For immediate release
16 June 2016
French border police ban aid convoy from sailing from Dover
A huge aid convoy to Calais is being banned by French border police in Dover.
The 250 vehicle mercy mission has been planned for months and is now facing a last minute ban by the French border controls that exist at the ferry port in Dover. … Read the rest
At their annual conference last week, the University and College lecturers’ union, UCU, successfully passed several excellent motions which strengthen the union’s existing policy on fighting racism, ending the Prevent agenda and welcoming refugees.
As the Tories and the press ramp up the racist and Islamophobic narrative in the run up to next week’s EU referendum, it is important that Equality was the common thread that ran through every section of the debates at UCU’s conference and that a leading education union is arming its members with a strong campaigning mandate and funding resources to tackle these issues. … Read the rest
Sign the petition for the Electoral Commission to investigate Nigel Farage’s comments at https://www.change.org/p/uk-electoral-commission-investigate-farage-s-comments-linking-migration-to-sexual-assaults
Following inflammatory statements by Nigel Farage linking sexual assaults with immigration, we call on the Electoral Commission to investigate Farage.
His comments earlier this week implied sexual assaults on women could be a consequence of a remain vote in the EU referendum, describing it as a “nuclear bomb”. … Read the rest
Convoy to Calais – Saturday 18 June 2016
This Saturday 18 June Stand Up To Racism is joining a host of organisations in a convoy to Calais. The convoy will be taking material aid to organisations working with refugees but just as crucially it is a huge show of political solidarity with refugees.
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