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Huge marches against Trump & the far-right show we’re more united than ever

17 July, 2018 - 16:23

Hours before Donald Trump’s plane dropped down in Stansted, he claimed British people liked him because of his views on immigration. A day later, a quarter of a million people took to the streets of London to tell him what we really thought. … Read the rest

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Union leader & antiracists condemn violence following far right ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ rally

14 July, 2018 - 20:18
Union leader & antiracists condemn violence following far right ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ rally

Tommy Robinson’s supporters went on the rampage after their ‘free Tommy’ rally in Central London today with the RMT unions Steve Hedley violently assaulted along with other union members, a women bus driver abused for wearing a headscarf and other acts of random violence.

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Press Release: Thousands stand together against far-right Tommy Robinson supporters

14 July, 2018 - 18:32

Saturday 14 July 2018 Thousands stand together against far-right Tommy Robinson supporters In the wake of yesterday’s mass protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit, thousands again took to the streets to show unity against a far right ‘free Tommy Robinson’ protest in Whitehall, Central London. … Read the rest

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Anti-racists mobilise as pro-Trump supporters plan to join “Free Tommy Robinson” rally – Saturday 14 July

12 July, 2018 - 17:12

Anti-racists mobilise as pro-Trump supporters plan to join “Free Tommy Robinson” rally – Saturday 14 July

On Saturday 14 July, in the wake of mass protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit, anti-racists will be opposing a far right ‘free Tommy Robinson’ protest in Whitehall, Central London. … Read the rest

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Anti-racists across the UK are mobilising for 14 July – list of transport

4 July, 2018 - 12:27
On 14 July anti-racists from across the UK will gather in London to oppose the supporters of Tommy Robinson. Find the Facebook event here.

The last time Tommy’s supporters came out they rioted through central London attacking whoever was in their way. … Read the rest

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PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate and defend multicultural Leeds on Saturday 7 July

3 July, 2018 - 15:06
Press release from Leeds Stand Up to Racism (SUTR): Celebrate and defend multicultural Leeds on Saturday 7 July – meet 12.30 Leeds Town Hall steps, Headrow, LS1 3AD

This Saturday 7th July, supporters of the fascist Tommy Robinson and the far-right Yorkshire Patriots groups are coming to Leeds in two separate mobilisations to try and use the anniversary of the tragic London bombings in 2005 to whip up racism and Islamophobia. … Read the rest

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Migrants make the NHS on NHS is 70 demonstration

3 July, 2018 - 14:04

Tens of thousands of people gathered last Saturday to defend the NHS on the 70th anniversary.

There were banners against austerity, demands for free care for all and trade union representation across the board.

Stand Up To Racism had a bloc on the demonstration named ‘migrants make the NHS’. … Read the rest

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Successful North West Summit Stands Up To Racism

25 June, 2018 - 17:11

Over 120 people attended the Stand Up to Racism North West Summit in Manchester last Saturday. Entitled ‘From Trump to Tommy Robinson – taking on the racist right today’.

The event was attended by trades unionists, Labour Party members, and others. … Read the rest

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“As soon as you accept one form of racism, it spreads” – a message from Windrush70 and resisting the far right.

25 June, 2018 - 16:23

On Saturday, around 150 people came to the National Education Union (NEU) to hear speeches from:

Diane Abbott MP, Kevin Courtney (NEU General Secretary, NUT Section), Smokey Joe Roadshow (Notting Hill carnival organisers), Kristina Hedges (Show Racism the Red Card), Eleanor (victimised by the hostile environment), Louise Regan (Ex-President of NEU) and Weyman Bennett (Joint Secretary of Stand Up To Racism). … Read the rest

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Model motion to support the demonstrations against Trump and Tommy Robinson supporters

25 June, 2018 - 12:15
Please use the model motion below in your trade union branches, organisations and community groups. We need a major, united response to the rise of the far-right.

You can order materials for your local area/ local mobilisations from our website here. … Read the rest

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Racists and fascist rally in London for ‘unity demo’

24 June, 2018 - 10:29

  • Sign and share the statement to oppose the far right here
  • Unity protest against the far right and Tommy Robinson 14 July here 

A ‘pro-Brexit’ demonstration, organised by key forces in the emerging far-right Islamophobic street movements, brought 2,500 racists and fascists onto the streets of London on Saturday, 23 June. … Read the rest

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

20 June, 2018 - 17:42
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

19 June, 2018 - 20:08
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

15 June, 2018 - 10:56

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

15 June, 2018 - 10:39

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

13 June, 2018 - 17:38

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

13 June, 2018 - 16:00

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

13 June, 2018 - 11:50
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

11 June, 2018 - 17:09
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

11 June, 2018 - 14:24

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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