We all know Tommy Robinson, right?
He’s the far-right gremlin who’s an expert in racism and Islamophobia.
His real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, but he’d rather you didn’t know that.
Well, it’s said that Yaxley-Lennon is one of the best funded far-right figures since the Second World War. The former English Defence League leader recently put his house on the market for £900,000, with estate agent photos showing a Range Rover parked outside.
And one of the platforms he uses to raise his hate cash is called Donorbox. The crowdfunding site has faced pressure (including from us) to ban Yaxley-Lennon from its service, but has stubbornly refused.
Therefore, we’re now calling on other organisations who use Donorbox to give up the platform – forcing them to dump the far-right hate merchant.
Below is a list of nonprofit organisations that have used Donorbox recently. Click here to rapidly call on one of them, Habitat for Humanity, to ditch Donorbox.
This could have a big impact. The campaign group Stop Funding Fake News said: “Thanks to action by responsible advertisers and donation platforms, Yaxley-Lennon has found it harder and harder to raise money in recent years. He now relies on the services of the Donorbox platform. Donorbox has made it clear they will not drop hateful sites like TR News, and has at times even defended them.
“So we’re asking for help from charities like Habitat for Humanity. If they refuse to do business with platforms who enable the far-right, we can hit the bottom line of the hate industry, reducing their capacity to do harm and forcing enablers to behave responsibly.”