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Paki Lover and Other Poems

by Ben Speroni | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Paki Lover and Other Poems by Andy Carrington.£2.50; available online from http://www.andycarrington.co.uk/pakilover 'I used to step / on the same paving slabs / as the great working-class poet / Tony Harrison,' writes Andy Carrington, proudly, in 'Poetic Self Defence'. Carrington's straightforward language and personal honesty are reminiscent of Harrison, though more...


Mum of three gets jail for glass attack on pub’s landlord

Halifax Courier | Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A MUM-OF-THREE broke down in tears as she was jailed for nine months for glassing a pub landlord. John Higginson suffered a two-centimetre gash to his forehead when 39-year-old Tracy Manning hurled a beer glass in his face at The Upper George in Crown Street, Halifax. Bradford Crown Court more...


Book Review: Hate by Matthew Collins

eyes on power by Dan @ Eyes on Power | Sunday, 28 August 2011

Hate is the captivating and witty autobiography of reformed fascist turned Searchlight mole Matthew Collins. Collins was a full-time activist and administrator for the National Front for several years at the turn of the 1990s and his experience spans the disintegration of the NF and the rise of the British more...


English Defence League march through Tower Hamlets banned by Theresa May

The Guardian by Peter Walker and Matthew Taylor | Saturday, 27 August 2011

The home secretary has agreed to a police request to ban the far-right English Defence League from staging a march through one of the UK's biggest Muslim communities in east London. Theresa May said she would outlaw any marches in Tower Hamlets and four neighbouring boroughs – whether by the more...


Norway killings: British 'mentor' says Anders Behring Breivik was not a lone wolf

Daily Telegraph | Friday, 26 August 2011

The Norwegian man who has confessed to killing 77 people was not a "lone wolf," a British far-right activist thought to be the gunman's "mentor" said after being interviewed by Norwegian police. Paul Ray, a blogger and former member of the English Defence League, told Norway's NTB news agency that more...


Hate by Matthew Collins

Socialist Unity by Andy Newman | Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Whatever your views on the different strategies being contested for opposing the far right, there is no doubt that the person with the most personal insight into fascist politics is Searchlight’s Mathew Collins. He was a former full time worker for the National Front (NF), personally acquainted with leading Nazis more...


BNP activist told he is liable for unpaid debt

The Advertiser by Chris Fay | Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A JUDGE has ruled a North- East BNP activist is personally liable for unpaid debts following a county court hearing which could have far reaching consequences for the cash-strapped party. District Judge David Robertson ruled that Adam Walker, of Spennymoor, County Durham, must pay £21,000 out of his own pocket more...


Far right group rally banned in Edinburgh

BBC News by Sonia Gable | Friday, 19 August 2011

A far right group will not be allowed to march in Edinburgh on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist atrocity. The Scottish Defence League wanted to rally in the capital's east end. However, Edinburgh City Council backed opponents who said the gathering would be a more...


Over 25,000 people petition Met Police to ban English Defence League's march of hate in east London

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Nick Lowles | Wednesday, 17 August 2011

PRESS RELEASE - IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community leaders from Tower Hamlets and representatives of the HOPE not hate campaign have today (17/08/11) handed in a 25,000-name petition to the Metropolitan Police. The petition calls on the authorities to ask the Home Secretary to ban the English Defence League (EDL) march in more...


Scheme to spot potential right-wing extremists in Lancashire

This is Lancashire by Sam Chadderton | Monday, 15 August 2011

POTENTIAL right-wing extremists in Lancashire are to be spotlighted in a scheme originally set up to track would-be terrorists following the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks. Police said the ground-breaking counter-terrorism programme Channel, which has so far concentrated at Islamic extremism, has been widened to take account of the rise in more...


Sick Nick Griffin uses Kriss Donald murder in bid to bring back death penalty

Sunday Mail by Lauren Crooks | Sunday, 14 August 2011

BNP boss Nick Griffin has caused outrage after using race-hate murder victim Kriss Donald to call for capital punishment. Griffin - who heads up the rightwing party - tweeted "Good petition on No10 direct gov website for return of death penalty. Remember Kriss Donald..." In a tweet that followed, he more...


North East BNP chief accused of chasing children with knife

The Journal by Dan Warburton | Saturday, 13 August 2011

NORTH East BNP chief Adam Walker drove his car at a group of youngsters before brandishing a knife and threatening a child, a court heard. The 42-year-old allegedly chased the children, who were on BMX bikes, over a village green in Tudhoe, Spennymoor, County Durham, in his Land Rover car more...


Right-wing extremists hijacking the vigilante patrols protecting against looters, warn police

Daily Mail by DavidWilliams, Ryan Kisiel, Rebecca Camber | Thursday, 11 August 2011

Britain's most senior police officer yesterday warned that Right-wing extremists could 'hijack' vigilante patrols protecting against looters. Acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner Tim Godwin singled out the English Defence League and the British National Party as two organisations who might exploit the situation. His warning comes amid intelligence that the EDL more...


Sikh Summer Camp of 125 kids in Chigwell attacked by racist idiots

Global Sikh News | Saturday, 6 August 2011

There is a Sikhi Camp for kids from 7+ currently taking place at the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College in Chigwell, Essex running up until Sunday. The Camp involves the overnight stay of 120 children. The incident took place yesterday afternoon. At first around 5 Chavs, thought to be from more...


Dismay of BNP Nazi’s WW2 hero grandad

The Sun by Brian Flynn and Dan Sales | Saturday, 6 August 2011

DISGRACED BNP chief Chris Hurst's war hero grandad has disowned him over his Nazi salute. The 91-year-old spent five years fighting Hitler in World War Two. And he wept when he saw photos in The Sun of his grandson's vile antics at a fascist rally in Hungary. Hurst, 22, gave more...


BNP’s racist slur as they expel Nazi lout exposed by Sun

The Sun by Brian Flynn and Dan Sales | Friday, 5 August 2011

NAZI thug Chris Hurst was booted out of the BNP yesterday after The Sun told how he gave Hitler salutes at a fascist rally. But incredibly, the far-right party tried to play down his shameful behaviour by spouting more racist bile. Spokesman Simon Darby said: "He has been silly but more...


Redbridge mosque attack accused ‘hurled bricks’, court told

London24 | Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A gang hurled bricks at a mosque while a 16-year-old boy repeatedly screamed “EDL” in a reference to the far right organisation, a court has heard. The group of six tried to storm Redbridge Islamic Centre, Eastern Avenue, Redbridge after taunting worshippers arriving for evening prayers with racist chants, jurors more...