From the Archives: “European Liberation Front” To Hold Right-Wing Anti-Globalist Demonstrations (2001)
NOTE: We are posting this to show you how long the attempts at “entyrism” by Third Position fascist groups have been going on. In 2001 the “European Liberation Front” (and its non-European affiliates in the Liaison Committee for Revolutionary Nationalism, the LCRN) attempted to co-opt the anti-globalization movement by trying to call for a mass demonstration against…the Bilderbergs.
For those unfamiliar with the nuances of the batshit crazy conspiracy theories that the far right uses in place of actual thought and analysis, the Bilderbergs are a private society (true enough) which supposedly control the world through its secret machinations (ppphhtttt). The elaboration usually moves from there to the fact that the Bilderbergs are Jewish, this was all foretold in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, etc – you can guess where that line of thought ends. Instead of analyzing international capital flows and the complicated ways in which national identities are articulated, the Third Positionists simply claim there is a secret, international elite who manipulate everything from behind the scene and are destroying national identities, with a special concern for the (invariably) white ones.
Even more interesting is the “where are they now” of this list:
* The person who forwarded this email, Bill White, around that time was a National-Anarchist who later went on to be a full-fledged Neo-Nazi, associated with groups like the National Alliance and the National Socialist Movement. He’s currently in a federal jail after being caught as a fugitive in Mexico, after serving time for threatening a federal judge.
* Troy Southgate’s “National Revolutionary Faction” is now the National-Anarchist Movement.
* James Porrazzo, the leader of “American Front” at that moment, now is Chairman of the New Resistance.
* The “National Bolshevik Party” continues to this day, although it suffered a number of splits. Alexander Dugin (Porrazzo’s new guru) came out of the group and is promoting his own ideas of a Eurasian alliance.
If you have information on these other groups or links to articles, please post them below.
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Posted By: lsn@…
Sat May 19, 2001 11:16 am
Nationalist Anti-Globalists To Protest Bilderbergs
“European Liberation Front” To Hold Right-Wing Anti-Globalist Demonstrations
5/19/01 2:16:23 PM
European Liberation Front
Stenungsbaden, Sweden –
A CALL TO ARMS AGAINST GLOBALISATION:
DENOUNCE BILDERBERG 2001
For nearly 50 years, an elite group composed of some of the world’s top business and political figures has been meeting secretively in isolated resorts around the globe. It is no mystery that not all that is discussed in forums such as Davos, WTO, IMF, World Bank, G-7 or G-8 meetings finally makes it to the media, either controlled or “independent”. And yet the agenda for what has come to be known as the Bilderberg Group has seldom been disclosed.
WHAT IS THE BILDERBERG GROUP?
Simply put, it is one of the most secretive globalist organs post-war society has ever witnessed or, to paraphrase the English journalist Will Hutton, the “High Priesthood of Globalisation.” Founded in 1954, the forum owes its name to the Dutch hotel in which the group’s first meeting ever took place. Since then, Bilderberger delegates – a cross- section of presidents, ministers, industrialists and financial leaders – gather annually in token locations to discuss their classified globalist agenda, neither to be disclosed to the public nor to the press.
Its regular attendants include former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, business tycoon David Rockefeller, International Monetary Fund (IMF) director Stanley Fischer, World Bank president James Wolfensohn and, at one time or another, every U.S. president since Eisenhower up to Clinton.
RULE #1: YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT BILDERBERG
RULE #2: YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT BILDERBERG
Under the pretense of allowing so- called “free discussion” between the leading personalities of the establishment, society is left in the dark as to what their leaders think the future should hold. Unaccountable, untroubled and unreported, Bilderberger meetings have formed the basis of international policy for decades.
Why does Bilderberg shroud itself in the utmost confidentiality? What do the world leaders have to hide? That is, if they are not concealing enough already about the agendae of the mainstream global summits.
It seems Bilderberg is the only time in which public officers can cease acting as such under the spurious pretence of privacy. In this way, they refrain from the public accounting that is implicit in the rest of their tenures as policy-makers. It is intriguing that the collaborative silence of the media virtually denies the existence of this forum. It is simply unbelievable that what influentual people discuss behind closed doors is not reflected in their public conduct.
AN APPEAL TO ALL CONSCIENTIOUS ACTIVISTS
With such a profile, it is hardly a surprise that febrile conspiracy theories have thrived around Bilderberg, from the extreme right to the radical left. The effect has been to leave the importance of the meetings tainted by association. It fits the Bilderbergers perfectly. This has taken place for far too long. In recent years, the oligarchic/capitalist structure beneath the guise of a seemingly inoffensive “free-trade”, has been unmasked. Even societies which to all propaganda purposes have apparently met their basic necessities, are experiencing turmoil from the badly-suppressed, thinly-disguised contradictions inherent within capitalism. Rising unemployment, dispossession, cultural nihilism, environmental plundering, issues we know only too well.
And thus we invite you to stand up and reclaim the flags of liberation from those who have spoken too long for us, be it the power centres or the ineffectual political minorities with their tired schemes of left and right. Bilderberg is only the tip of the iceberg, but too heinous a truth to be kept in silence. The dark side of globalization must be brought to light.
We, the National Revolutionaries of the European Liberation Front (ELF), ask you to help us build a new society and encourage the more conscientious people to denounce Bilderberg for what it is. No matter where you are or what your means are, globalisation must be fought globally. Let us drag the oligarchs out onto the streets and make them answer for their actions.
A WELCOMING COMMITTEE FOR THE OLIGARCHS
Bilderberg will hold its annual meeting at a resort in Sweden May 24-27. The oligarchs will meet at the Quality Hotel Stenungsbaden, 50 kilometers north of Gothenburg. Accessible by land, the hotel occupies an entire island off the coast. You can get there two ways:
BY FERRY: Ferries run to Gothenburg from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (England), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Harwich (England) and Kiel (Germany).
BY AIR: There are direct flights to Gothenburg from Aarhus, Amsterdam, Basel, Belgrade, Billund, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsingborg, London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, Malta, Manchester, Munich, Oslo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Sandefjord, Skopje, Teheran, Vienna and Zurich.
Göteborg-Landvetter Airport is situated close to the 40 trunk road between Gothenburg (25 km) and Borås (40 km). The nearest village is Härryda.
If you cannot attend and welcome the oligarchs to Sweden, there are multiple ways of helping. Spread the word, send this communiqué, alert your local media and activist organizations, etc. These and other actions are equally helpful. Be part of the struggle!
THE EUROPEAN LIBERATION FRONT (ELF)
The European Liberation Front (ELF) represents an alliance of committed National Revolutionaries, and our unified Secretariat is presently attempting to coordinate a strategy to promote self determination and freedom movements around the world. In a wider context, our trusted contacts outside Europe form part of the Liaison Committee for Revolutionary Nationalism (LCRN), which serves as the NR International. If you currently operate outside the following geographical contact zones but would like to contribute towards the establishment of a new ELF or LCRN section, please get in touch. Each time we extend the scope of our European and International sections, another standard is raised aloft in the global struggle against Capitalism.
CONTACTS IN EUROPE:
* Mouvement pour la Nation, B.P. 1749, 1000 Brussels 1, Belgium.
*Odal-Aktiekomitee, B.P. 301, 1000 Brussels 1, Belgium.
* National Revolutionary Faction, BM Box LCRN, London WC1N 3XX, England.
* Eurasian Movement, BM Box LCRN, London WC1N 3XX, England.
* Unité Radicale, Europa, MBE 188, 44 rue Monge, 75005 Paris.
* Freiheit Volk Bewegung, Postfach 1316, 24550 Henstedt-Ulzburg,
* Freiheit Volk Bewegung, Postfach 600221, 22202 Hamburg, Germany.
* Movimiento Sociale Fiamma Tricolore, via XX settembre 13/3, 16212 Genova, Italia.
* Idee en Movimento, via XX settembre 13/3, 16212 Genova, Italia.
* Avanguardia Giovanile, via XX settembre 13/3, 16212 Genova, Italia.
* Fenriks, skr. poczt. 29, 90-960 Lodz 11, ul. Zgierska 2, Poland.
* JP, Apt. 1326, 1009 Lisboa Codex, Portugal.
* National Bolshevik Party, 113 216, P/O M 216, 8/P No. 9, Melentiev SB, Russia
* Alternativa Europea, Apartado de Correos 877, E-08080 Barcelona,
CONTACTS OUTSIDE EUROPE
* American Front, P.O. Box 2496, Harrison AR 72602, U.S.A.
* National Liberation Front, P.O. Box 241, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3K4, Western Canada * National Liberation Fronts, P.O. Box 2712, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0, Canada
* Nationalist Worker, P.O. Box 1627, Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand.
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Welcome to Post-Third Position Fascism. The purpose of this blog is to provide resources regarding recent permutations of Third Position and New Right fascist movements, especially in the U.S. – as well as groups that are influenced by these trends or work in alliance with them. These include, but are not limited to, groups like National-Anarchists, Attack the System, New Resistance, and others. We’ll also look at the attempts to appropriate radical left symbols and slogans by European groups like Casa Pound and the Autonomous Nationalists.
Third Position fascism is a lesser-known type of fascism that is anti-capitalist, believes in racial separatism rather than racial supremacy (and therefore can unite white and POC separatist groups in what we call reciprocal ethno-separatism), and is often interested in ecology and animal rights. The origins of the Third Position are in Otto Strasser’s wing of the original Nazi party; Strasser condemned Hitler for being “too moderate.” The term itself arose in the 1970s around the Italian “Nazi-Maoists.” These ideas became influential on British groups like the National Front; Russian groups like the National Bolshevik Party; and later on U.S. groups like the Tom Metzger’s White Aryan Resistance (WAR), the American Front, the White Order of Thule, and the National Alliance.
More recently longtime fascist activists, many of whom were involved in groups like the European Liberation Front, and the associated LCRN, have continued to develop and change their ideology. (As right-wing monitor Chip Berlet points out, these are not just followers of similar ideas, but participants in a close-knit, international network of postwar fascists.) These include far right activists like Britain’s Troy Southgate, America’s James Porrazzo, and Russia’s Alexander Dugin. They have developed in different directions, sometimes embracing a Eurasian superstate in opposition to liberal international capitalism, while at other times endorsing a micronational ethnic separatism and even fusing with racist, antisemitic elements of the Ron Paul-wing of libertarianism. All of them deny being “fascist” – while continuing to promote the same ideas they have held for decades.
We’ll keep track of all of them, and expose their attempts at “entryism” in the left; their promotion of holocaust denial and other conspiracy theories; and their attempts to justify and endorse White Nationalists’ supposed “right” to Jim Crow white racial separatism.
We stand in opposition to white supremacy and white separatism; anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish views and conspiracy theories; patriarchy and homophobia – and to capitalism and all authoritarian forms of statist and religious rule.