Hamilton House Meeting: Resistance against far right in Brazil

“Brazil: Stand with the resistance against far-right Bolsonaro” event this Thursday (March 28) from 6.30pm at Hamilton House, London, WC1H 9BB, with eyewitness accounts from the struggle in Brazil. You can register here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brazil-stand-with-the-resistance-against-far-right-bolsonaro-tickets-56196796130
and see info on Facebook here
https://www.facebook.com/events/2306054482739932/

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#NoRacismNoFascism – Two ways you can volunteer

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Can you help us make the #NoRacismNoFascism event a success? Two ways you can volunteer:

1. Help us get ready!
On Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March we will be making placards for the London Stand Up To Racism demonstration from 9am to 6pm each day. Similar meet ups will be going on in Cardiff and Glasgow.

We are aiming to make over 3000 placards for the London march. With your help, we can do it! If you can spare a few hours that’d be much great.

If you can help in London, or want to get involved in helping with the demos in Cardiff and Glasgow email info@standuptoracism.org.uk

2. Help us steward on the day!

Stewards/volunteers roles are varied; from giving out placards, to helping on stalls, helping with a financial collection and of course, ensuring the march is safe and accessible for all.

On Thursday 14 March there will be a stewards/volunteers meeting at the TUC head offices, details here

Chief stewards will introduce the meeting on Thursday. Even if you can’t make the Thursday volunteers/stewards meeting please don’t think you can’t get involved. There will be a meet up for volunteers/stewards on the Saturday morning of the demonstration at 10am at the assembly point.

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www.standuptoracism.org.uk

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Take action today to support National Demonstration Against Racism & Fascism 16/03/2019

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TODAY: #WorldAgainstRacism day of action

Today is a big day for anti-racists!

Today two important strands of the anti-racist movement will be mobilising for the Stand Up To Racism demonstrations taking place this Saturday, 16 March, in London, Cardiff and Glasgow:
Love Music Hate Racism  will be launching their #BeautifulResistance campaign , where some of the world’s biggest music artists will be showing their support for unity over division.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliated unions will be spreading a message of #Unions4Unity and #WorldAgainstRacism in support of the demonstrations.
The demonstrations are part of an international day of action , with events taking place across the globe from New York to Budapest.

Here’s how you can join the day of action today:
Can you do a “selfie” at college or at work supporting the demo?
Can you get a leafleting of your college/workplace/community?
Can you take a collection or donate to help fund the demo?
If you can take photos of what you do, tweet them and post them on social media tagging in @AntiRacismDay and use the hashtags #NoRacismNoFascism #Unions4Unity #WorldAgainstRacism #BeautifulResistance.

Resources:
Selfie sign here
Collection sheet here
Donate button here

Good luck and let us know how you get on!

PSC 2019 Fighting Fund Appeal

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Message from PSC:

Dear Friend,

A few weeks ago we launched our 2019 Fighting Fund Appeal. This year we are not only taking on the Government in the Supreme Court, but we’re also growing and expanding our wider campaigns for freedom, justice and equality in Palestine. Can you help us smash our minimum target of £60k in order to fund this?

Donate to the 2019 Fighting Fund

In January we received the fantastic news that we’d won the right to appeal to the Supreme Court against the judgement that made it legal for the Government to stop Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies complicit in Israel’s violations of the rights of Palestinians.

Thanks to your amazing support, we have already raised over £45k so far. This is 75% of our minimum target of £60k. Can you help us to raise the rest and smash our target so that we can both fund our crucial court case but also sustain our wider campaigning? In the video below, PSC Patron Ken Loach explains why your support is so important.

UN Anti-Racism day 16 March

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From NEU website:

UN Anti-Racism day 16 March- it is vital that while the likes of Steve Bannon try to link up the far right, we build the links between anti-racists and anti-fascists across international borders. Demonstrations to be held in London, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Poster for national demonstration "United Against Racism & Fascism". Poster has the title printed in yellow on a black background. The date and time are Saturday 16th March 2019 at 12 noon in central London. These details are printed in blue on black. There is a photo of woman protester.

The back of the poster for the demonstration. The words "One world united against racism and fascism" are printed in white on purple. There are photos from a previous SUTR event.

For more information please visit here.
http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/download-pdf-leaflet-16-march-un-anti-racism-day-demonstrations/

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Please help the Sabbagh family to keep their home in East Jerusalem

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Dear Friend,

Sheikh Jarrah

We need your help urgently to stop an eviction – please help the Sabbagh family to keep their home in East Jerusalem. Their neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah has been at the forefront of Israeli efforts to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from Jerusalem.

Join us in writing to the Foreign Office to demand Israel stops illegal settlement expansion, and to protect the right of Palestinians to live in their capital city.

Send a message to the Foreign Office
https://palestinecampaign.eaction.online/lobby/sheikh-jarrah

The Sabbagh family were originally made refugees during the Nakba (Catastrophe) in 1948. Fleeing from Israeli militias, the family was awarded a home in then Jordanian controlled East Jerusalem. In 1967 Israel illegally annexed East Jerusalem, and has since made every effort to remove the Palestinian population and cut the city off from the rest of the West Bank.

Since 2008 the Sabbagh family has been battling a settler group in court over ownership of their property. The Israeli courts have unsurprisingly ruled in favour of the illegal settlers, and 45 members of the family are now facing forced eviction from their homes.

The case of the Sabbagh family is urgent, but by no means unique. Their plight is part of a systematic process to continue the Nakba and ethnically cleanse Palestinians from their land. But you can make a difference!

International pressure – from people like you – has prevented Israel from demolishing the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar. This is why it is so important for you to join us in sending a clear message  to the British Foreign Office to stand up for the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem.

In solidarity,

James Tuite
Campaigns Officer

UN Anti-Racism day 16 March

UN Anti-Racism day 16 March

Supported by TUC.

Poster for national demonstration "United Against Racism & Fascism". Poster has the title printed in yellow on a black background. The date and time are Saturday 16th March 2019 at 12 noon in central London. These details are printed in blue on black. There is a photo of woman protester.

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.

The back of the poster for the demonstration. The words "One world united against racism and fascism" are printed in white on purple. There are photos from a previous SUTR event.

For more information please visit here.
http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/download-pdf-leaflet-16-march-un-anti-racism-day-demonstrations/

Challenge hostile environment data sharing

Message received from NEU:

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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.

Yours sincerely,

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Mary Bousted
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

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Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary
National Education Union

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