Courtesy Dr. David [Communist - Barebum] Lethbridge, Salmon Arm, B.C.
[To Internet List - not to us!]
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 23:56:48 -0500
Tonight (Saturday, Feb. 27) ARA-Toronto held a protest at Swansea Town
Hall, a meeting place of local "suit & tie" neo-Nazi, Paul
Fromm. After learning about Paul Fromm's meeting this Wednesday, we pulled
out 40 people to send a message to him that we will we won't tolerate his
fascist drivel in our community.
Fromm is a long time activist with the extreme right. He was fired by
a local school board in 1997 for his continued association with fascist,
neo-Nazi organizations, including Toronto's Heritage Front and the U.S.
based National Alliance.
This was round one in the latest battle against Fromm, and we scored
some valuable points. Our purpose tonight was to deliver a message to Swansea
Town Hall, a government funded facility, that if they continue to allow
Fromm to use their building, we will do everything necessary to kick Fromm
As we marched up to Swansea Hall in the early evening, it was clear
that Fromm's crowd was aware that we would be paying them a vist. With
no police in sight and only futile resistance on the part of Swansea Hall's
staff, we approached Fromm's meeting room. His loyal followers had placed
a table in the doorway and when it looked like our crowd was about to push
our way through, someone from inside the meeting room pulled down a fire
extinguisher and unleashed a cloud of yellow dust from the extinguisher
on us... but not before a neo-Nazi in the meeting yelled, "call the
police" and some one smashed a window in the building.
We regrouped ourselves outside and not long after the cops showed up
with plenty of questions about who we were... and even more about who the
people inside the building were. We held a picket outside for half an hour
and delivered a letter to Swansea Hall asking them to re-consider renting
their space to Fromm. We also let Swansea Hall and Fromm know that if Fromm
comes back, we will too.
For years Fromm has tried to maintain a public image as a "respectable"
man with "honest" concerns about immigration, freedom of speech,
the "communist threat" and every other racist cause as well.
Most recently Fromm attended a mainstrean Canadian "Unite the Right"
convention in order to peddle his soft-sell fascism to elected Canadian
politicians. The convention was organized by the Reform Party of Canada,
which is now the official opposition.
However, to those who have a clue, there's no way that Fromm can get
away with this charade of respectability. On November 19, 1994, Fromm spoke
at a memorial symposium for Revilio P. Oliver. Also speaking at the event
was former Ku Klux Klan Wizard David Duke and various Holocaust-deniers.
The event was filmed by National Vanguard\National Alliance, the most
"prominent Hitlerian organisation in America today." The National
Alliance is led by William Pierce, author of the Turner Diaries, after
which the Oklahoma City bombing was modelled. In 1990 one of Paul Fromm's
organizations co-sponsored a "Martyr's Day Rally". Martyr's Day
is observed by neo-Nazis in memory of Robert J. Matthews, a member of the
neo-Nazi paramilitary gang, the Order, who was killed in a shoot-out with
Fromm's event was better attended than we expected. Over 40 people were
in attendance, including half a dozen boneheads. Among them was "Hobo"
Kryzmowski, an organizer-thug who was involved with the anti-Roma demostration
held in the summer of 1997.
ARA-Toronto is commited to continuing this latest battle against Fromm,
and we won't stop until Fromm is unwelcome at Swansea Hall!