Redwatch UK

Call for action on far right website
Yorkshire Evening Post
23 June, 2006
Anne Alexander
(Political Editor)

American law enforcers could take action against a Leeds-run far right website blamed for a knife attack on a young father.

The Home Office is in talks with the US Department for Justice over the website Redwatch which publishes “hit lists” of anti-fascist and anti-racist campaigners.

Home Office minister Vernon Coaker told MPs that the British authorities have no authority over the site because it is hosted by an American company.

But he has had talks with his counterparts in the US to get them to investigate whether they have broken any laws and to prosecute.

He revealed the move during a debate in the House of Commons on the organisation following the attack on Alec McFadden from the Wirral.

The father of two was nearly blinded and suffered cuts to his head, arm and wrists when a knifeman [“knifeman”?] attacked him in front of his young daughters. His photograph and address had appeared on the website.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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2 Responses to Redwatch UK

  1. Brad says:

    I saw a comment that you posted on Direland about the Polish redwatch site being hosted by DreamHost. I am currently hosted by them and was wondering if you had any more information about what action I might take to try to change this situation. If you could be of any assistance, I would like to discuss it on my site and let other people that use DreamHost know what we can do.

    Thank you.


  2. @ndy says:

    Hi Brad,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Please read my reply here.



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