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‘Football Lads Alliance’—the threat of a new racist movement on the streets

04 July 2017
After thousands join a march with anti-Muslim speeches, Raymie Kiernan looks at who is behind it, what they are doing—and how to stop them

EDL racists hold vicious protest in Manchester

13 June 2017
Over 2,000 racists, fascists and other far right elements joined a so-called “march against hate” in Manchester last Sunday. It was called by former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson.  

Thousands stop Nazis from marching through Liverpool

06 June 2017
The rump English Defence League was surrounded and humiliated by anti-fascists, reports Paul Jenkins

Anti-fascists are all smiles in Birmingham

11 April 2017
The English Defence League failed in its attempt to incite Islamophobia and hatred of Muslims last Saturday.

Nazis need cops’ protection for a march in London, and plan action later this week

04 April 2017
Nazis were outnumbered in London last week by anti-fascist protesters but are planning actions this week in Birmingham and Lanarkshire

Rotherham unites against the racist EDL

28 February 2017
Also: anti-fascist protests in Telford, Hackney and Alloa

Reports round-up: sacked porter reinstated as workers bite back

21 February 2017
Also: New DHL Arcadia warehouse walkout | UCU election | Unison women's conference | Fascist EDL returns to Rotherham | Tube strike over jobs displacement | Teaching unions ballot on merger | Protest premieres in Leicester Square | Dpac defends care packages in Southampton

English Defence League humiliated in Coventry as its ‘national demo’ flops

24 May 2016
Up to 400 anti-fascists, trade unionists and socialists joined a counter protest against the English Defence League (EDL) in Coventry city centre last Saturday.

Bad day for the Nazis in Preston and Newcastle says 'Refugees Welcome Here'

20 February 2016
Over 500 anti-fascists gathered in Preston town centre today to counter a march by the remnants of the Nazi English Defence League (EDL).

Thousand strong protest in Liverpool stops Nazi "White Man March"

18 August 2015
A vibrant 1,000-strong Merseyside Unite Against Fascism (UAF) demonstration marched through Liverpool city centre and stopped the Nazi "White Man March" on Saturday | Up to 100 protested in Walsall against the racist English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday.

Reports round-up

04 August 2015
Victorious Glasgow caseworkers return to work | Work to rule at Sellafield | New strike called at First Great Western | Barristers' action extended | TUSC to stand Haringey candidate | March for justice for Mark Duggan | Hundreds of anti-facists marched against the EDL in North Shields | Oppose the racist ‘white man march’ in Liverpool | Unite campaigns for fair tips at Pizza Express | Thousands attend Pride marches in Brighton and Leeds | Save the Marcus Garvey library in Haringey

Mass anti-fascist rally in Walthamstow takes on the English Defence League

12 May 2015
Up to 1,000 people rallied in Walthamstow, north east London, against the racist English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday. 

No to racist English Defence League in Walthamstow

28 April 2015
The racist English Defence League (EDL) has said it will come to Walthamstow, north east London, next Saturday.

The Tory, the racists and the fake demonstration plot

24 March 2015
Leading on the Afzal Amin scandal and including the City Link sackings

March in Oxford and Dudley to keep Nazis in the gutter

27 January 2015
Anti-fascists are organising to take to the streets. Europe’s leading Nazi and leader of the French Front National, Marine Le Pen, is set to speak at the Oxford Union on Thursday 5 February.

Racist EDL is a washout in Rotherham

11 November 2014
A group of about 60 English Defence League (EDL) members protested in Rotherham last week. They were trying to capitalise on the abuse cases that came to light this year. 

Racist demo is a flop in Cardiff

28 October 2014
Some 100 anti-fascists blocked a march of the racist South Wales Alliance in Cardiff last Saturday.

Protest confronts EDL in Birmingham city centre

14 October 2014
Some 300 people joined a demo against the racist EDL in Birmingham called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

No Nazis in Birmingham, don’t let the racists divide us

30 September 2014
The racist English Defence League (EDL) plans a demonstration in Birmingham on Saturday of next week.

EDL march in central London exploits Rotherham abuse scandal

23 September 2014
The racist English Defence League (EDL) attempted to exploit the recent child sex abuse scandals last Saturday in central London.

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