ANTIFA INFO-BULLETIN, Supplement 15

Tom Burghardt (tburghardt@igc.apc.org)
Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:58:02 +0100


relation to other violent attacks, although Kuhtey is the only
person whose death is being laid at their doorstep.

McKay was especially close to Canadian Aryan Nations leader
Terry Long (presently living underground). It is Long who
allegedly supplied the Final Solution crew with suggested targets
for their attacks.

McKay's real five minutes of fame, prior to his arrest, was
when a photograph of him wearing an Adolph Hitler t-shirt and
giving a nazi salute appeared in a Winnipeg newspaper in 1992.
The picture was taken in his barracks, as he was at the time
serving with the Canadian Armed Forces. Kim Campbell, who was
Defense Minister at the time (she would later become Canada's
first femal Prime Minister), dismissed all of this as "youthful
follies".

A couple of years later McKay again made the news when he
was shown, along with several other members of the Canadian
Airborne Regiment stationed in Somalia, making racist, murderous
remarks. McKay complained on an amateur home video that his
regiment had not "killed enough niggers" yet. McKay is not the
only member of the Airborne Regiment who was filmed making such
remarks. The Regiment had been the target of much far-right
organizing over recent years, the soldiers adopting the
Confederate flag as their unoffficial standard. During the
Airborne's mission in Somalia soldiers tortured and then executed
at least Shidane Arone, a Somali teenager, and have been alleged
to have shot at and killed others too. According to testimony
McKay gave last year, soldiers actually left out food as bait
with which to lure Arone into the Canadian encampment.

This is not the first case of Canadian soldiers being tied
to the far-right, nor has the phenomenon been limited to the
Airborne, which was disbanded in 1995 (in fact, McKay was with
Princess Patricia's Light Canadian Infantry when Kuhtey was
killed). Nor is it the first time Canadian neo-nazis have killed
innocent people. And, worst of all, this is certainly not the
last time either of these things will occur...

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Leading Neo-Nazi Ordered Out

By Frank Calleja, Staff Reporter

(Toronto Star - March 1, 1996) Neo-Nazi Oliver Bode was ordered
deported yesterday by an immigration adjudicator and will be on a
flight out of Canada tomorrow night.

Adjudicator Edward McNamara made the decision at the end of
a one-hour hearing in Mississauga after listening to
representations by Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel.

Zundel represented Bode - considered a leading neo-Nazi -
and argued that some of the convictions against his client in
Germany are not valid in Canada.

"I've ordered that you be deported from Canada and that you
cannot return without a letter of personal consent from the
immigration minister", McNamara told Bode.

Zundel agreed with McNamara that an assault causing bodily
harm conviction registered against Bode in the 1980's was
comparable to similar provisions under Canada's Criminal Code.

For that reason, McNamara said, Bode is ineligible to enter
Canada.

He said Bode admitted in statements that he was involved in
a fight with anarchists for a few minutes and that someone, not
him, used tear gas and that several persons were injured.

Bode, 29, will remain locked up at the Celebrity Inn on
Airport Road, an immigration holding area, until he is escorted
to Pearson International Airport tomorrow evening for his KLM
flight out of the country.

Steven Shulman, associate director of the Canadian Jewish
Congress, attended the hearing and said he is pleased with the
result.

"The system worked - in fact it was a textbook example of
how the system should work in terms of people coming to our
country, particularly hatemongers, who want to spread their bile
within our borders", Shulman said in an interview outside the
hearing room.

"If anyone has any doubt whether this fellow is a hatemonger
or not, it's all erased when you see who his representative is",
Shulman said.

"These people don't come into Canada for no reason at all -
they're coming in to stir things up and Zundel knew he was going
to be here, that's clear."

Robert Lambert, who represented the government's case, said
Bode has 12 to 14 hate-crime convictions.

Bode was stopped by immigration officials at Pearson airport
last Saturday when they noticed his name was redflagged on their
computer system because of his convictions.

Zundel admitted earlier that his friend arrived at Pearson
with a suitcase containing three videos shot at neo-Nazi rallies
in Germany.

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From: DEBRA@OLN.comlink.apc.org (Debra Guzman)
Subject: HUN: Neo-Nazis Acquitted
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 13:52:00 +0100

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No. 46, Part II, 5 March 1996

COURT ACQUITS HUNGARIAN NEO-NAZIS. A municipal court in Budapest
found the leaders of two extreme right-wing organizations
innocent of violating the law which bans incitement to hatred and
use of prohibited symbols, Hungarian media reported on 5 March.
In the first ever neo-Nazi trial in Hungary, which began last
November, chief defendants Albert Szabo, 41, and Istvan Gyorkos,
55, were acquitted under freedom of speech provisions. The two
men have used prohibited swastika-like symbols and circulated
neo-Nazi propaganda material. They were arrested after a march in
Budapest on 23 October 1995. The president of the Hungarian
Jewish Communities, Peter Feldmajer, said that the court decision
"only focuses attention on the shortcomings of Hungarian
legislation in this regard". The state prosecutor said an appeal
will be launched and the case will go to the Supreme Court. --
Zsofia Szilagyi

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From: united@antenna.nl (United Int. Action)
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 96 10:59:32 GMT

UNITED for Intercultural Action
European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in
support of migrants and refugees
PB 413, NL-100 AK, Amsterdam,
phone +31-20-6834778, fax +31-20-6834582

ONE RACE - HUMAN RACE

March 21st
International Day Against Racism

On March 21st 1960 the South African police forces murdered in a
massacre 70 demonstrants in Sharpeville, who wanted to protest
peacefully against pass legislation. On December 13th 1967 the
General Assembly of the United Nations declared the 21st of March
to an annual memorial day against all forms of racism and
discrimination.

EUROPEAN-WIDE ACTION WEEK AGAINST RACISM
ONE RACE - HUMAN RACE
March 16-24, 1996

This year's "European-wide Action Week Against Racism" (March
16-24, 1996) follows the successfull weeks in 1993, 1994 and 1995
being coordinated by UNITED, the European network against racism.

In March 1994 hundreds of thousands stood up against racism. This
successful outcome lead the UN to the enlargement of their
memorial day to an "UN Week of Solidarity with the Peoples
Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination". And the
Council of Europe started the highlight period of its "All
Different-All Equal - European Youth Campaign against Racism,
Xenophobia, Antisemitism and Intolerance".

In February 1996, 80 organisations from 35 European countries met
during UNITED's Conference in Prague. They confirmed to organise
and mobilize for the Week. Many other organisations throughout
Europe have already joined and have sent information on their
actions. More information will be collected permanently.

UNITED, which distributes 30.000 posters for the campaign, will
serve as an information and coordination point for the
activities. There will be 2 mass demonstrations in Bruxelles (B)
and Amsterdam (NL), other manifestations will be held in
Helsinki(SF), Warsaw (PL), Luxemburg (LUX), St. Petersburg (RUS)
and many other places. Hundreds of other actions will take place
in many European countries, such as school weeks, festivals,
demonstrations, radio series, torchlight marches, public debates,
discussions, conferences, film presentations, intercultural
meetings, multicultural days, university activities, seminars,
memorial minutes.

{Editor's note: UNITED's calendar for events during March 16-24
and an event calendar for anti-racist events throughout the year
can be found on the following Web sites:}

http://comlink.apc.org/ar/htm
http://www.euronet.nl/users/astrolab/uia21396.html

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Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 19:35:14 -0800
X-within-URL: http://www.usa.net/gtwork/today/nat130.html

PASTOR APOLOGIZES FOR PLAN TO HOLD `SLAVE AUCTION'

Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- After criticism from black leaders and others,
a conservative TV evangelist apologized Monday for inviting his
parishioners to participate in a "slave auction" to raise money
for high school students.

"We certainly did not intend to offend anyone and apologize to
anyone offended," said the Rev. John Hagee of Cornerstone Church,
a nondenominational church known nationally through Hagee's
television ministry. His local congregation numbers more than
5,000.

Hagee, who is white, refused interviews with news reporters
but appeared on a KTSA-AM radio talk show to talk about the
uproar that began Friday with the publication of a story in his
church newsletter.

Hagee wrote that "slavery in America is returning to
Cornerstone" on March 31. He explained that each senior at the
private Cornerstone High School would be auctioned off in front
of the congregation to raise money for a senior class trip.

The students would be expected to work at the home or business
of the highest bidder. "Make plans to come and go home with a
slave," Hagee wrote.

Over the weekend, black leaders and others criticized the
plan.

"I think anyone should be incensed and outraged by it, and
especially people of African-American descent should be
outraged," said attorney Cornelius Cox, who is black.

"Slavery was one of the worst atrocities ever in this country.
Is that something to make fun of? Something to mock?" Cox said.

On the radio program, Hagee said such auctions had been used
in school fund-raisers for generations but that he will rename
the event a "student auction."

"I believe that name will pass and be politically correct,
sterile enough," Hagee said.

Ethel Minor, president of the San Antonio branch of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, also
criticized the plan, and said she had received calls from whites
who were upset.

"These are high school seniors," she said. "You don't want
anyone to call you a slave."

Cox and Minor said Hagee's appearance on the radio show was a
step in the right direction but they wanted him to apologize to a
larger newspaper or television audience.

Hagee said the news media had twisted his words.

"There is not one racial bone in my body," Hagee said. "I was
trying to help the high school seniors raise money for their
senior trip."

*****

Date: Fri, 8 Mar 96 13:36:03 -0800
From: Arm The Spirit <ats@etext.org>

Women Political Prisoners In The United States

There are over 150 political prisoners and prisoners of war
(POWs) held in U.S. prisons. The United States government
vehemently denies the existence of political prisoners and
insists these women and men are criminals. The strategy of the
U.S. is to criminalize these political activists - to disguise
their political identities behind the rhetoric of "terrorism" and
criminal activity. They have been convicted of and imprisoned for
activities which are political in nature. Their activities
include fighting for human rights and self-determination, Black
liberation, sovereignty for Native American people, opposing U.S.
intervention and for Puerto Rican independence.

Armed resistance in the Americas is not new, but part of a
history which these political prisoners and POWs personify. In
fact, under international law, as well as the U.S. constitution,
people have a right and an obligation to resist the illegal
policies and practices of their government.

Twenty-five percent of U.S. political prisoners are women.
They're Puerto Rican independentistas like Dylcia Pagan and
Carmen Valentin, who received 55 and 98 years for "seditious
conspiracy". Or Norma Jean Croy, a Native American woman, who
remains in prison after 17 years for a crime she didn't commit.
And they're white North American anti-imperialists; Marilyn Buck,
serving 80 years, for political actions with the Black Liberation
Army, including the escape of Assata Shakur; or Linda Evans,
serving 40 years for illegal purchase of weapons and "conspiracy
to influence, change and protest policies and practices of the
U.S. government..."

These women are the sisters of the Irish women who were
locked down in the infamous Armagh or imprisoned in El Salvador.
They are sisters of women like Adora Fe DeVera, held for many
years in underground prisons in the Philippines, or recently
released prisoner, Irmgard Moeller, of Germany. Their fight is
that of the Palestinians held in Israeli jails or locked down in
the dungeons of Korea.

Worldwide, few governments recognize any of these women as
political prisoners. The situation in the U.S. is particular
because U.S.-held political prisoners have the longest sentences
of any political prisoners in this hemisphere - longer than most
political prisoners anywhere! Most are serving more than 50 years
for crimes in which no one was hurt.

Like their international sisters, these women are committed
political activists who continue to work from within the prison
walls. Their spirits remain strong and unbroken despite continued
sexual harassment, abuse and medical neglect.

Alejandrina Torres, Puerto Rican independentista, along with
U.S. anti-imperialists, Susan Rosenberg and Silvia Baraldini,
withstood years of sensory deprivation and small group isolation
in the underground high-security unit for women at the Federal
Correctional Institute (FCI) at Lexington, Kentucky. A massive
campaign finally forced the unit to close.

The United States has the fastest growing prison population
in the Western World. One million U.S. citizens are in prison
with an additional 700,000 people under the control of the
criminal justice system.

Women comprise the fastest growing population of people
going to prison. The number of women prisoners has doubled during
the last ten years. Eighty percent of incarcerated women are
mothers - devastating to the social fabric of the United States.

Alejandrina Torres, in prison since 1983, is one of the 15
Puerto Rican POWs. She is serving the equivalent of life in
prison for "seditious conspiracy" to end U.S. colonial domination
of Puerto Rico. She was an activist and a community leader in
Chicago. Alejandrina was a founding member and teacher at the
Puerto Rican High School, one of the founders of the Betances
Clinic and secretary of the First Congregational Church of
Chicago.

Susan Rosenberg, a white North American anti-imperialist, is
serving 58 years for possession of weapons and explosives; the
longest sentence ever received for a possession offense. She has
been a political activist all her adult life, committed to
solidarity with the Puerto Rican Independence Movement and the
Black Liberation Struggle. A doctor of acupuncture, prior to her
incarceration she worked at a community health center in Harlem,
New York, using acupuncture to fight the drug plague. She is a
published poet, writer and an AIDS activist in prison.

We cannot forget these sisters. We cannot let the U.S.
government continue to lock them away, far from their
communities.

In 1979, after an international campaign, President Jimmy
Carter granted amnesty to four long-held Puerto Rican nationalist
prisoners - among them, Lolita Lebron. All over the world
governments released political prisoners after many years. It is
time for the U.S. to do the same.

Please add your voice to those demanding freedom and justice
in the United States.

Political Prisoners Need Your Support

Merle Austin Africa #006306
Janet Holloway #006308
Janine Phillips Africa #006309
Debbi Sims Africa #006307
451 Fullerton Ave.
Cambridge Springs, PA
16403-1230

Silvia Baraldini #05125-054
Susan Rosenberg #03684-016
Alejandrina Torres #92152-024
FCI Danbury
Pembroke Stn.
Danbury, CT
06811 USA

Kathy Boudin #84-G-171
Judy Clark #83-G-313
Bedford Hills
Box 1000
Bedford Hills, NY
10507 USA

Norma Jean Croy #W14293
P.O. Box 1508
Chowchilla, CA
93610 USA

Ana Lucia Gelabert #384484
9055 Spur 591
Neal Unit
Amarillo, TX
79107 USA

Alicia Rodriguez #N07157
Box 5007
Dwight, IL
60420 USA

Marilyn Buck #00482-285
Linda Evans #19973-054
Dylcia Pagan #88971-024
Aida (McCray) Robinson #
(Lucy) Ida Luz Rodriguez #88973-024
Carmen Valentin #88974-024
Laura Whitehorn #22432-037
Donna Willmott #38772-079
5701 8th Street, Unit A
Camp Parks
Dublin, CA
94568

For More Information, Contact:

Out Of Control
3543 18th St., #30
San Francisco, CA
94110 USA

Women Against Imperialism
3543 18th St., #14
San Francisco, CA
94110 USA

Interfaith Prisoners Of Conscience Project
c/o ETI
P.O. Box 9334
Berkeley, CA
94709 USA

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*****

VOTE NO ON <REC.MUSIC.WHITE-POWER>!

Neo-Nazi scum, led by National Alliance member and Cyber-Nazi
Group (CNG) dork, Milton John Kleim, are planning to launch a new
UseNet group: <rec.music.white-power>; yet another internet site
for spewing racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-Semitic hate into
cyberspace. A group of antifascist activists have launched a
campaign to stop Kleim and his band of cyber-jerks. For more
information on the VOTE NO! campaign, please write:

<tallpaul@pipeline.com>

AFIB will post voting guidelines in the next supplement.

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BACORR text files can also be found on the following sites:

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