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Press release: Anti-racists raise alarm as Geert Wilders joins far right protest to “free Tommy Robinson”

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 08:54
 Anti-racists and anti-fascists are set to mobilise on Whitehall this Saturday, 9 June, as thousands of far right supporters of ex English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson prepare to rally. They are calling for his release from jail.   Weyman Bennet joint convenor of Stand Up To Racism said: “Robinson was jailed recently for contempt of court. … Read the rest

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STATEMENT: Oppose racist & fascist march for Tommy Robinson

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 08:23

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

SIGN THE STATEMENT HERE 

FACEBOOK EVENT FOR STAND UP TO RACISM PROTEST HERE

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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DFLA & Tommy Robinson’s racist hate speech leads to attacks – resist the far right

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:04

Tommy Robinson claims he’s a defender of free speech, what he really wants is to push an agenda of racist hate. On top of this the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ is using his incarceration to whip up an atmosphere of intimidation and fear. … Read the rest

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Oppose the racist & fascist march for Tommy Robinson – Saturday 9 June

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 07:04
Supporters of fascist and English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson, have said they will march in London on Saturday 9 June following his imprisonment last week.

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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Together Against Trump – Protest the visit

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 05:53

Let’s give Trump the welcome he deserves by shutting down the UK. Mass demonstrations, school walkouts and local actions will make his trip impossible.

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

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Fascist and racist criminal Tommy Robinson has been jailed, but we can’t be complacent – All out against the DFLA on Saturday.

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:34
Tommy Robinson was arrested on Friday outside Leeds Crown Court; he was charged and sentenced within five hours.

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

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Labour movement supported SUTR Manchester demo Against FLA. Now Let’s stop the DFLA.

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:23

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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One year on: Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 04:00
Justice for Grenfell leads the Stand Up to Racism demonstration One year on from the tragic night of June 14th and Grenfell survivors, their families, friends and the wider community are still fighting for justice.

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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Stand Up to Racism Regional Summits

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:18

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

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Windrush 70 – Resisting the hostile environment

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:00

Stand Up to Racism are supporting this important Windrush public meeting on Saturday 23rd June, 2.30 pm, Mander Hall, Hamilton House, London, WC1H 9BD.

The SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury docks on 22 June 1948 carrying passengers from the Caribbean. … Read the rest

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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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