Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fascists threaten and attack democracy- their true face is now there for all to see.

Following their disastrous electoral results and splits widening within the BNP,  massive discontent is growing between Nick Griffin and the rest of the far right. Richard Barnbrook sees himself as the new unifier of Britain's fascists. He is calling for a new coalition of the BNP, EDL and other groups. This is what Hitler did in the 20's in Germany and what Mosley tried to copy in the 30's. So much for the EDL stating that they are not racist but just anti- militant Islam!

In the meantime, up and down the country, there are further events that show up their true colours of hatred, Islamaphobia, racism and street violence against those who oppose them and stand up to defend multi-culturalism. Last month a meeting in Brighton was attacked and only last week violence was committed against a meeting in Barking.

The anti-racist and anti-fascist movement needs to remain vigilant, united and organised to ensure this is nipped in the bud before it attempts to become a mass populist movement. They are not interested in defending the interests of workers but of promoting division and hatred. Whilst unions are busy building campaigns in defence of pensions, jobs,the NHS and the Welfare State, fascists use scapegoats to blame the crisis on the innocent victims of Capitalist exploitation. We must ensure that their vile message is countered with that of workers unity against the austerity measures of the Con Dem government.

In Spain, Greece and the Middle East, millions are on the march for freedom and democracy, saying loudly and clearly that there is an alternative. Do not let these fascists get the foothold they aspire to. The report on Barking makes it clear.

EDL teams up with BNP to attack antiracist meeting

The racist thugs of the English Defence League teamed up with their Nazi pals in the British National Party to attack an anti-racist meeting in Barking on Thursday night.

They smashed the windows of Crown House on Linton Road, where the meeting was taking place. A woman NHS worker who was attending the meeting was injured in the attack. She had to receive hospital treatment.

The meeting went ahead despite the EDL’s attempts to storm it. It had been called by local councillors and trade unionists together with UAF to defend multiculturalism in Barking & Dagenham.
Speakers at the meeting included Councillor George Barratt, local National Union of Teachers rep Dominic Byrne and Steve Hedley from the RMT.


Some 25 EDL thugs threw bricks and rocks at Crown House causing damage to the building’s exterior.
They chanted “EDL” and shouted racist abuse and death threats. At least two Barking BNP activists were involved in the mob attack.

The EDL has been active in Barking & Dagenham recently whipping up race hatred over proposals to build a mosque in the borough.

Anti-fascist activists believe the local BNP branch is turning back to street thuggery after the losing all 12 of its councillors in last year’s elections.

George Barratt, Labour councillor for Barking’s Mayesbrook ward, said:
It’s extremely disturbing that these people tried to break up an anti-racist meeting organised by democratically elected councillors and trade unionists from the local area.
We don’t want these EDL thugs here, and we won’t tolerate them attacking our meetings. Barking is multicultural — and it’s going to stay that way.
Steve Hedley, organiser for the RMT’s London region, said:
We won’t be intimidated by these street thugs. We will stand together and oppose them.
Weyman Bennett, joint national secretary of UAF, said:
This attack exposes the EDL for what it really is: a fascist and racist organisation that teams up with the Nazi BNP to attack anti-racists and labour movement activists.
It also sends a stark warning to those politicians who think it’s fashionable to attack multiculturalism: your words are giving succour to the likes of the EDL and BNP.

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