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Cease the BNP, Olympic Allotments, Finish Deportation – 2008

Cease the BNP, Olympic Allotments, Finish Deportation: Saturday twenty first June, 2006. A Love Music Hate Racism/Unite In opposition to Fascism march, a go to to the substitute allotments for the Manor Gardening Society and a curiously authorized protest in opposition to deporting refugees to Iraq.

Cease the Fascist BNP – LMHR/UAF – Tooley St – Trafalgar Sq.

The Love Music Hate Racism/Unite In opposition to Fascism “Cease the Fascist BNP” march turned out to be slightly of a moist squib, though a reasonably vibrant one, as solely 2-3,000 folks turned as much as march from Tooley Avenue in Bermondsey to Trafalgar Sq..

Stop the BNP, Olympic Allotments, End Deportation

Maybe Cease the Struggle’s failure to capitalise on the mass following it gained with the biggest ever demonstration within the UK in 2003 had discredited the concept of big marches. Like Cease the Struggle, Unite In opposition to Fascism was seen by many as being largely a entrance for the Socialist Employees Occasion. The anti-fascist journal Searchlight had disaffiliated from them in 2005, arguing for the necessity for brand spanking new techniques and particularly to work in communities the place the BNP had been exploiting actual issues relatively than simply opposing them on the streets and calling them fascists.

Stop the BNP, Olympic Allotments, End Deportation

An even bigger march would have been higher, however extra importantly for the viewers which Love Music Hate Racism was trying to achieve it wanted to be far more of a free and enjoyable occasion.

Stop the BNP, Olympic Allotments, End Deportation

The band who performed at first of the march had been restricted to a single quantity, after they may properly have performed far more, and there was hardly any music on the march – I solely noticed one small marching band. The place had been the nice sound techniques for folks to bounce behind?

And as I wrote, “I used to be frankly appalled by the attitudes of the stewards in the direction of photographers, nearly as if the occasion was making an attempt to cover from publicity. I’ve had much less trouble when photographing the BNP.”

Extra footage at Cease the Fascist BNP – LMHR/UAF.

Manor Gardening Society – New Allotments – Marsh Lane, Leyton

The Manor Gardens Allotments struggle to remain in place for the 2012 had failed. The gardens had offered the chance for the Olympics to point out an actual dedication to inexperienced concepts – and naturally that they had zero curiosity in actually doing so. Inexperienced publicity stunts and lies sure, however Inexperienced actions and actual content material you needed to be joking.

As I wrote “London in 1948 did actually put the trendy Olympics again on target, and it did so on imaginative and prescient and a shoestring – and even ended up making a revenue. 2012 will likely be totally different in each respect. A dedication to company revenue at excessive price to the general public purse seems to be the one imaginative and prescient on show, and a legacy of debt and environmental catastrophe appear to be the almost definitely outcomes.

All tenants had been evicted in late 2007 and the allotments had been moved onto some frequent land in Leyton at a price of £1.8 million, however the job was achieved terribly badly. They even took soil from the allotment website, however heat-treated it, killing all of the life in it. Wholesome soil is filled with life – and in addition to killing weed the therapy has killed off the microorganisms it wants, in addition to bigger creatures similar to worms.

The soil was lifeless – and would take years to get well. Over a lot of the location it had been closely compacted by heavy equipment engaged on the highway andhad nearly zero drainage. Entire areas had been waterlogged. The one wholesome crops I noticed had been in grow-bags.

I commented: “In fact it doesn’t appear like the outdated Manor Gardens – extra like some type of jail camp, however I used to be happy to see once more lots of these from the outdated website, making a great job of getting issues rising once more. One factor that hadn’t modified was the neighborhood spirit and the welcome – and the luxurious salad and different meals.”

The New Lamas Lands Defence Committee had campaigned in opposition to the lack of frequent land, however had been assured it was solely short-term – however there’s now a everlasting website there. In 2016 among the tenants of the Manor Gardening Society had been allowed to return to a small website at Pudding Mill, on the Bridgewater Highway in Stratford. Two thirds of this website is now below risk from a growth proposed by the London Legacy Improvement Company alongside its southeast which is able to put it below everlasting shade.

Manor Gardening Society – New Allotments

Tent Metropolis – Cease Deporting Iraqis – Parliament Sq.

Voices UK had organised a 24-hour ‘Tent Metropolis’ beginning at midday on 21 June, Midsummer Day as a intentionally unlawful demonstration in Parliament Sq., on the centre of the SOCPA restricted zone.

A lot to their shock, 4 days earlier than it started they obtained an e-mail from a police workplace with its topic “Tent Metropolis Demonstration” and the message “I wish to inform you that an software has been obtained for this demonstration and it will likely be duly authorised“.

They’d not made an software and will solely assume that the police had themselves utilized relatively than need to police an deliberately illiegal protest. Though it was now authorized below SOCPA, the protest was nonetheless in breach of Westminster Metropolis Council by-laws and a few their heritage wardens got here out to provide letters telling them so – apparently accompanied by the police officer who had despatched the e-mail.

Preventing remains to be happening in Iraq involving varied factions in addition to the occupying US and UK forces. Many Iraqis will nonetheless be susceptible to their lives if they’re returned.

However for the Dwelling Workplace – then below Labour Dwelling Secretary John Reid, deportations are largely a matter of numbers, not of individuals. Issues in fact acquired even worse in later years below Theresa Might, Amber Rudd, Sajid Javid, Priti Patel, Suella Braverman and James Cleverly, however I anticipate little change whoever wins our present election.

Tent Metropolis – Cease Deporting Iraqis

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