Thursday 24 April 2014

After the Euro elections: Stand up to UKIP, racism and fascism Sat 14 June Register Now

9.30am registration 10am- 4.30pm
UAF National conference
TUC Congress House,
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LS

£12 / £6 (students and concs)

FREE PLACES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AND MIGRANT COMMUNITIES email with ‘free place’ in the subject line, outlining your name, email, college or community group (if relevant)
Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis



Themes include:
• Stand Up to UKIP – no to racist populism
• Austerity and opposing scapegoating immigrants
• Oppose Le Pen and Eurofascism
• Rebutting media myths on immigration and Muslim communities
• Never Again: the Holocaust and anti-Semitism
• Yes to diversity: stand up to racism and Islamophobia
• Eliminating institutional racism and deaths in custody
• Opposing racism and Islamophobia in education
• Students stand up to UKIP racism and fascism
• New migrant communities: How do we build their involvement in anti-racist campaigns?

speakers include:
Diane Abbott MP
Jean Lambert MEP
Claude Moraes MEP
Louise Jameson Actor from Doctor Who / Eastenders
Owen Jones Writer and Journalist
Mohammad Taj TUC President
Maz Saleem Daughter of Mohammed Saleem
Lutfur Rahman Mayor of Tower Hamlets
Tony Kearns CWU Senior Deputy General Secretary
Kevin Courtney  Dep Gen Sec, National Union of Teachers
Edie Friedman Executive Director Jewish Council for Racial Equality
Habib Gniengue International Officer, UNEF
Talha Ahmad Chair MCB membership committee
Atul Hatwal Director, Migration Matters
Dr Tommy Tomescu Alliance against Romanian and Bulgarian Discrimination and The Europeans Party
Salman Farsi Media Officer, East London Mosque Trust
Michael Abatan Justice for Jay Campaign
Marcia Rigg United Friends and Families Campaign
Ladislav Balaz Chair of Europe-Roma Network
Grattan Puxon 8th April Movement
Azad Ali Head of Community Development & Engagement, iEngage
Zita Holbourne PCS NEC/ Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
Wayne Farah Migrants’ Rights Network
Tatiana Garavito Latin American Womens’ Rights Service
Eliza Galos activist and expert on East European migrants
Denis Fernando Rainbow Coalition Against Racism
Helen Shaw Co-Director, Inquest
Mohamed Ibrahim London Somali Youth Forum
Jamima Fagta Kanlungan Filipino Consortium
Aaron Kiely NUS Black Students Officer
Petros Constantinou KEERFA, Greek anti-fascist campaign
Gerry Gable Editor, Searchlight
Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett Joint National Secretaries, Unite Against Fascism

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Download UAF conference Registration form Sat June 14 2014

Across Europe the fascist and populist racist right are on the rise.

From the violent Golden Dawn in Greece, the anti-Roma Jobbik in Hungary, the Islamophobic Freedom Party of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands to the success of the Front National in France, these currents are encouraging hatred, fear and prejudice in a frightening wave across the continent. In Britain the far right is hoping for gains in the Euro elections. The British National Party (BNP) is seeking the re-election of Nick Griffin in the North West and Andrew Brons is seeking re-election in Yorkshire and the Humber.

No to scapegoating immigrants
That is the increasing tendency of mainstream political parties to tail-end the right-wing, populist UKIP. They are out-vying each other in calls for
draconian ‘anti-immigration’ policies and generally promoting a ‘Little Englander’, anti-foreign, anti-European mentality, most recently seen with the hostility and racism whipped up towards the projected arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers.

No to Islamophobia

In particular, it has become acceptable to promote fear and hatred of Muslim people and Islam as a religion. This racism creates a climate of Islamophobia, leading directly to more attacks on the Muslim population, including murder and violent attacks on mosques.

Following the success of the UN Anti-Racism Day demos in London, Cardiff and Glasgow attended by over
10,000 people, this conference is a timely opportunity to bring together all those who are threatened by or who oppose fascism to assess the outcome of the European elections and to build a movement capable of effectively challenging racism and fascism.

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