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Anti-racism roundup

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Issue 1686

Anti-racism roundup

OVER 250 people attended a conference, “One Year on from the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report”, last Saturday. The conference was organised by the National Assembly Against Racism and the South East Region TUC. Victor Sylvester, brother of Roger Sylvester who died in police custody, said, “We have no confidence in the police investigating the police. We need an independent public inquiry into deaths in police custody.”

OVER 100 people attended a recent meeting addressed by Austrian Jewish journalist Karl Pfeiffer at Manchester Town Hall. Pfeiffer is a well known campaigner against Haider’s Freedom Party.

THE McGOWAN family from Telford were due to meet the home secretary Jack Straw on Wednesday. The family are campaigning for justice for Errol and Jason McGowan, found hanged after being targeted by racists.The family are willing to talk to trade union meetings and other relevant forums.

  • Justice for the McGowans. Picket Telford police station, Friday 3 March, 6pm, Malins Gate.
  • To book speakers phone Deborah on 07974 508 217. Messages of support and donations: Justice for Errol and Jason McGowan, PO Box 216, Telford TF1 4WU.

THE Metropolitan Police have paid out 5,000 to settle a court action against them coming out of the October 1993 Unity march on the Nazi BNP headquarters. The Metropolitan Police were being sued after a police officer hit the Anti Nazi League national organiser and chief steward, Julie Waterson, on the head at the start of the march.

National civil rights movement forum on British justice

Sunday 5 March, 6-8pm, Carlisle Business Centre, Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford

Speakers include Janet Alder, Sukhdev Reel, Imran Khan and SWP. Phone 0966 416 007.

Refugees are welcome here!

Close down Oakington Detention Centre Demonstrate Saturday 11 March. Assemble 1pm, Senate House, Trinity Street, Cambridge

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