Thursday 25 June 2015

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Diane Abbott MP, Len McCluskey & many more back UAF Unity statement ‘No to Nazis in Golders Green’ sign up today!

It is an appalling provocation by a tiny group of British neo Nazis who have announced an anti Semitic demonstration, in London, on July 4th. That it is proposed to be in Golders Green, an area, of course, where many Jews have long resided, among London’s multicultural communities, is doubly insulting, to all, Jewish and non Jewish.

The choice of the Jewish Sabbath is a particular insult to observant members of the Jewish community.
This is the second time Nazis have called a recent mobilisation against the Jewish community. However, their demonstration in Hackney could only get around 24 fascists including the long time fascist, ex National Front leader, Martin Webster. Fortunately, local anti fascists resolutely opposed the Nazis. The Clapton Nazi event in April, was opposed by hundreds from the diverse area, that is East London. They did not pass, and nor should there be any platform again, for these little Hitlers.

This sickening, fascist move is particularly repellent in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The fascists will be opposed by all who detest their poison. Quite rightly, Jewish groups, including the Board of Deputies of British Jews, have condemned what is totally unacceptable. This is not solely a matter for Jewish people but for all who believe in democracy, freedom of faith, and oppose Nazism.

It is essential to say ‘the Jewish community has every right to express its opposition to this demonstration’. In a climate of Islamophobia and anti Semitism across Europe with the likes of the Front National, Jobbik and Golden Dawn, pushing such filth, we need unity.

Webster and Griffin were defeated by mass movements against their filth. We need a big protest to show that Nazism is rejected by the vast majority. The EDL have been severely weakened by community mobilisations and the active support of trade unionists, and those of faith. UAF calls for all anti fascists to stop the new Nazis getting a toehold in London.

We ask you to sign this statement, and publicise it/ the anti fascist demonstration, on July 4th, in your school, college, work place, faith group, community. Send signatures to info@uaf.org.uk with Name-Trade Union-Workplace-Faith Group etc.

Signatories:

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Diane Abbott MP

Edie Friedman – Jewish Council for Racial Equality

Julie Hesmondhalgh  – Actress

Francesa Martinez – Comedian, Writer, Actress

Mark Serwotka – PCS Union General Secretary

Dave Ward – CWU General Secretary

Len McCluskey – Unite the  Union General Secretary

Kevin Courtney -NUT Union Deputy General Secretary

Alex Kenny – NUT NEC

Tony Kearns – Senior Deputy General Secretary  – CWU Union

Michael Rosen- Poet/Author

Chris Keates – NASUWT Gen Secretary

Julia Bard, National Committee, Jewish Socialists’ Group.

David Rosenberg, author of “Battle for the East End: Jewish responses to fascism in the 1930s”

Max Levitas – Cable Street veteran

Weyman Bennett – UAF Joint Secretary

Sabby Dhalu – UAF Joint Secretary

Patrick Hunter – Barnet TUC Secretary

Helen Davies – BARNET Unison – Barnet TUC (PC)

John Burgess – Barnet Unison Branch Secretary

Lindsey German  – Stop the War Convenor

Sam Fairbairn – People’s Assembly

Shakira Martin – National Union of Students (NUS) Vice President – FE

Aaron Kiely – NUS NEC

Paul Mackney – Greek Solidarity Campaign

Gerry Gable – Searchlight Magazine Editor/ Publisher


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