Zara’s supply chains are linked to forced Uyghur labour – join us on one of the busiest shopping days of the year to protest!
Students in SOAS Uyghur 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.
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.
Against Beijing & Washington,
for international workers’ solidarity! 1 October is the founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. And it’s one year since Hong Kong police began using live ammunition on democracy protesters. This protest is in solidarity with all those struggling under the repressive Chinese state and ruling class – and the corporate giants like Apple which are complicit in the oppression and exploitation.
The Chinese state is waging a racist campaign to forcibly assimilate the Uyghur people and erase their nation and culture. It has imprisoned more than a million in concentration camps; imposed suffocating surveillance; separated children from families; suppressed political dissent, cultural expression and religious freedoms like owning a Quran; and forced contraceptive IUDs and sterilisation on women.