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Stop the Racist Nazi BNP – Birmingham Protest tonight

UAF and other anti-BNP protesters in Manchester last night

UAF and other anti-BNP protesters in Manchester last night


‘Stop the Nazi BNP’ protest in Birmingham TONIGHT5pm

No to fascists representing us in Europe!
Date: Tuesday 9th June, 2009
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: High Street (Meet outside Zavvi/Waterstones), Bullring, Birmingham.

Facebook group:
Organised by UAF (Unite Against Fascism) and others. 

All welcome, please attend.

Salma Yaqoob to attend Birmingham Votes ’09

Birmingham Votes '09

Birmingham Votes '09

Does politics matter? Well on Saturday 9th May, the Electoral Reform Society are holding Birmingham Votes’09, an opportunity for the people of Birmingham to make politics work for them.

The day will be an chance for local community campaigns, faith groups, NGOs and the public to discuss how they can make their voices heard in the June election and beyond.

Respect party leader and Birmingham City councillor Salma Yaqoob will be attending the event and participating in the Democracy Question Time alongside Birmingham’s John Hemming MP and Richard Burden MP.

Birmingham Votes ’09 is organised by the Electorial Reform Society and will take place from 11am at the Quaker Meeting House, Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF. To register for the event or to find out more, click here.

The Respect Paper: Latest issue

The Respect Paper, January 2009 edition

The Respect Paper

The new issue of The Respect Paper is out. With news, views, debate and discussion the Respect paper keeps you up to date with all that’s happening in the movement. Each issue contains regular columns by George Galloway MP, Salma Yaqoob and Respect’s local councillors.

To read Salma Yaqoob’s Gaza article ‘A deep anger is growing, click here.

To read more articles or to subscribe to The Respect paper, click here.

Salma Yaqoob on BBC Question Time

Salma Yaqoob on BBC Question Time

Salma Yaqoob appears on BBC Question Time tonight

Birmingham Respect councillor Salma Yaqoob will again appear on BBC political panel show Question Time tonight, alongside fellow politicians and analysts answering questions and concerns from the British public.

The leader of the Respect Party and Chair of the Birmingham Stop the War Coalition will be joining presenter David Dimbleby and airing her views alongside Birmingham Hodge Hill Labour MP Liam Byrne – who failed to speak out against the recent attacks in Gaza, Conservative MP Justine Greening, former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie, and television gardener and writer Monty Don.

The show will be broadcast from Bath at 10.35pm on Thursday, 12thFebruary 2009 on BBC 1.

BBC link:

Salma Yaqoob will feature on The Politics Show on Sunday

Salma Yaqoob will feature on The Politics Show on Sunday

Salma Yaqoob will also appear on the West Midlands edition of BBC current affairs programme the Politics Show, which will be broadcast at 12.30pm on Sunday 15th February 2009, following the main national show at midday.

BBC Link:

Images: BBC

Birmingham BBC Gaza appeal protest – tomorrow 3pm

Gaza appeal protests due at BBC Mailbox

Gaza appeal protests due at BBC Mailbox

Protest against BBC refusal to air Gaza appeal

3pm, Saturday 31st January

The Mailbox, Severn Street, Birmingham B1

Called by Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, STWC, PSC, MAB.

Info: 07812 172 885

Watch Respect party leader Salma Yaqoob special interview tonight on AT Global (SKY channel 837) at 8pm (Fri 30th Jan 2009).

Midlands: Gaza events this week

EVENT: Public Meeting: Aid Gaza! Boycott Israel
SPEAKERS: Respect Councillor Mohammed Ishtiaq, Ray Gaston
VENUE: St Andrews Methodist Church, Pump Street [off High Street], Worcester
DATE: Tuesday 27th January 2009 | TIME: 7.30pm
CONTACT: 07966866837

INFO: Jointly organised by Worcestershire Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Worcester Stop the War Coalition, Worcester Palestine Group.
Facebook event page:


EVENT: Building Real and Lasting Links with Palestine
VENUE: Birmingham City Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1
DATE: Wednesday 28th January | TIME: 7.00pm

INFO: The Birmingham-Ramallah Twinning Initiative is hosting a practical public meeting on how to build grass root links with Palestine. Find out how you can help.
Facebook event page:


GAZA EVENT: Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign
Keeping up the pressure for Gaza and Palestine…
VENUE: Muslim Student Institute, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
DATE: 29th January 2009 | TIME: 7.00pm
CONTACT: 07812172885

INFO: Continuing the pressure on the Israeli state for the massacre in Gaza and the daily war crimes committed in Palestine, the next step is a meeting to establish a stronger and broader Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign.
Convened by Stop the War Coalition, Salma Yaqoob, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Muslim Association of Britain.
Facebook event page:

Birmingham: Public Gaza Vigil tomorrow (Friday) 5pm – BSTWC Meeting Monday

gaza_black_ribbon1FRIDAY 2nd JANUARY 2009

Birmingham Public Gaza Vigil – All Welcome

Location: Outside Waterstones, Bullring Birmingham

Vigil: Please bring black flags, Palestinian flags and candles
Time: 5pm-6pm (Speakers from 5.30pm)

Speakers : Hanna Khamis, Free Gaza, M. Hassassian (or his deputy), Clare Short MP, Cllr Salma Yaqoob, John Hemming MP, Nicola Jones, Lynne Jones, Mohammed Balousha, JJFP, IAW

Organisers and stewards: Meet at 4pm Friday at BHS store (New Street); be at venue by 4.30pm.

Supported by West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign, MPSC, BRTI, MP and Stop the War Coalition.



Event: Birmingham Stop the War Coalition Emergency Public Meeting: Stop the Bombing of Gaza – Justice for the Palestinians

Venue: Committee Rooms 3 & 4, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham | Time: 6.30pm (tbc)

Speakers: Salma Yaqoob, Cllr Ayoub Khan (Lib Dem), Cllr Tahir Ali (Lab), John Rose (Jewish anti-Zionist author) and others from the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and the Birmingham Ramallah Twinning Committee.