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PRESS RELEASE: Over 50 leading figures call for united response to Tommy Robinson & Trump visit

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:42
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Scroll down for quotes) 20 June 2018 Over 50 leading figures call for united response to Tommy Robinson & Trump visit STATEMENT & SIGNATORIES HERE INITIAL LIST PUBLISHED AS LETTER TO GUARDIAN HERE
Over 50 key MPs, trade unionists and anti-racists campaigners have signed a major statement calling for united action to oppose the growth of the far right in Britain. … Read the rest

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We must come together to fight the resurgent racist right

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:08
Stand Up To Racism’s letter to The Guardian • Bringing together over 50 parliamentarians, trade unionists, faith leaders & campaigners • Warning of an emboldened far right • Supporting protests against Trump & Tommy Robinson’s supporters on July 13/14 Read the Letter to the Guardian here ADD YOUR NAME TO THE STATEMENT HERE Download the petition here 13 July: Together Against Trump National Demonstration 14 July: Unity Protest against Tommy Robinson’s far-right supporters

 

ARTICLE (Guardian): Far right reorganising for Tommy Robinson protests, say activists … Read the rest

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ANALYSIS: The growth of the far right is a danger to us all

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:56

by Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor

Read the Morning Star article here

THE mobilisation of around 15,000 far-right supporters in London for the imprisoned Tommy Robinson has been a wake-up call for many on the left.

The intention of Saturday’s march was clear — to normalise and spread the most vitriolic anti-Muslim hatred and to build a new far-right movement based on the growth of anti-Muslim groups across Europe. … Read the rest

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ARTICE: The far right is organised and growing. Those Nazi salutes are serious

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:39

by Claude Moraes MEP

Read the Guardian article here

About 15,000 supporters of Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, marched in London last week. Some were aggressive, attacked the police and physically threatened anti-racists who were peacefully protesting against them. … Read the rest

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Fighting Islamophobia & Prevent – Norwich Forum

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:38

We face a rise in racism across our society. Islamophobia is the sharp end of this. Scapegoating of Muslims by large parts of the media and the political class is constant.

The horrific death of Makram Ali and injuries to others near Finsbury Park Mosque last June together with acid attacks and increased harassment of Muslim women all show a disturbing rise of Islamophobia in Britain. … Read the rest

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Far right Anne Marie Waters ‘For Britain’ stopped by anti-racists in Lewisham

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:00

Notorious islamophobe Anne Marie Waters and her group of ex BNP members were humiliated in Lewisham, south east London, last night, Tuesday. (Report from UAF).

Locals and anti-racists formed a human barrier at a hustings where she had been due to speak. … Read the rest

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Regional Summits show the way to organise

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 03:50
On Saturday 2 June Stand Up To Racism hosted two regional summits. These were day events with workshops aimed at organising anti-racist resistance. The Yorkshire regional summit was held in Sheffield.

Coun Magid Magid, who was recently sworn in as the The Lord of Mayor of Sheffield, former TUC president Mohammed Taj, Daniel Kebede from the teachers NEU union and Nadeem Murtuja from Just Yorkshirewere among the speakers at the event. … Read the rest

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Unity protest against the Nazis & Tommy Robinson – July 14

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:09
Supporters of fascist English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson have said they will march in London on Saturday 14 July. They are trying to build a far right street movement in Britain.

When they marched on 9 June in London, they made Nazi salutes, shouted racist abuse and were violent towards anti-racists.  … Read the rest

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Bolton stands up to racism after attack on Muslim woman

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:24

Around 100 people marched on Sunday 10 June in a display of unity and solidarity after a racist attack on a mother of 3.

They marched from St Osmunds Church to a vigil which was taking place at Pabury Way.

Neil from Bolton Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) said it was organised collectively with the “brave women of Breighmet…standing up to the race haters”. … Read the rest

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Nazi salutes and violence mark far right ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ demo

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 05:57

 

Saturday’s pro Tommy Robinson demonstration in London saw around 15,000 far right activists take to the streets.

The demonstration to defend ‘free speech’ saw anti-racists and the police attacked and Robinson supporters giving the Hitler salute in Whitehall.

Some may dismiss these events as a storm in a tea cup. … Read the rest

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Violent racists draw 15,000 in London to support Tommy Robinson and scapegoat Muslims

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:34

Around 15,000 racist and far right activists gathered in Whitehall today to back jailed ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.

The event saw major clashes with the police and attempts to attack Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism activists who gathered to oppose the march. … Read the rest

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Press release: Anti-racists raise alarm as Geert Wilders joins far right protest to “free Tommy Robinson”

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 08:54
 Anti-racists and anti-fascists are set to mobilise on Whitehall this Saturday, 9 June, as thousands of far right supporters of ex English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson prepare to rally. They are calling for his release from jail.   Weyman Bennet joint convenor of Stand Up To Racism said: “Robinson was jailed recently for contempt of court. … Read the rest

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STATEMENT: Oppose racist & fascist march for Tommy Robinson

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 08:23

Signatories include: Diane Abbott MP •  Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint Gen Sec • Mark Serwotka, PCS Gen Sec •  Dave Ward, CWU Gen Sec • Manuel Cortes, TSSA Gen Sec • Mick Whelan,  ASLEF Gen Sec • Ian Hodson, BFAWU National President • Jane Loftus, CWU Vice President • Mohammed Kozbar, Finsbury Park Mosque •  David Rosenberg, Jewish Socialist Group •  Reverend Steven Saxby •  Maz Saleem, Stand Up To Trump

SIGN THE STATEMENT HERE 

FACEBOOK EVENT FOR STAND UP TO RACISM PROTEST HERE

The racist and fascist right is getting ready to march next Saturday in Central London in support of jailed ex-English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson. … Read the rest

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DFLA & Tommy Robinson’s racist hate speech leads to attacks – resist the far right

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:04

Tommy Robinson claims he’s a defender of free speech, what he really wants is to push an agenda of racist hate. On top of this the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ is using his incarceration to whip up an atmosphere of intimidation and fear. … Read the rest

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Oppose the racist & fascist march for Tommy Robinson – Saturday 9 June

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 07:04
Supporters of fascist and English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson, have said they will march in London on Saturday 9 June following his imprisonment last week.

Robinson and his supporters have a long history of racism and Islamophobia, and have links to fascist, racist and far right organisations internationally.

 … Read the rest

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Together Against Trump – Protest the visit

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 05:53

Let’s give Trump the welcome he deserves by shutting down the UK. Mass demonstrations, school walkouts and local actions will make his trip impossible.

This week border guards shot and killed a Guatemalan woman at the US border, the same border where 1500 migrant children are missing and Trump has rehashed the idea that Mexico should pay for a wall between them. … Read the rest

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Fascist and racist criminal Tommy Robinson has been jailed, but we can’t be complacent – All out against the DFLA on Saturday.

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:34
Tommy Robinson was arrested on Friday outside Leeds Crown Court; he was charged and sentenced within five hours.

Following his incarceration, on Saturday, in Whitehall, far right supporters of Robinson reacted furiously. Several hundred from various far right splinter groups, and UKIP, held an intimidating demonstration at Whitehall. … Read the rest

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Labour movement supported SUTR Manchester demo Against FLA. Now Let’s stop the DFLA.

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:23

Let’s mobilise again on 2nd June against threat of DFLA.

The successful Stand Up to Racism/UAF mobilisation, against the FLA on 19th May in Manchester, had great support from the labour and trade union movement in the North West.

We now need to mobilise again on 2nd June in Manchester to oppose the ‘Democratic FLA’ (DFLA) whose demonstration is likely to be much bigger than that of the FLA’s. … Read the rest

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One year on: Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 04:00
Justice for Grenfell leads the Stand Up to Racism demonstration One year on from the tragic night of June 14th and Grenfell survivors, their families, friends and the wider community are still fighting for justice.

Speaking at the Stand Up to Racism national conference last October Lucy Masoud – Fire Brigades Union said, MPs should be “dragged” from parliament to see Grenfell Tower’s shell as a reminder of how their decisions caused the disaster. … Read the rest

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Stand Up to Racism Regional Summits

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:18

A racist offensive is sweeping the world, with governments and the right-wing media using migrants, refugees and Muslims as scapegoats for an economic crisis and wars they did not create.

The racist tide will only be driven back by anti- racists standing up and confronting it. … Read the rest

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