The UK’s brutal, racist treatment of asylum seekers is already appallingly unjust. Yet now, the government’s plans to pile even more hardship on people seeking safety from violence and oppression. Its new immigration policy plan will deny safe, legal routes for refugees to flee political, religious and anti-LGBT persecution, then punish them for escaping by irregular routes. Many of those seeking sanctuary will find themselves arbitrarily imprisoned in brutal, inhumane, offshore detention camps. As campaigns standing up against persecution and oppression around the world, we cannot stand by while victims of those crimes are denied safe haven.
July 5th this year will be the 12th anniversary of the unrest, and the massacre which followed it, in Urumqi – the largest city of the Uyghur homeland (East Turkestan / Xinjiang).
Read this sharp dissection by Azeezah Kanji and David Palumbo-Liu of the factual dishonesty, political incoherence & ethical dereliction of the campaigners who cover for the Chinese state’s racist, colonialist crimes in the supposed name of “anti-imperialism”.
Join us on 5 June, the day after the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, to protest the corporate conglomerate Swire and its complicity in Chinese state repression.
For democratic & workers’ rights in Hong Kong, Tibet, Uyghur Region and across China
6pm Monday 5 MayEmbassy of China, 49 Portland Place, London W1B 1JLMapFacebook event
We strongly recommend checking out today’s interview with Sean R. Roberts in US-based radical left magazine Jacobin. Roberts is the author of the recent book The War on the Uyghurs. In the interview, he puts the ongoing persecution in the context of settler colonialism and War On Terror anti-Muslim racism – and calls for grassrootsContinue reading “Jacobin: Interview with Sean R. Roberts, author of “The War on the Uyghurs””
Even by the standards of the Morning Star — a publication whose coverage of anything to do with China is now little more than Beijing propaganda — Kate Woolford’s article on 13 April was an extraordinary exercise in dissembling whataboutery.
This Thursday 22 April, Parliament will vote on a motion recognising that the persecution of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and the other indigenous peoples of Xinjiang (East Turkestan) constitutes genocide and crimes against humanity.
左回声 Left Echo is a collective based in Leipzig, Germany, campaigning to build solidarity with emancipatory struggles in China. They have sent us the message of solidarity below, to be read out on their behalf at our 5 April protest. They and Nationalismus ist keine Alternative (Sachsen) will be demonstrating Saturday 17 April at 14:00Continue reading “Message of support from 左回声 Left Echo, Leipzig, Germany”