Continuations, contestations

05Mar10

///Following up my Dresden post, this is from our Greek comrades at Land and Autonomy:


**η φωτογραφία είναι από παλιότερη διαδήλωση**

Φέτος συμπληρώθηκαν 65 χρόνια από τον βορβαδισμό της Δρέσδης(14 Φεβρουαρίου) από τους Άγγλους και το επίσημο τέλος του Δεύτερου παγκοσμίου πολέμου. Όπως κάθε χρόνο , έτσι και φέτος οι ναζί και άλλοι γερμανοί πατριώτες καλούν σε διαδήλωση μνήμης. Η γερμανική σύγχρονη προπαγάνδα θέλει την Γερμανία θύμα του δευτέρου παγκοσμίου πολέμου.

5.000 με 7.000 ναζιστές συγκεντρώθηκαν στην Δρέσδη με την προστασία της αστυνομίας όπως κάθε χρόνο. Μια μέρα πρίν έλαβε μέρος και αντι-γερμανική διαδήλωση. Παραθέτω συνδέσμους με το ιστολόγιο του anti-german για περισσότερες πληροφορίες στα αγγλικά και ένα ωραίο video που μάλλον έχει επιμεληθεί ο classless kulla , ένας από τους πιο αγαπημένους „αντι-γερμανους“ techno artists.

brainstrom-3-22110-frontFollow any of the links above for Classles Kulla’s riotous beats.

///For other beats, here are some videos from a recent Datacide soliparty.

///Back to the Contested Terrain question of the right and antiglobalism, here are two contributions of note.

radicalarchives wrote:

On the streets in Seattle, I remember the LaRouchites being there. The National Alliance (US neo-Nazis) set up an anti-g website. Paleoconservative Pat Buchanan was a prominent opponent of the trade pacts, and spoke in Washington DC on a Teamsters Union platform against the IMF/World Bank in 2000. (Buchanan has New Right ties as well). Third Position activists claim they participated in the demonstrations as individuals. Of course more recently so-called National-Anarchists joined the anti-APEC demo in Australia in black bloc.

Insofar as the Far Right did not openly participate in the street demos, it was not because it was not their politics; it would have been more in fear of their personal safety, or because they did not want to keep company with Dykes on Bikes and Anarchist Clowns.

TNC wrote:

The further one moves to the right in the U.S., the more one hears “anti-globalist” arguments. And they usually use that term rather than “anti-globalization”.

Radical Archives mentioned a few examples. You could also add Ron Paul and the Paulistas, talk-show host Michael Savage, Internet loon Alex Jones and his ilk and many others.

Basically, the variety of people and organizations who regularly go on and on about:

the Federal Reserve
the Bilderburgs
the illumanti
the New World Order
the Rothschild family
One World Government
Zionist Occupied Government (ZOG)
Banking Elite
Club of Rome
the North American Union
the Council on Foreign Relations
the Trilateral Commission

More here:
“When populist consumer groups, such as those led by Ralph Nader, forge uncritical alliances with business nationalists to rally against GATT and NAFTA, an opportunity emerges for the anti–elite rhetoric of right wing populism to piggy-back onto a legitimate progressive critique. ”
http://www.publiceye.org/sucker_punch/Anti-Globalism.html

here:
“The anti-WTO movement is extraordinarily broad, ranging from the revolutionary left to the centrist liberals and social-democrats who manage it all the way over to the neo-fascists and Far-Right.”
http://www.savanne.ch/right-left-materials/sakai-aryanwto.html

here:
http://home.alphalink.com.au/~radnat/debenoist/alain4.html

///On Anarcho-Zionism, as well as the fascinating conversation here, there is a small parallel one here.

///On Michael Moore, read The Guardian filmblog.

///On the topic of the keffiyeh, which I have covered repeatedly, here’s some weird shit:

INTRODUCING THE FIRST EVER
ISRAELI KEFFIYEH!

The Israeli Keffiyeh, with its intricate Star of David pattern in the center piece, and words
AM ISRAEL CHAI (Jewish People Live) in Hebrew weaved into its fabric, this scarf illustrates a divine promise that the Jewish people are eternal. (scroll down for photos)

100% cotton Israeli Keffiyeh, 40 by 40 inches, for only $17.00

OR

100% cotton Israeli Keffiyeh
AND Diwon’s Sabra Sessions Vol. 1
for only $20.00
* a high energy Israeli dance club hip hop influenced mix by Diwon, the American-Israeli DJ/Producer extraordinaire. The listener hears Diwon remixing, choppin up, slowing down, speeding up, and sampling all types of sounds to create a seamless mix of seemingly disjointed tracks that sound like Israel landed on top of Daft Punk & M.I.A.’s studio.



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thekef Our Israeli keffiyeh & Matisyahu at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics http://www.youtube.com/w…

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thekef NY Times on the Israeli Keffiyeh, http://nyti.ms/cgKhAD , the comments are really interesting 

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thekef The Jewish Week’s article on The Kef http://bit.ly/9EKpls

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thekef The Hipster Runoff covers our Israeli Keffiyeh (@TheKef) http://bit.ly/csHZCk

After picking up your Israeli Keffiyeh, stop by the Shemspeed & Dveykus stores for more Semitic music and clothing.

As you know, we (Shemspeed) have recently released a new version of the Keffiyeh; an Israeli version which is blue and white designed by Dveykus. There are many variations of the Keffiyah both in color and style, all with a very long tradition and history. In order for everyone to understand where we are coming from and in order to prevent anyone from taking offense, I have decided to release this statement:

My family originates from Yemen, where my ancestors had lived for close to 2,000 years. Nearly 100 years ago, my Grandmother�s side of the family decided to move to Adis Ababa, Ethiopia and then to Israel, in 1933 (Southern Syria/Mandate Palestine at the time). On my Grandfather�s side, our family emigrated to Israel in 1924. Jews indigenous to the Middle East, such as my family is, have worn some variation of the �kefyah� (cap/kippah) and keffiyah (head/neck scarves) for thousands of years. The original purpose of the scarves, was to provide protection from the sun and sand. We have had some Arab friends take offense to our new scarf-remix. In response to such, I thought it was essential to release this statement in order to clarify the historical facts on the ground and, to provide some context. I as a Jew am not offended by the Pope who wears a �kippah� and in the same respect, I don�t feel there is any reason for anyone taking offense to a Jewish person wearing a version of the Keffiyah which they identify with; especially considering the significance of this article of clothing in both of all of our histories. There are numerous variations of the Keffiyah today; the red and white Keffiyah is associated with Jordan and worn throughout the Middle East and Somalia and have been worn by Bedouins for centuries. The black and white Keffiyah, idolized in the 1960s by Yasser Arafat, has become the symbol of the Palestinian resistance movement. The way that symbols are politicized and used to divide people, rather than as common ground for discussion and dialogue is exactly the kind of thought-provoking topic that we at Shemspeed explore with our music, as well as our programming. Our Israeli remix of the Keffiyeh, available through Shemspeed, is just one more interpretation of a scarf worn by our brothers for thousands of years. We hope you enjoy them.

Erez Safar, Founder & Director of Shemspeed

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One Response to “Continuations, contestations”

  1. Thanks for the link!


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