Tuesday 24 February 2015

Stand up to racism and fascism Demo 21 March 2015

Saturday 21 March
Assemble 12pm BBC Portland Place, Central London
Organised by Stand Up To Racism


Diane Abbott MP • Owen Jones Writer and Journalist • Jerry Dammers Composer ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ / Founding member Artists Against Apartheid • 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 • Diana Holland Assistant General Secretary for Equalities, Unite the Union • Billy Hayes General Secretary CWU • Christine Blower General Secretary NUT • Ian Lawrence General Secretary NAPO • Mohammad Taj TUC General Council member • Jennifer Moses National Official (Equality and Training), NASUWT • Zita Holbourne PCS NEC • Colette LevyHidden Child from Vichy France • Bruce Kent VP Pax Christi • Talha Ahmad MCB National Council Member • Stephanie Lightfoot-BennettChair, United Friends and Families (UFFC) • Maurice Wren Chief executive, Refugee Council • Carole Duggan Mark Duggan Family Campaign • Omer El Hamdoon President Muslim Association of Britain •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 • Malia Bouattia NUS Black Students Officer • Piers Telemaque NUS VP Society and Citizenship  • Shreya Paudel NUS International Students Officer  • Tommy Tomescu Alliance Against Romanian and Bulgarian Discrimination • Gethin Roberts Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners • Lindsey German Convenor, Stop the War Coalition • Sam Fairbairn Secretary Peoples Assembly Against Austerity • Lee Jasper Black Activists Rising Against Cuts • Aaron Kiely NUS NEC • Hamja Ahsan Free Talha Ahsan • Shakira Martin President Lewisham College • Gerry Gable Searchlight • Sahaya James Student Assembly Against Austerity • Ismail Patel You Elect • Paul Mackney Greece Solidarity Campaign • Jo Cardwell Stand up to UKIP • Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Joint National Secretaries, Unite Against Fascism

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March Route

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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 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.

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.


Birmingham – leaves 8.15am from Birmingham  City Centre – e mail geoffd@pcs.org.uk to reserve a place


Tickets available for coach from Bristol. Coach organised by Unite Health Branch.
Pick up point one : Wells road opposite the co-op 0745 hrs
Pick up point two : Anchor road nr @bristol pick up 0800hrs
Pick up point three: Bath A46 lay by pick up 0830 (approx.)

Returning coach leaving approx. 5pm from London.
Drop off points as above.Unite members travel free – otherwise affordable donation from non Unite members.Call – 07983233908 or 07855139940 for tickets

Leaves Eldon Street, Barnsley 7am.
Tickets £14/£6
Available from 07594857960.

Cambridge – leaves 10 am from Queens Rd, The Backs – rosey@repeatfanzine.co.uk

Coventry Free transport: depart 9am Coventry Sports Centre, Fairax Street, Coventry, CV1 5RY Call or text 07534 688500 to book seats.

Chesterfield and North Derbyshire – Leaves Matlock (Slack’s Coaches depot) 7.30am & Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill, 8,00 am. contact: tucchesterfield@tesco.net 07919486101


Coach leaves:
Main Campus from Essex University – 9am

Pick up:
Outside Old Cinema – Crouch St, Colchester, 9.30am

Please call 07771 675192

Doncaster – leaves 6.45 from Wards on Waterdale – contact 07914 002203

Dudley – leaves – 7.15am from Dudley. West Brom pick-up 7.45am.  Contact: blackcountryuaf@gmail.com /07792 378 281

Harlow – Leaves 9.30am – contact adam.cochrane9@gmail.com

Huddersfield – Leaves 7.30am from St George’s Square. Tickets £20 waged £10 unwaged. Contact huddersfield.tuc@gmail.com 07704 202807 / 07814 709853

Leaves Lancaster Dalton Square at 7am
The coach will pick up at:
7.30am Preston UCLAN Foster Building Adelphi Roundabout

Tickets £10
Contact 07944142876

Leaves 7.15 from West Yorkshire Playhouse
Contact 07914 002203

Leicester -leaves 9am, opp Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, leicesteruaf@gmail.com

Manchester – leaves 7am, Chorlton St Coach Station – contact 07988 572976

Medway Towns
Medway Trades Union Council together with Medway Union LG and Medway Unison Health branches are running a coach from the the Medway Towns and Gravesend.

The coach will pick up at:-
9.45am   Gillingham Railway Station
10.00am  Chatham Railway Station
10.15am  Strood, first bus stop across Rochester Bridge
10.35am  Gravesend Railway Station

To book a seat email medwaytuc@googlemail.com

Norwich – Depart Norwich Theatre Royal at 8am
Cost £15 waged /£5 or donation unwaged. Leave London 16.30.
Please contact Norwichuaf@gmail.com to book a space

Nottingham – Coach leaves @8am, Royal Centre
£10 waged / £5 concession
Contact 07834 364529

Oxford – Book online here: http://goo.gl/RDCwdj or email: admin@oxforduaf.org.uk
Seats cost £12 waged/£6 unwaged and free to supporting unions.
Depart 9.30am Taylorian Institute, St Giles, pick up 9.45am London bus stop, Headington Shops (opp Post Office), and 9.50am bus stop opposite Sandhills Park and Ride

Portsmouth – Coach Tickets. £10 waged £5 unwaged. Coach sponsored by Unison Portsmouth City Branch.
Contacts: Mark Sage, Unison 07816835621
Simon Magorian, UAF 07758112931

Collection points:
9:00am The Hard Interchange, PO1 3PA
9:10am Students’ Union, PO1 2ST
9:20am Fratton Trades Club, PO1 5AB
9:30am Old Post Office, Cosham, PO6 3RX

Rotherham – leaves outside bingo hall bottom of Corporation Street at 7.30am, tickets £20/15/10 – call 07810 824223 for details

Sheffield – leaves 7.30 am Paternoster Row, e mail info@sheffielduaf.org 07753324055

Walsall – leaves 7.45am blackcountryuaf@gmail.com / 07534 246158

Woverhampton – leaves 7.15am –blackcountryuaf@gmail.com / 07534 246158


Local mobilising rallies for Stand Up to Racism Demo:

Tues 17th February Leeds Stand Up To UKIP Launch Meeting
7pm Leeds Civic Hall – speakers from Labour ,Greens, TUC and faith communities

Thursday 26 February Nottingham Stand Up To Racism/Stand up to UKIP
7pm The Pakistan Centre, 163 Woodborough Rd, Nottingham NG3 1AX

Billy Hayes CWU General Secretary
Zak Cochrane Stand up to UKIP
Mary Pope PCS
Ilyas Aziz Pakistan Community Centre

Thursday 26 February Exposing the myths: Why immigration matters to us all
6pm London Metropolitan University Tower Building (Room TM1–83), Holloway Road N7 8DB

Sally Hunt UCU general secretary
Diane Abbott MP
Saira Grant Joint Council of the Welfare of Immigrants, legal
and policy director
Sean Vernell UCU London Region
Mohammed Kozbar VP Muslim Association of Britain,
Lindsey German Convenor, Stop the War Coalition
Weyman Bennett Unite Against Fascism

Tuesday 3 March Islington Rally Against Racism
7pm Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

Chaired by Jeremy Corbyn MP with Aaron Kiely NUS NEC
and London Met Student
Roz Miller Islington Faiths Forum
Weyman Bennett Joint Secretary, Unite Against Fascism
Reverend Melanie Toogood St. George’s Church
Romayne Phoenix Co-chair, People’s Assembly
Shadia Edwards Dashti Officer, Stop the War Coalition and
SOAS student
Mohammed Kozbar Finsbury Park Mosque
David Rosenberg Author, Battle for the East End
Maz Saleem Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem

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Tuesday 3 March Hackney Stand up to racism
7.30pm Clapton Park URC at The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Road, E5 0PU London, United Kingdom

Diane Abbott MP
Maz Saleem Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem
Jo Cardwell Convener of Stand Up to UKIP

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Tuesday 3 March Sheffield ‘Stand Up to racism and fascism’
Meeting at the United Reform Church near the Crucible Theatre 7pm

Chair: John Campbell, Sheffield UAF chair
Ismahane Chouder, founding member of Mamans Toutes Égales in France – women’s campaign for equality and against discrimination
Janet Alder, Justice for Christopher Alder Campaign
Cllr Neale Gibson, Secretary LGBT Sheffield
Weyman Bennett, joint national secretary UAF
David Hayes, member of Sheffield Reform Synagogue (pc)
Also speakers tbc from Sheffield Roma community & Stand Up to UKIP

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Wednesday 4 March Westbourne Park Stand up to racism
7.30pm Paddington Arts Centre, 32 Woodfield Road, London W9 2BE

John McDonnell MP
Maz Saleem Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem
David Rosenberg Author, Battle for the East End
Brian Richardson Unite Against Fascism

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Wednesday 4 March, 7.30pm  Haringey Stand up to racism and fascism meeting
North London Community House, 22 Moorfield Road, N17 6PY
Steve Hart, Unite the union and Hornsey Labour party
Dee Searle, the Green party
Jenny Sutton, branch secretary of the teachers union (UCU) at CONEL college
Oktay Sahbaz of Day-Mer (Turkish and Kurdish Community group)
Gary McFarlane, National Union of Journalists
Chair: Vivek Lehal, North London UAF
Download the flyer.

Thursday 5 March From Ferguson to London: Black Lives Matter
Redmond O’Neill Memorial Lecture

7pm Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square London WC1R 4RL
Keynote speech: Diane Abbott MP
Introduction by Ken Livingstone former London Mayor
Chair Kate Hudson CND General Secretary

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Tuesday 10 March Sussex Stand up to Racism
6pm Fulton-A, Sussex University Campus

Caroline Lucas MP
Carole Duggan Mark Duggan Family Campaign
Maz Saleem Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem
Aaron Kiely NUS NEC
Zak Cochrane Stand up to UKIP

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Thursday 12 March Newham Stand up to racism
7pm Stratford Advice Arcade 107–109 The Grove, Stratford, London E15 1HP (near Morrisons)

Rania Khan former Tower Hamlets councillor
Maz Saleem daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem
Alex Kenny National Union of Teachers
Weyman Bennett Joint Secretary Unite Against Fascism

Thursday 12 March Kingston Stand up to racism 
6.30pmClattern Lecture Theatre, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road,Kingston KT1 2EE

Carol Duggan, Aunt of Mark Duggan
Shiplu Miah, Mend
Zak Cochrane, Stand up to UKIP

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Thursday 12 March Birmingham Rage Against Racism
7pm Priory Rooms, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Carl Chinn – Birmingham historian, writer and media personality
Jo Cardwell – Stand Up to UKIP
Aaron Kiely – UAF National Students Officer
Amjid Raza – Dudley Central Mosque Congregation Member and Dudley UAF

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Friday 13 March – Huddersfield Stand Up to Racism and Fascism Public Meeting
7pm, Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Brian Jackson House, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP

For more information please email huddersfield.tuc@gmail.com

Tuesday 17 March – Barnsley Stand Up to Racism Public Meeting
7pm, Civic Hall, Hanson Street, Barnsley

Brian Steele – Secretary Barnsley Trades Council
Graham Kyte – Chair of Barnsley Central Labour Party
John Grayson – SYMAAG
Michael Short – Secretary of Barnsley Green Party
Jay Williams – Sheffield Unite Against Fascism

Saturday 21 March – UN Anti-Racism Day
Stand up to Racism and Fascism National Demonstrations

Assemble 12pm, BBC Portland Place, London W1A 1AA (nearest tube Oxford Circus). March followed by Rally Trafalgar Sq

Assemble 11am George Square. City Centre march followed by rally

Assemble 11.30am Clare Gardens, Clare Street, Riverside. March followed by rally at City Hall


Any questions? E-mail: info@standuptoracism.org.uk

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