Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists – We consider the fact that Britain First has now targeted black and anti-racist leadership to be a serious escalation. This decision by Britain First will have profound implications for black and anti -racist leadership in the UK. We note the deafening silence from UKIP in condemning the racist violence of Britain First. We conclude from this that their actions enjoy the tacit approval of Nigel Farage and UKIP. BARAC now calls upon black communities, organisations, faith groups and the broader labour and anti -racist movement to defend black and anti -racist leadership from this racist attack and condemn this violent escalation from extreme right racist groups. BARAC reaffirms its total commitment to fight racism and fascism in Britain. We will not allow Britain First to intimidate, harass or attack our members without the most resolute and robust defence. Britain First’s support for UKIP means that they have now assumed the role previously occupied by Combat 18 storm troopers who were the violent criminal arm of the now collapsed British National Front. The background to this attack is the recent action to oppose UKIP’s sexism, racism, homophobia and xenophobia. The action was designed to challenge UKIP bigotry with satire and humour. On Sunday 22nd of March, approximately 80 people including some BARAC members, attended the Beyond UKIP Cabaret event in a local pub in Downe, Kent, called to oppose UKIP’s politics of hate and division. The event was a creative celebration of British diversity themed into a party atmosphere. A whole range of artists and performers plus organisations and campaign groups including disability rights groups, migrant rights groups, LGBT groups and anti-racist groups were invited and attended. The idea behind the action was to creatively challenge UKIP by holding a ‘diversity carnival’ and performing a multicultural Cabaret in Nigel Farage’s home town.

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