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AGENDA for this Saturday’s #STOPRACISM17 Conference – plan your day!

19 October, 2017 - 15:36
CONFRONTING THE RISE OF RACISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA & ANTI-SEMITISM SAT 21 OCTOBER 2017 9.30am-4.30pm THE LIGHT, FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, LONDON Facebook event Register Here Click here to download the agenda in pdf form Speakers include: • Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary • Kate Osamor MP, Shadow DfID Secretary • Lowkey, Rapper • Esa Charles, Father of Rashan Charles • Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, Finsbury Park Mosque • David Neiwert, author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump  Cornelia Kerth, Chair of VVN (Germany) • Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint Gen Sec • Dave Ward, CWU Gen Sec • Roger Mckenzie, Unison Ass Gen Sec • Catherine West, Labour MP Hornsey and Wood Green • Claude Moraes, Labour MEP • Shahrar Ali, Green Party Home Affairs spokesperson • Salma YaqoobMyriam Kane, NUS NEC • Harun Rashid Khan, Muslim Council of Britain General Secretary • Talha Ahmad, Muslim Council of Britain Treasurer • David Rosenberg, Jewish Socialist Group • Azad Ali, MEND • Aman Ali, MEND • Maurice Wren, Chief Exec Refugee Council • Petros Constantinou, KEERFA (Greece)  • Noam Devey, Show Racism The Red Card • Clare Mosesley, Care4Calais founder • Kate Hudson, CND Chair • Murad Qureshi, Stop The War • Hugh Lanning, Aliiance for Free Movement • Barbara NtumySam Fairbairn, Peoples Assembly • Gerry Gable, Searchlight • Canon Stephen Saxby, St Barnabus Church • Sabby Dhalu & Weyman Bennett, Stand Up To Racism  … Read the rest

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Grenfell workshop at Stand Up To Racism conference brings together important platform including Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott

16 October, 2017 - 13:22

Diane Abbott-shadow home secretary, Bellal Eluguenni-Grenfell survivor, Lucy Masoud-Fire Brigades Union, London Region, Treasurer, Tomassina Hessel-Lancaster West residents association, vice chair, Moyra Samuels-Justice for Grenfell & Glyn Robins
Defend Council Housing will be debating how we win justice for the victims and survivors of Grenfell at a workshop at the Stand Up To racism national conference this Saturday. … Read the rest

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PRESS RELEASE: Anti-racists raise alarm at launch of new far-right party ‘For Britain’

15 October, 2017 - 10:52
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anti-racists raise alarm at launch of new far-right party ‘For Britain’

Stand Up To Racism is concerned by the announcement that the notorious, anti Muslim, failed UKIP candidate, Anne Marie Waters, is launching a new political party, For Britain (FB).

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Report on Birmingham “Where next for the fight against racism” meeting, Weds 11 Oct

13 October, 2017 - 16:34

More than 70 activists from campaigns across the West Midlands gathered in Birmingham to discuss the next steps in building a mass anti-racist movement.

Kedisha Burrell spoke of the recent High Court case in which three police officers were charged with  perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice. … Read the rest

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Get Behind Show Racism The Red Car “Wear Red Day”, Friday 20 October

12 October, 2017 - 17:52

Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day!

This year the 3rd annual Wear Red Day takes place in England and Wales on the 20th October 2017 and in Scotland on the 6th October 2017.

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Report on this weeks Islington Stand Up To Racism meeting

12 October, 2017 - 10:43

Islington Stand up to Racism public meeting packed more than 60 people into the Council Chamber in the Town Hall on Tuesday night.

Council  Cabinet member  Claudia Webbe who is also on Labour’s National Executive introduced a broad platform of speakers which included two other Islington Labour councillors,

The platform included Rakhia Ismail and Michelline Ngongo, Khaled Oumar  and Toufik Kacimi from the two mosques at Finsbury Park, Ulrike Smith an Amnesty International  activist and Weyman Bennett co convenor of Stand Up to Racism. … Read the rest

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Anti-racists raise alarm as Tommy Robinson joins FLA march

7 October, 2017 - 18:45
Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, a known fascist and Islamophobe,  joined today’s Football Lads Alliance (FLA) march, was welcomed by many demonstrators and was at the front of the march for a period. Several trade unionists who came to support the Stand Up To Racism event at Downing Street, including a senior CWU postal workers rep, received racial abuse from some participants on the FLA demo. … Read the rest

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On Saturday 7 October demo. Some questions for the leaders of the FLA

6 October, 2017 - 18:57

Stand Up To Racism leaflet for tomorrow’s Football Lads Alliance demonstration in central London.

SUTR some questions for FLA leaders

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PRESS RELEASE: Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and many others concerned about this Saturday’s Football Lads Alliance demonstration

5 October, 2017 - 18:26

Leading trade union and labour movement figures including Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, Lord Peter Hain, trade union leaders and others have signed a statement expressing concerns about Saturday’s Football Lads Alliance (FLA) demonstration in central London. The statement and signatories appear below. … Read the rest

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Press release: Anti-racists call for vigilance against new UKIP leader who claims to have “fought Islam”.

29 September, 2017 - 17:54

Henry Bolton’s election as UKIP’s new leader looks unlikely to signal any move away from the party’s focus on demonizing muslims and scapegoating migrants, anti-racists claimed today.

Bolton beat far-right candidate Anne Marie Waters into second place, but stated during his election campaign that he agrees with her on opposing Islam. … Read the rest

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Ukip’s new leader could be anti-Islam activist with links to far right

29 September, 2017 - 15:18
Ukip’s new leader could be anti-Islam activist with links to far right

FRom today’s Guardian:

Insiders say Anne Marie Waters’ extreme views could split party if she wins close-run leadership contest

   Anne Marie Waters has been open about her ambition to move Ukip to a form of cultural nationalism based around religious intolerance. … Read the rest

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What’s the truth about the Football Lads Alliance? New Stand Up to Racism leaflet

29 September, 2017 - 12:54

The latest leaflet from Stand up to Racism, please circulate, and for football fans to distribute.  Download pdf here,  

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Stand Up To Racism & Care4Calais launch autumn refugee appeal

27 September, 2017 - 14:23

Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais are working together to organise an Autumn appeal for refugees still living in Calais, it’s surrounding area, Paris and Brussels.

The destruction of the “jungle” camp by French authorities has not ended the refugee crisis, only worsened conditions for refugees, including unaccompanied children. … Read the rest

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Football Lads Alliance leader ignores questions over far right links

27 September, 2017 - 14:20

Football Lads Alliance leader John Meighan has released a press release today for the Saturday 7 October demonstration against extremism.

The press release does nothing to answer the questions that anti-racists have asked about the FLA’s involvement with figures linked to far right extremism. … Read the rest

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UKIP try to justify inviting far right AfD to speak at conference

26 September, 2017 - 16:15

Below is a circular justifying the invite given by UKIP interim leader Steve Crowther to the far right AfD to speak at UKIP conference. It’s incredible that they can claim the AfD is not a racist party when for example Alexander Gauland, one of its lead candidates in the election, said , “We have the right to be proud of the achievements of the German soldiers in two world wars.” Enough said. … Read the rest

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Major charity pulls out of working with Football Lads Alliance

22 September, 2017 - 19:20

Major charity pulls out of working with Football Lads Alliance

John Meighan, the leading figure in the Football Lads Alliance announced on Friday that the charity “Walking with the Wounded have decided to pull out of working with the FLA”.

The charity that raises money for veterans changed its position after Stand Up To Racism approached them with concerns. … Read the rest

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Upcoming Stand Up To Racism meetings in your area

22 September, 2017 - 13:11

Rotherham –
Rising Islamophobia, deaths in custody: where next for the fight against racism?
Weds 27 September, 7pm
Unity Centre, St Leonards Road, Rotherham, S65 1PD
Moazzam Begg, CAGE Outreach director
Abrar Javid (Rotherham 12 and Monitoring Group)
Taiba Yassen (Labour councillor and local activist pc)
Weyman Bennett (SUTR)

Cardiff
Rising Islamophobia, deaths in custody: where next for the fight against racism? … Read the rest

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Take Back Manchester Festival 2017 Protest the Conservative Party Conference

22 September, 2017 - 12:09

Take Back Manchester Festival 2017 – organised by the People’s Assembly

Protest the Conservative Party Conference
Saturday 30 September – Wednesday 4 October, Manchester

Five days of demonstrations, cultural events, rallies, comedy, music and public meetings will take place all across Manchester to protest the Conservative Party conference from 30 September – 4 October 2017 including a major national demonstration the day the Conservative Party Conference opens on Sunday 1 October. … Read the rest

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Anti-racists condemn Trump for using Parsons Green attack to promote Muslim Ban

15 September, 2017 - 16:40

Anti-racists condemn Trump for using Parsons Green attack to promote Muslim Ban

Anti-racist campaigners send solidarity to all those injured and affected by the terror attack in Parsons Green

In calling for unity against hatred, terrorism and division, they have also condemned the response of US President Donald Trump, who tweeted:

“The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!”

Campaigners believe this is a clear reference to the targeting of Muslims and must be condemned. … Read the rest

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