SUNDAY 2nd MAY
meet at Jazzie Jake Caribbean Grill, 8-10 North St, Barking IG11 8AW (nearest station: Barking under/overground)
We are now in our final week of the campaign to stop the BNP from making electoral inroads in Barking & Dagenham. Join us this Sunday to canvass and inspire the crucial anti BNP vote.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07969 630 056
200 attended the latest UAF Day of Action in Barking & Dagenham. Trade unionists, students, locals and other anti-fascists gave out tens of thousands of leaflets in four wards where the Nazi BNP are hoping to win the majority of councillors. Canvassing response remains mainly positive – despite BNP activists out on the same day trying their best to stoke up divisions.
One UAF campaigner reported from the Gascoine ward, “We knocked on the door of an elderly woman pensioner. She was hard of hearing and misunderstood us for being pro-BNP. She was about to tell us where to go when her African neighbour stepped in and explained who we were. Her parting words to us were, “Good on you, keep up the good work!””
Solid support for the UAF campaign was reported in many areas of the Parsloes ward even, as another campaigner told, “BNP activists had already visited the street we were canvassing that day, and we saw their leaflets stuffed through people’s letter boxes. But the response when we knocked on the doors was incredible, lots of people telling us they would never vote for the Nazis.”
In Mayesbrook ward, residents we’re pleased to see UAF and some took piles of leaflets to give to their friends.
With less than two weeks to go til the elections, we need one last hard push in Barking & Dagenham. Make sure to join us for the Day of Action on May 2nd.
For photos report see: http://www.demotix.com/news/312376/uaf-day-action-barking-dagenham-london-uk
Don’t wake up on 7th May to find out that the BNP have taken over a London borough. Join Unite Against Fascism in our campaign to increase the voter turn out to beat the BNP at the ballot box.
For further information contact 07969 630 056 or email@example.com
11am – 2pm
meet at Jazzie Jake Caribbean Restaurant, 8-10 North Street, Barking IG11 8AW (nearest station: Barking)
Introduction and briefing (refreshments available) followed by seperating into small groups of 5-6 to go canvassing in targetted areas of the borough. Transport is available but people are encouraged to arrive by car.
2pm – 3.30pm
Return to Jazzie Jake for lunch and de-brief. Speeches followed by music and poetry performances from local artists.
3.30 – 5pm
Break up again for more canvassing and campaining.
Please circulate information amongst your work mates, friends and family. Make sure you use this opportunity to stop the Nazi BNP in their tracks.
With just under a month to go until the general and local elections on Thursday 6 May, Barking & Dagenham UAF is ramping up its campaign against the Nazi BNP. Our next day of action will be on Sunday 11 April. Meet at 11am at Jazzie Jake, North Street, Barking IG11 8AW. The nearest station is Barking: see map.
We will be canvassing and leafleting wards to spread the word about how to stop the BNP. Lunch will be from 1:30pm onwards and includes speeches and performances by local young people.
The PCS civil service workers union is helping sponsor this day of action. Call 07969 630056, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
• There will be also an anti-BNP meeting in Barking on Sunday evening organised by the RMT rail workers union. It’s at 6:30pm at Barking Broadway Theatre, with speakers including Weyman Bennett (UAF), Bob Crow (RMT), Barking-born singer-songwriter Billy Bragg and footballer John Terry.
Barking Broadway Theatre is hosting a Love Music Hate Racism gig on Saturday 17 April, featuring Jerry Dammers, The King Blues, Ghetts and other special guests. See the Love Music Hate Racism website for more details.