16 March 2019 11:00am–2:00pm
As cities march across the world, join them to say #NoRacismNoFascism
It has been over fifty years since the first UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, yet racism remains a depressingly persistent feature of modern societies. In recent years, economic and political crises combined with the effects of austerity and the willingness of politicians to scapegoat minorities has resulted in a wave of racism and the growth of the far right around the world.
In Britain, a new far-right street movement is attempting to take advantage of this political crisis by targeting migrants, refugees and the Muslim community. A wave of Islamophobic hate crime is continuing to grow, with Muslim women at the sharp end. And there has been a major resurgence of antisemitism.
At the same time, the Windrush scandal has shown the inhumanity of this government’s ‘hostile environment’. Detention and deportations are destroying the lives of people that are part of the fabric of our society, and thousands of refugees remain stranded in Northern France.
The threat is huge, but together we can turn the tide. Trade unions have long been at the forefront of combating racism and fascism which is why Hampshire UNISON encourages all members to take part in the TUC-supported demonstration in London on Saturday 16th March, to mark UN Anti-Racism Day. Subsidised coach transport is available from Southampton and Winchester, with return tickets just £6. Contact Southampton Stand Up To Racism on 07411 604605 to book yours or book online: http://bit.ly/NoRacismNoFascism