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Stand Up to Racism Newsletter – December 2017


 

The large amount of activity we are involved with reflects the period in which we are living. There is a serious rise in racist incidents, but just as importantly, there is a new confidence and vitality amongst anti racist campaigners

To help us keep building the anti racist movement, please get involved in any of the below, or an idea of your own!

 

Thanks to all who supported our Winter Appeal for Refugees. As I type, £605 from Cambridge is on its way with our aid convoy as a physical show of our solidarity with refugees as they face cold and poverty in conditions that are an embarrassment to the supposedly civilised world. Donations were collected on the streets, at demonstrations and from Trade Unions; the enthusiasm and generosity of those at the Love Music Hate Racism Young Performers Gig was particularly heartening.

Seasonal gifts
We have new mugs (£5), fridge magnets (£1.50), bags (£5) plus badges and T shirts all available to help raise funds for anti racist causes. These are available from our street and gig stalls or online here
http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/antinazi/resources.htm

Prospects and Plans for 2018

The antics of Donald Trump and his friend Theresa May do not bode well for a year of peace and tolerance. However while some of the establishment may not be spreading tidings of joy, the anti racist movement is in good shape, ready to take on the many challenges 2018 looks set to bring. Here are some of the things Cambridge Stand Up to Racism will be involved with:

1.Holocaust Memorial Day Meeting
We will be having a report back from a visit to Auschwitz and Krakow Ghetto, discussing the rise of the Nazis and how they could have been stopped.
Jan 22nd, Friends Meeting House, 7.30pm (date and venue tbc)

2. Football For All Public Meeting
The rise of the Football Lads Alliance has worried all those who value our diverse game and our diverse society. We are planning a meeting with local football clubs and the Cambs FA to reinforce our determination to keep racism out of Football.
February 7th, 7.30pm, Cambs FA Building, Histon (date and venue tbc)

3. Stand Up to Trump Local and National Demo
Trump’s UK visit looks like being 26-27th Feb 2018 to open the new US embassy in Vauxhall, London. There will probably be a national demo on the Saturday, with local protests being called on the day of his actual visit. Cambridge Stand Up to Racism has called one for Monday 26th February, meeting at 4.30pm in Market Square, although the exact time and date may change of course. We will also be helping to organise transport to the national demo. Let's show Trump (and May) that racism and scapegoating aren't welcome here!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2056405854588745/

4. Stand Up to Racism National Student Conference
Cambridge University students held an informative and useful meeting during Islamophobia Month. This national conference hopes to help all sorts of students to organise effectively against racism. There will be cheap shared transport from Cambridge, please get in touch if you are interested. Date tbc.

5. Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference in London, Feb 10th
Trade Unionists have always been central to the fight against racism, whether this be through raising funds or taking on bigotry at work. This conference is a way of helping them to organise in the workplace. There will be cheap shared transport from Cambridge, please get in touch if you are interested.

6.Stand Up to Racism national demo marking UN anti racism day, London, March 17th – with the rise in racism in society, it is important that we make this our biggest demo yet! There will be cheap coach travel from Cambridge, mail back to book your place. More details here https://www.facebook.com/events/235191807017950/ Book coach tickets here

Status

7. Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR)
Most promoters will welcome a LMHR stall at their gigs. Ask them!
Dec 29th – Theme Tune Night - R*E*P*E*A*T (anti) Christmas do(n't), LMHR benefit
https://www.facebook.com/events/2044712342476123/
Next open organising meeting, Monday Jan 8th @ 8pm, CB2s cafe.

Stand Up to Racism sends season's greetings to anti racists everywhere and hopes you will join us working for a peaceful, diverse and happy 2018.


email us here standuptoracism.cambridge@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSUTR
https://twitter.com/CambridgeSutr




Say No to Bigotry - Get Involved with Stand Up to Racism

Recent months have seen a heartening rejection of the racism and bigotry of Donald Trump and of our own Prime Minister's disgraceful appeasement of him and his policies. If we keep up the pressure we can turn the heat on Theresa May and keep the anti racist agenda in the limelight.

If we all work together we can make sure the voices of the anti racist majority are heard!

Join national Stand Up to Racism here http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/donate/

No to Holocaust denial, No to anti Semitism!
You maybe aware of the outrageous leaflets distributed furtively on car windscreens in Cambridge University (and at other colleges nationwide) last week. Read Cambridge Unite Against Fascism’s response here


Contact us:
https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSUTR/
https://twitter.com/CambridgeSutr
standuptoracism.cambridge@gmail.com



Want to get involved? – come to our next organising meeting

We hold regular stalls and leafleting sessions – all help appreciated!

 

Cambridge Stand Up to Racism In the news

Report on our Stand Up to Trump demo
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/hundreds-take-cambridge-streets-call-12487530

Read how the press reported our response to recent racist incidents here
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cambridge-antifascists-visited-pubs-to-protect-residents-after-neo-nazi-blood-and-honour-rally/story-29787568-detail/story.html


http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/campaign-groups-hit-out-at-vile-stickers-linking-migrants-with-terrorism/story-29779618-detail/story.html

These stories show that we can turn the tide on racism, all it takes is for united action.

We hope you can join us and to see many of you at our public meeting on October 24th.

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Unite Against Fascism Response to
Blood and Honour Gig in Haddenham

Cambridge Unite Against Fascism is appalled to hear of the Blood and Honour Gig secretly held in Haddenham 2 weeks ago. Cambridgeshire is a diverse, welcoming county and this type of Hitler worshipping seig heiling neo Nazism is definitely not wanted here, particularly in the months after the horrific murder of MP Jo Cox. It is a testament to the effectiveness of the anti Fascist movement that such gigs have to be organised secretly, and we do question the role of the police in allowing this event to go ahead.

After the gig it became apparent that a few of the attendees were drinking in Ely, Unite Against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism activists immediately visited the pubs in the area to ensure that the Nazis had departed, and worked with local anti racists in distributing 'Refugees Are Welcome Here' postcards. These were well received by local people, shops and pubs.

It is worth remembering that this event was an international gathering – due to the continued vigilance of Unite Against Fascism and other anti Fascists seeing off the EDL and BNP, Neo Nazism is not currently a big threat in Cambridgeshire or in Britain as a whole. We are keen for people to understand that currently the main racist threat in Britain comes not from tiny gangs of geriatric racist numbskulls but from the anti migrant and refugees narrative being pushed by many in the establishment. This is why Stand Up to Racism's public meeting on October 24th at Anglia Ruskin University is called 'After Brexit : Why We Say Migrants Are Welcome Here'.

In contrast to the skulking secrecy of the Nazis, all Love Music Hate Racism gigs are advertised widely and open to all anti racists. Our next event in Cambridge is on 19th November at the Portland Arms and is entitled 'Skanking for Refugees 2' featuring Inter-City Crazy Train, The Dirty Stop Outs and Beverley Kills (tbc). All monies raised will be going to refugees and Love Music Hate Racism.

 

 

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HELP US WITH OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES

We run stalls, leafleting sessions, gigs, regular organising meetings and more.

Please let us know if you can help at any of these, or if you'd like more info:

 


The debate around the EU referendum has unleashed a stream of racism and far right nationalism. This toxic discussion on immigration has turned the clock back on race relations in Britain, and cost a Labour MP her life.


UKIP leader Nigel Farage recently stood proudly in front of a poster chillingly reminiscent of Nazi propaganda depicting long queues of refugees heading for Europe. Earlier, he stated that violence would be the ‘next step’ when people felt that nothing could be done about immigration through democratic means.


The decimation of living standards through government austerity has meant immigrants have been wrongly scapegoated. In some places, this has lead to an increase in physical and verbal attacks.


Mainstream politicians must resist conceding to racist arguments on immigration, as this will only strengthen racism. Study after study shows the enormous economic benefits of immigration, as well as the social and cultural benefits.

Now the referendum is over, we anti racists must unite. We know that most people in Britain oppose racism. Over the last few years we have seen some of the biggest demonstrations for decades against racism and in favour of welcoming refugees and migrants. We must redouble our efforts to make sure the climate created by the referendum is not used by the racists and the far right. As Jo Cox said, we have far more in common than we have dividing us. It's time to stand up to racism, to recognise that generations of immigrants have enriched Britain, to address the problems austerity has created and to oppose all forms of bigotry and hatred.

Can you join us?


Cambridge says Refugees Are Welcome Here!

Contact us here for more info


Regular Organising Meetings
Help us build the anti racist movement in Cambridge – mail back for details of date and venue.

Stalls and leaflets
We will be holding stalls in town around the town and Universities to help spread the word. Let us know if you can help!


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Get Involved – we need you!
We have leaflets, badges, fund raising motions, speakers and more – get in touch and help us turn the tide on the racists.


Keep up to date with our activities in Cambridge on our Facebook pages


Stand Up To Racism https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSUTR/
Twitter twitter.com/CambridgeSutr
Unite Against Fascism https://www.facebook.com/groups/cambridgeuaf/
Love Music Hate Racism https://www.facebook.com/groups/52520370744/

Twitter twitter.com/cambridgelmhr

No to anti Traveller Racism
See our statement here

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