Anti-fascist Demo 12noon 4th November Bromley North Train Station

Message received from Bromley Trades Council via TUC:

Anti-fascist Demo 12noon 4th November Bromley North Train Station

The fascist splinter group, Britain First are aiming to march in Bromley, on Saturday 4 November. This is due to the notorious leaders of this group having to sign on at Bromley police station every week. The two who have to sign on, face charges resulting from their history of Islamophobic and racist provocations.

Britain First split from the British National Party (BNP), however their fascist politics are clear. Unfortunately the far right internationally are growing, in Britain they try to emulate the likes of Le Pen and Golden Dawn.

Local people do not wish these fascists to march in Bromley. including Bromley Momentum, Bromley Trades Council, Bromley & Chislehurst CLP and UAF along with other groups are asking people who oppose the odious, hate filled ideas of these Nazis’s and to come out and join us to oppose them and there views on Saturday the 4th of November, 12 noon at Bromley North train station.

“Refugees are welcome here” Competition

Timetable for

‘Refugees are Welcome Here’
Newham Schools Competition 2017
• Competition to be run in schools [during Refugee Week or before]
• These entries to be judged in individual schools

Then, asap (Deadline 16h00 03/07/2017):
1st, 2nd & 3rd winners in each category entries to be sent / delivered to
Newham Teachers’ Association,
COMPETITION
C/O Newham Town Hall,
Barking Road,
E6 2RP

• Entries to be judged by independent panel
• Schools to be informed by email of results by 9am Friday 7th July
• Winning children, families and teachers invited to prize-giving event
• Prize-giving event to be held week beginning Monday 12th July [final date & venue tbc] . This will begin at 5pm and last approximately an hour.

Full details and all competition papers can be seen on the Refugee Poetry Competition webpage

Demo: Support EU migrants

On Wednesday 29 March Theresa May is set to invoke article 50.

May plans to use the future of EU migrants in the U.K as bargaining chips in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. This leaves families across Britain with an uncertain future.

EU migrants play an important role across the U.K economy. The government must guarantee their right to stay now.

Stand Up To Racism is calling for people to show solidarity with EU nationals this Wednesday.

Get involved in the day of action to defend EU migrants this Wednesday 29 March.

Join the facebook event to keep up with what is happening on the day around the country and post information about your local activity on it here.
5.30pm, Downing Street: Banner drop and speak out with EU migrants outside Number 10 to tell Theresa May that EU migrants are here to stay.

Organise mass leafleting of your local station, tube, town centre or at your workplace or college on Wednesday 29 March. Email info@standuptoracism.org.uk for leaflets.
Download a defend EU workers selfie to use at work here.

Contact your MP: Lend support to detained PSC activists

Urgent message from the Palestine Solidarity CampaignPSC logo image

Issa Amro, Hebron peace activist, is recognised by the E.U. and the U.N. as a Human Rights Defender. He is facing now 18 charges in an Isreali Military Court.

Omar Barghouti, leader of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, was arrested only days before traveling to the U.S. to receive the Gandhi Peace Award.

Please contact your M.P. to raise their cases with the U.K. Government.

Newham Teachers’ Association has been affiliated to the PSC for many years. Continue reading Contact your MP: Lend support to detained PSC activists

BFI African Odysseys Committee present the film – Kalushi

The NTA has received the following communication:

From: Peter Smith [mailto:peter_smith1949@btinternet.com]
Sent: 15 March 2017 20:49
To: petersmith@newhamteachers.org.uk
Subject: FW: Kalushi

Dear Sir

My name is Wale Ojo and I am responsible for the screening of KALUSHI at the British Film institute on the 6th April 2017.  I saw the film at the Film Africa festival in November last year  and was immediately struck by its potency and beauty. I immediately made  plans for the film to be featured at the premier venue for cinema in the country, namely the National Film theatre at the British Film institute. I am on a steering committee at the BFI called the AFRICAN ODYSSEYS and we are responsible for putting on films of educational content for an eager and demanding audience.

Please feel free to spread the word to all you know.  I have included a poster of the film and here is a booking link  “Kalushi” . Please note that booking for seats will be available from March 14th.

I look forward to seeing you on the 6th April for what promises to be a cinematic and landmark event.

Yours sincerely,
Wale Ojo

Peter Smith will attend the screening as one of the London Recruits.

March Against Racism 18/03/2017 – Preparation

Just two weeks to go until the #MarchAgainstRacism protests on 18 March in London, Glasgow, and Cardiff.

The demos happen against the backdrop of anti-racist rhetoric against migrants and refugees. These anti-racist protests, supported by the TUC, can help shift the debate across Britain. We need to get tens of thousands onto the streets.

preparation

Leafleting Tube Stations – 5-7pm on Thursday 9 March. Can you help with leafleting a London tube station? Please email info@standuptoracism.org.uk if you can help with tube leafleting.

Stewarding & Activists Meeting Monday 13 March- Preparation for London M18 demo. If you can get involved with stewarding the #MarchAgainstRacism protest in London, help on a stall on 18th March or you want to be part of the final push to build the demo, then come along to a stewards and activists meeting 6pm, 13 March at Marble Hall, TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3LS

Volunteers Required For Placard Making 14/15/16 March. Stand Up To Racism is asking for volunteers to help with the massive job of getting everything ready for the huge protest we expect in London. Can you help with placard making in Hackney between 14th -16th March? Email info@standuptoracism.org.uk if you’re available on any of these dates.

Leaflet for 18/03/2017
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Selfie Poster for 18/03/2017
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Links:
March Against Racism website
SUTR website

Poster for March Against Racism 18/03/2017