Golders Green, London.: Mit Hashtag gegen Rechts – Using the Hashtag to Fight the Right

Golders Green Road (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn dzx2.net

Golders Green Road (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn dzx2.net

Für die Jüdischen Allgemeinen fand ich Menschen die sich in Golders Green, London, gegen eine rechte Demo wehren.

http://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/article/view/id/22546

People in Golders Green, London, braise themselves against a far right demonstration!

http://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/article/view/id/22546

BOD Vivian Wineman on far right successes of Euroelections | GB Zentralrat der Juden über den Erfolg der Ultrarechten

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ENGLISH: Read my interview in the German Jüdische Allgemeine with Jewish Board of Deputies  (BOD) president Vivian Wineman, assessing the ultra right successes of the European elections (use google translate to get translation)

DEUTSCH:  Mein interview mit dem Präsidenten des Zentralrates der Juden in Großbritannien über den Ultrarechtsrutsch in den #Europawahlen  in der Jüdischen Allgemeinen.

 

Link: www.juedische-allgemeine.de/article/view/id/19297

 

Dieses Interview wurde am 3 Juni 2014 von der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung empfohlen.

This interview was recommended by the Federal German Agency for political education, of the German Government..

Taz: Tierschützer an vorderster Front : Badgers, badgers, badgers…

Deutsch:

Gegen Gräueltaten in England!

Wer dachte das Europa oder der Mord von Woolwich englische Gemüter erregt, kennt dieses Volk nicht. Am Samstag gab es in Westminster ein gutes Beispiel davon.

 Engländer lieben den Underdog!

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(c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
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(c) Daniel Zylbersztajn

Es ist ein Gerücht, dass die  Engländer sich gewöhnlicherweise für die politischen Underdogs einsetzen. Am Samstag waren es aber keine Hunde, sonder Dachse und weder die rechtsextreme BNP noch die Antifaschisten konnten so viele Leute auf der Straße bringen wie die Anhänger der  schwarz-weißen Vierbeiner, und das eineinhalb Wochen nach der brutalen Ermordung von Lee Rigby und mitten in der wirtschaftlichen Rezession.

www.taz.de/Demonstrationen-in-Grossbritannien/!117301/

Special English Commentary (this is not a translation of the German article but a specially

written separate commentary for my English blog readers):

When two opposite political groups are about to meet such as the BNP (British National Party and the UAF (Unite Against Fascism) you may think it is a major event.  In fact it was, though  the main reason for that were neither.  It were the over 1000 demonstrators who called for an end of the budger cull.  In the mean time the Metropolitan Police managed to keep all groups relatively well apart (but some badger supprters joined the UAF group later on).  Still 58 arrests were made, all supporters of UAF.

The real story here is that most people are politically apathetic in the UK.   This was very clearly seen during the last regional elections, with (c) Daniel Zylbersztajnturn outs between 20 and 40 percent.    The more significant it is, that a topic as insignificant to human lives in times of austerity as badger culling got people onto the streets en mass.  For sure standing up for badgers brings humane morals towards animals to light, and it is an exercise of showing that the British government is pushing through supposedly unscientific advice, if you believe the supporters of this cause.  But one and a half weeks after Woolwich, and after years of hardship and cuts  I was left with a curious sense of disbelieve.  Neither did the BNP get more people to support their anti-immigration and anti-Europe ticket, presumably those who hold such believes switched sided with a party that doesn’t have a long history of far right affiliations, UKIP , nor did the anti-fascist UAF supporters match the numbers of supporters of those four legged black and white creatures.  It is in a way most peculiarly British phenomenon.  Perhaps time for some of the right media like especially the Daily Mail and the Sun to switch their discussions about immigrants and the EU to the topic of animal rights.  This is what the nation is really worried about, or so it seemed on Saturday.

You can read my original report using google translate (if you do not speak German) here:

www.taz.de/Demonstrationen-in-Grossbritannien/!117301/

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England, England, EDL, EDL

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Deutscher Bericht:

www.taz.de/Nach-dem-Mord-in-London/!116732/

English:

When I went to Woolwich yesterday to examine the scene after the murder, it wasn’t long until I witnessed a backlash action by the far right organisation EDL.  Local young people of minority backgriund suspected it and spoke of fear of being penalized for the actions of some crazed loonies.  There were some exchanges between the police and the EDL supporters, absurdly some of the EDL people had full pints of beer, a woman came with something that looked like a Martini, as if they had emerged from a pub.

I managed to quietly speak with three EDL supportes who explained to me quietly that they had enough, and felt urge to protest.  Not all however were quiet there was quite some shouting and posturing as well in general.  Some of the fans were rather young (15-18, and they seemed to have come from across the entire area).

www.taz.de/Nach-dem-Mord-in-London/!116732/Select link above and use googletranslate to get an English tranlation of the German original on the Online version of the article in Taz.