In 1997 Anti-Fascist Action organised an international militant anti-fascist conference. However, owing to pressure from Camden Council, Camden Irish Centre cancelled the booking last minute. Fortunately, AFA was able to pull off the conference despite the hitch.
- Open letter for organisations to attend the conference
- Confirmation letter of the date of the conference
- Cable Street Beat leaflet for the conference
- AFA conference leaflet
- Conference agenda
- The Spectre of Fascism: A Militant Anti-Fascist Manifesto (Draft Manifesto for the Conference)
- Militant Anti-Fascism and the State
- AFA press release (5 Oct 1997)
- AFA press release: Which Side Are You On? (Oct 1997)
- AFA press release: Militant Call to Arms (18 Sept 1997)
A special Fighting Talk pamphlet was also produced. View it here thanks to DC.
Here are some newspaper articles about the Irish Centre cancelling the event.
- Anti-Fascists Booted out of Irish Centre (The Irish World, 3 Oct 1997)
- Irish Centre bans Anti-Fascist Rally (Irish Post, 4 Oct 1997)
- Double Standards over AFA (The Irish World, 3 Oct 1997)
- Anti-Fascists Banned from Irish Centre (Associated Press, 9 Oct 1997)
- Exclusive (The Irish World, 10 Oct 1997)
- “Far right, not organised in Ireland” (Letter from Dublin AFA to The Irish World, 10 Oct 1997)
- Hard Left Cash Bash (The Irish World, 26 Sept 1997)
- Anti-Racism Rally (The Irish World, 26 Sept 1997)
A report from the conference by a Seattle based group can be found here.
Thanks to SM for this contribution.
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