By Jon Flaig
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Love music-hate racism

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LOVE MUSIC-hate racism, privatisation and war! That was the message ringing out over the grassy slopes by the sea at Tankerton, Kent, on Sunday.
Issue 1867

LOVE MUSIC-hate racism, privatisation and war! That was the message ringing out over the grassy slopes by the sea at Tankerton, Kent, on Sunday.

Over 1,000 came to the second Another World is Possible anti-capitalist festival.

The music stages saw performances from new Margate band FBI-to local favourites Las Braggas-in all around 30 acts took part. One highlight was Swiss Reggae band The Smoothers, who played some brilliant music for the new movement.

Near by, dozens took part in ‘The Trial of Tony Blair’. The jury heard witnesses condemn New Labour for their treatment of pensioners, asylum seekers, the environment and their love of big business.

There was also an art exhibition and stalls campaigning on a range of issues from Legalise Cannabis to selling coach tickets for the September 27 protest. The Unison trade union supported the event and ran a stall.

The event-around twice the size of last year-was organised by Mobilise Kent, a group of activists who come together to organise for the European Social Forum.

Some 20 people signed up for the ‘Marxism for a new movement’ event in Canterbury on 11 October.

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