UN Anti-Racism day 16 March
Supported by TUC.
Take to the streets on UN Anti Racism Day. There will be demonstrations on the day in London, Cardiff and Glasgow.
From Trump in the US, right across Europe and back to Bolsanaro in Brazil the racist and fascist right are on the rise. It is vital that while the likes of Steve Bannon are trying to link up the far right on an international scale, we build the links between anti-racists and anti-fascists across international borders.
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Message received from NEU:
The National Education Union (NEU) is partnering with Liberty in its campaign to stop the Department for Education passing pupil data to the Home Office, without the knowledge of pupils and parents, for immigration control.
Although the NEU’s campaign to stop nationality and country of birth data being collected from parents as part of the school census was successful, other pupil and family data is still being disclosed.
Parents provide this information to schools without being told it may be passed on. The NEU believes that this secret data sharing undermines the relationship of trust between members, pupils and families. Fear that school data may be passed on means some children are kept at home and are unable to access their internationally recognised right to education.
The NEU has signed a pledge demanding that the Government commits to a firewall – a guarantee that personal data will not be shared with the Home Office for immigration control purposes.
CARE, DON’T SHARE – add your pledge today.
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union
UPDATE: CHANGE IN START POINT for united counter demonstration to stop fascist Tommy Robinson:
Assemble 11am at BBC Portland Place.
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
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
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
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.
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
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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
Outside BBC Portland Place London