Stand Up To Racism
EU Elections: Robinson defeated but far right remain a major threat – now stop Trump and racist Farage
Last night’s European election results saw alarming advances across Europe for parties using scapegoating and racism to grow. But it also showed that where fascists are exposed and challenged, they can be driven back and defeated.
All the headlines in Britain are centring on Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party’s heading the polls with 31.69 percent of the vote, winning 29 seats. … Read the rest
Anti-racist campaigners claim victory over Tommy Robinson & far-right UKIP, warn of Farage’s return to mainstream politics
Anti-fascists in the North West claimed victory today after reports from the count in the region indicate former EDL leader Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) has failed to win an MEP seat in the region, a year after he returned to prominence with a series of violent far-right demonstrations
As the count took place, demonstrators outside the count expressed their opposition to Robinson’s attempt to spread hatred the North West. … Read the rest
Well done to all Stand Up To racism activists and allies in the North West for the hard work that’s been put in over the past few weeks.
Half a million leaflets have been distributed, countless street meetings, protests, gigs and the odd milkshake. … Read the rest
Manchester SUTR election night We Stand Together rally
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2073863709389222/?ti=icl
Join us for a multicultural rally outside the Election Count – next to Manchester Convention Centre.
7pm – 8pm Sunday 26 May.
We Stand Together Rally – A region united against racism and fascism. … Read the rest
stand up to racism public forum: Fighting the rise of the far right & Mobilising against Trump’s state visit
In this May’s European elections the far right is hoping to make major breakthroughs.
We are seeing the biggest surge of support for the racist and fascist right since the 1930s.
In Britain politics is currently dominated by the Brexit debate. … Read the rest
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Keep racism out of the elections: We are organising to stop the far right and fascist ‘Tommy Robinson’ – join the campaign!
The Euro Elections are set to take place in just two and a half weeks, on Thursday 23 May.
This marks a critical juncture for the anti racist movement, with a number of dangerous far right candidates, including fascist ‘Tommy Robinson’, standing in the hope that they can exploit the political crisis and polarisation to win the legitimacy of a seat. We have to pull out all the stops to make sure they are not able to do so. … Read the rest
STAND UP TO RACISM LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO ‘Keep Racism Out of the Elections’ AND oppose fascist ‘Tommy Robinson’
As fascist “Tommy Robinson” (real name Stephen Yaxley Lennon) announces tonight that he will be standing in the upcoming Euro Elections that run between 23 to 26 May, Stand Up To Racism is launching a major campaign to stop him and to ‘Keep Racism Out of the Election’. … Read the rest
The attack carried out on 70 Roma people in a suburb in Rome, Italy, on Tuesday, backed by the fascists of the Casa Pound party and the far right Forza Nuovo, is the latest example of violence against the Roma people. … Read the rest
London: Representatives from across society stand together against far-right attempts to hijack Brexit debate
View Tweets from the event including attempts by far-right to disrupt anti-racist protest here
As the Brexit stalemate continues in Westminster, anti-racists took to the streets today to warn of attempts by the racist far-right to use the crisis to spread hatred and violence. … Read the rest
Tomorrow: London UKIP/Tommy Robinson to be opposed by leavers and remainers against racism & fascism
Thursday 28 March 2019
This Friday 29 March, UKIP and Tommy Robinson have called a ‘Make Brexit happen’ demo in Whitehall. A counter demonstration of anti-racists, trade unionists, faith groups and politicians both leave and remain will take place against them from 4-5pm on Richmond Terrace, between Whitehall and Embankment. … Read the rest
Who are Generation Identity?
Generation Identity (GI) are a small, but well-organised group of far-right activists in the UK and Ireland who are part of a network with branches across Europe. … Read the rest
PRESS RELEASE- Anti racists call for urgent action against islamophobia after Birmingham mosque attacks
In the wake of the attacks on mosques in Birmingham in Erdington, Aston, Perry Barr and two other local attacks, which of course come just days after the appalling Christchurch massacre, anti racists are calling for swift measures and leadership to stop islamophobia.
Years of islamophobia & scapegoating of muslims by mainstream politicians and much of the media has given confidence to the far right. … Read the rest
PRESS RELEASE: LONDON – Thousands march for unity against racism & fascism following Christchurch attack
- Wreath layed at NZ House by representatives of Muslim organisations, Jewish, faith groups and trade unionists.
- Speakers at a rally in Whitehall included Diane Abbott MP, Frances O’Grady, Poet Michael Rosen, representatives of Muslim groups MCB and MAB, Jewish groups JCORE and JSG
- Following Christchurch attack, speakers called for unity against racism, Islamophobia, White Supremacy, antisemitism & fascism
- Many speakers expressed anger that more is not being done to combat Islamophobia, with many politicans and media outlets cotinuing to spread anti-Muslim hatred.
(Scroll down for quotes from Diane Abbott, Frances O’Grady + More)
The horrific attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, that has left 49 dead is a deeply grave example of why it is paramount that the anti racist movement globally takes urgent action in response to a dangerous far right growing in confidence to commit the unthinkable. … Read the rest
PRESS RELEASE… Worldwide day of action calling for mass protests: #WorldAgainstRacism 16 – 23 March!
Today marks a global day of action where anti racist organisations, trade unions, and major artists are calling for support for #WorldAgainstRacism mass demonstrations, 16 to 23 March.
Major demonstrations are planned in London, Glasgow and Cardiff; in New York, Washington DC and Florida; in Brazil; across Europe including Hungary, Austria, Denmark, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Catalonia, Ireland, France, Belgium and Greece; and in Canada and Australia. … Read the rest