Attack on City Central mosque, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent was one of the key battlegrounds for the British National Party last election, and has also been a focal point for the English Defence League.

Modernity has disturbing news about an attack on City Central mosque in Stoke-on-Trent. Police were called early on Friday morning when a gas pipe was discovered to have been diverted into the mosque and lit. They have arrested four teenagers and are treating the incident as a racist attack on a religious building.

There’s no point the British National Party acting shocked about this and trying to dissociate themselves from this. They continue to lay the foundations for violence by insisting that some people belong in this country because they are ‘indigenous’, and those who are not should be given the signal to leave. That is not a peaceful strategy that can be pursued by peaceful means.

Eye-witness report back from Israel / Palestine

WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 7.30
FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, MOUNT STREET, MANCHESTER

Between 22 November and 2 December, nine members, supporters and friends of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty took part in a solidarity delegation to Israel and Palestine, visiting workers’, youth, women’s, anti-occupation and solidarity organisations in both countries. (For more information, reports, interviews etc see the delegation’s blog ipsol.wordpress.com.)

At this meeting hosted by Manchester AWL, two of those who went will report back about what they saw, did and discussed on the trip, and open a discussion about what we can do.

If you’d like to organise a report-back meeting for your town, union branch, university or school, email Heather at centre_stage_red@yahoo.co.uk