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Qu’est-ce que le racisme antimusulmans ?

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Sacha Ismail (Traduction: Yves Coleman, pour 'Ni patrie ni frontières')

La gauche et l’extrême gauche britanniques font fréquemment référence au concept d’« islamophobie », mais discutent rarement du sens exact de ce terme. Les musulmans qui vivent en Grande-Bretagne subissent-ils une oppression spécifique, en tant que musulmans, et si oui, laquelle ?

Cet article soutiendra le point de vue que les musulmans qui vivent en Grande-Bretagne souffrent d’une oppression, d’une haine et d’un fanatisme antimusulmans spécifiques, mais que, pour comprendre et décrire ces phénomènes, il nous semble plus adéquats de les qualifier de racisme antimusulmans.

La gauche et l’extrême gauche britanniques font fréquemment référence au concept d’« islamophobie », mais discutent rarement du sens exact de ce terme. Les musulmans qui vivent en Grande-Bretagne subissent-ils une oppression spécifique, en tant que musulmans, et si oui, laquelle ?

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Trotskyists at Buchenwald

Extracts from an interview with Marcel Beaufrere after he spent two years in Hitlers jails. Published in La Verite, 11 May 1945

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Extracts from an interview with Marcel Beaufrere after he spent two years in Hitlers jails. Published in La Verite, 11 May 1945

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Don't let yourselves be reduced to slaves!

How Hitler could have been stopped.

How Hitler could have been stopped.

'Don't let yourselves be reduced to slaves!' The Left Opposition appeals for working class unity. (1933)

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Stop the South East Alliance in Cricklewood

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19 July, 2014 - 11:00 to 14:00

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113 Cricklewood, London, NW6

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North West London United writes:

On 19th July, a fascist group want to march through our community, and we want to stop them.

The Swastika-wielding, hate-filled nazis of the ‘South-East Alliance’ have decided to return to North West London in the latest installment of their quest to make everyone as ignorant as they are.

This group have Ulster Loyalist connections and are rabidly anti-Muslim. They know that Cricklewood is a diverse and multi-cultural area with many Irish and Muslim people who live side-by-side with all the other nationalities who make up our great city. They are coming here thinking they can scare us, terrorise us, divide us. They are coming here to tell us to go back where we came from.

WE SAY ‘NO’

United as a community we can stand firm on our streets and turn these Nazis back to the rock they crawled out from. But we need you to stand with us, to spread the word and bring your friends, colleagues and neighbours.

Join us for our peaceful demonstration outside 113 Cricklewood Broadway (between the Crown Hotel and the junction of Anson Road) on Saturday 19th July from 12 noon.

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The Battle of Lewisham

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16 July, 2014 - 18:00 to 20:00

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New Cross Learning

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venue… 283-285 New Cross Road

Two short films and discussion.

On 13 August 1977 the far-right National Front attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham. They were met by the mass opposition of anti-fascists and other local people, to drive them off the streets.

The NF march was broken up and their banners and placards seized. Clashes between anti-fascists and thousands of police followed.

This meeting will look at the events and discuss the lessons.

Organised by South East London Workers' Liberty

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"The Old Left Continues To Rot" (1994)

THE "George-Galloway-loves-Saddam-Hussein" affair gave the Tories a
brief respite from their own scandals and sensational revelations last
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THE "George-Galloway-loves-Saddam-Hussein" affair

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The Old Left Continues To Rot (1994)

THE "George-Galloway-loves-Saddam-Hussein" affair gave the Tories a
brief respite from their own scandals and sensational revelations last
week.

THE "George-Galloway-loves-Saddam-Hussein" affair

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