Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chickens come home to roost for Nazis

After years of complicity with terrorist websites like Redwatch, the fascist British Nazi Party are up in arms about 'invasion of privacy' after one of their former organisers leaked their entire membership list details on the internet. NUJ General Secretary Jeremy Dear and other trade union militants have commented on the hypocrisy of the BNP:

'For years we have been demanding Government action to close down websites such as Redwatch which seek to intimidate and silence media by publishing the photos, names and addresses of journalists who expose the criminal activities or racist views of BNP members and other far-right and neo-nazi thugs. Despite innocent people being physically assaulted and threatened after having their details published on these sites, we have never heard a single condemnation of this gross breach of privacy or unlawful harassment and intimidation from Nick Griffin or the BNP. Yet today, they seek to invoke the very Human Rights Act they want to abolish to protect the identity of their members. They have exposed their hypocrisy once again.'
Jeremy Dear, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists

'If they [BNP members] are ashamed of belonging to such an organisation, they should get out. If they regret being one of this group, they should resign. If, however, they are happy to peddle extreme right-wing racism, they should be happy to be identified as such. I hope that the release of this information will enable other unions to identify and remove individuals who wish to subvert, divide and discriminate.'
Keith Norman, leader of the train drivers' union ASLEF.

Edited to add:
Lenin's Tomb: The class composition of fascism
Socialist Worker: Seize this opportunity to send Nazi BNP packing
Unite Against Fascism: BNP members must be sacked
Jeremy Dear: On reporting the BNP
Amusing pictures of BNP Fuhrer Nick Griffin here



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