Hate Groups Target the IHR : A New Level of Attacks
Progress Despite Intimidation, Harassment and Smears
To Tackle This New Emergency, We Need Your Help
We're under attack. In recent weeks hate groups have been subjecting the Institute for Historical Review to a new wave of vicious intimidation, harassment and smears. This is the most intense targeting of the IHR in years.
The Jewish Defense Organization, a militant Zionist outfit founded by a convicted criminal named Mordechai Levy, is claiming credit for forcing us to move. In recent months the JDO and the "Anti-Racist Action," another thuggish group with a long record of intimidation and violence, have been targeting our landlord, who refuses to renew our lease -- which means that we have to move out of our offices by the end of June.
And local bigots have announced a demonstration later this month outside our offices.
I regard such attacks as a badge of honor. In fact, smears and attacks by such groups affirm our impact and effectiveness. For example, the Jabotinsky International Center, a militant Zionist group based in Israel, calls the IHR "particularly dangerous" because our website has "a professional layout and well-written material."
One of the most often-repeated lies made about the IHR is the smear that we're a "hate group." In fact, the IHR for years has been a victim of authentic hate groups. In 1984 our offices in southern California were destroyed in a devastating fire-bombing. This arson attack, we later established, was carried out by the Jewish Defense League, a criminal outfit that even the FBI characterized as a terrorist group.
In spite of smears and harassment, we've held our post on the front line in the struggle for freedom and historical truth.
During the past 18 months we've held many more meetings than ever before. Our recent March 12 meeting, for example, was one of the most spirited and successful IHR events in months. At this upbeat gathering, Canadian activist educator and activist Paul Fromm and I delivered informed, well-received talks about America's social-political decline, and the factors behind this trend. (A full report is posted on our website.)
Our recently launched weekly broadcast series is reaching new people and generating positive feedback. Podcasts of "The Mark Weber Report" can be heard or downloaded on the "Voice of Reason" website.
Also during the past year we've built an unprecedented level of local support. I'm pleased, for example, that local friends of the IHR have already volunteered to help with our forthcoming move, including the strenuous and time-consuming work of moving furniture, books and equipment, and setting everything up again in a new location.
To keep fighting we need your help -- especially now -- to counter new attacks, meet the emergency of moving, and reach more people.
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