The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Shofar FTP Archive File: people/b/baron.al/press/british-articles


Path: news.island.net!news.bctel.net!imci2!newsfeed.internetmci.com!in1.uu.net!news3.digex.net!digex.net!not-for-mail
From: mstein@access2.digex.net (Michael P. Stein)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: The clippings Al Baron sent me
Date: 25 Nov 1995 19:38:56 -0500
Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA
Lines: 148
Message-ID: <498cv0$dbq@access2.digex.net>
References: <48v93f$f64@news.enter.net> <49022r$19d@nimitz.fibr.net> <817082117snz@abaron.demon.co.uk>
NNTP-Posting-Host: access2.digex.net


From the Jewish Chronicle, 10th Sept 1993

ANTI-ISRAEL PAMPHLET REFERRED TO LAW OFFICER

by Julian Kossoff

     The Attorney-General is investigating the latest pamphlet produced 
by the fictitious organisation, Anglo-Hebrew Publishing.  The pamphlet 
includes an appeal for donations to combat the "cancer of Zionism." 

     The violently anti-Israel pamphlet, entitled "Charity begins at 
home," has been distributed to a small number of Jewish people in the 
London area. 

     An accompanying letter appeals for sympathy for the Dowager Lady 
Birdwood, who was found guilty in 1991 of distributing anti-Jewish 
leaflets intended to stir up racial hatred. 

     Mike Whine, defence director of the Board of Deputies, told the JC 
that the leaflet had been passed on to the Attorney-General. 

     In May, Anglo-Hebrew Publishing distributed a hoax letter 
requesting donation to Jewish homes in London. 



This is apparently the _Searchlight_ article over which Al Baron is suing:

JEWISH COMMUNITY TARGETED

     Antisemitic attacks are being reported from several parts of the 
country.  At the same time as attacks on Jewish cemeteries and property 
have increased, a wave of Holocaust denial and antisemitic hoax material 
has been circulating. 

     It is now more than three years since the last major wave of 
antisemitic incidents in Britain, although they have continued unabated 
in other parts of Europe. 

     _Searchlight's_ exposure of the involvement of British National 
Party activists and others in the Northwest helped to deter further 
attacks at that time.  We named Michael Calton, a long-time hardline 
nazi activist, as one of the main perpetrators of attacks on dozens of 
Jewish properties around the country, including cemeteries, shops, homes 
and synagogues.  Calton fled to France and the incidents tailed off. 

     Recently, however, Jewish communities in Southampton, Manchester, 
Eastbourne and Brighton have been the victim of vandals targeting 
cemeteries, communal property and shops. 

     The police in Brighton, where 60 Jewish graves were wrecked in 
September, cautioned a ten-year-old boy who they claimed had carried out 
the attack.  People who inspected the damage were of the view that if he 
had been responsible, he must be some kind of mighty midget.  The damage 
in Eastbourne would also have needed somebody older. 

     _Searchlight_ is not trying to cause panic in the Jewish community.  
Despite the new factor of Combat 18's presence, we do not believe 
anything on the scale of three and four years ago is happening now.  The 
present campaign should, however, be nipped in the bud. 

     Calton is reported to have returned to Britain and the police 
should be investigating what he is up to. 

     One area of serious concern is the failure of the police to stop 
the ongoing hoaxes against the Jewish community and others by Alex 
Baron.  Baron, already on bail on other charges, is continuing to spend 
huge amounts of money circulating his trash and antisemitic forgeries 
around the country and yet the police claim they are still looking for 
the source of the material. 

     In an abusive letter to _Searchlight_ Baron claims that although
the police seized his computer and printing equipment and the courts 
have refused to return it, he has access to other printing facilities 
and is using them. 

     A recent hoax story in the London _Evening Standard_ about a bus 
service for Orthodox Jews was Baron's latest bit of mischief making. 

     Baron is working with Patrick Harrington's errand boy Larry O'Hara 
and Mark Taha, who has been linked to British Movement, Western Goals, 
Monday Club and the League of St. George.  Together they are breaking 
criminal and civil laws with impunity and it is high time Baron was in 
custody to prevent him from continually reoffending. 

     Meanwhile, the Dowager Jane Lady Birdwood has been summoned to 
appear at Bow Street Magistrates' Court this month on charges of 
possessing and distrubuting [sic] racially inflamatory material.  Two 
years ago she received a conditional sentence at the Old Bailey after 
being found guilty on ten similar charges. 



The last piece Baron sent is undated:

     This leaflet is a response to an article in the March 95 issue of 
_Searchlight_, the self-styled anti-fascist magazine.  On page 12 of 
this issue _Searchlight_ prints a photograph of Larry O'Hara, the anti-
fascist researcher, and gives important clues as to where he works and 
where he lives, thereby setting him up for attack by fascists.  
Obviously this is not the work of what _Searchlight_ claims itself to 
be, an anti-fascist magazine.

     Larry O'Hara's anti-fascist credentials can be established by 
reading the articles he wrote analysing British fascism in recent years.  
(These appear in issues 23 to 26 of _Lobster_ magazine.)   He has also 
written two pamphlets (_A Lie Too Far_ and _At War With The Truth_) and 
a book (_Turning Up The Heat_: MI5 After The Cold War_) and these too 
can be read by anyone interested in finding out what his political views 
are.  (It is noteworthy that in this article _Searchlight_ has dropped 
its earlier smear that O'Hara is an "errand boy" of fascists.  But note 
the new smear that the magazine _Green Anarchist_ is connected with 
fascists.)  The reason that I can think of why _Searchlight_ would 
attack Larry O'Hara in this way is that his writings have embarrassed 
the secret state and that _Searchlight_, which is not an anti-fascist 
magazine but a mouthpiece of the secret state, is now fighting back on 
behalf of its paymasters.

     The article referred to is supposedly writen by Ray Hill but is 
thought to be written by Gerry Gable, the editor of _Searchlight_.  The 
article contains two contradictory statements.  The first is that "The 
anti-fascist and anarchist movements have started to turn up the heat on 
O'Hara."  Have they?  Several magazines from the milieus described have 
reviewed _Turning Up The Heat_ but, whilst critical, have been in favour 
of the book.  The contradiction occurs three sentences later when Gable 
writes "Even disregarding what he (O'Hara) has said and written about 
_Searchlight_, is it not time that the anti-fascist movement took a good 
look at this character and worked out his motivation and just whom he is 
working with and for."  Well, Gerry, is the anti-fascist movement taking 
a good look at Larry, or not?  In fact they're taking a good look at you 
and your magazine.  You suggest that the anti-fascist movement takes a 
look at who Larry O'Hara is working with.  I fall into this category as 
I am the main person in Phoenix Press which published _Turning Up The 
Heat_.  So let me help you.  My name is Brian Moseley and I work at 
Housmans' Bookshop in Kings Cross.  Here I am, Gerry, what are you going 
to do about it?

Published by Phoenix Press
PO Box 824
London N1 9DL



-- 
Mike Stein			The above represents the Absolute Truth.
POB 10420			Therefore it cannot possibly be the official
Arlington, VA  22210		position of my employer.


Home ·  Site Map ·  What's New? ·  Search Nizkor

© The Nizkor Project, 1991-2012

This site is intended for educational purposes to teach about the Holocaust and to combat hatred. Any statements or excerpts found on this site are for educational purposes only.

As part of these educational purposes, Nizkor may include on this website materials, such as excerpts from the writings of racists and antisemites. Far from approving these writings, Nizkor condemns them and provides them so that its readers can learn the nature and extent of hate and antisemitic discourse. Nizkor urges the readers of these pages to condemn racist and hate speech in all of its forms and manifestations.