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capture the Nazi flag in Leith, ND and burn it.

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For a little background.

For more in depth reading on the attempt of Nazi's to take over this town and the protests of the people.

If this was diaried already I apologize, but with so much tea party shit going on, this just makes me so happy and so proud of these women that I had to share.

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  •  So brave of them ! (11+ / 0-)

    What a huge shame to witness the Neo-Nazis comeback.
    Similar things going on in Germany. I wished there were some German grannies fighting the good fight over there as well.

    World from Berlin: 'Germany Fooling Itself in Battle against Neo-Nazis'.

    I hope they fool us once, but not twice.
    This more conservative newspaper in Germany says it to the point:

    The business daily Handelsblatt writes:

    "Citizens, politicians and journalists here in Germany fool themselves when it comes to right-wing radicalism. We tend to see it as being completely marginal, as though it takes place far from the center of society and the right-wingers will ultimately vanish by themselves. It has become apparent that they won't."

    "Such widespread nonchalance is deplorable, but almost understandable. The long-standing and almost Pavlovian reference to Germany's horrific history with its myriad innocent victims has relativized all evil which has appeared since and has provided us with skin that is much too thick. It protects us from outrage over smaller crimes: The many ugly outgrowths of right-wing extremism seem in comparison to the gigantic barbarity (of the Third Reich) to be marginal. Which is why we either don't pay much attention or don't take them seriously. Both approaches are negligent."

    "In February alone there were 941 right-wing crimes committed resulting in 29 injuries. Between 1990 and 2012, at least 152 people were murdered by right-wing extremists. The varnish painted over Germany's susceptibility to extremism is thin."

    "Tragically, as the history of the investigation into the NSU shows, German authorities have allowed themselves to become infected by this nonchalance as well as by the inaction of both German society and its politicians."

    I am always horrified to see Neo-Nazis and Supremacist succeeding elsewhere in the world with their actions.

    Bless the grannies.

    "It's what you do, not what you say, that makes your nation" - some dude

    by mimi on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 08:25:34 AM PDT

    •  "Neo-Nazi Movements Resurging in U.S... (7+ / 0-)

      and Europe..

      (June 4, 2013)...Nazism is back, and its tentacles are spreading across Europe, the former Soviet Union and even America, lawmakers warned in a conference held on Capitol Hill Tuesday...

      ...Jeffries' remarks came on the heels of an impassioned speech by human rights activist Eliza Goroya about the rise of hate groups in Greece, where the youth unemployment rate is more than 62 percent. Goroya warned that Golden Dawn, a right-wing, extremist political party with seats in the Greek parliament, "has become more aggressive, more dangerous and more popular" than ever before.

      Greek police shake-up after neo-Nazi murder...

      ...Two regional chiefs step down as inquiry launched into alleged police links with neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn...<

      The Rising Tide of Neo-Nazism

      ...On December 20, 2012 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 67/154 on “The Inadmissibility of the Glorification of Nazism....”  

      ...The resolution:

          “Expresses deep concern about the glorification of the Nazi movement and former members of the Waffen SS organization, including by erecting monuments and memorials and holding public demonstrations in the name of the glorification of the Nazi past, the Nazi movement and neo-Nazism...

      Undercover with Europe's dangerous neo-Nazis...
      ...For 15 years, Kuban, now in his mid-thirties, risked his life secretly filming neo-Nazi rock concerts, events he says are the conspiratorial heart of Europe's diverse and burgeoning neo-Nazi scene...

      ..."Mass crimes take place at every event and no one does anything," he added...

      "I am shocked at how weakly the security services deal with the neo-Nazis in Germany, allowing them a legal vacuum in which to operate..."

      Unfortunately, these extremists and their organizations aren't limited to Europe:  Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn goes global with political ambitions...
      ...The extremist group, which forged links with British neo-Nazis when it was founded in the 1980s, has begun opening offices in Germany, Australia, Canada and the US...
      ...links between American and European neo-Nazis are strong and growing stronger...
      ...American neo-Nazi groups, protected by the First Amendment, often publish material and host Internet sites that are aimed at European audiences -- materials that would be illegal under European anti-racism laws...

      Bless the brave Lakota and Dakota grandmothers and others who are protesting the takeover of a US town by hate-filled people pushing a malignant and dangerous agenda.

      •  Wow! Thanks for ALL the links, kurious. (5+ / 0-)
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        oortdust, mimi, Pakalolo, FarWestGirl, kurious

        I haven't kept up lately with how things are going in Greece, and these links are eye-openers.  

        "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

        by 3goldens on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 10:15:04 AM PDT

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        •  yes, it is and it is since quite a while, (5+ / 0-)

          just not admitted openly. Now it's not possible anymore to overlook it.

          I wonder when this current started to overflow to the point where it is at. I am sorry to say that I believe the influence from the US right-wing extremists and the Rumsfeld/Bush policies and the uninhibited communication worldwide over the internet is a big part of that resurgence. But I remember in 1980 it was already beginning. And as far as I remember in the mid 1960 til 1980 there were always demonstrations from the left and the right, but the left-socialist demonstrations were stronger. It's very disturbing, because people don't want to acknowledge it as a threat.

          "It's what you do, not what you say, that makes your nation" - some dude

          by mimi on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 10:32:24 AM PDT

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          •  ..I am referring to Germany here only /nt (2+ / 0-)
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            "It's what you do, not what you say, that makes your nation" - some dude

            by mimi on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 10:44:20 AM PDT

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          •  The Southern Poverty Law Center (4+ / 0-)
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            FarWestGirl, Pakalolo, myboo, kurious

            does yeoman's work in keeping track of the various hate groups in this country. Here is a link to the section of their site that deals with hate groups.  I suspect that our ever-nosey NSA is also busily keeping track of Neo-Nazi groups as well, along with the FBI. Republican rhetoric over the past several years---going back as far as Reagan---along with the recent years of severe economic dislocation across the country doesn't help matters either.  

            "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

            by 3goldens on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 10:46:25 AM PDT

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      •  top comment /nt (2+ / 0-)
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        "It's what you do, not what you say, that makes your nation" - some dude

        by mimi on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 10:32:39 AM PDT

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  •  Thanks for this diary! (4+ / 0-)

    Bless the Grandmothers for their courage.  That flag is obscene and what it stands for is just as obscene. I wish I could give each of those women in the photo a big hug. I just finished reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson----it's the story of one year in the life of William F. Dodd*, America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany.  His daughter, Martha, also plays a key role in the book. To quote just a bit from the description on the back cover of the book:

    The result is one of the major bestsellers of the year . . . . work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Eruope, were awash in blood and terror.
    Neo-Nazi groups should never be taken lightly.

    *Amb. Dodd was former Senator Chris Dodd's grandfather.

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 10:27:43 AM PDT

  •  Ripping the Swastika off the Bremen (1+ / 0-)
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    There’s a famous example of this type of protest from history:

    Spanish Civil War veteran Bill Bailey tells his story here:
    Ripping the Swastika off the Bremen

    From Wikipedia

    Bill Bailey (1911–1995) was an Irish-American labour activist, who spent some time fighting for the Republican forces in the International Brigades during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War.

    As a merchant seaman, Bailey stole the swastika that flew from the bow of the German ship Bremen docked in Manhattan in 1935. The Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels issued an angry statement, so New York’s mayor, La Guardia, sent ten detectives to the German consulate. These were all Jewish detectives – with names the like of Goldfarb and Ginsburg. Goebbels thought this was the biggest insult. He said, “We don’t want these inferior bastards to guard any of our people.”…

    (also posted to Pharyngula)

    ¡No Pasarán!

    FOX News: For entertainment purposes only. Not to be confused with actual news broadcasting.

    by IowaBiologist on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 01:20:37 PM PDT

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