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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…

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Parker Wilson is innocent!

In February 2011, former BANANA Parker Wilson was arrested by ZOG for assault.

Parker Wilson is innocent!

Dublin man arrested in brass knuckles attack

DUBLIN — Dublin police arrested a 20-year-old man Friday morning on suspicion of striking another man with brass knuckles after an argument at a grocery checkout line.

The incident began about 12:30 a.m. when the suspect, who police identified as Parker Wilson of Dublin, and another man got into argument at the Safeway on Dublin Boulevard, said Lt. Steve Brown. The argument led to a fight outside the store where the suspect stuck the victim with the brass knuckles.

Brown said the suspect left before police arrived, but with the help of a witness they identified Wilson, who was arrested at his home on Tamarack Drive on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Police also found brass knuckles at the home, Brown said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was not seriously injured, Brown said.

Contact Sophia Kazmi at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/sophiakazmi.

Article source: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_17364160?source=rss

Safeway Shoppers Fight Over Whose Turn it Was in Line
Elizabeth Shemaria
Dublin Patch
February 11, 2011

A Dublin man is being held at Santa Rita jail, police said, on assault charges after he hit another man with brass knuckles at Safeway on Dublin Boulevard early Friday.

The fight happened after two shoppers got into an argument about the availability of checkstands at Safeway about 12:30 a.m. Friday, said Dublin police Lt. Steve Brown.

Customers were waiting in a long line and when a checkstand opened up there was a dispute about who was next in line, he said.

The checker said the victim, whom police did not name, was next in line. The victim made his purchase and waited in the parking lot while his girlfriend talked on the phone.

When the man who had disagreed about whose turn it was came out, the two got into an argument in the parking lot, Brown said.

The suspect, Parker Wilson, 19, allegedly pulled out brass knuckles and hit the victim, police said.

A witness who was at Safeway during the fight identified Wilson. He was arrested Friday at his home on Tamarack Drive in Dublin.

He is being held at Santa Rita jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

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]

Introduction

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…

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.

BANANAs protest with and against Machetes

A group of five BANANAs, led by Andrew Yeoman, went to a cinema in Livermore, CA over the weekend, and whinged about the fact that it was showing the new Mexploitation flick Machete. The action was met with approval by other White supremacists, but the BANANAs’ foray into film criticism is not expected to resonate much beyond their immediate circle of kooks.

Livermore protesters target ‘Machete’ film as ‘anti-white’
Janis Mara
Contra Costa Times
September 4, 2010

LIVERMORE — A handful of self-described anarchists passed out fliers at a movie theater Saturday night, protesting what they called anti-white discrimination in the movie “Machete.”

“We don’t believe people should be targeted by their ethnicity,” said Steve Yeoman, founder of Bay Area National Anarchists, outside Livermore Cinemas on First Street as his group of five people handed information. The San Francisco resident also wore two cardboard facsimiles of machetes around his neck.

Yeoman, who founded the group three years ago in San Francisco, said he has not seen the movie, but based on the trailers he has seen, he feels the film should not be shown in theaters. The film tells the violent story of a Mexican immigrant and former federal police officer caught up in an anti-immigrant plot.

A very national anarchist May Day

Corporate news reports that in San Francisco, a small bunch of BANANAs joined a small number of other racists (their comrades in the Minuteman network) at a May Day protest in support of Arizona’s new laws targeting migrant workers.

The BANANAs, among them Andrew Yeoman and a racist teenybopper named ‘Parker Wilson’, were allegedly attacked by a group as they left the racist rally.

Three people were attacked and at least two others were arrested. The people assaulted were part of the Minutemen demonstration, a group in favor of Arizona’s new immigration law.

They said a large group of immigrants’ rights supporters followed them to the BART station on Market Street and started punching and kicking them, and calling them names.

“They said we were racists, and we were against them, and against their town, and against San Francisco,” said Parker Wilson with the Bay Area National Anarchists. “What they were saying, they said we need to get out and called us racists, and that we need to go home. And then they just attacked my friends and me.”

Those arrested will likely be charged with felony assault and robbery.

Elsewhere, national anarchists avoided being bitch-slapped by staying at home.