Years Active:1981
  Documents in Archive:3
  Publications:Red Action
  Related Organisation: Red Action
Related Collection:The British Left on Ireland
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Red Action is a small British leftist political group formed in 1981. It became known for violently confronting racist and fascist opponents on the streets, and for supporting Anti-Fascist Action. In 1995, The Independent estimated that it had between 20 and 30 branches with 10-15 activists in each, and the paper stated that the group “enthusiastically espouses the use of violence”. It also set out links between Red Action and the Irish Republican movement, and stated that members operate primarily in large cities such as London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The group was formed by activists who had been expelled from the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) for their involvement in squadism (violent actions against far right racist groups).



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