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Youth fight against Racism

This article explains the YRE’s role in fighting the BNP in Tower Hamlets during the 90s.

The YRE was formed in 1992 and its first activity was an international demonstration against racism and fascism in Brussels. There were a few of us from Tower Hamlets that went on that demonstration and in May of 1993 the YRE co-organised an 8,000 strong demonstration of Black and white youth which marched on the BNP’s headquarters, following the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

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the rise of the far right and anti-fascism: february 16th, sheffield

The next communist forum hosted by the Commune and Anarchist Federation in Sheffield will be a discussion on the rise of the far right in Britain today, the character of fascism, and how we should organise against this threat.

The meeting takes place from 7pm on  Tuesday 16th February at The Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS. Email uncaptiveminds@gmail.com to express your interest or ask for more info – see below for some background reading for the meeting.

(As you can tell from the long list of pieces, this is not compulsory reading for the discussion, just a list of articles that may be of interest!…)

Fascism/anti-fascism, by Gilles Dauvé

Anti-fascism in the 21st century – from Shift magazine

The European elections, the left and anti-fascism, by David Broder

The rising threat of the BNP: the underlying causes, its present nature and prospects, by Dan Jakopovich

British nationalism and the rise of fascism, by Chris Ford

Get this racist Jack Straw off the BBC, by The Commune

Fascism and democracy – two cheeks on the same arse – by Anarchist Federation

Bash the fash – by Anarchist Federation

Giving up No Platform?, a speech to the 2009 Anarchist Bookfair

Bash the fash, anti-fascist recollections 1984-1993 – by K. Bullstreet

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