British nazi fuehrer jailed for fraud


This satirical music video is called Der Fuehrer’s Face by Spike Jones.

The fuehrer of the BNP, the British nazi party … err … I am supposed to use the euphemism “national” party, Nick Griffin, has managed to get bankrupt, even though he gets a fat cat European Parliament income.

For a former member of Griffin’s BNP, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon … err … that sounds too Irish, so he prefers calling himself the more Germanic “Tommy Robinson“, ex-fuehrer of the English Defense League, things are going even worse.

This video is called EDL Nazi Salute Compilation.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

EDL founder Tommy Robinson jailed

The 31-year-old admitted two counts of mortgage fraud

Former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for mortgage fraud.

The 31-year-old, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, admitted to two counts of fraud at a hearing in November, after he was accused of conspiring with others to obtain a mortgage by misrepresentation.

The fraud of the Abbey and Halifax banks amounted to £160,000 over a period of six months in 2009. …

He has also been detained by the police a number of times during EDL rallies since founding the far-right group in 2009, including when police tried to restrict far-right marches in the wake of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby last year. …

Charles Sherrard QC who represented Mr Robinson, told the court that his client’s life would be in danger in prison, particularly as he may have alienated his previous followers.

The barrister cited the 10 months that Mr Robinson spent in prison for using someone else’s passport to travel to the USA, when he had to be placed in solitary confinement and was moved to four different jails for his safety, the BBC reported.

From the Daily Mirror:

Last January he was jailed for 10 months for using someone else’s ­passport to go to the US. A week after his wedding in 2011 he was convicted of leading a brawl of Luton Town thugs. He also headbutted one of his own EDL members that year.

Earlier, “Robinson” had spent a year in jail for violence against a police officer.

If only in other countries, like Greece, Hungary or France, things would go equally bad for neo-fascists.

Activists in north-west England have launched a determined campaign to oust British National Party MEP Nick Griffin in European Parliament elections on May 22: here.

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Murderer Breivik’s German nazi links


This video from Britain:

Anders Breivik not first terrorist linked to EDL

People oppose the EDL because of what it is, not because of what some EDL activists say they’d like it to be, and the facts are simple – the EDL is being used as a Trojan horse by Nazis and BNP activists.

From Reuters:

Norway killer Breivik wrote to German far-right suspect: Spiegel

BERLIN | Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:08pm EST

Anders Behring Breivik, who slaughtered 77 people in Norway last year, has written to a far-right gang member in Germany charged with helping in a series of racist killings, calling her a hero of national resistance, a German magazine reported.

Der Spiegel weekly reproduced on Sunday part of the letter the far-right Breivik sent to Beate Zschaepe, charged this month with involvement in the murders of nine immigrants – including eight from Turkey – and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.

Zschaepe was a member of an underground cell called the National Socialist Underground (NSU), which police discovered by chance about a year ago. Two other male members of the gang were found dead.

The case raised concerns that German authorities had underestimated for decades the far-right threat. Several top intelligence officials have resigned since media revealed documents possibly linked to the NSU had been shredded.

Breivik addressed Zshaepe as “Dear Sister”, according to Der Spiegel, in his letter dated May 7, 2012 – a time when he was on trial in Oslo. “We are both among the first rain drops which indicate that there is a massive purifying storm approaching Europe,” the letter read.

“We are both martyrs for the conservative revolution and you should be extremely proud of your sacrifice and efforts. Know that your sacrifice is being celebrated in northern Europe by tens of thousands of cultural conservatives,” he wrote.

Breivik, who set off a bomb in Oslo before going on a shooting rampage on an island where teenagers were on a summer camp, was found sane by the Oslo court in August and jailed for the maximum 21-year term, although this can be extended. He saw himself as a warrior against Islam.

Der Spiegel also reported that Breivik called on Zaepsche to use her trial as a platform to espouse her views, as he had tried to do, but the magazine did not show that part of the letter.

In an interview with Der Spiegel, Federal Prosecutor Harald Range said he believed Zschaepe, who gave herself up, was involved in all the murders. The trio had “planned everything, organized everything and in the end carried out everything together”, he said.

(Reporting By Madeline Chambers; editing by David Stamp)

Norwich, England against neo-nazis


Over 2,000 workers and youth marched in Norwich on Saturday against the attempt by the English Defence League to intervene in the city

From daily News Line in Britain:

Monday, 12 November 2012

EDL FASCISTS CHASED OUT OF NORWICH!

OVER 2,000 workers and youth marched to city hall Norwich in opposition to the English Defence League on Saturday.

This is the first time that the fascists have chosen to march in Norwich and people were shocked.

The counter march gathered in Chapelfield gardens at 11am and a series of speakers addressed the crowd interspersed with music.

There were many young people, from schools and Norwich City College and a good contingent of students from the University of East Anglia and an equally large group from the Norwich University College of Arts.

We are Norwich’ is an umbrella group of 25 organisations including faith groups, trade union branches, political parties and community organisations.

They had publicised the counter march well in advance.

The crowd heard speakers from PCS, Unison, the NUT, Unite, the prospective Labour candidate from Norwich North, Gay Pride and students from the university.

A News Line reporter interviewed people and asked them why they had come and what they thought of the general situation.

Barbara said ‘I’m here for two main reasons.

‘I lived 46 years out of England around the world, in the Middle East and the Far East and was always treated fairly, I would say.

‘I’ve never had any trouble – no racism. To come back to my own home city, retiring here, I was shocked to see that the level of debate had become so bad.

‘Number two I’m married to a non-Brit. I have three children and I’m offended and insulted about what these racists say about so-called mixed marriages and so on. I do a blog called “Hope not Hate” Norfolk and you’ll find more of my opinions there.’

A student from City College said ‘I’m here today because I heard about the EDL and I think what they are doing is wrong especially in a society like today. I think we need to work towards a better future and a fairer future without racism.

‘I don’t have many political views but I don’t like what the Tories amd LibDems are doing especially when they said they weren’t going to raise tuition fees because I know lots of graduated students who can’t get jobs even though they have degrees because unemployment is so high.

‘I know lots of people who can’t go to university because they can’t afford it. I don’t think there’s much hope for some people.’

A man with a disability said: ‘I’m here today to ensure the EDL know that they are not welcome in Norwich. Fascists don’t discriminate between trade unionists, disabled people, people of different ethnic minorities, gay people. Fascism killed disabled people, Jewish people, trade unionists, socialists, so that’s why I’m here today.’

Unison member, Roberto Ramires, said, ‘I’m here to join in with the rest of Norwich to show that no-one here accepts the EDL and that we’ve had enough of what has been going on recently with the Tory cuts, and I think that we should all come together basically and do something about it.’

Brem Howartson said, ‘I wanted to show my daughter, she’s quite keen in finding out about the EDL. We found out last night when my wife went to a concert that this was happening so it was quite a late thing. I wanted to see the other side of the coin and show my support as well. I think the whole of Norwich should be here to oppose them.

‘The Tory government are a complete disaster and the colleagues that I work with who voted against figureheads like Gordon Brown are starting to realise what they voted in.

‘There’s massive cuts at the hospital and cuts in the children’s services. People wish they never voted them in now.

‘Labour were always accused of stealth cuts and stuff but they’re worse. Nobody realised, You don’t realise things are important until they’re not there.’

Anna, his daughter, said, ‘In my school we have had so many cuts to things like our physics department that we did this thing to test how much power fruit had in it and the only fruit we got was an apple and two tangerines.

‘The whole class of 30 had to share that because of the cuts that the government made.’

Kevin Reynolds from Great Yarmouth Unite, said: ‘We’re here in solidarity with the faith groups and trades unions and coalition of community people who are opposed to the EDL coming to Norwich.
They’re not welcome here.

‘They’re fascists, let’s be clear about that. We’re here to say that they’re not welcome, they should be driven from the streets of Norwich.

‘We should be mobilising towards a general strike as soon as possible as was voted for at the TUC Conference.

‘A general strike is the only thing that will hold this government to account. Otherwise they will get away with these austerity measures that are hitting the most vulnerable members of society at the same time as the richest in society profit. So we have to make a stand.’

Two school students Amy Knighton and her friend Freddie, … said, ‘We’re here to support anti-racism, particularly Amy as she’s seen the damage that racism can do to people. We’re here to kick it out of Norwich because it’s a nice society and it doesn’t belong here.

‘We think racism is wrong and it’s just discrimination against innocent people. I really feel strongly about it.

‘The Tories are putting so many people off university because so many intelligent people who have a lot of potential are now being forced not to go to university because of these extortionate fees.

‘All these people who could go into many great professions and make so much of their lives are now being restricted from it because of the government. We have to get rid of the government as soon as possible.’

Ian Gibson, the former Labour Party MP for Norwich North, said, ‘I’m delighted to be here, I think it’s great. It takes me back 20 years to the old Anti-Nazi League days.

‘It shows that people still object to those people that come and try to tell us that coming from different parts of the world that you are not welcome in Norwich.

‘You are welcome in Norwich and I’m so glad that we speak at least 120 languages in this county and I’m so glad that many of our young people go to school with people coming from other countries. I think it is so good to be cosmopolitan.

‘We need more of it, more cafes, more culture and I just think that demonstrations like this say to people like the EDL: “Shove off, we don’t want you here, crawl back into your holes.”

‘We are a country, a city, a county that is proud of our heritage and we want more and more people to spend their lives here working together.’

At 12.30pm the march moved off with banners down Theatre Street, Brigg St, Gentleman’s Walk, up Hay Hill past the Forum and into St Peter’s Street to the right side of city hall.

Banners on the march included We are Norwich Together – Fighting Racism and Fascism, Norwich and District Trades Council, Norwich Labour Party, PCS Eastern Region, Great Yarmouth and District Unite 1/1426 branch, North Norfolk Labour Party, Kings Lynn and District Trades Union Council, Peace Camp, The Forum Norfolk Coalition against the Cuts, Defend our Services, Norwich Pride – LGBT.

Chants on the march were ‘Whose city? Our city! Whose Streets? Our streets!’

The 100 supporters of the EDL were escorted up from the station by large contingents of police and rallied at Castle Meadow at 1pm. After a small scuffle there, one arrest was made.

The EDL made its way up to the left side of city hall, using a different route from the counter march, arriving there at 2pm.

There was heckling of the EDL speeches.

Two further arrests were made. At 2.35pm the police escorted the EDL supporters back down to the station. There was a final scuffle on the way broken up by 20 police officers and the fourth arrest was made.

Of the four arrests two were Norwich people and two came from other parts of the country.

Norwich is well rid of this small gang of fascists.

See also here.

British nazi fuehrer arrested for fraud


This video from Britain is called EDL Nazi Salute Compilation.

From The Agonist blog in the USA:

EDL head Tommy Robinson arrested for passport fraud

By polizeros, on October 24th, 2012

Tommy Robinson,

Tommy Robinson is not his real name. His real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.

Like some people said that Adolf Hitler’s real name was Schiklgruber (not true, it was Adolf father’s original surname). In “Robinson”‘s case, it is true that the shorter, more memorable name is not the real name.

head of the violent and openly racist English Defense League, has been arrested in London for passport fraud. He previously somehow managed to enter the US using a phony passport to speak at a conference organized by the equally odious Pamela Geller, and may be extradited to the US.

Inquiring minds want to know how a high-visibility person, with a known history of violence who previously had been refused entry into the States, managed to get into the US using fake ID. Homeland Security apparently must have been otherwise occupied doing mission-critical tasks like looking at x-rays of hotties.

Do you feel safer knowing the tens of billions spent on border security can’t keep a known thug like Robinson out of the country, even when’s he’s on the government watch list?

A journalist friend in Europe says of Robinson, “I’ve met the little swine. Send him to Gitmo.” When he goes to prison in the US, the Aryan Brotherhood will no doubt greet him as a brother.

No, don’t send that criminal little nazi fuehrer to Guantanamo Bay. Close Guantanamo Bay; and send Yaxley-Lennon to a regular prison.

British neo-nazis, new book


This video, recorded in the USA, says about itself:

BNP Nick Griffin + KKK Terrorism

BNP chairman Nick Griffin speaks to an audience of American BNP sympathisers alongside convicted fraudster David Duke of the blatantly Nazi American terror group the KKK, who have been responsible for dozens of savage killings and hate crimes in the USA.

In his speech the BNP chairman confirms that BNP strategy is to re-package and “sell” BNP ideas to British voters. The BNP chairman confirms that, instead of using traditional far-right slogans about terror, hate, authoritarianism and violence, the new BNP strategy is to use “saleable words” like “freedom, security, identity, democracy” instead, while reassuring his (small) pro-KKK audience that the secret and real BNP beliefs are still “your ideas too”.

Nick Griffin admits that the long-term BNP goal of forcibly expelling all non-White Britons from the their homes is, for the time being, best served by “being rather more subtle” – because in the short-term, the BNP being HONEST about their real beliefs would get his party “absolutely nowhere”.

BNP chairman Nick Griffin dreams of a day when the BNP will “control the British broadcasting media”, and when British people will (as a result) have been tricked into electing the BNP. In other words BNP chairman Nick Griffin dreams of a day when HE will control the British media, and when British people will have been tricked into electing HIM.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Bloody Nasty People – The Rise Of Britain’s Far Right

by Daniel Trilling

Tuesday 04 September 2012

This is a well-researched and referenced book which focuses on the roots of today’s British National Party and its rise and decline, the latter paralleled by the birth and growth of the English Defence League.

While Nick Griffin attempted to give the BNP a “respectable” image – suits, collars and ties, door-knocking, an electoral programme -the EDL, in attempting to provoke its own race war, is more akin to the boot-boy street-fighting image of the 1970s National Front.

Like Oswald Mosley‘s 1930s fascists, the EDL has also declared publicly that it sees meetings of its foes – anti-racists and trade unions – as fair game for attack.

The targets of racism and fascism change of course according to what can be made fashionable to hate.

That’s the case with Jewish people in the 1930s, black people in the 1950s and 1960s, Asian people in the 1970s and 1980s and now Islam, the target of both the BNP and the EDL.

While much of Daniel Trilling’s information is known to veteran anti-fascist campaigners such as those involved in the excellent magazine Searchlight, Trilling pulls together many different strands to provide a comprehensive and informative piece of work which contributes usefully to the fight against the fascists.

The book rightly identifies the role of the establishment media in aiding and abetting the BNP and its fellow travellers – the tabloids’ targeting of Islam, asylum-seekers and travelling people are notorious examples.

It also identifies the willingness of the three main political parties to steal the BNP’s racist rhetoric in their electoral campaigns in an attempt to defeat them, usually unsuccessfully.

There was the Liberal Democrat promise of housing for “sons and daughters” in Tower Hamlets in the 1990s. Derek Beacon was subsequently elected as the BNP’s first councillor in Millwall.

Labour’s David Blunkett proclaimed that asylum-seekers were “swamping” British schools in 2002 and current Foreign Secretary William Hague made immigration an election issue in 2000.

The BNP is in electoral decline thanks in the main to the activities of anti-fascist campaigners outside the main political party structures but the conditions on which it thrived are still there – poverty, poor housing, unemployment and racism in the Establishment media.

For those reasons alone this is a very timely book.

Bloody Nasty People is published on September 17.

British nazis support murderer Breivik


This video from England is called Fascists saluting at English Defence League rally, London, 27/5/2013.

From weekly The Observer in Britain:

British far-right extremists voice support for Anders Breivik

National Front and English Defence League members praise Norwegian mass murderer as ‘inspirational’ and a ‘role model’

Mark Townsend

Saturday 1 September 2012 19.54 BST

A number of rightwing British activists have publicly praised mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik – one describing him as a “role model” – since the Norwegian extremist was sentenced.

Members of the English Defence League (EDL) and the National Front have voiced support for the 33-year-old, who was declared sane and convicted by an Oslo court nine days ago after killing 77 people in two attacks last year.

Kickboxer Darren Clifft from Walsall tried to garner support for a petition to free Breivik last week. The 23-year-old National Front supporter, who posts as “Daz MarxistHunter”, left a message on Facebook stating: “[Breivik] is truly inspirational. He sacrificed his life so Europe might be free again from the clutches of Islam and cultural Marxism, multiculturalism and political correctness. I see him as my role model, what every European man needs to be in order for Europe to survive.”

Another Breivik admirer, Nick Greger – who, along with EDL founder member Paul Ray, runs Order 777, which claims to bring together Christian resistance movements – wrote on Facebook that the Norwegian deserved a medal “for the groundbreaking performance to blow up his Marxist traitor government building”.

Breivik detonated a bomb in Oslo on 22 July last year, targeting government headquarters before embarking on a killing spree on the island of Utøya, where young political activists had gathered for a summer camp.

Greger, a German former neo-Nazi, lives in Malta as does Ray, who reportedly fled the UK fearing arrest for inciting racial hatred.

Several EDL members also appear to offer support for Breivik, including Joel Yossi, a member of the EDL’s Jewish division, who revealed that he had been writing to Breivik, who will be detained in Ila prison just outside Oslo for at least 21 years. Yossi wrote: “I have wrote letters to him in prison and he seems he is in high spirits.”

The EDL leader, Stephen Lennon, has said that although Breivik’s killings were “obviously wrong”, the court has helped to legitimise his motives. Lennon states: “By saying that he was sane, it gives a certain credibility to what he had been saying. And that is that Islam is a threat to Europe and to the rest of the world.” …

Hope Not Hate, an anti-extremist group, said the sentiments of a small number of extremists helped to underline concern that the UK was “not immune” to a Breivik-style attack. The group’s director, Nick Lowles, said the global network of counter-jihadist extremists meant the ideas that inspired Breivik were still being traded. “Sadly, there are many others at large who share his warped ideology. Seventeen people in the UK with far-right views have been imprisoned in recent years for terrorist-related offences,” he said.

A report earlier this year found that 38% of BNP supporters considered armed conflict to be “always or sometimes justifiable”. More than 48% believed it was either always or sometimes justifiable to “prepare yourself for conflict between groups” in order to defend the “national way of life”.

Hope Not Hate has now set up a monitoring unit to track counter-jihadist activists that they hope will work as an “early warning system” to help identify potentially dangerous extremists. Lowles said it was vital that the government, police and security services began to devote the same level of resources as to other extremist threats.

Far-right English Defence League thugs were sent home with their tails between their legs on Saturday by London residents who took a leaf out of the history books to reject the hate group’s preaching.

Breivik sentenced, accomplices still free


This video is about Breivik’s mass murders in Norway.

By Jordan Shilton:

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik sentenced to 21 years

25 August 2012

The Oslo District Court yesterday ruled that fascist mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was sane and handed down the maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment for his twin terrorist attacks on July 22, 2011. A mass shooting of social democratic youth on the island of Utoeya and an earlier car bomb led to the deaths of 77.

Announcing the decision, Judge Elisabeth Arntzen sentenced Breivik to “preventive detention”, which means the period of his jail term can be extended as long as he is deemed a danger to society.

The ruling does not alter the fact that Breivik’s trial was the culmination of an official cover-up set in motion the day of his arrest. The question of his sanity, which dominated the trial, was a diversion introduced to prevent an honest examination of what was clearly a politically motivated crime. There is every possibility that the killings were carried out with the aid of far-right sympathisers across Europe.

The state-backed prosecution insisted throughout that Breivik was a madman acting in isolation who should be confined to a mental institution.

This would not wash, given the overwhelming public support for Breivik to be declared criminally responsible for the terrorist attacks. Recent polls showed 75 percent of Norwegians in favour of Breivik being declared sane, while only one in ten believed he was insane. The danger that a verdict of insanity would have provoked a public backlash, with uncomfortable questions being raised for the authorities, would have been in the minds of the court as they deliberated.

Even so, the trial itself ignored any line of inquiry that dealt with Breivik’s acts for what they were: fascist terrorism.

Two conflicting psychiatric assessments of his state of mind were released prior to the proceedings, the first declaring him to be a paranoid schizophrenic, while the second stated he was sane.

This allowed Breivik’s political motives to go unchallenged. On the second day of the trial in April, he delivered a lengthy speech in which he defended his mass slaughter, stating that he would do it all again if given the chance. Breivik said he was part of an anti-Islamic, anti-communist “resistance” movement, fighting against “Marxist dictatorship” in Norway and that the July 22 massacre was a “sophisticated and spectacular political attack”.

Nothing that followed in the trial or in any of the official investigations attempted to deal with the implications of such claims. Breivik’s explicit political agenda was dismissed as the views of a “lone wolf”.

All of the information that has come to light since July 22, 2011 testifies that such claims are without foundation. Just hours after carrying out the massacre, it emerged that Breivik had sent a 1,500-page “manifesto” to one thousand contacts over the internet, all members of far-right groups in Norway and across Europe who Breivik addressed as “Western European patriots”.

A significant number of these were in the leadership of the British-based English Defence League (EDL), an organisation with which Breivik had close ties. He had also spent some time in Sweden, and had connections with the extreme right there. He was a member of the online forum Nordisc, where discussions took place on the ideological content of the far right and the planning and conducting of acts of violence.

In Norway, Breivik had been a member of the far-right Progress Party from 1997 to 2007. Progress has been integrated entirely into the political establishment, with its vicious anti-immigrant rhetoric and Norwegian nationalism being adopted by the Labour party in many government policies.

Breivik’s manifesto detailed his fascist worldview, as well as his preparations for the attacks. Between 50 and 60 percent of the material he used was drawn from mainstream political leaders and commentators, indicating the fact that right-wing conceptions had been promoted widely within the establishment. One of the most revealing moments in Breivik’s trial came when he declared in his testimony that “[France’s Nicolas] Sarkozy, [Germany’s Angela] Merkel and [Britain’s David] Cameron have all noted that multi-culturalism doesn’t work”.

The desire to absolve the political elite in Norway and Europe of any responsibility for the systematic promotion of far-right ideas was the main driving force of the official cover-up. None of the figures to whom Breivik sent his manifesto were questioned or charged with any crime, even those who were explicitly mentioned by Breivik as having been present at meetings at which plans for attacks were discussed.

To have pursued these links would have meant acknowledging the existence of an organised right-wing extremist network across Europe, encouraged by the official political establishment, in turn undermining the claim that Breivik could not have been detected prior to July 22.

The presentation of Breivik as a solo terrorist has also been critical to the official whitewash of the role of the police and intelligence forces. Evidence confirms that the police were contacted on several occasions in the months prior to July 2011 with information about Breivik’s preparations, once even by Breivik himself! But no action was taken against him, despite the fact that he had bought large quantities of explosives from a Polish businessman and that he had warned police of his intention to conduct a terrorist attack. The available evidence even led the official inquiry to note in its report that police could have detected Breivik before July 22.

Authorities in Britain failed to take notice of Breivik’s ties to the EDL, and did nothing in response to a 2002 meeting in London between extremists from across Europe dedicated to the preparation of terrorist attacks. Breivik’s claim that this meeting helped found an organisation called the Knights Templar, committed to a “cultural-conservative revolution” in Europe, was dismissed as a figment of his imagination.

The EDL is heavily infiltrated by the police and other security agencies and acts as a mechanism for creating provocations in Muslim communities and then gathering intelligence on activists and youth involved in counter-protests.

The approach taken towards Breivik flies in the face of the one adopted in regard to other terrorist acts.

The day before Breivik was sentenced, a report in Le Monde cited police having concluded that Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people in three attacks in Toulouse earlier this year, was “no lone wolf”. The police based their conclusions on the fact that he had made over 1,800 phone calls to 180 contacts in 20 countries.

The only difference between Merah and Breivik is that one is an Islamic fundamentalist and the other a Christian fascist. Yet, despite Breivik’s involvement in far-right activism and discussion throughout Europe, polar opposite conclusions have been drawn regarding whether or not each belonged to an organised group.

As the recently published official investigation into the July 22 attacks declared, “It is necessary to repeat that it is the perpetrator and no one else who is to blame for the loss of 77 precious human lives, for physical and mental harm and for great material devastation”. This is a whitewash of years of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim propaganda and action by every major government and political party in Europe and beyond.

Councillors in a small town in the Yorkshire Pennines are calling for action after it was twice invaded by a gang of English Defence League thugs, writes Peter Lazenby.

British EDL nazi banker sacked


This video from Britain says about itself:

EDL Nazi Wayne Baldwin EXPOSED

EDL member Wayne Baldwin, aged 41, formerly of Hockley, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive and insulting words and behaviour when EDL supporters broke away from an EDL riot in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, to rampage through Hanley Forest Park, on 23 Jan 2010. Wayne Baldwin admitted regularly attending EDL & EDL affiliated groups protests.

By Tash Shifrin in Britain:

Tue 14 Aug 2012 | updated: 6.04pm Tue 14 Aug 2012

Exclusive: EDL’s Alan Lake loses his job at development bank

The man known as Alan Lake, a key strategist and funder behind the racist English Defence League (EDL) is out of his job at a major international development bank.

The news comes the week after another shadowy EDL strategist, Chris Knowles, was sacked by Leeds council.

Lake, whose real name is Alan Ayling, masterminded the EDL’s strategy of bringing together football hooligan firms into an anti-Muslim army of racist street thugs.

He was suspended from his post as a database team manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in December last year after his real identity was exposed.

The powerful bank was set up by international treaty to fund development and privatisation schemes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The EBRD has now confirmed that Ayling’s employment “has ended”—and that he had not returned to the bank since his suspension last year.

Ayling was believed to earn around £70,000 a year plus bonuses in his post at the EBRD. But he is unlikely to be hard up following his exit.

He lives in a plush £500,000 flat in London’s prestigious Barbican development, and owns a second flat in nearby Bridgewater Square.

Until January last year, Ayling was a director of City investment fund Pacific Capital Investment Management, which was wound up last August.

Consultancy

And he has had a string of other company directorships, ranging from his 1980s data processing consultancy Lakerange—a possible source of his “Lake” alias—to the now-dissolved family firm Ayling Engineering.

As Alan Lake, he is a key figure in the shadowy network of far-right and anti-Muslim racist groups who call themselves “counter jihadists”.

He has been interviewed as a witness as part of the Norwegian police investigation into the massacre by fascist gunman Anders Behring Breivik.

Although Ayling denies having met Breivik, he has admitted meeting the deeply Islamophobic Norwegian blogger Fjordman—real name Peder Jensen—who is cited repeatedly in Breivik’s manifesto.

Ayling’s 4 Freedoms website is now his organisational hub. He has used the site to air predictions that the UK would fragment into “Islamic enclaves” in 20 to 30 years’ time and discuss the possibility of executing David Cameron, Nick Clegg and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

He also described Breivik’s massacre of 76 mainly young people as chickens “come home to roost”—remarks that led to his falling out with EDL leaders last year.

But it was at Ayling’s Barbican flat that the EDL was established in 2009, according to disaffected founder member Paul Ray.

The founding meetings brought the “counter jihadists” together with Ray, Stephen Yaxley Lennon—aka Tommy Robinson, the former BNP member who now leads the EDL—and his cousin Kevin Carroll.

Ayling had hosted and spoken at EDL demos. He has admitted funding the EDL, telling Norway’s TV2 channel: “I have given some money to help some EDL things happen.”

English nazis attack trade union march


This Irish music video is Christy Moore, The Ballad of James Larkin.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fascists target James Larkin march

a march to commemorate Irish trade unionist James Larkin (born in Liverpool, England)

Sunday 22 July 2012

Hundreds of police had to be deployed in Liverpool on Saturday after the annual James Larkin march came under attack by fascists, writes Paddy McGuffin.

Merseyside TUC president and anti-fascist campaigner Alec McFadden told the Star that about 400 marchers had attended the annual event, which he described as hugely successful despite attempts by members of the English Defence League and other right-wing groups to cause trouble.

The march, organised by the James Larkin Society, was billed as an anti-racist event but Mr McFadden said that right-wing groups had tried to claim that it was a pro-IRA event.

He maintained: “Today was all about celebrating one of the main trade unionists, James Larkin.

“The theme was against racism and fascism.

“The people of Merseyside succeeded in having a trade union march and rally in opposition to racism and fascism.

“What shocked us was the number of people who came from outside Merseyside with the idea it was something to do with the IRA. It wasn’t.”

Police arrested 23 men and three women for minor public order offences.

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English nazi boss on trial for violence


This video from England is called EDL Nazi Salutes in Manchester.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

EDL leader ‘headbutted one of his own members’

Thursday 29 September 2011

The leader of the far-right English Defence League went on trial today accused of assaulting one of his own group members.

Preston magistrates’ court was told that Stephen Lennon launched a verbal attack on EDL member Alan McKee before head-butting him.

The founder of the racist group “goaded” a crowd of followers during a rally by 2,000 supporters in Blackburn on April 2, magistrates heard.

He launched a tirade against Mr McKee, who was accused of putting messages on the internet about police informers and “grasses,” and called him a “degenerate mug” before trouble broke out among EDL members in the crowd.

Mr McKee, who was drunk at the time, was arrested and taken away.

The court heard he did not want to make a formal complaint and will not give evidence in court.

Mr Lennon was arrested on June 15 and denies common assault.

The trial continues.