Posts Tagged ‘ Race ’

Fear and Hope in a Divided Country

Sep 1st, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

England is both an increasingly tolerant and open society and a more divided place, according to the latest ‘Fear and Hope’ survey published this week by Hope not Hate.

In its fourth survey of attitudes to race, faith, belonging and identity since 2011, the anti-extremist campaign group finds that England is more tolerant and open than it was six years ago, despite recent turbulent events such as the four terrorist attacks in the last three months, the Brexit negotiations and the Grenfell fire.



The Strike that Changed the Rules

Dec 12th, 2016 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

BARRY WINTER reviews the second edition of Jack Dromey and Graham Taylor’s book about the Grunwick dispute which has been republished by Lawrence & Wishart to mark the strike’s 40th anniversary.

Forty years ago an amazing trade-union struggle took place in Brent in north London. Beginning very locally at the Grunwick Photo Processing Plant in 1977, the strike soon hit the national headlines. It lasted more than 18 months and sadly ended in defeat.



Hall’s Political Writings to be Published in January

Dec 5th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A new selection of the late Stuart Hall’s political writings is to be published in January by Lawrence & Wishart, and is available now for pre-order from the publisher’s website.



Refugees, Women and the Grunwick Strike

Nov 8th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The co-author of a seminal account of “the strike that changed the rules of the game” will be giving a special one-off talk at Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands on Sunday 27 November to mark the publication of a second edition of his book about the dispute, Grunwick: The Workers’ Story.



Historic Cable Street Pamphlet Republished

Oct 27th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The ILP has republished a first-hand account of the Battle of Cable Street to mark the 80th anniversary of the day in 1936 when the people of London’s east end united to halt Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists (BUF) from marching through Stepney.



New Website Marks 80 Years Since Cable Street

Oct 4th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Hope not Hate have launched a new website to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street when the people of the east end of London united to halt Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists (BUF) from marching through Stepney.

The fascists were subjected to a humiliating defeat as the police found themselves unable to clear a path, and the battle has been described as “the most popular anti-fascist victory to take place on British soil”.



Weekend of Action to Expose the Real UKIP

Mar 12th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Anti-extremist organisation Hope not Hate have called a national weekend of action to campaign against the UK Independence Party and expose what it calls ‘the real UKIP’, revealing the truth about its policies and views.



Immigration Fears: Who is to Blame?

Dec 4th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

With discussion of immigration becoming ever more toxic, how should progressives respond to UKIP’s blame game and what can they offer as a humane approach?



‘Don’t Let Them Drown,’ cries HOPE not Hate

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

HOPE not Hate has launched a petition condemning the government’s decision to withdraw support for migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean, describing the stance as “inhumane and unacceptable for a modern civilised country”.



The Triumph of HOPE

Oct 6th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The anti-extremist organisation, HOPE not Hate, has marked its 10th anniversary with a new book that tells the inside story of ‘the campaign that helped defeat the BNP’.