Late Jan round-up: news from the White (Power) Cliffs of Dover, and beyond…

Cautiously pessimistic

When doing a round-up of recent events, one obvious starting point is yesterday’s dramatic events in Dover. There doesn’t seem to be a full report from any anti-fascist group yet, but these posts from London Antifascists and the Anti-Fascist Network give some indication of how the day went, and there’s plenty of mainstream media coverage in places like Vice.

Block Pegida

With Dover out of the way, the next upcoming mobilisation against the far right is Saturday 6th Feb in Birmingham, where Pegida UK will be desperately hoping for a turnout that’s less embarrassingly shit than their previous efforts. Meanwhile, as the “counter-jihad” movement fights Islamism by waving some England flags around in a police kettle in Birmingham city centre, people who actually want to do something to challenge ISIS will be in Manchester, discussing how to support the people fighting directly against them in Syria, as well…

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