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Fairies Fighting Fascists

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A quick run down of the day from some of the Anarcho-faries

The day started early in the morning with activists chalking the inner city and discovering that the National Front had delegated secretary Kerry Bolton to stake out the Cenotaph. Fortunately anti-fascist statements had already been left there the night before. After leaving messages at the train station, on Cuba Street and Manners Mall the group was followed by someone resembling a member of the fascist National Front, they left the scene to avoid confrontation.

At mid-morning the protesters started arriving at the Cenotaph to take a stand against fascism. As a group of 30 or so black clad demonstrators stood and watched a group of around 15 people calling themselves, ‘Fairies Fighting Fascism’ arrived. They then proceeded to climb onto the Cenotaph, dancing around, sprinkling glitter and chanting “fairies fighting fascists”. The black clad demonstrators then moved forward joining the fairies in chanting “nazi scum” and “1 2 3 4, smash the fascists out the door”. When Kerry began to propound his racist theories the demonstrators drowned him out, yelling “boooooorrrring”.

When the National Front tried to make their way up to parliament a group of anarcho/fairies formed an impromptu blockade, linking arms across the footpath. The National Front were then escorted up to the steps of parliament by the police while the punks, fairies and other protesters were herded behind a long row of metal barriers. Those who looked boring enough to pass as media were allowed to stay with the National Front. One fairy was told by a cop that ‘yes, he was proud to be defending fascists.’

After trying to listen to Kyle Chapman’s speech, drowned out by the shouting and singing of the anti-fascist crowd, the National Front attempted to leave before the arrival of the multicultural march. They made their way to the train station with a police escort and found themselves blocked at every entrance. From this point on bockades sprung up spontaneously to frustrate the National Front’s every attempt to escape. Police seemed totally unprepared and visibly frustrated, without the numbers to control the situation. The National Front were eventually trapped within the station between two lines of anti-fascists.

Just as the multicultural march reached parliament, bringing support for those cornering the National Front, police moved the beleaguered fascists out of the station. They spent some time trapped against the law school, surrounded by a crowd which grew to 150, before moving to their cars. The crowd followed in hot pursuit.

Then as the National Front tried to get to their cars the crowd became angrier and blocked their exit. One of the fascists leapt onto a car, brandishing a long pole and providing the lasting media image for the day. He was arrested as other NF members tried to get away in their car through an impromptu blockade that had been formed. They droved straight at one anti-fascist who had to leap on the bonnet of the car to avoid being run over. He was carried down the road on the bonnet, before managing to leap off the car, sustaining only minor bruises.

In a scuffle one anti-fascist was arrested, and a group of about 50 people marched to the police station demanding their release. The march took the road and blocked traffic all along Lambton Quay, chanting “whose streets? our streets!” and “free ****(the arrestee)” at the Saturday afternoon shoppers.

A couple of NF members were sitting on the front steps of the police station, saw this crowd arrive and hurriedly fled into the police station before they were spotted by the crowd, then let out he back.

When the anti-fascists arrived to demand the release of the protester they stormed and occupied the police station, and the police hurriedly closed up their shutters. These were then banged on while the crowd in the police station chanted for the release of the prisoner.

The police then re-took the police station, arresting one of the protesters for trespassing in a police station, even though he was nearly out the door.

Both prisoners were charged (the other with disorderly behaviour) then released within a couple of hours.

The Anarcho-Farie Collective

**There have been sightings since of the National Front in New Town talking photos and following punks, so keep your eye out and don’t be snapped.**

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Way to go anarcho-fairies!

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"One fairy was told by a cop that ‘yes, he was proud to be defending fascists."

I find that more than unlikely. My experience of the police line that was the only thing between me and the guy standing on the car was that they were totally professional and unbiased.

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Hey that's the first time I've ever seen coppers having to blocade their own turf - well done

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Is there a fairie organisation in Auckland?

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keep up the good work people!

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So much for the right to peaceful protest. Do you people wish to live in a society which is going to dictate to everyone how we will live our lives, who we have to accept into our homes?.

You talk of Fascism, and yet you display it yourself, Hypocrites, At least the "fascists" did not invade a police-station, try to deny you your right to public protest, or vandalize public property. You lot a disgrace to all those who fought and died fighting NAZI Germany, you have no idea what Democracy is.

This country has more of a place for the Fascists then it does for people like you.

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So much for the right to peaceful protest. Do you people wish to live in a society which is going to dictate to everyone how we will live our lives, who we have to accept into our homes?.

You talk of Fascism, and yet you display it yourself, Hypocrites, At least the "fascists" did not invade a police-station, try to deny you your right to public protest, or vandalize public property. You lot a disgrace to all those who fought and died fighting NAZI Germany, you have no idea what Democracy is.

This country has more of a place for the Fascists then it does for people like you.

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i consider myself basically anarchist yet i thought the mob mentality that resulted from the anarcha-fairies' actions outside the law school really sucked. i don't like much about what the nf as an institution stands for - but the anti-racist crowd -- at least many of those outside the law school [whose sentiments i agree with] -- created a very bad vibe on saturday. i don't think making everyday people [with just as little power as most of us have] afraid is anything to be proud of.

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Why don't you just denounce vandalism and violence of the jewish resistance fighters. Don't tell me thats a case of life and death either. The Nazi Boneheads may have forgotten that they beat up and killed a young queer punk here in wellington but I can tell you the punks scene here hasn't, and the NF won't be getting away with a bit of slap next time either!

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well done keep the scum of the streets.no quater

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fantastic, its becoming a Punk/Skin thing!
what seems to be missing from all these threads is what the actual day is about. The mainstream media seems to have focused solely on the the fight, and so has everyone else. I haven't read any analysis on what the day was about, Regardless of whether you think speechs are boring or not, there were some important messages talked about. They might as well of been talking to a brick wall as far as discussions here are concerned.
Whats the point of trying to organise a multi-cultural Aotearoa if all people want to remember is a bit of agro.
I suggest people need to get their head out of their boxing gloves and realise that the point of the whole day was BIGGER than the fucking NF. Actions of members of the NF were perhaps the catalyst for the day (and maybe they need to be thanked for getting us to create what they want to destroy) but the matter of racism is SO much bigger than them, as many of the speechs echo that they are but a sad symptom of something more endemic and institutional.
Im not talking about whether they should or shouldn't be confronted but that perhaps we need to refocus on the widder issues. They got their beating (im sure there'll be retaliation)theres been the pats on the backs and the abuse post that event now
so can we get past that and start talking about how do we stop the wider endemic racism that exsists today?

P.S. I would be very worried if I EVER thought this "This country has more of a place for the Fascists then it does for people like you. "

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Punk / Skin thing??? No its a people who beat up queers and people who are queer thing.

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FUCK ALL YOU GAY FAIRY FREAKS, THERE'S A FEW OF US FROM WELLINGTON (locals not NF'S) THAT HAVE ALL YOUR PICTURES SO YOU'RE ALL FUCKED! AND STOP TRYING TO SAY YOU KICKED US OUT OF TOWN BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW YOU DIDN'T! IF IT WAS EVEN SIDES, ALL YOU ANARCHISTS AND COMMUNISTS WOULD BE FUCKED!

@ Shaun @ Daniel

@ Shaun
I don't think the 'scary fairies' can be made responsible for any of the violence. The opposite is the truth - the fairies made the situation more relaxed (especially in the morning at parliament and the cenotaph).
@ Daniel
Democracy - Demos=People, krateein=rule
The kind of democracy I want is not a parliamentry democracy - I want a society of free and equal members, with mutual cooperation and solidarity.
The political system that we currently live under is not democracy at all. The political system protects the economic system - capitalism! And police officers, prisons, armies and tax collectors (IRD) are its protectors. That's fascism for you.

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I have had a strong love of faeries for a long time and believe that their use for protest was a beautiful peaceful idea, well done.
Yay for faeries and boooooo to fascists

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Interesting pics, guys. Thanks.
Good on you for being so proud of standing up to "totalitarianism" by using violence, thuggery, and intimidation. Your mothers must be soooooo proud.
For the record, Kerry Bolton did not propound any theories, as you state. He didn't even speak. (don't worry, we expect factual mistakes from you).The chap you are referring to was Sid Wilson. I still can't work out why you blokes chanted "boring, boring, boring", but stayed to listen anyway. I guess you don't get out much.

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Well,

As always...leftwing scum displayed themselves in the most impressive of forms. Throw glitter, throw rainbows, F8ck each other in the @$$. Pretty soon the only thing throwing dust will be your corpses after they've been cut from the rope.

14/88

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Fairies foreevuh!

Thanks so much for smashing the fash.

Illinois, North America

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Awww....Hans, Hans, Hans... *pats your head* You obviously have a serious inferiority complex. You even use @s and $$s to spell ass. I bet you're a pimply, nerdy, baldheaded 16 year old kid who thinks he's hawt sauce. I bet your mother just didn't love you enough. You need a hug? =)
Otherwise shut your man-pleasing sausage wallet.

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Awww....Hans, Hans, Hans... *pats your head* You obviously have a serious inferiority complex. You even use @s and $$s to spell ass. I bet you're a pimply, nerdy, baldheaded 16 year old kid who thinks he's hawt sauce. I bet your mother just didn't love you enough. You need a hug? =)
Otherwise shut your man-pleasing sausage wallet.

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I just want to congratulate the people fighting against the facists that just shows to prove the power that people dedicated to their cause have keep fighting for good and keep fighting the right-wing devils

Who sayz Queer Lib is dead?

From occupied North America, much love!

Its so inspirational seeing radical queers fighting back! Great tactics! Heard once about a queer anarchist contingent in Colombus Ohio, USA attacking some Nazis with kisses during a Pride Parade, but this takes the cake!

What radical queer organizing is going on there?
Have reformist groups taken over the queer movement as bad as here in the USA?

Keep that glitter flying!
Liberationists keep fighting, stay glamorous!

Good work, but...

It was certainly a decent-looking action, and I don't want to exactly talk shit on it, but can we say White Guilt?
If you really want to "stop racism", help organize communities of color to resist facists instead of ignoring people of color and engaging in symbolic battles with other white people to prove your anti-racism.

SELF-organisation is the key to liberation

x suggests: "help organize communities of color" instead of ignoring them (THEM?). well, wouldn't that be patronising? i for my part - being white, well, rather pinkinsh - fight racism & racists no matter which colour the skin of the racist or shape of his ears. most racists are "white", so go figure ...

good work but . .

Im bloody sick of these crappy liberals like 'x' above, who said "It was certainly a decent-looking action, and I don't want to exactly talk shit on it, but can we say White Guilt?"

Im sorry but if the next time nazis and open racists appear on the street, Im not gonna sit around thinkin "Oh my gosh I better sit around for a few days pondering my white liberla guilt just in case Im not pure enough to actually go out and do soemthing"
fuck you. Guilt is a totally negative and wasteful emotion. Im a working class white male and I am not responsible for racism, sexism etc. I didnt steal anybodies land (I know this cos I havent got any land, stolen or otherwise). Im not perfect, but I know whose side I am on and Im interested in fighting this government and fighting the racist system, not sitting around felling guilty about stuff I have no control over. get a fucken life

Mr G

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Hey Anton, my mother WAS proud when I spoke to her on the phone about it. Could be memories of my Grandfather suffering in a Nazi camp for 5 years that made her think so or just plain common sense, I dunno.

Good to know Kerry the Klown didn't propound any theories. The idea that NZ was founded by Aryans in ancient times or the wonders of Satanic Dialectics would have been far too funny for the fairies to withstand.

Sorry, I didn't hear Sid the Squid, no doubt he blotted his copy book with inky ramblings though.

I certainly don't think you lot are boring, just a bunch of fucked up scumbags who get out too much. Hopefully you will stay home now?

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oh man i LOVE the 'trash the fash' drawing. who did that? :)

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Wish to have some Fairies too!
Greetings vom Austria (Yourp)

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I think resistance against any organization/group that supports hatred is right. I also think it should be in a peaceful manner. Let them show violence then retaliate accordingly.

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Yea way to go people. Good example of people power. Fuk the colour bull shit and the culture difernces people better take hee and unite against not only these racist fuks but all the bigots out there across the globe. The majority are being hered by a small minority sitting in their so called govts and holding the keys to the so called corridors to power. Well let me tell you the power is the people and the govt is the people so we all better wake up and realise this challeneg all the facist racisy bigots across th world by uniting. Well done the kiwis u people are an example. Fight against the tyranny in Iraq, Afganistan, Africa, The Russian states run by US and Russian backed dictators. The Arab donkeys in power backed by the West. Repressing their people and creating the terrorism. They are the terrorists, they are oppressors and they are the racist and facist bastards who give rise to groups like the National Front not just in White countries but all across the world. Govts create these thick, dumb ass nationalistic or religious groups to scare and coalsce people into herd like mentality. Fight these corrup fuks who create globalisation and starve the poor fromt their dues, the banks robbing and getting fat off the blood of the poor nations who have muppets for leaders on a string being pulled and dangled by the IMF and the US treasury. The US treasury the true govt of the world. Yes this issue is about the Fairies and their fight against the NF in New Zealand and I appalude that from the outside world but I wanna ask you guys to keep the struggle up and join forces with the outside world.The time as come for this bullshit to end!

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get on fellow concerned world citizens, absoloutely,this is just one of many struggles goin on across the globe,and we gotta show these power hungry beasts,whatever name they go by that weve had enough and we aint gonna fuckin take it anymore.if we all do our little bit,thats enough.their power is only an illusion and they know it.and theyre scared.

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This is one of the greatest things I have ever heard. It's just too bad they did'nt kill the nazi bastards when they had them cornered.

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i am so glad that there arnt that many fash in my town and i am releved that there are poeple that will go to all the lengths to stop them.
My grandparents took there lives to get fash out of europe but now we'r leting them get back in through voting.
i beleive in freedom of speach but they dont deserve it.

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good to see the fascists on the back foot down under.
keep up the good work

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Excellent! Gay solidarity to you from Puerto Rico.

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I am so sick of the violence v. non-violence bullshit. We all have a moral, legal, and human obligation to use the pain compliance tactics that will stop rape, racism, and murder. If we do not use effective tactics then we are worse than useless. If a candlelight vigil causes enough pain (i.e. a conscience that hurts) to those committing abuses, then great.

But if not, then we must up the pain until they stop. The trick is the appropriate tactic applied directly, immmediately, and painfully to key vulnerable areas. For example, a sharp knife to the groin of a rapist when a request to cease the assault has not caused compliance.

Thanks so much to all of those who stood in the streets and fought these vicious geldings!

You had every right to use whatever tactics you had at your disposal to dismantle this blatant incitement to genocide.

Solidarity from Denver

www.transformcolumbusday.org

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fuckin awesome. nice to see a bit of a backlash against fascist hatered.

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So the youth came into the streets and took over the fascist rally distorting the "serious" political (idiotical) happening into a circus/carneval/riot/streetparty.
Shouting "BOOOOORRRIIIINGGGG!" might be childish.So what.It works.The whole idea was to piss off the idiot fascist-or-just-otherwise-orderloving-sadomasochists-in-closets. And seems to have worked pretty well.quite a bunch of them on the site here proving themselves yet sillier by taking everything seriously,moralizing about "freedom of bleach" and bla bla bla. Great work!
All Hail Discordia!

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Chanting "boring": Yeah, this is going idealogically undermine the fascist doctrine.

To quote someone who states it more elequently than I could:

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http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CA6F5.htm

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Chanting "boring": Yeah, this is going idealogically undermine the fascist doctrine.

To quote someone who states it more elequently than I could:

"Furedi found himself feeling 'ever-more estranged' from the conventional left. He recalls three incidents in particular that suggested the left was moving in a troublesome direction. 'The first time I felt it was when there were all these demands for "No Platform" for fascists, that fascists should be censored. I have always been, and continue to be, vehemently anti-fascist, but I felt that was just a cop-out, a very anti-democratic way of avoiding debate. I argued that rather than saying "No Platform" we should take up the fascists' views and undermine them, instead of opting for this very authoritarian, censorious approach.'"

http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CA6F5.htm

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Attacking...
Posted by Agent Provocateur on November 5, 2004 - 11:57pm.
Attacking Fascists is Self-Defence in every Situation!!! Everybody knows what Nazis wanted (and still want...): A world without Jews, a world without coloured people and a world without left activists. They wanted it all the time (as seen in germany between 1933 and 1945 with millions of dead) and they STILL want it! So attack them whereever you can! Greetings from a "german" anti-fascist. By the way: Pictures from the last Anti-Nazi-Actions in Potsdam (near: Berlin) can be seen on:
http://www.de.indymedia.org/2004/10/96955.shtml

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Because violence can only breed more violence and suffering, our struggle must be nonviolent and free of hatred....

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I think the general population would think both the NF and fairies were just plain weird.

It's not the NF that worry me so much - they are a crazy minority. What bothers me is that there is a lot of racism in the general population. Its a worrying and often repeated experience that someone you meet makes a racist comment (possibly hoping to establish some affinity.) It would be good if people would expect a very negative reaction to being racist rather than the other way around.

I feel particularly sorry for the Asians who seem to get it in the neck from Pukeha and Maori alike. Asian labour built a lot of the infrastructure that we enjoy today and yet they are often treated like second class citizens.

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Good coverage here - especially when compared with the only other e-link available from Australia, which is David Farrar's opinion column. I'm a member of the Australian Radical Faeries, and we hadn't heard of a Faery group in NZ. We'd be very interested to make contact. You can email me (aflyte@rescueteam.com) or send details directly to the the ozfaeries e-dress: ozfaeries@yahoo.com
Particularly like "Trash the Fash"! Great image. Can we reproduce it (in the spirit of the anarcho "anti-copyright" convention)?
Would be great to make contact.

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fuck all you little homo fairies you are the ones who are ball likers and we will make you eat our shit and watch you shit out our shit and then make you eat our shit again.
white power!!!!

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FASCISM IS DEAD. YOU FIGTH AGAINST ONE DEAD. CONGRATULATIONS ! YOU ARE VERY STUPID !!!!!!!!!

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FASCISM IS DEAD. YOU FIGTH AGAINST ONE DEAD. CONGRATULATIONS ! YOU ARE VERY STUPID !!!!!!!!!