Demonstration #NoRacismNoFascism 09/12/2018 – Assemble 11am at the BBC, Portland Place

UPDATE: CHANGE IN START POINT for united counter demonstration to stop fascist Tommy Robinson:

Assemble 11am at BBC Portland Place.

https://www.facebook.com/events/323977288186837/

It is vital we come out in numbers, in unity and expose and oppose Robinson, who has a history of racism, Islamophobia and membership of the fascist British National Party. He of course founded the English Defence League and has made links with fascists and far right politicians from Geert Wilders in Holland to the Front National in France.

He claims his march, supported by racist UKIP, is about a “Brexit Betrayal”, but the reality is that he is a fascist who is looking to exploit May’s crisis to his own nasty ends – building a far right street movement here in Britain.
Whatever you think of Brexit, this demonstration is not about leave/remain, it is about uniting and coming out on the streets to oppose fascist Tommy Robinson.
The united counter demonstration is for all anti-fascists, regardless of their positions on leave/remain on Brexit, and the demonstration’s focus is opposing ‘Tommy Robinson, fascism and racism.

Assemble 11am at the BBC, Portland Place, and march to Whitehall.

Join us on Sunday 9 December
https://www.facebook.com/events/323977288186837/
to say #NoRacismNoFascism and stop this fascist seeking to exploit May’s crisis to build his far right street movement. We have to come together to stop him!

Get the factsheet: Ten things you need to know about fascist Tommy Robinson
http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR39Sonng-0kzB2kFzNexmf9ip8bGA63KTXVuEtedCgFTjjHeuJV6Zp8pdo

Speakers on the counter demo so far:
Julie Ward MEP
Matt Wrack – Fire Brigades Union
Kevin Courtney – National Education Union – NUT Section
Unmesh Desai – GLA member
Steve Hedley – RMT Assisstant Gen Sec
Shen Batmaz – Mcstriker and Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union – Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union – BFAWU
Yannis Gourtsoyannis – Momentum NCG
David Rosenberg – Jewish Socialist Group
Mohammed Kozbar – Finsbury Park Mosque
Anas al Tikriti – Muslim Association of Britain
Manuel Cortes – TSSA – Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association
Nita Sanghera – UCU – University and College Union
Daniel Kebede – #NEU NEC
Shahrar Ali Green Party Home Affairs Spokesperson
Louise Raw- author

Join, share and invite to the demo on 9 December!
Unite against fascist Tommy Robinson’s hate march
Don’t let the far right hijack May’s crisis
https://www.facebook.com/events/323977288186837/
#NoRacismNoFascism

Care4Calais

Message from Care4Calais

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This Christmas we have found a way to make your Christmas shopping easy and give refugees in Northern France what they need most. By buying one (or more!) of the gift vouchers in our Christmas shop you will be helping to make this winter a little more bearable. You’re also showing the generosity and kindness that all refugees need.

https://care4calais.org/shop/

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Working Party Meetings 4/12/2018

Working Parties
Working Parties

Working Party Meetings

Tuesday 4/12/2018

17h00

Eat Ham Town Hall is the default location. Some working parties meet elsewhere and the chair of those working parties will inform members of the alternative location.

Teacher, Union and Human Rights: An Event in Memory of Mary Compton

From NEU NUT:

Report

Teacher, Union and Human Rights: An Event in Memory of Mary Compton

In January 2018, the Union lost a determined fighter for teacher and trade union rights and global social justice, Mary Compton. Mary was passionate about international solidarity and was widely known and respected for her activities. Earlier this year, the Union organised a one-day seminar in Mary’s memory, building on and memorialising her important work and achievements. The report from this event is now available on the Union’s website.
https://www.teachers.org.uk/sites/default/files2014/tuhr-event-report.pdf

NEU Logo. Black letters stating National Education Union plus pale blue polygons radiating out from centre. All on white background. Alongside NUT logo with white letters on dark blue background.

February 2018 NEU-NUT Section Delegation to Palestine Video

From NEU NUT:

February 2018 NEU-NUT Section Delegation to Palestine Video – Now on Website
Helena Aksentijevic, International Solidarity NOF Member, has produced a short film after participating in one of the February 2018 NEU-NUT Section Delegations to Palestine. This video is now available on the NEU-NUT Section website.
https://www.teachers.org.uk/campaigns/international/resources

Refugee Week 2019

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#Generations

This Refugee Week we invite you to discover the experiences of displacement that are found in our families, neighbourhoods and history.

The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations. Continue reading Refugee Week 2019

PSC Lobby of Parliament

Message from PSC:
Support the PSC Lobby of Parliament

On Wednesday 28th November, we will be taking the call for justice to Parliament during the Lobby Day for Palestine. For our message of solidarity to be as powerful as possible, we need your support. Please follow this link to find out more information and take two minutes to contact your MP (if you haven’t already done so).

One of the focus points of this year’s Lobby Day will ask the Government to take meaningful action against Israel’s abuse of Palestinian children in military detention. Help us get over 10,000 signatures for our Child Prisoner petition! We will be handing this in to no.10 Downing Street in the run up to the Lobby Day.

Sign the Child Prisoner petition
https://palestinecampaign.eaction.online/petition/childprisoners

Sunday 09/12/2018 Demonstration: Unite Against Racism and Fascism!

Sunday 9 December, 12.00-15.00: Oppose Tommy Robinson in London – Unite Against Racism and Fascism!

We need to urgently build on the success of the 17 November Unity Demonstration against fascism and racism [see below] to oppose the march called by Tommy Robinson with UKIP in central London on Sunday 9 December.

Stand Up to Racism have called a counter protest, co hosted by the Muslim Association of Britain and Brazilian anti-racist organisations.

Robinson is calling the march under the slogan of “Brexit betrayal”. But this is about whipping up racism and Islamophobia. The leader of UKIP, Gerard Batten, has appointed Robinson as an “adviser” on “rape gangs”. Robinson has a long history of racism, Islamophobia and membership of the fascist British National Party and as leader of the English Defence League.

Whether you voted Remain or Leave, Unite against fascism and racism! We cannot allow fascism and racism to march unopposed on our streets.

Assembly details TBA. Please like and share the Facebook event and invite friends:
https://www.facebook.com/events/323977288186837/

Stalls: There will be stalls and leafletting over the next ten days – we need to get the message far and wide. Leaflets also available – please email for info: standupnewham@gmail.com

Report on 17 November Unity Demonstration against fascism and racism

Newham had a fantastic turnout for the 17 November Unity Demonstration against fascism and racism.

60 people assembled for a short rally in Stratford before leaving to join the demonstration in London. Newham Stand Up To Racism were joined with banners from Newham Labour Group, Newham Momentum, Newham NHS and the local teachers’ union NEU. Around 15 Labour councillors were on the contingent with Newham Mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz and London Assembly Member Unmesh Desai.

Both Unmesh and Rokhsana spoke from the platform in Whitehall

Newham Recorder report here:

https://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/canning-town-10-year-old-boy-calls-for-unity-ahead-of-stand-up-to-racism-march-1-5786207