The Challenges Of Anti Hate Activism

Being involved in anti hate activism in the year that will see Article 50 triggered in Britain, Donald Trump take the presidency in the USA and – potentially – several far right governments established in Europe is no walk in the park. Make no mistake, these are challenging times. Hate is encroaching into the fabric […]

Welcome To Washington Mr President

I write this on the eve of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. I still can’t say that with a straight face, the sheer fact that so many people were taken in by such an obvious fraud is staggering. However, we have to accept that what’s done is done. Barring a legal challenge (for which there must […]

The Rise Of Anti Hate Activism

Newton told us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and although the science behind that may elude the author of this article, the premise doesn’t. The third law of motion is surprisingly apropos to the wave of Anti Hate activism on social media. Online hate was initially confined in the […]

Nazis Belong In The Past

To the generation with parents and grandparents who fought in the Second World War and who learned about the Holocaust, Fascism and the dangers of far right radicalisation on the school curriculum Nazism seemed a horror consigned to the most shameful parts of modern history. It was unthinkable that an ideology as discriminative and inhumane […]

Claiming 2017 Back From The Haters

There is little need to recap the chaos of 2016. Certainly to anyone with a social media presence or who reads the newspapers the horrors have been all too evident. From an increase in worldwide terrorism to the shock Brexit referendum through the rise in Nationalism, evidenced by support for hate groups like Britain First […]

Anti Semitic Attack On Our Member

I’ve received about 12 death threats since 9/11. It started with Alt Right radicals saying “Jews did 9/11”, then a man posted my photo online about 30 times and circulated it online among neo Nazis simply tagging it “Jew.” Countless people told me that I am not white (news to me) and that America is […]

Online Hate Speech – Words Matter

Our anti hate group encounter a good deal of animosity toward our commitment to the fight against online hate speech and hate crime. The arguments levied at us suggest that we should focus more on “real hate speech” in the “real world” with cries that “It is only the internet” and “Words don’t matter.” This […]

Twitter is Not Tackling Hate Crime

Warning – some extremely offensive Tweets quoted in this article As anybody involved in online anti hate activism knows from bitter experience, the backing of social media platforms (and Twitter in particular) is sadly lacking when it comes to tackling the racist, sexist, Islamophobic, Anti Semitic and downright offensive behaviours exhibited on the platform on […]

Leap In Hate Crime Post Brexit

In order to understand and ultimately prevent the behaviours that cause divisions in our society it is sometimes necessary to look at how those behaviours evolved and why some people in our communities behave the way they do. The trigger for the recent revival of racism, Islamophobia and prejudice in the UK was the Brexit […]

Why Resisting Hate Don’t Take Sides

Quite a lot of things frustrate me about running an anti hate group – the venomous people we interact with day in day out, the pitiful logic employed by the far right and the inability of racists to express themselves beyond memes and the block button to name just a few. However, nothing frustrates me […]

Take The Hate Tags Down Twitter

If I drew you a graph of my faith in humanity you would see during the last twenty four hours a nose dive broadly comparable to the crash of the pound a few hours after Brexit. Just when as co founder of an anti hate group I had started to think I had seen it […]

Owning The Anti Hate Buzz Words

My mobile phone has now got to the stage where if I type the letter d it comes up with the auto suggestion that I want to use the word diversity. Such is perhaps the eventual lexical fate of anyone involved in an anti-hate group. However, although I am gratified my Android device is so […]