Starfish mass death on English beach

This video from England says about itself:

4 March 2018

Tens of thousands of starfish were washed up on Ramsgate beach in Kent after ‘The Beast From The East’, Storm Emma passed by. The sudden drop in temperature is thought to have killed the sea creatures.

What a pity so many of these beautiful animals died. One should hope that now these starfish will at least help to feed gulls, sanderlings and other birds.

English racist landlord convicted

This video from England says about itself:

Activists take a surprise delivery to racist landlord Fergus Wilson – curry

3 April 2017

Anti-racist activists travelled to Kent this week to deliver curries to racist landlord Fergus Wilson. He provoked outrage last week when an email he sent to a letting agent was leaked to the press.

Read more here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ruling against unrepentant racist landlord

Thursday 9th November 2017

A PROPERTY tycoon who banned Indian and Pakistani tenants because he claimed they left his homes smelling of curry has been ordered to drop the “abhorrent” policy.

Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of properties in Kent, was handed the judgement at Maidstone County Court on Wednesday.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission sought an injunction against him after he directed a lettings agency not to rent his homes to “coloured” tenants.

The commission asked the court to decide whether his lettings policy contained “unlawful criteria” and, if so, to issue an injunction to prevent a breach of equality laws.

Chief executive Rebecca Hilsenrath said: “Denial of a home on the grounds of race or colour is abhorrent conduct we do not accept in today’s society.”

After the hearing, Mr Wilson maintained there was a “problem” with people “cooking curries” in their homes.

Volkswagen pollution stopped by Greenpeace

This video from England says about itself:

VW port at KENT stormed by GREENPEACE Activists

21 September 2017

Greenpeace at Port of Sheerness in Kent, Thursday, to point at the import of Volkswagen diesel vehicles from Germany.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Delivery denied

Friday 22nd September 2017

Greenpeace activists block shipment of thousands of polluting VW motors

A CARGO ship carrying thousands of Volkswagen diesel-fuelled cars to Britain was forced to sail to another port yesterday after it was seized by environmental activists.

Around 25 protesters used kayaks and boats to reach the 23,000-ton car carrier in Sheerness Port in Kent at around 8.30am, environmental group Greenpeace said.

They climbed the ship and hung from the 27m-high unloading door, vowing to remain until Volkswagen “takes its toxic cars back to Germany.”

The ship turned around and sailed to Margate with the protesters still hanging on, according to the charity.

It was revealed in 2015 that Volkswagen had deliberately set its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests while in the lab, keeping pollution to its stated limits, but then spewing out up to 40 times as much filth during real-world driving.

It affected 1.2 million cars in Britain and 11m worldwide. Independent tests on the new VW Golf show its nitrous oxides levels (NOx) are twice the legal limit. NOx is known to cause serious health damage.

More than 40 activists also scaled fences at Sheerness port and gained access to the vehicle park, where thousands more Volkswagen cars are awaiting distribution to suppliers.

They removed diesel vehicles’ keys and placed stickers on the engines telling VW to “ditch diesel.”

Activist Janet Barker, a support worker from Powys, said: “Diesel cars are toxic so we’re here to block VW imports on behalf of all of the children who are the most acutely affected by the health impacts of diesel fumes.”

Air pollution causes an estimated 40,000 premature deaths a year in Britain and is linked to health problems from childhood illnesses to heart disease and even dementia.

A testing programme last year found that modern diesel cars emit six times more NOx in the real world than in lab tests.

Since September 1 new car models have been required to pass a tougher testing regime.

Government policy has promoted diesels for several years, under the belief that they contribute less to climate change as they emit less carbon dioxide in exhaust fumes.

But a new report from the European Federation for Transport and Environment shows that in fact a diesel vehicle emits several tonnes more carbon than an equivalent car running on petrol when its entire impact is calculated.

Activist law firm ClientEarth clean-air specialist Anna Heslop said: “It’s time to accept that diesel cars are not the environmentally friendly solution drivers have been assured they were.

“This report indicates that diesels are not only a disaster for public health, but are not helping us hit our climate targets either.

“Two years on from the [VW] Dieselgate scandal, we’ve still seen no meaningful action from the government in Britain.

“We should be seeing vehicles which cheat emissions standards fixed, consistent ‘clean car’ labelling based on realworld emissions — and all of this overseen by independent regulators with the clout to enforce the laws to protect our health.”

British billionaire’s bigotry against poor people, Asians

This video from England says about itself:

Racist White Supremacist – Fergus Wilson

19 April 2017

Buy-to-let tycoon Fergus Wilson, who was last week exposed for banning “coloured” tenants from his properties because they make carpets “smell of curry,” said he would not apologize for the comments.

“There has been much support for the stance I have taken. I do not apologize for it. Faced with the same circumstances, I would do it again,” the Kent billionaire told Sky News.

Emails sent by Wilson were leaked on Tuesday, showing the businessman instructing his estate agent Evolution not to rent his properties out to people of south Asian origin.

The landlord later commented that the motivation for the leak was a mystery to him, as he had received wide support for the ban. He said banning “coloured” people isn’t racist …

He has previously insisted he is not a racist because he let his properties to “niggers” and Eastern Europeans.

However, the policy may be in breach of the Equality Act and is now under investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

“These are truly disgusting remarks as well as being unlawful instructions from a landlord to a letting agent,” the commission’s Chief Executive Rebecca Hilsenrath said in a press release on Wednesday.

“We will investigate and will be asking Mr. Wilson to explain his actions. Unless we are satisfied that he will not break the law in the future, we will take legal action.”

Kent Police said the force is aware of the situation and will be “working to establish if any offences have taken place.”

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Bigot landlord faces new fury over prejudice

Thursday 18th May 2017

Low-paid workers and single parents banned

AN “Alf Garnett”-style property tycoon was forced to defend his latest letting criteria yesterday after he banned zero-hours workers, single parents and “battered wives” from renting his properties.

Buy-to-let bigot Fergus Wilson, who is thought to own hundreds of properties in Kent, has also blacklisted parents with children under 18, low-paid workers, single adults and housing benefit claimant, according to his latest criteria dated June 1.

Mr Wilson claimed to be acting like any other business by “consistently fine-tuning to best advantage.”

He said: “I am merely taking economic steps to ensure that we do not end up with people who are unable to pay their rent.”

Mr Wilson faced a public backlash earlier this year after a leaked email apparently showed letting his criteria for tenants, including: “No coloured people because of the curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”

He was accused of racism and received a torrent of online abuse — including a YouTube video branding him a “racist dickwad” — which he reported to the police.

While his current letting criteria does not mention people of south Asian origin, Mr Wilson insists that he would still not rent his properties to “Indian and Pakistani people,” claiming “it is not the colour of their skin but the smell of the curry.”

Anti-racist group Hope Not Hate described Mr Wilson as “the unacceptable face of the housing crisis” and compared him to the famously racist Alf Garnett character in 1960s and ’70s BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission demanded a written assurance from Mr Wilson that he would not refuse to let a property based on race, colour, nationality or national origins.

English racist multimillionaire landlord exposed

This video from Britain says about itself:

Scumbag landlord Fergus Wilson – a racist who wants to run the Kent police

5 August 2015

Cameron‘s latest wheeze to attract racist UKIP voters back into the Tory fold is to demand that landlords take over the role of the UK Border Agency and start tracking illegal migrants.

One such landlord is Fergus Wilson a man who, with his wife, owns over 900 properties in Kent. Here Wilson reveals his racist views as he tells Channel 4 News that Kent is “sinking under the weight of illegal *and* legal immigrants“. This is the man who wants to be Kent’s next police commissioner.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Fury at tycoon’s ban on ‘coloured’ tenants

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Property hoarder moans about ‘curry smell’

ANTI-RACISM campaigners called for the prosecution of a buy-to-let landlord yesterday who said he would not rent to “coloured people” because they made his properties smell of curry.

Multimillionaire housing tycoon Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of rental properties in Maidstone and Ashton in Kent, has previously refused to rent out homes to “battered wives and single mothers” and people receiving housing benefit.

In an email to letting agent Evolution Properties he wrote: “No coloured people because of the curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”

A spokesman for anti-racist campaign group Hope Not Hate condemned the landlord’s racist policies.

He said: “You simply cannot treat people like this and deny them a place to live due to their skin colour.

“This is the unacceptable face of the housing crisis. There is something broken in the system when such a powerful figure can get away with such an appalling policy.

“Fergus Wilson’s comments would seem laughably offensive, a throwback to the Alf Garnett era, if they weren’t so serious in their implication.

“Mr Wilson should face the full legal implications of his actions.”

Following the surfacing of the email the Equality and Human Rights Commission has pledged to investigate and ask Mr Wilson to explain his discriminatory policies.

Its chief executive Rebecca Hilsenrath described Mr Wilson’s remarks as “truly disgusting” and added: “Unless we are satisfied that he will not commit unlawful acts in the future we will take legal action.”

Letting agency Evolution, which manages hundreds of Mr Wilson’s properties, condemned the policy and said it would never implement it.

In January Mr Wilson, who is worth £100 million, issued a directive banning tenants with children under 18, single adults, victims of domestic abuse, tenants without a rent guarantee, people on housing benefit, low income workers, zero-hours workers, plumbers … and pet owners.

Anti-miniskirt witchhunt in England

This 4 January 2016 video is called BBC News SE – The Ebbsfleet Academy School Uniform – Skirts.

Unfortunately, there are not only anti-miniskirt witch-hunters in Saudi Arabia. And Italy. And Poland. And New York City and elsewhere in the USA.

Also in England.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Parents angry after teens sent home for short skirts

Thursday 5th January 2016

PARENTS condemned a headteacher yesterday for “shutting the gates in the faces” of 20 teenage girls at a school in Kent because of the length of their skirts.

Ebbsfleet Academy

These ‘academies’ are products of privatisation of education by Tony Blair and Conservative governments; which opened the doors for all sorts of for profit and/or religious fanatics and weirdos to get their hands on schoolchildren.

head Alison Colwell sent the pupils home on the first day of term, saying that to “flash large amounts of thigh” goes against school policy.

Ms Colwell defended the school’s ban on skirts that end more than 5cm above the knee.

One mother wrote on Facebook that her daughter had been turned away for wearing a skirt that she had worn previously to the school. She claimed: “They’re letting their pupils down by turning them away for silly reasons.”

Terry Joseph, whose daughter was also sent home, said: “My biggest concern was for the safety of the children, as the school has a duty of care.

“They put out quite a few girls and boys out of the school without their parents’ knowledge. There were children walking the streets of Kent, perhaps some without anywhere to go.”

According to this source, ‘around 200′, not ’20’ girls. And:

In 2013, the school hit the headlines when it was dubbed ‘Colditz Academy’ after Ms Colwell sent home five per cent of its pupils in one day for breaching new uniform rules.

One girl was turned away from the gates of Ebbsfleet Academy in Swanscombe, Kent, because her bag was too small while another female pupil, who has no eyebrows, was sent straight home because she broke make-up rules by using an eyebrow pencil.

Other pupils were told to leave because the coloured tags on popular footwear brand Kickers breached an ‘all black’ rule.

And here, I am not even talking about anti-maxiskirt witchhunters.

Refugees welcome, nazis not in Kent, England

Refugees welcomed on white cliffs of Dover

After the ‘bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover‘ of the Vera Lynn song, now this message of welcome and humanity there.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Dover’s white cliffs beam message of hope

Saturday 2nd April 2016

A GIANT illuminated message of solidarity has been projected on the white cliffs of Dover before an anti-immigration march in the town planned for today by a rabble of neonazis.

Refugees welcome” has been projected in huge letters across the cliffs by a campaign collaboration between organisation Global Justice Now and guerilla projectionists Feral X.

Nearly 40 thugs have been arrested for rioting and violence during clashes with counter-protesters at the previous far-right march in January.

Now, Dover will yet again be invaded by the neonazis — of which most of them do not live in the town — and anti-fascists from across Britain will travel there to overshadow their messages of hate by sending a convoy of vehicles filled with provisions to refugees in Calais.

Global Justice Now director Nick Dearden said: “Far right groups are coming to Dover to fan the flames of hatred and xenophobia, often generating a lot of media coverage in the process.

“But thousands of groups and communities are acting in many different ways to offer practical and personal support to refugees who have fled desperate circumstances to get here.”

Mr Dearden criticised the government for playing a “very active role” in the destruction of the Middle East and for not promising to take in more than 20,000 refugees.

He also pointed towards smaller and poorer countries that are doing more than Britain to help alleviate the crisis.

He added: “The UK is not ‘full.’ Lebanon, a country half the size of Wales, has taken in one million Syrian refugees. It is perfectly possible for the UK to take far more migrants than we currently see.”

Blood swastika daubed on bus by nazis

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Blood Swastika Pillock One of 40 Rioters Nicked

Saturday 2nd April 2016

Neonazi rally threatens Dover again despite mass arrests

A NEONAZI suspected of daubing a bloody swastika on a coach was revealed yesterday to be one of nearly 40 thugs arrested in the wake of an anti-refugee riot.

The 52-year-old man from Fulham, who is on bail, is banned from entering Dover following an incident at Maidstone motorway service station in January, where men brandishing weapons smashed up coaches filled with anti-fascists travelling to a counter-demonstration.

Kent Police said detectives used DNA testing from the blood to find and arrest the man on February 25.

Assistant Chief Constable Neil Jerome said: “Seventeen were arrested on the day, the rest have been arrested since then and arrests continue to be made.

“Sixteen have been charged with a variety of offences and 21 are on bail with conditions not to enter Dover.”

Despite the arrests, other fascists are nevertheless gearing up to wreak havoc again today in the port town, which Kent Anti-Racism Network chairwoman Bridget Chapman says is seen as an easy target to “build a message of hate.”

This is because the violent racists — who are overwhelmingly not from Dover — take advantage of its economic deprivation and close proximity to refugees and migrants in northern France.

Anti-fascist groups across Britain are travelling down to resist the far-right mobs and to focus on giving “love, solidarity and warm socks” to refugees living in unsanitary conditions in Calais.

A convoy of several cars decorated with banners will make their way to France to support the migrants and “show up the fascists for being Hitler-loving thugs,” Ms Chapman added.

She told the Star that she and a female friend were physically attacked by neo-nazis at the previous Dover counter-rally.

She continued: “Violence at the last protest has come from the one side — that arrived drunk and armed.

“I saw a group that went up to block the road and broke through police lines to pelt them with masonry and sharpened sticks.

“I was attacked by a huge guy with a metal bar. My friend was kicked down some stairs and kicked in the head. They simply want a fight.

“We don’t want to fight but nor do we want to accept fascists roaming around the streets of Dover chanting racist slogans and Sieg-Heiling around town.

“These people do not want a peaceful protest.”

According to Kent Police, officers only have powers to stop people from engaging in their legal right to assemble and protest if there is a likelihood of violence, rioting and looting.

Hope not Hate spokesman Matthew Collins had told the Star that the organisation was surprised by “how underprepared the police were” during the last rally.

Kent Police Assistant Chief Constable Neil Jerome added: “Based on the information we have, and the lessons learned from last time, there will be significantly more police officers in Dover on Saturday.

“Those who choose to act in a violent, threatening or disorderly manner can expect a police response that is impartial, firm and fair, and they will be held to account for their actions.”

HUGH LANNING reports on an Kent-wide initiative designed to stop fascists using the refugee crisis to promote racial hatred and division: here.

A YORKSHIRE pub licensee confirmed yesterday that he would not serve right-wing thugs who regularly descend on Rotherham to spread their hateful message. The decision is a victory for local anti-racists who called on Bridge Inn licensee Tony Watson and the Old Mill Brewery to close the doors to fascists: here.

British nazi violence in Kent

Nazis' bloody swastika on bus in England

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Police hunt fascist who daubed bloody swastika

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Forensic clues examined to trace man who attacked Dover protest activists

DETECTIVES are using forensic evidence to hunt neonazis who daubed a swastika in blood on a coach taking activists to Saturday’s anti-fascist protest in Dover, Kent Police revealed yesterday.

A spokesman for the force told the Star that “forensic examinations” are taking place to help identify the perpetrators of a a violent far-right attack that took place at Maidstone service station before the planned fascist march and counterdemonstration.

It is part of investigations following the arrest of 17 people during the far-right protests in Dover that ended in clashes with police and anti-racist demonstrators.

Anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate suggested more detentions were bound to take place in the weeks to come after pictures appeared to show members of fascist street gang Combat 18

The ’18’ in that name stands for ‘Adolf Hitler‘, as A and H are the first, respectively eighth, letters of the alphabet.

armed with weapons at the scene.

Hope not Hate spokesman Matthew Collins told the Star the group was surprised by “how underprepared the police were.

“Quite clearly neonazis and their followers went to Dover looking for trouble.

“It’s beyond comprehension how police lost control and allowed innocent demonstrators to be attacked.

“We have got photographs of far-right activists brandishing sticks and bricks and bottles.”

Among those arrested at the Dover rally was 35 year-old Craig Knott, who was charged with possession of a locking knife.

Another man was arrested on the scene after being suspected on holding an “offensive weapon.”

Mr Collins said the Maidstone attack, at which 10 people were arrested, “was a pre-planned attack by neonazis, to injure people who were exercising their democratic right to hold a peaceful protest.”

All of those arrested were released on bail until April.

Hope Not Hate warned that far-right activity is increasingly returning to violence and potentially armed organising, with groups such as Combat 18 re-emerging on the streets.

“There are a lot of people now on the far right who realise and believe that electorally they are finished, completely finished”, said Mr Collins.

“Some of these people now identify themselves with the imagery and the personality associated with Combat 18.

“A lot of this is rebrand — people associating themselves with the idea that only a violent movement can now work for them.”

Nazi violence in Kent, England

Nazis' bloody swastika on bus in England

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Sieg-heiling fascists outgunned in Dover

Monday 1st February 2016

Violence flares as neonazis try to stage anti-refugee demonstration

“HARDCORE sieg-heiling nazis” wielded iron bars and threatened journalists at a rally in Dover on Saturday.

Groups including the National Front, North West Infidels and Keep Britain White descended on the Kent port, which has long been a target for racists due to its ferry connections to mainland Europe.

An estimated 200 neonazis arrived, to be faced by 600 counterdemonstrators including clergy, councillors, local groups Dover Stand Up to Racism, Kent Anti-Racism Network and national campaigns the Anti-Fascist Network and Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Violence broke out even before the marchers assembled.

On the way, coachloads of fascists and anti-fascists were involved in clashes on Saturday morning at Maidstone service station on the M20.

Anti-fascist coaches were attacked, one having its windscreen smashed, another daubed in blood with a swastika. Six people were injured and police said that a man had been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

In Dover’s town centre, anti-fascists staged a peaceful meeting with speakers including shadow international development secretary Diane Abbott, local councillors and trade unionists.

But violence broke out when about 100 neonazis broke away from their main demonstration, forcing their way through police lines to attack the counterdemonstrators.

Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of UAF, witnessed the attack.

“We are talking about hardcore sieg-heiling nazis,” he said.

“I saw one of them throw a brick into the face of a protester who was just standing there. They produced iron bars. They threatened journalists.”

A female reporter covering the protest said one far-right demonstrator had threatened her, telling her she should be raped. A female anti-fascist protester suffered a broken arm. Five others were injured.

“The police’s attitude seemed to be more concerned about what the anti-fascists were doing than they were about the thugs who were attacking us. The police were facing us, not the attackers. The violence by the fascists was not dealt with,” said Mr Bennett.

Police said weapons, including a knife, knuckleduster and hammers, were seized during the anti-immigration rally.

It is understood two fascists and one anti-fascist demonstrator were arrested.

A Kent Anti-Racism Network spokesman said: “We now see across Europe a climate of bigotry and hatred is on the rise — the scapegoating of migrants, attacks on the Muslim community and an increase in anti-semitism.”


AWARD-WINNING Jewish LGBT activist Dan Glass was in Dover on Saturday to protest against the fascist groups taking to the streets.

After helping an injured fellow protester, he found himself face to face with hundreds of nazis and ended up in hospital.

He told the Star: “They punched me and I got a black eye. Obviously every attack they do emboldens them — they are out there to hurt, they are out there for blood.

“What was really shocking was the police protection of them when they were specifically out there to get blood.”

He added, however, that the policing was less of a concern than the fact that fascist groups like the National Front have made such a re-emergence.

Mr Glass is now safely back at home and recovering from the attack.

Nazi attack in Kent, England

This photo shows the neo-nazi paramilitary attack.

Teenagers abused at G4S private prison

This video from England says about itself:

G4S staff accused of punching, slapping youngsters in detention center

8 January 2016

Seven G4S staff have been accused of punching and slapping teenagers in a young offenders’ institution in south east England who were under their care.

The G4S employees in question, which include team leaders, two duty operation managers and training center assistants, have all been suspended.

The allegations concerning Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent were uncovered by a BBC Panorama investigation, the findings of which are yet to be broadcast.

The center is co-managed by G4S and the Youth Justice Board (YJB). The government has halted the placement of new young people in the facility until the claims are properly investigated.

By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:

Abuse exposed at G4S run borstal

Saturday 9th January 2015

7 staff suspended after Panorama reports youngsters were punched and slapped

PRIVATE prison operator G4S suspended seven members of staff at a facility for young offenders yesterday amid allegations of abuse and mistreatment.

Staff reportedly punched and slapped some teenagers held at Medway Secure Training Centre in Rochester, Kent, a 76-bed facility for 12- to 18-year-olds, and allegedly boasted about using inappropriate techniques to restrain youngsters.

G4S, which has run the facility in co-operation with the Youth Justice Board since it opened in 1998, announced the suspensions after being told that BBC Panorama undercover reporters had been secretly filming the centre for an exposé yet to be aired.

“These allegations are extremely concerning, not least because only eight months ago G4S was subject to a damning report from Ofsted into another of its child jails, Rainsbrook,” said Howard League for Penal Reform director Andrew Neilson.

“The company has since lost the contract to run Rainsbrook but the contract to run Medway was renewed.

“Over 200 children are under the supposed care of G4S in these detention centres.”

G4S said it had referred the “serious allegations of inappropriate staff conduct” to Medway Council’s designated officer, the board and the Ministry of Justice.

Mr Neilson expressed hope that the forthcoming Ministry of Justice review of youth justice would take a hard look at what companies like G4S are doing to children in trouble with the law.

Kent Police are also understood to have been alerted to the claims of “unnecessary use of force and the use of improper language” at the centre.

The force confirmed it was investigating allegations following a referral from Medway Council that had been made regarding reports of both physical and verbal abusive behaviour at the facility.