By a student campaigner in SOAS Uyghur Solidarity Society
Students in SOAS Uyghur Solidarity Society have launched a week of action, calling on students and workers to join in the action on their respective campuses. Awareness has been growing amongst young people especially through online activism, and so this week aims to turn that awareness into concrete action, to reach out to others in the university community, and carry out public protests to draw attention to and put pressure on those complicit in the genocide.
You may remember when we announced that – together with our friends at Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK) – we had written a motion for the September 2021 Labour Party conference. Now, parts of this motion are on their way to be debated and voted on at the conference – but we need your help to get the full proposals there.
Sunday 8th August is the final day of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and will include the closing ceremony. We will mark this day with a protest outside the flagship London store of Samsung – a major Olympic sponsor and also one of the many corporate giants implicated in profiting from Uyghur forced labour in their Chinese supply chains.
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”.