Call-out to Oppose Worldwide White Pride in Swansea April 5th

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From Cardiff Antifa Caerdydd:

Urgent Call Out To All The Antifacists In Britain

A WHITE PRIDE WORLD WIDE DEMONSTRATION HAS BEEN CALLED BY THE NATIONAL FRONT IN SWANSEA ON THE 5th OF APRIL 2014. THE DEMO IS CO-ORGANISED BY AN UMBRELLA GROUP OF BRITISH WHITE NATIONALIST THAT CALL THEMSELVES ‘FOR RACE AND NATION COLLECTIVE’.

The National Front is on the rise in south Wales. In January 2014, they held their Annual General Meeting in Swansea. This meeting went ahead un-disrupted by any antifascist and/or Antifa.

Since then, people from several areas throughout south Wales have contacted the NF to organise local demonstrations. In one of them, a small group of people confronted them. However, no call out was made nationally.

In March 2013, the first UK-wide White Pride World Wide event was held in Swansea organised by the National Front. Up to 100 fascists attended and although outnumbered, they held a static demonstration with minimal confrontation or disruption. This time, they are trying to make it bigger than last year.

This were the scenes in Swansea at last year’s White Pride World Wide event for which Christopher Philips was jailed.

This were the scenes in Swansea at last year’s White Pride World Wide event for which Christopher Philips was jailed.

The NF is also part of For Race and Nation Collective: a combination of multiple fascists groups who believe in white supremacy. They are co-organising this demonstration.

If they are not properly confronted again, the city of Swansea is in danger of becoming the White Pride UK Capital. Swansea is becoming the NF capital in Wales, as mentioned earlier.

 

Opposing the NF demo last year

Opposing the NF demo last year

This as we know, must not happen. Fascists should not be welcomed in
Swansea, Wales or anywhere on this planet. We, as anti-fascists in Wales want the National Front and all fascist groups out and out forever.

This is an urgent call out for anyone who identifies as an anti-fascist to come to Swansea on the 5th of April 2014.

This is the time when we urgently need all the support from anyone from anywhere who is against fascism and racism.

Please put the 5th of April 2014 in your diary and come to Swansea to stop the UK’s White Pride World Wide.

See you on the streets! ¡No Pasarán!

We are an independent group of antifa people who live in Wales. Our main objective is to organise resistance against fascism in Swansea. We are currently organising a counter demo.

– Cardiff Antifa Caerdydd

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Extra Information

Quiet a lot of info on last year’s event here and here and this is the Facebook eventfrom last time. The White Pride demo pulled about 60 fascists who were opposed by 300-400 anti-fascists. The demo was followed in the evening by a Blood and Honour gig hosted at the Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club. VCMC denied all knowledge of the event’s true nature, but given that their logo is an SS death’s head and they appear to have hosted neo-Nazi events before (see comments here), it does make you wonder… Hopefully they will not be repeating their mistake and hosting Nazis again.

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This blog was taken from the AntiFascist Network Page.

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Anarchist Action Network meeting in Newport, South Wales

We welcome you to be at the second meeting of the newly formed Anarchist
Action Network (formerly Stop G8)…

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Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014

12noon – 5pm Saturday (main meeting)
12noon – 4pm Sunday (working groups)

Join us for the weekend as we discuss plans for ‘Newport Rising’ a
family-friendly festival celebrating anarchism, as well as opposition to
the 2014 NATO conference in Newport in September.

At the Community Space Partnership,
89 Lower Dock Street, Newport NP20 2AH

More info soon at:
http://anarchistaction.net
network23.org/stopnatocymru

Re-launch of South Wales Anarchists meetings

Meeting at the Tair Pluen, next to the Owain Glyndwr pub in central Cardiff, at 8pm on Wednesday the 12th of March.

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Anarchists in south Wales have consistently been active in all kinds of struggles over the last few years, including migrant solidarityunion buildingFood not Bombs mutual aidpolice monitoringsquatting and creating social centers, opposing the bedroom tax, anti-fascism and much more.

We have been networking throughout this time, even with the absence of regular meetings. However due to the fact that so many active, organised groups have emerged (or re-emerged) over the last few years and as there is so much public interest in anarchist politics (not to mention the fact that so many anarchists are involved with the anti-NATO summit mobilisation) a re-launch of South Wales Anarchist meetings is timely.

Come and join us! As usual all are welcome except cops and journalists. As anarchists we seek to minimize hierarchy, so whether this is your first meeting or if you’re an old hand- we aim to be a network where all are equally respected and listened to.