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(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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ARTICLE (Guardian): Far right reorganising for Tommy Robinson protests, say activists … Read the rest
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by Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor
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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by Claude Moraes MEP
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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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
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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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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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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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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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”
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
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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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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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
Fascist and racist criminal Tommy Robinson has been jailed, but we can’t be complacent – All out against the DFLA on Saturday.
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
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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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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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