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  Australian vigilantes picket homes and call for death to adulterers | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
The Blackshirts are former husbands aggrieved by their treatment at the hands of their ex-wives and the courts, who regard themselves as the vanguard of a "men's rights" movement in Australia and say that their actions will be remembered as marking a turning-point in history.
Blackshirts, who must renounce any partner taken since the breakdown of their marriage, have picketed Melbourne's family law courts for more than a decade, but only in the past year have they begun going for people in their homes.
Blackshirts are adept at keeping on the right side of the law and none has been charged with a criminal offence for activity with the group.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,780650,00.html   (980 words)

 The man in black who sees red - theage.com.au
By demanding adultery be treated like murder by the courts, the Blackshirts are seeking the creation of a law that does not currently exist in Western society.
Police have set up a unit to monitor the Blackshirts after an Ashburton mother who had left her marriage was targeted by the group.
The Blackshirts have upped the ante and, in theory at least, have a sizeable pool of disaffected men to draw on.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2002/12/19/1040174344351.html   (2105 words)

 Barbelith Underground > Switchboard > Australia's Blackshirts: the dark side of the force
It is well known that the Blackshirts are a group of men who are taking revenge on their ex-wives (and in the process scaring the crap out of the kids they supposedly love so much).
As to the Australian Blackshirts, I don't think it's really gonna take that much ideological soul searching to discover why standing on the street in a large group shouting at a global economic system is legitimate, and standing on the street in a large group shouting at a single mother isn't..
Blackshirts are demonstrating as individuals disguised as groups, thus while their rhetoric may speak more about the detriment to society that female-initiated divorces (which I'd wager a good majority are), their actions are more about their personal feelings of disempowerment, which they counteract through intimidation that only the bravado a mob mentality affords them.
www.barbelith.com /topic/8251   (3073 words)

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With Blackshirts as sentinels down the sides of the hall Mosley marched to the dais to the strains of amplified ‘martial music’ to stand alone with ‘a silver buckle the only relief to his all fl uniform, at the foot of a gigantic Union Jack which stretched from the platform almost to the lofty roof.
The correspondent, having thanked ‘the Blackshirts for their kindness in organising the New Year’s party for the poorer children of Castle Ward’ commented that it was ‘about time someone thought about the local girls and boys instead of the foreign refugees’.
Blackshirts, possibly including Frisby who had belonged to town’s Anglo-German circle and had enthused about Germany in the local press, were among the audience of over fifty at the local branch’s inaugural meeting at the Wedgewood Cafe in Abington Street in May 1939.
www.couplandcc.freeserve.co.uk /NBUF.htm   (5405 words)

 Green Left - Brunswick mobilises against Blackshirts
The Blackshirts are a Brunswick-based men's group united in their concern to restore and promote the “traditional family”.
The Blackshirts' ideology mixes the worst of the Coalition government's 1950s-style “family values” with the dangerous reactionary moralism of vigilante fascists on a “divine mission”.
She argued that current moves to weaken no-fault divorce laws, the directing of funds towards the goal of “saving marriages” and the stripping of funds from women's domestic violence help services are putting pressure on women to stay in dysfunctional marriages.
www.greenleft.org.au /2002/510/27430   (899 words)

 The World Today Archive - Blackshirts accused of stalking "morally corrupt" women
The "Blackshirts" is organised along paramilitary-style lines, adopting tactics including telephoning women it says are having extra-marital affairs to interrogate them and sending letters to their neighbours outlining the alleged infidelity.
LEE FORMICA: Men tend to keep things to themselves and upon a breakdown of the marriage, they feel extremely isolated and fearful of what the impact is going to be on the relationship with their children and what the future holds for them.
I think that had he not been influenced by the Blackshirts that I probably could have convinced him to undertake a parenting course which perhaps would have given him some insight into his own behaviour and the needs of the children which would have assisted in his relationship with the children.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/stories/s625671.htm   (983 words)

 Blackshirts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blackshirts (Italian: camicie nere or squadristi) were Fascist paramilitary groups in Italy during the period immediately following World War I and until the end of World War II.
The term was later applied to a similar group serving the British Union of Fascists before the War.
Inspired by Giuseppe Garibaldi's Redshirts, the Blackshirts were organized by Benito Mussolini as a military tool of his Fascist movement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blackshirts   (856 words)

 Eric the Unread: Benny Rothman and the Blackshirts
I was up in the gods and there was a very large number of flshirt stewards, two or three to each row.
They set some flshirt stewardesses on to her but she was a big lass and just lashed out and knocked them down, The men went for her at that, and it was mayhem.
On another occasion the flshirts tried to hold a meeting in Halliwell Lane, Cheetham, right in the heart of the Jewish area, and in the course of it Benny was
erictheunred.blogspot.com /2004/12/benny-rothman-and-blackshirts.html   (1115 words)

 ESPN.com: NCF - Blackshirts go "Old School" in style and results
LB Jamie Burrow and the Blackshirts are always around the ball this season.
But the Blackshirts -- as the first-team defenders are known in Nebraska -- say the reason for their success is fourfold.
The Blackshirts are old school, as in the fun-loving, no-ego units of yesteryear.
espn.go.com /ncf/columns/cooper_todd/1282385.html   (987 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Australian militant fathers under fire
Authorities in Australia have vowed to crack down on a militant fathers' group, known as the Blackshirts, who are accused of intimidating divorced women.
But the militants' leader, John Abbott, said the Blackshirts were simply exercising their right to protest.
But Victorian Premier Steve Bracks suggested that the Blackshirts should be seeking counselling over the breakdown of their marriages rather than pursuing their current activities.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2150665.stm   (306 words)

 Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts in Hull and Southport
Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts in Hull and Southport
The Blackshirt "seriously injured" had been hit in the face with a half-brick, and when he fell to the ground, received a second brick on the head.
Some of Charnley's comrades, including a Blackshirt vicar, detained on the Isle of Man. This photograph was smuggled out of Camp in 1942 by a former Blackshirt District Leader who had 'smuggled' his way into the Camp in a milk wagon to see a friend.
www.heretical.com /British/charnley.html   (6304 words)

 Green Left - Local residents organise against Blackshirts
MELBOURNE — To respond to the increasing activities of the misogynist Blackshirts, the Diversity and Safety Community Network was formed on August 7 at a meeting of 25 local residents and activists in Brunswick.
The Blackshirts in Victoria are led by businessman John Abbott, who has been quoted as saying that he had “no problem” with fascism.
A public meeting will be organised with a range of speakers to highlight issues such as women and children's right to live in safety, and to affirm support for a tolerant and diverse community in Brunswick which has a high migrant population.
www.greenleft.org.au /2002/505/27665   (352 words)

 Blackshirts stand out in loss to Longhorns ::
The Blackshirts were downright dominant at times against a Longhorn offense that ranks atop the Big 12 Conference in scoring.
The Blackshirts set the tone early against the Longhorns.
But after gaining only four yards on three plays against the Blackshirts, Texas settled for an anticlimactic 22-yard field goal on its opening possession.
www.cstv.com /sports/m-footbl/uwire/102406abm.html   (655 words)

 Amazon.com: Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism: Books: Michael Parenti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Blackshirts & Reds explores some of the big issues of our time: fascism, capitalism, communism, revolution, democracy, and ecology - terms often bandied about but seldom explored in the original and exciting way that has become Michael Parenti's trademark.
"Blackshirts and Reds" fills a huge gap for the general reader and is not to be missed.
In "Blackshirts and Reds" he again demonstrates his willingness to go against the orthodoxy of both the right, center and unfortunately left, by revealing facts and truths the powers that be just don't want to be bothered with; and many honorable leftists are afraid to utter for the fear of being branded as Stalinist sympathizers.
amazon.com /Blackshirts-Reds-Rational-Overthrow-Communism/dp/0872863298   (2294 words)

 Day the East End said 'No pasaran' to Blackshirts | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Their victory over racism and anti-Semitism on Sunday October 4 1936 became known as the Battle of Cable Street and encapsulated the British fight against a fascism that was stomping across Europe.
The Jewish Chronicle warned: "Jews are urgently warned to keep away from the route of the Blackshirt march and from their meetings.
Thousands of policemen were sandwiched between the Blackshirts and the anti-fascists.
www.guardian.co.uk /farright/story/0,,1884440,00.html   (846 words)

The fascists' campaign culminated at a mass meeting at Olympia in London where the often ferocious violence with which the Blackshirts responded to efforts to break-up their meeting, made the BUF notorious.
Among the Wellingborough flshirts who travelled to Olympia was eighteen year old Wynne H. WH, whose father was a confectioner in the town and who later married an Ilford fascist, had several local girl friends who were also in the BUF and organised a children's class called the 'Blackshirt Pippins'.
Nonetheless, while sending fascist speakers from London was unproductive the Blackshirts remained visible thorough their efforts to sell the BUF press in the town.
www.couplandcc.freeserve.co.uk /welbuf.htm   (1135 words)

 Blackshirts and Reds Parenti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Within a year after the war, almost all Italian fascists were released from prison while hundreds of communists and other leftist partisans who had been fighting the Nazi occupation were jailed.
History was turned on its head, transforming the Blackshirts into victims and the Reds into criminals.
Under the protection of U.S. occupation authorities, the police, courts, military, security agencies, and bureaucracy remained largely staffed by those who had served the former fascist regimes or by their ideological recruits-as is true to this day.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Parenti/BlackshirtsReds_Parenti.html   (457 words)

This section is dedicated to the meanest of the Huskers, the Blackshirts.
Blackshirts hoody, 80/20 cotton/poly with drawstring hood and a front pouch.
Blackshirt shorts with side and back pockets, drawstring waist and embroidered logo on leg.
www.gohuskers.com /HuskerOutlet/departments.asp?dept=16   (142 words)

 Rivals.com College Football - Blackshirts getting that swagger back
"With a flamboyant, outrageous defense like the Blackshirts out there it would be stupid to think we can't," junior linebacker Corey McKeon said.
The Blackshirts are college football's equivalent of the NFL's Steel Curtain, a perennially intimidating defensive unit with a really cool nickname.
Yet, in some recent seasons the Blackshirts had gotten a fl eye.
collegefootball.rivals.com /content.asp?CID=530878   (836 words)

 British Union of Fascists
Looking around for a 'vehicle' he united himself to the British Fascists, rechristened 'the Blackshirts', and acquired almost automatically the encouragement of Britain's then biggest newspaper, the Daily Mail, which was more than willing to extend its admiration for the Italian original to the local imitation.
Timid alarmists all this week have been whimpering that the rapid growth in numbers of the British Blackshirts is preparing the way for a system of rulership by means of steel whips and concentration camps.
As a purely British organization, the Blackshirts will respect those principles of tolerance which are traditional in British politics.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Pfascists.htm   (1731 words)

 About the book: Blackshirts and Reds
Blackshirts and Reds explores some of the big issues of our time: fascism, capitalism, communism, revolution, democracy and ecology — terms often bandied about but seldom explored in the original and exciting way that has become Michael Parenti's trademark.
Parenti shows how "rational fascism" renders service to capitalism, how corporate power undermines democracy, and how revolutions are a mass empowerment against the forces of exploitative privilege.
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism, 1997.
www.intellnet.org /resources/american_terrorism/BlackshirtsAndReds.html   (1006 words)

 Scout.com: New Blackshirts trying to be like old ones
This last week, two Huskers were dubbed "flshirts", taking their status from defensive player to that of defensive star.
We’ve talked about how the flshirts made their own goals for the game against the Tigers, coach Craig Bohl turning that responsibility over to the players.
Either one of those is probably the extreme and your logical answers lies somewhere in the middle, but with a chance to actually end a streak, but this time in a positive way this weekend as they take another crucial road trip, the flshirts are looking to make some more noise.
nebraska.scout.com /2/70619.html   (1175 words)

 SportingNews.com - Cornhuskers award defensive Blackshirts
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Fourteen defensive players on the University of Nebraska football team were awarded Blackshirts before Tuesday's practice at Memorial Stadium.
All four of Nebraska's defensive linemen, Jay Moore, Le Kevin Smith, Titus Adams and Adam Carriker retained their Blackshirts from last season, as did linebacker Stewart Bradley and strong safety Daniel Bullocks.
Three other Huskers who are listed at No. 2 on the depth chart, including defensive end Wali Muhammad, Will linebacker Bo Ruud and nose tackle Ola Dagundaro, also earned Blackshirts for their strong performances during the fall.
www.sportingnews.com /cfootball/articles/20050830/643772-p.html   (205 words)

 Rational Fascism
By the end of World War I, Mussolini, the socialist, who had organized strikes for workers and peasants had become Mussolini, the fascist, who broke strikes on behalf of financiers and landowners.
The fascist Blackshirts spent their time attacking trade unionists, socialists, communists, and farm cooperatives.
In 1922, the Federazione Industriale, composed of the leaders of industry, along with representatives from the banking and agribusiness associations, met with Mussolini to plan the "March on Rome," contributing 20 million lire to the undertaking.
www.michaelparenti.org /RationalFascism.html   (1449 words)

 Blackshirts (football) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blackshirts is the name for the first-string defense of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
Long-time sports information director Don Bryant credits much of Blackshirt mystique to defensive line coach George Kelly, who served on Coach Bob Devaney's staff until 1968.
Kelly was often heard yelling and exhorting the Blackshirts during practices and scrimmages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blackshirts_(football)   (160 words)

 British Union of Fascists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He instituted a fl uniform, gaining the party the nickname flshirts.
In answer to a question about the Blackshirt attitude towards Jews, Sir Oswald Mosley said:- "We will not tolerate within the State a minority organized against the interests of the State.
Opinion was divided in response to the BUF's fl-shirted followers; in some quarters, their unified appearance, and the vision of militant Britishness they presented, won the party supporters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Union_of_Fascists   (925 words)

 MissingNebraska.com: Huskers: BLACKSHIRTS BOUNCE AGGIES
No doubt a week of negative comments hurled at the Blackshirts’ regarding their 4th quarter performance in Columbia, coupled with the bad press received from Husker Kellon Huston’s decking of a Missouri fan, helped Big Red to step up in a big way.
At the same time, without the turnovers, the game was much closer than the final score on the scoreboard.
The Nebraska Blackshirts, after stumbling in Columbia, held the Aggies to a season-low 244 yards of total offense.
www.missingnebraska.com /Huskers/hk101903_1.html   (473 words)

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