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assemble 5 pm Thursday 5th Feb, Oxford Union,  St Michael's St, off Cornmarket, central Oxford
 
Support has continued to grow for tomorrow's protest at the Oxford Union.  The latest supporters include the Oxford University Students Union which has said it will call on all students to support the protest against Europe's leading fascist speaking. 

A new petition calling for the Oxford Union to apologise for insulting the memory of the millions who were murdered in the Holocaust has drawn over 700 signatures in 4 days.

Thursday's demonstration will be addressed by Colette Levy - a victim of the Nazi occupation of France.

Unite Against Fascism has been central to organising and building this protest.  Tomorrow night we would like to ensure everyone coming gets a chance to stay in touch with UAF and gets a leaflet for the national conference.  If you would like on the UAF stalls tomorrow please come to St Michael's Street for 4.30pm.
 
"Oxford has a proud history of standing up to fascist bullies who aim to spread fear and division in our city. Residents, students, trades unions, workers and councillors came together to see off Oswald Moseley when he wanted to speak here in the 1930s. We need to show we are on the right side of history again, not just as a gesture but as a commitment to fairness, equality and just being decent people"

Michele Paule
Councillor for Rose Hill and Iffley


 
Stop the EDL in Dudley this Saturday
The EDL might be down but they are not yet out.  They hope to grow their fortunes by targeting the Muslim community in Dudly.  UAf will be there to stop them.  Assemble 11pm - Castle Hill/Castle Street, Dudley
Unite against racism and fascism UAF national conference
9.30 – 4pm Saturday 21 Feb 2015, TUC Congress House, Great Russell St, London
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court RoadThemes:
Themes include:
  • From Britain to the USA – how do we combat police institutional racism?
  • Stand up to UKIP: how do we stop UKIP?
  • The rise of Le Pen and Euro fascism – is this a repeat of the 1930s?
  • Austerity & economic decline – no to scapegoating immigrants
  • Stand up to Racism: building the UN Anti-Racism Day demo 21 March 2015
  • Opposing islamophobia, the EDL andfascist street movements
  • Celebrate Diversity – Love Music Hate Racism
You can see the keynote speakers and register for the conference online here
National march against racism and fascism
London  March 21st -supported by Unison, Unite and PCS unions
 
This is one of a series of demonstrations that will take place across Europe to challenge the rise of anti-migrant and Islamophobic racism that is increasingly  a part of mainstream political campaigning.  Oxfordshire Unison Health branch has donated funds to help subsidise a coach to the march.