This is who Boris is. He’s shown us time and again that he has deeply-held racist views. From his time as a journalist when he mocked African children, right through to his race-based attack on Barack Obama during the Brexit referendum. When the media say, “it’s Boris being Boris” they’re playing right into his hands, providing an excuse for his unacceptable actions.
We’ve had enough of this. It’s time to take a stand.
Over the next few days, we’re going to be gathering signatures for our petition to demand the Tories remove the whip. If they don’t, we’re going to get organised in Boris Johnson’s constituency, to get the word out about his disgusting views to key voters in the area who could cost him his seat at the next election.
Time is up on the Boris Johnson “act”. We’ve had enough of his loud-mouthed, unashamed racism. If you agree, sign the petition, spread the word, and look out for news about our campaign in his constituency.
Themes and speakers include:
Donald Trump to Tommy Robinson: Halting the growth of the racist right • Opposing Islamophobia & Antisemitism • Windrush – Combating the Hostile Environment • Grenfell – unite against austerity and racism • Refugees Welcome Here
We will soon be announcing initial speakers including anti-racists and anti-fascists campaigners from the US, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Spain and Italy.
Speakers last year included:
Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary • Kate Osamor MP, Shadow DfID Secretary • Lowkey, Rapper • Esa Charles, Father of Rashan Charles • Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, Finsbury Park Mosque • Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint Gen Sec • Dave Ward, CWU Gen Sec • Roger Mckenzie, Unison Ass Gen Sec • Catherine West, Labour MP Hornsey and Wood Green
The racist right are on the march. Trumps election has emboldened the racist and fascist right across Europe.
Far right groups are achieving electoral successes from Italy to Hungary. For the first time in years racists are marching in big numbers on the streets of Britain.
The racist and fascist right are growing off the back of the scapegoating of migrants, refugees and the Muslim Community by mainstream politicians and the media.
Islamophobia has been at the centre of their growth but where the racist right grow racism and Anti-Semitism also soon follow.
Refugees are still drowning in their hundreds in the Mediterranean while fleeing poverty and war.
‘Fortress Europe’ and the reality of the ‘hostile environment’ for migrants is opening up an audience for the racist right to grow.
Institutional racism and austerity blights the lives of black communities in housing, education and in the continuing tragedies of deaths in police custody.
We need to discuss strategies for anti-racism in opposing mobilisations of the far right in the streets, the “hostile environment”, Islamphobia, anti-Semitism and institutional racism.
However we can fight this racist offensive. Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and John McDonnell represent an anti-racist and anti-austerity leadership of the Labour Party. There are many other progressive forces including trade unions, faith communities and other political parties, that are mobilising against racism.
The far right may be mobilising but we have the strength of the labour, trade union and anti-racist movement to oppose them.
We must discuss how we build on this strength to halt the rise of the racists.
- Join Saturday’s solidarity event at Bookmarks this Saturday at 2pm, 1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B 3QE more event details here Rush messages of support to Bookmarks firstname.lastname@example.org and Dave@bookmarksbookshop.co.uk or message on twitter @Bookmarks_books or to their facbook page here
- Make a donation to stand Up To Racism to help us organise the fightback against the racist and fascist right – donate here
- Join Stand Up To Racism here
- On Eventbrite (this includes booking fees) or
- Head to the Soca Lounge at The Tabernacle W11 (the hub of Notting Hill Carnival), on the evening of 22nd August
- It’s an all-day event on both days from approx. 10 am to 7 pm.
- Refreshments can be provided at a small cost beforehand.
- You can come for one or both days.
- If you can volunteer for 1 hour during the day it would be a major help.
- The main collection day for T shirts where we will also customize them is Wednesday
Download leaflet here: CBLP_A5Leaf_26June18_2
Supporters of fascist and English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson have said they will march in London on Saturday 9 June.
They want to use the fact that Robinson has been jailed as an excuse to spread their racism and hate.
Unite Against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism have called a counter protest on the day. Please circulate and share widely. Invite all of your friends and fellow anti racists.
On the day, bring trade union and community banners. Facebook page here.
Given the worldwide outrage at Donald Trump’s aggressive, chauvinistic and belligerent policies, this is a crucial demonstration. We are urging all our supporters to take half a day off work to make sure they come to the demonstration. Please promote the demo as widely as possible. We are asking our groups and supporters across the country to organise transport to the national demonstration.
Bringing together all those facing a ‘hostile environment’ from the Home Office
7pm, Thursday 31 May
Venue: UNITE the Union, 33-37 Moreland St., EC1V 8BB
- Windrush generation families from the Caribbean and other Commonwealth countries
- People seeking asylum from wars, dictatorships, ecological devastation and hunger
- EU nationals threatened by Brexit
- Ian Macdonald QC, leading barrister in immigration and human rights law
The Windrush scandal has finally exposed to the public the truth about what deportation means for people’s lives, and the public is outraged.
Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean and other countries, invited by the government to help rebuild war-torn Britain, have been separated from loved ones, lost jobs, homes, refused healthcare, pensions and rights after living in the UK most or all of their lives. An estimated 50,000 people have
been affected but it is yet to come out how many were deported, suffered permanent harm, or even died.
The media, and even right-wing MPs, had to reflect public outrage forcing the then Home Secretary Amber Rudd to resign. The government promised to acknowledge the citizenship of and pay compensation to the Windrush generations and their descendants, partly because Commonwealth heads were meeting in London. The new Home Secretary Sajid Javid is a Tory banker, with a disgusting track record against immigrants even though his own parents were immigrants. The government is likely to renege on some or all of their promises, and they will try to use this moment to split Commonwealth residents from other immigrants – already the Home Office is quietly recruiting NGOs to help deport asylum seekers and their children.
We all have the right to be here. African, Asian, Caribbean and other Third World people have contributed over centuries to the wealth in the UK. We have suffered through imperial conquest, slave trades, plunder of resources, proxy wars, Western backed dictatorships, rape and other torture. More recent immigrants from Europe and elsewhere have also contributed with hard work and have made their lives here. The NHS would not function without people from all over the world who work hard
despite wage freezes, underfunding, privatisation, and poor working conditions.
We demand: An amnesty for all affected and immediate compensation for this persecution. Stop all deportations, detention and destitution. Abolish laws that recruit teachers, doctors, landlords, employers, etc., to snoop and report on immigrants. No collaboration by voluntary groups, charities and
NGOs with Home Office deportations.
Caribbean Labour Solidarity: email@example.com
Women of Colour/Global Women Strike: