ANTIFA INFO-BULLETIN, Supplement 19

Tom Burghardt (tburghardt@igc.apc.org)
Wed, 27 Mar 1996 13:18:35 +0100


German officials," Kniola said. About 500,000 Kurds live in
Germany.

In Ankara, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Omer Akbel said
his country had long urged Germany to be tougher on Kurdish
militants, who have been accused of arson attacks against Turkish
businesses and social centers in Germany for two years.

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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 19:35:37 -0800 (PST)
X-within-URL: http://www.usa.net/gtwork/today/nat050.html

OREGON'S LEADING CRUSADER AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS MAKES
SENATE RUN

By BRAD CAIN Associated Press Writer

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon's leading campaigner against homosexual
rights says his last-minute entry into the U.S. Senate race means
he's going strong. Opponents and one-time allies say he's just
desperate to rescue a dying crusade.

Lon Mabon, chairman of the Oregon Citizens Alliance, surprised
friend and foe alike when he went to the Oregon House chamber
last week and filed his GOP primary candidacy papers minutes
before the filing deadline.

Statehouse observers saw it as political payback to Republican
front-runner Gordon Smith, who accepted Mabon's endorsement
during his failed bid for Bob Packwood's vacant Senate seat, but
recently ditched Mabon, calling his group "divisive."

Smith, narrowly beaten in January's special election for
Packwood's seat, wants to make good on his second chance as he,
Mabon and others compete in the May primary for the opportunity
to replace retiring Sen. Mark Hatfield.

Mabon himself cited Smith's about-face as his main reason for
jumping into the Senate race. Social conservatives need a GOP
candidate who actively opposes "special rights" for homosexuals,
he said.

But others say Mabon is just trying to pump up a group that
has lost more than one-fourth of its members over the past six
years and is experiencing financial difficulties.

"His primary motivation is to generate more money and to try
to revitalize his organization," said John Leon, Mabon's former
state coalition director who broke with the group last December.

Mabon has sponsored two state ballot initiatives hoping to
curb any special laws to protect homosexual rights. Both were
defeated by voters.

The first would have declared homosexuality abnormal behavior
and outlawed specific civil rights protections. The second lacked
the strident language, but still would have forbidden government
from affording special civil rights protections to homosexuals.

Currently he's pursuing another measure to restrict homosexual
rights legislation and one to ban late-term abortions. Both
require more petition signatures to qualify for the November
ballot.

Gay-rights advocate Julie Davis was another person who said
diminishing OCA membership and lagging interest in his crusade
prompted the Senate campaign.

"Lon Mabon needed some sort of tool to keep himself out there
and alive," said Davis, head of Basic Rights of Oregon. "This
will give him the publicity he needs to get the signatures for
his two measures."

The OCA counted 3,400 households as active members six years
ago, and that the number has dropped to 2,500, said Mabon, who
scoffed at critics' doomsday predictions and promised to fight
what he sees as a battle between traditional family values and a
militant homosexual political agenda.

"The OCA will be here two weeks from now, four weeks from now,
and, hopefully, four years from now," Mabon said. "We've been
hanging in there."

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Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 06:46:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul deArmond <paulf@henson.cc.wwu.edu>
Subject: 3 articles from 3/25/96 _Army Times_

{Editor's note: AFIB is posting the last of three articles from
_Army Times_; the others will be uploaded shortly.}

"Military members among ranks of Ku Klux Klan"
(by Patrick Pexton _Army_Times_ 25 March 1996)

Pentagon officials say extremist groups are not prevalent in the
military. But it didn't take a reporter many phone calls to find
a soldier on active duty who actively participates in a
Washington-area Ku Klux Klan group, thereby flouting Defense
Department rules.

The enlisted soldier, stationed at Fort Belvoir in Northern
Virginia, would not allow use of his name, nor would he talk on
the phone very long other than to confirm his duty status, and
that he joined the Klan while in the military.

On the other hand, Tom Maddox, spokesman for this particular Klan
group, known as the Invincible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan, is open and proud of his beliefs. He doesn't mind his name
being published.

"A lot of our people are afraid to talk, but I have my beliefs
and I don't apologize for them," said Maddox, a former 10th
Mountain Division soldier who left the Army in 1989.

CLAIMS MANY MILITARY MEMBERS

Maddox calls himself head of security for the Maryland-based Klan
group. He declined to discuss specific numbers, but he says his
group has many military members. He joined the Klan in 1986
while stationed at Fort Benning, after he attended a rally near
Stone Mountain, GA. He says he was not brought up in a Klan
family and joined only after learning about it in the military.
He said he knew about 25 other KKK members at Benning.

Maddox and his active-duty colleague said they joined because
they saw minorities getting preferential treatment and because of
the opposition to homosexuals in the military.

"I was outranked by people that didn't even speak the English
language, mostly Puerto Ricans," Maddox said. "I found myself
looking at my name tag to see if I was still in the United States
Army. I was outranked by people who would be hard pressed to get
a job on the outside, much less than be an NCO in the U.S. Army."

Maddox and his colleague describe their unit of the Klan as
law-abiding and more moderate than many. They say they pledge
allegiance to the flag, reject violence while condemning the Fort
Bragg shootings as harmful to the cause of white advancement.
They say they don't stockpile weapons in hopes of a white
uprising. But they do wear the robes, demonstrate, pass out
leaflets, and recruit.

They also look down their noses at skinheads, noting that they
confuse style with substance. "They're not organized," Maddox
said. "They think if you shave your head, get the boots and wear
a flight jacket, you're a skinhead. That is easier to do than
joining the Klan."

"I don't believe I'm superior over anyone," Maddox said. "I
just choose the right to be separated from them. It's not a
Nazi-type deal. We are for America. And the military was one of
the best things that happened to me.

"The military was better for both races when segregated," Maddox
said. "Blacks had pride in their units and they did the job just
as well as whites did." In fact, Maddox said he is no different
than the NAACP or black leader Louis Farrakhan.

"When I was in, if you were black you could belong to the NAACP,
but its moniker is the advancement of colored people," Maddox
said. "But if I choose then to belong to an organization for the
advancement of my race, then I had to hide that. In your heart
you don't feel you're doing anything wrong."

Asked if he is a racist, Maddox said it depends on the
definition.

"If you consider a racist as someone proud of my race and looking
for the betterment of my race, then yes," Maddox said. "A racist
is someone who is proud of their race and trying to do something
for my race, right along with Louis Farrakhan. In society's
terms, a black man can't be racist."

*****

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 19:48:52 -0800 (PST)
X-within-URL: http://www.usa.net/gtwork/today/nat050.html

STUDY: HUNDREDS DIE TRYING TO CROSS ILLEGALLY INTO TEXAS

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- More than 300 illegal immigrants drown each year
trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas, and many wind up
buried in unmarked graves, their families left wondering about
their fate, researchers said Thursday.

"It's become a tragedy for families of those who disappeared,"
said Nestor Rodriguez, one of the directors of the study of 10
years of migrant deaths along the 1,000-mile Texas-Mexico border.
"Families are working against terrible or impossible odds. If
there's no documentation, families won't find their loved ones."

The study found that state figures for migrant deaths, as
counted through death certificates, were much lower than the
numbers reported by police or fire departments that actually
removed the bodies from the river or its banks.

Of 3,200 migrant deaths, only about 40 percent were in the
state record system, the University of Houston researchers said.

One problem is financial: Of seven border counties, only El
Paso has a full-time certified medical examiner, and other
counties are reluctant to pay for sending the bodies there and
performing a $500 autopsy.

Instead, counties pay $70 to local morticians for a quickie
funeral, held frequently within 24 hours. Next of kin are
sometimes never notified.

The dead wind up in pauper's graves, a handpainted description
on a wooden cross often listing only the date the body was found,
gender and a case number. The writing may fade away in a few
months in the scorching South Texas sun.

Because the victims usually strip to swim across the river,
many of the nude, decomposing bodies are never identified.

The muddy Rio Grande is a mix of shallow, calm water and deep,
swift currents racing between sheer cliffs. Migrants frequently
make the crossing at night in the more dangerous, remote sections
that are not so heavily guarded.

Andrea Delgado, 49, of Houston, has been looking for her
brother since 1988, when he last was seen trying to cross the
river near Brownsville.

"The authorities, such as the police, told me that my problem
was a Mexican one, not American, that my brother was a wetback,"
she said. "I've never found my brother's body."

Researchers said the situation is somewhat better on the
Mexican side of the border, where records are centralized.

They warned that stepped-up border control efforts will lead
to even more deaths as illegal aliens are forced to try riskier
crossing points.

Berta Rodriguez of El Paso said her uncle drowned in the Rio
Grande while crossing from Juarez, Mexico, in 1985. Authorities
did not conduct a search, instead waiting until decomposition
forced his body to the surface.

"He just wanted to earn some extra money," she said. "You have
to understand: These people are in a desperate situation. They do
what they have to do to support their families."

*****

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 19:59:07 -0800 (PST)
X-within-URL: http://www.yahoo.com/text/headlines/960320/

Wednesday March 20 11:31 PM EST

House Aims at Kids in Immigration Bill Debate

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The House, debating a controversial
immigration bill, voted Wednesday to allow states to deny
schooling for children of illegal aliens and to block federal
welfare benefits for American-born children of illegal aliens.

The votes reflected wide concern in states such as California
over the burden to state and federal governments of providing
benefits to ``illegals.''

The House also supported establishment of a program under
which employers will be able to verify with a governmment data
base whether job-seekers can legally work in the United States.

The pilot program had aroused widespread opposition among both
conservatives and civil libertarians as the start of a ''big
brother'' national identity system.

In heated debate, members argued that children should not be
made to suffer for the fact that their parents entered the
country illegally.

But in a rare address to the House, Speaker Newt Gingrich
argued forcefully for an amendment by Elton Gallegly, Republican
of California, to allow states to deny children of illegal aliens
the right to attend public schools.

Gingrich said that requiring states to provide their schooling
was a federal ``unfunded mandate'' -- an order from Washington
that the federal government does not pay for.

Citing California's Proposition 187 clamping down on benefits
for illegal aliens, Gingrich said: ``I think it's wrong for us to
be the welfare capital of the world.

``Come to America for opportunity. Do not come to America to
live off the law-abiding American taxpayer.''

Rep Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat, deplored ``going
after the kids'' and Rep. Anthony Beilenson, also a Democrat from
California, said the proposal was unwise and inhumane.

Democrat John Bryant of Texas accused Gingrich of seeking to
take political advantage of the bipartisan bill by pushing
through an amendment that could derail it.

The amendment was approved by a 257-163 vote.

The House defeated by 269-151 an amendment by Rep. Nydia
Velasquez, Democrat of New York, to remove a provision barring
undocumented alien parents from applying for welfare, including
food stamps and Medicaid, for their American citizen children for
the first seven years.

Velasquez said the bill ``punishes innocent children'', but
Gallegly said the government should not reward persons in the
country illegally.

Ohio Republican Steve Chabot's attempt to eliminate the
employment verification plan was defeated 260-159. It would set
up a pilot program in five of the seven states with the highest
number of illegal immigrants.

The voluntary program, under which an employer would call a
toll-free number to verify a job-seeker's right to work, united
some liberals and conservatives in opposition.

Chabot charged that the goal was a national mandatory system
under which the federal government ``would assert the right to
sign off on the employment of every citizen.''

The bill's main architect, Texas Republican Lamar Smith,
denied any intent to establish a national identity system and
said the plan was aimed at cutting back on aliens getting jobs by
means of false documents.

Debate on the bill will continue Thursday. The Senate has its
own bill currently in committee.

*****

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 19:37:39 -0800 (PST)
X-within-URL: http://www.yahoo.com/text/headlines/960321/

Thursday March 21 9:06 PM EST

House Passes Stripped-Down Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The House Thursday approved a bill to
tighten controls on illegal immigration into the United States
after stripping out provisions that would have slashed legal
admissions.

The bill, approved on a 333-87 vote, would strengthen border
barriers and raise the number of border patrol agents and give
states the option of denying public schooling for the children of
illegal immigrants.

It would increase penalties for people smuggling, speed
deportation and set up a controversial program to allow employers
to verify that job-seekers are allowed to work.

Earlier the House had rejected, 238-183, a plan to slash legal
immigration and sharply restrict family members whom naturalized
Americans can bring into the country.

The reforms would have reduced legal immigration by about 30
percent by the year 2002. They were opposed by both liberals and
conservatives.

In the Senate, the Judiciary Committee has already voted to
split its immigration bill into two measures dealing separately
with legal and illegal entry.

But the House bill's main architect, Rep Lamar Smith, a Texas
Republican, said the amendment approved Thursday would kill all
hope of legal immigration reform this year.

The bill, months in the drafting, had been attacked by a wide
range of groups, including civil libertarians and conservatives.

The White House said this week the administration had
''serious concerns'' about its legal immigration provisions but
said many sections dealing with illegal immigrants were similar
to those proposed by President Clinton.

Congressional passage of an illegal immigration bill the
president could sign would give both Clinton and the Republican
Congress a popular election-year achievement to present to voters
deeply concerned about illegal immigration.
However, the bill's voluntary pilot program under which
employers would check with a government database to find out if a
job-seeker is allowed to work was criticized as the first step to
a ``big brother'' national identity system.

The bill's backers denied the charge and said a verification
system was needed to combat forged documents.

The amendment cutting out the legal immigration provisions,
proposed by Republican Dick Chrysler of Michigan was supported by
75 Republicans, 162 Democrats and an independent; 158 Republicans
and 25 Democrats voted against.

Supporters of the unified bill said restrictions on legal
immigration were essential if the United States was to avoid
severe social and quality-of-life problems in the next century
brought on by rapid population growth.

They defended the bill's new family reunification rules
designed to end ``chain'' migration in which parents and siblings
are allowed to join naturalized Americans.

The bill would have limited reunification to ``nuclear
families'' -- mostly spouses and unmarried children under 21, as
well as parents of U.S. citizens provided they had health
insurance.

But critics of the reform measures defended America's historic
commitment to immigration.

``Legal immigration is the lifeblood of our country,'' said
Democrat Jane Harman of California.

*****

From: stormfront-l@stormfront.org (Stormfront-l)
Subject: Re: Louisville meeting
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 14:28:49 GMT
Organization: Stormfront BBS: 407-833-4986

From: kkk@iglou.com (Christopher Johnson)
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 09:28:49 -0500 (EST)

>
> From: Mark & Marcel Wright <mwright@hsonline.net>
> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 1996 17:55:20 -0600
> Subject: Louisville meeting
>
> I have tried to get in touch with the kkk about the Loisville
>rally.
>
> E-mailed the guy a couple of times whats the deal?
>

Dear Sir,

I appoligize for the oversight of your e-mail. It seems that our
enemies have mail-bombed my account. I receive hundreds of
e-mails everyday so it was easy for me to loose yours. I am
taking steps to fix the mail-bomb, so please bear with me.

If the enemy is so scared that they do this: The KKK must be
doing something right!

For God, Race, and Nation,

Christopher Johnson
Imperial Klaliff
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

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