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Monday, 17 January 2011

German neo-Nazi parties merge amid demonstrations

Berlin Jews joined hundreds of demonstrators to protest a meeting marking the merger of two neo-Nazi parties.

Police estimated fewer than 80 right-wing extremists showed up to the Jan. 15 meeting where the National Democratic Party of Germany and the German People's Party formally announced their merger. Meanwhile, nearly 100 times that number demonstrated in the streets outside the public school where the party meeting was held, in the Berlin district of Lichtenberg.

Berlin's Jewish community and others had criticized the Max-Taut school for allowing the neo-Nazis to meet there. But courts upheld the party's right of assembly. Their right was protected, with about 300 police in the assembly hall. Reportedly, protesters in the hall tried to disrupt the proceedings by clapping at inappropriate moments.

However, the neo-Nazis were obviously not welcomed, either by neighbors or by the school's pupil, Judith Kessler, editor in chief of the Berlin Jewish community's monthly magazine, juedisches berlin, told JTA.

Pupils had put anti-Nazi posters up on the walls of the Max-Taut school, and neighbors had signs in their windows making it clear the ultra-right-wingers were "not wanted here," Kessler said. She said she understood the party had a legal right to meet, but they should have been given "a barn or a field," not a public school, she commented.
She called the turnout "ludicrous."

Both parties blame "foreigners" for Germany's economic and social problems, and relativize the Holocaust, claiming it was not so bad and that the suffering of "Germans" has been ignored. Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany, but both parties come close to that, critics say.

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit and the newly elected chair of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, both have called for banning the NPD as a threat to democracy.

Meanwhile, the NPD, with an estimated 7,000 members nationwide and 14 representatives in state-level parliaments, mostly in former East Germany, recently announced it would merge with the smaller DVU to form the "NPD - The People's Union." Their goal was to present a stronger force in local elections, of which there are many in 2011.

"The opposition finds this OK," Kessler said, "because it is easier tofight against only one party."


White Supremacist Site MartinLutherKing.org Marks 12th Anniversary (USA)

Recently, a diverse group of New York City high school students was assigned to write reports on Martin Luther King, Jr. Searching the Internet, several students learned that the renowned civil rights leader had in fact been a drunken philandering con man. Others concluded that the federal holiday marking King's birthday should be repealed.

Where in the www did these kids search?

Google, for starters.

If you enter "Martin Luther King, Jr." as a search term, the site netting the third-highest ranking is martinlutherking(dot)org, which purports to be "A valuable resource for teachers and students alike." Visit the site and you can read the "truth" about King -- communist, wife-beater, plagiarist, sexual deviant and all-around fraud. There are flyers to the same effect that children can download, print and bring to school.

As you have probably guessed, this site is not run by the King Center, the memorial established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King to the advance her husband's legacy (TheKingCenter.org ranks seventh on Google). Rather, MartinLutherKing(dot)org is a spinoff of Stormfront(dot)org, the "white nationalist" online community created in 1995 by former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Don Black. Stormfront's Web forum now claims nearly 214,000 participants. Black registered martinlutherking(dot)org on January 14, 1999, later adding MLKing(dot)org and MLKing(dot)com.

A Google spokesman told me, "Our search results are generated objectively and are independent of the beliefs and preferences of those who work at Google. A site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by computer algorithms using hundreds of factors to calculate a page's relevance to a given query. The only sites we omit from our search results are those we are legally compelled to remove or those maliciously attempting to manipulate our results."

MartinLutherKing(dot)org also ranks third on Yahoo and Bing.

According to sociologist Jessie Daniels of RacismReview, "The decision to register the domain name 'martinlutherking(dot)org' relatively early in the evolution of the web was a shrewd and opportune move for advocates of white supremacy."

While proponents of the King Center message would love to pull the plug, they face multiple obstacles, not least of which is the First Amendment. Unless the Web content contains libel, a credible threat or incitement to imminent lawless action, the law offers little recourse. In a 2008 Atlanta Journal-Constitution interview, King Center CEO Isaac Farris, Jr., cited the "thin line between opinion and slander," adding, "You never authorize a lawyer to do whatever it takes because that could be a black hole."

The law also insulates Internet Service Providers from liability to the same extent telephone companies aren't responsible for crimes committed over their wires. Per the Telecommunications Act of 1996, "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

Providers may prohibit racist or bigoted messages of their own volition, however--such prohibitions don't violate constitutional rights because a commercial provider isn't a government agency. MartinLutherKing(dot)org's ISP, Dallas-based SoftLayer, has a strict acceptable use policy. "We try to be as proactive as possible in eliminating any and all content from our network that breaches the terms of this policy," a SoftLayer spokesperson told me. "But this is not always an easy task. In aggregate we have nearly 80,000 servers under management, and we host millions of domains."

Daniels sees general awareness about the way propaganda works online as a more effective agent of change. "We have to get smarter about racism," she says.

Adds educational psychologist Brendesha Tynes, "We need media literacy programs that foster the development of a critical lens to help children recognize the difference between propaganda and legitimate sites."

Toward that end, the Anti-Defamation League offers a Combating CyberHate Toolkit that suggests steps to counter pernicious sites, including posting videos, counterpoints, or comments that oppose offensive content--for example, constructing counter-MartinLutherKing(dot)org programming on YouTube or Facebook.

And as Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."

Huffington Post

On Martin Luther King Day we remember the dream.

January 17th 2011 is Martin Luther King Day. 
So lets remember the man with the dream. 


Security personnel from France’s far-right National Front (FN) party assaulted a FRANCE 24 correspondent after after a private cocktail reception Saturday during the party’s congress in the central city of Tours. Political affiars correspondent Mickael Szames, the journalist in question, said eight FN security officers knocked him to the ground and hit him repeatedly for taking pictures at the reception. “They later took my cellphone and demanded I delete the pictures, which were of no journalistic value whatsoever. They confiscated my press card and my watch,” Szames said in a live broadcast from Tours. Szames also said guards used racial slurs and verbally abused him when they took him to a security holding room. “F****** journalist, I’m going to knock your teeth out,” was one threat against him, he said.

Szames was in Tours Saturday to report on the change in the National Front leadership. After 40 years at the helm, Jean-Marie Le Pen handed over the reins to his daughter, Marine. She was elected to replace him with 68 percent of the vote. Szames said he reported the assault to local police immediately after being released by FN security but the police told him “there was not much they could do inside of the FN” congress. Szames filed assault charges against the security personnel later that evening and FRANCE 24 has stopped its direct coverage of the party congress. Alain Vizier, Communications Director for National Front, said the party also threatened to file a law suit against FRANCE 24 and another French network, i-Tele, for reporting on the assault.

France 24