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Mar 22 4 tweets 2 min read
#TommyRobinson yet again failed to turn up to his court hearing today to be questioned on his finances after losing a libel case to Syrian refugee boy, Jamal Hijazi.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) will be sent to the High Court for possible Contempt of Court. For background info on the court case, read our blog on our campaign investigating #TommysMissingMillions 👇
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Mar 22 4 tweets 2 min read
#TommyRobinson claims he's bankrupt yet our investigations have linked him to ANOTHER property worth almost £800k 👀
hopenothate.org.uk/2022/03/22/tom… Our investigations took us to this run-down house, with steel bars over the windows and metal grilled gates across the doors. All around the property were cameras.
Mar 18 7 tweets 3 min read
1/ Today, the @Conservatives Party Conference starts in Blackpool.

While the Tories distract from the rampant #Islamophobia that runs deep within the party, we thought we would remind you of recent events 👇

A thread 🧵 2/ We recently produced a dossier on #Islamophobia within the Tory Party and sent a copy of our submission to the Singh inquiry to all 360 Tory MPs.

The dossier revealed over 30 different MPs, councillors and other senior figures guilty of engaging with anti-Muslim hate online.
Mar 15 7 tweets 4 min read
The crisis in Ukraine is ongoing and we know it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming to find practical ways to help.

Follow our thread for a short list of charities & organisations that are taking donations to help Ukrainian refugees and those on the front line 🧵 Image .@UNICEF is working across eastern Ukraine to supply safe water to conflict-affected areas, psychosocial care to children, and hygiene and emergency education supplies as close as possible to communities near the line of contact.
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Nov 6, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
The word p*ki has come back into the public eye, so we thought it might be useful to give a brief overview of the words racist history.

A THREAD 👇🏽🧵 After South Asians were invited by British employers to rebuild post WW2 Britain, many nationalists and members of the public felt their ideal of the majority White Britain disappearing.

Soon came the bullying in the 1960s-1980s which was to be coined ‘P*ki-bashing’
Nov 5, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Our latest report identified 52 authorities where community resilience challenges are most likely to increase due to COVID-19.

Our open letter signed by 25 cllrs from 20 councils suggests 5 ways in which the govt can support these councils. 👇
…2-44cb-9993-fe42c4727066.usrfiles.com/ugd/078118_07a… 1. Focus on places and people, to avoid a slow recovery in the areas which can least afford it. A drive to improve resilience must recognise the reasons for economic decline in different areas.
Nov 3, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Just over a year ago, former White Rose player @AzeemRafiq30 first made allegations of institutional racism at the club. The subsequent investigation by @YorkshireCCC found that p*ki is just "good natured banter"
#RunRacismOut

Join our campaign 👇secure.hopenothate.org.uk/page/93139/pet… Image While the report found that it was “not reasonable for Azeem to have been offended”, it did find that Rafiq had been a victim of “racial harassment and bullying”.

The club issued an apology, however were “pleased” to announce that no further disciplinary action would be taken.
May 27, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Tomorrow, @BorisJohnson will be hosting Hungarian PM Victor Orbán in Downing Street. This week Johnson said, “where we have concerns about human rights we do not shy away from raising them”. Here's just some of Orbán's views he should raise... Orbán’s illiberal, repressive and authoritarian brand of politics has won himself and his party admiration from across the global radical and far right scene, many of whom laud him as a ‘strong leader’ who understands the threat of ‘Islamisation’
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May 25, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Today we remember the tragic murder of George Floyd, but also the inspiring energy that arose in the space that was left. Together we rise to say enough is enough.

An injustice for one is an injustice to all and we stand in solidarity with all those fighting for change.

#BLM The renewed momentum of the BLM movement sparked by the death of George Floyd has opened up spaces for a global struggle against racialised violence, oppression and neocolonialism - @jacobinoire

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May 24, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Arthur infiltrated the BNP and helped to bring down the London Nail Bomber, David Copeland.

Not interested in fame nor money, this dedicated anti-fascist convinced his own family that he was part of the far right and even took a hammer to the head in an attack.

A true legend. David Copeland bombed Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho as they are hubs for the Black, Asian and gay communities respectively.

These were crimes against difference and we must continue to reject narratives that aim to divide our communities.

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Apr 1, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
The conviction of Ben Hannam for membership of National Action is welcome. NA was a dangerous, a far right terror group that was proscribed by the Home Secretary in December 2016. This conviction highlights the continued danger posed by far right extremists. Hannam is the 60th far right activist or sympathiser to have been convicted of terror-related (or similarly violent) offences since early 2017. That is more than the total convicted for the previous 20 years. A threat we cover in this year's State of Hate: hopenothate.org.uk/research/state…
Mar 31, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
The Government’s response to the BLM movement is out today. It is breathtaking in its cynicism. It asserts that the UK is an exemplar of racial equality, and plays down the impact of structural racism. This is counter to the lived experience of millions of people in the UK today. A poll of 1,014 BAME Britons, commissioned by @hnhcommunity in January 2021, found these communities experience high levels of racism and prejudice. The polling showed a clear lack of trust in Government handling of race issues. To read more: hopenothate.org.uk/stateofhate202…
Mar 22, 2021 14 tweets 7 min read
WATCH: we're launching ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴛᴀᴛᴇ ᴏꜰ ʜᴀᴛᴇ report today, with a keynote speech from @DavidLammy and a panel of experts who contributed to the report. Join the online event starting at 10am here: You can read the full report - the definitive look at organised hate, and the conditions that are driving it - now: hopenothate.org.uk/research/state…
Mar 22, 2021 11 tweets 6 min read
NEW: STATE OF HATE 2021

Want to understand the far-right danger in the UK today?

Read the definitive guide to hate in the UK - profiling the major developments, individuals and organisations in the far-right, neo-nazi and terror movements.

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hopenothate.org.uk/research/state… OVERVIEW: A pandemic accelerated evolution

Traditional groups have been marginalised as the digital generation took centre stage with fluid online networks, ‘citizen journalism’ & social media influencers.

If you’re short on time, read the toplines ⬇️

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Mar 20, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Ahead of the launch of our annual State of Hate report, here’s a preview thread of some of the key elements of our definitive look at the far right and hate in the UK today. Sign up below to attend the launch event >>> Extremists are seeking to latch on to concerns about the climate crisis to push racist and anti-migrant agenda. The Independent previews our findings.
Nov 18, 2020 14 tweets 6 min read
We're getting started with tonight's webinar, hearing from @Rob_Flaherty, @BexRink and @timothydurigan about how the Biden campaign tracked and countered disinformation during the Presidential campaign. The challenge Democrats faced in 2016 and 2020 was not simply right wing memes and content, it was targeted content aimed at persuading people to not vote, or to believe actual untruths, and was regularly racist in its nature.
Nov 14, 2020 17 tweets 6 min read
This week, a cross party committee of parliamentarians released a powerful report on the impact of the racism Black people in Britain face. Read more about it below. This thread highlights some of the Joint Committee's most damning findings. committees.parliament.uk/committee/93/h… "The headline finding from the polling was that the majority (over 75%) of Black people in the UK do not believe their human rights are equally protected compared to white people."
Sep 30, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
‼️ NEW REPORT: 47% of Conservative Party members think Islam is a threat to the British way of life

For our evidence to the Conservative Party inquiry on racism we polled Tory grassroots attitudes to Muslims and Islam - with shocking results

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hopenothate.org.uk/2020/09/30/the… - 57% reported negative attitudes to Muslims

- 58% believed the conspiracy that there were Sharia law areas in Britain where non-Muslims can't enter

- 47% felt Islam is a threat to the British way of life

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Jul 26, 2020 11 tweets 8 min read
We welcome the energy and determination of those who are protesting at @Twitter’s lack of action on hate on their platform. Here is a thread from @jemma_levene for those who want to learn more and take action to fight antisemitism and other forms of online hate: Online hate is a daily reality for too many @Twitter users. Public figures and campaigners, particularly women and those from marginalised communities, regularly receive a torrent of online abuse from high-profile accounts encouraging ‘pile-ons’ by bots and anonymous accounts
Jun 13, 2020 39 tweets 11 min read
Far right activists are out in London and other locations around England. Their goal is confrontation. We'll be tracking what they're doing & sharing updates on this thread. If you have reports please share them with us in confidence via DMs. Around 500 are gathered in Parliament Square, including Britain First's Paul Golding, and the London organiser of the far right 'For Britain' group Sam Sibbons.
Feb 22, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW: A group of far left & far right activists have been meeting to discuss conspiracy theories, including Holocaust denial and the idea that Israel was behind the 9/11 attack. For the last three years, 'Keep Talking' sessions have been secretly recorded.
theguardian.com/news/2020/feb/… Keep Talking was founded by disgraced academic and Holocaust denier Nicholas Kollerstrom. Speakers include conspiracy theorists and fellow travellers, such as Piers Corbyn, Gilad Atzmon and Vanessa Beeley. Suspended Labour members have rubbed shoulders with far right activists.