Write to MPs: end Uyghur forced labour, end all forced labour!

The UK Parliament’s Business (BEIS) Committee has established an Inquiry on Forced Labour in UK Value Chains, and on 5 November it’s set to hold a public hearing. It will hear evidence that shows how Uyghurs and other Muslim-majority Turkic ethnic groups are being coerced into forced labour by the Chinese state, in factories supplying global brands such as Nike, Apple and Zara.

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Young Labour election candidates: pledge campaigning solidarity for the Uyghur people

Young Labour activists among our supporters have asked us to launch this pledge: we’re calling on candidates in the Young Labour election to commit, if they win, to using their posts to build campaigning solidarity with the Uyghur people. If you are a candidate in these elections and you would like to sign the pledge, please email us at uyghursolidarityuk@gmail.com – we will update the list regularly.

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Monthly protest CANCELLED: act online instead

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the protest planned for 5 November. Instead of protesting, we’re asking all supporters to email and tweet your MPs about an inquiry by the parliamentary Business Committee into forced Uyghur labour in supply chains.

Though we are confident that the safety measures we take on our protests do minimise the health risks, it isn’t yet clear how protests will be treated under the new COVID-19 lockdown rules and we don’t want to put supporters at risk of legal or police consequences. We hope to protest safely again as soon as we can.

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#NoXiNoTrump: join solidarity actions from UK to New Zealand & online on 1 Oct

Against Beijing & Washington
For international workers’ solidarity!

1 October marks 71 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China – and one year since Hong Kong police began using live ammunition on democracy protesters. Our call to action with our friends in Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK) has brought together internationalists both in the UK and abroad, including politicians, trade unionists, human rights campaigners, and many, many ordinary supporters. Now it’s time to take action!

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PROTEST: Solidarity with Chinese workers & minorities! Free Uyghurs, Hong Kong & Tibet!

6pm Thu 1 Oct
Apple Store, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 8HB
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Facebook event

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Against Beijing and Washington, for International Workers’ Solidarity: Internationalists and the 1 October Day of Action

Together with our friends in Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK), we’ve launched this open letter to bring together internationalists for action in solidarity with all those struggling under the repressive Chinese state and ruling class. Please sign, support and share, and protest with us on 1 October!

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Solidarity: “Who’s lying about the Uyghurs? Socialist Action covers for repression in China”

Despite its racist crimes and the yawning inequality and exploitation in the society it rules, the Chinese state unfortunately has the support of some who consider themselves left-wing or socialist. This support is secured in part by propaganda lies denying the persecution of the Uyghur people and other minorities in Xinjiang. This week, a supporter of our campaign writes in Solidarity, newspaper of the socialist group Workers’ Liberty, to rebut and debunk one such piece of denialist propaganda:

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