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 Ruskin College freshers fair

We are looking for volunteers on stall to help build UniOxford Unite Against Fascism at Ruskin College for the coming  term.  Mail back if you can spare a couple of hours.

 

Confronting The Rise In Racism

Stand Up To Racism National Conference 2016

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

Register here for the conference

Speakers include: Jeremy Corbyn MP Labour Leader, Diane Abbott MP, Kate Osamor MP, Journalist Owen Jones, Kevin Courtney NUT Acting General Secretary, Claude Moraes MEP, Maurice Wren, Refugee Council Chief Exec, Colette Levy hidden child of Vichy France, Talha Almad Muslim Council of Britain, Mark Serwotka PCS Gen Sec, Sally Hunt UCU Gen Sec, Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Stand up to Racism.
 
A major national conference bringing together speakers, organisations and activists from anti-racist campaigns across Europe. The conference will examine the current struggle against racism in Britain and beyond such as the fight against Islamophobia and antisemitism, defending civil liberties and migrants rights and building solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US.
 
The humanitarian crisis in Europe will also be discussed with the intention of developing an action plan for activists and organisations who want to campaign for more to be done for refugees.
Themes include:
  • From the US to Britain – Black Lives Matter
  • Prevent, the Extremism Bill and defending civil liberties
  • Brexit: Defend Migrant Rights & freedom of movement
  • Trump to UKIP – opposing right wing populism
  • Europe and the renewed threat of fascism & the far right
  • Refugees Welcome Here
  • Love Music Hate Racism
  • Austerity and the rise in racism

Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking at Confronting The Rise In Racism: Stand Up to Racism National Conference on 8th Oct. Tickets will be selling fast – you can book your place now on the Eventbrite Page bit.ly/SUTRConf

 

 
Thursday 3 – Monday 7 November
Auschwitz pic
 
Download booking form here
 
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) are organising a trip to the Nazi’s Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
 
Given the alarming rise of openly anti-Semitic fascist groups and parties in much of Europe such as in Poland and Greece, UAF feels it essential to reaffirm and emphasise the need to expose today’s fascists.
We will be based in the historic city of Krakow. Until the Second World War, Krakow was one of the great Jewish centres in Europe. In March 1942 the Nazis ‘cleared out’ the ghetto and sent all the inhabitants to extermination camps. The story of the ghetto’s
 
liquidation and Plaszow concentration camp was made famous by Steven Spielberg’s incredible film Schindler’s List.
The purpose of the trip is to better understand the Holocaust and the Nazis. We also want to look at the Nazi threat today in Europe, such as Jobbik in Hungary, Golden Dawn in Greece, and others like the Front National in France.  Moreover, that the Austrian Presidency was nearly won by the fascist FPO party, shows the need to ensure that history is learnt from.
Alongside the trip to Auschwitz and to Birkenau death camp, the itinerary includes a guided tour of Krakow’s Jewish Quarter and ghetto, ending at the Schindler factory.
 
In the evening, we will hold meetings on ‘Understanding the Holocaust’ and ‘Fighting fascism today’. As in past years, some trades unionists are getting sponsorship and funding from their organisations to come. Ask your trade union/community group, student union,  if they may be prepared to make a contribution towards the trip. We are also looking to sponsor students to go on the trip. Please contact the UAF office for more information on this or for related enquiries.
 
Itinerary
Thursday 3 November
Arrive in Krakow. In the evening there will be a Welcome
meeting and a talk on ‘The rise of fascism across Europe’. Organisers will go for a meal, afterwards,  you may wish to come along.
Friday 4 November
Guided tour of the Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) and the
Krakow ghetto ending at the Schindler factory. Evening
meeting on ‘Understanding the Holocaust’. Organisers will go for a meal, afterwards, you may wish to come along.
Saturday 5 November
Trip to Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration camp. Free
time in the evening.
Sunday 6 November
Free day to visit Krakow.
Monday 7 November
Return to Britain.
 
Cost:
£220 waged or £160 student/unwaged.  Some twin bed rooms are available, so the cost here is  £190.
This includes a guided tour of the Jewish Quarter and Ghetto, lectures and the coach trip to Auschwitz.
You will need to book your own flights. Ryanair and EasyJet run daily flights to Krakow from several UK airports.
Ask your trade union if they may be prepared to make a contribution towards the trip.