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Say it loud - Marxism and the fight against racism

16 July 2013
An important new book on the politics of anti-racism has just been published. Here Socialist Worker reprints some small extracts

How to oppose the fascists in your area

09 July 2013
Fascists have launched a series of attacks on trade unionists in Leeds over the last 20 or so years. 

Attacks are linked to EDL

09 July 2013
Tell Mama, The Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks group, has recorded 540 Islamophobic incidents since March this year. 

US force feeds Muslim prisoners on hunger strike in Guantanamo during Ramadan

09 July 2013
The US is refusing to stop the force-feeding of 45 Guantanamo detainees through the annual Muslim fast of Ramadan. The men are among 106 detainees who are on hunger strike in protest at being held in the prison for years without trial. 

Racism and resistance in the wake of Woolwich

09 July 2013
The killing of soldier Lee Rigby sparked a wave of anti-Muslim attacks. But politicians and pundits created the climate for them, writes Annette Mackin

EDL graffiti and swastikas daubed on Redditch mosque

26 June 2013
Racists broke in and vandalised a mosque in Redditch, Worcestershire, in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday.

Solidarity of the oppressed makes resistance stronger

25 June 2013
Laura Miles argues that LGBT people fighting bigotry must stand with all those facing Islamophobia

New fears of racist terror after bomb set off in Walsall mosque

25 June 2013
A homemade bomb went off outside the Aisha Mosque and Islamic Centre in Walsall in the West Midlands on Friday of last week.

Anger in France after attacks on Muslim women

18 June 2013
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the town hall in Argenteuil near Paris on Friday of last week. They were enraged and upset after a series of racist attacks against Muslim women.

Activists call for unity in the struggle against racist EDL

18 June 2013
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) held meetings in London and Cambridge last week after recent successful mobilisations against the English Defence League (EDL).

Protesters force Nazi BNP to cancel events in Salford

18 June 2013
Anti-fascist activists forced the British National Party (BNP) to cancel their meetings in Salford last week—twice.

BBC boosts racist Robinson

18 June 2013
Racist EDL leader Tommy Robinson was given the oxygen of publicity three times last week when the BBC broadcast interviews with him.

After attacks on mosques and schools, British Muslims say, 'We're stronger together'

11 June 2013
The British state has used the recent killing of a soldier in London to whip up racism against Muslims. Racists have seized on the story to try and mount a campaign of terror against all Muslims.

Desperate Cameron targets Muslims

04 June 2013
David Cameron sank into the gutter this week telling parliament that he was going to deal with “violent extremists” and “drain the swamp which they inhabit”. He chose the period after Woolwich to use language that would give confidence to racists everywhere.

The Texan firm behind Camp Bastion

04 June 2013
Camp Bastion is the main British base in Afghanistan. It is four miles long and accommodates 28,000 people. It was built in 2006 and is the largest British base built abroad since the Second World War. 

Protests reduce EDL to a 'shambles'

04 June 2013
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated in towns and cities across Britain last Saturday.

After Woolwich - beating back the racist backlash

04 June 2013
Attacks on Muslims are on the rise in the wake of the murder of a soldier in Woolwich last month. Politicians may be quick to urge calm but it’s their policies that are the main drivers of racism, says Yuri Prasad

Exclusive - protester's leg is broken on London anti-fascist march

04 June 2013
Amy Jowett joined the Unite Against Fascism protest in central London against the British National Party.

Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism: 'Our tactics can beat the racists'

04 June 2013
We’ve pushed back the racist thugs in the past couple of years, but now they’re mobilising in numbers not seen since 2011.

Islamophobic attacks rocket as racists seize on soldier’s murder

28 May 2013
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and a group of his henchmen went to Woolwich within hours of the killing to try and whip up race hatred.

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