Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page:

From The Socialist newspaper, 4 June 2008

Youth against racism

On Saturday 21 June Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) has called a national demonstration against the racist British National Party (BNP). Youth against Racism in Europe (YRE) supporters want to ensure that the demonstration is as effective as possible.

All who oppose racism should plan to attend. YRE played a leading role in 1992 in the successful campaign against the BNP's headquarters in Welling, and to stop the BNP's paper sale in Brick Lane. YRE also has sister campaigns across Europe, especially active in Greece, Belgium and Germany.

Below is an extract from a letter sent recently by YRE to LMHR to make proposals to this end.

Contact YRE on / 020 8558 7947 / PO Box 858, London, E11 1YG for leaflets, posters and more info.

To: Love Music Hate Racism,

We welcome the call for a national demonstration on Saturday 21 June. It is absolutely vital that the mass opposition that exists to the British National Party and their racist and xenophobic ideas is mobilised. The BNP winning their most prominent position in terms of a seat on the Greater London Authority (GLA) will have angered a lot of trade unionists, young people and others across the country. On the day of the results and outside the first GLA meeting with BNP AM Barnbrook, Youth against Racism in Europe co-organised action which mobilised over 100 people. We contacted Love Music Hate Racism, Unite Against Fascism and others to try and involve them in these protests, in order to build a campaign against the BNP based on united action. [...]

We are therefore writing to formally request that the demonstration on 21 June is a joint event between LMHR and YRE. This demonstration should be organised through democratic coordination, bringing together the trade unions, NUS and campaigning students' unions, and all other anti-BNP and anti-far right campaigns [...]

We propose that one of the main slogans of the demonstration is 'jobs, homes and services, not racism'. We think that this slogan will play a key role in the campaign against the BNP and in halting and reversing their growth in political support.

We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible,

Naomi Byron, England and Wales YRE secretary

Donate to the Socialist Party

Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation


Your message: 


In The Socialist 4 June 2008:

New Labour's failures: Don't just get angry, get Active

Environment and socialism

Editorial: Target 'ecological' taxes at the biggest polluters

Heathrow protest: Demonstrating against a third airport runway

Cosmetic measures against fuel poverty

Socialist Party workplace news

Belfast Airport workers: The long battle for justice

Come to the national shop stewards network conference

National Shop Stewards Network second conference advert

Union members reject pay insult

Socialist Party campaigns

Don't deport AmDani Juna

Keep our NHS public

Nottingham: Student protests at arrests

Socialist Party review

Engels: A Revolutionary Life

Socialist Party youth and students

Youth against racism

London Youth Against Racism activity

National demo against racist BNP

Students step-up struggle

Berlin: 8,000 school students strike

Housing crisis

Markets cannot end house building crisis

Nationalise Bradford & Bingley

Environment: Nuclear power

Nuclear power: An expensive and dangerous failure


The beautiful game, with beautiful profits for some

International socialist news and analysis

Lebanon - civil war or rule by sectarian landlords

Israel: Olmert will go, but the political crisis will stick


Home   |   The Socialist 4 June 2008   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  

Related links:


triangleCampaign stalls on jobs, pay, NHS and racism

triangleFighting to end racism and capitalism

triangleTrade unionists and artists stand with Maxine Peake

triangleBooks that inspired me: The Fire Next Time

triangleTV: The school that tried to end racism


triangleEngage for Change Hull - trade union youth festival goes online

triangleBristol Socialist Party: Organise, Fight - the Socialist Youth charter

triangleYouth without a future: fight for jobs and homes - fight for socialism!

triangleMore youth protests take aim at capitalism


triangle25 years since 50,000 marched against the far-right threat

triangleNewcastle: Socialist Party defies ban to counter the far-right


triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangleWhy I joined: "I hope that more and more people are going to join the Socialist Party and the fight to end inequality"

Youth Against Racism in Europe:

triangleSocialists defend Lush ad campaign against spy cops

Far right:

triangleLiverpool & District Socialist Party: The danger of the far right


triangleNottingham Socialist Party: The new right - are they heading towards fascism?

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns



'First you clap us then you slap us'


Young Socialists

Young Socialist day of action


Socialist Party

Campaign stalls on jobs, pay, NHS and racism


Black Lives Matter

North London: Socialist Party speaks at BLM protest



Engage for Change Hull - trade union youth festival goes online


Socialist Party

Why I joined - Covid changed my outlook


Socialist Party

Socialist Party meetings: Online and in-person


Young Socialists

A-level results day 2020: Fight for our future!



GE Aviation workers march to save jobs



80 years since the murder of Leon Trotsky rally



Fighting to end racism and capitalism



Doncaster: Vigil for murdered women


The Socialist

The Socialist summer schedule



Unite union branch pledges to support socialist candidates who oppose cuts



Oppose BT site closures - national strike ballot needed

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...

Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube



Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777


Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 075 4018 9052

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041



Alphabetical listing

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020