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Friday, May 23, 2014

Stand up to racism, UKIP and fascism

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Congratulations to anti-fascists in the North West - thanks to groups like Unite Against Fascism, Nazi Nick Griffin has lost his seat, which means that contrary to most of Europe, Britain is now fascist free again in terms of European parliamentary representation! 

In the aftermath of the local and European elections, this conference is timely...

 Stand up to racism and fascism – No to Scapegoating Immigrants – No to Islamophobia

 Unite Against Fascism national conference  

Saturday 14 June, London - registration open now.

This conference is a timely opportunity to understand and discuss how to campaign against UKIP, a movement similar to the Tea Party in the US, after it polled the highest share of the vote topping the poll in the Euro elections; learn the lessons of how we defeated fascist British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin; and the importance of challenging and not conceding to racism.

Across Europe far right and fascist parties made significant gains. In France Front National topped the polls with 24.95% of the vote (24 seats). In Greece Golden Dawn polled 9.4% gaining 3 MEPs and in Austria FPO won 20.5% of the vote. We also believe that it is vital we campaign to stop the rise of racist and fascist parties across Europe and along with other campaigning groups we will be combating the rise of UKIP

Themes include: Challenging racist scapegoating of immigrants ● No to Islamophobia and Islamophobic attacks ● Celebrating diversity ● Busting the myths on immigration ● Responding to racism and fascism in Europe ● Stand up to UKIP

Initial speakers include:
Diane Abbott MP
Claude Moraes MEP
Mohammad Taj (TUC President)
Maz Saleem, Daughter of Mohammed Saleem
Tony Kearns, Senior Deputy General Secretary, CWU
Dr Tommy Tomescu (Alliance against Romanian and Bulgarian Discrimination)
Aaron Kiely NUS Black Students Officer
Gerry Gable Editor Searchlight
Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett (Joint National Secretaries Unite Against Fascism)

9.30 – 5pm
Saturday 14 June
Trade Union Congress
 Congress House
Great Russell Street
 £12 / £6 (students and concs)

Edited to add: check out the Stand Up to UKIP campaign



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