Day of action against 'racist' Nottingham PostTagged as: anti-racism migration no-borders nottingham-post racist-press
Published by group: Notts Indymedia
Activists associated with the No Borders network have been taking action against the Nottingham Post as part of two nationwide days of action against racist press. Banners accusing the Post, and the press more generally, of racism were unfurled from prominent places around the city, including the car park across the road from the Post's offices on Canal Street.
The banners read 'The Nottingham Post: Racist so you don't have to be', 'Britain's full... of racist press' and 'Resist racist press'.
In support of the claims, an in-depth analysis of the Post's reporting on migration issues was posted to Nottingham Indymedia. This claimed that the Post was, 'through the majority of its reporting, its embedded relationship with police and UKBA sources, and the platform it provides racist commenters, promoting an anti-migrant discourse.'
The actions were part of two 'days of action against racist press' which called for 'Autonomous, decentralised actions and protests against racist press across the UK'. In London, the free daily paper Metro was spoofed by activists. Their version highlighted the biased and prejudiced reporting of the press on migration with humorous articles including a front page claiming that Gordon Brown had been deported to Scotland! The Metro didn't see the funny side, however, and have obtained an injunction against 'all persons responsible for the publication and/or distribution' of the paper.