National Demo: Refugees Welcome Here: Stand up to racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism & fascism!

UN Anti-racism Day demonstration
Sat 19 Mar 2016, London #M19

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Speakers:

Vanessa Redgrave Actor  Diane Abbott MP Claude Moraes MEP Jean Lambert MEP  Jeremy Hardy Comedian Michael Rosen Children’s novelist & poet Gary Younge Journalist Dave Ward CWU Gen Sec Christine Blower NUT Gen Sec Sally Hunt UCU Gen Sec Maurice Wren Chief Exec Refugee Council Harish Patel National Equalities Officer, Unite The Union Gloria Mills, Chair – TUC Race Relations Committee Talha Ahmad National Council, Muslim Council of Britain Zita Holbourne Co-Chair, Black Activists Rising Against Cuts  Marilyn Reed Sarah Reed Campaign for Justice/Blaksox Lee Jasper Movement Against Xenophobia Malia Bouattia NUS Black Students Officer Shakira Martin NUS VP Further Education  Shahrar Ali Deputy Leader, The Green Party Yusuf Hassan VP Federation of Student Islamic Societies Mohammed Kozbar Spokesperson, Muslim Association of Britain Maz Saleem Daughter of the Late Mohammed Saleem Stephanie Lightfoot Bennett Co-Chair, United Friends and Families Gerry Gable Editor, Searchlight Sam Fairbarn Secretary, People’s Assembly Against Austerity Lindsey German Convenor, Stop the War Coalition Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett, Organisers – Stand Up To Racism

CROWDFUND: Donate to the costs of the demo and the ongoing campaign 

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LONDON : Assemble 12 noon Portland Place London W1A 1AA

Followed by march and rally in Trafalgar Square

London Route Map:

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Join Facebook event here – invite your friends, share and tweet!  … Read the rest

Protesters in London, Glasgow and Cardiff reject government’s ‘trade’ in refugees

The crowd in Trafalgar Square
The crowd in Trafalgar Square

by Ken Olende

Around 20,000 people marched through central London today, Saturday, in support of refugees and in opposition to the British government and the EU punishing people for fleeing from persecution. The protest came a day after the EU agreed a deal with Turkey to return all refugees who arrive in the Greek islands. … Read the rest

Defend Luqman Onikosi from deportation – support the Sussex student occupation

Luqman Onikosi (centre) with supporters
Luqman Onikosi (centre) with supporters

We congratulate and offer our support and solidarity to students at the University of Sussex who have occupied their university against the threatened deportation of non-EU, international student, Luqman Onikosi.

The students have occupied in pursuit of the demand that Luqman be awarded his MA (for which he has completed his work and paid his huge fees), and that the University of Sussex makes a public statement against his proposed deportation. … Read the rest