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Elect a fighting NUS – vote Malia, Myriam and the left at #NUSnc17

26th April 2017

Re-elect Malia

Students need a fighting NUS to take on the Tories, cuts, austerity, hard Brexit and racism. We need an NUS that stands for free education, liberation and defending students against the enormous attacks we are facing from the Tory government.

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Myriam Kane: NUS must be loud and proud in defending international students

29th March 2017

Myriam Kane

The sad reality is that Theresa May’s disgusting, racist Tory government is making international students, immigrants and people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage less safe.

Since the Brexit referendum last June hate crime has increased by 100%. 1 in 3 Black, Asian and minority ethnic people have either experienced or witnessed racial abuse over the past 7 months.

These facts should be causing a national outcry.

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Protest: Stop Trump’s Muslim ban

3rd February 2017

Stop Trump ban

Following the huge protests against Trump’s Muslim travel ban earlier this week, let’s keep up the momentum and build the movement against Islamophobia.

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No to Trump’s racism & bigotry: protest his inauguration

16th January 2017

Oppose Trump and his racism protest Join Stand Up To Racism’s protest outside the US Embassy in London on the day of Trump’s inauguration as President of the US – Friday 20 January at 5pm. Check out the facebook event here.   Read more

Why Black unity in the student movement is crucial in the fight against racism, discrimination and inequality

19th October 2016

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The Tory Party set a racist, xenophobic and extremely right wing agenda at their Party Conference earlier this month. The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, wants to blame every problem in British society on immigrants, refugees and Black communities. Following the Brexit referendum in June we have already seen a massive rise in racist violence, a situation which is set to become even worse in light of this new, vicious turn in government policy. Uniting and organsing to turn the tide on this racist offensive is critically important.

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Brilliant Stand Up To Racism Conference heralds birth of new anti-racist movement

11th October 2016

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Over 1,500 anti-racist campaigners gathered at the Stand Up To Racism National Conference on Saturday to discuss, debate and organise a new movement to confront the Tories’ enormous racist offensive.

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Black Lives Matter – British students stand in solidarity

13th July 2016

Black Lives Matter The recent murder of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers last week has sparked another round of protests and demonstrations of how America has and continues to treat its Black citizens.  Read more

Left wins NUS President – defend Malia, defend NUS

29th April 2016

Malia President speech Student Broad Left report of NUS National Conference 2016 – by Fiona Edwards and Aaron Kiely (Student Broad Left Secretary and Co-Convenor)

Last week’s NUS National Conference was historic. Malia Boauttia was elected NUS President - the first Black woman and the first Muslim to win this position in NUS’ 94 year history. It was also the first time since 1969 that an incumbent President lost their re-election.

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Save Kelechi: asylum seekers should not be deported!

29th March 2017

Save Kelechi

Kelechi is an activist in the NUS Black Students' and Disabled Students' Campaigns and an asylum seeker who came to the UK out of fear for her life in Nigeria, as a wheelchair-using disabled woman suffering mental health issues.

The Home Office has rejected her plea to remain in the UK, stating her reasons ‘insufficient’ - despite her having suffered sexual abuse from co-workers as well as verbal abuse and beatings, having been considered a curse by her family.

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Stop Trump Day of Action – unite against his agenda of hate and division

20th February 2017

No Trump

Today tens of thousands of people are taking part in the national day of action against Donald Trump and the proposed State Visit.

For the details of the Stop Trump and One Day Without Us national day of action page click here. In addition to other actions across the country, thousands of people are expected to turn out for a rally this evening in Parliament Square from 5pm.

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Barbara Ntumy: fight Trump, fight racism! (video)

20th January 2017

Today, the man who has vilified, attacked and threatened African Americans, Muslims, people of Asian descent, Latinx, immigrants, women, Jewish people, the LGBT community and disabled people, gets inaugurated as the 45th President of United States of America.

All that's left to do is to fight back from the minute his presidency starts and over the next 4 years.

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Defend Malia Bouattia – open letter to the HASC on report titled ‘Antisemitism in the UK’

21st October 2016

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We, the undersigned, note with grave concern the findings of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) on anti-Semitism. The report’s findings on the sharp growth in anti-Semitic incidents in the last year is deeply troubling, and is an urgent call to all those involved in fighting against racism, oppression, and for a better society more generally. We welcome the reports calls to take on anti-Semitism, as well as its focus on greater recognition of under-acknowledged areas of abuse, such as online platforms.

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Agenda ‘Students For Jeremy Corbyn: fighting austerity, racism and war’ – Progressive Students Forum 2016

12th October 2016

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Check out the agenda for this year's Progressive Students National Forum taking place on Saturday 15 October from 10.00am - 5.30pm. This year's overall theme is 'Students For Jeremy Corbyn: fighting austerity, racism and war'.

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Report of NUS NEC July 2016 – uniting against austerity and racism

25th July 2016

Barbara Ntumy

By Barbara Ntumy, NUS NEC (Black Students’ Campaign) and Deputy President of London Met University Students’ Union

On Monday 18 July I attended my first ever NUS National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

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The fight over the EU is not over: defending students, immigrants and living standards – no to racism and xenophobia

12th July 2016

Barbara Ntumy

By Barbara Ntumy, Deputy President of London Met SU & NUS NEC (Black Students' Campaign)

The decision of the British people to leave the EU – by a very small majority - in the referendum last month has caused an earthquake in British politics.

Racist and xenophobic hate crime has soared following the result, after what many supporters of the Leave Campaign believe is a vote against immigrants and “foreigners.”

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