Monthly Archives: July 2013

Neo-Nazis humiliated in Croydon

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Mark Pringle (in gray), notorious Hitlerite and violent gangster, made an appearance in Croydon with one of his mates, who spent about an hour doing a Nazi salute

EDL splinter-gruppenführer Paul Pitt promised tens of thousands on the streets of London yesterday. Instead, a national mobilisation of the English Volunteer Force and the South East Alliance produced just 40 of the hardest core of neo-Nazis and Hitlerites from around the UK.

Even more embarrassingly, the fascists were heavily outnumbered and required police protection from the over 200 antifascist activists, trade unionists and others who had gathered to oppose them. The antifascists included local faith groups plus activists from the NUT, PCS and Croydon Trades Council, as well as others from South London.

Meanwhile, the Nazis had picked up nearly no one from South London. That is, apart from one Richard Edmonds, the leader of the National Front and a holocaust denier with a criminal conviction for a racist assualt – as well as vandalism against the Nelson Mandela statue in London. Edmonds must have felt right at home, surrounded by men throwing Hitler salutes and in the company of well-known Nazi gangsters like former-National Socialist Movement member Mark Pringle.

National Front leader, self-professed Hitlerite, convicted racial attacker and Nelson Mandela statue-vandaliser Richard Edmonds joins the party

National Front leader, self-professed Hitlerite, convicted racial attacker and Nelson Mandela statue-vandaliser Richard Edmonds joins the party

The Unite Against Fascism demonstration showed the way to fight the Nazis – with united community action that outnumbers the fascists and stops them from being able to march unopposed and intimidate black and Asian people or trade unionists. But we can’t be complacent – the BNP want to organise a race hate march in Croydon in September, and the EDL are planning a national demonstration in Tower Hamlets on Saturday 7th September. We need to build an anti-fascist movement across South London and beyond – rooted in the unions, the places of worship and the communities.

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All out to stop the EDL coming to London on 7th September

 

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Unite against the fascists in Croydon on July 27th

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ASSEMBLE 11 SHARP @ LUNAR HOUSE, 40 WELLESLEY ROAD, CROYDON CR9

We’re calling on all antifascists to rally on Saturday 27th July to stop the Nazis from marching in Croydon.

The racist English Volunteer Force (EVF), an anti-Muslim splinter group from the English Defence League, is holding an anti-immigration ‘protest’ outside Lunar House in Croydon on Saturday 27th July. Not content with stirring up hatred and violence against Muslims, groups like the EVF are now targeting ALL immigrants – Lunar House is the UK immigration and borders centre.

The EVF contains fascists from the BNP and National Front. It’s involved in intimidation of trade unionists and anti-fascists. They want to come to South London to whip up hatred and division. We call on all those who oppose racists and neo-Nazis to stand in solidarity with immigrants and asylum-seekers, as well as those who work there.

Three years ago, when the Nazi BNP tried a similar action at Lunar House, they were humiliated by the anti- fascist turnout. We need the same again. Fascists must not be allowed to divide our communities.

Meet the dangerous Nazi fantasists behind the EVF

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EVF oddball poses with sock over his head

So the fascist English Volunteer Force is coming to South London to try to harass migrants, attack trade unionists, divide the community and generally be a bunch of drunk, racist morons. The EVF is a split from the English Defence League, and bar a bitter hatred for the EDL’s “Irish” leader, Stephen Lennon, they share basically the same Islamophobic, racist politics – as well as the same tactics of holding street demonstrations and trying to intimidate antifascists.

But what about the people inside the EVF? Let’s meet some of the movers and shakers inside this small Nazi outfit…


Chris Renton aka John Sheridan

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EVF founder, former BNP “Gold Member”

EVF founder, Chris Renton, is a Nazi from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset. He made a name for himself as the administrator for the EDL’s website, in the early days of the organisation. Embarrassingly, he was also a “Gold Member” of the BNP at the time, just as EDL leader (also a former BNP member) was attempting to deny any links between the two groups.

Renton’s vision for the EVF was a disciplined organisation with a cell-structures, in which local “units” would take orders from an “Inner Council” of seasoned fascist street commanders. Unfortunately, this militaristic command structure seemed to break down as soon as the lads from the EVF got onto their first “demonstration” in Birmingham, and spent the day getting hammered in the pub and shouting racist filth at non-white people. This may be the reason why Renton’s now defected back to the EDL.

EVF falls at the first hurdle on their demo in Birmigham

EVF falls at the first hurdle on their demo in Birmingham

Paul Pitt and Eddie Stamton

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Paul (left) and an early picture of his bezzy mate, Eddie Stamton (in the dashing Union Jack teeshirt) back when he was a member of the British National Socialist Movement


Paul Pitt is a seasoned Nazi who cut his teeth as the full-time organiser for the EDL in Essex. Now he heads up the South East Alliance, a fascist sectlet which has promised to turn up to support the EVF in Croydon. His MO is turning up outside antifascist meetings with a gang of Nazi heavies and trying to intimidate people into not attending.

Paul’s best friend is Eddie Stamton, who calls himself Mark pringle these days and runs a small group of fascist nutbars calling themselves England’s Golden Dawn, after the violent Nazi street organisation in Greece. He’s been in every obscure Nazi group going, from the British National Socialist Movement to the British People’s Party. A former member of Combat 18 and cocaine dealer, he now spends his time wandering around far-right demonstrations selling people Nazi memorabilia, which he also shifts off of his online shop.

Jason Lock

Paul’s also mates with one of the leaders of the EVF, Jason Lock aka Will Anderson.

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EVF’s Jason Lock at a demonstration organised by Eddie Stamton in support of the Greek Nazi group Golden Dawn

Jason is a dangerous Nazi fantasist. When he’s not posing online with a white sock pulled over his head, he likes to hang about with fascists like Eddie Stamton, or John “Snowy” Shaw, the loon who heads up the Infidels group, and was last year found guilt of buying five llama, then starving them to death.

Jason and his racist EVF mates discuss attacking "the brown"

Jason and his racist EVF mates discuss “smashing the browns”

Jason claims that the EVF has a membership of about 100. The real number is probably smaller, but this is a small group of Nazis who have the potential to attack Muslims, migrants, antifascists and trade unionists. If they are allowed to demonstrate unopposed in South London, they will see it as a green light to go on the attack against local left-wing, Muslim and religious organisations. We all have to stand together in Croydon on 27th July and say “don’t let the racists divide us – stop the fascist EVF”.