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(3) Members of the Polish neo-Naziskinhead band ‘Tormentia’ wereattacked by a squad of militantanti-fascists on the day they weresupposed to play an importantneo-Nazi concert.
The planned gig (which was sub
sequently cancelled because of
the ambush) was was organised
in memory of Mariusz Szczerski, aleading Polish neo-Nazi and mem
-ber of the band ‘Honor’, who
died in a car crash in 2005. (Hisauthority in the fascist movementwhile alive, the way in which he
died and large memorial concerts
has caused many to call him thePolish ‘Ian Stuart Donaldson’.)The attack on ‘Tormentia’ left one
band member unconscious andcaused hundreds of euro of dam-
age to their equipment.
(2) A march by the National Social-ist Movement (NSM) in Phoenix, Arizona didn’t go quite as plan ashundreds of counter-protestersblocked their path.
Police used tear gas to disperse
the anti-fascists, two of whom
were arrested for throwing rocks
at the fascists and charged with
aggravated assault. The protestwas organised in support of Arizona’s controversial immi
gration law and attracted onlyaround 30 NSM members, mostly
tattooed men with shaved heads.Some were dressed in uniform
and carried shields and swastikaags. One of the most extraor
dinary of the day’s events saw aheavily-built black man, rumoured
to be a born again Christian, act
as a bodyguard for one of theleading NSM members J.T. Readyclaiming that ‘even a Nazi had aright to speak’. Anti-fascists inNorth America once again pre
vented neo-Nazis from havingtheir way and marching around
(1)On Saturday 30 October, a gang of neo-Nazis from the SwedishResistant Movement (SMR) at-tempted to attack a public meet-ing, organised to start up a new extra-parliamentary left-wing group, in the Southern town of Kristianstad.
The masked Neo-Nazis, whowere armed with shields, sticks
and bottles, did their best to
break into the meeting but wererepelled by a counter-attack by
the socialists inside.
Eight neo-Nazis required medi
-cal attention after the botchedraid while others were chased
for over a mile through a park
-ing lot and forest. The left-wing
group Revolutionary Front issued
a statement afterwards reiterat-ing that the socialist movementin Sweden will refuse to allow to
the Nazis to ‘disrupt the social
ist development’ and will ‘use allmeans available’ to stop them.
(4) Anti-fascists in Russia organised avigil to mark the death of Timur
Kacharava who was murdered fve
years ago by a group of neo-Nazisin Saint Petersburg.
Kacharava, who was only twenty
at the time, was an active anar-
chist and guitarist with the punk band Distress. He is one of doz
-ens of left-wing activists and anti-fascists who have been murdered
or seriously injured in Russia byfascists in recent years.
In August, a large gang of neo-Na-
zis attacked a group of anti-fascistfootball fans of the Karelia-Dis
covery Soccer Club at a soccermatch in the town of Pushkin.Russian anti-fascist Fillip Kostenkohas commented that this attack
has shown “that the threat is stillhere” from fascists. Internationalanti-fascists must offer their un-
reserved support to the besiegedRussian anti-Nazi movement andsupport them in whatever waythey are asked.
An Antifascist Action ag ies over the Tory HQ in London during recent student protests
round up of some international AFA activities in October & November