Comment & editorial policy
As explained on other pages and throughout this blog, Liverpool Antifascists’ perspective on the fight against fascism is one grounded in class. We are committed to positions of “no platform” and direct opposition to the far-right. We advocate working class people defending ourselves and our own communities rather than reliance on the state or some other external body as our protector.
Stories posted on this blog from other sources are posted because they are of interest to antifascists for one reason or another. Not because they necessarily reflect the opinion of Liverpool Antifascists.
Those articles which we have not authored should be taken as the opinion of those who wrote them rather than of ourselves, especially if they contradict the position outlined above. Where they do, they will usually be accompanied by an editorial note, or covered in an original article on the same subject.
Unlike the BNP and other fascist groups, we do not seek to censor comments that disagree with our own perspective.
This can be counter-productive, simply because not everybody who expresses views amenable to the BNP is a fascist, and the role of the mainstream media in propigating the racist myths that the far-right thrives upon is important to raising working class consciousness against fascism. Simply blotting out such views, rather than answering them directly, only feeds into the false sense of victimhood that fascists thrive upon.
That said, this blog does not exist to provide a platform for the far-right to argue their case. Comments are pre-moderated and we will reject any post that:
- is abusive
- is off-topic
- contains ad-hominem attacks
- promotes hate of any kind
- is blatantly spam