Battle of Lime Street success but the fascists haven’t gone away ye know…


Some thoughts after last Saturdays disaster for the racists and fascists of National Action and North West Infidels . Firstly, they were defeated by the combined effort of anarchists, socialists, footie lads, black community, Irish community, elderly, young people, trade unionists and ordinary joe public. Both the counter demos organised by the UAF and AFN were effective and done the job to varying degrees of success. In the end, the fascists were out numbered by the people of Liverpool and were soundly defeated.
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Local loyalists and Orange Order members didnt turn out to support the racists but either did they turn out to oppose them. Their simple hatred of the Left and Irish community wouldn’t allow them to do so and as seen in the recent past, they will need to co-operate with the racists at some point in the future to attack Irish community public events in Liverpool. Its a symbiotic relationship that needs each other in order to achieve potentional success, in a shared hatred of anything that promotes Irish community growth.

Loyalism and Orangeism is a strange entity in Liverpool. Contrary to popular belief, Loyalism/Orangeism is not linked to protestant Irish immigration to Liverpool. It is purely English in its historical nature and its goal has always been to thwart the progress of the Irish catholic community in Liverpool, servile adherance to British imperialism and support the maintenace of the protestant British royal family.

If there is one thing to certainly wind up a Liverpool loyalist or Orange Order member is to ask the simple question, when was the last time Queen Eliabeth II ever attended an Orange parade? The simple answer is never. The English Queen won’t touch them with a barge pole, which certainly is an inconvinient truth for the loyal people of Liverpool’s Orange community despite their loyalty to the British crown and all of its successors.

While Elisabeth Windsor has given the Orange Order a massive swerve, she has however laid a wreath in memory of all those who fought for Irish freedom and the formation of an independent Irish state. This happened in 2010 and forms another inconvinient truth for loyalism and Orangeism in Liverpool. It really is a good example of unrequinted love by Liverpool’s Loyal servants.
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So back to the fascists. They will be back. They have an existant partnership with Liverpool Loyalism and Orangeism, and what better way to get back on the ground in Liverpool than to target the next major Irish street-based event. I kid you not. The battle against intolerance is not over. A simple call to arms by either Fascists or Loyalists to oppose the non-existent IRA in Liverpool would suffice and in the past provided us with bizarre images of a  Black woman (below) shouting abuse behind a line of NF poster carriers back in 2012 in Liverpool, when CNE Liverpool commemorated the Liverpool Irish who fought against fascism in Spain.
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Finally, Mayor Joe Anderson’s assertion that HE should have the right to decide on who does and who doesnt march in Liverpool is worrying. Joe can’t be trusted. In 2013, in response to another threatened mobilisation by Fascists, Loyalists and Orangeism, against the annual James Larkin March and Rally, Joe made headlines in the Liverpool Echo that he would ban all contencious marches in Liverpool. Joe is not only a threat to Fascists but also a threat to other communities and the broader Left.
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They haven’t gone away ye know, so it will be time to unite against the racists and fascists in the very near future I would say…. so No Pasaran!

Ex-military fascists and bigots making their mark in Liverpool’s World War One commemorations.


Interesting reading this week from the Liverpool Echo newspaper when it ran several pages on plans to commemorate World War 1 in Liverpool from this year onwards. Most people focussed on the return of the giant puppets which proved such a success for the city the last time they were here. However, what caught my eye was the decision of Liverpool City Council (LCC) to work in partnership during the planned celebrations with a variety of community groups which included the Liverpool Kings Regiment Association (The Kingo’s) and Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund.

On the face of it It would seem reasonable for LCC to be working in partnership with an ex-servicemans group (Kingo’s) and a group set up to commemorate Liverpool soldiers of WW1 via a permanent artistic display (Liverpool Pals). However, my concern here is that individuals associated with both organisations have been involved in the systematic targetting of Irish community parades in Liverpool for the past two years and have been seen to be openly co-operating with both Loyalist and far right groups in the city.

This blog has documented the relationships between both loyalist and fascist groups in Liverpool for the past two years starting with their attack on the Sean Phelan Commemoration in Liverpool during February 2012. It was at this event which was organised by Cairde na hEireann Liverpool, that first attracted a disperate group of ex servicemen, loyalists, fascists when they prevented a parade entering Liverpool city centre from the Scotland Rd area of Liverpool. Sean Phelan was being commemorated due to the fact that he was Irish and born in Liverpool, but instead of joining Britain’s army he chose to fight for Irish freedom by joining the IRA and fighting in the Irish War of Independence. He was subsequently killed in an ambush by British soldiers at Upton in Co. Cork in 1921. In a very real sense, Sean Phelan represented all that was good within the Irish community in Liverpool. By choosing to fight British imperialism and fight for the freedom of small nations Sean Phelan represented the radical face of Liverpool Irishness since seen in likes of John Lennon etc.

The Sean Phelan parade was meant to finish in Derby square but as you can see from these pictures it would have been met by a motley crew of ex Kingo’s, known fascists and loyalists.
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Since that time other posts from this blog have noted the growing relationships between local nazi’s, loyalists and even ex-servicemen who are members of the ex-Kingo’s and the Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund, all with aim of confronting and attacking Irish community marches in Liverpool. Take for instance, Roy Mitchell below.
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Mitchell is a former soldier of the Kings Regiment. At present he is a long standing committee member of the Liverpool Kings Regiment Association, involved with the Independent Kings Regiment Association based in the loyalist Derry Club in Everton and also a trustee of the Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund (below).
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Since the Sean Phelan march of February 2012 Mitchell’s relationships with both loyalist and far right groups such as Combined ex-Forces and the North West Infidels has grown to the extent that before the July 2013 James Larkin March to remember the 100th Anniversary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, he was part of a ‘delegation’ that met with Merseyside Police at police headquarters in an attempt to stop the ‘IRA’ marching in Liverpool. Below is a photo of Mitchell along with other known fascists such a Paul James of CXF (2nd from right) inside Police Headquarters before their meeting.
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In response to the increasing threats in the run up to the James Larkin march, Merseyside Police issued public order notices to known individuals who had threatened the march in previous years. The public order notices ordered these individuals to protest in a designated area and not approach the march at any other point along its route. However, this didn’t prevent Mitchell turning up at the assembly point of the march on Park Road, gesticulsting and shouting abuse toward the assembled marchers and then finding himself being detained by police and issued with a Section 14 Public Order notice to leave the area. There were subsequently 5 individuals convicted for not adhereing to the public order notices but Mitchell wasnt one of them Irish community group welcomes convictions.

Mitchell is one of a growing number of individuals that straddle both fascist and loyalist circles. Facebook gives one a real glimpse into the murky world of these hate groups by looking at who is friends with who. One facebook page continually called for attacks on Irish parades in Liverpool and as you can see it is littered with the comments of ex-kingo’s, loyalists and fascists kingos against the IRA

As i said earlier, LCC’s decision to work closely with the above groups appears appropriate. But when the mask slips there are real life individuals who are haters, racists, sectarian bigots, fascists and right wing torys who will be involved in Liverpool’s commemorations of a world war that was literally no more than a human meat grinder for Europe’s working classes.

Finally, the evidence that the IRA are marching in Liverpool this Saturday!!


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Why we should support the Liverpool Irish community and this year’s James Larkin March #larkinmarch13


It’s almost a year on since last years James Larkin march in Liverpool. A march organised by the south Liverpool based James Larkin Society and run on an annual basis to remember the  Liverpool-born Irish Trade Unionist. Larkin is one of Liverpool’s most famous son’s and on a par with Liverpool’s other famous Irish son’s like John Lennon, Paul McCartney and even John Aldridge! It is right that Liverpool and especially it’s Irish community honour the great trade unionist that done so much to organise the working classes of Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin. Larkin’s legacy remains to this day in the form of the UNITE trade union and a body of working class writing and political activism that inspires activists worldwide.

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Last year, this long running annual event that started off on Combermere Steet in South Liverpool and marched to Liverpool city centre, became the target for far-right racists and fascists supported by members of Liverpool’s Orange Order. I’ve detailed last year’s events in previous blogs, but suffice to say that the march came under a sustained attack of racist and sectarian abuse, threats and intimidation. In essence, the Irish community in Liverpool were targeted by groups such as the North West Infidels, Combined -Exforces, English Defence League and Loyalists. Fascists and racists presented the march as an ‘IRA’ march, as they do for almost all Irish community parades in the city to garner support.

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Work has been done on the ground since to ensure that a correct view on the events of that day and the proper context given to explain why the Liverpool Irish had become a target by the far right and loyalists. This has been properly set out in Cairde na hEireann Liverpool’s Under Pressure report.

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This year’s James Larkin March will be held on Saturday 20th July and it is more important than ever that anyone with any sense of a social conscience come out and support the march. It really is time that the racists, fascists and bigots are faced down. It really is time that Liverpool as city joins with one voice and denounces hate, especially the hate espoused by far right extremist groups. Not to actively support the march emboldens racists and fascists. Other communities will be next if racists and fascists manage to drive the Liverpool Irish off the streets. The far right have already targeted trade unionists in Liverpool and continue to make threats against our Black and Asian neighbours and anything they view as being ‘unBritish’.

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The racists and fascists attacking the Liverpool Irish are the same ones who daily espouse their hate through attacks against shop owners,demonise the Irish community by associating it with the IRA and who attempted to hijack for political purposes the recent death of Drummer Lee Rigby. They offer Liverpool no future except Nazi dogma based around Aryan white supremacist ideology  and the deportation of anyone with slightly darkened skin or non-christian beliefs.

We should unite and face down the racists and fascists. The James Larkin March can and should become a rallying point for us all against hate and intolerance. We know that the racists, fascists and loyalists will again attempt to prevent the James Larkin March from reaching Liverpool city centre and its up to ourselves and people of goodwill to face them down, support the Liverpool Irish and ensure that hate and bigotry is thrown into the dustbin of history. We rightly remember and are proud of our fathers and forefathers who fought against fascism in Spain in the 1930’s and then against Hitler’s Germany. Let us face down Liverpool’s fascists once and for all and restore Liverpool’s streets as a shared space for all communities.

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Eliminating communism & the IRA at Liverpool FC…fascists next mission..


The loons at ‘Liverpool nationalists’ will be exposing the links between Liverpool Footbal Club, communism and the IRA shortly…seriously, just what the hell are they on????

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Burning the Irish Tricolour flag. Liverpool Orange Order members reach new low…


Members of the Orange Order in Liverpool reached a new low when they burned the Irish Tricolour flag on the grounds of the Provincial Orange Hall on Everton Road last weekend. This was preceded by a march by the Apprentice Boys of Derry through Liverpool city centre earlier……

UKIP join latest Liverpool Loyalist/fascist flag demo…but swastika’s left at home…


Hello all and happy New Year to you all……

Our Loyalist and fascist friends in Liverpool have started the new year the same way they left the last one……struggling to find some purpose in the civic life of Liverpool and still supporting rioters in Belfast. Last Friday evening they held another joint protest outside St Georges Hall, Liverpool in support of Loyalists rioting against the democratic vote to reduce the number of days the Union flag flies on Belfast City Hall.
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Again we saw Loyalists with links to paramilitary groups such as the UVF,  joining with far right/fascist groups such as the North West Infidels (NWI), National Front (NF) and Combined Ex-Forces (CXF) in the Liverpool protest, but just so everyone was on message for the demo, NWI reminded us the day before that Swastika’s should definitely be left at home for this demo….I kid you not….
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If that wasn’t bad enough we had a re-emergence into the Loyalist/Fascist love-in that has developed over the past 12 months as a result of attacks against Irish community parades, of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). This party on a national basis has seen a growth of support in recent polls, but now it seems the mask is slipping for UKIP and underneath we see fascist and racist views by its representatives in Liverpool with its recent statement in support of the Liverpool flag demo and again an attempt at linking Irish community parades/marches with the IRA:

UKIP have been informed that there is to be a peaceful protest in support of the Union flag flying from Belfast city hall, tonight at 6pm-7pm on St George’s plateau, Liverpool. Here is an official statement from Liverpool branch chairman, sent out earlier to BBC, ITV, and Liverpool Echo.

UK Independence Party (Liverpool)

Statement 11/01/13

The UK Independence Party, Liverpool branch, supports the right of Unionists to peaceful protest at the removal of the Union flag from Belfast City Hall.

This is more than just about a flag. It is about the continual cultural attacks against Britishness in Northern Ireland. Apart from ethnic cleansing, Sinn Fein/IRA is engaged in cultural cleansing, so much for a shared future.

• We call upon IRA/Sinn Fein to reinstate the flying of the Union flag on 365 days of the year as it has done for 106 years.

• We also call for Sinn Fein/IRA to stop stoking up tensions in Liverpool by glorifying terrorism in the form of IRA parades.

We are pleased that people in Liverpool still remember the sacrifice paid by the people of Ulster in defence of our freedoms in two world wars against German fascism, and UKIP is pleased to support this peaceful Union flag demonstration against Irish Republican fascism tonight.

End of Statement

Neil Miney
Chairman,
UK Independence Party (Liverpool branch)

(ukipliverpool@live.co.uk)

Mobile 07787 527752

Ironically, while UKIP call Irish republicans ‘fascists’ and attempt to demonise legitimate, peaceful and legal Irish community parades/marches in Liverpool, they now seem to have no problems with lining up with Loyalist anti-democratic sectarian bigots and the fascists and racists of the NWI, NF and CFX. It seems that the support of the Alliance Party in passing the vote to reduce the number of days the Union flag is flown was suitably lost on Neil Miney, as were the notions of equality and shared spaces…..It really is a shameful statement and could be seen as incitement to racial hatred against individual members of the Irish community on parades in the city, could it not?????

Loyalism, Orangeism and fascism have another coming together in Liverpool….


Before I go on, please find an update on our fascist friends of Combined Ex-Forces here and then read on…..

Fascists and loyalists in Liverpool continue to mobilise together and last Saturday they organised a demo at St George’s Hall, Liverpool in support of the rioters in Belfast protesting against the democratic vote taken by Belfast Town Hall to remove the Union flag from being flown 365 days a year.

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For 90 years, nationalists have been told by upholders of the orange sectarian state that democracy upheld the right of the 6 counties to remain part of the ‘not-so’ United Kingdom. The real face of the undemocratic nature of  loyalism and orangeism has been seen since with persistent rioting, attacks against police, elected politicians and nationalists in a street-based attack against the democratic process.

In Liverpool,  the real connections made between Loyalists, Orange Order members, and the fascists and racists of the North West Infidels & Combined ex-forces continue to be clearly seen, as evidenced on facebook….

And if anyone thought that the CXF were extinct, then think again….they ‘haven’t gone away you know’ and the comments below by CXF were subsequently removed by NWI as it may be the case that even loyalists are beginning to realise the coming together of all ‘nationalists, patriots and loyalists’ to support ulster is not always a good thing, especially when they are Nazi’s, fascists and racists……

The real terrorist supporters in Liverpool?? – Mersey pair admit UVF links


http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2006/07/04/mersey-pair-admit-uvf-links-100252-17330763/

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Remember this? I do….so the next time a member of the Independent Orange Order, Derry Club,The North West Infidels, Combined Ex Forces or National Front go on about ‘IRA bands’ in Liverpool remind them of who the terrorist supporters really are and who have been dealth with by the security forces in this country and received convictions for being members of terrorist organisations. No, not members of the Irish community but members of Liverpool’s Loyalist/Orange community. Appears rather ironic doesn’t it that these people can come out onto the streets harassing and intimidating lawful and peaceful Irish community marches in Liverpool, yet at the same time, hide their own active support and links with terrorist paramilitaries such as the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). Here’s some information on the UVF:

The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) is a loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland. It was formed in late 1965 or early 1966 and named after the Ulster Volunteer Force of 1913. Its first leader was Gusty Spence, a former British soldier. The group’s volunteers undertook an armed campaign of almost thirty years during The Troubles. It declared a ceasefire in 1994, although sporadic attacks continued until it officially ended its armed campaign in May 2007.
The UVF’s declared goals were to combat Irish republicanism – particularly republican paramilitaries, and to maintain Northern Ireland’s status as part of the United Kingdom. The vast majority (more than two-thirds)[1][2] of its 481 known victims were Catholic civilians. During the conflict, its deadliest attack in Northern Ireland was the McGurk’s Bar bombing, which killed fifteen civilians. The group also carried out some attacks in the Republic of Ireland, the most deadly of which were the Dublin and Monaghan bombings which killed 33 civilians, the highest number of deaths in a single day during the conflict. The no-warning car bombings had been carried out by units from the Belfast and Mid-Ulster Brigades. The Mid-Ulster Brigade was also responsible for the Miami Showband ambush, in which three members of the popular Irish cabaret band The Miami Showband were shot dead at a bogus military vehicle checkpoint outside Newry by gunmen dressed in British Army uniforms. Two UVF men were accidentally blown up in this attack.
The group is a designated terrorist organisation in the United Kingdom and a proscribed organisation in the Republic of Ireland.

Irish Out…..


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Looks like Combined Ex-Forces just can’t help themselves anymore when it comes to venting hate against the Irish in Liverpool. We’ve had attacks on Irish parades/marches this year by this group and their allies within the Loyalist/Orange community, and now the targeting of Irish pubs in Liverpool (see above).

This is a very cynical attempt by this racist paramilitary group to demonise ‘Irishness’ and the Irish community in Liverpool and spread hate and mistrust amongst the wider community against Irish people in the city.

The image in their message is very clear…….’Irish Out’ and support for Loyalist paramilitaries…..

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