Campaigns & Issues

In defence of anti-racist protest

A reply to Derek Hanway

16th July 2009

The reflections of Derek Hanway in the pages of Fortnight magazine (July/August 2009 No. 466) unfortunately have only helped to obscure and distort the facts surrounding racist attacks on Romanian families in Belfast in June.

No capitalist solutions to climate change

World leaders are to meet in Copenhagen this December to hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol in an attempt to control greenhouse gas emissions. But after their failure to reach the modest target set at Kyoto of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 5.2% from 1990 levels we should not expect that whatever agreement they reach will seriously tackle the threat of climate change.

By Daniel Waldron

Kick the BNP out!

Shut down BNP ‘call centre’
By Patrick Leathem-Flynn, 13 Oct 09

The BNP is operating from a secret office in Dundonald in Belfast. Located at a business park this ‘call-centre’, as they describe it, it is used to recruit people. They also use it to distribute their far-right propaganda and spout their racist rhetoric around Britain.

Keep the BNP off the BBC

Protest – 5.30pm Thursday 15th October, BBC Broadcasting House, Ormeau Ave, Belfast

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The BBC have offered the BNP a platform on Question Time. The far-right BNP won 2 seats in the recent European elections. This party is attempting to develop a respectable image, but their core is out-right fascism. Their founder called Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ his ‘Bible’ and Nick Griffin, the current leader, regularly denied the Holocaust.

Television workers union backs Belfast protest against BBC invitation to BNP

Should fascists be allowed free speech? By Mick Barry, Youth Against Racism in Europe (1993)

Television workers union backs Belfast protest against BBC invitation to BNP

Television workers union backs Belfast protest against BBC invitation to BNP PROTEST: 5.30pm Thursday 15th October, BBC Broadcasting House, BelfastCalled by Youth Against Racism The union representing workers at the BBC has backed a protest to be held next Thursday 15th October outside BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast against the […]

KICK THE BNP OUT

Shut down BNP ‘call centre’

The BNP is operating from a secret office in Dundonald in Belfast. Located at a business park this ‘call-centre’, as they describe it, is used to recruit people. They also use it to distribute their far-right propaganda and spout their racist rhetoric around the Britain.
The BNP has recently made an electoral breakthrough by winning two seats in the recent European elections in England. In recent years the BNP have relied on using far-right populism, and have tried to disguise their fascist past. It would be a mistake to confuse the protest vote the BNP are receiving (as a result of the lack of a genuine mass socialist alternative) with a shift in support for fascism. But it would also be a mistake not to recognise the BNP have been strengthened by these electoral victories.

Mass action needed to stop health cuts

Mass action needed to stop health cuts

The real effects of these cuts can be seen with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service cutting 70,000 hours from front line cover. This will affect people across the North, but will particularly hit those in rural areas that have suffered from years of cuts backs including the closure of several hospitals.

Youth Fight for Jobs Campaign spreads to Craigavon

As a 16 year old male currently seeking work, I know first hand how difficult it is to find a job for young people. Any sort of jobs are few and far between. But on the rare occasion that I find a job suitable to apply for, I see that several years of previous experience are needed. How can anyone get a first job if all employers are seeking experienced workers?