The current wave of attacks on migrants by governments in the US and Europe underlines the new centrality of racism in current Western politics and the developing links between Donald Trump and Europe’s far-right.
** Supporters of fascist English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson have said they will march in London on Saturday 14 July. They are trying to build a far right street movement in Britain. ** Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism counter protest
The mobilisation of around 15,000 far-right supporters in London for the imprisoned Tommy Robinson has been a wake-up call for many on the left.
The intention of Saturday’s march was clear — to normalise and spread the most vitriolic anti-Muslim hatred and to build a new far-right movement based on the growth of anti-Muslim groups across Europe.
Following the reactionary campaign that dominated the June 2016 referendum on EU membership and the racism and xenophobia that were stirred up in its aftermath, there has been a gradual shift in the terrain of the fight over immigration policy in Britain.
March for Windrush – Scrap May’s racist Act
Sat 5 May 2pm – 4.30pm
Downing Street, London
Today is the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence – the 18 year old who was killed in an unprovoked racist attack and then his family denied justice by a racist policing system.