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Issue 2402
Leafleting against the Nazi BNP
Leafleting against the Nazi BNP (Pic: North West UAF)

Action to get rid of Griffin wins support

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP showed his support for Unite Against Fascism’s (UAF) Griffin Must Go campaign on Friday of last week. The Leigh MP joined a UAF stall and leafletting session.He has said, “We can’t have a situation where an open racist is going to Europe to represent the North West.”

UAF supporters campaigned across the region last weekend and held stalls at many May Day events. A joint UAF and Unite union day of action is planned for Saturday of this week.

For details contact [email protected] or phone 07507 373 609

How we got Beackon out the Isle of Dogs

Anti-fascists returned to the Isle of Dogs, east London, last week to commemorate a victory against the Nazi British National Party (BNP) 20 years ago. In 1993 Derek Beackon was elected as the BNP’s first councillor in Tower Hamlets.

The Anti Nazi League launched a massive campaign against him. More than 100 activists gathered last week and remembered how they refused to see Tower Hamlets as a “no go zone”. They set about winning the Island back. In May 1994 Beackon was beaten in elections and the BNP’s base collapsed.

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