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).
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.
6pm Monday 5 MayEmbassy of China, 49 Portland Place, London W1B 1JLMapFacebook event
6pm Monday 5 AprilEmbassy of China, 49 Portland Place, London W1B 1JLMapFacebook event
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,Continue reading “Young Labour election candidates: pledge campaigning solidarity for the Uyghur people”
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