Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Trouble Around Town: neo-nazis moving into Detroit

Solidarity & Defense is an anti-racist,anti-fascist group. We actively confront neo-Nazis like the NSM. We support grassroots action against Nazis. The below article is informational and is an alert to anti-racist organnizers in Michigan.

The NSM has supporters in Warren, Cadillac, and Grand Rapids. Two years ago the NSM held a rally in Toledo, OH where residents angrily resisted the Nazis and the cops protecting them. The NSM were forced to flee the area.

Since then the NSM has also held rallies in Lansing and Grand Rapids. The Lansing rally saw several NSM Nazis beaten and forced to leave. The NSM advocates extreme violence against "non-White" people, and believes in pogroms and forced repatriation of people out of "White" territory. For more on S&D's position on anti-Nazi organizing see documents in side bars under, Fighting Words.

Top Neo-Nazi group leaves Minneapolis

From the Twin Cities Daily Planet: The Twin Cities Community Newswire
Submitted by Paul Schmelzer on Sun, 12/30/2007

While some of its local sympathizers are likely to stick around, the
country’s largest remaining neo-Nazi group has officially pulled up stakes
in Minnesota: the Hitler-inspired National Socialist Movement (NSM) has
left its longtime Minneapolis headquarters and relocated to Michigan,
according to a press release dated Dec. 29.

NSM head Jeff Schoep moved from Hutchinson to Detroit, bringing the
group’s business operations with him, says Michael Brooks, a former
Detroit resident who now lives in Toledo and covered NSM-sparked riots
there for the Free Press two years ago.

Along with the move, NSM announced leadership changes and touted that it
is “aggressively strengthening the organization with mandatory leadership
requirements including mandatory training seminars and other measures
designed to increase the level of efficiency across the board.”

The white separatist group has a track record of going into minority and
mixed-race communities to rally, as it did in North Toledo, Ohio, in
October 2005. When police shielded neo-Nazis from angry residents, the
crowd turned violent. Schoep commented that the “Negro beasts proved our
point for us.” (Its last Minnesota event of note was a January 2007
book-burning.)

But in Detroit, it’s Schoep (at right) who’s in the minority: around 88
percent of the city’s population is non-white, according to the U.S.
Census Bureau (by contrast, 18 percent of Minneapolis residents are
African American).

Reached by email, Brooks said he didn’t think Schoep moved to stir up
conflict. “I wouldn’t expect Schoep to suddenly turn into a one-man
vigilante force, and I don’t see this as a ‘belly-of-the-beast’ move,” he
wrote. “Schoep has always been a low-key, behind-the-scenes operative who
participates in few public rallies.”

NSM has attracted the attention of hatewatch groups like the Southern
Poverty Law Center for, among other activities, recruiting young people
through its Viking Youth Corps. A SPLC report in 2004 stated that Viking
Youth “will be taught military skills, national socialist theory and
practice, the history of the white race and, in general, how to become ‘a
more effective warrior.’” At that time, Schoep claimed there was so much
interest that “we can barely keep up.”

The group has two endeavors that presumably target that demographic: a
profitable record label (now promoting Arrow Cross, dubbed “real rock that
you will be proud to turn up load [sic]!”) and a social networking site
for “people of European descent.”

Like MySpace meets Mein Kampf, the site states, “Hot topics of interest
include defending the rights of white people, preservation of European
culture and heritage, reform of illegal immigration policies, workers
rights, withdrawal of our military from an illegal Middle Eastern
occupation and promotion of white separation.”

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Solidarity & Defense said...

NSM Announces Headquarters Relocation and New Interim Director of Security Services

The National Socialist Movement (NSM) Headquarters is now located in Detroit, Michigan. All media contacts: Please update to the new address. The NSM also announces an Interim Director of Security Services and other position appointments.

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) December 29, 2007 -- America's National Socialist Party, the National Socialist Movement (NSM) today announced that they have relocated their main offices to Detroit, Michigan and stated that all correspondence should be sent to a new address:

NSM HQ
PO Box 13768
Detroit, MI 48213-0768

Connelly has been a valuable asset to the Party for many years and has shown excellent ability in his role as a Security Services probate earlier this year and has shown excellent time management skills as he juggles a full time job while handling not only his position as New York chapter director but keeping tabs on the entire Northeast as NSM Northeast Group Director
Also announced as the Party's new Interim Director of Security Services is SS Sgt. Connelly. "Connelly has been a valuable asset to the Party for many years and has shown excellent ability in his role as a Security Services probate earlier this year and has shown excellent time management skills as he juggles a full time job while handling not only his position as New York chapter director but keeping tabs on the entire Northeast as NSM Northeast Group Director," stated a liaison from NSM Headquarters. "We will see how Connelly does at his new position and consider him for a permanent appointment likely during our annual Party Congress at which we announce yearly promotions as well as other Party business," stated NSM Commander Jeff Schoep. Cmdr Jeff Schoep further stated, "The Party will consider a possible replacement for the Northeast Director position pending a permanent appointment of Connelly as NSM Security Services Director."

The National Socialist Movement is aggressively strengthening the organization with mandatory leadership requirements including mandatory training seminars and other measures designed to increase the level of efficiency across the board.

Earlier this month the NSM announced the promotion of Master Sergeant Kristopher Johnson to the position of North Central Regional Group Director in addition to his position as NSM Minister of Radio and the NSM Wisconsin State Chapter Director. "Kris has shown to be an excellent leader and has been a great grassroots activist for the NSM," stated NSM Commander Jeff Schoep.

Charles Wilson has been appointed the new Director of the NSM Storm Department (SD) also known at as the "Stormtroops". The NSM SD is molded in part after the National Socialist German Workers Party "Sturmabteilung" or SA which translates to "Storm Department". Much like the Party's predecessor, the NSM Storm Department is tasked with keeping peace at public meetings and protecting the Party members at various functions. "Charles has been an asset since he joined the Party and has shown exceptional leadership skills … his appointment will place a very charismatic individual to a position that needs exceptional people skills which is something Charles excels at" stated NSM Commander Jeff Schoep.

The NSM is busy at work on many projects and will be making many more positive announcements going forward and would like to remind you that you may keep up to data on the latest happenings at the Party by visiting their official web site, nsm88.org. For a more interactive experience the Party invites you to visit the only official Party forum at nsm88forum.com. The NSM also has an official podcast site, NSM Radio which can be accessed at, nsm88radio.com.

In addition to the sites mentioned the NSM recommends that people visit our friends at NSM88 Records for all your National Socialist music, books, clothing, militaria collectibles and much more located at nsm88records.com. NSM88 Records sponsors a Social Networking site which caters to a pro-majority rights crowd located at newsaxon.org.

About the NSM:

The NSM organization is the largest and most active National Socialist movement in America. The NSM's core beliefs include: defending the rights of white people everywhere, preservation of our European culture and heritage, strengthening family values, reform of illegal immigration policies, and immediate withdrawal of our national military from an illegal Middle Eastern occupation and promotion of white separation.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/12/prweb593362.htm

Solidarity & Defense said...

More NSM news.

It seems that they are planning a march and rally in D.C. this April 19th. The focus is on immigration. The NSM calls for closing the borders. Immigration of working people into the U.S. is a defining issue facing this society. As capitalist rule becomes global - and in the process reduces people after people to a state of ruin – more of those folks who can are trying to escape almost nightmare situations in their impoverished homelands. The NSM, like much of their rightwing cousins, tries to criminalize working people. The NSM and the Right fear international immigration, especially of Latino, African and Asian peoples, depicting it as an assault on a U.S. seen as a bastion of White/Euro-descent rule.

The NSM accurately point towards European Far-Right and fascist parties as staging demonstrations against immigration,

“Our counterparts in Europe put hundreds and often thousands of Patriots into the streets to demonstrate for their rights, and make their voices heard”

The NSM is gonna make this their fight and is trying to unite the various Far-Right and anti-immigration forces. It is highly doubtful they will be successful. However, there are important reasons to pay attention to their initiative.

The NSM, while clownish with their Hollywood Nazi clothes and uniforms, has a political program and agenda based in street action and organizing. They are also, currently, one of the only active fascist groups in many areas – Michigan having a strong NSM base as noted in other articles on this website.

The NSM’s activity can make them attractive politically for Nazis who don’t want to sit around and wait for the “White Revolution”. Thus, with the collapse of other fascist groups, the NSM may be the only game in town.

As the crisis in Michigan deepens, struggle over resources and turf is gonna heat up. The various politics around immigration may sharpen and with NSM HQ moving to Michigan, this may be their attempt to consolidate forces and engage in further base building, which will mean more agitation and attacks on those working people who don’t fit into the world of the NSM.

But like the NSM’s counterparts in Europe, they are gonna face militant antifascist opposition from people committed to liberty and justice.

The below text is taken from the NSM website:

National Socialist Movement Organizing March Against Illegal Immigration on Washington DC

On April 19th 2008 the National Socialist Movement and other Patriotic Americans intend to lead a march and protest against the illegal invasion of America to our Nations Capitol.

We march on Washington DC to send a message to the crooked Politicians of both the corrupt Democratic and Republican Parties. Our message is listen to the citizens of this Nation who elected you, listen to them and close the Borders or you will be replaced! We as Americans demand that our Nations Borders are closed, and that an America First Policy is enacted.

We are calling out to all proud Americans to join us in this mass protest. The system cannot ignore hundreds of angry citizens marching on the Nations Capitol. Stand with us as we confront those who wish to turn our Nation into a third world melting pot!

In 2008 the Immigration issue will be at the forefront. Anyone with eyes and ears can bear witness to the changing face of our Nation. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime for Pro-White and Pro-American activists to make themselves heard. No excuses, no half measures, simply put BE THERE!

All side issues, disagreements, and other matters will be cast aside on April 19th. All are invited to this Historical event. All groups, Political Parties, etc. that wish to endorse or participate are welcome and will be considered as speakers should they wish to participate. A Historical endeavor of this proportion has not been tackled by the "so-called" Far Right here in America in many years. Our counterparts in Europe put hundreds and often thousands of Patriots into the streets to demonstrate for their rights, and make their voices heard. On April 19th, 2008 it is our time. Do not let opportunity this pass you by, see you in Washington DC on April 19th.

--
Commander Jeff Schoep
"If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem."