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Waltham Forest says ‘stop the EDL’ on Saturday 9 May

The English Defence League has announced plans to march through Walthamstow on Saturday 9 May. The EDL is an extremely violent, fascist group that whips up hatred and intolerance. It particularly targets Muslim communities.

This violent, street-fighting group had originally planned the march through Woolwich in a sickeningly cynical attempt to exploit the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby who was murdered outside the army barracks in 2013. However, Lee Rigby’s mother expressed her disgust at the EDL plans. In a statement she wrote, "I have never given any permission or agreed to any part of this demonstration, I have never believed in this nor would Lee.’

Instead of apologising to Lynn Rigby, the EDL now plans to target Waltham Forest, a move condemned by Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy and faith leaders.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:53

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Anti-fascist action for Greece

ANTI-FASCIST ACTION FOR GREECE, UNITE AGAINST FASCISM & GREECE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

RALLY OUTSIDE NATIONAL GALLERY, TRAFALGAR SQUARE 3pm Sunday 19 April

Jail Golden Dawn for their crimes!

The trial of leading members of the Greek fascist party Golden Dawn starts on Monday 20 April (an appropriate date because it is Hitler’s birthday).  There will be a massive demonstration in Athens on the morning of Monday 20th April at Korydallos just outside the place of trial, fully backed by ADEDY (with a 4hour general strike), the Greek public sector TUC, and left parties and anti-fascist campaigns.

In London, the campaign Anti-fascist Action for Greece, together with the Greece Solidarity Campaign and Unite Against Fascism will be supporting a show of solidarity for the anti-fascists and victims of fascist violence in Greece at 3pm on Sunday 19 April on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery.

We call on all who can get there to bring banners, placards etc. See Facebook event page.


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Justice for Bolton: Five years later the fight for justice goes on

This Friday, 20 March 2015, is the 5th anniversary of the anti EDL demonstration in Victoria Square, Bolton, when trade unionists and other anti-fascist demonstrators were attacked by police – leading to almost 60 arrests, many injuries and an attempt to criminalise the organisers of the demonstration. 

We immediately launched the campaign justice4bolton. Through it, we successfully resisted the criminalisation of the anti-fascist and anti-racist protesters who gathered to oppose the EDL and, for the past five years, we have been fighting to get a public inquiry into what happened. Add a comment

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:16

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Oxford communities united to outnumber the EDL march

Over 300 trade unionists,students, workers , city and county councillors, PPC's, pensioners, Muslims, Christians, Quakers, socialists and community campaigners took to the streets of Oxford against the fascist EDL today. The protest was supported by a large section of the Oxfordshire Trade Union movement, the Muslim community, and was attended by Oxford's Mayor.

Determined to show the scale of resistance to the EDL, angry protesters marched to St Aldates where just over 100 EDL were holding their fascist rally opposite the police station. People tried their best to disrupt their speeches with chants of "Nazi scum of our streets" "Whose streets, our streets" and "There are many many more of us than you!"

Oxford Unite Against Fascism would like to thank everyone who turned out today, and everyone who helped build the protest in recent weeks particularly teachers, health workers, council workers, Labour, Greens,TUSC and members of the Muslim community.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 19:08

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Wake up, Europe, before nightmare becomes reality

In mid-January at the south-eastern corner of Europe, I listened to Alexis Tsipras exhorting a crowd of thousands in right-wing Kalamata to cast their vote against austerity and for a radical left solution to the woes of Greece. Hope and self-respect were the watchwords of his speech. In mid-February at the other end of Europe, I joined a small, rain-soaked group of anti-austerity supporters of Greece beneath the statue of Churchill in London’s Parliament Square. The mood was as cold and wet as the weather.

Some ironist had rested their banner against the statue’s plinth so it read, improbably,  “Churchill…says No to Austerity.” That afternoon Herr Schäuble, the German Finance Minister, had said negotiating with Tsipras’s new government was like talking to the Taliban; earlier he had been reported as saying that elections don’t change anything. The news from Ukraine was bad: Debaltseve had fallen to Putin’s proxy rebels.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 17:59

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