From our latest newsletter.
Millions 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.
Join the nationwide day of action on 20 February.
A 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.
Let’s get moving.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 25 Feb, 10.30
Health Conference, NHS in Crisis – How do we sustain its future?
Organised by SERTUC at TUC Congress House, London, 10.30 – 16.00. Open invite. Free admission and free lunch provided. Registration essential: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7467 1220
Sat 4 March, 12.00
It’s our NHS, national demonstration
Theresa May’s demands for yet more austerity in the NHS represent a real risk to the safety of patients and the service. Join this vital demo called by Health Campaigns Together.
Mon 6 March, 19.30
West London Left Unity, branch meeting
A discussion on Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland, England and Brexit. Introduced by Jim Grealy and Tony Ward.
At the Everybody Active Centre, Acton High Street, W3 6NE
Sun 12 March, 13.30
Russian Revolution Centenary Celebration
1917-2017. Sponsored by Left Unity, at Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, Brixton, London SW9 7PH.
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain
Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.
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