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

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

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

SUTR: International conference against Racism & Fascism

Information from Stand Up To Racism:

Demonstrators supporting Stand Up To Racism. They are carrying a banner unfurled across the whole of the front of the group. Banner states "Stand Up To Racism. Say no to Islamophobia. EU Workers here to stay. Stamp out antisemitism. Refugees welcome."

Sign up for the international conference against Racism & Fascism

An international conference to discuss how we can confront the rise of racism and fascism.

DATE AND TIME
Sat 20 October 2018
10:00 – 17:30 BST

LOCATION
Friends House
173 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ

Image from Stand Up To Racism conference webpage. Words in magenta and yellow on rectangular magenta background. International Conference. Confronting the rise of racism and facism. Register now.

Cost: £5.98 – £11.37
Buy tickets online here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/confronting-racism-fascism-international-conference-tickets-47473084273
Refund Policy: No Refunds

Themes and speakers include:
Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson: Halting the growth of the racist right • Opposing Islamophobia & Antisemitism • Windrush – Combating the Hostile Environment • Grenfell – unite against austerity and racism • Refugees Welcome Here

Continue reading SUTR: International conference against Racism & Fascism

SUTR: International conference against Racism & Fascism

Information from Stand Up To Racism:

Demonstrators supporting Stand Up To Racism. They are carrying a banner unfurled across the whole of the front of the group. Banner states "Stand Up To Racism. Say no to Islamophobia. EU Workers here to stay. Stamp out antisemitism. Refugees welcome."

Sign up for the international conference against Racism & Fascism

An international conference to discuss how we can confront the rise of racism and fascism.

DATE AND TIME
Sat 20 October 2018
10:00 – 17:30 BST

LOCATION
Friends House
173 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ

Image from Stand Up To Racism conference webpage. Words in magenta and yellow on rectangular magenta background. International Conference. Confronting the rise of racism and facism. Register now.

Cost: £5.98 – £11.37
Buy tickets online here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/confronting-racism-fascism-international-conference-tickets-47473084273
Refund Policy: No Refunds

Themes and speakers include:
Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson: Halting the growth of the racist right • Opposing Islamophobia & Antisemitism • Windrush – Combating the Hostile Environment • Grenfell – unite against austerity and racism • Refugees Welcome Here

Continue reading SUTR: International conference against Racism & Fascism

SUTR: International Conference Against Racism & Fascism

Information from Stand Up To Racism:

Demonstrators supporting Stand Up To Racism. They are carrying a banner unfurled across the whole of the front of the group. Banner states "Stand Up To Racism. Say no to Islamophobia. EU Workers here to stay. Stamp out antisemitism. Refugees welcome."

Sign up for the international conference against Racism & Fascism

An international conference to discuss how we can confront the rise of racism and fascism.

DATE AND TIME
Sat 20 October 2018
10:00 – 17:30 BST

LOCATION
Friends House
173 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ

Image from Stand Up To Racism conference webpage. Words in magenta and yellow on rectangular magenta background. International Conference. Confronting the rise of racism and facism. Register now.

Cost: £5.98 – £11.37
Buy tickets online here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/confronting-racism-fascism-international-conference-tickets-47473084273
Refund Policy: No Refunds

Themes and speakers include:
Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson: Halting the growth of the racist right • Opposing Islamophobia & Antisemitism • Windrush – Combating the Hostile Environment • Grenfell – unite against austerity and racism • Refugees Welcome Here

Continue reading SUTR: International Conference Against Racism & Fascism