By Nigel Copsey
Anti-fascism has lengthy been probably the most energetic and dynamic parts of radical protest and direct motion. but it truly is a space of fight and renowned resistance that is still principally unexplored via historians, sociologists and political scientists.
Fully revised and up-to-date from its previous version, this ebook maintains to supply the definitive account of anti-fascism in Britain from its roots within the Nineteen Thirties competition to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists, to the road demonstrations and on-line campaigns of the twenty-first century. the writer attracts on a magnificent variety of resources together with reliable govt, police and safety providers files, the writings and memories of activists themselves, and the courses and propaganda of anti-fascist teams and their opponents.
The booklet lines the ideological, tactical and organisational evolution of anti-fascist teams and explores their usually advanced relationships with the mainstream and radical left, in addition to assessing their effectiveness in battling the intense right.
Read Online or Download Anti-Fascism in Britain PDF
Similar political parties books
A well-known function of analyses approximately mass mobilization in Latin the US among the Thirties and Nineteen Fifties is an emphasis on manipulation and social keep watch over of leaders over their constituencies. This publication addresses mass mobilization from a distinct attitude by means of focusing much less at the unidirectional motion of leaders and the passivity in their fans and extra at the interactive approach among brokers that educated their help for reform and the articulation of a political discourse according to notions of consent.
The tips that educated the protest, social hobbies and activism of the Sixties, this article combines conventional highbrow biography with social historical past to ascertain a gaggle of intellectuals whose pondering was once the most important within the formula of recent Left political concept.
“A masterful research of Florida politics. ”—Gary R. Mormino, writer of Land of light, country of Dreams“In this sweeping review of contemporary Florida politics, Colburn demanding situations the country’s preconceived notions of the light State’s political leanings. [It] is the results of a life of gazing and interpreting a as soon as small and rural country that has remodeled itself, in lower than fifty years, right into a political powerhouse and nationwide weathervane.
Applying a distinct facts set that incorporates greater than one thousand management elections from over a hundred events in 14 nations over a nearly 50 12 months interval, this quantity presents the 1st accomplished, comparative exam of ways events select their leaders and the effect of the several judgements they make during this regard.
Additional info for Anti-Fascism in Britain
85 Given the wave of anti-fascist feeling after Olympia, even fascists in rural middle-class areas were not immune to the occasional missile attack: in Melksham in Wiltshire, on 21 June, a car was overturned and stones, eggs and fruit were thrown by anti-fascists at an unfortunate group of Blackshirts. 8 6 Anti-fascist demonstrations also followed in June 1934 at Leicester and Swansea, but there were no reports of disorder. At Leicester, where a leading BUF figure, A. K. Chesterton, addressed a meeting at Oriental Hall a counter-procession of anti-fascists brought a donkey along dressed in a blackshirt.
In due course, they were joined by the support of Lord Marley, James Maxton, Fenner Brockway, Ellen Wilkinson, Dorothy Woodman, Harry Pollitt and Leah Manning (President of the National Union of Teachers). 91 An internal CPGB memorandum dated 13 August, reveals how central the Hyde Park counter-demonstration was to the CPGB's strategy of breaking the Labour Party's ban on the United Front. It states that the 'whole energy' of the CPGB must be put into preparations for Hyde Park over the next four weeks, the United Front with Labour organisations being the 'central task running through all the preparations ....
One section of the crowd was directed towards Hyde Park, another to nearby Thurloe Square where an impromptu, tightly packed meeting took place chaired by John Strachey. The crowd in Thurloe Square reportedly numbered between 3,000 and 5,000 and was, without apparent warning, subjected to repeated baton charges by police forcing it to disperse. The police alleged that the anti-fascist meeting in Thurloe Square was 'provocative', 'disorderly' and fell within the declared exclusion zone.
- JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party by Sean J. Savage
- Quantenbiologie: Einführung in einen neuen Wissenszweig by Friedrich Dessauer (auth.)