Berwick Gears Up For A Second Wave Of Human Excrement.

9 02 2013

The Scottish Defence League will be protesting against their own deluded imaginations next Saturday (16th Feb) In  Berwick-upon-Tweed. (Berwick is in the borders, technically in England, but lets not sink to arguing over borders imposed from above eh?).

The last time they marched in Berwick it was a bit of a damp squib – here’s the local newspaper report: The Berwickshire News

This time they again look to be joined by North East branches of EDL and also the openly fascist northern groups of the ‘infidels’. The local UAF will be holding a counter demo in the city and an antifascist group called BIRA (Berwick Against Racist Idiots) is calling for antifascists from the North to show solidarity. Last time The SDL protested in Berwick almost all of their support was bussed in, so hopefully antifascist calls will be answered.

To end on a more positive note there’s nice little post here from Occupied London about a Greek neo-nazi police officer getting hospitalised, i’m sure we all wish wish him speedy recovery (or not): bloodied pig 

ACA Manchester have also set up a wordpress blog that can be found on our links section: ACA Manchester

(Old) New Tactics From The Fragmented Right

30 10 2012

Reports from Liverpool, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Norwich over the last couple of days show another trend in fascist activity. It seems as the EDL gets less effective the hardline members are trying to peddle their shit ideology to a more fluffy target.

The latest group to try and stir up a bit of moral outrage is Support the 5.Norwich show of support for 5 Marines charged with murder

It’s an easy one for the fascists to lie about – approach someone who knows nothing about it and explain that 5 British troops are being held on murder charges for shooting an opposing soldier in battle. Daily mail types and cops start foaming at the mouth about PC gone mad! However it was actually the Daily Mail who reported that the 5 marines executed a captured soldier after filming themselves deciding what to do with him. It’s hardly in line with the rules of engagement that the British army claims to observe, and therefore can do the reputation of the army serious damage. The men were arrested after a computer was seized by the plod for an unrelated civilian investigation.

What we have seen in each of the cities these ‘Free the 5’ demo’s have been held in, is a turn out from known right wing extremists. The pic below from Liver AF’s Twitter account shows the wannabe paramilitary group Combined Ex Forces bigging up one of the protests:

In Portsmouth, and although it’s a piss poor turn out, local fascists turned up to wave at the great south run.

A collection of Portsmouths crap fascists, most notably Jake Hyland (third from right (the taller kid) – he’s got at least 2 criminal convictions for racist harrasment and is a more well known member of Portsmouth EDL. He’s also been reported as giving out NF leaflets at the university before going out to play with his mates. All the other grown ups in this picture are also members of fascist groups. Luckily the kids seem more interested in cheering the runners.

Although it’s probable that having these nutters involved with the Free The 5 campaign can only damage it’s reputation, it’s a warning sign that we shouldn’t get too complacent as we watch the EDL die a slow and painful death. For every 100 or so that have fallen by the wayside there are handfuls of thugs that have become radicalised by the constant racist bile pumped out by the EDL. Extremists within the EDL on local levels have begun flirting with the the more traditional fascist groups like the National Front, as well as new ones such as the Infidels , Combined Ex Forces, and Casuals United. A new group called English Volunteer Force (EVF) has also sprung up to try and capitalise on the fall of the EDL (although the EDL has said it will not recognise groups who post about EVF, as the groups struggle for control). Power struggles aside though they are clearly looking for softer groups to get involved with and try to win over support.

One good thing reported from the south is that the smaller racist groups are limited to short notice demo’s to try and avoid the attentions of antifascists. Unfortunately the northern groups seem to have developed a little further in confidence – luckily there are antifascists working on this!

ACAB – AFAB. A fascist in Portsmouth pins a badge onto a copper who supports executing prisoners of war – it’s just not British!

Fascists Attack – We Fight Back! – Sunderland 6/10/12

9 10 2012
This article is a re-post from:  North East Anarchists
Anti-fascist march Sunderland 6-10-12Saturday 6th Oct saw about 70/75 anti-fascists gather at the Murray Library on Chester Road in Sunderland for a counter demonstration against the combined fascist threat of the the Infidels and the Northern Patriotic Front (fomerly the north-east branch of the National Front). Besides the usual mixture of anarchists, leftists and liberals, there was a large and lively group of around 20/30 local Asian youth, many of whom were masked up, making for a militant atmosphere on the march, which the UAF contingent repeatedly tried to dampen by stopping the march, demanding it slow down and constantly trying to herd the youths back behind the banners.

The march itself was short – straight up Chester Road before turning off to St Mark’s Road. We had heard from a comrade that the fascists were drinking in The Chesters pub, further up the road. Clearly buzzing on the experience of being part of a mass march, causing gridlock on one of Sunderland’s main arterial roads, the Asian kids went straight past St Mark’s Road, aiming for the pub where the fascists were drinking. However, a combination of the police and UAF ‘leadership’ turned the march to its original destination on St Mark’s Road.

Once on St Mark’s Road, police EG squads appeared. We reached the end of the march at the Hylton Road end at about 12:40. The anti-fascists occupied a defensive position, protecting the target of the fascists – the site of a proposed mosque. Here, one of the UAF lot made a daft speech claiming victory twenty minutes before the fascists were even due to turn up. The first fascists appeared about 1pm – about 20 of the NPF. Barred from bringing any of their usual NF banners and flags by the Infidels (they had said it would give the wrong impression!) and evidently unhappy with the numbers of anti-fascists, the NPF contingent were subdued – not their usual rabid selves. Outnumbering the NPF several times over, the anti-fascists were vocal.

Then the EDL/SDL/Infidels turned up, about 100, and a real confrontation took place. Elderly anti-fascists who attended put the experienced and younger left/anarchist people who did not turn out to shame.

The newly-arrived fascists immediately started to throw bangers – some 20-25 of them in total – beer bottles, sticks and stones at the anti-fascists, who held their ground, giving slogans and verbals back in spades. Several anti-fascists were hit by missiles thrown by the EDL, but no serious injuries were suffered by our side. The immediate result of the fascist barrage was that several Asian youths broke through the police line in an attempt to get at the fascists. Far from being intimidated, the local youths became more militant and determined to fight back against the stupid fascist aggression, with large numbers charging off to meet the fascists as they attempted to get around behind the police lines through the back streets.

The far-right only had bizarre and fantasy slogans such as “No Mosque at Ground Zero” – who knew that Sunderland could be mistaken for New York? “Deport Pakistani paedophiles”, but we do not know of any in Sunderland, and the usual tedious accusations that the anti-fascists were “all paedophiles”, which is also plainly rubbish. The fascists were not locals, as there was a Blackburn EDL banner and seemingly all of their placards were SDL ones. If that is the best their Northern divisions can do, it’s embarrassing for them. Their rank and file are being used for nothing, the fascist leadership stood toward the back and let their young ones have a go. But, to what end? They had 13 arrests – 10% of their turn-out – and more are sure to follow, and yet they gained nothing. They cannot keep this up or there will be nothing left as they recruited none and alienated many.

The police took a couple of bottles at the back of their heads, bangers at their feet, but their bosses did not order a move against the criminals responsible. The police intelligence was poor and they were slow to protect their own officers, they failed to address the public order offences committed throughout the demonstration.

The brave anti-fascists stood their ground and eventually, after much aggro, the fascists retreated and we waived “Bye Bye” at them. Next time we will have more numbers, and they will not pass again.

March politics

Before the march liberals said that the anti fascist mobilisation will ‘be peaceful’ but this only attempts to tie the movement’s hands. Also, turning the march away from where the fascists are was just controlling the march so they could proclaim a ‘victory’ which was nothing of the sort. When faced with organised fascist violence it is essential to defend ourselves. The fascists were not interested in democratic debate or a real discussion.

Liberals are deluded if they think we should “turn the other cheek”. WE SAY BOLLOCKS. Fascists attack – WE FIGHT BACK. The local Asian youths did themselves – and our city – proud with a great display of militancy and courage. That is exactly what the anti-fascist movement needs if we are to move beyond merely symbolic victories to actually sweeping the fascist scum off our streets. The UAF control of the march was a problem and the UAF proclaiming a victory on the megaphone against the fascists before the EDL/SDL had arrived was and is fantasy, if anything it was around a score draw taking everything into consideration.

The truth is that the UAF mobilisation was pitiful, it was the anarchists and the Asian youth who supplied the militancy and numbers. Anybody with a political brain will review the day and realise that the UAF attempts leadership are a dead end. For the fascists, it was a bizarre booze fuelled outing which many will suffer for, and got them nothing. They did not pass.

Oppose the NF/infidels in Sunderland on October 6th

5 10 2012
By 3cafa

Two Nazi organisations are coming to Sunderland on October 6th to stir up racial hatred and divide our communities. They must not go unopposed.

All decent Sunderland citizens should join the march from the University Library to St. Mark’s Road mosque (map) at 11.30am to show these Nazi thugs they are not welcome in our city.

The far right does not represent the people of Sunderland. They do not speak for us. Sunderland is a tolerant city that benefits greatly from diversity.

Let us show the Infidels and NF that we are proud of our multi-cultural communities and will defend them against those who wish to bring mayhem to our streets.

WE ARE SUNDERLAND!!! They are not.

Please spread word of this event. (Taken from the event’s facebook page)