EDL inside perspective: “Beat them already – they’re only blacks!”

On 31 March the EDL had invited to Aarhus, Denmark, to set up a European “anti-islamic alliance”. They got about 160 people to come, we can only guess the important topics discussed, such as strategy for the defense against Muslamic Ray Guns. 4,000 antifascists made a clear point that none of the islamophobes were welcome (there is an argument coming through the window half way through the video).

The DDL, Danish Defense League, recorded their retreat under police protection and put it on YouTube. For the convenience of those of us who do not speak Danish, here is a cut down version with English subtitles.

The repeatedly used term “perker” – here translated as “wog” – is a Danish racist slur directed at people from North Africa and the Middle East. In strength it equals “nigger”, but doesn’t have a direct translation.

And all this after they had made it clear such behaviour would not be tolerated. Quote from the call: “We want to make it clear to racists, neo-Nazis and any other extremists – you are not welcome.” And they nevertheless ended up with a whole busload full of racists.

Following their humiliation in Aarhus and Brighton, the EDL have veered towards the dangerous end in their triangle of  ridiculous – dumb – dangerous, attacking a pensioner in Lewisham.


Greece: “Our Present Is Your Future”! Special pre-tour screening in CARDIFF, Tuesday, May 15 2012

As we move closer to finishing nearly two hours of films on the Greek resistance sending shockwaves around the world, we present a special pre-tour screening in Cardiff on Tuesday, May 15th.

This is your first chance to see footage from the occupied workplaces that have been on strike all year, from the occupied hospitals where doctors and other health workers are taking militant action to stop the destruction of the health service, from the neighbourhood assemblies self-organising in the communities and from the many other groups taking direct action against austerity.

The final versions of all the films will be ready by the start of June – as will details of the tour in June and July. If you want to arrange a screening in your locality, get in touch.

Tuesday May 15th, 6:30pm

Red & Black Umbrella Social Centre

57-58 Clifton St

Adamstown, Cardiff CF24 1LS