Monthly Archives: August 2018

National unity demonstration against fascism and racism – Sat 17 November


Saturday 17 November, Central London
Share and invite to the facebook event here

We are experiencing the biggest rise in support for fascism, the far right, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism since the 1930s. In Britain fascists and racists are mobilising on a scale not seen for decades. We must unite against this threat, which is why we are calling a national demonstration against fascism and racism on Saturday 17 November in London.

The demonstration is initiated by Stand Up To Racism, co-sponsored by Unite Against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism, and is supported by Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell amongst others.

The recent rise in attacks by the far right has created a real thirst for a mass anti-racist mobilisation in the spirit of the Anti Nazi League. Now is the time to take to the streets.
There is an urgent need to build a movement against racism and fascism. Help us mobilise for 17 November by joining Stand Up to Racism.

Leeds Stand Up to Racism will be organising transport down for the national demo – email or see fb link here:

Tuesday 4 September – Leeds Stand Up to Racism forum – how do we stop the rise of the racist and fascist right?
Tuesday 4 September – 6.30pm, The Rosebowl, Portland Crescent LS1 3HB – all welcome
Saturday 20 October – Stand Up to Racism International Conference, London

Leeds SUTR have organised some transport down for the international conference – please email for more info – and there is a model motion for trade union branches here:


Ford Maguire Society meeting on Leyland riots of 1917

The Ford Maguire Society present

The Leylands Riots of June 1917

Wednesday, 19th September, at 7pm Northern School of Contemporary Dance 98 Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 4BH

On 3rd and 4th June 1917, Leeds experienced some of the worst rioting in its history, when thousands of its inhabitants stormed into the Leylands district of the city, vandalising the homes, communal buildings and business premises of the city’s large Jewish community. This lecture will commence with an examination of both the long-term trends and the immediate causes of this outrage. The major events will then be thoroughly analysed and, finally, the roles of the police, the judiciary, the local press and the national government will all be critically assessed

Speaker: Dr David Beeston