AN OPEN letter condemning racist hysteria from the media and politicians against refugees will be published as a half-page advert in the Mirror on Tuesday 29 April. This is two days before the May local council elections, where the far right and Tories hope to do well.
Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the latest people to sign the statement. The full list of signatories is available from www.defend-asylum.org
The Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers, which launched the letter, has been raising money towards the £13,000 the advert will cost.
It is appealing for supporters and trade unionists to encourage people to sign the letter and send donations.
Send donations to BCM Box 4289, London WC1N 3XX. Cheques payable to Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers.