Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/335/5646

From The Socialist newspaper, 21 February 2004

Unions Mobilise Against BNP

AROUND 250 members of many different trade unions gathered in a demonstration to defend the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) headquarters on 16 February.

Molly Cooper NUJ national executive member, (personal capacity)

The fascist BNP had said they were going to picket the NUJ HQ, over supposed biased reporting of an attack on a white youth in Oldham.

However, the BNP’s real 'concern' for justice is shown by the intimidation and threats NUJ members have faced in recent months, for reporting on the fascists and exposing their racist and criminal activities.

The BNP picket kept up this policy of intimidation.

This demonstration sent a clear message to the BNP that their attempts to intimidate the trade union movement will not be tolerated.

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber spoke at the rally.

After another NUJ member and myself drew up a leaflet for the local Sixth Form College, some young college students joined the protest.

Against this united show of strength by the trade union movement, the BNP could only turn out 37 fascists on their picket.

The trade union movement must now unite its members in a campaign to provide a political alternative to the BNP.

A fight for jobs not racism, against public sector cuts and privatisation, for decent housing etc. can mobilise working-class people and stop the threat of fascism.

 

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


In The Socialist 21 February 2004:

Low paid say: "Enough is enough"

Striking for a decent wage


Education

United To Defend Education

Socialist Party Councillors Say No To Top-Up Fees

Strike action is not truancy

Fighting to change the NUT

"Jack is walking!"... but the system is failing


Workplace news and analysis

Belfast Airport Workers Win Trade Union Inquiry

Unions Mobilise Against BNP

Privatisation Kills


Socialist Party feature

Socialist Party conference 2004: Socialism On The March


 

Home   |   The Socialist 21 February 2004   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

BNP:

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

Unions:

triangleA world in crisis, ripe for revolution

triangleAfter the budget - unions must launch pay fight

triangleChatsworth neuro-rehab ward still open - unions join the campaign

triangleUnions must fight workplace mental health crisis

NUJ:

triangleNewsquest strike: "It's impossible to do our jobs"

triangleNewsquest strike: Bosses realise 'contraints' of scab labour

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Fascists:

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

triangleOpposing the National Front in Grantham

College:

trianglePlans to launch no-cuts campaign at Kirklees College

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

16/12/17

Haringey

Blairite council 'all ears' to rich property developers

16/12/17

North West

Arriva bus drivers' action wins pay rise

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

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


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

triangle16 Dec Blairite council 'all ears' to rich property developers

triangle16 Dec Arriva bus drivers' action wins pay rise

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...

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