Anti-Fascist Action Literature

This post will contain various Anti-Fascist Action publications.

Fighting Talk: the journal of Anti-Fascist Action.

Fighting Talk was the journal of Anti-Fascist Action. I have collected issues 1 through 21; filling in the blanks of the Fighting Talk collection which has done the rounds. However I haven’t re-scanned copies of Fighting Talks from the existing collection.

Thanks to ST for filling in the missing copies.
International Anti-Fascist Conference, 1997

In 1997 Anti-Fascist Action organised an international militant anti-fascist conference. However, owing to pressure from Camden Council, Camden Irish Centre cancelled the booking last minute. Fortunately, AFA was able to pull off the conference despite the hitch.

A special Fighting Talk pamphlet was also produced. View it here thanks to DC.

Here are some newspaper articles about the Irish Centre cancelling the event.

  1. Anti-Fascists Booted out of Irish Centre (The Irish World, 3 Oct 1997)
  2. Irish Centre bans Anti-Fascist Rally (Irish Post, 4 Oct 1997)
  3. Double Standards over AFA (The Irish World, 3 Oct 1997)
  4. Anti-Fascists Banned from Irish Centre (Associated Press, 9 Oct 1997)
  5. Exclusive (The Irish World, 10 Oct 1997)
  6. “Far right, not organised in Ireland” (Letter from Dublin AFA to The Irish World, 10 Oct 1997)
  7. Hard Left Cash Bash (The Irish World, 26 Sept 1997)
  8. Anti-Racism Rally (The Irish World, 26 Sept 1997)

A report from the conference by a Seattle based group can be found here.

Thanks to SM for this contribution.

Leeds Anti-Fascist Action

This post will contain materials regarding anti-fascism in Leeds

“Though people are probably aware that the WIA ‘expose’ was set up by Searchlight, Searchlight also warned AFA against having any involvement in the expose! It is also worth noting that the letter from Leeds AFA attacking the makers and by extension Searchlight is signed by ‘Paul’. In the 1997 AFA inquiry into Leeds AFA as whole, ‘Paul’ admitted to being a Searchlight asset…” Joe Rielly.

  • Leeds AFA letter on an international militant anti-fascist meeting, but, it also contains criticisms of London AFA.
Brighton Anti-Fascists

I have received a series of fairly heated letters between Tony Greenstein of Brighton AFA and Gerry Gable of Searchlight. They reveal tense relations between t he two.

  • 24/06/93 – Brighton AFA’s letter to supporters on a ‘security alert’ in Midlands AFA, Searchlight’s relationship with the state, suspicions on Searchlights relationship with AFA, issues with Fighting Talk, problems within AFA
  • 13/07/93 – Searchlight’s Gerry Gable replies to Brighton AFA’s letter. It’s heated from the beginning and deals with the allegations.
  • 16/07/93 – Tony Greenstein replies back to Searchlight. He deals with the allegations of taking copies of Searchlight without paying. He goes on to discuss the Class War inquiry, Lara O’Hara, and another 6 points.
Local Anti-Fascist Bulletins
Anti-Fascist Action branches produced local bulletins and here are a few.
Naziwatch: a North West Anti-Fascist Monitoring Network bulletin. Check it out! Courtesy of JH
Attitude: a bulletin from Leeds Anti-Fascist Action. Courtesy of JH
Anti-Fascist Bulletin: a bulletin from Hertfordshire AFA – thanks to SM

Fighting Talk: Edinburgh – thanks to J

Fighting Talk: Glasgow – thanks to J

Unity: a bulletin from Notts Anti-Fascist Alliance – thanks to J

Fighting Fascism: a bulletin from Birmingham Anti-Fascist Alliance – thanks to J

Tyne and Wear Anti-Fascist Association – thanks to J

Manchester United Anti-Fascists Newsletter: a bulletin from MUAF – thanks to SM

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