Stand up to racism and fascism Demo 21 March 2015
Organised by Stand Up To Racism. Supported by UNISON, UNITE and PCS
- No to scapegoating immigrants
- No to Islamophobia
- No to anti-Semitism
- Yes to diversity - migrant are welcome here!
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, which caused so many to mobilise under the slogan ‘Muslim Lives Matter’. Immigrant communities are fed up with being wrongly blamed for an economic crisis they did not create.
David Cameron has often been leading the charge against migrants and Muslims whilst Nigel Farage’s UKIP has been whipping up bigotry. Mainstream politicans stoking up racism against migrants and Muslims makes it easier for the far right to organise and recruit.
We need to strengthen to the anti-racist voice to challenge the racism coming from manstream parties. The 3,000 people who turned out to protest against 400 racist Pegida supporters in Newcastle is a brilliant example of the kind of unity in action we need.
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.
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Transport is subsidised by Oxfordshire UNISON Health branch and branch members go free
St. Giles (outside Taylor Institute) at 9.30 am
Headington (opposite post office) 9.45 am
Sandhills (bus stop opposite park and ride) 9.50 am