Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/531/4058

From The Socialist newspaper, 30 April 2008

Fighting the far right

Love Music Hate Racism

ON A wet Sunday afternoon tens of thousands of people turned out for the Love Music Hate Racism Carnival (LMHR) in east London's Victoria Park.

Neil Cafferky

The free music festival marked the 30th anniversary of Rock Against Racism that organised in 1978 at a time when the neo-Nazi National Front were gaining support throughout Britain.

This year LMHR took place at a time when the far-right British National Party (BNP) are trying to win a seat on the Greater London Assembly (GLA) on 1 May.

Unsurprisingly most people seemed to have little interest in the GLA elections but a significant minority were keen to get involved in campaigns against racism and the BNP.

The large crowds illustrate the anti-racist majority that exists nationally but a political movement that can tackle the root causes of racism like poverty and inequality is urgently needed. A mass party of the working class with socialist policies would be the best weapon against the BNP and their ilk.

Socialist Party members distributed a leaflet calling for a protest if the BNP get a seat on the GLA. Check the news on the evening of Friday 2 May and if they have won any seats assemble outside City Hall on the South Bank near Tower Bridge at 3pm on Saturday 3 May. We demand jobs, homes and services not racism!

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


In The Socialist 30 April 2008:

Public sector strike shows fightback has begun!

A week of strikes shakes government

Grangemouth oil refinery strike

Reports of the 24 April strikes


Socialist Party campaigns

Stop PFI pirates wrecking our NHS

Saving our post offices!


Socialist Party election campaigns

Socialist councillors back teachers

"Why I am standing against Labour"


Socialist Students

Students stage occupation


Anti-racism

Love Music Hate Racism

German anti-fascist demo


International socialist news and analysis

Bolivia - right-wing coup threat


Socialist Party workplace news

Lincoln rejects insulting pay offer

Defend Eddie Fleming

Unison witch-hunt

Corus Trostre, further job losses


 

Home   |   The Socialist 30 April 2008   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




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

Racism:

triangleBristol North Socialist Party: 'You can't have capitalism without racism' - was Malcolm X correct?

triangleManchester Socialist Party: Racism in the US - Who are the Alt-Right?

triangleThe "club no-one wants to be part of" - march by families of those killed in police custody

triangleTower Hamlets Socialist Party: "You can't have capitalism without racism" (Malcolm X)

BNP:

triangleWhy I joined: "I hope that more and more people are going to join the Socialist Party and the fight to end inequality"

London:

triangleSix months on - still no justice for Grenfell

triangleSouth London health bosses' cover-up

Far-right:

triangleProtest outside Ukip conference against German far-right speaker

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

16/12/17

Haringey

Blairite council 'all ears' to rich property developers

14/12/17

Waltham Forest

Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

13/12/17

London

Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

13/12/17

Fracking

Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

13/12/17

Devon

Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

13/12/17

Miners

Tory plan to hold dinner at coal mining museum defeated

13/12/17

Bradford

Bradford campaign to save children's services launched

13/12/17

South London

South London health bosses' cover-up

13/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite day of action against blacklisting

13/12/17

Brighton

Brighton victory

13/12/17

Newham

Newham anti-academies strikes

13/12/17

Tamil Solidarity

Tamil Solidarity and Refugee Rights activists meeting

12/12/17

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

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


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

triangle14 Dec Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

triangle13 Dec Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

triangle13 Dec Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

triangle13 Dec Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

triangle13 Dec Trump's incendiary Jerusalem statement reignites Israeli-Palestinian...

triangle13 Dec Labour 'purge' furore really just democracy

EU parliament, Strasbourg

triangle13 Dec Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

More ...

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

triangle21 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Socialists and the National Question

triangle6 Jan Socialist Party national women's meeting

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