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 […]

Excl video: “They squirmed back into the station” – Liverpool sees off fascist march – again

On Saturday, a coalition of the left once again joined forces in Liverpool to see off a planned march by neofascists. The city has a proud record of thwarting the attempts of the hard right to march and posture through the streets on multiple occasions – one famously resulted in a so-called ‘white man march’ […]

Major counter-demo against fascist march in Liverpool next weekend

Merseyside Together Against Racism and Fascism is calling on all opponents of the far right to gather for a counter-demonstration against neonazis planning to march in Liverpool. The demonstration, coordinated by Labour left and antifascist stalwart Alan Gibbons, who spoke on the subject at a The World Transformed event alongside Labour’s conference in Liverpool last month, […]

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 […]

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). […]

Video: Trafalgar erupts for Corbyn as BBC again exposes bias

Anti-Trump protesters gather in Trafalgar Square This afternoon in London, crowds estimated at well over 100,000 have taken to the streets to protest the visit of Donald Trump to the UK. This evening, as huge numbers of people gathered in Trafalgar Square, the BBC News channel was broadcasting an interview as cameras covered the crowds. […]

Live feed of London anti-Trump march – vast before it’s even scheduled to start

Live feed of today’s anti-Trump march can be seen below – and it’s enormous, with half an hour to go before it’s even scheduled to begin: The BBC has shown a few desultory images and clips so far that focus on the ‘Trump baby’ balloon and don’t portray a hundredth of the scale, so share […]

Important: Keep our St Helier Hospital/NHS70 march this Saturday

The ‘Keep our St Helier Hospital’ (KOSHH) campaign has been fighting hard to prevent the planned closure and/or downgrading of one or both of Sutton’s hospitals. In recent months the hospital trust in the area has had to send home sick children to make space for treating adults and has seen queues for an ambulance of […]

Hunt’s ‘Happy 70th’ to NHS is restricted treatments – and the anguish they will cause

Worst Health Secretary in history,  Jeremy Hunt has presided over – most NHS workers and activists would say caused – the deepest crisis in the history of the nation’s greatest treasure.  Waiting times, ambulance waits and cancelled operations are now routine at levels that were previously almost unknown even at the height of winter crises. […]

The perfect chant to kick off Saturday’s #NHS70 march

As most SKWAWKBOX readers will be aware, cynical centrists chanted during last Saturday’s “People’s Vote” march “Where’s Jeremy Corbyn”. Corbyn was in Jordan, visiting refugee camps for World Refugee Day – and would not have gone near the march in any case, since he is the only party leader trying to find the best solution […]