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King’s Cross staff threaten walk out in protest at EDL using station as demonstration rallying point

The Independent by Kevin Rawlinson | Friday, 31 August 2012

Passengers travelling to the Paralympics face majordisruption today after staff at King’s Cross in London vowed to walk out inprotest at supporters of the far-right English Defence League using the stationas a rallying point for a demonstration in the north of the capital. Staff members have complained that they more...


National Front plan Skegness demonstration against halal abattoir

Skegness Standard | Friday, 31 August 2012

A nationalist political organisation opposing multiculturalism and immigration has planned a demonstration against proposals for a halal abattoir in Skegness. The National Front has invited its members to walk through the town distributing flyers and displaying banners opposing the Muslim practice of slaughter on Saturday, September 15. Deputy chairman Kevin more...


Vile racist graffiti sprayed onto family's new home in Holme Valley

Huddersfield Examiner by Joanne Douglas | Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A family has had racist graffiti sprayed on to the home it moves into today. Andre Bell and his wife Elly were shocked to discover their new home in Scholes, Holmfirth, was pelted with eggs, and had a Nazi swastika and the acronym for a far-right party spray painted on more...


Sick supporters: Twisted killer Anders Breivik receives thousands of letters a month from fans

The Daily Mirror by Nick Owens | Monday, 27 August 2012

Mass killer Anders ­Breivik gets ­thousands of letters each month from a band of sick ­supporters. The Sunday Mirror can reveal prison chiefs in Norway have had to assign five guards to ­handle fanmail sent to the neo-Nazi, who was jailed for 21 years this week for the murder of more...


Breivik, sir... you did the right thing

The Sun by Gary O'Shea | Monday, 27 August 2012

A British racist has PRAISED massacre gunman Anders Breivik, saying: “I take my hat off to you, sir.” Twisted right-winger Philip Horn said Norwegian misfit Breivik, who slaughtered 77 innocents, had “done what he thought was right”. Horn, 44, who has links to the English Defence League, backed Breivik’s claim more...


The truck stops here: Traffic chaos as BNP protest vehicle crashes into bridge

by Sunderland Echo | Monday, 27 August 2012

Published on Monday 27 August 2012 09:45 PROTESTERS were left stuck when their truck became wedged under a bridge. The British National Party (BNP) returned to Pallion at the weekend to continue their demonstration against the use of halal meat at St Luke’s Subway store. But as their more...


BNP set to put forward candidate for West Midlands Police Commissioner

Sunday Mercury by Amardeep Bassey | Sunday, 26 August 2012

With 80 days to go until voters are due to elect the first West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner MPs have hit out at plans being made by the British National Party to put forward candidates. It is feared that less than a fifth of the population will turn more...


EDL gang guilty of religious abuse at Middlesbrough railway station

Middlesbrough Gazette by Krysta Eaves | Saturday, 25 August 2012

Six men with links to a controversial right-wing pressure group have been convicted of chanting a sickening torrent of religious abuse. The men, who are associated with the English Defence League (EDL), shouted a highly inflammatory religious chant at Middlesbrough railway station. They were convicted of religiously aggravated disorder yesterday more...


Will the next Breivik come from Britain?

The Morning Star by Paddy McGuffin | Friday, 24 August 2012

It spoke out after a Norwegian court found that Breivik, who murdered 77 people and wounded more than 240 in a dual bomb and gun attack last year, was sane and sentenced him to 21 years in jail. On July 22 2011, after setting off a car bomb outside more...


Anders Behring Breivik craved prison platform to rally far right

The Guardian by Julian Borger | Friday, 24 August 2012

On the surface at least, the killer and his victims agreed on one thing. Anders Behring Breivik and the families of many of the dead welcomed the court verdict that he was sane enough to bear responsibility for mass murder, putting him in jail most probably for life. But more...


Racial abuse pair banned from Bulwell newsagents for five years

Nottingham Post | Friday, 24 August 2012

Two men who subjected a "decent and hardworking" Asian family to a torrent of abuse have been sent to jail and banned from their shop. Stefan Davis and Kelvin Barratt were locked up for ten months and told not to go within 200 metres of the family's more...


Two arrested after far right stage town centre protest

St Helens Star | Friday, 24 August 2012

Two men were arrested in connection with alleged racially aggravated harassment following a demonstration by protestors from the far right in St Helens town centre. Merseyside Police confirmed a group carried out a “peaceful protest” outside St Helens Town Hall on Saturday morning (August 18). Officers were out in force more...


Hitler t-shirts outrage anti-fascist groups

The Jewish Chronicle by Sandy Rashty | Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A family-owned company in Birmingham has apologised and stopped selling t-shirts showing Hitler as a rock star on tour after complaints by local councillors. Elaine Williams, Labour councillor for Harborne, complained both to the shop and Birmingham City Council. She said: “The t-shirts are in very bad taste. “There is more...


Bloody Nasty People-The Rise of Britain’s Far Right

by Matthew Collins | Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Bloody Nasty People By Dan Trilling (Verso) Britain’s far-right has already risen. You may also be aware that it has since also suffered somewhat of a dramatic and public decline. Some may say it is demised. That’s good for Dan Trilling, because if his was a book about the mysterious more...


Racist abuse hurled at two Muslims on train to Sheffield

Sheffield Star | Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A Polish woman launched a racist attack on two young Muslim women wearing hijab headscarves on a train, a court heard. Beata Jopek shouted at the two women: “Go back to your own country, no-one wants you here, you are disgusting.” The women were left ‘fearing for their safety’. Jopek, more...


Man quizzed over ‘Nazi flag’ display in Barking is released without charge

London 24 by John Phillips | Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The 54-year-old was quizzed after the large Swastika flag was spotted in a window at a block on the Gascoigne Estate in Barking in May this year. Officers removed the flag on May 16. He was questioned by officers but police said today it had been decided not to more...


SDL organiser tells Dundee to expect big right-wing presence on September 1

The Courier by Craig McManoman | Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Graham Walker, regional organiser and spokesman for the Scottish Defence League (SDL), said supporters from a string of far-right groups including the North West Infidels (NWI), the English Defence League (EDL) and the Combined Ex-Forces (CXF) will be bussed to the city to take part in a static demonstration on more...


Italian student racially abused by children in Derry

by BBC Northern Ireland | Tuesday, 21 August 2012

An Italian student living in Londonderry says his partner was forced to leave her home after he was racially abused. The man says the abuse included stone and egg throwing at her Rosnagalliagh home The student, who doesn't want to be named, says his partner is "heartbroken" leaving her home more...


Show Racism the Red Card Annual Review 2012

Show Racism the Red Card | Monday, 20 August 2012

Download the brand new SRtRC Annual Review 2012. The review features reports on all aspects of our work thoughout the UK and highlights how you can get more involved and help us to promote a message of tolerance, respect and understanding. http://www.srtrc.org/uploaded/Annual%20Review%202012.pdf more...


The far right is fragmenting

The Guardian by Matthew Goodwin | Sunday, 19 August 2012

Last week, a new report on the English Defence League was released. Detailing the key personalities within the movement and their links to the global "counter-jihad" movement, the document sought to set out what "really lies behind" the group that attracts considerable attention but remains little understood. The author, however, more...


Councillors refuse to allow Scottish Defence League to enter City Square

The Courier by Craig McManamon | Friday, 17 August 2012

Dundee City Square could be turned into a scene of conflict if members of a far-right group are allowed to demonstrate there. That was the claim made on Thursday during the city council's licensing committee as councillors considered a request by Dundee Trades Union Council, on behalf of Dundee Together, more...


National Front Planning To Protest 'Once A Month' At Proposed Sunderland Mosque

Sky Tyne & Wear by Andy Hughes | Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Members of the National Front are planning to protest once a month at the site of a proposed new city centre mosque, Sky Tyne and Wear has learned. The right wing group demonstrated against the building of a mosque in St Mark’s Road in Sunderland on Saturday, August 11. Police more...


‘I’m not a sponger’ says man given flat

Swindon Advertiser by David Wiles | Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A homeless man who was offered a flat after setting up camp outside Swindon Council’s offices has denied claims by a relative that he is a freeloader who sponges off the state. Danny Lake, 27, started living in a tent in the garden of the Civic Offices, in Euclid Street, more...


Mosque protesters and anti-facists separated by police in Sunderland

Sunderland Echo | Monday, 13 August 2012

Published on Monday 13 August 2012 11:55 NATIONAL Front protesters and anti facist groups had to be kept apart by police at the site of a proposed new mosque in Sunderland. The NF demonstration against the building of the mosque in St Mark’s Road has led to heightened tensions in more...


"Antifa" by Andy Carrington

by Ben Speroni | Thursday, 9 August 2012

ANTIFA by Andy Carrington. Review by Ben Speroni. Anti-fascism and artistic expression often go hand and hand. The hatred, closed-mindedness and violence of fascism and racism are natural enemies to creativity, so anti-fascism is its natural ally. Despite the prefix, anti-fascism isn’t a negation – it’s an affirmation more...


Vandals attack Islamic centre in Horley

Redhill & Reigate On Line | Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Vandals have attacked an Islamic centre in Horley.The centre on the corner of High Street and Yattendon Road was vandalised in the early hours of Sunday.Alcohol and eggs were thrown at the building and graffiti was sprayed across its main door.A police spokesman said the graffiti was later removed by more...


Manchester City's Gael Clichy claims banana was thrown on pitch against Limerick as investigation begins

Daily Telegraph by Telegraph Sport | Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Gardai - the police force of the Republic of Ireland - and stadium officials are studying CCTV footage in an attempt to identify a spectator who is alleged to have thrown the missile on to the pitch during the Premier League club's 4-0 victory at Thomond Park yesterday. A statement more...


Keighley residents praised for restraint during EDL protest

by Hannah Baker | Monday, 6 August 2012

Community leaders have praised residents in Keighley for showing restraint after a demonstration by the English Defence League in the town passed without serious incident. Around 150 members of the far-right group gathered on Church Green to condemn allegations of sexual grooming of white girls by Asian men. Saturday’s event more...


Loyalist thug's court shame

The Sunday World by Steve Moore | Saturday, 4 August 2012

THIS IS the UDA-linked leader of ‘the north west infidels’ who led an antiIrish protest last week. John ‘Snowy’ Shaw is the man behind the notorious EDL breakaway group – but we can also reveal he’s also a sick animal abuser. Last week he led his band of football more...


Town is united in grooming campaign

Keighley News by Alistair Shand | Thursday, 2 August 2012

Church and community leaders in Keighley have combined to condemn the “vile crime” of grooming children for sex. More than two dozen of the town’s most influential people have put their names to a letter describing the practice as “morally, legally and spiritually wrong”. And they urge anyone with suspicions more...


Far-right group the English Defence League to put forward candidate for Police Commissioner

The Indie by Kevin Rawlinson | Thursday, 2 August 2012

The far-right group the English Defence League is to put forward its first candidate for public office, it has announced. Joint leader Kevin Carroll will stand for election as the Police Commissioner for Bedfordshire, one of the anti-Muslim organisation’s strongholds. Speaking to The Independent, Mr Carroll confirmed the news, more...