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News :: Organizing : Race
Four Points by Sheraton Manassas Battlefield Hotel to Host neo-Nazi Conference
15 Feb 2010
Modified: 01:52:53 PM
American Renaissance (AmRen), a racist publication run by prominent white supremacist Jared Taylor, will be holding a conference February 19 - 21 at the Four Points by Sheraton Manassas Battlefield hotel in Manassas, VA. The AmRen conference is a biennial event that features white supremacist and neo-Nazi speakers from around the world.
This year's speakers include Nick Griffin, the head of the British National Party, who is facing prison time in Britain for refusing to allow blacks to join the BNP. Also speaking is Dan Roodt, the head of Pro-Afrikaans Action Group, a South African white supremacist organization. Roodt has written that "Blacks generally prefer parties and festivals because a lot of them lack the mental ability to excel at such demanding subjects as mathematics and natural science which require logical reasoning and cognitive ability." Taylor himself is also on the program. Taylor once wrote that "when blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western Civilization—any kind of civilization—disappears."

The conference has already been ejected form the Dulles Airport Marriott and the Dulles Airport Westin as a result of community pressure, according to employees of those hotels. AmRen's presence at the Four Points by Sheraton Manassas Battlefield was confirmed by hotel employees, whose names are withheld because they did not know they were speaking to the media. The Four Points is part of the Starwood hotel chain, whose brands include W Hotels, Westin, Sheraton, and Le Meridien, among others.

The Self-Described Anarchist Collective (SDAC), a mid-Atlantic based anti-authoritarian group, has called for a telephone campaign to persuade the Four Points by Sheraton Manassas Battlefield to cancel the AmRen conference. Should that effort fail, SDAC is asking supporters to converge on the hotel on Saturday, February 20 to protest AmRen's presence. A statement on SDAC's web site (http://selfdescribed.org) reads in part "If the Sheraton does not cancel the event, we will converge on the hotel Saturday (February 20) morning to confront these white supremacists when they crawl out from their rocks and try to gather!"

The Starwood public relations office did not respond to an email inviting their comments.

Contact information for the Starwood chain can be found at
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/contact_us.html

Contact information for the Four Points by Sheraton at Manassas Battlefield is at
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/contact.html?

UPDATE:

One People's Project (http://www.onepeoplesproject.com/) is reporting that the Four Points has canceled the conference. From their site:

'"We regret to inform you that today, February 15, the hotel at which we planned to hold the conference canceled its contract with us," American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor wrote in an email to supporters. "Hostile callers phoned the hotel and threatened employees with death. One was specifically warned, "If you hold this conference I will go in there and shoot you."'

American Renaissance's web site (http://amren.com) no longer displays a link to the conference page.

UPDATE 2:

Stephen Webster of American Renaissance, writing for PR Newswire, has confirmed the cancellation.

http://www.your-story.org/american-renaissance-death-threats-end-biennia/

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