TUFS Newsletter September 2016
1st September 2016
Trade Union Friends of Searchlight (TUFS) Newsletter sends its 29th monthly e-bulletin to all trade union affiliates.
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National, International news on far right activity, racist attacks and exclusive reports.
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Let us publicise your unions events and anti-fascist and anti-racist initiatives
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Anti-EDL, Britain First and Far Right Mobilisations
Saturday 24th September 2016 Newcastle Anti-EDL mobilisation
More info at Facebook page here
Contact your Trades Council or local Anti-Fascist group for further information.
Report from Edinburgh 17th August 2016 mobilisation against SDL
Over 800 anti-fascists from across Scotland joined a UAF march to oppose 80 members of the racist Scottish Defence League in Edinburgh on Saturday 17th August 2016. Read more here.
What to do if far right come to your town Guide from UAF here
Britain First Factsheet from UAF here
EDL Factsheet from UAF here
Stand Up To Racism National Conference
Confronting The Rise In Racism
Saturday 8th October 2016 10.30am-4.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, NW1 2BJ Info and book here
Cable Street 80th Anniversary
Sunday 9th October 2016 Assemble 12 noon
Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1DU
March to a rally St Georges Gardens, Cable Street, E1 0BL
Website here Facebook here
Trade Unions and Trades Councils :
Please publicise, coordinate transport and donate.
DONATIONS : Cable Street Committee: Acc No: 20266536; Sort Code: 60-83-01
If sending a cheque by post the envelope could be addressed to: Cable Street 80, c/o Ruskin House, 22 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD.
All monies gratefully received !
Burston Strike School
Saturday 4th September 2016 11am – 5pm
Church Green, Burston, near Diss, Norfolk
Mick Whelan General Secretary ASLEF, Liz Snape TUC President, Steve White and the Protest Family, John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor, Attila the Stockbroker, Red Flags, NASUWT Brass Band, Banner Theatre 1st May Band
Chairs : am Megan Dobney SERCTUC Regional Secretary pm Clive Lewis MP
More info here
IMPORTANT Marikana Miners Speaker Tour Dates
Trevor Ngwane, a leading member of the Marikana Support Campaign will be in the UK from 13-16 September 2016 and will be speaking as below :
Tuesday 13 September 2016 5.45-7.15pm TUC Fringe, Brighton.
Wednesday 14 September 2016 6-8pm House of Commons hosted by Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Minister of State for International Development.
Thursday 15 September 2016 6.30-8.30pm A public meeting at the London Regional Headquarters of Unite at 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB
Trevor Ngwane is available and would be delighted outside those times to meet with you, or to come to any meetings of your committees to speak about Marikana and the independent inquiry.
Contact Bronwen Handyside on 07745 130 645
(Vice-Chair, Unite London and Eastern Region)
Saturday 17th September 2016 12.30pm Park Lane
Solidarity with Refugees MARCH TO PARLIAMENT
More info on Facebook page here
Organise ! SERTUC and OPZZ
Thursday 22nd September 2016 5pm-9pm
Martha’s Restaurant, 1-1B Wootton Rd, Gaywood, PE30 4EZ
An evening workshop for Polish workers
– understand your rights at work in the UK
– join a trade union
– participate in the union in your workplace
– understand labour and social European Union rights
– know where to go to get support
Refreshments provided More info here
Kids café saved at Calais Camp !
The Kids Cafe has been saved! English and French lessons are back up and running, phones are being charged and meals are being served.
If you wish to help further, please speak to your MPs, EMPs and local councils, encouraging them to take steps to accept refugee children from Calais, and to speed up the process of doing so. If you are able, please also support us through our donations page – https://mydonate.bt.com/events/junglebookskidsrestaurant/
More info on helping the Calais Camp at Care 4 Calais here
Arts against Racism and Fascism
Tayo Aluko ‘ Call Mr Robeson;’
2016 dates at here The life of Paul Robeson, in song.
Help needed from TRADE UNIONS OR INDIVIDUALS:
Help sponsor Tayo to take 2 shows to Edinburgh Fringe here
Banner Theatre Various dates here
In association with the IBMT, Harrogate Theatre, The Place, Bedford, Unite the Union. Various dates here
TELL MAMA Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks
Mama is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. People can report any incident that you experience as a result of your Muslim faith or someone perceiving you to be Muslim. They perform a vital role in measuring the incidence of attacks especially important in a climate where many attacks are not being reported to the police.
You can submit a report here: http://tellmamauk.org/submit-a-report/
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