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Stand Up to Racism Newsletter – October 2017


Stand Up to Racism Newsletter – November 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!

Football for All, No to the Division Spread by The Football Lads Alliance
We have pencilled in a meeting on 'Football For All' for 24th January, with both national and local speakers from the world of football. We hope to be able to confirm details very soon.
The Football Lads Alliance is a group 'opposed to extremism' and which no doubt includes people with genuine concerns. However, as this article explains, many of those pulling the strings of this fast growing organisation have rather less innocent motives. http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/stand-racism-football-lads-alliance/

As a result, we have been leafletting Cambridge United and plan to do so again in the run up to our meeting. Can you help us?

November is Islamophobia Awareness month – can you get involved?
We are planning events at both universities in Cambridge, perhaps focussing on the Prevent strategy. Please let us know if you want to be involved or have any ideas for eye catching initiatives.

December – Winter Comfort for Refugees including an aid convoy on December 9th
We believe that solidarity with refugees is a political as well as a humanitarian act. For this reason we will be collecting money and goods in the run up to the convoy on December 9th. We will be collecting money at events across Cambridge in the next few weeks (eg Scrap the Cap rally on 18.11.17, Mill Road Winter Fair on 2.12.17) and would encourage our supporters to do the same. You can download a collection sheet to use amongst your friends and workmates here http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/wp-content2015/uploads/2017/10/winter-appeal-9th-dec-sutr-collection-sheet.pdf and read more about the convoy and what items are required here http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/stand-racism-care4calais-winter-refugee-appeal/

Advanced notice of events planned for new year

Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January

Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference in London, Feb 10th

Stand Up to Racism national demo marking UN anti racism day, London, March 17th

Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR)
Most promoters will welcome a LMHR stall at their gigs. Ask them!
Dec 2nd 2- 4pm, Young Performers Gig (LMHR benefit)
Dec 2nd – Goldblume, Shyer and more at The Portland (LMHR stall)
Dec 29th – Theme Tune Night - R*E*P*E*A*T Christmas do(n't), LMHR benefit



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 days 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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