrs Davies, who is unemployed and lives on benefits, was rightly aggrieved, particularly when her bank charged her for going overdrawn. “I can’t buy any food or anything,” she told her local paper. “This has taken my child support money, my tax credit, my child benefit, my income support and a portion of my next child support payment.”

Nisa promised to repay its serially charged customers, and to refund any bank charges incurred. There was no suggestion of impropreity on the part of Mr Khan.

We cannot help but to believe that the bad blood between Mr Khan and Mrs Davies might have something to do with this, and is the fount of Mrs Davies' statement that "I know he can do bad things", and that whatever passed between them is perhaps the reason Mrs Davies is banned from all of Mr Khan's premises.

Whatever did pass between them we'll probably never know, but we do know that Mr Khan felt provoked enough to impose a ban, and that the ban has nothing to do with Mrs Davies's son serving in Afghanistan.

In fact Mr Khan supports the British operation in Afghanistan, and his Post Office has collected on behalf of British troops. He is considered a hard-working member of the community.

But, as an Asian Muslim, he is everything the BNP hates, and naturally the party has maliciously published his contact details, which can be for one purpose only.

For their part, Mr Khan, and Post Office Manageress Mrs Thomas, have issued the following statement:

“There is absolutely no truth in the allegation made to the British National Party that the Post Office in Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff will not accept parcels for British troops in Afghanistan.

It should not be repeated and we reserve the right to pursue legal action against any person or body repeating the allegation and call for its removal from any website or other publication.

The Wilson Road Post Office has always accepted and continues to accept such parcels. Indeed the Wilson Road shops including the Post Office recently held a ‘Heroes Collection’ for British troops.

The allegation is false and malicious and related to a separate dispute with a customer.

As a result that customer is not welcome at these premises but our services can be accessed by someone else on their behalf if they so wish.”
And so there we have it.

Another BNP lie squarely nailed - but don't blink, another one will be along very soon now.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Rightwing march ban over fear of violence


Rightwing groups have been banned from holding marches in Luton for three months in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the violence that has marred similar demonstrations across the country.

The English Defence League, which has been involved in violent clashes in Birmingham and Luton this year, had planned to hold a series of demonstrations against "Islamic extremism" over the coming weeks.

Anti-racism campaigners said the events were intended to whip up tension and more than 14,000 people had written to Alan Johnson, the home secretary, demanding action. Today police confirmed the Home Office had granted a banning order.

Nick Lowles of the Hope not Hate campaign said: "Our voices have been heard. Luton is a safer place because of it. This is just further proof of what we can achieve when we get organised."

Luton has seen a number of violent protests this year. In March a small group of Muslims staged a demonstration during a homecoming parade for soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment. Tonight Bedfordshire police charged seven men in connection with the incident. They will appear at Luton magistrates court on 16 September.

The March demonstration was followed by counter-demonstrations which led to Asian businesses and residents being attacked.

In Birmingham this month members of the English Defence League and linked group Casuals United clashed with anti-racism campaigners, resulting in 34 arrests and one injury.

Bedfordshire police today said there had been growing concern about planned demonstrations by rightwing groups that had prompted a "robust unified response" by the police and the council.

Chief Superintendent Andy Frost, divisional commander for Luton police, said: "The risk the proposed marches pose to public safety has left us with no alternative but to apply for a banning order."

Weyman Bennett, the joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, welcomed the ban. "What we have proved is that where we, as a multiracial group, organise and stand up the EDL can be defeated."

The league denies it is racist, claiming it would march "alongside Muslims and Jews who are against militant Islam".

The announcement of the ban came as a man and a woman were charged under the Data Protection Act after a British National party (BNP) membership list was leaked on to the internet. Dyfed-Powys police said the man, aged 27, and woman, 30, were due to appear at Nottingham magistrates court on 1 September.

The BNP called for a police investigation last November after the details of 10,000 of its members were published online.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Stop BNP connected thugs causing riots on British Streets

Please see e-mail from Hope not Hate

There are moments that our movement of hope is made for. This is one of them.In a few weeks time, football hooligans, far right extremists and Islamophobes are planning to descend on Luton, with a simple goal - to whip up fear, religious tension and violence. And you won't be surprised to hear that the BNP are involved.The last time the anti-Islam protesters marched in Luton, gangs of thugs stormed the predominantly Muslim area of the town, smashing up cars and shopfronts along the way - and forcing law abiding men and women to flea or fight to safeguard their homes and families. Riot police had to be deployed and 35 people were arrested.

We can't let this happen again. I've set up a tool on the Hope not Hate website that lets you contact the people who can stop this violent gathering - the Home Secretary Alan Johnson and Bedfordshire's Chief Constable Gillian Parker. It will take you less than a minute to send a message - all you need to do is click here:

We only have to remember how BNP supporters triggered the Oldham riot in 2001 to realise the consequences of these actions. We must stop this - we can't let these thugs take control of our streets even for a single moment. The BNP are actively involved in this protest because they know that whipping up violence and inter-community tension can only benefit them. Chris Renton, a BNP super activist, has helped the hooligans with their website. Marlene Guest, who stood as a BNP Euro candidate in June, will be attending and recently spoke at a local anti Islam gathering. And Martyn Page, treasurer of the BNP's Broxtowe group, has boosted about bringing "hundreds" of people to the anti-Islamic event. The key organiser of the protest has also admitted to attending BNP meetings.Our society is based on rights and responsibilities - and we have a duty to protect our communities from these organised, violent thugs. If you agree, please take a moment to help us stop this dangerous, hateful event:

Monday, 17 August 2009

Three Charged over racist taunts at BNPs rally

LONDON (Reuters) - Three people have been charged with racially aggravated public order offences after a group heading to a far-right British National Party camp on Saturday taunted anti-racism protesters, police said.

Derbyshire police arrested 19 people during the mainly peaceful anti-BNP rally near a farm outside the village of Codnor where the BNP's Red, White and Blue festival was held over the weekend.

The three were among a group who crossed fields to get to the camp on foot under police escort as hundreds of demonstrators waving placards saying "the BNP is a Nazi party" blocked road access to the site.

The BNP, which campaigns to halt immigration and repatriate immigrants voluntarily, won its first two seats in the European Parliament in June.

Although it has no representatives in the British parliament, the party has won support from white voters angry about unemployment and access to public housing and other services during the worst recession in generations.

Reuters Article here

Sunday, 16 August 2009

BNP festival roundup

On Saturday 15th August the BNP held its annual political intoctrination event, the Red White and BLue. They claim that this is a family fun festival, but pictures and news of events from inside show that it is anything but.

International news agency, Reuters, took these pictures of BNP members giving Nazi Salutes at approaching protesters.

They don't seem to hide their real side very well do they?

Inside, reporters were accompanied andrestricted in their movements by totalitarian security guards dressed in black boots, who aped the style of Chinese guides. Channel 4s reporter was forced to stop filming the activities of festival goers and then escorted from the site by Griffin's bodyguard. (See the linked video from 9:40 for the report.)

Earlier friend of the BNP and key ally, American White Supremicist, Preston Wiginton, banned from entering the country because of incitement to racial hatred. This did not prevent the BNP from continuing their racist activities.
The Daily Mail reported how one stall consisted of a Barack Obama effigy placed in stocks whilst punters through objects at him.

This begs the question of whether their opposition is because the president of the USA is black, or because of the BNP opposition to universal health care free at the point of contact, which the President is attempting to introduce in America.

As the video below shows, the festival was openly stewarded by the BNPs sister group of violent thugs, Combat 18.

Italian Neo-Fascist, and close associate of Nick Griffin and the BNP hierarchy, Robert Fiore attended the event.

Over 1500 protesters from all over the country made their prescence felt and blocked many BNP members from attending this neo-Nazi get together. 19 of these were arrested for offences which are thought to be moving outside the protest area, allocated by the police, and for sitting down on roads. Earlier in the day one of the UAF coaches had been attacked and its windows were smashed by violent supporters of the BNP.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

BNP Festival attracts international fascists and white supremacists

An American white supremacist has been stopped from entering Britain to attend a British National party festival this weekend.

Preston Wiginton was turned back at Heathrow when he arrived for the party's Red, White and Blue festival in Codnor, Derbyshire, which started today.
A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said Wiginton was sent back to New York because it was believed his presence in the UK could stir up racial tension. He said he could not confirm reports that Wiginton, who has links with the BNP leader, Nick Griffin, was due to speak at the festival.
A Home Office spokesman said: "The government opposes extremism in all its forms and we will prevent those who want to spread extremism, hatred and violent messages in our communities from coming to our country."
The BNP today denied reports that Wiginton was due to speak at the festival. Simon Darby, the party's deputy leader, said: "I know Preston, he is an American chap. He came to last year's Red, White and Blue and was coming to this year's but they wouldn't let him in for some reason. He wasn't coming to speak."
The festival runs until tomorrow Sunday. Last year's event sparked violent scenes, with 30 anti-BNP protesters arrested. A high-profile policing operation has been put in place by Derbyshire police for this year's rally amid fears of more clashes.
Unite Against Fascism plans to protest against the festival today & tomorrow, with supporters coming from across the country to take part in an organised march.
UAF published an open letter on its website condemning the event, saying BNP claims that it was a "patriotic family festival" were untrue and that last year's guests included a Czech neo-Nazi and a Swedish fascist.

From :

Wiginton as he addresses a crowd of Russian far-right nationalists in 2007. The crowd chanted "White Power, White Power".

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Merseyside BNP Against Local Workers

In September the TUC will hold its annual conference in Liverpool for the first time in over 100 years. In a provocative and confrontational move which echo's the USA's Westboro Baptist Church, the local BNP have declared that they will hold protests outside the event and against Trade Unions.

“The TUC congress which will be held in Liverpool this year will be actively campaigned by the BNP, against the Anti British Communists who will be attending. We will be having a few table top sales outside during the hate filled meeting and distributing leaflets and papers indicating to the public about the fascist nature and danger that communism in Britain poses.”

How Ironic that the party which declares itself to be the only representatives of the White Working Class chooses to demonstrate against Working Class representation. Their article goes on to label all trade unionists as Stalinist Communists and all parties which are not BNP are apparently tarred by the same brush. The local party, in dogmatically sticking with the centrally ordered tactic of labelling all opponents as Communists, have clearly shown that they do not have a clear grasp of the wide range of opposition to them and their ideas, both in Merseyside and nationally.

Their article ends with the phrase. ‘Communists are not wanted in Liverpool and neither is their message of hate!’ Whilst we have already shown that the BNP label all their opposition as Communist it is clear that the messages emanating from the conference will be of universal equality and improved workers rights. Specifically the agenda will focus on increased public spending, greater regulation of the economy, increasing the minimum wage and affordable housing for all. The BNP are opposed to these quality of life raising aims and the social mobility and justice which go along with them. It is not surprising that the party, which has a history of opposing the interests of the British public, should engage in an attack on the very institutions which seek to promote change and equality.

Soldiers Funeral's: Liverpool BNPs next target?

The BNP, in common with all fascist organisations, seek to impose a system in which workers are told what to do by their leadership in conjunction with the employers. In both Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany Trade Unions were banned and government and owners of industry controlled the workers, the BNP have always followed their ideological founders by attacking trade unions. They have continually campaigned against this vestige of working class representation and defender of workers’ rights. On the local BNP blog a campaign has been run against local trade unionists, which is especially ironic considering the long history of trade unionism on Merseyside which has won many victories and fought campaigns for the people. The local BNP branch has long shown that they are opposed to the rights of workers and this action confirms it.

The Trade Union Congress takes place in Liverpool from 14th – 17th September 2009 and will be proceeded by a ‘Time to Fight Back’ March on 13th September. Assemble Pier Head 12:30pm.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Demonstrate against Fascist violence in Merseyside - September 3rd

On the 3rd September Local BNP activist, Peter Tierney, is due to appear in court having been charged with assaulting an anti-fascist on 23rd April 2009. MCARF calls upon all local anti-fascists to protest against fascist violence in Liverpool, outside the Magistrate Courts, Dale St @ 8:30am.

It is vital that the people of Liverpool show a united front in the face of increased violence from the fascists of the BNP. They might have managed to keep their real face hidden during the European Election campaign but recent events in several cities, most recently Birmingham, have shown BNP members at the forefront of racist violence. Please arrive in good time and bring banners, friends and your voices with you. Let's say no to fascist violence in Liverpool.

Details of the earlier hearing can be found here.

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