PRESS RELEASE: Diane Abbott MP & anti-racist campaigners round on Conservative’s ‘Hard Brexit’ Fortress Britain ahead of national conference this Saturday

Diane Abbott MP and anti-racist campaigners round on Conservative’s ‘Hard Brexit’ Fortress Britain ahead of national conference this Saturday.

Saturday 8th October: Confronting the Rise in Racism: Stand Up To Racism National Conference 2016
Friends Meeting House Euston, London NW1 2BJ
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Following Theresa May’s speech today, anti-racist campaigners have rounded on the ‘nasty party’ policies of the Conservative Party who this week have announced a number of ‘hard brexit’ policies by Home Secretary Amber Rudd which target international students, migrant workers and doctors.

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Confronting The Rise In Racism – National conference this Saturday


Confronting The Rise In Racism – Stamp Out Islamophobia & Anti-Semitism

10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 8th October
Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, NW1 2BJ

Speakers Include:
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Party Leader • Diane Abbott MP Kate Osamor MP Claude Moraes MEP Lord Alf Dubs, Kindertransport refugee and initiator of the Dubs amendment • Owen Jones, Guardian columnist • Cllr Claudia Webbe, Labour Party NEC • Sally Hunt, UCU Gen Sec • Kevin Courtney, NUT General Secretary • Gloria Mills, TUC Executive & General Council • Edie Friedman, Executive Director, Jewish Council for Racial Equality • Harun Rashid Khan, MCB Secretary General • Maurice Wren, Chief Executive, The Refugee Council • Collette Levy, Hidden Child from Vichy France • Kadisha Burrell, Justice for Audley Burrell • Abrar Javid Rotherham 12 Campaign • Janet Alder, Sister of Christopher Alder • Cllr Micheline Ngongo, The Light House Project • Salma Yacqoob Dr Siema Iqbal, GP and Columnist • Azad Ali, MEND • Judith Benda, Die Linke (Germany) • Petros Constantinou KEERFA (Movement Against Racism and Fascism, Greece) • Don Flynn, Director, Migrants Rights Network • Clare Moseley, Care for Calais Founder • David Rosenberg, Cable Street 80 • Malia Bouattia, NUS President • Shelly Asquith, NUS VP Welfare • Shakira Martin, NUS VP Further Education­ • Barbara Ntumy, NUS Black Students Campaign • Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee • Dr Lucia Pradella, Lecturer & campaigner • Roger Huddle Founding member of Rock Against Racism • Sam Fairbairn, Secretary, Peoples Assembly Against Austerity • Capres Turner, Organiser, Black Lives Matter US Embassy Demo • Nahella Ashraf, Manchester Stand Up To Racism • Sabby Dhalu & Weyman Bennett, Co-Convenors of Stand Up To Racism

A major national conference bringing together speakers, organisations and activists from anti-racist campaigns across Europe.

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