Skip to content

NorSCARF members head to SUTR International Conference

October 21, 2018

On Saturday 20th October a delegation of NorSCARF members went to Stand Up To Racism’s International Conference in London.

The conference was attended by hundreds of people and included key note speeches by figures from across the world. The focus of the conference was to discuss how to counter the global rise of far right politics and ideologies, with key topics including Isalamophobia, antisemitism, the Windrush generation, Black Lives Matter, the refugee crisis, hate crime, Prevent, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and the far right in countries such as Sweden, Italy, Hungary, and France.

The key message that NorSCARF members came away with is that our campaigns against racism and fascism find success when we are UNITED! Working together is key to show that we reject far right ideologies and that ordinary people can stop them from growing if we join together in opposition!

Videos of conference speeches can be found via the following links, along with further information;

 

Advertisements

EDL Fascists Humiliated in Manchester

October 20, 2018

See reports about the EDL demo and counter demo here;

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/there-been-more-members-sugarbabes-15306865?fbclid=IwAR0g1Q7Qwby4C9JPOEFrGX2XBNsDcM82cHIRnGxXnipsBukRMVpCcfNe8Ak

http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=4773

Image may contain: one or more people, people walking, crowd and outdoor

Counter protesters outnumber and block Democratic Football Lads Alliance march in Central London

October 14, 2018

On Saturday 13th October around 2,000 anti-fascist and anti-racist counter protesters blocked off a march by the DFLA, which was originally intended to go from Park Lane to Trafalgar Square.

Counter protesters, made up of trade unions and other working class groups, met the DFLA – who turned out about 1,500 people – at Pall Mall. DFLA marchers turned violent, attempting to break through police lines and reportedly making making threats to kill.

See reports and video footage on the following links;

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/13/anti-fascists-block-route-of-democratic-football-lads-alliance-london-march

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/dfla-march-in-london-farright-protest-spills-into-violence-as-police-officers-attacked-a3961276.html?fbclid=IwAR2Ub01bap8dwr_W9HULvwUkF4QLvxHkQHoF6aKTkf39w574mlNq1DjxIG0

 

Film screening of Exodus 1937

October 10, 2018

NorSCARF members and supporters may be interested in the screening of Exodus 1937, a documentary film focusing on Jewish communities leaving Germany during the rise of fascism. The film is being shown at the Potbank cafe within the former Spode Works factory site in Stoke.

See below for details. (Click on the picture if it is difficult to read!).

 

 

EDL cancels march but still plans to rally in Manchester

October 9, 2018

The EDL have cancelled a march in Didsbury, Manchester, on 20th October, but still plans to hold a rally. Here is a statement from Stand Up To Racism Manchester;

 

The EDL have called off their march on Didsbury mosque.

After growing and widespread opposition across the city the EDL have abandon their planned national march to ‘shut down’ Didsbury mosque. Council leader Ricard Leese, Manchester Cllrs Rabnawaz Akbar, and Ben Clay, were amongst the hundreds who signed a statement opposing the Nazi EDL march. Unions – including the PCS, NEU, and the GMB – opposed the march on the mosque.

The racists have been forced to abandoned their march.

Now they say they will meet in the city centre Manchester for a rally.

There can be no place for Nazis in our city.

#WeStandTogether against the race hate of the EDL.

Assemble: 12.30 Saturday 20 October
Piccadilly Gds. Manchester

Oppose the Nazi EDL
Unite against hate and division.

Called by Greater Manchester Unite Against Fascism, and Stand Up To Racism Manchester

 

To keep up to date on the details, have a look at Stand Up To Racism Manchester’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterStandUp/

 

‘Election candidate, 79, JAILED for stirring up racial hatred with ‘vile’ website posts (but she still refuses to accept she’s done wrong). In her mitigation Barbara Fielding-Morriss submitted a ‘lengthy’ letter to the Queen’

October 7, 2018

Read The Sentinel article via the following link;

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/barbara-firelding-morriss-election-jailed-2077542

No to the (D)FLA

June 4, 2018

NorsCARF members made their way to Manchester on Saturday 19th May and again on Saturday 2nd June to oppose the FLA and the DFLA who claim to be against all extremism but have had far right speakers and been promoted by far right organisations and activists in recent months. They openly promote Islamophobic events. Stephen Christopher Yaxley (better known as ex. EDL leader Tommy Robinson) has attended DFLA demonstrations and was recently given a platform to voice his racist and often Islamophobic views. On Saturday 19th May the number of FLA demonstrators was not above 100 whilst antiracists accounted for approximately 350 counter demonstrators. The FLA were static whilst SUTR, UAF, NorsCARF and many local activists marched along a designated route, waving banners with a clear message NO TO RACISM, NO TO ISLAMOPHOBIA and NO TO THE (D)FLA. On Saturday 2nd June (probably fuelled by the recent arrest of Tommy Robinson) numbers were considerably more for the DFLA, approximately 1,500 to 400 antiracist activists. However, the message was clear and repeated regularly by the various Trade Union speakers,  Labour MPs, SUTR organisers and other ‘invited’ antiracist speakers. NO PASARAN. Against a backdrop of far right growing ambitions the message from both events is that we must ORGANISE and remain steadfast in our belief that we are right. It is crucial that we mobilise and counter the growing threat of this racist movement. The DFLA will be demonstrating in London Saturday 9th June to protest the incarceration of Stephen Yaxley (who is fast becoming their ‘political martyr’) Watch this space!

%d bloggers like this: