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Anti-fascism


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.

No platform the BNP at Bath University

08 May 2007
Members of the UCU lecturers’ unions in the south west of England are building for a protest against BNP leader Nick Griffin, who intends to speak at Bath university on Monday of next week.

Success of Love Music Hate Racism Wakefield gig

24 April 2007
Another highly successful Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) gig was held in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on Thursday of last week.

Out to block the BNP Nazis

10 April 2007
The fascist British National Party (BNP) is to contest a record number of seats in the elections on 3 May – but a broad coalition of trade unionists and activists has vowed to campaign against the Nazis on the ground.

Swansea Unite hits the streets

10 April 2007
Activists took to the streets of Swansea on Saturday afternoon last week to stand united against the fascist BNP. Roughly 50 people attended to help raise awareness of the BNP’s racist policies and encourage the public to use their vote against the fascists on 3 May.

Primo Levi and the unquenchable human spirit

07 April 2007
More than 60 years after the genocide of between 11 and 12 million people, the Nazi Holocaust remains a critical part of the human experience. The recorded testimony of it by eyewitnesses and victims has been turned into thousands of books – virtually all the literature is moving and important.

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