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Rising against islamaphobia - event postponed 28/10/11

by TWAFA | Friday, 28 October 2011

Following a meeting of the City Council and event organizers, we have jointly agreed to work together in order to plan a long term response to hate crime, racism and Islamaphobia. In the interests of public safety and social cohesion and in recognition of the challenges facing our community, we more...


EDL Car-jacker jailed after trying to slash victim's neck

Cambridge News | Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A violent car-jacker who tried to slash a man across the neck with car keys has been jailed. Aaron Muxlow was sentenced to 33 months in prison after carrying out a series of verbal and physical attacks. Muxlow, 21, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court for sentencing after previously pleading guilty more...


Council leader threatened after BNP meeting

The Argus by James Wallin | Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A council leader has received death threats after opposing a BNP meeting at a charity-run hall. It comes after the far-right party compared the Labour-run administration to the ousted Gaddafi regime. The BNP accused Labour-run Hastings Borough Council of prompting a protest at St Baldslow Memorial Hall in St Leonards. more...


UDA pole-axed

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Immigrants attacked after loyalist thugs meet their match THE UDA is waging a sickening war on immigrants in Antrim – because a couple of their goons got ‘Pole-Axed’! We can reveal the spate of racist attacks in the town isn’t over jobs, school places or any other poor excuse usually more...


Marine Le Pen: 'Detoxifying' France's National Front

bbc.co.uk by James Coomarasamy | Sunday, 23 October 2011

The daughter of France's National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen is on a mission to polish the party's image, in the months before the 2012 presidential election. Can she match her father's second-place finish in 2002? She claims she can win.As I pushed open the heavy wooden door at the more...


Walker Nazi worshipper exposed as paedophile

Sunday Sun by Joanne Butcher | Sunday, 23 October 2011

HATE filled Nazi nut Michael Cowen strutted the streets as a tattooed hardman... But today the Sunday Sun exposes him as nothing but a vile paedophile. A worshipper of Hitler and the far right, the hulking 43-year-old strutted around as a henchman for extreme organisations. His North home was a more...


Ex BNP man was part of a child porn network

Loughborough Echo by Loughborough Echo | Friday, 21 October 2011

A man who stood for the BNP in the county council elections was the member of a child porn network- where he possessed and distributed child pornography of boys under the age of 13.Leicester Crown Court heard how Gavin Leist, aged 20 from Ratcliffe Road, Loughborough, had been "grappling with more...


International Brigade 75th anniversary film

by Philosophy Football | Friday, 21 October 2011

This Saturday, 22 October, is the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Republic issuing the decree to recognise the International Brigades which were forming to join the defence of Spain's Land and Freedom. In a short period of time some 32,000 volunteers from more than 50 countries joined the Brigades.  more...


Gina's nazi pals

by Steve Moore/Sam King | Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Exclusive: Queen of the Shankill parties in an English pub in her skin tight dress with sieg heil saluting scum GINA Adair has got her life back on track... but she's hanging out with a right 'Nazi' bunch! The tanned and toned ex-wife of UFF terror more...


Progressive academic Bob Lambert is former police spy

the Guardian by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis | Monday, 17 October 2011

Lambert, an expert on Islamophobia, posed as environmental activist then ran police spy unit that infiltrated anti-racist groups. An academic and prominent supporter of progressive causes has been unmasked as a former spy who controlled a network of undercover policeofficers in political groups. During his current career as an academic more...


Mindless EDL thugs storm Muslim exhibition in Cradley Heath market

Halesowen News | Monday, 17 October 2011

A MUSLIM book stall in Cradley Heath market was stormed by over 25 thugs from the English Defence League this weekend. The shocking attack occurred in front of shoppers, many of which were women and children, at the market at 2.30pm on Saturday. The local Ahmadiyya Muslim book more...


Police investigate hate mail campaign against Muslims

Leicester Mercury | Monday, 17 October 2011

Police are investigating a hate mail campaign in which racist material has been posted to Muslim community groups. The threatening letter and a series of offensive drawings specifically ridiculing Islam were sent to at least nine organisations, chiefly in the Highfields and Spinney Hills area of Leicester. The final more...


EDL founder Stephen Lennon fails in appeal over Luton brawl

BBC | Friday, 14 October 2011

The founder of the English Defence League has lost an appeal against his conviction for leading a brawl involving 100 football fans. Stephen Lennon, 28, led Luton Town supporters as they clashed with Newport County fans in Luton, the town's crown court heard. Lennon, from Luton, was convicted in July more...


No waking the dead in Preston

by Matthew Collins | Friday, 14 October 2011

Fifty seven hard line racists gathered in Preston last weekend to commemorate the life of John Tyndall, the Nazi uniform wearing founder of the British National Party. It was the sixth time that a collection of Nazis and Anti-Semites no longer welcomed or favoured in Nick Griffin’s new version of more...


Trinity society withdraws Invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin

The Journal by Gavan Reilly | Friday, 14 October 2011

A STUDENT SOCIETY in Trinity College has withdrawn its invitation to the British National Party leader Nick Griffin to speak at a debate next week. Griffin, an MEP for north-west England, was to address the Philosophical Society’s debate on immigration next Thursday evening, but the college this lunchtime confirmed that more...


Judge jails ‘racist bigot’ from Llandudno

The Daily Post | Friday, 14 October 2011

A MAN has been branded a narrow-minded, racist bigot after harassing a mixed-race neighbour and sending him British National Party literature. Paul Frossell, 40, of Mostyn Avenue in Llandudno, was jailed for eight months yesterday at Mold Crown Court. Judge Rhys Rowlands told Frossell the courts had a duty to more...


Book Review: A Tale from the British Far Right

World Affairs Journal by Alan Johnson | Thursday, 13 October 2011

Hate: My Life in the British Far Rightby Matthew Collins (London: Biteback, 2011) Matthew Collins was a teenage fascist who became disillusioned and decided to quit the scene. That’s not so unusual. Agreeing to work undercover as a mole for the anti-fascist magazine. His new book,Hate, chronicles his journey in more...


Billy Bragg announces Left Field in Motion tour

by Matthew Collins | Wednesday, 12 October 2011

(Hope Not Hate will be supporting this tour with some special BB give aways, including tickets and signed CD's) Featuring - Billy Bragg: The King Blues: Akala: Sound of Rum Since taking over the running of the Left Field at Glastonbury Festival in 2010, Billy Bragg has made an more...


Sunday Review The battle of Cable Street and Hate

Labour Uncut by Anthony Painter | Sunday, 9 October 2011

This week marked the 75th anniversary of the battle of Cable Street. When Oswald Mosley attempted to march his British Union of Fascists black shirts through London’s East End on 4 October 1936, they were met by fierce resistance led by the area’s Jewish community. It was the moment pre-war more...


Trouble in store for BNP bosses

Sunday World by Matthew Collins | Sunday, 9 October 2011

BNP leader Nick Griffin is trying to wriggle out of a Belfast employment tribunal because he fears for his safety. Griffin and other leaders from the far-right group are due to attend a hearing later this month after an employee from their now defunct Belfast call centre took a case. more...


EDL member gets ASBO over park clash

Westminster Chronicle | Friday, 7 October 2011

An English Defence League member who become involved with a clash with Muslims in Hyde Park has been banned from attending future marches without notifying police in advance. Brian Bristow, 38, of no fixed address, was one of three men who admitted threatening behaviour towards a man running a stall more...


Edelweiss Pirates: A film review

by Matthew Collins | Friday, 7 October 2011

With little left of 1944 Cologne to even crumble, bombs continue to rain down on an empty shell of lives’ crammed and cramped into dwellings wracked with hunger, alcoholism, jealousy and both gang and gangland violence. Cilly has Jews in her cellar and two brother in laws, one a member more...


BNP man faces gun charges

Bury Free Press | Friday, 7 October 2011

A FORMER parish councillor and BNP activist has appeared in court on firearms charges. The trial of David Lucas, 51, of South Road, Lakenheath, began at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday. Lucas is charged with possessing a gun capable of firing flares 500ft into the air – labelled ‘potentially lethal’ more...


BNP plans Irish wing to oppose immigration

herald.ie by Claire Murphy | Thursday, 6 October 2011

RIGHT wing British Nationalist Party is agitating for the establishment of an 'Irish National Party' and believes there are already like-minded groups in existence here. The leader of the anti-immigration lobby Nick Griffin has pencilled in a visit to Trinity College later this month. The BNP, which grew in more...


Edmonds heads out the front door

by Matthew Collins | Thursday, 6 October 2011

One of the last remaining founder members of the BNP has quit the party to rejoin the miniscule and almost moribund National Front. Richard Edmonds returns to the NF after leaving them in acrimonious circumstances to help form the British National Party over thirty years ago. Seventy year old Edmonds, more...


Jail for child-cruelty bully

The Oldham Evening Chronicle | Tuesday, 4 October 2011

A MAN who smashed a young boy’s head into a dinner plate and shot another with an air rifle has been jailed for 12 months. Gareth Meanock (36), who is an avid National Front supporter, subjected the two lads to almost seven years of cruelty. The far right-wing backer was more...


Ex EDL members targeted Hartlepool mosque and Shotton Colliery store

The Northern Echo | Tuesday, 4 October 2011

TWO former English Defence League (EDL) members daubed “racially offensive” material on a mosque and two Asian-run businesses in revenge for the burning of poppies by an extreme Islamic group. Steven James Vasey, 32, and 24-year-old Anthony Donald Smith were yesterday jailed for a year for their attack, which followed more...


1936 anti-fascist London

Reuters | Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Max Levitas recalls the electricity in the air as more than 100,000 Jews, Irish workers, communists and residents battled police to stop fascists marching through a Jewish area of east London in 1936. The protesters threw marbles under the hooves of police horses and residents dumped garbage and chamber pots more...