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
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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.
DEFEND MIGRANTS OPPOSE FASCISM
11.30am Saturday 27 July Lunar House Croydon
For more information on EVF (English Volunteer Force) and the anti-fascist opposition see post below (“Oppose the Racist EVF Demonstration”)
To get to Lunar House, see UK Border Agency contact details:
On Saturday 27th July a splinter group of the EDL called the English Volunteer Force have called a demonstration outside Lunar House in Croydon, which is the main asylum seeker processing centre in the UK, where asylum seekers and migrants are obliged to come by the Home Office. The EVF are more openly and virulently racist that the EDL and will be supported by a number of other far-right splinter groups. Their aim is to scapegoat migrants for many of the problems of society and to stoke up anti-Muslim hatred. They aim to capitalise upon anti-immigrant feeling connected with the rise of UKIP and on the recent surge in Islamophobia since the killing of Lee Rigby in Woolwich in May. Lunar House will be operating on the day and migrants, many of whom are vulnerable people having fled torture and abuse, will have to queue outside suffering abuse from fascists. The EVF are being opposed by a broad coalition of local residents and the local Trades Council, South London Anti-Fascists, the local Green Party, UAF, One Croydon, Croydon SolFed, the Anti-Fascist Network and others. Say no to racism, Islamophobia and migrant scapegoating – Join us on the 27th to stand together against the hatred of the EVF and to defend people's right to seek asylum. The EVF have just announced their demonstration will start at 12 noon, an hour and a half earlier than their original time. Keeping watching for updates. Brighton Anti-Fascists
London Calling: Oppose the EDL Saturday 29 June
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and Kev Carroll – the leaders of the EDL – are planning to walk from Hyde Park to Woolwich on Saturday (Armed Forces Day). This is not being promoted as an “official” EDL event but is supposed to be a sponsored walk. Lennon has also promoted it as a “walk of death” because he is planning to walk past the East London Mosque. Although he has recently stopped mentioning the Mosque as a point on the route, there’s no reason to assume he has dropped it the plan, given the prominence he gave to it. Press from Tuesday suggests it is still on the route and police are preparing for it as a flashpoint (another being passing through Newham).
Lennon and Carroll have said they are starting at the 7/7 memorial in the SE corner of Hyde Park (nearest tube Hyde Park corner, Piccadilly line). They haven’t advertised a time and haven’t called for EDL supporters to join them there. They are asking EDL members to meet them for the final mile in Woolwich at 14:00, ending at the Woolwich Barracks where there is an Armed Forces Day family fair. EDL members are being requested not to bring any EDL insignia and to come as “members of the public”.
The UAF have announced a meet up point for 11:00 at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park (nearest tube is Marble Arch, Central line). They have said they are marching to Altab Ali park in Whitechapel, which is next to the East London Mosque. They have asked people to bring travelcards and to be prepared for the assembly point and details to change.
South London Anti-Fascists are mobilising in Woolwich to oppose the EDL presence in the area. They are meeting at the Old Coronet Cinema/Gateway House, John Wilson St, Woolwich, London, SE18 6QQ at 11:00.
South London Antifascists call-out:
Map of the route that Stephen Yaxley-Lennon tweeted on 13th June:
Link to info on police preparations preparing for flashpoints at Mosque and in Newham: