Fascists botch attack on Bootle picket line

On Thursday May 10, hundreds of thousands of public sector workers took strike action around the country. Amongst these was my own workplace, with one of the largest and liveliest picket lines at least in Bootle. It was also the scene of a brief clash with fascists intent on disrupting proceedings. On the whole, the strike … Continue reading

Guilty verdict in Rochdale grooming trial

NB: This post was published here yesterday. It has been updated slightly to reflect subsequent developments. Nine men have been found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of operating a child sex ring in Rochdale. The verdict sees all of the offenders jailed, and will hopefully offer some closure to the victims and their families. There is no doubt at … Continue reading

Liverpool Antifascists picket Quiggins Attique

Today was the Infidels of Britain’s nationwide day of “direct action.” In Liverpool, we were promised that the Scouse Infidels would be “busy bodies,” and they even had a special National Front “Vote Quiggins” banner for the occasion. In reality, Liverpool Antifascists got the drop on the far-right, who were nowhere to be seen in … Continue reading

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

Infidels’ police raids in Leeds and Knaresborough over EDL-linked race-hate postings

FIVE suspected far-right extremists were arrested by counter-terror detectives today and a number of Yorkshire addresses were being searched after race-hate material was posted online.  They are being held after raids by the North-East Counter Terrorism Unit in North Tyneside, County Durham, Merseyside, Barnsley and London. A spokeswoman for the unit said: “All five men … Continue reading

A poor show for the NWI in Bolton

Today, the North West Infidels went to Bolton. There was a month of hype and build up, especially after the events in Liverpool on February 18, and in the past week threats and tough talk were bandied about on the internet. But ultimately, the demo fell flat on its face. Having been first with the … Continue reading

Saturday 24 March – Bolton

The North West Infidels announced today that their demonstration on Saturday 24 March will be in Bolton. As mentioned in our previous call out, Liverpool Antifascists are mobilising against them and urge anti-fascists across the country to do the same. If you are travelling from Liverpool, we have transport available. All that we ask is … Continue reading

Fascists met with spontaneous opposition in Liverpool

Today, the British National Party held a stall in Liverpool City Centre. Much like the last time they did this in 2010, it was met with spontaneously organised opposition from local anti-fascists and members of the public. The event is instructive with regards to recent developments in the fight against fascism. Firstly, and crucially, it is worth … Continue reading

Stop the North West Infidels – Saturday 24 March

The North West Infidels (NWI), a splinter group from the English Defence League, are planning a demonstration in the North West on Saturday 24 March. Liverpool Antifascists is calling on all anti-fascists, anti-racists and organised workers to mobilise in opposition to the presence of these fascists on our streets. This demonstration comes in the wake … Continue reading

Fascist rioting in Rochdale

The Maldon Standard reports that an Asian takeaway has become the target of violence in the Heywood area of Rochdale. No further details are given, but from what is being reported through Facebook and Twitter it looks as though those involved are connected to the North West Infidels and similar far-right groups, who believe the takeaway … Continue reading