Anti fascist call outs, activities etc

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by raknor, May 22, 2015.

  1. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    I don't know about the NE but the EDL still got six or seven hundred out in Manchester a month or so before the Lee Rigby murder.
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  2. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

    We need more misogyny in the anti-fascist movement.
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  3. The Flying Pig

    The Flying Pig Well-Known Member

    Yes kind of weird article that one. Not sure why the last paragraph was needed. Kind of devalues the whole article for me.
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  4. jimmer


    I doubt they're going to that much effort to push this. But going through the event there are a lot of people saying they're going who would have to fly to the UK to attend or who would find themselves very unwelcome due to their skin colours if they did show up.

    I'm not suggesting that because they've got more than 2k interested or going, all of those people will show up. But if they've got that much interest in the event then it shows they will probably have larger numbers than on any of their protests before. Plus Tommy Robinson is plugging the event:

    From other tweets I've seen it looks like Robinson is mobilising the old EDL security crew/leadership to go with him. I've also seen a large number of far-right activists on social media saying they're planning on attending. So we should be assuming the far-right numbers for Saturday are going to be big. Definitely in the hundreds, possibly in the thousands. I will be shocked if this isn't the largest far-right mobilisation in London since the EDL in Tower Hamlets.

    I will also be surprised if they don't fail to build a coherent movement off the back of this, like post-Lee Rigby, I can't see the bounce lasting. But who knows?
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  5. jimmer


    It would be good for anti-fascism if you found another hobby.
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  6. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    ffs, really? sort it out.
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    About 10 southeast alliance in trafalgar Sq, on the plinth of the column. Got a few pics. Some auld fit cops videoing, didn't hang about to exchange pleasantries.
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  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Not your finest hour
  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I get your point but I think that TR is appearing to be more important than he is in practice right now. I'm not an expert on far right politics but I do know a bit about social media and he's recently been gaining profile from association with elements there who are retweeting/sharing him whose reader base aren't generally connected with action on the ground - that Paul Watson for a start. It might give him a warm feeling to be retweeted a lot, and it might get the attention of journos who spend their time on Twitter anyway, but it doesn't necessarily mean much apart from that.

    Anyway I guess we'll see. I'd go along tomorrow but I won't be in the country.
  10. IMG_0199.JPG He's trying to attain any kind of relevance again and there's groups who will gladly assist in that. Also, has he had cosmetic work done on his teeth?
  11. Nigel

    Nigel For A Degenerates' Workers State

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  13. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    Don't think anyone's going to end up in court over having read it here.

    The UAF have ended up with a static , perhaps meaning that they haven't negotiated with the cops this time. AFN are saying to meet in Trafalgar Square, a tricky spot to leave from but what's the alternative?
  14. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    Paul's rather had his thunder stolen hasn't he?
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  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    3rd from left, is he auld enough to be in a pub in the evening?
  16. Not wise to discuss strategy on here but there are alternatives.
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  17. I actually think the AFN strategy is potentially walking into mass arrests but yeah if the idea is to blockade there has to be a meeting point etc.
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  18. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    What the actual fuck?
  19. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    300 tops between both organisations is what the press is saying. Bit of a ding doing when. Tommy Robinson put in an appearance.
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  20. I wondered what that commotion was about. The cops had an interesting strategy. Literally tire out Antifa who eventually got shuffled off along Whitehall and then disappeared :confused: before marching the fash through and not much opposition being there. I think people need to rethink the whole getting ourselves kettled thing.
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  21. jimmer


    Yeah, I'm surprised. I was expecting them to do a lot better.
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  22. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

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  23. Wasn't there a fiasco at a previous event over the racial mix (or lack thereof) of the booked acts?
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  24. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    I wouldn't say a fiasco, more a bunch of US based intersectionalist Tumblr arseholes threatening the bands and the venue with being denounced as racists. All on social media of course. That was a while ago. Is it a famous incident?
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  25. About a year ago? It went through the grapevine yeah.
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  26. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    The Twitter storm ended iirc when the gig goers sallied forth to confront an immigration raid happening just up the road.
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  27. I caught the gist of the tale but had assumed it was revellers rather than tumblr twats. Do they scour events pages looking for things to denounce?
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  28. It wouldn't surprise me. I don't get to see this stuff as I don't do twitter.
  29. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    I can only assume that's what they do. The bone of contention was apparently that there were no PoC playing at the 'Punk against Racism " gig. This was actually flat out wrong but the organisers refused to argue in those terms (Hey Derek, put the bass down and come over here a minute to be our token black mate). So the Tumblr twats started spamming the bands and anyone they thought might listen.
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  30. Fucking hell! :D Tell them they can't use computers unless they're gay as they're culturally appropriating it from Turing.
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