Saturday, 19 September 2015

Public Meeting Monday 21st September 2015 

NUT Hamilton House (Mander Hall) Mabledon Place 

Kings Cross London WC1H 9BD 18.30 

The world is experiencing the biggest migration of refugees in eighty years. Thousands including
children are stranded in the EU, homeless and desperate. Instead of a humanitarian response to the crisis, many EU countries are adopting a "Fortress Europe" policy. Hungary recently fired water canon and teargas on innocent refugees, after closing the border with Serbia. 

Shamefully Britain is opting out of proposals to accept refugees stranded in the EU. Last week over 100,000 people marched in London to demand that Britain welcomes refugees. Hundreds of thousands more have donated aid to refugees. This meeting will argue that Britain should adopt a more humanitarian approach and welcome refugees. 

Hear from a range of speakers including a report from the weekend's aid convoy to Calais, where refugees are living in squalid slums - some of the worst conditions seen.

Speakers at the meeting include:

Catherine West MP (Labour)
Natalie Bennett Green Party Leader
Christine Blower, NUT General Secretary
Maurice Wren Chief Executive, The Refugee Council
Colette Levy Child refugee from Vichy France
Lindsey German Convenor, Stop the War Coalition
Lee Jasper, Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts
Maz Saleem Calais Solidarity Delegation Co-ordinator
Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett, Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism

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