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Fighting Talk - 07

Fighting Talk - 07

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Published by TAL FANZINE
Fighting Talk - Issue 7
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FIGHTING
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FrontCover:
PoliceprotectingthefascistsfromanAFAadvanceontheLittleDriverPub,BowRoad,wheretheywerehiding.
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InthefightagainstfascisminBritain,Anti-FascistActionhasarecordthatissecondtonone.Ouruniquecombinationofphysicalconfrontationandideologicalstrugglehasproducedresultstimeandagain.Wesaynoplatformforfascists-nomeetings,nomarches,nopapersales,noleafleting-andwemean
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EveryonehasaroletoplayinAFA,whethertheyfeelconfidentinphysicalconfrontationsornot.Noneofoursuccessesinphysicallyconfrontingthefascistswouldhavebeenpossiblewtthoutthecontributionofnon-combatants.Fromlegalobserverstoscouts,fromleafteterstopeoplewhocanwritearticlesorspeakatmeetings,AFAneedspeoplewtthawholerangeofskillsinistocontinuetosucceed.There'salottodo,sodon't
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3WaterlooSunset...
C18'sdismalperformanceattherecentB&Hgigplus
news
fromaroundthecountry.
4Let'sGetPhysical...
SidMartellonthepoliticsofphysicalconfrontation.
6StateBans...
JimKaneputsforwardtheworkingclassalternative.
7InternationalSolidarity...
Buldingthelinks.
8GermanyCalling...
News
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breakdownofthefascistorganisationsinGermany..
12OrganisingResistance...
IdeasandanalysisfromAFA's
Joe
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16AViewfromValhalla...
DanWonOdin'sfinest.
16TheGoodOldDays...
TherootsofAFAinManchester.
18Review...
WorldinAction:ViolencewithViolence.
19FightingTalkback...
ReadersLetters.
21FreedomofMovement...
Raveagainstthefascists.
22AFAMerchandise.2
 
WaterlooSunset
AFITTINGMEMORIAL
AsAnti-FascistActionpredictedinourpressstatementof10January1994,theBloodandHonourconcertorganisedasatributetoIanStuartandplannedforJanuary15endedasareplayofTheBattleofWaterloo(September1992),thistimebetweenCombat18stewardsandtheriotpolice.AftertheirfirstchoicevenueinBecontreehadbeenrumbledbyAFA,Combat18directedtheirsupporterstotheWellington(anoldBritishMovementpubfromthe80s),nearWaterloostation.Earlierinthedayataround4.30pm,takingadvantageoftheconfusioncausedbytheAnti-NaziLeagueandYouthAgainstRacisminEuropeandtheconcentrationofpoliceatBecontreeandBarking,onehundredandfiftyAFAmilitantsdescendedunexpectedlyontheLittleDriverpubinBowRoad,thenervecentreofthefascistoperationontheday.PolicemanagedtostoptheAFAadvancejustyardsfromthepub,whenthefascistsscatteredasaflarefromtheadvancehitanearbybridge.re-groupedandre-emerged
at
9.30pmatWaterloo,wherefascistswereattemptingtoholdtheirgig.PolicelaterdescribedtheabilityofAFAtofindtheoppositionas'uncanny'.NewsofthearrivalofoveronehundredAFAmilitantsintheimmediatevicinitycausedC18organisationattheWellingtontointernallycombust.Initiallythefascistswantedtogetout,secondslatertheriotpolicesmashedtheirwayin.Badlybeatenfascists,coveredinblood,weredraggedfaceddownfromthepubandlaidonthepavement.Thepubsmashed,thegigwascancelled.FascistsattemptingtofleetheWellingtonmetasimilarfateatthehandsofAFAmilitantsinthearea.ForC18andBloodandHonourthishastobeseenasamajordisaster.ForAFA,withalltheplayers-ANL,YRE,C18,BloodandHonourandtheMet-inthearena,itwasatriumph.ItwasAFA'sintelligencegatheringcapacitywhichrevealedtheredirectionpointsandtheplannedvenues.Onthedaywecontrolledtheplay,wereaheadofthegameandmadeallthedecisivemoves.
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AfterWaterloo,amajordisasterforBloodandHonour,C18tookoversecurityforBloodandHonourevents,talkingofa'backtobasics'returntosecretgigsorganisedonawordofmouthbasis.TheeventsofSaturday15JanuarywereadisasterinturnforC18andthe'backtobasics'strategy.RatherthanCombatAdolfHitler,thiswasmorelikeCombatArthurFowler.ThearrivalofAFAatthecentreofoperationscausedtotalpanicandconfusion,withoneofC18'sleadingactivistsseekingrefugeinthebackofapolicecar.AFAmilitantswereforcedbythepoliceintoasealedtrainandtakenfromBowRoadtoEarlsCourt,throwingtherailnetworkintochaos.Laterintheevening,about8.00pm,theANLwereattackedbythepoliceatEarlsCourt.Intheconfusion,AFA
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C18,theself-styledfascistpara-militarygroup,continuestofailtoliveuptoitsgruesomereputation.Whilenearly50,000anti-fascistswanderedaimlesslyaroundSouth-EastLondonontheUnityDemonstration(October16th),AFAlocatedthefascistsintheHarrowInn,nexttoAbbeyWoodstation,waitingtoambushpeopleontheirwayhome.ThefascistsretreatedintothepubwhenAFAarrivedandwerethenheldtherebythepoliceforseveralhours.Andsoanothercunningplanwasruined-butatleastsomethingpositivewasachievedontheday.
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