On Dec. 3rd N.P.R. (National Public Radio) ran a show called "On the Media". They did a piece, which was titled "All you need is Hate"; they spoke to a group called "Panzerfaust". Panzerfaust is a White Power music distribution company that is running a program called Project School yard. In this program they are distributing thousands of copies of racist music to schoolchildren. They described the project like this "This fall, Panzerfaust Records embarked on a venture called Project Schoolyard. It's basically a distribution effort for hate music. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Panzerfaust is, according to Newsweek magazine, "one of the top 'white power' record labels in the country." Through methods as simple as direct mail and handing out CDs to kids filing off the school bus, Project Schoolyard aims to hand out 100,000 CDs to kids who may not even realize what they're being handed".
N.P.R. not only didn't criticize what Panzerfaust was doing, they actually played their songs and had only one person say anything in rebuttal to the blatant hate being spouted by the Panzerfaust rep. Here is what they gave as the opposing side of the story "We certainly agree that they've got a free speech right to sing whatever they want to sing. We think it's also therefore important that those of us who are concerned about it, and there are many, use our First Amendment obligation to speak out against it". Let me say it again this was the only thing that was said in opposition to Panzerfaust. In their attempt to seem unbiased they came off complaisant or even supportive of a Radical White Power movement that aims to control America under a fascist banner.
For those of you who don't already know Public radio is corporate media. They are the enemy! As for Panzerfaust, I think that this is a clear indication that Nazi organizing is up and running again. The main thing that looks different this time is that they are better organized and raising a lot of money. They are holding shows and reaching out to people all over the world. Their numbers are growing and they have an organizational structure that will make them effective. To my knowledge no one in Portland is organizing against White Power groups. More over I'm worried that there are very few people in this town that are willing or able to fight against these Nazis.
I hope that I'm wrong, I hope that there are a number of you that will not stand for Fascist hate in your community. The fight is in our town and they are having success organizing in Portland. The one thing that White Power folk do well is to reach out to poor white youth. I remember growing up in this town and having a lot of friends that started heading that direction. Why, because they were some of the only people reaching out to poor people. They talked about taking back the country and changing the government for the betterment of the people (the white people). In the past these people have had a national spokes person, large-scale training camps, and a willingness to hurt people in our community. It wasn't all that long ago that these people would drive into North East Portland and murder people. These crimes were hardly ever investigated by the police and when they were even more rarely ended in an arrest.
The time is now if we are to do anything about the disease that is infesting our home. We need to start organizing today; in fact any ideas that you're thinking of right now need to be driven by action to stop this. The fight is here, what are we going to do about it?
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If you want to read the text you can find it here
What are they doing locally?