Simon Magorian UAF.
We need a maximum pushback against the Racists and Nazis.All demos and protests against the Racists helps to undermine their confidence and gives a boost to Anti -Racists everywhere to fight back.
Newcastle gave a clear lead. Thousands of Anti-Racists turned out against the Nazis of Pegida ,outnumbering them 10 to 1. Hundreds turned out on the Stand Up to UKIP protest on the last day of their conference in Margate.The EDL recently cancelled a proposed march in Brighton in the face of massive opposition.However they plan marches in Manchester ,Oxford and elsewhere.Their marches must be vigorously opposed.
Saturday 21 March
Assemble 12pm, BBC Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
(nearest tube Oxford Circus)
Rally Trafalgar Square
Diane Abbott MP • Owen Jones Writer and Journalist • Jeremy Corbyn MP • Claude Moraes MEP • George Galloway MP • Natalie Bennett Leader, The Green Party • Dr Marina Prentoulis Syriza London / Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia • Christine Blower General Secretary NUT • Colette Levy Hidden Child from Vichy France • Bruce Kent VP Pax Christi • Talha Ahmad MCB National Council Member • Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett Chair, United Friends and Families (UFFC)• Carol Duggan Mark Duggan Family Campaign • Janet Alder Justice for Christopher Alder • Marcia Rigg UFFC Co-Chair / Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign • Maz Saleem Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem • Sam Fairbairn Secretary Peoples Assembly Against Austerity • Hamja Ahsan Free Talha Ahsan • Gerry Gable Searchlight • Ismail Patel You Elect • Jo Cardwell Stand Up To UKIP • Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Joint National Secretaries, Unite Against Fascism
This racist tide will only be driven back by you and me standing up and confronting it. From Germany to Greece to Ferguson, people who want a society free from racism are saying no more. People are taking to the streets in large numbers to oppose the racist Pegida movement in Germany and the Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in Greece, and to protest against institutional racism and police violence against Black communities. People are outraged at the Islamophobic and anti-Semitic backlash after the Copenhagen and Paris attacks, and the mass media silence on the Chapel Hill shootings where three Muslim students were brutally shot dead, so many have mobilised under the slogan ‘Muslim Lives Matter’. Immigrant communities are fed up with being wrongly blamed for an economic crisis they did not create. On UN anti-racism day people across the world will be taking a stand. Will you be there?
Last year over 10,000 people from across Britain people took to the streets in London – students and trade unionists, people of all faiths and none, migrants, musicians, teachers, pensioners and parents. And together we showed unity in the face of racism. A huge demonstration this year, just a month before the General Election, will send a powerful message to all politicians:
We are the majority and
we will stand up to racism.
Demos are happening across Britain, and internationally including London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Athens and Barcelona.
There will be transport going up to London from Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Unison City Branch have generously sponsored a coach.
Seats are £10 waged
Contacts: Mark Sage,Unison 07816835621
Simon Magorian, UAF 07758112931
9.00 The Hard Interchange
9.10 The Student's Union,Cambridge Rd.
9.20 Fratton Trades Club, Fratton Bridge
9.30 Old Post Office, Cosham.
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