In light of the seriousness of the racial attitudes harboured by some
in our society, the time may have come for the government to consider
establishing a “register” of offenders of this type of conduct.
This was one of the findings in an Eastern Cape High Court ruling
this week, which focused on the case of a woman who reportedly used the
k-word against a handyman who worked in her retirement village.
“The purpose of this register would be to enter the details of those
who relentlessly treat the foundational values that underpin our
constitution with disdain and who undermine the efforts in building a
cohesive non-racial society,” the court said in its judgement.
“This may also serve as a constant reminder to anyone that, to refer
to other people of a different race with disparaging and degrading
descriptions, is contempt to the progressive agenda this nation adopted
in 1994 in its quest to build a non-racial society.”
The issue of racial comments remains an incredibly sensitive topic in
South Africa with the country’s courts dealing with a number of cases
around the issue.
People who publicly use derogatory words and other expressions of
racism may face legal sanctions including private claims for defamation
as well as criminal charges for crimen injuria.
Despite these harsh consequences, there have been numerous incidents
of people publicly using overtly racist and often taboo words to
describe others, says Hugo Pienaar, a directorat law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr who was commenting on the issue in 2019.
“The Constitution prohibits racism through safeguarding every
person’s rights to dignity and equality. It also expressly limits the
right to freedom of expression to exclude the advocacy of hatred which
is based on race,” he said.
“Recent cases have emphasised that our society and law is taking a
zero-tolerance policy towards racism and the use of derogatory
February 24, 2020 – MP Arsen Bauk SDP (Social Democratic Party) of Croatia has announced that he will file a criminal complaint against the organizers of the “Bakova povorka”, which took place in the town of Imotski, at the local police station for burning an effigy of a gay couple. Zoran Milanović, President of Croatia, has demanded an apology from organizers and an appropriate response from the relevant legal institutions.
Numerous comments have appeared on social networks condemning the Imotski carnival (Bakova povorka), where an effigy of a same-sex couple holding a child was burned at the ceremony to widespread cheers. The child was presented in the form of SDP MP Nenad Stazić with a five-pointed star (Yugoslavia) on his forehead, according to Ana Roksandić/RTL Dnevnik on February 24, 2020.
Bauk to File Complaint Under Article 325 Croatia Criminal Code
Arsen Bauk has announced that he will file a criminal complaint against Milivoj Đuka, the organizer of the carnival parade, at the Imotski Police Station on Monday for the offense noted under Article 325 of the Criminal Code of Croatia.
There is a tradition of masks in Dalmatia, in which the people normally express their dissatisfaction with powerful political and social figures. However, the lynching of minority groups runs contrary to that tradition.
Croatia President Demands Appropriate Response for Shameful Event
Croatia President Zoran Milanović also responded to the “shameful event” on Monday morning.
“The symbolic burning of same-sex partners with a foster child in Imotski is a sad, inhumane and totally unacceptable act in the guise of the ‘Bakova povorka’ festivities. The organizers who staged this shameful event, in the name of tradition, deserve the strongest public condemnation because of the hatred they have demonstrated toward for others. Intolerance and inhumanity are not and will not be a Croatian tradition. I am seeking their public apology and the appropriate response reaction from the relevant institutions, especially as many children watched this event, thus witnessing the spread of hatred and inciting violence,” he wrote on Facebook.
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A former priest involved in Poland’s nationalist movement has been indicted on hate speech and Holocaust denial charges. The District Prosecutor’s Office in the city of Wrocław, in western Poland, brought three indictments against Jacek Miedlar. Another claims that he insulted the late prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki. Miedlar, who pleaded not guilty, could face up to three years in prison if convicted on the charges.
“Dear ladies and gentlemen, that synagogues can stand here on our Polish soil in Wroclaw, and that Dutkiewicz [mayor of Wroclaw] and Jews can get drunk in them with Talmudic hatred, this is only the result of our tolerance,” Miedlar said at a nationalist march in Wroclaw on Nov. 11, 2017. The prosecutor’s office said the speech incited hatred.
About 3,000 people clapped and chanted slogans such as “Great Independent Poland” in response.
The prosecution also highlighted other statements inciting hatred against Jews and Holocaust denial from 2018.That year, on Dec. 13 in Wroclaw, Miedlar publicly set fire to the portrait of Mazowiecki, calling him a “communist scab” who “never concealed his Jewish-communist Bolshevik inclinations.” Mazowiecki’s son filed a complaint to the prosecutor’s office.
Mazowiecki, who died in 2013, was an anti-communist activist and the first Polish prime minister after the fall of communism. Although he was a Catholic, with no Jewish roots, his political opponents often accused him of Jewish descent to discourage people from voting for him.
Hamilton railroad blockade: Know-nothing protesters, and Rebel reporter threatened with arrest (again)
By David Menzies | February 26, 2020
The “new abnormal” in Canada:
Antifa types camping out on railroad tracks is A-OK as far as law enforcement is concerned, but a journalist chronicling such lawlessness is threatened with… Arrest?!
The latest Whac-A-Mole pop-up railway protest against the GasLink pipeline is now taking place in Hamilton, Ontario, inconveniencing thousands of GO Transit commuters and bringing yet another halt to freight train traffic. The blockade, ostensibly in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en natives of British Columbia, was erected just hours after a similar blockade was dismantled near Belleville, Ontario, on Monday.
WJC President Ronald S. Lauder extends deep thanks to Bulgarian government for quelling neo-Nazi Lukov March
YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder expressed his
personal gratitude on Saturday to the political and judiciary
authorities in Bulgaria, including Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, for putting a long-awaited end to the
annual torch-lit demonstration that generally draws thousands of
neo-Nazi marchers from across Europe to celebrate Holocaust-era General
Hristo Lukov, whose movement sent more than 11,000 Jews to their deaths
This year, the organizers of the march agreed to obey a Supreme
Administrative Court decision to uphold a municipal court order limiting
the event to only flower-laying at Lukov’s home. The Sofia Municipal
Police also reportedly advised the organizers of the march that any
person who violated this order would be stopped. In the end, only some
60 supporters were in attendance.
“For the first time in more than a decade, the Jewish community of
Bulgaria has been spared its yearly day of fear and apprehension from
shameful flame-wielding thugs who parade through the streets to glorify
the very ideology that brought the near destruction of the Jewish
people,” Lauder said. “At this frightening time of rising antisemitic
activity across the world, this is a moment of true victory for the
Jewish community, the people of Bulgaria, and all promoters of justice
and tolerance worldwide.”
“The World Jewish Congress is deeply grateful to the officials within
the Bulgarian political and judicial sectors, including Prime Minister
Boyko Borisov, Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva and Deputy Foreign
Minister & National Coordinator against Antisemitism Georg Georgiev,
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, and the
many others have been sincerely responsive to our concerns over this
inciteful demonstration,” Lauder added.
“Our partnership to ensure the safety and security of the Bulgarian
Jewish community has always been extremely positive and receptive, and
the government’s proactive efforts in recent years in mobilizing to ban
the march despite the many legal obstacles is a clear testament to its
true support and friendship,” Lauder added. “Their cooperation last year
with the WJC and the Organisation of Jews in Bulgaria, Shalom, in
convening the first-ever March for Tolerance to oppose this scourge was
another critical demonstration of their dedication to helping us work to
quell these flames of hatred, and it was an action that spoke louder
than words. This year, only a few dozen neo-Nazi thugs showed up. Next
year, let’s hope that the month of February will pass without a single
disturbance of this kind.”
praise to the 2020 organisers and indeed this year to the protective
diligence of the Dresden police force! (Perhaps asking my arresting
officers in 2018 about how many arrests they’d made of the Antifa – who
flaunt huge banners “Bomber Harris Do It Again” – somehow had hit home?)
to an effectively policed route which meant the Marchers passed in full
view of residents in high-rise apartments blocks, Dresden citizens saw
the miles of some 2000 international sympathisers who filed by, black
and national flags teaming in silent cry for holocaust justice. The
mourners instinctively adhered to disciplined rules of respectful
conduct commensurate with the Day. A Day when Beethoven drowned out, by
contrast the grotesquely offensive Antifa in their rap and raucous scorn
for civilians ( mainly women and children) burnt alive by everafter
fashionable “moral bombing”.
Together with Slavic refugees who were fleeing from advancing Jewish Bolsheviks, the glorious edifice of Baroque Dresden had been turned into an holocaustal offering.
although the edifice has been somewhat rebuilt, the sole monument to
Dresden’s torched civilians ‘says’ it all in a two-line carved
inscription on the entrance surround to a public WC in the city square –
an appalling Remembrance little more, in effect, than graffiti on a
H&D assistant editor Peter Rushton was among more than
2,000 marchers in Dresden yesterday who commemorated the 75th
anniversary of the RAF and USAAF terror-bombing of the city on 13th-14th
The Gedenkmarsch was superbly organised by Maik Müller of
Dresden NPD, and was supported not only by NPD branches from across
Germany, but by many other parties and by supporters from other
countries including Ireland, France, Sweden, Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria,
Hungary, Romania, Belgium, the Netherlands and USA – even from as far
away as Japan and Australia.
Despite efforts by the usual antifa rabble to block the
march route, we were able to proceed through a residential area of
Dresden (many locals observing from nearby flats) to a rally point next
to the central train station, where speeches included a message from
Wolfram Nahrath, attorney for persecuted patriots and defenders of truth
and justice including the jailed authors Ursula Haverbeck (now 91) and
Horst Mahler (now 84) and the British traditional Roman Catholic Bishop
As can be seen and heard in attached video links, the respectful and
dignified conduct of the marchers contrasted with grotesque behaviour of
‘antifascist’ counter-demonstrators who failed in their objectives. The
rentamob’s disrespectful cacophony was drowned out by solemn classical
music accompanying the march.
The UK Sunday Times today could not resist publishing an
attack on the demonstration, written by the paper’s foreign editor Peter
Conradi, a well-known Jewish-Zionist historian. As has become the habit
of establishment journalists, Mr Conradi seeks to minimise the Dresden
death toll and accuses 21st century German patriots of exaggerating it.
A Dresden spokesman for AfD (the fast-growing patriotic-conservative party Alternative für Deutschland)
had quoted a death toll of close to 100,000 – a figure which Conradi
compares to the claims of “Holocaust-denying historians”, while himself
insisting on a figure of 25,000.
The actual Dresden death toll remains difficult to assess precisely
due to the large number of refugees from the East who had packed into
the city at the time of the bombing. Yet one very recently released
document from the postwar secret British propaganda agency IRD
(Information Research Department) offers us some clues.
In Ex-Stasi Merkel’s Germany, If A Nationalist Gets Elected, Just Reverse the Results
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 photo German far right party member Stefan Jagsch
stands in front of the community house in the Altenstadt-Waldsiedlung, a
part of the village of Altenstadt, near Frankfurt, Germany. Annegret
Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union
(CDU) said late Sunday the election of far-right NPD party member Stefan
Jagsch in the small Hesse town of Altenstadt-Waldsiedlung needs to be
reversed. German news agency dpa reported Jagsch was elected unanimously
Thursday after the post had remained vacant for several weeks. (Andreas
Arnold/dpa via AP)
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right
party has condemned the election of a far-right district mayor in
central Germany with the votes of mainstream party members in the local
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Merkel’s Christian
Democratic Union, or CDU, said late Sunday the election of far-right NPD
party member Stefan Jagsch in the small Hesse town of
Altenstadt-Waldsiedlung needs to be reversed.
German news agency dpa reported Jagsch was elected unanimously Thursday after the post remained vacant for weeks.
Local CDU member Norbert Szielasko, who also voted for Jagsch, said
the council elected him because, “we don’t have anybody else, especially
nobody young who knows how to use computers and send emails.”
Lawmakers of other mainstream parties also expressed shock. NPD is known for its openly anti-migrant stance.
convicted of online hate crime back in court
Arthur Topham allegedly breached
Betsy Trumpener · CBC News · Posted: Feb 11, 2020
6:07 PM PT | Last Updated: an hour ago
A jury in
Quesnel convicted Topham of communicating statements on his website in 2011 and
2012 that willfully promoted hatred against Jewish people. (Betsy
B.C. man convicted of an anti-Semitic hate crime is back in court.
Topham was convicted in 2015 of one count of communicating online
statements that wilfully promoted hatred against Jewish people.
a B.C. Supreme Court judge sentenced him to a six-month conditional
sentence, two years probation, a curfew and a ban on posting online.
week, the B.C. Prosecution Service said Topham is back before the
courts for allegedly breaching the terms of his probation order.
Online posts demonized Jews
Topham, a retired teacher, was charged with hate crimes while producing an online newspaper from his rural home near Quesnel. …
lawyer argued the posts were political satire, did not incite
violence and included materials that could easily be ordered on Amazon.
First B.C. hate crime trial in a decade
Topham, who was living along a remote road 700 kilometres north of Vancouver attracted high profile supporters.Self proclaimed “white nationalist” Paul Fromm helped fund Topham’s defence and travelled to Quesnel for the trial. Monika Schaefer, who served jail time in Germany for Holocaust denial, also attended court.
Topham had the support from the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, which
champions free speech.
Topham’s case went to trial, it was the first hate crime prosecution
in B.C. in almost a decade.
Keith Francis William [Bill] Noble of Fort St. John was sentenced to jail time
for promoting hatred against identifiable groups on the internet.
Topham is scheduled to return to court on the
probation breach allegation on Feb, 19, with a trial scheduled for March