Racism against anyone increases racism against everyone

2 07 2015

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Anti-Fascist Network statement on neo-Nazi demo Saturday 4th July 2015

Groups from the Anti-Fascist Network are joining with many others this Saturday to oppose neo-Nazis airing their anti-Semitic filth, with their talk of the ‘Jewification’ of Britain. We think it is vital to oppose fascism everywhere to stop hatred and oppression stifling the lives of all our communities.

Because of its virulent old-school Nazi politics this demonstration has received a lot of publicity. This is partly because it is so unusual. Although there has been a very worrying recent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Britain, it is still almost unheard of for anti-Semites to attempt to organise openly and hold a public demonstration targetted at a large Jewish community in the area where they live.

Although this sort of openly neo-Nazi politics is rare and is recognised as utterly abhorrent, racism and far-right hate-mongering are unfortunately not at all rare in Britain in 2015.

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Update on anti-fascist mobilisations this Saturday

1 07 2015

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UPDATED Thu 23.30

This Saturday 4th the AFN will be mobilising in different locations across the country to oppose multiple far-right threats. Join us on the streets to show the fascists how isolated they are!

The situation with some of these fascist demonstrations has changed since our last post.

  • Westminster: Oppose the Nazis – meet at 12.30 – junction of Richmond Terrace and Whitehall: Facebook event
  • Sheffield: Stop the EDL march – meet at 13.00 – Hallam Square: Facebook event
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Unite against Islamophobia & oppose the North East Infidels – meet 12.30 at Old Town Hall: Facebook event

For continuing updates on the situation with all these mobilisation keep checking our twitter feed.

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Thanks from Luton Anti-Fascists to those who turned out on Saturday

30 06 2015
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The crowd on the day opposing Britain First

Luton Anti-Fascists posted this message after the demonstration against Britain First in Luton on Saturday:

“Thanks for all the anti-fascists who turned out yesterday to oppose the fascists Britain First and to show solidarity with Luton Antifa’s first action. This is just the first step in setting up a militant anti-fascist movement in Luton to rid our town of the disease of fascism. Today as a group we forced Britain First to retreat and divert from their planned route, so thank you again to everyone who stood in their way and would not let them pass. Please contact us via the page or email (lutonantifascists@riseup.net) to get involved with further meetings/actions.

NO PASARAN !”

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Luton demo details for tomorrow

26 06 2015

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UPDATED FRIDAY 15.30

Anti-fascists from Luton UAF, Luton Anti-Fascists, members of the Anti-Fascist Network and other groups are meeting at the train station at 12.00: Facebook event

Britain First are meeting at the train station at 1pm. The planned route of their march is shown above.

At time of writing the leaders of Britain First are in the High Court disputing a police injunction banning them from Luton. It remains to be seen what will happen if the police are successful and they are banned from their demo. Watch our twitter feed for the latest info.

Anti-fascists should assume the fascist march will still go ahead.

The High Court has not supported the police’s attempt to get Britain First’s leaders banned from Luton. We can expect the fascist march tomorrow to go ahead as planned. Details of the anti-fascist mobilisation remain unchanged.

See you on the streets!





Oppose Britain First in Luton this Saturday

25 06 2015

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Join anti-fascists at Luton train station at 12 noon: Facebook event

This Saturday 27th, fascist BNP splinter group ‘Britain First’ are planning on marching through Luton, which apparently they think is a “mini-caliphate”. They aim to harass and intimidate the Muslim population of Luton and to whip up racial tensions in the town.

Luton UAF and the newly-formed Luton Anti-Fascists have both called counter-demonstrations. Members of the Anti-Fascist Network will also be attending. Join us on Saturday!

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Anti-fascist action dates for the summer

17 06 2015

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The Anti-Fascist Network is announcing two national call-out dates for the summer, which are:

On July 4th groups from the north will concentrate on opposing the EDL national demo in Sheffield, while groups from the south will support Jewdas’ demonstration against neo-Nazis in Golders Green in North London.

On August 15th we are making a national call-out for everyone to support the mobilisation against the neo-Nazi ‘White Man March’ in Liverpool.

We call on all those opposed to racism, Nazism and Fascism to join us in these actions.

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Oppose the far-right in Dudley on Saturday

12 06 2015

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Meet 10.30am outside Dudley Council House, Priory Road, DY1 1HF

This Saturday 13th in Dudley there is an attempt to launch a new right-wing street movement. The awkwardly-named All Football Fans/Firms March Against Islamisation (AFFFMAI) appears to be an attempt to copy the emergence last year of the German HoGeSa (Hooligans Against Salafism), which itself was copying the EDL.

It seems unlikely that this will ‘break the mould’ of the far-right and far more likely that it will be all the same old faces under a different banner.

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