The People’s Assembly “CONVOY TO CALAIS”, REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE: On Saturday 18 June, we will be assembling in central London and leading a huge convoy of aid to Calais.
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CONVOY TO CALAIS
As last Saturday’s National Demonstration for Health Homes Jobs and Education showed, the People’s Assembly is able to mobilise on a huge scale. The 150,000 protesters that joined us, were united in solidarity across industries and all sections of society in declaring ‘Cameron must go’ and calling for an end to austerity now… We have the power to change society (read the Guardian article here).
Now it’s time to display another value at the heart of the People’s Assembly; Compassion.
Now more than ever we need a huge response to the refugee crisis to counter the racist rhetoric across Europe trying to demonise and disenfranchise victims of war, oppression and poverty. Some of the largest mass movements in Britain have joined together with major trade unions to show solidarity.
On Saturday 18 June, we will be assembling in central London and leading a huge convoy of aid to Calais.
Join and share the Facebook Event widely!
If you can give aid of any sort, material or financial, for our Convoy to Calais please do. Better still come on the Convoy yourself. Any vehicle will do: lorry, bus, coach, van, minibus, car, taxi, motorbike or scooter!
This is practical aid but it is also a huge moving protest at the way governments across the continent are failing refugees. This is the time to come together and say: stop the scapegoating, solidarity with the refugees.
REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE
Stand up to Racism, People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Unite the Union, Communications Workers Union, Momentum, Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Association of Britain and more tba…
For more information email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Start thinking about how your local People’s Assembly can help and stay tuned for more updates as they are announced.
See you on the road to Calais!
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