Category: Stop Racism

Stand up to racism in Barnsley

Now is a really important time to stand up against Islamophobia and in defence of refugees.  I’m proud we had a good public meeting and rally in Barnsley in December to say “Refugees are Welcome Here” when the South Yorks Casuals marched in our town. We need to keep up our public presence to drown out the voices of hatred which try to divide our community.

Unite Against Fascism is supporting the national demonstration against racism and fascism which is taking place in London on Sat March 19th. We have a bus booked from Barnsley – more details to follow, but if you want a seat on the bus please let me know.

There will be an open organising meeting at the YMCA Blucher St Barnsley on Tues 23rd Feb at 6.30. We will be discussing local activities including holding a public meeting in advance of the national demonstration. All are welcome to come along and help build the anti-racist movement in Barnsley.

Hoping to see you on 23rd.  If you cant get there but can use leaflets etc to advertise local events, please let us know.

Activist News

Weds 2 December: MPs vote on launching air strikes in Syria. Stop the War has called for vigils against war to take place across the country. Barnsley Stop the War will be holding a vigil outside Barnsley Town Hall from 5.00pm till around 5.45pm.

Weds 2 December:  People’s Assembly organising meeting 5.30 to 6.30 in the
library. All welcome.

Sat 5 December: public meeting to support refugees is taking place from 11.00am in Barnsley Library. Confirmed speakers include local asylum seekers, and people who visited the Calais refugee camp only a few days ago. The meeting will also discuss plans for the rally opposing the south Yorkshire Casuals march on 12th Dec.

If you haven’t already, please visit the facebook page “I’m From Barnsley and I’m not a racist” and add your support to the more than 600 people who have already “liked” it!