Thursday, 7 July 2016

March with us to defend migrants' rights


promotion for Demo this Saturday below

+ the annual Stop Racism Demo the following SAT 16TH JULY is now a joint event with the People's Assembly - 'No to Austerity / Tories Out / No to Racism - refugees welcome'

Best Wishes

Subject: March with us to defend migrants' rights
Dear Romayne,
Today, many EU citizens living in the UK will be breathing a sigh of relief. Since the referendum result, the future of their lives, homes and relationships in the UK was shadowed in doubt. But last night, parliament sent a clear signal to the government that EU nationals settled in the UK should have the right to remain after Brexit.
Labour MP Andy Burnham said it was "a victory for common sense and decency". And at Global Justice Now, we agree. But we also believe that this fight goes beyond protecting the rights of a privileged few within the boundaries of “Fortress Europe”.Yesterday’s vote is a promising sign in the fight for freedom of movement - a right that we expect, and even take for granted in the UK. Now is the time to stand in solidarity with those around the world who are denied this right.

March with us

On Saturday, we’ll be marching with Another Europe Is Possible to say: defend free movement and extend it beyond Europe. No one is illegal! Will you join us on Saturday at1pm outside Downing Street? You can sign up on the Facebook page, or just come along on the day.

Other ways to get involved

If you can’t make it, don’t worry - there are lots of other ways to stand in solidaritywith those denied freedom of movement. We’ve already been arguing that Europe’s so-called migrant crisis is in fact a crisis of inequality, poverty and conflict. We have leaflets, posters and briefings on freedom of movement. Please will you order a pack of materials? You could give a few to friends, neighbours or leave some in your local library.
Yesterday’s vote is a step in the right direction. We’ve shown solidarity with those fleeing economic downturn in EU countries like Greece. Let’s demand the same for those fleeing poverty and destitution  around the world. Our government will be bargaining for the rights of UK nationals living abroad - what about those stuck at borders in France, fleeing bombs and terror? We believe everybody has the right to free movement, not just those with the ‘correct’ passports.
Global Justice Now is a movement working for a fairer, more equal world. Together, we can build a world where nobody is forced to flee their homes. But in the meantime, we can’t stand by while fences are built to stop them from fleeing.

Take action now

Will you stand arm in arm with people around the world who are denied their right to freedom of movement? Please, join us at Saturday’s march, where a representative of Global Justice Now will be speaking. Or order a pack of leaflets to help spread our message.
Thanks for your support,
Kahra Wayland-Larty
Campaigner at Global Justice Now
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