Category Archives: The right

To Kill the Truth: exactly how thick and cynical is Jonathan Freedland?

About two years ago, responding to the controversies around the London Anarchist Bookfair in late 2017, I mentioned my worry that people throwing around unsubstantiated charges of antisemitism could lead to a “boy who cried wolf” effect that would undermine … Continue reading

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Call to action against fascism & anti-semitism: 25 October – 9 November

From the Outlive Them Network: In the year since our first call to action, we have lost over one hundred lives to white terror. But we have also found each other. And we are many more than we first thought. … Continue reading

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Edgelords with thin skins: on the difficulty of free speech absolutism and “the right to discuss ideas”

A brief tale that might illustrate some of the difficulties of free speech absolutism as an ideology: A few years back, a gallery called LD50 invited a range of far/alt-right and anti-immigrant speakers to address a conference. This drew protests … Continue reading

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Quick notes on the Free Tommy mob – Manchester, London, and beyond

A few statements have come out in the wake of last weekend’s events, when a Free Tommy demonstration in Manchester, seemingly totally unopposed, trashed a lefty stall in the town centre. From Plan C London: “Plan C LDN stands in … Continue reading

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What’s yr take on Evola? Some very late words on Nina Power’s recent stances

“If anyone deviates from the ‘rules’, that is to say sees the debate-form for the sham it is, or takes to the streets, displacing the imposed ‘platform’ for the construction of a new order, then the true face of all … Continue reading

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Antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike, and last-minute callouts for this weekend

Jock Palfreeman, antifascist prisoner and chair of the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association, has launched a hunger strike “as a protest against the corruption and abuse of power by the management of Sofia Prison, and in particular, the chief of staff, Desilav … Continue reading

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Wherever we stand, we stand against fascism: March 16 call to action from the Outlive Them Jewish antifascist network

Outlive Them, the Jewish antifascist network, have put out a new international call to action for March 16th. As with their previous call, I want to add a quick note on the UK context: Here in the UK, Jewish antifascists … Continue reading

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