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All out for Stand Up To Racism demo on Saturday 21st March!

School students in South London today prepared a ‘Say No To UKIP’ banner for Saturday’s Stand Up To Racism demonstration in London.

Say No To UKIPThe demonstration to mark UN Anti-Racism Day is happening concurrently with demonstrations across the world including Cardiff and Glasgow in the UK.

The day is a great opportunity to send a clear message to politicians and the media ahead of the general election that we will not be divided by bigotry and scapegoating.

Details for the UK events are as followed:

London  - Assemble 12pm at Portland Place

Glasgow – Assemble 11am at George Square

Cardiff – Assemble 11.30am at Clare Gardens, Riverside

Click here for more information about the event

 

 

 

SUTU activists campaigning in Islington!

SUTU activists in Islington

Stand up to UKIP activists were out leafleting against UKIP candidate Peter Muswell in South Islington on Saturday 14th March at Chapel Market!

SUTU activists were joined by Tommy and Laurentiu from the Alliance Against Romanian and Bulgarian discrimination. The group was well received by the public when they exposed UKIP’s racist agenda of anti-immigrant scapegoating.

The group plan to continue campaigning right up until the general election to make sure UKIP do not win a seat in South Islington.

Contact info@standuptoukip.org for information about SUTU activity in your local area.

Stand Up To Ukip in Islington!

Stand Up To UKIP in Islington has called for a day of action after it was announced that UKIP will be running a candidate in the Islington South and Finsbury constituency at May’s general election. Activists will be meeting at Angel tube station on Saturday 14th March 2015 from 12pm.

Victory for SUTU activists in Harlow as Ukip loses council seat!

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‘If we can drive Ukip back in Harlow, it can be done anywhere.’ So says David Forman, secretary of Harlow Trades Council, whose members helped defeat the Ukip candidate in a council by-election in early February. (12 February polling)

Ukip caused a shock last May when it won five council seats, so the need to campaign was high on the agenda.

‘The first thing we did was write to the Harlow Star exposing Ukip’s parliamentary candidate, Sam Stopplecamp, who had claimed “he was not working class anymore but I used to be”. I made the point that Ukip is a party of the bosses that is using immigration to divide the working class.

‘Then, on national voter registration day, 7 February, we handed out leaflets in the town centre exposing Nigel Farage as a former stockbroker and public school boy, and Ukip’s policies on slashing maternity leave, destruction of the NHS and so on.

‘We followed that up with door-to-door leafleting in the Mark Hall ward, where the by-election was taking place. We distributed around 3,000 Stand Up to Ukip leaflets in the three days before the election.

David says that during the count it became clear that Labour was going to win, at which point the Tory party agent came over and said ‘Your leaflets worked’.

‘Since then, the Ukip candidate, Mark Gough, has verbally attacked Waida Forman, the chair of the trades council, for calling him a racist. But we didn’t say Gough was a racist. It’s Ukip that’s racist, says David.

Labour’s candidate, Danny Purton, won the by-election with 586 votes, beating Gough by 233 votes – a clear turnaround from the last May’s election, when the Ukip candidate won the seat by 60 votes.

‘What’s interesting is the lack of Ukip window posters this time around,’ says David. ‘Last year their posters were all over the place, whereas I didn’t see a single one this time. There were loads of Labour ones.’

David reckons one of the key reasons behind Ukip’s defeat wasn’t only the strength of the anti-Ukip campaign, but dissatisfaction with the current Ukip councillors. ‘It’s clear that they only want to bash migrants, divide the working class and drag us out of the EU. When it comes to bread and butter issues they’re not interested.

‘But the trouble is that the Labour councillors, and their parliamentary candidate, Suzy Stride, seem shit-scared of calling Ukip racist.’David’s key message is to make it clear that you’re not interested in who people vote for as long as it’s not Ukip. ‘It requires that slog around the doors, but Ukip can be driven back.’

Visit the Harlow Star website for more information on the election results

Latest transport details for protest at UKip Spring Conference in Margate!

Stand up to UKIP protest at UKIP Spring Conference February 28th 2015!

Transport details for Stand Up To UKIP National protest at UKIP’s spring conference in Margate on Sat 28 Feb;

Lewisham
Coach from Lewisham Station from 9.45am (leaving at 10.15am) to Margate, £5 unwaged, £10 waged, £15 solidarity! To book a seat email SELStandUpToUKIP@gmail.com or contact Mark on 07931289199. https://www.facebook.com/SELStandUpToUKIP?fref=ts

Kingston University
Coach from Kingston Uni, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE. From 9am. Tickets are £10.
To book a seat email info@standuptoukip.org

Joint Islington and Hackney coach
Pick up 9am Islington Town Hall 
then onto pick up at Hackney Town Hall at 9.30am.
Please email info@standuptoukip.org

Joint Ipswich and Cambridge coach
Ipswich Crown Street, coach layby at 7.30am.
Then onto Cambridge ‘the backs’ Cambridge Uni at 8.50am.
Returns from Margate at 5pm.
Contact John to reserve place on 07713749243

Cambridgeshire Stand Up To UKIP Days Of Action!

Cambridgeshire Stand Up To UKIP will be holding campaign stalls around the county on the following dates! Please come along and support if you are in any of the areas.

January 31st – March
February 7th – Wisbech
February 14th – Ely
March 14th – Soham.

Joint Ipswich and Cambridge coach to Margate protest outside UKIP Spring Conference;

Leaving Ipswich Crown Street, coach layby at 7.30am.
Then onto Cambridge ‘the backs’ Cambridge Uni at 8.50am.
Returns from Margate at 5pm.
Contact John to reserve place on 07713749243

More info from cbstanduptoukip@gmail.com

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Harlow Stands Up Against UKIP!

SUTU Harlow
Last night up to 30 local campaigners in Harlow attended a Stand Up To UKIP launch meeting. The meeting was attended by local councillors, trade unionists, students, socialists and a parliamentary candidate for the town.

Speakers at the meeting discussed the threat of UKIP both in terms of their anti-working class and anti-immigrant rhetoric.  The meeting called for a day of action against UKIP in the town on Saturday 7th February from 11am.

Stand Up To UKIP protest against UKIP’s spring conference on Saturday 28th February 2015!

Stand Up To UKIP have called a National Demonstration at UKIP Spring Conference on Saturday 28th February 2015! Assemble from 12pm outside Margate Train Station.

Stand Up To UKIP National Demonstration at UKIP Spring Conference!

 

The conference is being held in Thanet a constituency where UKIP Leader Nigel Farage is standing as a parliamentary candidate. Needless to say this is an important seat for UKIP and presents us with a great opportunity to show our opposition to Farage and UKIP’s anti-immigrant scapegoating and attempts to divide us! Transport available from London email info@standuptoukip.org for more information.

Leeds Stand Up to UKIP launch meeting on Tuesday 17 February at 7pm!

After the Paris shootings, there is an Islamophobic backlash across Europe – and in Britain the ‘poundshop Enoch Powell’ Nigel Farage is hoping that UKIP can capitalise on this rising tide of racism against Muslims to win votes. The urgency of anti-racist unity in the current climate cannot be overstated.

We are in the process of pulling together an official launch meeting for Leeds Stand Up to UKIP on Tuesday 17 February at 7pm in Leeds Civic Hall – details and publicity to follow – but a date for your diaries. We have our usual organising meeting this Wednesday 21 January at 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON offices, Woodhouse Lane – all welcome.

https://standuptoukip.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/leeds-stand-up-to-ukip-launch-meeting/

Folkestone Utd: Next campaign meeting 28 January at 7pm Follies Cafe!

Folkestone United: the grassroots campaign standing up to UKIP will be holding their next campaign meeting on the 28th January at 19:00 at Follies Cafe in Folkestone, Kent!

Alex Kenny, National Union of Teachers executive member and longtime campaigner against xenophobia will be speaking at this meeting!

https://www.facebook.com/events/329584443902342/