Marriage Equality Rally (June 25th, 2016)

We know the drill by now. Party for Freedom brings more placards than people to a location too far from the left rally for anyone to hear them, gets vastly outnumbered, says some confused and offensive shit, then file back into their cars to head home, patting themselves on the back and making empty online threats towards the left for the rest of the night. This time around it happened at Saturday’s Marriage Equality and Safe Schools rally in the Sydney CBD.

They brought along some brand new signs, although the message on them could have been a little clearer… Several people on the day were overheard debating whether or not the PfF were gay communists, and one compassionate soul suggested they be invited to join in the rally. We can’t blame them, look at this shit:

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The small cluster of bigots arrived in a pack, huddled in the doorway of the Sydney City cop shop before they migrated 50m up the road. Then, as usual, PfF stayed stationary for the length of the rally, even when the huge mass of LGBT+ rights activists swelled out onto the road that passed between the two sides and almost threatened to engulf them.

You’ve almost got to commend the PfF. Coming out to a rally in Blacktown where they were outnumbered 10:1 wasn’t enough for them, so they had to dream bigger. They managed a measly 100:1 ratio at Saturday’s Marriage Equality/Safe Schools rally. That’s right, they numbered between eight and twelve people, compared to the LGBT+ rights rally’s 1000+. Solid effort, patriots.

So the PfF members who actually did show up chanted (mostly unintelligible) things like “safe schools off our streets,” copying the common left chant of “Fascist scum off our streets”. We actually wonder if perhaps Safe Schools should indeed be off our streets and into somewhere more appropriate… Our schools, perhaps?

Thursday’s transmisogynistic video posted in the lead-up to the rally featured Nick Folkes, George Jameson and their tagalong kid Toby Cook dressing in outlandish attire (each sporting a brightly coloured wig or hat) in an attempt to mock trans women and condemn the Safe Schools campaign. It’s jarred and awkward, and we’re fairly sure none of them have met a gay or trans person in their lives, but have a go at it if you want:

Anyway, without further ado, here’s who showed up:

Nick Folkes: Formerly a member of Australian Protectionist Party, Nick split to form Party For Freedom in mid-2014. Nick is the leader of PFF and was there senate hopeful for the 2016 election, before backing away due to a severe lack of support. Nick lives in Rozelle and works as a painter and decorator. 
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George Jameson: A pro-Israel, Islamophobic activist, and high ranking member of Party For Freedom. Jameson was first seen during the Penrith actions of late 2014 where he was walking back and forth waving the Israeli flag, much to the visible disgust of many of the Nazis he was there with. Lives around the Blacktown area where he works as a truck driver. He’s also one of the Spartans, a group of men who dress up and make pretend that they are spartan warriors during many of PFFs rallies.
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Toby Cook: Some racist kid who shows up to the PfF rallies. Toby was seen sporting a new pair of special gloves (A schedule 1 prohibited weapon under the NSW Weapons Prohibition Act 1998) to better his chances of ‘bashing the lefties’. When confronted, however, he cowered away with a, quote, “dopey, scared look on his face”. 
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Geoff Prior: One of Party For Freedom’s founding members, and a furnishing of most of their events. Prior has been active during many of PFF’s events, often taking position as a speaker or writing posts for the party’s website. He works as a builder.
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James Sternhill:
 A Sydney based far right activist. Sternhell is a dentist who practices at 107/ 222 Pitt St and is responsible for inventing an anaesthetic device. He is also a highly active member of the Party for Freedom and is in regular attendance at most of their events and demonstrations, being one of their founding members.
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Sven Rehulka (Svatopluk Franz Rehulka): A far right activist, born in 1941 in Prague, Czech Republic. He and his partner, Radka Smith, fled during the communist era to Sydney. After becoming refugees in Australia, they would then spend a fair portion of their time harassing & intimidating other refugees. Svatopluk is an outspoken Christian Zionist, gun nut and highly active member of the Party for Freedom.
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Sylvie Adam: One of PFF’s newest members, Sylvie has been active at the most recent Party for Freedom events, including attended a protest against the Halal Festival held in Fairfield, a protest against African and Muslim people living in Blacktown and at the homophobic anti-marriage-equality rally.
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Thomas Brown: AKA Tommo is an active nationalist activist. in 2016 he assumed control over the small Aussie Patriot Army, a split from UPF led by Neil Erickson and Shermon Burgess. He is closely tied to PfF, having attended an anti-halal event in Fairfield as well as the very small gathering of PfF racists in Blacktown at the beginning of the month.
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Mitchell Kenneth:  Mitchell Kenneth is a coward who can be noticed at all PfF rallies acting as a sort of bovver boy for Folkes but do not be fooled. He is more cowardly than the rest of their members who at least have tried to defend their pride in the past.
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This quiet asshole: A long time member of Party for Freedom, was seen at PFF’s first rally outside Marrickville Woolworths in 2014. Also appeared at a rally outside the Penrith council chambers protesting against a development proposal at the end of 2014 / start of 2015.
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This dickhead: Another member of PfF, this man attempted to infiltrate the marriage equality rally, but stuck out like a sore thumb, was quickly spotted and scurried along back to the bigots safe location, closely protected by the police.
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DLP Campaigner: It wasn’t only PFF present at the protest, far right groups from all over NSW supplied the people power needed to stage the 10 person rally. This supporter of the Democratic Labor Party was seen conversing amicably with the group during their protest. 
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Blacktown (June 4th, 2016)

On Saturday the fourth of June, Blacktown in the west of Sydney was inundated by hordes of riled-up patriots, ready to defend their town from the violent African and Muslim gangs. They valiantly addressed the thousands of attendees and-

…Just kidding, there was a tiny gaggle of eighteen racists from the Inner West with a confused jumble of flags ranging from the Aboriginal flag to the American white supremacist confederate flag, all bunched up next to a bus shelter, yelling faintly across to the 100-150+ team of anti-racist protestors and bemused locals. Late to their own rally, protected by a small crew of their mates, the riot cops, and obscured by a taxi rank (from which taxi drivers were not shy in expressing their distaste for the “#White Lives Matter”, “Make Australia Great Again” and “Deport Violent African and Muslim Gangs” placards), the Party for Freedom stood in the rain for around an hour and a half before rolling up their flags and piling back into a couple of Inner-West-bound cars.

Present on the day were as follows:

Nicholas Hunter Folkes: Formerly a member of Australian Protectionist Party, Nick split to form Party For Freedom in mid-2014. Nick is the leader of PFF and their Senate hopeful for the 2016 election. Nick lives in Rozelle and works as a painter and decorator.

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Geoff PriorOne of Party For Freedom’s founding members, and a furnishing of most of their events. Prior has been active during many of PFF’s events, often taking position as a speaker or writing posts for the party’s website. He works as a builder.

Geoff Prior  Geoff Prior 2  Geoff Prior 3

George JamesonA pro israel, islamophobic activist, and high ranking member of Party For Freedom. was first seen during the Penrith actions of late 2014 where he was walking back and forth waving the Israeli flag, much to the visible disgust of many of the Nazis he was there with. Lives around the Blacktown area where he works as a truck driver. He’s also one of the spartans, a group of men who dress up and make pretend that they are spartan warriors during many of PFFs rallies.

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Sven Rehulka (Svatopluk Franz Rehulka): A far right activist, born in 1941 in Prague, Czech Republic. He and his partner, Radka Smith, fled during the communist era to Sydney. After becoming refugees in Australia, they would then spend a fair portion of their time harassing & intimidating refugees. Svatopluk is an outspoken Christian Zionist, gun nut and highly active member of the Party for Freedom.

Sven Rehulka  Sven Rehulka 2  Sven Rehulka 3

Radka SmithA zionist, racist activist and 2IC of Party for Freedom. Radka migrated to Australia from the Czech Republic as a refugee during the rise of communism. Radka AKA Ozzy Possum has been active on the far right for many years, previously affiliated with the Australian Protectionist Party during which her and a handful of other fuckwits protested outside Villawood Detention Centre, calling to “torpedo the boats”.

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Sylvie Adam: A new addition to Nick Folkes and his small group of fuckwits, Sylvie joined with Party for freedom around March 2016 and, like a vast majority, is far more active online whilst doing very little in reality.

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Susan Lamplugh: Susan is a far right activist based in Turill, NSW. Susan spent a decade working for Big W in Turill until quitting, outraged because an Australian flag had been removed from the building. She travels 4 hours to visit Nick Folkes and his poorly attended rallies.

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Elizabeth Power: Power is a Sydney based nationalist activist and a member of One Nation, standing as a candidate in 2013 for Chifley. She is currently standing as an independent senate hopeful for the unregistered ‘Love Australia or Leave’ party in the 2016 election She is quite active as a grassroots Islamophobic and anti-immigration campaigner, being involved in protests against the development of the Penrith Islamic community centre and in the Reclaim Australia rallies, she is also closely tied to the Party for Freedom and Australia First.

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Renay Lynda: This active member of the Party for Freedom is most infamous for her statement “Antifa: worse than Ebola”. She is present at most of their events.

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Toby Cook: Some racist kid who shows up to the PfF rallies. Toby was seen waving a confederate flag on the day, and online prior to the rally described Blacktown as a “tax payer funded negro ghetto”.

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James Sternhell: A Sydney based far right activist. Sternhell is a dentist who practices at 107/ 222 Pitt St and is responsible for inventing an anaesthetic device. He is also a highly active member of the Party for Freedom and is in regular attendance at most of their events and demonstrations, being one of their founding members.

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Thomas Brown: AKA Tommo is an active nationalist activist. in 2016 he assumed control over the small Aussie Patriot Army, a split from UPF led by Neil Erickson and Shermon Burgess. He is closely tied to PfF, having attended an anti-halal event in Fairfield as well as the very small gathering of PfF racists in Blacktown last weekend.

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Robert Borg: Born in Il-Mellieha, Malta. Robert immigrated to Australia as a child. An anti-islam activist tied with the Party for Freedom, he is also a avid supporter of Sydney FC and the Bankstown Canterbury Bulldogs. He lives in Blacktown.

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Danny Peanna/Parkinson: Described as a “coconut” (black on the outside, white on the inside) by other Aboriginal people, Danny is the PfF’s token blackfulla. He lives around blacktown and is another LARPer who dresses up as a Spartan at many PFF rallies.

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Stuart J Jones (“Luther Morales”): Adding to the roll call of PfF’s Spartans is this gronk. Continuing his trend of wearing weird costumes, he attended Penrith’s anti-mosque rally wearing, bizarrely enough, a Ghostface mask from Scream. He used to act as the muscle for PfF (we know – this little baby duckling? The muscle?), distributing posters and threatening letters towards Sydney’s left.

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Greg Burt: This ex-military guy is from young but based in Sydney. He is an active associate of the PfF and frequently acts as their photographer. He is known as Darkhorse853 online.

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Fiona Jane Field: Despite clicking attending on Facebook months in advance, Fiona Jane Field was not available to attend the racist gathering as she was off far, far away being a good fascist.

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Also present at Blacktown were these two new faces (we know – more beardy white dudes in the 25-to-65 year age bracket? Revolutionary.)

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