So Coventry wasn’t important enough to go and oppose the fascists according to some people. “Oh it’s only a few EDL” What the actual fuck ? It’s not about the numbers it’s about the history of the Town the place where the NF had their first head quarters, Where 2 tone originated to combat the racist tendencies of a city, borne from an Industry that involved mass migration for work. A city where I fought in the streets, the night clubs and in our homes. We lost friends we lost family members sometimes through choice sometimes not. A city that seems to have been forever in recession.
As some of you know that’s my youth and I carry the scars. The reason Coventry is important like Rotherham it is a perfect ground for recruitment for the far right this is for lots of reasons, ignorance, poverty, fear, unemployment, right wing media and it’s a generation thing. The children of the fascists I fought in my youth are now on the streets and it will take nothing to recruit them. A place that I do not feel comfortable talking about my views and people think it’s still ok to openly use the N word. We need to oppose a group how ever small to stop the recruitment. In Coventry last weekend the evidence of their presence was on every lamp post, telcom box and that’s not even going into the estates.
So those macho cunts who think if there isn’t going to be a fight it’s not worth it….you are a disservice to the cause and your selective attitude shows me you don’t understand the grass roots history of fascism in this country.
Luckily enough of the locals and some old redskins turned up to show the nasty fuckers they are not welcome and I thank them with all my heart. So it doesn’t matter how many are going to show this is about stopping recruitment and certain places take on a special importance when it comes to the fight and Coventry is one of them.
A Coventry Girl, A two tone girl, A rude girl.