The Star: Extra police on duty for EDL and UAF demo’s in Rotherham: Extra police will be on duty in Rotherham next weekend when the EDL and UAF both stage rallies in the town. The EDL has called a demo for October 13 after confidential police and council documents were leaked detailing the problem of gangs of Asian men sexually exploiting children in the town. Anti-racism group Unite Against Fascism has announced its intention to stage a rally in All Saints Square, Rotherham, on the same day
WNCT: IRA suspect charged over armour-piercing mortar in Belfast: A 21-year-old Belfast man has been charged with possessing an Irish Republican Army mortar weapon used to strike police armored vehicles. Brendan Campbell offered no plea during his arraignment Monday in a Belfast court. He was denied bail.
Video/Audio: Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Debate: Including Kevin Carroll of the English Defence League and British Freedom Party.
The Telegraph: Saboteurs plan to use urine to protect badgers from marksmen: The latest tactic will see urine being used to neutralise the bait placed by the marksmen outside the setts. [...] They have also drawn up plans to occupy barns owned by farmers who support and finance the culling programme. Saboteurs also plan to use vuvuzelas, which were a feature of the World Cup in South Africa, to scare the badgers away from the line of fire.
Sunderland Echo: Violence erupts as anti-fascist clash with far-right groups in Sunderland: ”About 200 people, from a number of left-wing and right-wing organisations, were involved in the counter-demonstrations, which centred on plans to build a mosque in St Mark’s Road. Northumbria Police had put officers in place to oversee the protest. But, despite having assurances from both sides that this would be a peaceful, good-natured event, respectful of the community, disorder started after race-hate groups arrived and officers had to use batons to control the situation.”
Research: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism: Thomas Linehan: Comparing Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Asylophobia: The British Case: This article examines how far discourses on the ‘Other’ and immigration in contemporary Britain resemble antisemitic discourses in Britain during and between the two World Wars. The article contends that there was a particular British species of antisemitism in evidence during the wartime and interwar periods which was made up of a number of key elements, defined here as ‘conspiratorial’, ‘cultural’, ‘religious’, and ‘economic’ forms of anti-Jewish animosity. The article then considers whether similar elements can be discerned in responses to ‘Other’ maligned groups in the contemporary period, particularly in relation to anti-Muslim sentiment or Islamophobic discourses.