Representatives from 15 trade union, community and political organisations met on Monday evening to discuss plans for a march and rally on October 2, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 'Battle of Cable Street'.

Political director of Unite, Steve Hart, welcomed everyone to the union's headquarters in London and said he was 'immensely proud' of the role played by dockers and transport workers in blocking the path of Sir Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts.
  'Now as then, Britain's biggest union is wholeheartedly committed to the fight against fascism', he declared. 
'As well as paying tribute to the 250,000 people who stopped the fascists from marching through London's East End, this year's events will reaffirm our determination that the racists and fascists will not capitalise on the economic crisis today', announced Bill Greenshields, chair of the Cable Street 75 mobilising committee.
Among the organisations represented at Monday's meeting were Unite, the RMT union, the South East Region TUC, Tower Hamlets Unison, Brent Trades Council, the Altab Ali Association, the Jewish Socialists Group, the Bangladeshi Youth Union, the Islamic Community Trust, Searchlight Hope Not Hate campaign, the London Anti-Racist Alliance, the Young Communist League and the International Brigades Memorial Trust.
Over the first weekend in October, as well as the Sunday march and rally, a series of other anti-fascist events is being organised in London by the IBMT and the local Cable Street Group.