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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Greener pastures...

Oi!

Don't forget to update your links, hombres!

FightDemBack, barring fiendish nazi hackery, is now located at www.fightdemback.com.

Cheerio,

The FightDemBack Team

posted by Fightdemback @ 12:11 PM

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Same day down, same day BACK UP! www.fightdemback.com is back in business.

Top that fash!

Full tip of the hat to the Duck Monster, Travis Bickle and [he knows who he is] for oh so coolly getting the show back on the road. Still tinkering with the old site and copying bits over. The forum should be active soonish.

Also a massive shout-out to Komodo, the scourge of Nazi scum everywhere. The code he gifted us with managed to keep the forums (and all our main site content) intact.

I should stress that it will only be a temporary forum with PhPBB. We'll be getting something a bit more robust soonish.

If you still get the "Our apologies" page when clicking on the link then the DNS hasn't finished its lap of the planet yet.

The forum should be running fine though.

posted by Fightdemback @ 10:30 PM

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Aaaaand it's down again.

Http://wwwfightdemback.com

Keep checking back here for updates. Let's see if they've got the balls to take on Google's bandwidth.

UPDATE.

Back-up server will be running soon. Keep checking back here throughout the evening.

posted by Fightdemback @ 1:48 PM

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DDOSED Again?

For all the Fight Dem Back members who have checked back here to see what is happening with the main site and the forum. If the site(s) are NOT up and running as per normal, then YEEEEEEEEEEEP, we've suffered another DDOS attack.

And who is it exactlty that keeps harping on about their free speech being stifled?
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UPDATE.

Things are back up and running but veeeery slow as the fash are STILL flooding our server with requests. Do your worst boneheads.

We'll be mirroring the main site here until the problem is fixed.
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Welcome to Fight Dem Back.

After many years of dormancy, 2004/05 has seen a drastic upsurge in the activity of race-hate groups in both Australia and New Zealand.

In Western Australia, Jack Van Tongeren and his associated Australian Nationalist Movement thugs embarked on a massive campaign of racial violence and vandalism. A campaign which saw a number of their members put behind bars.

In New Zealand, the National Front gathered the dregs from ten years of racialist inactivity and united them under the one banner. As expected, the re-emergence of Kerry Bolton and his head bovver boy, Kyle Chapman also coincided with physical assaults on refugees and on Maori cultural symbols.

In Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, the notorious Jim Saleam was back to his old tricks with a new group of impressionable youth under his wing, the Patriotic Youth League. Re-hashed National Action stickers and posters began popping up and in Newcastle at-least, physical assaults on international students followed.

This upsurge in activity also encouraged the smaller fringe groups like the White Pride Coalition of Australia and the New Zealand Nazi Militia to rear their heads up.

All was looking good for the racists until a dedicated group of activists from both New Zealand and Australia came together to fight dem back!.

In part, we have 'the fash' to thank for fostering our trans-Tasman cooperation as a cornerstone of recent racist activity was the unification of Aussie and Kiwi nationalist groups:

AusNZ

Of course, the main thrust of our trans-Tasman unity can be found within the Anzac spirit. We take inspiration from our forebears who fought side-by-side against the scourge of Nazism and seek to honour their memory by fighting back against the modern day adherents of this poisonous ideology.

Hollow words these are not. Twelve months of campaigning from FDB members and associates has yielded some outstanding results:



A large part of our success lies in scratching the surface of any 'nationalist' and 'patriotic' group and revealing the hardcore racist within.

There are some on the racist-right who contend that Fight dem back! is a campaign against free speech. We fully accept that freedom of speech is a fundamental human right, but one that shouldn't be abused. If you argue that you should be allowed the freedom of speech to promote policies that deny that very same right on the basis of skin colour or nationality, then actually no, we don't believe you have a legitimate complaint when your posters are torn down and your meetings picketed.

FDB comprises people from many cultural and political backgrounds. We are a melange of various left-leaning groups, religious and cultural groups, unions, mums, sons, dads and daughters.

We are brought together by the strong belief that all people, regardless of race, religion or creed, are created equal and by our uniform opposition to all groups who would seek to propagate racial hate and division.

Our members reflect the intrinsic benefits of multicultural understanding and tolerance. We are Muslim, Jew and Christian; Anglo, Asian, and African; blackfella and whitefella; Maori and Pakeha; Aussie and Kiwi --- together.

posted by Fightdemback @ 2:23 AM

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Kerry Bolton versus Mrs I B of Fielding

POSTED BY ROBERT TRIGAN & ASHER GOLDMAN

The e-mail has been busy with people sending in responses to the Nazi Party graphic that Bolton has been using to illustrate posters and leaflets for his assorted "nationalist" groups. Thanks to all those who sent stuff in. One that we knew about was the Renaissance Press catalogue on the website of the National Socialist Movement (USA).

The NF says it bans Nazis from its ranks, but seems perfectly comfortable for a prominent member, who until recently was National Secretary, to use an openly Nazi organisation to promote his books. It's not like it is some old remnant of Kerry's dodgy past; the booklist has been updated in the last couple of months or so. For a start, the name "Kerry Bolton" has been removed from the Renaissance Press address, although the PO Box given is still the same as that used by the NF. Then there is the cute 'disclaimer', which says that the books are now there for students who can "exercise maturity and rational judgement". That counts the majority of NF members out then. It looks like all the Nazi, fascist, satanist and corporatist books
are all still there though. Hang on a minute, did someone say "corporatist"? That's right; when Bolton was National Secretary he claimed that the NF was opposed to a corporate State, but then he conitnues to sell books promoting the idea. He promoted the idea of the corporate State when he was running the Fascist Union too. It appears that with every group he is involved in he just recycles the same graphics, general ideas and flags, with some slight variations. Seems he is yet to make up his mind as to whether corporate is good or bad. These days when we hear the word 'corporate' we tend to associate it with 'Big Business'. The original idea of the Corporate State was a bit different though.

It originated with Mussolini's Fascists as their way of organising the economy. Instead of an elected parliament based on geographical location, legislative power was theoretically given over to a system of associations or guilds, known as corporations. Bosses, workers and Fascist party reps in each sector of the economy would cooperatively make plans for their own economic spheres and then sent representatives to a National Council of Corporations for final decision making.

Fascist propaganda proclaimed that this system would eliminate the class conflict associated with Communism while still retaining strong state control of the economy and would be more efficient than the selfish internationalism of free market capitalism. In practice it was only partly implemented, was heavily bureaucratic and chaotic, didn't lead to industrial growth and was an instrument that aided control by the bosses in league with the state.

One gem that arrived in the inbox was from across the Tasman, South Australia in fact. There's a website run by some tired old bigots called the Adelaide Institute. They say that their site "...is a REVISIONIST - DISSIDENT - HERETIC -WEBSITE not for the fainthearted!" Oooohhh! Dramatic! Their content seems to revolve around the fact that the Holocaust never happened and there is a world-wide Jewish conspiracy to destroy the unbelievers. I have a personal bee in my bonnet about the way the word 'Revisionist' has been appropriated by these people. It has a legitimate academic usage and meaning of somebody offering a new interpretation of events. The events themselves are not questioned as historical phenomenon, merely their meaning or significance or questions of degree. DENYING that the Holocaust took place is an etirely diferent thing. Now, anyone with even a passing interest in religion will know that of almost every religion in the world, there exists a faction (or many)
that want to destroy the unbelievers. According to Kerry and his mates, that is the only kind of Jew there is. Apparently this kind don't really exist.

It appears that Kerry discovered the internet a few years ago and began sending copies of his "Letters to the Editor" to the Adelaide Institute as well. He also seems to have a big chip on his shoulder about Jews, and about people who think that the Nazis and Hitler were bad. Check out his letters, they're really quite kooky.

First up we have a grumpy Bolton writing to the NZ Listener complaining that a tv programme showed Hitler as being a bad man. Why would anyone think that? Read it here.

Then there are the "Health Nazis". Poor Kerry got his Lederhosen in a knot when an MP used the term "Health Nazis" to describe people opposed to smoking. You see, the real olde-fashioned Nazis banned smoking in public places, thus saving lives from "the tobacco holocaust". One presumes that many lives were saved by such measures in Treblinka, Sobibor and Auschwitz. No lung cancer there, ay Kerry? Saddam Hussein provided his people with one of the best health care systems in the Middle East, but that didn't make him less of a tyrant. Are we expected to think the same of Hitler? Read about the "health nazis" and you decide.

The last of Kerry's pearls of wisdom is my favourite. It seems a letter Kerry wrote to the NZ Listener wasn't appreciated by an elderly lady Kerry identifies as "I B….[of] Feilding , New Zealand". She forwarded him a copy of her unpublished reply to Kerry's original letter, and it seems to have made something in Kerry's head become a little, shall we say, unhinged. Dear old "I B" was in the "woman’s’ section of the Royal Artillery". She didn't like the Blitz and other things the Nazis did. Kerry must have seen red and went off on a tirade that would make Kyle Chapman, king of the crazed rant, very proud indeed. It seems, by opposing Hitler, Mrs I B helped send the
world on a path of destruction that could have been avoided by simply allowing the Nazis to take over whatever countries they wanted. Short of demanding blood (or maybe a pound of flesh) poor, deprived Kerry demanded that the elderly lady "Give some manner of repentance, for your generation has cost my generation and others dearly". My heart bleeds for you Kerry, it really does. Read about it here

One could be forgiven for thinking that with all this vociferous defence of Hitler and the Third Reich, that Kerry may have some sort of sympathy or direct support for Nazism. But of course, that sort of thinking isn't allowed in the National Front because they have nothing to do with fascism, do they?

A young Kerry Bolton looks disaffected when he begins to realise that the likes of Mrs I B of Fielding has cost him dearly. Photo from The Dominion, 2/3/1977

posted by Fightdemback @ 6:11 PM

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

KyleChapman steps down as leader of National Front?

POSTED BY DARP HAU:

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If only.

A few days ago we received unconfirmed reports that a restructuring of the New Zealand National Front has resulted in Kyle demoting himself from "Director" to "Chairman of the Governing Committee." A position which he says gives him much less responsibility.

We believe that this is the first step in Kyle's eventual exit from politics and far right activism. Kyle says he is "happy" and "feels free". He also says he will hand over the reins to someone else once he feels they are used to the responsibility.

Again, we must stress that all of this is unconfirmed and could very well be a pack of codswallop.

If it IS the case, what could be the motivations behind this. Kyle's latest spam update on the NF mailing list closed off with a paragraph on how stressed and flustered he has become in recent months due to an upsurge in activity by "the enimy".

Most Kiwis will already be aware of Kyle's mission to repopulate the master race with his own loins. Let's not stuff around here - the man is a machine. We believe he has also indicated that stepping down from his NF responsibilities will enable him more time to be a proper dad and also enable him to get and maintain a better job.

More power to him.

Where things get a tad ambitious are the possible university aspirations that Kyle may be harboring. We believe he wants to study marketing and claims that "After what I have been through, I will be good at coming up with new ideas, Social work is a no go for me."

Interpret all this as you see fit. Personally, I'm taking it all with a pinch of salt.

posted by Fightdemback @ 12:01 PM

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Bolton, Olsen and the N(e)o Nazi rule

POSTED BY ROBERT TRIGAN

Kerry Bolton

We note with interest that Kerry Bolton (NF Wellington Committee member &
former NF National Secretary) stated in free weekly newspaper "The
Wellingtonian" of 24/3/05 that the NF have "rules all members must adhere to
- no Nazi insignia.."

We wonder if what he meant was "Neo-Nazi insignia"? You see, In his previous
group The New Zealand Workers Front, Bolton offered flags for sale with a
crossed-over hammer and sword. Funnily enough, those flags made an
appearance at several NF demos last year, as seen in the following photo
taken on the National Front demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy on
Queens Birthday Weekend 2004.

Even stranger is the very close similarity of that symbol and that of the
Black Front. Who, you may ask? The Black Front was a Nazi organisation in
the 1930s who felt that Hitler was too moderate. Here is their logo, taken
from the masthead of their newspaper, Der Deutsche Revolution:

Given Bolton's history of the last three decades running fascist groups and
selling Nazi/fascist music, patches, magazines and books, we think the
striking similarity of the two graphics above is more than coincidence.

Then there is this cute little graphic that has been used to illustrate at
least two NF leaflets, which appear to have been written by Bolton.


The same family graphic was also used by New Force, a group run by Bolton in
the early 1980's.

"What's that got to do with anything?" you may ask. Take a look where the
picture originated from:

Gosh, a 1930s Nazi electioneering image. Gee, this really does seem to be
too much of a coincidence. I mean, what is the likelyhood of Bolton
unintentionally using not one, but two 1930s Nazi images? It really does
beggar belief.

Read more of the strange life and times of Kerry Bolton by clicking here.

Cale Olsen

You may remember seeing Cale Olsen (NF Central Region representative)
assaulting someone in the TV One news piece on the NF's October 23 rally to
"Defend the flag" last year. He later claimed that he had been attacked from
behind, a statement that is not backed up by what the tv camera actually
filmed. Assault charges against the man arrested for subsequently whacking
Cale were dropped as the police accepted he was acting in defence of the
person Cale attacked.
Cale also starred in this photo here:

That's Cale on the far right. While Kyle claimed he couldn't see the guys doing
the Nazi salutes, I don't think Cale could do the same as he's right next to
them, as is Annie, who was the NF's National Womens' Representative last
year.
Now, if the NF have ridded themselves of all neo-Nazis and Nazi sympathisers
like they claim, then why is Cale still the Central NZ Representative for
the NF? Take this little spat Cale had with Nic Miller on nzpolitics.com:
My thoughts on the matter are,

National Socialism - yes.

Sympathy with the Third Reich - yes

Neo Nazis - Fuck Off.

Now the NF were a bit concerned that Nic Miller was making them look bad by
using Nazi graphics in his internet postings. In attempting to tell Nic off,
Cale openly declares that he supports the ideology of National Socialism.
Now, National Socialism is Nazism, right? So, if the NF kick out Nazis, then
are we to expect Cale Olsen to be given the boot any day now? Don't hold
your breath waiting for that to happen.

Besides, the NF have declared several times in the last year that they do
not accept Nazis as members. They have also declared several times that they
have expelled people for being openly Nazi. Yet those kinds of people keep
popping up in the NF. Curiously, those people can be blatantly Nazi within
NF forums when they think nobody from the outside world is looking; but they
only seem to get booted out once they get outed via some form of media. And
as the NF constantly refuse to disclose membership lists to journalists to
prove their claims of expulsions, how can we really believe them anyway? I
mean, Brendon Rimmer is still the NF's National Youth Representative even
though he has posted that infamous photo of himself in the swastika t-shirt
on a number of internet forums several times SINCE he joined the NF. And wee
Jason Molloy is still in the NF even though he recently put out that photo
of himself in the t-shirt emblazoned with a swastika and the slogan "white
power".

In their quest for 500 members (and $10,000 from the Electoral Commission),
the National Front appears to be hesitant indeed about expelling even the
most blatant Nazis from it's ranks. Perhaps this has something to do with a
number of their leadership body breaking the NF's own rules against Nazism?

posted by Fightdemback @ 8:02 PM

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