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 […]

Cambridge Analytica, A Beginner’s Guide

Cambridge Analytica Many people have been hearing the name Cambridge Analytica for the first time recently, following the revelation that they obtained the personal information of around 50 million people by abusing Facebook’s lax permissions system. I first heard of the company about a year ago, after reading an article by Carole Cadwalladr in the […]

The Resistance and Trump

Written by a guest writer for Resisting Hate It’s a tough balancing act to not allow ‘perfect’ to be the enemy of the ‘good’. It’s something I personally struggle with, but an approach that I like to apply when trying to think about solutions is to set up a sort of syllogism: Let’s say we […]

Defeating Trumpism with Faith

A faith based article written by a guest writer Past U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower once said: “A people that value privileges above principles, soon lose both.” It is true, indeed, that we have become a people seeking progression, however, we are a divided people; an occupied people. Notwithstanding Eisenhower’s comment and, apart from the fact […]