HOPE not hate seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities, building resilience against the politics of hate and fear, at a national and grassroots level and this podcast explores the myriad of ways it does so. Email our Producer at firstname.lastname@example.org for tips, feedback, and opportunities.
Radio 43 | Episode 38 | Intelligence Report | Yet more bad press for Patriotic Alternative
Nick and Joe come back after a short hiatus in order to discuss the far-right and conspiracy groups’ targeting of Drag Queen Story Hour events, a series of storytelling events at public libraries during the summer holidays. The campaign has been spearheaded by Patriotic Alternative (PA) and has seen buy-in from groups across the far-right, but in recent days some have stepped away citing Patriotic Alternative’s extremism as something too toxic with which to be associated.
Patriotic Alternative get another slot in the show, as the guys chat about the new revelations unearthed by HOPE not hate researchers which once again tie PA’s de-facto number three in command, Sam Melia, to the now-banned neo-nazi terror gang, National Action. PA have always stuck doggedly to a position denying Melia’s involvement in the terror group, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. But now, thanks to this new information, that can really be put to bed once and for all…
Finally, Alex Jones of InfoWars has had a really bad and embarrassing week. It’s a big story, with big sums of money involved…
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Radio 43 | Episode 37 | Intelligence Report | Boris Goneson
So Boris Johnson’s era as Prime Minister is reaching its conclusion, as on Thursday 7th July he took to the podium outside Number 10 to announce his resignation. But what will the legacy of the Johnson era be when it comes to anti-racism and racial equality in Britain? Have things improved or has his government been a disaster for cohesion in Britain? Nick and Joe take a broad view at the last 2 and a half years.
Such a vast amount has happened in the last couple of weeks that it’s easy to forget that there were two recent by-elections in which the far right did terribly. The guys go over the results, and consider what they might mean about the far right’s future electoral threat.
A big story from HNH in recent days has been that a Royal Navy submariner, who HNH exposed a few years back as being involved with the far right Generation Identity, has not only received a promotion but has now aligned himself with the explicitly fascist Patriotic Alternative. Joe has the details.
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Sarah Solemani, creator of BBC One's 'Ridley Road', speaks with HOPE not hate's Nick Ryan
On this episode of the podcast, the creator of the BBC One drama, Ridley Road, speaks with HOPE not hate's Nick Ryan.
A four-part show which premiered last October, Ridley Road is set in London's East End and tells the story of a young Jewish woman's involvement in the 62 Group; an organised antifascist contingent taking the fight to Colin Jordan's National Socialist Movement in the early 1960s London.
The show was adapted for television by Sarah from a 2014 book of the same name written by the Brighton author Jo Bloom and is still available to view on iPlayer.
During the course of the chat about the show with Nick Ryan, Sarah also discusses the challenges of creating characters with empathy, Judaism, the theatre, surviving in Trump's America and her new shows looking at the #MeToo movement, the life of Trump's women and her project looking at one of Afghanistan's most inspirational female leaders.
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Radio 43 | Episode 36 | Intelligence Report | It’s Been A Minute…
It’s been a minute, but after a short hiatus Radio 43 is back on the airwaves. Thank you for your patience and apologies for the period of silence from Radio 43!
Sadly, personnel changes at HNH mean that in the intervening period we have waved a fond farewell to both Roxy and Jake. We wanted to get them on the show before they left, but for various reasons we couldn’t make it work. We hope that you’ll join us in sending them love and all the ebay for the future.
Nick and Joe are still here though, and on this new episode they sit down to discuss a few details contained within HNH’s new Britain First report and some ins-and-outs regarding the Wakefield by-election, as well as giving a few reflections on the forthcoming “British Bill of Rights” which will see the Conservative Party water down existing human rights legislation which protects us all.
Given our severe over-capacity at the moment we will be moving to a fortnightly show for a while, please bear with us!
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Jake Hanrahan Speaks to HOPE not hate's Nick Ryan
Jake Hanrahan, journalist and creator of the Popular Front conflict reporting platform, spoke to Nick Ryan about Ukraine, nazis and anti-fascism, as well as investigating Atomwaffen Division, and his many other international experiences.
Radio 43 | Episode 35 | Intelligence Report | Who? Where? And WTF?! Election Spesh.
The who, where and wtf?! of all the far-right candidates running in the upcoming local elections. Essential listening for all those who want to oppose fascists from establishing local power in their constituency.
The team also turn to the brutal and callous Rwanda proposal for offshoring asylum processing (and subsequently successful claimants) entirely from the UK and to Rwanda.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said the process is "opposite the nature of God". According to a 2020 Human Rights Watch report, detainees in Rwanda suffer from arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, and torture in official and unofficial facilities.
LGBT asylum seekers fleeing persecution to UK shores, will face deportation to a country with a poor record on homophobia, even within the Rwandan state itself.
This is another episode where all of our efforts to contain the far right, are made a mockery of by a mainstream party that appears to be prepared to adopt the same cruelty we normally associate with the fringe.
This cannot stand, and we cannot let it.
Equal Rights and Justice
Love the work of taking down the fascist shills, and opening eyes to the tsunami of right wing propaganda we’re living with. The big money behind the far right is a worry, and they’re smart enough to recruit mugs and thugs using conspiracy theories and old tropes, but we have more power than we realise as moderators and mockers of ‘home grown’ extremists.
Trash. Fat mess
Facing down the fascist threat.
The Second World War and its events may have told us 'Never Again,' and yet the threat of fascism and far-right extremism has never gone away. From 'Hurrah for the Blackshirts' to today's 'Make America Great Again' and the 'Britain is Full' message behind much of the Brexit campaigning, and now Pandemic uncertaities and new scapegoats, the need for resources, information, resources and awareness to counter the threat has never been greater. This is one such resource. Its informative, educative, and varied in format and content, from news bulletins to book reviews to short documentaries. Recommended and needed.