Racism

National Action Rebranded: Neo-nazis are trying it on again

Banned neo-nazi group National Action (NA) is attempting to re-establish itself using the name National Socialist Network.

Despite being banned by the Home Secretary, Hope Not Hate reports that the neo-nazi youngsters are continuing to grab media headlines in much the same way as Combat 18 did in the 1990s. The group became the first right-wing political group to be proscribed by a Home Secretary, meaning it is illegal for… Continue reading

Confronting Street Racism: Know the Law

This has been republished from Cava Sunday’s tumblr. The website for Green and Black Cross can be found here. GBC run a weekly drop in to discuss legal issues – every Wednesday 12-6 at Freedom Bookshop. 

After Brexit, fears of a sharp spike in racism and xenophobia are sadly being confirmed. Don’t just share this online, discuss it with your mates IRL. We can’t beat the… Continue reading

A divided Kingdom: Thoughts on Brexit

Photo: Steve Eason

The not so United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU. It honestly doesn’t matter what individuals did with their ballots, or why. On a purely intellectual level each of the three options (to leave, remain or abstain) were valid. However we do not live on a purely intellectual plane and this result has very tangible repercussions for people’s lives – mostly the lives of migrants.… Continue reading

In or Out the ruling class will win and Fortress Europe will remain. Unless we dismantle it.

Internal EU border. By BlueMars at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3255909

People in Britain will be given a mockery of choice in the upcoming European elections. If the Leave campaign wins, they will be faced with a repeal of worker’s and human rights, a good possibility of even more restrictions on union laws and less movement around the continent. Additionally the Conservatives and future governments may be… Continue reading

From Dover to Calais to Brussels, the border regime is in violent panic

Tear-gas attack by riot cops in Calais

The recent anti-migrant demonstration by the National Front and other assorted fascist backwash is among a rising tide of violence against migrants. People asserting their freedom to move across borders are met with a mix of state and fascist aggression. Around fortress Europe, borders are institutions of crisis and conflict. As the force of migration clashes with a border regime in panic, the… Continue reading

December 14th: Call for Solidarity from Calais

From Calais Migrant Solidarity

‘They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds’

Gas attack by police on the jungle

In recent months, from Ventimiglia to Calais, state violence has increased against those who travel without papers. We see this in the re-introduction of border controls in various states in the Schengen zone that (among other things) resulted in new jungles in places like Ventimiglia, to the… Continue reading

Yesterday NFA Anti-Fascists confronted racist band Zona A at their gig at The Dome in Tufnell Park.

Congratulations to No Fixed Abode Antifascists for a successful first action. This report was originally posted on their new blog.

Planning to catch the band upon arrival, NFAAF members scouted the building, later breaking backstage and confronting front-man Koňýk – famous for such song-titles as ‘Cigánsky Problém’ (‘Gypsy Problem’) – as he prepared to play.

Eventually bundled away by friends and entourage, a visibly shaken Koňýk responded only with shouts… Continue reading

Notes from the USA: September 2015

Spying ======

Documents continue to emerge from Edward Snowden, the former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA). Significant data was published in mid-August which detailed how telecommunications giant AT&T willingly gave the Agency access to literally billions of emails transmitted across the former’s domestic networks – conceivably every one. These included the headquarters of the United Nations for many years. By 2013, the NSA’s top-secret budget for this partnership… Continue reading

Notes From the USA: July Roundup

Environment

-The protests against Shell’s plan to drill in the Arctic continue; the company’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig is moored to the south in Seattle in Washington state. In the second week of June activists used their bodies, chains, and cement-filled barrels to halt operations at the port of Seattle. This action included six members of the ‘Raging Grannies’, a group of Seattle grandmothers; five were arrested as they led… Continue reading

Ferguson Legal Defence Fund Smashes Target

The slogan ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ has become emblematic of the protests.

A CROWD funding campaign to get legal reps for people detained during disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri, USA has more than doubled it’s target, reaching as high as $57,000 mark after a surge of donations. The huge boost to the Ferguson Defense Fund on Indiegogo was sparked as rioting broke out over the exoneration of killer cop Darren Wilson by a Grand Jury yesterday. Viral film stills showed Wilson, who sparked national unrest when he gunned down unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, smiling as he walked free from court. Violence broke out just hours later as heavily-armed police clashed with protesters who are calling the result a whitewash.The amount would double the campaign’s original target of $25,000, set last month by Javotti hip-hop label manager Donna Dragotta and firebrand music star Talib Kweli. In a statement yesterday Dragotta said: “The response to our defense fund is honestly astounding me right now … donations are pouring in.”In their campaign statement, the pair wrote: “These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms.

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