We held a fantastic celebration of diversity and multiculturalism in Cambridge on Saturday. Local trade unions were at the heart of the mobilisation that united with community, faith groups, political organisations, cultural organisations and other campaigns. There were hundreds of local trade union members out on the streets to stop the EDL. Representatives from at least 9 trades councils and most of the local union branches. I walked the length of the march several times and Cambridge workplace reps and union activists were everywhere – stewarding, organising, chanting, singing . . .and dancing. But most importantly being counted!
We did what we set out to achieve! Only 30 racists and fascist (one actually unrolled swastika) turned up in the EDL’s designated cage. There were more known fascists hanging around town but they were so humiliated they could not bring themselves to join their own protest. This means we divided them.
On Saturday 23rd February, gather at Petersfield at 12am for a community demonstration to oppose the EDL.
Cambridge Unite Against Fascism have called a demonstration, supported by the Trades Council, community organisations and many local Councillors, in response to EDL plans to march in our city. The EDL are a racist organisation with a record of attacking, amongst others, Muslims, Trade Unionists and students.
Cambridge Unite Against Fascism have called a public meeting on Monday February 11th at 7.30 at Squeaky Gate, next to the Box Cafe, 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD. Details from their leaflet are below: Continue reading
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There will be protests outside the Peterborough Council over the closure of Adult Social Care facilities at Greenwood and Welland House in Peterborough on Thursday 1st and Monday 5th November – all welcome!
Toma Nikolaev Mladenov, editor of DeFacto, a Roma newspaper and website which has exposed anti-Roma racism in Bulgaria, is in custody in the UK, and threatened with being extradited to Bulgaria where he is facing victimisation from the police for successfully suing for discrimination, namely a one year sentence for a charge he was found innocent of: he was prosecuted a second time while absent and without representation. He has also received bomb threats and does not feel safe returning to Bulgaria. A demonstration will take place outside Westminster Magistrates Court, London at 11am on Thursday 25 October; the Trades Council has received a request from Cambridge activists involved in supporting Toma’s case to publicise this information.