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Join the local mobilisations against tiny, but vicious planned fascist rallies 

1 Mar 16

Swastika drawn by Nazis on St Georges Hall in Liverpool last weekend Since the collapse of the BNP and the virtual death of the English Defence League, as a result of broad anti-fascist work, Nazi splinter-groups are trying to have an impact round …


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Tommy Robinson’s Pegida flops in Birmingham 

11 Feb 16

Salma Yaqoob and Jeremy Corbyn Birmingham UAF outnumbered a motley crew of ex-EDL thugs who made up the 200 strong mobilisation of Tommy Robinson’s new hate venture, Pegida UK.


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No To Pegida! Unite Against Racism, Fascism and Islamophobia 12pm Sat 6 Feb Victoria Sq 

2 Feb 16

Pegida UK is an Islamophobic movement who aim to recreate the hatred of their allies elsewhere in Europe.


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Dudley festival shows unity against Britain First 

11 May 15

Hundreds of people attended a Unity Festival in Dudley to show opposition to the fascists of Britain First on Saturday 9 May.


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Stand up to racism and fascism Demo 21 March 2015 

24 Feb 15

NATIONAL DEMO AGAINST RACISM FASCISM Saturday 21 March Assemble 12pm BBC Portland Place, Central London Organised by Stand Up To Racism From Germany to Greece to Ferguson, people who want a society free from racism are saying no more.


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Report: Hundreds say no to Le Pen in Oxford! Never Again! 

9 Feb 15

Around 400 protesters protested last Thursday evening against the Oxford Union invitation to Marine Le Pen.


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Report: After France: Unity – no to fascism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia – defend civil liberties public meeting 

31 Jan 15

Yesterday’s Parliamentary meeting made a powerful statement of unity against racism, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism, defending civil liberties.


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Report: Tackling Islamophobia – Roundtable event at Parliament 

21 Nov 14

UAF and Mend held a joint event to discuss how to combat the rise in Islamophobia in Parliament.


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UAF National Conference 21 Feb 2015, Central London 

22 Oct 14

UAF conference is a timely opportunity to discuss how the EDL is attempting to rebuild itself by stirring up Islamophobia and racism, build UN anti-racism day demo, and host discussions on campaigning against UKIP and mainstream parties concessions …


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Birmingham bar should reject the racist EDL 

9 Oct 14

Birmingham Unite Against Fascism have become aware that the management of Bar Risa of Broad Street in Birmingham may have advised their multicultural workforce that only white staff should work when they host the EDL on Saturday.


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UAF National Conference 21 Feb 2015, Central London 

9 Oct 14

UAF conference is a timely opportunity to discuss how the EDL is attempting to rebuild itself by stirring up Islamophobia and racism, build UN anti-racism day demo, and host discussions on campaigning against UKIP and mainstream parties concessions …


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Roger Godsiff MP, Jack Dromey MP, trade unions & Salma Yaqoob sign anti-EDL statement 

2 Oct 14

WE ARE BIRMINGHAM – DON’T LET THE EDL DIVIDE OUR COMMUNITIES Saturday 11 October 2014, 11am Victoria Square, Birmingham Statement We, the undersigned, condemn the decision by the English Defence League (EDL) to come to Birmingham on Saturday …


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EDL not welcome – Don’t let the racists divide us 

30 Sep 14

The fascist English Defence League (EDL) has called a demonstration in Birmingham on Saturday 11 October.


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Autumn 2014 edition of Unity magazine now available 

27 Sep 14

The autumn 2014 edition of UAF and the  National Union of Teachers ‘ Unity magazine is now available.


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Over 400 people stand up to UKIP, racism & fascism 

20 Jun 14

Over 400 people attended the After the Euro elections: stand up to UKIP, racism and fascism conference.


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Pull the plug on fascist thugs – No BNP on the licence fee 

29 Apr 14

The British National Party’s (BNP) party political broadcast is scheduled to take place tonight Phone the BBC on 03700 100 222 or visit http://www.


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Speakers announced for Stand up to racism – 22 March Demo and Rally 

18 Feb 14

New Speakers: Diane Abbott MP, Natalie Bennett (The Green Party), Jerry Dammers, Farooq Murad (Secretary General – Muslim Council of Britain), Mohammad Taj (TUC President) and Ava Vidal (Comedian) Rally and Demo marking UN Anti-Racism Day 11am…


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Mass demonstration against EDL this Saturday! 

4 Sep 13

Thousands of people are expected to turn out in Tower Hamlets this Saturday to oppose the racist English Defence League (EDL).


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Attack on Harlow mosque: Essex UAF call emergency meeting 

28 Aug 13

In the latest attack on muslims since the murder of Lee Rigby in May, a mosque and Islamic centre in Harlow, Essex has been subjected to an attempted arson attack.


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EDL not welcome in Tower Hamlets 

24 Jul 13

The fascist English Defence League (EDL) has announced plans to demonstrate in East London on Saturday 7 September.


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Manics consider legal action against EDL 

17 Jul 13

The Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers is considering legal action against the EDL for using the song “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next” to promote its Birmingham demo.


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Oppose EDL in Birmingham 

17 Jul 13

The English Defence League (EDL) has announced its intention to demonstrate in Birmingham this Saturday 20 July.


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EDL exposed for violence in Central London demonstration 

28 May 13

Hundreds of anti-fascists formed part of the Unite Against Fascism presence outside Downing Street on Monday 27 May.


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BNP defeated – next stop Euro 2014 elections 

10 May 13

Yesterday’s Longbridge By-election result saw the BNP candidate finish last with a mere 37 votes.


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West Midlands Unite Against Fascism Conference Sat 20 April 

15 Apr 13

Stopping the Rise of Racism and Fascism, Defending Multi-Culturalism registration from 9:30 am 10 am – 1 p.