Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/741/15648

From The Socialist newspaper, 7 November 2012

Far right attack Socialist sellers

Two members of the Socialist Party successfully defended themselves against a violent attack by a far-right thug as they were leafleting and selling the Socialist outside Blackhorse Road tube station in Walthamstow, east London last week.

This was an unprovoked attack which took place after an exchange of words, culminating in the thug intimating that he was a member of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) and then launching his assault

This attack followed two unsuccessful attempts by the EDL to march and rally in Walthamstow. They were only able to march on 1 September due to massive police protection but they still got chased away and were unable to hold their rally.

Their second attempt on 27 October, was banned in the face of a huge likely counter-demonstration and following the arrest of the EDL's leader, with a mob, on his way to 'protest' outside a mosque in Whitechapel.

We won't be intimidated by the EDL and the far right - we will continue our public sales at the tube and bus stations and workplaces in Walthamstow.

We get a great response, regularly selling between five and ten papers on each sale and spreading the message that the Con-Dems' austerity can be fought and defeated.

We have to physically resist the thugs when necessary. But it is the Socialist Party's strategy to build a movement in both the trade unions and our communities and a working class political alternative to fight the cuts that will ultimately undermine support for the far-right.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 7 November 2012:


 

Home   |   The Socialist 7 November 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Far right:

triangleBending the knee v Trump

triangleGerman elections: rise of the far right and right-wing government will provoke resistance

triangleLewisham 1977: When socialists and workers defeated the far-right National Front

triangleRacist EDL humiliated for third time

triangleFar right humiliated in London - but trade unions must organise against racism and austerity

EDL:

triangleDemonstrators see off far-right in Keighley

triangleYork University: socialists prevent far-right hate speech

triangleNewcastle: Socialist Party defies ban to counter the far-right

Far-right:

triangleProtest outside Ukip conference against German far-right speaker

triangleOpposing the National Front in Grantham

The Socialist:

triangleCoventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

13/12/17

Woolwich

Support the Crossrail Woolwich walkout

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

6/12/17

Donald Trump

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

6/12/17

Transport

Arriva bus strikers stand firm

6/12/17

Pensions

BT pensions review - oppose the attacks on the pension schemes

6/12/17

PCS

Driving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

6/12/17

Newham

School staff strike against privatisation

6/12/17

Rail

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

6/12/17

PCS

PCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

6/12/17

North Yorkshire

Court maintains injunction against fracking protesters

6/12/17

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

6/12/17

Coventry

Coventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

6/12/17

TUSC

TUSC conference to debate 2018 elections

6/12/17

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle8 Dec Local government pay: fight for the full 5% claim

triangle6 Dec Strikers rally in Liverpool

triangle6 Dec Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

triangle5 Dec Victory at Glenfield shows people power can save our NHS

triangle5 Dec Labour council Blairites deselected

triangle30 Nov Victory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangle30 Nov Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

More ...

triangle13 Dec Caerphilly Socialist Party: Are we heading for an era of war?

triangle14 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Universal Credit - the Tories' latest assault on the poor

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2