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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
8th – 11am – 5pm National Summit: Safe Secure Homes for All, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place WC1H 9BD- supported by Ledbury Action Group, Tower Blocks UK and others
Our Secure and Safe Homes Summit will take place on 8th December from 11am at:
The National Education Union, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
This year’s summit will be a day of workshops and talks, with guest speakers and housing campaign groups from across the UK. It will be a space to discuss the continuing housing crisis which a specific focus on the safety of our homes and the secure, safety needs of the homes of the future.
Prospective workshops include:
Housing Associations and safety
Universal Credit, arrears and evictions
Rents and repairs
Fire safety and tower blocks
Trade Unions and Tenants and Residents Associations
More details to follow soon. If you would like to contribute or volunteer on the day or help spread the word, please get in touch. http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/contact/