Far Right For Britain a wash out in the local elections
Racist far right for Britain received just 40 votes in Northfield Brook ward in the Oxford city council elections, and 96 votes in the Leys ward in the Oxon county council elections, coming second to last and last, respectively. A big thank you to everyone who supported the campaign to expose For Britain's racist credentials and links to known fascists. Indications that our leaflet calling for people to turn out to vote to stop the far right worked in that turn out in the Leys ward was higher than the previous election.
It is just under 2 weeks until the national day of action to mark the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd and calling for more action on racismDetails of the Oxford protest on Sat 22nd May are below. Please help help build the week of action by:
Inviting friends and supporters to the Oxford Memorial Protest facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477752153343655
- Tuesday 11th 12:45 BMW Garsington Rd
- Tuesday 11th 5PM meet outside Brewdog, corner/CowleyRd/Princess St
- Wednesday 12th 8.15 AM Oxpens college
- Wednesday 12th 5 PM Carfax
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2 PM Saturday 22nd May - Assemble Manzil Way green, Cowley Road
Called by: Oxford Stand Up To Racism/Rhodes Must Fall Oxford/ Extinction Rebellion Oxford/CWU South Central Postal/more tbc
- Black Lives Matter
- No more police powers
- Defend the right to protest
- Reject the CRED report
One year ago the brutal murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer led to a global wave of demonstrations and the resurgence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
This historic movement has changed the public debate on racism and police violence, but a massive backlash is underway, not only against the Black Lives Matter movement, but also against climate protesters, women's activists, and anyone else who challenges and holds the government to account.
The government’s CRED report into the BLM protests was a whitewash - finding no evidence of institutional racism in policing, and health and education systems. This flies in the face of all evidence.
The government is also handing the police and courts new powers to criminalise Black and minority communities, including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families, and anyone who wants to protest against racism, against the climate and ecological emergency which threatens all of us, or for a better world.
As we mark a year since the murder of George Floyd, it is vital that we step up the movement for justice and against racism.
Let’s keep it Covid safe: Stay away if you have Covid symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with covid symptoms l wear a mask l maintain a safe social distance l bring hand sanitiser l follow stewards’ advice
Major online rally at 5pm(GMT+1) with speakers from the anti-racist movement in the US as well as here in Britain.
Speakers confirmed so far:
Diane Abbott MP • Victor Sylvester, Roger Sylvester Justice Campaign • Elise Bryant, Coalition of Labour Women President & United Against Hate (US) • Aman Ali, Head of Community Engagement & Development at MEND • Bell Ribiero-Addy MP • Cammilla Mngaza, Free Siyanda Campaign • Lawrence Davies, Equal Justice solicitor for Belly Mujinga case • Shaka Hislop, ex footballer & Show Racism The Red Card ambassador • Andrew Boateng, campaigner who was accosted by police while cycling with his son • Rev. Kobi Little, President of the Baltimore NAACP • Ryan Colaço, campaigner and target of racist stop & search • Sabby Dhalu & Weyman Bennett, Co-convenors of Stand Up to Racism
On 25 May, anti racists will #TakeTheKnee everywhere across the country
On Tuesday 25th May we are asking everyone to Take the Knee at 6pm in workplaces, local communities or on your doorstep to mark the first anniversary of the murder of george Floyd and to reaffirm our resistance to racism. More details: https://fb.me/e/1rbU6mIqJ
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