Unite to stop the fascist BNP - Public Meeting
Thursday 4th February 2010, 7:00pm Leeds Met University, Civic Quarter (opposite the Dry Dock)
Ian Stephenson (Regional secretary, NUT)
Weyman Bennett, (UAF)
Arshad Khatana (Chair, Armley Mosque)
Sophia James (Leeds University Equality and Diversity Officer)
Chair; Mick Hooson, (Chair, Leeds UAF)
Food and networking after the meeting at 8:30pm
Provided by Medina Catering — £4 waged/£2 unwaged
The Leeds Unite Against Fascism public meeting will be a crucial event for everyone who opposes the fascist British National Party and other anti-Muslim groups such as the English Defence League [EDL].
It will be a chance to discuss how to build a united movement against fascism and the most effective way forward to defeat the BNP.
The election of two members of the BNP to the European parliament in 2009 threatens to normalise the presence of the BNP in politics. The fascists will attempt to use their foothold to push their bigotry in the media and whip up race hatred on our streets. They will also try to use their European gains as a springboard for this year's local elections and general election.
Leeds UAF group plays a major role in celebrating and defending our multicultural city. We have also continued to oppose the racism that has fed the growth of the BNP and to explain why appeasing the BNP will only serve to strengthen it.
The next six months will be vital for turning the tide against the fascists. We must do all we can to alert communities to the BNP threat and mobilise the vote against them.