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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.
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:
Memorial Day Meeting
Football For All Public Meeting
Stand Up to Trump Local and National Demo
Stand Up to Racism National Student Conference
Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference in London, Feb 10th
Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR)
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.
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/
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to get involved? come to our next organising meeting
hold regular stalls and leafleting sessions all help appreciated!
Cambridge Stand Up to Racism In the news
on our Stand Up to Trump demo
how the press reported our response to recent racist incidents here
These stories show that we can turn the tide on racism, all it takes is for united action.
hope you can join us and to see many of you at our public meeting on
Against Fascism Response to
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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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 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
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