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November 12, 2018

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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.”

500 counter-demonstrators humiliate fascists in Liverpool

November 4, 2018

A counter-demonstration called by Unite Against Fascism Merseyside and Liverpool Stand Up To Racism saw off around ten members of a North West based fascist group, before they’d even left the train station. The fascist group had planned a demo, but around 500 people from anti-racist groups, trade unions and others arrived to build an opposition presence. The counter-demo was supported by the Mayor of Liverpool – Joe Anderson – and ended in a celebratory march over to Liverpool’s main Lime Street station.

See pictures, footage and a report from the day here;

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/03/liverpool-runs-far-right-marchers-out-of-town

 

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‘Arrest after ‘racist and threatening’ letters sent to Stoke-on-Trent mosques’

October 29, 2018

According to The Sentinel, ‘racist mail’ has been sent to mosques across Stoke-on-Trent and a man has been arrested.

Read the full story here;

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/racist-threatening-letters-mosques-stoke-2157897?fbclid=IwAR0oeuttm5Rs7TNa4qYOOWcFGC83-s0H82gCFChMlM-KNI-gJcyKhXNTziY

 

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;

 

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

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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

 

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