Written by Stella Creasey
Cameron has intervened over the killing of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge in Thailand, but for Tyrell Matthews-Burton he does nothing. There is no consistency
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Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 15:31
Written by Oxford UAF
The protest planned for today (Thursday 23rd Oct) at the Oxford Union invitation to the racist Tommy Robinson to speak has been postponed due to Robinson's recall to prison.
In spite of calls not to promote racist and Islamophobic speakers the Oxford Union will be inviting Robinson back once he is released.
Oxford Unite Against Fascism will continue to campaign to get his invitation cancelled and will call a protest in the event Robinson does come to speak. Tommy Robinson shouldn't be allowed to Pollute any such public platform, and should the Union invite him again, Oxford UAF will campaign against such a move. Bigots like Robinson mustn't be given any credibility.
Robinson's unreformed views and his ongoing adherence to the racism he spouted while leader of the EDL were confirmed in a press release posted on his website on 20th October 2014 which stated "everything Tommy stated about Muslim extremists and Islam whilst Leader of the EDL is now being proven as fact and he is again highlighting this on Twitter by posting links to his various speeches and interviews"
This Saturday's "Oxford and the fight against fascism"mini-conference provides an excellent opportunity for anti-racist and anti-fascist campaigners in Oxford to meet to discuss what we can do to challenge the growth of the far-right and Islamophobia.
Saturday 25th October 2014
12 noon – 4pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford OX4 1DD
All sessions include a floor discussion. All welcome.
|Billy Hayes||General Secretary, CWU|
||Film director / Former Alumni of Oxford|
|Zita Holbourne||National Co-Chair BARAC UK|
|Avi Shlaim||Emeritus Professor at Oxford|
|Zareen Islam||Chair Muslim Women's Association of Edinburgh|
|Steve Bell||Unison health SGE member (pc)|
|James Elliott||OUSU Disabilities Officer|
|Sofiya Ahmed||NUS London Womens' Officer
|Shah Ahmed||Oxford Muslim Society|
|Rickie Poppleton||Oxford UAF committee|
|Pat Carmody||Oxford UAF Secretary|
|Tracy Walsh||Oxford UAF treasurer|
|Julie Simmons||Oxford Love Music Hate Racism secretary|
|Dan Fearnley||Oxford People's Assembly committee|
|Pol O'Ceallaigh||Oxford TUC President|
|David Hillman||Chair of Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign|
|Van Coulter||Oxford Labour city councillor|
|Susanna Pressel||Oxford Labour city councillor|
|John Tanner||Oxford Labour city councillor|
|Bev Clack||Oxford Labour city councillor|
|Mike Rowley||Oxford Labour city councillor|
|Louise Upton||Oxford Labour city councillor|
|Sam Hollick||Oxfordshire Green Party city councillor|
|Ann Duncan||Oxfordshire Green Party PPC
|David Thomas||Oxfordshire Green Party city councillor|
|Ruthi Brandt||Oxfordshire Green Party city councillor|
|Elise benjamin||Oxfordshire Green Party city councillor|
|Steve Dawe||Oxfordshire Green party county press officer|
|Larry Sanders||Oxfordshire Green Party parliamentary candidate
|Ann Duncan||Oxfordshire Green Party parliamentary candidate|
|Bill MacKeith||Oxford TUC asst sec|
|Richard Burton||CWU - South Central Postal Branch - Branch Editor|
|Paul Garraway||CWU South Central Postal|
|Dr Chris Blakey||Oxfordshire NUT|
|Jemma Fowler||Oxfordshire NUT Equalities Officer|
|Gawain Little||Oxfordshire NUT branch secretary|
|Corrine Jack||Oxfordshire Unison Health Branch Treasurer|
|Trevor Gittens||Oxon Unison Health branch Black SOG officer|
|Rosita Ellis||Oxon Unison Health branch Chair|
|Ian Mckendrick||Oxon Unison Health branch Comms officer|
|Sharon Akers||Oxon Unison Health branch convenor|
|Olamide Oladejo||Oxon Unison Health branch steward|
|Jane Lacey||Oxon Unison Health branch Unison convenor|
|Giles Ungpakorn||Oxon Unison Health branch Unison steward|
|SUSAN PARKINSON||Oxon Unison Health branch Women's officer|
|David Radford||Oxford City Unison International Officer (pc)|
|Kate Douglas||PCS Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire DWP Branch|
|Des McDermott||Chair of Ruskin College UCU|
|Caroline Holmes||UCU Rep|
|Stevie Robertson||GMB Banbury No1 Branch Secretary|
|Steve Leniec||SE 6142 Unite Branch Sec|
|Dr John Parrington||Oxford University|
|Cyril Chilson||Oxford University Junior Research Fellow|
|Beth McMillan||Oxford University, DPhil student|
|Ross Speer||DPhil Student, University of Oxford|
|Aoife O'Higgins||DPhil University of Oxford|
|Micah Reddy||Oxford alumnus|
|Anne Alexander||Oxford alumnus Pembroke|
|Madhiya Ahmed||Oxford Gaza protest organiser|
|Dr Brian Parkin||UCU University of Leeds|
|David Hughes||Unison Senior Steward Birmingham|
|Sasha Simic||USDAW Shop Steward C133 (pc)|
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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:58
Written by Alex Scapens
A member of the English Defence League asked to be put in prison after he was convicted of violent disorder at a demonstration where police were pelted with missiles.
Andrew Edge, 44, of Wellington Road South, central Stockport, chanted ‘EDL, EDL’ as he was led away from the dock following his trial in Birmingham.
He was one of three men found guilty of violent disorder at a demonstration by 2,000 members of the far right group in which police were showered with bricks, bottles and cans.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 23:12
Written by BBC News
The founder and former leader of the English Defence League will not talk at the Oxford Union as he is back in jail.
Stephen Lennon, who calls himself Tommy Robinson, was sentenced in January to 18 months in prison for mortgage fraud.
He was released in June under licence and had been due to debate at the prestigious union on Thursday.
A statement on Facebook from his supporters said: "Tommy Robinson has been recalled to prison for responding to a threat on Twitter."
His lawyers said the recall was for a fixed term of 28 days, according to a spokesman for the union.
Mr Lennon tweeted: "I was going to speak this Thursday exposing police persecution and tactics.
"Police are at my house recalling me back to prison for my licence, reason given that I responded to a death threat targeting my family.
"All this to prevent me exposing the facts on Thursday at Oxford Union."
An email was sent to students which said: "Tommy Robinson has recently been recalled into custody and so is unlikely to be able to speak."
Lennon had previously been due to talk at the Union in September last year but the event was cancelled amid security concerns.
The institution said at the time it could not afford the security for the events.
Mr Lennon co-founded the English Defence League in 2009 and left last year.
He now works with the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think tank.
A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: "We do not comment on individuals.
"Offenders on Home Detention Curfew must comply with the conditions of their curfew or release licence. If they fail to do so, they can be immediately recalled to custody."
The union hopes Mr Lennon will speak later this term.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:44
Written by News & Star
A British National Party councillor has been found not guilty of causing religiously-aggravated harassment, alarm or distress during outbursts at political campaigners ahead of an election.
Dawn Charlton, 50, of Ewanrigg Road, Maryport, appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates' Court in Workington accused of two public order offences after shouting at Labour Party leaflet deliverers on May 4.
The court heard that Miss Charlton had reacted as councillors and activists posted leaflets in Ewanrigg, including to her house, for the national anti-BNP Hope Not Hate campaign.
Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 17:35