Cambridge Stand Up to Racism
May /June Newsletter
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Stand Up to Racism Newsletter
Mid May 2018
1. Standing up to Trump
As people probably know, racist war monger Donald Trump is now set to
visit Britain on July 13th. A national demonstration has been called
for that day, with local demos in the build up.
Cambridge Stand Up to Racism are working with Stop the War Coalition
and are planning transport to the national demo on that day (link for
tickets available soon). We are also calling a local demo on the evening
before, Thursday 12th July from 5.30 in Kings Parade.
Details of course may change, so please follow the event page below
and watch this space.
Want to get involved in opposing Trump? Open Activists Meeting, June
We have called an Open Activists meeting for everyone wanting to get
involved where details can be agreed, and ideas / strategies shared.
Tuesday June 5th 7.30 Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD, all welcome!
2. Summer stalls help appreciated at any of these events,
let us know if you're interested!
I . Strawberry Fair June 2nd, people needed for our Stand
Up to Racism stall and to steward at The Love Music Hate Racism stage,
please, contact Rosey@repeatfanzine.co.uk
ii. June 8th we've been invited to March Carnival, mail
back for more info.
iii. The Big Day Out July 15th a family fun day
in central Cambridge, please contact Martin B email@example.com
if you'd like to help at this.
iv. Subterranean 2 Sept 15th (all day rock / indie festival at
Cambridge Corn Exchange featuring bigger names alongside local acts)
contact Rosey@repeatfanzine.co.uk if you'd like to help run a Love Music
Hate Racism stall.
v. Freshers Fairs 2018, October 2018
3. Opposing the racist Football Lads Alliance (FLA) Manchester
The 'Democratic' Football Lads Alliance demo in London 2 weeks ago revealed
the racist face of this organisation, as they openly allied themselves
with Tommy Robinson. It's vital we oppose the FLA and their poisonous
Islamaphobia. We have plans for more actions to counter them here in
Cambridge; there's a useful article on the FLA here
Love Music Hate Racism
Some quality ska punk to skank to, with profits being split between
refugees in Calais and the Love Music Hate Racism stage at Strawberry
Saturday May 19th at The Portland, tickets £5 in advance £6
on the door, please share the FB event and let us know if you'd like
is also a Young Performers Gig earlier in the day
Fair June 2nd
have a (mostly) Young Performers Stage and small campaigning area at
Strawberry Fair, still Europes largest free one day festival.
The bill is now full; however we'd love help with stewarding, stalls,
setting up the stage and tent etc. Please get in touch if you want to
Building Together Against Trump, Tuesday June 5th 7.30pm, Alex Wood
Hall, Norfolk Street.
to Holocaust denial, No to anti Semitism!
to get involved? come to our next organising meeting
hold regular stalls and leafleting sessions all help appreciated!
Stand Up to Racism In the news
day of solidarity with the Muslim Community
to Nazi posters in Cambridge
on our Stand Up to Trump demo
how the press reported our response to recent racist incidents here
stories show that we can turn the tide on racism, all it takes is for
hope you can join us and to see many of you at our public meeting on
Against Fascism Response to
Blood and Honour Gig in Haddenham
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
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
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
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.
Music Hate Racism gig:
Contact us here
US WITH OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES
run stalls, leafleting sessions, gigs, regular organising meetings and
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.
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
you join us?
Cambridge says Refugees Are Welcome Here!
us here for
Help us build the anti racist movement in Cambridge mail back
for details of date and venue.
We will be holding stalls in town around the town and Universities to
help spread the word. Let us know if you can help!
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/
Unite Against Fascism https://www.facebook.com/groups/cambridgeuaf/
Love Music Hate Racism https://www.facebook.com/groups/52520370744/
to anti Traveller Racism
See our statement