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Stop the DFLA in Manchester on 2nd June

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:44

  • Join the mobilisation against the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ on Saturday 2 June in Manchester here.
  • There will be a coach from London with tickets available here.

Last Saturday saw the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) embarrassed and outnumbered when anti-racists mobilised against them 2 to 1. … Read the rest

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Football Lads Alliance outnumbered & embarrassed in Manchester

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 05:38
  • Join the mobilisation against the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ on Saturday 2 June in Manchester here

The far right and Islamophobic  ‘Football Lads Alliance’ were embarrassed and outnumbered in Manchester on Saturday by Stand Up to Racism  Manchester .

The FLA’s protest only mustered around 300, and was criticised for attempting to exploit the anniversary of the attack on the Manchester Arena. 

 … Read the rest

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Brother of attack victim, MPs, and trade unionists oppose Football Lads Alliance march in Manchester

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:14

A coalition of Manchester people is supporting a statement opposing a protest by a far right group in the City on Saturday 19th May.

The statement – organised by anti-racist groups Stand Up to Racism (SUTR) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) – opposes the demonstration organised by ‘The Football Lads Alliance’ (FLA), stating that ‘The FLA claims to be against all extremism but in recent months it has had far right speakers on its platforms, (and) its marches have been promoted by far-right organisations and activists.’

Stand Up to Racism’s statement against the FLA coming to Manchester  is supported by 16 MPs, 2 MEPs, Manchester City Council Leader Richard Leese, over 30 Manchester Councillors, Regional Trades Unions, and others, including Dan Hett, brother of a Manchester attack victim and co-founder of Survivors Against Terror.  … Read the rest

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Solidarity will prevail: report from student convoy to Calais

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 05:18

On May 5th Student Stand Up to Racism organised a student convoy to Calais to deliver goods and donations. Shokraneh from Southampton Stand Up to Racism reports.

It was my first time in Calais, and having already heard and seen footage of the Calais Jungle (now non-existent) I was somewhat prepared to witness unforgiving living standards. … Read the rest

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A week on from the far right ‘free speech’ rally in London – Time to mobilise against the FLA in Manchester

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 04:56

Stand Up To Racism is sounding the alarm.

The racist and fascist right in Britain are trying to regroup. A 4,000-strong rally in London on 6 May brought together fascist Tommy Robinson, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) and Ukip.

The loudest cheers went to Robinson, the former leader of the fascist English Defence League (EDL). … Read the rest

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Solidarity visit to Calais

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 02:03

Stand Up to Racism and Care4Calais are working together to build solidarity with refugees in Northern France.

We will be travelling over to Calais on Saturday 23 June, and as always trade unionists will be going over in delegations.

The refugee crisis has not gone away. … Read the rest

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PRESS RELEASE: Anti-racists attacked at far right ‘freedom’ rally

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:27

Anti-racists attacked at far right ‘freedom’ rally

Tommy Robinson’s ‘Day of freedom’ attracted around 4,000 today, including an assortment of fascist and alt-right groups. Around 2,000 of these had joined the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ (DFLA) march from Hyde Park with UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

 … Read the rest

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Midlands TUC and Stand Up To Racism regional summit

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:05

We are living in the era of Donald Trump’s racism and the growth of support for the far right across Europe.

In Britain we see the Tory government disgusting treatment of the Windrush generation exposing the racism at the heart of their immigration policy. … Read the rest

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Anti-racists organise counter-demonstration against Tommy Robinson on Sunday 6 May

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 03:32

On Sunday 6 May Tommy Robinson and the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ (DFLA) are holding a demonstration in Central London.

The gathering represents an amalgamation of open fascist, Islamophobes and football firms around the DFLA who in recent weeks have been working hand in hand with the leaders of UKIP. … Read the rest

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Together Against Trump national demonstration

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:47

Donald Trump is now reported to be coming to Britain in July – and we are going to organise a massive national demonstration against his politics of racism, war and hate.

Together Against Trump will take place on Saturday before or during any Trump visit. … Read the rest

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March for windrush – create a hostile environment for racism

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 08:16
  • Monday 30 April: Join David Lammy MP & Diane Abbott MP in Parliament Sq from 4pm while the Windrush petition is debated. Facebook event here
  • Saturday 5 May: March for Windrush @ Downing Street, 12pm. Facebook event here

The Windrush scandal has highlighted the racism at the heart of the Tories immigration strategy.

 … Read the rest

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Support “Windrush Generation” amnesty debate

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:58

April 30th,  4-7pm,  Parliament Square, London

We will gather to support the mass petition that has triggered a debate. We support the call for an amnesty for the “Windrush generation” who were invited to the UK as British citizens. We call on the government to stop all deportations, make sure there are no problems with documentation and establish an amnesty for those who came here as minors. … Read the rest

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Solidarity Rally with the Windrush generation and their families Friday 20 April

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:51

Brixton Respects, Brixton protects

Solidarity Rally with the Windrush generation and their families.

Windrush Square Brixton, Friday, 20th April 5pm-7pm

Join us in the place that celebrates the remarkable contribution of African and Caribbean men and women to this country. They built the NHS and worked hard against all odds and racism to maintain public services and communities across the UK.

 … Read the rest

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Football Lads Alliance (FLA) founder quits, but FLA is still a growing danger

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:28
John Meighan, founder of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA), has left the FLA and handed over the leadership of the group to a ‘new Admin team’. Anti-racists should feel vindicated.   Clearly we have played a role in creating pressure on Meighan and the FLA over recent months that has revealed their real agenda. … Read the rest

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Manchester demonstration: Don’t let the racists divide us – oppose the Football Lads Alliance

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 07:53

On Saturday 19 May, the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) has said they will demonstrate in Manchester.

They want to exploit the anniversary of the tragic bombings at Manchester Arena.

The FLA claims it is an organisation of football fans, yet they’ve called their protest on the same day as the FA Cup Final and the Royal Wedding! … Read the rest

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Oppose Tommy Robinson & the “Democratic” Football Lads Alliance, London 6 May

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 07:46

On Sunday 6 May, fascist EDL founder Tommy Robinson and the racist DFLA (‘ Democratic’Football Lads Alliance) have organised a so-called ‘Day of Freedom’ for racists and islamophobes in London.

They are seeking to use Islamophobia as a way of rebuilding the far right movement in the UK. … Read the rest

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solidarity convoys to calais

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:07

Stand up to Racism is working with Care4Calais to bring much needed aid to refugees in Northern France and beyond.

There are currently around 1,000 refugees sleeping rough in Calais and Dunkirk; another 500 refugees in Brussels; and over 1,500 in Paris. … Read the rest

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United against Islamophobia

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:41

In mosques, town halls, community centres and city centres across the country, the response to the hateful #punishamuslimday letter campaign has been unanimous:

We of all faiths and none stand with our Muslim neighbours, united in the goal of opposing and defeating Islamophobia. … Read the rest

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STAND UP TO ISLAMOPHOBIA ON APRIL 3rd – #DayOfSolidarity

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:38

 

 

Day of Solidarity – No To Islamophobia

DOWNLOAD THE #DAYOFSOLIDARITY SIGN HERE

Following the shocking “Punish A Muslim Day April 3rd” hate campaign of letters and packages to Muslim homes around the country and Muslim MPs, Stand Up To Racism will be holding a #DayOfSolidarity against Islamophobia on April 3rd.

 … Read the rest

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Football Lads Alliance takes far right turn in Birmingham

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:09

The Football Lads Alliance and the Democratic Football Lads Alliance mobilised at most 4,000 people between them in Birmingham on Saturday.

This is less than a quarter of the number they hoped to put on the streets.

Following its very small mobilisation in Scotland in November, this represents a considerable setback for the FLA compared to its march in London last October. … Read the rest

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