Yet more evidence that a real fightback to protect our music and our culture is really needed. This short report was on the website of the UK's Socialist Worker:
"The fascists were humiliated in Leeds last weekend after hundreds of young people turned out to block their attempts to whip up race hatred in the city.
A Nazi sect had wanted to hand out leaflets outside the HMV music shop calling for 'white music for white people'.
But a militant demonstration scuppered their plans. Activists from Love Music Hate Racism and Unite Against Fascism broke through police lines to hold a counter demonstration outside the store.
The police ended up clearing the street of shoppers to allow a small group of Nazis to gather for a token protest. But they were drowned out by angry chants."
With economic recession bearing down on working people globally, there will almost definitely be those willing to scapegoat, to point the blame at immigrants and people of color. The seeds of this are already here with the attacks on hip-hop and other kinds of "ethnic" music in this country. Love Music Hate Racism has been an essential part of the fight against this kind of bigotry in Britain. We urgently need it here too!