Category Archives: Anti – Fascist

After Christchurch, #WorldAgainstRacism demos launch global movement against racism & the far right

Saturday saw #WorldAgainstRacism demonstrations take place around the world in an unprecedented coordination of international solidarity for UN Anti Racism Day.
  • In London, 25,000 marched, with demonstrations also taking place in Glasgow (1,000) and Cardiff (1,000).
  • See our round up gallery of photos HERE from the demonstrations that took place from the US – in New York and Washington DC – to right across Europe, including Germany, Austria, Poland, France, Greece, Denmark, Turkey, Ireland, as well as Australia.
  • More demonstrations, including Catalunya and Spain, the Netherlands, and Norway are set to take place this week.
  • 🌍See the map of global actions HERE🌍
These demonstrations came a gravely poignant moment, taking to the streets the day after the horrific racist massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The London Demonstration stopped off at New Zealand House to lay a wreath for the victims of the atrocity, and speaker after speaker pledged solidarity with Muslim community in challenging the horrific and growing wave of Islamophobia.

The horror we witnessed in New Zealand – like the attacks that took place on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and a black congregation in Charleston – underlines why these marches are so important – we need to build mass anti racist movements internationally to oppose a growing, murderous far right.
The #WorldAgainstRacism initiative is a major step forward for the global anti-racist movement, taking a positive message of multiculturalism and diversity onto the streets and bringing together the most powerful alliance possible to challenge the rise of racism, fascism, Islamophobia & antisemitism.
In Britain, the fantastic support from #Unions4Unity and the inspiring engagement from Love Music Hate Racism‘s #BeautifulResistance campaign involving major labels and artists, along with a broad range of speakers from the TUC, the unions, Muslim and Jewish organisations, campaigners from Windrush to justice over deaths in custody, and prominent figures like poet Michael Rosen and Chelsea’s first black player Paul Canoville, took the unity of the anti racist movement to a new level.
We have much work to do in the coming months to deepen and strengthen this movement – we need your support!

Barnet goes to the Anti-Racism Demonstation

Facebook event here.

1. Meet 11.00 on platform at East Finchley . Depart 11.15 – change Tottenham Court Road onto Central Line – to either Bond Street or Marble Arch.

2. Meet 11.00 on platform at Finchley Central. Depart 11.15 – change Tottenham Court Road onto Central Line – to either Bond Street or Marble Arch.

Then 12.15 – 12.30 go to Barnet meeting point at top of Park Lane in front of Marriott Hotel

Never Again! Remembering the horror of the Holocaust and fighting fascism today

Unite Against Fascism, in conjunction with Stand Up To Racism and others, is hosting public meetings around the country to reflect on and remember the horrors of the Holocaust as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Understanding our history is important for the lessons for today. We are currently seeing a growth in the far right across Europe, the US and Brazil, with fascist forces gaining confidence and seeking to exploit a context of political crisis and polarisation.
With a backdrop where racism is being pushed and generated from the establishment, breathing oxygen into such dangerous forces of division, these discussions are crucial not only to educate, but also to look at how we can organise best now to make ensure that #NeverAgain is a reality.
HERE is a list of Holocaust Memorial Day events taking place across the country, supported by Stand Up To Racism. Don’t hesitate to email us for any more information: info@standuptoracism.org.uk

Stand Up To Racism Trade Union Conference 2019

Saturday 23 February,

10.30am-4.30pm (Registration from 10am)

Stopping the Far Right • Challenging institutional racism

Racism is on the rise – and the far right are seeking to take advantage to grow in size and confidence.

From Germany to Brazil, Italy to the US, the far right are on the march. And here Ukip, the “Football Lads” and Tommy Robinson are seeking to capitalise on the ‘hostile environment’ created by politicians and much of the media. Racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism are all growing.

This conference is aimed at trade unionists to discuss how we can organise to challenge the growth of the far right on the streets and in our communities.

And how do we root anti-racism deeper in our unions? The conference also takes place on the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Macpherson Report in February 1999. This was in response to the racist murder of a young black teenager, Stephen Lawrence, in South east London and the failure of the police in the case.

The report provoked a debate about institutional racism in the police but also in wider society, from schools to local authorities.

Yet two decades on, institutional racism remains deeply entrenched in too many workplaces. How do we organise as trade unionists to kick racism out of the workplace?

Let’s unite against fascist Tommy Robinson #NoRacismNoFascism

It is vital we come out in numbers, in unity and expose and oppose Robinson, who has a history of racism, Islamophobia and membership of the fascist British National Party. He of course founded the English Defence League and has made links with fascists and far right politicians from Geert Wilders in Holland to the Front National in France.
He claims his march, supported by racist UKIP, is about a “Brexit Betrayal”, but the reality is that he is a fascist who is looking to exploit May’s crisis to his own nasty ends – building a far right street movement here in Britain.
Whatever you think of Brexit, this demonstration is not about leave/remain, it is about uniting and coming out on the streets to oppose fascist Tommy Robinson.
The united counter demonstration is for all anti-fascists, regardless of their positions on leave/remain on Brexit, and the demonstration’s focus is opposing ‘Tommy Robinson, fascism and racism.
Assemble 11am at the BBC, Portland Place, and march to Whitehall.
to say #NoRacismNoFascism and stop this fascist seeking to exploit May’s crisis to build his far right street movement. We have to come together to stop him!
Speakers on the counter demo so far:
Steve Hedley – RMT Assisstant Gen Sec
Shen Batmaz – Mcstriker and Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union – BFAWU
David Rosenberg – Jewish Socialist Group
Mohammed Kozbar – Finsbury Park Mosque
Anas al Tikriti – Muslim Association of Britain
Daniel Kebede – #NEU NEC
Shahrar Ali Green Party Home Affairs Spokesperson
Louise Raw- author
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