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Love Music Hate Racism carnival against the Nazis

22 January 2008
The campaign against the British National Party (BNP) received a boost last week when two major unions pledged substantial sums to the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) carnival set for Victoria Park in east London on Sunday 27 April.

BNP vote plummets in former stronghold of Sandwell

17 December 2007
Anti-fascists in the West Midlands celebrated on Thursday of last week after a council by-election saw the British National Party (BNP) beaten into third place in one of its former strongholds.

Why there must be no free speech for Nazis

04 December 2007
The Oxford Union’s recent decision to debate with two of Britain’s leading Nazis – Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party (BNP) and David Irving, a convicted Holocaust denier – provoked widespread condemnation.

Building against the Nazi menace in Oxford

27 November 2007
People from many different backgrounds came together to build Monday’s 1,000 strong demonstration in Oxford against British National Party leader Nick Griffin and Holocaust denier David Irving.

1,000 anti-fascists wreck Oxford’s sham debate

27 November 2007
I was one of over a 1,000 protesters from all walks of life that gathered outside the Oxford Union debating club on Monday of this week to try and stop it from hosting a "forum" featuring two leading Nazis.

Anti-Nazi successes in West Midlands

20 November 2007
It was a good day for anti-fascists in the West Midlands on Wednesday of last week.

Demonstrate against fascists speaking at Oxford Union

20 November 2007
Students, local residents and trade unionists in Oxford are joining forces to protest against the Oxford Union debating society’s decision to host an evening headlined by two Nazis – Nick Griffin and David Irving – on Monday of next week.

Protesters blockade Nazis in Blackpool

20 November 2007
Over 200 people attended a protest in Blackpool against a British National Party (BNP) conference held in the town last Saturday.

Oxford students plan reponse to fascist visit

06 November 2007
Between 30 and 40 students at Oxford university from a wide range of political backgrounds met on Monday of this week to plan a united campaign against the decision of the Oxford Union debating club to invite two prominent Nazis to speak on 26 November.

Anti-fascist campaigners mobilise against the BNP’s threat

23 October 2007
Anti-fascist activists have stepped up their campaign to block plans by the Oxford Union debating club to host a pair of Nazis next month.

Students organise to stop fascists in Oxford

16 October 2007
Students at Oxford university and anti-fascist campaigners have reacted with outrage to the news that the Oxford Union debating club has invited two leading Nazis to speak to its members next month.

Billy Bragg’s school visit takes the anti-fascist fight into Barking

16 October 2007
Billy Bragg kicked off a series of LMHR events in schools to promote the new CD with a visit to Barking Abbey, his old school, on Tuesday of last week. The school is in the east London borough of Barking & Dagenham where the BNP has 12 councillors.

Love Music Hate Racism: musicians unite to beat back the BNP

16 October 2007
Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) has launched its biggest initiative to date – a 29-track double CD compilation featuring exclusive tracks from some of the country’s biggest acts, including Babyshambles, Lethal Bizzle, The Enemy and Roll Deep.

Unite Against Fascism TUC fringe event with Jerry Dammers and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

04 September 2007
Unite against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism have teamed up to put on a fringe event to kick off the TUC Congress in Brighton next week.

Lewisham 1977: the day we turned the tide on the Nazi National Front

14 August 2007
On Saturday 13 August 1977 the apparently unstoppable rise of the Nazi National Front (NF) met a serious challenge. A Nazi march through Lewisham in south London faced a counter demonstration by thousands of anti-fascists. The fascists’ march was stopped.

Rock Against Racism 30th anniversary concert success

24 July 2007
Around 600 people packed into the Hackney Empire in east London on Thursday of last week for a gig to celebrate 30 years of Rock Against Racism. The event – which raised money for Love Music Hate Racism – brought together stars of the past such as Misty In Roots (pictured) and the Tom Robinson Band with a new generation of musicians taking a stand against racism and fascism. People came away inspired determined to build a movement to stop the fascist BNP. The BNP’s 8.9 percent vote in the Sedgefield by-election last week shows how crucial such campaigns to stop them remain.

An explosives trial that's hardly mentioned

03 July 2007
A former British National Party election candidate and a dentist stockpiled chemicals as part of a bomb plot, a court heard yesterday.

Protest against Wiltshire BNP councillor

14 June 2007
Over 300 local people demonstrated in Corsham, Wiltshire, against a BNP member claiming a seat on the town council. BNP councillor Michael Simpkins took the ward of Rudloe uncontested in the May council elections. The protest, on last Monday, 11 June, received favourable media coverage. Local television covered it with the phrase, "when voting apathy became anger".

Nick Griffin’s Bath trip goes down the plug hole

15 May 2007
Anti-fascist campaigners were celebrating this week after Bath university withdrew permission for the Nazi leader Nick Griffin to speak on campus.

BNP’s bigoted bandwagon brought down by anti-Nazi campaigners

08 May 2007
The fascist British National Party (BNP) was halted in its tracks at last Thursday’s local elections.

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