Scrap Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain
Mass organisations from across society formed the Stand Up to Trump Committee on Friday 10 February 2017, in order to build maximum unity to stand up to the very real threat posed by the Trump's administration.
The meeting was attended by a broad range of trade unions, women’s groups, Muslim organisations and political campaigning organisations united in opposing the policies of the US President and his planned visit to Britain. The Committee aims to campaign locally and nationally to get Theresa May’s invitation to Trump rescinded because of his racist, misogynist and warmongering policies, and his climate-change denial. It aims to build the broadest-possible movement against Trump, and to work with everyone interested in organising a huge public protest should he visit London as the government intends.
The Committee has also called the Stand up to Trump National Organising Summit in London next Saturday(February 18) to rally support for the campaign, and will demonstrate outside Parliament two days later when MPs debate the invitation to Trump.
The meeting was also attended by observers from Jeremy Corbyn’s office and the TUC, and it pledged to work with all other campaigns and movements set up around this issue.
The attending organisations interested in establishing the campaign were:
Stand up to Trump: National Organising Summit
Saturday 18 February 10am - 5pm, Friends House Euston, London
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Speakers at the summit include:
Andrew Murray, Unite the Union
Kevin Courtney, National Unioin of Teachers
Shappi Korsandi, Comedien
Tom Robinson, Musician
Tariq Ali, Author and Journalist
Mohammed Kozbar, Muslim Association of Britain
Lindsey German, Stop the War
Sam Fairbairn, People's Assembly
Sabby Dhalu, Stand up to Racism
Faduma Hassan, Momentum
Ben Jamal, Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, Black Pride
Shelly Asquith, Nationla Union of Students
Maz Saleem, Anti-Racism Campaigner
Weyman Bennett, Unite Against Fascism