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Movement's support for Martin

Issue No. 2218

'The National Union of Teachers sends its support to Martin Smith and has full confidence in the aims of UAF and Love Music Hate Racism and support their democratic right to demonstrate.”

NUT deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney

“Martin. They used to give medals for fighting fascism. God help us when it becomes a crime.”

Gary Younge, Guardian journalist and author

“Without guys like Martin Smith, Nazi Nick Griffin has an easier time spreading his hate. It’s guys like Martin Smith that carry the banner for us all. It’s guys like Martin Smith that carry the torch that lights the way for us all. Stay strong Martin.”


“Martin is a principled, committed and dedicated fighter against racism and fascism and has my full support.”

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary

“The NUJ has worked with Martin on a number of anti-fascist campaigns and we are supporting the efforts to clear his name.”

Jeremy Dear, NUJ general secretary

“In recent months there have been a number of legal attacks upon anti-fascists. Those who defend multiculturalism are being victimised, while Islamophobes and racists are being encouraged.”

Billy Hayes, CWU general secretary

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