McDonnell rallies Labour supporters to oppose Robinson march

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has called on “all Labour members and anyone who cares about the future of our country” to join a Momentum demonstration to oppose far-right activist Tommy Robinson, who intends to lead a march in London on Sunday 9 December. it doesn’t matter whether you voted leave or remain, Tommy Robinson doesn’t […]

Bleak, viral WhatsApp message captures spirit of non-fascists in Brazil

A bleakly-humorous WhatsApp message, which has apparently gone viral among Brazilian WhatsApp users, gives a poignant insight into the reaction of ordinary people who don’t support fascism to the victory of far-right Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential election. Bolsonaro has been accused of trampling democracy, being anti-women and an extremist ‘barbarian’ and organising criminal […]

Left mobilising against far-right DFLA in London today

Left-wing organisations are mobilising their members to march against the far-right group ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ (DFLA) in London today in a demonstration of what the left can achieve in unity. Following John McDonnell’s call for a new anti-nazi league, trade unions, Momentum, community leaders and other progressive organisations at the counter-demonstration in Westminster. Momentum […]

Right-wing ‘assault’ on Jewish woman at #Lab18 – and the sinister links it uncovered

Throughout this week, the SKWAWKBOX has been collating information on a series of incidents aimed at events organised by pro-Palestinian activists and left-wing Jewish Labour supporters during Labour’s annual conference, which finished on Wednesday. However, one of the incidents has taken on a bizarre and telling life of its own and merits its own article. […]

Tory MEPs’ vote to DEFEND Hungary’s ‘sovereign’ right to be racist should worry us all

The European Parliament logo European Parliament members (MEPs) have voted in favour of a motion of censure against Hungary and its premier Viktor Orbán for the country’s behaviour toward asylum seekers and minority groups – including Jewish and Roma people. The motion passed by 448 votes to 197 with 48 abstentions. To be adopted, the […]

Bannon’s revealing off-mic outburst

Steve Bannon (image DaTechGuyBlog creative commons) Hard-right former Trump aide Steve Bannon has been interviewed a number of times this weekend by friendly faces such as his old pal Nigel Farage. But his composure cracked when he faced even the modest challenge of being ‘called out’ for supporting far-right law-breaker Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson). […]