This dayschool, organised by Workers' Liberty, is an attempt to locate a socialist understanding of the BNP and EDL in the classical Marxist tradition of analysing fascism, and use that tradition to get to grips with the issues confronting anti-fascists so urgently today.
11-3.30pm, Saturday 24 April
Sheffield University Union
Facebook event here
11am Opening plenary: the capitalist crisis and the rise of the far right
11.30am How do Marxists understand fascism? Trotsky on the rise of Nazism
a) What are the BNP and EDL?
b) Nationalism, migration and the working class
a) 'No platform', free speech, self-defence and the state
b) What's wrong with 'don't vote Nazi'? The politics of UAF and Searchlight
The school closes 3.30pm, after which we will be going to Firth Park to campaign against fascist candidate Mark Collett, recently expelled from the BNP, using this leaflet from the Socialist Campaign to Stop the Tories and Fascists.
The BNP have been trying to build a base in Firth Park.