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.

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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.

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

Saturday 25th November
Trump: Nuclear Apocalypse or New Cold War?

Leeds Swarthmore Centre at 2pm with Kate Hudson, General Secretary, CND. The threat of nuclear war is at its highest level since the Cold War. What can socialists do to stop it? facebook here

Saturday 25th November
Discussing Catalan self-determination

South London Left Unity discussion, also talking about the future of the left outside the Labour Party: 1- 4pm, Camberwell Library, Camberwell Green London SE5 7AL. All welcome.

Saturday 2 December
Latin America Conference 2017

TUC Congress House London at 9.15am: With countries across Latin America facing a resurgent right and the threat of intervention from Trump, this year’s Latin America Conference will be the most crucial yet. More info here

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