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Assed Baig: Why is anti-fascist activist under attack?

by Siân Ruddick
Issue No. 2181

A right wing campaign to remove Assed Baig, the president of Staffordshire University student union and anti-fascist activist, is continuing.

A group of students who claim Assed is “racist” towards white people have gathered the 50 required signatures to start the process of calling for a vote of no confidence in him as president.

Assed told Socialist Worker, “It’s completely undemocratic that just 50 students can start to overturn a decision made by the mass of students.

“I have always been open about my politics. When I campaigned to win president I told everyone that I was anti-war and anti-fascist – nothing was hidden.”

Assed has helped make Staffordshire University a more political place, organising a demonstration for free education and taking students to show solidarity with post workers when they struck.

Supporters from around the country have been sending their solidarity to Assed. This includes a cheque for £100 from one supporter, which Assed is going to spend on anti-fascist material to distribute on campus.

Email messages of support to Assed Baig at

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Tue 8 Dec 2009, 18:40 GMT
Issue No. 2181
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