ANY FURTHER INFO ON THE
FREAKS BELOW WILL BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED.
Although it seems to be a hotbed of red activity, the Sheffield/South Yorkshire area has been long neglected by REDWATCH. We intend to change this though and through a mole in the broad left network in Sheffield and the surrounding area we are receiving some extremely useful info'.
Labour Councillor Jackie Drayton,
Burngreave Ward, Sheffield, worked with the UAF to force Southey Social
club to cancel a BNP meeting in July.
Tel: 0114 243 5388 Email:email@example.com
Reds attack Barnsley BNP
paper stall, Saturday 20th October 2007
Last week local BNP paper stall was attacked by 2 reds from London. Here's what the local paper said: www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk/news/2,0000,1473.html
Obviously no red groups claimed responsibilty but within hours they all knew and were gloating. Redwatch research has come up with this individual as being behind the attack:
Below: Some reds in Sheffield (information supplied).
Below: Some Sheffield reds on a demo' in Lancashire.
These reds pictured below were using a genuine campaign to spread their Marxist bullshit. More info' needed on these people:
SOUTH LODGE, PARK ROAD, BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE S70 1QJ
Tel. 01226 292 613- Socialist Alliance candidate for Barnsley Central
Constituency Meetings: 8pm, every Wednesday, Victoria Inn, Sheffield Rd
28, MELTON AVENUE, BRAMPTON, BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE S73 0XS
candidate – Freda Smith
Sheffield Brightside SA – Brian Wilson – 07733 012 993
Sheffield Central SA – Nick Riley
Some info' unearthed by our mole:
1: This is 'Mozaz' (pronounced 'Moses'). Mozaz,
aka...Mark Wallis, works for a web design company called Access Space,
1 Sidney Street, Sheffield (0114 2495588).
He's aged 38. Mobile Number: 0781 4625286. Website: http://lowtech.org He likes making threats to 'fascists' (and that includes other lefties who may not follow his weird brand of 'anarchism'.)
We will have more info' on him very soon including his home address and hopefully more pics.
2: Unknown from the Heely Stop The War Coalition
3: Unknown from the Heely Stop The War Coalition
4: Jenny from the Sheffield Stop The War Coalition
From Sheffield's last STOP THE WAR demo, it might be worth adding these to the South Yorks Reds section. The source we received these from is reliable and hopefully we'll have a bit more info on them all soon.
5: Bad Angus and Robert Tempest
7: Guy Paton and Tall Paul
8: Joey Gavin and Emma, they openly profess to being 'communists' and would be willing to fight racism at Street level (wonder if you laughed as hard as I did at these three?).
10: Russian Chris
11: Russian Chris (again)
Some contact numbers for Sheffield Socialist Alliance:
Dick Pitt 0114 258 3178
Pete Bird 0114 258 8936
Alison Brown 07903 415 058
Richard Belbin 07790 612 473
Angela Shann 07960 670 127
Jay is also a
freelance journalist and video worker. His resume can be obtained by
LATEST FROM THE MOLE:
Jay Baker putting on a brave face:
"Jay Baker" <firstname.lastname@example.org
As Greg Palast says, when a journalist is hated, he knows he's doing his job well.
Also, I'd like to
fact thanks Redwatch for their McCarthyist publicity of my work and my
Apparently, like Bush & Co., if you're not with them then you're against them, and this means I'm officially being branded one of those "Reds under the beds"!
In all seriousness
though, don't worry too much about it people; just keep doing what
you're doing, with a
little self-awareness and vigilance.
The time for unity is now, in the Social Forum in particular...and there are a lot more of us than them.
~ Jay Baker, Communist
Ben Lowndes email@example.com who works for the Sheffield Star, telephone 0114-2767676
Meeting of Sheffield Campaign against Racism and Fascism (SCARF)
Dan Olner, 10.09.2003 17:10
We're working towards reversing the BNP’s gains in Sheffield in next year’s local and European elections.
Wednesday 9th September at SADDACA
This meeting aimed to start working towards reversing the BNP’s gains in Sheffield in next year’s local and European elections.
For those who don’t know, the BNP stood two councillors for the first time in Sheffield, this May just gone, in Brightside and Handsworth. They got 500 and 400 votes respectively, coming second in Brightside.
They have also been handing out leaflets for the ‘Young BNP’ at some schools in Sheffield. (The BNPs own website, in fact, lists which schools have BNP members, and one Sheffield school is listed.) These leaflets offered prizes for 5-9, 10-13 and 14-18 year olds for the best ‘anti-white racism’ poster.
Countrywide, the BNP now has 18 councillors. In Burnley, the BNP is now the main opposition to the Labour Party. BNP leader Nick Griffin said at the time that the result put the BNP 'within reach of controlling our first council within a couple of years'.
The aim of SCARF is to stop the BNP before they get established in Sheffield.
Paul, a campaigner from Bradford, shared his thoughts on the work he and others have been doing there. Two things were clear from what he said:
Mainstream parties are so far failing to deal with the problem. In many wards around the country they are even failing to stand candidates. The BNP have been successful because they’ve been doing ‘doorstep politics’ where other parties have not.
If SCARF is to succeed, then, it needs to be doing the same, countering the BNP directly. Paul also argued that links with local politicians – however unpalatable to some – is going to be one of the best ways of fighting the BNP. If it can be brought home to the right councillors that their seats may be in jeopardy, they will hopefully realise that a lot more work will be needed before next year’s elections in June.
Two other things, just for background: Nick Griffin has openly said his ideal is an all-white Britain. "We know we are not going to get that. We want to get as near as we can to it by consent." The party would offer cash to members of ethnic minorities to move to their "lands of origin". While Nick Griffin is desperately trying to make the BNP appear election-worthy and respectable, those who have been fighting them know that this respectability is just a veneer. We do NOT want to be complacent, and then find out their true nature when they start gaining a real voice on councils around the country.
Secondly: the BNP also recently won a by-election seat in the home counties suburb of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. Many people in Broxbourne believe they have seen asylum seekers; there are stories about a local hotel full of asylum seekers who have moved there from hostels in Glasgow and brought their families. One woman interviewed by the Guardian said she saw asylum seekers cashing their benefits cheques in the local post office.
But Broxbourne has NO asylum seekers. Nil. Zero. The BNP have whipped up a fear in Broxbourne voters based on phantoms. Could this have anything to do with the average daily content of tabloids like the Sun, Express and Daily Mail, or Labour and the Tories fighting over who can be toughest on immigration?
One Tory councillor in Broxbourne said, “the fact is people voted for the BNP because they reflect what they believe.” What they believe is wrong – but unless someone makes sure the truth gets out there, what’s to stop the BNP cashing in next June in Sheffield too?
If you want to help SCARF, the next meeting is in The Rutland Arms on 7th October. I’ll put the time up here nearer then.
Before that meeting there’s work going on to find out what’s what in Brightside and Handsworth, so if you can help, phone 07931 470 251. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org