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More bonehead attacks in Nelson

From the Nelson Mail:

Arrests over race-hate attacks on Asians
Monday, 09 June 2008

Nelson police say two “skinheads” have been arrested following two unprovoked racist attacks in the central city, which left the victims terrified and shaken on Sunday.

Senior Constable Phil Wylie of Nelson police said the 23-year-old and 24-year-old Nelson men were both due to appear in the Nelson District Court Monday on a number of charges, following the assaults.

News brief · 13 June 2008

Noble Front vs. ZOG

NSW police have raided a property outside Bathurst belonging to David Pollard, the owner of neo-Nazi online store Noble Front. In February, Pollard was the * attraction on Seven News in Sydney; Seven also accompanied police on the raid this morning (June 10, video). Armed with a search warrant for ‘racist propaganda’, police have apparently confiscated a range of materials, including computers. As a result, presumably — and assuming that this information was not available to them previously — they will now have in their possession details of anyone who’s ordered merchandise from Pollard in the past. Potential charges against Pollard would also presumably be brought under the terms of the (NSW) Anti Discrimination Act (1977).

Currently, while the Noble Front site catalogue is down, and has been for some months, Noble Front merchandise is available for sale at Items include an SS and White Power patch; a Nazi Youth and SS flag; and — my personal favourite — the Deaths Head CD ‘Feast of the Jackal’.

    OZtion was founded by Philip Druce and Kelvin Yip in Melbourne in 2005. Together they identified the requirement for OZtion from working in the online industry and began to build a team to offer Australians an Australian online auction site. OZtion’s team now includes professionals in online trading, web site development, database systems, internet security and fraud prevention. It’s been heaps of fun and challenging building and running OZtion.

As noted previously, Deaths Head is a local Melbourne band, and closely associated with both Blood & Honour and the Hammerskins, international neo-Nazi networks. Vocalist Jesse maintains a channel on YouTube which features a number of Deaths Head videos, as well as two very brief cartoons featuring the decapitation and shooting of ‘Sheky’ the Jew. Deaths Head is also notable for having provided local oi! band Bulldog Spirit with a drummer, Joel. Doug, the vocalist for Bulldog Spirit, is a big fan of mine, and it was in this spirit that he published what he claimed (erroneously) to be my work address on an online forum frequented by boneheads.

Slackbastard · 12 June 2008 · Discussion

Former Minister for Indigenous Affairs mocks Aboriginal culture, accent

From the National Indigenous Times:

Brough and family mock Indigenous accent, culture during media interview
June 3, 2008
By Chris Graham & Amy McQuire

Mal Brough, the former Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and his teenage son mocked Aboriginal culture and the Australian Aboriginal accent during an interview with a Queensland journalist, a recent feature in the Courier Mail’s weekend magazine reveals.

The story, entitled Brough Justice, is a profile of the former federal politician turned leader of the Queensland Liberal Party.

In it, journalist Matthew Fynes-Clinton reveals that during an interview at Brough’s home, he and his son, James, aged 17, break into a mock, impromptu performance of Aboriginal song and dance, which she describes as “jarringâ€?.

News brief · 5 June 2008

Croatian PM slams Perkovic

From the Australian:

Croatian PM wades into pro-Nazi row
From correspondents in Zagreb
June 03, 2008

CROATIAN Prime minister Ivo Sanader today condemned the display of World War II pro-Nazi Ustasha regime symbols at a rock concert, as a rights group prepared a lawsuit against a controversial singer.

“What is happening is wrong. The Ustasha symbols have to be condemned. That regime doesn’t deserve to be worshipped in Croatia,” Mr Sanader was quoted as saying by the website of the local Jutarnji List newspaper.

“The fact that all that is linked to this singer is regrettable. He should engage himself in an action to end all that,” Mr Sanader said.

Zagreb’s decision to host a concert by Marko Perkovic – known by his stage name Thompson – who has often identified with the country’s World War II pro-Nazi regime, angered the Margel Institute enough for its head to seek prosecution.

News brief · 5 June 2008

White supremacist sentenced to 2 years for jury intimidation

Kia ora, gentle readers.

We can’t find any stories in the newspapers about it, but we thought youse would be interested to know that Lloyd James Bowling, the fella who attempted to threaten a juror in the Canadian kidnapping case, was sentenced to 2 years jail last week.

Fight dem back · 5 June 2008 · Discussion

Bailed white supremacist on thin [white] ice

From NZPA:

Bailed white supremacist on thin ice with judge
Friday, 30 May 2008

A Petone man involved in a white supremacist kidnapping of a Canadian Indian has been remanded on bail after failing to attend community probation and making a “mockery” of the court.

Benjamin McPadden, an apprentice landscaper, appeared in the Wellington High Court today for sentence review.

McPadden was one of three men found guilty of kidnapping tourist Jeremie Kawerninski in April last year.

A fourth man was discharged on the penultimate day of the trial due to lack of evidence.

Defence lawyer Ian Hard said McPadden had been subject to intimidation and death threats during the 35 hours he completed at community probation.

Mr Hard said attempts to inform probation staff of the problem “had fallen on deaf ears”.

McPadden did not complete the remaining 215 hours out of fear, he said.

Crown prosecutor Grant Burston did not oppose bail.

Justice Ronald Young said he had to seriously consider whether bail was appropriate.

McPadden’s sentence had been “a real indulgence from the court” and “35 hours since August last year was making a mockery of what was a very generous sentence,” Justice Young said.

“You can look as sad as you want now but you’re in real danger of going to prison.

“You’re a fool to have done that and it’s as simple as that,” he said.

McPadden was remanded on bail until Friday June 6.

News brief · 5 June 2008

Speak Out Against Hate Speech

Fight dem back · 2 June 2008 · Discussion