(eng) ANTIFA-INFO-BULLETIN, Supplement 18 [1/2]

Tom Burghardt (tburghardt@igc.apc.org)
Thu, 21 Mar 1996 01:23:46 +0100


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interest to subscribers. Unlike the regular weekly
bulletin, supplements will provide coverage of breaking
events and alternative views not found in the "mainstream"
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CONTENTS: Supplement 18

1. (AP) Salvi Convicted Of Murdering Two Women At
Abortion Clinics
2. (UNITED) Research On Detention In Europe
3. (PART) Alerts From People Against Racist Terror
4. (BACOF) May Day Action In Solidarity With Day Laborers
And Immigrant Workers
5. (BARIN) Berlin Antiracist Information Network: Germany
Update 2/96 {excerpts}
6. (K-RNS) Redneck Shop Spurs Small Town Solidarity
7. (UPI) McVeigh Call Fuels Bomb Scenario
8. (REUTER) Soldiers Approached To Join Racist Groups
9. (KKK) Klan Scum On The Web

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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 19:26:43 -0800 (PST)
X-within-URL: http://www.globe.com/globe/ap/

Boston Globe AP on the Globe Online
The Boston Globe

Salvi Convicted of Murdering Two Women at Abortion Clinics

By Associated Press, 03/18/96

AP Photos BX107, NY18, NY119

By MICHAEL TIGHE

Associated Press Writer

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Rejecting claims that John C. Salvi
III was driven by delusions of a vast anti-Catholic conspiracy, a
jury Monday convicted him of murdering two women in a shooting
rampage at two abortion clinics.

The 24-year-old loner received the mandatory sentence of
life in prison with no parole for the 1994 attacks in the Boston
suburb of Brookline.

As the verdicts were read, Salvi, who had repeatedly
disrupted proceedings earlier in the case with demands to air his
conspiracy notions, stood quietly, staring vacantly or bowing his
head, his dark tie crooked.

The jury deliberated nine hours over two days. Four of the
six women on the jury cried as the verdicts were read, as did
friends and relatives of the victims, and Salvi's mother.

The drama was extended as victims and their relatives read
``victim impact statements'' to the court just before the
sentencing.

``You were a little man with a big gun,'' Ruth Ann
Nichols, mother of one of the victims, said as she stared at
Salvi. ``I hope you have sheer misery for every day of your
life.''

Salvi's lawyer, J.W. Carney Jr., had argued that his
client was innocent by reason of insanity, and he repeatedly had
asked Judge Barbara Dortch-Okara to declare Salvi incompetent to
stand trial.

The defense contended that the aspiring hairdresser
envisioned himself a warrior fighting a worldwide, anti-Catholic
conspiracy led by the Mafia, Freemasons and the Ku Klux Klan.

Prosecutors argued that Salvi was in control of his senses
and deliberately planned his crime. They noted Salvi practiced at
a firing range the day before the killings, stocked up on 1,000
super-deadly hollow-point bullets and cut his longish, curly hair
hours after the attack.

In closing arguments, prosecutor John Kivlan asked:
``Every terrorist in this country we should excuse because they
have strange beliefs?''

Rejecting the insanity defense, the jury convicted Salvi
of two counts of first-degree murder and five of assault with
intent to murder.

First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life
without parole, and such convictions are automatically appealed
to the state's Supreme Judicial Court. Massachusetts has no death
penalty.

If Salvi had been found innocent by reason of insanity, he
would have been committed to a mental hospital and could have
been released if authorities deemed he was no longer a danger.

Salvi walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic on Dec. 30,
1994, pulled out a .22-caliber rifle and opened fire.
Receptionist Shannon Lowney, 25, was killed and three other
people in the waiting room were wounded.

Then, he drove his pickup about two miles to the Preterm
Health Services clinic and opened fire again, killing
receptionist Lee Ann Nichols, 38, and wounding two others.

``This is what you get! You should pray the rosary!''
Salvi screamed as he pumped 10 bullets into Nichols.

Salvi was arrested the next day when he fired at least 23
shots at the windows and doors of a Norfolk, Va., abortion
clinic.

Authorities searching Salvi's unkempt Hampton, N.H.,
apartment found anti-abortion literature and laminated photos of
aborted fetuses.

After the verdict, Salvi told the court, ``As you know, I
haven't pled guilty, though I am against abortion.'' He also
asked the judge in a rambling statement for permission to ``speak
to the populace'' by television from prison, but the judge said
that would be up to prison officials and cut Salvi off.

Upon hearing the verdict, Salvi's father came to his
wife's aid as she doubled over in her seat. ``Just leave me
alone,'' she said as her husband rubbed her back and her only
child was led away.

The president of the Planned Parenthood League of
Massachusetts hailed the verdict. ``I think it will help to
de-escalate the climate of fear and violence that has surrounded
the services that we provide,'' Nicki Nichols Gamble said.

Salvi was the third man to be convicted of murdering
abortion clinic workers. Paul Hill awaits execution for killing a
doctor and a bodyguard in 1994 outside a clinic in Pensacola,
Fla.

Earlier that year, Michael Griffin was sentenced to life
in prison for killing a doctor outside another Pensacola clinic.

At Salvi's trial, a defense psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip
Resnick, testified that Salvi is a paranoid schizophrenic. He
said Salvi told him that priests with M-16 rifles and pistols
should lead a Catholic militia.

The chief psychologist at Bridgewater State Hospital, Dr.
Joel Haycock, testified for the prosecution, saying Salvi knew
what he was doing.

Salvi's 50-year-old father testified his son was an
``average, healthy boy'' who ran track and was on the swimming
and wrestling teams during high school in Naples, Fla., where his
family moved when he was 12. But as a senior, Salvi closeted
himself in his bedroom reading the Bible and became increasingly
strange in his behavior, according to testimony.

He moved to Massachusetts in 1993 and later began working
at a New Hampshire beauty salon, hoping to be trained to cut
hair. He was fired after getting into an argument with a
customer.

AP-DS-03-18-96 2057EST

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** Topic: Research on Detention in Europe **
** Written 11:20 AM Mar 14, 1996 by united@antenna.nl in
cdp:misc.activism. **

UNITEDs Refugee Campaign

R E S E A R C H O N D E T E N T I O N

Dear friends,

With this letter we would like to inform you on the latest
developments within the Refugee Campaign, launched by UNITED in
February 1995. Besides different other aspects of this Campaign
(e.g. Commemoration of "Kristallnacht", Case of the refugees
trapped in the Spanish enclave city Ceuta, Documentation of the
dead refugees trying to enter Fortress Europe etc.), we have
recently decided to raise the question of the detention centres
in Europe.

The existence of Fortress Europe produces not only endless number
of deaths and tragic consequences in the lives of those ones
desperately seeking safety, but also a restrictive system to
protect "democracy" and "stability" in the countries of
immigration. Detention centres are, of course, a very crucial
point of this policy.

Although "refugee or asylum seeker should not be detained" (UNHCR
guidelines on detention of asylum seekers), unless "restrictions
to the movements of refugees coming directly from a country of
persecution are to be applied until their status is regularised
or they obtain admission into another country" (Article 31 of the
1951 Convention), only superficial insight in the situation shows
many irregularities.

For instance, general rules like: detention should under no
circumstances be used as a punitive or disciplinary measure;
minors should not be detained at all; asylum seekers should be
entitled to the minimum procedural guarantees (such as right to
be informed, right to contact UNHCR Office etc.) exist mostly
only on paper. Many detention centres are overcrowded, have no
decent accommodation and professional staff etc.

The very beginning of our research on detention made us believe
that this issue needs a wider public's awareness. That is why we
address ourselves to you in hope that you can help us in
researching on the situation in the detention centres in your
country. We enclosed hereby a list with information on some of
the centres as a possible orientation in your work and the
research questionnaire. Please keep us informed! You will receive
completed list afterwards.

Thanking you for your collaboration,
I send my best wishes

Saskia Daru - UNITED

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European Research on Detention

* PLEASE FILL IN ALL INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE, (REGARDLESS OF
HOW MANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN ANSWER)

* SEND US PRESS CUTTINGS/MATERIALS YOU HAVE ON THIS SUBJECT.
THANK YOU!

* DISTRIBUTE THE QUESRTIONNAIRE TO OTHER GROUPS

(Send all completed forms to UNITED, PB 413, NL-1000 AK
Amsterdam, or by e-mail to united@antenna.nl)

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Name/place/country of detention centre :

(by detention we understand any kind of "forced" detention in
'immigration'prisons, airports, harbours, deportation centres
etc.)

Capacity : (max./average number of detainees)

Who is detained ? (illegals, transit, deportees)

Length of stay : (max./average)

Where should protest be addressed to:

Solidarity group who supports detainees of this centre:
(address/tel./fax)

Comments on general situation in detention centre :
(this particular one and also additional information on the
situation in your country)

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PLEASE FILL IN ALL INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE, (REGARDLESS HOW
MANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN ANSWER) AND SEND US PRESS
CUTTINGS/MATERIALS YOU HAVE ON THIS SUBJECT. THANK YOU!

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Below you find the information that we already have compiled.
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COUNTRY;
NAME / PLACE of detention centre;
CAPACITY (max.) of the centre;
WHO IS DETAINED? (illegals; transit; deportees...);
LENGTH OF STAY (Average / Maximum);
WHERE SHOULD PROTEST BE ADRESSED TO;
SOLIDARITY GROUP SUPPORTING DETAINEES (name + tel nr.);
COMMENTS ON GENERAL SITUATION IN DETENTION CENTRE
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A; VIENNA - Airport Sondertransit;18; illegals, transit,
deportees; Caritas:Container, no special police controle

A; VIENNA - police prison; 300; illegals, transit, deportees;
Asylkoordination Oesterreich (43-1-5321291)

A; There are another 14 police prisons and 4 jails in Austria
where detainees are kept

B; Steenokkerzeel - Transitcentrum; 127BIS; Illegals, Rejected
asylum-seekers, deportees; Aktiegroep Recht op vluchten
(32-16-293079); people caught in razor-wire and thrown in
isolation

CH; Zuerich - Kloten; 300; Arrested by new law (difficult
deportees); 12 months; 22 Cantonal depart. of justice & police;
SFH Projektstelle Zwr (41-31-3707500)

D; BUETZOW - Justizvollzugsanstalt; 50; Illegals, deportees; 50
days - 15 months; Inne- & Justizministerium des Landes;
Diakonisches Werk (49-381-723208)

D; BERLIN - K=F6penick Kruppstr. 15; 150; non-identified,
deportees; Diakonisches Werk Treptow (49-30-2329977)

D; BERLIN - Gothaerstr.

D; BERLIN - Hans Beimlerstr.

D ; Cortemark; biggest and most notorious asylum centre in Europe

D; LEIPZIG; 30-40; Illegals, deportees; till 18 months;
S=E4chsches Staatsministerium des Innern; Fluechtlingsrat Leipzig
e.V. (49-341-4797522); prison (for prisoners avaiting trial)

D; REGENSBURG

D; KASSEL; till 18 months

D; WUPPERTRAL

D; GLASMOOR - Nord-Klein Westfalen

D; HERNE - Ruhrgebied

D; HAMBURG; Illegals

D; HANNOVER; till 18 months

D; KOELN; till 18 months

D; OFFENBACH; till 18 months

D; FRANKFURT - Gelnhausen; 350 (till 1000); Deportees; till 18
months

D; BERLIN - Osterweg 71; Women; till 18 months

D; DUESSELDORF - Airport; central detention place for
Nordrhein-Westfalen

D; DUESSELDORF - Gerresheim; 80; Illegals, Rejected
asylum-seekers, Offenders...; 4 - 206 days

D; NEUSS; 80; Illegals, Rejected asylum-seekers, Women; 4 weeks /
117 days

D; MOERS; 144 (till 350); Rejected asylum-seekers

D; GUETERSLOH; 88 (till 110); Offenders, deportees; 25 days

D; BUEREN; 600; Illegals, Rejected asylum-seekers, Offenders...;
up to a year; Wohlfahrtsverb=E4nde (Soc. benefit org.); Hilfe
fuer Abschiebehaft Bueren (49-5251-730337); 6m wall, prevention
on suicide - calming cells

E; CEUTA (Moroccan enclave); 300; Deportees, war refugees,
illegals; Interior ministry of Spain; SOS Racismo (34/43/423138),
APDHA (34/5/4212122); UNITED has a separate dossier on this case

E; MADRID - La Estrella; Illegals, deportees; 40 days; Government
representative Pilar Lled-; APDHE (34-1-4023204); no beds,
cellar...

=46; PARIS (Orly Airport - Hotel Arcade); international zone

=46; PARIS - Les Halles (police station); Metropolitan Paris
Police Department; Eu. Com. for the Prevention of Torture...
(CPT); bed hygienic and sanitair sit., police brutalities

GB; Hull; AVID (Ass. of Visitors to Imigr. Detainees)

GB; BIRMINGHAM - Winson Green

GB; LEEDS

GB; LONDON - Harmondsworth; 90; Deportees, asylum-seekers,
transit...; over a year (aver. 4-6 months); Home Office; London
Detainee Support Group (44/171/4773065)

GB; OXFORD - Campsfield ; 200 (more than); Asylum-seekers,
blacks...(immigration prison); till 15 months; Campaign to close
Campsfield (44-1865-724452)

GB; ROCHESTER (Kent)

GB; PORTSMOUTH - Haslar

GB; BRISTOL - Horfield

H; Gyor; 500; Illegals, deportees; MLKO (36-1-1665570)

LT; Olaine; 600 (per year); Illegals, deportees; prison

NL; AMSTERDAM - Schiphol (border 'hospitium'); 120; Deportees
(rejected asylum-seekers), transit, illegals ; till 6 months; IND
(Immigrat. and natural. service); Autonoom Centrum
(31-20-6126172); not enough prof. staf, use of informants, first
in Europe

NL; Tilburg - Willem II (prison); 288, till 7 months;
Vluchtelingen Vrij, Centrum voor aktie en bezinning; underpayed
work (=C4 27,50 /20h), 1h/week visit

NL; Nieuwersluis (illegals prison)

NL; Leeuwarden (illegals prison)

NL; Ter Apel (deportation center); Deportees (diffucult cases),
illegals, rejected asylum-seekers ; till 3 months; IND (Immigrat.
and natural. service); Autonoom Centrum (s.a.); extra
security/controle

PL; LESZNOWOLA; 200; Illegals, deportees, first det. camp in Pl;
surrounded by a 4 m wall

P; Leixes; 140 (per year); Illegals (undocemented), transiters,
clandestines, deportees; Portuguese law doesn't include NGO's in
procedure; Portuguese autorities deny detention in harbour

RO; TIMISOARA - Airport Otopani; Deportees (rejected
asylum-seekers from WE, undocumented..); 5 months; Romanian Com.
for Migration Problems;

RO; APADOR-CH (40/1/3124528); excessive use of force, unregular
meals...

UNITED for Intercultural Action
European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in
support of migrants and refugees

Postbus 413
NL-1000 AK Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel.no. +31-20-6834778
fax no. +31-20-6834582
e-mail united@antenna.nl

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Europe-wide Action Week Against Racism 16-24 March 1996
O N E R A C E -- H U M A N R A C E
Hundreds of actions in more than thirty countries...

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Date: Sun, 17 Mar 1996 23:20:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael Novick <mnovickttt@igc.apc.org>
Subject: Gritz and Trochmann in L.A.

Alert from People Against Racist Terror (PART)

Two anti-fascist and one anti-racist demonstration

Friday night March 22, Bo Gritz will be speaking at the Beverly
Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, 4222 Vineland at 7:00 pm. Gritz
will be conducting the latest round of his para-military "SPIKE"
training (Specially Prepared Individuals for Key Events)
which provides Green Beret style training to the so-called
Christian Patriot movement. (In this session he is teaching folks
how to break in to cars, homes and offices!) Gritz's events are
always well-attended locally, attracting an amalgam of upwards of
200 Birchers, anti-semtic "Spotlight" supporters, gun rights
advocates, militia sympathizers and curiosity seekers. Friday
night he speaks to the public about his political beliefs.

We think that a peaceful picket line outside the hotel would
alert the community to the threat Gritz's politics and practice
hold. Join us: 6:30 pm, 4222 Vineland, N. Hollywood, Fri. 3/22.

Monday night, John Trochmann, a major national leader of the
Militia movement and a former associate of the Aryan Nations,
will be speaking at an event at the Granada Pavillion, 11128
Balboa, sponsored by the "Militia of California, Los Angeles" led
by Gary Snell. Trochmann has recently promoted the use of an
intelligence gathering technique (called SALUTE) also being
promoted by the Aryan Nations, to collect intelligence and
conduct surveillance on anti-racist organizations as well as
government law enforcement agencies.

Once again, PART believes that a peaceful picket line outside the
gathering place will help alert the community to the danger, and
let these fascists know that they are not welcome in our
communities. Join us, Mon. 3/25 6:30 pm, 11128 Balboa Blvd.

On the bright side, we can demonstrate for something: the release
of former Black Panther Geronimo ji Jaga (Pratt). Come to the
Thursday, March 28 Court hearing for Geronimo Pratt: 10:00 a.m.
Department 100 Criminal courts building 210 West Temple street,
Los Angeles (Gather at 9:00 for a demonstration outside court; go