(en) The Internet Anti-Fascist: #47, Wednesday, 17 December 1997

Paul Kneisel (tallpaul@nyct.net)
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 21:51:05 -0500

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The Internet Anti-Fascist: #47, Wednesday, 17 December 1997 ______________________________________________________________________


Don Black has his Stormfront supremacy page sitting as #1 on the hitbox "Organizations" register. More to the point, he is clearly coordinating an effort to get additional supremacy sites - the Klan et all, in various guises - on the list as well.

If that bothers you, there are several things you can do, the most important of which is simply convincing more Holocaust and anti-racist related sites to join the program and add themselves to the roster.

Having done that, you can spend more time checking the home pages of the anti-racist sites, in order to assist them with respect to improving their ratings. I don't believe for a moment that Stormfront's rating on hitbox is even remotely correct.... and you can ask your favourite Holocaust-education site to join the party... Cybrary, for instance, could remove Mr. Black from his #1 spot in a heartbeat. A million hits a month is hard to argue with.


Cheers, Ken [McVay, Director] The Nizkor Project: <http://www.nizkor.org/>

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ANTI-FASCIST ACTION ALERT #9 Betrayal in Tijuana!

"Baja California officials publicly committed themselves to sign an agreement between the Han Young workers and Han Young management. ... On Saturday, December 13, Baja officials refused to sign the agreement, refused to explain this violation of their verbal commitment and refused all press inquiries. Three Han Young workers who had been illegally fired for their support of an independent union have been on a hunger strike since November 20...." Full story, press release, and action request from the Campaign for Labor Rights at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/publish/story/story037.txt>



no author [ABC Australia - Online News], "[Aboriginal activist] Thorpe loses bid to take case to international court: 'Robert Thorpe has lost his final High Court bid, to have his allegations of Aboriginal genocide taken to the International Court of Justice'," 12 Dec 97, at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/publish/story/story039.txt>

Robert McG. Thomas, Jr., "Abraham Bluestein, [anti-fascist and anarchist, dies at] 88," New York Times, 14 Dec 97, at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/publish/story/story038.txt>

George Kalogerakis, "50-year-old sign illegal: 'Quebec's language inspectors are going after a gravestone maker who serves the Jewish community because his sign's five Hebrew characters are too big'," The Gazette, 17 Dec 97, (See also file: story043.jpg), at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/publish/story/story043.txt>

Bill Alden, "Employer Held Liable In Discharging Aliens: 'An employer who knowingly hires undocumented workers cannot use immigration laws as a shield to avoid liability for an illegal retaliatory discharge of such workers, a split Manhattan federal appeals panel has ruled'," New York Law Journal, 9 Dec 97, at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/publish/story/story041.txt>

Songs of the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 and other struggles are available from the Association of Veterans and Friends of the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, 25 Waxham Road, Etobicoke, Ontario Canada M9W 3L4. Attention Sharon, phone 416 744 0690 or fax 4166 744 6143.

"New World Border" is a new 35 minute video documenting the increasing militarization of the US/Mexico border and its consequences for the continued maintenance of human rights. Including interviews with border activists and testimony from immigrants, "New World Border" provides an analysis of "free trade" policies and their impacts on migration, the human impacts of border militarization and current efforts to build solidarity across borders. For more information, please contact the National Network for Immigrant and refugee Rights at (510) 465-1984. Copies are available through the network: $20 for individuals and $50 for institutions.

Elias Davidsson, "Mass Murderers in Dark Suits: 'Mass murderers are generally considered as mentally disturbed individuals who commit their heinous crimes in the shadow of the night. When they are found, such individuals are normally arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to lengthy imprisonment. Mass media usually follow-up such cases in detail, both as regards the acts committed and the persons involved. Mass murderers in dark suits are a totally different sort of people. Even when found guilty, they are treated with great reverence. The most known among them is probably Adolf Eichmann....'," no publisher, English trans. 10 Dec 97, at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/publish/story/story040.txt>

Timothy Egan, "Blacks Recruited to End Affirmative Action: 'As migrant labor goes, the signature-gathering campaign against affirmative action in Washington state seemed to offer just what Arthur Tillis of Chicago said he was looking for: a chance to earn some Christmas money and see a different part of the country. But Tillis, who said he was homeless, had no sooner arrived in Seattle last week than he realized that being a trench worker in modern democracy was not at all what he expected'," New York Times, 17 Dec 97, at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/publish/story/story041.txt>

A new web site is up and carries a number of pages of interest to anti -fascist activists. see <http://flag.blackened.net/> "running on 'the Pierre J. Proudhon Memorial Computer'." See especially:

"Dublin Abortion Rights Group" via: <http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/darg.html> Eddie Conlon "The Spanish Civil War: Anarchism in Action," via: <http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/spain/pam_intro.html> "Anti Racism Campaign (ARC): 'In May of 1997 politicians and media in Southern Ireland started to whip up racism against refugees. In response to this people in Dublin set up the Anti-Racism Campaign to defend refugees and attack the racists'," via: <http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/arc.html>



Several readers write asking for tips on dealing with cybernazi attacks like mailbombing.

The most important thing is not to rely on the advice of a single person. To help in this area, several of us have been fighting on <news.groups> to establish three anti-fascist Usenet news groups centered on the group <soc.politics.anti-fascism>. You can get the "Request For Discussion" (RFD) document that defines the proposed groups. Two of the groups will give anti-fascist/anti-hate activists the opportunity to discuss theoretical and practical matters of common concern. Another of the groups is for announcements of anti-fascist actions, conferences, seminars, demos, and the like. We need to win a vote to get the groups established; I'll keep you informed on future developments about this. See: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/discuss/spaf/6TH-RFD.TXT>

The next thing to do is to educate yourself about your "action options." A good place to start is the essay by Chris Lewis titled "Help! I've been Spammed! What do I do? FAQ." I have a very high regard for Lewis and other "net cops" who routinely cancel spam on the Usenet news groups. His essay is available on my ftp site, at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/docs/faqs_etc/FQ012.txt>

Tracking the source of mailbombs can be a bit of an esoteric art, particularly if the bomber disguises his address. The various anti-spam sites on the net have far better and more accurate advice than I can provide. Lewis has a good starting point for your search in his essay.

Mailbombing is also something I think you should complain about to the bomber's Internet Service Provider if you can find it. I think complaints to ISPs to "kick Nazis off the net" is a bad strategy; even if you get the cybernazi *groups* kicked off of one ISP they can easily move to another. But I have found that the people who mailbomb anti- fascists generally act as individual "warriors;" going after them via their ISPs is often successful. Try addressing your complaints to both "postmaster" and "abuse" at the ISP itself (e.g. address to "postmaster@aol.com" etc.)

Another way of handling hate-oriented net-action is to familiarize yourself with the tactics and strategies of the cybernazis. The are quieter about such things now than they once were. But you can read several of their documents via my ftp site at: <ftp://ftp.nyct.net/pub/users/tallpaul/docs/fascist/>

I also think that with cybernazis "The best defense is a good offensive." I mean this as more than a cliche. The fascists I've known have exhibited a severe case of what depth-psychologist Alfred Adler would call "overcompensation for feelings of inferiority." This is related to what the Freudians refer to as the "phallic narcissistic character." One-time psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich summed up this technical term with the pithy phrase "a big prick," a term so on-topic that we all immediately know the type of personality to which it refers. While Reich, some years later, became "that nut," his term is still generally regarded as valid in today's analytic circles.

The people Adler and Reich refer to tend to attack when they detect weakness and retreat in the face of strength. (Of course my reference to psychology here should not be taken to mean that fascism develops exclusively from individual psychopathology; the Adler/Reich personality existed long before fascism. Only under specific historical, economic, and social conditions did the particular character take that form of action-in-the-world we refer to as fascism.)

Naturally, the action that one is able to take differs from individual to individual.

Some people, like Nizkor's Ken McVay, have the time and inclination to call for major campaigns against fascist action, as he did in the Action Alert above.

Others have far less time. But at a minimum I suggest you publicize mailbombs and other similar cybernazi activity. Certainly TINAF is available to help you here. Sunlight is an excellent disinfectant in the medical area; public exposure and education serve the same purpose in the social arena. Let us remember that fascist cowardice existed even after they took power in Germany. The Nazi policy was to make their opponents secretly disappear via "Nacht und Nebel" (Night and Fog).

Publicizing cybernazi attacks also has another advantage. Holocaust Revisionism is the dominant fascist ideology on the net. Current fascist strategic thinking leads them to minimize their past open illegal and aggressive activities behind attempts to rewrite their own history. Publicizing things like mailbombs or mass hate-oriented posts helps all anti-fascists and victims expose the myth of "fascism with a smiley face" as the lie that it is.


-- tallpaul Fascism: We have no ethical right to forgive, no historical right to forget.

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