Fascists Have No Place in Portsmouth

14 10 2014
While most of the morons of the EDL were in Birmingham, the Portsmouth group abandoned their comrades to have a demo about a Muslim faith school. It didn’t exactly create good PR…
“Anti-Fascists easily outnumbered the 20 or so EDL in Portsmouth today. Even if they did have the mighty Waterlooville Defence League with them.”
Photo: Anti-Fascists easily outnumbered the 20 or so #EDL in #Portsmouth today. Even if they did have the mighty Waterlooville Defence League with them. PMSL. :D

It sounds like a lot of people just going about their business joined in telling the EDL where to go, as well as all the people who came out specially.

You can read more from the local paper.





Well done to all anti fascists out in Birmingham today!

11 10 2014

 

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AFN groups hooked up with Birmingham UAF, Birmingham Strong Justice4ALL, unions, community groups and many others under the ‘We Are Birmingham’ banner this Saturday 11th. People came out despite the rain to demonstrate in Victoria Square together, making clear we reject the EDL’s vile and divisive message. Everyone seemed to enjoy the live music and a chance meet new people. One topic that came up a lot was the Nobel Peace Prize awarded yesterday to Malala, a Pakistani schoolgirl and activist now living in Birmingham. Read the rest of this entry »





Nazis in Newcastle

8 10 2014

Last Saturday 4th October, anti fascists in Newcastle opposed the National Front (NF) demonstration at Grey’s Monument in the city centre. The NF are white nationalists, openly old-school fascists, into Enoch Powell and swastikas. Presumably worried about anti fascists ‘jumping the pitch’ the NF organisers turned up over half an hour early. By midday they were joined by English Defence League, Scottish Defence League and North East Infidels supporters, showing the truth behind their online claims to hate Nazis. There were about 40 of them hanging around in all. Read the rest of this entry »





Bald men struggle over comb: Griffin booted out of the BNP

7 10 2014

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Anti-fascists have been laughing themselves silly at the spectacle of Nick Griffin being chucked out of the party he led for 15 years. For many years the most recognisable and prominent fascist in Britain, Griffin has been unceremoniously ditched by a group of non-entities he once counted as some of his closest supporters.

Opposing factions in the BNP have been eyeing each other up since Griffin was eased out of the party leadership in July. Internal rumblings burst out into the open when Griffin produced a document claiming serious financial impropriety over wills and the shocking claim that the party had become a dictatorship. Surely not! Well, here’s the thing Nick, when it comes to fascism, that’s the idea.

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Coaches to Birmingham to oppose the EDL

5 10 2014

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London Anti-Fascists and South London Anti-Fascists have organised coaches to go from London to Birmingham next Saturday 11th. All anti-fascists are welcome to come to oppose the EDL national demo.

They write: “The EDL still represent a dangerous pole of attraction for many white working class people and its up to all us to dislodge their poisonous message of disunity, suspicion and racialisation that manifests itself weekly on many of our towns and cities.

On Saturday 11th October the EDL are holding a national demonstration in Birmingham town centre. We intend, with many others, to oppose them.

The more of us go up the stronger the support. Please make the effort and get yourself up to Birmingham.”

** IMPORTANT ** Reserve your place on the Coach!

Coaches from London are open to ALL anti-fascists, anti-racist campaigners and trade unionists. To reserve your place on the coach please email: ldnantifascists@riseup.net with the subject line “COACH2BRUM” with the number of tickets you want. Tickets are £5/£10.

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Saturday 11th October – oppose the EDL in Birmingham

4 10 2014

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Make plans now to get yourself out in Birmingham city centre next Saturday, to oppose the racist English Defence League. AFN groups from around the country are organising to go and confront the fascists.

We Are Birmingham have called for a counter demonstration at 11am in Victoria Square, backed by an anti racist unity statement signed by a huge range of unions, campaign groups, local celebrities and community groups. Birmingham Strong Justice 4 All have also called for a counter demonstration.

Last July the EDL had a drunken mob style demo in Birmingham city centre that has resulted in over 60 of them getting arrested, including many convicted of violent disorder.

Watch this space for more coming soon…





Glasgow and London Report

20 09 2014

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So far this weekend has seen two far-right events in the UK: a nationalist rally in Glasgow’s George Sq celebrating Scotland’s “No” vote, and a national EDL march in Central London.

On Friday night, loyalists, British nationalists and fascists gathered in George Sq, central Glasgow to celebrate the “no” vote. The rally started peacfully enough but soon descended into violence as members of the far right chanted “no surrender”, waved Ulster Unionist flags, nazi saluted and attacked “yes” voters. There are multiple reports that the Scottish Defence League, National Front and Britain First were in attendance, although this has not been confirmed. There are, however, multiple confirmations of far-right chanting and nazi-saluting. It seems very probable that far right groups were out in force last night.

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