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The English Defence League, Red Watch And Neofascist Thugs.

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Many readers will be familiar with Red Watch, a neofascist outfit which publishes the details of its political opponents.

Its purpose is very clear, to ensure that the houses and dwellings of its political opponents are attacked, bricks through windows, firebombed, etc

It is an old fascist technique that has been updated for the 21st century.

Unsurprisingly, the English Defence League take a similar approach. A secret Facebook group of the EDL are posting the names, addresses and phone numbers of their perceived enemies.

Presumably, the EDL will organise, directly or indirectly for them to be attacked, physically.

Now their apologists will try to explain that the EDL are not neofascists, that is despite the fact that their events are published on neofascist forums, that is regardless of the presence of neo-Nazis, BNPers and certifiable racists at their events, etc etc.

This latest development shows how the EDL are changing from a proto-fascist street gang to a more traditional neofascist setup.

No surprise there.

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  1. I haven’t tracked down what was going on, but on Wednesday lunchtime at St Pancras, while running to catch a train out of London which I couldn’t possibly miss, who should I run into but two dozen of the EDL’s London Division finest, slightly worse for drink and stumbling out of a pub (I think it was one of those plastic Irish pubs, O’Neil’s, but I’d have to check on a map). So, I pushed one off the pavement into the trafficky road, but immediately burnished my anti-fascist credentials by acting as if it was an accident, and making a vaguely apologetic noise, tho not actually apologising.

    BobFromBrockley

    13/05/2011 at 17:39

  2. Maybe they were on their way to “Tommy Robinson”‘s court case in W London.

    BobFromBrockley

    13/05/2011 at 17:41

  3. In contrast to my (this time feeble is the right word) actions, check out these two guys:

    I suspect I might not share their politics, but I admire their bottle. As far as I can tell, the police, disgracefully, arrested the Asian lads and not any of the EDL thugs.

    BobFromBrockley

    13/05/2011 at 17:46

  4. EDL chieftain Tommy Robinson spoke (in German) on the 14th May on a rally of the racist Bloc identitaire in France

    entdinglichung

    19/05/2011 at 09:40


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