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Mohammed Saleem’s family mark fourth anniversary of his brutal murder

In Events, Interviews, News on 04/29/2017 at 13:00
82-year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered by a far-right white supremacist terrorist

82-year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered by a far-right white supremacist terrorist

Today is the fourth anniversary of one of the worst terror incidents in the recent history of Birmingham.

On April 29, 2003, Ukrainian white supremacist terrorist Pavlo Lapshyn stabbed and murdered Birmingham pensioner Mohammed Saleem outside a mosque in Small Heath, in the hope of starting a race war. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham central to taking on Trump, say national protest organisers

In News on 02/18/2017 at 18:30
Stand Up To Trump is one of the key coalition's organising demonstrations and rallies against Donald Trump's planned visit to the UK (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Stand Up To Trump is one of the key coalitions organising demonstrations and rallies against Donald Trump’s planned visit to the UK (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Birmingham was high on the agenda in London this afternoon, as opposition to Trump’s visit to the UK was discussed at the Stand Up To Trump organising summit, ahead of Monday’s national day of action against the US President.

In speech after speech, individuals from across the country – including community leaders, trade union officials and supporters of the anti-Trump movement – referenced solidarity with the second city, amid recent revelations that Donald Trump’s state visit could be moved to the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Brummies react to news of Trump visiting Birmingham

In News, Videos on 02/16/2017 at 15:30
Maz Saleem asking Brummies about Donald Trump visiting Birmingham

Maz Saleem asking Brummies about Donald Trump visiting Birmingham (Image: StWUK/IAB)

An anti-racism campaigner has taken to the city streets to ask people what they think of plans to move Donald Trump’s UK state visit to Birmingham.

Questioning members of the public in Birmingham city centre on Monday, Stop the War activist Maz Saleem quizzed a range of Brummies on how they felt about the possibility of the US President coming to the Midlands. Read the rest of this entry »

British Muslim organisations “disappointed” with Owen Jones over Trump stance

In News on 02/10/2017 at 10:15
Writer Owen Jones has come under fire for boycotting an anti-Trump demonstration co-organised by Muslim organisations

Writer Owen Jones has come under fire for boycotting an anti-Trump demonstration co-organised by Muslim organisations

Several high-profile Muslim organisations have expressed their disappointment at journalist Owen Jones’ decision to boycott their anti-Trump demonstration last week.

Working with campaigners fighting racism and Islamophobia, leading British Muslim bodies including the Muslim Council of Britain, Muslim Engagement and Development and the Muslim Association of Britain called a demonstration to protest Donald Trump’s widely condemned ‘Muslim ban’. Read the rest of this entry »

Hundreds gather in Brum as 40,000 protest Trump in London

In Events, News on 02/04/2017 at 19:30
Protestors march through Birmingham city centre against Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Protestors march through Birmingham city centre against Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Around 500 people turned up out in Birmingham city centre today in solidarity with the thousands who hit the streets in London protesting Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’.

Coinciding with protests across the country, Brummies – young and old – came out wielding placards and banners as they called on US President Donald Trump to reverse the so-called ‘Muslim Ban’, an executive order which prohibits travel to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Anti-racism activist calls out Owen Jones for boycotting anti-Trump demo

In News on 02/04/2017 at 07:36
Birmingham anti-racism activist Maz Saleem has called out writer Owen Jones for boycotting an anti-Trump demonstration

Birmingham anti-racism activist Maz Saleem has called out writer Owen Jones for boycotting an anti-Trump demonstration

A Birmingham anti-racism campaigner has accused controversial Guardian journalist Owen Jones of “sectarianism” and hypocrisy after he refused to attend an anti-Trump demonstration, which has been co-organised by Muslim organisations.

Maz Saleem, who became an anti-hate and anti-Islamophobia activist after her father Mohammed Saleem was murdered by neo-Nazi Pavlo Lapshyn in Birmingham in 2013, has condemned Jones’ comments which suggest a demonstration taking place in London today has been organised by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham delegation returns to Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp

In Charity, News on 10/16/2015 at 08:00
The Stand Up To Racism Birmingham delegation made their visit to the refugee camp in Calais last month (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

The Stand Up To Racism Birmingham delegation made their visit to the refugee camp in Calais last month (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

A delegation of 20 members of Stand Up To Racism Birmingham are returning to ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais a month after their last visit, as part of a national convoy of 1,000 Brits headed to assist those in need this weekend.

Leaving Birmingham city centre this morning, the peace group will be taking volunteers and funds to help assist refugees stranded in dire conditions near the French town’s ferry port. Money being donated towards winter shelter for the near 4,000 refugees at the camp has been raised through generous donations made by the public. Read the rest of this entry »