Have these protesters been criminalised, despite the case against them being dismissed?

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Five anti-fascists arrested in 2013 have been vindicated – but the police tactics employed have put wider civil liberties at risk ‘This trial is one facet of a wider set of police tactics being deployed to deter protest and manufacture threats to public order.’ Photograph: Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis On Monday the trial of five anti-fascists facing … Continue reading

MoD condemns ‘immoral’ BNP for exploiting brutal murder of Lee Rigby in campaign video

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The brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby is being exploited by the British National Party in a bid to win support ahead of next month’s European elections, The Independent can reveal. A BNP campaign video which plays on the death of the young soldier has been condemned as “immoral” by the Ministry of Defence and … Continue reading

Is Ukip a party of bigots? Let’s look at the evidence. Their manifesto might just look like a list of things that annoy people, but party members hold some views that should concern us, says Alex Andreou.

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Nigel Farage. Photograph: Getty Images The danger with extremism is that, when filtered through eyes and minds of reasonable people, it appears ridiculous. The reasonable assumption is that others will view it through the same filter and find it equally ridiculous. But, while The Reasonable laugh, support for extremist views creeps up. Because what The … Continue reading

BNP accused of using ‘food bank’ handouts to win support

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British National Party activists are going door to door with mobile food banks in a bid to win support ahead of the local and European elections, The Independent can reveal. The far-right party has even produced a YouTube instruction video to teach volunteers how to build trust with voters in deprived areas by offering soup, … Continue reading

Liverpool band Bird horrified after BNP leader Nick Griffin praises their music. Far-right politician had said he was a big fan of Bird on Twitter, praising their “brilliant sounds and powerful lyrics”

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Liverpool band Bird A Liverpool band were horrified to find out British National Party leader Nick Griffin was endorsing them online. The far-right politician had said he was a big fan of Bird on Twitter, praising their “brilliant sounds and powerful lyrics”, and telling people they were “going to be huge”. But their record label hit back … Continue reading

Conservatives select former BNP activist for safe seat

A Conservative candidate for a South Kesteven District Council by-election is a former British National Party activist. Dr Peter Moseley was selected to fight the single-member Aveland ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Debbie Wren in January because of work commitments. Wren had been elected in 2011 with a large majority. The announcement by … Continue reading

Housing, Racism And The Far-Right

In the fourth part of his features mini-series GLYN ROBBINS examines how the BNP has scapegoated and terrorised minorities for ‘creating’ housing shortages In September 1993 the neofascist British National Party (BNP) won its first election when Derek Beacon was elected as a local councillor on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets. The BNP … Continue reading

BNP leader Nick Griffin’s bodyguard arrested. Homophobic abuse allegation prompts police visit to BNP fundraiser to arrest the bodyguard of leader Nick Griffin

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Nick Griffin’s bodyguard Martin Reynolds is led away in handcuffs Photo: @hopenothate The bodyguard of British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been arrested by police investigating homophobic abuse allegations. Martin Reynolds, 46, was taken into police custody from a fundraising event for the far-right party in St Helens on Saturday night. Merseyside Police confirmed officers … Continue reading

Our struggle against racism

 A DAY of action against racism has been called for across Europe on March 22 to coincide with the marking of UN Anti-Racism Day in 2014, with eyes on the European elections in May. Already in most European countries parties of the Right, Centre and even the traditional Left are allowing the terrain of these … Continue reading

The BNP’s slow return to antisemitism

Two recent statements by the British National Party and its leader Nick Griffin, have added to a growing sense that the party is returning to its antisemitic roots. Like several far right parties in Western Europe, the BNP has spent the past few years insisting that any antisemitism or neo-Nazism was in its past. This … Continue reading