Fascism and a Hungarian town: paramilitaries, vigilante border patrols and the man who would be Jobbik’s new leader
As I drove into the town the first sign that greets me reads, “Migrants NOT welcome here.” Further down the street there’s another sign: no mosques, no Muslims and no LGBT+ people here. Welcome to the town of Ásotthalom in southern Hungary.
We started this blog in February 2014, in a tearing hurry. Now we’ve finally got round to an upgrade. Here are the details, plus some of our favourite posts from the past four years.
Stephen Lawrence exclusive: how two gangs’ racist rivalry led to murder, the getaway and how the police were ‘bought’
To mark the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s death, we republish here our exclusive three-part investigation into the background to his murder, based on detailed conversations with an individual associated with criminal underworld figures linked to the families of the men who killed him.
What the Hungarian election results mean – plus full coverage of the election from our antifascist liveblog
Figures from a range of fascist and far right groups have set up a joint liaison group to coordinate activities and seek a “political direction”. They include key personnel from the FLA, former EDL leaders, hardcore nazis and a UKIP MEP.
To end our series, in which Hassan Mahamdallie delves into his collection of punk singles to tell the story of musical rebellion and growing up as a bored south London teenager of mixed heritage during the turbulent period of Enoch Powell and the nazi National Front, here are his top ten debut singles…