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Hundreds march to remember Blair Peach and Gurdip Singh Chaggar

Hundreds march to remember Blair Peach and Gurdip Singh Chaggar Around 700 people joined a march to remember Blair Peach and Gurdip Singh Chaggar in Southall, west London

Esther Brunstein remembered

Esther Brunstein remembered Holocaust survivor Esther Brunstein died last week. Claire Dissington, an anti-Nazi activist, remembers Esther's courageous contribution to the continuing fight against fascism

Skinheads–a working class cult that’s been ska’d for life?

Skinheads–a working class cult that’s been ska’d for life? Say “skinheads” and most people will think instinctively of fascist thugs but the truth is far more complex.

David King—reclaiming the Russian Revolution of 1917

David King—reclaiming the Russian Revolution of 1917 The designer and photographer David King died last week. Jackie Shellard looks at his political and artistic contribution to the working class movement

Exhibition that celebrates music's joyous revolt against racism

Exhibition that celebrates musics joyous revolt against racism This exhibition of Syd Shelton’s photographs of Rock Against Racism (RAR) is a wonderful glimpse into the young faces and places of that time.

Anti-fascist news round-up

Anti-fascist news round-up Campaign to get rid of Nazi Nick Griffin in the North West continues, while anti-fascists returned to the Isle of Dogs, east London, to commemorate a victory against the Nazi British National Party 20 years ago

Fighting racism is no crime - the hidden history of Britain's Asian Youth Movements

22 October 2013
Anandi Ramamurthy's new book Black Star rightly celebrates the hidden history of Asian Youth Movements that defied racism in the 1970s - but they faced real challenges too, argues Yuri Prasad

They did not pass - anti-fascists keep EDL out of Tower Hamlets

07 September 2013
Anti-racist protesters kept the English Defence League (EDL) out of Tower Hamlets in east London today, Saturday.

Witnesses to the abyss with the strength and courage to resist

07 February 2012
In the 1990s Esther was a strong supporter of the Anti Nazi League—one of the organisations that later launched Unite Against Fascism.

Refusing to forget the horrors of Auschwitz

07 February 2012
Below is an extract from Esther Brunstein’s speech at an Anti Nazi League meeting at the National Union of Teachers conference in 1992

Police report into death of Blair Peach may finally be released

15 December 2009
The report into the death of Anti Nazi League and Socialist Workers Party member Blair Peach in 1979 got a step closer to seeing the light of day this week.

Unite Against Fascism: Join the carnival to stop the BNP Nazis

04 March 2008
Thirty years ago this April 80,000 people marched to Victoria Park, east London, for a carnival against fascism organised by the Anti Nazi League and Rock Against Racism, headlined by The Clash and The Tom Robinson Band.

Love Music Hate Racism carnival coming in April

08 January 2008
This year sees the 30th anniversary of the legendary Anti Nazi League/Rock Against Racism carnival at Victoria Park that drew some 80,000 to performances from The Clash, The Tom Robinson Band, Steel Pulse and X‑Ray Spex.

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.

Bias revelations in Blair Peach case

09 September 2006
There is new evidence that a Tory government suppressed documents showing the coroner in the inquest into the death of Blair Peach on a 1979 Anti Nazi League demonstration was biased.

How we stopped the Nazis in the 1970s

22 October 2005
Who Shot the Sheriff? — Alan Miles’s excellent new film charting the history of the Rock Against Racism and Anti Nazi League movements of the 1970s — is set to go on tour in January, sponsored by the Amicus union.

New musical expression of anti-fascism

27 March 2004
ONE OF the proudest moments of my life was compering the 200,000-strong Anti Nazi League carnival in south London in 1994. It was the perfect combination of politics and music. And, oh boy, did we need it!

Anti-racism hits the right note

18 October 2003
"THERE IS a mood among millions of people who understand that racism is on the increase fuelled by the attacks on asylum seekers," says Lee Billingham of the Anti Nazi League (ANL). "The majority of people are against the Nazis in huge numbers but it's a question of galvanising them."

Anti Nazi League

24 May 2003
DEMONSTRATORS protested against Nazi BNP councillors in Burnley on Thursday of last week. Around 80 Anti Nazi League members picketed Burnley council's first meeting since eight BNP members were elected. The Nazis turned up in two chauffeur-driven limousines to celebrate their election win.

Mobilising against Britain's Nazi party

26 April 2003
TRADE UNIONISTS and campaigners were set to march through central Manchester on Saturday in a united protest against racism. The demonstration and rally was called by the TUC and the Unison union, and backed by the Anti Nazi League. It is a recognition of the danger posed by the British National Party (BNP), which has been targeting the north west of England.

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