Russia: thousands sign open letter in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists

On February 10th, seven Russian anarchists accused of the partictipation in “the Network” group were sentenced for terrorist offences to a total of 86 years imprisonment. Freedom News covered the details of the case and the accusations here. The sentences were harsh. Dmitry Pchelintsev received 18 years, Ilya Shakursky 16 years, Arman Sagynbaev 6 years,

Assessing the far right in Johnson’s Britian

A few months ago, well before any election was on the horizon, we wrote an article for Freedom laying out some post election scenarios and anticipating what that would mean for the far right and it’s ability to organise. Two scenarios we sketched out were a small working Labour majority (which would have seen mass

Brief thoughts on the recent antifascist demo in London

Respect to everyone who organised the antifascist demo in London last night and to everyone who turned out. It was really good and necessary that it happened. There had been quite a lot of hype about the violence the far-right were going to dish out. So extra kudos to the people that participated anyway. As

Tomorrow: evening antifascist rally in London

The openly racist and divisive rhetoric of Boris Johnson has emboldened the far right. All across the world the rise of authoritarian neo-liberal governments, ultra-nationalism and openly fascist movements are being resisted by mass anti-fascist action on the streets – from Rojava to Catalunya, Kashmir, Greece and Chile – anti-fascism is international. Last month saw

Report back on the protest against Yorkshire Patriots march in Dewsbury

Last Saturday, the Kirklees Anti-Fascist Assembly organised a successful protest in response to the Yorkshire Patriots march in  Dewsbury. Here is KAFA’s report back on the events of the day
. The Yorkshire Patriots, apparently petrified of possible opposition, arranged a police escort to meet them at Leeds train station and escort them on the train

Dewsbury: Kirklees Anti-Fascist Assembly calls for demo to oppose Yorkshire Patriots march

The Kirklees Anti-Fascist Assembly has called for a demo to oppose the upcoming Yorkshire Patriots march, taking place next Saturday 12th October. Here is the Kirklees  AFA callout: The Yorkshire Patriots (YP) are a loose alliance of Generation Identity, National Front, Democratic Football Lads Alliance, the English Defence League and some independent neo-nazis. The YP

Whatever the outcome of the present chaos, the far right will grow and we need to oppose them

Parliamentary chaos and the looming No Deal Brexit have emboldened the far right. Whether it means marches, street violence or more directed and extremist acts, the next few months will almost certainly see an uptick in far-right activity. Although relatively small numbers of far right activists have counterprotested the #stopthecoup demonstrations so far, these small