Oxon planning meeting for UN Anti Racism International Day of Action
Zoom: Meeting ID: 839 1527 0553 Passcode: 700148
The invasion of the Capitol building in an attempt to stop the election of the next US president, by far right and fascist activists, stirred up by Trump, is a wake-up call for anti-racists around the world. While Trump has been defeated in his bid for the presidency, fascism and Trumpism will require a mass anti-racist movement to defeat it. As the recent meeting between fascists in the UK and US has shown the anti-racist movement movement needs to be international too.
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TUE, 26 JAN AT 18:00 UTC
Stand up to Racism (SUTR) is holding an online event on Tuesday 26th January 2021, marking Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust announced that the theme for 2021 is “Be the light in the darkness” - much needed after a difficult 2020.
We must remember the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. It is imperative that we reflect and bear witness to the memory of the atrocities that resulted in the murder of over 6 Million Jewish people and millions of others. We will also hear from voices representing the Roma and other communities who were targeted by the nazis. The event will underline the importance of opposing antisemitism and fascism, especially during the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, that the far right are using to build support.
In a world where far right and fascist groups continue to deny the Holocaust our aim is to play a part in paying tribute to those who were victims of the Nazis and to say Never Again.
Confirmed speakers so far include
* Lorna Brunstein- Artist - daughter of Holocaust survivor, Esther Brunstein
* Professor Ruth Levitas
* Colette Levy - Hidden child from the Nazi occupation of France
* Daniela Abraham- Sinti Roma Holocaust memorial Trust
* Gillian Bessey, the daughter of a Rotherham miner who saved thousands of Jewish lives working as Schindler's office boy at his factory in Krakow. Pawel Dlugai is to be honoured by Schindler music with exhibition and video of Gillian talking about his time as a "courier" for the anti-Nazi resistance.
Stand Up To Racism & TUC conference 2021
- From COVID-19 to #BlackLivesMatter... Fighting for anti-racist workplaces
Racism and inequality have been at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis. BAME frontline workers and communities have disproportionately suffered during the pandemic. But despite the crisis the Tories have continued with the racist hostile environment. Refugees, migrants and the Muslim community have been scapegoated throughout the crisis while deportation flights continue despite the Windrush scandal.
It’s no wonder that in the wake of George Floyd’s death in the US hundreds of thousands were involved in the Black Lives Matter protests in Britain.
Whether it’s the disproportionate use of stop and search against black communities or the ongoing disparities on safety, pay and conditions for BAME workers racism is a trade union issue. In the US Trump may have lost but he has inspired the racist and fascist right internationally and they are still trying to grow. In Britain the trade unions have been at the forefront of opposing attempts by the Far Right to re-organise and build support. In these difficult times we need to make a stand against the growth of racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism and any attempt to divide working people.
This event organised by Stand Up To Racism & the TUC will look at how we can build the fight against racism and inequality in our workplaces, decolonise our education system and strengthen links between the trade unions and the wider anti-racist movement.
BLACK LIVES MATTER - NO TO RACISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA, ANTISEMITISM AND FASCISM - REFUGEES WELCOME, DEFEND MIGRANT RIGHTS
On March 20, 2021, UN Anti-Racism Day, events will take place in cities, communities and online events around the world. In Britain, socially distanced protests will take place across the country, including Central London, and a national online rally will take place with speakers representing the broad alliance of communities and organisations that make up the anti-racist movement.
The growth of the Black Lives Matter movement has shone a fresh spotlight on the horrific levels of racism in Britain, the US and internationally, and played a major role in the defeat of Donald Trump, the world's number one racist. This growing, powerful force has the potential to strike serious blows against racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism.
With the Coronavirus crisis intensifying, structural racism & health inequalities mean the epidemic is continuing to disproportionately impact BAME communities. The British Government is disgracefully attacking and vilifying refugees and migrants to distract from its failings. It is also attempting to blame Muslim and other communities for spreading the virus, further fanning the flames of racism and putting even more lives in danger.
On March 20 2021 we will come together united against racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism and fascism. We'll stand in solidarity with refugees and migrants to send a powerful message to those in power that racism will be defeated.
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