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Thousands strong SUTR Conference reflects scale of racist offensive & “far MORe potent potential for anti racism”

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 04:23
With 15 sessions including 13 workshops across the two days, Saturday’s International plenary (watch and share HERE) and Sunday’s closing plenary (watch and share HERE), the conference showcased an incredible line up of speakers from across the anti racist movement here and internationally. 

Gary Younge summed up the mood of the weekend’s thousands strong Stand Up To Racism international (online) conference: Mobilising The anti racist majority – How do we defeat Johnson’s Racist offensive, when he said in the closing speech of the conference:

I’ve never seen a government quite as brazen as this one when it comes to racism, quite as open. The rise in attacks, Islamophobia, a litany of statistics show that things are really really bad… but on the other hand I’ve never seen the potential for so much anti racism as we are seeing now. 

“If we go back to last June there were two competing viruses: the viral video of George Floyd being killed that spread like bushfire around the world, and mobilised hundreds of thousands of people, and the virus of covid that disproportionately affected Black and Asian people, and poor people around the world… we saw racism is a matter of life and death… but we also saw a latent community rise up and take to the streets all around the world and say we have had enough – that community was a multiracial community led by the young…

“What I love about the work of Stand Up To Racism is that if we are talking about defeating Boris Johnson, you have to form a coalition… Black people can’t do it on their own, Asian people can’t do it on their own, Muslims can’t do it on their own, the trade unionists can’t do it on their own. But we can do it together. The potential for anti racism in this country is far more potent than the potential for racism.”

The conference was a celebration of that anti racist spirit, that broad coalition of forces that we must unite in the movement into active and connected anti racist activity to take on the racist offensive. 

Stand Up To Racism is proud to announce that 4,000 joined us live across streaming platforms for the final plenary on Sunday evening, with over 2,000 who joined Saturday’s plenary. Since, many more are continuing to still watch the videos of the plenaries online and we hope people will continue to share them and spread the anti racist message. Videos of the panels from all 13 workshops will be added to this report and shared on our social media platforms too.

With 15 sessions including 13 workshops across the two days, Saturday’s International plenary (watch and share HERE) and Sunday’s closing plenary (watch and share HERE), the conference showcased an incredible line up of speakers from across the anti racist movement here and internationally. 

Others at the closing plenary included newly elected Unite General secretary Sharon Graham, who stressed the importance of engaging black workers and organising at the level of the workplace, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP, Dawn Butler MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP as well as singer and activist Jermain Jackman, 2014 winner of The Voice, who had also joined sessions on decolonising and spoken alongside rapper Lowkey in the Love Music Hate Racism workshop.

Both days saw 2pm workshop sessions attended by around 500 people each. 

A packed session of over 100 on No Hostile Environment – uniting against the Nationality & Borders bill was a particularly key session. It brought together a broad spread of panel speakers from organisations and campaigns central to opposition to attacks on refugees and migrants.  This included Mohammad Asif, Afghan Human Rights Foundation & leading activist in Pollokshields mass action that stopped dawn raid, Rosa Crawford, TUC Policy Officer for immigration and borders, Enver Solomon, Refugee Council Chief Executive, Clare Moseley, Care4Calais, Pinar Aksu, human rights campaigner & leading activist in Pollokshields mass action, Kenan, ex Penally refugee, Zita Holbourne, PCS National Vice President & Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC).

All stressed the importance of working together to oppose the bill, and many pointed to the victory in Pollokshields against a dawn raid in May, delivered by mass united action, as an example of how the anti racist movement can take on this racist attack and build solidarity with refugees and migrants, as well as challenge the argument that migrants or refugees are to blame. 

The session pointed towards actions this week, from a national day of action this Wednesday 20 October with local SUTR groups encouraged to hold protests and a London demonstration at parliament, to the demonstration this Saturday 23 October called by the Amnesty International UK team, and supported by a whole host of organisations including SUTR. 

Workshops were joined by a fantastic spread of speakers including All Black Lives UK, journalist Paul Mason, Sukhdev Reel who is still fighting for Justice for her son Ricky who died after a racist attack and recent survivors of racist attacks Dr Peng Wang and Yuanzhao Zhang.

Throughout the weekend, the workshops reflected a serious level of debate and discussion that flowed out of the immense level of activity that anti racists have been engaged in, in their local SUTR groups and wider, since the explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

The scale of anti racist work covered showed both the intensity of the challenge we face from a multifaceted racist onslaught from the government, and the vibrancy of anti racist campaigning taking place. This was a common theme that ran through the sessions, from the trade union session on Fighting for anti racist workplaces, to sessions on racist policing and opposing the the policing bill and defending GRT communities; from sessions on football and the powerful #TakeTheKnee actions by players and the way this has reshaped the debate in society around racism, and Love Music Hate Racism, to sessions debating how we can take on the far right and the threat of fascism; from sessions on challenging Islamophobia to opposing sinophobia and racism towards Asian communities; from sessions on migration and climate justice to Black Lives Matter and decolonising the fight for reparations. 

Videos of the panel discussions from all these sessions will be available here to watch, learn from and share shortly. 

The full list of speakers taking part can be seen HERE

Outcomes and upcoming focuses from the conference include:

19 March 2022 will see events and actions around the world for UN Anti-Racism day. To help build actions in Britain, please join & share the facebook event posted in chat

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Wednesday 20 October is the National day of action: Oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill: No to hostile environment – details of this will be posted in chat

Saturday 23 October 12 noon: Defend the right to asylum’ protest called by Amnesty UK Europe – details of this will be posted in chat

November is Islamophobia awareness month. SUTR will be holding events on Islamophobia and supporting initiatives led by Muslim groups – find out more about #IAM20 on the MEND website

Over 5,6 and 7 Nov events will be taking place around the COP summit

Including 6 Nov – the anti racist bloc at the Glasgow demonstration

7 November national online meeting as an official event at the COP26 People’s Summit

– keep an eye on twitter.com/antiracismday for details

19 October –Ricky Reel: Time for Justice event on anniversary of Ricky Reel’s Murder – details of this will be posted in chat

Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Wear Red Day will be taking place on 22nd October 2021. Details at: theredcard.org/

In January we will organise a national event marking Holocaust Memorial Day, to unite against antisemitism & fascism & say loudly & clearly Never Again.

To find your local Stand Up To Racism group, visit standuptoracism.org.uk and check the list on the left of the page

Speakers at the conference included: • Diane Abbott MP • Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP • Anas Sarwar MSP, Scottish Labour Leader • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP • Dawn Butler MP • Lowkey • Gary Younge • Sharon Graham, Unite General Secretary • Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary • Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary • Sarah Woolley, BFAWU General Secretary • Mick Whelan, Aslef General Secretary • Enver Solomon, Refugee Council Chief Executive • Marwan Muhammad, Former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia, France • Martvs Chagas, former Minister for Racial Equality, Brazil • Mohammad Asif, Afghan Human Rights Foundation Director • Petros Constantinou, KEERFA Greece United Movement Against Racism & Fascism • Peter Herbert, Society of Black Lawyers Chair • Zita Holbourne, BARAC UK Founder & Co-Chair • Steve Hedley, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary • Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer • Margaret Greer, Unison • Victoria Showunmi, UCU • Amit Malde, FBU • Ged Grebby Show Racism The Red Card • David Rosenberg Jewish Socialists’ Group • Patrick Vernon, Windrush campaigner • Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition • Kate Hudson CND + many more

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TIMETABLE: mobilising the anti-racist majority – how do we defeat johnson’s racist offensive?

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 14:41
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To register, visit the eventbrite page  HERE

To find out who’s speaking, and what sessions are happening when, view the Conference Timetable HERE

The timings for the conference are:

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER
2PM – Workshops
5PM – International Plenary – WORLD AGAINST RACISM & FASCISM

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER
2PM – Workshops
5PM – Closing Plenary – HOW DO WE DEFEAT JOHNSON’S RACIST OFFENSIVE
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EVENTBRITE & REGISTER Mobilising The Anti-Racist Majority:
HOW DO WE DEFEAT JOHNSON’S RACIST OFFENSIVE?   Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October 2021

Speakers Include:
Diane Abbott MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy MPDawn Butler MP Anum Qaiser-Javid MP Lowkey Gary Younge Shavanah Taj, Wales TUC General Secretary  Sharon Graham, Unite General Secretary Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary Sarah Woolley, BFAWU General Secretary Mick Whelan, Aslef General SecretaryTalha Ahmad, Muslim Council of Britain Enver Solomon, Refugee Council Chief Executive Marwan Muhammad, Former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia, France Martvs Chagas, former Minister for Racial Equality, Brazil Trevor Prescod, Barbados MPMohammad Asif, Afghan Human Rights Foundation Director Petros Constantinou, KEERFA Greece United Movement Against Racism & FascismPeter Herbert, Society of Black Lawyers Chair Mohammed Kozbar, Finsbury Park Mosque  Dr Peng WangSalma Yaqoob •  Zita Holbourne, BARAC UK Founder & Co-Chair • Ulrike Schmidt, Amnesty InternationalZoe Reed, Society for Anglo-Chinese UnderstandingAiden, Stop Asian Hate UK Steve Hedley, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer Margaret Greer, Unison Victoria Showunmi, UCU Amit Malde, FBU Ged Grebby Show Racism The Red Card David Rosenberg Jewish Socialists’ Group Patrick Vernon, Windrush campaignerLindsey German, Stop the War Coalition Kate Hudson CND + many more  

Sessions include:
World Against Racism & Fascism
No hostile environment – uniting against the Nationality & Borders Bill
Black Lives Matter: Racist policing & the fight for justice
Disproportionate impact of covid, institutional racism & The CRED report
Fighting for anti-racist workplaces
Uniting against fascism, far right, antisemitisim and Islamophobia
Black Lives Matter: Decolonising and the fight for reparations
Love Football Hate Racism – defending #TakeTheKnee
20 years on from 9/11 and the rise of Islamophobia
The Policing Bill – Defending GRT communities & BLM, opposing crackdown on dissent.
Climate migration, walls and borders: what is Climate Justice and how do we fight for it?
Love Music Hate Racism Sinophobia and opposing racism towards Chinese, East & South-East Asian communities.

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PRESS RELEASE: Anti-racists tell Priti Patel we need immigration as fuel crisis continues.

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 12:02

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Home Secretary Priti Patel was accused of being out of touch with reality following her speech to the Conservatives’ annual conference today, as she decried the “damage to our labour market” from immigration, while the fuel crisis continues and labour shortages increasingly threaten the NHS and other key public services.

Patel devoted a considerable portion of her speech to depicting the majority of those claiming asylum as economic migrants, arguing asylum should be denied to those who enter the country illegally and repeating her plan to “turn back the boats”.

However refugee organisations have repeatedly pointed out that the vast majority of asylum claims come from countries listed by the Global Peace Index as the most dangerous in the world, and that because there is no safe legal route to enter Britain for most refugees, the majority have no choice but to seek unsafe routes. Refusing to bring those arriving by boat to shore will only lead to futher deaths.

Patel aslo boasted of having deported nearly 8,500 “foreign national offenders,” claiming to have done so to protect victims. However passenger lists of deportation flights have shown deportees have overwhelmingly been convicted of minor offences and have already served their sentence.

Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up To Racism co convenor, said

“Priti Patel’s speech to Tory Conference bizarrely complained of the “damage to our labour market” from immigration, while the country sinks deeper into a crisis caused by a shortage of workers. We need immigration for our economy and public services to function, but this Government is putting racism ahead of ensuring a functioning society.

“Patel’s claim that just because an asylum seeker has moved through a safe country they should not be given asylum is contradicted by logic, morality and the UN Convention on refugees. The UK takes far fewer asylum applications than other countries in Europe, but for some refugees rebuilding their life in Britain is more viable due to family ties and speaking English.

“It is morally reprehensible to turn back boats, risking the lives of those who have already fled war and persecution, while also refusing to provide safe and legal routes to claim asylum. Patel’s speech must be condemned, and MPs must vote against the Nationality and Borders Bill.


Weyman Bennett, Stand Up To Racism co convenor, said: 

“Priti Patel’s speech was the latest in a series of diatribes attempting to dehumanise asylum seekers and whip up racism against “foreign criminals,” while attempting justify some of the most inhumane legislation to be put before Parliament in generations.

“Britain already takes a much smaller proportion of refugees than other European countries, and this Government’s vicious “hostile environment” policy ruined thousands of lives. It’s vital all who value the contribution of migrants and want Britain to play a role in providing sanctuary work together to defeat the Nationality and Borders Bill.

For more information, interviews and further quotes: info@standuptoracism.org.uk

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Speakers announced for major anti-racist conference 16/17 october

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 07:40
Mobilising the anti-racist majority: How do we defeat Johnson’s racist offensive? Online Conference | Sat 16 & Sun 17 October Click here to register

Speakers Include:  

Diane Abbott MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP Anas Sarwar MSP, Scottish Labour Leader Bell Ribeiro-Addy MPDawn Butler MP Lowkey Gary Younge Sharon Graham, Unite General Secretary Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary Sarah Woolley, BFAWU General Secretary Mick Whelan, Aslef General SecretaryEnver Solomon, Refugee Council Chief Executive Marwan Muhammad, Former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia, France Martvs Chagas, former Minister for Racial Equality, Brazil Mohammad Asif, Afghan Human Rights Foundation Director Petros Constantinou, KEERFA Greece United Movement Against Racism & FascismPeter Herbert, Society of Black Lawyers Chair Zita Holbourne, BARAC UK Founder & Co-Chair Steve Hedley, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer Margaret Greer, Unison Victoria Showunmi, UCU Amit Malde, FBU Ged Grebby Show Racism The Red Card David Rosenberg Jewish Socialists’ Group Patrick Vernon, Windrush campaigner Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition Kate Hudson CND + many more

Sessions include:

  • World Against Racism & Fascism
  • No hostile environment – uniting against the Nationality & Borders Bill
  • Black Lives Matter: Racist policing & the fight for justice
  • Disproportionate impact of covid, institutional racism & The CRED report
  • Fighting for anti-racist workplaces
  • Uniting against fascism, far right, antisemitisim and Islamophobia
  • Black Lives Matter: Decolonising and the fight for reparations
  • Love Football Hate Racism – defending #TakeTheKnee
  • 20 years on from 9/11 and the rise of Islamophobia
  • The Policing Bill – Defending GRT communities & BLM, opposing crackdown on dissent.
  • Climate migration, walls and borders: what is Climate Justice and how do we fight for it?
  • Love Music Hate Racism  
Click here to register

We’re now at a crucial moment in the struggle against racism, with an increasingly racist government introducing ever more vicious legislation against refugees & migrants, denying the existence of institutional racism and cracking down on protest, while public support for opposition to racism, footballers taking the knee and solidarity with Afghan refugees has grown massively.

This two day online conference brings together a broad range of campaigners, community groups, MPs, trade union leaders and international guests with interactive workshops where you can take part in the discussion on how we come together to defeat the government’s racist offensive.

Book your place now at this important event in the anti-racist calendar.

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Online Meeting Mon 20 Sept: How can Labour fight Johnson’s racist offensive?

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 05:35
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An online event in advance of Labour Conference 2021

Speakers include: • Diane Abbott MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP Kim Johnson MP Catherine West MP Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary • Shaka Hislop, Show Racism The Red Card Honorary President • Sonali Bhattacharyya, Momentum National Secretary • Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor + more TBC

The meeting comes at a crucial moment, as attempts by the Government to deny the reality of institutional racism have been met by a wave of public opposition, exemplified by public reaction to the appalling racist abuse faced by Black England footballers.

The need for solidarity with refugees is also stronger than ever, with thousands fleeing a desperate situation in Afghanistan and urgent action needed for Britain to play its role in providing them with sanctuary.

The coming months will be vital in creating opposition to the government’s offensive through the CRED report, attacks on refugee and migrant rights through the ‘Nationality and Borders’ Bill, the ongoing increase in Islamophobia, and targeting of black communities and the black lives matter movement through the policing bill and use of Section 60.

The disportionate effect of the pandemic both medically and economically on black and Asian communities remains a key issue, along with the need to build unity against racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, anti-roma and anti-East Asian hate crime.

Join us to discuss the role Labour members, groups & representatives can take in challenging & defeating the government’s racist offensive.

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PRESS RELEASE: Anti-racists condemn racist ‘monkey chants’ at Hungary vs England match, call on FIFA to ban fans involved in racist abuse

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 14:05

Anti-racists have condemned the racist ‘monkey chants’ and abuse at tonight’s Hungary vs England match, and called on FIFA to take stronger action to ensure fans involved in racist abuse are not able to enter grounds.

Racist ‘monkey’ chants could be heard after Raheem Sterling scored England’s first goal in the Hungary vs England match this evening, and ITV touchline reporter Gabriel Clarke reported the same chants being directed at substitute Jude Bellingham later in the game.

Players taking the knee were met with a chorus of boos let by Hungary’s ‘Ultras’, who also pelted England players with cups after Hungary conceded. Anti racists are calling on FIFA to ban fans involved in racist abuse.

Across Britain, there was widespread support for the England team’s decision to commit to #TakeTheKnee anti racist action throughout the Euro fixtures, and widespread outrage and condemnation of the racist abuse suffered by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka in the final. Anti racists applaud the strong anti racist stance taken by the team, which led to other teams throughout the Euros, including Germany and Scotland, to also join #TakeTheKnee, despite condemnation from prime minister Boris Johnson and home secretary Priti Patel. 

Anti racists have warned of the dangers of racism and the far-right going unchallenged, and of cabinet ministers attacking those players who have taken action to challenge racism during the matches and in wider society, and point to Hungary as a case in point.

In 2018, the now Hungarian prime minister Victor Orban ran an antisemitic election campaign based on “defending Hungary” from becoming an “immigrant nation”. He said Hungary was under threat from what “George Soros’ workshops have planned for us”. He has described Muslim refugees and “invaders” and refused to obey a compensation order for Roma children harmed by segregation, stating the case was an attempt to  “grab money and attack the majority”. 

Far right Hungary supporters demonstrated in Munich against taking the knee and LGBT Pride. European football association UEFA conceded to homophobic pressure from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and prevented the Allianz stadium in Munich being lit up in rainbow colours in solidarity with Pride month, at the Germany V Hungary match.

In May this year, Orban was welcomed on an official visit to Downing Street by Boris Johnson.


Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up To Racism co convenor, said:

“The racist chants directed at England players tonight are a chilling reminder of what can happen when the far-right are allowed to organise within football.

“FIFA must act to ensure fans and fan groups who engage in racist abuse are not able to attend matches, and that national football associations take action against far-right groups among their supporters.”


Weyman Bennett, Stand Up To Racism co convenor, said: 

The England players along with manager Gareth Southgate have made a concerted, conscious and consistent attempt to, in the face of hostility from this racist government, be on the right side of history and insist on continuing to #TakeTheKnee. This has in turn led to other teams joining them on the pitch, on a global stage, to send a message in complete contradiction to racist division this government evokes. It has been extremely uplifting for all who want to see a world without racism and inequality, and rightly many anti racists are immensely proud of the players.

“The alarming levels of open racist abuse at tonight’s Hungary vs England match come as a warning to us. We have an anti racist majority–reflected in the majority who were appalled at the racist abuse faced by players, and outraged at the government’s role in undermining anti racism. If we fail to challenge racism, when our government are pushing a racist offensive on many fronts, Hungary stands as an example of what can happen. 

“We need to keep at building a strong and vocal anti racist current on the terraces, in our workplaces and in our communities. Well done to the players who have stood up to lend their influence to this urgent task, and solidarity with them as they face vile and infuriating racism that does not reflect the majority mood.”



For more information, interviews and further quotes: info@standuptoracism.org.uk

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Fighting for anti-racist workplaces – SUTR fringe at TUC Congress 2021

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 06:27
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Stand Up To Racism is holding a major fringe meeting at TUC Congress 2021, online on Saturday 11 September at 5PM, celebrating the #BlackLivesMatter movement, opposing the racist offensive from Johnson & Patel, from the attack on refugees and migrants to the policing bill, and organising to fight for anti racist workplaces.

SPEAKERS CONFIRMED:

Kudsia Batool
TUC head of equalities and strategy

Kevin Courtney
NEU general secretary

Sarah Woolley
BFAWU general secretary

Steve Hedley
RMT assistant general secretary

Dave Gould
ASLEF head of policy & communications

Victoria Showunmi
UCU Black Members’ Committee chair

Amit Malde
FBU Black Members’ Committee chair

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/164838338909

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Statement & protests: Let in Afghan Refugees & stop deportation now

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 01:25

STATEMENT BY AFGHAN HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION & STAND UP TO RACISM

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We say that Afghan refugees are welcome here, and call on the government to let in all Afghan refugees and stop returns. 

The scheme announced by Priti Patel to work with partners and other countries to settle 20,000 refugees in Britain, and with only 5,000 to be settled this year, is woefully inadequate. 

“The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has thrown millions of people’s lives under urgent threat. 

The fact that the Austrian, Danish, Belgian, Dutch, Greek and German governments have said in a letter to the European Commission,  “Stopping returns sends the wrong signal and is likely to motivate even more Afghan citizens to leave their home for the EU”, is very worrying. 

The backdrop to the crisis in Afghanistan and the urgent need for action to welcome refugees is that government’s across Europe, and particularly in Britain have deliberately engineered racist hostile environments for refugees and migrants. Here, the Nationality and Borders bill is a major threat that is intensifying this, and making it even harder for those fleeing danger and seeking asylum. Some 99 percent of those seeking asylum are forced to do so via so called “illegal” routes. The impact of the bill, which aims to stop all asylum claims of those arriving via illegal routes, would be devastating.

The British state bears the greatest culpability of all the European states as one of the architects of the war in Afghanistan. We demand safe routes to be available immediately, and that the borders are opened to all Afghan refugees seeking asylum in Britain, that deportations are stopped immediately and that the Nationality and Borders bill is scrapped.”

PROTEST AT THE HOME OFFICE – LET AFGHAN REFUGEES IN – STOP DEPORTATIONS NOW: MON 23 AUG, 6PM

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Priti Patel’s decision to only allow 5,000 refugees into Britain from Afghanistan this year is utterly shameful.

Following British, American and allied withdrawal from the war torn country we have seen desperate scenes of Afghan people desperately trying to escape the country.

The UK has a moral obligation to allow many many more Afghan refugees safe passage into the UK.

Join this protest outside the Home Office to demand safe routes for those fleeing Afghanistan.

Speakers to be announced.

Please share and invite friends and workmates.

Called by Stand Up To Racism & Afghan Human Rights Foundation

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