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UN Anti-Racism day Demonstration

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:18

Saturday 16 March in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and around the world.

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT FOR THE LONDON MARCH HERE

As cities march across the world to mark UN anti-racism day, join them to say #NoRacismNoFascism

Racism and fascism is on the rise. … Read the rest

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Report from Calais trip 8/9 December: Support #Coats4Calais

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:11

Around 90 volunteers travelled to Calais on Saturday for a weekend of solidarity with refugees organised by SUTR and Care4Calais.

Despite torrential rain, all the refugee settlements in Calais had
distributions, plus the large settlement at Dunkirk. Over 700 packs of winter clothing were distributed, plus hot drinks and snacks, haircutting, phone charging and wi-ii. 

SUTR groups came from Birmingham, Enfield, Haringay, Newham and South London, along with trade union delegations from Warwickshire NEU and a GMB delegation from London Region and
North West/Northern Ireland region. … Read the rest

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PRESS RELEASE: Thousands Take to streets Against far-right attempts to hijack Brexit crisis

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 08:39

9 December 2018

NO EMBARGO

Estimated 15,000 on counter-demonstration, dwarfing Tommy Robinson & UKIP protest

Scroll down for quotes & press contacts. Pictures available on @antiracismday twitter feed – freely availably with credit to Stand Up To Racism

The new alliance of Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) and UKIP leader Gerrard Batten were humiliated on London’s streets today as they attempted to capitalise on the government’s Brexit crisis. 

Around 15,000 people turned out on a march beginning at Portland Place and marching to Whitehall where far-right groups assembled for what they claimed was a “Brexit betrayal” march, but anti-racists view as an attempt to grow a violent far-right street movement targeting Muslims and migrants. … Read the rest

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Press release: Thousands to oppose ‘Tommy Robinson’ tomorrow

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 11:13

PRESS RELEASE

NO EMBARGO
Thousands to oppose ‘Tommy Robinson’ tomorrow

Counter-demonstration composed of both leavers and remainers adamant that Robinson does not represent 52% of the electorate

Stand Up To Racism & other groups to assemble 11am BBC Portland Place, Sunday 9th December

Scroll down for quotes & press contacts, further details on event facebook page


A major counter-demonstration is set to march through London on December 9th in opposition to attempts by former EDL leader ‘Tommy Robinson’ (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) and UKIP to capitalise on the Brexit crisis. … Read the rest

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Join the united counter demonstration to stop fascist Tommy Robinson on Sun 9 Dec

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:32
UPDATE: CHANGE IN START POINT to BBC Portland Place

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.

The united counter demonstration will assemble 11am at the BBC, Portland Place, and march to Whitehall. … Read the rest

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Factsheet: Ten things you need to know about the fascist Tommy Robinson

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:45

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£10 for 500
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£40 for 2000

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PRESS RELEASE: Anti-racists to counter Tommy Robinson ‘Brexit betrayal’ march

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:07

PRESS RELEASE

20 November 2018

Anti-racists to counter Tommy Robinson ‘Brexit betrayal’ march

 

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon last night announced a ‘Great Brexit Betrayal March’ on December 1st. Anti-racist campaigners are warning this is an attempt by Yaxley-Lennon, who calls himself ‘Tommy Robinson’ to hijack the Brexit crisis in order to whip up further hostility to migrants and grow a far-right street movement. … Read the rest

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Route announced for November 17 Unity Demonstration Against Racism & Fascism

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:09
NATIONAL UNITY DEMONSTRATION AGAINST RACISM & FASCISM SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2018 12 noon BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA 2pm Rally at Whitehall

COACH DROP-OFF: GREAT PORTLAND STREET

COACH PICK-UP: MILLBANK

SHORT MARCH: ASSEMBLE 1.30pm, WHITEHALL TESCO SW1A 2DR

COACH DETAILS ON EVENT FACEBOOK PAGE

 … Read the rest

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PRESS RELEASE: Bannon to be met with Protests at Edinburgh broadcasters’ conference this afternoon

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:21
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bannon to be met with Protests at Edinburgh broadcasters’ conference this afternoon
  • Protest to take place Wednesday 14 November 14.30-15.30pm, EICC Edinburgh EH3 8EE – details here
  • National Demonstration in London this Saturday 17 Nov – details here
Anti-racists have reacted with incredulity at the invitation of alt-right figurehead and former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to speak at a public broadcasters’ conference in Edinburgh this afternoon. … Read the rest

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Victory for anti-racists as AfD leader’s Oxford Union speech cancelled

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:18
Far right AfD leader Alice Weidel has announced she will not be speaking at the Oxford Union on November 7th. The cancellation comes following an outcry against the decision by the Oxford Union to invite her to speak. The AfD is a racist party with a fascist wing that is the third largest party in Germany. … Read the rest

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Press release: Letter signed by over 60 leading figures calls for united action against far-right

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:01

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday 01 November

 

After Pittsburgh & Brazil election:

Letter signed by over 60 leading figures calls for united action against far-right

 

Figures including shadow front bench members Diane Abbott, John Mcdonnell and Shami Chakrabarti, refugee and anti-racist campaigner Lord Alf Dubs, Singer & Broadcaster Tom Robinson and Muslim Council of Britain Secretary General Harun Rashid Khan today joined trade unionists and anti-racism campaigners in calling for a concerted and united response to the far-right following the antisemitic atrocity in Pittsburgh last Saturday which killed 11 people, and the rise to power of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. … Read the rest

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Get involved! Stand Up To Racism activists are building for a huge #NoRacismNoFascism #N17Unity demonstration

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:07

 

It’s not long now till Saturday 17 November

That’s the day of the mass #N17Unity demonstration to say loud and clear#NoRacismNoFascism.

Activists across the country, in meetings, on street stalls, in their communities and in their workplaces, have been going all out to build for the biggest turn out on the day, to have a clear, visible showing on our streets that shows #WeAreTheMany and we are the anti-racist majority who celebrate our diversity, and oppose all forms of racism, division and hate. … Read the rest

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Uplifting 1,400 strong conference against fascism and racism gets the movement organised for the challenges ahead

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:21
Follow  #NoRacismNoFascism For reports from each session at the conference on 20 October, and also for the Unity March, a national mobilisation against fascism and racism, on 17 November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week’s international conference: How do we defeat the rise of fascism and racism?  … Read the rest

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“I want to go home, but home is the mouth of a shark”. Report from Calais

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:14

On Sunday 21 October, Student Stand Up to Racism took a convoy of 50 students to Care4Calais delivering thousands of pounds in aid and donations. Kirsty from Glasgow Stand Up to Racism reports.

The sky was huge and blue, and the sun was shining in Calais. … Read the rest

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PROTEST 14 NOV! Cancel Bannon – Oppose the Far Right: Edinburgh

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 07:14
Cancel Bannon—Oppose the far right

Join and share the Facebook event HERE

Stand up to Racism condemns the invitation of the European Broadcasting Union’s News Xchange committee to Alt-Right guru Steve Bannon to speak on 14 November at its event in Edinburgh. … Read the rest

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8 December: Winter Appeal in Solidarity with Refugees

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 05:57
Stand Up To Racism is organising a trade union solidarity visit to Calais and Dunkirk on 8 December, please join us. You can also support us by donating HERE SEE Facebook event for 8 December Winter Appeal in solidarity with refugees

The death rate in the Mediterranean has now soared to an all time high of one in five and our government has played a leading role in the criminalisation of NGO rescue ships that now are unable to operate. … Read the rest

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17 November: National Unity Demonstration Against Racism & Fascism

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 08:52

NATIONAL UNITY DEMONSTRATION AGAINST RACISM & FASCISM SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2018 CENTRAL LONDON

 

We’re seeing the biggest rise in support for fascism, the far right, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism since the 1930s. Hate crime has spiked to unprecidented levels, fascists and racists are mobilising on a scale not seen for decades and far-right movements are gaining power across the globe. … Read the rest

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PRESS RELEASE: As Robinson’s case is referred, campaigners call for action against far-right threat

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 05:49
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday 23rd October
As Robinson’s case is referred, campaigners call for action against far-right threat

As Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon)’s case was referred to the Attorney General today, an assortment of far-right and fascist groups gathered outside the Old Bailey to hear Yaxley-Lennon speak from a stage constructed outside the court.

 … Read the rest

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This Saturday 20 Oct: International Conference against racism & fascism

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:36
International conference bringing together parliamentarians, trade unionists, faith and community leaders from across the world.

Speakers include • Diane Abbott MP • John McDonnell MP • David Lammy MP • Emma Dent Coad MP • Catherine West MP • Claude Moraes MEP • Daniele Obono, La France Insoumise MP • Cornelia Kerth, Federation of Anti-Fascists (Germany) • Patrick Vernon, social commentator & Windrush campaigner Shahrar Ali Green Party • Nita Sanghera, UCU Vice President • Alex Kenny, NEU • Amarjite Singh, CWU Wales • Eddie Dempsey, RMT Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett, Stand Up To Racism • Steve Hart, Unite Against Fascism • Maurice Wren, Refugee Council Chief Exec • Ged Grebby, Show Racism the Red Card • Rashidat Hassan, MCB Assistant GS Edie Friedman, Jewish Council for Racial Equality • Cllr Rakhia Ismail • David Rosenberg, Jewish Socialist Group • Amanda Morris, AVOW • Mohammed Kozbar, Finsbury Park Mosque Chairman Clare Moseley, Care4Calais Lindsey German, Stop The War • Gerry Gable, Searchlight Ismahane Chouder, Feminist & anti-Islamophobia campaigner (France) David Albrich, Neue Linskwende, Austria • Petros Constantinou, Greece • Sandor Szoke, Hungarian civil rights campaigner Smokey Joe, Notting Hill Carnival Artin Giles, London Young labour Chair Mick Burke, Economist Faisa Hassan Labour/Momentum youth activist

Themes 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

We are facing the biggest rise in support for fascism, racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism since the 1930s.

 … Read the rest

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PRESS RELEASE: DFLA counter demo: Leading figures join thousands in uniting to resist far-right threat

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:00

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAT 13 OCTOBER

DFLA counter demo: Leading figures join thousands in uniting to resist far-right threat

Over 2,000 joined a Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism counter demonstration today opposing the racist ‘Democratic Football Lads’ Alliance, who mustered about 1,000 on their mobilisation.

 … Read the rest

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