AROUND 50 people, black and white, gathered in the week before Christmas to show their horror and anger at a racist attack in Hackney, east London. Ahmed Ali, a man of Somali origin, was attacked by three white men who beat him with a metal bar. He was badly wounded and lost the sight of one eye. The protest brought together local trade unionists, members of the community and Somali groups to show their total opposition to racism.
ANTI-NAZIS in Halifax are campaigning against the threat from the British National Party in the council by-election in Mixenden on 23 January.
'Don't Vote Nazi' door to door leafleting, Sunday 5 January, 1pm. Assemble Mixenden Primary School, Clough Lane. For more details contact the Anti Nazi League-phone 020 7924 0333 or go to www.anl.org.uk