Dover Update!

6 01 2016

Well, since we announced the demonstration in Dover on January 30th, a lot has happened. Lots of groups have organised transport, and the day is shaping up to be a good one.

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New Year… Same Struggle!

3 01 2016

2016 is only a few days old and already it looks set to go off with a bang. Several far-right groups have already announced protests and the AFN is gearing up for a busy year.

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What does Dover Mean for Antifascists?

14 09 2015

There are already a lot of reports of what happened in Dover on Saturday knocking about, so we’ll keep ours short and sweet, and focus on the analysis. What does Dover mean for the Antifascist Movement in this country?

The day started with a 150-strong bloc of locals and AFN gathering in Pencester Gardens, forming up behind a large “Open the Borders” banner, and marching to occupy the fascists’ RV point at the Castle Inn.

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The AFN bloc forming up.

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(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!





Look Who’s Going To Skegness

14 09 2012

Tomorrow (Saturday 15th Spet), the dregs of society also known as the NF will be falling around in Skegness – this is a repost from East Midlands Anti Fascists – check out their page for more info…

As the NF work themselves up into a frenzy about the importance of their national demonstration in Skegness, we thought it might be good to let the world know what a bunch of Nazi dregs will be turning up on Saturday.

Kev Watmough

Aging Nazi from West Yorkshire, renowned for grassing up his fellow fascists and running away whenever militant anti-fascists turn up to give them a kicking. Kev is the man behind Nazi hitlist website Redwatch, which posts pictures and the personal details of people who turn up to anti-racist and trade union events in the vain hope that other fascists will do something about them. He has quite a history of involvement with fascist groups in Leeds and Bradford, including the BNP and Combat 18. More recently he was the leader of Nazi groupuscle, the British People’s Party, best know for paedophilia and bomb making. Oh yeah, and opposing hip-hop… no, seriously.

In recent times the BPP seems to have imploded over the involvement of one of its few remaining members with a Chinese Nazi. Obviously such dangerous race mixing could not be allowed by Kev. Because, like most far right factions these days, the BPP has hardly anyone in it, in recent times Kev has beencosying up to the National Front, North West Infidels, Combined ex-Forces and anyone that’ll have him. Needless to say, his reputation as a grass mean that he has many enemies even within the fascist movement, such as the author of the “White Lies!” blog:

This blog deals with Kevin Richard Watmough who has systematically damaged the movement here in the UK and will expose him for what he is. A Liar, A Cheat, A Rapist and long time Agent Provocateur.

 

Shane “Diddyman” Calvert

Best mates with Llama abuser, John Snowy Shaw, and number 2 in the North West Infidels, Shane Calvert AKA Diddyman, has been getting excited about a weekend in Skeggy. Best known for climbing on a roof in full camo gear to say that paedos should get the noose or something, Blackburn’s Diddyman was alsorecently arrested for smashing up his ex’s house in Hartlepool. Probably realising the NWI are going nowhere, he has been trying to make links with the NF (also going nowhere) so that they can at least have a bit of company on their pointless journey.

Loyalist fascists

A number of those going to Skegness demonstrate their admiration of loyalist terrorist groups such as “Ulster Volunteer Force”, named after the paramilitaries who carried out bombings on civilian targets in Northern Ireland, and “Johnny Adair” named after the Ulster Defence Association commander also responsible for massacres of civilians. “Johnny Adair” is also a member of Liverpool Irish Fascists.

Miscellaneous Nazis

A number of other openly fascist skinheads have also notified their attendance including Leicester fan of Nazi band, Section 88, Sean Guilford and Ade Brooks, a Manchester NF bonehead and admirer of Hitler-worshipping paramilitaries, the British Movement, and white power gig organisers, Blood & Honour.

As you can see, this bunch are very keen on protecting animals and aren’t racist. Honest.

In good news on Skegness, Bristol Animal Rights have published this excellent statement clearly rejecting the far right’s attempts to use animal rights as a cover for xenophobia and racism:

The focus on halal slaughter is a sign of racial and cultural discrimination. When the U.K homes battery farms and companies like the East Anglian Pig Company (exposed by Animal Equality early in 2012) it cannot be argued that halal is “more cruel” than other practices in the UK. Instead, it gives fire to sentiments spread by far-right organisations such as the British National Party, National Front, English Defence League and others, who disguise racial hatred as patriotism, or in this case, animal rights. They have no interest in genuine animal liberation, only pushing their own political agenda.

They conclude:

We believe that groups struggling for animal liberation should have militant anti-fascism as an intrinsic part of their politics, and wherever and whenever fascism appears it should be met with strong opposition.

There has also been the announcement of a counter-demonstration against the NF’s planned demo.