Searcher08 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:03 pm wrote:This board was threatened by Percival and a specific reference was made to 'Megaphone'
Searcher08 wrote:I consider Hasbara to be *directly relevant* to this subject and if you do not like that, tough. You have been consistently and clearly vague and evasive and dismissive when confronted with hasbara activity right here on R.I.; I consider Hasbara trolling here to be much more of a threat than vague allegations that jakell "smells funny" and your Appeal to Authority fallacy about people with a brain thinking that way as well.
barracuda » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:04 pm wrote:AD oughta cut jakell some slack for now, and the anti-American Dreamers should give it a fucking rest as well.
Thirty seven years after the event that shook Italy’s cultural and political world, a picture is gradually taking shape of a planned execution carried out by a gang of up to six people. At least two of them frequented a branch of the MSI (Movimento Sociale Italiano), the party founded after the Second World War by the diehard nazifascists of Mussolini’s Salò Republic.
American Dream » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:26 pm wrote:This gets into the deep state politics which connects directly to supposed "rebels" like Casa Pound in Italy, and through Roberto Fiore on to British fascists like Nick Griffin as well as Troy Southgate, of "National Anarchism" fame:
Stefano Delle Chiaie: Portrait of a 'black' terrorist
- Stuart Christie
http://libcom.org/history/stefano-delle ... t-christie
"The New Right group was formed by Troy Southgate, a man whose life has been an odyssey across the far right scene since his imprisonment as an NF street thug in the 1970s. He has dabbled in far-right music, National Bolshevism and similar movements that emerged in the former communist states during the 1990s, various Green Anarchist outfits and a blend of far-right paganism and satanism.
He was a founder member of the International Third Position (ITP) together with Nick Griffin, now leader of the BNP, and other NF 'Political Soldiers' in 1989. Like Southgate and his followers today, it was heavily influenced by the Italian mystic and National Socialist Julius Evola, a man so extreme that the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini had him locked up twice. Evola's wartime exile was lived out in the company of senior SS men and after the war he mentored Roberto Fiore, who in turn acted as political mentor to Nick Griffin while on the run in the UK from a terrorist conviction in Italy. Griffin still works closely with him in Europe.
Southgate left the ITP in September 1992 and from then on changed political affiliation as often as his underwear. In the middle of this decade he and a small group of others, including the quasi-intellectual Jonathan Bowden, created the New Right group with the aim of inspiring old thinking in a refreshed way. Its meetings... gave London's far right the chance to hear pagans, Muslim converts and leading figures in Europe's far right and beyond.
Despite being a BNP officer until the end of last year, Bowden has regularly chaired and addressed New Right meetings without any objection from Griffin. Audiences... comprise a mixture of boot boys, pagans, well-to-do Jew baiters and several BNP councillors.
The long list of speakers reads like a who's who of far-right extremists. They have included Alexander Dugin... Dr Tomislav Sunić... the Holocaust denier 'Lady' Michèle Renouf... Michael Woodbridge... and... Norman Lowell.
It is not only old nazis who attend new Right meetings. Matt Tait, the BNP's Bletchley organiser, acts as the New Right student organiser...
While Southgate remains on the fringe of the far-right music scene in Britain, he has a big fan club among nazis, pagans and other oddballs in eastern Europe" [Searchlight, December 2010, pp14-15]
http://www.searchlightmagazine.com/arch ... ing-threat
New Right and IONA - a growing threat
Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 02:43 Written by Gerry Gable
OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS most observers of the far right have been watching the political machinations of the British National Party - the growing ranks of Andrew Brons's rebel faction, its continued dire financial state, failures in court and an employment tribunal and a declining membership, now put at around 2,000.
All that is important, but Searchlight has also pursued its longer term investigation into the growth of the activities of what until the summer was commonly known as the New Right group, but in August spawned an offshoot consisting of more politically mature and dedicated hardline national socialists, and followers of Satanism and paganism.
The New Right group is run by Troy Southgate. As a young man Southgate was a violent supporter of the National Front. After the NF declined, he followed several of its activists into the NF Political Soldiers, the group that included Nick Griffin, now leader of the BNP The Political Soldiers, who did most to wreck the old NF, drew much of their inspiration from the dead Italian fascist and mystic Julius Evola.
For many years Southgate came up with a new political theory or bee in his bonnet almost annually, while maintaining an active interest in the more obscure end of the far-right music scene. So often did he change his politics, it was hard to pin him down.
A few years ago, Southgate started to put on occasional meetings with the help of supporters from a range of far- right groups, including Jonathan Bowden, then a leading light in the BNP, and the far-right lawyer Adrian Davies. The meetings attracted extremist speakers not only from the UK but from Russia, Croatia, Germany, America and elsewhere, including some connected with Middle East extremism. Some, such as the Holocaust revisionist writer David Irving, attracted audiences of more than 100 and around 60 would attend an average meeting.
IONA organiser and military man Jeremy Bedford-Turner as a student in 1993.
One man who attended New Right meetings was Jeremy "Jez" Bedford-Turner, a career Army officer in a Signals unit based at RAF Digby in Lincolnshire. If his presence was officially sanctioned, it indicated that, rather than seeing Southgate and his followers as harmless cranks, the State had marked them down as of active interest.
Bedford-Turner claimed he was forced out of his military career in August because he attended a meeting of the British People's Party in west London in July 2008, when he and other New Right followers were questioned by police. Some experts on the far right consider this was part of a smokescreen to establish the "far-right activist" credentials of some of those who were detained on that occasion but not charged.
By August this year, Bedford-Turner had set in motion a parallel group called the IONA London Forum. Although initially some of the new group's supporters engaged in dirty tricks against a New Right club meeting, around 95% of those who attend the bi-monthly meetings of both groups are the same people. After both groups held meetings in August, they came to an agreement to meet in alternate months. Long-time nazis such as Martin Webster, the former NF national organiser, now shuffle between both groups preaching the same old bile.
The name IONA, standing for Islands of the North Atlantic, is significant for nazis in the know. It first appeared on the far right as the name of a group led by Richard Lawson, a young NF intellectual, in the mid 1980s, which brought together more educated British hardliners with strong links to similar people abroad.
Apart from extremist political theorising, IONA saw itself as a spearhead for cultural change and experimentation. Its adherents were not too far removed from Griffin and the other "young Turks" who at the time were moving the NF towards Italian- style Third Positionism and forging links with convicted extreme-right terrorists and Colonel Gaddafi's Libyan regime. After attracting several interesting people to its meetings it vanished from view in the early 1990s. Lawson dabbled in the far right music scene for about 20 years but appears to have gone to ground around 2006. Rumours have it that he died, but some on the far right doubt this.
The BNP adopted the name briefly in the mid-noughties. Project IONA was run by some of the "Decembrist" rebels, who took the website with them when they were expelled from the BNP in December 2007. It selectively catalogues the heritage of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, but nothing new has been posted on the site for some years.
On 5 November it was the turn of the IONA London Forum on the meetings rota. The previous month the New Right club had hosted Günter Deckert, a convicted Holocaust denier and leading German nazi, as reported exclusively in Searchlight.
IONA did not disappoint, bringing in another unwelcome visitor to our shores in the form of Flávio Gonçalves, a senior figure in Finis Mundi. A Portuguese national socialist publisher and quarterly journal, Finis Mundi has its roots in Aginter Press, a pseudo press agency set up by the CIA in the dark days of the Cold War in Portugal under Antonio de Oliveira Salazar's fascist dictatorship.
Aginter was in reality an anti-communist mercenary organisation with satellite offices in the Mediterranean and in some African countries such as Angola and Mozambique, which were engaged in anti-colonial struggles against Portugal. Its members took part in covert action amounting to terrorism. Aginter was involved in the "strategy of tension" in Italy organised by Italian fascists with support from the P2 Masonic lodge and Gladio, Nato's "stay- behind" anti-communist network. The coup that toppled Salazar also put paid to the CIA's activities using Aginter Press as its Trojan Horse.
Gonçalves, who attracted an audience of sixty - twenty more than the two previous IONA meetings - is the director of Finis Mundi, which is trying to enter into a joint printing and distribution arrangement with Anthony Hancock. A veteran nazi printer and close associate of David Irving, Hancock peddles a host of nazi and Holocaust denial publications through his Historical Review Press. That fact and his presence at the meeting give the lie to Finis Mundi's claim to be independent of any ideological belief.
One of Gonçalves's new publications is a book by Welf Herfurth, who spoke at an earlier New Right meeting. Born in Germany in 1962, he moved with his parents to Iran at the age of 14 where he lived through the Islamic revolution. Returning to Germany he joined the youth wing of the nazi German National Democratic Party (NPD) and became a member of its national executive, before moving to Australia where he rose up the ranks of two far-right organisations. He now runs the Sydney Forum. His book, A life in the Political Wilderness, includes an introduction by Southgate and a preface by Tomislav Sunic, a former Croatian diplomat who has spoken at several New Right meetings.
A key purpose of Gonçalves's trip to London was to promote the Finis Mundi journal which will appear in English from January. Gonsalves was also very keen to have a face-to-face meeting with Sunic, who is a director of the American Third Position, a far-right white nationalist party.
Gonçalves has even more sinister friends in the Spanish hardline national socialist group CEDADE (Spanish Circle of Friends of Europe), the leader of which appeared in court for possession of weapons and explosives. CEDADE is the Spanish section of the New European Order, which originated in neutral Sweden under the leadership of a senior SS officer sent there by Himmler in 1944, when the SS realised it had to prepare for its resurgence after the defeat of Nazi Germany. This man had run the SS concentration camp brothel system where women and young boys were forced to feed the sexual needs of the beasts who guarded them in the death camps.
The audience included Tom Tremayne, a military buddy of Bedford-Turner, a bunch of Norwegian nazis who appeared close to Hancock, and Matt Tait, a former BNP organiser in the Home Counties, who still cannot make up his mind whether he supports Irish republicanism or Ulster loyalism. Tremayne tried to video the meeting, but was warned off, as was Peter Rushton of the England First Party.
Iona welcomes German nazi criminal
Published on Friday, 01 June 2012 01:38 Written by Gerry Gable
Günter Deckert, a leading convicted member of the German National Democratic Party, was the big attraction at last month’s meeting of the Iona London Forum, the new-right discussion group organised by Jeremy Bedford-Turner.
Just over 50 people made their way to the Thunderbolt room at the London Paddington Hilton. The name of the room would have evoked nostalgia among those familiar with the US nazi right in the 1960s and 1970s. Thunderbolt was the name of the newspaper of the nazi National States Rights Party, edited by Edward R Fields.
This was Deckert’s second visit to the UK in the space of less than a year, his entry unhindered by the UK Border Agency, despite his convictions for incitement to hatred and insulting the victims of the Holocaust. Not only was he able to enter the country, Bedford-Turner managed to get him a room for the night at the Victory Services Club in Seymour Street. The club has hosted New Right meetings on at least three occasions and has become the secretive group’s favourite watering hole.
Deckert, 71, received his conviction while chairman of the NPD when he co-organised a meeting with Fred Leuchter, author of a report that purported to argue scientifically that mass extermination using gas chambers could not have happened. Deckert translated Leuchter’s speech and said that the Holocaust was a myth perpetrated by “a parasitical people who were using a historical lie to muzzle … Germany”. After two retrials he was eventually sentenced to two years’ jail. He eventually served five years following further Holocaust denial statements while in prison.
The meeting opened with an illustrated oration in praise of the recently deceased Jonathan Bowden, one-time British National Party cultural officer, by Michael Woodbridge, his long time comrade and friend. Some of the content appeared to have gone way over the heads of the audience, as did Bowden’s regular talks to the New Right group, its Iona offshoot and the BNP.
Deckert was up next, speaking on the party system in Germany. Deckert, who faces new charges, bemoans what he describes as the NPD’s trend towards moderation and anti-Islamist populism, and away from his preferred more robust national socialist line. His English is fairly good but as he spoke he had to look for linguistic support from his wife who is more fluent.
Once the meeting was over he was planning to go on a tourist-style trip around England including a visit to the Uckfield printworks owned by the long-time nazi printer and publisher Anthony Hancock to discuss future projects.
Holocaust denier Günter Deckert: deplores modernisation
The third and final speaker was Stephen Frost of the nazi British Movement. His chosen subject was the late British nazi godfather Colin Jordan, founder of the National Socialist Movement and its successor BM, who died in April 2009. Frost promised to continue republishing Jordan’s vicious written works. This pleased Deckert, who said Merrie England’s one of Jordan’s later works, had kept him going when he was in prison.
Frost is a leading figure among a small group of dedicated and better educated members of BM who are very keen on political education, albeit that education promotes race war based on Jordan’s ideas and inspires the less bright to go out and commit crimes for which they generally get themselves arrested.
Frost reserved a special mention for Searchlight, complaining that obituaries for Colin Jordan in the mainstream and Jewish media had used material supplied by the magazine.
Among Deckert’s nazi fan club at the meeting were the former BNP activists Matt Tait and John Morse, Hancock, the notorious Holocaust denier Lady Michèle Renouf, Peter Rushton of the England First Party, Richard Edmonds of the National Front and regulars including Milton Ellis, Duncan Robertson and Paul Ballard.
New to the London nazi scene in recent months are an elderly well heeled Canadian couple, John and Linda Mortl, who appear to do a lot of travelling using London as a base. It is believed that some of the Iona and New Right leading lights have their eye on his wallet in the hope of a substantial donation. The Mortls have a long pedigree in far-right and anti-Jewish Canadian politics and were close to Ernst Zündel and Paul Fromm, Canada’s leading Holocaust deniers.
After the meeting, rather than pay Hilton hotel prices for their booze, participants retired to the Victory Services Club in Seymour Street for a subsidised drink.
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Keeping an eye on the neo-fascists burrowing their way into a subculture near you
Dragon, IONA and Wakeford
Here's a scan of the front page of the first issue of Dragon, from 1987, the one and, I believe, the only periodical that IONA (Islands of the North Atlantic) published before it transformed itself into the Transeuropa Collective. IONA was formed in the mid-80s by Wakeford associate (and, I believe, mentor) Richard Lawson. Lawson had been the Student Organiser of the National Front (NF), he was involved in the Strasserite wing of the party around John Kingsley Read that split from the NF in 1976 to form the National Party,(though he later drifted back toward the NF and in the 80s was associated with the Official National Front / Political Soldier faction around Nick Griffin, Patrick Harrington and Derek Holland, where he will have first met Tony Wakeford, as he too was a supporter of this wing of the NF), and he has operated over a long period of time as a Fascist ideologue and organiser. IONA was formed as a think-tank for intellectuals on the radical right and was closely associated with Michael Walker's similarly inclined Scorpion magazine, with whom IONA co-operated. In 1989 Lawson set up the Transeuropa Collective, which published the journal Perspectives to discuss "European identities, autonomies and initiatives". Transeuropa replaced IONA organisationally but embodied the same political orientation. Alongside their anti-Semitism and anti-Black racism and their promotion of ethnic regionalism, both Dragon and Perspectives also discussed environmental issues, British Folk culture and history and other topics designed to orient this wing of Fascism toward the Greens, to 'de-Nazify' them and generally give them a Left face. As such it was part of a wider contemporary European strategy of Fascist realignment ('convergence') toward, and infiltration of, Left and Green campaigns and organisations. Perspectives was criticised by Searchlight for its anti-Semitism and for infiltrating the Green movement. Others commented that Perspectives "says 'Green' but means 'White'". In 1995 Lawson launched Fluxeuropa, a website producing 'postmodern' cultural reviews and exploring "the creative tension between tradition and modernity". Lawson was also later involved in Alternative Green alongside ex-NF, ex-ITP (International Third Position) and now 'National-Anarchist' (and leader of the neo-classical martial group, H.E.R.R), Troy Southgate.
At the bottom of this page of Dragon you'll notice an article written by Wakeford, about whom I've already posted a series of articles detailing his involvement in Fascism (and I can guarantee there will be more of these in future). The reason I'm posting this page now is simply to note Wakeford's active participation in Lawson's project of the time. The relationship between Wakeford and Lawson continued (as detailed by Stewart Home) and has coloured Wakeford's thinking ever since (notice IONA and Transeuropa's concern for 'British Folk culture'). One of the main claims of this site is that there is an essential continuity between Wakeford's early overt political engagement with Fascism and his later involvement with what Anton Shekhovtsov, in an excellent article, called 'Apoliteic Music'. This continuity is driven by Wakeford's acceptance of the ideas promoted by Richard Lawson in his various guises. Wakeford's article here about Henry Williamson - the author of Tarka the Otter but also an admirer of Hitler and member of the British Union of Fascists - is itself probably of little intrinsic interest, though it does tend to confirm the old observation that authoritarians are commonly also drawn to the maudlin, the kitsch and the banal.
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