Liverpool Antifascists clash with National Front and the Infidels

Last night, as a result of pressure from students and the threat of a disruptive anti-fascist demonstration, Liverpool University cancelled today’s mayoral debate. It was to feature the National Front, BNP and English Democrats, and stopping it was decisively a victory. Liverpool Antifascists held a rally today to underline this point. Upon hearing that the debate … Continue reading

Militant anti-fascism and the Occupy movement

A brief overview of the ideas behind militant anti-fascism, and why physically confronting the far-right is necessary. Aimed at people who’ve been taken in by the idea of pacifism as an absolute, but specifically the Occupy movement and those camping at Occupy Liverpool. On the very first night that Occupy Liverpool set up camp, at … Continue reading

Three members of Liverpool BNP arrested

In our report on Saturday’s events in the City Centre, we reported that 6 anti-fascists were arrested for public order offences at the beginning of the day. It now seems that more than just crossed words were involved, as today 3 members of Liverpool BNP were arrested by the police. Two of these are believed … Continue reading

Hope not Hate declares victory as history threatens to repeat itself in Bradford

Earlier this month, I laid out the argument for militant working class resistance against the English Defence League in Bradford. Specifically, I explained why both a state ban and a “unity event” which refused to directly confront the fascists were the wrong approaches to take. Nonetheless, Hope not Hate reports that its campaign for a … Continue reading

Drawing a truly sorry saga to a close…

Update: the date of court appearence has been moved from March 15th to March 17th. Details here. As those who have been paying close attention to the far-right in Liverpool will be well aware, antifascists in the city have been following the court proceedings of Peter Tierney with some interest. On St George’s Day last … Continue reading

Peter Tierney and Merseyside BNP head to court yet again…

Today, Merseyside BNP “super-activist” Peter Tierney was up at the Crown Court to enter a plea on charges of assault. In response, Liverpool Antifascists turned up to distribute leaflets informing the public of exactly who Merseyside BNP has in its ranks. Overall, the response to the leaflets from the public was a positive one and … Continue reading