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Uniting in the unions against Islamophobia

Caroline Johnson, a member of the Birmingham local government branch of the Unison union, spoke to Socialist Worker about building for the People’s Assembly against Islamophobia.

Issue No. 2025

Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson

‘We decided unanimously at the branch committee to advertise the assembly among members.

We want to send as many people as possible, with a budget limit of £500.

I’m currently looking to see if we can send a coach.

My branch has supported Stop the War initiatives from day one. Initially there was some opposition to this, but these days it’s hard to find anyone who supports the war.

I think it is possible to win people to opposing Islamophobia if you put it in the wider context of racism.

When we discussed the People’s Assembly, I talked about the way Irish people were treated in the wake of the IRA Birmingham pub bombings in the 1970s.’

People’s Assembly
Islamophobia and the War on Terror

  • How are the attacks on Muslims linked to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?
  • How can the anti-war movement counter those attacks in its continuing campaign to end the Bush-Blair wars?

Open to delegates and observers £6/£4
Saturday 18 November 10am to 5.30pm
Camden Centre, Judd Street, London WC1H
Phone 020 7278 6694 | E-mail [email protected]

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