Leeds ABC Rebel Night – A Roaring Success!

Javaad Alipoor brings the house down!
Javaad Alipoor brings the house down!

Matt Def belting out another great rebel song!
Matt Def belting out another great rebel song!

 

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Leeds ABC Rebel Night last Sunday to support our recently imprisoned antifascists.

The night kicked off with a storming acapela set from Sam, singing Irish and English folk songs and also performing some poetry.

The entertainment continued with Bradford’s own Matt Def who wowed us all with a versatile set concluding with some rousing Irish rebel songs.

After drawing the raffle (prize, a selection of fine vegan ales, and an Antifa beer mug and T-shirt) Javaad Alipoor went on to bring the house down with an eclectic mix of international rebel songs, sung in a variety of languages and with a huge heart, everything from traditional ballads such as Bella Ciao to Javaad’s own West Yorkshire version of Come Out You Black & Tans!

As well as great music there was great vegan cake and cookies and the Leeds ABC stall did a roaring trade, selling over £100′s worth of books, pamphlets, and T-shirts with pride of place going to the benefit T-shirts produced by Sabcat Anarchist workers co-op in support of the recently imprisoned comrades.

Cards were signed for the six UK antifascists currently in jail and the proceeds of the night, £160, will be shared between them.

Many thanks to the performers, to Sabcat, and to everyone who came along to make the night a successful benefit in support of our imprisoned antifascists.

If you were not able to attend Sunday’s event, you can still support the imprisoned comrades by writing to them at the addresses given below, by sending them postage stamps and stationery, or cash in the form of postal orders (made payable to ‘The Governor’). You can also contribute to their solidarity fund by sending a cheque made payable to ‘The Cable Street Society’ to Leeds ABC, 145-149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ or by direct bank transfer – details are as follows:

The Cable Street Society
Sort Code 070093
Account number 33333334
Ref 0827/704169523

Benefit T-shirts can be ordered direct from Sabcat at www.sabcat.com

Prison Addresses:

Andy Baker (21 months)
A5768CE
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
PO Box 757
Du Cane Rd
London
W12 OAE

Thomas Blak (Unsentenced)
A5728CE
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
PO Box 757
Du Cane Rd
London
W12 OAE

Sean Cregan (21 months)
A5766CE
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
PO Box 757
Du Cane Rd
London
W12 OAE

Phil De Sousa (21 months)
A5766CE
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
PO Box 757
Du Cane Rd
London
W12 OAE

Ravi Gill (21 months)
A5770CE
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
PO Box 757
Du Cane Rd
London
W12 OAE

Austen Jackson (Unsentenced)
A5729CE
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
PO Box 757
Du Cane Rd
London
W12 OAE

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