Written by Raymond Brown, Cambridge News
A pensioner and British National Party (BNP) supporter who kept a loaded shotgun under his bed in Cambridgeshire has been sentenced over dealing in illegal firearms.
Peter Frenette, 73, a master gunmaker who has been a British National Party organiser for South Cambridgeshire, was formerly a firearms dealer but his licence was not renewed in April last year, Peterborough Crown Court heard.
He did not attend the hearing as he did not recognise the jurisdiction of the court.
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015 16:49
Written by Canterbury Times
A far right organisation is enflaming tensions over plans to convert a care home into a centre for asylum seekers, according to a group working for young migrants.
Kate Adams, a member of the Stop the Cuts Campaign, feared extremist group Britain First was 'demonising' the new arrivals to the Ladesfield care home in Whitstable after leader Paul Golding made disparaging remarks about Muslims in a video filmed outside the home.
In the short video published on YouTube, Mr Golding points at the centre, the nearby nursery, and Joy Lane Primary School. He is also seen with a companion at the entrance to the centre.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 19:28
Written by Anton Shekhovtsov
As the readers of this blog perfectly know, the Kremlin is actively cooperating - sometimes financially - with European far right parties. However, Moscow may also be engaged in even more sinister activities, namely whipping up racial hatred in the West in order to discredit democratic societies that have taken a strong position on sanctions against Russia for its war on Ukraine.
While it cannot be conclusively proven yet, the "anti-Jewification" demonstration that took place in London on 4 July might be an example of such activities. At least, there are sound reasons to suspect exactly this.
The demonstration was organised by the neo-Nazi Eddy Stampton who is notorious for drunken violence towards women, and was attended, among others, by his neo-Nazi mate Piers Mellor; the head of the far right IONA London Forum Jeremy "Jez" Bedford-Turner; and Britain-based activists of the Polish fascist National Revival of Poland (Narodowe Odrodzenie Polski).
The anti-Semitic demo in London was not the first time that Stampton, Mellor, Bedford-Turner and the Polish fascists came together. On 29 November 2014, they organised a demoin support of the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party by the Embassy of Greece in London.
Most prominent participants of the London anti-Semitic demo last Saturday are not simply fascists: all of them are in one way or another connected to the Russians.
Bedford-Turner leads the self-styled "New Right" IONA London Forum that hosted, on 12 October 2013, a conference titled "The end of the present world: the post-American century and beyond". The main speaker at this conference was infamous Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin, who is building links between Western far right/far left organisations and Moscow, and who was also involved, in 2006, in training of the activists from the pro-Russian extremist organisation Donetsk Republic. Bedford-Turner also invited Russian neo-Nazi activist Denis Nikitin to speak at one of the Forum's meetings in August 2014.
This was not the only connection between Nikitin and the British extreme right: Nikitin, who also directs the Russian White Rex company engaged in organising mixed martial arts tournaments in Russia and Europe, was a key person who provided fitness sessions to British neo-Nazis at a training camp in Wales. Are the Russians involved in training of would-be right-wing British terrorists?
Another participant of the anti-Semitic demo, Australian London-based neo-Nazi Piers Mellor, also participated in the Moscow-inspired anti-Ukrainian protest in March 2015.
Together with Mellor, protesting against non-existing UK arms supplies to Ukraine, was Graham Phillips, a British RT propagandist and strong supporter of pro-Russian extremists in Eastern Ukraine, including the Donetsk Republic, where he spent most of 2014.
Upon his return to London, Phillips immediately joined the UK Independence Party (UKIP) whose leaders, including Nigel Farage and Diane James, have openly expressed admiration of Russia's president Vladimir Putin. UKIP MEPs are also active opponents of the sanctions against Russia.
RT, Russia's major tool of its information warfare against the West, has immediately reported on the neo-Nazi gathering in London, but of course without mentioning any connections between the participants of the demo and the Russians. Nor has RT mentioned that the organiser of the anti-Semitic demo, Eddy Stampton, is a fan of the pro-Russian extremists in Eastern Ukraine.
Why would the Kremlin be interested in whipping up racial hatred in Britain? The fact is that when the Russians find it difficult to buy political influence in a particular Western country, they try to discredit it as a hotbed of fascism. The classic example is the KGB's psy-op in Western countries at the end of the 1950s.
The KGB and its counterparts in the countries of the Warsaw Pact infiltrated neo-Nazi organisations in West Germany and some other Western countries, in order to goad them into extremist activities and then accuse Western societies of the alleged resurgence of Nazism. The most prominent case is the "swastika operation" devised by Soviet KGB General Ivan Agayants and carried out in 1959-1960 in Western cities and towns. In that period, KGB agents painted swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on synagogues, tombstones and Jewish-owned shops in West Germany. Jewish families received anonymous hate mail and threatening phone calls. The initial KGB operation would stir up residual anti-Semitic sentiments in Western societies and, consequently, produce a snowball effect where troublemakers would carry out anti-Semitic activities on their own. The "swastika operation" in West Germany caused considerable damage to the reputation of the country in the West: its diplomats were ostracised, West German products boycotted, Bonn assailed for the alleged inability to deal with Nazism, and questions were raised about the credibility of the country as a member of NATO.
The established connections between the organisers/participants of the anti-Semitic demonstration in London and the Russian actors (as well as other evidence) provide a good reason to suspect that Moscow is now involved in similar psy-ops in Britain.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 10:56
Written by Gerry Gable
From the YourHarlow news item here, you will see that the Admin of Facebook group ‘Keep Illegal Traveller Camps out of Harlow’ Malcolm “Mitch’ Mitchell has been cautoned by police for racially abusing a Harlow councillor. The councillor in question being Unison branch secretary Waida Forman.
Mr Mitchell's abuse included the racially abusive word “Nigger”. He also incited people to trash Cllr Forman's home by shitting everywhere. What is ironic is Mr Mitchell’s quote in the Daily Mail report of March 20 this year: “There is the added risk of being branded an extremist — or worse.” Now there is the certainty we can describe Mr Mitchell as a racist.
Given racist Mr Mitchell's desire for his group’s 374 other members, including UKIP parliamentary candidates Sam Stoppelcamp and Mark Gough, to “shit everywhere” makes me wonder whether the more lurid allegations against Travellers were a “put-up job” by extremist elements in Mr Mitchell's group? The Equalities and Human Rights Commission make it clear that it is “very common for unfounded allegations to be made against Travellers.” See page 152 of the report Inequalities suffered by Gypsy and Traveller communities: A review.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 18:49
Written by Ben Ariel
Two British groups have announced plans to hold an exhibition featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Sharia Watch UK and Vive Charlie on Tuesday announced their intention to hold the exhibition in central London in September of 2015, noting the event will feature controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who recently caused a storm in his own country after he announced plans to broadcast cartoons of the founder of Islam on national television.
The event has been organized “in honor of the cartoonists, bloggers, and artists around the world who risk their lives in defense of free expression, and of those who have been murdered in this cause,” the two groups said in a statement.Add a comment
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:51