Tag Archives: anti-racism

21 days later: some thoughts on the situation after Woolwich

So, it’s been a few weeks since the murder of Lee Rigby stirred up a huge revival in far-right activity, and it seems like enough time’s passed to be able to try and make some initial judgements on what the … Continue reading

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Emergency! Woolwich and the politics of urgency

Perhaps this is a terrible thing to admit, but when I first heard about what had happened in Woolwich – and, more to the point, when I began to realise the effect it would have on the wider political climate … Continue reading

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BNP racist wins in court. So what?

This week, bus driver and former BNP councillor Arthur Redfearn won an unfair dismissal case against Serco in the European Court of Human Rights. I can’t really say that I’m sorry. So there’s no misunderstanding: I don’t agree with Arthur … Continue reading

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Leicester: when anti-racism alone is not enough

East Midlands Anti-Fascists have an interesting report on attempts by the far-right to stir up racial tensions in the Thurnby Lodge estate in Leicester, where a disused scout hut is set to be turned into a Muslim community centre, although … Continue reading

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Sometimes, they do pass: Unsentimental thoughts on anti-fascism

To start off with, the usual quick news round-up: there’s been an inspiring day of solidarity with hotel workers across America’s west coast, Social Centre Plus was evicted, and London Met uni’s gone into occupation (update: scrap that, they’ve now … Continue reading

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The English Defence League – Blair’s children?

To start off with, a quick disclaimer: in case anyone’s worrying, this isn’t going to be a crass piece of meaningless lefty name-calling along the lines of “Blair said nasty things about muslims, therefore he’s the same as the EDL, … Continue reading

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