Stand Up To Racism, GB
Stand Up To Racism, Great Britain
We are witnessing an alarming growth in the threat posed by the far right in Britain.
The release of Tommy Robinson from prison has further boosted their confidence. Senior Tories like Boris Johnson launching attacks on Muslim women will only increase Islamophobia and further encourage these forces.
Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism have been at the centre of mobilisations against this growing movement, most recently calling a successful 3,000-strong counter protest against a “Free Tommy Robinson” event in central London on 14 July, where we were also joined by the Love Music Hate Racism campaign.
Stand Up To Racism was launched following the 50,000 strong refugee solidarity demonstration in 2015. Over 1,600 people attended its founding conference in 2016 which was addressed by Jeremy Corbyn. Diane Abbott is the president of Stand Up To Racism and it has the support of a large range of trade unions, including Unison, Unite, NEU, PCS, CWU, Aslef, UCU, FBU, BFAWU and others.
Stand Up to Racism has for some time been calling for the broadest unity to challenge the far right wherever they mobilise or raise their heads.