Anti-Fascism

New and bigger far right on the streets
Far right demo
SJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 12:16

The rapid rise of new far-right street movements in the UK, spearheaded by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), and coalescing around the #FreeTommy movement, is a serious concern for the left and labour movement.

Alongside smaller more hard-line groups such as For Britain and the UK branch of the European far right youth movement, Generation Identity, the nationalist and populist far right are having a resurgence.

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Far right anti-Muslim bigot to stand in Lewisham East by-election

Submitted by AWL on 1 June, 2018 - 12:34 Author: Rosalind Robson
Tommy Robinson and Anne Marie Waters

Anne Marie Waters from the tiny political party, For Britain, is standing in the Lewisham East by-election on 14 June. Waters is a far right anti-Muslim bigot and, as well as working hard for the Labour candidate Janet Daby in this election, we must be oppose her racism.

Who is Waters? Waters, was once a prominent Labour, secularist and LGBT activist; in the past she was seen to be on the left. She claims to have been involved in the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign but no-one in that campaign remembers her.

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Wake up for anti-fascistsSJWWed, 09/05/2018 - 13:01

The May 6 “free speech” rally by various parts of the far-right should be a wake-up call to the left, labour and antifascist movement.

4,000 racists were able to gather in Whitehall following the life ban from Twitter of Tommy Robinson, former EDL leader and probably the UK far-rights most well known figure.

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Far right in local electionsSJWWed, 25/04/2018 - 12:36

On 3 May UKIP and groups to its right are likely to face a well-deserved drubbing in the local elections.

UKIP will be standing in only a fraction of the seats they stood for in 2014, the last time most of the same council wards were up for election. In 2014 UKIP got 16% of the vote and won hundreds of new councillors. This time round UKIP’s support is likely to continue to drop, as it did in the 2017 general election, when it got under 2% of the vote. Since then they have been through two more leaders and have shown little sign of revival. 

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Italian elections: fascist menace grows
Lega Nord
MatthewWed, 28/02/2018 - 09:15

The horrific act of fascist violence on the 3 February in the central Italian town of Macerata, where eight young west Africans were gunned down by a neo-fascist thug, has highlighted the level of putrefying decadence of the major political contenders for office.

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Who are the US “alt-right”?MatthewWed, 07/02/2018 - 14:35

Much has been written about the so-called “alt-right”. The term has been used to describe quite different phenomena.

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Can socialism make sense?
martinMon, 25/04/2016 - 17:03

A book from Workers’ Liberty which makes the case for socialism. In a time when socialism is the most searched word on the Merriam-Webster dictionary website, more and more people call themselves socialists, and a self-confessed socialist is leader of the Labour Party, this book explores what socialism means, whether it can rise again, how, and why.

It answers questions such as: What about Stalin? Are revolutions democratic? How can we have a planned economy? and is socialism still relevant?

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Reclaim Brixton!AWLTue, 28/04/2015 - 18:22

Two thousand people gathered in Brixton on Saturday 25 April under the banner of Reclaim Brixton.

The day included a short lived occupation of the Town Hall, several marches and speeches and music in Windrush Square.

Reclaim Brixton brings together a number of new and existing campaigns together.

Demands of the protest included:

• Refurbishment not regeneration of council estates — no evictions of Lambeth residents

• Stop racist policing, stop police violence, no more stop and search

• No cuts to local services — save Lambeth Libraries

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Occupy needs politicsMatthewWed, 03/12/2014 - 11:23

After being evicted by the police from their nine day occupation of Parliament Square in October, a new movement called “Occupy Democracy” attempted to reclaim the Square on Friday 21 of November.

Police repressed the direct action. The former deputy chairman of the Liberal Democrats, Donnachadh McCarthy, was arrested.

The demonstration continued nearby, with speakers including NHS campaigner Lucy Reynolds and the Green Party’s Natalie Bennett and a total around 200 people participating. One protester chained himself to the railings of parliament.

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