Stop the White Man March on 15th August

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WMM blog

On Saturday 15th August, fascists from across the UK will descend on Liverpool for the White Man March, which they hope will be the biggest explicitly neo-Nazi seen in this country in decades.

The first White Man March was held in Newcastle in March. Around 100 neo-Nazis marched through the city before burning gay, communist and Israeli flags, screaming “Hitler was right” and sieg-heiling at counter-protestors. Yesterday a far right demo in Rotherham took place, with a large proportion of attendees openly Nazi, and attracting about 150 people. The organisers of the White Man March are hoping to attract even more people to Liverpool.

The White Man March is organised primarily by members of neo-Nazi youth group National Action, but the march will also be attended by members of the Misanthropic Division, the North West Infidels, National Rebirth of Poland and the British Movement.

A lot of the supporters of these groups are loners making threats from behind their keyboards, but they do pose a physical threat and they will grow in confidence the longer they are left unchallenged. National Action supporter Zack Davies was recently found guilty of attempted murder after stabbing a Sikh man in a supermarket, and members of the North West Infidels have attacked anti-fascists and striking workers in Liverpool.

History has shown that Nazis need to be confronted head on, so they don’t have the space to spread their racist bile and grow in size and confidence. Given the chance, they will attack workers’ organisations, ethnic minorities, LGBT people and anyone else they perceive as their enemy.

The Facebook event for the AFN’s counter-demo can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us at sheffieldafn@riseup.net

Stop the EDL in Sheffield!

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Stop the EDL

The English Defence League are planning on coming to Sheffield on 4th July and we’ll be on the streets to show them they’re not welcome.

Whenever the EDL are in town their members intimidate and racially abuse locals, and we find their exploitation of the serious issue of child abuse to whip up racial hatred especially egregious. They have nothing to say about child abuse perpetrated by white people, or the effects of cuts and austerity on child protection, but just seek to use the issue for political gain.

We will not succumb to bigoted, dangerous and hateful hijacking of the experience of survivors of abuse, and we will not let nationalism and racism divide our class.

We need working class unity between black and white and people of different faiths, and none, in order to resist the driving down of our living standards by the ruling class. Integration and mutual support between different communities can be based on solidarity and opposition to the rich and powerful who benefit from our divisions: the Government and profiteers who axe the jobs we need to survive, neglect our homes, and dismantle the public services that help us to live together safely and collectively.