Thursday, 15 April 2010

Upcoming Liverpool Antifascists benefit gigs

In the coming local and national elections, the only difference between the parties is the degree to which local people and the working class are screwed over in favour of business interests. As I've said previously, this makes voting an irrelevance and organisation absolutely crucial.

As part of that organisation, combatting fascism is a must. The big lie of these elections is that the BNP offer a radical alternative (good or bad) to the mainstream. They don't. They are its logical conclusion and, in power or on the streets, a threat to the interests of the working class. My comrades in Liverpool Antifascists are amongst those who recognise this critical reality, and have long been making the class argument against fascism that is absent from liberal and establishment "antifascism."

In order to fund their campaign against the BNP in the run up to the elections on the 6th May, they are holding two more benefit gigs.

The first of these is this Saturday April 17th, at Bar Samui (formerly the Vault), on Hardman St. The line-up for the night is Talking to Strangers, Super Cannes, and Megan Walker and Friends. The first band is on at 9pm. You can RSVP to this event on Facebook here.

The second event is on Saturday April 24th and will be a Folk and Ceilidh Night at the Pilgrim Pub. As well as a line-up of singers and bands, there will be an open mic segment. The event will be held in the pub’s upstairs room. The doors open at 8.30 pm. You can RSVP to this event on Facebook here.

The success of these events will help pay for antifascist activities in Liverpool during the forthcoming election campaign. Wherever the BNP are standing, Liverpool Antifascists will be out on the doorsteps to oppose them. If you live in the city, or are able to reach the location for the above dates, then please come along, support the cause, and help us keep Merseyside fascist free!