Interview: Gabriel Kuhn on fascism, Mao and anti-imperialism

Anarchist writer and activist Gabriel Kuhn has translated and edited a number of books, most recently Antifascism, Sport, Sobriety. This interview is the second part of a longer conversation held with Freedom reviewer Luther Blissett. Part One can be found here. Luther Blissett: When looking at liberation movements and struggles for social justice, especially non-pacifist,

Disastrous showing for National Front in Grantham

Barely two dozen people made it out for a showing of the National Front today, as the far-right party continues to languish at the very bottom of the political pile drawing a combination of oddball skinheads, confederate flag wavers and the sort of younger presence that would face a public mocking by conservative youth for being

Solidarity call for man hospitalised while protecting mum and child from EDL

A grassroots aid group called for solidarity donations yesterday to help a man who was hospitalised when he tried to protect a woman and her young daughter from EDL thugs. The largest EDL rally in some time rampaged through Manchester on Sunday, breaking through police lines and intimidating people in the centre of the city, including abuse

Critical thoughts on an international anti-fascist training weekend

On February 10th-11th an autonomous gym in Ghent, Belgium hosted a training weekend bringing together participants from autonomous anti-fascist gyms all over Europe. In this feature article two two people who have been involved in their local London autonomous gym for four years talk about their experiences at the event, and about how future similar

ANAL Belgravia squatters fight off fascist thugs

Belgravia squatters the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians (ANAL) report that they fought off an attack on the 28th from heavies wearing fascist-linked masks, who seem to have been trying to get them out of the mansion belonging to Russian billionaire Andrey Goncharenko that they squatted on Wednesday. At the time of writing they are asking for

Anti-Fascist Network: National Action ban isn’t a positive development

Following Monday’s government ban on National Action, the neo-Nazi former youth wing of the BNP, anti-fascists are warning that the measure won’t make a dent in the rise of far-right activity — but opens the door to similar measures against all political dissent. National Action, which worked under the slogan “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” infamously

Lyon anarchists rally against fascist thugs after bookshop attack

Anarchists in Lyon have called a protest against fascist street-thuggery for Saturday November 26th, after an attack by around 20 fascists on La Plume Noir bookshop smashed windows and injured people defending the building. In a statement, members of the Coordination des Groups Anarchistes (CGA) said: “This attack is not an isolated act, it is part of the current rise in