November 24, 2016 23:03

The 62 Group was a militant broad-based coalition of anti-fascists in the United Kingdom, set up largely in response to the resurgence of fascism in Britain at the time, and particularly the creation of Colin Jordan's Nationalist Socialist Movement, in 1962. It used direct action against the remnants of Oswald Mosley's Union Movement, the original British National Party, and the emerging National Front, as well as the NSM.

The Group was led by Harry Bidney, a Soho night club manager. It was modelled after the earlier 43 Group, which had also included Bidney as a member. Formal membership was only open to those who were Jewish, but the Group worked with people from other communities including many Irish and Black activists.

The Group's tactics consisted of direct action against those groups it believed were organising violence against minority groups, which sometimes resulted in violent confrontations. On one occasion in July 1962 this led to a riot in London's Trafalgar Square, when Jordan tried to address a crowd while standing in front of a large banner which read: “Free Britain from Jewish Control”. It also used intelligence, including informers within the fascist groups. This it was claimed was a legitimate response to the violence and intimidation, for example the burning of synagogues, that was certainly taking place at the time.

So the ZF is doing to the PSC and other anti-Israel groups which actively support and disseminate lying propaganda for the fascist anti-Jewish terrorist organization which runs Gaza and attacks Jews living in Israel as its forbears did to the fascist anti-Jewish groups which attacked Jews living in the UK - it worked then and it will work now as history has shown unless you stand up and confront them they will bully their way and convince public opinon against you.

November 24, 2016 23:03

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