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Leicester anti-racists march against EDL

07 February 2012
Anti-fascists took to the streets of Leicester last Saturday to make a stand against the racists and Nazis of the English Defence League (EDL).

Racist EDL outnumbered in Leicester, but police protect their march

04 February 2012
Anti-fascists took to the streets of Leicester today (Saturday) to make a stand against the racist English Defence League (EDL).

Fascists behind the English Defence League and British Freedom Party

04 February 2012
EDL thugs like to pretend they are "peaceful protesters". But nothing could be further from the truth. The EDL is a group of violent racists led by Nazis.

University applications plummet over new fees

04 February 2012
University applications from students in England have fallen by 8.7 percent in the past year. The most notable is the plummet in over-21s applying.

Leicester stands up to racist EDL

04 February 2012
The racist English Defence League (EDL) has received police permission to march through Leicester on Saturday. But they will have to deal with the town’s anti-racist majority.

Exclusive: EDL’s Lake suspended from post at City bank

04 February 2012
A key strategist and funder behind the English Defence League (EDL) has been suspended from his management post at a major international development bank.

Unions join forces for Unilever strike

24 January 2012
Workers at factories and offices across England and Wales have been walking out this week against attacks on their pensions from consumer goods giant Unilever.

Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero

24 January 2012
Why does a mythical hero from 14th century England still inspire Hollywood movies, BBC dramas and even financial transaction taxes?

Leicester unites against racist EDL

24 January 2012
People from across Leicester joined a public meeting to organise opposition to the English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday.

HS2: a railway for the rich that will increase emissions

17 January 2012
The government last week approved the construction of a £33 billion high speed rail link between London and cities in the north of England.

Flour and yoghurt for EDL in Barking

17 January 2012
Attempts by the English Defence League (EDL) to whip up racism in Barking, east London, on Saturday of last week were a humiliating flop.

Children go homeless as Tories plot benefit cuts

03 January 2012
Some 70,000 children in England woke up in temporary accommodation on New Year’s Day, according to the charity Shelter.

Exposed: racist EDL’s secret wealthy backers

13 December 2011
The shadowy network of strategists behind the English Defence League (EDL) ran out of hiding places this week.

EDL members sent to prison for attack on socialist meeting

06 December 2011
Alan Spence, the north east organiser for the English Defence League (EDL), was jailed last week after attacking a Socialist Workers Party meeting in Newcastle.

EDL join political party

22 November 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) has announced a tie-up with the British Freedom Party (BFP), which emerged from a splinter group of the fascist British National Party last year.

50,000 NHS jobs threatened

22 November 2011
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says that government cuts put 50,000 jobs at risk in the health service in England.

Liverpool's unions stand up to EDL attack

15 November 2011
Trade unionists in Liverpool chased off ten thugs from the racist English Defence League (EDL) last week.

Free schools not for poor

15 November 2011
The Tories’ flagship free schools are only taking half the proportion of children on free school means compared with other state schools in England.

Campaign to kick out Nazi Nick Griffin

08 November 2011
campaigners in the north west of England will launch a campaign on Sunday to unseat Nazi British National Party leader Nick Griffin.

Anti-racists stand up to EDL in Birmingham

30 October 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) suffered a disastrous day this weekend, on Saturday.

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