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Rotherham prepares to oppose the racist English Defence League

12 October 2012
A packed public meeting organised by Rotherham Unite Against Fascism on Monday called for a huge response to the racist and fascist English Defence League (EDL) in the town this Saturday.

Waltham Forest anti-fascist rally vows to stop the EDL's return

11 October 2012
Over 130 people crammed into a public meeting in Walthamstow, east London, on Tuesday night to organise against the latest threat from the fascist English Defence League (EDL).

Day of action in Waltham Forest to oppose the racist EDL

09 October 2012
Anti-racist activists in Waltham Forest, east London, have called a day of action against the racist English Defence League (EDL) on Saturday of this week. The EDL plans to march there on 27 October.

Health service staff fight back against South West pay 'cartel'

02 October 2012
Workers at NHS trusts across the south west of England protested last week against plans to impose regional pay.

EDL outnumbered and frustrated by anti-racists in Walsall

30 September 2012
A determined 700-strong rally demonstrated in central Walsall yesterday (Saturday) against 150 racists and fascists from the English Defence League (EDL).

News round-up

11 September 2012
Ofqual ordered lower grades Leaked letters show that exams regulator Ofqual told the Edexcel exam board to grant lower grades for GCSE English. Tory education secretary Michael Gove, who has complained of "grade inflation", created Ofqual.


11 September 2012
Walthamstow march was a sweet victory The demonstration in Walthamstow against the racist English Defence League (EDL) last week was magnificent. I have lived in the area for five years. I’m parent to a 12 year old boy who goes to school around the corner from the town hall—where the EDL tried to rally.

Desperate EDL leaders gamble all on a return to Waltham Forest

10 September 2012
The fascist English Defence League (EDL) has announced that it intends to return to Walthamstow in east London on Saturday 27 October.

Allan Horsfall (1927-2012)

06 September 2012
Allan Horsfall, a pioneer of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) equality in Britain, has died aged 84. He was a key figure in the movement to abolish laws in England that banned all sex between men.

A decisive defeat for the EDL that shows anti-racists how to win

04 September 2012
The racist English Defence League (EDL) suffered a decisive defeat in Waltham Forest last Saturday.

This is how to smash the EDL

04 September 2012
The racists and fascists of the English Defence League (EDL) suffered a humiliating defeat last Saturday.

RMT and counter demo turn up the heat on EDL in Walthamstow

01 September 2012
Rail workers at King’s Cross station are threatening to disrupt attempts to ferry supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) to Walthamstow for a racist march today, Saturday.

EDL humiliated as Walthamstow takes to the streets to stop them

01 September 2012
The racists and fascists of the English Defence League (EDL) were comprehensively routed on Saturday. Thousands of anti-fascists blocked their march route and stopped their rally in Walthamstow, east London.

Walthamstow gets ready to protest against EDL thugs

31 August 2012
With just a day to go before the racist English Defence League (EDL) tries to march in Waltham Forest, east London, anti-fascist activists in the local community are having a final push to build opposition.

Schools demand GCSEs are marked again after Tory shift

28 August 2012
Headteachers are demanding that all English GCSE papers should be re-marked after students received lower than expected grades. The headteachers’ group ASCL is threatening legal action over the "grade fixing" fiasco.

Unite and kick out the racist EDL

28 August 2012
Thousands of people were set to take the streets to stop the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Waltham Forest, east London, this Saturday.

Police plan to let EDL march through heart of Walthamstow

24 August 2012
The police want to march the racist thugs of the English Defence League (EDL) right through the centre of multicultural Walthamstow in east London, Socialist Worker has learned.

Tory attack on GCSE grades will hit young people's futures

23 August 2012
School students across Britain are reeling today as many discover they have been awarded lower GCSE grades than expected, particularly in English.

Bad day for racist EDL in Essex

21 August 2012
The racist English Defence League (EDL) found itself outnumbered in Chelmsford, Essex, last Saturday as locals came out to oppose its march. The EDL only managed to convince 70 racists to protest against the expansion of a local mosque.

Exclusive: EDL's Alan Lake loses his job at development bank

14 August 2012
The man known as Alan Lake, a key strategist and funder behind the racist English Defence League (EDL) is out of his job at a major international development bank.

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