While the Allied press does its utmost to whip up a poisonous lynch spirit against the entire German people, the prisoners of all nationalities released from the Nazi concentration camps express warmest solidarity with their German comrades who were the first victims to feel the barbaric whip of the Nazi oppressor.
Smash Hitler. German Left Opposition Appeals for United Proletarian Resistance
1930: Slump hits Germany. Unemployment rises to three million. Heinrich Bruening of the Centre Party becomes Chancellor and takes emergency powers to rule by decree. Nazis get 18% of the vote in September 1930 elections (they had got only 2.8% in 1928).
Oskar Seipold was a member of the Prussian Diet, elected on the official Communist Party ticket, who later defected to the Left Opposition. He delivered this speech in March 1932. It has been abridged slightly.
You may remember last year Off The Rails reported on the setting up of ‘Solidarity’, a union for “patriotic and nationalist British workers” run by well-known BNPers. It held its first annual meeting at an undisclosed London venue on 24th February.
The European Court Of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the rail union ASLEF had the right to expel a member of the BNP from its union solely because "his membership of the BNP was incompatible with membership with of ASLEF, that he was likely to bring the union into disrepute and that he was against the objects of the union." Click here for more.
Searchlight trade union conference
A Worker is a Worker - A Trade Union Friends of Searchlight conference on migrant workers. Organised by SearchLight 10 March 2007, 10.30 am-4pm, TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.
His porcine cheeks ruddy with the burst veins of the long-haul serious whisky drinker, looking like an overfed pork butcher on a spree, Nick Griffin, Führer of the fascist British National Party, emerged from the Crown Court in Leeds spluttering with triumph and vindication. He praised the jury. He denounced the politicians. He told people how wonderful the BNP is.
Last night Channel 4 held a Dispatches debate chaired by Jon Snow on the question of whether Free speech is under threat from Muslims. The format was the same as that employed in the past to debate the Iraq War etc. In other words a prosecution and defence calling witnesses for their case, who are then cross examined by the opposing side. For a debate it is in my opinion a flawed format, especially given the very limited time for questioning and cross examining the witnesses. More significant, however, was the fact that yet again the British liberal media effectively copped out on an important issue of defence of free speech, despite the title of the programme.
In the local council elections in May the British National Party (BNP) won 32 new seats, bringing its national total to 48.
Its election material addressed those who felt "despondent, depressed, angry, ignored, abandoned, forgotten, ripped off, exploited, overtaxed, unrepresented". They said that the crisis in the NHS showed "the profit motive outweighing patient care", and denounced "private gain for public service".