FASCIST KNIFE ATTACK IN MALMO, SWEDEN ON THE NIGHT OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Taken from LibCom:

Late last night several people were attacked in central Malmö by members of the fascist Svenskarnas Parti (Swedes Party). They were on their way home after having taken part in celebrations for International Women’s Day.

The incident occurred just after a nighttime demonstration against violence against women finished up at around midnight on Möllenvångstorget (a square in the heart of a multicultural and left wing district of Malmö). One person is now in intensive care with serious head injuries and a further three have suffered knife wounds to the arms and lung, amongst which was a member of Allt åt Alla Malmö. The nazis had been searching for potential victims the entire evening in the vicinity of the March 8th Festival at Moriska pavilion in Folketspark. The attack was, in other words, no coincidence.

The attack on the 8th of March demonstrators can’t be seen as an isolated incident. The arson attack on Kvarnby peoples high school in October 2013 was only the beginning of an escalation in nazi violence around Malmö. Left wing locales and premises have been exposed to graffiti and broken windows. In January a 16 year old member of SSU (Sweden’s Socialdemocratic Youth organisation) was attacked by two men, warning her about spreading her views. In several other places and cities nazis have been identified registering participants in demonstrations during International Women’s Day.

The seriously injured 25 year old, who is currently being cared for in a sedated state in hospital, is a leading figure in the fight against racism and homophobia in the football world, a SAC member and devoted supporter of Malmö FF. He also helped to found “Football fans against homophobia”. Based on this, he has been recently hung out on the Swedes Party linked website ‘Realisten’.

According to witnesses at the scene, a high ranking member of the Swedes Party – Andreas Carlsson, was involved in the attempted murder. He was seen attacking feminists with a knife. Andreas Carlsson is one of the members of the Swedes Party who travelled down to Kiev as “Ukrainafrivilliga” (Ukraine Volunteers) to support the Svoboda party’s efforts in taking power. On Realisten he has reported on the Swedish Nationalist delegation’s operation.Some of the delegations participants have stayed, according to their own reports, “to enlist in the Ukrainian army”, while Carlsson’s group returned to Sweden only a few days before the 8th of March.

The Security Services’ (Säpo) chief analyst Ahn-Za Hagström claimed on the 8th of March that they “see no increased intention or capability of committing politically motivated crimes when they get home.” (SR.se March 8th) That same evening the nazis attacked. Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said in a recent interview on Swedish Radio’s P1 channel that the Swedes Party’s sister party Svoboda are “European democrats who work for values that are ours”. This minimization and normalization of fascist parties has given the Swedes Party and their “Ukraine Volunteers” the belief that they have a free pass for their violent acts.

Not only the Security Service, but also the ordinary police have ignored the far-right violence, by depicting the murder attempt as a “gang war” between “opponents on opposite fringes”. This comes less than half a year after police ignored warnings that a similar nazi party, Svernska Motståndsrörelsen (The Swedish Resistance Movement), planned to attack the anti-racist demonstration in Kärrtorp.

It is abundantly clear that the fascist threat against Sweden and Europe, against individuals and social movements, is not taken seriously. Neither the government, the security services nor the police have been able to present a clear and coherent approach towards this. Fascist violence should never be reduced to youth fights or extreme phenomena, such as, Birgitta Ohlsson’s government extremist investigation. Then one misses the powerful political force that the fascist parties in Europe have become, the impetus it gives the corresponding parties at home in Sweden and ignores the seriousness of the weapons training and street fighting skills Swedish right-wing extremists have gained during his travels and visits with Jobbik in Hungary, Svoboda in Ukraine and the Golden Dawn in Greece these last few months.

Today, they stand for violence in the streets. In September, they stand for parliamentary elections.

FIRST ANNUAL TORCH NETWORK CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN CHICAGO

On September 12th, 13th, and 14th of 2014, South Side Chicago ARA will be hosting the 1st Annual Torch Network Conference. Torch is a North American antifascist Network that evolved out of the Anti-Racist Action network. This conference has 2 parts; A private portion reserved for vouched antifascist chapters within the network (get vouched in now!) and a public portion for any and all antifascists interested in either the network or simply meeting other antifascists and having a good time. There will be workshops, tables, and more. 

If you have any questions or want to become a vouched chapter before the conference, email us a southsidechicagoara@hushmail.com

We will post a detailed schedule in the coming months!

DONATE TO PRISON RELEASE FUNDS FORANTI-RACIST POLITICAL PRISONERS CECE MCDONALD AND JOHN TUCKER

Hey everyone, We would like to encourage all our readers to donate to one or both of these brave individuals who were imprisoned for taking a stand against Racism and Fascism.

Cece McDonald is a trans woman who was attacked in 2011, along with several friends, by a group of Transphobic Racists.  In the ensuing melee, one of the attackers was stabbed and killed.  Cece is scheduled to be released this month and her supporters are fundraising to give her some help when she get out. Click here to donate to Cece McDonald.

John Tucker is one of the Tinley Park 5, 5 Antifascists imprisoned on trumped-up charges stemming from a disruption of a meeting of representatives of several Neo-Nazi/White Power groups. John is also slated for release this month.  His supporters have also started a prison release fund.  Click here to donate to John Tucker.

Please give all you can to support these two Antifascists.

PRIVATE INFO ON TRADITIONALIST YOUTH NETWORK RELEASED

Taken from pastebin:

The Traditionalist Youth Movement (TYN) is a white supremacist and self identified fascist organization based out of Indiana. The groups mission is to provide resources and support to independent groups of high school and college students about the “traditional” school of thought. They have attended several white nationalist events this year. The Leif Erickson day parade, an NSM rally, and the American Freedom Party conference, to name a few. Private details on their core membership and others can be found below.

Thomas C Buhls
Age: 30 – 06/06/1983
3382 West Spruce Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
Drivers license: 0130725411 IN
other associated addresses:
396 Country View Court, Apt. 13
Martinsville, IN  46151
thomasbuhls@gmail.com
http://i.imgur.com/yNBTEfN.jpg

Matthew W Heimbach
Age:22 – 04/08/1991
19616 Selby Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837 (allegedly moved in with Buhls in Indiana)
cell: 301 525 1474
http://i.imgur.com/CyDvxbc.jpg

David M Parrott “Matthew Parrott”
Age:31 –  07/01/1982
950 South Ridgecrest Lane
Paoli, IN 47454
cell: 317 324 8282
previous address:
1145 Golfview Dr
Apt FCarmel, IN 46032
Email: parrott.matt@gmail.com
Recently divorced Connie Adams Parrott after 2 years
Lives at his moms house and is unemployed
http://i.imgur.com/tlSAcLS.jpg

On October 9th, TYN protested against Tim Wise at Indiana University in Terre Haute, IN. Here is private information on three white nationalist attendees/supporters:

James Berry
06/16/1955
213 West Wheeler Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Drivers license: 903690571 AR
http://i.imgur.com/OL13njp.jpg

Brian L Bryant
05/20/1981
617 Teresa St
Harrison, AR 72601
home: 870 416 4687
http://i.imgur.com/U9FZrcJ.jpg

Daniel Wilson
Lowell, AR
http://i.imgur.com/ggyvJrX.jpg

PHILLY ANTIFA JOIN THE TORCH NETWORK

The TORCH network is proud to announce that we are adding a chapter to our ranks. A very active chapter at that. Welcome to the team, Philly Antifa!

http://phillyantifa.wordpress.com:

“Philly Antifa are anti-authoritarians. We do not work with the state or any groups/individuals who seek to “reign us in” or otherwise control us. We do seek meaningful partnerships and alliances with groups and individuals we feel are working towards similar aims.”

We can be reached at PhillyAntifascists@gmail.com

INTRODUCING THE TORCH NETWORK, AN ANTIFASCIST NETWORK

It is with both great excitement and some sadness that we introduce TORCH, an anti-fa network. Out of the old Anti-Racist Action Network rises a new, militant anti-fascist network. This isn’t a fracture or schism coming from internal strife but the result of the realization that the blueprint laid out in a time before the internet no longer serves as a sufficient model for combating fascism. We acknowledge that many of our comrades have lost much, some their lives, under the banner of ARA. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten and their fight is still our fight. Because of changes in the current political climate as well as our own political development, our understanding of what fascism is and how it relates to other political entities such as the working class, capital, and the state has evolved. We wanted to build a new network that fit our needs and politics. One that is more relevant and appealing to a new generation of anti-fascists.
We are still on the prowl. We will still continue to expose, confront, and act. Fascist beware… we are TORCH

TORCH Points of Unity:

1. We disrupt fascist and far right organizing and activity.

2. We don’t rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us. This
doesn’t mean we never go to court, but the cops uphold white supremacy
and the status quo. They attack us and everyone who resists oppression.
We must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists.

3. We oppose all forms of oppression and exploitation. We intend to do
the hard work necessary to build a broad, strong movement of oppressed
people centered on the working class against racism, sexism, nativism,
anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination
against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest, and the most oppressed
people. We support abortion rights and reproductive freedom. We want a
classless, free society. We intend to win!

4. We hold ourselves accountable personally and collectively to live up to our ideals and values.

5. We not only support each other within the network, but we also
support people outside the network who we believe have similar aims or
principles.
An attack against one is an attack against all.

torchantifa.org

DAVID IRVING SHUT DOWN IN CHICAGO BY ANTIFAS AGAIN!

After posting our initial call to action for a phone jam, It gives us great pleasure to announce that David Irving was once again shut down in Chicago by antifascists. After receiving the email attached below and calling Dine restaurant it has been confirmed that the venue has decided to cancel his speech. Thank you to all who participated in the phone jam, thank you to Dine for shutting this event down, and shout out to those who sent us this…Sent from an email:



In the wee hours of December 7th 2013, antifascists smashed the windows of Dine restaurant, the hosting space for David Irvings Chicago stop on his tour, successfully bringing the event to an end!

From David Irving:


Saturday, 7 December 2013 11:28AM

Unhappy news: I must postpone this evening’s dinner function at Chicago’s Dine, the restaurant we had chosen, out of concern for the safety of my guests. This morning the establishment came under attack from the traditional enemies of free speech, and the management notified me at ten a.m. today that they cancel the booking. (I have phoned our many guests coming from out of state to avoid their making an unnecessary journey before they get this email.) They will not have to look far to wonder why Jews are so unpopular.

See: http://southsideantifa.blogspot.com/2013/12/phone-jam-holocaust-denier-david-irving.html

for why the restaurant cancelled the booking. There is an unsavory element of hired thugs in Chicago, who seem not to have learned the lesson from what happened to their friends, the Edelweiss and Tinley Park thugs, who are now languishing in federal prison in consequence.

Unless you can suggest an alternative secure location, I do not think it will be possible to reorganise it securely in time today. The personal comfort of my bona fide guests is my prime concern.

I shall postpone the dinner to my forthcoming 2014 tour in a few weeks’ time. Your payment will be good for that function, and I will closely review the list of invited guests first. See:

http://southsideantifa.blogspot.com/2013/12/phone-jam-holocaust-denier-david-irving.html

for the reason why.

If you were a bona fide attendee, I will refund your payment if you wish, as that is our policy.

David Irving
on the road in Indiana, USA
Saturday, 7 December 2013