Cambridge Stand Up To Racism


Unity Statement – Don't Let the Racists Divide Us!

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Supporters of Fascist English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson have said they will march in Cambridge on Saturday July 21st . Using the smoke screen of 'defending free speech', they are trying to rebuild a far right street movement in Britain.
When they marched on 9 June in London, they made Nazi salutes, shouted racist abuse and attacked anti-racists. Hardened Nazis were joined by figures from the European and American 'alt right ' including noted Islamophobe Gert Wilders and Filip Dewinter, who has spoken with wartime Nazi collaborators in Belgium. They received a message of support from Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to Donald Trump.

These people are not interested in free speech, but want to silence those they disagree with. They have a record of violence towards minorities, particularly Muslims; wherever they go, division, violence and racism follow.

There is no place in Cambridge's proudly diverse, multi cultural and multi faith community for the sort of racism espoused by Robinson and many of his supporters. We stand proudly alongside our Muslim brothers and sisters, and welcome the arrival of refugees in our city. We won't let the racists divide us, and call for the utmost unity against their poisonous aims.
Stand Up to Racism and Unite Against Fascism are calling a counter protest on Saturday 21st July. We ask all those who are angered by the rise in Islamophobia and concerned by the rise of the far right to join us on the day and to sign and circulate this unity statement.

Signed by
Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge
Alex Mayer MEP
Cllr Lewis Herbert, leader Cambridge City Council
Councillor Kevin Price, Deputy Leader, Cambridge City Council
Zareen Taj, Cambridge Stand Up to Racism
Cllr Mike Todd Jones, Cambridge City Council
Paul Turnbull, Cambridge Unite Against Fascism
Richard Rose, Cambridge Love Music Hate Racism
Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, Cambridgeshire County Council
Councillor Mike Todd-Jones
Councillor Dave Baigent  Cambridge City Council
Dan Ratcliffe (chair Arbury Labour Party)
The Rev’d Devin McLachlan, Associate Vicar, Great St Mary’s, the University Church
Mujahid Islam, secretary Cambs Labour Ethnic Minority Forum
Jim Kelly, Chair Unite London and Eastern Regional Council
Unite The Union GEMS London & Eastern
Andrew 'Ozzy' Osbourne Unite the Union London and Eastern engineering, manufacturing and steel regional industrial sector committee (pc)
Ivan Williams, Branch Chair of Unison University of cambbridge and colleges branch
UNISON Cambridge University Hospitals Branch
Waseem Yaqoob, Branch Secretary Cambridge UCU.
Cambridge Area Momentum
Anna Gordon (Cambs Stop the War)
Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Roger Green, NEU
R*E*P*E*A*T Records
Seymour Quigley, musician and music promoter
Hazel Perry (Secretary, Peterborough Trades Union Council).
Christine Pettengell, South East Cambs Labour Party
Dr E Anderson, Cambridge University
Huw Jones, South East Cambs Labour Party
Cambridge Letterist And Situationist Society
Daniel Cooper, Chair Cambridge Unite Community
3Vol Soundsytem
Artists Union, Cambridge
UNISON University Of Cambridge & Colleges Branch
Rebel Arts Radio
Saltfen (band)
Jamie Goodland
Raymond Morell, Unite chair of London and Eastern aerospace and shipbuilding industrial sector committee.
Tom Goode
James Cook (author / musician)
Jude Cook (author / musician)
James White (musician)
Clive Peace

The Idealistics (band)
Mitch Mitchell, Refugee Lifeboat
Kill The Crow (band)
Karmadillo (band)
Tony Booth, Labour Party Trumpington Branch
Riccardo la Torre, Regional Secretary – FBU Eastern Region (R9)
Jane Goodland
Asa Benstead, Social worker & UNISON workplace Steward, Cambs county council
Suhaa Mahmood, Engineering student at University of Cambridge


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