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Tags: Blair Peach, The Cass Report
Thirty-five years ago today, the National Front held its St George’s Day
election rally in Southall. The rally was a deliberately provocative. The
National Front had no electoral base in the area; they sought to intimidate
local people, especially the West London Asian community.
On that day, 23rd April 1979, Blair Peach was killed as he protested
against the presence of the National Front in Southall and their attempts
to stir up hatred in the area in which he lived. He was struck on the head
by a policeman in the Special Patrol Group. Taken to hospital with a
suspected fractured skull, he died in the evening. When the Coroner finally
released Blair Peach’s body, more than 10,000 people joined his funeral
The Cass Report, suppressed for thirty years, admits he was ‘almost
certainly’ killed by a police officer. His partner, Celia Stubbs, who has
campaigned for truth about his death, wrote: “Blair was not a martyr. He
was an anti-racist who responded to a request from the Southall community
to support them at a demonstration to show the National Front was not
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Go here for the latest details on Slough, the first EDL demo of 2014.
STOP THE EDL MARCHING ON TOWER HAMLETS
SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
ASSEMBLE 11AM ALTAB ALI PARK , WHITECHAPEL HIGH STREET
In recent months, there has been a sharp rise in racist attacks and attacks on mosques, including arson and nail bombings. EDL marches are helping create and sustain and environment where such attacks are possible. It is important that we stand up and stand united against their presence.
The Anti-Fascist Network is calling for as many people as possible to come onto the streets on Saturday 7 September. The more people that attend, the safer and more empowering it will be for all of us. Ban or no ban, we want to make sure that the EDL do not get to intimidate people and parade their hatred through the streets unopposed.
LOOK OUT FOR THE AFN BANNER AND MARCH WITH US TO OPPOSE THE EDL
For leaflets and stickers click on: antifascistnetwork.wordpress.com
Follow twitter: THStopEDL and join fb.com/londonantifascists
INCUBUS: Incendiary rants of an apostate anarchist blog published very interesting analysis of EDL. We thoroughly recommend reading it. For the full version go to : https://incubusblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/what-is-the-point-of-the-edl/
Brighton Anti-fascists will be joining anti-fascists from the region opposing the English Volunteer Force (EVF) protest outside the Home Office Immigration building in Croydon this Saturday, the 27th July. The EVF aim to demonstrate against what they view as the Home Office’s ‘soft touch’ on immigration. As always, we will oppose the fascists wherever they appear and we gladly stand alongside the trade unionists and anti-fascists who stand against the far right.
However, we are clear that we are there to oppose the fascist presence, and what they stand for – not to defend to immigration system as it stands. We do not view it as a public good under threat. While not conflating government policy with those who work there, we oppose the British immigration system as we oppose the fascists, and stand in solidarity with those facing all racist violence, whether from UKBA thugs or the EDL/EVF.