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Nick Lowles’ blog

Nick is HOPE not hate co-ordinator, see all Nicks blogs

Engaging Left Behind Communities

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Photo: Geoff Harris

At HOPE not hate, we spend much of our time reacting to issues - be it responding to community tensions, provocative far-right marches or preventing extremist candidates winning elections. This is vital work but it also leaves us frustrated that we don't have time to tackle long-term divisions in communities. Now  more...


Thomas Mair: Far-Right Terrorist

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

With today's guilty verdict, Thomas Mair has been revealed as a brutal killer and far-right terrorist, inspired by violent fantasies of race war. In carrying out his murder of Jo Cox MP, a noted civil rights and human rights campaigner, Mair was influenced and inspired by race hate and theories of  more...


The Insider’s blog

Getting under the skin of the far-right, see all Insiders blogs

EDL supporter on run from Lancashire Police

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Luke Buckley

An English Defence League (EDL) supporter is being sought by Lancashire Police in connection with two assaults and a burglary. Liam Buckley, of Nelson, also has links to Blackpool, Burnley and Lytham St Annes. Police would like to speak with him regarding the alleged assault of an 18 year old woman and  more...


Dwindling far right turns more violent

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Not since David Copeland terrorised London with a series of bomb attacks in 1999 has so much attention been paid to what goes on inside the minds and bedrooms of British far-right extremists. The reality is that the far right in the UK is very small, and in incredible disarray. Their  more...


Stateside blog

Keep abreast of developments ahead of the US Presidential elections, see all Stateside blogs

The ‘Counter-Jihad’ Movement’s Revealing Reaction to Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Those who believe themselves to be self-styled ‘counter-jihadists’ (part of what we define as the counter-jihad movement, or CJM) are forever telling us that they are not racist. They only target Islamic extremists, they maintain. Of course, anyone who monitors them, as we do, knows that is a willful flight  more...


A Divided Nation

Sunday, 17 July 2016

This weekend saw three police officers being shot dead and another three injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Americans are famous for their optimism. As far back as the start of the 19th century the French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville noted how Americans ‘have all a lively faith in the perfectibility of man […] and they admit that what appears to them to be good  more...


Purple Rain blog

Putting UKIP under the magnifying glass, see all PR blogs

10 Reasons To Oppose Nuttall

Monday, 28 November 2016

After months of profound crisis, UKIP announced today that Paul Nuttall has been elected leader. While he is not as well-known as Nigel Farage, his views are every bit as hardline. Below are 10 reasons why we should stand in opposition to Nuttall's UKIP. 1. Nuttall has strongly supported Farage's 'Breaking Point'  more...


UKIP Co-Organises “Freedom Award” For European Extreme Right

Friday, 4 November 2016

UKIP has provoked anger in Sweden for its role in arranging an extreme-right networking event, to take place in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel this evening. The “European Freedom Awards”, organised in conjunction with the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD), indicates a deepening of existing ties between UKIP and the European far right. Four hundred  more...