Monthly Archives: January 2017

Keep up the momentum – No Muslim Ban – Join the protests Saturday 4 February

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Over 2,000 people rallied marched in Leeds on Monday 30 January in solidarity with Muslims here and internationally and in solidarity with the inspiring protests in the US against Trump’s racist #Muslim ban and Theresa May’s disgraceful support for this and her invitation of a state visit  – the protest was called jointly by Leeds Stand Up to Racism and Leeds Momentum as part of mass rallies across the country – a new movement against racism internationally is being born!  If Trump does come to Britain we will be ready for him!

Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan is worrying confirmation that his racist election campaign was more than just rhetoric. The ban is an appalling attack on human rights and the continuation of an attempt to demonise Muslims and refugees. It is unacceptable that Theresa May has not came out and condemned this.

Stand Up To Racism nationally has a demonstration at the US Embassy this Saturday 4 February called jointly with the Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) and Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) Meet 11am outside the US Embassy London followed by a march to Downing St. Please continue to invite to and share event page: Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban – Stop May Supporting It.

Alternatively, attend simultaneous events taking place on Saturday in Manchester (2pm St Peter’s Square), Birmingham (2pm outside Waterstone’s), Bristol (12.30pm Water Fountains) – and now in Leeds on Saturday

Leeds Rally #NoMuslimBan – Saturday 4 February, 12 noon, Leeds City Art Gallery –

https://www.facebook.com/events/1796045477387125/

There is a Bradford Stand Up to Racism rally on Tuesday 31 Jan, 5.30pm, Centenary Square Bradford.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2005389603021593/

On Saturday 18th March it is UN Anti-Racism Day and we are hoping to build for the biggest ever anti-racist demonstration in London. Coaches will be going from Leeds and tickets will be on sale on Saturday 4 February from the SUTR stall (£20 waged/ £10 unwaged) – demonstration called by the TUC and Stand Up to Racism

http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/national-demo-refugees-migrants-welcome-stand-racism-islamophobia-anti-semitism/

Public Rally in Leeds

On Saturday 25th February Leeds SUTR are hosting a public rally – 12pm Leeds Civic Hall

Speakers include Justice for Mohammed Yassar Yaqub / Janet Alder / Weyman Bennett  / David Nagle (Labour councillor) / MEND / Marvina Newton, Black Lives Matter Leeds and others

Next organising meeting for Leeds SUTR Tuesday 7th February 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON (Woodhouse Lane, opposite Fenton pub) – all are welcome – come and get involved in building the anti-racist movement

Love Music Hate Racism gig and Valentine’s Party – Saturday 11 February, 7.30pm, The Fenton

 

Follow Leeds Stand Up to Racism

https://standuptoracism.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Leeds-Stand-Up-To-Racism-395987980592350/

Twitter @SUTRLeeds

 

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Emergency protest vs May’s support for Trump’s racist #Muslimban

As Donald Trump announces restrictions on Muslims and Theresa May holds his hand we are gathering to say #neveragain #noMuslimban.
Standing up to their racism and Islamophobia is crucial – join us in Dortmund Square Monday 30th January at 5.30pm to add our voices to the worldwide outrage at this disgusting racist ideology

Monday 30th January, 5.30pm Dortmund Square (off Headrow)

Called by Leeds Stand Up to Racism and Leeds Momentum – all welcome

https://www.facebook.com/events/1435958626422512/

Leeds Stand Up to Racism organising meeting – Tuesday 7 February, 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON offices, Woodhouse Lane (opp Fenton) – all welcome

Love Music Hate Racism gig – Saturday 11 February, 7.30pm, Fenton Pub (Woodhouse Lane)

Leeds Stand Up to Racism rally – February 25 February, 12noon, Leeds Civic Hall

UN Anti-Racism Day demonstration – Saturday 18 March – London – called by Stand Up to Racism and the TUC – coaches going from Leeds – email sutrleeds@gmail.com to reserve your place on the coaches (£20/£10).

Message from Leeds Refugee Forum / Richmond Hill Depot

Happy New Year from the Richmond Hill Depot. As you get rid of clothing and household items items from 2016,  please consider donating them to Richmond Hill Depot which sends them to refugees and asylum seekers. We are running low on adult clothing and shoes and would greatly appreciate help from you and your networks.

Richmond Hill Recreation Centre – Mon, Wed (11 am-2 pm) and Fri (10-1pm) Pontefract Lane, Cross Aysgarth Mount, Off York Rd, Leeds, LS9 9 AH

For more information guilaine.b@leedsrefugeeforum.org.uk

See also: https://www.facebook.com/YorkshireAid/

Leeds Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil

 Never Again! More than six million Jewish people and millions of others were killed by the Nazis – Join our vigil to remember the Holocaust and commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day – Friday 27 January at 5pm, Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel (City Square). Across Europe we are seeing a rise in Fascist ideology with Antisemitism and Islamophobia. We need to learn the lessons of the past and to say Never Again!

http://hmd.org.uk/events/2016/holocaust-memorial-day-vigil/thu-15122016-2034

 

 

Leeds Stand Up to Racism rally – Saturday 25 Feb, 12 noon

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Leeds Stand Up to Racism Public rally – Saturday 25 February, 12noon, Leeds Civic Hall – Council Chambers, Calverley Steet, LS1 1UR  – All welcome

#Refugees and migrants welcome here

#No to racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

#Defend EU workers

#Black Lives Matter

Speakers include: Justice 4 Mohammed Yassar Yaqub campaign, Janet Alder (Campaigner for justice for Christopher Alder),  Weyman Bennett (Stand Up to Racism co-convenor), Marvina Newton (Black Lives Matter / Angel of Youths), Councillor David Nagle, Mimi Harmer (NUS Leeds College of Music), Muslim Engagement and Development, Guilaine Brutus (Leeds Refugee Forum).

This event is to build for the national demonstration on Saturday 18 March in London on UN Anti-Racism Day – to book your coach ticket from Leeds, leaving 7am West Yorkshire Playhouse (£20/10) email Email sutrleeds@gmail.com

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Leeds rises against Trump

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Images from the fantastic Women’s Marches and other rallies and protests against Trump’s racism,  sexism  and bigotry in Leeds – part of the international wave of historic protests which saw perhaps 5 million people demonstrate internationally on the women-led marches on 21 January 2017 – lets keep the momentum up and turn UN Anti-Racism Day on 18 March into another mass international day of protest against Trump and the racist bigoted ‘mini Trumps’ here  in the UK and internationally!

Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil – Friday 27 January, 5pm Leeds City Square,  called by Leeds Stand Up to Racism https://www.facebook.com/events/1618663265094795/

Leeds University Conversations in Black History event- Remembering Christopher and David – with the Remember Oluwale campaign and Janet Alder – Leeds West Indian Centre, 6pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/153844995111872/

Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference – Saturday 4 February, NUT Headquarters, London – to book your place on the Leeds transport email sutrleeds@gmail.com

Next Leeds Stand Up to Racism organising meeting – Tuesday 7 February, 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON offices, Woodhouse Lane (opp. Fenton – all welcome)

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Leeds Stand Up to Racism Public rally – Saturday 25 February, 12noon, Leeds Civic Hall – Council Chambers, Calverley Steet, LS1 1UR  – All welcome –

Speakers include: Julie Ward MEP, Justice 4 Mohammed Yassar Yaqub campaign, Janet Alder (Campaigner for justice for Christopher Alder),  Weyman Bennett (Stand Up to Racism co-convenor), Marvina Newton (Black Lives Matter / Angel of Youths), Councillor David Nagle, Mimi Harmer (NUS Leeds College of Music), Muslim Engagement and Development.

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Saturday 18 March – International UN Anti-Racism Day demonstration – London – lets make it the biggest yet!  To book your place on the Leeds transport (£20/£10) email sutrleeds@gmail.com

@SUTRLeeds  @AntiRacismDay

Facebook ‘Leeds Stand Up to Racism’

http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk

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Oppose Trump and his racism

Protest the inauguration in Leeds!

On 20 January, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the USA. The most powerful office on Earth will belong to someone who promised to build a giant wall along the Mexican border, the expulsion of 11 million “illegal” immigrants and “extreme vetting” for Muslims entering the country.

Activists in the US have called protests for the day of his inauguration (20 Jan) – we stand in solidarity with them and will be protesting at the US embassy in London from 5pm and in towns and cities across the country.

In Leeds there are 3 protests across the weekend:

Leeds Students Stand Up to Racism have called a protest at 12 noon Friday 20th January Parkinson Steps, University of Leeds, backed by Leeds Coalition Against the War and others

https://www.facebook.com/events/1899826330237163/

Left Unity have called a protest at 5pm Dortmund Square (off Headrow) Friday 20th January, backed by a number of groups and campaigns including Stand Up to Racism and Leeds Coalition Against the War

https://www.facebook.com/events/1248382685253391/

There is also a protest in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington at 12 noon Briggate (outside Bodyshop) Leeds Saturday 21st January

https://www.facebook.com/events/386341728367754/

Leeds SUTR will have a stall at these events – please come along and help if you can

Follow Leeds Stand up to Racism:

https://www.facebook.com/Leeds-Stand-Up-To-Racism-395987980592350/

https://standuptoracism.wordpress.com/

Twitter @SUTRLeeds