In spite of national call outs and attendances by the North West Infidels, Paul Pitt of the South East Alliance, Casuals United, the English National Resistance, Nottingham EDL and the EVF, barely a dozen people bothered turning up for Tony Curtis’ demo at Nottingham Uni yesterday. After plotting up at a nearby Toby carvery the pitiful crowd weren’t even allowed onto the campus and had to stand around in the road outside listening to Tone the Moan. Casuals United reckon they go where they want but as usual they meekly went exactly where the police wanted them. They didn’t get close to the event they were supposed to be protesting or speak to the general public so the whole thing was a waste of time.
This is further proof that without the EDL these hangers on are nothing. It looks impressive to have alliances of about 10 different groups until you realise that each group has about 3 people in it and most of them are keyboard warriors. These big mouths spend more time designing elaborate logos and posting on Facebook than actually doing anything in the real world.
This is the second humiliation this week for Curtis who foolishly thought he could hold his own against “the left” on Indymedia. When his badly thought through arguments were torn to shreds he quickly surrendered, pretending he’d been banned, even though as one commenter pointed out, you can’t be banned from Indymedia. As one poster noted “typical fascist, making loads of noise but unable to back it up when effectively challenged”.
Part of Curtis’ whingeing was about being called a racist. Well here’s a tip – if you don’t want people to think you’re a racist it’s probably best not to give Nazis a hug. Curtis was recently pictured with his arm around Shane Calvert, leader of the NWI who are notorious for calling for the killing of “Pakis”, the gassing of Jews and murdering of immigrants. Calvert was recently in attendance at the neo-Nazi White Pride Worldwide event and regularly does demos alongside the National Front. Other NWI activists include Liam Pinkham, who likes to pose in jackboots giving a stiff-armed salute.
Paul Pitt, Shane Calvert and Tony Curtis yesterday
NWI activist Liam Pinkham
On here we’re mostly preaching to the choir, or the enemy, and it can be hard explaining to your nearest and dearest why you do what you do, and why they should get involved. So our Dr Kilfash has come up with this friendly leaflet, suitable for your partners, your workmates and your gran.(Double sided A5)
On the 23rd of March the pub played host to the lunatic fringe of Britain’s far-right; Dave Smeeton, organiser of March For England, teamed up with various other Neo-Nazi splinter groups, ‘English volunteer force’, ‘Infidels’ and ‘Friends of golden Dawn’ to plan for this year’s forthcoming humiliation in Brighton, Barnet’s ginger gurner was there too. The Pure Drop sits in an overwhelmingly working class area, there is no place here for our class enemies and class traitors. Time for Poole residents to stand up and say: Not on our Manor!
Oppose the March for England
From East Midlands Antifascists
If you only go to one anti-fascist mobilisation this year, stopping the March for England in Brighton should be it. The fascists have been salivating about this one for months, whipping themselves up into a far right frenzy about their right to impose their homophobic and racist abuse on the people of Brighton. They are out for revenge against the ‘reds’ who comprehensively humiliated their hate-fest last year and are pulling out all the stops to do it, even inviting the most openly Nazi groups, like the Friends of Golden Dawn.
Anti-fascists from the East Midlands will be going down and we’d like to encourage you to join them.
Here’s the official callout from Stop MFE:
Last year thousands of people lined the streets of Brighton to drown out March for England’s message of hate. Let’s do it again. Racists and fascists have no place in our diverse city.
March for what?
March for England (MfE) is not an innocent celebration of traditional culture. March for England is a right wing, Islamophobic, racist and homophobic organisation that helped found the English Defence League (EDL) and is supported by EDL members. The fascist credentials of their annual outing to Brighton on Sunday 21st April has never been clearer. Neo-Nazis, Friends of Golden Dawn, supporters of the swastika waving Greek fascist party, have stated they will be attending March for England.
Islamophobia and English fascists
MfE and the EDL are just two of a growing number of English fascist groups that are violently lslamophobic. They state they are against so-called “Islamic extremists’ but this is the mantra of a growing anti-Muslim movement with European fascism that quickly turns into a wholesale assault on Muslim people, all migrants and any way of life that they think is not “English” enough.
Brighton: anti-fascism begins at home
The current economic crisis and the demonisation of migrants has created the political climate for fascist ideas and organisations to grow. Groups such as the MfE, EDL and BNP groups scapegoat those most affected by war and economic hardship, they discriminate according to their ideas of race and nation, they spread fear and hate of those people they believe are different to them, they attempt to intimidate community groups. When the people of Brighton made their collective stand against Mfe and EDL, they helped turn the tide against new fascism in Britain. Since we took to the streets to show our opposition to the rise of a new fascism, the EDL have been halted in Bristol, Walthamstow and Norwich.
We’ll do it again. Fascism grows if we let it.
See you there.
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On Friday 1st February 2013, fascists carried out an arson attack on Freedom anarchist bookshop in London, UK. Thankfully nobody was hurt, but the shop and stock suffered extensive damage.
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released 21 March 2013
To get everyone in the mood for SolFed’s southern regional conference, host local Solent called a flash picket of the devious workfare provider on Commercial road; A joint action with CNT-AIT Caen France, Forest of Dean Anarchists, Wessex Solidarity and other comrades.
Poundland’s repeated protestations that they have given up the DWP’s slave labour scheme have proved to be worthless. As always, we talked to the staff and handed them some literature: the stakes were raised somewhat as it turned out two of them were working for JSA (about £2 an hour). It was only fair to share this information with the Saturday morning shoppers, and it was enough to put most of them off.
Bit of déjà vu for Holland and Barrett but they just happened to be next door and there wasn’t room for us all to stand outside Poundland’s shop window. Passers by were mostly friendly including some passing Trots, who were impressed with our level of organisation! Cheers comrades, did you know it was the 92nd anniversary of the start of the Kronstadt Rebellion?
From thence to our secret conference venue, multiple breakfasts and plotting the downfall of the bourgeoisie. The day rounded off with a sociable evening of radical folk, punk & noise. You should have been there!
Urgent call out from Welsh Antifa!
On 9th March the National Front are holding a White Pride Demo on the streets of Swansea where they will be spewing their Racial hatred, so let’s show them what we think of their bile and show them they are not wanted in Swansea or anywhere else.
Welsh Antifa have received verified information that the NF shall be forced to undertake a static protest in a back street/Carpark near the Strand area of Swansea, away from the shops and out of sight of the public. The UAF shall be holding their Counter Demo in the Strand Quay so if you would rather not be put into a Kettle situation, try to avoid ;). Please make your way to the Strand area about 10.30am. Bring Flags, Banners and Placards, Musical Instruments if you so wish. Stay Safe People
You know the drill – No Pasaran!
Another bunch of sleazy slave-mongers has been brought to our attention:
From their website:
JHP Employability Call: 0800 6800 321:
“The Department for Work and Pensions has created a new work programme designed to give those who are unemployed the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences by completing a work placement which will benefit their local community.”
– It beats us how the community benefits from losing 4 weeks full time paid employment when there already aren’t enough jobs to go round. –
“What’s great about the programme…”
– We’re all ears –
”We are giving our clients new opportunities and a fresh start. A 4-week placement gives them the chance to experiene” (sic)
– won’t teach ‘em to spell then – “a new sector or job and”
– wait for it… “give back to the community”.
– There you go, give back to the community that denied you a living by lining JHP’s pockets at your own expense! Who exactly do these bastards think they are? –
“…The programme lasts 4 weeks with each client completing a 30 hour working week…”
If you’d like to support this programme”
– If, like us, you want to put a stop to the exploitation of your Fellow Workers: –
“and provide our clients with this unique opportunity,” – to work 30 hours a week for fuck all –
“please get in touch with our regional team on
0870 4780 919”
Please feel free to tell them what you think.
£3 Entry (less if you can’t afford it)
+ Vegetarian soup on sale from 6.30pm
Some other interesting local events organised by others:
For International Women’ Day: Friday 8th March 7.30 pm Beach and Barnicott, South St, Bridport
‘The World’s Wife’ – Carol Ann Duffy’s poems performed by Sinistre Theatre Company. No charge, donations for Womankind Worldwide. Followed by music & dancing till late.
Saturday 9th March 9.30 – 1pm Bucky-Doo Square, Bridport Stalls, women buskers and performers.
3pm Arts Centre Cafe, South St, Bridport Workshop ‘Feminism Today’ Tea and cake 3pm, workshop 3.30pm, £2 donation requested.
Wednesday 20th March 7 – 9 pm Dorford Centre, Dorchester (near Top of Town) ‘No Fracking in Dorset!’ public meeting organised by Frack-Free Dorset.
Friday 5th April 7.30 pm for 8 pm Lyric Theatre, Barrack St, Bridport ‘Can there be a Political Theatre?’ talk by Roland Muldoon, author of ‘Taking on the Empire: How we saved the Hackney Empire for popular theatre’ organised by Lectures on Everything, Autonomy Films and Just Press.