IN OLDHAM the Nazi National Front plans a "Rights for whites" march on Saturday, the same day that a march to defend asylum seekers was planned in Manchester. If the Nazis thought they could sabotage our demo they are wrong! We have moved our Manchester demonstration to Saturday 7 April. We are backing the anti-Nazi protesters and supporters to help stop the Nazis, and building the Manchester demonstration, which we now expect to be even bigger, for the week after.
- MARK KRANTZ
EIGHTY PROTESTERS assembled for a rally at Tipton Sports Academy in Sandwell, West Midlands, last Saturday morning to protest at the cancellation of the booking for the Unity conference against racism and fascism. A sharp message went out from the trade unionists, community activists and local councillors present that there can be no "no go" areas for anti-racists, and that the Unity conference must be restaged at the venue.
Plyvine Catering which leases part of the facility from the council, cancelled the event after telephone threats from racists. This is the very hall where the Nazi BNP held a national meeting, booked under a false name, earlier in the year. A 50-strong meeting after the rally pledged itself to relaunch the conference and build the campaign to stop the Nazi groups trying to organise in the area.
- MARTIN LYNCH