Racists and fascists organised in PEGIDA are coordinated anti-migrant, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim protests across Europe, including the UK, where ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson is hoping to build up a street force that will have abetter fortunes than the EDL. One PEGIDA leader has been publicly calling for refugees to be shot.
Refugees in Calais continue to face appalling treatment as this wee 1,000 face forced relocation as the French state sends in the bulldozers to demolish shelters. Across Europe violent attacks on migrants, refugees and Muslims are escalating, fuelled by the racist scapegoating by mainstream politicans.
This racism is not going unchallenged as people volunteer and send much needed supplies to refugees. Yet we need a poltical movement to isolate the racists and open the door to refugees to relieve their suffering.
We also need action against the racist attacks on Muslims who continue to face demonisitaion, including through the government's PREVENT strategy.
Oxford Unite Against Fascism is supporting the Europe wide marches on UN anti-racism day on March 19th. Last year more than 10,000 people joined the London demonstration. This year we want to get more people on the streets to challenge the racist tide. Come to the mobilising rally below to build the demonstration. Email back if you can spare an hour to leafelt a college or workplace.
We also need people to take posters for colleges, workplaces, community centres etc. Please mail back if you would like to help build the rally and demonstration.
Oxford Stand Up To Racism Public Meeting
Refugees Welcome Here. No To Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and Scapegoating Migrants. Yes to diversity!
7 p.m. Thursday 25th Feb
Oxford Town Hall St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX
- Weyman Bennet (Unite Against Fascism)
- Ifhat Shaheen (parent campaigner against Prevent)
- John Tanner (Oxford City Labour Councillor)
- Ruthi Brandt (Oxford City Green councillor)
- Rhodes Must Fall Campaign;
- Chair: Roger McKenzie -Assistant General Secretary of UNISON
Supported by Oxford & District Trades Council, Unite Oxfam Branch SE/6084, Ruskin UCU, Oxfordshire UNISON Health Branch, Oxford Momentum, and Oxford Unite Against Fascism.
Stand Up to Racism and Fascism - national demonstration
Assemble central London 12 noon Saturday 19th March.
Coach from Oxford £12/£6. Book seats on Oxford transport online or ring 07503169657