This motion was agreed by the branch at a general meeting 25 January 2022
We face a growing racist offensive by Boris Johnson’s government with the Nationality & Borders bill attacking the right to asylum and the government’s CRED report denying the existence of the institutional racism hi-lighted by the Black Lives Matter movement.
The government continues to deploy the politics of divide and rule scapegoating refugees, migrants and the Muslim community.
The government’s new police bill targets BLM activists and the GRT community and strengthens police powers despite the ongoing reality of black communities facing disproportionate use of stop and search and deaths in police contact.
On an international scale government’s are attempting to deflect criticism of their handling of the COVID-19 and economic crisis by using racism.
Islamophobia and antisemitism are on the rise and the Far Right are a growing threat.
We resolve to
- support the international day of action to mark UN antiracism day on Saturday 19 March 2022.
- support for Stand Up To Racism and the TUC’s events across England, Scotland and Wales to maximise the turn out from this Leeds University UCU
- support the TUC/SUTR ‘Fighting for Anti Racist workplaces’ event on Saturday 5 February 2022, send delegates and affiliate to Stand Up To Racism.
Proposed by Megan Povey. Moved by Megan Povey, seconded by Steven Muir. The motion was carried.
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