Join the Unite Against Fascism national march and carnival
Saturday 6 November 2010
Assemble: 12 noon, Malet Street, London WC1
Help build the national demonstration
The call for a national march and carnival against racism, fascism and Islamophobia is the most important anti-racist event in a decade. The past two years have seen the Nazi British National Party gain two MEPs and half a million votes at the general election and the rise of the violent, racist street movement of the English Defence League. Across Europe, Roma people have been subjected to pogroms and mass racist deportations.
We need to build our mass movement against racism, fascism and Islamophobia. There are lots of things you can do to help build this important demonstration:
* get involved with your local UAF group (contact the office if you don’t know which one)
* organise transport to the demonstration
* donate to the costs of the mobilisation
* organise a local activists mobilising meeting
* pass a resolution in support through your local trade union branch
* organise city centre stalls
* distribute leaflets, posters and information among your friends, workmates, family, neighbours or fellow students
The call for a national anti-racist march and carnival has been answered by hundreds of organisations and individuals across the country, including from the trade union movement, faith groups and politicians. The latest supporters include:
TUC, Muslim Council of Britain, Green Party, Ed Balls MP, Diane Abbott MP, Peter Hain MP, John McDonnell MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Benjamin Zephaniah poet, Michael Rosen writer, broadcaster and professor of children’s literature, Ken Loach film director, Derek Simpson joint general secretary, Unite the union, Tony Woodley joint general secretary, Unite the union, Keith Sonnet deputy general secretary Unison, Paul Kenny general secretary GMB Billy Hayes general secretary, CWU, Tony Kearns deputy general secretary, CWU, Chris Keates general secretary, NASUWT, Christine Blower general secretary NUT, Kevin Courtney deputy general secretary, NUT, Sally Hunt general secretary UCU, Mark Serwotka general secretary PCS, Hugh Lanning deputy general secretary PCS, Matt Wrack general secretary FBU, Bob Crow general secretary, RMT, Jeremy Dear general secretary NUJ, Pete Murray president NUJ, Gerry Conlon Guildford Four, Paddy Hill Birmingham Six, Runnymede Trust, Napo, POA, Musicians Union, British Muslim Initiative, London Muslim Centre.