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Please note that this page is in the process of being constructed. Earlier "special features" on the fascists Alex Curtis, material on Brandon Orr and materialon William Pierce's National Allianceare still available.



Cyberstalking New York After September 11

by Paul Kneisel

RoadRunner, the Internet Service Provider, has been particularly helpful to the fascist cyberstalkers. There is a history of RoadRunner improper actions in de facto support of neo-Nazi organizing.

The Theory: Cyberstalking As An Abstract Phenomenon

Cyberstalking: A New Challenge for Law Enforcement and Industry A Report from the Attorney General to the Vice President, August 1999
Cyber-Stalking: Obsessional Pursuit and the Digital Criminal by Wayne Petherick
Cyberstalking: Crime, Enforcement and Personal Responsibility in the On-line World by Barbara Jenson
California Presses 'Cyberstalking' Case: Man Accused of Impersonating Woman via Online AP, 22 January 1999
U.S.C. Title 18; Chapter 41: Extortion and Threats; Sec. 875. Interstate communications

The Players: Cyberstalking As A Concrete Fascist Phenomenon

Fascist cyberstalking is a multi-purpose tactic.

Like the fascist blackjack over the head in the real world, today's neo-Nazi cyberstalkers seeks to bully the victim into silence. The message the neo-Nazis present is a simple one: if you speak out you will be victimized until you stop speaking.

It is important for victims to stand up and not be cowed by the fascist agression. For the original message also rebounds; others who might speak are forced to ask themselves if their potential anti-fascist actions are worth the trouble if they too are targeted.

The cyberstalking takes the form of an ongoing campaign of harassment that includes: spam; defamation aimed at denying the victim normal employment in his profession; defamation asserting falsely that the victim has a disease; defamation asserting that victim is a pedophile, wants to commit mayhem, has engaged in incest, or other criminal actions; sexual harassment of other anti-fascists, ostensibly by the victim; ostensible confessions of sexual desire for the neo-Nazis themselves, ostensible confessions of sexual perversions, almost always based on the fraudulent misappropriation of a name, and identity theft.

These are then backed up with calls for violence against the victim.

This is in turn forms the basis for fascist calls for people to complain against the victim to the police, the victim's boss, family, neighbors, or Internet Service Provider.

There were some 400 spammed attacks in the latest cyberstalking. Let's treat them as if there were only two: forged confessions of pedophillia and forged homosexual passes at the neo-Nazis themselves.

The fascists can complain that the ISPs should be notified that their service is being used illegally by pedophiles. If the victim successfully beats off this accusation, the same fascists claim this is proof of the sexual harassment because the victim "didn't deny it." They can thus launch a new series of complaints that their victim should have his internet account pulled because he is "harassing" them.

Should the victim respond to all of the attacks in a way damaging to the neo-Nazis, the victim will be accused of spamming the net, and additional calls will go out to ISPs to pull the victim's account for this abuse. One fascist argument maintained that forgeries could be canceled and therefore the victim, in not canceling the messages, wanted to spam.

And, finally, if the victim does cancel the forged messages, the neo-Nazis complain that the victim is the real forger, issuing cancelations for messages that he did not publish.

[The issue of how to deal with cyberstalking is vital and documents on this will be published shortly.]