Leeds Fans United Against Racism and Fascism Fanzine (Marching Altogether)

I was doing some browsing on the web, and came across a Leeds United fanzine taking a firm stance against racism.

“Marching Altogether” was set up by Leeds Fans United Against Racism and Fascism (LFUARAF) in 1987 to tackle the presence of far-right groups such as The National Front at Elland Road during matchdays, who were most visible for their selling of Nazi propaganda newspapers.

Apparently, this was the first fan-based group set up specifically to fight racism, though being young and disinterested in politics mostly during the zine’s heyday of my supported club, I’ve only recently heard about it.

Below are links to a few random issues, courtesy of the Leeds United Fanzine blog:


http://www.mediafire.com/?m5iif82h9f6ibde


http://www.mediafire.com/?t400qznvm6degpg


http://www.mediafire.com/?ar9onrc1qup6qo8

There’s also an interview with the fans behind the zine:

http://libcom.org/library/marching-altogether-interview-member-leeds-fans-united-against-racism-fascism

And an article about it in The Guardian, from 2001:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/dec/17/race.football

Sadly, the official website no longer seems to be active. Can anyone confirm whether or not this organization is still active around the ground? I don’t get to go to Elland Road as much as I would like these days, so I wouldn’t know.

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