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(en) Britain, Anarchist Class War Cambridgeshire trouble-making rag FEN TIGER page 13 - WEâRE NOT SINGING ANYMORE + Cambridge Anarchists look back on 2009

Date Sat, 26 Jun 2010 11:36:24 +0300


WEâRE NOT SINGING ANYMORE (Chored without persmission from Ian Bone) ---- The penny has finally dropped for the Left - they need the police to protect them from the EDL. or some people are going to get seriously battered soon. Hence the calls for bans on marches, proscription of organisations and a tactical âwithdrawal from the fieldâ and leave the police to handle them. Thereâs an interesting debate on the Socialist Unity website at present and hereâs what SU head Andy Newman has to say: ---- âRay appeals to his expereince, i wonder how much expereince he really has of mixing it with hardened hooligans who are completely up for it, and willing to maim, seriously injure or worse. Look, if UAF really think they can handle the EDL, then look at the video and see how much trouble 600 tooled up coppers had with them, when the cops had riot gear and the power of the law behind them; then imagine how the usual collection of well meaning
white collar workers, pensioners and students that comprise a left demo are really going to handle it if the police are not there. And one day the police wonât be there.â

It is pointed out elsewhere in the debate that only when Muslim youth have been mobilised â Luton and Birmingham â has it been possible to physically confront the EDL ( apart from their misguided ventures to Wales and Scotland) while elsewhere the UAF risibly singing â If the police werenât here youâd be deadâ would be cruelly exposed if the cops stepped aside.

The fact is that we can not laugh at the UAF â though disagree with their calls for state/police action including âkettlingâ â because at present there is no active fighting force that can get anywhere near the numbers or violent potential of the EDL. EDL walks from railway station to the nearest Weatherspoons are coming up in Bolton and Dudley. If local muslim youth follow the instructions of their elders and stay away then whatâs our answer beyond general hopeful calls for the âcommunityâ to take action. The socialists
are at least having the debate â maybe we should to? We can mourn âwhere are the squaddists when we need themâ or look at sepia images of Cable Street and I donât have any answers myself. Anyone else got any?

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Cambridge Anarchists look back on 2009

18 April- Antifascists go head to head with the BNP- A small group of local antifascists brought the local BNPs day to a very early end. The heavily outnumbered antifascists confiscated Â60 the South Cambridgeshire BNPs vile bullshit in St Neots as the naughty Nazis attempted to hold a stall and leaflet around the town. After stern words were had later on, the woeful local BNP failed to show at their next play date the following week, outside Bar Hills Tesco Extra. Raymond Brown the Cambridge Evening News journo scum calls the anti-fascists âTHUGSâ in his wildly innacurate report.

May Day!- Anarchists organised an intervention at Cambridges May Day march, to pay respects to those that have lost their lives in the class clash. The breakaway march saw 30-40 individuals leave the tedious âofficialâ stroll about town to form a contingent that moved towards the Parkside cop-shop where a G20 arrestee and the grand-daughter of a man killed at Hillsborough spoke. There was then 2 minutes of silence.

15 July- Social Centre- Anarchists and other radicals where involved in opening up the short-lived social centre, in the old Gala Bingo Hall. Unfortunately this experiment in creating a freespace for community use was shut down after a week. The eviction was to make way for more luxury flats for yuppie bastards. However, work on these new âflatsâ has yet to start.

30 September- Unemployed Workers Union founded- Local anarchists and other working-class militants have been active in the creation of the UWU- a union designed to fight for decent jobs, apprenticeships and improved welfare benefits, while also providing a structure to counter attacks on unemployed workers. The launch of the initiative saw a well attended meeting jam-packed with enthusiasm!

1 November- Party on the Postie picket line- A group of anarchists and other assorted individuals from around Cambridgeshire descended upon the picket line down the Postal Sorting-Office, to show solidarity with the striking workers. Food, drink and moral support were brought in abundance, as the scabs, breaking the picket line, were heckled over tunes blasted out by a bike powered sound system taken down to the line by the anarchists in attendance! Money was also raised to support the struggle.

Plus Cambs anarchos were involved in Climate Camp, going down to support the Vestas factory occupation, getting involved in the Anarchist Movement Conference, trying our best to support the Irish Traveller residents of Smithy Fen threatened by the Council, starting a Green Technology group in Cambridge and going to Greece to meet up with the anarchist movement there.

See you on the streets in 2010!!
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