Category Archives: Anti – Fascist
- Monday 30 April: Join David Lammy MP & Diane Abbott MP in Parliament Square from 4pm while the Windrush petition is debated. Facebook event here
- Saturday 5 May: March for Windrush @ Downing Street, 12pm. Facebook event here
Guest Speakers Include:
* Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
* Professor Mary Davis
* Margaret Greer, UNISON National Officer for Race Equality
* Taranjit Chana, GMB London Region
* Betty Joseph, Chair – LESE Race Relations Committee
* Peggy Ann-Fraser, Vice Chair – LESE Women’s Rights Committee
- Refugees & migrants welcome
- Defend EU nationals rights & freedom of movement
- Don’t let the racists divide us
- No to racism, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism
The Tories are trying to use EU nationals as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations. Migrant workers, refugees and Muslims are constantly being scapegoated by politicians and the right wing press. We are repeatedly told that migrants and refugees are to blame for undermining wages and overstretching public services when in reality austerity is to blame.
Black and Asian people face constant discrimination in employment and the everyday reality of institutional racism. Working class communities must stand united together. But the Tories, much of the media, UKIP and the far right have all set out to divide us.
The trade unions are the bedrock of the anti-racist movement. We want to build on the great work that the trade unions are doing. Come to the conference and join in the debate about how we give confidence to anti-racists in every workplace.
Stand Up To Racism has called a protests against Donald Trump’s re-tweets of the fascist Britain First’s Islamophobic tweets that have shocked the world and his subsequent defence of them which attempted to justify anti-Muslim hate.
Trump’s presidency has been marked by a series of disgusting racist outbursts from his “Muslim ban” to his equating fascists and anti-fascists at Charlottesville, despite the death of Heather Heyer.
Only this week Trump was making offensive comments while speaking to Native American veterans. Now he has offered support for the views of a group made infamous by the use of their name by murderer of Labour MP Jo Cox.
Britain First are a fascist organisation with a history of Islamophobia and hate crime. Thomas Mair, who murdered Jo Cox, shouted ‘Britain First’ before he commited the terrible act. By retweeting Britain First, trump is legitimising this racism and Islamophobia. We can not let this go unopposed
Join us outside the US Embassy to say no to Trump, no to racism, no to a state visit!
The Cable Street battle has gone down in history as a fine example of working class solidarity, working class organisation, and working class success.
The leaders of the response to Mosley’s Fascists’ intent to march through their East End community, and to the state’s intent to facilitate it, drew together the many people and cultures of their neighbours, as well as winning the support of the politically aware to ensure that the Fascists did not succeed.
Of course, this did not happen in a vacuum and the book includes context pieces that chart the background to this East End area, the rise of Fascism across Europe, as well as the world economic situation and the Spanish Civil War and Second World War wars that followed.
And finally we look at the state of far right politics today, knowing that Fascism lurks ready to utilise the continued poverty and hardship facing many people by offering easy and fake scapegoats.
As ever there are many books published that offer a detailed and referenced history of Cable Street. We do not intend to compete with them, rather to offer an accessible entry to the wider issues of the moment.
The Battle of Cable Street was written by Peta Steel and is published by SERTUC. You can download it here, or printed copies are available, price £2, from the office:
London, East & South East Region, TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. Send cash or a cheque payable to SERTUC.
Unite Against Fascism has called a demonstration against the fascist group, Britain First, marching in Bromley, London, next Saturday, November 4th. A number of other organisations are backing the call and mobilising. They include Disabled People Against Cuts, Stand Up To Racism – South East London, Lewisham Islamic Centre, Greenwich & Bexley TUC, Bromley Momentum, and Bromley TUC. Details of the counter protest are here, https://www.facebook.com/events/109217616475111/?active_tab=about
Britain First, this weekend, joined a fascist split from the EDL, the ‘Stoke Infidels’, as they demonstrated their Islamophobia, in the Potteries. (Earlier in the day, the anti fascist group, NORSCARF, held a successful, Root out all Racism, event. Anti fascists went from that to oppose the fascist, lash up The leader of the local council joined anti fascists, who managed, at short notice to outnumber the extreme right).
Britain First have called their hate march in Bromley due to the notorious leaders of this group having to sign on at the local police station, weekly. Golding and Fransen, the two who have to sign on, face charges resulting from their history of Islamophobic and racist provocations.
Ludicrously, they claim they are ‘being persecuted’ for a cause; in reality, they are racist bigots.
Britain First split from the Nazi BNP. However, their fascist politics are clear. Only recently did they try, but fail to have a noxious, anti Semitic priest speak at one of their hate rallies.
Members interchange membership with other fascist groups and their thuggery is known. They are banned from going near mosques due to their threatening behaviour at a number of such places of worship.
Bromley people do not wish such fascists to come.
We ask that you support UAF’s and others call to come out and oppose such far right thugs.
Please invite friends to the event and spread the word. The far right internationally, are growing, and in Britain, they look to emulate the likes of Le Pen and Golden Dawn, for instance. We have thus far knocked back the BNP and EDL to a mere shadow of themselves, but scattered, far right forces are looking to regroup. We must remain on guard!