Anti-Fascist Network formed
A national network of militant anti-fascists has been formed.
An Introduction to AFN:
An Anti-Fascist Network is being built by independent and grassroots groups seeking to working together against the rise of fascism in our communities.
Over the last year alone, the English Defence League (EDL) have held as many as 20 marches or static protests and attempted to disrupt anti-racist meetings andbenefit gigs. Anti-fascists have opposed the EDL wherever they go and continue to shut down BNP meetings, but we should be more effective. The aim of the Anti-Fascist Network is to support local actions, ensuring that anti-fascists are never outnumbered, join together to counter regional and national EDL events, share resources and provide legal support.
The Anti-Fascist Network is not about telling people how to campaign in their areas, what type of anti-fascist activity they should undertake or what political analysis they should adopt. We simply want to cooperate to defeat fascism and organised racism.
The Anti-Fascist Network is non-hierarchical, will never work with the police and is not affiliated to any political party.