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31st March 2016
PRESS RELEASE for immediate release

OPEN LETTER FROM CALAIS ‘JUNGLE’ CAMP REFUGEES TO DAVID CAMERON AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:12:33 +0000
Press Release Distributed on Behalf of Calais Appeal Legal Centre http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/44-press-release-distributed-on-behalf-of-calais-appeal-legal-centre http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/44-press-release-distributed-on-behalf-of-calais-appeal-legal-centre

PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTED ON BEHALF OF
CALAIS APPEAL LEGAL CENTRE

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES IN CALAIS JUNGLE VOW TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK AFTER CAMP'S
LEGAL CENTRE IS DESTROYED IN ARSON ATTACK
« They would not all die but all were stricken »

Copyright: Maître Orsane Broisin (Calais' Appeal Legal Centre Lawyer)

Today, March 17th 2016, just prior to 6 p.m., an arson attack was committed against the wooden cabin occupied by the Calais Appeal Legal Centre. This wooden cabin, built by Carpenters Without Borders through crowd funding, was entirely burnt down.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Mon, 21 Mar 2016 20:58:18 +0000
Press Release: Afghan Interpreters now in Asylum Process as Bonfire of the Vanities* continues http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/43-press-release-afghan-interpreters-now-in-asylum-process-as-bonfire-of-the-vanities-continues http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/43-press-release-afghan-interpreters-now-in-asylum-process-as-bonfire-of-the-vanities-continues

RAPAR - A Manchester-UK based Human Rights Organisation

9th March 2016 - Press release – for immediate release

Afghan Interpreters now in Asylum Process as Bonfire of the Vanities* continues

Yesterday morning RAPAR’s two Afghan interpreters, trapped in Calais, registered their asylum applications and have been given finger printing appointments for later this month.

Their lawyer, Orsane Broisin, explains:

“From that time forward, once the finger prints are on the record, France will be considering their request to seek asylum in the UK.”

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:40:02 +0000
Press Release: Putting out the fire - or stoking it? http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/in-the-news/42-press-release-putting-out-the-fire-or-stoking-it http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/in-the-news/42-press-release-putting-out-the-fire-or-stoking-it

RAPAR

A Manchester-UK based Human Rights Organisation
1st March 2016

Press release – for immediate release – 2 videos linked, I video in dropbox and 3 pictures

Putting out the fire – or stoking it?

       “The police sprayed gas outside of the houses.  I left the house, and left clothes, food, phone charger, gas for cooking, everything.” Bashir, 26, from Sudan

       “I was sleeping in my house this morning. The police suddenly come and started to destroy my house. The police were all around. They pushed me and my foot was twisted.     When the police pushed me I just fell on the ground in front.” Abdurahman, 17,  from Kapisa in Afghanistan

       “If there are no people, there is nothing to judge.”  Marianne Humbersot, Coordinator, Calais Legal Centre

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured In the News Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:31:24 +0000
Gerry Gable Statement on 27th Feb UAF Demo http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/41-gerry-gable-statenebt-on-27th-feb-uaf-demo http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/41-gerry-gable-statenebt-on-27th-feb-uaf-demo

"One of the most active and violent nazi groups from Poland has announced they will be demonstrating in Manchester on Saturday 27th February, to bring aid to the openly British violent and drug-dealing 'North West Infidels' criminal group.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:30:37 +0000
UAF Statement Opposing North West Infidels Rally on 27th February http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/40-uaf-statement-opposing-north-west-infidels-rally-on-27th-february http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/40-uaf-statement-opposing-north-west-infidels-rally-on-27th-february

Unite Against Fascism Statement Opposing NWI Rally on 27th February

We are appalled that the fascist-led 'North West Infidels' splinter group have said on social media that they will rally at an undisclosed location somewhere in Manchester on Saturday 27th February.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:35:00 +0000
RAPAR Press Release: Hush - a - bye, baby, don’t you cry! http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/39-rapar-press-release-hush-a-bye-baby-don-t-you-cry http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/39-rapar-press-release-hush-a-bye-baby-don-t-you-cry

RAPAR

Manchester Based Human Rights Organisation

11th February 2016

Press release for immediate release

Hush - a - bye, baby, don’t you cry!

   “The refugee children in Calais smell tear gas - instead of smelling tooth paste - before going to bed. And instead of hearing lullabies they hear their parents crying in a dark tent on a cold winter’s night.”  (Fatema, a woman living in the Calais Refugee Camp)

   “I don't know how David Cameron sleeps at night.” (Julie Ward, North West Labour, MEP and co-founder of the Childrens’ Rights Intergroup, Brussels)

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:16:27 +0000
Rubber bullets being fired on 'bunch of migrants' in Calais http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/38-rubber-bullets-being-fired-on-bunch-of-migrants-in-calais http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/38-rubber-bullets-being-fired-on-bunch-of-migrants-in-calais

RAPAR - Manchester UK based Human Rights Organisation

NEVER AGAIN – A RHYMING ECHO

3rd February 2016

PRESS RELEASE for immediate release

  • Rubber bullets being fired on the “bunch of migrants” in Calais
  • “[The last time] 400,000 prisoners were in camps [in Europe] it was during the period of Nazism... no other period in all of history… The refugees are not prisoners, they have rights.” (Greek Migration Minister, Yiannis Mouzalas)
  • “The use of tear gas, rubber bullets and physical force, such as I experienced, is insupportable when dealing with people who are dispossessed." (Julie Ward, North West Labour MEP)
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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:30:40 +0000
North West MEP Reports Back on Visit to Calais Refugee Camp http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/37-north-west-mp-reports-back-on-visit-to-calais-refugee-camp http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/37-north-west-mp-reports-back-on-visit-to-calais-refugee-camp

NORTH WEST STAND UP TO RACISM
NORTH WEST MEP REPORTS BACK ON VISIT TO CALAIS REFUGEE CAMP

Press Release - for immediate release

WEDNESDAY, January 20th 2016.

  • Julie Ward MEP urges other elected members to visit The Jungle to see conditions for themselves
  • Meeting included live phone link with a camp resident
  • Trade Unionists planning for follow up solidarity trips and 19th March, European anti racism day, National demonstration in London
  • “It is our duty as humanitarians, and indeed as human beings, to speak out and do what we can” - Michael Dodds, Communication Workers' Union
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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:33:30 +0000
Photos of Visit to Calais Refugee Camp and a Petition http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/36-photos-of-visit-to-calais-refugee-camp-and-a-petition http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/36-photos-of-visit-to-calais-refugee-camp-and-a-petition

Stand Up to Racism Visit to Calais refugee camp.

Supporters of Stand Up to Racism recently visited the Calais refugee camp.

Here is a Flickr page of superb photos from the visit.

Please also sign this 38 Degrees petition of solidarity with the refugees.

See also report and photos at the Rapar site.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:55:33 +0000
North West MEP Assaulted by French Police at Calais Camp http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/35-north-west-mp-assaulted-by-french-police-at-calais-camp http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/35-north-west-mp-assaulted-by-french-police-at-calais-camp

MANCHESTER STAND UP TO RACISM

NORTH WEST MEP CALLS ON UK GOVERNMENT TO LET CALAIS CAMP REFUGEES INTO BRITAIN

Press Release - for immediate release

Thursday 17th December 2015.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:33:00 +0000
Greater Manchester UAF - Press Release, 9 March 2015 http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/34-greater-manchester-uaf-press-release-9-march-2015 http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/34-greater-manchester-uaf-press-release-9-march-2015

Greater Manchester Unite Against Fascism

PRESS RELEASE
for immediate release
Monday, 9th March 2015

MARCHERS DECLARE MANCHESTER A FASCIST-FREE ZONE

700 join rally celebrating Multi-cultural Manchester – and then take their message on a march round the city centre streets. Anti-racists reject invitations by GMP to enter 10ft metal caged area in Albert Square.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:49:18 +0000
Greater Manchester Unite Against Fascism - Press Release http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/33-greater-manchester-unite-against-fascism-press-release http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/33-greater-manchester-unite-against-fascism-press-release

Greater Manchester Unite Against Fascism
Press Release

For immediate release
Thursday, 5th March 2015

Peaceful Event will Celebrate Multicultural Manchester and show the EDL they are not welcome in our city

12 noon Piccadilly Gardens
Saturday, March 7th 2015

A peaceful celebration of multi-cultural Manchester will be held in Piccadilly Gardens this Saturday to show the racist and fascist English Defence League they are not welcome in our city.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:38:17 +0000
Stand Up to Racism and Fascism - National Demo, London http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/32-stand-up-to-racism-and-fascism-national-demo-london http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/32-stand-up-to-racism-and-fascism-national-demo-london

National demonstration in London
Stand up to Racism and Fascism..
Saturday 21st March

Assemble 12pm BBC Portland Place London W1A 1AA
(nearest tube Oxford Circus)

Rally Trafalgar Square.

Download poster and leaflet (PDF).

Video from Manchester Will Stand Up to Racism Meeting, 26 February {youtube}uECbdwF5Cvk{/youtube}

 

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:32:04 +0000
UAF National Conference, Sat 21st February, London http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/30-uaf-national-conference-sat-21st-february-london http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/30-uaf-national-conference-sat-21st-february-london

The annual conference of Unite Against Fascism takes place on Saturday 21st February at Congress Centre, TUC, Great Russell Street, London.

Details and agenda here.

Transport from Manchester

Care shares are available. If you need a lift contact Mike on 07903 586 191.

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:28:51 +0000
Muslim lives matter vigil in Piccadilly Gardens http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/29-muslim-lives-matter-vigil-in-piccadilly-gardens http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/29-muslim-lives-matter-vigil-in-piccadilly-gardens

Greater Manchester Unite Against Fascism
Press Release - For Immediate Release

With photos from the vigil and links to photos By Barbara Cook  http://www.demotix.com/news/6885113/vigil-held-victims-chapel-hill-shooting-manchester#media-6884960

For further information contact Dr Rhetta Moran, Joint Secretary, Greater Manchester Unite Against Fascism on 07776264646, rhetta.moran@gmail.com

15th February 2015
Muslim Lives - Black Lives - All Lives Matter:  
Family of murdered young Muslims in North Carolina
thank the people of Manchester UK for their candlelit vigil

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:22:09 +0000
Demonstrate Against NWI Nazis In Bolton, This Sat http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/26-demonstrate-against-nwi-nazis-in-bolton-this-sat http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/26-demonstrate-against-nwi-nazis-in-bolton-this-sat

Fascists from the North West Infidels (NWI) are rallying this Saturday, 2nd August, to object to the building of a mosque in Bolton. 

Unite Against Fascism is joining with everyone who wants to oppose these hate-filled nazis with a loud and lively counter-protest - assemble at 12 midday near Wynsor's Shoes shop, 240 Blackburn Road, Bolton BL1 8DT.  Bring banners, placards and tons of anti-racist energy!  The fascists will not divide our communities!

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:04:35 +0000
Griffin is History! http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/24-griffin-is-history http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/reports/24-griffin-is-history

UAF logo

Nazi Nick Griffin is history. He was unceremoniously ousted as North West MEP in the May elections, getting a joke vote.

But the struggle continues against racist UKIP which, thanks to saturation media coverage of its election campaign by the yellow press, made substantial gains.

 

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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Reports Thu, 29 May 2014 10:52:10 +0000
Demonstrate against fascist Nick Griffin, at European Election count! http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/23-demonstrate-against-fascist-nick-griffin-at-european-election-count http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/23-demonstrate-against-fascist-nick-griffin-at-european-election-count

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Sunday 25th May. Meet 7.30pm outside Manchester Town Hall.
 
Unite Against Fascism is calling a demonstration against fascist Nick Griffin, who will be attending the European Election count on the evening of Sunday 25th May.  The BNP is not a normal political party - it is a fascist organisation.  
 
Anti-racists are the majority.  We encourage everyone to attend - and to encourage members of your union/organisation/faith group to do the same.  Please bring Union banners.  For more details, please contact 07507 373 609.
 
 
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info@manchesteruaf.org (chr1sedw@rds) Featured Events Sun, 25 May 2014 10:02:10 +0000
May Day - racism and fascism will not divide us in EU elections http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/21-may-day-racism-and-fascism-will-not-divide-us-in-eu-elections http://manchesteruaf.org/index.php/events/21-may-day-racism-and-fascism-will-not-divide-us-in-eu-elections

Rhetta Moran, UAF, speaks about combating fascism at May Day demo

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And here as background is Rhetta speaking in 2005 about why people become migrants and asylum seekers.

Why do people choose to migrate and become asylum seekers?

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