This post will contain various Anti-Fascist Action publications.
- Introduction to London Anti-Fascist Action (London AFA, 1991)
- An Introduction to Manchester AFA (Manchester AFA, 1991)
- Appeal to the Socialist Workers Party (AFA, 1991)
- Statement of Intent (A statement about the Brick Lane fascist paper sale)
- Anti-Nazi League: Don’t Believe the Hype (AFA critque of the ANL mk2′s analysis after the BNP victory in 1992)
- Heroes or Villains? (AFA, 1992 and 1997. Short stories of anti-fascist violence. Thanks to Butchersapron)
- AFA In the Area: An introduction to Manchester AFA (Manchester AFA, 1993)
- After the March, Life Returns to Normal (Greenwich AFA pamphlet, 1993)
- Filling the Vacuum (London AFA, 1995. Key strategy document)
- Facing The Challenge: International Militant Anti-Fascist Rally (AFA response to the banning of the conference by Camden Council, 1997)
- If not this way, how? If not us, who? If not now, when? (London AFA vs. Huddersfield AFA on the IWCA, unknown date)
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.
- Fighting Talk Issue – 1
- FIGHTING TALK – 02
- Fighting Talk Issue – 3
- FIGHTING TALK – 04
- Fighting Talk Issue – 5
- Fighting Talk Issue – 6
- Fighting Talk Issue – 7
- FIGHTING TALK – 08
- FIGHTING TALK – 09
- FIGHTING TALK – 10
- FIGHTING TALK – 11
- FIGHTING TALK – 12
- FIGHTING TALK – 13
- FIGHTING TALK – 14
- FIGHTING TALK – 15
- FIGHTING TALK – 16
- FIGHTING TALK – 17
- FIGHTING TALK – 18
- FIGHTING TALK – 19
- FIGHTING TALK – 20
- FIGHTING TALK – 21
- Fighting Talk Issue – 22
- Fighting Talk Issue – 23
- Fighting Talk Issue – 24
- Fighting Talk Issue – 25
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.
- Open letter for organisations to attend the conference
- Confirmation letter of the date of the conference
- Cable Street Beat leaflet for the conference
- AFA conference leaflet
- Conference agenda
- The Spectre of Fascism: A Militant Anti-Fascist Manifesto (Draft Manifesto for the Conference)
- Militant Anti-Fascism and the State
- AFA press release (5 Oct 1997)
- AFA press release: Which Side Are You On? (Oct 1997)
- AFA press release: Militant Call to Arms (18 Sept 1997)
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.
- Anti-Fascists Booted out of Irish Centre (The Irish World, 3 Oct 1997)
- Irish Centre bans Anti-Fascist Rally (Irish Post, 4 Oct 1997)
- Double Standards over AFA (The Irish World, 3 Oct 1997)
- Anti-Fascists Banned from Irish Centre (Associated Press, 9 Oct 1997)
- Exclusive (The Irish World, 10 Oct 1997)
- “Far right, not organised in Ireland” (Letter from Dublin AFA to The Irish World, 10 Oct 1997)
- Hard Left Cash Bash (The Irish World, 26 Sept 1997)
- 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
- Leeds Alliance Against Racism and Fascism leaflet against racist activity
- Leeds AFA (1993) memo on the World in Action claims that they had infiltrated an AFA meeting.
“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.
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 Bulletin (1992)
Fighting Talk: Edinburgh – thanks to J
- Fighting Talk: Edinburgh – Issue 1 (Nov/Dec 92)
- Fighting Talk: Edinburgh – Issue 2 (Jan/Feb 93)
- Fighting Talk: Edinburgh – Issue 3 (April/May 93)
- Fighting Talk: Edinburgh – Issue 4 (Autumn/Winter 93)
Fighting Talk: Glasgow – thanks to J
- Fighting Talk: Glasgow (1992)
Unity: a bulletin from Notts Anti-Fascist Alliance – thanks to J
- Unity – Issue 1 (1993)
Fighting Fascism: a bulletin from Birmingham Anti-Fascist Alliance – thanks to J
- Fighting Fascism – Issue 4 (Summer 1994)
Tyne and Wear Anti-Fascist Association – thanks to J
- Newsletter #1 (Winter 1995)
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