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Stéphane Hessel

Telegraph by Obit | Thursday, 28 February 2013

Stéphane Hessel, who has died aged 95, was a half-Jewish German who became a French citizen, joined the Resistance in London and survived capture by the Gestapo and a death sentence in a concentration camp. He later helped to frame the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , and, in his more...


Woman EDL protester escaped jail term over police assault

Huddesfield Examiner by Martin Shaw | Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Hope not Hate adds that this wasn't an EDL demonstration and was in fact a demo by the NWI combined with the NF. A woman who confronted an Asian man during an English Defence League demo and assaulted two police officers when she was arrested has escaped a jail term. Karen Elizabeth more...


English Defence League has few supporters left

New Europe | Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The English Defence League (EDL) is on the verge of collapse, and the weekend might see the end of the Islamaphobic group, who have a reputation for far right activity and violence. The group, who used to bring thousands to street protests, have split into several insignificant splinter groups. According to more...


Cornwall councillor refuses to resign after saying all disabled children "should be put down"

This Is Cornwall | Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Cornwall councillor has apologised but refused to resign after telling a disability charity that all disabled children "should be put down". Colin Brewer, independent councillor Wadebridge East, made the comments to Disability Cornwall at County Hall when the group had an information stand at an event to allow councillors to more...


UK: Gay hate Islamic preacher to visit Reading University

Pink News by Scott Roberts | Tuesday, 26 February 2013

An Islamic cleric, who has called for gay people to be punished with death, is due to visit Reading University later this week. Anti-extremist campaign group Student Rights says Abu Usamah at-Thahabi will attend Reading University’s Muslim Society on Thursday as part of a series of talks designed to raise awareness more...


EDL vows to return to Cambridge in bigger numbers

Cambridge News | Monday, 25 February 2013

The English Defence League has vowed to return to Cambridge in bigger numbers – despite a low turnout and several arrests. Its rally on Christ’s Pieces on Saturday ended early after only about 40 members turned up. More than 400 officers were drafted in to police them and a counter-demonstration by Cambridge more...


EDL: Terror suspects deny attack plan

BBC | Saturday, 23 February 2013

Six men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of a planned attack on an English Defence League (EDL) march. The men, from Birmingham, are accused of preparing acts of terrorism between 1 May and 4 July last year. It is claimed that they prepared an improvised explosive device. Jewel Uddin, Omar Mohammed Khan, more...


Women joined racist EDL mob which attacked Kurdish family, Plymouth Crown Court hears

Plymouth Herald by Carl Eve | Saturday, 23 February 2013

Two women joined a racist mob which attacked and abused a terrified Kurdish family in a city centre takeaway, a court heard. Hayley Wells, aged 28, and 30-year-old Kelly Watterson were part of a group which spilled out of a pub and hurled vile abuse on a Sunday afternoon. Someone threw a more...


Baby taken off mum just hour after birth because of ''neo-Nazi'' boyfriend

Coventry Telegraph | Saturday, 23 February 2013

A Mum had her baby taken off her just an hour after giving birth – because of her violent boyfriend’s links to a neo-Nazi group. The newborn boy was taken into care because social workers were worried about the woman’s ‘‘violent and dangerous’’ boyfriend who has contacts with a far-right organisation. The more...


National Front poster outside town hall sparks condemnation

Welwyn & Hatfield Times by Ewan Foskett | Saturday, 23 February 2013

An advert for a racist right wing organisation has been placed metres away from Welwyn Hatfield Council’s building – prompting cross-party condemnation. The sticker for the National Front claims “anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white” and has been thrown up on an electrical box near Welwyn Hatfield Council’s WGC base. As well more...


English Defence League leader 'released from jail'

The Guardian by Christopher Arden | Friday, 22 February 2013

The leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Lennon, is believed to have been released from jail, nine days before the anti-Islamist group plans to hold a demonstration in Manchester city centre. The EDL's official website announced on Thursday that Lennon, who is also known as Tommy Robinson, has been released more...


UKIP MEP Marta Andreasen defects to Conservatives

BBC by . | Friday, 22 February 2013

It comes two weeks after she accused the UKIP leader of bullying and being "anti-women" and "a Stalinist" and threatened to leave the party. In response, Mr Farage said the Tories "deserve what is coming to them" and added: "The woman is impossible." Ms Andreasen, 58, said resigning from UKIP to join more...


Birmingham men guilty of mass bomb plot

BBC | Thursday, 21 February 2013

Jurors were told they planned to set off up to eight bombs in rucksacks and possibly detonate bombs on timers. Police arrested the men in 2011 amid fears their plans were accelerating. They believe it was the most significant terror plot to be uncovered since the 2006 conspiracy to blow up transatlantic more...


Fears over position of EDL rally in Cambridge

Cambridge News by Raymond Brown | Thursday, 21 February 2013

Parts of Cambridge could be “shut down” by police because of Saturday’s English Defence League (EDL) rally in a city park. The far-right group will be fenced in on a corner of Christ’s Pieces next to Drummer Street bus station where they will have a stage and speakers. More than 400 officers more...


British soccer fans attacked by French ‘Nazi’ thugs

Yorkshire Post | Thursday, 21 February 2013

A group of up to 50 masked thugs attacked a bar packed with English football fans in Lyon last night. Tottenham Hotspur supporters were in the Smoking Dog pub before their team’s game in the French city tonight. Witnesses said three Tottenham fans were taken to hospital, one with a head injury, more...


BNP complaint over GAA is sick joke

The Belfast Telegraph | Thursday, 21 February 2013

It was the kind of story that certainly demands a double take. The British National Party – that merry band of charmers such as Nick Griffin, formed out of a splinter group of the National Front – has written a letter of complaint to the Equality Commission about the Gaelic Athletic more...


EDL supporter jailed for 11 years for razor knife attack

Middleton and North Manchester Guardian | Thursday, 21 February 2013

A drug dealing English Defence League supporter slashed two men with a cut throat razor during a brutal gang attack at a Middleton pub. Twenty-six year-old Marcus Ward went on the run for two and a half years following the attack outside the Oddfellows Arms in March 2010, only handing himself more...


English Democrat Party hits back after accusations of 'racism and homophobia'

The Wirral Globe | Thursday, 21 February 2013

The English Democrat Party has hit back after a Wirral trade unionist accused it of 'racism and homophobia'. Party chairman and founder Robin Tilbrook said the claims were 'downright lies'. Last week, Alec McFadden said Wirral TUC and the Merseyside Coalition Against Racism Fascism and would campaign against the ED candidate for more...


EDL forges ahead with city demo over 'super mosque'

Cambridge News | Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The English Defence League (EDL) is “pleased” a planned Cambridge mosque is environmentally friendly as details of its protest against it are revealed. But the bizarre praise for the proposed place of worship in Mill Road is in marked contrast to the reasons for the demonstration – which is to stop more...


BNP complaint over Oswestry Muslim centre plans

Shropshire Star | Wednesday, 20 February 2013

British National Party officials have made an official complaint after plans to transform a former Presbyterian church in a town in Shropshire into a Muslim centre were given the go-ahead. The north Shropshire branch of the far-right party said the decision made by Shropshire Council planning officers should have been made more...


Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary tells Bethnal Green crowd to claim ‘Jihad Seeker’s Allowance’

East London Advertiser by Robin De Peyer | Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary has urged supporters in Bethnal Green to claim “Jihad Seeker’s Allowance”. The controversial preacher was speaking at a community centre when he ridiculed non-Muslims who held down regular nine-five jobs. The father-of-four was secretly filmed laughing as he told supporters: “You find people are busy working the more...


Carlos Saavedra: keeping the dream alive for undocumented people in the US

The Guardian by Ros Wynne-Jones | Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Inside a meeting room in the House of Commons, Carlos Saavedra is telling the story of the DREAMers – the undocumented Latino students who helped win Barack Obama a second term in office. "Until I first said the words 'I am undocumented' out loud in public, I didn't understand the more...


Race row looms as UKIP Wisbech candidate blames Conservatives and Lib Dems for allowing “free loading immigrants” into the country

Cambridgeshire Times by John Elworthy | Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A WISBECH UKIP candidate for a Cambridgeshire County Council seat claimed today that Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were to blame for allowing “free loading immigrants” into the country. Alan Lay, who last stood in the town elections two years ago, accused Fenland Lib Dem councillor Dave Patrick of “scoring a spectacular more...


Man who left pig's head outside Muslim place of worship in religiously motivated attack is spared jail

The Independent by Rob Williams | Monday, 18 February 2013

An office worker who left a pig's head on the steps of a Muslim place of worship has been spared a jail sentence. Liam Ferrar, 24, admitted leaving the frozen head outside a Muslim community centre in Leicester on Boxing Day last year, in a religiously motivated attack. Ferrar, of Brook Road, more...


BNP kicked out of Worsley pub

Salford Online by Editor | Saturday, 16 February 2013

Nick Griffin, Chairman of the British National Party tried to hold a secret fundraising meeting with his followers at the Bridgewater Hotel in Worsley this evening. However after a furious facebook campaign, by amongst others the Hope Not Hate group, the management of this popular watering hole received a number more...


French far-right leader to speak in Cambridge

Cambridge News | Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The leader of a far-right party and the editor of a broadsheet newspaper have been added to the Cambridge Union’s line-up. Marine Le Pen MEP, leader of the French Front National and former French presidential candidate, will be speaking at the debating society at 4pm on Tuesday, February 19. Also added to more...


Hope Not Hate Seminar On The "Counter Jihad" Movement

Quilliam Foundation | Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Central London hosted the ‘Counter-Jihad’ movement analysis seminar on Tuesday (5th February 2013). Only minutes away from one of the July 7 2005 attack locations, the seminar was organised by the ‘Hope Not Hate’ campaign, a prominent social movement which campaigns against extremism, racism and fascism. The meeting analysed the more...


Ten-year-old leukaemia sufferer was 'headbutted by racist driver'

STV | Monday, 11 February 2013

A ten-year-old leukaemia patient was knocked unconscious when a man headbutted him as he walked home with friends, Glasgow Sheriff Court heard on Monday. The child, who was feeling ill after chemotherapy, had stopped in the street as he felt unwell and spat out his chewing gum only for a passing more...


Extra officers on duty for Scottish Defence League marches in Berwick

The Journal | Saturday, 9 February 2013

Police are to draft in extra resources to a border town for marches by an anti-Islamic group and its opponent. Northumbria Police has said it will have an increased presence in Berwick later this month when members of both the Scottish Defence League and Berwick United Against Fascism descend on the more...


Four people in court over clash at anti-fascism demo in Liverpool

Liverpool Echo | Friday, 8 February 2013

Four people from Merseyside appeared in court over a city centre disturbance in which members of an anti-fascist group were injured. Liam Pinkham, 24, of Victoria Road, Wallasey; Nathan Smith, 21, of North Road, St Helens; and Michael Kearns, 40, of Dovecot Avenue, Dovecot; appeared at Liverpool magistrates court with a more...


Neo-Nazi former BNP members launch new far-right party

The New Statesman by Matthew Collins | Friday, 8 February 2013

Andrew Brons, a former Chair of the National Front and until recently one of the British National Party’s MEPs, will launch a new far-right party this weekend – one he and his supporters hope will finally kill off the BNP. The British Democratic Party (BDP) launches tomorrow in a village hall more...


Aston Villa fan banned from football for Nazi salute at Tottenham match

Birmingham Mail by Katy Hallam | Friday, 8 February 2013

A disgraced Villa fan has been banned from football matches for three years for giving a Nazi salute to rival supporters. James Doyle made the “deeply offensive” gesture to followers of Spurs – a club famed for its Jewish following – during a Boxing Day match at Villa Park last year. The more...


Suspended jail term handed to English Defence League protester

Express & Star | Thursday, 7 February 2013

A protester at an English Defence League march in Walsall has been given a suspended jail term and banned from any demonstrations for four years. Peter Jelley was caught on CCTV gesturing and shouting at a line of police in Walsall as trouble broke out at the rally last autumn. more...


Police drop investigation into alleged incident at Stourbridge by-election

Halesowen News | Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Police say they are no longer investigating a complaint made by the British National Party into an alleged incident at the Wollaston and Stourbridge Town by-election. Officers were called out after the count at Stourbridge Town Hall where Labour party candidate Barbara Sykes launched a bitter attack on the BNP during more...


Doncaster mayor to resign from party over far-right concerns

Yorkshire Post by Martin Slack | Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Yorkshire's only directly elected mayor has revealed he is standing down from his political party over “concerns about its current direction”. Peter Davies was elected to run Doncaster Council as a member of the English Democrat Party, which describes itself as a nationalist party campaigning for an English parliament. But yesterday Mr more...


Police investigate alleged Stourbridge by-election incident

Halesowen News | Saturday, 2 February 2013

Police are investigating a complaint made by the British National Party after an alleged incident at last night’s Wollaston and Stourbridge Town by-election. Officers were called out after the count at Stourbridge Town Hall where victorious Labour party candidate Barbara Sykes launched a scathing attack on the BNP during her acceptance more...


Huddersfield Town fan gets ban after ‘Nazi salute’ at Leeds United derby

Yorkshire Evening Post | Friday, 1 February 2013

A football fan has been banned from every ground in the country after making a Nazi-style salute to Leeds United supporters during a heated derby clash. Huddersfield Town fan Gareth Smith, 28, appeared in court yesterday (Jan 31) charged with making the racist gesture at Whites supporters when the two clubs more...