stop the BNP - by any means necessary

The Law Society in University College Cork has invited Tony Wentworth, the youth organiser of the British National Party, to speak in UCC at the end of January.

By David Convery

The BNP is a neo-Nazi organisation responsible for numerous brutal physical attacks on immigrants, gays, trade unionists, socialists and all opposition on the left. They have been linked to the racist attacks on Chinese people in Belfast in December. Socialist Youth and the Socialist Party take a no platform for fascists position. The BNP are not interested in debate. Whenever fascists get organised, democratic rights of ordinary people come under immediate physical attack. The BNP would like to see a similar organisation set up here in Ireland. This cannot be allowed to happen!

For this reason Socialist Youth and the Socialist Party are running a campaign to stop the Nazi BNP coming to UCC. We have taken the initiative of launching a broad-based coalition of all groups and individuals opposed to the invitation of the BNP to UCC to act as a united front to stop the meeting going ahead. This group is active both in Cork city and in UCC. We are holding regular activities over the next few weeks and we plan to hold a large demonstration on the night of the meeting to shut it down!

If you would like to get involved in this campaign, contact our offices.

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This article is from the January 2004 edition of Socialist Voice. Back issues are available here.