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All out for anti-fascist defence! Mobilise this Saturday, 4 February, 12 - 3pm, Buchanan Street at Gordon St., Glasgow
Last Saturday - 28 January - the street stall of the Communist Party of Britain/Morning Star - was harassed by fascists.
In central Glasgow, on Buchanan Street in the afternoon, these shaven headed goons verbally abused the political activists at the stalls while spitting and surrounding the comrades. Hitler salutes were openly displayed as these evolutionary throwbacks strutted, shouting their disgusting racist bile and filming. The Glasgow Defence Campaign along with comrades from Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! calls for organisation and mobilisation against the fascists. Meet central Buchanan Street (outside the old Borders bookshop) 12 - 3pm, Saturday 4 February. A megaphone will be available for all those wishing to speak out against racism and in defence of progressive organisation in this country.
Political organisations and individuals stood together last year when the street stall of the Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign was physically attacked by fascists on 19 November 2011.
This needs to be repeated and unity and co-ordination developed. As the imperialist system slides into crisis, history teaches us that the sewers throw up these creatures and the state will turn a blind eye.
The fascist Scottish Defence League - SDL - is organising a march in Glasgow on Saturday 25 February and they have applied for an event in Dundee City Square on Saturday 5 May. This needs to be opposed.
The Glasgow Defence Campaign did not allow Strathclyde police to drive political campaigners opposing the cuts, war and unemployment off the streets. We will certainly not allow these unofficial state agents to try now.