Call for EDL to help fund Blackburn demonstration bill

Blackburn Citizen by Sam Chadderton | Tuesday, 31 May 2011

THE English Defence League should contribute to the cost of policing its demonstrations, a committee heard. Lancashire Police have applied to the Home Office for a reimbursement of the money spent on keeping the peace and preventing disorder at the Blackburn protest and counter-demo on April 2. The operation was described as Lancashire’s biggest ever and cost £500,000 on officers’... Read more

Police warn landlady of nazi meeting venue

by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Barking and Dagenham police have visited the landlady of an east London pub where Nick Griffin is due to speak tonight and told her that she risks losing her licence if the meeting goes ahead, according to the British National Party spokesman Simon Darby. Darby claims an alternative venue has been arranged for the party leader’s visit. HOPE not hate... Read more

Race hate internet warrior leaves prison

by Sonia Gable | Sunday, 15 May 2011

One of the first two Britons to be prosecuted for inciting racial hatred on the internet is being released this week after serving less than half his sentence. However he will face stringent restrictions on his liberty. Simon Sheppard, 53, will be classed as a Multi Agency Public Protection Agency level 3 offender because of the high risk he poses... Read more

BNP youth leader arrested

by Sonia Gable | Monday, 25 April 2011

Kieren Trent, leader of the British National Party’s “young adults” organisation Resistance, was arrested by Thames Valley Police yesterday (Sunday), according to a report on a far-right activist’s blog. His computer equipment was seized. The arrest followed a demonstration in Wolverton, Milton Keynes, against a local councillor who voted in favour of granting planning permission to Bletchley mosque. Councillor Mike... Read more

Far-Right 'as dangerous as Islam terrorists'

Evening Standard by Justin Davenport and Ken Hyder | Thursday, 14 April 2011

Far-Right extremist groups should be treated more seriously by authorities and investigated the same way as Islamic terrorism, a new report says today. The study dispels the myth Right-wing terrorists act alone, saying most are motivated by "dangerous networks". Author Gerry Gable, publisher of anti-fascist magazine Searchlight, warns that often the extremists' actions are only discovered by luck.While most... Read more

New approach to counter-terrorism

Asian Image | Monday, 11 April 2011

Police officers are being called in by MI5 to openly knock on the doors of suspected extremists whose internet searches or associates have raised concerns, a report has found. Counter-terrorism officers said use of the new approach to tackle the risks and threats posed by violent extremists has developed over the last two years. But the report on the effects... Read more

British Security Minister Outlines Key Elements of New Prevent Agenda

FREErad!cals by FREErad!cals | Friday, 1 April 2011

Speaking yesterday at a conference organised by King’s College London’s ICSR, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies, British Security Minister Baroness Pauline Neville Jones revealed core elements of the British government’s revised Prevent agenda. She announced that the new strategy would be broader than it currently is, “confront[ing] all forms of extremism,... Read more