Antisemitism and the Left

Like many I am keenly interested in understanding the relationship between the Left and antisemitism which has become particularly topical of late not least through the recent media attention on the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn and increasingly heated dialogue which is spreading through social media. On the one hand, much of today’s vitriolic dialogue […]

CitizenGO’s campaign against the LGBTQI community and Feminists

The use of a campaign bus or “battle bus” is nothing new, used by political party candidates, usually a party leader, as a centre of operations as they traverse the country making speeches and other engagements during general election campaigns.  It enables politicians to convey their message more directly to journalists, enabling journalists to get […]

Katie Hopkins – Pro Israel but Antisemitic

Hatey Katey is infamous for her dislike and derision of pretty much everyone. Muslims, fat people, the ginger haired, residents of Scotland… For years she has thrived on a diet of prejudice and bigotry. The one exception being her recent pro Israel stance and her determination to portray herself as a champion of the Jewish […]

The Problem of Fascism

What is Fascism? “Fascist” and “fascism” have been part of public vernacular for over 70 years, but unfortunately are little understood and often mis-defined. The word “fascist” will often be used refer to authority figures, or to describe the curtailment of a freedom. For some people, this will be the be and end all of […]

Bigots for Britain

Background In March 2018, a new political party was registered with the Electoral Commission. The party was named For Britain and was founded by fiercely anti-Islam activist Anne Marie Waters. Waters has been on the fringes of the UK political scene for some time, starting out with the Labour Party, before moving on to UKIP. […]

The Echo of Jackboots Through History

One of my pet subjects which I have studied for years is WWII history. Some of the things which have been creeping into the far right agenda recently have started ringing alarm bells because they are starting to use the same kind of propaganda which was used in Spain during the first reign of Franco, […]

‘For Britain’ – Nazi Links

The murky world of the far right has always had the upper infrastructure with the links they want people to know about and the underground infrastucture with the ‘dirty’ links, the links between the political wannabes and the thugs, racists and downright fascists that they so desperately want to keep hidden from the voting public. […]

Why Those we Loved Fought in WWII

It has frustrated me for a long time that the far right use their misinterpretation of the motives of the soldiers who fought in WWII to justify the behaviour of thugs and haters today. I am unsure what the contents of their history lessons at school covered but they certainly differed from mine. I frequently […]

The Met, Racism and Islamophobia

The Metropolitan Police Service has a long, murky and varied history when it comes to institutionalized racism and police brutality. Victims of this state-sanctioned criminality tend to be members of the black, minority and ethnic communities. The response to this issue came to prominence in the 1950s – 80s in the form of both peaceful […]

Stop Treating the Working Class as Racists

At Resisting Hate we are very accustomed to discussing ‘isms’ and ‘phobias.’ Combating racism, homophobia and religious discrimination is a big part of what we do. But recently the prejudice we are seeing online has exposed a new tactic to divide our country and one which perhaps has the potential to do more damage than […]

Chronic Illness and American Healthcare Policy

As healthcare care costs climbed exponentially in the 1980’s, so did the cost of health insurance plans. As a result, employers began to enroll their employees in managed care plans and many Americans were forced to leave their traditional indemnity plans. With the advent of the health maintenance organization (HMO) there is now a financial […]

The Scale of Casual Racism

I’m here to fight the extremism, because it’s filthy, hateful and unbelievably evil in a way which I have never quite realised before (becoming involved with Resisting Hate). And yes, it’s immensely dangerous, it risks contagion and am I am totally committed. But thankfully support for far right extremism isn’t huge so we have every […]