- Announcement -
NSM Britannia are holding an event to remember Unity Valkyrie Mitford and Diana Mosley in Oxfordshire on the 14 th August 2010, these two women where leaders in British National Socialism in the pre World War 2 era.
Lady Diana Mosley was the wife of Sir Oswald Mosley leader of the British Union of Fascists; she was imprisoned for her beliefs & Unity Valkyrie Mitford was a member of the NSDAP.
We invite all comrades of all organisations to come with us to remember these two fallen heroines.
or click http://nationalsocialistmovementbritannia.blogspot... for more information. 14/88!
Interesting, the communist agitators came to Southern MN. from their usual area in Minneapolis to attempt to disrupt NSM anti-communist and anti-immigration efforts in the area, the Police appropriately welcomed the outside red agitators by macing and arrestting them. See photo gallery on the link below to see a few of NSM MN. and the mob of masked ara/commie scum that attempted to disrupt the protest. After action reports from NSM MN. to follow:
A man protesting a rally against Communism and illegal immigration is taken into custody Saturday following a brief altercation during the rally. At one point a speaker was damaged and items were thrown from the group of protesters. Police used chemical to bring the situation under control.
Mace used at illegal immigration rally; three arrests made
By David Richards (Contact) | Austin Daily Herald
Published Saturday, October 17, 2009
NSM, protesters square off
Three arrests were made and mace was used during a rally at the veteran’s memorial in Austin Saturday afternoon.
At least one of the protesters arrested will be charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, according to Austin Police Lt. John Mueller.
Austin resident and rally organizer Samuel Johnson said he held the event to fight communism and illegal immigration.
The rally was planned for 3 p.m., but started about 15 minutes early.
Johnson is a member of the National Socialist Movement and has held similar rallies at the same location over the past four months, including one each in June and July that attracted dozens of protesters, but ended in no arrests.
Saturday’s rally began similar to the others, but ended differently.
At about 3:30 p.m., law enforcement officers asked Johnson and his supporters to leave the premises, which they did.
How it began
Using a microphone and flanked by two other men who Johnson said are also members of the National Socialist Movement, Johnson began his message that was protested by a group of about 40.
“We will not give up; we will stand strong,” Johnson said, who ended his short speech with the words “white power.”
The protesting crowd seemed to be made up of several activist groups and mostly younger men and women from the Twin Cities, although at least one resident from Austin, Jonathan Thompson, was among them.
“I think it shouldn’t be allowed,” he said of the rallies. “Free speech is one thing, hate speech is totally different.”
Some of the protesters covered their faces with bandanas, and several wore black sweatshirts with the words Anti-Racist Action on the back of them.
Jake Bell, of Minneapolis, was at the rally and said that he considers himself to be a part of Anti-Racist Action, which he calls a coalition that is generally against racism.
Shortly after Johnson began his message, the crowd began several chants that included “No hate in our state.”
The crowd kept inching its way toward Johnson, the closest ones coming roughly 10 to 15 feet away from him and his supporters.
At least eight law enforcement officers were on scene, including members of the state patrol, Austin Police and the Mower County Sheriff’s Department.
Gold Cross Ambulance and Austin Fire personnel were also nearby at one point.
Mace and arrests
At about 3:10 p.m., a member or members of the protesting crowd damaged part of the sound system Johnson was using.
“The crowd converged among the sound system, pulled it in and started to damage it,” Mueller said. “Mace was used to clear the crowd to give officers access.”
All three protesters who were taken into custody were arrested within the span of about five to 10 minutes and all around the time the damage was done to the sound system.
Austin Police Chief Paul Philipp arrived on the scene in plain clothes.
“It’s unfortunate,” Chief Philipp said of the arrests that were made. “Everyone has a right to say what they want to say in this country, and these things happen. It’s unfortunate people can’t do it without bringing arrests.”
Throughout the protest, several Austin residents were curious about the rally and stopped to listen.
“I can’t believe this is going on,” Austin resident Kristina Reuss said.
At least five members of the Minnesota Peace Team were also at the event, including David Smith, who passed out lollipops and stickers that said, “Respect all beings.”
Smith said he did not represent one side or the other.
“We’re trying to promote a conversation that’s respectful and peaceful,” he said.
Johnson said what happened Saturday will not deter him from planning future rallies.
“I am on a mission for my people, and I am going to continue that mission,” he said. “Our mission is to awaken white people in America to the things that are happening in our government that are bringing our nation down. One of the main things is illegal immigration.”
Most members of the movement against illegal immigration are concerned with the continued flow of undocumented immigrants, and the effect on the economy, culture and national security.
It's an issue that sparked Oklahoma to pass House Bill 1804, largely considered the toughest and most comprehensive immigration enforcement statute in the nation.
Reform proponents argue that associating the mainstream movement with the small fringe is a transparent tactic to discredit their concerns and end the debate.
"The fringe elements on either side really are counterproductive to meaningful immigration reform," said Bob Dane, communications director for the Federation of American Immigration Reform. "They are not going to co-opt this immigration reform movement because they don't represent American interest. They are not part of our culture and our heritage."
FAIR has tried to distance itself from the fringe, decrying bias and re-affirming talking points that target policy as opposed to people. FAIR is one of the most sourced think tanks on immigration issues, and helped pen HB 1804.
"We are no more against immigrants than a person on a diet is antifood," Dane said "We are a mainstream group promoting mainstream values. We have no regard for groups that are based on bias, hate or discrimination.
"Any type of hate crime is unacceptable. Hate groups must be condemned."
Growth of hate
In 2007, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy group, counted 888 hate groups in its latest tally, up from 844 in 2006 and 602 in 2000.
That growth, according to McBride, has been well pronounced in the heartland.
The National Socialist Movement's Oklahoma City chapter opened about four years ago, at the same time the state's Hispanic population began to grow. The vast majority of new recruits point to immigration, said Ken Sponburg, the chapter's founder.
"There's a lot of people that are tired of it, but they don't know where to find like-minded people," Sponburg said. "This issue is going to come down to one thing: And that's going to be race."
Marilyn Mayo, co-director of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, expressed deep concern over extremist groups using FAIR's statistics and analysis. But she stopped short of calling FAIR extremists.
"We've seen an increase in rhetoric against immigrants. We're seeing a certain kind of environment that's negative against immigrants, and we are seeing a rise of crimes against immigrants," Mayo said. "The most extreme hate groups are changing their focus from Jews and African-Americans, and they are focusing more on Latinos, in a way that they really haven't before."
The FBI cited a 25 percent increase in hate crimes targeting Hispanics in 2007. It reported that 819 people were victimized by anti-Hispanic hate crimes in 2006, compared with 595 in 2003. About 62 percent of ethnicity-targeted crimes were anti-Hispanic in nature, according to the FBI. Experts say hate crimes are historically underreported.
The National Socialist Movement saw a noticeable bump in membership shortly after immigrant groups staged protest across the nation. Before that, the movement got very few phone calls from Oklahoma. Since then, there's been a marked increase.
But even more troubling than membership increases in the National Socialist Movement and the Ku Klux Klan has been the resurgence in "racist skinhead groups," which are less organized and much more underground and that have a greater tendency for violence, Mayo said.
"That rhetoric about how immigrants are threatening American culture and identity, we're seeing that filter down to the nightly news," Mayo said. "It's an environment of fear, and people are reacting."