The General Election campaign is now well underway. Regardless of what else happens, there is one issue for anti-racists to act on in this election and the local council elections also taking place on 6th May – making sure that the fascist BNP can’t con their way to their first MP or local council.
BNP fuhrer Nick Griffin is running to the MP for Barking in east London, and is polling well enough to have a chance of winning. The BNP already have 12 seats on the local council there – and the whole council is up for re-election, meaning that the Nazis could take control of a local authority for the first time in British political history – with a budget of £300 MILLION at their disposal. They will also be looking to build on their successes in grabbing two MEPs last June, by getting good results in other parts of the country.
But we can stop them. We’ve been taking part in the excellent Unite Against Fascism Days of Action in Barking and Stoke and elsewhere (see www.uaf.org.uk to get involved).
In Barking we’re getting a great reception from most local people – with many who were not intending to vote now intending to vote purely to stop Nick Griffin.
If you haven’t already, register to vote by April 20th to get your chance to say No to the Nazi BNP.
1. LMHR NATIONAL CARNIVAL 2010, 1st MAY
We’d intended to have a LMHR Carnival Weekend this year with events north and south. Unfortunately, we have been unable to secure permission from the local council to hold our planned east London event (in Barking) before the elections – so we’re postponing it until later in the summer. So we now have one main outdoor Carnival ahead of May 6th – and it’s going to be another cracker!
LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM CARNIVAL
BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
SATURDAY 1st MAY 2010
MAIN STAGE ACTS include: UB40, CHIPMUNK, REVEREND & THE MAKERS, MUMZY STRANGER, THE BLACKOUT, The Rabbits, Gaia and The Delicateers + more tbc
PLUS! – Over 100 acts spread across *20* fringe venues throughout Barnsley!
TICKETS: ONLY £8. BOOK ONLINE NOW
Or… HMV Cheapside & Metrodome, Barnsley (from Tuesday 30 March)
The Civic on 0845 1800 363 (from Thursday 1 April)
And from local LMHR groups across Yorkshire, the North and Midlands
FULL DETAILS AT http://tinyurl.com/lmhrcarnival2010
2. LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM GIG IN BARKING THIS SATURDAY APRIL 17TH
7.30pm, BARKING BROADAY THEATRE (District Line tube/North London Overground Rail, loads of buses)
THE KING BLUES
JERRY DAMMERS (THE SPECIALS – DJ SET)
DJ JOE GRIME
TICKETS: £10/£8 – **OR ONLY £2 IF YOU SIGN UP TO JOIN LMHR AT A UAF DAY OF ACTION ON 25TH APRIL**
FULL INFO INC TICKET LINK – http://tinyurl.com/lmhrbarking2010
3. LMHR NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT – DONATE OR BECOME A MEMBER NOW!
Rush us a donation online >> http://www.lovemusichateracism.com/donate/s
Become a member of LMHR >> http://www.lovemusichateracism.com/become-a-member
Buy a t-shirt, hoodie or bag and show your support for the cause >> http://www.lovemusichateracism.com/become-a-member
Every penny raised goes towards leaflets, posters and events to spread the anti-racist anti-fascist message of LMHR.
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