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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.

A history of racism against travelling people

25 October 2011
Travellers have faced racism for centuries. As early as the 16th century, laws were passed in England expelling so called "Egyptians" or Gypsies.

Miserable day for EDL racists in London and Leeds

11 October 2011
Supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) were humiliated in central London last Saturday.

Printing cash won’t end banking crisis

11 October 2011
"This is the most serious financial crisis we’ve seen, at least since the 1930s, if not ever," Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, admitted last week.

Miserable day for EDL in London and Leeds

08 October 2011
Supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) were humiliated in central London today, Saturday.

Stopping the EDL: two steps forward, one small kick back

04 October 2011
In the aftermath of their Tower Hamlets debacle, one of the more thoughtful supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) wrote about how they "got it so wrong".

Stop racist EDL protest in London

27 September 2011
Unite against Fascism (UAF) has called a counter‑protest at a planned English Defence League (EDL) demonstration at Downing Street on Saturday 8 October.

Sugar workers want a sweeter deal

20 September 2011
Workers at four British Sugar plants in the east of England are balloting for strikes over pay.

A history of racism against Travellers and Gypsies

13 September 2011
Racism against Travellers in England goes back to Tudor times. The Roma first arrived in England from France in the Middle Ages.

EDL ‘big one’ is a big flop

06 September 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated last Saturday. Thousands of anti-fascist protesters kept some 600 racist thugs out of Tower Hamlets.

Tories back off Esol cuts

06 September 2011
The government has reversed its decision to make cuts to English language teaching (Esol).

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