Far right


Anti-fascism is a feminist issue

7 December 2018 Hope Worsdale explains why the fight against patriarchy and the fight against fascism go hand in hand.

Tommy Robinson is using Brexit chaos to advance his racist agenda. We can’t let him win.

7 December 2018 Tommy Robinson, will lead a Brexit Betrayal march in Central London. Anti-fascists are marching to stop him, reports Luther Blisset

Why you should oppose the far right march on October 13th

9 October 2018 The far right is on the march. Luther Blisset writes that it's time to stand up to the likes of the DFLA, and oppose their violence and racism head on.

From #FreeTommy to the Hostile Environment

25 August 2018 To understand the far right's escalating appeal we need to look at the reciprocal relationship between the far right and the political mainstream. By May Robson

Stop dehumanising Muslim women for political gain

16 August 2018 Boris Johnson isn't alone: politicians and pundits across the spectrum treat Burqa-wearing women as a symbol of a Europe 'in decline'. By Malcolm James, Naaz Rashid and Nabila Munawar

Punitive populism: The global rise of ‘hostile environments’ for migrants

13 May 2018 Punitive policies aimed at those deemed alien means that resources that were formerly allocated to social care, anti-discrimination and integration can be transferred into policing, punishment, warehousing and banishment. By Liz Fekete.

The far right in Poland: This is what neoliberalism looks like

27 November 2017 Last month's mass far right demonstration can be linked to a toxic mix of government tolerance of fascism and neoliberalism on steroids. Ewa Jasiewicz investigates.

The ‘alt-right’ is an unstable coalition – with one thing holding it together

22 August 2017 Mike Isaacson argues that efforts to define the alt-right are in danger of missing its central component: eugenics

Book review: Angry White People: Coming Face to Face With the British Far-Right

7 December 2016 Hilary Aked gets close up with the British far right in Hsiao-Hung Pai's latest release

The Brexit nightmare

16 June 2016 Tom Walker imagines waking up screaming at the hard-right ascendancy following a referendum Out vote

If I can’t dance dabke in Nigel Farage’s local pub, it’s not my revolution

31 March 2015 As the far right steps up its harassment of the organisers of the Beyond UKIP Cabaret, Ewa Jasiewicz shares what the event meant to her

Blair Peach: Blood on the streets

12 November 2014 David Renton recalls the events in Southall in 1979 at which the anti-fascist demonstrator, Blair Peach, was murdered by police

Taking on the ‘fruitcakes’: how can we stop UKIP?

6 September 2013 The breakthrough for UKIP in May’s local elections raises the danger of a long‑term shift to the right in British politics. Richard Seymour considers where UKIP’s vote is coming from and how the left needs to respond

Anti-fascism after Woolwich

6 September 2013 The sudden resurgence of an apparently dwindling English Defence League after Lee Rigby’s murder at Woolwich suggests anti-fascists need to rethink their strategy, argue South London Anti-Fascists

Dawn of a new danger

5 December 2012 The world’s media has gone into a panic about Greek fascists Golden Dawn. Here, Yiorgos Vassalos examines their neo-Nazi politics and the reasons for their support

Bashing the fash

15 January 2012 An extended interview with Red Action activists on how they fought the fascists - literally

From toe-hold to no hold: football and the EDL

28 November 2011 Jim Keoghan looks at the campaign to kick the English Defence League out of football

After the deluge

16 June 2010 With BNP councillors wiped out on Barking council, Michael Calderbank considers the local Labour party's chances of keeping them out for good

Europe’s far right rises

31 August 2009 The British National Party will be joined in the European parliament by far-right parties from across the continent. But how much support are fascists and racists really picking up? Tom Walker investigates

Beating back the BNP in Barnsley

26 August 2009 There is certainly a need for new ways of taking on the BNP, says Paul White, but that doesn't mean ditching the old ways as well

A winning formula

26 August 2009 Paul Meszaros of Hope not Hate says that Keiron Farrow's analysis of the BNP threat is complacent and self-indulgent

Anti-fascism isn’t working

26 August 2009 The British National Party's continuing electoral advances have propelled the party onto the national stage and initiated a debate about why it is achieving historically unprecedented results for the far right in Britain. What is driving its recent successes, how might it be stopped and what is the role of the left in this effort? This debate is essentially over strategy: about our relation to anti-fascism and what it ought to be in today's conditions. There is one question that is not being asked, though: is 'anti-fascism' the answer to the BNP? Keiron Farrow says it isn't

Far right prospects in the European elections

27 May 2009 Graeme Atkinson on the far right parties and candidates standing in the upcoming European Parliament elections

Holding back the BNP

20 May 2009 The British National Party (BNP) sees the European Parliament elections as a key opportunity to advance its influence. Andy Bowman reports on the campaign to keep them out of their target seats in the north-west of England

Making music matter

23 June 2008 The organisers claimed it as a huge success. But the BNP continued its advance in local elections and won a seat on the London Assembly a few days later anyway. So what did the Love Music Hate Racism carnival in east London in April achieve, and what is the importance of such events for the left in the future? Lena De Casparis and Alex Nunns report

Nothing is more important

3 June 2008 Jon Cruddas and Nick Lowles argue that the rise of the far right presents a challenge that the left has so far proved unable to meet

Hammering the BNP

1 June 2008 We must take on the far right by the force of our arguments, says Stuart Weir

A class act in Oxford

28 October 2007 A small left party, pro-working class and anti-multiculturalism, has been winning council seats on Britain's largest council estate. Zoe Jewell reports

Activists fight the BNP out of the North East

5 August 2007 Nooshin Shabani reports on anti-BNP campaigning in the region

Defeating the BNP in Yorkshire

5 May 2005 Peter Lazenby reports from Calderdale, where anti-fascists have overcome a BNP intimidation campaign to organise an effective challenge to the rise of the far right

What now for anti-fascists?

1 June 2004 Searchlight editor Steve Silver says that the left must show it has better answers to the concerns of ordinary people than the BNP

Crunch time in the north

1 June 2004 In the European elections British National Party leader Nick Griffin needs just 9 per cent of the vote to be elected as an MEP for the northwest of England. Natasha Grzincic reports on the anti-fascists battling to defeat him.

Accidental votes of an anarchist

1 June 2004 Dear Subcomandauntie, I have a dilemma. As an anarchist, I have no time for voting in elections, but I really don't want the BNP to get in where I live in London. Should I vote even though it would only legitimise the corrupt parliamentary tyranny? And if so, who should I vote for? Yours, An agitated agitator