The relentless diet of anti-migrant hysteria served by the mainstream press for the past few months has been staggering, even by their standards. The Daily Express in particular outdid itself, promising a “crusade” against Bulgarian and Romanian immigration.
But as a study in the Guardian showed, there’s rarely much of a correlation between the headlines and the reality. The study showed that headlines about migrants have increase out of all proportion to the actual levels of immigration, which have tended to rise only slowly, and with the occasional dip.
In just over a week, the Anti-Fascist Network will mobilise to oppose the English Defence Leagues first national demonstration of the year in Slough on the 1st February 2014. We are calling on all anti-fascists in London to come with us to Slough to support the locally organised counter demonstration which will take place at 11am Salt Hill Park. Its important that we continue the pressure against the EDL, and other far-right and racist organisations, and that we close down their space to move and cause division amongst working class people.
Short ad for the AFN Mobilisation
Stickers going up all over Slough and London in the coming weeks
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This is an Anti-Fascist Network call out to oppose the Royal Berkshire EDL division call to march in Slough on Saturday the 1st of February.