#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!

Here we’ve collected protest activities that you can join on Thursday 1 October, organised by supporters of the call to action – both online and in the streets. Get involved, and please remember to take all appropriate precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, including wearing face coverings and following guidance from protest organisers*.

Share photos and messages online using the internationalist hashtag #NoXiNoTrump – though please ask before taking photos in which protesters’ faces are visible, in case they or their families are at risk from state repression.

London, UK

Protest: Solidarity with Chinese workers & minorities! Free Uyghurs, Hong Kong & Tibet!
18:00 outside the Apple Store, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 8HB

Nottingham, UK

Protest: Free Hong Kong Revolution Now
18:00 at the Brian Clough Statue, King St, Nottingham NG1 2AS

Birmingham, UK

Campaign stall: End Slave Labour in China! Stop the Genocide in East Turkistan!
14:00 outside the Apple Store, 128 New Street, Birmingham B2 4DB

Sheffield, UK

Protest: End Uyghur Forced Labour! Solidarity with Chinese workers & minorities!
14:30 outside JD Sports, The Moor, Sheffield City Centre S1 4PA

Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Vigil Protest: International Day of Action. Against Beijing & Washington, for International Workers’ Solidarity
12:30-18:00 in Aotea Square, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Online

Whether or not you can attend a physical protest, please show your support by making a solidarity sign, taking a selfie and posting it on social media on 1 October with the hashtag #NoXiNoTrump. You can make your own sign, or print this one:

Sign reading:
"SOLIDARITY WITH CHINESE
WORKERS & MINORITIES!
FREE UYGHURS
HONG KONG & TIBET!"
[logos for Labour Movement Solidarity with HK and the Uyghur Solidarity Campaign]
"#NoXiNoTrump"
Download a PDF to print

* N.B. These protests have been organised by different groups. The Uyghur Solidarity Campaign UK cannot take responsibility for the safety measures employed by other protest organisers.

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

6pm Thu 1 Oct
Apple Store, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 8HB
Map
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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!

中文版

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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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Ben Towse: “Neither Washington nor Beijing: The Left Must Stand With the Uighurs”

One of our activists writes in Novara Media about what the Chinese state is doing to the Uyghur people, what is motivating the atrocities, and how socialists, progressives, trade unionists and the workers’ movement can make concrete solidarity:

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BBC Newsnight: Harrowing testimony from Uyghur survivor of forced sterilisation & a bid for justice at the ICC

Zumrat Dawut shares her experience as a survivor of forced sterilisation at the hands of the Chinese state, and BBC International Editor Gabriel Gatehouse reports on efforts to hold Chinese state officials, including Xi Jinping, accountable at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for crimes against humanity. Watch and share this BBC Newsnight report:

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PROTEST: Stop the genocide & free the Uyghur people!

6pm Wednesday 5 August
Embassy of China, 49 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL
Map
Facebook event

Socially-distanced protest at the Chinese embassy, for the rights of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan (Xinjiang, north-west China). This is a monthly protest on the 5th – we’re back after a pause due to COVID-19.

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