A new movement is born

From our latest newsletter.

STprotestLondon3Millions of people in the US and across the world have taken to the streets to protest the racist, sexist and homophobic policies of the new US President Donald Trump. In the UK we have seen dozens of such protests with three huge mobilizations alone in central London. A new movement has been born and Left Unity is determined to help it flourish and develop. Tens of thousands of young people are coming into political activity for the first time. They are our hope for the future. We stand alongside them.

Theresa May has invited Trump to make a state visit. Left Unity is working with others to demand this visit is cancelled and to mount the largest possible protest should it go ahead. Please join the new Stop Trump Coalition and sign the pledge!

Last Monday evening and again on Saturday, tens of thousands of people, in more than 35 towns and cities stood against Trump’s bigotry. Our members were present at many of the protests. Some of your photos are here.

STProtestLondon4Feb(2) STProtestLondon4Feb STprotestLondon5 young girl stop trump (1) STprotestLeeds1 STprotestLeeds2you know shits bad (1)

Join the nationwide day of action on 20 February.

StopTrumpPlacardA petition to parliament of nearly 2 million people has called for the state visit to be cancelled. On Monday 20 February parliament will debate the petition and there will be a nationwide day of action co-ordinated with One Day Without Us: UK National Protest to say loudly “Stop Trump! Defend Migrants!” Read more in the Evening Standard.

Left Unity has produced new placards for this campaign. Please contact us at info@leftunity.org if you can help us distribute them where you are.

Let’s get moving.


3 comments

3 responses to “A new movement is born”

  1. Brian Cantrill says:

    Any events planned for Nottingham on 20/02/17?

  2. Jules says:

    Hi do Left Unity plan to attend the Unite for Europe march in London on 25th March?


Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.

About Left Unity   Read our manifesto

ACTIVIST CALENDAR

Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Saturday 9th September
Wigan Diggers’ Festival

11am to 9.30pm at The Wiend in Wigan.

Main Sponsor: Unite the Union North West Region. More details here

Friday 10th to Saturday 11th November
Marseille Forum, France

A European-wide gathering of progressive forces in Marseille – trade unions, campaigns, parties, social movements – discussing the crisis we face and how to build a different Europe. Contact info@leftunity.org

More events »

GET UPDATES

Sign up to the Left Unity email newsletter.

CAMPAIGNING MATERIALS

Get the latest Left Unity resources.

Transform journal

Placard and broadsheet: NHS Emergency

Badges: Stop Trump

More resources »