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Anti-fascism


The resistible rise of Benito Mussolini and Italy's fascists

16 November 2002
It was 80 years ago that fascism first came to power, and it happened in Italy. There is a myth that Benito Mussolini seized power after his March on Rome and the occupation of the city by his fascist shock troops. Fascist columns did assemble at four points near the city – but they were lightly armed, ill fed and left standing in the rain.

Manchester ANL carnival: black and white unite against the Nazis

07 September 2002
The biggest anti-racist event in the north of England for two decades struck a major blow against the Nazi British National Party at the weekend. Some 30,000 people joined the day-long Anti Nazi League "Love Music-Hate Racism" carnival in Manchester on Sunday.

ANL

27 March 2002
Over 260 people attended an Anti Nazi League (ANL) meeting in Leeds University on Wednesday of last week. Many people were eager to campaign against the Nazis, particularly against the BNP election candidate who is a student at the university.

Stopping BNP breakthrough

16 March 2002
THE NAZI British National Party (BNP) hopes to make a historic breakthrough in the local council elections in seven weeks time on 2 May. Anti-Nazi activists are mobilising to stop it. The annual conference of the Anti Nazi League (ANL) was held in Manchester last Saturday.

A warning from the election in Holland

16 March 2002
The racist far right has made a frightening breakthrough in local elections in Holland. Supporters of Pim Fortuyn, who put forward anti-immigration policies, took a third of the vote in the country's second city, Rotterdam.

Don't let Nazis exploit tragedy

23 February 2002
Nineteen year old Gavin Hopley died last week from injuries he received the previous weekend. He was beaten in Oldham, north west England. Police have arrested two men and are looking for others in connection with the killing.

ANL

02 February 2002
The Anti Nazi League will be holding its conference in early March as the fight to stop Britain's Nazis moves into a crucial phase. The Nazis are convinced that they can win council seats in the local elections in May 2002. The BNP and NF Nazis are targeting areas across Britain including the north west, the Midlands, the north east and east London.

Anti-Nazi

19 January 2002
AROUND 100 people, mainly young locals, protested against the Nazi National Front (NF) marching through the Kent town of Bromley last Saturday. The NF claimed they were marching against paedophiles, but didn't manage to con any local people into supporting them.

Anti-Nazi

08 December 2001
Three council by-elections in Burnley during the last two weeks have seen the Nazi BNP build on its general election performance but not yet break through to win a seat. In the latest election in Rosehill ward on Thursday of last week the BNP grabbed 230 votes (19 percent).

Oldham: Anti-racist fight launched

24 November 2001
The opposition to the Nazi British National Party (BNP) in Oldham, in Greater Manchester, stepped up last week with the launch of the Coalition Against Racism.

Anti-Nazi

17 November 2001
The No Place in Burnley for the BNP campaign was launched at a press conference last week in the run-up to the council by-elections set to take place on Thursday 22 November. A representative from Burnley Football Club signed up to the statement, as well as local trade unionists, Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors, clergy, residents, and a visitor to Burnley who was a refugee from Nazi Germany.

Holocaust Memorial Day

10 February 2001
Over 120 firefighters attended a Holocaust memorial meeting at London Fire Brigade headquarters.

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