Last post for 2005
Monday December 26th 2005, 9:19 pm

It doesn’t much matter if you wrap your bricks in pages of the Bible, Torah or Quran; when you hit someone in the head with it, it’s still a brick.


A bad day to be a nazi in Sydney
Tuesday December 20th 2005, 10:24 pm

image: Seven NewsFightDemBack has discovered that Andrew Sanders, one of the five young European men arrested at Brighton-le-Sands with a police scanner and two-way CB radios, 25 litres of petrol and equipment to make molotov cocktails, is directly connected with the website from the preceding entry. image: Seven News

The 25-year-old is the son of the late Steve Sanders, a popular local who organised the Blacktown “Britfest,” which was intended to promote goodwill between Sydney’s British community and other ethnic groups.

The registrant details for the website are as follows:

Domain Name:
Last Modified: Never Updated
Registrar ID: R00010-AR
Registrar Name: Melbourne IT
Status: OK

Registrant ID: OTHER Y3041402

Registrant ROID: C3524115-AR
Registrant Contact Name: BRITFEST INCORPORATED
Registrant Email:

Tech ID: C3524116-AR
Tech Name: Brian Sutherland
Tech Email:

It is necessary to provide an ABN/ACN and non-profit organisation name when reserving a website- and it is clear that is exactly what Sanders did.

Despite facing a further 7 charges related to weapons found on a search of his Willmot home on the day following his apprehension at Brighton, Sanders has been released on bail. Sanders told police that he had viewed the website but did not claim authorship. However, there is an astonishing correlation between the items seized by police from Sanders and his mates and the items the website suggested that ‘protesters’ bring to the beaches (courtesy of the omnipresent Google cache).

After seeing video clips of violence and racist chants at the 11 December Cronulla riots, which white supremacists had posted on a website, as well as the arrest of the “Brighton 5,” NSW Premier Morris Iemma is talking tough about smashing fascism. Arrests have taken place all across Sydney today, targeting a number of online nazis.

Channel Nine’s reporter on the story in the 6:00pm news relied heavily on the story as told by Sanders’ attorney, calling the case ‘weak’ and all but declaring Sanders innocent. I do wonder if 5 brown boys had been caught with the same articles as Sanders and his mob are alleged to have had, whether they would have been bailed.

image: Seven News

An AC Nielsen survey released today indicated that 75% of Australians think that there is covert racism in Australia and 81% of those surveyed support multiculturalism. You wouldn’t know it from John Howard and Channel Nine.

Major kudos to BANA for the sharp eye on the rego data.


UPDATE: It’s no better a day to be a nazi in Perth. One of the vandals who attacked a Perth synagogue in July last year has been sentenced to 12 months in prison. You’ll recall that evil evil nazi guy Ben Weerheym was the getaway driver on that trip. Oh, and by the way, Ben, you still owe me for the unauthorised use of my copyrighted material.

Racist website chickens out
Sunday December 18th 2005, 9:53 pm

cowardly cockroachesA violent racist set up a website at earlier in the week. One of the pages on the site was titled conduct.html, which on 16 December 2005 contained the following text:

IMPORTANT: If you foward this on, REMOVE ALL OTHER EMAILS FROM THE HEADER IN THE EMAIL, we do not want this document to provide a list of names for victimisation or hate, anywhere, anytime. This is not race hate speech, if you are looking for that, look elsewhere, this is not encouraging violence, this is simply ensuring our protest on Sunday will be heard, understood and be a safe event. Read this entire document before forwarding it on, it contains useful information which will be of great assistance to you on Sunday.


Sydney says NO to racism
Sunday December 18th 2005, 7:26 pm

Around 3000 people showed up on rather short notice in Belmore Park this afternoon to send a message to nazis and racists:

"Not in our Australia, mate."
Protesters marching from Town Hall to Belmore Park
identify Racist Number One. (image:
At Town Hall: Ashamed to be Australian (image:

Belmore Park, wall to wall with 3000 peaceful people.

The message was quite clear. 

Aboriginal singer & rights activist Jimmy Little spoke about the common ancestry of all peoples.


2GB shock-jock apologises for racial slurs, pulled off air
Saturday December 17th 2005, 10:16 am

One shock jock down... sorta (image: 2GB)Brian Wilshire, one of the many shock jocks on infamous Sydney radio station 2GB has been forced to apologise for racist remarks he made last week.

On his show last Thursday night, with regard to Lebanese-Australians, Wilshire said, “Many of them have parents who are first cousins whose parents were first cousins.” Wilshire then dug himself in a whole lot deeper, making the completely outrageous claims, “The result of this is inbreeding the result of which is uneducationable (sic) people…and very low IQ.

Despite being a 25 year veteran of the station, Wilshire has now been pulled off the air by 2GB, whether with or without pay is yet unknown. However, Wilshire has not yet been charged either under sedition or racial vilification laws.

This begs the question- is an apology enough? Well, if I go out and rob a bank but later apologise, should I escape prison?

Uh… no.

Where’s the DPP? The ACMA?

And why is Alan Jones still on the air at 2GB after his full-on, baldfaced incitement to riot? Could that be due to the fact that Jonesy is a part-owner of 2GB?

You can complain to ACMA about Jones, but you first have to complain to 2GB. If (or rather when) 2GB fails to respond to your complaint, you can then lodge with ACMA.


How to be a young Muslim in a climate of fear
Wednesday December 14th 2005, 11:20 am

image: ABC Radio National
I really do love my ABC Radio National.

The best RN program of the week is a Background Briefing story about how young Muslims are integrating their faith into growing up in Australia. (audio: Real Win MP3)

Australians are living in a climate of fear, uncertainty and doubt about young Muslims. This has been fuelled not only by cheap opportunists like Alan Jones, but by official Australian Government policy. When the government treats asylum seekers like radioactive waste, to be kept away from the rest of Australia at all costs, the value of all Australians is diminished.

There is strength in diversity. The fire of fear of the unknown, being stoked by Howard for short term political benefit, is nothing but destructive, as if the weekend’s beach riots weren’t a big enough heads-up for Australia at large.

Don’t miss this particularly insightful edition of Background Briefing. 


Unite Against Racism Rally: 18 Dec – Town Hall
Wednesday December 14th 2005, 2:43 am

Unite Against Racism Rally

WHEN: Sunday 18th December 2005

WHERE: Town Hall Square

TIME: 1:00 PM 

Don’t let John Howard and Alan Jones tell you who you should fear.

Stand up and be counted.

Spread the word! 


Neo-Nazis steal Holocaust survivor’s artwork – again
Tuesday December 13th 2005, 1:21 pm

Blinky Bill - image copyright Yoram Gross EM.TVAnd while we’re on the topic of people about to go to jail for enciting to riot, Luke Connors and the ‘Patriotic Youth League‘ are back in the media.

When we last saw the PYL about a year ago, they were using artwork of "Blinky Bill" the koala to promote their racist tirades.

Curiously, the "Blinky Bill" art belongs to Yoram Gross, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust in WWII Nazi Germany. Yoram Gross Entertainment Television was explicably nonplussed last January by this little adventure into copyright violation.

You’d have thought the PYL would have learned the lesson about unauthorised use of copyrighted material back last January- but noooooooooo….

… the PYL literature passed out by Connors in Cronulla last weekend featured Blinky Billagain.

Wonder how much this new intellectual property theft is going to cost Luke Connor & Stu McBeth? My guess is that Yoram Gross TV won’t be quite so forgiving the second time around…

There is a lighter side to the PYL. Kudos to Dr Cam Sexenheimer for the Patriotik Yoof Leauge– a hilarious and once again timely spoof.


Alan Jones – ratings by race-baiting
Tuesday December 13th 2005, 1:09 pm

2GB’s master baiter, Alan Jones

David Marr writes that 2GB radio host Alan Jones has taken credit for inciting the weekend race riots in Cronulla:

Alan Jones: I’m the person that’s led this charge

By David Marr, Sydney
December 13, 2005

BY THURSDAY last week Alan Jones was screaming like a race caller whose horse was coming home. “I’m the person that’s led this charge here. Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla, now it’s gathered to this.”

The riot was still three days away and Sydney’s highest-rating breakfast radio host had a heap of anonymous emails to whip his 2GB listeners along. “Alan, it’s not just a few Middle Eastern bastards at the weekend, it’s thousands. Cronulla is a very long beach and it’s been taken over by this scum. It’s not a few causing trouble. It’s all of them.”

Will Alan Jones go to jail for inciting to riot? Probably as likely as John Howard finally coming to the astounding realisation that some Australians are patently racist.


Zoroastrians shaved my dog!
Tuesday December 13th 2005, 10:20 am

fighting tooth and nail over a perceived problem (image racists baying at the moon all sing the same song. ‘Those bloody Lebs are all rapists,’ etc.

Unfortunately, this war-cry isn’t borne out by the statistics. A pre-sentencing report in a NSW rape case in 2001 exposed facts compiled by the Australian Bureau of Crime Statistics indicating sexual assault was almost twice as prevalent in rural northern NSW, where there is a much lower proportion of ethnicities represented in the population, than it was in Bankstown:

In sentencing the youth, however, Justice Megan Latham specifically told the court that the crime had nothing to do with race or ethnicity. Moreover, official statistics from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BCSR) clearly establish that media claims of increasing ethnic-based sexual assaults in the Auburn and Bankstown areas are completely bogus.

A press release issued by BCSR chief Dr Don Weatherburn, aimed at countering media distortions, explained that there was “no factual evidence whatsoever” that sexual violence was more prevalent in Bankstown or that the incidence of sexual assault was increasing in the area.

BCSR statistics show that the highest rate of sexual assaults occurs in rural NSW, where the proportion of immigrants is the smallest in the state. The sexual assault rate was almost twice as high in northern NSW than in Bankstown and only one Sydney region was listed in the highest 25 districts.

Just because someone in the pub last night said a Zoroastrian shaved his dog doesn’t mean it happened, nor does it mean you should start a witch-hunt against Zoroastrian dog shavers.

Conventional wisdom usually isn’t.