Freedom of Speech is a Fantasy

Absolute freedom of speech doesn’t exist and it never will. A world of free speech would soon descend into chaos and anarchy. We are bound by social convention, the law and an awareness of public safety and most of us follow both these actual and implied rules on a subconscious level on a daily basis. […]

A Day of Freedom* *(Hate)

Today Tommy Robinson and some of his far right friends took to the streets of Whitehall, London in an event billed as a #DayForFreedom. The catalyst for the event was the suspending of Robinson’s Twitter account from the social media platform (an incident that Resisting Hate had a bit of a hand in…). Originally the […]

Fighting for the ‘Freedom’ to Hate

For the discerning antifascist liberal, Tommy Robinson’s new pro hate video might just be the funniest thing you have seen in years. He is launching promotion for a ‘Day of Freedom’ planned for 6 May in London and for some reason, known only to himself, he decided to use the theme of duct taping up […]

Haters fall for #ImWithTWAT Hashtag Trick

It is not often we get a really good laugh in the world of anti hate activism. Being bombarded with the kind of hate and rubbish we see on a daily basis can be a gruelling grind. So when a bit of light hearted relief comes our way we make the most of it. Particularly […]

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 […]

Resisting Hate view on Robinson’s Suspension

It is no secret that Resisting Hate wanted Tommy Robinson suspended from Twitter. It is no secret that we have encouraged and organised our members to report his hate tweets. It is no secret that only last week we sent an email to 700 people asking them to report a tweet that we believed constituted […]

Robinson Tells Followers to Punch People

Caught on camera (without his knowledge) we see the Tommy Robinson that he takes such pains to hide from his gullible supporters… Robinson: They got all that [an objector being sworn at by Robinson’s staff] on camera. Robinson: Stay calm all the time. If the camera’s not there fucking punch the geezer round the head. […]

Get These Far Right Extremists Off Their Online Platforms

This week it was publicly acknowledged at the highest level of British policing that as a country we have a serious problem with far right radicalisation and the threat of far right terrorism. There have been four far right terrorist attacks foiled by the police in the UK in 2017 alone. Most of the extremism […]

Robinson – Bullying Thug and Hate Preacher

Robinson’s history as a far right extremist hate preacher goes back a long way. Prior to his period as leader of the EDL Robinson was a member of the BNP (a far right hate group with political aspirations.) During this period he spent time in prison for assaulting a police officer. In April 2005 he […]

Do The Far Right Radicalise People?

The one question we’re all asking given the attacks on Mosques and all the social media posts describing Muslims as ‘evil’. We must ask ourselves the key question of whether the far-right is radicalising people. Even before I joined Resisting Hate I saw countless social media posts that were all ‘Islam this, Islam that’, ‘Muslims […]

A Place For Everything, Everything In Its place

We’ve written before about “Robinson” and “McLoughlin’s” book Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam, so this will be a very brief post. I was thinking about what they’d done, which is essentially to rewrite their own version of the Koran, supposedly in chronological order. They say that read this way the book inspires people […]

Resisting Hate – Some Clarity

I believe it is important to provide some clarity around some of the issues that have been raised this week: Resisting Hate did not publish the private address of Tommy Robinson nor any of the addresses wrongly assumed to be Robinson. The individual who did has publicly confirmed she is not associated with our group. […]