Hate goes mainstream – thanks to Brexit

Andrew Coates (at Tendance Coatsey) reports: “Brexit has both marginalised the far right but also contributed to the mainstreaming of some far-right notions around immigration and identity.” Brexit making far-right ideas mainstream, major report finds The Independent: ‘Cordon sanitaire’ keeping far-right discourse out of mainstream politics has collapsed, Hope Not Hate says Brexit is causing far-right views … Continue reading Hate goes mainstream – thanks to Brexit

Owen Jones hits back at Dempsey and the regressive ‘left’

Above: image posted by a Dempsey supporter: Dempsey has not disowned it. Background: Eddie Dempsey of the RMT was caught on film proclaiming to a “Full Brexit” rally on 26 March that “The one thing that unites [the people who turn out for Tommy Robinson demos] beyond whatever other bigotry that’s going on… is their hatred of the liberal left. … Continue reading Owen Jones hits back at Dempsey and the regressive ‘left’

Convergence on the Right

Above: Trump congratulates Steve Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff at the White House on Jan. 22, 2017. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) By Cathy Nugent ″The right has changed; it has embraced the ideas of its outliers″, argues Dave Renton at the start of The New Authoritarian, Convergence on the Right. By embracing the … Continue reading Convergence on the Right

After Christchurch, organise against the far right

By Riki Lane Friday 15 March was a day of contrast in both Australia and New Zealand – exuberance and militant action by students striking for climate action in both Australia; followed immediately by immense sadness, horror and anger at the mass murder by a fascist at a mosque in Christchurch. The apparent attacker, an … Continue reading After Christchurch, organise against the far right

Far right sex offenders

From Malatesta' Blog (with permission) The next time Tommy Robinson or any other racist balloon-head starts claiming that ALL sexual abuse is by Muslim rape gangs or groomers show them this appalling list of rapists, child abusers and child porn aficionados who support the EDL, SDL and other far right groupsucules and ask: What is it … Continue reading Far right sex offenders

Against the fascist creep, against left nationalism

Reblogged from BobFromBrockley: The fascist creep: Tommy Robinson and the Brexiteers One of the defining features of our current political moment is what Alex Reid Ross calls "the fascist creep" - how fascist ideas "migrate from left to right and right to left and how they surreptitiously slip into the heart of the body politic", … Continue reading Against the fascist creep, against left nationalism