Friday 31 March 2017

RMT union encourages support for UAF London, demonstration, tomorrow.

Below is a great circular from the head of the RMT union, Mick Cash, expressing solidarity and encouraging members to support the UAF demonstration. This is most welcome and in the spirit of the late and much missed, Bob Crow. Bob was of course, among many attributes, a fearless, anti fascist. Thanks to all at the RMT.
Dear Colleague,
The appalling events recently at Parliament where four people were killed and a number injured, have shocked us all. Sickeningly, but horribly predictably, in their haste to incite Islamophobia and hatred of Muslims, the fascists of Britain First (BF), have called a march in Central London, on April 1st.
Unite Against Fascism has therefore called on all anti-fascists to join them in mass opposition to the fascists- our unity is our strength.
Please assemble, South Africa House, Central London, April 1st, 12:00 Noon
Please spread the word to your friends, colleagues and workmates.

Britain first’ were words echoed by Thomas Mair, when he murdered Jo Cox MP. BF had planned to be in Darwen where local trade unionists and North West UAF were to counter their hate. The weakened rump of the English Defence League (EDL) have also said they will now be in Central London, in a similarly, cynical attempt to make some headway out of the events in Westminster.

BF, like other fractured fascist groups wish to re-group, on the back of the attack in London. They must not be allowed to.
Neither BF nor the EDL have significant forces, but their efforts to inflame Islamophobia need opposing. Both groups are notorious Islamophobes whose concern is not with the victims or their relatives, but only lie in racism. We should not be divided by such fascists.
Our deepest sympathies extend to the victims and their families. There can be no justification for such horror or for these fascists to exploit it. Please do all you can to maximise attendance.
Yours sincerely,
Mick Cash
General Secretary

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