Criminal politics?

Violence against Indian students in Australia has attracted growing attention, it is undertaken for the purposes of robbery but also includes a distinct racial element. The PhD thesis by far-right activist Jim Saleam contains an interesting discussion of anti-Asian skinhead violence in the 1980s and 1990s. This violence was fictionalised in Romper Stomper. Could we see the attackers of Indian students, skinheads and the Cronulla rioters as representing a continuing thread of radical right activism?

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