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NorSCARF meeting guest speaker Rosie Carter from Hope not Hate

January 18, 2019

In February we will be hosting Hope not Hate’s Rosie Carter who will be joining us to speak about the ‘Fear, Hope and Loss’ report. Please contact us for more details about this event.

https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/fear-hope-loss/

https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/FINAL-VERSION.pdf

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Performance of ‘Yikzor’ organised by ArtsKeele – Holocaust Documentary Play

January 18, 2019

This free to attend play will run at 2pm and 6pm on Friday 1st February at Keele University Chapel.

More details are available here;

https://www.keele.ac.uk/discover/events/2019/february/performanceyizkor/eventtitle,227180,en.php

and here;

https://www.facebook.com/events/281331752551532/

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Film screening of Remembering Srebrenica

January 14, 2019

The Movie Mavericks will be hosting a film screening of Danny Shaw’s documentary film about the 1990s genocide in Bosnia. The screening is at 2pm on Thursday 17th January in Stoke-on-Trent Civic Centre. The event is free to attend and is put on in association with North Staffordshire YMCA. There will also be an opportunity for some discussion and questions with people involved in the film.

For more details please see the following link;
https://www.facebook.com/events/790889417913278/

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Nae Pasaran film screening

January 4, 2019

Stoke Film Theatre, located at Staffordshire University, is showing a screening of Felipe Bustos Sierra’s documentary film about Scottish trade unionists who resisted General Pinochet’s military coup in Chile, by refusing to work on engines designed to be used in Chilean war planes.

The film is being shown at 7:45pm on Thursday 10th January, with tickets priced at £6 (concessions available). To book, and to see more details, follow the below link;

http://www.stokefilmtheatre.org.uk/mainprogramme.php

For more information about the film and its story, visit the Nae Pasaran website;

https://naepasaran.com/

NorSCARF head to National Unity demo in central London

November 18, 2018

On 17th November NorSCARF members went by coach to London for the National Unity Demonstration against racism and fascism. According to official figures, 40,000 of us marched from Portland Place to Whitehall, with many people on the sidelines taking photos and placards to wave. At Whitehall, there were speeches and messages from numerous people, including MPs, trade union officials, and other campaigners. Whilst the mood was celebratory and positive, it was also one of determination and unity.

This march far outnumbered anything that the far right have organised this year. It shows that ordinary people will always come together to reject racism, and we’ll always beat it through solidarity and opposition to far right ideologies. To see more about the event have a look at the following link; https://www.facebook.com/StandUTR/

 

November 12, 2018

Book your coach tickets for various locations in the West Midlands to the National Unity demo in London!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-transport-to-national-unity-demo-against-racism-and-fascism-tickets-51769291344?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewevent

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED;

The pick-up points and times for our coach are:

7.30 am
Stoke Minster, Glebe Street, Stoke, ST4 1LP

8.00 am
Stafford Railway Station, Station Road, Stafford, ST16 2AA

8.30 am
Abu Bakr Mosque, Wednesbury Rd, Walsall, WS1 4JJ

If you have booked through Eventbrite, you may have received a reply suggesting that the coach is leaving at 8.30 am. This refers to the last pick-up at Walsall: the pick-up time in Stoke is 7.30 (and in Stafford, 8.00).

You may also have received a confusing email from Birmingham SUTR. This refers to the Birmingham coach, not our coach, and can be ignored.

Please make sure you are at the pick-up points in good time, so that the coach can leave promptly.

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Leader of far-right German party AfD cancels speech at Oxford Union

November 4, 2018

Stand Up To Racism released the following statement;

Far right AfD leader Alice Weidel has announced she will not be speaking at the Oxford Union on November 7th. The cancellation comes following an outcry against the decision by the Oxford Union to invite her to speak.

Kate Douglas from Oxford Stand Up To Racism said “This is an important victory for anti-racists. We were expecting hundreds to join our protest, and the cancellation shows that anti-racists can make a difference if they organise and mobilise. The Stand Up To Racism campaign united campaigers, councillors, academics, trade unionists, students and Oxford residents, and drew the support of the local Labour MP. All oppose the Oxford Union giving a platform to a representative of a party that is deeply racist and has Nazi members. The AfD has built it’s fortunes on the racist scapegoating of Muslims, migrants and refugees and played a key role in neo-Nazis hunting migrants on the streets of Chemnitz. Already we face a sharp rise in racist attacks and didn’t want racism being fuelled here.”
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