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See no evil, hear no evil

27 May 2010

Ben Lewis is astounded by the PCS call for the state and employers to be granted more power over the workforce in the name of anti-fascism

What the EDL is and how not to combat it

08 Apr 2010

Is it wrong to describe membership of the English Defence League as lumpen? Are they BNP pawns or a fascist danger in their own right? Eddie Ford examines these and other questions

Weyman Bennett should be criticised, not charged

25 Mar 2010

The sorry farce in Bolton once again demonstrates that the anti-fascist left is not only disorganised, but politically disorientated, writes Eddie Ford

No judge-made bans on BNP

18 Mar 2010

Moves to restrict the right to politically organise could easily be used against the left, argues Eddie Ford

Anti-BNP class-collaboration

01 Oct 2009

The left’s spluttering response to Nick Griffin’s invitation to appear on Question time reveals a floundering political strategy, argues James Turley

How not to stop the BNP

23 Jul 2009

The continued rise of the British National Party raises key questions about the left's strategy. Ben Lewis takes a look at the Socialist Workers Party's analysis and argues for a root-and-branch rethink

Getting real about the BNP

20 Mar 2008

Benjamin Klein takes issue with comrades Jim Grant and Dave Isaacson on the nature of the far right and the threat it poses

No platform and the BNP

21 Feb 2008

Is 'no platforming' an unshakable principle or a tactic? Ted North reports on the discussion among Communist Students

Facing up to the fascists

21 Feb 2008

Jim Grant and David Isaacson take issue with Jack Conrad on anti-fascist strategy

What is fascism?

07 Feb 2008

Is it a matter of principle that communists should attempt to deny organisations of the extreme right a platform? Jack Conrad provides historical background in support of his motion to be put to the February 9 CPGB aggregate

Getting the BNP into perspective

24 Jan 2008

Benjamin Klein responds to critics on no-platforming and argues that the left must learn to think if it is ever going to establish a movement that can really challenge our main enemy

No to SWP Berufsverbot

18 Jan 2007

To defeat the BNP, we must fight the system - and not call for ballet dancers to lose their jobs, says Jim Moody

SWP 'no platform' fiasco

23 Nov 2006

Last weekend's grandly named People's Assembly saw the Socialist Workers Party adopt a highly contradictory position on the crucial question of defence of democratic rights, including the right to free speech. Peter Manson reports

BNP acquittal heralds fresh attack on rights

16 Nov 2006

Communists reject giving the state more powers to restrict free speech, says Jim Moody

Driven by neglect

20 Apr 2006

The British National Party really could not have hoped for better press in the lead-up to the May local elections in England. Huw Bynon reports