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

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

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

Love Music Hate Racism Demo 17/11/2018

Poster for event. Words " Love Music Hate Racism" in black on faded-out colour piucture of previous event. Date stated as 17 November, Location stated as "Assemble 12 noon, BBC Portland Place"Love Music Hate Racism is organising a bloc on the unity march against racism and fascism on Saturday 17 November. The demonstration, initiated by Stand Up To Racism, has been called as a celebration of diversity and in response to the unprecedented rise in support for the far-right globally.

The demonstration is assembling
12pm
Outside BBC Portland Place London
W1A 1AA

Bringing Palestine to Parliament – Lobby Day

PSC logo imageMessage from PSC:

Dear Friend,

We need your help in bringing Palestine to Parliament! Our 2018 Lobby Day will take place on Wednesday 28th November, and you can support it in a number of ways:

1) Request a meeting with your MP and join us in Parliament. (only do this if you can definitely be in London on the 28th November).
https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/parliament2018

2) If you can’t attend the Lobby Day, then please still write to your MP and ask them to meet with the PSC team for a briefing.
Support the Lobby Day
https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/parliament2018notattending

Join the hundreds of PSC supporters who will be arriving in Westminister to deliver a clear message on Palestine. All participants will be briefed in advance of our key parliamentary asks and what to expect when meeting their MP. This is a great opportunity to get together with those who share your passion for Palestine and to make a real difference!

This year’s Lobby Day will focus on two of PSC’s core campaigns; the treatment of Palestinian Child Prisoners
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/child-prisoners-factsheet-v2-CORRECTED.pdf

and the demand for the UK to Stop Arming Israel.
https://www.palestinecampaign.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/The-UK-Israel-Arms-Trade.pdf

The Lobby Day will take place on Wednesday 28th November from 12.00-18.00, with all participants also invited to attend a special rally meeting in the evening from 18.00 – 20.00. At this rally we will hear from experts and politicians on how to secure justice for Palestine.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard in Parliament!
Register now: Lobby Day 2018
https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/parliament2018

SUTR: National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism

SUTR poster for National unity demonstration, 17th November. Words "National unity demonstration in red. Words "against fascism and racism" in black. The date Saturday 17th November and assembly time 12 noon and location "TBC" all in red print. The background to all printing is yellow.Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 12:00 UTC

Central London
WC2H 7LH London, United Kingdom

SUTR message:
We are experiencing the biggest rise in support for fascism, the far right, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism since the 1930s. In Britain fascists and racists are mobilising on a scale not seen for decades. We must unite against this threat. A range of national figures are supporting this national demonstration. We will shortly update with more details.

The demonstration is initiated by Stand Up To Racism, co-sponsored by Unite Against Fascism and LoveMusic HateRacism, officially backed by the TUC and supported by Diane Abbott MP and John McDonnell MP amongst others. More details will follow.

Oppose the Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance in London tomorrow

From NEU:

Oppose the Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance in London tomorrow (13 October)
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) have organised a demonstration in London to oppose a demo organised by the racist ‘Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance (DFLA).

SUTR will be assembling at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, at 1pm. We know that members will wish to join this demonstration and we would encourage them to do so in groups – members do need to be aware that the DFLA tactics can be, frankly, thuggish and it would be irresponsible if we did not prepare members for this.

Further information can be found here
http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/wp-content2015/uploads/2018/09/Oppose-the-DFLA-october-2018-1.pdf