How many friends do the Golden Dawn have in England?

We can confidently report that the answer is twelve.

All over the world today, antifascists, militant and liberal, answered the call out from Greek Antifa for an international day of action against the take over of their society by the Golden Dawn, an old-fashioned genetic-Nazi organisation.

Despite the crappy weather, a static demo called by the Greece Solidarity Campaign outside the Greek embassy was attended by a healthy 200 plus socialists and anarchists with representatives of the Greek and other communities. News that a counter-protest was planned by a group variously calling itself ‘British Friends of the Golden Dawn’ or ‘England’s Golden Dawn’ attracted about 60 militant anti-fascists.

By midday there was no sign of the fash at their assembly point but eventually a dozen weirdos, complete with Nazi tattoos, a Greek flag, and a modified Union Jack, were escorted by the plod into a tiny little pen and back to the tube again, making themselves look utterly ridiculous in the process. This is the absolute lunatic fringe of Britain’s far right, check out their Facebook page if you don’t believe us, proper barking, biting yer ankles mad, one wore a Union Jack gimp mask.

As people peeled away from the demo to tell them off, the slaphead with the sunglasses conducted the chorus of disapproval with his pointy finger, the chubby ginger lad gurned a lot, the one woman looked near to collapse. British fascists carrying a Greek flag, easily outnumbered by real Greeks! You couldn’t make it up.

AFNgreekEventually the UAF ‘smash fascism’ contingent noticed that some actual fascists had arrived and interrupted the speeches briefly to point this out, then carried on as if nothing had happened. A Greek squatter solidarity group unfurled a banner and the police started to misbehave.

villaLast Wednesday to Thursday, Sahtzat Loukam, a Pakistani migrant, 27 years, was killed by two Greek people. It appears that these two people belong to the Golden Dawn. This is the first time the Greek police are investigating the killing of a migrant by someone who belongs to the Golden Dawn. In the last two years, 800 Pakistanis have suffered racist attacks in Greece; five of them were killed.

Fash struggle to get it up in Walthamstow – but the cops still love ‘em!

The far-right’s tactic of marching their piss-artist ‘street army’ into places where they have no constituency whatsoever has finally run into the law of diminishing returns, it now seems the only people who still want to see fascists on our streets are the police.

Fewer than 200 eddles emerged from Blackhorse road station, and a sit-down protest by We Are Waltham Forest, kettled by babylon at the junction of Forest Road and Hoe Street, stopped them in their tracks. For the next 5 hours they were herded in ever-decreasing circles around the back streets, fighting amongst themselves. Locals and Antifa covered the area in small groups causing the cops to block one road after another. Unable to reach the rally point where their leaders were besieged by a hostile crowd, the march was turned back to the station. We gathered again to see them off, and after seemingly endless police manouvres, a sorry-looking and much depleted handful of drunks shambled past us.

Once again the state proved itself entirely complicit; as the fascists approached the junction an AFN banner was unfurled ouside the kettle, and plod reacted as if we’d produced an RPG, trying to take it off us then shoving us back into the wall. A firework-throwing fascist was allowed to proceed whilst one of our comrades was held for 12 hours for allegedly responding with an empty plastic bottle, another was witnessed being punched in the head after having been handcuffed.

What’s more, its worth noting that the the labour council allowed the EDL to put up a fucking gazebo in the town hall! We can’t see them doing that for anarchists or our local anti-cuts group; in fact the council have been having a pop at the anti-cuts group for even doing stalls.

The EDL is a spent force, and like the capitalist system that spawned it, survives only by the intervention of the state; but as capitalism breathes its last fascism will continue to be peddled as an alternative, mainly because it’s easier to sell to thick people than freedom. The imperative to stamp out bigotry in our communities and unite the working class is greater than ever.

If any FIT are reading this, you’ve got better pictures of our lovely banner than we have; send ’em in and we’ll give you a credit, ta.

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Indymedia UK: Very few EDL show-up in Walthamstow

EDL News: EDL beat up their own steward in Walthamstow

Schnews: DEATH KNELL FOR THE EDL?

Vice: WALTHAMSTOW, WHERE FASCISTS GO TO DIE

AFN: Deluded Casuals Furiously Attempt to Polish Turd..