Thank you

December 6, 2009

A good turnout for us, far larger than the EDL.

The EDL’s violent nature more blatantly exposed.

We will get a full report up as soon as we can.

If you have observations about the day, please send them to nottmstopbnp@yahoo.co.uk

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Press statement on EDL provocation on Dec 5

November 29, 2009

Nottinghamshire Stop the BNP (NSBNP) has called for a show of unity on 5 December across all communities in Nottingham against the so-called English Defence League’s planned ‘protest’ in Nottingham.

The EDL, who base themselves on football hooligans, have organised so called protests in various towns and cities in an attempt to stir up racism and have been opposed by local communities  including trade unions and community organisations wherever they organise. The EDL claim to be against “Islamic extremism” but in reality this is an excuse to whip up racism as they try and organise a racist political force and racist attacks have taken place during their events.

It appears that the EDL have organised their event to coincide with the Forest versus Leicester City football match and the 2nd Battalion Mercian Regiment’s parade through Nottingham. Our rally is against the EDL and is not linked in any way with the parade by the troops.

The EDL know they are  completely unrepresentative of British society and tried to keep their congregation point secret for as long as possible as they did not have the confidence to announce it when they announced their protest. It is only this week that it has become clear where they are congregating.

NSBNP’s Unity Rally will congregate outside the  Royal Concert Hall at 10am on the 5th. Read the rest of this entry »

Leaflet and details of Dec 5th protest

November 28, 2009

Download leaflet by clicking on image below

Protestors are requested to meet up from 10am at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham on Dec 5th. We intend to have leafleters alerting and talking with Nottingham people throughout town.

Some meetings details on leaflet. Further meetings planned during the week, including all Nottingham meeting on Thursday 3rd Dec

Details by ringing number on leaflet or emailing NottmStopBNP@yahoo.co.uk

A video call to action on Dec 5

November 13, 2009

Nottingham organises Unity Rally against EDL

October 4, 2009

Notts Stop the BNP are organising a Unity rally on December 5th, the rearranged  date that the EDL are now planning to hold their racist provocation.

Notts StBNP invites all anti-racists in the Notts area, both individuals and organisations, to a planning meeting on Thursday, October 22nd (see leaflet for details). Leaflet about the Unity rally and the planning meeting can be downloaded by clicking the leaflet image on the right.

We hope to make the 5th December a celebration of working class anti-racist protest instead of the squalid race riot that the EDL would clearly like to organise. We hope to make the meeting on October 22nd the launch point for a renewed and vigorous anti-racist campaign in the city of Nottingham.

Updated poster (click thumbnail to open)

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Nottingham organises to oppose EDL provocation

September 27, 2009

Statement from the Nottinghamshire Stop the BNP campaign 27th Sept, 2009


The local anti-fascist campaign, Nottinghamshire Stop the BNP (NSBNP), is calling on trade unionists, working class community organisations and other anti-racists to join them in a Unity rally against the demonstration organised by the English Defence League (EDL)  in Nottingham on Nov 7th.

The EDL has achieved notoriety over the last few months by organising a number of provocative marches in Britain’s predominantly peaceful, multi-racial towns. Under the pretence of protesting against Islamic extremism, they crudely stir up racist hostility against all people from a Muslim background. The initial action of the people who formed the EDL was in Luton on March 24th. It led to random attacks on non-Muslim Asians and shows the racist motivations of many of those taking part.

The EDL hopes to exploit the alienation of many young people from politics and society. Their actions are clearly intended to lead to street violence particularly between youths from white and Asian backgrounds.

The Nottinghamshire Stop the BNP campaign says that, whilst the BNP are not known to be currently involved in these events,  those attending EDL events are known to have BNP sympathies and wear clothing identifying that allegiance. BNP members are also known to have taken a part in forming the EDL.

The BNP was formed out of the National Front. Both the BNP and the National Front used to carry out actions similar to the EDL’s. We believe that the current BNP are watching to see if the EDL are successful in stirring up racial tension. Many in the BNP will want to renew their street provocations if the EDL are successful.

The EDL are unable to organise anything other than small-scale provocations usually well under a hundred people. Many people think that such provocations are best ignored. However the violent intents of those taking part in the EDL action cannot be discounted. Many ordinary anti-racist people as well as the black population are bound to feel threatened.

NSBNP therefore has the responsibility of ensuring that those protesting against the EDL can do so in the most effective way possible. That is by organising in large numbers, from all races and drawing attention to the real problems that working class people face, both young and old, and demanding real action to answer them.

The campaign therefore will hold its Unity rally under the banner of ‘Jobs and Homes not Racism’. It is inviting all trade unions, working class community and other anti-racist organisations to a planning meeting next Thursday to discuss this rally.

NSBNP aims to make sure that the EDL action on the day will be swamped by many hundreds of local anti-racists in a display of multi-racial unity. It is intended that this rally will both discourage the violent hooligans from attending, that the EDL hope to attract to Nottingham from across the country,  as well as prevent them from engaging in racist violence.