Whilst the far right in the UK wander about cluelessly referring to themselves as ‘foot soldiers’ with their daft ‘FCK ISIS’ and ‘Taliban Hunting Club’ t-shirts, pretending that they care about the Islamic repression of women, here are some men and women who have actually fought against Islamic extremism as well as other forms of tyranny.
First, we salute the members of the Bob Crow Brigade fighting in Syria
and the anti-fascists flying the AFA flag in Syria
and the Ukrainian anti-fascists flying the AFA flag
& the young YPJ Kurdish Fighter RIP
But let us not forget the thousands of women who also fought against racism, fascism imperialism and patriarchy in Bosnia …
In Columbia with FARC
‘Hey Fascist! Don’t mess with me, Pandejo!’
and the Nicaraguan Sandinistas
and Hungary against Soviet aggression
and the women who fought in the French Resistance
and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
and Italian anti-fascist women
and all those who fought in Spain
We remember you and all our sisters who fight against racism and fascism across the world.