Ten Years of Hope Not Hate


HOPE not hate is campaign against racism in the UK, and can now celebrate ten years of activism. I have personally followed their work for some years, and I try to chip in when they raise money for specific campaigns. I think it is an excellent way of mobilizing broad support for progressive causes.

Here is how they describe themselves:

HOPE not hate exists to provide a positive antidote to the politics of hate. We combine first class research with community organising & grassroots actions to defeat hate groups at elections and to build community resilience against extremism. Hate is often the consequence of a loss of hope and a political articulation of despair, but given an alternative, especially one that understands and addresses their anger, most people will choose HOPE over hate. Our job is to expose and undermine groups that preach hate, intolerance and division whilst uniting communities around what they have in common. Building a society that celebrates rather than scapegoats our differences.


For more information,
visit HOPE not Hate's homepage here.