NUS President Malia Bouattia will be speaking alongside others like Shami Chakrabarti, Caroline Lucas and Lily Allen at an emergency demo outside 10 Downing Street tonight at 6pm in protest at US President Trump’s new draconian immigration measures which bans people from 7 Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
"...all Jews include the duty to repair the world, Tikkun Olam, in our weekly Aleynu prayers. That duty feels more urgent and more difficult at the moment, as we face so many threats to that British value...If we are to fulfil that duty then we must stand not only against anti-semitism but also against its equally ugly sister islamophobia." Sue Lukes' NUS blog on Holocaust Memorial Day [... View details ⇨
Reflections from Jewish student Izzy Lenga on #HMD2017 : "It must still feel impossible to come to terms with what happened. But it is our responsibility to rebuild and unite, ensuring that life can go on for those who survived and continue to survive genocides." [ Nusconnect.org.uk Link ]
"We must remember and pay respect to the many people that were lost, whilst taking the opportunity to consider how we, as a movement can oppose racism, fascism and oppression in all its forms." #HMD2017
"If only some of the energy that has been thrown into engineering this upheaval had gone into finding solutions to the problems created by Brexit and our crazy immigration policy. Alas, we appear to be stuck with a bad bill that, perhaps, the House of Lords can marginally improve."
Lord Chris Patten on the #HEBill as it heads into the Lords Committee stage.