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Mobilise for Unite Against Fascism conference

19 February 2008
Anti-fascist activists are mobilising for the Unite Against Fascism (UAF) national conference, which is to take place on Saturday 1 March at the TUC Congress House in central London.

Unite union backs Love Music Hate Racism carnival

12 February 2008
Unite, Britain’s largest trade union, has become the latest union to back the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) carnival set to take place on Sunday 27 April in Victoria Park, east London.

How Hitler took power

29 January 2008
Seventy five years ago the working class suffered its greatest ever defeat when Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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