Radical events this weekend.

Absolutely no excuse for sitting on your arse watching ‘talent’ shows and Yankee pig operas, get out and meet some fellow radicals!

If you’re going to either the AFN or Freedom event, please look in and support the other as well, it’s only a couple of minutes walk each way, it’s all the same firm innit!

Resistance to racism and fascism in the East end - AFNAnarcho-folk festival @ Freedombugle Bridport film benefit for Bridgwater postal strikers

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Anti Fascist Network Press Release: An evening of Resistance to Fascism and Racism in the East End: Saturday 31st August, 6pm – 12am

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tower Hamlet residents and anti-fascists host a community gathering prior to EDL Counter-mobilisation on 7th September

Event: An evening of Resistance to Fascism and Racism in the East End
Date: Saturday 31st August, 6pm – 12am
h2. Location: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage St (off Brick Lane), London E1 5LJ

On Saturday 31st August, the Bengali, Jewish, English, Irish and other varied communities of London’s East End will come together to celebrate and discuss working class resistance to racism and fascism, both past and present.

The event called “An evening of Resistance to Fascism and Racism in the East End” is organised by the national Anti-Fascist Network (AFN) and is taking place near Whitechapel’s famous Brick Lane. It will run from 6pm to 12 midnight at The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage St (off Brick Lane), London E1 5LJ. Entry is free though donations will be welcome.

There will be distinguished speakers such as Daniel Trilling, author of “Bloody Nasty People”, a profile of the British National Party; Julie Begum, founding member of Women Unite Against Racism; and Max Levitas, a veteran from the Battle of Cable Street. Participation, ideas and argument from the audience is very much encouraged.

Natasha Weldon, a spokesperson for the AFN, said:

?This event is an important warm-up to AFN’s counter-mobilisation in Altab Ali Park to oppose the EDL from 11am on September 7th. This is our community and we will come out in force to defend it. Racism is not welcome is East London, and we will make sure that the EDL will not pass.?

So expect film, food and lively debate as reflections from previous struggles will be put forward to inform the upcoming mobilisation against the English Defence League’s march to Tower Hamlets on Saturday 7th September. All anti-racists and local community members are welcome but EDL members clearly will not be.

After the discussion, music will be provided with a DJ set by Asian Dub Foundation member Pandit G.
Since the murder of Lee Rigby, Tommy Robinson and the EDL have seen their support and media profile surge dramatically. This unprecedented coming together of various anti-racist campaigners, activists and community members demonstrates the strength of opposition the EDL will face on the 7th of September.

For more information see London Antifascists

The event is also on Facebook:

Or contact the AFN

Join the Anti-Fascist Network bloc at Tower Hamlets

Handy graphics and flyers to download here:

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Colour leaflets are now being distributed across London, plus stickers with the design below – pick either up from Freedom bookshop. Why not add your local meet up and contact details and print a few up? You can download pdfs below. Versions in Bengali, Urdu, Eritrean, Somalian, Ethiopian and Polish available shortly. Spread the word and tell all your mates to come and make it the biggest show of strength against the EDL!

Plus here’s some handy web banners and images:

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Sticker design:

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PDFs:

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Autonomy film show in Bridport 31st August 2013, in support of Postal Workers.

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Swindon Radical Bookfair Saturday 21st September 2013

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The Mental Decline Of Mickey ‘batshit’ Bayliss..

Portsmouth Anti-Fascists

It seems that the Pompey EDL organiser, Mickey Bayliss (from Bath) has finally lost his mind.

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On Saturday Bayliss and his followers disgraced themselves in Portsmouth (See previous post). We think that in his own head he imagined the entire populace of  Portsmouth bowing down to him as he entered the city on a white horse, surrounded by a sunbeam and wearing a suit of armour, as columns of his loyal foot soldiers went door to door dragging Muslims out of their homes. Instead he managed to get a selection of the top 150 racists on the south coast to throw bangers around for an hour, and the entire populace of Portsmouth thinks he’s a fucking pathetic fascist cunt.

Bayliss seems to have taken the news that he has no support pretty badly. Like a typical fascist he has now declared war on the Portsmouth News for not…

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Resistance to racism & fascism in the east end, Sat 31sy August 2013.

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