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Cambs Against the Nazis
one thing could have broken our movement if our adversaries had
understood its principle, and from the first day had smashed, with the
most extreme brutality, the nucleus of our new movement" Adolf Hitler
Unite Against Fascism - launch statement
'We call, as a matter of the greatest urgency, for the broadest unity against the alarming rise in racism and fascism in Britain today.
'The fascist British National Party averaged 17 per cent of the vote in the seats they contested in the last local government elections and now has a record 16 councilors across Britain. They are poised to field candidates in the 2004 European Parliament, local government elections and the next general election, in what they hope will be the biggest electoral assault ever mounted by the far right in this country.
'The BNP is now trying to present itself as a 'respectable' political party. In fact they are a fascist party. Currently they seek to attract votes on the basis of racism, Islamophobia and the vilification of refugees and asylum seekers. But fascists also stand for the expulsion of Black and Asian people from this country, the destruction of the trade unions and the elimination of basic democratic rights.
believe that this dangerous situation requires a new and united response
from all those dedicated to freedom and democracy. Now is the time for
all of us to combine our forces and unite in a broad and common front
against this common threat.'
In Cambridge we organise meetings, stalls in town and at festivals, campaigns and demonstrations, as well as gigs (see below)
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Love Music Hate Racism
Our music is living testimony to the fact that cultures can and do mix. It unites us and gives us strength, and offers a vibrant celebration of our multicultural and multiracial society. Racism seeks only to divide and weaken us. Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) was set up in 2002 in response to rising levels of racism and electoral successes for the Nazi British National Party (BNP).
We use the energy of our music scene to celebrate diversity and involve people in anti-racist and anti-fascist activity as well as to urge people to vote against fascist candidates in elections. LMHR has helped to mobilise against further BNP election victories, in the tradition of the Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement of the late 1970s.
There have been now been over 400 LMHR events, from large outdoor festivals to local gigs and club nights. Top artists who have performed at LMHR events include Ms Dynamite, Hard -Fi, Babyshambles, Akala, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Estelle, The View, Lethal Bizzle, Roll Deep and Basement Jaxx. Just as important are the up-and-coming bands, DJs, MCs and their fans who have performed at or organised their own local LMHR nights. IN Cambridge we've had bands as varied as The Wildhearts, Inme, Lethal Bizzle, The Broken Family Band, The Gallows, The Shills, Johnny Panic, Ten City Nation, Big Ten, ART! and many, many more in venues from the enormous Junction to the intimate cellar of CB2s
We want to create a national movement against racism and fascism through music, so it is vital everyone gets involved however they can.
Unite Against Fascism is supported by the Anti Nazi League
What is the Anti Nazi League?
The Anti-Nazi League is a broad based, mass organisation. Anyone who wants to stop the Nazis can join, regardless of political belief, religion or creed. We have one single aim, to stop the Nazis reaching a wider audience and growing.
This is done by pinning the label of NAZI clearly on the likes of the BNP and NF. They have the same aim as Hitler's Nazis. Far from believing the Holocaust never took place, they wish to repeat it.
We fight them in many ways, by use of propaganda, demonstrations and counter-mobilisations.
This way, if they plan a public meeting where they hope to reach an audience, we will expose them in the local press, inform the venue and try to get it cancelled. Finally, when faced by a huge counter-demonstration many of their supporters will think twice about attending their rallies.
This ensures that the Nazis get no platform for their racist ideas. We have done this in Cambridge by protesting at the visits of Jean Marie Le Pen and Nick Griffin, by leafletting in Cambridge and beyond whenever the Nazis have put their faces above the sewers and by organising vibrant multicultural gigs under the banner of Love Music Hate Racism.