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Statement: Brighton Unity Against Racism

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Brighton is a brilliant and vibrant city where many people of different cultures, backgrounds, abilities and faiths come together. It has a positive and unique character which its residents enjoy and embrace. Brighton people live here in the knowledge that they will be valued and that the things which make each individual different are celebrated here - not despised. We take great pleasure and pride in being surrounded by humanity in all its exciting diversity.

Because of this it is very saddening to discover that the far right group March for England, which is a division of the violent and racist organisation the English Defence League, is to march in Brighton (in April 2013).

When groups like this come to Brighton it is because our multicultural city in all its diversity proves that their own doctrine of hate is wrong, and they want to damage our unity. That is why we stand together: black, white and Asian; people of all faiths and of no faith; trade unionists; people of different political persuasions; University, school and college students; people of all abilities; whatever our sexuality.

In Brighton we all stand together. And when someone tries to threaten our community we must stand together even more firmly.

Supported by:
Brighton Trades Council
Brighton and Hove Unite Against Fascism
UCU- Brighton University

Brighton and Hove Unison

 Unison Sussex Partnership

Brighton and Hove NUT.

University of Sussex Students Union

University of Brighton Students Union
Sussex Labour Representation Committee.

Brighton and Hove City Council BME Workers Forum.

Brighton Love Music Hate Racism

Caroline Lucas, Green MP Brighton Pavillion

Itch – King Blues
James Ledward –editor Gscene.

Jason Kitkat,
Green Party Councillor, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council
Ollie Sykes
Green Party Councillor, Brunswick and Adelaide Ward
Les Hamilton
Labour & Co-operative Councillor, South Portslade
Liz Wakefield,
Green Party Councillor, Hanover & Elm Grove
Pete West
Green City Councillor for St Peter's & North Laine Ward
Warren Morgan
Labour & Co-operative Councillor for East Brighton
Phélim Mac Cafferty
Green Party Councillor for Brunswick and Adelaide
Alexandra Phillips
Green Councillor for Goldsmid ward, Hove

Rob Jarrett
Green Party Councillor for Goldsmid ward

Ian Davey
Geen Party councillor for St Peter's & North Laine ward

Simon Burgess, Labour, former leader, Brighton and Hove council.

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