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Monday, April 25, 2005

Welcome to Fight Dem Back!


No, this isn't the final product, merely a stepping stone.

The proper Fight Dem Back site will be launched soon. We were due to go live on Anzac day but some teething problems with the server have held us back. We want to ensure that our site is 100% hack-proof and thus far, the people who have been invited to hack it to test our firewalls, haven't had too much trouble.

Back to the drawing board on that one.

Launching on Anzac Day was important so we decided to go ahead with a temporary blog format. Who knows, it is successful, we'll probably keep a "blog style" when we move to our own digs.

We also have a FORUM which should begin to take shape soon. We look forward to seeing all the old Punkas crew there.

It is on this day that all Australians and New Zealanders think back to the enormous sacrifices that our forebears made. The Anzac spirit encompasses the highest ideals of what Aussies and Kiwis can achieve when we work together; this is the spirit in which Fight Dem Back was conceived.

Our name of course comes from the famous song by UK dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Fascists on the attack?
Don't worry about that.
Fascists on the attack?

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Johnson for his encouragement and permission to use his song title as our campaign name.

Most of what you read on this blog you will already have seen before on Darpism, though there are quite a few new tidbits and more to come over the following weeks.

It's been roughly eight years since either Australia or New Zealand had a cohesive anti-racist campaign group up and running. In that intervening period, the forces of neo-Nazism, race-hate and fascism have steadily re-emerged from under the rocks from whence they came.

It's time to put them back in.

Fight Dem Back, we believe, is the first COMBINED AUSSIE AND KIWI operation. In a world where the Australian Prime Minister would prefer to attend a BBQ rather than put in an appearance at the official New Zealand Gallipoli ceremony, we feel that this is a big achievement.

If you would like to get involved or find out more about what our organisation does, contact office-AT-fightdemback-DOT-com.

PS: Comments are coming. Haloscan is down for repairs at the moment.

posted by Fightdemback @ 1:00 AM