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Exposed: racist EDL’s secret wealthy backers

13 December 2011
The shadowy network of strategists behind the English Defence League (EDL) ran out of hiding places this week.

EDL members sent to prison for attack on socialist meeting

06 December 2011
Alan Spence, the north east organiser for the English Defence League (EDL), was jailed last week after attacking a Socialist Workers Party meeting in Newcastle.

EDL join political party

22 November 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) has announced a tie-up with the British Freedom Party (BFP), which emerged from a splinter group of the fascist British National Party last year.

Liverpool's unions stand up to EDL attack

15 November 2011
Trade unionists in Liverpool chased off ten thugs from the racist English Defence League (EDL) last week.

Anti-racists stand up to EDL in Birmingham

30 October 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) suffered a disastrous day this weekend, on Saturday.

Miserable day for EDL racists in London and Leeds

11 October 2011
Supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) were humiliated in central London last Saturday.

Miserable day for EDL in London and Leeds

08 October 2011
Supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) were humiliated in central London today, Saturday.

Stopping the EDL: two steps forward, one small kick back

04 October 2011
In the aftermath of their Tower Hamlets debacle, one of the more thoughtful supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) wrote about how they "got it so wrong".

Stop racist EDL protest in London

27 September 2011
Unite against Fascism (UAF) has called a counter‑protest at a planned English Defence League (EDL) demonstration at Downing Street on Saturday 8 October.

Rail workers block racists

06 September 2011
The RMT rail workers’ union made a principled stand against the EDL in the run-up to Saturday’s demonstration.

EDL ‘big one’ is a big flop

06 September 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated last Saturday. Thousands of anti-fascist protesters kept some 600 racist thugs out of Tower Hamlets.

Pictures of Tower Hamlets anti-EDL demo on 3 September 2011

06 September 2011

We stopped racist EDL ...and we’ll do it again!

06 September 2011
There are days when our side wins an outright victory. Tower Hamlets on 3 September 2011 was one such day.

Video: Victory march through Tower Hamlets after EDL humiliated

03 September 2011
Anti-racist protesters defy the Tories' ban on marches in the streets of Whitechapel after stopping the EDL getting into Tower Hamlets. Taken 4.20pm, Saturday 3 September 2011

More speeches from the Tower Hamlets protest

03 September 2011
Weyman Bennett of Unite Against Fascism told the crowd that the EDL said they'd come to Tower Hamlets—but the movement stopped them meeting at Sainsbury's and the RMT union stopped them gathering at a station. "And if they ever manage to get here, there are thousands here to stop them," he said.

Support for anti-EDL protest from people attending prayers at East London Mosque

02 September 2011
Anti-fascist campaigners are today making a final push to build tomorrow’s protest against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Rail workers: 'If EDL racists turn up at our stations, we’ll shut them down'

02 September 2011
London Underground workers in the RMT union today informed management that if the racist English Defence League (EDL) appear at any stations or on any trains tomorrow, they will refuse to work.

New meeting place for Saturday's anti-EDL protest in Whitechapel

30 August 2011
The new assembly point for the joint Unite Against Fascism/United East End demonstration against the English Defence League has been announced.

Make a stand against the EDL racists

30 August 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) plans to parade in the streets of Tower Hamlets, east London, on Saturday. This is despite a ban on all marches by home secretary Theresa May.

Why we must protest against EDL in Tower Hamlets on 3 September

30 August 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) has declared that it will still demonstrate in east London this Saturday 3 September—despite a ban on its planned march.

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