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NATA-NY not welcome in New York

Following the collapse of BANANAs in 2011 — and the fiery denunciation of its leader, Andrew White (‘Andrew Yeoman’) by chief NA ideologue Troy Southgate — it’s been left to a small handful of kooks in New York to raise the NA banner in that part of the world. Last Thursday, a handful of them tried to attend a punk gig. It was not a success. NYC antifa has more:

NATA Kicked to the Curb at “Punks Against Police” Mattinee
Posted on February 23, 2013 by valdinoci

Controversy surrounded the February 16th “Punks Against Police” matinee. Originally to be held at ABC No Rio, it was moved to a venue in East Williamsburg after discussions regarding the affiliation of one band member with NATA-NY (National “Anarchist” Tribal Alliance – New York), and in particular of his promotion of the show in National “Anarchist” circles. Tensions regarding the show cooled after organizers and the band in question publicly denounced NATA and their positions. Nonetheless, NATA’s founder, Craig Fitzgerald, commented on the show’s Facebook event page that “NATA would be in attendance.”

True to his word, Fitzgerald assembled 7 National “Anarchists” and attempted to “storm the show.” Apparently, they didn’t get much farther than the stairwell, where they were promptly ejected, and then heckled as they lingered on the sidewalk. Defeated, the group posted an “Anti-Antifa” sticker outside the venue, and wandered around East Williamsburg, curiously stopping for a few photos near a camel in a nearby playground before dispersing.

Before they were ejected from the show, NATA kept a relatively low profile. Now their secret is out. They aren’t anarchists or freedom fighters, they are right-wingers trying to worm their way into radical circles. Our reservations about the affiliations and attitudes of one of the bands aside, we are happy that punks and radicals in New York, as fractured as they are, can at least agree that NATA’s Third Positionist, racial separatist, and anti-Semitic rhetoric should be given no tolerance and no forum…

New Right Interrupted

Launched in January 2005 and modeled on the French Nouvelle droite, the ‘New Right’ is a fascist groupuscule based in London, UK, and very closely associated with the (only slightly more numerous) virtual ‘national anarchist’ groups that abound in cyberspace.

In Australia, the ‘New Right’ is Sydney-based ideologue Welf Herfurth. Along with a few dozen other radical, right-wing cranks, the ‘New Right’ made its first and largest splash back in 2007 by forming a static fascist ‘black bloc’ at that year’s anti-APEC protests. (Among those who took part in the faux bloc was Darrin Hodges, now the leading spokesperson for the ‘Australian Protectionist Party’.) During the course of the next 12 months, the ‘New Right’ participated in as many as two or three further public manifestations, each smaller than the last, before more-or-less disappearing, dissolving into other neo-Nazi and fascist projects.

Fast forward to March 2012 and the NR in the UK is also doing less than OK, having been expelled from their favourite London pub:

“We come here every week, this is outrageous” and out into the sunshine went another Nazi brandishing his collection of Nazi books. He was shuffling in desperation, waiting for someone or something to come to his aid. Thankfully, he didn’t compare his predicament to that of some kind of deemed “anti-social” element living in Nazi Germany in the bygone days he ideologically longed for. The pub had called the police to help throw them out.

Out on to the pavement in Praed Street in Paddington London, they gloomily filed. For nearly two hours their secret phone number had been blocked by antifascists and their secret meeting plans ruined. From across Britain and Europe a whole host of Nazi sympathisers had travelled for the secret meeting. While they moaned and complained, the Hope Not Hate team sat inside the pub with their European colleagues, blogged and kept an eye on them…

More here.

In other news, former BANANA Andrew White (‘Andrew Yeoman’) has established a new website, andrewyeoman.com. Writing of politics, Andrew expresses disappointment with his fellow BANANAs and disillusionment with the world of White nationalism.

Judging by some of the comments about him being made elsewhere by his former comrades, White/Yeoman has good reason to be butthurt.

Anti-National Translation

The Anti-National Translation blog has drawn our attention to Troy Southgate and The New Right and national anarchism in the UK.

Sadly, in the US, Andrew White (aka Andrew Yeoman)–a few months after having been denounced by Southgate as a violent, psychotic stooge–no longer distributes BANANAs online, and appears to have abandoned promoting white nationalism–for the time being, at least.

On a brighter note, Southgate’s German-born Australian follower Welf Herfurth has written a book titled A Life in the Political Wilderness published in August 2011 by Flavio Gonçalves‘ Finis Mundi. Herfurth was also MC at the Australia First party’s annual conference The Sydney Forum in September. Herfurth’s own former follower, Scott Harrison, is keeping busy alerting the world to the dangers of fluoridation and promoting the White Man’s Bible.

BANANAs split. Again.

For the second time in as many years, and following his denunciation by former comrade Troy Southgate, Andrew White (aka ‘Andrew Yeoman’) has declared the BANANAs have- once again- split. In a post on the BANANA website dated June 15, 2011, White writes:

Suspension of Operations
June 15

Upon conferring with tribal members, this is public notice that the Bay Area National Anarchists are ceasing public activities at this time. Activities may be resumed at a future date.

Thank you for your support.

Spokesman and founder,
Andrew Yeoman

Given the short time that elapsed between the first time the BANANAs called it quits and their resumption of pea-brained ‘activism’, it’s likely that activities will indeed be resumed at a later date, although given the bad smell that surrounds the group’s name, it may also be that it will come under a new label.

As is stands, the ‘national anarchist’ project in the English-speaking world has come more or less to a standstill, with supporters either (re-)lapsing into neo-Nazi activity or simply ceasing public political activity altogether. Of related interest is the following article by Matthew N. Lyons in the US journal New Politics (April 29, 2011):

Rising Above the Herd: Keith Preston’s Authoritarian Anti-Statism

“Perhaps what I champion is not so much the anarchist as much as the ‘anarch,’ the superior individual who, out of sheer strength of will, rises above the herd in defiance and contempt of both the sheep and their masters.”

— Keith Preston, “The Thoughts That Guide Me: A Personal Reflection” (2005)[1]


Freedom from government tyranny has always been a central theme of right-wing politics in the United States. From the original Ku Klux Klan that denounced “northern military despotism” to the Tea Partiers who vilify Barack Obama as a combination of Hitler and Stalin, U.S. rightists have invoked the evil of big government to both attract popular support and justify their own oppressive policies. Witness the rise of so-called National-Anarchism (NA), an offshoot of British neonazism that has recently gained a small but fast-growing foothold in the United States. National-Anarchists advocate a decentralized system of “tribal” enclaves based on “the right of all races, ethnicities and cultural groups to organize and live separately.” National-Anarchists criticize statism of both the left and the right, including classical fascism, but they participate in neonazi networks such as Stormfront.org and promote anti-Jewish conspiracy theories worthy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Anti-statism is a key part of National-Anarchism’s appeal and helps it to deflect the charge of fascism.[2]

Keith Preston, who calls himself a “fellow traveler” of National-Anarchism, is in some ways even more dangerous. Preston is a former left-wing anarchist who advocates a revolutionary alliance of leftist and rightist libertarians against U.S. imperialism and the state. Unlike many far rightists who claim to be “beyond left and right,” Preston actually incorporates many leftist ideas in his political philosophy and apparently is still in touch with some actual leftists. An intelligent, prolific writer, Preston has established himself over the past decade as a respected voice in libertarian, paleoconservative, and “Alternative Right” circles. His “anarcho-pluralism” represents a sophisticated reworking of far right politics that is flexible, inclusive, and appeals to widely held values such as “live and let live.” Unlike most rightist ideologies, it also has the potential to serve as a bridge between a wide variety of rightist currents such as white nationalists, Patriot/militia groups, Christian rightists, and National-Anarchists — and even some left-wing anarchists, liberal bioregionalists/environmentalists, and nationalist people of color groups.

In this article I will outline the major features of Preston’s political program, strategy, and underlying philosophy. Although Preston claims that implementing anarcho-pluralism would result in an expansion of freedom, in reality it would promote oppression and authoritarianism in smaller-scale units. Although Preston is an individualist who does not directly advocate the racial determinism and separatism of his friends the National-Anarchists, he has made it a priority to (in his own words) “collaborate with racialists and theocrats,” claiming that leftists who oppose such collaboration are the true bigots. Digging deeper, Preston’s opposition to the state is based on a radically anti-humanistic philosophy of elitism, ruthless struggle, and contempt for most people.

Preston offers a window into the larger issue of right-wing decentralism. This article will trace both the historical roots of the phenomenon and its various branches of recent decades, including libertarian, Christian rightist, neonazi, and Patriot movements in the United States. Preston blends these U.S.-based influences with ideas drawn from the European New Right, a decentralist offshoot of classical fascism, and from German Conservative Revolution figures of the 1920s and 1930s, who influenced but mostly stood outside of the Nazi movement. Preston’s own relationship with fascism is much closer than he acknowledges. While he lacks fascism’s drive to impose a single ideological vision on all spheres of society, he offers a closely related form of revolutionary right-wing populism. Above all, Preston and his rightist allies embody the main danger associated with fascism — to preempt the radical left as the main revolutionary opposition force…

National-Anarchist Movement (N-AM) denounces Andrew Yeoman (Andrew White)

Above : Andrew Yeoman/White looks worse for wear after having an encounter with critics on May Day, 2010.

In an unexpected development, the ‘National-Anarchist Movement’ – a/k/a Troy Southgate – has denounced ‘BANANA’ – a/k/a Andrew Yeoman (a/k/a Andrew White) – for crimes against national anarchism. The denouncement comes on the eve of another desperate publicity stunt by BANANA, and is likely to have sent virtual shockwaves through the literally dozens, if not scores, of keyboard commandos who make up the national anarchist milieu.

Writing on the N-AM site last week, Southgate has accused Yeoman/White of having been bought off by authorities, of being authoritarian, sexually promiscuous, “psychologically unstable” and – on a somewhat worrying note – of being “in possession of a large number of firearms”. Southgate has also denounced White’s latest publicity stunt, which involves the BANANAs jumping on the coat tails of fellow bizarros in ‘Stand Up America’. The group’s leader, Christian fundamentalist Pastor Terry Jones, plans to burn a copy of the Koran outside the Islamic Center of America, in Dearborn (a heavily Muslim city), and the BANANAs – or Yeoman/White at least – want to bask in the reflective glow.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


It might interest some of you to know that Andrew Yeoman was recently investigated by the U.S. Secret Service for making a juvenile online threat against Obama. Judging by the negative and embarrassing publicity which has been emanating from the BANA camp over the last few months – as well as the fact that he turned up at the American Renaissance conference around the same time and then declined to testify against anti-fascists at his recent assault trial – he has clearly been bought off. Meanwhile, several of his former friends and associates have informed me that he expelled people from his group for not agreeing with his racial views and then boasted to a former landlord about various conquests with non-whites, whom he described as ‘concubines’. He also had a relationship with an anorexic Jewish girl he picked up from a website called Craigslist and went around telling everyone that they were having sex without a condom. Yeoman is also said to be psychologically unstable and is in possession of a large number of firearms.
Posted by Anarcho-Anglo at 11:52

Sunday, 10 April 2011


The National-Anarchist Movement (N-AM) wishes to disassociate itself from the recent decision by the Bay Area National Anarchists (BANA) to stage a ‘Burn the Koran’ event on 22nd April 2011. Not only is this tactic extremely counter-productive, it also runs contrary to the free-thinking ethos of National-Anarchism itself. Indeed, we can hardly complain if our own spiritual, cultural and ethnic identity is attacked and denigrated if we are willing to do the same to others. Indeed, by seeking to antagonise Muslims through the destruction of the Qur’an, apparently because of the possibility that Islam will “be implemented all across the globe including our homelands through force of violence if necessary”, BANA is ignoring the fact that only a minority of Muslims – most notably the aggressive Wahhabi sect, which is denounced by millions of Sunni and Shi’a Muslims alike – actually believe in pursuing such a strategy. Furthermore, despite the fact that the N-AM does not welcome the presence of Muslim immigrants in Europe, we believe that the Islamic religion is far more diverse than the blood-drenched hypocrites in London and Washington would like us to believe and that a more sensible approach would be to build links with Muslim communities in order to establish common ground. Not with the more unreasonable elements, of course, but with those who also have an aversion to Zionism, International Finance and the New World Order.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. – Rumi

Who are the BANANAs?

The Bay Area National Anarchists (BANANAs) are an odd little group based in San Francisco. The group’s leader, Andrew Yeoman (AKA Andrew White), recently attended the 2011 American Renaissance shadow conference (organised following the cancellation of the official event under pressure from local anti-racists). Yeoman/White was joined by a handful of other White supremacists: some further details are available by way of Southside Chicago ARA. In the meantime, a BANANA plantation worker from the Bay Area has sent National Anarchist! the following happy snaps. Further details on their contents will be forthcoming (and thank you to SH for the assist).

A very national anarchist May Day (ii)

On May Day this year, leading BANANA Andrew Yeoman (aka Andrew White) and a sidekick – Karissa Shaw, previously thought to be Parker Wilson – were involved in an altercation with critics. It ended when the BANANAs’ comrades in the SFPD arrested two of the critics and charged them with felonies. In June, the felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.

Below is a photo of Andrew White/Yeoman shaking hands with Holocaust denialist Paul Fromm.

Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors for Alleged Attackers of White Separatists
Lauren Smiley
SF Weekly
June 7 2010

A Superior Court judge has reduced felony charges to misdemeanors for two protesters accused of beating two members of the white separatist group Bay Area National Anarchists after the May Day immigration reform rally.

Judge Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee dropped charges against Donnell Allen for assault with a deadly weapon for using a battery (as in an Energizer) and robbing a backpack from Bay Area National Anarchist leader Andrew White (aka Andrew Yeoman). Allen’s assault charge against White was reduced to a misdemeanor.

At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing on Thursday, Lee also reduced the four assault charges against 19-year-old Kelsey Musgrove to misdemeanors — two counts for allegedly assaulting White including macing him in the face, and two counts for alleged assault against BANA member Karissa Shaw. The judge also discharged the second-degree robbery charge against Musgrove for allegedly filching the backpack.

“So it was a good day for Kelsey and Donnell,” wrote Musgrove’s attorney, John Hamasaki, in an e-mail. “I think the judge’s ruling was appropriate after hearing the evidence as it came in. This was a fight, and misdemeanor conduct at worst.”

Hamasaki had attempted to grill White on the fact he lists “kicking ass” as one of his favorite activities on Facebook as well as posting he was attacked by “armed thugs” on white nationalist website Stormfront under the screen name Kyren. Hamasaki explained to the judge he was trying to show White was at the rally to “foment discord.” But Lee largely rebuffed his efforts: “People can believe a lot of things, but whether they act on it” is a different matter, she said. Musgrove was filmed in a video produced by the Golden Gate Minutemen of the May Day rally arguably “fomenting discord” as well, yelling “Come over here, motherfuckers!” at the counter-protesters while still at the rally.

White had no comment on the reduced charges. The two defendants will next be in court on June 17 for arraignment on the misdemeanor charges and to set a trial date.