|Comments on this document
Please note: The Irish Left Archive is provided as a non-commercial historical resource, open to all, and has reproduced this document as an accessible digital reference. Copyright remains with its original authors. If used on other sites, we would appreciate a link back and reference to The Irish Left Archive, in addition to the original creators. For re-publication, commercial, or other uses, please contact the original owners. If documents provided to The Irish Left Archive have been created for or added to other online archives, please inform us so sources can be credited.
A very welcome addition to the Archive. Many thanks to the person who sent a selection of leaflets from Anti-Fascist Action dating between 1995 and 1998. We’ll post these up, some in topic groups, over the next while starting with this one, from 1995.
As noted previously:
Anti-Fascist Action Ireland was founded in 1991. As it says on its Facebook page:
AFA is dedicated to confronting fascism, both physically and politically, in whatever guise it might take” and “As expected, the group’s work is diverse. Small-scale activities involve the removing of racist graffiti and stickers, leafleting an area where there has been a case of fascist activity and organising benefit gigs. More substantial projects include getting involved in football related anti-racist initiatives, writing and producing a magazine called No Quarter and mobilising large numbers to physically confront neo-Nazis when the time calls.
This leaflet points to a record of work from 1991 to date.
This was produced in March 1995 for the first game after the Lansdowne Road riot by visiting England fans and given out at the Republic of Ireland versus Northern Ireland match at Lansdowne.
In the aftermath of last months riot at Lansdowne Road the media, politicians and the Football Associations were quick to denounce the Nazi led English hooligans. Unfortunately their recognition of Fascist influence in football came too late to do anything constructive about it. Anti Fascist Action has warned for years about the attempts by Fascist to organise at Clubs like Chelsea, Glasgow Rangers, Charlton, Blackburn, Hearts to name a few.