Steve Bannon to speak at Oxford Union, left-wing group announces protest
Bannon is to speak at the Oxford Union on Friday, November 16. Prominent figures on the left slammed the prestigious union for hosting the “fascist” Bannon.
Steve Bannon is a white nationalist who told the French National Front to "let them call you racist...wear it as a badge of honour." He is whipping up hate & division. This might be a game to those running the Oxford Union, but this invite only serves to further Bannon's cause. https://t.co/OVT8R1OxxV— HOPE not hate (@hopenothate) November 14, 2018
His planned appearance follows the cancellation of a talk by Alice Weidel, the leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD), at the union, which was stopped after planned protests led to security concerns.
Student group, Revolutionary Socialism for the 21st Century Oxford (RS21 Oxford), announced on Facebook that they plan to protest Bannon’s appearance, posting: “The Union have invited Steve Bannon. Like the cowards they are, they've only given two days notice. We need to mobilise faster than we ever have before!”
Since being ousted from the White House a year ago following violence at the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally, Bannon returned to heading Breitbart News. Several months later and after a war of words with his former allies in the Trump administration, Bannon stepped down from the role.
He has since embarked upon ‘The Movement,’ a foundation for right-wing nationalist parties ahead of the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections.
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