British nazis’ members’ list on the Internet

From British daily The Guardian:

BNP membership list appears on Wikileaks

List of thousands of names of BNP members, along with addresses and phone numbers, published on Wikileaks

A detailed membership list of the British National party containing names, addresses and telephone numbers was published on the internet this morning.

The list, which contains thousands of names, was published on Wikileaks, a website that purports to be a clearing house allowing leaks for information to be published anonymously.

A Guardian analysis of the data suggests the BNP had 11,560 members as of April this year, including one peer and several doctors and military personnel. The party appears to have benefited from a surge in female recruits, with one in eight party members now women.

See also here. And here.

1970s anti-fascism: here.

3 thoughts on “British nazis’ members’ list on the Internet

  1. Anti-fascists begin London protest at the BBC

    by Esme Choonara

    Anti-fascist protesters are gathering this morning outside the BBC’s television centre in west London, where Nazi British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin is due to appear on the BBC Question Time programme tonight.

    Local Labour MP Andy Slaughter joined people outside the studio.

    He told Socialist Worker, “I am appalled that the BBC is giving a platform to the BNP, a neo-Nazi party. As the local MP for this area my constituency is one of the most racially mixed and integrated in the country.

    “Giving respectability to the BNP leads to more violence against black, Asian and Jewish people. It is unacceptable.”

    Local resident Les said, “The director-general of the BBC should resign. As a local tenant and a TV licence holder I think the BBC’s behaviour is a shambles. The BBC is complicit in inciting racism.”

    Many BBC workers stopped on their way into work to talk to anti-fascist activists. Some Bectu and NUJ union members took leaflets into television centre to distribute. Other workers took Unite Against Fascism badges to wear for the day.

    The main protest is due to begin at 5pm and people will be arriving throughout the afternoon to join the ongoing picket.


  2. Anti-Nazi students blockade BBC studio

    by Esme Choonara

    Numbers are growing outside the BBC studios in west London, where anti-fascists are protesting against the invitation for Nazi British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin to appear on the Question Time programme.

    A coachload of Sussex University students were the latest group to arrive at the protest. As they poured off their coach they led the protest to blockade the doors of the BBC. The students led singing and chanting and shouted, “shame on you” to the BBC.

    Iris, one of the Sussex students, told Socialist Worker, “The BNP shouldn’t be allowed to speak because as soon as they do they infringe other people’s rights. I hope we’ll be able to blockade all the streets around the BBC and pull the plugs on their broadcast.”

    Sorrel, another student, told Socialist Worker, “We all came today because we know the BNP are Nazis. I hope more people see our protest and join the cause.”

    More groups of students are due to arrive during the afternoon. Trade unionists, students and anti-fascist activists will converge for a mass protest at 5pm.


  3. Anti-fascists lay seige to the BBC

    by Esme Choonara

    Thousands of anti-fascist protesters stormed the BBC television studios in West London tonight just before Nick Griffin leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP) was due to arrive to record Question Time.

    Around 25 protesters broke into the Television Centre grounds, but were dragged out by security and police.

    Thousands of people then occupied the road outside the main entrance, ensuring that Griffin could not enter that way, and causing massive disruption of the area around the BBC.

    Police were forced to block off the main roads as anti-fascists held their ground.

    Griffin was eventually smuggled into the studio via a back entrance.

    Meanwhile lines of police prevented protesters from re-entering the studio grounds, though demonstrators came very close to breaking through on a number of occasions.

    The demonstration, which continued late into the evening, brought together students, trade unionists, local residents and other anti-fascist campaigners.

    Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Slaughter and union general secretaries Christine Blower of the NUT and Jeremy Dear of the NUJ were among the protesters. Tony Kearns, the deputy general secretary of the CWU, whose members began naitonal strike action today, also spoke to the assembled protesters.

    Hundreds of students from as far afield as Manchester, Leeds, Swansea and Sussex led the singing and chanting that ensured that the angry protest was heard throughout the area.

    By the end of the evening, anti-fascists had taken over the entire area outside the front of the BBC. Hundreds of demonstrators then occupied the road outside another entrance to the BBC.

    Nusrat Bukhari, a local resident who had helped to build the protest, told Socialist Worker, “I am delighted with the number of people who turned up for the demonstration. It is really good to see such a mixture of people.

    “Growing numbers now understand that the BNP is a fascist party that wants to smash democracy. For many people here this is their first protest. I think the experience will mean many people get more involved and become more political.”

    Protesters were angry that the BBC had gone to such extreme lengths to ensure that Griffin was given a platform and that the police also went to such lengths to make it happen.

    But it is a huge credit to the anti-fascist movement that Griffin could only appear on Question Time after skulking in the back door protected by van loads of police.

    Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, told Socialist Worker, “The protest was superb. It showed the scale of opposition to the fascists and it was everything Griffin and the Nazi BNP hate.

    “We have exposed the Nazis and the liberal arguments of the BBC. The BBC were going for ratings and the BNP were going for racism. But we have laid down the basis tonight for a mass anti-fascist movement that can take the fight forward.”


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