This is a really important time for people opposed to racism to come together to build resistance. Shamefully only last week Teresa May backtracked on the Dubs amendment which promised safety to thousands of unaccompanied child refugees in Europe, saying no more children will be allowed into Britain.  Donald Trump’s racist agenda threatens refugees and Muslims in the US -but there is mass opposition to his divisive policies.

Barnsley SUTR held a lively anti-Trump rally in Barnsley town centre last week as part of the nationwide protests against Trump.  A number of trade unionists from Barnsley attended a large Trade Union Conference in London organised by SUTR on the same day

The next public meeting of Barnsley Stand up to Racism will take place this coming Saturday, Feb 18th, from 1pm in Barnsley Central Library on Market Street.

We have a broad platform of speakers: Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary of UNISON; Pauline McCarthy of BFAWU (Manor Bakery Convenor & member of Labour’s national executive); Shahab Adris of MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) and two Barnsley Labour councillors, Malcolm Clements and Mick Stowe. There  will be plenty of time for questions and contributions from the audience.

I hope you will be able to come along and join the discussion on how we can build the struggle against racism.

Barnsley Trades Council have transport from Barnsley to the national demonstration against racism which takes place in London on March 18th.  This is supported by the TUC and a wide range of unions and organisations.  Please phone Dave on 07594 857960 for tickets for the coach (cost £20 waged, £10 unwaged, low waged & students, free for asylum seekers & refugees).