Socialist Worker

Stoke campaigns against the fascists

Issue No. 2198

Anti-fascist activists are battling the British National Party (BNP) in Stoke, where the Nazis hold seven council seats.

“On Sunday around 2,000 Unite Against Fascism (UAF) leaflets were delivered,” Paul Jenkins, local UAF organiser told Socialist Worker.

“And there has been regular door-to-door leafleting of the different towns of Stoke.”

Trade unionists from the Unison union and the NUT teachers’ union joined local campaigners from Lancaster and Cumbria to help leaflet.

“The BNP’s mail shot has been disguised by not mentioning the BNP on the front, but encouraging people—in local dialect—to have a look inside.

“But local anti-fascist group NorSCARF, UAF and trade unionists have a number of activities planned to combat them.

“We are going to be taking people to Barnsley Love Music Hate Racism festival on 1 May, building on the success of the Stoke LMHR festival last year.”

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