Gary Younge

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Gary Younge

Signatory for the 'Stop Trump Coalition'

Gary Younge signed a letter posted at The Guardian on February 1 2017[1] from the Stop Trump Coalition, "a coalition of organisations and individuals [who] joined forces to protest against Donald Trump’s planned visit to the UK."[2],[3]

The letter read, in part:

"We write to impress upon Theresa May and her government our opposition to US President Donald Trump being accorded a state visit or any official visit to this country. The US population has suffered more than a decade and a half of a fall in incomes, but billionaire Trump offers no solution to this problem.
"Racism, sexism, misogyny, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia, war mongering, climate change denial or policies designed to boost the wealth of the already super-rich should not be rewarded or celebrated in this country.

Left Forum

William Schaap, John Clark, Curtis Muhammed of New Orleans Survivor Council and Gary Younge of The Guardian were speakers on the New Orleans: What's Left and Who's Left? panel at the Left Forum. The forum was held March 9 - 11, 2007 at Cooper Union College, New York City.[4]

The Nation

In 2009 Gary Younge was listed as a columnist for The Nation[5].

Ad-Hoc Left Committee

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POLITICAL HIGHS, ECONOMIC LOWS: MANAGING U.S. DECLINE

Featuring Gary Younge, Author of "No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the Deep South"

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 2009 St. John's Church, San Francisco

Like previous events sponsored by this Ad Hoc Committee, this program is aimed at fostering dialogue and debate among leftists who see themselves operating within the left-wing-of-the-Obama-motion political space. If there are people sharing this broad viewpoint who you believe would be interested in participating in this conversation, we encourage you to extend this invitation to them.

Ad-Hoc Left Committee: Carl Bloice, Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, Michelle Foy, Juan Lopez, Calvin Miaw, Giuliana Milanese, Maria Poblet, Tim Thomas, Mei-ying Williams, Steve Williams.[6]

NUS panel

When Black Lives Matter's Director of Communications, Shanelle Matthews, asked Cazembe Jackson if he could go to the UK for a week to speak about how BLM is organizing in the States, "I felt extremely honored and apprehensive. My passport said male for the gender, but I hadn’t had top surgery. I didn’t think I would “pass” and cis gender (non trans). I was scared of being the recipient of transphobia without my community there to protect me."

I also got to pick a person to come with me, and I chose Prentis Hemphill, #BLM’s Director of Healing Justice. They were the BEST travel companion.

National Union of Students (NUS), the group that brought Jackson to London, invited him to represent Black Lives Matter and the Movement for Black Lives on a panel titled, “Trump, Brexit and Beyond.”. Jackson focused on how Trump came to power in the US, "and spoke about the strategy the New Confederacy implemented in building a racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, and capitalist electoral college that elected Trump, even when he failed to win the popular vote. I also spoke about the dangers of having a movement that focuses solely on resisting Trump’s administration".

Now is the time to be building a united front that is based on an intersectional, disciplined political line that can truly lead the development of an alliance on the left. Our work must have a foundation that is a combination of the multi-national working people’s movements and oppressed nationality movements. We have to start seeing issues that seem to belong to other marginalized groups as our own issues. An attack on Muslims is an attack on all oppressed groups, and we must defend all oppressed people.

The NUS panel included Gary Younge, Yasser Louati and Malia Bouattia, who all spoke of the need for international solidarity to combat a rise of right-wing populism happening globally and almost identically in our respective countries. Yasser spoke about the fact that France had been the laboratory for anti-Semitism and now was the lab for Islamophobia. [7]

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