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No platform for fascists - We call on Oxford Union to rescind Marine Le Pen's invitation

We have received a fantastic response to the UAF statement calling on the Oxford Union to rescind the invitation to Marie Le Pen with over 150 signing in just 3 days. Signatories include: Ken Loach film director / former Oxford Alumni, Avi Shlaim, Emeritus Professor of International Relations St Anthony’s College Oxford, Anneliese Dodds MEP, Megan Dobney Regional Secretary SERTUC, Roger McKenzie Assistant General Secretary UNISON, Pol O’Ceallaigh President of Oxford and District TUC, numerous trade unionists, Oxford City Councillors, students and Oxford residents. Thanks to everyone who has signed so far, please continue to share and keep the signatures coming in. If you would like a hard copy to take around your workplace / college please message back or collect from one of our stalls. The statement can be found here.

Both the public rally and demontration have now been supported by Oxford & District Trades Council; South Central Postal CWU; Banbury GMB; SERTUC with more union and campaign support expected.

To combat racism we need active anti-racists!  Help us build the campaign to keep Oxford fascist free by supporting the events and activites below.  You can repy to this email to get involved or call Julie on 07890081211 or Kate on 07900540683


  Rally

"No to racism, fascism and Islamophobia - Marine Le Pen Not Welcome Here"

Wednesday 28th January 7 PM Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldates, OX1 1BX

Confirmed speakers:
Roger McKenzie – Assistant General Secretary UNISON  
Weyman Bennett – Joint Secretary Unite Against Fascism
Maz Saleem, daughter of Mohammed Saleem the 82 year old man murdered in Birmingham by a fascist.

Also invited:
Tariq Ali; Mr Haji Masood Ahmed, Chair Central Oxford Mosque; Andrew Smith MP; Mikey Beder-President of Oxford Jsoc
Tawfiq Hamid-President  OUISOC

You can join the facebook event here

 Download rally and demonstration flyers


Activities to build the rally and demonstration

  • UAF stall - 5pm Fri 23rd Jan Tesco, Cowley Rd
  • Mass Leafleting 12.30pm Friday 23 January Oxford Central Mosque, Manzil Way
  • Stall / mass Leafleting - 1pm Saturday 24 Jan Bonn Square
  • Leaflet distribution - 5.30pm Sunday 25th January – Holocaust Memorial Day Service, Keble College Chapel.
  • Leaflet distribution - 3pm 27 January Holocaust Memorial Day, St Hilda's College - Nicolette Jones in conversation with Judith Kerr at the House of Illustration
  • Stall / Leaflet distribution - 12pm Tues 27th January Lord Mayor Holocaust Memorial Service Town Hall, St Aldates
  • Leaflet distribution Monday 26th January 12pm Brookes University Canteen Main Campus
  • Oxford Uni colleges – Leafleting / Postering – get in touch for times.

More dates to follow.  Please let us know what you can do.

If you would like a bundle of flyers to hand out in your school, college, uni, workplace or even on the bus let us know, or stop by the UAF stalls on Friday or Saturday.


 Demonstrate

No platform for fascists - Marine Le Pen not welcome here

5 PM Thursday 5th  February
Assemble St. Michael’s St
off Cornmarket, Central Oxford, OX1 2DU

Called by Oxford Unite Against Fascism

Supported by:  Oxford & District Trades Council; South Central Postal CWU; Banbury GMB; SERTUC