WLT Thursday, September 25, 2008Well how many times have we said at Whitelaw how suspicious it is that @ndy the Anarchist works with the State to attack White Nationalists? An Anarchist working with the State? So what is an Anarchist?
“Anarchism is a political philosophy encompassing theories and attitudes which support the elimination of all compulsory government, i.e. the state. Specific anarchists may have additional criteria for what constitutes anarchism, and they often disagree with each other on what these criteria are. According to The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, "there is no single defining position that all anarchists hold, beyond their rejection of compulsory government, and those considered anarchists at best share a certain family resemblance".
There are many types and traditions of anarchism, not all of which are mutually exclusive.Anarchism is usually considered to be a radical left-wing ideology,and as such much of anarchist economics and legal philosophy reflect anti-authoritarian interpretations of communism, collectivism, syndicalism or participatory economics; however, anarchism has always included an individualist strain, including those who support capitalism (e.g. market anarchists: anarcho-capitalism, agorism, etc.) and other market-orientated economic structures (e.g. mutualists). s described by the 21st century anarchist Cindy Milstein, anarchism is a "political tradition that has consistently grappled with the tension between the individual and society."
Others, such as panarchists and anarchists without adjectives neither advocate nor object to any particular form of organization. Anarchist schools of thought differ fundamentally, supporting anything from extreme individualism to complete collectivism. Some anarchists have vocally opposed all types of coercion, while others have supported the use of some coercive measures, including violent revolution, on the path to anarchy”.
Ok so we get the idea? Anti state Anti Government throw in a bit of individulasim and a touch of collectivism. On the face of it you could say they have a fair bit in common with the average National Socialist and or White Nationalist. Or dare I say it the National Anarchist people @ndy hates so much.
So to be an anarchist it would be fair to assume that you would not sell out your principles? I mean how could you be an anarchist and work with the state. Or how could you be an anarchist and rub shoulders with Capitalists or Zionists? I mean would you not be turning your back on the core anarchists principles? Of course the answer is yes.
So what type of person would claim to be an anarchist and yet not observe the traditional role of an anarchist? A fraud maybe?
Now in any other political movement left or right the believers of what ever “ism” usually follow the basic belief of their chosen political persuasion. Yet no place in history has an Anarchist ever worked with the state. So what is @ndy? He sure as shit aint a Anarchist.
Now who makes up @ndy’s list of friends? Who does @ndy support? Lets have a look. Well on his site he tells us a little about his chums at FDB.
“Mathew Henderson-Hau is a member of the Australian Greens.
In Melbourne, the group nominated Cam Smith, a multi-media producer and radio journalist, as its spokesperson. Donald Oorst, a part-time academic and author, represented the group in Perth.
In Aotearoa / New Zealand, the public faces of the group were the lawyer Robert Trigan and political activist Asher Goldman. (NB. Trigan left FDB (and New Zealand) in July 2005.)Brian Stokes has also acted as a spokesperson for the group. "
Interesting the only one we can see here that would fit the anarchist description is our old friend Asher Ash Goldman. You remember Asher readers, he posted this in @ndy’s comment section only a few weeks back. I think he may be a bit sus on @ndy and his mates at FDB.
Asher Jul 29th, 2008 at 11:43 pm Quotes like this:
Gerry Gable, of anti-fascist magazine Searchlight said: “Antifa like getting stuck in basically. They are related to groups in Germany and other parts of Europe. They will confront Nazis wherever they find them. They’re really quite intimidating and scary.”
Make me wonder if Gerry has totally lost his memory in his old age - that’s exactly what he used to do with the 43 Group, before he sold out and started cooperating with the British State and its “intelligence” services… *sigh*
Dr. Cam Jul 30th, 2008 at 12:27 am
He’s not exactly condemning them, Ash
Asher Jul 30th, 2008 at 9:45 pm
Cam - No, he really is. He’s also known for ratting out AFA activists to the British intelligence services, back in the day - no reason to think it isn’t still happening with antifa too.
Dr. Cam Jul 31st, 2008 at 4:00 am
I rat you guys out to intelligence services all the time. Are you saying that’s not cool?
@ndy Jul 31st, 2008 at 4:58 am
Uh-oh: I think we both may be in trouble Doctor.”
So it would seem that @ndy is aware of Gerry Gable? Hell @ndy is a core member at FDB he would be privy to a lot of info. Let alone his knowledge from being Australia’s number one expert in Anarchism.
Posted by Mathew Henderson Hau “Darp”.
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:58 am Post subject: Just who is 'IN' FDB?
Just a gentle reminder dear readers that being 'IN' FDB comes as a result of the senior and founding members voting you in. If anyone is out there running their own antifa activities, good on them. The only people who can do stuff in the name of FDB are myself, Anarchia, Balaclava, Weez, Bana, Cam, Don, Blair Peach, Raz, Aketus, Rooster, Harry, @ndy.
Now it is well noted that Mathew Henderson Hau founder of Fight Dem back admitted in an interview with an Australian News paper that he had modeled Fight Dem back on the British Anti fa group “Searchlight”. Gee Asher you must be truly feeling a little stupid by now. But is Asher in on the scam also. He is a Jew just like Searchlights founder Gerry Gable.
Lets recap. @ndy is a self proclaimed Anarchist and is a senior founding member of Fight Dem back. Now in the past Fight Dem Back have bragged about relationships with Australian Law Enforcement. Especially Cam Smith, who bragged openly that he and FDB were working closely with the Federal police after the Cronulla Riots.
Lets not forget Donald Orst from Perth who also was caught out working with the Western Australian Task Force that was looking for JVT in 2006. Donald was also involved in making false and misleading complaints to ASIO along with his Melbourne bum chum Cam Smith. Old Cam Smith used his Police connections in Melbourne to smear a Senior White Nationalist in Australia.
Not real bright these state informers. But neither is Gerry Gabel from Searchlight. Hardly what I would call Anarchists. May I suggest that the evidence shows that FDB are more likely State Sponsored Informers than anarchists or your typical left-winger?
Sorta puts @ndy aka Andrew Fleming aka slackbastard in a bit of a jam? Whitelaw staff is aware that the Queensland chapter of the Red Anarchist Action Network has taken up digs in Victoria. Our guess to get closer to the King Informer @ndy. I wonder how much information he has sourced from those young Anarchists and then passed onto the Feds? The mind boggles.
Lets have a look at the Anti Fa in the UK and the Anarchists you will see a pattern.
Breakdown of the united front
The 'united front' where activists worked together started to break down as the 1990s progressed. The relationship with Searchlight started to turn sour. Anarchists had not trusted Searchlight since at least the early 1980's - when articles in anarchist papers examined Searchlight's then editor Gerry Gable's links with Special Branch (alleging a 'something for something' relationship – i.e. Searchlight would give details to the State, and not just about fascists).
In 1993 Searchlight ran a smear campaign against anarchists - in particular against specific DAM and Class War members - alleging they were really fascists. This probably wasn't a coincidence now there were alternatives to AFA to back. From the mid-1990's Red Action - who had previously had a very close relationship with Searchlight - began more and more to take the line that association with Searchlight was becoming a liability - with Searchlight increasingly providing misinformation and trying to manipulate AFA for its own agenda .
Relationships between Red Action and anarchists also began to break down. In London , state interest in Red Action at this time seemed more than just paranoia, and anarchists were obviously being kept out of the loop. Workers Power left for the ANL, many independents left, and, increasingly, London AFA was moving from an alliance run mainly by Red Action, to one consisting more or less exclusively of Red Action.
In Glasgow - around late 1992 - relationships between anarchists and Glasgow Red Action deteriorated to the extent that anarchists felt compelled to organise a separate meeting. At least two anarchists leaving the meeting were physically attacked by Red Action members. One of the organisers of the meeting - a committed anti-fascist of long standing - was later falsely smeared as a police grass in Red Action's paper 'Red Action' .
So why would an Anarchist such as @ndy align himself to a group that claimed from the very beginning that it intended to model itself on Searchlight? Something for something is a very interesting term.
Are we to believe that FDB who has also claimed in the past of its high-ranking legal professional connections works for the state for free? Lets be clear here, FDB and @ndy have and do co-operate with ASIO and State and Federal Police to frame and set up Australians. Yes folks Australians who have more in common with Anarchism than these frauds.
Why would @ndy and his mates from FDB spend so much time attacking groups such as the National Anarchists? An Anarchist group that supports the rights of all peoples no matter of race in their fight against the Capitalists. Yep they attack the people who clearly are making a stand against the “US Imperialists”. I bet the National Anarchists don’t talk and share info with ASIO.
What about a direct link to the UK and Searchlight? OK we can do that. Check out the UK’s one and only confused Anti Fascist group Unity News. This hate site is nothing more than a Zionist love fest. FDB’s UK contact Denise plays a prominent role as the local right wing lesbian.
It has been suggested that FDB’s own Anti Zionist Jew Asher Goldman spent some time with this Pro Zionist group while he was over in the UK recently. What would FDB core member from New Zealand have to talk about with a bunch of right wing Zionists? Oh yeah just before he took off to his Home Land Israel. While Asher was hanging out with the real pro Palestinians in Israel was he working for his Zionist masters? Or is he also a victim of this rather elaborate scam by Australia’s own Searchlight.
How impressed local Anarchists and pro Palestinian groups in Australia must be to see FDB and @ndy’s site Slack Bastard listed with Searchlight over at Unity News.
DIRTY TRICKS AGAINST THE LEFT (and it wasn’t us go figure).
Searchlight have shown themselves willing and able to play their part in dirty tricks against the Left, especially anarchists, something obviously related but not reducible to, the Stalinist origins of many Searchlight personnel.
In 1985 close Searchlight associate journalist David Rose printed lies about the militant anarchist group 'Class War' implying they were 'run by former leading figures in the National Front.' lies he later admitted came from Searchlight.
A couple of weeks later, Rose (who is always very well informed as to the opinions of Special Branch) retracted this specific charge in the course of making more general insinuations about Class War.
The (intended) damage had been done, and the recently formed street-oriented 'Anti Fascist Action' suspended Class War's membership, and set up a Commission of Enquiry. When AFA's report into the matter was finally published in 1986, they exonerated Class War, and had this to say'Despite the leading role of Searchlight magazine in the affair, and despite many approaches to the magazine for evidence, the sum total of material from Searchlight to the enquiry was nil.
We are bemused by Searchlight's role in this affair. They shouldn't have been bemused: this was yet another instance of Searchlight running errands on behalf of the state, disorganizing the anti-fascist movement by spreading disinformation.
A fascinating article in the now defunct International Times (IT) illuminated the state operation against Class War and the similarity of specific lies spread by Gable to those coming more directly from the state .
When the IT reporters caught up with Gable, he repeated the assertion that 'Class War is being manipulated by the state There was, needless to say, no evidence for this in the slightest, but the episode shows how, as IT speculated 'Gable is using Searchlight's street-credibility and Fleet-street credibility to spread rumours about anarchists This is precisely the point -- by getting close to militant anti-fascists, Searchlight have been able, not just to spy on them, but disseminate tit-bits of genuine information, and thereby use this leverage to more effectively aid state operations of various kinds, including those against sections of the Left.
The first lies about Class War surfaced in 1985 in the aftermath of the Brixton riots which had followed the shooting by police of a black woman in her home. In October 1994 there was again rioting on the streets of London, this time against the Criminal Justice Bill (now Act) which curtailed many political and civil rights.
As sure as night follows day, the lies about Class War were recycled, and one instance, not sourced to Searchlight freely admitted the state was the origin of the fantasies. It was reported that 'Special Branch officers believe that Class War itself has been infiltrated by elements of the extreme right ... in an attempt to stir up violence and thus encourage draconian laws banning all public protest.
That this story does not mention Searchlight shows very well the ultimate source of the disinformation being the state and not them. Which is not to say they didn't get in on the act: regular team associate Julian Kossoff in Time Out quoted Gable without criticism as stating that 'one of the leading members of Class War in the '80s fed information to the far right.' Kossoff supplemented this clear reference to Tim Scargill with his own slur: that 'Class War has attracted fascists to its ranks with their own sinister motives for creating chaos.' In this (ongoing) operation against anarchists, Searchlight have only been one (albeit at times crucial) conduit. Not all 'favours' Searchlight perfoms in this way are on behalf of the national state or security agencies.
A good example of a 'ground setting' operation intended to have local effects were the smears against anarchist squatters describing them as heavily infiltrated by nazis in Hackney (East London) which began in January 1988 and culminated in a lying one page spread in the March 1988 issue, which came just a couple of days after a massive police operation evicted the squatters. It shows how useful Searchlight were to the local (Labour) Council in suppressing Left-field dissent and sowing dissention between the squatters and potential supporters.
I think it’s rather strange that Searchlight would attack Class War? Class War and Nazis? Sounds like the FDB tactic used on the National Anarchists. Not to mention the cozy relationship between Searchlight and the Labor movement in the UK. A bit like Mathew Henderson founder of FDB working in the New South Wales State Labor office while hunting down Nazis in 2005/2007. This is all clearly documented here and at Victor Whitelaw.
Back to the UK
“It was a victory because we all worked together,” said Liam Smith, the Labor Party agent. “The Labor Party, Searchlight and the unions have formed a great team together and this sets us in good stead for next year’s all-out local elections.”
It will be interesting to see what happens after the electoral commission finish its investigation into @ndy and FDB after the attempted smear on Australia First in the last NSW council elections. Will they find a Labor party Black Hand involved?
Well that’s a fair bit for you guys to chew over. But a few things must be said. Whitelaw and many other Australian White Nationalists deserve answers. Hell they expect to be fronted by the left. In fact many believe this to be a greatly respected part of our democracy. We are the right they are the left. We clash.
We also understand that many of our beliefs overlap, but when it comes to race and nation we split onto a differing path. Nationalists in this country ask that if we are going to debate or fight with the left that it should be the left that we fight not the state disguised as the left. At this moment the traditional left and the right have been fooled. We are all the victims here left and right.
To all the Anarchists that are reading this. I say you better clean up your own camp first or you will all end up in the same prison cell as us.