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 us at email@example.com for tips, feedback, and opportunities.
Radio 43 | Episode 48 | Intelligence Report | (Susan) Hall of Shame
In some breaking news, HOPE not hate researchers have unearthed the deeply alarming views of the Conservative candidate for London Mayor, Susan Hall. Hall has liked posts endorsing Enoch Powell, Islamophobic tropes about Sadiq Khan, supported the myth that the 2020 American election was stolen from Donald Trump and expressed a disdain for the press and democracy.
But what ought to happen now?
On this episode of Radio 43, Nick and Georgie sit down to discuss the ins and outs of the shocking Susan Hall revelations, what the party needs to do now and how this case sits within the broader context of concerning Conservative Party incidents.
HOPE not hate has been banging the drum about the scale of anti-Muslim views within the Conservatives for many years, and Hall’s candidacy suggests that little is being done to make sure that those in the party with deeply worrying views are rooted out.
As part of this campaign, we have written to the Chair of the Conservative party, Greg Hands, presenting a dossier of evidence and stating that the party must suspend Hall and undertake a full investigation into her.
Help make this happen by signing our open letter.
Read the full, shocking details into the Susan Hall case.
Radio 43 | Episode 47 | Intelligence Report | Sending the fash packing, one town at a time
The episodes are coming thick and fast at the moment, and here we are back again with another Radio 43.
On Monday, the first asylum seekers arrived at the Bibby Stockholm barge in Dorset. The plan has gone ahead despite the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) condemning the boat as a “potential deathtrap” due to serious fire safety concerns. Across the country, tensions are rising as the Government continues to place asylum seekers in hotels, barges and barracks, and the far right try to use it to their advantage
On the show this week (which is something of a follow-up to last week), HOPE not hate’s Anki Deo and Misbah Malik make their debuts, talking Nick through the last few months of community responses to far right, anti-migrant demonstrations.
In doing so, they share lessons that we can take away about how communities have come together in various ways to see off the far right threat, and they let our listeners know about the ways in which HOPE not hate can help them respond effectively.
Big thank you to Misbah and Anki for coming on the podcast.
And thanks to you for listening!
P.S. This episode was recorded before Lee Anderson MP’s vile comments, which we otherwise would have discussed.
Here are a few links of things mentioned in the show:
Stoking the Flames reportCommunities homepage Llantwit Major blog
Music and Anti-Fascism: Paul Maps, editor of Joyzine, speaks with HOPE not hate
On this episode of the HOPE not hate podcast, Nick sits down with the Editor of Joyzine, Paul Maps, to talk about a forthcoming fundraising campaign that Paul and his team are running to raise money for HOPE not hate.
Joyzine is an independent zine that covers music, film, books, art and theatre, and it has a real activist element directly at its heart.
Next weekend, Joyzine will be celebrating its 20th birthday with a two layer event at The Old Library in New Cross. Across two stages over the Saturday and the Sunday, there will be artists performing from a variety of genres, with the things uniting them being a strong independent spirit and a message of solidarity and unity.
On the episode, Paul takes us back to the origins of Joyzine, what the driving ethos is and the relationship between music and activism, before giving us a full run down of the weekend along with a sneak preview of what is sure to be an incredible 4 part compilation album which will also be raising funds for HNH.
To close out the conversation, Paul gives us some recommendations for some artists to check out.
A big thank you to Paul and everyone at Joyzine for all their efforts with this amazing project.
If you want to get a ticket for the weekender, then head here: www.tinyurl.com/joyzine20
The event page is here: https://fb.me/e/4uopzrdtF
Head on over to Joyzine’s website for the latest reviews and features: www.joyzine.org
Thanks for listening!
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Radio 43 | Episode 46 | Intelligence Report | From the Government to the Streets: Anti-Migrant Activism in 2023
Welcome to episode 46 of Radio 43.
This episode takes a similar form to the last one, in that it serves as a deep-dive into one particular topic: anti-migrant demonstrations.
There’s no getting away from the fact that this has become a really unifying focus for the far right this year.
HOPE not hate has been monitoring closely, and there’s been over 60 anti-migrant demonstrations that have taken place on town streets and at temporary accommodation around the country in 2023. But where did this all come from? How far is government rhetoric and policy encouraging the far right on the ground? How are local tensions being exploited by far right activists? And to what extend is the media helping to increase divisions?
On this episode, Nick is joined by Director of Research Joe Mulhall and Director of Policy Rosie Carter, to pick through the features of a trend of activism that has been a real concern throughout 2023.
Thank you for checking out the podcast.
If you’d like to read more on this subject, have a look at these two links:
Six Months of Far-Right Anti-Migrant ProtestsStoking The Flames ReportOh, very infrequently on this episode there’s a small electrical hum which lasts for a few seconds. No idea where that has come from but will look into it ahead of the next episode which will be at the start of August.
Radio 43 | Episode 45 | Intelligence Report | Around the World...In 80 Lies!
They say that good things come to those who wait…in which case, this episode needs to be the best one we’ve ever done.
Apologies to all for another short hiatus, but here we are - back with another episode. On the show this week, Joe and Georgie sit down to talk Nick through what’s been going on with a new campaign and investigation into Tommy Robinson.
Around the World in 80 Lies tells the story of Tommy Robinson's libels, lies and luxury lifestyle. As HNH researchers have discovered, Tommy Robinson's been living a life of luxury - all the while sending out emails begging supporters for cash - whilst running roughshod over the law and breaking a court order by releasing a libellous film.
On the episode, Joe explains the background and Georgie talks us through what the campaign has looked like.
Cheers for listening, sorry again about the wait. There'll be at least one more this month, potentially another one next week as well.
The blog is quite a read and you can check it out here: https://hopenothate.org.uk/2023/07/11/around-the-world-in-80-lies-the-story-of-tommy-robinsons-libels-lies-and-luxury-lifestyle/
If you want to sign our letter to the Attorney General, you can do so here: https://secure.hopenothate.org.uk/page/128814/petition/1
You can chip-in to our legal fundraiser here: https://secure.hopenothate.org.uk/page/129263/donate/1
Radio 43 | Episode 44 | Intelligence Report | The New Fascist Petting Zoo
Hello! It’s been a mere 5 weeks since the last episode, and there’s much to dig into.
Joe has managed to tear himself away from his new hobby in British rivers to sit down with Nick for a discussion on the massive split in Patriotic Alternative. The two examine the context, the split itself and its fallout, and try to get to the bottom of some recent claims by other antifascists that the breakaway faction, despite being less than a month old, is now the most dangerous group in the UK.
Elsewhere, it’s polling day tomorrow (May 4th) and as usual the far-right is in a dismal state electorally. The pair look at the various parties fielding candidates and work out where the far-right goes next after yet another embarrassing showing.
Finally, today HNH researchers have sent a dossier to the authorities showing what we believe to be electoral malfeasance on the part of Britain First’s Paul Golding. Joe gives us a summary of what’s in the dossier and what the repercussions could be…
As always, thanks for listening!
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.