Once again, I am building up quite a backlog of links. Here are some things of note:
Deptfordism: To add to the list here, Lil Richardjohn has a good concise post on the BBC Deptford doc.
Fascism and anti-fascism: Tony Greenstein's take on the tangled web between Neturei Karta, Alexander Baron, Troy Southgate and Gilad Atzmon (drawing on Waterloo Sunset's post here), plus interesting analysis of this milieu from Mark Gardner. At Workers' Liberty, Rebecca calls out Hope Not Hate for its sexism. Loads of new material on 1980s/90s anti-fascist in Britain at the Anti-Fascist Archive, including the important “Filling the Vacuum” strategy document by London AFA and the pamphlet ”Bash the Fash” by K. Bullstreet (both already available at Libcom).
Bloggery: James Bloodworth profiled here.
Israel: False Dichotomies on +972's blame game on the anti-migrant pogroms, and Sacha Ismail on racism poisoning Israeli society (both relevant to this discussion).
A different Bob: Did the secret policeman and pro-Islamist Bob Lambert firebomb a department store while infiltrating the Animal Liberation Front?
Also: Ben Cohen on antisemitism and the Hugo Chavez regime; Reuben on Brendan O'Neill's kneejerk anti-paternalism; Dave Rich on antisemitism in France after Toulouse; Raziq on Abid Hussain, Baroness Warsi and Hizb ut-Tahrir; Max Dunbar on family migration; and Sarah AB on multiculturalism.
More from Max Dunbar:
My review of Ed Vulliamy’s book about the Bosnian War, The War is Dead, Long Live the War, is now available at 3:AM. This was a long one to write and I consulted Nick Cohen’s chapters on Bosnia in his seminalWhat’s Left, which provides an overview of the war and a demolition of the denial claims. My paras on the Leuchter Report and holocaust denial rely heavily on Deborah Lipstadt’s Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.
A piece on Colin Shindler’s book about the relationship between Israel and the left
An article explaining why John Lanchester’s Capital isn’t very good