Anti-Fascism has a long and proud history. It spans the entire globe and has been paramount in many historical events and timelines. From French resistance, who, in Nazi-occupied France, sabotaged many of Hitlers plans and operations and even assassinated Nazi soldiers and officers – To the ordinary people of London, who, when presented with another fascist menace in the form of ‘The Black Shirts’, came out in droves to defend themselves and each other, on cable street.
Anti-Fascism has its roots deeply embedded in British society – It was and still is a very strong part of who we are, as a people and as a country. We aim to keep this proud tradition alive in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Antifa (Anti-Fascists) is an organisation set up under the umbrella term of ‘Antifa’ in an aim to defend ourselves and our communities. Over the recent years, this country and the West as a whole has undergone a gradual shift toward the hard right wing. With the shocking popularity of UKIP and Nigel Farage that has grown, as well as the rise of France’s ‘Nation Front’ and the loud mouth of Donald Trump. Not to mention the growing numbers of far-right groups such as the English Defence League, Britain First and even the vile and toxic, National action – who make no secret of the fact that they follow Hitler and his ideals – It is clear to see that reactionary Nazism and Fascism is slowly, once again trying to wrap itself around our society.
This is why Edinburgh Antifa was created. We believe all people are equal. We believe no one is superior, that all peoples of all races, nationalities, religions, genders, and sex are exactly the same. We will defend our communities, our streets and our city against the two-headed beast of Nazism and Fascism. We will smash the far-right from whatever hovel they crawl out of next.
We will not tolerate such vile, unrelenting hate that some people wish to oppose on us – We will not allow them a voice, we will not allow them to pass through our streets and down our roads. There is no safe space for Nazis, Racists and Bigots alike!
No Pasaran! (They shall not pass)